IDNIYRA members will soon receive via the postal service an IDNIYRA ballot where you can vote on the election of the Governing Committee and vote on proposed changes to the Constitution and Bylaws. The ballot is attached to 4 pages of Constitution and Bylaws proposals. Please take the time to review the proposals, fill out the ballot, detach it from the proposals, put it in an envelope, and mail to Secretary Deb Whitehorse.
This ballot gives you the opportunity to approve the use of electronic voting by internet for issues that affect North America. Please make your voice heard on this important measure.
DIDN’T GET A BALLOT? Please email to me and I will send one to you.
DEADLINE: All ballots must be postmarked by July 1, 2018.
PROPOSALS: Download the Proposals to Change the Constitution & Bylaws

May Runner Tracks Newsletter

Current Issue: May 2018

Here’s your end of the season newsletter, the May edition of Runner Tracks. Class members should read this issue carefully, particularly Eric Anderson’s report on what was accomplished at the April meeting between officials of the IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA-Europe and what will happen moving forward.

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  • 2018 Gold Cup & European Championship Report by Warren Nethercote
  • An EPIC Agreement for the Future of the DN Class by Eric Anderson
  • Gold Cup, European Championship, and North American Regatta Results

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2019 Regatta Dates Announced

Plan ahead! The major DN regatta racing calendar has been set for 2019.

  • European Championship
    Date: January 20 – 25, 2019
    Host Country: Hungary
    Location:  Best ice in Europe
    Information:  DN Europe website
  • DN & Ice Optimist Junior Worlds & European Championships
    Date: February 2-8, 2019
    Host Country: Hungary
    Location: Best ice in Europe
    Information: DN Europe
  • Gold Cup & North American Championship
    Host Region: Central Lakes
    Date: February 16 – 23, 2019.
    Location: Best ice in Central Region or North America
    Information: This website

Attention Central and Eastern Region Sailors

Via North American Commodore Eric Anderson:

Our class is in need of  new Rear Commodores for the Central and Eastern Regions. Both Bill Cutting and Chad Atkins have indicated that they are not able to continue in the roles since both have young families. We thank them for all the hard work they put into the class, but now it is time for someone else to step up. Normally the Governing Committee does not get involved in regional affairs, but since the regions have not been able to identify replacements, we are putting out the word.
The Central Region is hosting the World Championships next year. A new Commodore needs to be picked in the next few weeks since planning for the Gold Cup needs to start ASAP. Please, if you are from the Central Region and willing to take on the responsibility let us know. We need to set the dates for the event soon and if have we don’t have a Central Region Rear Commodore, we will be forced to have a different region host.

2018 European Championship: Ron Sherry Wins 3rd EC

Results here.
The 2018 Gold Cup and European Championship regattas are in the books. Congratulations to Ron Sherry US44 who won his third European Championship in an extraordinarily tough field of competitors in frigid conditions on Lake Wielimie in Szczecinek, Poland. North American sailor Chris Berger US5166 joined Ron in the top ten with a 7th place finish.

Top 10 Gold Fleet
1 US- 44 Ronald, Sherry
2 P- 114 Michał, Burczyński
3 P- 36 Karol, Jabłonski
4 P- 155 Łukasz, Zakrzewski
5 P- 55 Tomasz, Zakrzewski
6 P- 13 Dariusz, Kardaś
7 US- 5166 Chris, Berger
8 G- 936 Jost, Kolb
9 C- 45 Mihkel, Kosk
10 P- 431 Jarek, Radzki

DN European Championship A Fleet Winners

2018 World’s & EC Update

Time for a quick update before heading to  the lake. Racing began at noon yesterday on the first day of the EC because of brutally cold  temps in the morning. A C qualifier, B qualifier, an A, and another B were sailed. Ron Sherry us44 took the first race.

It’s cold again this morning but lighter winds are predicted which will make for challenging conditions. Off to the lake!

2018 Worlds & European Championship: Day 1

It was a bluebird day for iceboating racing but a cold one. Winds were light to medium which allowed for ten races.
After placing well in the first race, Chris Berger had some tough luck at the start of the second Gold when he lost his halyard seconds before the race started and was unable to compete. After a tough first race, Ron Sherry made some changes that brought him up to second place in the next two Gold races. T Theiler kept climbing in the results all day, ending the day with a 4th. Tomorrow will be the finale of the Gold Cup and the European Championship will begin on Wednesday.
Results here.


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