NEW RACE COURSES- Big News From NIA

Hey Folks- If you are planning on racing this winter be sure to read the following- Looks like we have some changes to the standard iceboat race course to get used to-

On a personal note I’m in favor- these changes will allow safer racing and also allow more races to be run in a given time period. READ ON!
National Iceboat Authority: Important Announcement

The National Iceboat Authority is happy to announce the release of a new version of the NIA Constitution & Racing Rules. (Click here to see new version.) This new version includes two new race course configurations called DARLING COURSE and INLINE COURSE which may be used as alternatives to the STANDARD COURSE we’ve been using for many years. This allows race committees to select a course which is most appropriate for their ice sailing event. The new racing rules also contain:

  • Updated definitions and clauses to support the use of the DARLING COURSE or INLINE COURSE.
  • Clarification on yachts which must keep clear while approaching the windward MARK on opposite TACKS.
  • Updated restrictions on propulsion.
  • A new rule which prohibits sailing between the LEEWARD MARK and the starting line immediately after the start.

Please feel free to contact any of the NIA Directors with questions or comments.

  • NIA-2015-10-31-standard-course.jpg
    STANDARD COURSE
  • NIA-2015-10-31-darling-course.jpg
    DARLING COURSE
  • NIA-2015-10-31-inline-course.jpg
    INLINE COURSE

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI 02840

401 258 6230
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