New Central Region Commodore & Regatta Schedule

Central Region Commodore Peter Johanson US5633 on Fort Peck Reservoir, Fort Peck, Montana, March 2020 PHOTO: gretchendorian.com

Join us in welcoming Peter Johanson US5633, as the new Central Region Commodore. (See a list of all Regional Commodores here.) Peter is the go-to contact for iceboating in Michigan or Ohio. He’s set the dates for the 2023 and 2024 Central Region regattas. In addition, the schedule for the North American and European DN regatta season is set, so it’s time to mark your calendar. You can always find the schedule on the Regatta Information page of this website. As always, except for the World, North American, and European Championships, regatta dates are dependent upon conditions and may change.

 

2023-2024 DN REGATTA SCHEDULE

  • 2023 WESTERN CHALLENGE – A non-ranking, unsanctioned, no-scoring fun regatta
    Dates: December 1 – 3, 2023
    Location:  Best ice in Minnesota
    Information: This website or iceboating.net
  • 2023 CENTRAL REGION CHAMPIONSHIP
    Date:
    December 2023, first available ice following the Western Challenge.
    Location: Michigan or Ohio
    Information: This website
  • 2024 WESTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    Dates: January 6-7, 2024
    Location:  MN, WI, IA, IL, UP of MI, or IN
    Information: This website
  • 2024 SENIOR SHUFFLE – A non-ranking, unsanctioned, fun regatta in the manner of the EU Grand Master Regatta. More information.
    Dates: January 8 – 10, three days after Western Region Championship
    Location: Same location as Western Region Championship
    Information: This website,  iceboat.org
  • 2024 CENTRAL REGION CHAMPIONSHIP
    Date: January 13 – 14, 2024
    Location: Best ice in Michigan or Ohio, TBA
    Information: This website
  • 2024 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & 2024 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    Continental Ranking Regattas
    Date:
    February 3 – 10, 2024
    Host: TBD
    Location: Best ice in Europe
    Information: idniyra.eu
  • 2024 DN & ICE OPTIMIST JUNIOR WORLD & EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 
    Date: February 3 – 10, 2024 – In conjunction with the World & European Championship
    Host: TBD
    Location: Best ice in Europe
    Information: idniyra.eu
  • 2024 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    A Continental Ranking Regatta
    Date: February 25 –  March 2, 2024
    Host: Eastern Lakes Region
    Information: This website
    Contact information: Deb Whitehorse
  • GRAND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
    Date: February 27 – February 29, 2024
    Host: Finland
    Location: Best ice in Finland or Sweden
    Information: DN Finland
  • EASTERN LAKES CHAMPIONSHIP
    Date: TBA
    Location: Best ice in the Eastern Region (see Regions map, it’s a big area)
    Information: This website, the NEIYA
  • CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    Date: TBA
    Location: Best ice in Canada
    Information: This website
  • NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
    Date: TBA
    Location: Best ice in New England
    Information: NEIYA

Runner Tracks Newsletter September 2023

This issue offers insights from Robert Cummins US3433 on efficiently organizing and trailering your DN. Whether you are an experienced ice boater or a newcomer, Runner Tracks is the ultimate resource for everything related to ice boating. Check out the complete online library here.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • The Perfect DN Trailer by Robert Cummins
  • DN Quick Build by Deb Whitehorse with Commentary by Warren Nethercote
  • Traveling Trophy by Julie Jankowski

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Expressing Gratitude

After the 2023 IDNIYRA World Championship, a group of participants took up a collection to recognize PRO Pat Heppert’s exceptional dedication. Daniel Hearn selected action shots of Pat, captured by Cathy Firmbach, and commissioned a company to create an awe-inspiring 3D photo montage.

Yesterday, Pat was presented with his gift at Daniel’s shop, where he joined a gathering of fellow ice sailors busy preparing Nite masts. During his visit, he also took the chance to organize the DN Western Region equipment, a significant portion of which had been generously contributed by retired PRO Dan Heaney. Pat will join us again for the North American Championship on February 25 – March 2, 2024.

2023 Minnesota Swap Meet: Nov 4 @ Sailcrafters

Getting the plank aligned.

A sure sign of ice, another Swap Meet is scheduled! Meet local DNers and find your next ride in the Minneapolis area.
MINNESOTA SWAP MEET
Hosted by Tim Carlson at Sailcrafters Loft and Rigging.
Date: Saturday, November 4.
Time: 9 AM – Noon CT
Location: 7450 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

2023 Wisconsin Swap Meet Oct 22 @ Green Lake

2022 Swap Meet at Delavan Yacht Club

A swap meet is a great place to shop for DN iceboats and connect with the ice sailing community. The Green Lake Ice Yacht Club will host the annual Wisconsin Swap Meet on Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 9 AM to noon at the Town Square. More details will be forthcoming.

Stay tuned for swap meet dates from the Gull Lake Ice Yacht Club in Michigan, the New England Ice Yachting Association, and Sailcrafters in Minnesota.