2016 Canadian Championships

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Last year we risked a late date for the Canadian Championships and it didn't happen.  We would like to try an early date this year (with a later fall-back), but don't want to conflict with US events because, geography being what it is, we are more likely to get attendees from nearby US Regions than Canadians from the extremes of our region (it is a 2800km drive from Halifax to Thunder Bay).  Early January is pretty well committed for other events.

Is their appetite for an event during the holiday period, or will the family say no?  December 28 and 29 have been suggested with the venue in the Montreal to Kingston (plus or minus) corridor.  Big ice is unlikely that early, but there are lakes that could support a 20 to 30 boat regatta.

Please reply with interest.  In the second week of November we will issue an NOR, with dates based upon responses.

Warren Nethercote
Canadian Rear Commodore

I'm in.

john curtis:
Talking with people here in Kingston the dates you propose ( Jan 28-29) might be a little early for people travelling to see family.

Was the idea to avoid scheduling over top of the Western Regionals on Jan 2-3?

We will probably get more people around here that weekend or if necessary the 29-30 as people come back home from trips to see family.

Its a tough call.  Part of me thinks we should schedule over top of the Western Regionals and lose the 3-4 boats who are going there instead.  The weather may decide for us.

We can discuss at the DN get together at Sean Marshall's house next Saturday.


Canadian DN Championship Regatta
Jan 16-17, 2016
Canadian Region IDNIYRA

Organizing Authority
 International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association
Canadian Region

1. Rules:

All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority; the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA, and Official Specifications of the DN Ice Yacht; the Notice of Race, including any amendments to the Notice of Race, (except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions) and the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions can be modified at the Skippers Meeting and by a notice posted on the official notice board.

Nine race regatta format – 3 race minimum will constitute the regatta. One fleet is anticipated, but if a gold/silver split is required it will first be based on IDNIYRA rankings, with assignment by race committee thereafter. Discard race after 6 races sailed.

2. Eligibility:

All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the Official Specifications and whose skippers meet the requirements of the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA as stated in the section IDNIYRA Regattas are eligible to enter and race in the championship.

3. Site Information and Postings:

A. The primary site is within the North American Canadian Region, with preference to a site on the Trenton – Kingston – Montreal axis
 B. Site and Headquarters Information will be determined by the regatta organizer.
 C. Official regatta information, updates and accommodations:  see http://dnamerica.org/forum/index.php?board=11.0
4. Entry and Fee:
  Register in the pits Saturday morning
  $20 registration fee (Canadian or US funds accepted at par)

5. Schedule of Events:
•Sat 9:15-10am on ice registration
•Sat 10am Skippers Meeting
•Sat 11am First start
•Sunday 10:00am First start. No race will start after 3PM

6. Sailing instructions

Official Sailing Instructions will be provided at registration.

7. Prizes

There is a perpetual trophy for 1st place.

8. Proof of Insurance

Proof of personal or race liability insurance ($300,000 minimum)

  Warren Nethercote
  Canadian Region Rear Commodore

Update, PM Monday 11 January:  Forecasts for the week are not promising.  Kingston and Montreal forecasts promise snow, and high winds yesterday broke up the Bay of Quinte ice sheet.  The Halifax forecast suggests snow in the east as well.  The Thunder Bay Forecast is free of significant snowfall in the coming week, although that venue is rather remote from most of the sailors.

More information as the week progresses, but it is difficult to be optimistic!

Warren Nethercote, DN 3786
Canadian Rear Commodore


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