Feb 27 2014

Baikal Cup 2014


27.02.14 – Ice area 7 x 20 km x 1.2 m!

 Classes: DN, IO.

Schedule: 2 – 4 Apr. – Asia Cup /  5 – 8 Apr. – Russian Open Championship / 9 – 12 Apr. – Baikal Cup

Accommodation : Hotel “Uyuga“:   http://baikalsuper.ru/ , e-mail: baikalsuper@yandex.ru,

Hotel “Oltrek”  http://www.oltrek.com/, e-mail: oltrek@bk.ru

Free transfer from Irkutsk: 31.03 and 1.04, 10-12 am.

Contact for help: Andrey Astashev, R21 vsails@mail.ru, DN RUSSIA site:  http://dniceboat.ru

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Feb 27 2014

Final Update DN World- and European Championship 2014

Dear Iceboaters

Final Decision:

Haapsalu, Estonia

Here is the Headquarter and Launching:

See you on the Ice!



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Feb 26 2014

Update 3 DN World- and European Championship 2014


I will get bacl to you with the final decision tomorrow noon 12am.

We are lucky tp have found perfect places with now reasonable forcasts for both, Estonia and Poland.

From tonights view Poland is favoured.

Stay tuned for teh final decision tomorrow!






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Feb 26 2014

Ice Scouting 2014 – next day

Today we checked two other sites in Estonia.

Parnu has good conditions, but the launching is a little bit challenging. Big frozen area with no obstacles. The ice thicness is 35+ cm. The surface is even.


Later on we arrived to Haapsalu, where we found excellent ice. All the bay is frozen, no major cracks. The ice thickness is 35+ cm, black ice. We had excellent training during the day. The surface remained hard and fast even late afternoon.


Check http://due-north2014.tumblr.com/ for the photos.


Today I received information from Jörg that the conditions in Poland getting better, thus if everything will be OK, then of course Poland will have priority, since they are the organizing country.


Stay tuned and wait for final decision tomorrow late afternoon.


Attila Pataki

Vice Commodore


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Feb 26 2014

Ice Scouting 2014

Dear Icesailors,

This Monday we started our ice scouting tour and as today we checked two alternative sites for the 2014 DN WC/EC.

Siemianowka – where we finished the EC last year – has 25 cm of black ice with some snow ice on the top. The ice is bumpy at the launching site (the nice beach at the south-western part of the lake), but more even in the middle of the lake. If the alternate melting and freezing process will continue during the next few days the surface will be more even. We checked the ice at 10 o’clock, thus it was still hard. There are two major cracks on the northern part of the lake, one is totally frozen, the other is open a little bit (1-2 cm).  There is a big free area – about 3×5 km for setting the race course. The temperature was below 0 during the night – our car was well frozen by morning. The day time temperature is 2-5 degrees.

You can find graphical information on our tour on the Google Maps at the link:

(By clicking the icons the weather forecast, the ice conditions as well as few photos will be available.)


More photos are in the blog “Due North 2014” on Tumblr at the link: http://due-north2014.tumblr.com/


Rekyvos ezeras – Our second stop was at Rekyvos Lake near Siauliai/Lithuania at late afternoon. The ice conditions are similar than in Siemianowka. Since we arrived after a relatively warm day the top of the ice was soft, having big resistance (slow ice). The Lake is fully frozen, there are no cracks on the ice. The ice surface was a little bit bumpy having a softer layer on the top (1-2 cm) and a hard core (25 cm). More info on the links above.

Now we are in Parnu. Today I will check the ice here, in Haapsalu and maybe around the Saaremaa Island.

As Jörg posted the decision will be on Thursday or even later, due to the changing weather conditions.

Stay tuned, CU on the Ice.


Attila Pataki

Vice Commodore



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Feb 21 2014

Final results JWC 2014 Riga, Latvia

Once again, thanks to all participants, Organizing team and RC for good racing and collaboration.

Here are JWC 2014 Results jwc2014finalresults

& European CUP 2014 Results DNJUNIOR-EUROCUP2014 results


Madars Alvikis O 31

National secretary.

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