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Title: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on June 12, 2010, 11:19:59 AM
Tentativly scheduled for the first Ice in November,(usually 2nd weekend).Directions and accomadations to follow.More info contact Mike Madge (807)577-2109,themadges@shaw.ca. :)


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: Ken Smith on June 13, 2010, 07:57:44 PM
Mike,

Its only six months away!

Can't wait.

Ken


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on June 14, 2010, 08:12:31 AM
Volenteers are already lined up,working on a deal with a Hotel with a hot tub.One question, blocks or rope,what is the pefered starting line?


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: Geoff Sobering on June 14, 2010, 10:09:49 AM
Cool!   8)
I'll try to block out the time to get up there!

One question, blocks or rope,what is the pefered starting line?

I'm not sure there is a preference.  Each has its advantages/disadvantages.

For a small (20'ish boats) informal regatta, you may even be able to get away without a starting line at all...

Cheers,

Geoff S.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on June 14, 2010, 10:22:23 AM
Cool!   8)
I'll try to block out the time to get up there!

One question, blocks or rope,what is the pefered starting line?

I'm not sure there is a preference.  Each has its advantages/disadvantages.

For a small (20'ish boats) informal regatta, you may even be able to get away without a starting line at all...

Cheers,

Geoff S.

Even better, hope to see you here in November.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on June 15, 2010, 08:25:49 AM
Here is the first choice location and accomadations.The owner has agreed to a great rate of $35 per person (that is Canadian ).Lake is ideal for freezing early as it averages 7' in depth.He has pretty much assured me there will be ice by the third week in Nov.
http://www.windypine.com/cottages.htm.

There is enough accomadations to hold 50-60 people.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on June 16, 2010, 09:30:41 AM
The Famous Stanley Hotel Roadhouse is just up the road.Best burger you will ever have.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beth_maher/2697643748/


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on June 18, 2010, 10:49:08 AM
Thank you to the Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club for helping me promote this event
http://www.iceboat.org/.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on October 04, 2010, 01:29:25 PM
-4 Celcious here in Thunder Bay this morning.The Ice Machine is just heating up (or cooling down) :).


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on October 31, 2010, 05:15:54 PM
Spent the afternoon surveying the primary regatta site.White Fish Lake in Nonalu On. it is an awesome location.The Lake is 10 miles long 2 miles wide and situated at high elevation making for good winds.The Windy Pines Resort is breath taking.Beautifull new fully furnished cabins include a hot tub and H.D. flat sceen T.V,Stove fridge..all the luxuries.
There was already a film of ice by shore today.Unfortunatly the high reached 7 Celcious.Keep in touch as the weather here is cooling rapidly.Best bet is 3rd or 4th weekend of November.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on October 31, 2010, 05:18:39 PM
http://windypine.com/


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 03, 2010, 09:18:10 AM
High of -3 celcious tommorow and going down to -12 over night.Stay tuned for Ice reports.



Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 09, 2010, 01:33:53 PM
+12 celcious today, not looking good for this weekend :(


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: Geoff Sobering on November 09, 2010, 05:47:56 PM
But it's cooling down soon...
   Saturday: Low -7C(19F). High 2C(36F).
   Sunday: Low -3C(26F). High 3C(37F).
   Monday: Low -2C(28F). High 3C(37F).
http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/71749.html



Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 09, 2010, 06:17:29 PM
The good news is it will be cooler out at White Fish lake as it is 30 miles away from the warming effect of Lake Superior. :)


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 12, 2010, 08:41:09 AM
Weather looking better for next week
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/fourteenday/caon0688?ref=qlink_lt_14day


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 15, 2010, 12:07:02 PM
Weather cold enough to warrent ice check.I will be going out with some scouts Tues. to check possible ice.I will report here Wed. to confirm or postpone for this weekend.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 17, 2010, 08:10:26 AM
Regatta still on holding pattern.Unfortunatly no real sailable ice yet.The good news is with the real cold weather approaching,I am some what assured I have a good chance of finding ice by the weekend.So I will continue to post and although I do not feel certain enough to call the regatta on for this weekend,if I find ice and you want to join me sailing you would be more then welcome.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 17, 2010, 10:00:40 AM
Good news from regatta site as of this morning the whole lake has a thin film of ice.Not sailable yet but looking at forcast saturday sailing is looking real promising


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 18, 2010, 12:15:49 PM
Very cold here this morning,-12 celcious and contiuing to stay cold all day.Bad news is more snow on the way tonght.Still keeping my fingers crossed for sailing this weekend.If not I will be out cross country sking.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 19, 2010, 09:03:25 AM
Ice on lake then snow,now rain and then getting really cold again tonight.I have no idea what I am going to find tommorow but I will have my boat ready to go.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 22, 2010, 12:49:02 PM
Bad news is the primary site got messed up by snow.Good news is Arrow lake ( about 5miles) from Whitefish Lake has still not frozen yet.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: Geoff Sobering on November 22, 2010, 01:34:25 PM
Bad news is the primary site got messed up by snow.Good news is Arrow lake ( about 5miles) from Whitefish Lake has still not frozen yet.

Well, at least you got to sail (push) a bit Saturday...  :-\

Think Ice!  ;D


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 24, 2010, 07:55:49 AM
Weather is a mess here in Thunder Bay.does not look good for Ice boating here this Weekend.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: DN 5449 on November 24, 2010, 10:13:58 AM
Unfortunatly after all the hype a regatta here in Thunder Bay during November does not look like it is going to happen.This has been a very unusual November.Hopfully I have not discouraged people from comming here again when the conditions warrent.This location really has good potential for very early sailing.Talked with an owner of one of the resorts at the primary location,and he was very enthused about hosting a regatta.he said he would also sponser some door prices,he has a heated garage for any maintence work.The lodgeing is located right on the Lake.He is willing to let it go for $20 a person.So the good news is I have made some good contacts for the future.


Title: Re: First Annual Northern Superior DN Regatta,November 2010.
Post by: ERIC ANDERSON on November 24, 2010, 11:02:18 AM
Donít get discouraged.  Holding regattas is a tough business.   It is a lot of work and scouting to find a place.  Thanks for making the effort.   After you do this a while, you learn to go with the flow.  It is always  a gamble, you do a lot of driving sometimes and donít get to sail.
On the other hand, now you understand why the class  blocks out a whole week for a NA regatta that may happen in 2 days if the weather and ice are just right.  Maybe we start in Thunder bay, and then move to Red Bank in New Jersey. 

Cheers,
Eric