2024 Western Region Championship Update

I would like to express my gratitude to all those who registered and travelled to Phelps, Wisconsin. Please note that your registration for the 2024 Western Region Championship still stands, regardless of where it is eventually located. It looks like the Western Region will be experiencing heavy snowfall this week, followed by a drop in temperature. The arctic cold temperatures expected next weekend should provide more opportunities for big ice. Next update is Sunday, January 14, 2024.
Chris Berger US5166 Western Region Commodore

2024 Western Region Championship Postponed

The 2024 DN Western Region Championship has been postponed.
Several boats tried to sail but there wasn’t enough wind to power through the 3″ of powdery snow. With Sunday’s light wind forecast the Race Committee decided that it would be better to postpone and wait for more favorable conditions. Next update Sunday, January 7.
The class appreciated the welcome from the Phelps and Eagle River area residents. We hope to return someday. The Senior Shuffle has also been postponed.

2024 DN Western Region Championship Called ON for Phelps, WI

Photo: Kevin Barta

REGISTER: Registration is Closed

DATES: January 6 – 7, 2024
LOCATION: North Twin Lake, Phelps Wisconsin
Launch: North Twin Lakes Landing Road, Phelps, WI. Roll trailers on please.

Best Western Derby Inn
US-45, Eagle River, WI 54521
$150 Double Queen beds Single Occupancy
$135 Double Queen beds Double Occupancy

Days Inn by Wyndham
844 N Railroad St North, Eagle River, WI 54521

Coady’s Point of View Resort
3932 Point of View Trail, Phelps, WI 54554


  • Friday: 5 PM CT online registration closes.
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM CT Skippers Meeting. 10:00 CT First start. If fleets are split, Silver Fleet will start first.
  • Sunday: 10:00 CT First start. Races can start as late as 3:00 PM CT, at the discretion of the Race Committee.
  • If you’d like to stay for the Senior Shuffle, please register on iceboat.org

Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166

Bob Cummins and I sailed Twin Lake in Phelps, WI today. We found 6 – 7″ of ice everywhere we drilled. The lake is covered in light powdered snow. We had no trouble sailing on inserts in 6 – 8 knots of breeze. There were slight bumps on some areas of the lake but it wasn’t rough.