IDNIYRA Technical Committee Sept 2022 Update

Today we have finished work on two sections of IDNIYRA OFFICIAL SPECIFICATIONS.

Thanks to modern technology, Technical Committee met six times online for two-hour sessions each to prepare a updated version of the class rules.

We would like to thank Warren Nethercote for laying the foundation for the committee’s work. Without Warren’s work, it would not be possible to achieve our goals.

We hope that our work will be positively received by members of the DN class and that the proposed rule format will be voted on.

TC members will be happy to answer any questions that may arise after publication in Runner Tracks [September 2022].

On behalf of TC,

Tomek Zakrzewski, P-55

IDNIYRA Technical Committee Update

The IDNIYRA Technical Committee has been working diligently over the summer for the DN Class. Here’s an update on their progress.
Via  TC member Tomek Zackrzewski P55:

Here is short summary of what has happened within TC:

On Sunday, August 22, the IDNIYRA Technical Committee members completed online meeting #4. Main focus is to deliver revised wording of Section A (fuselage) and section B (runner plank).

The main goals are:

  • Incorporate interpretations into Official Specifications
  • Rewrite to deliver more user friendly wording
  • Enrich each section with measurement guide incl. measurement drawings
  • Consolidate fragmented sections
  • Eliminate loopholes and grey areas by giving more precise definitions
  • Maintain unchanged specs

There are two more online meetings scheduled by September 1st.
IDNIYRA Technical Committee Members:
Jeff Kent US3535
David Croner S1
Paul Goodwin US46
Tomek Zackrzewski P55
Steve Orlebeke US4926
Argo Vooreemaa C36


Friendly Reminder: 2 Spec Changes in Effect

Previous: Results of 2021 Autumn Ballot
The two specification ballot proposals that IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA EU approved back in Autumn 2021 came into effect on May 31, 2022.
They are G.14 Sail Window Size and A.30 National Letters and Sail Numbers. The DN World portal Specifications section has been updated to reflect the changes. The DN World portal at will always have the most up-to-date specifications.

Results of the Autumn 2021 Ballot

NOTE: The 2 proposals that were approved come into effect 31 May 2022!

The Autumn 2021IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA EU combined ballot closed at 1200 US CT October 21, 2021. Two-thirds of ‘yes’ votes are required for a question to pass. The results are as follows:

61% percent of eligible members participated in the ballot. Abstentions were allowed on individual questions.

Question 1: PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SPECIFICATION G14 SAIL WINDOW SIZE 160 yes / 8 against (95.2% yes, Question 1 passes and comes into effect May 31, 2022.)

Question 2: PROPOSAL TO ADD SPECIFICATION I. FITTINGS SELF-RELEASING STEERING POST HEAD 65 yes / 82 against (55.8% no, Question 2 fails.)

Question 3: PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SPECIFICATION A30 NATIONAL LETTERS AND SAIL NUMBER 110 yes / 50 against (68.8% yes, Question 3 passes and comes into effect May 31, 2022)


Votes tallied: 168
Abstentions: 4 NA EU Total
Yes – I approve the amendment 107 53 160
No – I reject the amendment 6 2 8
113 55
Votes tallied: 147
Abstentions: 25 NA EU Total
Yes – I approve the amendments 37 28 65
No – I reject the amendments 63 19 82
100 47
Votes tallied: 160
Abstentions: 12 NA EU Total
Yes – I approve the amendments 79 31 110
No – I reject the amendments 26 24 50
105 55

The members support to the governance of the DN Class is appreciated.

Attila Pataky (M-100) Commodore IDNIYRA EU
Jody Kjoller (US 5435) Commodore IDNIYRA