A Word from Chad – Stand Ready Sailable Ice Is Coming


With two of our major Eastern Region/NEIYA Championships left to sail (The DN Eastern Regionals and The New Englands) and March only a few weeks away please be ready to go for either or both of these championship weekends if you want to race.
We could be dealing with rising lake levels and constant changing of surface conditions so expect the calls to be late Thursday or even mid day Friday. This is your prep warning and we are going to try to do some sailing if mother nature allows since the base is still there up north at several venues.
For the Easterns you will need to be a current member of IDNIYRA and at least have paid your one time sail # registration fee with the class. It will be ok to compete if you have not received the specific number from the class treasurer or installed it at the start of the event na.idniyra.org. You will however need to have a sail # that is unique to you and your craft, no duplicates.  Also, make sure you print out your $300,000 liability insurance policy to have in hand and on site. I don’t care if you sailed in the NA’s and had it there- this is a different championship and it requires the policy to be present at the time of registration, period. No exceptions.
The NOR for the Easterns will be coming out later in the week so keep an eye out on dnamerica.org and theneiya.org
Best, Chad Atkins
DN US 4487
IDNIYRA Eastern Rear Commodore

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