Photo Kurt Meyer
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 know more about sailing iceboats in your area.
MICHIGAN: Western Michigan Iceboat Swap Meet, November 3-4, 2017 at the Muskegon Yacht Club, 3198 Edgewater St, Muskegon, MI. More information.
MINNESOTA: Ice Boat Swap Meet on November 4, 2017, from 10 AM – 12 PM at Sailcrafters 7450 Oxford St., Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55426. More information.
NEW ENGLAND: New England Ice Yachting Association Swap Meet, October 28 9 AM, Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St, Westborough, MA. More information.
NEW YORK: Lake Ronkonkoma Ice Boat Yacht Club, December 9th, from 1 PM – 4 PM at Weeks Yacht Yard, 10 Riverview Ct, Patchogue, NY. More information.
WISCONSIN: Skeeter Iceboat Club Swap Meet on November 5, 2017 from 9 AM – 12 PM at Lucke’s Cantina
220 N. Elkhorn Rd. (WI Hwy 67), Williams Bay, WI. More information.
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 years of DN sailing in Poland with a two day conference.
From: IDNIYRA Commodore Eric Anderson:
On behalf of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association, I would like to congratulate the Polish DN association on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Polish DN Iceboat Fleet. It is an incredible feat that a Polish sailor has won the World Championships 19 times. The Polish Fleet serves as an example to all nations of how a sailing program should be.
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 a full sized map, go here.
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 here.
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 Management Agreement. Thank you for your patience.
NOTICE OF DUES: You can also pay your dues for the 2018 season either online (click here) or by dropping a check into the envelope with the ballot.