2023 DN World Championship & Major Regatta Dates Announced

Sean R Heavey: 2022 DN US Nationals &emdash; Heavey__1263923-Pano
Almost 50 years ago, in 1973, DN sailors from around the world gathered for the first IDNIYRA World Championship at Gull Lake, in Michigan U.S.A.

During the next two seasons, IDNIYRA North America and IDNIYRA Europe will each take the opportunity to honor 50 years of international competition. In January 2023, DN North America will kick off the celebration by commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first World Championships. DN Europe will continue the 50th-anniversary theme when it hosts the actual 50th running of the World Championship in 2024.

Join the celebration by attending the IDNIYRA World Championship which is scheduled for January 21-28, 2023, in the Western Region of North America. Regatta details will be posted at idniyra.org

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

CONTINENTAL REGATTA CALENDAR
World Championship and North American Championship:

January 21 – 28, 2023
Host Region: North American Western Lakes (MN, WI, IA, IL, UP of MI, IN)
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European Championship
February 18-25, 2023
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Junior DN & Ice Optimist World & European Championship
March 4-10, 2023
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2022 DN Western Region Regatta Postponed

PREVIOUS
2022 Western Region Championship Notice of Race
Date:
To Be Announced
Location: 
The Western Region includes Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana
Next Update: After the US Nationals (which take place January 23 – 29, 2022)

Via IDNIYRA Western Region Commodore Chris Berger

The 2022 Western Region Championship had been postponed until after the U.S. Nationals. Lake Monona ice in Madison, WI was not regatta quality. Regatta information will be updated after the U.S. Nationals.

2022 Western Regional Regatta: Location Update

2017 DN Western Region Championship sailed on Lake Monona, Madison, WI. Photo Credit: Kurt Mayer

PREVIOUS
2022 Western Region Championship Notice of Race
Date:
 January 8-9, 2022
Location: 
Tentatively called ON for Wisconsin. Location TBA
Final Confirmation/Next Update: Thursday, January 6, 2022 by 1 PM CT

Via IDNIYRA Western Region Commodore Chris Berger

Big Spirit Lake in Iowa is no longer under consideration for a Western Region Championship regatta site. Severe wind chill temperatures and high winds made sailing impossible, but a ranked sailor walked the lake today. Unfortunately, the drifts have hardened and are big enough to hinder safe sailing. However, there are potential sites in Wisconsin. Next update, Thursday, January 6 by 1 PM CT.

2022 Western Region Championship Tentatively Called ON for Spirit Lake, Iowa, Jan 8-9

Big Spirit Lake, Spirit Lake, Iowa on Sunday, January 2, 2022 Photo: Pat Heppert

PREVIOUS
2022 Western Region Championship Notice of Race
Date:
 January 8-9, 2022
Location: 
Tentatively called ON for Big Spirit Lake, Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Final Confirmation/Next Update: Thursday, January 6, 2022 by 1 PM CT

Via IDNIYRA Western Region Commodore Chris Berger

The 2022 IDNIYRA Western Region Championship is tentatively called on for January 8 – 9, 2022 for Big Spirit Lake in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Big Spirit Lake has 10″ of black ice, 95% snow-free. “The remaining snow on the better part of the lake will result in 1 – 2″ jumpers,” according to Pat Heppert who walked and drilled the lake today. There is enough ice for 2 courses.  It will be sailed by ranked sailors on Thursday morning, January 6. Final confirmation will be made on Thursday, January 6 by 1 PM CT.