DN Tech Talk: Gluing Chocks to a Runner Plank

Here’s one method explained on video by Tomek Zakrzewski P55 of how to glue the chocks that hold the runners to a DN plank.

This episode of DN Tech Talk is result of several requests I received from sailors from North America and Sweden. I tried to cover this challenging topic within 30 minutes. Hope you learn something and enjoy watching.

Notice of Electronic Ballot

2020 North American Championship Race Committee Photo: GretchenDorian

In a few days, you will be receiving an electronic ballot via email from the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association. We have sent an email to confirm that your email address is correct. If you did receive the email, there’s no need to reply. If you have not received the email from the IDNIYRA, please check your spam folder. If it’s not in the spam folder, please email to secretary.idniyra@gmail.com to let us know.

In the coming days, please watch your inbox for the invitation to vote email so that you can vote on the following 6 proposals:

1. Regatta Management: Fleet seeding

2. EPIC Agreement: Sustainability

3. Specifications: Hull Cross Section

4. Specifications: Steering Post Head

5. Specifications: Sail Window

6. Specifications: National Flags on Sails

The proposals are detailed in the September 2020 issue of Runner Tracks

Thank you for being a member of the IDNIYRA!


Notice of Dues 2021

“To promote, protect and perpetuate DN one design iceboating, to advance the art and skill of the DN ice yacht construction and sailing as well as the future development of the DN class ice yacht and the sport of ice yachting on all the hard waters of the world.”                        Photo: Sean R. Heavey

You are a crucial part of the number one ice sailing class in the world. Your dues support this website, the class newsletter Runner Tracks, and the class yearbook. Your dues help to maintain the value of your DN and make you eligible to vote in officer elections and class business. You must be a member of the IDNIYRA to compete at regional and continental regattas. Members will receive a membership card and a sticker in the mail sometime in December.

Members are reminded that the upcoming electronic ballot that was announced in the September Runner Tracks will be based upon membership as of September 1st and will use the same voters list as Spring 2020 election of officers.

Thank you for supporting the IDNIYRA.
Membership levels:
1 Year: $26
2 Year: $51
3 Year: $76

For those who want to give a little bit extra to help support  promotional, regatta, and basic class expenses.
1 Year: $36
2 Year: $76
3 Year: $106

If you’d rather mail a check or have any questions about your membership, please contact Executive Secretary Deb Whitehorse treasurer.idniyra@gmail.com


Another way to support the class is to donate to the IDNIYRA. We keep membership dues reasonable to encourage participation. Your donation will help secure the future of the largest ice sailing fleet in the world. The IDNIYRA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Steve Orlebeke in Seahorse Magazine: “Careful What You Wish For”


Steve Orlebeke US4926 at the 2020 North American Championship on Fort Peck Reservoir, Fort Peck, Montana. Photo: Gretchen Dorian.

DN iceboats in the press alert!  Seahorse Magazine has an article by Steve Orlebeke about our sport.

Not many sailors only ever have one go in a DN ice yacht. US sailor Steve Orlebeke explains why…

One hundred kilometres per hour downwind in 15kt of breeze. That’s what got me hooked. And I am terribly hooked.

This past January I drove 1,000 miles from Wisconsin across Minnesota and North Dakota to a lake in eastern Montana to sail in the North American DN Championship. Some sailors drove over 2,000 miles from the east coast including regatta winner James Thieler.  Read more.

September 2020 Newsletter Runner Tracks Published

Runner Tracks

The Online Magazine of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association

Current Issue: September 2020

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  • Annual 2020 IDNIYRA Governing Meeting Minutes
  • Making the Best of Spring Ice by Mike Madge KC5449
  • Minutes from the 2020 European Secretaries Meeting
  • A Summary of Proposals from the European Secretaries Meeting
  • 2021 IDNIYRA International Ranking List

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