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Title: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: Deb Whitehorse on March 22, 2017, 09:06:11 AM
Via Peter Van Rossum
The Canadian Championship regatta has been called on for Lake Superior at Thunder Bay, Ontario for March 25-26, 2017.


Dates: March 25 – 26 , 2017

UPDATE: New launch location as of 7:30 PM CST March 22
2823 Eldorado Beach Rd
Shuniah, Ontario, Canada P7A
Map (https://goo.gl/maps/9taAYSN7LEM2)
One half hour drive from Thunder Bay

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites
17 Cumberland St N
Thunder Bay ON P7A 4K8 Canada
+1 807-345-5411
Website (http://www.princearthurwaterfront.com/)
$89 a night Canadian, includes breakfast. Please mention Mike Madge’s name and ice boating group rate.

Sailing Instructions: Will be provided soon.

Contact:  Mike Madge is the contact (807) 577-2109 or themadges@tbaytel.net
"We will have food and beverages at the launch site and an ATV lined up for launching DNs Friday from 1:00 until dusk. We also have arranged a place to eat Saturday night."

Title: Re: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: DN 5449 on March 23, 2017, 08:15:11 AM
We have a weather system approaching from the South,that is going to bring a mix of rain and snow.Keep in mind that the regatta site is located at very low elevation and tends to get less snow then City.The main part of it rolls thru over night and ends early in morning.Rest of weekend looks great for wind and weather.
We are not cancelling or postponing,we just want to be as accurate and truthfull as possible.
We have sailors on site all day today ,sailing and will be at regatta site as early as possible tomorrow to evaluate and report.Our group is very optimistic that the ice will still be sailable,Unfortunatly none of us are weather gods and can totally predict what will happen.
We are proceeding with out entertainment plans as if it is going on.Any concerns feel free to call me 807-577-2109 and I will get back to you
Marine Forcast for sailing area

Title: Re: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: Deb Whitehorse on March 23, 2017, 09:20:51 AM
Photo of regatta sailing area taken on Wednesday, March 22 at 4 PM by Mike Madge.

Title: Canadian Championship Regatta Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions
Post by: Deb Whitehorse on March 23, 2017, 09:22:41 AM
Canadian DN Championship Regatta

Thunder Bay, Ontario
March 25-26, 2017
Canadian Region IDNIYRA

Organizing Authority
International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association, Canadian Region
Launch: See Above
Lodging: See Above

1. Rules:
All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority; the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA, and Official Specifications of the DN Ice Yacht; 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 can be modified at the Skippers Meeting and by a notice posted on the official notice board.

Nine race regatta format – three race minimum will constitute the regatta. Discard race after six races sailed. One fleet is anticipated, but if a gold/silver split is required it will first be based on IDNIYRA rankings, with assignment by race committee thereafter.

2. Eligibility:
All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the Official Specifications and whose skippers meet the requirements of the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA as stated in the section IDNIYRA Regattas are eligible to enter and race in the championship.

3. Site Information and Postings:
A. The regatta site is approximately one-half hour of Thunder Bay, Ontario
B. Site and Headquarters Information will be posted on the DN Bulletin Board.
C. Official regatta information, updates and accommodations:
see na.idniyra.org or http://www.dnamerica.org/forum/

4. Entry and Fee:
Register in the pits Saturday morning
$20 registration fee (Canadian or US funds accepted at par)

5. Schedule of Events:
•Sat 9:15-10am on ice registration
•Sat 10am Skippers Meeting
•Sat 11am First start
•Sunday 10:00am First start. No race will start after 3PM

6. Sailing instructions
Official Sailing Instructions will be provided at registration.

7. Proof of Insurance
Proof of personal or race liability insurance ($300,000 minimum)

Sailing Instructions

Canadian DN Championship Regatta
March 25-26, 2017
Canadian Region IDNIYRA

1. The Race Course will be three laps of the National Iceboat Authority INLINE Course. Marks will be described at the skippers’ meeting.
2. The first race of the day will start at 11:00AM on Saturday, and at 10:00AM on Sunday. Subsequent races each day will start as soon as possible after starting positions are available, but a yacht shall not be required to start sooner than 15 minutes after finishing. No race will be started after 3:00PM on Sunday.
3. A rope or wire starting line may be used: DO NOT SAIL OVER THE LINE! Each yacht’s leeward runner shall be positioned at her starting number.
4. The starting signal shall be the rapid lowering of the starter’s arms (or flag) after he/she raises his arms (or Flag) to signify the preparatory signal. If the start is to be delayed after the preparatory signal, the starter will slowly lower his arms (or flag).
4. The finish of the first boat will be indicated by the display of a flag at the leeward end of the finish line. When a flag is so displayed the Bart rule is in effect. The flag will be displayed until all yachts have finished or the time limit has expired, whichever is sooner.
5. The time limit for the first finisher in a race is 6 ½ minutes per mile of rhumb line course length (e.g., for a 1 mile course, 3 laps x 2 legs per lap x 6 ½ minutes = 39 minutes). Any yacht not finishing within 20 minutes of the first yacht shall be scored DNF.
6. There will be a maximum of nine races, with three races required to constitute a series. There will be one discard if six or more races are completed.
7. Intention to protest must be reported to the race committee immediately after the race in question. A written protest must be filed with the race committee at the launch site within two hours of the finish of the last race of the day.

Title: Re: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: DN 5449 on March 23, 2017, 11:20:11 AM
Noon time update,we have mild temps a nice South Wind and no precipitation.The ice is sailing smoother then yesterday's cool temps,as snow cover has softened.We have sailors from Kingston and MI already on there way.
Back to ice,next update 4:00 pm

Title: Re: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: DN 5449 on March 23, 2017, 04:12:19 PM
4:00 pm report,status qu.Still no precipitation but system still on its way.Looks like fast moving system that will bring some rain and some snow to regatta site.With the mild temps tomorrow if we get the anticipated accumulations of less then 2" we should still be good.The Canadian DN trophy is on its way and with some Gold fleet sailors coming from MI it will be hard pressed to stay in Canada.
Next update from ice tomorrow at 9:00

Title: Re: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: DN 5449 on March 24, 2017, 06:54:45 AM
Regatta is a Go.

On  Regatta site this morning,we received 4 cm of wet snow 1.6".Temp is 0 Celcius,32 F and expected to warm up to 6 Celcius,with nice winds.We anticipating that it will knock some snow down.Ice is still hard underneath. (we had 7 cm last weekend and that disappeared in one day.)
We are going on with proceedings,course will be set ,Barbeque on and beverages provided at launch site.
There is a group on there way from MI and Kingston and we will have 3 Skeeters on the ice that will be available for sailors to try out.
There is space available at local sailors house if you need a room .
I think if you have never been to Thunder Bay,this is your chance to see it,s beauty.Wish I could guarantee Epic Conditions but it is what it is.I will make sure we provide as much as we can for you to have a good time.

You can call for more details 807 577-2109 before 10:00
807 626-4570

Title: Re: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: Daniel Hearn on March 24, 2017, 11:22:10 AM
Nice job, Mike!  You've worked hard to make this happen, and have been very transparent about what you've got to offer.  If it were not for a parental care issue I have to take care of this weekend, I'd be there.  Wishing you a great regatta. 


US 5352

Title: Re: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: DN 5449 on March 24, 2017, 09:42:22 PM
Fantastic day on ice,weather warmed up snow melted off ice and the group sailed and scrub raced till 7:00.Had to kick them off ice for beverages and Barbeque.Ice is now snow free and cooling off tomorrow,

Title: Re: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: DN 5449 on March 29, 2017, 06:18:37 AM
Race by race results posted on IDNIYRA Website,also drone video of racing coming.
The Event was a great success and the weather and ice conditions were very good.
I have received more then my share of credit for putting this on,but in fairness without the following people and there roles they preformed the Event would probably not have happened.
Brian Forsyth,our newest fleet member.Brian provided the Quad,Barbeque,found us the launch site and was the guy that helped keep my sanity ,especially Thursday night while we endured a weather system
Dave Frost brought the marks ,starting line and kept reminding me it was going to be awesome.
Peter Van Rossem brought up trophy from Kingston,did a lot of the PRO work and calculated scoring.
Warren Nethercott,provided us with the SI.
Pat Heppert helped with the RC work and provided between race entertainment on his Skeeter.
Deb Whitehorse for doing what she always does.
Finally my family for helping with RC work and tolerating my craziness.

Title: Re: Canadian Championship Regatta Called ON
Post by: DN 5449 on April 28, 2017, 06:24:13 AM
Some Drone Footage from the Regatta.