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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)

Notice Of Race JWC/JEC 2022

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
Grand Masters Cup 2022

Grand Masters Cup 2022

DN Finland invites all senior DN ice yacht sailors, born before 09 February 1962, to participate in the Grand Masters Cup 2022 Regatta.
The regatta will be sailed 08-10 February 2022 aiming to 12 races.
The site will be announced on 04 February 2022, at latest.

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be downloaded using the links published on the regatta website:
Registration using entry form link on the same website.

For further information and updates, please follow the DN Finland website

DN Finland warmly welcomes all senior sailors to Grand Masters Cup 2022!

WC/EC 2022 Entry

WC/EC 2022 Entry

Dear Fellow Icesailors,

First of all, I would like to wish you and your family a Happy, Prosperous and Joyful New Year with a lot of icesailing.

I would like to remind you that less than two weeks remain to the closing of the Regular Entry for the 2020 Gold Cup World DN Championship and DN European Championship.
It is my firm intention to sail the 2022 WC/EC, except if too strict restrictions make it impossible to do so. I strongly encourage every one of you to make the entry as soon as it is possible. In case of the event cancellation, we will naturally reimburse the entry fee.

For the time being, we do not intend to change our COVID Protocol. We can think of further measures (i.e. having certain kits of rapid test ready in case of suspicious symptoms), but in no case would we consider taking PCR test compulsory before or during the event. On the other hand, I would strongly support taking PCR tests before your departure (as it might be required for travel and accommodation).

The COVID Certificates will be checked at the event check-in.
To avoid congestion at the check-in we would like to process most of the administration paperless, online. As an example, I would draw your attention to the possibility of uploading your COVID Certificate to your profile on our website. This way we can check them beforehand and you’ll get through the check-in faster.

Thank You & Think Ice,

Attila Pataky (M-100)

Photo: Sean R. Heavey

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

Track & Follow the JWC/JEC2021 Live on

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:
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:


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


To see the latest news and updates on the event please visit:

JWC/JEC 2021 – Decision on the Location

JWC/JEC 2021 – Decision on the Location

Dear Young Icesailors !
The DN-Junior and Ice-Optimist World & European Championships 2021 will take place on the Pärnu Gulf.
Ice thickness as today 16-18cm.
Pärnu Yacht Club will serve as the regatta headquarters.
Please find the “Sailing Instructions” enclosed.
See you all on the ice.

Stan Macur


Here are some accommodation offers:

Single room with breakfast – 30 €/night
Double room with breakfast – 38 €/night
Booking: +372 447 1740
Standard single room – 54 €/night
Standard double room – 62 €/night
The room price includes:
An abundant breakfast and spa visit during the hotel stay
Free WiFi
Free parking
Booking e-mail: or Tel: +372 447 5380 (use password “Icesailing”)
Tormi Jõgi
JWC/JEC 2021 – Notice No.5

JWC/JEC 2021 – Notice No.5

Dear Young Icesailors, Trainers And Parents!
I would like to inform you all that the DN-Junior and Ice-Optimist WC/EC 2021 will take place in Estonia between Dec 12th-17th, 2021.
The Estonian DN Fleet is organising other races on the upcoming weekend of Dec 11-12th. It is considered to choose the regatta site in Haapsalu or Parnu for both events.
The final site decision will be made on Friday Dec. 10th afternoon.
See you all in Estonia!
Think ice.
Stan Macur DN P-111.
JWC/JEC 2021 – Notice No.4 – Postponement

JWC/JEC 2021 – Notice No.4 – Postponement

Dear friends,
We have checked possible areas for our championships and found that ice conditions are not good enough, so I decide together with Estonian organisers to postpone the event for one week to the date 12-17 Dec 2021. The weather forecast looks promising for that period in Estonia and Poland and we hope to find good place for JWC 2021! Late entry will remain open until the start of the event.
Next information/decision on Wednesday 8th Dec.
Best regards. Think ice.
Stan Macur DN P-111
JWC/JEC 2021 – Notice No.3

JWC/JEC 2021 – Notice No.3

Dear Young Icesailors, Trainers and Parents!
We have talked with Alari Akermann about the upcoming JWC 2021 and have agreed that it is possible to organize the event next week on Lake Sadjarv near Tartu in Estonia… Everything depends on weather,
According to this a preliminary decision will be made on Dec 1st, Wednesday evening and the final decision on Dec 3rd, Friday noon.

Entry to this regatta is still possible until Nov 30th.
The Covid-19 Protocol is on European website and everybody has to read and use it correctly !

Best regards. Think Ice.
Stan Macur. JPM IDNIYRA-Europe.

New Website – Welcome to!

New Website – Welcome to!

Dear Fellow Iceboaters,

We are excited to announce that after more than a year of planning and development the new, updated is finally online.

Key Features:

  • Get Started Page: The most important News, Major Regatta Dates, Resources and Multimedia easily-accessible from our home page with a fresh, new look.
  • Membership Subscriptions & Sailor Profiles: To lessen the administration burden for you, we’ve integrated the membership & the event entry databases. No more fillng out the same information on multiple forms over and over again. Our senior memberships are now subscription based, auto-renewing each year if you decide so. You might need to confirm it with your bank during purchase.
  • Payment & Billing: We can now provide invoices for your membership purchases with separate billing address if you need it for reimbursement. For now, we accept creditcards, with more payment options coming soon …
  • Insurance Upload & Check: The insurance-check procedure is now integrated into your personal sailor account, with an easy upload and feedback from the Insurance Manager.
    Important note! Please fill out your Sailor profile before submitting an insurance and please don’t change it afterwards otherwise the system cannot approve your insurace and you won’t be able to make an event entry!
  • Regatta Pages: Each of our Major Events will now be featured on its own page with the NOR, Event-Entry, Media-content and News updates specific to that event. Since last year we also provide a DN Class Calendar with all of our National Fleets’ events.
  • Members-only content: Login to find out more.
  • Newsletter: Sign up to our semi-regular digest of the latest posts, delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss the important updates ever again.

The site works on all popular browsers and devices but for the best experience, we recommend visiting it on Google Chrome.

Please login with your existing account to purchase your annual membership (if you’ve changed your password recently you might need to reset it again).

For additional support and feedback please contact the secretary & webmaster.

Think Ice!
Attila István Pataki M101

SPAM e-mails in the name of the Commodore

Dear Fellow Icesailors, In the last few days SPAM e-mails are sent out in my name asking some suspicious questions about recent and past organisational structure of IDNIYRA (phishing), as well requesting the reimbursement of certain Board costs. Please always check the sender’s email address!! I always use my official address (commodore (at) idniyra (point) eu) when emailing to you. Please put those false e-mail addresses on black list in your e-mail client. Think Ice, Attila Pataky Commodore
JWC/JEC 2021 – Notice No.2

JWC/JEC 2021 – Notice No.2

Dear Young Icesailors, Parents & Coaches,

Due to the Covid-19 situation and other complications some young icesailors have – problems with bank transfers and organising circumstances – we decided to extend the deadline for Entry and Insurance Submission of JWC 2021 until Nov 30th 2021!

You can now make an insurance check for this event by uploading your insurance policy directly during the entry & registration process:
You do no longer need an InsuranceID, only the approval of the Insurance Manager. To check if your insurance and payment have been processed and approved, please visit:

Everything else will be handled according to the Notice of Race. Next information will be published early December 2021 depending on the ice situation.

Think Ice, Stan Macur JPM IDNIYRA-Europe.