Western Challenge Regatta -- CALLED ON!

The cold weather has been cold and there is more cold weather on the way!

It's on!

Primary site is Lake Christina, Ashby Minnesota, mile marker 8.

Friday Dec 9th (practice, like usual), More formal racing Sat-Sun Dec 10th and 11th.

Good job on thinking ice everybody!

Willy from 2003 Western Challenge

Roommate at craguns

Who wants to share a rm Meyer 612-432-8124

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We are going to Brainerd


The site is the small bay of Long Lake on 371 north of Brainerd. Directly East of Gull Lake and visible from Hwy 371. There is a public launch and a wayside rest there. The bay is 1.2 miles across with low shorelines. The ice is smooth, uniform thickness and should be great. If you are the first to arrive please remember the buddy system and be careful as this is new ice as of a few days ago.

We will follow up with hotel recomendations or post them here if you would likew to help.

The time is 11:40 AM, for some reason the time on the post is not correct.


JD US4691

Silence Of The Lambs

No ,reports ,pictures updates?Is Silence a secrete code that thinks have gone bad.

Headquarters Hotel

A bunch of rooms at the Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, only 10 miles form Iceboat launch. They have a Super Saver weekend rate of $125/ night incl dinner and breakfast in their main lodge. Sat only is $135.
Call 218-825-2700 ask for Sue Putnam, if not avail anyone can book. Ask for the iceboat block! We have used them before.

Mike Miller

Other options

Other cheaper hotels like Super 8 on North side of Brainerd. Hockey tourneys are filling some of them.

Mike Miller

Lake Christina

We have heard from our Ice checkers. Currently we do not have sailable conditions. We have high wind with limitted visability and very cold temperatures on the way. We are looking for an alternative sites and postponing our decision until noon on Thursday. We understand that this makes sailing impossible for those traveling from far but its all we have at this time. This has been a tough one.


JD US4691


Meyer and I heading up to scout Christina and nearby lakes at 9am to confirm it's condition. JD or Jim will post by midday the final call.

Mike Miller

Thunder Bay is very much

Thunder Bay is very much Northern Ontario.White Fish Lake is actually located very close to the American border.

Any pictures of ice?

Any pictures of ice?

just the video you posted

We will have more information about the primary site on Tuesday or Wednesday. The backup site is Whitefish Lake in Southern Ontario near Thunder Bay. That video Mike posted looks beautiful. Everyone, keep up the THINK ICE!!