Fall Iceboat Swap Meets

If you are looking to kick the tires on a DN iceboat,  acquire some new components, or learn about the sport of DN sailing, make plans to attend one of the upcoming iceboat swap meets across the country. Expand your ice sailing network, spend a few hours getting to...

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Poland Celebrates 50 Years of DN Sailing

50 years ago the man most responsible for bringing the DN Class to Europe, Dutch sailor, Wim van Acker, traveled to Poland with DN iceboats, leaving them there with the instructions, "Do something with them." On October 21, the Polish DN Association will celebrate 50...

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IDNIYRA Continental Regatta History

A map featuring the locations and dates of all the North American, European, and World Championships has been added to the Championship History page of this website. Many thanks to Daan Schutte H633 for helping with the European side of the world. If you'd like to see...

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Junior World Championships Hosted by Germany

Eissegeln DN Germany will host the Junior Ice Optimist and DN World Championship in 2018. The 2018 Ice Optimist North American Championship will take place in conjunction with the DN Western Region Championship. Learn more about iceboating for kids...

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You’re Getting Mail!

It's do-over time for the proposal to allow para aramid in the construction of tillers. Yes, you voted for this in 2014 but that vote was conducted incorrectly because it was only sent to ballot in North America and not Europe. This violated the Specifications...

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September Runner Tracks Newsletter

Runner Tracks, the newsletter of the IDNIYRA, has been virtually delivered to your door. Meade Gougeon is on the cover, the first photo of Meade ever taken by Gretchen Dorian while at her first iceboat regatta in ten years ago. European IDNIYRA Secretary Chris...

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Meade Gougeon US882: 1938-2017

The DN class sends our thoughts and condolences to the family of Meade Gougeon who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Meade was a well respected class leader and had a tremendous impact on ice boating and all forms of sailing. Jane Pegel US805 remembers Meade: It...

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Proposal Deadline: October 28, 2017

In the taking care of business department, proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting agenda must be submitted to the Secretary by October 28, 2017. IDNIYRA Constitution Article VII MEETING & QUORUM ..."All proposals to be made at the IDNIYRA Annual Meeting shall be...

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Ballot Results

Following are the results from the 2017 ballot. The By Laws proposal passed. Many thanks to out going Secretary Geoff Sobering for continually stepping up to serve the class. He is a valuable member of the DN class,  maintains the DN forum, and contributes behind the...

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