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13- US Sailing Judges Seminar - Pewaukee Harken
12 - US Sailing Judges Seminar - Wayzata YC
13 - ILYA Board of Directors Meeting - Minneapolis
23-24 No Frills C - Missouri YC
30 - 5/1 Springfield C
7-8 Icebreaker C - Cedar IN
Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
14-15 Cedar Spring C/MC - Cedar, WI
21-22 LaBelle Tuneup
21-22 Geneva Spring E 
4-5 MIR C Delavan
10-12 C Nationals - Monona
16-17 Zenda U - Oconomowoc
18-19 WI MC Champs - Oconomowoc
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
23-24 ILYA 420 Champs - Okauchee
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah
29-30 Quad X - Pine

11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
15 - TRAC Opti - Cedar
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
14-17 MC Invite - Harriet
21-24 C Invite - Nagawicka
23-24 WYA X - Beulah
27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji
31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear
4 Pram Power - North Lake
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake, M
12-13 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
     Big Waters C- South Shore
     George Dorn MC - Beulah
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
22-25 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
24-25 Lotawana C
           Beulah C Challenge

1-2 Polar Bear - Davenport, IA
8-9 C Worlds - Delavan


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Pewaukee Awarded US Sailing One Design Award  

E Blue Chip Takes Top Honors
The One Design Council has awarded Pewaukee Yacht Club with this year's best of the best award. Pewaukee hosted the 50th Annual E Blue Chip with 50 of the nation's best. Think of a name and he/she was here. Gary Jobson, Liz Bayliss, JJ Fetter, Dave Ullman, Bora Gulari and on and on and on. Pewaukee was dressed to the nines but still reminded everyone to remember their best underwear for the barwalk. A little of the old with the new! Regatta chairs are shown above: Dave Dex (Decker), Todd Haines and Jim Campbell. 

 Here are the ILYA participants at the Symposium shown with Jack Gierhart (left, US Sailing admin) and Gary Jobson (center, perennial emcee): Dave Dex, Robin Dale, Sally Barkow, Emilie Barkow Veinot, Todd Haines, Jim Campbell and wife.

For a video of the presentation, click here. 
Sailing School Instructors  
Many Clubs Still Looking
"Instrucors are the cornerstone of the sport They lay a solid foundation of skills, but also keep it fun and inspire kids to stay engaged; they are incredible mentors. Every world-class sailor can name the instructor or coach who has been a big part of their success." - Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US Sailing.
Summer instruction is right around the corner. Many clubs are still seeking instructors - Mendota, Pine, Nagawicka just to name a few. Never underestimate the influence an instructor has on your child. Hire the best ---- and our ILYA sailors are the best. We have raised fine individuals who love the sport. If you are a sailor who wishes to teach, forward your name to us and we will distribute your name to those who ask us. If you are a school looking for instructors, consider our website by contacting
US Sailing offers training courses which every instructor should attend. This is not about teaching racing; it is developing strong instructors who know how to teach, know how to structure a class that is safe, fun AND skill-based. Sportsmanship, health, site safety, water safeguards, diplomacy with parents --- yes, that's you--- are all included in the courses. It is about TEACHING sailing and can't all of us benefit from this. 
Sailing school directors, you may take this course but the ILYA hopes to bring you a day of program development in the Fall. 
 Check US Sailing under education for a Level 1 or 2 Dinghy instruction course near you. 
ILYA 420 Champs Date Change  
June 23-24
Plan now to attend the 420 Champs on Okauchee on Thursday and Friday. This allows you to pack up and head to Lake Forest for Junior Olympics. Sailors, be sure to notify your employers you need the time off!
More iceboating stories  
submitted by Jane Pegel
The Deuce is the world's largest iceboat.   55 ft.     She was built in Detroit for Clair Jacobs,   Then owned by Bill Perrigo.    She is currently owned by Rick
Hennig from Racine, who completely rebuilt her.  In the summer Rick also races his boat "Denali" and won his division in the Mackinac race in 2014.
Bill Mattison designed a complete new hull (we refer to it as the "backbone")  for the Deuce in 2005 and a work party glued it together.
The Debutante is second largest and is owned by Mike Derusha, Menominee, MI. (son of Roger Derusha).  In summer sailing, the Harken clan crewed for Roger Derusha in Mac races.
The Derusha family founded Marinette Marine Corporation, builder of ships for the US Navy and Coast Guard.  
Bill Mattison also designed a new backbone for the Debutante and a work party glued it together.
Work party photos attached.
..jane Pegel
Bill Mattison and Jay Yaeso clamping up the Deuce backbone, 2005
501 clamps were used to clamp up the Deuce backbone
Jane Pegel mixes epoxy for the Debutante gluing party
The Deuce, alongside a DN.    The DN is 12 ft long with a 16 ft. mast.    
The Deuce is slightly larger
US Sailing Judges Course --- It's for you!!   
One of the ILYA and US Sailing's goals is to have at least one qualified US Sailing Club Judge at each inland club.  While this is a tall order, we need to start by training willing candidates.  This course offers a hands on approach through class room, roleplaying, and study of actual hearings.  It is well worth the fee and the lunch the PYC will serve will make it all worth the trip and your time.
Who should attend this course? 
You! This is not a course to make you a rules guru. You do not need full understanding of the intricacies of the Racing Rules of Sailing. This is about learning the process of protests. Many folks of all levels of sailing proficiency took the course last year. They all came away with an appreciation for running a protest meeting. Remember, protest committees are usually comprised of three individuals. You all bring differing knowledge and understanding to the hearing. Now is the time to start to feel comfortable volunteering as a judge in that hearing. Bruce Martinson is expert but brings teaching down to all levels. He makes it seem straightforward. There were nothing but kudos from last years' courses east and west. 
The link to registration is below. You have to have your cursor on the left side of the screen to scroll down to the different seminars.  If anyone has a problem finding it have them give me a call.  
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