2023 DN World & North American Championship: Register Today!

Photo: Catherine E. Firmbach

The IDNIYRA cordially invites you to register for the 2023 International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association World & North American Championships, hosted by the Western Region and Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166.
Regatta fees increase after December 31, 2022. European and Junior Skippers are not subject to a late fee penalty. European competitors are requested to notify the Class Secretary at secretary.idniyra@gmail.com that they will be attending.

What To Know
2023 DN Worlds & North American Championships
Dates: 
Registration January 21, 2023
Racing: January 22 – 28, 2023
Location: Best ice in Western Region (IL, IN, MN, WI, or UP of MI)
Regatta Information
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Wanted: 4 DNs for Charter @ Grand Masters Regatta in Sweden Feb 2023

DNs waiting for the wind on Lake Minnewaska, Starbuck, MN.

Good morning from Starbuck, Minnesota, Lake Minnewaska, site of the Western Challenge. I’ve run out of adjectives to describe this beautiful ice. About 40 DNs from North America, Sweden, and Germany waited for the breeze to fill in and take advantage of the window of opportunity before the wind became too strong. Sailors set up some marks and took a few laps on the fast ice.

Some of the talk at dinner last night was about the 2023 Grand Masters Cup (GMC), organized by DN Sweden for February 7-9. The GMC is for DN sailors 60 years and older. Kickstarts are the rule, and no running starts are allowed. With a three-race per-day limit, there’s an emphasis on fun and friendship. The Dutch Swedish DNer, Dideric Van Reimsdijk, is one of the GMC Race Committee members here at the Western Challenge.

At the end of dinner, four American Grand Masters asked him to find boats for them to charter to attend the regatta. Dideric and Richard Gustring, the event organizer, ask for help finding four charter boats for American sailors. Please get in touch with Richard if you have a DN for charter. Grand Masters Cup information.

Meanwhile, we are soon heading to the launch. Stay tuned to IDNIYRA’s Facebook page for live updates and photos.

Western Challenge News

The Doctor. Photo: Gretchen Dorian

UPDATE: 30 November, 2022: The Western Challenge has been called on for Lake Minnewaska.
The Western Challenge has been called on, primary site in Hutchinson, MN. There are other sites in Minnesota being monitored. Final confirmation will be posted on this website on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 by noon CT. Stay tuned to this website.
What to know:
Western Challenge: A chance to learn about DN sailing, test your gear, meet up with friends, and do some scrub racing. 
Dates:
December 2- 4, 2022
Primary Site: Lake Washington, Hutchinson, MN

US183 and US321 enjoying the sunshine.

2022 IDNIYRA Fall Ballot Results for Spec Change & Epic Agreement

All 4 ballot questions were approved. They will take effect on May 31, 2023, as per the EPIC Agreement.

Via IDNIYRA Europe Secretary Atilla Pataki:

Happy Thanksgiving & Advent to all of our Class Members!

The 2022 Autumn DN Class Ballot closed yesterday.

The results are the following:

Results for 2022 Autumn DN Class Ballot

Proposal 1: Technical Specifications Amendment – Boom Stripe

Option Votes Percentage
Yes – I approve the amendment 142 (NA:78,EU:64) 82.08% (NA:80%,EU:85%)
No – I reject the amendment 31 (NA:20,EU:11) 17.92%(NA:20%,EU:15%)
Votes tallied: 173
Abstentions: 7
The proposal received the support of more than 2/3 of the votes cast. Passes.
PASSED

 

Proposal 2: EPIC Agreement Amendment – Technical Specifications Compliance

Option Votes Percentage
Yes – I approve the amendment 163 (NA:95,EU:68) 95.32%(NA:96%,EU:94%)
No – I reject the amendment 8 (NA:4,EU:4) 4.68%(NA:4%,EU:6%)
Votes tallied: 171
Abstentions: 9
The proposal received the support of more than 2/3 (66,6%) of the votes cast. Passes.
PASSED

 

Proposal 3: EPIC Agreement Amendment – Technical Committee

Option Votes Percentage
Yes – I approve the amendment 153 (NA:84,EU:63) 91.07%(NA:87,5%,EU:86%)
No – I reject the amendment 15 (NA:12,EU:3) 8.93%(NA:12,5%,EU:4%)
Votes tallied: 168
Abstentions: 12
The proposal received the support of more than 2/3 (66,6%) of the votes cast.
PASSED

 

Proposal 4: EPIC Agreement Amendment – Voting

Option Votes Percentage
Yes – I approve the amendment 163 (NA:98,EU:65) 96.45%(NA:97%,EU:96%)
No – I reject the amendment 6 (NA:3,EU:3) 3.55%(NA:3%,EU:4%)
Votes tallied: 169
Abstentions: 11
The proposal received the support of more than 2/3 (66,6%) of the votes cast.
PASSED

Also see: https://idniyra.eu/2022-autumn-ballot/

Undisclosed in MN


In the inbox this morning:

Let the games begin. Undisclosed location in Minnesota. Need to scout and confirm entire lake is safe The first Minnesota sailor is the guy that bought Harry Allen’s boat. Think ice.

Minnesota sailors are searching for Western Challenge ice. The Western Challenge (December 2-4, 2022) is the first gathering of the season and a very informal regatta. The place to check out what DN ice sailing is all about. Stay tuned for site location announcement next week.