“Lake Senachwine hosts U.S National DN Ice Yacht races after last minute relocation”

The residents around the Lake Senachwine area gave the DN class a warm welcome everywhere, be it on the ice or in their restaurants. We appreciated your interest and making us feel at home on your lake. Here’s their local newspaper’s write up:

Lake Senachwine hosts U.S National DN Ice Yacht races after last minute relocation
Originally scheduled for Madison, Wisconsin; competition moves to Putnam on four days notice
By Jayce Eustice

Competitor Pete Johns of Decatur helped bring the organization’s attention to the lake where he spends some time in the winter.“This freeze’s early because it’s shallow, but it had a bunch of snow on it this year so I haven’t sailed it yet,” Johns said. “I had a guy drive up here on Sunday and it was perfect.” Read more.

US Nationals: Sherry Gold & Binder Silver

Peter Van Rossem, Inverary, Ontario, Canada and JR Francis of Petosky, Michigan in close competition at the DN US Nationals on Senachwine Lake, Putnam, IL. Photo by Gretchen Dorian.

Gretchen Dorian Photo Gallery
The ice and wind converged in just the right quantities on the last day of the US Nationals on Lake Senachwine in Putnam, Illinois. Ron Sherry of Clinton Township, Michigan, found his gear and took three bullets, again showing why he is a five-time world champion, 14-time North American champion, and three-time European DN champion. The Gold fleet competition was tough, and everyone took notice of the Canadians as their training efforts paid off, with 3 of them in the top ten. Karen Binder of Bristol, Rhode Island, lined up in the one-block five times and dominated the Silver fleet. Thanks to the Race Committee and competitors who hung tough and waited for the right venue to come in. Stay tuned for more updates and links to photo galleries.

U.S. Nationals: Day 1 PM Update

Matt Meyer at sunset. Photo: Sean R. Heavey

U.S Nationals Page Provisional Results

It was a wind waiting game today on Senachwine Lake in Putnam, IL. Two hours before sunset, the breeze started to fill in, and the Race Committee quickly set a course and lined up the mini-qualifier fleet. Winds were nine mph gusting to 11 mph. Michigan’s Julie Richards again showed her light air mastery and won the race.
Thursday, January 27 schedule: 
9 AM Skipper’s Meeting
10 AM Gold Fleet Race One