2022 IDNIYRA Continental Regatta Dates Announced

IDNIYRA Racing Schedule

It’s never too early to fill in your calendars with DN regatta dates. While the 2022 Gold Cup and European Championship date was decided 2 weeks ago at the European Secretaries meeting, IDNIYRA Central Region Commodore Rob Holman has now set the 2022 North American Championship dates. The World Championship alternates yearly between Europe and North America.

  • North American Championship
    Dates: January 23 – 29, 2022
    Host Region: Central (Michigan and Ohio)
    Location:  Best ice in the Central Region or North America
    Information: This website.
  • Worlds & European Championship
    Date: February 19 – 26, 2022
    Host Country: Switzerland
    Location: Best ice in Europe
    Information

2021 IDNIYRA Spring Ballot News

2021 U.S. Nationals at Black Lake in Michigan. Photo: Gretchen Dorian

2021 IDNIYRA Spring Ballot

At noon (Atlantic time), Saturday 15 May the Spring ballot for election of IDNIYRA Officers will go live. Eligible voters will receive an email invitation to the ballot, which will remain open until noon (Atlantic time), Saturday 29 May.

 

The ballot offers candidates for five positions: Jody Kjoller for Commodore, David Frost for Vice Commodore, Robert Cummins for Past Commodore, and Deb Whitehorse for Secretary and Treasurer. A simple majority is required for election and write-in candidates are allowed. As allowed by the IDNIYRA Constitution, the same candidate is offering for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. The Governing Committee has found this practice to be quite effective for the management of IDNIYRA.

 

The ballot also includes two proposals for amendments to the IDNIYRA Constitution published in the December 2020 Runner Tracks. The first proposal clarifies the process to propose changes to the official specifications and protects the right of members to do so. The ballot modifies the published proposal slightly as will be explained in the rationale portion of the question. The second proposal reduces the lead time for submission of proposals to the Annual meeting from 90 to 60 days in recognition of our use of modern communications methods. A two thirds ‘yes’ vote is required to approve these measures. The Governing Committee recommends the approval of both.

 

Warren Nethercote KC 3786

Commodore IDNIYRA

2021 May Runner Tracks Newsletter Published


The May end-of-season issue of Runner Tracks, the newsletter of the IDNIYRA, has been published. From Michigan, Maine, to Mora, Sweden, and beyond, DN sailors took to the ice, transforming the pandemic circumstances into the joy of DN sailing.

RUNNER TRACKS IS AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT FORMATS:

Flipbook Magazine
Download pdf file (best for tablets)
Download single page pdf (best for phones)

IN THIS ISSUE

  • European Secretaries Meeting Thoughts by Warren Nethercote
  • There’s Always Moosehead by Bill Buchholz
  • The Unaverage Year by Jody Kjoller
  • Chasing Swedish Ice by Dideric van Riemsdijk
  • Minutes of the European Secretaries Meeting
  • Regatta Results

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Colin Duncan KC5457 New Canadian Rear Commodore

Colin Duncan rounds the mark at the 2020 North American Championship on Fort Peck Lake in Montana. Photo: gretchendorian.com

Welcome to a New Rear Commodore

I would like to welcome a new Rear Commodore to the IDNIYRA Governing Committee. Colin Duncan, KC5457, is taking over the reins of the Canadian Region from John Curtis, KC 5514. Both are members of the DN community in and around Kingston Ontario. Colin is not really new to IDNIYRA affairs since he has had background roles in the organization of the 2015 Gold Cup in Kingston and various Canadian DN Championships in the years since. I would also like to thank John Curtis, the outgoing Canadian Rear Commodore, for his contributions to the DN Class.

Warren Nethercote KC 3786
Commodore IDNIYRA

DN Storage Pro Tip


It’s springtime. Do you know where your DN is?

Hal Bowman US1277 keeps a close eye on his hull while making a design statement in his living room.
In other DN news, 2021 May Runner Tracks will publish in a few days to help you keep Thinking Ice.