Pete Johns US2360 and Ron Sherry US44 were awarded by the Polish DN board a medal of 50th anniversary of Polish DN Fleet for special merits and efforts for Polish ice sailing over the years. Congratulations my friends!
If you are in the Montreal area and want to learn more about ice sailing, Andre Baby and Jack Marcenski are presenting a program open to the public at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club on November 15, 2018. Last year’s presentation attracted 80 attendees. Information on the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club website.
An important message from IDNIYRA Commodore Warren Nethercote:
IDNIYRA will be conducting an electronic vote beginning Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
The Governing Committee has learned that in 2010 IDNIYRA obtained a tax number (an ‘EIN’) from the IRS, but that we never followed through to establish our status as a 501(c)(3) organization. We are an incorporated as a non-profit in Michigan, but separate application is required to establish our non-profit status with IRS. Completion of our application to IRS requires an addition to our constitution to define what would happen to our assets in the event of dissolution, and specifically that assets will not go to individual members, but instead to a successor organization with similar objects. We encourage you to support this addition to our constitution.
The Governing Committee is bringing this matter directly to a member vote by means of electronic voting. Should you not receive an email inviting you to vote by Wednesday, October 31, 2018, please send an email to Deb Whitehorse firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, correct email address, and sail number, together with when you last paid membership dues.. We can then add you to the voting list and send a ballot to you. Both email address and sail number are required to allow for those members who share an email address, or use a third-party email address.
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
WESTERN MICHIGAN ICE YACHT CLUB SWAP MEET
November 3, 2018
9 AM until 2 PM
Muskegon Yacht Club
3198 Edgewater St.
SKEETER ICEBOAT CLUB SWAP MEET
November 4, 2018
9 AM until noon
220 N. Elkhorn Rd. (WI Hwy 67)
Williams Bay, WI.
MINNESOTA ICEBOAT CLUB SWAP MEET
November 3, 2018
9AM until noon
7450 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
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.
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
Current Issue: September 2018
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.
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
SPONSORED BY THE FOLLOWING ADVERTISERS:
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 email@example.com
Executive Secretary Deb Whitehorse firstname.lastname@example.org
for publication in September 2018 Runner Tracks.
Current Issue: EPIC AGREEMENT EDITION: July 2018
- 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
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
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