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2008 North American DN Championship

January 14, 2008 to January 18, 2008

Location

Lake City
United States

The regatta was moved to Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River after a last minute snow fall covered the perfect ice at the primary venue, Lake Winnebago. Ninety eight sailors made the trip to the land of bald eagles to participate in a great regatta. Winds ranged from 10 to 20 mph with scattered small drifts. The ice was a bit rough but the five mile ice boat cruse on the Mississippi at the end of the day was truly a pleasure.

The initial launch site at Lake Pepin provided a good opportunity for practice. The ice was rough - "very rumbly" is how the ice checkers put it, but by the end of the day smoother ice was discovered just a short sail North on the river. Actually, the five mile iceboat cruise on the Mississippi at the end of the day was truly a pleasure.

The first day of racing was cold and windy, with winds 15-20 MPH and gusts to 25. The day's high temp was 14 defF, dropping in the afternoon to a bone-chilling 8 degF when we left the ice. The ice was not perfect, with a mixture of smooth patches, rumbly ice, occasional bumps big enough to send a runner flying, and some large deep powdery snow drifts. The wind let up a bit in the afternoon to 12-15 MPH, but built back up to butt pucker level by the end of the day. The Race Committee kept things moving and was able to get in 4 races in each fleet by the end of the first day, which ended with a color show as the setting sun lit the rocky bluffs of the Mississippi.

The second day started out with really cold temperatures and no wind. Luckily the temperature came up quickly as the sun rose in the sky, and the wind picked up along with the temps. The Race Committee completed 3 more races in each fleet by early afternoon, with increasing winds keeping the excitement level high.

Matt Struble sailed an excellent series of races, with a string of "horizon jobs", mixed in with occasional battles with the other top sailors. I can't wait for the day when I can win a regatta by throwing out a 4th place to win with all bullets - well done Matt. John Dennis and Ron Sherry sailed a fierce series of races, with only two points separating them at the finish. Jim Hadley was a real standout until a collision in the 5th race dampened his spirits. Jim has really progressed over the last couple years and I hope to see him at the front of the pack in future regattas.

To say the sailing was exciting is an understatement. The course was a little short at 3/4 mile, and there was plenty of wind (at least half the races had wind of 15 MPH or more). Fast bumpy ice and lots of spinouts downwind made for a high "pucker factor". I'm sure some sailors in the pits heard me hoootin' and hollerin' on the downwind legs. In my mind these were two great days of racing and is the stuff that keeps me coming back for more.

"Hat's off" to the Race Committee for another super job on the ice. RC Chairman Bill VanGee and his crew from New York (John and Pat Perrin, John Atkins, and Jeff Robertson) did their usual fine job. Loretta Rehe handled scoring with help from Maria LeBeau, Mari Lambrecht, John and Pat Perrin, and Jeff Robertson.

Paul Goodwin - DN US46

2008 North American DN Championship Results


Gold Fleet

PosSailGold Fleet SkipperSecR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Points
1US183Matt H Struble1 1 1 4 1 1 1 6.00
2US4691John W Dennis2 4 3 9 3 3 3 18.00
3US44Ronald J SherryDNF3 7 2 2 4 2 20.00
4US4480Aaron Stange5 7 4 1 DNF9 4 30.00
5US4926Steve Orlebeke4 8 6 3 15 8 7 36.00
6G107Bernd Zeiger7 5 21 14 4 2 5 37.00
7US3406James Hadley10 2 2 5 DNF14 17 50.00
8US3662Gregory R Smith Senior3 20 5 13 13 10 14 58.00
9US4379John R Harper Senior12 9 25 27 8 7 10 71.00
10US5014Mark L Isabell8 15 30 22 14 5 9 73.00
11US4257Jim C Gluek14 10 12 10 7 22 22 75.00
12US807Jr Francis20 12 10 8 11 20 15 76.00
13US2000Harold LeBeau9 16 20 11 10 16 DNF82.00
14US46Paul Goodwin Senior16 11 11 16 16 18 12 82.00
15US4824Mark R Christensen11 13 31 12 5 11 37 83.00
16US5144Mike Rehe18 14 9 6 17 41 DNS105.00
17US4755Rick Lemberg Jr40 24 18 20 9 12 25 108.00
18US1183Jan C Gougeon Master17 31 17 25 12 24 18 113.00
19US3705Robert J Holman15 32 22 21 21 19 19 117.00
20US5224James A Thieler27 18 23 15 27 28 8 118.00
21US3283J Bruce Williams Master22 19 27 17 18 15 34 118.00
22US5116David Clapp29 35 16 26 23 26 6 126.00
23G679Martin-Björn Schneider37 27 8 7 25 35 28 130.00
24G737Jörg Bohn6 DNF13 DNFDNS13 11 131.00
25US882Meade A Gougeon Master41 21 24 18 26 21 23 133.00
26US45J. Wendell Sherry Master23 42 14 23 20 34 21 135.00
27US2545Michael P Derusha13 17 15 DNF19 32 DNS140.00
28US4155Rick Lemberg Sr. Senior31 38 26 35 28 17 13 150.00
29US3535Jeffrey S Kent SeniorDNS6 DNFDNS6 6 DNS150.00
30US3Jim Grogan Senior35 26 40 24 24 25 20 154.00
31US602Tom Meyer Senior24 22 37 34 35 23 31 169.00
32US5053George Reis Senior25 28 29 30 38 31 30 173.00
33US4882Richard J Wollam Master28 25 39 36 31 40 16 175.00
34US4638Guy E Lovejoy38 30 28 28 34 27 29 176.00
35US5214Jim McDonagh26 23 35 32 37 37 24 177.00
36US3937Daniel Vought30 33 32 19 33 36 32 179.00
37US5084Al Stefanski33 36 33 29 29 33 26 183.00
38G551Christian Seegers Senior36 29 34 38 22 30 33 184.00
39US216Richard T Potcova21 37 19 33 39 DNSDNS193.00
40US4961John P Davenport19 39 DNSDNS30 29 35 196.00
41US2301Daniel F Bierman Senior34 34 41 39 32 38 36 213.00
42US5366Adam M. Koller39 40 38 37 36 39 27 216.00
43US4811Markham G Chatterton32 41 36 31 DNSDNSDNS228.00




Silver Fleet

PosSailSilver Fleet SkipperSecR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Points
1US406Peter M WoodruffDNF1 1 1 5 2 1 11.00
2US1059Michael Ulbrich4 3 7 2 1 1 3 14.00
3US4789Chris L ClarkDNS2 11 3 2 4 4 26.00
4US5174Robert Linden2 4 8 6 3 5 23 28.00
5US2360Pete Johns Master1 12 6 10 7 3 6 33.00
6US4000Randy Johnson Master17 9 2 4 6 11 2 34.00
7US4512Stephen D Madden Senior9 10 4 5 10 8 24 46.00
8US5219Kent Baker6 5 5 9 13 13 12 50.00
9US294Lou Loenneke MasterDNS8 14 DNS4 6 5 66.00
10US445Bob Cave SeniorDNS6 3 8 15 20 16 68.00
11G900Matthias Grothues-SporkDNS19 13 7 9 15 7 70.00
12US4192Randy Rogoski Senior5 17 22 15 12 7 14 70.00
13US4249Richard Kaiser Master12 7 9 18 8 16 20 70.00
14US4602David L Kickhafer13 21 12 13 14 9 13 74.00
15US1313Robert K Rast Senior8 11 15 16 17 19 19 86.00
16US5156Geoff Sobering7 18 19 11 21 21 11 87.00
17KC5001Claude Morin Senior10 13 10 12 23 24 DNS92.00
18US4915Robert M Cook Senior19 25 21 17 11 17 10 95.00
19US4487Chad Atkins3 20 18 DNF24 25 8 98.00
20US4203Pat Fitzgerald Master11 15 16 DNF27 23 9 101.00
21US2500Doug Macfarland MasterDNS22 20 14 20 10 17 103.00
22US2170John Creigh Senior14 16 25 20 19 22 15 106.00
23US4654Robert J Gray Master15 23 24 19 18 14 18 107.00
24US1202Douglas J Harvey Master16 14 17 21 22 18 21 107.00
25US610Don B Jones MasterDNS26 23 22 16 12 22 121.00
26US3896Mark Upham Senior18 24 27 23 26 DNSDNS147.00
27P71Leszek Ziólkowski Senior21 28 28 DNS25 26 DNS157.00
28US1630Danny Connell20 27 26 DNFDNSDNSDNS160.00




Bronze Fleet

PosSailBronze Fleet SkipperSecR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Points
1US1006Nick R Vitale Master12 1 5 2 1 5 1 15.00
2US4923John A Loomis SeniorDNS7 1 4 2 3 7 24.00
3US5172Glenn Betzoldt Master7 2 2 10 4 7 2 24.00
4US5432Mike Bloom16 4 7 7 5 1 5 29.00
5US4137Ken Smith Jr Senior1 5 6 5 9 10 4 30.00
6US467R. Michael Rian10 3 9 3 11 9 3 37.00
7US5391Tom Verburgt2 6 11 9 7 4 13 39.00
8US1419F Stuart Rittenhouse3 16 8 6 14 6 8 45.00
9US1277Hal K Bowman Master17 11 10 12 3 8 11 55.00
10US4794Peter J Blacklock Master5 18 4 11 10 15 14 59.00
11US3433Robert L Cummins MasterDNSDNS3 1 13 11 6 64.00
12US5096Steve Kennedy Senior4 8 17 16 19 14 9 68.00
13US88C. Butch Babcock Master11 9 16 8 15 18 15 74.00
14US5369Mike Miller SeniorDNF14 DNF14 6 2 10 76.00
15US3909Donald L Williams9 DNS13 15 12 12 17 78.00
16US5471Tim Cleary Jr.15 10 18 18 22 13 12 86.00
17KC8Stephane Blanchard19 12 14 13 16 16 16 87.00
18US4597Mike J Baldwin8 13 15 17 20 19 DNS92.00
19US5395Ben Shaevitz18 15 20 20 21 21 18 112.00
20US4140Peter J Hoeper MasterDNSDNS19 19 17 20 DNF135.00
21US5394Jon Lofgren14 DNS21 DNS23 22 DNS140.00
22KA1Michael ShepherdDNSDNS12 21 18 DNSDNS141.00
23US905Susan Pegel SeniorDNSDNSDNSDNS8 17 DNS145.00
24US3931Frederick W Krause Jr Master13 17 DNSDNSDNSDNSDNS150.00
25US3700Richard Clark Senior6 DNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNS156.00
26US805Jane Pegel MasterDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNS180.00
27US4868Julie A Richards SeniorDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNS180.00
28US2237Herbert W Dakin MasterDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNS180.00
29US3186Jack Erikson MasterDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNS180.00