A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association

In This Issue
Sally Wins Again
C Nationals
Save the Date
Bischoff Near IROC Rating
YC Insurance Info
Time-Based RC Clinic
Nagawicka Fund Raiser
New X Boats at Melges
Mother's Day Laser Regatta
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Volume 2 Issue 9  April 12, 2007
Team 7 website Team 7 Domination Continues

Barkow Palma Barkow, Howe and Capozzi Take Gold in Spain
Cold weather, the Queen of Spain and ACT 13 with Alinghi for Easter -- all this in one week. The Team 7 continues on its quest to the '08 Olympics. Barkow led the final standings over a rich 33 boat fleet with international competition at its finest. The series was tough until Day 3 when Barkow took over the lead. The final medal race was a strategic lesson chronicled in many sailing websites.
The regatta brought a new set of conditions unfamiliar to many of the seasoned sailors. Barkow left her drysuit home for repair but layered, layered and wore foul weather gear which worked well for her. Her "wetter" crew fortunately had drysuits along.

The win culminated in the trophy presentation with Queen Sofia awarding the winners. Then for the Easter weekend Barkow had the opportunity to spend the day with Ed Baird and Alinghi in the opening day of the final countdown to the 32nd America's Cup which begins in earnest June 23rd.

For a daily account of Team 7's sailing in Palma, click here.
For a report on the progress to the America's Cup, click here.
C Nationals NOR Posted

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Augusta, GA on Lake Strom Thurmond, June 14-17
When Jeff Annis invites you to a party, "Y'all better come now". With a promise of a grand time and southern hospitality, Annis sent us the NOR for the June event.
The early incentive deadline is May 15th for a $75 entry fee. Pay $100 for entries rec'd May 16 to June 10. Then pay full freight at $125 from June 11 on. Juniors under the age of 25 as of 6/15/07 may reduce the above fees by $25.

Contact the Augusta Sailing Club for accommodations. The NOR is posted on the ILYA website under the June sailing calendar.

Notice of Race
For C Nationals info
Save the Date

Bilge Pullers Bilge Pullers Spring Banquet Dates
Bob Allen has announced the dates of the annual spring gatherings of Bilge Pullers. Mark your calendars now. The Southern Banquet is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Friday May 11, 2007 at the Pewaukee Yacht Club.
The Northern Banquet is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Friday May 18, 2007 at Lord Fletchers on Lake Minnetonka.

  Terry Bischoff Nears International Certification

 Bischoff Will Join 8 IRO's in US with completion
Pine's Terry Bischoff has passed the written testing portion to near completion of certification in the International Race Committee community. Terry traveled to Denmark for a 2 1/2 day clinic and testing session. He passed the written portion with flying colors. Bischoff has served Olympic class events, international world championships and national events for many years. He is nearing final completion of tasks to achieve the highest level of certification. Recommendations from US Sailing and other paperwork will culminate in a November rating.
Questions Regarding your Yacht Club Insurance?

ussailinglogo US Sailing offers answers
Is liquor service a liability? Are your young sailors covered? What if your race committee makes a mistake? US Sailing joins with Chubb and Gowrie, Barden and Brett to cover these questions and more. Check the US Sailing partners for all your answers including:
  • Burgee Program - 10% Marine General Liability and 10% Yacht Policy Premium Discounts for US SAILING Organizational members
  • Regatta Liability Insurance
  • Borrowed Boat Insurance
  • Sailing School Insurance
  • Directors & Officers Insurance
Clinic on Time-Based Racing by Terry Bischoff

ilyaburgee Cedar, Thursday, May 31 - 6:30 PM
The ILYA Race Committee staff invites all local club judges, ILYA Race Officers and any interested in race committee work to hear the principles and application of "time-based" racing. This method assumes fleets desire a set amount of time to constitute a race rather than the distance-based system. Length of course for the wind conditions, desired number of legs, high and low wind limits and your questions all will be addressed. Cedar Lake, WI located between Slinger and West Bend near Hwy K will host the evening event. Please RSVP your intention to attend to: 

Any questions regarding the agenda items can be sent to Chip. Directions to the club can be found on the club web site:

The ILYA has limited experience with this method but the trend toward this system is growing. The A One Design fleet used this system last year.  The MC, C & E Fleet have approved this approach as an experiment during the Invitational regattas for 2007.  Come and learn how it is done from the RC prospective. This is applicable to local club racing. All are welcome!

Next Weekend - Go to Nagawicka for Fundraiser

Nagawicka logo Lasers/ Laser Radials/ Vanguard 15s - April 21-22
It's time to get a start on warm or cold weather racing. The ice is out but snow on the ground this week. What next week? Nagawicka takes a chance to raise money for its sailing school. What better way to meet the diehard sailors in the Laser class. For more information, email Dave Abbott, a Chicago export to Nagawicka and the MC fleet. Call Dave at 847-508-1281.
For Notice of Race, click here
New X Boats Arrive

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Contact Melges to set up an appointment to view the new X boat changes. The boats are scheduled to arrive in one week. The new deck arrangement was sail tested in warm waters in February. Boats are available for sell. Look for the boats on your local waters. New sales are located throughout ILYA clubs.
Geneva Mother's Day Laser Regatta

 Saturday, May 12
Travel to Lake Geneva to sail with the diehard Laser and Laser Radial sailors. The registraton fee is $25 which inclues continential breakfast, lunch and great sailing.
For the NOR, click here.

To submit articles, send to Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
To contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith, click here.