Inland Lake Yachting Association Annual Championship
Classes E, C, and I-20 August 9 – 12, 2012
Classes A, MC, and Club 420 August 16 – 19, 2012
Mendota Yacht Club Madison, Wisconsin
Direct Link to Registration--HERE Draft Notice of Race and Preliminary Instructions (07/31/12)
Regatta Wear, Parties, On-the-Water Lunches
ILYA and Mendota Yacht Club encourage you to PRE-ORDER your stuff!
REGATTA WEAR and accessories will be available only by PRE-ORDER. There will be virtually no merchandise for purchase on site. PRE-ORDERING also allows for Personalization.
PRE-ORDERING of Party Tickets and On-the-Water Lunches will be EXTREMELY HELPFUL to the committees. Please click on the PRE-ORDER NOW button to the left and visit the PRE-ORDER site.
The ILYA and Mendota Yacht Club welcome you to the 2012 ILYA Annual Championship Regatta. We’ll provide a championship schedule, racing, and partying! Please support and thank all our sponsors for their generous contributions that made this event possible!
Host Club: Mendota Yacht Club
Headquarters for Classes A, E, C, MC, I-20: Governor Nelson State Park 5140 County Road M Waunakee, Wis. (608) 831-3005 Map of Gov. Nelson State Park
State Park Permits: In accordance with the terms of our special event permit from the Wisconsin DNR and Governor Nelson State Park, all automobiles entering the premises must display a 2012 Wis. State Park Permit, available for purchase at the gate. Pre-purchase on line will save time. Visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/admission.html for online permits.
Registration and Check-in: Measurement/weigh-in check and Registration will be at Headquarters for all classes except Club 420, which will be at Burrows Park. These operations will be available pursuant to the schedule below.
Classes E, C, and I-20: Thur., August 9, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Class A, MC, Club 420*: Thur., August 16, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
* Burrows Park is reserved for registration and rigging starting at Noon on Thursday, August 16. Club 420 entrants are asked not to arrive before Noon for registration and rigging.
Registration is not officially complete until measurement and weight requirements have been checked, and sailing instructions with waiver have been acknowledged and signed for.
Competitors' Briefings: Competitors’ Briefings will be held at Headquarters and by VHF radio per the following schedule:
Friday, August 10:
Class E: 8:30 a.m., VHF channel 72
Class C: 8:45 a.m., VHF channel 74
Class I-20: 9:00 a.m., VHF channel 69
Friday, August 17:
Class MC: 8:30 a.m., VHF channel 72
Club 420: 8:45 a.m., VHF channel 74
Class A: 9:30 a.m., VHF channel 69
Warning Signal for first race:
Class E: Aug. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Class C: Aug. 10, 10:15 a.m.
Class I-20: Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Class MC: Aug. 17, 10:00 a.m.
Club 420: Aug. 17, 10:15 a.m.
Class A: Aug. 17, 11:00 a.m.
Number of races, throwouts scheduled:
Class E: 7 races, no throwout
Class C: 7 races, throwout afetr 6 completed
Class I-20: 8 races, throwout after 6 completed
Class A: 6 races, no throwout
Class MC: 7 races, throwout after 7 completed
Club 420: 15 races, throwout after 6 completed, second throwout after 12 completed
Except when races are sailed back-to-back, the time of the warning signal for subsequent races will be posted. No warning signal shall be made after 1:00 p.m. on the last day of scheduled racing.
The regatta is open to boats of the A, C, E, MC, I-20, and Club 420 Classes. The skipper must be a family, regular, youth or life member of the ILYA at the time of registration. Crew members become members of the ILYA by virtue of the yacht’s completed registration. ILYA Member Club requirements apply. See ILYA By-laws 12.22 and 12.23.
Special Sailing Events: Velocitek Demo Day and Speed Challenge for Classes C and E. See Rules here.
Social Events Chair: Darby Sugar
All racing will be back-to back with on the water lunches. There will not be breaks for lunch on shore. Bagged lunches will be available by pre-order (see below).
Headquarters Canteen by the Bilge Pullers HQ Pavilion: The famed Craig Parker and his grillers will have a canteen style tent for burgers, brats, hotdogs, and other sandwiches along with chips, candy, and refreshments. Hosted beer by Capital Brewery will be available. The Canteen will be open for business each day after racing and will be the main spot for lunch on Sunday at haul-out and trophies. Stop by as Chef Craig has all kinds of fun up his sleeve!
Regatta Gear:Logo’d Regatta Gear will be available via pre-order only. Use the link below to pre order your gear. All orders will be available w/boat name or number added. Orders will be available for pick-up at registration. The order deadline is July 26th
Thursdays: Capital Brewery Beer Garden, 6 p.m.
Want to enjoy a cold one after a long drive and setting up your boat? Swing by the Capital Brewery beer garden Thursday after registration. The first beer is on the house! This local brewery aims to please with its outdoor seating area and delicious beers. 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton, WI, (608) 836-7100, www.capital-brewery.com
Fridays: Melges Performance Sailboats and North Sails Zenda Party: Food, Drinks, Music and Door Prizes at the Pyle Center, 6-9:30 p.m.
Dr. Tom and band will be strumming along as we enjoy the rooftop terrace of the Pyle Center. Located right next to the terrace, the Pyle Center has one of the best views of Lake Mendota. Combine that with heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, cocktails, sunsets and door prizes, and Friday night is one you won’t want to miss. 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI, (608) 262-1122, http://conferencing.uwex.edu
Saturdays: ILYA takes on the Capitol Square!
Get ready to experience the heart of downtown Madison, the Capitol Square, by night. Loop around the Square stopping at local venues and enjoying what Madison has to offer. Times and locations below are recommended travel times for all sailors. Do your best to keep up with the group and show up to each venue. This casual event does not include reserved tables or rooms so service and seating is on your own. Team gear and/or regatta wear is encouraged in order to make a statement downtown! PRE-ORDER GEAR NOW
6 p.m., The Great Dane – As a local brewery with delicious beers, food and outdoor seating, this German themed venue has something for everyone whether you would like to play some pool, sit at the bar, dine in a booth or relax outside. Order a Dane Burger and Scotch Ale and you can’t go wrong! 123 East Doty Street, Madison, WI, (608) 284-0000, www.greatdanepub.com
8 p.m., Brocach’s Irish Pub – Kiss me I’m Irish! Guinness and Jameson await you at this Irish pub and with a great view of the Capitol, this bar can’t be beat. Who knows, good luck might follow you to the racecourse! 7 West Main Street, Madison, WI, (608) 255-2015, www.brocach.com
10 p.m., Madison’s – Come late night to this venue for bar tending entertainment with flips, spins and flames as they pour you your favorite cocktail. Come for the drinks and stay for the dance party downstairs! 119 King Street, Madison, WI, (608) 229-0900, www.madisonsdowntown.com
If you find yourself crowded in the venues above or are ready for something different, take advantage of other local venues around the Capitol Square. Places not to miss are listed below. Enjoy and have fun!
Old Fashioned – Interested in an Old Fashioned sweet? Or about a sour? Can’t go wrong either way when you’re ordering one from the Old Fashioned. This is your WI style venue for drinks, brats, burgers with eggs, cheese curds, fish n chips, etc…mumm, gotta love Wis! 23 N. Pinckney St. Madison, WI 53703, (608) 310-4545, www.theoldfashioned.com
Cooper’s Tavern – With a revived historic district atmosphere, ~100 beers on tap and some of the best muscles in town, this small bar aims to please and won’t let you down. 20 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703, (608) 256-1600, www.thecooperstavern.com
Graze – Feeling like the best cheese curds made with all local ingredients and topping them off with local rum made by the Old Sugar Distillery? Graze is an excellent small venue for the free-ranging, organic loving sailor. 1 S. Pinckney Street, Madison, WI 53703, (608) 251-2700, www.grazemadison.com
Genna’s Lounge – Looking for an amazing bloody marry? Or how about a small local bar with an eclectic feel? If you answered yes, Genna’s is your place.105 W. Main St. Madison, WI 53703, (608) 255-4770, www.gennaslounge.com
Merchant – Inspired by the American Craft Movement, the Merchant is a casual farm-to-table restaurant, craft cocktail bar and ingredient emporium. The atmosphere alone will make you want to come back, but the food and drink will take their hold as well. 121 S. Pinckney St. Madison, WI 53703, (608) 259-9799, www.merchantmadison.com
Old Sugar Distillery – Although not technically on the square, this local distillery specializes in what sailors love…RUM! Stop by this venue before the events on Fri or Sat night for delicious rum tastings and the most unique cocktails. The barrels on the walls are full of the rum you will be drinking and the earthy, relaxed, open atmosphere will have to wanting to stay all night. 931 E. Main St. Madison, WI 53703, (608) 260-0812, www.madisondistillery.com
Class E early entry: $160.00 (after July 25 add $32 or on-site add $48)
Class C early entry: $120.00 (after July 25 add $24 or on-site add $36)
Class I-20 early entry: $100.00 (after July 25 add $20 or on-site add $30)
Class A early entry: $300.00 (after July 25 add $60 or on-site add $90)
Class MC early entry: $100.00 (after July 25 add $20 or on-site add $30)
Club 420 early entry: $70.00 (after July 25 add $10 or on-site add $15)
Entry includes no lunches. Lunches and event tickets can be purchased at registration.
A 50% youth-aged skipper discount is available to qualifying Class A, E, MC, and I-20 skippers who register prior to or on the early registration deadline (July 25).
Entry is free ($1 processing fee) to youth-age Class C skippers who contact the ILYA office and register prior to or on the early registration deadline (July 25). Class C youth who take advantage of the free entry are obligated to join NCSSA.
Registration fee incentives do not apply to on-site registrations.
ILYA perpetual trophies will be awarded to the winners of specified trophy races. Additional perpetual trophies in custody of the ILYA will be awarded as called for by the deeds of gift. Keeper trophies for the top ten skippers and crew in Classes E, C, and MC will be awarded. Keeper trophies for the top five skippers and crew will be awarded in Classes A, I-20, and Club 420. Club 420 daily overall winners will receive awards.
Special Corinthian awards will be given in Classes E and C, and a trophy for the highest placing wooden E Scow, as well as a trophy for the highest standing female skipper in Class E, will also be awarded.
Top Junior (under 26) trophies will be awarded in Classes C and MC.
Masters trophies will be awarded in Classes C and MC, as well as a Grand Master trophy in Class MC.
Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in this event are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By participating in this event, each competitor, or in the case of minors, each competitor’s parent or guardian, agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.
1. Except as any of the following are altered by the Sailing Instructions, the regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association, the Rules and Bylaws of the ILYA, and the following class scantlings:
The scantling rules of the National Class E Scow Association (NCESA), and NCESA By-laws Article VI, and Article VIII, parts 4, 5 and 7. Crew changes from race to race are allowed during this event.
ILYA scantling rules for Class C.
The scantling rules of the National Inland 20 Scow Sailing Association (NISSA)
The scantling rules of the National Class A Scow Association (NCASA)
The scantling rules of the MC Sailing Association (MCSA).
The scantling rules of the Club 420 Class Association.
2. BOATING REGULATIONS of the State of Wisconsin will apply. Wisconsin statutes require all boats to carry a Coast Guard approved PFD for each person on board plus a throwable at all times.
Media Rights: Competitors give absolute right and permission for video footage or photographs of themselves or their boat generated during an ILYA event to be published in any media for press, editorial or advertising purposes.
CLEAN REGATTAS is an effort by Sailors for the Sea in conjunction with yacht clubs, sailing programs and events to reduce our impact on our oceans and coastal waters.
Mendota Yacht Club and the ILYA have registered the ILYA Annual Championship Regatta as a Clean Regatta Silver Level event. Among 10 or more initiatives, the regatta will reduce plastic bottles by providing instead water stations for refill. Please add water bottles to your list of equipment to take to the regatta.
The courses to be sailed will be described in the Sailing Instructions. The racing area will be on the navigable waters of Lake Mendota, and will be described at the Competitor Briefings or by notice on the Official Notice Board at Regatta Headquarters.
Limited Private Housing is available. Contact
For Commercial Accommodations, we recommend one of the six west side hotels of the North Central Group, totalling 180 rooms. Also reserved are 65 rooms at the Edgewater Hotel for those who want to stay downtown. Sailors and guests need to call the hotels direct and reference the 2012 ILYA Champs to get their special rate. All reservations need to be made by July 10.
Recommended Madison area Regatta Accommodations
The Edgewater Hotel Langdon Street Madison, WI 53703 608-256-9071 $149 and up
Courtyard by Marriott Madison West/Middleton 2266 Deming Way Middleton, WI 53562 608-203-0100 $89-$109
Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton 1801 Deming Way Middleton, WI 53562 608-831-2220 $89-$109
Residence Inn by Marriott Madison West/Middleton 8400 Market Street Middleton, WI 53562 608-662-1100 $89
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Madison West/Middleton 8212 Greenway Blvd. Middleton, WI 53562 608-831-1400 $79-$89
Hampton Inn & Suites Madison West 483 Commerce Drive Madison, WI 53719 608-271-0200 $89-$99
Homewood Suites by Hilton Madison West 479 Commerce Drive Madison, WI 53719 608-271-0600 $89
Country Inn and Suites 904 E Main Waunakee, WI 53597 608-849-6900 $97
Mooring at Gov. Nelson State Park: Mooring will be available in the water off the park shoreline. Provide an sufficient size anchor as well as adequate line for depths in the 8-12 foot range in a soft bottom. Dry sailing will be allowed in the park facility, but participants are cautioned that in-and-out accessibility will be limited by the number of boats participating as well as by the daily public access to the park launch ramps.
Mooring at Burrows Park: Mooring for 420s will be on land using your own dollies or other means of transport.
Spectator Boats: The availability of spectator/extra crew boats is very limited. Participating teams are welcome to bring their own support and spectator boats which can be launched and moored at the regatta site. All boats involved in the regatta are asked to help with shuttle service to and from the mooring area and with support on the race course.
Trey Sprinkman (MYC)
Todd Haines (ILYA)
MYC Commodore: DJ Klauser
MYC Vice Commodore and Regatta Social Chair: Darby Sugar
Eligible boats may enter by three means:
1) Preferred: Register on line via the ILYA website HERE.
2) Complete an official ILYA Regatta Entry Application and send it, together with the required fee, to the ILYA at PO Box 311, Fontana, WI 53125.
3) Fax an official ILYA Regatta Entry Application along with credit card information to ILYA at 262-203-7722.
All entries must be postmarked or otherwise received by July 25 to avoid late penalties per ILYA By-law 12.18.3.d. Fax and Internet registrations require MasterCard or VISA credit card information.