Western Challenge Regatta, ON, W. Battle Lake, Battle Lake, Minnesota

lake christina,  2004:12:03 17:35:41	I am pleased to announce the site for the 2005 Western Challenge Regatta will be West Battle Lake, Battle Lake, MN. The ice on Battle Lake is EPIC.

Conveniently located half way (15 miles) between perfect OtterTail and Excellent Christina, North of the predicted snow, with a good wind and evening temperature forecast. Battle Lake has a large sailing area immediately off of the West Public Access. Local amenities, including sail in dining.

Directions to the launch site on West Battle Lake, will be posted in a few moments... link to map:


Directions to the Regatta HQ Hotel: Falls Inn & Suites Best Western, Fergus Falls, MN (this is a shorter drive than Christina to either hotel).

Best Western

Our Innkeeper, the Affable Tom Larson wants us back:

"Same deal as last year...but better!

"65.00 Single occupancy rate on our regular rooms. 5.00 per extra adult.

We are running a "Sweet Deal" too. At check in if we have a suite available we can upgrade people who ask for only 15.00 more!

We have complimentary high speed internet and a buy one get one drink ticket in the bar and grill.

Full Details to Follow...

It's gonna be EPIC.

The Battle on Battle Lake



The innkeeper informs us the suite upgrade deal is no longer available.

Start time?

What time do you guys normally get things going? I'm debating driving up in the early morning from Mpls or leaving tonight.


start around 10:00

around 10:00am is the usual time. Depending on the conditions and the state of the fleet you can expect a flag to go off sometime around 10:00am. If it takes awhile to get the start line setup then it could be a bit later, but if you are ready to race at 10:00am then you'll be fine.

What day?

I'm confused by this...what day is this on??

Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday.

Telephone number for hotel

Best Western in Fergus Falls MN 1-218-739-2211

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