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 on: February 27, 2023, 12:03:23 PM 
Started by DN 5449 - Last post by DN 5449
Can those old boats withstand a fibreglass mast

 on: February 17, 2023, 11:20:50 AM 
Started by T Thieler US 5224 - Last post by T Thieler US 5224
Good Afternoon All,

Peter van Rossem just called me after inspecting the ice this morning at Hay Bay.

The report is positive.  The Kingston gang will definitely sail there this weekend. 

The issue is whether or not it is a regatta as we are very short notice on getting volunteers.  Montreal had them lined up but none can come to Napanee for the weekend.

Here is the Plan:

We are putting out this call for volunteers.  Maybe you are a racer and can bring a friend.  Maybe you are just someone whop follows this page and wants to see a regatta in action.

We need you to help find 3 volunteers to do the scoring and starting

Starting = raising the start flag and dropping it

Scoring = writting down sail numbers on a clip board as they pass the leeward mark and at the finish line (same location but we keep track of rounding position for each leg)

The racers will be called upon to help set marks and move teh starting line if required.

If we can find 3 volunteers by 2 pm we will call on the Canadian Championships if not it will be King of the Universe.

Ice Report:

Peter reported a minimum of 8 inches of black ice.  The surface is level but not entirely smooth.  Meaning that in the areas where there is texture to the ice there are depressions.  He indicated thgat they are quite close together so that a 36” runner would touch in 7-10 places.  He did not sail he ice so he is not certain how much rattling this will cause but rated teh ice as being from a 6- 8.  If the surface texture leads to a lot of vibration a 6 and if the runners provide a smooth ride and 8.

Please let us know if you want to volunteer or can bring a volunteer.

Launch site is the boat ramp at Cuthill Lane south of Napanee.  Please do not park on the ramp. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cuthill+Lane+Boat+Ramp/@44.179766,-76.9423414,17z/data=!4m15!1m8!3m7!1s0x89d7d95de4276701:0xae667be9a94a2cc0!2sCuthill+Ln,+Greater+Napanee,+ON+K7R+3K8!3b1!8m2!3d44.1797622!4d-76.9401527!16s%2Fg%2F1vd962hx!3m5!1s0x89d7d95eeffbb38d:0xa260e048fc24929b!8m2!3d44.1776771!4d-76.9373474!16s%2Fg%2F11byxgn1hg

 on: February 17, 2023, 11:03:05 AM 
Started by T Thieler US 5224 - Last post by T Thieler US 5224
Hey Folks-

Looks like we are going to give it a shot this weekend- Hay Bay near Kingston Ontario has been checked and cleared. Not perfect ice but certainly regatta-worthy!

IF we can get a few volunteers to keep score and drop flags we can call it the Canadian Champs; if not it will just be a great weekend of big-time scratch racing.

So if you know someone who would be ready willing and able to get dragged over the border and onto the ice for the weekend throw them in the car and let me know so I can tell the powers that be up there….

Stay tuned for details- all I have for now is the launch is at Hay Bay at the end of Cuthill Road (I think).

Think Ice- Load ’em up! T

 on: December 22, 2022, 10:11:41 AM 
Started by wnethercote - Last post by wnethercote

My own proposals for specification updates have avoided substantive change in favour of clarification of what is allowed now, but there are areas where substantive change could be beneficial.  Bob has proposed one of them.

I am one of those lightweights that Bob describes.  I used to weight 170, like 'normal' guys, but my post heart attack weight floats around 140 to 145 lbs.  Building an 80 lb/in runner plank is a challenge, absent balsa cores and composite sheathing.  A straight wood plank is both cheaper and more predictable for a home builder.  Using the Goodwin plank design spreadsheet suggests that a 1 inch plank can easily meet the stiffness (softness) needs of lighter sailors.  The current minimum plank thikness requires shaping of planks to reduce stiffness for lightweights like me and such shaping often leads to planks that twist under load and don't maintain alignment.

I am all for Bob's proposal!  It is a definite help to the home builder.

Warren Nethercote
KC 3786

 on: December 01, 2022, 07:44:10 AM 
Started by MICHAEL - Last post by MICHAEL

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Western Challenge Called ON for Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood, MN

Deb Whitehorse
Nov 30

The Western Challenge has been called on for Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood, MN.
What To Know:
Dates: December 2-4, 2022
Location: Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood, MN
Launch: Lakeshore Park, Starbuck, MN
Lodging: Glenwood, MN
The ice has been walked but not sailed. If you plan on sailing tomorrow, sail with your head up. Ice thickness has been reported to be between 3 - 5."

 on: November 28, 2022, 06:30:10 AM 
Started by MICHAEL - Last post by MICHAEL

The Western Challenge has been called on, primary site near Hutchinson, MN. There are other sites in Minnesota being monitored. Final confirmation will be posted by Wednesday, November 30, 2022 by noon CT. Stay tuned to the IDNIYRA website.
What to know:
Western Challenge: A chance to learn about DN sailing, test your gear, meet up with friends, and do some scrub racing.
Dates: December 2- 4, 2022
Primary Site: Lake Washington, Dassel, MN (60 miles west of Minneapolis)

 on: February 17, 2022, 05:31:56 PM 
Started by T Thieler US 5224 - Last post by T Thieler US 5224
Weekend Regatta Info-
OK Folks- The weather is going to make things interesting but you never know, we may just get lucky-

So the current plan is to scratch race Saturday, do the New England Champs on Sunday, and try to get the President’s Day Regatta done on Monday.

Winnipesaukee will be the place, launching out of Ellacoya State Park, just off Lake Shore Rd in Gilford, NH.

As ever, have an intimate knowledge of the Ice Yacht Racing Rules and be aware of the differences between them and regular soft water right of way rules. Click here for all: Rules & Safety – DN North America (idniyra.org)

Three or more boats of any class will have their own start, and a Vintage/Classic Award will be presented to the skipper with the best result in the most dated DN. The regatta chairman and a hand-picked secret cabal will decide the winner on the day, based on criteria far too esoteric to go into here…. So if you have an older DN don’t hesitate to come to the regatta!

All racers will also have to show proof of $300,000 liability insurance (usually tacked on to one’s homeowner’s policy).

If anyone wants to volunteer to help run races or keep score let me know at 401 258 6230. We can use all the help we can get…

It sounds like there is plenty of room on the lake so whether you want to race or cruise load up and come on out!

Lodging will be an issue due to the long weekend and February break from school so start looking now- Apologies for not being able to get a hotel with a group rate or anything- That said there will be rooms in the area somewhere….

Stay tuned to the NEIYA site for details and Think Ice- And don’t leave your slush/angle runners at home, you might need them….

T Thieler DN US 5224

 on: February 06, 2022, 12:38:34 PM 
Started by Steve Madden - Last post by Steve Madden
A set of 1/4" 440 SS Plate runners. (2) 30" side and (1) 26" steering 90 degrees. Designed and built by Jeff Kent. Fast and ready to race.
$1200. set
Steve Madden US4512

 on: December 09, 2021, 06:59:23 AM 
Started by T Thieler US 5224 - Last post by T Thieler US 5224
Single T-Runner for sale, 34" long, .20 thickness, hardwood body

$150 or best offer

Contact T. Thieler to take a look.

 on: December 02, 2021, 12:40:18 PM 
Started by Breizhglace - Last post by Breizhglace
 -440C Front steering insert - Sherry, carbon  - 500$
- 440C Front steering insert 2020 - Kardasz, carbon - 500$
 - a set of 2 minimum Ts, carbon sides - 600$


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