2020 DN North American Championship

Hosted by the Western Lakes Region


Steve Orlebeke in Seahorse Magazine: “Careful What You Wish For”


Steve Orlebeke US4926 at the 2020 North American Championship on Fort Peck Reservoir, Fort Peck, Montana. Photo: Gretchen Dorian.

DN iceboats in the press alert!  Seahorse Magazine has an article by Steve Orlebeke about our sport.

Not many sailors only ever have one go in a DN ice yacht. US sailor Steve Orlebeke explains why…

One hundred kilometres per hour downwind in 15kt of breeze. That’s what got me hooked. And I am terribly hooked.

This past January I drove 1,000 miles from Wisconsin across Minnesota and North Dakota to a lake in eastern Montana to sail in the North American DN Championship. Some sailors drove over 2,000 miles from the east coast including regatta winner James Thieler.  Read more.

Twenty20 DN NA Championship Update: Vests & Jackets

Sean R Heavey: 2020 IDNIYRA North American Ice Yacht Championship &emdash; _A737659

If you were signed up for the Twenty20 DN North American Championship, but were unable to attend, first of all, we missed you. It was an epic adventure, but we certainly recognize that the distance was particularly challenging for our eastern friends. Secondly, I’ll be mailing you your customized vest; and/or your team jacket, if you ordered one of those. I’ll try to get as many of them out this week before leaving for the Gold Cup, but some may have to wait until I return.
Think Ice!
Event Chair, Daniel Hearn US5352


For all media inquiries, please contact
Deb Whitehorse
+1 608 347 3513


January 18-25, 2020
Hosted by the Western Region
Important Dates:

    • December 23, 2019: Registration deadline to guarantee customized giveaway item
    • December 31, 2019: Registration deadline for early entry fee.
    • January 15, 2020, 9 PM CST:
      Primary site info to be posted on IDNIYRA website
    • January 21, 2020,
      Registration 6 – 6:30 PM MT
      Regatta HQ: Cottonwood Inn
      Glasglow, MT
      6:30 PM MT Opening Ceremony
      7:00  – 9 PM MT: Optional Speed Symposium Session w/ heavy hors d’oeuvres and drink
    • January 22, 2020: First race at time stated in sailing instructions.
      8:00 PM: Annual Class Governing Meeting
    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
      7 PM MT Dinner Buffet & Raffle
    • Friday, January 24, 2020 racing is concluded with Prize Giving after racing at Regatta HQ.
      (Providing 3 Gold Fleet races)


2020 IDNIYRA Annual Meeting Agenda
Agenda And Proposals For The 2020 DN North American Annual MeetinG

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