2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 9

April 10, 2011

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Barkow Wins Princess Sofia Trophy


Sally Barkow is again on top of the podium at the Princess Sofia Cup held in Palma, Spain. The Yngling was the boat of choice last time around and now the Elliott 6m in a matchracing contest brings GOLD. She is pictured with Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham and Alana O'Reilly.


Two US teams competed in the event. Team Tunnicliffe took home the Bronze. Barkow and Tunnicliffe faced off in the semifinals. It took five for Barkow to come out on top. The finals against the Finnish team ended in four races but with penalties in the last 300 yards to win. Competition is tight in this US women's matchracing discipline. Three US teams vye for the top 2012 Olympic spot. Next is the Weymouth event which is the venue for the 2012 games. Barkow stays overseas until the event in late May-early June. ILYA sailors Kevin Jewett/Mike Kuschner (49er class) and John Ruf (2.4r meter) will join Barkow in Weymouth. Both are in Europe now practicing for the event. Minnesota paralympic sailor Bert Foster is also competing in the Sonar.




ILYA Foundation

ilyaburgeeThe victory of Barkow reminds us all of the expense facing our sailors as they sail for the 2012 Olympics. The ILYA Foundation led by past commodore Mark Prange has been meeting regularly to poise ourselves to be ready for the training of our first tier - Barkow, Jewett, Foster and Ruf - but also our next tier of college sailors joining the training after this college semester and college nationals. Look for Steph Roble in women's matchracing, Anne Haeger in 470s, Erik Bowers in the Laser and Gordon Lamphere in the Finn.


The ILYA Foundation is set up with two methods of accepting donations: individual accounts for our first tier and General Funds for our second tier and others sailing for prominent National, US Sailing and International qualifying events. The committee (Fletcher Driscoll - White Bear, Beth Wyman - Oshkosh, Candace Porter - Beulah, Tom Hodgson - White Bear and Mark Prange - Okauchee) is establishing guidelines to make ready for our next BUSY year of events.


What can you do? Donate now, later and often so funds are available for our promising and accomplished sailors. It all begins with money in the Foundation. With available funds, the ILYA can support our sailors from junior sailing qualifying events to the Olympics. The ILYA believes it is one of the lowest-charging and most efficiently-administered Foundations. The ILYA charges an administrative fee to:

1) process credit card charges for donations,

2) cover the resulting audit required due to the high level of donations in  the pre-Olympic year

3) support the additional banking/administrative charges.

You may designate funds for the individual campaigns of Barkow, Ruf and Jewett or donate to the General Foundation.


The ILYA is proud to support our sailors and also recognizes the prowess they bring to our scow classes by shining with success. Join us often in remembering to support our premier and budding Olympians. The Foundation supports our young sailors in HS and US Sailing events as they develop into our ILYA ambassadors.

High School Spring Thaw Begins in Chicago
What a great way to begin for our ILYA high school sailors! With Eddie Cox winning A division and Addy Ferguson winning B's; Willy Crary second in B's and Ben Garber second in A's--- it's an ILYA youth event only on chilly, icy Chicago's Lake Michigan. White Bear took the title but lest our readers think this is an anomaly with a small group of our sailors at the top, let's list the ILYA youth participating (apologies to those not identified) ----- here we go! Maddie Loosbrook, Sam Maxwell (wasn't he just sailing Optis as a cute little tyke?)  and Robbie Allen (Minnetonka) Melinda and Mitchell Lee, Matt Ripkey (Lake Geneva), Bridget Murphy and Dan Groskopf (Okauchee), Leslie Poole (Delavan and Lake Geneva), Parker and Connor Trepton and Katrina Debbink (LaBelle) and Mary Claire Kiernan (Lake Beulah). If  your club is NOT participating in the Minnetonka, Lake Geneva, Chicago or Milwaukee-based spring and fall training centers, you are missing out. Twenty-four high schools are now registered in the Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association. It is contagious! Our champions, new students to the sport - high school sailing is catching on.
Here is a detailed report of last week's event from the MISSA site. This week's event at Minnetonka was cancelled.

Ice Breaker Regatta - Results: A-Div, B-Div, Team

April 2nd and 3rd the Chicago Yacht Club hosted the annual Icebreaker Regatta. Saturday morning 18 teams from across the Midwest were greeted by an ENE breeze at 5-10 knots, perfect direction and velocity for the size of the venue.  The regatta was held inside Belmont harbor which increased the severity of wind shifts off of the city.  As the day went on the breeze steadied and the race committee was able to get in 10 races in both A and B division.  Racing was tight after day one however; the Minnesota teams were off to a good start having not sailed yet this spring.  Being the first event of the season there were plenty of protests hailed and penalty turns spun.  Even though a lot of situations were solved on the water, a few needed to be brought to the protest room.  After sailing for the day was over and the boats were de-rigged the teams were treated to a pizza dinner from Connie's Pizza, a local Chicago pizzeria.


Sunday brought an entirely new breeze direction and warmer temperatures up into the 60 degree range.  After a brief competitors meeting which reminded racers that sailing is a self policing sport, we sent A division out to start the day with race 11A.  The ESE breeze direction put the windward mark right off of the northern dock of the main Belmont barge.  This made for exciting windward mark roundings which were extremely visible for the spectators and coaches.  The Race Committee was able to get in 6 more races in each division for a total of 16 races in each division.

Congratulations to White Bear / Mahtomedi for their 1st place finish over-all and a job well done to Minnetonka and New Trier for finishing second and third respectively.

For Pewaukee X Whitecap


For more info, contact rkdale@hotmail.com or check out   http://tinyurl.com/PYCWhitecap

Pewaukee Hosts Level 1 and 2 Instructor Certification Courses; Wayzata Hosts Level 1

ussailinglogo For those who need Level 1 and 2 Instructor Certification, both MN and WI will offer courses in June. To register, go to the US Sailing training section of the website. Registration can ONLY occur on the US Sailing site. The hosting clubs cannot reserve spaces. A pre-event discount is applicable prior to May 9th.


May 15-22 Macatawa Bay, MI                       Level 1

May 28-29 Grosse Point Farms, MI                  Level 2

May 31-June 2 Chicago YC                           Level 1 - full

June 6-9 Pewaukee, WI                                 Level 1

June 6-9 Wayzata, MN                                  Level 1

June 8-9 Pewaukee, WI                                 Level 2

June 7-10 Willowick, OH                                Level 1

June 7-10 Bloomington, IN                            Level 1

June 9-12 Sandusky, OH                                Level 1

June 11-14 Kenosha, WI                                Level 1

June 11-14 Grand Rapids, MI                        Level 1

Melges 17 Season begins at Geneva





Women's Conference - May 14 - Milwaukee CSC

Midwest Women's Sailing Conference   8:00 A.M., May 14, 2011

Located at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center   www.sailingcenter.org

1450 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI


The conference fee $125 and includes classes, meals and a reception.  The conference is limited to 100 participants.  For more information contact Phyllis McDonald at 414-530-6528 or email her at womenssailingconf@gmail.com


The inaugural Conference will be a full day of workshops and speakers covering topics of seamanship with special emphasis on women's interest and participation in the sport of sailing. This concentrated event will give women an efficient and effective way to get started or to improve their boating skills.  Even experienced Skippers will find something of interest. Starting at 8:00 a.m. we will have a continental breakfast and the keynote address from internationally acclaimed sailor and author Dawn Riley. www.dawnriley.com


Our day will be divided into morning and afternoon workshop sessions with a brief break for lunch. We will have a selection of workshops covering a range of topics. Attendee's will choose from 5 selections per time slot.  For a description of available classes and registration materials contact MWWSC via email. womenssailingconf@gmail.com


The multi workshop format is modeled after the very successful Southern California Yachting Association's Women's Sailing Convention.  We are indebted to founder and director Gale Hine for her guidance and encouragement.  http://wsscya.scyaweb.org/ Inland sailor Kathy Weishampel approached Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and then Milwaukee Bay Women's Sailing Organization and found volunteers willing to do the work required to make the event a reality.  Her interview in Sailing Magazine was our first publicity.  That article brought inquiries from as far away as Alum Creek, Ohio.


"I am elated" said Midwest Women's Sailing Conference President Cookie Mueller upon hearing of the solid response to the Save the Day Card distribute around Milwaukee Bay and Strictly Sail in Chicago.  "We are trying to involve women sailors of all skill levels."  "Many members of the Milwaukee Bay Women's Sailing Organization have stepped up to organize, instruct and participate in the conference" Fleet Captain Fran Aring said.  "We need to link together more women sailors to make our fleet grow."   www.mbwso.org


Cedar Icebreaker - here before you know it!

The Original "Icebreaker" Regatta


Come and join Cedar Lake Yacht Club/SLSS, Cedar Lake, Indiana for our 49th annual Ice Breaker Regatta hosted May 7th& 8th 2011 open to all "C" Sailors.


Come and renew old friendships...if you have or have not been to our regatta, then you owe it to yourself to come and sail against some the best competition in the ILYA.

Weather permitting, expect to sail 5 races* (One completed race makes the regatta)


**Trophies awarded to the top 5 skippers and crew**

Friday Night- Registration 6:00-8:00 PM-CDT, Food - PART OF MEAL PACKAGE

Saturday- 7:30-9:00 AM-Registration       9:00 AM-Skippers Meeting

10:00 AM-FIRST RACE- Lunch and other races announced by the PRO

4:00 PM-Kentucky Derby following Saturday Racing

6:00 PM-Cocktail Party-PORK CHOP DINNER

Sunday: 8:00 AM-Breakfast-Race time posted by the PRO-Lunch-Trophy Presentation


Area Motels

Best Western-41 & 30-219-865-3400     Holiday Inn Express-41 & 30---219-865-9520   Fairfield Inn-I65 & 30-----219-736-0500

Courtyard-I65 & 30-219-756-1600 - Camping on Site - Limited Housing Available

CONTACT: PAT KARDOS-219-663-4999 - Email: boat1@att.net

REGISTER ON-LINE - www.cedarlakeyachtclub.org

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Name_________________________________________________            $100.00__________   Includes - Registration & All meals for Skipper & Crew all Weekend

Registration FREE for shippers under the age 25 years

MEAL PACKAGE for Skipper & Crew under 25 all Weekend      $ 50.00____________

Includes All Meals for the entire weekend

ADDITIONAL MEAL PACKAGE per person - All meals packages includes Friday & Saturday night Dinner for everyone at the regatta.                          $ 25.00___________

LATE FEE assessed after April 23, 2011                                         $ 20.00___________



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