2014 Western Regions called on

2014 Western Region Championship called ON for Kegonsa

The 2014 Western Region Championship will be held December 13-14, 2014.
Primary site is Lake Kegonsa, near Madison Wi. Launch site is Springers Restaurant and Bar at 3097 Sunnyside St, Stoughton, WI 53589. A large parking lot is adjacent with easy walk over a wooden ramp to the lake. This was used last weekend for the Great Western Challenge sailed on grade 10 ice. A minor sleet/rain mix fell on Monday with some spots of thin shell ice over 1/4' puddles reported Tuesday. The cold temps the next 2 nights could heal it. It will be sailed by noon on Wed. An alternate launch ramp is located 1 mile away at Town of Pleasant Springs Boat Launch, 2267 Williams Point Drive, Stoughton, WI. $5 per day parking charge. DO NOT DRIVE ON THE ICE WITH VEHICLE
Be careful with heavy trailers.
Alternate site could be Green Lake at Spicer, MN. It is being checked on Wed.
Lake Pepin at Lake City, MN is another site under consideration. A walk on looks ok with a few puddles of thin shell also. It would need sailing first.


Regatta Headquarters

Country Inn & Suites
400 River Pl, Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-0055
Ask for iceboater rate of $74 for standard room, King or 2 queens

Sleep Inn & Suites
Ask for iceboater rate of $74 for king or double queens by Midnight Wed Dec 10 to get this rate
4802 Tradewinds Pkwy Madison, WI 53718
(608) 221-8100

Americ Inn
Ask for iceboater rate of $84 by midnight Wed Dec 10
101 W Broadway, Madison Wi 53716
(608) 222 8601

NOR posted at https://ice.idniyra.org/racing/Notice_of_Race/2014/Western_Region_DN_Cha...

Registration to be held at Country Inn Regatta Headquarters Friday 7-9PM or at Springers launch site with Deb Whitehorse 8-9AM Sat.
For those 46 persons who registered and paid at the Green Lake Regatta last January 11, no cost to you. All others, may register on line at https://ice.idniyra.org/racing/registration/2014/Western_Region_DN_Champ...

REMEMBER: IDNIYRA Membership paid in full is required. IF you are new and need to join, or need to pay up, you can do that on site or on the IDNIYRA site. https://ice.idniyra.org/membership/dues/NA

IMPORTANT: To participate, you must show proof of Liability Insurance (minimum $300,000) this is usually in the form of homeowners insurance or renters insurance. (Your automotive policy will NOT work for this purpose).
Please contact an experienced DN racer or a representative of the IDNIYRA to clarify if you have any questions.
There is also a method to update your insurance information on line at the home page of IDNIYRA

Registration time change

Re: 2014 Western Region Championship- REGISTRATION TIME CHANGE


Friday: 6-8 PM Registration at Regatta Hotel Headquarters- Country Inn & Suites lobby.

Thank you to Springers for allowing use of launch path to lake and parking lot for our event.

1. Friday evening after set up, they have their regular fish fry open in the dining room. Each competitor responsible for your own cost

2. Saturday morning, they will have the doors open by 8:30AM for toilet use.

3. Awards after racing Sunday will be on their outdoor deck or in the Game Room depending on weather.

4. Springers again will host a Sunday afternoon buffet lunch(cost on your own in the Dining Room)

Mike Miller

Western Regional Regatta

Lake Kegonsa is confirmed to be the site for the 2014 Western Regionals. Thanks to Jim Nordhaus and Wes Wilcox for sailing the entire course area on Wednesday. In their words, "flawless, cracks still tight, a very quiet ride and better than last weekend".

Even though 46 persons registered last year, either on line or in person, all competitors must register in person with a current copy of proof of Liability Insurance (Minimum $300,000) It can be in the form of a Homeowners, Renters Policy, or an Iceboat policy.
Registration will be at the Country Inn & Suites 7-9PM Friday or at Springers Bar & Restaurant launch 8-9AM Saturday.

Skippers Meeting at 9:30 AM at Springers launch site. First race scheduled for 10:30 AM.
You must also be a current IDNIYRA member.

A group dinner is being planned for Saturday evening.

Mike Miller
Western Region Vice Commodore

Mike Miller