2021 Gold Cup & North American Regatta Dates Announced

Sean R Heavey: 2020 IDNIYRA World Championship &emdash; IMG_5972
The IDNIYRA is pleased to announce the dates of the Gold Cup and North American Championship Regattas for 2021. Please mark your calendars for January 24 – 30, 2021. Registration will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

(II) DN Class Regattas

7. General rules for World DN Championship (Gold Cup), a European Championship and a North American Championships (GC, EC, NAC).

d)The GC, EC, NAC shall be held during a specific week, beginning on a Saturday with registration and with Sunday as first racing day. The regatta ends on or before the following Saturday.

Notice of Ballot

Photo: Gretchen Dorian

Upcoming IDNIYRA Technical Ballot

On Wednesday 25 March members will be receiving invitations to vote in an on-line ballot on four proposed changes to the IDNIYRA Technical Specifications:
(1) deletion of the existing specification of mast minimum weight;
(2) deletion of the existing technical specification of minimum mast balance point height;
(3) amendment of the materials specification of the ‘wood type’ runner body; and,
(4) amendment of the minimum thickness of insert plate dimensions of the wood type runner with steel insert (insert runner).

The on-line ballot will close on Wednesday 15 April.


IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA EU members will vote separately and the two Governing Committees will combine the results of the two ballots. Two-thirds of those voting must approve a proposal for it to be approved. Any proposals approved will come into effect on May 31, 2020 and will be reflected in the 2021 IDNIYRA Yearbook.


This will be our first electronic ballot on specifications change proposals. Please take advantage of the convenience of an electronic ballot and vote!


Warren Nethercote, KC 3786
Commodore IDNIYRA