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Mike Miller
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« on: November 03, 2015, 10:30:27 AM »

NOTICE OF RACE
Western Lakes Regional DN Championship Regatta
Jan 2-3, 2016
North American Western Region


Organizing Authority
 International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association
Host
 North American Western Region

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.

Seven race regatta format – 3 race minimum in the Gold Fleet will constitute the regatta. Fleets - Gold & Silver Fleet, Plate Runner Division as part of the Silver Fleet, Rookie Division as part of the lowest fleet; Volunteer split for fleets.

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 primary site is within the North American Western Region
 B. Site and Headquarters Information will be determined by the regatta organizer.
 C. Official regatta information, updates and accommodations: DN America Forum & Western Region Hotline - 608-313-5156

4. Entry and Fee:

A. The official entry may be submitted and signed at registration or may be accomplished on line. See Ice.idniyra.org for registration.
 B. The entry fee is $40, payable on site of regatta.

5. Schedule of Events:
•Friday: 7-9 PM Registration at Regatta Hotel Headquarters
•Sat 8-9 on ice registration
•Sat 9:30 Skippers Meeting
•Sat 10:30 First DN start
•Sunday 10:00 First DN start. No race will start after 2:30 PM

6. Sailing instructions

Official Sailing Instructions will be provided at registration.

7. Prizes

Trophies will be awarded to the top ten places in each fleet, top for Plate Runner Division, Top Junior, Top Rookie, Top Senior (50-59), Top Master (60 to 69) and Top Grand Master (70+)

8. Proof of Insurance

Proof of personal or race liability insurance ($300,000 minimum) will be needed at time of registration or submitted and verified online at https://ice.idniyra.org
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Mike Miller
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2007 Western Regions Gull Lke


« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 12:07:39 PM »

Note: Change to 1. Rules    The number of races for Gold and Silver to be attempted has changed to 8 maximum. This assumes we will have awesome ice and wind conditions where 5 races could be sailed on Sat and 3 on Sunday
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Mike Miller
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2007 Western Regions Gull Lke


« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 11:22:10 AM »

NOTICE OF RACE
 Western Lakes Regional DN Championship Regatta
 Jan 2-3, 2016
 North American Western Region

Organizing Authority
 International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association
 Host
 North American Western Region

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.

Eight race regatta format – 3 race minimum in the Gold Fleet will constitute the regatta. Fleets - Gold & Silver Fleet, Plate Runner Division as part of the Silver Fleet, Rookie Division as part of the lowest fleet; Volunteer split for fleets.

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 primary site is within the North American Western Region
 B. Site and Headquarters Information will be determined by the regatta organizer.
 C. Official regatta information, updates and accommodations: DN America Forum & Western Region Hotline - 608-313-5156

4. Entry and Fee:

A. The official entry may be submitted and signed at registration or may be accomplished on line. See Ice.idniyra.org for registration.
 B. The entry fee is $40, payable on site of regatta.

5. Schedule of Events:
•Friday: 7-9 PM Registration at Regatta Hotel Headquarters
•Sat 8-9 on ice registration
•Sat 9:30 Skippers Meeting
•Sat 10:30 First DN start
•Sunday 10:00 First DN start. No race will start after 2:30 PM

6. Sailing instructions

Official Sailing Instructions will be provided at registration.

7. Prizes

Trophies will be awarded to the top ten places in each fleet, top for Plate Runner Division, Top Junior, Top Rookie, Top Senior (50-59), Top Master (60 to 69) and Top Grand Master (70+)

8. Proof of Insurance

Proof of personal or race liability insurance ($300,000 minimum) will be needed at time of registration or submitted and verified online at https://ice.idniyra.org
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Mike Miller
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2007 Western Regions Gull Lke


« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 07:29:11 PM »

The 2016 Western Region Championship Regatta is called on for Green Lake at Spicer, MN. This is a preliminary call!
2 ranked DN sailors will be scouting the lake Wednesday morning, Dec 30, 2015. The final call and hotel information will be posted by 8PM December 30, 2015. The conditions reported by 3 separate scouts show 3.5" of optically clear new ice as far as you can see from the shore in Spicer. Cold temps over the next 3 days promises more ice making. I have tried to attach two photos. If they do not show up, Geoff Sobering, Secretary of IDNIYRA will try to get them attached. If not, a similar posting with photos will be made to the Facebook Group IDNIYRA, Minnesota iceboaters and 4 lakes group. An alternate site is also available in Garrison, MN on Lake Mille Lacs.
 
Sharpen your runners!

Remember to bring a copy of your current proof of insurance. Registering online and payment on the IDNIYRA website saves time. You must be a current(2016) member of IDNIYRA(dues paid since May 1, 2015) You can also renew and pay on line prior to event.
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Mike Miller
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2015, 05:11:21 PM »

Green Lake, Spicer, Mn is it!!!
Scouted well and sailed on a solid 4-4 1/2" of black ice. In 7-8mph Meyer and I got wound up to at least 35-40!
A flurries dusting on top made it magical. Course size is estimated at 1.5 X 2 mile area.
Launch site is the Salsbury ramp of Kandiyohi County. Right next to Mel's Sport Shop.
Trailers can back on the ice of 5". Do not park vehicles on the ice!

Headquarters Hotel across the street from launch.

Northern Inn Hotel & Suites.  ASK FOR iceboater special!
320-796-2091
$79/ nite for all rooms
2queens, King and hide a bed suite or poolside 2 Queens
 Alternate lodging 15 miles south in Willmar
Holiday inn 320-231-2601
Days Inn 888-942-7386

Saturday Eve dinner buffet party, 6 PM at American Legion, Spicer, next door to hotel. $15/each, all inclusive with 2 meats and dessert! Reserve at registration and pay at Legion.

Sunday awards send off barbeque at Legion at $9 each, pay at door. Estimated time 2PM. No need to reserve.
Scrub racing in 10-15 on Friday.
Happy New Year
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Mike Miller
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2015, 08:31:12 PM »

Another option 2 1/2 miles away, on Green Lake is the Historic Spicer Castle. Www.spicercastle. This is a 17 room B&B. Rates start at $122/ night. No discount available. Breakfast is served at 9! I told them the Iceboaters would need breakfast at 8. They may be able to do so if enough of these rooms book. Pretty cool 1895 mansion! Phone 320-796-5870.
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Mike Miller
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2007 Western Regions Gull Lke


« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2015, 09:28:01 AM »

Thursday update


Happy New Year!

1. If you want to race and do not have hull numbers, that is waived in the SI's. If your sail number does not match your IDNIYRA membership number, that too is waived in the SI's. All you need is a discreet number on the sail unique to the boat, like a large 1 or 2 marked on the sail of adequate size! You do need to be a current IDNIYRA member. You can pay that at registration. $25

2. Registration times changed to Friday 6:30-7:30 PM at Headquarters Hotel, Northern Inn in Spicer.
 154 Lake Ave South
 Spicer, Mn
 Lobby and breakfast room.

3. Insurance needed only requires a current homeowner or rental policy with at least $300,000 liability limits. An easy tip is to take a picture with your phone of the Summary or Declarations page. Circle your name, policy period and liability limits. Or bring a paper copy. Some people have downloaded this information to their IDNIYRA page. I do not have administrative rights to view, so bring along a photo or paper copy.

4. If you are trying to register on line or pay 2016 dues, and are not able to log in and can't get a new password, forget it for now and just register at the door during the time periods allowed. If you roll in late on Saturday after 9:30 AM skippers meeting, look for Deb Whitehorse, chief scoring official, and she will give you a registration form to register and pay on the ice( try not to do this please)

5. Novice or Junior sailors under 24 years of age have a reduced entry fee of only $10. You still need to be a current IDNIYRA member.

6. The official notice board will be in the lobby of the Northern Inn

7. Friday evening social gathering at Zorbaz on Green Lake after scrub racing Friday. Right across the street from Headquarters Hotel.

8. Trailers can be backed on he ice at the ramp. Vehicles in the parking lot. You may also travel over the sand beach and back trailer on the ice and leave your vehicle attached. Try to protect our good ramp and the courtesy of the county park.

9. Last, on Friday, a scrub course with lime green marks will be set up by Mark Christenson and others after they scout the ice. The predicted winds may be up in the 15mph range. It is imperative everyone sails safe and watches closely. Do not just go out on the scrub course just tooling around. That is when accidents happen on fast ice like this! Do not sail past the new ice to the NE side of the lake, known thin ice may be present. This area has not been sailed or scouted and has some crusty old snow. It will be easy to see if you go to far NE. Our sailing area is in front of the landing in Spicer and to your left. We estimate this is a 1.5 X 2 mile area all on the new ice, measured at close to 5".




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Mike DN5369
Mike Miller
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2007 Western Regions Gull Lke


« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2015, 05:48:07 PM »

1. Friday afternoon from 11 AM-4 PM Zorbaz on Green Lake has Bloody Mary New Years specials. After 4 PM they are an open bar and restaurant just next door to the landing. If our crowd gets too large they will have the back party room for us. Order drinks and food at the bar(no wait staff). Friday dinner on your own at Zorbaz, O'Neil's Bar & Resturant, downtown Spicer or in Willmar, 15 miles south.

2. The local daily news paper The West Central Tribune will be covering our event both Friday and Saturday. They have photo and video equipment being sent out also.

3. Dan Haney is the PRO with Fred Stritt Asst. I have one confirmed volunteer for Saturday to assist them on the course. I could use at least one more for Saturday and two for Sunday. Please call me at 612-868-2949 if you are interested. (you can't race and assist RC too, except to help move the start line in the event of a wind shift.)
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Mike Miller
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2016, 06:27:20 AM »

How nice!
Happy New Year!
Not too late to hit the road.
1 1/2 hrs west of Minneapolis and 5 1/2 from Madison!
A speed record could be set around 2 PM today. Turn on your GPS trackers!
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=45.1246&lon=-95.0496&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=graphical
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Mike Miller
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2016, 08:53:49 AM »

SI's printed at registration Friday 6:30 -7:30 PM
and near the launch ramp. Look for Deb in her vehicle from 8-9:30 AM Sat
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Mike Miller
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2007 Western Regions Gull Lke


« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2016, 06:40:59 AM »

As of 10PM Friday evening we have 44 registered DN's that have completed the registration and paid the entry fee. I will be in the lobby of the Northern Inn from 7-8 AM to register any competitors in the area. Deb and Loretta will be near the launch by Zorbaz in Ron Sherry's king size white van area by 8:15 am for late arrival competitors. We could have 75 racers!!! The flag is already blowing. 9:30 skippers meeting in the launch area by Zorbaz's.
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