A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 8

April 15, 2008

In This Issue
Time Based Racing
ILYA Youth Champs
PLSS Announces Youth Programs
Go for the Gold
Online Dues Renewal
Laser Midwinter West
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Calendar of Events
   18-20 Black Tie
   3-4 I-20 Indian Lake
   3 HS 420/Laser regatta - PYC
   10-11 Class A Spring regatta - Pewaukee
   10-11 Spring MC - Cedar
   10-11 Lake Harriet MC
   7 ILYA -Pewaukee-            Pine Olympic
   25-26 TRAP X regatta
   26-27 Class C Over 40-Pewaukee
   28-29 I-20 Lake Carlyle
   30-July 1 Quad Lakes
   17-19 ILYA Melges 17 Champs - Pewaukee   24-26 MC Nationals - Pewaukee

by Chip Mannilyaburgee

   The ILYA is steeped in tradition, we all know that.  But, sometimes even we can change with the "times".  At the ILYA Board Meeting in February the board voted to delete section 12.13 Length of Race from our by-laws.  This section stated the minimum length of a race stated in statute miles for each of our classes.  This section also stated the time limit that a race needed to be completed in.  Although we still have a time limit on races which is different from section 12.13, we no longer have a minimum distance.  Thanks to the leadership of Terry Bischoff with several others helping, we are now using "Time Based Sailing" for all ILYA events.  Since many of our clubs follow the rules and guidelines of the ILYA, many of our clubs will be doing the same. 
   The next Scowslants will contain an article describing the system. The ILYA RC Committee will be hosting a "call-in" conference call to further discuss the process.  This call in will be open to all ILYA race officers and all local club race officers.  We would like everyone interested in participating in this call-in to RSVP to myself, Chip Mann email address: so that we know who will be on the call-in and so that we can get you some materials ahead of time to make the experience worthwhile.  The call will be Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. CDT.  Please let me know you are calling in and I will get you the call in information.






Collegiate "feel" expanded

Thanks to the UW-Madison Hoofers, the '08 ILYA Youth Champs will truly be a collegiate experience. The Lakeshore Dorm system will house our pre-registered sailors for the value price of $15. The immediate caveat is a required 20 reservations registered with the University by May 15th. There will be a female and male chaperone in the dorm. The event falls on one of many warm, inviting Madison weekends on the lake near the Union. Boats and cars will be stored at the Hoofers site and near the dorm. A short five-minute walk down the Lakeshore will bring the competitors to the homebase Hoofers site near Memorial Union.
The Hoofers are excited about this opportunity as it provides a practice run for the 2010 Collegiate Nationals at UW-Madison where the nation's best will meet. This is our first recent use of the University's dorm system for housing.
Please respond to Candace Porter with your reservation.
Pewaukee Announces Youth Program
pewaukeeburgee PYC Announces 420/Laser Progrand
Augie Barkow has announced a new youth initiative at Pewaukee Yacht Club. With the generous purchase of 420s, PLSS will open its doors to all youth in the area. Racing will be held Monday and Wednesdays nights. Instruction will be provided on Saturdays. There will be a 420 clinic on June 20-21st.  A high school Laser and 420 regatta will be held on May 3rd.
White Cap X Regatta

All X-Boaters are invited to get tuned up for a great 2008 season by attending the White Cap Regatta on Pewaukee Lake.  Race one and two are back to back, starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, break for lunch, race three after lunch, starting at about 2:00 pm, present trophies and be out of there by 5:00 pm. This is a good event to shake down the equipment as well as the boat handling skills hope to see you there...  NOR 


Launching and registration will begin at 7:00 am on Saturday, with a skipper's meeting at 9:00 am.  The entry fee is $50, which includes lunches for skipper and crew and nice collection of trophy's to be awarded.  Additional lunches will be available for purchase at $6.00 per lunch. For more information, please contact:Ty Gutenkunst, N20 W 29668 E Glen Cove Rd

Pewaukee, WI 53072. Daytime: 414-881-4864

GO FOR THE GOLD GALA - June 7, 2008
Bill and Susie Allen, Gloria and Buddy Melges, and Bill and Ellen Bentson Invite You
Join many of the ILYA's staunchest supporters (and they just happen to be GOLD medalists) in bidding Sally Barkow and John Ruf farewell as they leave for Qingdao, China for the Olympics. Pewaukee, Pine and the ILYA invite the first 500 of you to a spectacular gala featuring food stations, auction items and the Piles of Rhythm. On nearly every I-94 lake a group of Inland sailors has joined together to offer dinner cruises as auction items. A roundtrip pair of tickets from Midwest Airlines will take you on a trip if you are the highest bidder. Baird Company has signed on as the major sponsor to allow your dollars to go directly to the Olympians. Food stations again manned by sailors or local businesses will provide you with a casual atmosphere as you view the auction items. Look for an invitation in the mail if you are an ILYA member or on the ILYA website. This is a family affair. Mark your calendars.
Have you tried renewing your membership On-Line?
We are asking all of our existing members and new members to sign up for 2008 and pay dues on-line.

Some fun for you! 
By using the on-line renewal, you will set yourself up for:

     ·     Easy renewal in 2009 with most membership data pre-filled
Easy access to your membership data so that you can change your address or your email address at will
Membership only access to the ILYA membership database to search email addresses for your sailing friends, or to see others who share interest in your Scow or Junior or Race Committee categories.

The sign-up site is a secure site with live credit card transaction capability. After signing up, you will see a confirmation/thank-you with your system-generated membership ID number. Your membership ID number or your email address, along with your self generated password, will give you full access to the membership data and future features.
Please join or renew today.  Follow the membership link at the top of this article.

Thanks for your consideration, and good sailing!
 Midwest Sailors Sail Well
Large fleets were the norm at Mission Bay Yacht Club for the Laser Midwinters West. Sixty-eight Lasers and fifty-five radials took to the water, March 28-30. Vincent Porter (now a Californian but from Lake Geneva) finished 7th followed by
Josh Garber (Minnetonka but also a Californian collegian)17th,
Clifford Porter (Geneva) 18th, Will Howard (Lake Forest) 23rd. In the radial fleet Colin Smith (Floridian sailing on Beulah) tied for 3rd, Mitchell Kiss (Macatawa Bay)17th, Davis Porter (Geneva) 31st. For full results, click here.
 Pine Lake logoPine Lake Changes Venue 
The X boat TRAP Registration opens on April 15th this year.  You can find the registration forms for both Jr. and Sr. fleets at the Pine Lake website at

2007 was a record year for the TRAP.  The Juinor fleet was full and the Senior fleet only had a few spots open.   PLEASE get the information out to your sailors as soon as possible.  We DID have disappointed sailors last year.  Make sure they are not from your school.  The closing date of June 1st will be strictly adhered to.

Please also note the change of venue.  Launching will be at the public launch on Hwy K as before, but headquarters and parking will be at the south end of the lake off Hwy 83 on Treasure Island Dr. 

Thank you everyone for your cooperation in getting this out to your fleet.

Margaret Hollister
Pine Lake Sailing School

PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
To submit articles, send to Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
To contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith, click here.

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