Last updated: April 6, 2012

International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association

What's new

New IDNIYRA North-America Web-Site Launched:

icon_newA new website has been launched for IDNIYRA Members.

The site allows members to update their own contact information in the IDNIYRA Membership Database, renew their membershipts on-line, register for the 2011 Gold-Cup and North-American Championship Regattas, and access a wealth of up-to-date class information.

icon_new 2011 Ranking List

The International Rank List for the 2011 season is now available. If you notice any errors, please send a note to:

icon_newRecent Technical Comittee Interpretations:

Pay Your Annual Dues Online

There is an additional $1 USD added to cover our on-line processing costs.

The Technical Committee has issued some new Official Interpretations. These Interpretations help clarify the Specifications on the runner Specifications.

Loretta Rehe was asked to describe how she scores a regatta using the IDNIYRA scoring system, in particular what is affectionately known as the "Bart" rule.

Paul Goodwin has expanded on her explanation to provide a general description of scoring a major DN regatta from the scorer's "on the ice" perspective.

Scoring a DN regatta using the "Bart" system

DN Class Plans

The Official Plans are now available for download! You can get the scale plans and view them on you computer, or print them out.

The printed plans are still for sale, but this provides a low-cost option to encourage more building.

DN Regatta Scoring Program

Paul Goodwin is making his venerable scoring program available for widespread use. If you are invloved in scoring iceboat regattas, from 5 boats to 200, you need to check this out...

Flash! A new version of the program is out!! If anyone has downloaded a version prior to February 16, 2010 please check out this new release. Lots of improvements, plus a couple bug fixes. This release also includes the latest sailor library with the current 2010 ranking.


Newly added - a couple short tutorials on regatta scoring using this awesome program. The first is a beginner tutorial, aimed at getting the new user up and running. The second is an advanced tutorial specifically covering regattas where the "split fleet" system based on sailor ranking us used (Worlds and North American Champioships).

NIA Constitution and Racing Rules

The complete Constitution and Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority has been added to the website in Adobe Acrobat format. Now there is no reason not to read and understand these important rules ...

IDNIYRA Bulletin Board

For the most up-to-date information, particularly concerning local ice conditions, and regatta dates/locations, please refer to the North American IDNIYRA Bulletin Board

While I try to maintain this website and keep the information fresh, users are able to post information on the bulletin board themselves, providing immediate updates.

You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some documents on this site.  Use this link to get the latest version of Acrobat Reader (free) at the Adobe website.

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