Fall Iceboat Swap Meets

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.

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 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.

Gratulacje,
Eric Anderson

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 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.

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 Williams has provided a timeline as to what transpired when DNs were being considered for Olympic glory and why that didn’t happen. Other features include class members sharing their remembrances of Meade, minutes of the 2017 EU Secretaries meeting, and the 2018 International Rank list. [If you have any questions about the list, please email to exec.secretary@idniyary.org.] Read all about it here on the Runner Tracks page.

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