We received the following leaflet from Joerg Bohn G-737 & Dideric van Reimsdijk S-867 about this season’s Baikal Ice Sailing Week.
March 2022 will mark the 11th occasion that the event is held at Lake Baikal, Russia with sailors participating from all over the World to compete at the Asia and Baikal Cups, the Russian Championship or to sail for pleasure. This year we are also looking forward to having guests from China.
Please read the What-to-know-2022 manual carefully.
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Our family of icesailing nations grew with a new member in Asia! This weekend at our annual National Secretaries’ Meeting we had some very special guests in attendance:On behalf of the Chinese DN Fleet, Mr. Qiguang Wang chairman of the Jinzhou Yachting and Sailing Association and Jinzhou Bay Sailing Club, Mr. Ming Wu director of the club and Ms. Di Zhu, Chinese-Canadian interpreter was also invited to aid throughout the process. As they told us, in the past three years, during the introduction, training and participation in- and hosting of various icesailing competitions, they stumbled across pictures and videos of DN iceboats on the Internet. The appearance, structure, speed and specifications …
Problems with Covid-19 still do not allow to organise a safe regatta this winter. We decided together with Estonian DN Fleet as organisers to postpone again DN-Junior and Ice-Optimist WC&EC 2021 and play them in December 2021. We would very much like to give you all a chance to participate in championship this year. New information and decisions will be published on November 10th 2021the latest. I wish you interesting local ice sailing this winter. Stay healthy and see you in December 2021 ! Stan Macur . DN P-111 JPM IDNIYRA-Europe.
This weekend (25-26.01) we’re going to race Polish DN Fleet Cup (this is not Polish Champs). Of course we invite every ice sailor but… we have poor ice condition, due to very late winter. The race will take place at the lake Ewingi, yet it’s not perfect due to its sailable area: http://www.bojery.pl/media/kunena/attachments/226/h0e918c2.jpg
As You can see the area is a “rectangle” 1.0 x 1.5 km. It will be a little crowdy. I think You should know it. Nevertheless you are all very welcome to join us on ice 🙂
Launching site: Eko Marina, town Zalewo: coordinates:
Registration: Sat, 930-1000
First race: Sat, 1130
Entry fee: 50 PLN (c.a. 12-13 EUR)
Accommodation: http://www.ostoja-przezmark.pl/kontakt.html (place for 60 pers.) there are also others in the area.
I am sorry that last weekend it did not worked for us, for all the sailors who arrived at Lipno.
As for organization I have received mostly positive feedback. I received also negative feedback. I feel that there might be lack of information causing part of the negative feedback. That is why I am sending this post on behalf of the Czech DN Fleet as last weekend Lipno regatta organizer. Thank you for all feedback. I realize that there always will be some negative feedback.
Negative feedback I received is in one sentence: “Czech guys as organizers were not ready to handle the regatta, gathered starting fee and than cancelled the race and took the money for nothing”. Continue reading