2019 Western Regional Regatta Notice of Race

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Via Western Region Commodore Daniel Hearn:

Western Region DN Sailors and Guests:


Sharpen’m up! Western Region Championships are approaching.


Wanted to call you attention to a couple changes incorporated into our 2019 NOR.


1. Regatta Race Format

Now a 9-race regatta, should conditions permit. Maximum of 5 races per day, with no race on Sunday starting after 3:00. Are we likely to get 18 races completed (assumes two fleets) across two consecutive days? Probably not, but would be nice to have the flexibility to maximize a weekends’ racing opportunity however the weather unfolds, with a reasonable limit on number of races in a single day.

2. Entry Fee

Now $40 for those 26 and older, and $25 for those 25 and under. Just five bucks more…and where else can you have so much fun for $20/day?! To encourage new blood, we’re giving the young set a break—we really need them to secure the future of our great sport. We are also in need of a modest cash infusion to keep our ATV in good condition. This Fall we had a complete tune up performed, and we installed stiffer springs, to accommodate our typical 2-person load and/or trailer towing duties.

3. Prizes

No more Senior Trophy. We’ll continue with Master, Grand Master and other specialty trophies. With most of us over 50 anyway, the trophy has really lost it’s meaning. Good reminder of why encouraging and helping the young set any way we can is so important!

See you on the ice!

Daniel Hearn US 5352

Western Region Rear Commodore

2019 Notice of Race

Western Lakes Regional DN Championship Regatta

1. Rules:
All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority; the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA, and Official Specifications of the DN Ice Yacht; the Notice of Race, including any amendments to the Notice of Race, (except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions) and the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions can be modified at the Skippers Meeting and by a notice posted on the official notice board.

Nine (9) race regatta format – five (5) race maximum per day; three (3) race minimum in the Gold Fleet will constitute a completed regatta. Fleets – Gold & Silver with volunteer split for fleets; Rookie Division as part of the Silver Fleet.

2. Eligibility:
All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the Official Specifications and whose skippers meet the requirements of the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA as stated in the section IDNIYRA Regattas are eligible to enter and race in the championship.
Proof of personal or race liability insurance ($300,000 minimum) will be needed at time of registration.

3. Site Information and Postings:
A. The primary site is within the North American Western Region
B. Site and Headquarters Information will be determined by the regatta organizer.
C. Official regatta information, updates and accommodations: idniyra.org & the DN America Forum

4. Entry and Fee:
A. The official entry form must be submitted and signed at registration.
B. Entry Fee
1. 26 and older: The entry fee is $40, payable at site of regatta in US dollars.
2. 25 and younger: The entry fee is $25, payable at site of regatta in US dollars.

5. Schedule of Events:
•Friday: 7-9 PM Registration at Regatta Hotel Headquarters
•Sat 8-9 on ice registration
•Sat 9:30 Skippers Meeting
•Sat 10:30 First DN start
•Sunday 10:00 First DN start. No race will start after 3:00 PM

6. Sailing Instructions:
Official Sailing Instructions will be provided at registration.

7. Prizes: Trophies will be awarded to the top five places in each fleet plus Top Woman, Top Junior, Top Rookie, Top Master (60 to 69), and Top Grand Master (70+)

December Runner Tracks Newsletter

Runner Tracks

The Online Magazine of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association

Current Issue: December 2018

Cover: Arnaud L’Huiller Z102 at the Western Challenge Photo: J H Peterson/SHOOTING THE BREEZE

Here’s your last IDNIYRA newsletter of 2018! Thanks to all who contributed articles for this one. Dave Elsmo provides detailed advice on how to attract and keep new DN sailors. Please take the time to read this very important article “Listen To Your Heart”.  Also some professional photos from the Great Western Challenge. A heartfelt thanks to all of our advertisers who keep this newsletter running!

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In this issue:

  • Commodore’s Message by Warren Nethercote KC3786
  • Monster Garage by Dave Elsmo US5496
  • Listen To Your Heart – A Cautionary Tale by US5219
  • Photos from the 2018 Great Western Challenge

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2019 IDNIYRA Yearbook Published

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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2019 Notice of Dues

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IDNIYRA members will soon be receiving a postcard in their mailboxes as a friendly reminder that it’s time to pay dues for 2019. You can send a check or pay online using Paypal. Go to the Membership page to pay your dues online. Supporting the DN class is easy and affordable. For only $26 per year, your IDNYRA membership:

  • Supports the number one ice sailing class in the world and this website
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September Runner Tracks Newsletter

Current Issue: September 2018

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The days are getting shorter which means it’s time for the first Runner Tracks Magazine of the 2018-2019 season. Many thanks to photographer Andrius Repšys for sharing his photos from the 2018 Junior World Ice Sailing championship that help to tell the story of ice sailing.

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  • Response to Proposed Governing Document Changes
  • A Report on Youth Ice Sailing by Ron Rosten, North American Junior Sailing Secretary
  • Results from the 2018 Junior World and European Championship
  • Minutes of the 2019 European Secretaries Meeting
  • 2019 International Rank List

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2019 International DN Rank List

Dn Iceboat World Championship Jump

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The 2019 International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association Rank List has been published. See it here.
If you have a question about a rank calculation, please contact exec.secretary@idniyra.org.