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2018 Iceboat Swap Meets


If you are looking for a DN iceboat or part, or just want to learn how you can start iceboating, be sure to attend an upcoming iceboat swap meet near you. From Massachusetts to Minnesota, they are all taking place the first weekend of November.

NEW ENGLAND ICE YACHTING ASSOCIATION SWAP MEET & LUNCHEON
November 3, 2018
Hudson-Concord Elks Hall
99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749
Website

WESTERN MICHIGAN ICE YACHT CLUB SWAP MEET
November 3, 2018
9 AM until 2 PM
Muskegon Yacht Club
3198 Edgewater St.
Muskegon, Michigan
Flyer

SKEETER ICEBOAT CLUB SWAP MEET
November 4, 2018
9 AM until noon
220 N. Elkhorn Rd. (WI Hwy 67)
Williams Bay, WI.
More information.

MINNESOTA ICEBOAT CLUB SWAP MEET
November 3, 2018
9AM until noon
Sailcrafters
7450 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
More information

DN Sailors Cross the Bar

Sad news to report on this Monday morning. Two North American DN skippers, Nova Ice Yacht Club member Captain Howard Garland KC5532 and Toledo Ice Yacht Club member Aaron Stange US4480 have passed on in recent days.
Both were avid DN sailors who loved the sport and competed in continental regattas. The IDNIYRA extends our deepest sympathies to both Howard and Aaron’s families and friends. Their presence will be sorely missed.

Read New England Ice Yacht Club skipper Eben Whitcomb’s tribute to Howard , “Memories of a Fallen Brother”, here. 

Aaron Stange’s memorial visitation and service will be held on Friday, September 28th in Toledo, Ohio. Obituary.

2019 Notice of Dues

Dn North America Notice Of Dues
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
  • Supports the class newsletter Runner Tracks published 3 times yearly
  • Supports the annual class yearbook
  • Helps to maintain the value of your boat
  • Makes you eligible to vote in officer elections and class business

September Runner Tracks Newsletter

Current Issue: September 2018

Runner Tracks Cover

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.

RUNNER TRACKS IS AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT FORMATS:
Flipbook Magazine (Flash, best for computers)
Download pdf file (best for tablets)
Download single page pdf (best for phones)

INSIDE RUNNER TRACKS:

  • 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

Levitate                                                                                                                                                        Photo: Peter Johanson

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.

 

July Runner Tracks Newsletter: Special Epic Edition

Attention IDNIYRA members! Please take the time to read this special issue of Runner Tracks. The governing board is asking for your input on the proposed new agreements that will form the basis for a more unified world wide class.
We ask all members to review the documents and submit comments via email to:
Eric Anderson eric.anderson5193@att.net
Executive 
Secretary Deb Whitehorse exec.secretary@idniyra.org
for publication in September 2018 Runner Tracks.

Current Issue: EPIC AGREEMENT EDITION: July 2018


RUNNER TRACKS IS AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT FORMATS:
Flipbook Magazine (Flash, best for computers)
Download pdf file (best for tablets)
Download single page pdf (best for phones)

  • Special Edition: First Publication of the Epic Agreement & Regatta Management Agreement, the proposed new agreements that will form the basis for a more unified world wide class.
  • An EPIC Agreement for the Future of the DN Class by Eric Anderson

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2018 Ballot Results

Following are the results from the 2018 ballot. All measures passed by a strong majority.

Many thanks to outgoing Commodore Eric Anderson for his dedication to the DN class and to outgoing Treasurer Wes Wilcox for his years of service.

2018-2019 Executive Committee Members
Commodore Warren Nethercote
Vice Commodore Dave Elsmo
Treasurer Ray Gauthier
Secretary Deb Whitehorse
Past Commodore: Bob Cummins

PASSED:

MODIFY THE LANGUAGE OF THE IDNIYRA CONSTITUTION, ELECTRONIC VOTING
IDNIYRA CONSTITUTION ARTICLES VI, VII, VIII, XI, XII
69 Yes, 1 No

MODIFY THE LANGUAGE OF THE IDNIYRA BYLAWS – DN RACE SYSTEM & DN RACING RULES
68 Yes, 2 No

MODIFY THE LANGUAGE OF THE IDNIYRA BYLAWS 8) RACING PROCEDURE
69 Yes, 1 No

MODIFY THE LANGUAGE OF THE IDNIYRA BYLAWS DN RACE SYSTEM ADDING RETIREMENT AS A SCORING OPTION
69 Yes, 1 No

 

Sailing World: “First Time Experiences of Iceboat Racing”

Sailing World Dn Iceboating

Photo: Gretchen Dorian

First Time Experiences of Iceboat Racing

In iceboating, there’s a first time for everything.
By Peter Mcgowan June 5, 2018

I look to my left and then to my right and think, I can outrun these guys. I’m rocking the boat, carving channels in the ice so my runners don’t stick. One hand is on the tiller, and the other is clenching the limp wire shroud. The stay flexes as I rhythmically push and pull the boat, building up potential energy, like drawing a bow. When the race starts, I want to be on the back stroke so I can catapult it ­forward and sprint away from the line. Continue reading on Sailing World.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!


IDNIYRA members will soon receive via the postal service an IDNIYRA ballot where you can vote on the election of the Governing Committee and vote on proposed changes to the Constitution and Bylaws. The ballot is attached to 4 pages of Constitution and Bylaws proposals. Please take the time to review the proposals, fill out the ballot, detach it from the proposals, put it in an envelope, and mail to Secretary Deb Whitehorse.
This ballot gives you the opportunity to approve the use of electronic voting by internet for issues that affect North America. Please make your voice heard on this important measure.
DIDN’T GET A BALLOT? Please email to me exec.secretary@idniyra.org and I will send one to you.
DEADLINE: All ballots must be postmarked by July 1, 2018.
PROPOSALS: Download the Proposals to Change the Constitution & Bylaws

May Runner Tracks Newsletter

Current Issue: May 2018


Here’s your end of the season newsletter, the May edition of Runner Tracks. Class members should read this issue carefully, particularly Eric Anderson’s report on what was accomplished at the April meeting between officials of the IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA-Europe and what will happen moving forward.

RUNNER TRACKS IS AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT FORMATS:
Flipbook Magazine (Flash, best for computers)
Download pdf file (best for tablets)
Download single page pdf (best for phones)

  • 2018 Gold Cup & European Championship Report by Warren Nethercote
  • An EPIC Agreement for the Future of the DN Class by Eric Anderson
  • Gold Cup, European Championship, and North American Regatta Results

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