Dear Fellow DN Iceboaters,

Talk about difficult decisions and weather forecasts for the week of this season’s European Championship!

As it stands today the 2023 DN European Championship will be sailed on Lake Burtnieks, Latvia.

Launch site: Silzemnieku beach

Due to the incoming storm this weekend, we will meet in the Primary location HQ at Valmiera, Latvia Sunday afternoon, 19th February and plan to take it from there.

For the weekend we recommend NO sailing on the ice as I see a possibility of double ice. The PRC will hoist a green flag if conditions allow it. I see rain/snow fall, temperatures going from plus to minus, strong winds and no good conditions for sailing. Because of this I suggest not unpacking but being ready at the parking lot in case of needing to move early in the morning.

There will be an ice check Monday morning, we plan to have news by 8:30, and if all is good, we will have the opening ceremony at the launch site and the race will be ON.

Parking at the launch site is tight and a longer walk is needed. Please park your Trailers closer to ice and cars further away. Parking on only one side of the road. We must make sure that bigger cars (like ambulances) can get through and the ice doesn’t get too damaged. Sunday we have the whole day to organise trailer parking.

Check in for the regatta from 15:00 – 20:00 February 19th, Sunday. If you have difficulty getting there on time, please contact regatta hotline: +48 605 235 676


Primary Hotel, HQ & Race Office will be at


Best if you book over phone +371 25464433, alternative is email booking

Prices depending on room are 20-35 EUR per person + breakfast 8.50 EUR per person.

Special ice-sailors offer for sauna, swimming pool, jacuzzi – 14eur for 1.5 hours. Ask during check-in in the reception.

Another hotel


Best if you book over phone +371 29900595, alternative is email booking

Prices depending on room are 25-40EUR per person + breakfast 8.50 EUR per person.

It is agreed that in both of these hotels there will be space for 120 icesailors, so enough room for everybody.

Thank you for your patience. Pray to your weather GODs!

Think Ice!

Mihkel Kosk



Ice map of Burtnieks