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 on: November 23, 2020, 05:03:03 PM 
Started by DN 5449 - Last post by DN5358
Is this your Williams spar or the new/old wood one?

 on: October 29, 2020, 09:55:44 PM 
Started by us2360 - Last post by us2360
$3500 complete text 2177914676 for pictures-can deliver to swap meet Delavan next Saturday or western challenge in December
Pete Johns

 on: October 29, 2020, 01:43:45 PM 
Started by DN 5449 - Last post by DN 5449
Ice forming very early here in T Bay,might see Oct Iceboating.
Setting up boat I notice the mast seems to have a little pre end off to Port side.Sheeted in with sail up and it seems to bend evenly on port and Starboard,but tends to favour rotating to Starboard.Any thoughts on this?

 on: October 20, 2020, 06:34:55 AM 
Started by T Thieler US 5224 - Last post by T Thieler US 5224
The flag is up for next Saturday’s swap meets. There are two North American iceboat swap meets scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020 and one for November 7. Swap meets are one of the best ways to meet local ice sailors and find your first DN iceboat.

New England Ice Yacht Club Swap Meet
Saturday, October 24
10 AM
Thompson Motor Speedway Golf Course
205 E Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277
We will have lots of outdoor space for the swap meet, Lunch, and our Annual Meeting. You don’t have to come inside if you are not comfortable doing so but everyone should meet up in the parking lot. You do not have to be a member to attend the swap or other activities.
More information

Green Lake Ice Yacht Club
Saturday, October 24
10 AM – 2 PM
Green Lake Town Square Parking Lot
Green Lake, WI
More information

Delavan Yacht Club
Saturday, November 7, 2020
10 AM – 3 PM
Location: Delavan Yacht Club
1501 Cedar Point Drive
Delavan, WI
More information

 on: October 05, 2020, 06:04:41 PM 
Started by US 5432 - Last post by US 5432
Time to pony up! If you sail a DN you need to join the IDNIYRA. It's only 26 bucks and it is worth every penny.
To join or renew your membership go to: https://www.idniyra.org/2020/10/05/notice-of-dues-2021/

Let me list just a few reasons to join: If you like to scrub race, chances are the buoys are provided by a member of the the IDNIYRA. Looking for used parts online, the web site is probably supported by members of the IDNIYRA. Likewise, all that free advice you find online, yep, it was probably posted by a member of the IDNIYRA. And, then, don't forget, all those big regatta's are hosted and organized by the IDNIYRA. They also supply the race committees, scorers, ATV's and all the equipment to run the regattas.

Finally, once you join, you will instantly have friends from all over the world!

Think Ice!

 on: September 27, 2020, 09:12:37 AM 
Started by Bob Gray - Last post by Bob Gray
Recently I was given an older well used runner sharpener. The platen (surface that the sanding belt runs over) was shot. The old one was steel and had fairly deep groves in it. Replacing the steel platen would have been a real pain so I went with what I used on the new Bob Rast style sander I built. Remembering from my teen years that the only thing that would scratch glass was a diamond, that’s what I went with. I bought a 1/4” thick piece of glass from a local glass shop for about $15 (cut to fit). To attach it I covered the bottom with fiberglass carpet tape.  My new one is in its third season and the surface is still like new. I strongly recommend this if you have to replace your platen, just try not dropping the machine.

 on: August 06, 2020, 02:20:00 PM 
Started by US 5432 - Last post by US 5432
He's not only fast, now he's in charge! Chris Berger, US 5166, is the new Western Region Commodore.

Chris will need help. Think of ways you can contribute as regatta season approaches. When was the last time you volunteered with registration, ordered trophies, scouted ice, rolled out the starting line or set up marks. These are things we can all do. It doesn't take much effort to make a big difference.

 on: May 24, 2020, 09:50:56 AM 
Started by T Thieler US 5224 - Last post by T Thieler US 5224
Hey Folks- There is another e-ballot headed to all DN class members, this one having to do with electing officers-

Make sure the ballot did not end up in your junk mail folder!

It’s important stuff! Take a few minutes, read up on the issue, and of course vote early and often!

Click and take a look-


 on: May 17, 2020, 04:45:40 PM 
Started by Pjazz - Last post by Paul Goodwin - US 46
I'm not sure where you are going wrong in your rigging.  My old school rigging used Nicro Press compression sleeves with thimbles, and joined together using a heavy duty shackle at the mast.  I have only failed DN rigging once, when a Nicro Press on the forestay pulled though the Nicro Press sleeve.  The forestay on a DN has so much load that I started using double sleeves and never had another problem.  Do make sure you using a large enough gage wire.

My new rigging uses marine swaged ends, and I've sailed with the same rigging for at least 20 years.    If you are using marine or aircraft swaged cable ends there should be provision for the fork or eye to have freedom of motion at the mast.  As Warren mentioned use toggles.  At the bottom end it doesn't really matter.  The forestay needs some form of length adjustment, but does not need a toggle at the bottom.  My side stays have a swaged fork at the bottom and attach directly to the tang on the plank - no length adjustment or toggle.  this is not for everyone, most people like something adjustable to fiddle with, but for me it just adds complication.

Paul Goodwin

 on: May 12, 2020, 08:18:10 AM 
Started by Deb Whitehorse - Last post by Deb Whitehorse
Runner Tracks for May 2020 has been published. See it here:
Runner Tracks May 2020

Junior DN & Ice Optimist World Championship Report & Results
2020 Sean R. Heavey Gold Cup Photo Gallery & Results
By Laws & Constitution Proposals by Warren Nethercote KC376
European Secretaries Meeting Report by Warren Nethercote KC3786
Baikal Report by Mike Bloom US321

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