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2021 Western Region Championship Update #6: Postponed Until Feb 6-7

Via DN Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166

Western Region Championship Postponed
Earlier this week, the Madison area ice looked quite promising. However, during the week it failed to improve much and the weather that is rolling through today and tomorrow will likely leave the ice unsuitable for the DN WRC. So, regrettably, once again we have chosen to postpone.
With the DN US Nationals scheduled for Jan 23-30, the next available weekend for the WRC will be Feb 6-7.
The next update is Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021.
The Western Region Championship is a two-day regatta in either Minnesota, Wisconsin, the UP of Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, or Indiana.

2021 Western Region Championship Update #5: Tentatively Called ON Jan 16-17

Photo: Catherine Firmbach

Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166

The DN Western Region Championship is tentatively on for this weekend, Jan 16-17, 2021 in Madison, WI. Both lake Mendota and Monona are under consideration. However, there is precipitation in the forecast for Thursday PM into Friday AM. As a result the final call will not be made until noon Friday. If conditions and weather change such that we can make a final call earlier, either on or postponement, we will do so. Thank you for your patience.
Next update: Friday January 15, 2021, Noon CT.
The Western Region Championship is a two-day regatta in either Minnesota, Wisconsin, the UP of Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, or Indiana.

2021 U.S. Nationals Notice of Race

DNs line up on Lake Charlevoix in Michigan in 2018     Photo: upnorthimaging.com

2021 U.S. Nationals Regatta
January 23 – 30, 2021
Location: TBA on January 20, 2021
US NATIONALS INFORMATION PAGE
Register & Pay for 2021 U.S. Nationals

IDNIYRA Vice-Commodore Jody Kjoller invites U.S. DN sailors to the 2021 U.S. Nationals. The US Nationals is a non-ranking regatta scheduled in place of the 2021 Gold Cup World Championship, cancelled because of the pandemic. A Nationals information page has been created for Race Documents, Schedule of Events, and Registration information. The latest information will be posted on the home page of idniyra.org in addition to the Nationals Information page.
Sailors and Race Committee must observe social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines. Online registration and payment is mandatory. 

2021 U.S. NATIONALS NOTICE OF RACE

NOTICE OF RACE
International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association
U.S. Nationals January 23-30, 2021
Hosted by V.C. Jody Kjoller

RULES
● All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority, the Bylaws of the IDNIYRA, Established Procedures of Iceboat Competition, the Regatta Management Agreement, the Notice of Race, including any amendments to the NOR,(except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions) and the Sailing instructions.

RACE SYSTEM
● Races shall be sailed under the rules of the National Iceboat Authority and those of the IDNIYRA.
● The regatta is scheduled for 11 races per fleet with up to one throwout.
● Saturday will be used ONLY if the gold fleet does not have 3 races completed. This changes IDNIYRA bylaws, C) 2, b.
● The number of Fleets and fleet size will be determined after registration.

RACE COURSE
● All courses will be a WINDWARD / LEEWARD Inline course with Darling Marks.
● A diagram of the race course will be posted on the Official Notice Board and will be available online

ELIGIBILITY
● All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the DN official specifications and whose skippers meet the requirements of the bylaws of the IDNIYRA as stated in sections IDNIYRA Regattas are eligible to enter and race in the championships.
● All participants shall provide proof of $300,000 personal liability at time of online registration.

SITE INFORMATION
● The primary site is in the United States
● Site and Headquarters information will be posted on the DN North America website located at: idniyra.org
REGISTRATION, DEADLINE, AND FEE
● Each skipper shall register on: idniyra.org. All registration and fees will be online only. Entry Fee shall be paid in U.S. Dollars.
● The entry fee is $75.
● No entry fee will be accepted after the close of registration (refer to schedule of events) When regatta location moves, prior to the first race, registration may be reopened.
● Sailing instructions and course diagram to be available to all competitors, online only, at time of final registration. Printed Sailing instructions and other regatta documents will not be provided by any race official.
● All skippers may be required to complete a Safety Test as part of registration.

REGATTA INFORMATION at: idniyra.org

2021 Western Region Championship Update #4: Postponed Until Jan 16-17

2020 Silver Fleet champion Peter Johanson US5633 sailing on Ft. Peck reservoir in Montana. Photo: Gretchen Dorian

Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166

The 2021 Western Region Championship has been postponed until January 16-17, 2021.  We are hopeful that the continued cold weather will build ice and give us options for the next weekend.
The next update will be on Tuesday evening, January 12, 2021.
The Western Region Championship is a two-day regatta in either Minnesota, Wisconsin, the UP of Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, or Indiana.

2021 Western Region Championship Update #3

Brian Jones US1576 at the 2020 North American Championship at Ft. Peck, Montana. Photo: Gretchen Dorian

Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166:

Our search for suitable ice for the 2021 Western Region Championship continues. Last week’s snow and moderate temperatures have left us with few options. We are monitoring several areas, including Madison and Pepin, but as of today, nothing is of regatta quality. As always, if you know of some ice that has potential, let us know as soon as possible so we can arrange to have it scouted before Thursday PM.
Final call will be made on Thursday evening, January 7, 2021.

The Western Region Championship is a two-day regatta that takes place in either Minnesota, Wisconsin, the UP of Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, or Indiana.

Gretchen Dorian Photos from 2020 Central Championship

US4203, Jody Kjoller US5435, and Austen Graef start a race on Lake Houghton.     Photo: Gretchen Dorian gretchendorian.com

Gretchen Dorian’s photos from the 2020 Centrals recently sailed on Houghton Lake in Michigan are available for viewing and purchase on her website. Michigan sailor John Harper US60 shared his perspective on Facebook about the photo posted above and, it’s worth quoting here.

A young and brand new DN sailor in a 1960s version boat out in front of modern boats and one guy about 55 years old. Definitely a class for new and older people and boats!

2021 Western Region Championship Update #2


Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166:

2021 Western Region Championship Postponed to Jan 9-10, 2021

The 2021 Western Region Championship regatta has been postponed until January 9-10, 2021. All potential sites received too much snow during Tuesday evening’s storm. We will continue to watch for the larger lakes to freeze. If you know of something, please let us know.
The next update will be Tuesday evening, January 5, 2021.
Until then, have a happy New Year!

The Western Region Championship is a two-day regatta that takes place in either Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, or Indiana.

2021 Western Region Championship Update #1

Photo Kurt Meyer

Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166:

We currently have a few lakes on the radar for this weekend’s regatta including Pepin, Puckaway, and Kegonsa, to name a few. However, between the snow Sunday night and what is forecast for Tuesday night, the prospect of these lakes holding up is in jeopardy. We will continue to monitor the situation and search for usable ice. If you know of something and it appears to escape Tuesday’s snow, let us know.

The next update will be Wednesday, December 30, 2020, after the forecasted snow event. We will make a final confirmation on the evening of Thursday, December 31.

The Western Region Championship is a two-day regatta that takes place in either Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, or Indiana.

Cancellation of 2021 European Championship

2020 Gold Cup at Orsa, Sweden. Photo: Sean R. Heavey

Via IDNIYRA Europe:

Dear Fellow Icesailors,

At the 2020 Autumn Secretaries Meeting, we decided to monitor the COVID19 situation in Europe till December 19th and make a consultancy meeting that day to ease the decision of the Commodore.

Some countries reported on long-lasting travel restrictions, others about limitation of participants on events. There are countries though, where the restrictions are not severe. It is clear today that holding the regatta in 2021 is not feasible. Definitely, we cannot organize a fair and safe event this year, because not all members of our community can travel freely and come to the possible site of the regatta and return home without struggles.

Therefore we decided to cancel the 2021 DN European Championship.

In order not to leave our community without an International sailing event, we decided at the meeting that IDNIYRA-EU will try to organize a non-ranking EuroCup in the same timeframe.

We will continue to monitor the COVID19 situation and will come with the decision at the end of January.

Be prepared for racing!

Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Safe, Prosperous, and Happy New Year!

(And a lot of sailing of course)

Think Ice

Attila Pataky (M-100)
Commodore

Planning for the 2021 US DN National Championships

Photo: Sean R. Heavey

The IDNIYRA Governing Committee is planning a US National Championship in lieu of the Gold Cup and North American Championships, which were cancelled. The regatta is planned for the January 23 – 29 time frame. It is expected that the regatta would be a low-key event, focused on the sailing, and that some COVID 19 protocols would be in place. There would be no organized social events and few prizes, which would allow a reduced entry fee. We believe that Canada/US border restrictions will most likely limit attendance to US residents.

To help us prepare for the event we are sending members a short questionnaire (using the ElectionBuddy software) focused on whether they plan to attend. The questionnaire will be open from 19 to 26 December. The invitation will come from invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com so if you don’t get the questionnaire you should first search for that sender (or check if you remembered to renew your membership 😊 )

December 2020 Newsletter Runner Tracks Published

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