Western Lakes Regional 2012

The following is the NOR for the upcoming regatta. Sites are being scouted in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
I posted a photo in library of Dr and I sailing Waconia Jan 2. It is not suitable due to at least 5 open springs in various spots in the middle of the lake. Snow ice was crusty and with pebble texture. Maybe a 5 in quality at the moment. Dr scouted Green Lake in Spicer, MN. 80 miles west of Tonka. No snow there and high quality ice on a very large sheet of ice with one ridge to navigate to the best sailing area. Meyer and I plan to sail it Wed.
I also stopped at Buffalo for a walk-on. No open holes per one 4 wheeler-fisherman. Ice condition the same as Waconia, but more scattered fish houses.
JD stopped at Forest Lake and not suitable.
Main Lake of Minnetonka could be suitable, but no opportunity to obtain required permits.
Use this posting for any ice updates or contact JD or Julie Jankowski(phone number below).
Mike Miller

2012 Western Regional Regatta - Notice of Race
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Western Lakes Regional
Championship Regatta

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

Dates: January 7 & 8th , 2011

Location: Within the Western Region - Sailing site to be determined by regatta organizer.

Entry Fee: $35.00
Seven race regatta format – 3 race minimum in the Gold Fleet will constitute the regatta. Fleets – Gold & Silver Fleet, Plate runner division as part of Silver Fleet, Rookie division as part of the lowest fleet, – Volunteer Split for fleets.

First Race scheduled for 11:00 am Saturday

Trophies: will be awarded to the top places in each fleet, for plate runner division, top youth, top rookie, top senior (50 to 59), top master (60 to 69) and top grand master (70+)

Registration on the ice from 8:00am 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)313-5156

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 are eligible and encouraged to enter and race in the championship.

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

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP....Please call Julie Jankowski (920) 295-9835

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Per Julie Jankowski, Rear Commodore Westerns on for Green Lake, spicer Mn. Look for details on lodging on DN site by Julie. Blowing 8 and I have a 48.1 on my GPS on plates. Meyer must be going 50+ on inserts!! Oh yea he says. Sunshine 37 F and can get 3 mile courses! Nice area with zero fish houses and no hazards. A heave a quarter mile from Spicer ramp is easy to cross. We set up 2 cones to sail right thru.
Molly is getting one hell of a run too.

Lake Pepin ice

I first hand report from Pepin indicates that Monday night the portion of open water froze all the way from lake City to Wisconsin. Before the freeze it was half open and half refrozen chunks. Unfortunately won't be thick enough for the Westerns.
Meyer and I will sail Green Lake at Spicer by 11 AM Wed. Watch for reports. This appears to be the #1 choice so far!
Per Julie Jankoski, a lake in UP and Poygen, near Oshkosh are getting a look at also.

green lake

I sailed Green 12/24, 25 and 27 from a bit east of the Castle on the south side to 1/2 mile west of the County Park on the NE side and covered everyting in between those points to the east shore.....had a blast with great ice....but I'm the novice. A week before that I sailed 3 days out of the public( Saulsbury) beach but stayed mostly with in the ice /pressure ridge on mirror glass ice....my 1st times sailing.....too small and confining ....got drenched crossing the ridge to get to a bigger area....so launched off the east side at Xmas. The County Park has an access to off the east side and just to the south of the bridge at the east corner is another access site. When will you sail? Maybe I can get off work and join ? I lost a 7 ft red batten out of Spicer ( Saulsbury beach) if you find it???? 320-796-2729 is my home # & icewater54@yahoo.com I work until 3:30pm Paul