2024 North American Championship NOR & Registration

Photo: Catherine Firmbach

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2024 IDNIYRA North American Championship is now open and the Notice of Race has been posted.
Please see the 2024 North American Home Page for information on registration, important dates, registered competitors, and the online store front.
2024 North American Home Page
Registration page


2024 IDNIYRA North American Championship
Hosted by the Eastern Region
Dates: February 25 – March 2, 2024
Location: Best ice in Eastern Region or North America TBA
Buy your 2024 North Americans Gear here!


New Eastern Region Commodore

We are pleased to announce the appointment of James “T.” Thieler US5224, as Eastern Region Rear Commodore, effective immediately. T replaces Chad Atkins who has held the position for several years. Thank you, Chad, for your service to the DN class.
IDNIYRA Commodore Jody Kjoller

2018 DN Eastern Championships Are ON For This Weekend 12/15-16

Via Eastern Region Commodore Chad Atkins


It’s Friday morning and here is your Eastern Region championship report from Great Pond in Belgrade, Maine. The Eastern Region championship is ON! Ice is black, hard, 4.5″-5.5″ thick, 40% Snow covered 1/4″ drifts. There are a few leads on the way out but easily spotted at lower speeds sitting up. Looks like we should have a 3/4 mile circle to play on.

Saturday morning registration 8:45-9:45 am only at the launch
Followed by a skippers meeting
1st race immediately following

Sunday morning registration 8:45-9:15 am only at the launch
Followed by a skippers meeting
1st race of the day immediately following

***Entering on either day- Signing in, registering and showing your $300,000 liability insurance coverage is mandatory along with being a current IDNIYRA member in good standing (idniyra.org) If you can have a registered sail # as well it would be greatly appreciated!***

Hotels are in Augusta about 25 minutes south of the launch off 95. There is a group of us staying at the Senator Inn and spa, mention the iceboating group might help with pricing. There is a bar and restaurant in the hotel.

Senetor Inn and spa-
284 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330
207 622 5804
Double- $120 (might be $108 for us)
Single queen-$99

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Best, Chad

P.S. Any additional information will be posted to https://neiya.org

2018 Eastern Region Championship Update

Photo: Emily Babbitt. Doc Fellows Regatta sailed on January 7, 2018.

The 2018 DN Eastern Regional Championship scheduled for January 13-14, 2018 is postponed until further notice due to a mixed bag of precipitation headed for the entire Mid Atlantic and North East coast. Take this time to fine tune your gear for the upcoming North Americans with registration slated for Sunday evening January 21st.
Chad Atkins
IDNIYRA Eastern Rear Commodore