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.
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DEADLINE: All ballots must be postmarked by July 1, 2018.
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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.
- 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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- European Championship
Date: January 20 – 25, 2019
Host Country: Hungary
Location: Best ice in Europe
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Date: February 2-8, 2019
Host Country: Hungary
Location: Best ice in Europe
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Host Region: Central Lakes
Date: February 16 – 23, 2019.
Location: Best ice in Central Region or North America
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Another successful week of DN and Ice Optimist racing has concluded on Siberia’s Lake Baikal. Congratulations to all who competed including North American DNer Chris Berger US5166. Read more on DN Russia.
Asia Cup Results
This video piece was published the day Chris Berger left for the Gold Cup and European Championship. Congratulations to DN5166 on achieving a top ten finish of 7th in the European Championship and a 22nd in the Gold Cup. And thank you for helping to spread the word about the DN Class.
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.
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
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!
Congratulations to Poland’s Karol Jablonski for winning a 12th DN World Championship and his 5th in a row!
A bit of Snow fell over night making which made for some drifting. Another cold day. Off to dinner and then registration for the European Championship which begins tomorrow. Results will be posted on the European IDNIYRA website.
To be continued…
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.