Nite Nationals called ON

Nite Nationals are called on for this coming weekend, January 16-17. The primary location is Lake Puckaway, near Green Lake, Wi, but should a better sheet of ice firm up this week, the regatta will be moved. Other possible locations are Lake Kegonsa near Madison, Wi, the north end of Lake Winnebego, Lake Pentwell in the central Wisconsin, and Green Lake near Spicer, MN.

The plan is to post the final call on this Wednesday by noon. Location and hotel options will be provided.

This is the first year the Nite National will have a Gold and Silver fleet, and it had been hoped to sail it near the Twin Cities. The wet snow of last weekend turned fairly stiff, and the permitting process remains a problem.

Last year, Bald Eagle sent 10 Nites the championships. It's expected a few more from Minnetonka will be making the trip.