First DN Regatta

Just returned from my first DN regatta in Minnesota.Special thanks to Mark Kiefer and his Ice scouting team,Geof Sobering for all his help.Thanks to John Harper for checking over my boat,Ron Sherry for his starting tips, Julia Richards for helping keep me warm and Kent Baker for buying me a beer (when I was left stranded by my shopping Wife) and Dan Hearn for lending me some spikes.
Had a fantastic time,the racing is a high speed adrenaline rush.Very similar to racing my Hobie only on really fast forward.Learned a ton of stuff,probably most important is there a little piece called a mast bearing cup that needs to be screwed in or your mast can come out of the base. Also learned that even after being cold all day a nice cold beer still tastes good. I can't wait to get out again,where is the next event?
Mike Madge



Pepin should be in good shape,

Lake Poygan WI, Near OshKosh is I suspect in near perfect condition,

No reports exist yet.

People sailed yesterday on Sturgeon Lake