for those not on face book.  

All are travelling to Kingston Ontario, Canada.

 

Seems there is another big event at the weekend as the HQ hotel will only be available till after the weekend.  weather looks to become brutal on Sunday, just as you start racing

 

PICTURES grafted off face book etc or sent to me  CLICK HERE

FRIDAY

DN NA’s called off….

 

Bummer…. Big drifts on the ice this AM after big snow last night means big bummer for all….

Would have been nice to get one more race in yesterday but the breeze over max when the call wAs made to send everyone in and ten minutes later it was blowing almost 40mph! Good call John Atkins!!

Pics below of Eben and Eric delivering the bad news…

Season far from over- If you have ice tell the world about it! We all have sailing to do!

Stay tuned, T

 

 

We are on hold until 11 when we will then learn if the North Americans will move to another location. Kingston is snowed out.

 

 

THURSDAY

Mission accomplished. North American championship start. Snow on the way and plenty of wind; thinking it may get pretty wild.

 

 

DN Worlds DONE!

by Commodore James "T" Thieler DN US 5224

Hey Folks- Four races today saw the completion of the DN Worlds.

Shifty breeze in the morning was the least of the problems in getting races started (don't ask....) but once flags started dropping it was fast and furious racing all day in light to medium breeze.

Karol Jablonski had to work for this one as his Polish teammates put the heat on- They claimed the top three spots with Ron Sherry as top American in fourth. Yours truly was a distant sixth but I'll take it!

Honorary New Englander Bob Crinion took third in Silver and our own Eben Whitcomb was able to take tenth despite the distraction of organizing this whole regatta- Which he did in fin fashion. He is also a hell of an emcee!!! Awards ceremony was short and sweet-

Thanks as always to RC, scorers, mark movers, Kingston YC, our agents, managers, wives, girlfriends, bosses, co-conspirators....

North Americans tomorrow- Stay tuned!

 

 

Congratulation to P 36 Karol Jab?o?ski the new World Champion
2. P 31 Robert Graczyk
3. P 114 Michal Burczynski
RESULTS: see below

2015 IDNIYRA Golf Cup - January 24 - 31, 2015
Lake Ontario
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Gold fleet
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Pos Sail# Name Race> 1 2 3 4 5 6 Points
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1 P 36 JABLONSKI, KAROL (S) 1 1 ( 4) 2 4 2 10.00
2 P 31 GRACZYK, ROBERT [8] 7 1 5 2 1 16.00
3 P 114 BURCZYNSKI, MICHAL 2 2 3 ( 6) 5 5 17.00
4 US 44 SHERRY, RON (S) 4 4 2 4 7 ( 11) 21.00
5 P 55 ZAKRZEWSKI, TOMASZ 3 3 12 3 1 ( 13) 22.00
6 US 5224 THIELER, JAMES 6 ( 16) 9 7 6 6 34.00
7 G 679 SCHNEIDER, MARTIN-BJORN 15 ( 21) 13 1 3 3 35.00
8 US 4926 ORLEBEKE, STEVE 11 6 11 ( 12) 10 4 42.00
9 P 679 SCHNEIDER, JAKOB 9 9 8 ( 11) 8 10 44.00
10 US 60 HARPER, JOHN (M) 12 (DNF) 5 16 9 9 51.00
11 US 1188 Hadley, James 10 8 ( 36) 13 13 20 64.00
12 US 3 GROGAN, JIM (M) ( 21) 15 10 19 14 7 65.00
13 US 5014 ISABELL, MARK 16 (DNS) 14 10 16 15 71.00
14 US 5432 BLOOM, MIKE (S) 27 (DNF) 19 15 12 8 81.00
15 S 713 GUSTRING, RICKARD (M) 13 13 16 ( 25) 19 22 83.00
16 H 467 VAN RIEMSDIJK, DIDERIC (S) 10 10 23 21 21 ( 42) 85.00
17 US 3705 HOLMAN, ROBERT (S) 11 11 ( 41) 20 24 19 85.00
18 G 936 KOLB, JOST (S) 5 5 ( 34) 30 25 26 91.00
19 US 4824 CHRISTENSEN, MARK (S) 44 (DNF) 18 8 11 17 98.00
20 G 737 BOHN, JOERG (S) 7 (DNF) 29 17 15 34 102.00
21 US 5193 ANDERSON, ERIC 14 17 24 ( 27) 27 23 105.00
22 US 3283 WILLIAMS, J.BRUCE (GM) 20 19 20 ( 35) 18 31 108.00
23 KC 2766 Van Rossem, Peter (S) 26 18 28 ( 36) 30 14 116.00
24 US 5393 Lashaway, Ryan 32 23 22 18 ( 34) 21 116.00
25 US 807 FRANCIS, JR 37 (DNS) 27 14 17 25 120.00
26 US 5219 BAKER, KENT 24 12 ( 43) 24 22 40 122.00
27 US 445 CAVE, BOB (M) ( 36) 25 21 29 32 16 123.00
28 US 5300 GREVELING, PETER 18 (DNS) 44 9 29 24 124.00
29 US 4868 RICHARDS, JULIE (M) DNS (DNS) 17 28 23 12 131.00
30 US 4009 BRUSH, DON (M) 22 (DNS) 30 22 28 30 132.00
31 US 5053 REIS, GEORGE (M) 14 14 38 38 ( 39) 32 136.00
32 US 4 Sherry, Griffin (JR) 28 (DNS) 6 42 33 28 137.00
33 US 610 JONES, DONALD (GM) 40 (DNS) 26 23 35 18 142.00
34 KC 5514 Curtis, John ( 41) 22 31 33 20 36 142.00
35 KC 4360 BABY, ANDRE (GM) 39 (DNS) 15 26 31 35 146.00
36 US 4882 WOLLAM, RICHARD (M) 30 (DNS) 25 32 36 27 150.00
37 US 294 LOENNEKE, LOUIS (GM) (DNS) DNS 7 37 26 29 150.00
38 US 2360 JOHNS, PETE (GM) 38 26 37 31 ( 41) 33 165.00
39 US 5430 CUTTING, BILL 33 (DNS) 39 34 38 37 181.00
40 Z 25 BACHELIN, PIERRE (M) 29 (DNF) 40 40 42 38 189.00
41 US 1277 BOWMAN, HAL (GM) 35 (DNS) 35 41 40 39 190.00
42 US 4110 MILBANK, JOHN (S) 43 24 42 43 (DNS) DNS 203.00
43 US 1301 COBERLY, CHAD 31 20 DNS (DNS) DNS DNS 204.00
44 US 5358 FROST, DAVID (S) 34 (DNS) 45 44 43 41 207.00
45 US 2000 LEBEAU, LEON (S) (DNS) DNS 32 39 37 DNS 210.00
46 US 472 COBERLY, J. WILLIAM (GM) 23 DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 227.00
47 US 4690 FORTIER, DAVID (S) 42 DNS 33 (DSQ) DNS DNS 228.00
48T US 4512 MADDEN, STEVE (M) DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 255.00
49T US 1019 CORNELIUS, GREGORY (S) DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 255.00
50T US 5116 CLAPP, DAVE DNS DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 255.00

Silver fleet
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Pos Sail# Name Race> 1 2 3 4 5 Points
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1 US 5166 Berger, Chris 2 ( 2) 1 1 1 5.00
2 US 4148 DIXON, TIM (S) 3 4 ( 5) 2 2 11.00
3 KC 4536 CRINION, BOB (S) ( 16) 1 4 8 9 22.00
4 US 1630 CONNELL, DANIEL (S) ( 19) 3 2 15 10 30.00
5 US 5420 Deye, Mike 1 7 ( 14) 9 14 31.00
6 US 5187 MACCORMACK, WILLIAM 5 ( 21) 19 4 8 36.00
7 US 4626 GERVAIS, PAUL (M) 8 12 6 10 ( 17) 36.00
8 US 5022 Adams, Eddy 9 19 ( 20) 6 5 39.00
9 KC 3786 NETHERCOTE, Warren (M) 14 ( 16) 10 12 4 40.00
10 US 4775 WHITCOMB III, EBEN (S) 15 18 ( 18) 5 3 41.00
11 US 4137 SMITH, JR., KEN (M) 12 11 13 ( 19) 7 43.00
12 US 5172 BETZOLDT, GLENN (M) 10 15 16 3 ( 32) 44.00
13 KC 5532 Garland, Howard (M) 11 5 9 ( 23) 22 47.00
14 US 4203 FITZGERALD, PATRICK (M) ( 25) 8 8 16 16 48.00
15 US 5465 NILES, DON (S) 18 9 11 11 ( 25) 49.00
16 US 5285 TEAL, CHRIS (S) 23 6 3 ( 27) 20 52.00
17 KC 4684 SAMPSON, ART (M) ( 24) 13 12 21 6 52.00
18 US 4974 JONES, STAN (GM) 6 28 (DNS) 7 15 56.00
19 KC 5508 Mabboux, Nicolas 7 10 7 33 (DNS) 57.00
20 US 637 Meade, Joe 17 25 (DNS) 13 18 73.00
21 KC 5571 Hale, Peter (S) ( 26) 23 21 17 13 74.00
22 US 4762 MCCAULEY, MATT (S) ( 32) 14 17 25 21 77.00
23 KC 4992 CHARBONNEAU, JACQUES (M) ( 28) 17 15 28 27 87.00
24 US 65 GRAY, ROBERT (GM) 20 20 (DNS) 24 26 90.00
25 US 4271 Jankowski, Julie (S) 30 DNS (DNS) 14 12 96.00
26 US 5350 Truesdell, Peter (S) 35 22 (DNS) 26 19 102.00
27 US 5498 Gordon, Rick 27 24 22 ( 30) 29 102.00
28 US 5478 Goritski, Jack 34 DNS (DNS) 18 11 103.00
29 US 3433 CUMMINS, ROBERT (M) 22 DNS (DNS) 20 23 105.00
30 US 1313 RAST, ROBERT (M) 13 DNS (DNS) 29 24 106.00
31 US 500 FIRMBACH, CATHERINE 4 26 (DNS) DNS DNS 110.00
32 KC 5483 Garland, Tyler 21 DNS (DNS) 22 28 111.00
33 KC 5457 Duncan, Colin (M) 31 27 23 (DNS) DNS 121.00
34 US 4925 Valentine, Scott (S) 29 DNS (DNS) 31 31 131.00
35 US 5502 Scaff III, Hal 36 DNS (DNS) 32 30 138.00
36 KC 5550 McKinnell, Jay 33 DNS (DNS) DNS DNS 153.00
37T US 3535 KENT, JEFFREY (S) DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 160.00
38T OE 39 BAUER, RUDI (GM) DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 160.00
39T US 4638 LOVEJOY, GUY DNS (DNS) DNS DNS DNS 160.00

Wednesday

light  winds -12c  some pictures posted

TUESDAY

Astute readers of these reports will know that I described yesterday as right on the edge….

Today is colder and windier so we are bagged for the day- Bummer….

Stay tuned- T

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

 

 

 

Holy Bat Shit! * left out on purpose. Carnage left and right. I bailed on the downwind of the third race after watching two boats spin out in front of me, which was on par for every race of the day. The Poles are dominating with P-36 Karol Jablonski ruling the day! Ron Bringing it in at 4th if my back of the fleet observations are correct. All my parts are accounted for and having a blast. Off to Peter's shop to rebuild ET after an unfortunate contact with the committee vehicle. All are safe

 

  • David Frost Skippers meeting this morning just incase the weather does not get as bad as predicted, with a potential start of noon racing.
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    David Frost We spent a couple of hours in Peter Van Rossem's shop last night along with a few other crews repairing or attempting to repair 5 programs including Peter's. Pierre's, Z-25, hull was beyond an easy 1 night fix. Dick will take it home (it is Dick Woll...See More
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  • Mike Miller How much snow in Kingston to go with your winds? 
  • David Frost Just enough to drift in the pits. Essentially clear ice. 
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Cold temps…. BIG breeze, gusts that I would describe as “violent” along with bitter cold temps and blowing snow made for a big day- Much carnage, a few broken masts, a plank or two ripped off, at least one blown up boat, and several spin outs upwind and down- It was wild enough for me!

Lots of sailors in survival mode around the track but the top guys can push it in that stuff- Very impressive to see and a big goal to work toward.

Results up on idniyra bulletin board, Ron Sherry top Yankee with Jim Hadley and Steve Orlebeke in top ten after two races- Top three spots held by Polish team. As I said, pretty impressive!

Hope all are weathering the big storm ok- Sounds like a beauty!

Will see what today brings- Stay tuned!!

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

 

 

 

Monday update from G679  see latest picture as well

Lot of wind and a super Jost Kolb!
After no scoring run in the A-group could be sailed on the first day of the World Championship, it worked on the second day.
It was sailed in 9-12 m/s and a very quick ice pad.
Due to the very cold Temperaturen(zwischen-17 und-15*Grad Celsius) and many wind, the "race commits" decided to lay the first start at 12 o'clock.
The first race started at 12:30. Jost of a very good speed at the many wind had, his sailed an excellent 5th place. Followed by Jörg Bohn which close behind came in 7th place in the goal. I (Martin) had to settle for me in this race with 15th place.
The second A run was canceled that day by a shock second. A base which had his sled under control through the many wind drove in the Quad of the race Commites. Everyone is thank God nothing happened. In addition, Jörg has Bohn unfortunately decomposed in a spin off his sled. Jost and I were good top 7 positions as the race was canceled.
The last run of the day and second ranked was similarly successful for Jost Kolb. Jost was able to despite a poor first start cross on the 5th position foresails. Well done! I who became the first ton of 5um wanted too much in the wind and got a spinning out at the passing of Ron sherry. After I had caught me again and had fought in the second round, the top 10 overtook me that same fate and I turned me also to 180 * degrees. The race went to the second Spinout and the third that day for me with a unzufridenen 21st place to end. Jörg could not attend unfortunately due to his accident, this run.

For tomorrow, it looks as if we expect too much wind. Therefore to further a skippers meeting at 10:30 on the decide the course of the day.

I wish you good night with the hope of better jobs and reports what is happening tomorrow night.
Greetings Martin-Björn Schneider(G-679)

 

 

 

It was a cold day with high winds today, but we had some great racing.

We're still waiting for results to be posted, and for word about the schedule for tomorrow (there may be delays due to high winds), so stay tuned.

In the meantime, check out this awesome video from Station 14 for:
http://www.station14.ca/video.html?id=1648

 

There were a hundred or more people out skating on the lake while we were sailing. Some with sticks and pucks some with dogs. Lots of kids on Sunday. 
The wind had died during the first Gold fleet race so we had to push back in about 3 miles. The best part was when I came up on a father and son. The boy was probably 8. I was pushing and riding my plank. As I glided by on the plank the boy skated up and asked if I wanted a push. I couldn't turn down an offer like that... Kid could skate, I reached back, he skated up grabbed my hand and started driving his feet into the ice. Gave me a good ride, then he caught up and did it again and again. I probably got a quarter mile out of the kid then he smiled, waived and skated off with his dad. 
These are the kind of things you experience when you head off to the frozen lakes to play on a giant ice cube. 
I'll never forget that kid! 
Thanks Kingston!

 

 

 

 

MONDAY

Pictures sent to me are at CLICK HERE  (above)

 

Julie Jankowski  reports
 

Saturday evening DN World Championships flag ceremony with all the racing countries represented..then our mini-qualifier race Sunday..really light and shifty wind..I did poorly..barely able to keep it moving...Decided I had chosen the wrong sail for conditions..half ran-half sailed back to the Kingston Yacht Club to grab a fuller sail and popped something in my foot..swollen and discolored..sitting out the races today..4 degrees to start with and gusts into the 20's...most of the rest of the racers are toughing it out..survival sail-racing..bummed though..oh well..there's tomorrow if I can get the swelling down..aarrgghh!!

 

 

Sailing was less than optimal today, but dinner at Woodenheads rocked. Milanese in Bocca (breaded chicken scaloppini layered with smoked mozzarella and prosciutto on roasted potatoes with Calabrese cream sauce) is something you don't get in Charlotte. Thanks Amy for encouraging me and?#?SorryAmy? for not saving you any.

 

 

REALLY GOOD PICTURES click on link just below

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kingstonyachtclub/sets/72157650482459701/

 

 

another link to the results so far

http://dnamerica.org/forum/index.php?topic=1833.0

 

  From  Commodore James "T" Thieler DN US 5224

Silver qualifier done yesterday and two thirds of Gold Fleet race number one done before breeze fizzled and race was black flagged.... It was fun while it lasted!

First start at noon today due to outside temps best measured on the Kelvin scale.... Good breeze though, hope we can get a few in today!

Stay tuned.... Pic is our own John Atkins, PRO, making the call.

Our hosts at Kingston yacht club have been great- Fantastic clubhouse w food and drinks and heat on premises- If you ever have the chance to sail here don't miss it!! The Canadian Champs have been here a few years in a row- Plan on gettin up here!

Hope all ready or the upcoming storm- Good luck!

Sunday  

from Deb         Gold 1 black flagged. .Wind shifted 90 degrees and died

 

DN Worlds Started

by Commodore James "T" Thieler DN US 5224

Great day of practice racing followed by flag-raising ceremony-

Bittersweet moment as Cathy Firmbach raised the DN class flag on US 500 while a funky James Brown song blared over the sound system! A fitting tribute to Rich Crucet.

Bit of snow falling now but hopefully not enough to slow things down too much tomorrow....

Stay tuned! T

James "T" Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

 

 

John Harper 20.54   24/1

Practice sailing in Kingston, Ontario today. The ice is very hard, clean and fast but not smooth everywhere. There are rough areas and a few 1-2 inch raised cracks. Where we first set up there were dangerous 2-3 inch "jumps" that would have broken a boat eventually. We found a better area a little south and east that is suitable for a world championship course (fingers crossed). Yep, the Poles are fast, no surprise there! We will have to carry the boats over a working seam, right in front of the Kingston Yacht Club that is hosting us but all that is needed are a few long boards and some teamwork; easy for ice boaters. The first race of the day will be to get a decent parking spot for the car! Start time for first race is 11:00 tomorrow.