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wnethercote
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« on: December 01, 2013, 05:49:49 PM »

A couple of us are planning to go to the Great Westyern challenge, but it means setting off from Nova Scotia on Tuesday afternoon.  Is there any update other than it's supposed to be 6, 7 and 8 December.  Was the sailing promising this weekend in MN?
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wnethercote
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 05:53:38 PM »

Replying to myself: look's like Buffalo MN with an update on Wednesday.  I'll be 1500 km down the road then, but it is, after all, an iceboat regatta!  :-)
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Geoff Sobering
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 06:02:15 PM »

Warch the weather in the twin cities and NW this week and next weekend.
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Man Why You Even Got to Do a Thing
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 09:56:22 AM »

Look here for more details...  http://iceboating.net/node/3837


we have some weather in the next couple of days that may change the location. updates to follow on Iceboating.net 

The Great Western Challenge Regatta - IS ON!




November 12, 2013 - 22:31 jd


Start:  6 Dec 2013 11:00 am

The Great Western Challenge Regatta is scheduled for December 6,7, and 8. Best ice in Minnesota. Scrub racing on Friday and scored racing on Saturday and Sunday. DN fleet and Opti fleet. Lodging information to be anounced.

NEXT UPDATE WEDNESDAY MORNING

Primary Location: Buffalo, Minnesota
 Launch: Sturgis park in Downtown Buffalo

Current Ice Conditions as of 12/01/2013
 Ice is hard black ice, at least 4" thick with 1.5" ice hard drifts scattered about. It's a little heads up sailing but it is also easy to pick your way through. The hazards are few and far between.

As always, never an entrance fee and iceboaters of all abilites are welcome to attend.
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Fity Five---0
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 05:30:04 PM »


Start:  6 Dec 2013 11:00 am

The Great Western Challenge Regatta is scheduled for December 6,7, and 8. Best ice in Minnesota. Scrub racing on Friday and scored racing on Saturday and Sunday. DN fleet and Opti fleet. Lodging information to be anounced.

NEXT UPDATE THURSDAY MORNING

Primary Location:

 La Crosse, Wisconsin!
 (with a strong alternate Clear Lake, Iowa)
** Edited by US5214 at 2:30pm on 12/04/2013

Wunderground Wundermap Snowfall Amount


http://wxug.us/1aitb

Check it out. La Crosse is in the sweet spot.



Tenative Launch in Lacrosse: Louis Nelson County Park
https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.891151,-91.269865&spn=0.047628,0.074244&t=h&z=14&lci=com.panoramio.all,com.google.webcams,weather


Stay tuned for Ice Report from La Crosse tomorrow.

As always, never an entrance fee and iceboaters of all abilites are welcome to attend.
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Fity Five---0
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 09:52:49 AM »

It's On! In La Crosse!


La Crosse, Wisconsin.

For the first time ever the Minnesota Team are travelling across the river. It's too cold in Minnesota!

4" of ice reported at the launch site.

** ICE HAS NOT BEEN CHECKED **

Iceboating can be a hazardous sport. The Ice is never safe. Please procede with caution. Use your best judgement.

The racing venue just got rain so there are most likely some hazards. The cold ice that drove us out of Minnesota will hit La Crosse on Thursday night and stay for the weekend. We will have good ice making conditions on Thursday night and all through the weekend.

Minnesota Ice Sailors will be at the launch Friday morning and will then procede with a more thorough check of the ice.

The tenative racing area is north of the launch site in-between the horse shoe shaped islands and the shore.

We are looking into race headquarters and lodging now.

Think Ice! and drive carefully.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 04:51:04 PM »



Race Headquarters


Days Inn La Crosse
 101 Sky Harbour Drive
 La Crosse, WI 54603
608-783-1000

We've got an _Iceboater Special_ for $74/night (plus tax). Flat Rate for a double or a King size with Sofa Sleeper.

Large Parking Lot and Easy Access, close to the Ice.

They have the Hero's Bar and all the other nice amenities.

Grocery Store right next door.

Pet Friendly.
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December 5, 2013 - 21:12 us5214


Friday Fish Fry


And all you can eat fish fry on Friday at the Bar at the Days Inn.
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