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Join the ILYA Register for Dues Join Our List Our Older Sailors --- WAAAAAY COOL! Laser Masters in Oman - Look Who's There and Winning!!It's not only our youth sailors excelling. Steve Avery of Okoboji (age before youth) and Bruce Martinson (Minnetonka) had a marvelous first day at the World Championships. Avery won the first race in the Great Grand Master Radial division. He sits in 5th place currently. And Bruce Martinson sits ON TOP the leaderboard also with a race win in the Radial Grand Masters division. Congratulations, men and here are the results to follow our elder statesmen.What a year for Martinson! He was recently awarded the title of ISAF Judge which is most difficult to attain and rare in the US. It is a feather in our cap to have him on our team. Martinson sails regularly in the E scow fleet so look for him on our Inland waters. US Sailing One-Design Members Offered Promotional Area at Strictly Sail Chicago January 23-26, 2014
US Sailing and the National Marine Manufacturers Association have partnered to enable one-design dinghy classes to promote their class associations and one-design sailing. Boat show areas will be provided to any interested US Sailing member classes at no charge to the class. The Pavilion provides one-design class volunteers an opportunity to promote their class at the largest sailing event in the Midwest.
For logistical specifics, visit the website for exhibitor information or contact . In addition to exhibit space, free space is available for class meetings. To schedule a meeting room, contact .
Tickets go on sale Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28). US Sailing members can log into their account, and visit the "Member Coupons" section to receive a promo code for 20% off adult tickets. Ages 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
ILYA Women Featured in Recent US Sailing Literature
Steph Roble is featured in the New Member packet upon renewal of your membership to US Sailing.Annie Haeger was featured skipping a 470 in the Sperry US Sailing Team promotion in November.
US Sailing President Visits West Coast
By US Sailing President Tom Hubbell
(November 20, 2013) - Coast to coast, sailors want the answer on how to grow participation, revitalize the club, and get more people in boats.
Over the past 12 months, I have sailed 12 different types of boats at 17 venues, and visited a total of 39 local sailing organizations (mostly clubs.) In the last 10 days I have visited nine of those clubs on the West Coast from San Francisco to San Diego. I was joined by US Sailing Membership Director Georgia McDonald and US Sailing Board of Directors members Dave Ullman and JJ Fetter. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting with the leadership of these clubs and other key individuals. What have we learned? Some clubs already know the answers.
We are going to publish our local sailing solution in detail, but here's the summary of our findings. (There are some very successful exceptions to these observations, so don't scrap your program if it is really working well.)
1. It's all about youth - Ages 6 to 30:
Make it easy for them to be involved and stay involved.
They must be part of the club, not in the background "over there."
It must be (really) inexpensive and they are not ready to buy a boat, yet.
Provide boats for young adults!
Take down the barriers for them to be involved and stay socially connected. They will be full paying members eventually.
2. It's all about learning:
More training for everyone: beginners, advanced, race management, powerboat, safety, coastal cruising... all of it is needed.
Bring US Sailing training programs into the club.
Training brings people together, improves skills, and it's fun.
Thriving clubs have very active training agendas and they reach almost everyone in the club.
3. It's all about less serious racing and more serious social après-sail. Funny how that drives to support more of the more serious racing stuff also.
4. It's all about women and girls, making the schedule, programs, and functions work for them. Could be a coincidence, but clubs with women effectively working in leadership roles seem to have a successful edge.Editor's Note - It is impossible to read this essay and not compare the work of the ILYA Board and committees to his findings above. No surprise for us. This is an opportunity for all our member clubs to be introspective during the winter planning months. How do you measure up? If you need help or just need ideas from other lakes, please contact Jim Smith and he will arrange for a visit to your lake to bolster your ideas and promote scow sailing and all it brings to your member families.
Here are some of the findings from the report 'RYA Research into Dinghy Entrapments March 2005- The most common cause of entrapment was 30% getting ropes tangled around the body or limbs, 30% getting caught on other control lines and straps and 30% involved some part of the trapeze harness.
- The most effective rescue of a trapped sailor is to right the boat as rapidly as possible.
- Sealed masts and masthead buoyancy to have some effect in reducing the speed and likelihood of inversion.
- Modern designs with raised cockpit floor to enable self-draining have less or no air void for sailors trapped in the cockpit when inverted.
- Consideration should be given for trapeze harnesses other than the fixed hook type.
- Keep control lines short and tidy and maintain elastic so it does its job.
- Carry a very sharp, easily accessible, preferably serrated knife
High Performance Laser and Fitness Camp Anna Tunnicliffe - Guest Coach
Arrive: Dec 28th 2013, Depart Jan 4th 2014"Our High Performance Clinics are specifically designed for sailors that are competing on the international circuit and ultimately have the goal of going to the Olympic Games or being competitive at World Championships. ISA has been attended by various olympians because our programs allow you to focus only on sailing and fitness. Everything else is taken care of."I got to spend 10 days in ISA after Miami OCR in 2012, it was beyond incredible, and when asked where my favorite place to train is I have said La Cruz ,Mexico since being there!
Six days of intense workouts both on and off the water with discussions on training, recovery, nutrition for optimal performance, and leadership training ( how to carry yourself). Expect the unexpected. This camp will test your mental as well as your physical fitness level. We will use the mental aspect of fitness to push you to limits you previously thought were impossible to improve your game on the water.
My name is Anna Tunnicliffe. I am a 2008 Olympic Gold medalist in the laser radial where I believe fitness was a huge part of my success. I recently found CrossFit and incorporated it into my training for sailing. I made the goal of qualifying for the 2013 CrossFit Games, and after a lot of training, I succeeded at the goal. I want to share this training and knowledge of fitness with you to help you accomplish your goals and to make the physical side of sailing just that little bit easier so you can focus on the tactical game. Along with my CrossFit coach, we will plan a solid hard week of training for you!
This camp will include housing, meals prepared by our , a Laser charter, coaching, and access to private gym sessions with Anna at the local crossfit box.
Everyday is a Holiday when you buy sailing gear
- NEW BOAT? Whether used or new, now is the time to purchase. Executive Secretary Jim Smith regularly updates the ILYA website with members' ads. Need an Opti? It's there and it's a beauty from Geneva. The C used market expands as sailors buy new boats. Again this year we hear there are top sailors jumping into new boats to provide used boats on homelakes. There is no better way to sustain your fleet's health than purchasing a new boat. (You can do this in secret with Melges Boatworks and be adored all year long)
- Does your lake have an X fleet? It is a time-tested fact that lakes with X fleets have the richest adult scow fleets. Ask the Inland to send some "experts" your way to speak to your sailing school boards to answer any questions you may have on youth sailing. Give your club a gift of "life" - an X fleet nearly guarantees future sustainability.
- 25% off Sperry footware online, free Racing Rules of Sailing, 15% off Hilton Honors best rate, 15% off Brooks Brothers, 50% off Hobie polarized sunglasses, 15% off West Marine -------- and support sailing in the nation. A membership to US Sailing is a great Christmas gift for you and the sport.
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Editor: Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association