2024 Western Region Championship Update for Jan 20-21

Photo: Hannah Noll / Harken

Due to last night’s big freeze, there might be a good opportunity for ice in southern Wisconsin. However, we are monitoring the weather forecast for next Saturday, which is expected to be very cold. We will gather feedback from the ice scouts with hopes of holding the 2024 Western Region Championship on January 20-21. The next update is Wednesday, January 17, 2024, by 8 PM CT. For those that have registered for last weekend’s attempt, please note that your 2024 Western Region Championship registration is still valid, regardless of location.
Chris Berger US5166 Western Region Commodore

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 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.

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.