Feb 19

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will be held on Kisfaludy Stage at 17:45

Please come!

It will be a reception of the Organising Country “All-you-can-eat-and-drink” just after the Ceremony at the same place.


The link to the place is:





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Feb 19


Please find the Sailing Instructions for the EC 2017 in the PDF.


Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/sailing-instructions-ec-2017/

Feb 17

European Championship – Decision

Dear Fellow Iceboaters,

After the thorough analysis of the situation in Europe the decision on the site of the 2017 DN European Championship is Balaton Lake / Balatonfüred / Hungary.

The Headquarter will be in Hotel Margareta.


Hotel room with double occupation (incl. breakfast and dinner) will cost about 40 EUR/person/night

Please make the reservation quoting “DN EC 2017” on e-mail: info@hotelmargareta.hu

Other hotels nearby in 100 m range are


Hotel Füred



and Hotel Flamingo


These hotels offer higher service. You can get discount on list prices quoting “DN EC 2017”.

Please make the reservation direct on e-mail: sagi.boglarka@flamingohotel.hu

Launching just in front of the hotels on the shore.



Have a safe trip! See you there!




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Feb 15

EC 2017 – Second update

Weather(forecast) changes, plans change


On Our way to North we received the information, that Poland is not an option further. We changed our course immediately (like good ice sailor at wind shift) and headed to Rostock to catch the first ferry to Gedster (Denmark) and then to Sweden.  First we checked lake Vänern at Mariestad in  West Sweden. The ice looked promising, but after we measured the thickness it turned out that it is too weak. 7 cm only.

We had some time left till the sunset, thus checked the nearest lake Ymsen. The ice was ok, thickness 17 cm, black ice, the surface is clear. The only problem was, that we could not find any public access to the lake.

Then we headed  to lake Hjälmaren. Here in Fiskeboda the Monotype XV sailors are having their Championship. They are more than satisfied with the place.

Tomorrow we will check the ice here, together with other lakes in the neighbourhood.

Taking the evening ferry we will go to Estonia as well. Friday checking the ice there – evening decision.

What we have in the pocket.

Sweden – lakes near Stockholm

Finland – Pyhäjärvy

Estonia – Orissare and Võrstjärv

Hungary – Balaton


That’s all folks (for the time being)






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Feb 14

EC 2017 First Update

Dear Participants,


The weather in Europe is changing. A week ago I thought it will be an easy decision on the site of the event, but today I face real difficulties.


The primary sites in Czech Republic are out. There are thick snow ice and some snow cover on the surface of the original black ice and in case of warm weather (which we expect throughout Europe) it will melt into slush.

Neusiedler-See is not safe enough. The warm currents washed the lower surface of the ice and there are big areas with only 3-5 cm of ice thickness. Since the ice is washed from the water side, there is no visual signs of it from above. Very dangerous. One of our Hungarian icesailors ran on such surface on this weekend, where he crashed and it took him to get out from the cold water about twenty minutes.

Balaton is till promising. We have here 20+ cm hard and safe black ice with clear surface. The warm weather is coming here, too. Hungarian iceboaters will continuously monitor the conditions here and report me.

Today myself with my son will start our ice scouting tour heading West Poland, to check the ice there. The Polish Championship was held there last weekend and the Juniors are there recently.

Would you have any place near you, which is worth to visit, please let me know.

Please contact me on any of the channels below.

phone: +36 30 447 3688

e-mail: commodore@idniyra.eu


patakiati (Skype)


The final decision will be made on Friday afternoon.


Think Ice,




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Feb 10

Österreichische Meisterschaft 2017 und Salzburger Landesmeisterschaft 2017

die Österreichische- und Salzburger Landesmeisterschaft findet dieses Wochenende,

am 11. und 12. Februar 2017,

am Wallersse statt ( Takelplatz Hotel Winkler).

47.929858 N, 13.207638 E

1. Start  am Samstag 13 Uhr
Letzter Start Sonntag 14 Uhr

Ab 3 Wettfahrten wird gewertet.

Meldegeld € 30,00
Bei Fragen bitte Helmut Ebner anrufen ( +43 664 / 43 24 775 )


(gepostet im Namen von Helmut Ebner, OE 227)

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Feb 09

JWC 2017 Sailing Instruction

Sailing Instruction for JWC 2017. Please, read carefully



Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/jwc-2017-sailing-instruction/

Feb 09

Latvian DN and Ice optimist championship 2017

This weekend Latvian championship will be held on Lake Kisezers. Venue Pavu str 14. Other details are in NOR.


Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/latvian-dn-and-ice-optimist-championship-2017/

Feb 08

JWC update 2

Dear young iceboaters and supporting parents, coaches

Vistula Lagoon, Mazurian Lakes, Siemianówka are out because of snow.

Fortunetally we still have ice without snow in Central and Western Poland.

This weekend Polish DN Fleet have plans to have Polish Championschips. There are three spots taken into consideration in Poland:

  1. Żnin lake
  2. Wielemie Lake in Szczecinek
  3. Gardno Lake near Ustka

We still need to patient because of dynamic weather forecasts. If they are good for Poland – we stay in Poland.

If not – we have news from Lithuania: Saulai, Elektronai, Nida – thick ice and no snow.

If no Lithuania – we have backup for today in Estonia and Hungary.

The final decision will be posted on Saturday, the 11th of Feburary


Jerzy Sukow, P345, JPM IDNIYRA

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/jwc-update-2/

Feb 03

Pre-Championship Message

Dear Fellow Iceboaters,


After having some wet races in November far North in Finland we had the possibility to sail on good ice only in far South in Hungary. The season started here in mid December.

We had quite cold January throughout Europe, thus as today there are plenty of good ice sailing places on the continent. The social media is loaded with many of good photos and videos. Unfortunately the ICE REPORT on our website do not mirror this situation.


The European Championship is on our doorstep and we have to know which are the best places with good conditions to organise the event. Please provide us with reliable information to make easy to decide on the site.

We will start ice scouting on the week before the EC start. Your help in this would be highly appreciated.

Please contact me on any of the channels below.

phone: +36 30 447 3688

e-mail: commodore@idniyra.eu


patakiati (Skype)

For those who intend to participate on this event, please check your gear whether everything is ok and safe, freshen your knowledge on Right-of-Way and Safety Rules and sail as much as possible before the event.

Wish you all safe trip to the EC, lot of fun and success.


Attila Pataky




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