2024 Western Region Championship Update #1

Via DN Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166

The DN Western Region Championship is set to take place on January 6th – 7th, 2024. We’re keeping a close eye on the ice and weather conditions in Minnesota, northeastern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. If you happen to know of any ice or want to help scout for ice, please let us know. Our next update is scheduled for Wednesday, January 3rd, unless we have additional information to share before then.

2023 Central Region Championship Cancelled

Via Central Region Commodore Pete Johanson US5633

Unfortunately, I am cancelling 2023 Central Region Championship. The ice is not currently safe and temperatures do not get below freezing until this weekend. Thank you to the ice checkers!

Keep your calendars marked for the 2024 Central Region Championship scheduled for January 13 – 14, 2024!

Happy New Year!

Think Ice!

Pete Johanson US 5633

2023 Central Region Championship Update #3

Via IDNIYRA Central Lakes Commodore Pete Johanson

Centrals Update:

Hi all here is the latest update for the last chance at 2023 Central Region Championship.

-Ice has been found and sailed by ranked sailors last week, Lake Manistee in Kalkaska, Michigan (FYI-there are 2 Lake Manistees.)
-The lake is small, so to run a regatta we would have 2-3 fleets depending on how many boats show up. I personally believe in smaller fleets for safety, and thereby increasing quality of racing.
-Parking at launch is limited and will require cooperation.
-WEATHER is not cooperating this week, warm weather and rain, may ruin our fun.

Stand by, the lake will be checked later this week, and if possible it will be sailed  on Thursday, December 28, 2023. Will make regatta call on Thursday night. Next update will be Thursday, December 28, 2023.

Thank you for your patience,

Pete Johanson US5633

Runner Tracks Newsletter December 2023

Runner Tracks

The Online Magazine of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association

December 2023

It’s time to reveal the December edition of Runner Tracks and revisit the Western Challenge to discover why this event is one of the best in the world of ice sailing. There’s also a nice surprise photospread at the end from Michigan DNer and photographer Chris Clark US4789.

Whether you are an experienced ice boater or a newcomer, Runner Tracks is the ultimate resource for everything related to ice boating. Check out the complete online library here.

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  • The Revival of Junior Iceboating in North America by Sam Bartel
  • DN Costing Thoughts by Warren Nethercote and Bob Cummins
  • Western Challenge: One of the best by Mike Bloom

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