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Cancellation of 2021 European Championship

Dear Fellow Icesailors, At the 2020 Autumn Secretaries Meeting, we decided to monitor the COVID19 situation in Europe till December 19th and make a consultancy meeting that day to ease the decision of the Commodore. Some countries reported on long-lasting travel restrictions, others about limitation of participants on events. There are countries though, where the restrictions are not severe. It is clear today that holding the regatta in 2021 is not feasible. Definitely, we cannot organize a fair and safe event this year, because not all members of our community can travel freely and come to the possible site of the regatta and return home without struggles. Therefore we decided …

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2020 Autumn DN Class Ballot Results

First Results of Autumn Ballot The Autumn 2020 IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA EU combined ballot closed at 23:45 (AST) November 22, 2020.  Two-thirds of ‘yes’ votes are required for a Question to pass.  The results are as follows: Fifty-six percent of eligible members participated in the ballot.  Abstentions were allowed on individual questions. Question 1: EPIC Agreement Amendment.  132 yes / 84 against (61.1% yes, Question 1 fails) Question 2: RMA Amendment.  184 yes / 46 against (80.0% yes, Question 2 passes) Question 3: Technical Specification A16, Hull Cross Section.  169 yes / 52 against (76.5% yes, Question 3 passes and comes into effect May 31, 2021) A report with the …

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DN Class 2020 Autumn Ballot Update

Update on IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA EU Autumn Ballot  We have an electronic ballot underway to consider three questions: an amendment to the EPIC Agreement; an amendment to the Regatta Management Agreement; and a change to the OFFICIAL SPECIFICATIONS.  The ballot closes on November 22nd.  As of 0900 AST Wednesday, 11 November 177 of 422 eligible voters had voted (79 from Europe and 98 from North America).  Another 49 members have opened their ballots but not yet voted.  How people voted is not available to us until after ballots close on November 22nd. The voting software indicates that all ballots sent to IDNIYRA EU members were received.  One ballot for a …

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DN Class Ballot 2020 Autumn

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. At their Spring 2020 meeting the IDNIYRA EU National Secretaries supported sending six measures to a ballot of the members.  Three of the six will be on this combined ballot. Changing Article II of the EPIC Agreement to add considerations of environmental friendliness to reasons for changing the Official Specification.  The IDNIYRA EU National Secretaries supported this proposal.  The IDNIYRA Governing Committee believes that environmental friendliness should be located in the Regatta Management Agreement. The current proposal may restrict construction materials currently in use.  The IDNIYRA …

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Membership 2020/21

Dear Fellow Icesailors, Signup for the 2020/21 membership is open. For registering for the upcoming season please click on this link and follow the instructions. Alternatively, the signup can be accessed through the sidebar and also under the menu “OFFICE >> IDNIYRA-EU Membership” Please make your payment of 25 EUR through a bank transfer as requested at the end of the registration. Think Ice, Attila Pataky

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New Vice-Commodore

Dear Fellow Iceboaters, As many of you know, we held an online secretaries’ meeting last weekend where we discussed and voted on many of the issues we were unable during the spring meeting. We are happy to announce that out of the 3 nominees Mihkel Kosk C-45 has won the election for vice-commodore with an overwhelming majority vote and support of the national secretaries. Mihkel is an active DN and softwater sailor in Dragon Class. He has proved himself as the national secretary for Estonia for about 10 years and lately as a trainer for the estonian Junior DN and IceOptimist team. Welcome onboard Mihkel! The minutes of the meeting will be …

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