Oct 08 2013


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Personal-liability-insuranceDear friends,

Please check in time that you will have a proper TPL-insurance for icesailing. This is not only necessary for the “big events” like EC, but also for sailing during the rest of the season. I guess that every participant of WC and EC will try to get some meters of ice under his runners before travelling there.

Once again the items for a proper certificate of insurance:…
1. the certificate must be in English language.
2. the liability cover must be at least 500.000,– €
3. the certificate must clearly show that this insurance covers sailing with iceboats including race events and training races.
4. the certificate must show, that the insurance covers the region of Europe including Baltic Sea and Northern Sea. If you have an insurance “worldwide” these regions are covered of course and it’s ok.
5. the certificate must clearly show, that it is valid at least for the time of the event.

Due to I got more and more normal word.doc as confirmation of cover, I have to state out that I can’t accept those.
Please understand that I need an official paper with signatures from your insurance company.
I do not want to assume that anybody is cheating, but I have to check all insurances with the same rules.

Please be aware that I will check all insurances with the same accuracy.
I will not assign any ID just because you are late.
That’s not fair to all other sailors who sent their confirmations in time.

*.dot files from a MAC I can’t open.
Please send *.pdf files or *.jpeg (jpg) files.
Please send your confirmation in high resolution !!!!



As in the past years we offer for those sailors who really can not show a valid proof of insurance the SINGLE EVENT INSURANCE. As usual the fee for that is 50,– € and has to be paid at regatta check-in.

To avoid any misunderstanding I have to inform that the so called “Single Event Insurance” is only for sailors from countries where we know that they do not have any chance to get a proper insurance or an insurance for a tolerable amount.
First of all the goal is, that every sailor should have an insurance for the whole season. Not only at WC and EC. Second: We try to have a spread of the risk.
So the idea of the “Single Event Insurance” is only to make it every sailor possible to take part at WC (when held in Europe) and EC – not to make it easy for everyone to get an insurance.
Please accept that not everybody who is asking for, will get a “Single Event Insurance”.



Please send the confirmation of cover of your insurances via e-mail at insurancemgr(at)idniyra.eu (please use as subject: insurance WC 2014) (replace (at) with @ !! )

or send via snail mail to:
Niklas Müller-Hartburg
Eduard Klein Gasse 31
1130 Wien


I do not answer all mails and send your ID personal back to you.

You can find your insurance ID here: http://idniyra.eu/?page_id=55

I will start assigning Insurance-IDs at the beginning of December.

It is possible that it takes one or two days until I assign the Insurance-ID, but I will try to do that faster after registration is open (02.01.2014; 12:00 CET)
If you do not find any ID or did not get any answer – please make sure I received your confirmation of cover.



To have an Insurance-ID only makes it possible to enter at the Online-Registration.

Having an Insurance-ID does not mean that you are registered for the regatta !!!


thanks a lot and Think Ice

OE 221

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  1. Hi Niklas,
    Hope you doing well. I still have the same insurance since more than20 years, world wide for sailing in water and ice..Every year I have to phone many times to the Zurich company to include this mentions on the certificate!! I didn’t recieve it yet. My ranking is:46

  2. Hi Pierre,

    I understand your problem.
    But please understand that I have to controle all confirmations with the same accuracy.
    Mostly all sailors know the procedure since many years now and you all have the possiblity to send your confirmations beginning with September.

    You now have the problem that I mentioned in my posting – which was posted on 08. October !!!
    “Please be aware that I will check all insurances with the same accuracy.
    I will not assign any ID just because you are late.
    That’s not fair to all other sailors who sent their confirmations in time.”

    I hope you will get your confirmation as soon as possible.

    Thanks and Think Ice

    OE 221

    P.S.: please send further comments via e-mail direct to me.

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