Western Challenge Tune-Up Day

Western Challenge Tune-Up Day

Skip Dieball and Chad Atkins get ready to push off.

Bright sunshine, moderately light winds, and reasonably hard ice made for a perfect first day on the ice at Lake Christina. Marks were set, and laps were run. We had just a dusting of snow in Battle Lake overnight, and we expect moderate wind and temperatures. “Father Nature shows up around noon and we’ll go from there.” Photos from Thursday, 2 December, 2021 on Lake Christina near Ashby, MN.

DN Western Challenge Called ON 3-5 Dec @ Christina

DN Western Challenge Called ON 3-5 Dec @ Christina

It’s on. Picture from Lake Christina near Ashby, MN n Sunday, November 28, 2021.

DECEMBER 1: UPDATE: Final confirmation. Regatta is called ON. Via John Dennis, the Western Challenge is called on for Lake Christina in Ashby, MN December 3 – 5, 2021. The Western Challenge is a an informal tune-up fun regatta for DNs.
What: Western Challenge
Date: December 3 – 5, 2021
Where: Lake Christina in Ashby, MN
Lodging: Recommended nearest Battle Lake, Minnesota
Battle Lake Inn and Suites (almost full, no vacancies for Friday night)
102 Glenhaven Dr, Battle Lake, MN 56515
+12188622500

Bonnie Beach Resort
20341 Bonnie Beach Road
Battle Lake, MN 56515
$175 night 3 bedrooms, (sleeps 4) with kitchen
218-864-5534

The Hideaway at Xanadu Island
35484 235th St, Battle Lake, MN 56515
+12188648096

The Otter
306 MN-78, Ottertail, MN 56571
+12183672525

 

 

DN Great Western Challenge

DN Great Western Challenge

 

Chris Gordon US5590 leads the pack rounding the weather mark on Lake Puckaway at the 2019 Western Challenge. Photo: Puckaway Ice Sailing Squadron

Breeze and hard, fast ice arrived on Lake Puckaway just in time for the 2019 DN Western Challenge. This regatta will be remembered by many of us for years to come.
RESULTS

Western Challenge Updates: It’s Wisconsin for DNs, Skeeter WC is Cancelled

Western Challenge Updates: It’s Wisconsin for DNs, Skeeter WC is Cancelled

DN Western Region Championship on Lake Mendota in 2018

Via iceboating.net

The DN Great Western Challenge is called “ON” for December 13-15, 2019 on Lake Puckaway Wisconsin.
Lake Puckaway is near Green Lake, Wisconsin. The Skeeter Western Challenge is cancelled for the season.

 

LAUNCH
Apuckawa Park and Boat Launch
Located at the intersection of Fox Court and Toepper Drive, east of Montello.
Link to map

 

LODGING
Mecan River Outfitters:
(920) 295-3439
Very limited availability.

 

T’ween the Lake Motel
510 Underwood Ave Hwy 23
Montello, WI 53949
608-297-8715
Website

 

Acorn Ridge Motel
920-295-6533
http://www.acornridgemotel.com/

 

Bayview Motel and Marina
(920) 294-6504
439 Lake St, Green Lake, WI 54941
https://www.bayviewgreenlake.com/

 

Comfort Suites At Royal Ridges
(608) 567-4024
2 Westgate Drive, Ripon, WI, 54971, US
https://www.choicehotels.com/wisconsin/ripon/comfort-suites-hotels/wi133

 

Boarders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels – Ripon
(920) 748-7578
1219 W Fond Du Lac St, Ripon, WI 54971
https://www.staycobblestone.com/wi/ripon/

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