We have several important updates to share with you regarding recent developments and upcoming events.

Specifications Rewrite
In the fall of 2023, our class voted and approved a comprehensive rewrite of the Specifications, specifically focusing on sections A (Fuselage) and B (Runner Plank). The proposal from the Technical Committee is effective on May 31, 2024.

The main goals of the rewrite were to:
1. Incorporate the Interpretations into Official Specifications.
2. Rewrite for more user-friendly wording.
3. Enrich each section with a measurement guide and measurement drawings.
4. Consolidate fragmented sections.
5. Eliminate loopholes and grey areas by providing more precise definitions.
6. Maintain the existing specifications.
(See Runner Tracks September 2022 for more information.)

The online yearbooks on idniyra.org and dniceboat.org have been updated to reflect these changes. Additionally, the specifications pages on the DN world portal (dniceboat.org) have been updated. The new drawings look fantastic online and serve as a valuable resource for our members.
2024 IDNIYRA Yearbook Second Edition
DN World Portal Specifications A. Fuselage: 
DN World Portal: Specifications B. Runner Plank

North American Officer Election
Please remember to participate in the North American Officer election. The election closes on June 9, so be sure to cast your vote before the deadline.
More information here.

2025 Regatta Planning
We are already looking ahead to the regattas in 2025. The North American Central Region, under the leadership of Rear Commodore Peter Johanson US5633, will be hosting the IDNIYRA World Championship from February 2 to 8. Additionally, the IDNIYRA European Championship is scheduled for February 22 to March 1 and will be hosted by DN Finland.

New European Commodore
Congratulations to John Winquist L601 on his recent election as the new IDNIYRA European Commodore at the European Secretaries Meeting. We look forward to his leadership and contributions to the DN community. Many thanks to outgoing Commodore Mihkel Kosk C45 for his service to the class.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement with our class. Let’s look forward to an exciting season ahead!