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
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:
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
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
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.
Via the IDNIYRA European website:
Our family of icesailing nations grew by a new member in Asia!
This weekend at our annual National Secretaries’ Meeting we had some very special guests in attendance:
On behalf of the Chinese DN Fleet, Mr. Wang Qiguang chairman of the Jinzhou Yachting and Sailing Association and Jinzhou Bay Sailing Club, Mr. Wu Ming director of the club and Ms. Zhu Di, Chinese-Canadian interpreter was also invited to serve throughout the process.
As they told us, in the past three years, during the introduction, training and participation in- and hosting of various icesailing competitions, they stumbled across pictures and videos of DN iceboats on the Internet. The appearance, structure, speed and specifications of the DN immediately aroused everyone’s interest. In 2019, they purchased plans from North America and manufactured a few of China’s first iceboats of the class. Last year contact has been established with IDNIYRA – Europe and official talks began on joining the Organisation. We received their application of membership earlier this year.
At the same time, they have also received strong support and approval from the Chinese Sailing and Windsurfing Association. They plan to join the our association as a local organisation, and at the same time, continue to promote the DN icesailing across the country.
After an impressive presentation and interview, the national representatives unanimously approved the membership application.
We wholeheartedly welcome the Chinese Fleet in our Class Association!