Feb 21


Tomorrow (22nd February) we will have an after-dinner party at 19:30 in the Headquarter (Hotel Margaréta).

Wine tasting, free beer, snacks, live music (if I can find somebody). Socialising.

Come and enjoy the party!





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Feb 21

EC 2017 – Second Day

We had excellent conditions today. 15 races were completed.

We have 8-8 races in Gold and Silver Fleets and 7 races in Bronze Fleet.

The standings after the second day you can find below.

European Championship – Series Standing – 23 races scored



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Feb 20

EC 2017 – First day

Today we had 8 races completed. Three in Gold Fleet, three in Silver Fleet and two in Bronze Fleet.

The provisional results are below:

European Champioships – Series Standing – 8 races scored





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Feb 20

CHANGE – Entry List and Starting Positions

Due to some latecommers and a mistake in entry forms we had to make a new fleets spliting and starting positions.

Find them below:

European Championship – Entry List – by SailId_NEW Starting positions_NEW

Starting positions_NEW




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Feb 19

Entry list and Starting positions

Herewith you can find the Entry List for EC 2017 with fleet splitting

European Champioships – Entry List – by SailId start list

We will have two fleets with 60 sailors in fleet “A” and 58 sailors in fleet “B”.

And the starting list for the first qualifying race for fleet “B” and the first race for fleet “A”.

start list

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Feb 19

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will be held on Kisfaludy Stage at 17:45

Please come!

It will be a reception of the Organising Country “All-you-can-eat-and-drink” just after the Ceremony at the same place.


The link to the place is:





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Feb 19


Please find the Sailing Instructions for the EC 2017 in the PDF.


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Feb 17

European Championship – Decision

Dear Fellow Iceboaters,

After the thorough analysis of the situation in Europe the decision on the site of the 2017 DN European Championship is Balaton Lake / Balatonfüred / Hungary.

The Headquarter will be in Hotel Margareta.


Hotel room with double occupation (incl. breakfast and dinner) will cost about 40 EUR/person/night

Please make the reservation quoting “DN EC 2017” on e-mail: info@hotelmargareta.hu

Other hotels nearby in 100 m range are


Hotel Füred



and Hotel Flamingo


These hotels offer higher service. You can get discount on list prices quoting “DN EC 2017”.

Please make the reservation direct on e-mail: sagi.boglarka@flamingohotel.hu

Launching just in front of the hotels on the shore.



Have a safe trip! See you there!




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Feb 15

EC 2017 – Second update

Weather(forecast) changes, plans change


On Our way to North we received the information, that Poland is not an option further. We changed our course immediately (like good ice sailor at wind shift) and headed to Rostock to catch the first ferry to Gedster (Denmark) and then to Sweden.  First we checked lake Vänern at Mariestad in  West Sweden. The ice looked promising, but after we measured the thickness it turned out that it is too weak. 7 cm only.

We had some time left till the sunset, thus checked the nearest lake Ymsen. The ice was ok, thickness 17 cm, black ice, the surface is clear. The only problem was, that we could not find any public access to the lake.

Then we headed  to lake Hjälmaren. Here in Fiskeboda the Monotype XV sailors are having their Championship. They are more than satisfied with the place.

Tomorrow we will check the ice here, together with other lakes in the neighbourhood.

Taking the evening ferry we will go to Estonia as well. Friday checking the ice there – evening decision.

What we have in the pocket.

Sweden – lakes near Stockholm

Finland – Pyhäjärvy

Estonia – Orissare and Võrstjärv

Hungary – Balaton


That’s all folks (for the time being)






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Feb 14

EC 2017 First Update

Dear Participants,


The weather in Europe is changing. A week ago I thought it will be an easy decision on the site of the event, but today I face real difficulties.


The primary sites in Czech Republic are out. There are thick snow ice and some snow cover on the surface of the original black ice and in case of warm weather (which we expect throughout Europe) it will melt into slush.

Neusiedler-See is not safe enough. The warm currents washed the lower surface of the ice and there are big areas with only 3-5 cm of ice thickness. Since the ice is washed from the water side, there is no visual signs of it from above. Very dangerous. One of our Hungarian icesailors ran on such surface on this weekend, where he crashed and it took him to get out from the cold water about twenty minutes.

Balaton is till promising. We have here 20+ cm hard and safe black ice with clear surface. The warm weather is coming here, too. Hungarian iceboaters will continuously monitor the conditions here and report me.

Today myself with my son will start our ice scouting tour heading West Poland, to check the ice there. The Polish Championship was held there last weekend and the Juniors are there recently.

Would you have any place near you, which is worth to visit, please let me know.

Please contact me on any of the channels below.

phone: +36 30 447 3688

e-mail: commodore@idniyra.eu


patakiati (Skype)


The final decision will be made on Friday afternoon.


Think Ice,




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