Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger:
We are optimistic about holding the 2021 Western Region Championship, scheduled for March 6-7, 2021. The warmer temperatures have cleaned the snow off from lakes in Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan and several sites are being scouted.
Sites under consideration are Escanaba, MI, Green Lake, WI, Madison, WI, Menominee, MI, and Oconto, WI.
Next update is on Thursday PM, March 4, 2021.
Via Western region commodore Chris Berger
The 2021 Western region championship is postponed. Next update is March 3, 2021.
Via central region commodore Rob Holman:
The 2021 central region championship is postponed. Next update March 3, 2021.
The Polish Championships start tomorrow, Saturday, 20 February, in Krynica Morska near Gdansk. This two-day event will be very competitive and have a Gold Cup-like atmosphere. The Poles take up about one-third of the list of 30 sailors with an international IDNIYRA ranking of 10 or less. If you’d like to follow along, check out these sites:
Polish DN Class Website
Now is an excellent time to review Robert Gracyk’s P31 short video on runner sharpening techniques from Lake Pepin in Minnesota in 2013.
The 2021 DN Western Region Championship has been postponed another week until February 27-28, 2021. We are still looking for a suitable site. Next update is on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
The Western Region Championship is a two-day regatta in either Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, or the UP of Michigan.
Mike Madge brings us another excellent interview, “Going Faster Upwind in DN Ice Yachts, with Matt Struble”.
Previous: Fast Starting in a DN Ice Yacht
A lot of snow has fallen on the Western Region over the last week and there is not much hope of finding regatta quality ice. But we haven’t given up hope just yet. Perhaps there are some lakes that have been spared. But don’t hold your breath.
Final call Thursday PM, February 18, 2021.
Mike Madge has been busy reaching out to DN class members and asking questions. Here’s his interview with Poland’s Karol Jablonski, the 12-time DN World Champion. Below is the original video Karol and Mike are discussing.