North American Regatta Deadline

2018 North American Championships Info
Register for the North Americans today to take advantage of the early entry fee. On January 1, the registration fee increases from $80 to $120. Register online today!

From the Notice of Race:
● Each skipper shall register on: or by mailing a completed entry form available
on, with the appropriate entry fee to: see entry form for registration by
regular mail.
● Entry Fee shall be paid in U.S. Dollars.
● The entry fee is $80.00 (USD) if paid by December 31, 2017. The entry fee for a Junior
Skipper (one who is 25 and under at the time of registration) is $50.00. This changes By
Laws paragraph 10 Trophies and Prizes.
● The entry fee is $120 (USD) if paid on or after January 1, 2018. The entry fee for a Junior
Skipper (one who is 25 and under at the time of registration) is $75.00. This changes
By Laws paragraph 10 Trophies and Prizes.
● No entry fee will be accepted after the close of registration (refer to schedule of events)
When regatta location moves, prior to the first race, registration may be reopened.
● Novice Entries
○ Novice DN skippers may enter the Regatta with the payment of two years association
dues. No other event registration payments shall apply.
○ A sailor shall be classified as a Novice if: that person has never belonged to the
IDNIYRA, or their membership has lapsed for 5 or more years. A Novice must
comply with all other entry requirements.
● European Entries are not subject to a late fee penalty. European competitors are requested
to notify the race chairman that they will be attending.
● Sailing instructions and course diagram to be available to all competitors at time of final
● All skippers may be required to complete a Safety Test as part of registration.

Para Aramid in Tillers Passes

Amend the Interpretation General dated 11/23/87: “Material – Kevlar cloth may not be used in DN constructions with the exception of the tiller, reference Spec A22 “ Amend the last sentence in Spec. A22 to specify that para-aramid fabric is
allowed in the construction of the tiller: “ Material is optional and may include para-aramid fabric.”

Ballot Results: The proposal passed with an overall (North America and Europe combined) vote of 197 yes and 15 no.

2018 IDNIYRA Yearbook Released

The 2018 IDNIYRA Yearbook is now available for order for $17.  It’s bigger than ever at 248 pages. New this year are synopsis of the European Championships from Daan Schutte. Jane Pegel also helped with filling in some missing North American regatta history. Bob Cummins assisted by looking over each page with a sharp editor’s eye. My thanks to them for helping to improve the yearbook.
The yearbook is sponsored by:

You can go to the Governing Documents page to order using Paypal or use the button below.

Order an official DN class printed yearbook. Chock full of information including class history, governing, specifications, and more.
Order a Yearbook: $17
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December Runner Tracks Newsletter

December Runner Tracks, the newsletter of the IDNIYRA, has been virtually delivered to your mailbox just in time for the Holidays. Great photos and stories about the two early season regattas of the North American and European season. Bob Gray breaks down how to select runners. Vice Commodore Warren Nethercote has written a timely article detailing on the ins and outs of voting online, a proposal for discussion at the 2018 North American Annual Meeting.
Sit back and read it here on the Runner Tracks page.

Did you know that Runner Tracks is available in three different electronic formats and you can also order it in a print version?
Flipbook magazine: Best for laptops and desktop computers
PDF: Best for tablets
PDF Single Page: Best for mobile devices


Winter in the Musurian Lakes with P36

This DN boom has been around and  is filled with familiar looking travel stickers!

IDNYRA Gold Cup champion Karol Jablonski P36 talks ice sailing and about Poland’s Masurian Lakes District in this German TV travel piece. It’s worth watching even if you don’t understand German for some history about Karol’s soft water accomplishments and how to make the Pierogies which Karol and the host enjoy in the hotel dining room.