Cathy Firmbach 2023 DN World Championship Photos Available

Via 2023 DN Worlds & North American Event Photographer Cathy Firmbach:

Thanks for your patience! My online store is now open with a gallery for the 2023 DN World Championship. The first set of images are uploaded and they will continue to be uploaded over the next few days. The North American Championship images will follow in a new gallery.

Each image has the sail number(s) as a keyword (ie, us46 ) to make searching for your boat easy. You will find the search bar in the top right corner.
THANKS very much for your support! Without it, I would not be able to continue to be out there with you.
Hope to see you on the ice soon! See the gallery here.

Runner Tracks Newsletter February 2023

Runner Tracks

The Online Magazine of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association

February 2023

We hope you all made it safely back home from the Worlds and are keeping those runners sharp for more DN sailing. Here’s the winter edition of the DN Class newsletter, Runner Tracks, brought to you 4 times per year by our sponsors. Watch for the big-end-of-season issue in May.

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  • Minutes from the 2023 IDNIYRA Annual Governing Meeting
  • A Race to Remember by Chad Atkins
  • 2023 World & North American Championship Photos by Cathy Firmbach

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Harken’s Postcard from the Worlds on YouTube

The media team at Harken has released a fantastic video about the people who make up the DN ice sailing community and their experiences at the 2023 World Championship. It’s received the highest number of social media shares I’ve ever seen for this sport. The Harken folks have uploaded it to their YouTube Channel. For those of you not on Facebook, it’s your turn to watch it now! Link


Matt Struble Wins 2023 DN North American Championship

Matt Struble, five time winner of the DN North American Championship. Photo: Cathy Firmbach

Matt Struble has been unstoppable this week after his 2023 Worlds win. He took top honors at the 2023 DN North American Championship on Lake Kegonsa in Madison, Wisconsin, on January 27, 2023. It’s his fifth North American Championship. Congratulations to long-time Minnesota DNer Tom Meyer on his Silver fleet win.

Congratulations to all those competitors who hung tough and waited for PRO Pat Heppert to find the right window to complete the regatta on Friday with a race in Gold and Silver. Paul Goodwin US46 said the heavy air, blowing, snowy conditions reminded him of the classic iceboat documentary, Black Ice. Spectators and the Race Committee witnessed some of the most exciting races of the week on Friday. There will be many stories told about that day.

There are many people that need to be acknowledged for their part in bringing the Worlds and North Americans across the finish line. We’ll get to the heartfelt thankyous in a separate post.
Cathy Firmbach Photo Gallery

2023 DN North American Championship Day 2 Update

Photo: Cathy Firmbach

2023 DN North American Results
Thursday, January 26 was a plate runner day, the first day of sailing for the 2023 DN North American championship. Lake Kegonsa in Madison, WI. The lake was scouted and sailed early in the morning and competitors were surprised to find it easily sailable despite the additional snow. Two races in both Gold and Silver fleets were completed. The day ended with decreasing wind and a sticky, slower track. The gold fleet starts first in the rotation today at 10 AM. Results will be posted at the end of racing because our tabulator is on the ice with us again. Follow on Facebook for live updates.

Cathy Firmbach Photo Gallery

2023 DN North American Championship Update

The 2023 DN Ice Sailing World Championship Regatta on Lake Kegonsa near Madison, WI. Photo by Mike Roemer

Due to snow and low visibility, the first race DN North American Championship on Lake Kegonsa has been postponed until Thursday, January 26, 2023.

Skippers meeting at 9 AM
Bronze qualifier at 10 AM.

Annual IDNIYRA governing meeting tonight at 7 PM at the Clarion Hotel.

2023 DN World Championship Day 3 Gallery: Prize Giving

2023 DN World Champion Matt Struble, now a four-time World Champion. Photo: Cathy Firmbach

Cathy Firmbach photo gallery.

DN World Championship: Day 2 Report

PRO Pat Heppert waves the checkers for Gold fleet race 4 winner, Matt Struble. Photo: Michael Jones

The breeze came up, and the surface was fine for Monday, January 24, 2023, day two of the DN World Championship. There were four more races in Gold and three more in the Silver and Bronze fleets. In the last race for the Gold, the wind increased and made for an exciting end of the day. The Silver fleet starts the rotation this morning at 10 AM on the third day of the 2023 DN World Championship on Lake Kegonsa in Madison, WI.

Schedule for Tuesday, January 24, 203: First race 10 AM, Silver fleet



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