Ballot 2021 Results

The Autumn 2021 IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA EU combined ballot closed at 1200 US CT October 21, 2021.
Two-thirds of ‘yes’ votes are required for a question to pass.
The results are as follows:

61% percent of eligible members participated in the ballot. Abstentions were allowed on individual questions.

Question 1: PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SPECIFICATION G14 SAIL WINDOW SIZE
160 yes / 8 against (95.2% yes, Question 1 passes and comes into effect May 31, 2022.)

Question 2: PROPOSAL TO ADD SPECIFICATION I. FITTINGS SELF-RELEASING STEERING POST HEAD
65 yes / 82 against (55.8% no, Question 2 fails.)

Question 3: PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SPECIFICATION A30 NATIONAL LETTERS AND SAIL NUMBER
110 yes / 50 against (68.8% yes, Question 3 passes and comes into effect May 31, 2022)

VOTE BY CONTINENT

  1. G14 SAIL WINDOW SIZE
    Votes tallied: 168
    Abstentions: 4 NA EU Total
    Yes – I approve the amendment 107 53 160
    No – I reject the amendment 6 2 8
    113 55
  2. I. FITTINGS SELF-RELEASING STEERING POST HEAD
    Votes tallied: 147
    Abstentions: 25 NA EU Total
    Yes – I approve the amendments 37 28 65
    No – I reject the amendments 63 19 82
    100 47
  3. A30 NATIONAL LETTERS AND SAIL NUMBER
    Votes tallied: 160
    Abstentions: 12 NA EU Total
    Yes – I approve the amendments 79 31 110
    No – I reject the amendments 26 24 50
    105 55
    The members support to the governance of the DN Class is appreciated.

Attila Pataky (M-100) Commodore IDNIYRA EU
Jody Kjoller (US 5435) Commodore IDNIYRA

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/ballot-2021-results/

IDNIYRA EUROPE COVID-19 Protocol

Dear Fellow Icesailors,

A new season starts soon and we have to be ready not only with our ice sailing gear but also be prepared to cope with the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
I hope that all of you are healthy and not influenced by COVID infection or any serious consequences.
This year we intend to organize the WC/EC, but to keep our community safe we have to introduce some protocols, which has to be obeyed by all participants of the event.
Below you can find the COVID-19 Protocol.
Please read it carefully and be prepared for the safe season and for participation in IDNIYRA events.

Think Ice,

Attila Pataky (M-100)
IDNIYRA EU Commodore

IDNIYRA-EU-COVID

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/idniyra-europe-covid-19-protocol/

dniceboat.org: Your World Portal to DN Ice Yacht Racing

dniceboat.org

What media do you pull up on your mobile device when the subject of DN sailing comes up with someone who wants to know more about our sport? Now you can start with the landing page of dniceboat.org for the most exciting videos, best photography, and radical DN mast bend photos to convert the curious into DN sailors.

The DN Class comprises two continental organizations: the IDNIYRA (North America) and IDNIYRA Europe. Both organizations have developed a new world portal website, dniceboat.org, to showcase our sport’s best videos, and photos that are easily accessible on the front page. Our photographers and videographers best tell the story of DN sailing, and we are indebted to them for sharing their work with us.

International class members and those interested in DN sailing will find common governing documents, contact information, regatta information, results, and more on the portal.

The menu is simple, with four links, to Class Information, the continental websites, and contact information.
      DN CLASS INFORMATION
      DN EUROPE
      DN NORTH AMERICA

      CONTACT

The Class Information page allows you to access the Specifications, the IDNIYRA Yearbook, Racing Rules, Regatta History, International Rank List, and another page dedicated to videos.
DN CLASS INFORMATION
SPECIFICATIONS, INTERPRETATIONS, & PLANS
YEARBOOK (pdf)
RACING RULES
CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
INTERNATIONAL RANK LIST
 VIDEOS (with links to EU and NA YouTube channels)

We will update Specifications and Interpretations changes on the world portal as soon as they come into effect, more efficient than waiting for the class Yearbook to be published months after the change.  In addition, we’ve combined the Specifications and Interpretations so that they are on the same page.

dniceboat.org is a portal to idniyra.org and idniyra.eu, which will continue to keep members informed of their specific continental affairs.

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/dniceboat-org-your-world-portal-to-dn-ice-yacht-racing/

2021 Autumn Class Ballot

This is the announcement of a combined ballot for members of IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA EU, although North American and European results will be available separately.

North American IDNIYRA members were sent a test email this morning (4 October) to check email addresses. If you did not receive the test email, please check your spam folder. If you didn’t receive the test email, please contact secretary.idniyra@gmail.com.

At their Spring 2020 meeting, the IDNIYRA EU National Secretaries supported sending six measures to a ballot of the members. [See September 2020 Runner Tracks.] Three of the six were voted upon in November 2020. Further work was required on the other proposed changes to the Official Specifications, and two of them have been reviewed by the Technical Committee and submitted for the fall 2021 ballot. The third proposal was submitted by Chad Atkins US4487. [See December 2020 Runner Tracks.]

The three proposals to change the Specifications are: 

1. Changing G.14 Sail Window size.
Current:
G14. A window in the sail is required. The window may be any shape and placed in several sections.
English Metric
Area (sq. in. and sq. cm.)
Max Min Max Min
1000 100 6452 645
Change to:
G14. A window in the sail is required. The window may be any shape and placed in several sections.
English Metric
Area (sq. in. and sq. cm.)
Max Min Max Min
1250 100 8064.5 645
Reasoning:
“A 25% increase in maximum window size would give the opportunity to greatly reduce blind-spots between the mast and in front of the sail window without sacrificing the running window. With increased forward visibility when the rig is bent out and the sail is set low on the mast, our sport would be significantly safer.”

2. Adding I. Fittings Steering-Post Head Break-Away Requirement
Current:
None
Add:
I. Fittings: The steering post head shall incorporate a safety feature to release the tiller forward upon impact to the skipper’s body.
Reasoning:
“One of the most dangerous situations in case of an accident is when the skipper falls on the tiller. Even with helmets it can poke or puncture many parts of the head or upper body during a crash or a sudden stop. Unfortunately, there have been accidents in the last few seasons in which the lack of this feature proved to cause several horrific injuries that could have been easily avoided. The forward-open steering post-head is a widely used solution in the DN class but currently only on a voluntary basis. A “safety slot” or other mandatory solution that would allow the tiller to fall out on a harder strike or impact has proven to save skippers from these kinds of injuries and would make our sport significantly safer.”

3. Changing A30 National Letter and Sail Number
Current:
A30. National letter and sail number shall be affixed to each side of the fuselage below the mast stepping point. Color shall contrast with the fuselage and each letter and number shall be a minimum of 5.5 inches (140 mm) high and 0.7874 inches (20 mm) wide
Change to:
A30. National letter and sail number is optional and may be affixed to each side of the fuselage below the mast stepping point. If a national sail letter and sail number are affixed to the fuselage, the color shall contrast with the fuselage and the recommended size of each letter and number is 5.5 inches (140 mm) high and 0.79 inches (20 mm) wide. National letters and sail numbers affixed to the fuselage should match those on the sails, except for boats loaned or chartered for a regatta.
Reasoning:
“Scorers and Race Committee personnel do not use these hull identification graphics very often for lap management, scoring or collision assessment as originally intended. Also as we saw at the 2019 G C Rule A30 currently makes lending equipment to sailors more difficult with possible SI amendments needed from the OA. The proposed number sizing is ‘recommended’ so that variances in size of optional numbers would not be subject to protest.”

Members of IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA EU who were in good standing as of 1 September 2021 are eligible to vote and can expect to receive an electronic ballot invitation at their email address on file with IDNIYRA or IDNIYRA EU. The ballot will be open from 1200 Central time (1800 CET), 7 October 2021 to 1200 Central time (1800 CET), 21 October 2021. To pass, a proposal must receive at least 2/3rds yes votes. Any measures passed will come into effect on 31 May 2022.

Note to voters: All election notices are sent from invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com  To help avoid rejection of the notice as junk mail add invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com to your contact list.

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/2021-autumn-class-ballot/

The 2021 September Issue of Runner Tracks is out!

Find it at idniyra.org

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/the-2021-september-issue-of-runner-tracks-is-out/

Baikal Ice Sailing Week 2022 – What to know?

Fellow Icesailors,

We received the following leaflet from Joerg Bohn G-737 & Dideric van Reimsdijk S-867 about next season’s Baikal Ice Sailing Week.
March 26-April 02, 2022 will mark the 11th occasion that the event is held at Lake Baikal, Russia with sailors participating from all over the World to compete at the Asia and Baikal Cups, the Russian Championship or just to sail for pleasure. This year we are also looking forward to having guests from China.

Please read the following What-to-know-2022 manual carefully.

more info: baikaliceyachtracing.eu, dnrussia.ru

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/baikal-ice-sailing-week-2022-what-to-know/

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