Nov 29

NIA Sailing Rules Test now more languages

Dear friends,

the NIA sailing rules test is now available in many more languages. This will help to better understand the questions and answers.

Beside the English version you will find them for German, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Russian, French and Hungarian.

Just go to NIA Rules Test and select your preferred language. Happy testing !

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Nov 16

Junior World and European Championschip Notice of Race

Dear young DN and Ice-Optimist icesailors, parents and coaches

Notice of Race for Junior World and European Championschip isavaliable


Please, refer to the insurance issues


Jerzy Sukow, P345, IDNIYRA Junior Programme Manager


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Oct 03


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 WC and/or 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 – and we all should have an insurance all season !

I ask ALL OF YOU to read and check your confirmation of cover carefully YOURSELF, BEFORE you send it to me. Please do not just forward the e-mail from your insurance.

It’s bothering me, that I have to read all insurances and some sailors are just too lazy to read it. I have to read it afterwards in the most cases two or three times.

It is not so complicated to check if all the following 6 points are fulfilled.

I will assign and ID if the confirmation of cover is correct – if not, I just let you know that it is not correct.
I will not explain why. You have to read and check yourself.

Once again the items for a proper certificate of insurance:

  1. the insurance has to be a TPL insurance – for some this is not so clear.
  2. the certificate must be in English language.
  3. the liability cover for personal injuries must be at least 500.000,– €; for property damages it can be less.
  4. the certificate must clearly show that this insurance covers sailing with iceboats including race events and training races.
  5. 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.
  6. the certificate must clearly show, that it is valid at least for the time of the event. (WC/EC 2018 24.02.2018 – 03.03.2018)


Due to I got more and more normal word.docx 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 !!!!

If possible, please send only ONE PAGE !



I will start assigning Insurance-IDs within the next days.

It is possible that it takes some days until I assign the Insurance-ID, but I will try to do that faster (within one or two days) after registration is open (02.01.2018; 12:00 CET)

Insurances sent until January, 25th 2017; 24:00 (CET) will be assigned for a regular entry for WC/EC 2018.

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 with double entry-fee.



As in the past years we offer the SINGLE EVENT INSURANCE. As usual the fee for that is 50,– € and has to be paid at regatta check-in in cash.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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”.

The SEI will be treated as every other insurance.

The only difference is, that you have to ask for the SEI instead you send your confirmation.

If you ask before the deadline you get assigned an ID for a regular entry, if you ask afterwards ….

If you make a “Late-Entry” at regatta check-in you can get the SEI according to the rules at regatta check-in.



(How to ask for the SEI)

Please send the confirmation of cover of your insurance, or the request for a SEI, via e-mail at insurancemgr(at) (please use as subject: insurance WC 2018) (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: List of Insurance-IDs

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 of validity fits to the respective regatta).


thanks a lot and Think Ice



OE 221

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Sep 29

JWC and EC 2018

Dear Junior icesailors, coaches, parents

The JWC and EC 2018 is organized IDNIYRA Europe with German DN Fleet with the cooperation with German Sailing Federation.

Date: 5-9 Feb. 2018

Stay tuned

Jerzy Sukow, IDNIYRA Europe Junior Programme Manager







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Sep 28

A preview in extracts of the 2018 IDNIYRA Yearbook

Dear all,

I just got in an exceptional records collection of all European Championships since 1966. Its a comprehensive list of when, where and who , which is the result of a cooperation work of Daan Schutte and Deborah Whitehorse.

If you want to have this hot stuff and more DN related information in a book do not hesitate to order the IDNIYRA Yearbook 2018 when it will be published!!

Preview 2018 IDNIYRA Yearbook – EC-Records

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Sep 21

Minutes – National Secretaries Meeting Warsaw 2017

Dear Iceboaters,

find published the minutes from the National Secretaries Meeting in Warsaw 2017

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Mar 29

Finland’s last regattas this season – Sunny Ranking 1.-2.4.2017

Welcome to sail Sunny Ranking regatta in south Finland. We have safe and good ice to sail, so the race is on. The final site selection will be made on Thursday evening, most likely sites are Säkylä Pyhäjärvi, Artjärvi N-E from Porvoo or Lahti.
STAY TUNED and hope to see you on ice.
More info and the final selection here:

Final results:

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Mar 15

Estonian Cup V stage: update 2

Conditions are good on lake Saadjärv at the moment, ice is 30cm thick and it black hard ice, no snow.


Conditions are still good on lake Saadjärv but its pouring rain right now and it can change the ice very quickly. At the moment the race is on. We will check the ice at 14:00pm to see if its still safe to sail.


Next update at 15:00


Update 2!


Race is on! Ice on lake Saadjärv is good and safe. Launching site lake Saadjärv (Coorinates: 58°31’58.4″N 26°38’52.9″E)

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Mar 14

Estonian Cup V stage

Estonian Cup V stage racing days are planned 18-19.03. At the moment we are looking for safe ice to race on. Firtst info will come on Wednesday 15.03 afternoon. Possible race sites are, Saaremaa Orisaare, Lake Võrtsjärv (where Estonian Championship was held) and Lake Saadjärv.


More info can be found on our website:

and Facebook: Eesti Jääpurjetamise Liit,

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Mar 10

National Secretaries Meeting: Warsaw 21-23.04.2017

Dear IDNIYRA Board and National Secretaries

On 21-23 of April in Warsaw the National Secretaries meeting will take place.

To make the organization esier – please sign in to the conference as soon as it`s possible HERE

The Agenda of the conference you can find HERE


Think Ice

Jerzy Sukow,P345


Polish DN Fleet Commodore

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