International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association




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One-Design Class Type: Land and Ice Boat

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 350

About International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association

The DN fleet is the most numerous iceboat in the world. Being small, light, and relatively inexpensive, the one-design DN ice yacht has great appeal. Carrying 60 square feet of sail, it offers spirited performance and a lot of very competitive sailing. The DN is the only current design which offers truly international racing, with active fleets throughout North America Europe and Russia.


Boats Produced:

Class boat builder(s):

There are several builders but the DN was also made to be home buildable.

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America?

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

Western Region: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana.
Central Region: Michigan, Ohio
Eastern Region: Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  The DN can be set up for any weight.

Boat Designed in 1938

Beam: (Runner Plank) 8′

Weight of rigged boat without sails:


Mast Height: 16′