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RI in WI

Three RI sailors have established a beachhead on Kegonsa Lake in WI….

Thieler, Binder and Demerest are in town and ready to rumble!

Healey, Atkins, Moore and maybe others on the way.

To follow all the news check the IDNIYRA site at https://www.idniyra.org/

Think Ice!


DN GC/NA UPDATE

Here is the latest and greatest….

2023 World & NA Championship Update for 17 Jan – DN North America (idniyra.org)

2023 World & NA Championship Update for 17 Jan – DN North America

Deb Whitehorse

Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166 Incoming weather with a snow-rain mix is making site selection …


SKEETER VIDEO

Hey Folks- It’s no secre that this season has been off to a slow start out this way…. A total bummer to be sure.

Only one thing to do: Torture yourself by watching this video from the ISA regatta out west last weekend. It’s extraordinary!

ISA Skeeter Iceboat Racing – YouTube

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ISA Skeeter Iceboat Racing


’23 DN Western Region Championship Called ON for Lake Kegonsa in WI Jan 7-8 – DN North America

Take a look and hit the road if you are interested!

There is a great restaurant/bar right on the lake if that is an incentive….

https://www.idniyra.org/2023/01/05/23-dn-western-region-championship-called-on-for-lake-kegonsa-in-wi-jan-7-8/


Regatta News!

Hey Folks- just to you know the Western Regional DN champs are still on for the weekend although the Central Region champs have been postponed.

Western regionals possible sites near Madison. Stay tuned to IDNIYRA for details!

A handful of NE sailors are headed that way- Chamberland, Roseberry, Thieler, Binder and maybe more- hope others can head out!

Will send updates….


SAILING TOMORROW

Sounds like some people will be hitting it up in Maine tomorrow- check the CIBC site for details! As always be safe, take all precautions, and never sail alone!
Sailing Tomorrow | Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club


Western DN Champs Called ON!

Hey Folks- If you are needing some ice time consider heading out to the Western Champs- They have ice out there and with a little luck it’ll hold and not get snowed out.

Keep an eye on the IDNIYRA site for details!

2023 Western Region Championship Called ON for 7-8 January – DN North America (idniyra.org)

2023 Western Region Championship Called ON for 7-8 January – DN North Am…

Deb Whitehorse

NOTICE OF RACE 2023 Western Region Championship Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166 The 2023 Wester…


DN Gold Cup Registration Deadline-

Hey Folks-

Registration fees increase tomorrow for the Gold Cup and NA Champs so be sure to hop online and sign up! So easy even I could do it in a few minutes….

Will be great to get back to having big regattas after a long break- Make this the year if you are on the fence! Fun to see and meet ice sailing nuts from around the globe. Always something to learn and a memory (or a fuzzy memory) to be made….

Register Today for the 2023 World & NA Championships! – DN North America (idniyra.org)

Register Today for the 2023 World & NA Championships! – DN North America

Deb Whitehorse


DN Newsletter Is Out!

Hey Folks- be sure to get the new DN newsletter, as always full of good stuff! See it for free online or order a glossy paper copy- Don;t miss it! T

Runner Tracks 2022 – DN North America (idniyra.org)

Runner Tracks 2022 – DN North America


IDNIYRA News

Hey DN people- First of all, the yearbook is available- be sure to order one to have on hand!

Second, the World and North American Champs are back on the docket this year! Be sure to sign up soon- Will be great to see the whole gang back on the starting line-

Info on both here

2023 IDNIYRA Yearbook – DN North America

2023 World & North American Championships Notice of Race – DN North America (idniyra.org)

2023 DN World & North American Championship: Register Today! – DN North America (idniyra.org)

2023 DN World & North American Championship: Register Today! – DN North …

Deb Whitehorse

The IDNIYRA cordially invites you to register for the 2023 International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association World &…


Lake Abenakis, Quebec

In case you weren’t able to get there here is a little vid of some sailing last weekend up north of the border-

Not the biggest lake in the world BUT it was good to get out and buzz around for a few days!

CIBC – First sail of 2022-2023 season (Lac Abénakis, Québec) – YouTube

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CIBC – First sail of 2022-2023 season (Lac Abénakis, Québec)


Ice In The East!

The folks in Maine have found a possibility just over the border- Sounds like boats will be on the ice there tomorrow and hopefully beyond! Tune into the CIBC site for more info-

I’m hoping to get up there by Saturday afternoon and set some marks for scratch racing for whoever is interested-

https://iceboat.me/2022/12/09/ice-ho-4/


Western Challenge Is ON!!

Load ’em up! Looks like we have a regatta going on….

Western Challenge Called ON for Lake Washington, Hutchinson, MN – DN North America (idniyra.org)

Western Challenge Called ON for Lake Washington, Hutchinson, MN – DN Nor…

Deb Whitehorse

The Western Challenge has been called on, primary site in Hutchinson, MN. There are other sites in Minnesota bei…


Western Challenge….

… it’s coming up quick! The Western Challenge is often the big season kickoff for DNs and other classes-

Traditionally held the first Friday-Saturday-Sunday in December on the best ice in MN or the region, it’s a great way to get the season going and get the iceboat neurons firing again.

So mark your calendars, quit your jobs, make up some cover stories, and start planning!

Stay tuned to this space for reports-

Think Ice!


Pay Yer Dues

Hey Folks-

If you haven’t yet be sure to renew your memberships and pay your dues for the NEIYA, IDNIYRA and any other clubs you might belong to- No time like the present!

Membership – DN North America (idniyra.org)

New England Ice Yacht Association (theneiya.org)


DN Class Ballot- Votes Needed!

Hey Folks-

That time again, be sure to read up and cast your vote!

Notice of Electronic Ballot – DN North America (idniyra.org)

Notice of Electronic Ballot – DN North America

Deb Whitehorse

Via IDNIYRA Europe Secretary Atilla Pataki: Dear Fellow DN Class Members, We cordially invite you to take part i…


Ice Report!!

From the CIBC site…. Time to dust off the iceboat gear and get going on the worklist from last season!

Site logo image billbuchholz posted: “First ice of the season reported yesterday in Ste Aurelie, Quebec. This is the little village just across the border where we have had many nearly season sails on Lac Jolie and Lac Abenakis. Denis Guertin reports that this particular plate in on neither o” Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club

Ice Report

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Oct 4

First ice of the season reported yesterday in Ste Aurelie, Quebec. This is the little village just across the border where we have had many nearly season sails on Lac Jolie and Lac Abenakis. Denis Guertin reports that this particular plate in on neither of the lakes and probably didn’t survive past lunch time.

But according to Denis it was an honest 1/4”. Not bad for October 1.

Stand by for CIBC and NEIYA iceboat swap meet and meetings weekend of October 29!

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SWAP MEET TIME

Hey Folks- The NEIYA Swap Meet is coming up on October 29 but there are other meets to attend if you don’t live in NE- Click the link and take a look!

Attend Your Local Iceboat Swap Meet – DN North America (idniyra.org)

Attend Your Local Iceboat Swap Meet – DN North America

Deb Whitehorse

Looking for a DN or DN parts? Have questions about DN sailing? If you are new to the sport or looking for your f…


Get Started!

Have to love this guy- Be sure to share these vids with anyone you know who may be interested in getting out this winter!

Well done, Sam

VIDEO: Time to think iceboating >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News (sailingscuttlebutt.com)

VIDEO: Time to think iceboating >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

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Harken Marketing Intern Samuel Bartel is obsessed with ice sailing. To him, hard water yachting is the pinnacle …


September Runner Tracks

Hey Folks- The latest edition on Runner Tracks is out and is required reading whether you are in the DN class or not-

Look at it online or shell out a few bucks and get a paper copy-

And congrats to Pete Van Rossem and J.R. Francis on making the cover!

Runner Tracks Newsletter September 2022 – DN North America (idniyra.org)

Runner Tracks Newsletter September 2022 – DN North America

Deb Whitehorse

Runner Tracks The Online Magazine of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association September 2022 September …


DN CLASS 2023 RANK LIST IS OUT!

Hey Folks-

This summer heat will pass and we will be out in the cold soon enough….

In the meantime take a look at the new rank list, see where you are, where your friends are, where your rivals are…. Start setting goals and making lists!

Fire up the inspiring “Rocky” soundtrack music and hit the gym or just go in the garage and give your boat a pat, doesn’t matter. Just get ready to hit the ice!

2023 International Ranking List Published – DN North America (idniyra.org)

2023 International Ranking List Published – DN North America

Deb Whitehorse

Another sign that the ice sailing season is approaching, the 2023 International Ranking list has been calculated…


America On Ice: Let’s Go Ice Sailing – Mystic Seaport Museum

Hey Folks- Take a few hours to listen to Henry Bosset and Deb Whitehorse talk all things iceboating-

Great way to learn a few things, beat the heat, and get fired up for the coming season!

Here is the link:

https://www.mysticseaport.org/events/america-on-ice-lets-go-ice-sailing/


Runner Tracks, May 2022

Hey Folks, there is some good reading available to help while away the coming summer months- Get your copy today!

Runner Tracks May 2022 – DN North America (idniyra.org)

Runner Tracks May 2022 – DN North America

Runner Tracks May 2022 The Online Magazine of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association The season-final…


Notice of Electronic Ballot for 2022 IDNIYRA Elections – DN North America

Hey DN people- don’t forget that we have this class ballot to fill out- It’s easy and quick so get to it!

Remember, vote early and often!

https://www.idniyra.org/2022/04/25/notice-of-electronic-ballot-for-2022-idniyra-elections/