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MICHAEL
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« on: November 22, 2018, 07:36:41 AM »

The first regatta of the season is scheduled for Friday Nov 30, 2018. Per JD, usual location will be best ice in Minnesota. We have been sailing on ice since Nov 16. Many lakes up north are now thick enough.
We now have a beautiful new freeze of Battle Lake, just north of our usual Christina near Ashby, Mn.
A number of lakes closer to Minneapolis should come thru in the next week. Very little snow predicted in our regatta locations. Time to sharpen runners and check your equipment. Watch the Facebook Minnesota Iceboaters or iceboating.net for updates.
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MICHAEL
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 08:53:23 PM »

Per JD posting.
Western challenge regatta is called on. Primary site is Battle Lake, near Ashby, MN. Next update Wednesday at noon.
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MICHAEL
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 06:40:27 PM »

November 27, 2018 - 03:39 — Mike DN
Western Challenge DN Regatta confirmed for Battle Lake, MN, just north of Ashby out I 94. Ice depth at 2PM Monday up to 5”, hard black ice. One DN was ripping it up today on the West Bay near town. Scrub racing Friday Nov 30, Regular fun races Sat-Sun.
Launch site is the Lions Park, just 1 mile north of Battle Lake.
Lodging options:
1. Bonnie Beach Resort 4 miles away. Large 3BR 2 Ba newer cabins on Clitherall Lake $150/night. 4 separate beds. Bring your own bath towel,soap. 5 left! 218-864-5534. Pat is owner.
2. Battle Lake Inn. $79/nite 2 queen beds. Full on Fri nite, open Thurs or Sat. 218-862-2500
3. Xanadu Island B&B. Perfect for large group. 6 BR 5Ba, sleeps 10 adults in separate beds.$300/ nite. 218-864-8096. Also on Airbnb.
4. Ashby Motel. 218-747-2959. Simple Motel, unable to get rates, but should be cheap.
5. Fergus Falls just 20 miles west has many motel options.
6. Thumper Pond Resort 14 miles north on Ottertail Lake.
Has a big pool, hot tub. Website shows 2 Queen beds with sleeper sofa at $189. Unable to confirm how many left. 218-367-2000
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MICHAEL
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 06:20:43 PM »

November 29, 2018 - 03:19 — Mike DN
Update Wed PM
Atkins and Gordon from Massachusetts already on the ice! Just light snow of maybe 1/4” today. Looks mostly blown off. Shaping up to be Epic! It’s not too late to make your plans. Temps around 30.
No excuses.
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