2012 DN Great Western Challenge Regatta IS DONE!

30 Nov 2012 11:30 am

Lake Christina November 2012 Pelican Lake November 2012 don't fear the coot

Hey everyone the DN Great Western Challenge is ON!
Friday November 30 and continuing through Sunday December 2.

Scrub racing on Friday and scored racing on Saturday and Sunday. No entry fee. "Friday is always the best day"

We currently have ice on Lake Christina as reported by the Ice Maker. The ice was sailed this last weekend by 4691 and 4824. The ice is nice. The forecast looks great!
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Sunday Night Update
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PRIMARY LOCATION IS Ashby, Minnesota (Pelican Lake - Lake Christina)
Lodging is in Alexandria, Minnesota

Host: Minnesota Ice Sailing Association
Location: Lake Christina, Minnesota
Launch Site: the ditch at Mile Marker 8
Date: Friday, November 30th - Sunday December 2nd 2012

Same format as always.

Scrub Racing on Friday (always the best day)
Racing Starting at 11:00am on Saturday
Racing Starting at 10:00am on Sunday

More information will be available on this site
http://iceboating.net
or just give JD a call @ (six one two) 840-9855

As always, iceboaters of all abilities are encouraged to attend this casual event.

New this year!
SOCIAL AGENDA!
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Friday Night: Holiday Inn Bar in Alexandria
Saturday Night: Holiday Inn Bar in Alexandria

Comments

Congratulations and Thank You!

Congratulations to The Doctor (US 4824). He was faster then everybody on Saturday, and was in it to win it on Sunday! His work shop is dedicated to iceboating, and his hard work off the ice payed off on the ice.

Bonus: All you ranked sailors, just got beat by an un-ranked sailor.

Congratulations are also in order for Peter Orlebeke (US 5501) for besting a fifty-one! (are you kidding me) boats in the silver fleet to take the win! We had the biggest silver fleet ever! Peter put on a good show, pushing his boat hard at times..

I know the whole fleet would like to thank Loretta and Deb for doing the registration and the scoring. It went way smoother then having me do it.

Thanks to Mike Bloom, who couldn't sail do to an injury, came out and did a great job running the races. Saturday was hard. The wind would not stay put!

Thanks to everybody that helped out and a special thanks to all the participants for making it so much fun.

sincerly,
us5214 on behalf of the Minnesota Ice Sailing Association

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Probably some of the best ice

Probably some of the best ice and conditions I have experienced in my very short iceboating career,thanks to all that made it happen.

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Regatta complete

Many scrub races on Fri with outstanding ice and 10-13 MPH. Saturday sunny warm with 4 races all fleets in 7-12 clocking right wind. Pelican Lake looked like a mirror. Dr posted 3 firsts and a 2nd in gold. Sunday started foggy but lifted as we set up. The lake re froze overnight so again fast conditions in 10-15 Speeds up to 50+ on the GPS. JD wins two races and Ron the 3rd and final race to complete an awesome regatta.
Final results in gold(unofficial). Dr -1st, JD-2nd
In silver Peter Orlebeke 1st, Griffin Sherry -2nd and Miller 3rd.
Official results from Loretta soon.
Thanks to MN iceboat assoc for the great regatta and sheet of ice.

2012 GWC Preliminary Results

Preliminary Results: Great Western Challenge
December 1-2, 2012
Pelican Lake near Ashby, MN

Gold fleet
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Pos Sail# Name Race> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points
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1 US 4824 CHRISTENSEN, MARK (S) 1 1 2 1 ( 5) 2 4 11.00
2 US 4691 DENNIS, JOHN (S) 3 ( 12) 10 6 1 1 2 23.00
3 US 60 HARPER, JOHN (S) 2 3 4 2 ( 7) 6 7 24.00
4 US 5014 ISABELL, MARK 6 2 1 ( 10) 8 7 10 34.00
5 US 4257 GLUEK, JIM 5 4 8 3 9 8 ( 15) 37.00
6 US 807 FRANCIS, JR 13 5 ( 13) 8 6 5 3 40.00
7 US 4926 ORLEBEKE, STEVE 9 6 5 ( 11) 10 10 5 45.00
8 US 216 POTCOVA, RICHARD 8 (DNS) 9 5 11 4 8 45.00
9 US 5219 BAKER, KENT 10 8 3 12 4 ( 13) 13 50.00
10 G 679 SCHNEIDER, MARTIN-BJORN (DNF) 7 DNF 4 3 9 6 63.00
11 G 55 SEEGERS, ANDREAS 11 ( 16) 12 7 14 11 12 67.00
12 H 467 VAN REIMSDIJK, DIDERIC 4 10 24 9 17 12 (DNS) 76.00
13 US 44 SHERRY, RON 7 DNS DNS (DNS) 2 3 1 81.00
14 US 294 LOENNEKE, LOUIS (M) 17 13 6 14 ( 21) 19 17 86.00
15 US 445 CAVE, BOB 12 20 11 17 15 ( 20) 16 91.00
16 US 602 MEYER, TOM (M) 15 15 15 ( 20) 18 14 14 91.00
17 US 3283 WILLIAMS, J.BRUCE (M) 18 21 16 19 (DNS) 15 11 100.00
18 US 5352 HEARN, DANIEL ( 26) 18 7 18 20 16 24 103.00
19 US 5214 MCDONAGH, JIM 14 17 DNF (DNS) 24 17 9 115.00
20 US 5391 VERBURGT, TOM 23 19 21 22 13 ( 23) 18 116.00
21 G 551 SEEGERS, CHRISTIAN (M) (DNS) 23 20 24 12 22 19 120.00
22 US 3271 JANKOWSKI, MIKE (S) 22 14 18 23 22 ( 25) 22 121.00
23 US 5479 PTASNIK, VLADISLAV ( 25) 24 19 16 16 24 23 122.00
24 US 4789 CLARK, CHRIS (S) 16 9 17 13 (DNS) DNS DNS 123.00
25 US 5298 Brown, Scott ( 29) 22 23 25 19 21 21 131.00
26 US 4868 RICHARDS, JULIE (S) 24 11 14 15 (DNS) DNS DNS 132.00
27 US 5435 KJOLLER, JODY 19 25 22 21 23 ( 26) 25 135.00
28 US 4923 SOLUM, JEFF 30 DNS DNS (DNS) DNS 18 20 170.00
29 US 2000 LEBEAU, LEON (S) 20 DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 190.00
30 US 4882 WOLLAM, RICHARD (M) 21 DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 191.00
31 US 5366 KOLLER, ADAM 27 DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 197.00
32 US 5434 Backus, Jeremy 28 DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 198.00
33 US 4961 DAVENPORT, JOHN DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS DNS 204.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds

Silver fleet
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Pos Sail# Name Race> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points
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1 US 5501 Orlebeke, Peter ( 9) 2 3 1 1 5 2 14.00
2 US 4 Sherry, GK 1 5 2 3 2 7 ( 8) 20.00
3 US 5369 MILLER, MIKE (M) 6 1 8 ( 8) 3 3 3 24.00
4 KC 5449 MADGE, MIKE (S) 4 4 5 2 15 ( 19) 10 40.00
5 US 5486 Elsmo, Dave ( 18) 6 6 12 13 2 7 46.00
6 US 5352 Hearn, F (DNS) 7 4 7 7 25 5 55.00
7 US 5507 Barnett, Mike ( 22) 11 1 14 11 12 6 55.00
8 US 5506 Hurd, Charlie (DNS) 14 15 6 9 8 12 64.00
9 US 5290 HUTTNER, PATRICK (S) 5 15 10 5 12 ( 22) 19 66.00
10 US 5508 Sugar, Tim 13 ( 21) 14 16 14 4 9 70.00
11 US 5050 OELSCHLAGER, TIM 7 ( 23) 20 15 4 16 14 76.00
12 US 1277 BOWMAN, HAL (GM) 27 9 7 (DNS) 5 6 27 81.00
13 US 2452 Allen, Harry 10 16 12 13 10 20 ( 21) 81.00
14 US 824 Foster, Andy 11 ( 26) 16 11 25 10 17 90.00
15 US 36 METZLOFF, KYLE 19 19 17 21 ( 23) 11 4 91.00
16 US 5397 Lenon, Jori 15 ( 24) 19 4 22 21 13 94.00
17 US 5156 SOBERING, GEOFF (S) 17 13 ( 29) 20 21 14 15 100.00
18 US 5358 FROST, DAVID ( 31) 28 27 28 6 9 11 109.00
19 US 5489 Doe, Judy 3 17 ( 30) 25 24 24 26 119.00
20 US 4271 Jankowski, Julie 26 27 11 19 17 23 ( 28) 123.00
21 US 5464 Wegger, Bruce 8 12 DNS 23 26 (DNS) 25 146.00
22 US 5096 KENNEDY, STEVE (S) (DNF) 32 31 22 20 30 16 151.00
23 US 5470 Dawson, Tom 14 8 18 10 (DNS) DNS DNS 154.00
24 US 490 Doe, Jessie (DNS) 20 DNS 17 16 29 24 158.00
25 US 5404 Mintz, Bill 29 ( 35) 23 29 27 26 29 163.00
26 US 4923 Smith, DNS DNS (DNS) DNS 8 1 1 166.00
27 US 1474 Stasieluk, John 30 ( 31) 26 26 28 28 30 168.0
28 US 5401 Nordhaus, Jim 24 29 DNS (DNS) 29 17 22 173.00
29 US 5169 LIZEE, ALAN 21 22 28 DNS (DNS) 27 23 173.00
30 US 4950 RATLIFF, MATT DNS 10 13 9 (DNS) DNS DNS 188.00
31 US 2360 Johns, Peter (GM) 12 18 9 DNS (DNS) DNS DNS 195.00
32 US 4490 LUNDT, PETER (GM) 16 25 21 30 (DNS) DNS DNS 196.00
33 US 5362 Rosenthal, Jim 25 33 22 18 (DNS) DNS DNS 202.00
34 US 5444 Lynch, Neil (S) 20 30 24 27 (DNS) DNS DNS 205.00
35 US 5391 Smithy, DNS DNS (DNS) DNS 19 13 18 206.00
36 US 3433 CUMMINS, ROBERT (M) DNS DNS (DNS) DNS 18 18 20 212.00
37 US 5158 Bushey, John 28 34 25 24 (DNS) DNS DNS 215.00
38 US 4755 Beresni, Mike 32 DNS DNS (DNS) 30 DNS 31 249.00
39 US50961 Doe, John 33 36 32 DNS (DNS) DNS DNS 257.00
40 US 66 BUCHBINDER, BILL (S) 2 DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 262.00
41 P 71 ZIOLKOWSKI, LESZEK (S) DNS 3 DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 263.00
42 US 4602 KICKHAFER, DAVID DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS 15 DNS 275.00
43 US 4974 Lind, Eric 23 DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 283.00
44 US 5417 Doe, Joe DNS 37 DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 297.00
45T US 4470 Faragher, Randy DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS DNS 312.00
46T US 5497 Barnett, Mike DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS DNS 312.00
47T US22222 number, no DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS DNS 312.00
48T US 888 Hanson, Mikey DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS DNS 312.00
49T US50966 Doe, Jill DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS DNS 312.00
50T US 5147 McCormick, Jack DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS DNS 312.00
51T US40961 Doe, James DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS DNS 312.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds

2012 Ice Opti North American Championships
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Pos Sail# Name Race> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points
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1 US 2 Sherry, Griffin 1 1 ( 1) 1 1 1 1 6.00
2 US 28 Orlebeke, Cole 3 3 2 ( 3) 3 2 2 15.00
3 US 1 Hearn, Frankie (JR) ( 4) 2 3 2 2 3 3 15.00
4 US 13 Kickhafer, Matthew 6 4 ( 6) 5 4 4 4 27.00
5 US 18 Youins, Holden 5 5 4 ( 6) 5 5 6 30.00
6 US 100 Metzloff, Tyler 7 7 5 7 (DNS) DNS 5 40.00
7 US 33 Frost, Audrey DNF 6 7 4 (DNS) DNS DNS 44.00
8 US 4 Dawson, Martha 2 DNS 8 (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 46.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds

Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club
www.iceboat.org

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Results

As Audrey and I sit at McD's an hour from home we want to say thanks to all those who put this event on and those who made the trip. We had a blast. Audrey would also like to point out one little error in the scoring.... she should have had all DNSs and Martha Dawson should be the winner of the Jane Pagel award! Go Martha!!!

Skippers Meeting

Great day of racing on Friday.

Skippers meeting at the launch site 10:00am Saturday Morning

We had 65 boats on the ice including what seemed like a dozen ice optis ripping all over 4" of black ice.
Wind freshened as the day went on. A rotating fleet of scrub races through out the day kept smiles on everybody's face. A very nice first day of the season.

Lake christina

If it is " mile marker 8" what road / hiway is THAT on...??? thanks, 5445

To Mile Marker 8

Pelican Lake is the Primary Site

We are going to make Pelican Lake the primary site. If that doesn't work, we can go back to Lake Christina.

Friday meet at Pelican Lake!

to Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake..

Pelican Lake is connected to Lake Christina. We are still going to be sailing out of the town of Ashby, MN. Pelican is a bit smaller then Christina, but it froze later and has better ice. JD & the Doctor looked it over, but they sailed Christina, not Pelican, so it will need to be thoroughly checked out on Friday, first thing.

Where is the landing?

Where is the landing?

Landing

Public access on hwy 78. Not far from the cute.

JD US4691

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Pelican site

That would be the coot(duck) statue on the side if the road.
The one Rob made famous!

Informal Online Check-IN Activated

Please reply to this comment with any sail numbers that you know might/maybe/will be attending. Register up, I am using this data to try out my mobile scoring app that I am trying to finish by Friday!

us5214
us4691
us4824

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Us 5506 attending. Charlie Hurd

US 5506 Charlie Hurd

Attending

US4868
US4882
US66

Attending US5366

us5366

Planning on driving up Friday morning

US 5158

John Bushey

thanks

that's a good start.

Probably Attending

us5362

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Attending

US 5369

US5156

US5156

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US 5050

US 5050

DN 5050

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US 5358 US 5404 US 3283 US IO

US 5358
US 5404
US 3283
US IO 33

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KC 5449

KC 5449

us5432

us 5432
us 5290

Alternate Lodging in Alexandria

Super Eight
320-763-6552

Lakes Area Motel
320-763-5121

Hampton Inn
320-763-3360

Cedar Rose Inn
320-763-8430

Best Western
320-762-5161

Days Inn
320-762-1171

AmericINn
320-763-6808

Country Inn
320-763-9900

http://www.ashbyresort.com
There is also the Mom & Pop in Ashby, MN. I called them and they are open. You'd be close to the ice, but a long way to the new social events in Alexandria.
218.747.2959.

JD and the Doctor

Are reporting that Lake Christina is all frozen over and they are going for a sail.

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Sailing Monday

Will anybody be sailing on Christina? I'm "thinking" about it :)

Dirk Siems
dirksiems@gmail.com
DN US445

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Ice scouting

Any ice to scout on Sat? If so give me a call after 8 PM. Mike 612-868-2949