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Nite Nationals CALLED ON March 15-16, 2014.

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2014 ISA
When: Postponed
Where: TBA
Details: ISA Regatta Website

2014 Nite Nationals
When: March 15-16, 2014
Where: Green Lake, WI

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   March 12, 2014 News

Mary Jane Schalk called this morning about 11 from the ice on Green Lake.  Her husband, Steve, just returned from sailing his B Skeeter, inspecting the ice for the Northwest IYA Regatta.  “It’s great.” she reported.

The Northwest was officially called ON today for March 14, 15 & 16, 2014 on Green Lake, Wisconsin.

And now it is my pleasure to call the Nite Nationals on for March 15 & 16 at Green Lake, WI. We will have our own course, though we’ll have our banquet with the Northwest sailors.  John Hayashi, Joe Norton and the gang from the Green Lake ice Yacht Club are thrilled to be hosting us again this year.

Important Details:

  • Registration:
    • I sent registration forms yesterday.  If you can download the form, complete it and return it by noon on Friday it’ll save us some time on the ice.  
    • If not, we’ll have forms available on the ice Saturday AM
       
  • Lodging:  From the NWIYA Regatta Site:  Be sure to ask for regatta rate
    • Heidel House
      643 Illinois Ave, Green Lake, WI 54941
      $69.00 ask for regatta rate 920-294-3344
      (Heidel House charges you one nights room when making your reservations. If you cancel on Wednesday for Fridays night you are also charged 20%, canceling any time after that you are charged the full rate of all nights).
    • Acorn Ridge $55.00 single, $64.00 double 920-295-6533
    • Royal Ridge (Comfort Suites) $99.90 ask for regatta rate 920-748-5500
    • Bay View $69.00 920-294-6504
       
  • Launch Site:
    • County Park on Hwy K near Reilly's Tavern (Same as last year)
       
  • Banquet:
    • Saturday evening at Green lake Lodge, Tuscumbia Golf Course
    • Make your reservation and pay at Registration on Saturday

   March 10, 2014 News

It’s time to dig your boat out of the snow bank, sharpen your runners and collect your gear. 

The 2014 edition of Nite Nationals has been called ON for Green Lake, Wisconsin for the weekend of March 15 & 16, 2014.

It’s entirely likely that we’ll have conditions for the Nite Nationals at Green Lake.  Our “creepers on the ice” report that the snow cover is fading, cool temps for much of the week with little chance of precip in the forecast.

The NOR was included in this year’s edition of Nite News.  Confirmation as usual will come this Thursday at noon with updates as we get them before that.

At this moment, I expect that the Northwest will also be called ON for Green Lake.

   February 3, 2014 News

Once again, it is my sad duty to inform you all that this year’s Nite National Championship Regatta has been postponed until the weekend of 15 & 16, 2013.

However, there is some bright news to relate.  iceboat.org reports the International Skeeter Association (ISA) championship regatta has been called on for the weekend of February 7- 9, 2014 on Lake Champlain near Westport, New York. Remember that if enough Nite’s register, we will have our own start.  As I mentioned last week, our class has a very handsome trophy for the winner of the Nite class as the ISA.

I should also note that three Nite’s made it to the eastern ISA regatta last weekend, though not enough to have a separate start.  Nite skipper Bob Crum notched a 2nd place finish in the C Skeeter division.  Well done!

So there you have it, it’s time to sharpen your runners, check your wheel bearings and trailer lights, gas up the car and head for the ice.  ISA details are at iceboat.org.

See you on the ice.

 
Important Note:
USE CAUTION ON ICE!!!

The following ice reports are called in by volunteers to help iceboaters find clear ice for sailing. Never consider these reports as fully accurate as ice and safety conditions change daily. Never venture on ice alone. Wear a lifejacket and carry ice picks. Remember, you are responsible for your own safety.


PIYC Nite Racing
(Waukesha, WI Inland Lakes Area)
Click for Pewaukee, Wisconsin Forecast
3/10: Snow melting.

Minnetonka Nite Racing
(Minneapolis, MN Area)
Click for Minnetonka, Minnesota Forecast
3/10: Snow.

Four Lakes Ice Yacht
Club Nite Racing
(Madison, WI Area)
Click for Madison, Wisconsin Forecast
3/10: Snow melting

Mendota: Snow melting.

Monona: Snow melting.

Kegonsa: Snow melting.

Waubesa: Snow melting.

Wingra: Snow melting.

Central/Northern Wisconsin/UP Michigan
Green Lake, Green Bay, Menomonee Areas)
Click for Green Bay, Wisconsin Forecast

3/10: Snow melting.

Skeeter Ice Boat Club
Nite Racing
(Lake Geneva, WI Area)
Click for Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Forecast
3/10:
Snow melting.

Lake Geneva: Snow melting.

Delavan Lake: Snow melting.

Lake Como: Snow melting.

Southern Region
Nite Racing
(Ilinois, Missouri Areas)
Click for Lake Lotawana, Missouri Forecast

3/10: No ice.

Michigan Nite Racing
(Michigan Area)
Click for Muskegon, Michigan Forecast
3/10:
Snow melting.

Eastern Region
Nite Racing
(Ohio, East Coast Areas)
Click for New Milford, Connecticut Forecast

3/10:
Snow melting.

Western Region
Nite Racing
(Colorado and Western States Areas)
Click for Denver, Colorado Forecast

3/10: Canyon Ferry is good.

 

DISCLAIMER

A vast majority of the time one can participate in ice boating and enjoy a reasonable and acceptable safety margin.

We must be remind you that ice boats are very fast and the ice is very hard. Ice can be thick and quite thin in other places, sometimes just a few feet apart. Under the ice is water which can be very cold and is often very deep. The Right-of-way rules are written to help prevent accidents. Using common sense about when and where to sail works most of the time. However, accidents causing damage to equipment, injury or even death may still occur.

The International Nite Class Association can not guarantee your safety when sailing, whether you follow these guidelines and the Right-of- Way rules or not. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF!! No one, including The International Nite Class Association, can guarantee your safety when on the ice. You are responsible for yourself. The safety advice given on this page CANNOT guarantee your safety in all instances. Be smart, never sail alone.

You can find other information about sailing safe at www.iceboat.org

Last Update: March 10, 2014
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