It’s Friday morning and here is your Eastern Region championship report from Great Pond in Belgrade, Maine. The Eastern Region championship is ON! Ice is black, hard, 4.5″-5.5″ thick, 40% Snow covered 1/4″ drifts. There are a few leads on the way out but easily spotted at lower speeds sitting up. Looks like we should have a 3/4 mile circle to play on.
Saturday morning registration 8:45-9:45 am only at the launch
Followed by a skippers meeting
1st race immediately following
Sunday morning registration 8:45-9:15 am only at the launch
Followed by a skippers meeting
1st race of the day immediately following
***Entering on either day- Signing in, registering and showing your $300,000 liability insurance coverage is mandatory along with being a current IDNIYRA member in good standing (idniyra.org) If you can have a registered sail # as well it would be greatly appreciated!***
Hotels are in Augusta about 25 minutes south of the launch off 95. There is a group of us staying at the Senator Inn and spa, mention the iceboating group might help with pricing. There is a bar and restaurant in the hotel.
Senetor Inn and spa-
284 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330
207 622 5804
Double- $120 (might be $108 for us)
The 2019 IDNIYRA Yearbook is available for purchase.
The yearbook is 260 pages full of class history, governing documents for both North American and Europe, lists of officers and members, official specifications, and more.
You can download a modified pdf version of the yearbook (the membership lists have been removed) by going to the Governing page.
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The IDNIYRA is pleased to announce the opening of the Registration Office for the 2019 Gold Cup and North American Championship regattas. Like last year, all regatta documents, a link to the registration page, and critical information will be posted on a specially dedicated page.
Early registration deadline is December 31, 2018. Register online today using Paypal or download the form and mail a check. It’s very easy!
From October 30th to November 6, 2018, IDNIYRA had its first electronic ballot to consider the following amendment to the organization’s constitution, necessary for IRS recognition of the organization as a non-profit.
ARTICLE XIV – DISSOLUTION OF IDNIYRA
Upon dissolution of IDNIYRA, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.
Ballots on ElectionBuddy, a third-party voting application, were sent to 198 members via email in accordance with the constitution and by-laws. One invitation could not be delivered. One hundred and four members voted, with 101 supporting, 3 opposing and none abstaining from the proposal. With 97 percent of those voting approving the proposal, the proposal carried (the Constitution requires that 3/4 of those voting approve a motion to amend the constitution for it to carry). The IDNIYRA can now proceed to apply for non-profit status with IRS.
Participation of 53 percent of the IDNIYRA electorate in this ballot represents the highest return rate in recent IDNIYRA ballots, suggesting that our adoption of electronic voting will improve governance of IDNIYRA. We will reserve time at the 2019 IDNIYRA AGM for a discussion of lessons learned from this first electronic ballot.
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