Expressing Gratitude

After the 2023 IDNIYRA World Championship, a group of participants took up a collection to recognize PRO Pat Heppert’s exceptional dedication. Daniel Hearn selected action shots of Pat, captured by Cathy Firmbach, and commissioned a company to create an awe-inspiring 3D photo montage.

Yesterday, Pat was presented with his gift at Daniel’s shop, where he joined a gathering of fellow ice sailors busy preparing Nite masts. During his visit, he also took the chance to organize the DN Western Region equipment, a significant portion of which had been generously contributed by retired PRO Dan Heaney. Pat will join us again for the North American Championship on February 25 – March 2, 2024.

Cathy Firmbach 2023 DN World Championship Photos Available

Via 2023 DN Worlds & North American Event Photographer Cathy Firmbach:

Thanks for your patience! My online store is now open with a gallery for the 2023 DN World Championship. The first set of images are uploaded and they will continue to be uploaded over the next few days. The North American Championship images will follow in a new gallery.

Each image has the sail number(s) as a keyword (ie, us46 ) to make searching for your boat easy. You will find the search bar in the top right corner.
THANKS very much for your support! Without it, I would not be able to continue to be out there with you.
Hope to see you on the ice soon! See the gallery here.

2022 Central Region Championship Postponed

Paul Goodwin round the mark on Anchor Bay in Michigan on February 28, 2022. Photo:

Via IDNIYRA Central Region Commodore Rob Holman:

Central Lakes Regatta for this weekend has been postponed. Please keep me informed of any sailable ice in the Central Region and we will try again.

Next update will be Wednesday, March 9 after 3 PM ET.

Ron Sherry sailing his DN on Anchor Bay in Michigan on February 28, 2022. Photo

2020 IDNIYRA Yearbook

2019 Gold Cup Champion Michal Burczynski             Photo credit: Catherine Firmbach

The 2020 International DN Ice Yacht Racing Yearbook is now available for purchase. There have been some significant changes from the 2019 yearbook including the new EPIC and Regatta Management Agreements. IDNIYRA Europe has a new constitution as well.

New this year is the championship history of the DN Junior and Ice Optimist World and European regattas. Very interesting to see some familiar names who continue to have success in DN competition as adults.

If you have already ordered the yearbook, it will be shipped to you within the next 2 weeks.

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