GREAT FALLS — Fort Peck Lake welcomed dozens of competitors of all ages from around the world last week.
Ice boat enthusiasts from Florida, Ohio, and even Germany and Poland arrived Wednesday for a friendly competition.
The International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association’s North American DN Championship took place over four days.
If you were signed up for the Twenty20 DN North American Championship, but were unable to attend, first of all, we missed you. It was an epic adventure, but we certainly recognize that the distance was particularly challenging for our eastern friends. Secondly, I’ll be mailing you your customized vest; and/or your team jacket, if you ordered one of those. I’ll try to get as many of them out this week before leaving for the Gold Cup, but some may have to wait until I return.
Event Chair, Daniel Hearn US5352
James “T” Thieler, 2020 North American champion
Wonderful photos, brought to you by the same guy responsible for the amazing drone footage. See them here.
RESULTS 2020 NA
Posting this somewhere near Fergus Falls so excuse the brevity. Regatta complete. Congratulations to each and every competitor who made the journey and to James “T” Thieler on the win, Ron Sherry second, and Chad Atkins third. Safe travels home, everyone.
Prize giving at the Gateway Bar as soon as everyone gets there. Congratulations to EVERYONE who made this trip.
SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JAN 24, 2020
9 AM Skipper’s Meeting at Launch Site
10 AM First Start Silver Fleet Race #2 followed by short break and then Silver Fleet Race #3.
If time allows, racing will continue with alternating fleets (Gold Silver Gold Silver, etc.)
There will be no on-shore postponement. Plan accordingly to be on the ice ready to race all day.
The Executive Committee met tonight and determined that our governing documents are clear that if we do not complete 2 Silver Fleet races on Friday that racing will continue into Saturday, January 25, 2020.