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Next Meeting of 2015

Don't miss out on our next club meeting.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at Weeks Yacht Yard 

B.S 7:00 pm and meeting to start at 7:30 pm sharp! Lets give our club officers some more respect for this time, a lot of good information was talked over last meeting.

Refreshments will be served.


NOR – 2015 Gold Cup World DN Championship


NOTICE OF RACE
Registration Information
January 24 – 31, 2015
(Racing days – Sunday, January 25, 2015 until Saturday, January 31, 2015)
Organizing Authority
International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association
Hosts
North American Eastern Region, Mountain Lakes Region, Canada

1. Rules:
All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority; the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA as stated in the sections IDNIYRA Regattas A) Gold Cup World DN Championship Regatta, Racing Rules, 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.

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 the North American Eastern Region.
B. Site and Headquarters Information will be available on the Official Regatta Hotline: 508-377-6100 (Ext. 8), beginning January 18, 2015.
C. Site and Headquarters Information will be available on the IDNIYRA website https://ice.idniyra.org, on and the NEIYA website http://www.theneiya.org . In the case of conflict, the IDNIYRA website will take precedent.

4. Entry, Deadline, and Fee:
A. Online Registration is the preferred method of entry. Registration can be accomplished online at the IDNIYRA website: http://www.idniyra.org. A registration form for each Regatta can be downloaded from the IDNIYRA website or found in the Fall 2014 Runner Tracks.
B. World Championship Regatta: The early entry fee is $100 USD, if paid by PayPal or postmarked by December 31, 2014. The late entry fee is $150 USD, if paid by PayPal or received January 1, 2015 or later. Entrants traveling from Europe are exempt from paying late fees.
C. North American Championship Regatta: The early entry fee is $90 USD, if paid by PayPal or postmarked by December 31, 2014. The late entry fee is $135 USD, if paid by PayPal or received January 1, 2015 or later. Entrants traveling from Europe are exempt from paying late fees.

5. Schedule of Events:
Date Event
December 31, 2014 Deadline for early entry fee
January 1, 2015 Late entry fee goes into effect.
January 18, 2015 Initial posting of Site information
January 24, 2015 Opening Ceremony at the Race Headquarters starts at 5PM.
Registration to follow from 6PM – 9PM at the headquarters.
January 25, 2015 Skippers meeting at 9AM at the launch site.
January 25, 2015 First Race at 10:15AM.

The North American Championship Regatta to start after the conclusion of the World Cup Regatta. For other events and all possible changes, see the Sailing Instructions. Please check the Official Notice Board and/or the announcements at the daily skippers meeting.

6. Sailing Instructions
Sailing Instructions will be available at the final registration and check-in.

7. Yachts with two piece masts
Yachts with two piece masts or stick masts shall notify the measurement committee prior to the close of registration to have mast approved and officially sealed prior to the first race for the duration of the regatta.

8. Prizes
Prizes shall be awarded in accordance with the IDNIYRA by-laws.

Think Ice!
Eben Whitcomb
Eastern Region Commodore

Eastern Region NOR

Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:20 am (PST) . Posted by:
"Chad Atkins" catkins4487
 
IDNIYRA Notice of Race
2015 Eastern Region DN Championship
Dates: January 17-18

1. Rules:
All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the NIA (National Iceboat
Authority) and the the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA.

2. Eligibility:
Open to All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the Official
Specifications and whose skippers are in good standing with the IDNIYRA are
eligible. Proof of personal liability insurance ($300,000) will be needed
at the time of registration.

3. Site Information and Postings:
A. Eastern Region, United States
B. Site Information will be posted on the NEIYA Hotline: 508-377-6100 #8
C. When determined, Site Information will be posted on the IDNIYRA
bulletin board, theneiya.org and the Iceboating Yahoo Group.

4. Races:
A. Three race minimum will constitute a regatta. Maximum of 9 Races with
a drop race after 6 races have been completed
B. First race scheduled for 11:00am Saturday, January 17.

5. Registration is 10:00am on the ice in the Pits.

6. Sailing instructions will be posted at the launch site. Final sailing
instructions will be delivered at skippers meeting before first race.

7. Trophies - This regatta has great historic trophies. I am seeking the
location of all these trophies and information on the early years of this
regatta. Please contact me at catkins4487@gmail.com

Chad Atkins
401 787 4567

It is With Great Sadness That Our Club Has To Report That Rich Crucet Has Passed Away.

Rich taught us all how to sail ,race, build, be safe and most of all enjoy our ice-boating friends. He shared his home, his shop, his camper and his experience was passed on to all. We must follow his tracks and use and share the knowledge 
he instilled in each and every one of us.  


Message from the Commodore:
Our annual Swap Meet was held on Saturday December 13th. Unlike last year's snow, it was a beautiful day. Lots of buying and selling took place. Approximately 50 people attended. I want to thank Steve Duhammel for the display of his fine hardware that he had for sale. Thanks go the Doug Adams and Rosemary Barnitz in aiding me with the supply of the refreshments. Special thanks goes to Rosemary for her delicious soup and to Doug
Adams and Lucinda Hurley who were our master BBQ chefs. As always, where would the club be without the generous hospitality of Kevin Weeks and crew. On Sunday December 21st at 3pm some 20 people met at Lake Ronkonkoma to celebrate the annual "Icing of the Lake". This event coincides with the Winter Solstice. In addition to this event, a Rich Crucet remembrance was held. Lots of fond memories were brought up. He will surely be missed by the club, but I'm sure he will guide us down the road in spirit. Thanks to John and Rosemary for bring the hot dogs and torch so they could be cooked the "Rich" way. Important: In order to continue receiving the Ice Alert notices and the Club Newsletter, one must be a dues paying member. After 1/7/15, those who have not paid their dues will be removed from the system. Don't be left without knowing where the ice is!! Send your dues to John Ziermann or bring it to our January meeting. I want to thank Scott Valentine for his work on fabricating new racing marks, wooden keeper plaques and locating a supplier for the club burgee stickers. Our next meeting will be Tuesday 1/6/15 7pm at Weeks Yacht Yard. Agenda includes demonstration on Right of Way rules and a talk on Safety. I will have US500 and club burgee stickers available for sale.

I wish everyone a Happy Holiday and a Healthy and Icy New Year.
Ralph

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Founded 1923

The Lake Ronkonkoma Ice Boat and Yacht Club was founded in 1923 on the premise of furthering the interest in the sport of ice boating.  Today we still stand by that noble cause with the vision of enjoying the sport to its fullest and inspire others regionally, nationally and internationally to partake in the fun and adventure that sailing on ice can bring.

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