European DN Iceboat Authority
a. The EDNIA is established to hear appeals against any Regatta Protest Committee decisions in Europe which are disputed. The five EDNIA members are elected, and reviewed every five years, by the European National Secretaries at the National Secretaries’ Meeting.
They must not be members of the PRC. Their names and contact details shall be posted on the IDNIYRA-Europe website and in the Year Book. They shall name a Chairman. Three out of the five should be chosen for the appeal hearing by the Chairman.
b. The Appeals procedure must follow the same route as Appeals to the National Iceboat Authority (NIA Racing Rules Part V, D). All Appeals shall be made in writing and filed with the EDNIA within 30 days of the rendering of the decision appealed. It is particularly important to have written consent to the Appeal, signed by the Judges rendering the original decision.
c. The appeal decision shall be made within 30 days of the date the Appeal was properly filed with the EDNIA and shall be sent to all parties to the infringement and appeal.
d. The EDNIA shall also maintain regular contact with the Directors of the NIA.
During last weekend’s National Secretaries’ Meeting the following members were elected to serve as officers of the European DN Class:
Board Members (elected for 2 years):
Commodore: Mihkel Kosk (C45)
Vice-Commodore: John Winquist (L601)
Treasurer: Jerzy Henke (P58) (re-elected)
Other European Officers:
Auditor: Peter Uhlmann (OE213) (re-elected for 2 years)
EDNIA member (replacement for John Winquist for the remaining 5 years of his term): Mike Pettersson (L65)
There are multiple changes in personnel within the European delegation to the TC:
Richard Larsson has resigned due to personal reasons during the season. The 1 year remaining of his term will be filled in by David Croner (S1).
At the request of the Technical Committee and the North American DN Class, Peter Hamrák has been recalled from the TC due to allegations of questionable conduct. For the remainder of his term (3 years) Argo Vooremaa (C36) was elected.
The detailed Minutes of the Meeting will be available on the website within the upcoming weeks.
We welcome all new members to the administration of the European DN Class!
We would like to thank outgoing Commodore Attila Pataky M100, and former TC member Richard Larsson S807 for all their years of work for our Community.
(Cover picture – Left to Right: John Winquist, David Croner, Argo Vooremaa, Mike Peterson)
Picture: Hans Adolfsson, Stan Macur, Max Koszela & Artis Berzins
Last weekend at our annual National Secretaries’ Meeting the representatives of our member fleets elected the following European officers:
Junior Programme Manager
Stan Macur (re-elected for a 2 year term)
Attila Pataki, Jr. (re-elected for a 2 year term)
Artis Berzins (elected for a 2 year term)
Technical Committee Member
Tomasz Zakrzewski (re-elected for a 6 year term)
EDNIA Members (re-elected for a 5 year term):
Max Koszela (elected)
We would like to thank retiring EDNIA member Hans Adolfsson for his devoted years of work in service of the DN community and hope to see him at our future events.
The minutes of the meeting is to be published in the following weeks.
Over the last few years we have seen a rise of appeals to protest cases come to us.
I think it is time to once again make clearer to sailors what we (EDNIA) really do:
Like appeals boards in summer sailing that national authorities have…. and ISAF too, we keep a close eye on procedures and application of the rules of sailing. read more…
a. The EDNIA is established to hear appeals against any Regatta Protest Committee decisions in Europe which are disputed. The five EDNIA members are elected, and reviewed every five years, by the European National Secretaries at the National Secretaries’ Meeting. read more…
This appeal was filed by Fredrik Lönegren. S-8, against the jury decision in his protest against Lukasz Zakrzewski, P-155 at the European championships 2015, race 5 gold fleet.
Some minor procedural mistakes were made in convening this protest, which we will address in a separate note to the IDNIYRA-Europe Board, but these were not relevant to the outcome of this protest. In this protest, S-8 alleged that P-155, coming into the top mark on port tack, sailed between the mark and the darling mark before making his final tack and rounding the first top mark. read more…
EIA can not solve the disputes around Race5(A)-EC 2015. The rule we have to apply is “Lit. 7 (EIA), Organisation of IDNIYRA Europe in the Yearbook 2015”. This rule only allows appeals against Protest Hearing Decisions. There is no other rule on this. At EC 2015 no protest in this R5 case was filed, consequently no appeal against can be made. Therefore the appeal of Jörg Bohn, Commodore of IDNIYRA-Europe is inadmissible. Jörg has got an official writing with this information. The third EIA member (Stan Macur) did not participate in this case. He declared himself as prejudiced, because he is a member of the PRC.
March 26th 2015, EIA
The rule referred to is Lit. 7 (EIA), Organisation of IDNIYRA Europe in the Yearbook 2015 (Print Version) but in the Online Version https://idniyra.eu/?page_id=522 it is Lit. 6.