2011 Western Regional Championship

Notice of Race

Western Lakes Regional
Championship Regatta
Primary Dates: January 8th & 9th

All races will be sail under the rules of the National Iceboat Authority and those of the IDNIYRA.

Dates: January 8th and 9th, 2009 or following weekend. If postponed further, will occur after Worlds.

Location: within the Western Region - Sailing site to be determined

Entry Fee: $30.00
Seven race regatta format – 3 race minimum in the Gold Fleet will constitute the regatta. First Race Gold Fleet scheduled for 11:00 am Saturday

Open to all experience levels – Gold & Silver Fleet / Plate runner division as part of Silver Fleet – Volunteer Split for both fleets.

Trophies: will be awarded to the top 10 places in each fleet, 1st place for plate runner division (if three sail), top youth, senior (50-59), master (60-69), and grand master skipper over seventy.

Registration on the ice Saturday from 8:00 to 9:00am and at the Regatta Hotel Headquarters Friday night.

Official sailing instruction will be provided at registration.

Official regatta information, updates and accommodations: Ice Hotline (608) 204-9876 ext 5. We are experiencing difficulties getting messages. Leave ice reports on 630-240-2048

All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority; the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA; the Notice of Race, including any amendments to the Notice of Race, (except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions) and the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions may be modified at the Skippers’ Meeting.

Eligibility: All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the Official Specifications and whose skippers are members in good standing of the IDNIRYA with the required liability insurance are eligible and encouraged to enter and race in the championship.

Proof of liability insurance ($300,000) will be needed at time of registration.

If you or anyone you know would like to help out at this event please contact Ken Smith 630-240-2048 or leave a note on the hotline.

Volunteers are needed!

Madison it is!

And a most excellent forecast for Saturday, yee ha!

Looks like a real hoot!

Looks like a go


Our Rear Commodore says...

Looking good for the regatta this weekend. The primary site is Madison, with both Lakes Menonna and Mendota possibilities. Renegade event there and boats on the ice tomorrow. Renegades planning on Mendota, the northern lake. There is room for two events there.

Menona is also looking good, and facilities nearby make this attractive.

Also, Wauwasee in Syracuse Indiana is reporting excellent ice with courses up to 3/4 mile. Lake Saneschwine, in central Illinois is being sailed tomorrow. These are back-up sites. Madison may get some snow tonight (Wedesday) and tomorrow morning. Update Thursday evening about 7 PM for final site call and lodging information.