NOTICE OF RACE. 2016 North American Championship

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IDNIYRA
NOTICE OF RACE
NORTH AMERICAN DN CHAMPIONSHIP


February 22-27 2016

Organizing Authority: International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association.
Hosts: North American Central Lakes Region
Primary site: Central Lakes Region

RULES
All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority, the Bylaws of the IDNIYRA as stated in the sections IDNIYRA Regattas, Racing Rules, the DN Official Specifications, the Notice of Race, including any amendments to the NOR,(except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions) and the Sailing instructions.

RACE SYSTEM
As modified in the ByLaws the Regatta will have 14 races scheduled per fleet.
Cancellation of races in one fleet shall not affect races in another fleet. There shall be three fleets. After 5 races are completed, the points for each yachts poorest race ( including DNS, DNF and DSQ) will be eliminated from Scoring. After 12 races are completed, the points for each yachts second poorest race (including DNS, DNF and DSQ) will be eliminated from scoring, with the exception that, following a hearing, the protest committee may, at its discretion, award a score of DNE to a disqualified yacht that has been found to have dangerously violated NIA Rules Part IV, Sailing Rules, and this race shall not be eliminated from scoring. The next worse score shall be eliminated.
Races shall be sailed under the rules of the National Iceboat Authority and those of the IDNIYRA.

1. ELIGIBILITY
All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the DN official specifications and who's skippers meet the requirements of the bylaws of the IDNIYRA as stated in sections IDNIYRA Regattas are eligible to enter and race in the championships.
A. All participants shall provide proof of $300,000 personal liability at time of Registration.

1. SITE INFORMATION
     A. THE primary site is in the North American Central Lakes Region.
     B. Site and Headquarters information will be posted on the DN America Forum.


1. ENTRY, DEADLINE AND FEE
     A. Each skipper shall register on: ice.idniyra.org
          The Entry fee shall be paid in U.S. Dollars.
     A. The entry fee is $110.00 (USD) if paid prior to December 31, 2015.
     A. The entry fee is $150.00 (USD) if entered after January 1, 2015.
     A. No entry fee will be accepted after the close of registration (refer to schedule
         of events)
1. Novice Entries
    A. Novice DN racers may enter the Regatta with the payment of two years       
        association dues. No other event registration payments shall apply.
    A. A sailor shall be classified as a Novice if:  that person has never
        belonged to the IDNIYRA, or their membership has lapsed for 5 or more
        years. A Novice must comply with all other entry requirements.
     

1. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

> December 31, 2015---deadline for early entry
> January 1, 2016 -------double entry fee becomes effective
> February 17, 2016 9:00 EST primary site info to be posted on DN America   
   Forum
> February 21, 2015 5:00 pm To 9:00 pm local time Final DN North American
   Championship REGISTRATION and CHECK IN in at headquarters listed on DN   
   America Forum. Late phone check in registration information to be listed
   on the forum.
> Opening Flag ceremonies follow registration
 
> February 22, 2016 first race at time stated in sailing instructions.
> February 26, 2016 racing is concluded unless 3 races in each fleet  have not
    been completed by sundown Friday, racing shall continue until sundown
    on  February 27, 2016.
1. Sailing instructions to be available to all competitors at time of final
    registration.

1. PRIZES shall be awarded at race headquarters at 7:00pm at race
    headquarters after the regatta is completed.
  A. Prizes shall be awarded for first thru Tenth place in each fleet, Top Grand Master,
      Top Master, Top Senior, Top Junior and Top Novice.

Bob Gray:
When can we register on line and can we still use PayPal .

KB [us5219]:
There WILL be online registration available.  Its not up yet, because I am trying to make sure I don't make any mistakes. :-[  Contrary to popular belief, I am not a web-guy, and it takes me double or triple the time of a qualified individual to make things happen. 
I was hoping to have it up at the same time the next Runner Tracks is released.
-Kent

Mike Miller:
Facebook is not the official notice board for the 2016 NA's.

This is Kent Bakers post:
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The hotline page is the official notification center for the 2016 DN North American Championships.
Please bookmark https://ice.idniyra.org/hotline in your smart phone, tablet or computer.

Additionally, we will try when possible to give a BREIF summary update on the hotline (810)328-3660 or 810 FAT DN 60.
Lengthy specifics, such as hotel information will likely not be available on the hotline due to short recording periods.

Facebook is not the official medium for informing competitors, but may be used to inform or entertain the public.

Please bear in mind if travel takes us through Canada or remote locations, cellular or internet connections will be sparse.

The next notification will be on or before Wednesday evening 2/17/2016 @ 10:00 PM

Geoff Sobering:
This topic is for official notices only.

I've created a discussion topic: http://dnamerica.org/forum/index.php?topic=1941.0

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