Sep 15


Dear friends,

if you use a smartphone there exists a better way than making a photo from your insurance document.

Please make life for me and you easy and use the App “CamScanner” – which you can download for free.




Thanks a lot and Think Ice


OE 221

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Sep 07


Dear friends,
Please check in time that you will have a proper TPL-insurance for icesailing. This is not only necessary for the “big events” like EC, but also for sailing during the rest of the season. I guess that every participant of WC and EC will try to get some meters of ice under his runners before travelling there.

Once again the items for a proper certificate of insurance:
1. the certificate must be in English language.
2. the liability cover must be at least 500.000,– €
3. the certificate must clearly show that this insurance covers sailing with iceboats including race events and training races.
4. the certificate must show, that the insurance covers the region of Europe including Baltic Sea and Northern Sea. If you have an insurance “worldwide” these regions are covered of course and it’s ok.
5. the certificate must clearly show, that it is valid at least for the time of the event.

Due to I got more and more normal word.doc as confirmation of cover, I have to state out that I can’t accept those.
Please understand that I need an official paper with signatures from your insurance company.
I do not want to assume that anybody is cheating, but I have to check all insurances with the same rules.

Please be aware that I will check all insurances with the same accuracy.

*.dot files from a MAC I can’t open.
Please send *.pdf files or *.jpeg (jpg) files.
Please send your confirmation in high resolution !!!!


Insurances sent until February, 11th 2015; 24:00 (CET) will be assigned for EC 2015.

If you send your confirmation at that very late stage, be aware that – if the confirmation is NOT OK – I will not assign any ID just because you are late. That’s not fair to all other sailors who sent their confirmations in time.

Then you will not be able to make a regular entry and you have to make a late entry.


As in the past years we offer for those sailors who really can not show a valid proof of insurance the SINGLE EVENT INSURANCE. As usual the fee for that is 50,– € and has to be paid at regatta check-in in cash.

To avoid any misunderstanding I have to inform that the so called “Single Event Insurance” is only for sailors from countries where we KNOW that they do not have any chance to get a proper insurance or an insurance for a tolerable amount.
First of all the goal is, that every sailor should have an insurance for the whole season. Not only at WC and EC. Second: We try to have a spread of the risk.
So the idea of the “Single Event Insurance” is only to make it every sailor possible to take part at WC (when held in Europe) and EC – not to make it easy for everyone to get an insurance.
Please accept that not everybody who is asking for, will get a “Single Event Insurance”.



Please send the confirmation of cover of your insurances via e-mail at insurancemgr(at) (please use as subject: insurance EC 2015) (replace (at) with @ !! )

or send via snail mail to:
Niklas Müller-Hartburg
Eduard Klein Gasse 31
1130 Wien

I do not answer all mails and send your ID personal back to you.

You can find your insurance ID here:

I will start assigning Insurance-IDs at the beginning of December.

It is possible that it takes one or two days until I assign the Insurance-ID, but I will try to do that faster after registration is open (02.01.2015; 12:00 CET)
If you do not find any ID or did not get any answer – please make sure I received your confirmation of cover.

It’s your own and sole responsibility.


To have an Insurance-ID only allows you to enter at the Online-Registration. You are not obliged to do so.

Having an Insurance-ID does not mean that you are registered for the regatta !!!

More and more organizers from other regattas accept the Insurance ID as confirmation for having an insurance (if the date fits to the respective regatta).


thanks a lot and Think Ice

OE 221

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Jun 18

Dates European Championship and Euro Cup 2015

Dear Friends

Hosting Dutch Team, Race Committee and Commodore set the date for the European Championship and Euro Cup to March 1st until March 6th 2015.  You all know that it is a Event from Sunday (first race Monday) until Friday (sart of the last race no later than 14:00). Primary Site are the Netherlands. Alternates will be all other countries starting with Germany, Poland and so on.

The National Secretaries  are Meeting in Mid September in Riga. If you like to adress anything concerning racing rules, measurements, safety or other issues please inform your National Secretary latest by end of July.

Days are getting already shorter again this weekend. Think Ice!







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May 18

Baikal Week 2014

OpeningBaikalWeekRead the blog of Vladislav Ptasnik CZ-112 who tells impressive stories about the Baikal adventure and the racing in the 3 events.

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May 07



Dear Joerg!


Let’s give your optimism and cheerfulness for all of us farther !


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Apr 22

Runnertracks April 2014

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Mar 31

Guess which year

WC_EC 155

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Mar 23

Final results,Sunny Ranking in Finland


There were no more races in Sunday due to open cracks in ice. End of the season in nice way and good time with fellow icesailors.


Bronze L-70 (Dalle), Winner S-8 (Fredrik) and Silver L-37 (Cara).

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Mar 22

Sunny Ranking first day, Finland, Säkylä

6 races sailed today in Sunny Ranking regatta in nice spring conditions.

Results at

Capture2 Capture1


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Mar 12

Swedish Championship 2014 | Spare Weekend

Due to poor conditions during the primary weekend in February we couldn’t finish the required minimum of 3 races to have a valid regatta. It was decided to postpone the remaining races to the spare weekend March 22-23. 

The regatta will be open for new participants to enter but the one race we managed to complete during on the 15th of February will be accounted for which will result in a DNS for the newcomers.
All competitors will have to re-register if they plan to attend!



Saturday, March 22nd
09:00-10:00 | Entry & registration
10:00 | Skippers meeting
11:00 | First scheduled start
16:00 | Last possible start

Sunday, March 23rd
09:00 | Skippers meeting
10:00 | First scheduled start
15:00 | Last possible start
16:00 | Prize giving ceremony


 Due to the quickly arriving spring we are quite limited in our options. Lake Storsjön in Östersund is still standing strong, 20-30 cm thick good quality ice. Forecast predicts cold weather ahead but possibly some snow as well. We will just have to wait and see (as ususal). Expect more info early next week. Decision no later than Thursday March 20th, 20:00 (CET) but earlier if possible.

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