Western Region Champs: ON!!! Jan. 5-6, 2019

It’s On! The Western Regional Championships are confirmed for this weekend, Jan. 5-6 on Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minnesota.

Group rate at AmericInn. Reference “Western Region” to get $79.99/night group rate for double queen with breakfast. Amenities include pool and hot tub. 651-345-5611
AmericInn by Wyndham Lake City
1615 N Lakeshore Drive Lake City, Minnesota 55041-9023

At AmericInn Friday evening and on ice Saturday morning, if necessary. If you will not arrive until Saturday night. Please email Deb Whitehorse secretary.idniyra@gmail.com to confirm your attendance and to provide your fleet preference—Gold or Silver. (Depending on numbers, there may be one or two fleets, though prizes will be awarded for two fleets).

The ice surface is smooth to pebbly, rated a 7+ from two ranked/experienced DN racers who sailed it today. Ice thickness is reported to be 8”. Weather forecast is calling for above freezing temperatures—sunny and high of 46 degrees on Saturday; cloudy with high of 39 degrees Sunday. Wind forecast for Saturday is 8 mph until 1:00 p.m., then starting to diminish. Sunday winds 8-10 mph throughout the racing day.

Let’s Get Our Money’s Worth
Note that we have a 9-race format scheduled and we will be working hard to be as efficient as possible in order to make that happen. We have the option to start a race as late as 3:00 p.m., but we would prefer to avoid that in consideration of our longer distance travelers. Please be ready to help out the Race Committee if assistance is requested. If rules allow, I would like to move the start time Saturday up ½-hour to 10:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

Roschen Park. Drive on if you so choose, but be aware this is a frozen section of a river.

Daniel Hearn
Western Region Rear Commodore
US 5352

Start time Sat

Hello Western Region Sailors,
There's been a change in start time for the 2019 DN Western Region
Championship. The first race start time has been moved from 10:30 AM CT
to 10 AM CT.
Racing will begin at 10 AM CT on Saturday, January 5. See you all on the


Mike Miller