Ballot Vote is ON

Good Morning DN sailors,
the ballot vote is running and will automatically end at April 15th, 2020 11:59 PM. Here are some additional informations about it. IDNIYRA-Europe has 202 eligible voters. They all got an email today with an unique link to vote. Each member can only vote once. The ballot vote works device independent in every browser and you can use Smartphone, Tablet or PC. All voters who have not yet voted will receive a reminder email twice. Please understand that the current result cannot be displayed for reasons of uninfluenced choice. At the end of the ballot vote, the result for each question is displayed as in the example graphic. If there are any difficulties you are welcome to send me an email to
Many greetings and stay healthy,
Godie, DN G-4

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Notice of Ballot

Dear all, I hope this posting finds you healthy and not affected by the virus. Hard times for us all which hopefully will pass soon.
Tomorrow (March 25th.) the IDNIYRA members will get an invitation by email to vote online for a ballot. This has a little bit a historical character, because its the first electronic vote for a ballot of IDNIYRA after years of struggling to make it real. It saves time, money and efforts for the organisations in NA and EU. Check your mailbox and please take advantage of the convenience of an electronic ballot and vote!

This vote IDNIYRA NA and IDNIYRA EU members will vote separately and the two Governing Committees will combine the results of the two ballots. Two-thirds of those voting must approve a proposal for it to be approved. Any proposals approved will come into effect on May 31, 2020 and will be reflected in the 2021 IDNIYRA Yearbook.

There are four proposed changes to the IDNIYRA Technical Specifications:
(1) deletion of the existing specification of mast minimum weight;
(2) deletion of the existing technical specification of minimum mast balance point height;
(3) amendment of the materials specification of the ‘wood type’ runner body; and,
(4) amendment of the minimum thickness of insert plate dimensions of the wood type runner with steel insert (insert runner).

The on-line ballot will close on Wednesday 15 April.

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Pictures from the JWC/JEC 2020

Accompanying the pictures of this years’ Juniors World & European Championships already on social media, photographer Arijus Dambrauskas’ wonderful pictures can also be found on Flickr:

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Pictures from the Gold Cup / World Championship 2020

Good news! Accompanying the pictures already on social media throughout the regatta, during the last few weeks images from the event were also published and are available for purchase from the photographers via the following websites:

Gilles Morelle’s Gallery         |       Sean R. Heavey’s Gallery

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World Championship 2020 Survey

Dear Fellow Iceboaters,

Please let us know about your experience regarding this year’s World Championship by filling out the following survey:

We appreciate your feedback.

Thank you and Think Ice!

Attila Pataki, Jr., M101


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Annual European National Secretaries Meeting

Dear Fellow Icesailors,

As you may know from the minutes of the Vienna meeting, the 2020 National Secretaries Meeting will be held on 25-26 April in Helsinki.

According to our Organisation Rules “Issues for the agenda must be communicated to both the Commodore and Secretary at least 6 weeks before the meeting day”.

Therefore I kindly ask you to send your notices, problems and recommendations, which you want to be discussed during the recent meeting to us till 14th of March to the e-mail addresses with the copy to

Think Ice,
Attila Pataky

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