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The 2022 Runner Tracks May Edition is Out!

The 2022 Runner Tracks May Edition is Out!

Fresh off the Press. Get it while it’s hot!

The season-finale Runner Tracks newsletter is on your virtual doorstep. Many thanks to our advertisers who help bring Runner Tracks to you, to contributors, David Frost, Ron Sherry, and Warren Nethercote, and to photographers Gretchen Dorian and Anna Pataki.


Runner Tracks May 2022

2022/23 Season Dates Announced

2022/23 Season Dates Announced

Almost 50 years ago, in 1973, DN sailors from around the world gathered for the first IDNIYRA World Championship at Gull Lake, in Michigan U.S.A.

During the next two seasons, IDNIYRA North America and IDNIYRA Europe will each take the opportunity to honor 50 years of international competition. In January 2023, DN North America will kick off the celebration by commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first World Championships. DN Europe will continue the 50th-anniversary theme when it hosts the actual 50th running of the World Championship in 2024.
Join the celebration by attending the IDNIYRA World Championship which is scheduled for January 21-28, 2023, in the Western Region of North America.


World Championship and North American Championship: January 21 – 28, 2023
Host Region: North American Western Lakes (MN, WI, IA, IL, UP of MI, IN)

European Championship: February 18-25, 2023

Junior DN & Ice Optimist World & European Championships March 4-10, 2023

Visit our regatta calendar for more details.

cover photo: Anna Pataki

Feedback 2022

Feedback 2022

Dear Fellow Iceboaters and Fans of the DN Community,

Thank you for participating and following this season’s Championships. Please help us improve our future events by filling out the following short surveys:

2022 World & European Championships: https://forms.gle/t5tbxzgh6yoL39Un9

2022 Junior World & European Championships: https://forms.gle/mX2UqjCegbxuYq6x6

As you might have seen in the minutes of our previous meeting and in our calendar we will be holding our next National Secretaries’ Meeting Online on April 23-24, 2022.
According to our Organisation Rules “Issues (from members) … must be communicated to both the Commodore and Secretary at least 6 weeks before the meeting day” in order to make it to the agenda.
Therefore we kindly ask you -in addition to filling out the surveys- to send us your notices, problems, and recommendations, which you want us to discuss during our next meeting before the 14th of March to: board@idniyra.eu.

Oskar Svensson DN S714 & Aron Poolma IceOptimist C3 Win Junior Europeans 2022

Oskar Svensson DN S714 & Aron Poolma IceOptimist C3 Win Junior Europeans 2022

After 2 days of racing the 2022 Junior European Championship has concluded in Haapsalu Bay, Estonia.
In DN Class Oskar Svensson S714 has been leading through most of the races confidently and secured the title of Junior European Champion 2022.
Gustav Linden S887 insured the silver medal while the Estonian Rasmus Maalinn C20 previous Junior Champion won bronze.
The Top Scoring Girl DN Sailors were Laura Banach P102 , Lisbeth Taggu C50 & Liise Väliste C55.

In IceOptimist Aron Poolma C3 won the gold medal and became IceOptimist World Champion in 2022.
Leene Väliste C191 won silver, while Emma Mia Kaar C1 won bronze.

Congrats to all & Thank you for participating in this challenging event!

Cover photo by Valeri Larionov


EC 2022, DN Class, 9.03.2022 Results
EC 2022, Iceoptimist Class, 9.03.2022 Results
Oskar Svensson DN S714 & Aron Poolma IceOptimist C3 Win Junior World Championships 2022

Oskar Svensson DN S714 & Aron Poolma IceOptimist C3 Win Junior World Championships 2022

After 2 days and 7 races of intense competition in Haapsalu Bay, Estonia the 2022 Junior World Championship has been concluded with Swedish and Estonian victories.

31 young icesailors from 4 countries competed at the Junior World Championships in DN Junior and IceOptimist class iceboats.

In DN Class Oskar Svensson S714 after an intense competition secured the title of Junior World Champion 2022.
The Estonian Rasmus Maalinn C20 multiple Junior Champion won silver, while Gustav Linden S887 insured the bronze medal for the Swedish team.
The Top Scoring Girl DN Sailors were Laura Banach P102 , Lisbeth Taggu C50 & Liise Väliste C55.

In IceOptimist the Estonians took the podium. Aron Poolma C3 won the gold medal and became IceOptimist World Champion in 2022.
Anni Kubjas C28 won silver, while Leene Väliste C191 won bronze.

Congrats to all & Thank you for participating in this challenging event!
The racing resumes tomorrow with the Junior European Championship.

Photos of the events are published in the Estonian Icesailing Facebook group by Valeri Larionov.
Cover photo from the WC2022 by Anna Pataki, footer by Valeri Larionov.

results (corrected 2022.03.09):

WC 2022, DN Class, 9.03.2022 Results
WC 2022, Iceoptimist Class, 9.03.2022 Results


JWC-JEC 2022 Update 1

JWC-JEC 2022 Update 1

Dear Young Icesailors, Parents, and Trainers,

The DN-Junior and Ice-Optimist WC&EC 2022 scheduled for March 6th-11th will take place in Haapsalu, Estonia starting with the check-in on Sunday, March 6th.

Sailors are encouraged to participate in the Estonian Cup Regatta between March 5-6 in order to have a good practice before the championship races.

I received confirmation from the Estonian officials that the situation there is safe and it is no special risk to organize the event there in the current situation.

Please consider your participation as a confirmation for Estonia as the host of the event.

See you there,

Stan Macur DN P-111

Events 2022 – Tracking

Dear Fellow Competitors,

As before we have been providing online tracking to each sailor who are willing to bring their smartphones with them during the race and trainings of the WC & EC.

  1. Please download and register in the KWINDOO Tracking app. Enable Location Services & other requirements of the app.
  2. On the ice, Refresh the event list and choose DN World & European Championships (or JWC/JEC).
  3. Start Tracking, and put your phone in a warm place (inner pocket) and if you have attach a powerbank.
  4. When finished with the day on the ice, don’t forget to stop the tracker.

Your activity will be rewatchable live on the regatta website and after 17.00 on your device.


Clarification on the COVID Protocol 2022

Dear Fellow Icesailors,

I have heard rumors that some of our members are interpreting the IDNIYRA-EUROPE COVID-19 Protocol as not mandatory because it uses the word “should” instead of “must”.
Now I don’t want to start a debate about English grammar because this is not that platform. Rather, let’s look at what the intent was when this document was adopted.

We want to host safe events for all participants in an epidemiologically uncertain environment.
We can only do this if all participants are adequately protected against the COVID virus. And this is clearly a complete vaccination.

We require this, as in the case of an infection, it is very unlikely that anyone will get sick so severely that they will have to be hospitalized and consequently the local authorities will need to interrupt the event and everyone will be quarantined as a contact person.
That would be the situation that no icesailor would want.

That is why I ask everyone to keep the spirit of the COVID Protocol in mind and not to start hair-splitting.

To make it clear throughout the text, the phrase “should have” is to be understood as “must have”.

I apologize to everyone for the inconvenience.

Think Ice,

Attila Pataky (M-100)

JWC-JEC 2022 Update 1

Notice Of Race JWC/JEC 2022

Dear Young Icesailors, Parents and Trainers,

In December we have succesfully finished the Junior Championships of 2021 in Haapsalu, Estonia and I hope everybody is looking for ice and practicing in the new 2022 season.

Attached please find the Notice of the Race for DN-Junior and Ice-Optimist World and European Championships 2022 planned for March 6-11th.
I would like to invite all young icesailors from around the world to participate in this famous event!
See you All in Estonia !
Stan Macur. DN P-111
Junior Program Manager
What’s Next for this Season?

What’s Next for this Season?

Here are a few event recommendations for the upcoming weekend:

The North American, Polish, Russian and Swedish Regatta calendars were published as of today and are available on their websites and on our DN Class Regatta Calendar Page, where all of our Fleets can publish their events by the their respective National Secretary. 

The 2022 World & European Championship Event Entry is also open and accessible after successful Membership registration, payment and Insurance-Check.

photo: Dideric van Riemsdijk
Pictures of the JWC/JEC 2021

Pictures of the JWC/JEC 2021

The Junior World & European Championships has successfully concluded today in Haapsalu, Estonia.
The event was originally planned for February, but due to COVID-lockdowns it needed to postponed to December.
Congratulations to all competitors who took part in the event and gratitude to organisers: Stan Macur, the PRC and the Estonian DN Fleet, for making the event happen under these more difficult than average conditions.

Please enjoy the pictures from the event:

For more media, please visit and follow IDNIYRA – Europe’s Facebook Page

The NOR of the 2022 DN WC/EC is out

The NOR of the 2022 DN WC/EC is out

Dear Fellow Icesailors,

We invite you all to sail the Gold Cup DN World and European DN Championships 2022

Please find the Notice of Race attached and read it carefully.

Also, pay particular attention to the IDNIYRA EU Covid Protocol.

Important dates to consider:

  • 15th December 2021 – 18:00 (CET) – The online registration opens
  • 17th January 2022; 24:00 (CET) – Deadline to send insurances for checking (Regular Entry)
  • 19th January 2022 – 24:00 (CET) – The last possibility to register on the regular entry fee (Regular Entry)

Please note, that in order to make a proper entry both the sailor as well as his/her National Organisation need to be active members of the DN Class, i.e. the respective membership fees have to be paid.

See you on the ice,

The Organisers & The Board of IDNIYRA Europe



NOR WC-EC 2022
Track & Follow the JWC/JEC2021 Live on idniyra.eu

Track & Follow the JWC/JEC2021 Live on idniyra.eu

Follow the 2021 DN Junior & IceOptimist World & European Championships live and read all the latest updates on the event’s page.

2021 Junior World & European Championships

Contribute to the online experience and receive notifications at the digital notice board on your phone with the kwindoo app for racers: kwindoo.com/app
Simply download, register & start tracking your activity on the ice.
After a raceday is completed, turn off the tracking and you will be able to rewatch the race on the website and in the app.
More info: idniyra.eu/downloads


Wishing you all a safe & successful regatta,

Attila István Pataki
Secretary IDNIYRA – Europe

JWC/JEC 2021 – Move to Haapsalu

JWC/JEC 2021 – Move to Haapsalu


Dear Young Icesailors, Trainers and Parents,

Because of unforeseen developments on the ice, we decided to move the event to Haapsalu, in hopes of providing you with better conditions for racing.

Race Office & Regatta HQ will be in Hotel Hestia

Launching site: Vasikaholmi rand

Thank You. See you all in Haapsalu!

Stan Macur


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