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2024 DN North American Championship Day 1 Starting Positions


2024 North American Championship
Lake Waconia, Waconia, MN
SCHEDULE

Schedule for Monday, February 26, 2024
9 AM Skippers Meeting at the Launch
10 AM First Qualifier Race
Due to warm temperatures we need to be prompt and make every effort to make this happen on time. The starting line will be approximately two miles from the launch.

2024 DN North American Championship Information

Photo: Catherine Firmbach

The 2024 DN North American Championship regatta is called on for Waconia Lake in Waconia, Minnesota.
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WHAT TO KNOW
DN North American Championship
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Dates: February 25 – March 2, 2024
Location: Lake Waconia, Waconia MN
Launch: Lake Waconia Regional Park
8170 Paradise Ln, Waconia, MN 55387
ATTENTION: DO NOT DRIVE ON THE ICE. THERE WILL BE AN ATV TO TAKE YOUR TRAILER ON THE ICE.

Lodging:
Regatta Headquarters:
AmeriVu Inn and Suites
952-442-8787
550 Cherry Dr, Waconia, MN 55387
Room rate: $90.99 plus tax and fees
Room type: Either King or 2 Queens
Cancellation Policy: Same day by no later than 11am.
Tell them you are with the DN Iceboat Regatta to get the discount

AmericInn by Wyndham Chanhassen, MN
612-293-6930

Country Inn & Suites Chanhassen, MN
952-937-2424

Super 8 by Wyndham Chaska, MN
1-952-448-7030

Register: Click here to register online.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, February 25, 2024
Online Registration and Check In closes at 8 PM CT at Regatta Headquarters, AmeriVu Inn and Suites
Check-in is a must! If you’ve registered, paid, and submitted insurance but can’t make the 8 PM check-in deadline, call Ann Foeller at 1-419-705-0959 or Deb Whitehorse at 1-608-347-2513 by 8 PM on Sunday, February 25. Speak to either Ann or Deb to ensure your stickers are ready for collection in the morning.

Monday, February 26, 2024
9 AM Skipper’s Meeting
10 AM First Qualifying Race

Race Documents
Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Official Notice Board

2024 DN North American Championship Called ON for Waconia, MN


REGISTER FOR THE 2024 DN NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
We are pleased to announce the primary site for the upcoming DN North American Championship ahead of schedule.

The primary site for the championship will be Lake Waconia in Waconia, MN, and we will continue to scout ice in Minnesota for backup sites.

We want to thank Eastern Lakes Commodore James “T” Thieler and dedicated ice checkers Bill Bucholz, Jeff Roseberry and Paul Chamberland on the East Coast for their efforts. While the championship was originally slated to take place in the east, the unpredictable weather conditions and a lack of big ice have led us to select a location in Minnesota.

We want to thank Minnesota sailors Mike Bloom and Sam Bartel for their extensive windshield time and ice scouting over the last few days.

Consider arriving early to compete in the oldest ice yacht regatta in North America, the Northwest, a 3-day regatta. Where else can you sail a regatta for $16 and see Skeeters and Stern-Steerers? Registration will open tomorrow,  Information here.

Stay tuned for further updates and detailed information about lodging, launch, etc.

See you on the ice!

WHAT TO KNOW
2024 DN North American Championship Event page
Dates: Feb 25 – March 2
Primary Site: Lake Waconia, Waconia, MN
Launch: TBA
Lodging: TBA
Schedule: 

  • Sunday, February 25, 2024, Check-in 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm local time: Location to be listed on the IDNIYRA website.
  • Monday, February 26, 2024 first race at time stated in sailing instructions.
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024, racing is concluded.

IDNIYRA BY LAWS
Racing Rules

C) b) When not held in conjunction with the Gold Cup, the North American Championship regatta is held during a specific week, beginning on a Monday and ending on Friday, with Saturday as a reserve day. If 3 races in all fleets have not been completed by sundown on Friday, racing shall be continued until sundown on Saturday. 

Thinking About Registering Last Minute for the North Americans?


Deadline Alert: Waiting Until the Last Minute to Register for the DN North American Championship? Here’s what you need to know:

Registration for the 2024 DN North American Championship event closes on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 8 PM Local Time. Don’t wait until the last minute – secure your spot now!

Registration Details:

Insurance Submission:

  • Send your insurance proof to proofdn@gmail.com This step is essential for your eligibility to compete.

Check-In Information:

  • Check-in is a must! If you’ve registered, paid, and submitted insurance but can’t make the 8 PM check-in deadline, call Ann Foeller at 1-419-705-0959 or Deb Whitehorse at 1-608-347-2513 by 8 PM on Sunday, February 25. Speak to either Ann or Deb to ensure your stickers are ready for collection in the morning.

Spread the word and ensure all participants are aware of these crucial details. For any inquiries or assistance, feel free to contact us. secretary.idniyra@gmail.com

See you at the DN North American Championships.

Site Selection Update #1 for the 2024 North American Championship


Last night, the IDNIYRA Governing Group met to discuss the site selection for the 2024 North American Championship. A weather system is currently moving across the eastern part of the United States. Despite the usual challenges, we remain committed to finding the perfect location for the championship.

We are sending scouts to explore potential New England and Northern Minnesota sites and are monitoring conditions in Northern Michigan. On Tuesday, we have a conference call scheduled with a weather service to discuss the long-range forecast for the regatta. At present, we do not have a primary site secured. However, we are working hard to finalize our decision and plan to announce the chosen venue on Wednesday night, February 21, 2024.

Your assistance in this process is invaluable. If you have any information regarding potential regatta ice, please do not hesitate to contact your regional commodore. Stay tuned for further updates as we navigate through this process together.

Regional Commodores
Host Region – Eastern  – James “T” Thieler t_thieler@yahoo.com
Canada – Colin Duncan – colinduncan439@gmail.com
Central Region – Peter Johanson – petejoh@med.umich.edu
Western Region – Chris Berger – berg820@yahoo.com

2024 DN World Champions – Michał Burczyński P114, Gustav Linden S887 DN Jr, Aaron Poolma C1 Ice Opti

Gold (A) fleet top ten. Photo Eesti Jääpurjetamise Liit

Congratulations to all competitors including Silver (B) fleet champion Oscar Lindell L132 and Bronze (C) fleet champion Niklas Philipson S885.The European Championship is taking place today. There is a live stream on Youtube.
Results
Ways to Follow
IDNIYRA European Website for official information
IDNIYRA Europe Facebook
IDNIYRA Europe YouTube for daily reports
Gilles Morelle Images – Professional Photographer
Livestream on Youtube

Photo Gallery: esti Jääpurjetamise Liit

2024 DN World, EU, and Junior Ice Sailing Championship: Day 3 PM Report

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The wind never made an appearance on Day 3,  but we were treated to another BBQ at the launch site, this one from  Polish DN Association. The Finnish team grilled sausages on after first day of racing on shore. There’s a group dinner tonight here at the hotel. Stay tuned for more from Parnu, Estonia and the 2024 IDNIYRA World, European, and Junior Championship.
Ways to Follow
IDNIYRA European Website for official information
IDNIYRA Europe Facebook
IDNIYRA Europe YouTube for daily reports
Gilles Morelle Images – Professional Photographer

Canadian sailors John Curtis and Jacek Marzenski on the starting line from Day 2.

DN World & EU Championship: Day 1 AM Report

Training Day, Saturday, February 3, 2024. Photo: Gilles Morelle

Good morning from Parnu, Estonia, home of the 2024 DN World & European Championship and Junior World Championships. Just back from breakfast buffet where competitors were starting their day. We’ll soon be heading to the launch site, about 11 km from the hotel, for opening ceremonies followed by a skipper’s meeting and then racing. North Americans here include Chris Berger, Bob Cummins, John Curtis, David Frost, Daniel Hearn, Jacek Marzenski, and Ron Sherry. I’ll try for some Facebook live today on the IDNIYRA North American Facebook page. 

Ways to Follow
IDNIYRA European Website for official information
IDNIYRA Europe Facebook
IDNIYRA Europe YouTube for daily reports
Gilles Morelle Images – Professional Photographer

Video link for Registration Day

 

January 30, 2024 Centrals Update: Tentatively Called ON for Higgins Lake Feb 3-4

Higgins Lake in Northern Michigan was sailed by ranked sailors this past Sunday and Monday. They found a large area of solid ice with about ¼ inch of snow on top. Ice is is about 4.5-5 inches of snow ice on top of hard black ice. Favorable forecast for the week, we think it should hold up. I am tenatively calling Centrals on for this weekend 2/3-2/4. Final call Thursday evening. Stand by for details/information.

Location: Higgins Lake Michigan, launch is West Higgins lake boat Launch.
Peter Johanson Central Region Commodore US5633

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