Jan 19 2019

Other accommodation

Today I got the following email:

”Dear Sir,

AS i know DN class competitons will BE held in Saaremaa! As representive of Grand Rose Spa hotell in Saaremaa we can offer accommodaion in Kuressaare  during tje race with in 50€ per night in standard twin/double room. For a reservation please contact by e-mail: info@grandrose.ee or ph: +372 6667000

Kristjan Ader”


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Jan 19 2019

EC 2019 Location – Decision

Dear Friends & Fellow Iceboaters,

The 2019 DN European Championship will be held in Estonia / Island Saaremaa. The racecourse location will be in Vaike strait. The launchsite location will be posted later.


The Headquarters will be in Hotel Georg Ots Spa in Kuressaare. Quote “ice sailing” and you will get a discounted price of 60 EUR/night/double room with breakfast.

Contacts: info@gospa.ee, +372 45 50101

Other hotel with agreed price is Arensburg. Double room with breakfast 50 EUR/night

Contacts: arensburg@arensburg.ee, +372 452 4700

I would like to thank all the icescouts for providing us with the essential information for making this hard decision.

Thank you for your patience.

See you in Orisaare!

Attila Pataky (M-100)
European Commodore

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/ec-2019-location-decision/

Jan 18 2019

Grand Masters Cup- info

At the moment we have 22 entrees from 8 different countries. Excellent !

Here one addition to our NOR:

  • The on-line entry will be closed 11.2.2019

The entry is also possible at the registration of regatta, but then a voluntery addition to racing fee can be added. We use the on-line entry form as a base of scoring and calculation of results, so please use the on-line entry. Our scorer has a FFP ( =fat finger problem) and he saves a lot of time if all sailors write their own names correcly  !

Some sailors are participating also the EC, so we try to arrange there a short meeting around GMC

At the moment we have A LOT of snow here in Finland but promising areas can be found from Sweden, Baltic countries and Poland and maybe a little later from Finland.

More info after EC-regatta !








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Jan 16 2019

Important information – postponement!

Due to the recent unstable weather conditions in the region the 2019 European Championship will be postponed by one day. Thus the new schedule is the following:

  • Final decision about the site: Saturday, 19th January 2019, 15.00 CET
  • Check-in: Monday, 21st January 2019. Hours as scheduled earlier.
  • First Race: Tuesday, 22nd. 10.00 Local time


Attila Pataky, M-100

European Commodore 

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/important-information-postponement_ec2019/

Jan 16 2019

Icescouting 2019 – Second update

Since the last report we had checked two spots: Siemianowka in Poland and Rekyvos in

Lithuania. Both lake have ice of sufficient thickness, however the ice surfaces are not ideal for racing.

At Siemianowka we have 10 cm black plus 5 cm snowice. The ice was covered with about 2 cm of slushy snow, which in case of cold weather will freeze and form a hard but rough sailable ice surface.

The Rekyvos has 20-22 cm of black ice. There are 5-10 cm thick frozen snow drifts on the ice. Here we will need warm weather and rain to smoothen the surface.

Now we are in Estonia to check places on the islands.

Tomorrow we will travel to Sweden to check possible paces there.

Checking the official source (IDNIYRA ICE REPORTS) we could not find information on other possible spots. Please go out on the lakes nearby and check the ice there and upload photos and information on Icereport secton of our official webpage.

Attila Pataky


Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/icescouting-2109-second-update/

Jan 14 2019

Message from EDNIA to DN Sailors

Over the last few years we have seen a rise of appeals to protest cases come to us.
I think it is time to once again make clearer to sailors what we (EDNIA) really do:
Like appeals boards in summer sailing that national authorities have…. and ISAF too, we keep a close eye on procedures and application of the rules of sailing. Continue reading

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