From the DN Western Regional Regatta Hotline: (Loosely)

Woodstock on ICE! Give me an F... Give me an A... Give me an S... Give me a T... What's that Spell? FAST!

The Western Reional Regatta begins Saturday March 8, on the Best Ice Lake Geneva's seen since Dwight Eisenhower was the President of the United States!

The entire lake has been sailed every day since Tuesday this week by the SIBC, and is ranked a solid 9 on the 10 points are perfect SIBC Scale.

The launch site is on the West End of Lake Geneva, in Fontana near the legendary Chuck's Bar & Restaurant.

All manner of Iceboats will be Sailing this weekend; A,B, and C Skeeters, Renegades, Nites, and Stern Steerers, will be competing in the ISA & IRIYA and the WSSA Championship Regattas also ON for Geneva Lake in Fontana, Wisconsin... plus DN Fleet!

From the Couch, the Regatta Chair: "It is going to be an iceboating carnival! Two weeks ago at the North West championships there was well over 100 iceboats in Fontana, helicopter rides, 100 cars on the ice tailgating, skating, dogs & cats running free... Truly awesome. This weekend will be even better. Did I mention 10 to 15 mph of wind on Saturday and fast ice?

It's gonna be EPIC!!!!!!!!!"

"We are pleased to announce excellent racing conditions for the 2008 DN Western Regional Championship Regatta. The racing site is Lake Geneva, WI launching out of the West end in Fontana. The ice is reported by the SIBC, (Skeeter Ice Boat Club) to be the best in years. It has been sailed everyday since Tuesday and has been given a 9 out of 10.

Registration: Saturday March 8, 8:30am to 9:30am, CST inside Chucks. Chucks is the local bar just off the ice at the launch.

Hotline: 414-297-9238

Skippers meeting: 10:00am

First race: 11:00

DN skippers Pizza party upstairs Saturday night at Chuck’s 6:30-10:00.

Sunday: 10:00am first race.


The Abby. Walking distance from the ice. $105 – 2 queens. 262-275-9000

Fontana Village Inn. ½ mile from the ice. $68 – registration 9-5. 262-275-6700

Comfort Suites. Delavan. 15 min from the ice. $65 262-740-1001

Econo Lodge. Delavan. 15min from the ice. 262-728-9399

Directions: From I-43 go south on 65 to Williams Bay. Turn right to stay on 67 in Williams bay. Left at the 4 way stop staying on 67. Come down the hill into Fontana and turn left on 3rd ave. before the Citgo. Drive to the lake. Turn left to the ramp 30 to 40 feet. Drive on!

See you on the ICE!

John Davenport US-4961 "

Four Minnesota Ice Sailors poised for a big Westerns

DNs 602, 4691, 4811 and 5214 are on the ice at Geneva, pound for pound, this is about the strongest DN Team Minnesota's sent to a Westerns in years...

Reports of perfect conditions and a strong 40-50 boat fleet set to test their steel in a nearly perfect backdrop of all manner of iceboats should make for an epic weekend on the ice.

Good Luck! Sail Fast!