Western Regionals are ON!!! Poygan Lake WI

This is a loose trascription from Couch's IDNIYRA Western Region Hotline Regatta Announcement, it is by no means official:

After two days of searching for suitable ice, having lost excellent pieces on Green Bay and access to excellent ice on Northern Lake Winnebago they are pleased to announce an Outstanding Piece of ice is located at Poygan Lake, near Oshkosh Wi. The same site as last year's Western Regional Championship Regatta... The Ice is characterized as a 9.9 with no apparent open water. The Western Rear Commodore recomments the longest, fastest runners in your arsenal to compete.

Western Regional DN Regatta - straight from Couch


Posted by: John Davenport US4961 on December 30, 2003 at 19:20:38:

We are looking at two outstanding pieces of ice. One is the Northeast corner of Lake Winnebago launching just West of "High Cliff State Park" and the other East of the Fox River on Green Bay near the University. Both have been sailed and are large and quite good. Tomorrow they will be sailed again and evaluated. Just a note, Green bay is only 1/2 an hour farther than upper Winnebago going north through Milwaukee. Stay posted. Hotline is 414-299-9305

http://cerebus.winsite.com/DNboard/mesgRegat/439.html

This should be a hoot!

Ice on Lake Pepin?

Has anyone looked at the ice on Lake Pepin lately? I am hoping to sail Sunday, weather, snow and wind permitting.

lake minnetonka -after fresh snow

Two of us went out for a great ride on monday afternoon. We went all the way from excelsior to wayzata and then over the pressure ridge, which you could barely see because of the snow, and did a loop on the main lake. It was really surreal, with the rose colored goggles, sun setting, perfect ice with a light covering of fresh snow and the half moon in the sky. We had about 8-12kts of breeze. It was also nice because there wasn't anybody else out on the lake. a great day.

Mtka ice?

The lake looks fast with the snow melted and nice winds on Sunday. I did not see any action Saturday. Has the ice weakened? Is anybody going out Sunday before the Vikings? If so let me know where.

IDNIYRA WESTERN REGIONAL REGATTA

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Start:
Sat, 01/03/2004 - 09:00
Location:
Best Ice - Western Region
this is from the IDNIYRA bulletin board
Posted by: John Davenport on December 14, 2003 at 17:17:27:
Western Lakes Region Championships
January 3rd & 4th
Where? TBD, but as close to the east as possible
$25.00
Registration Saturday, 8am-9am local
Skippers meeting 10:15am
First start 11:00am
HOTLINE 414-297-9000
Confirmation on the hotline 10:00pm Thursday

Wanted: Used DN Sail

Mice ate my sail. Looking for something used that doesn't have mouse doodoo, holes, or the bubonic plauge on it. This is for cruising, not racing.

Also might want a used mast for cruising.

Twin Cities area.
Dallas - 952-931-9108 - dallas@dallasjohnson.net

Wanted used DN carbon or glass mast

Need to upgrade from my aluminum mast. Any one with a spare mast in Twin Cities area, either email me at miller.m@mchsi.com or phone 952-471-3062. Need before the Western Regional. Prefer the latest model.

Western Regions Regatta

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this is from the IDNIYRA bulletin board
Posted by: John Davenport on December 14, 2003 at 17:17:27:
Western Lakes Region Championships
January 3rd & 4th
Where? TBD, but as close to the east as possible
$25.00
Registration Saturday, 8am-9am local
Skippers meeting 10:15am
First start 11:00am
HOTLINE 414-297-9000
Confirmation on the hotline 10:00pm Thursday
We usually have over 60 boats, so there will two fleets.

stainless plate runners

I have a welder friend (welds stainless for a living) who is willing to make me a set of ss runners!! I am very confident in his ability, but he needs details!?? What grade stainless, etc.etc... Any help, suggestions, opinions would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Thanks
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National Weather Service Snowmapping Center Website

Check out:
http://www.nohrsc.nws.gov/
and click on "interactive products"
You will find you can build your own map whereever you live. This website has wonderful tools to help you find current surface winds, snow depths, and many more Gee Wiz tools to find those 'perfect' sailing sites throughout the USA and parts of Canada! Just because you have snow on your lake today doesn't mean the lake in the next county is the same.

Lake Pepin Report

For Friday, Dec 17, about 70% snow cover at the SE end growing to about 90% at the NW end of Lake Pepin. The good news, it is only about 1" thick on average, just a firm, wind pack condition but not crusty. Sailable with a good wind. Should be better this weekend with the warm weather. Launching off the landing at the south end of Lake City.

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Lake Minnetonka Ice Report

The Main Lake is showing 40-50% ice. The snow drifts are 1-5 inches in depth. With a little sun and warm weather the ice will be great!

There is the typical pressure ridge starting at Spirit Island going to the Nothern end of Big Island. Looks like thin ice around the western edge of pressure ridge by Big Island.

Kite Skier spotted (Vojta) on Thursday afternoon (15-25 NNW). Vojta went all the way up to Wayzata and down to Excelsior and said the Ice looked good.

See you in Cottagewood Sat am.

Lake Minnetonka, MN Ice Report- Inserts by Sunday

This report transcribed from US 602:

Recent snow covers the lake in depths of 1/2" to 2", but immanently boatable. With the current conditions and forecast we propose to sail this weekend, launching off of the firelanes in Cottagewood.

602 suggests it may very well be "inserts" by Sunday...

If you don't know how to find, Email the Doctor of JD...

Think Ice

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