Volume 10, Issue 8
April 17, 2015  
In Memoriam
North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
us partneer

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Regattas / Calendar



18-19 No Frills C- Missouri YC

25-26 Springfield C - Island Bay



2-3 Icebreaker C - Cedar, IN

8-10 Cedar WI C/MC

9-10 Spring E - Lake Geneva 

Mother's Day C- Spring Lake, MI

16-17 Labelle tuneup C - LacLaBelle YC



6-7 Eastern C - Chautauqua, NY

6-7 MIR C - Browns

12-14 C Nationals - Minnetonka



15-16 ILYA Women's/Girls Clinic - Beulah 

17-19 ILYA C Invite - Beulah



1-2  Interlake C - TBD

5-8 WMYA Champs - 

7-8 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI

7-9 WYA C - Okauchee

8-9 WI MC Champs - Delavan

19-23 ILYA Championships A, E, C, MC, Melges 17 - Geneva 




5-6   USODA Midwest Championships, Minnetonka, MN

12-13 Maxinkuckee C/MC

19-20 Fenton Fall C

19-20 C Blue Chip - Okauchee

24-27 50th E Blue Chip - Pewaukee

26-27 Nan Norris Beulah C Challenge

26-27 Lotawana C Fall



3-4 Polar Bear C/MC - Davenport, IA

10-11 C Worlds - Delavan 


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ILYA Championships - Additional Housing Available
Lake Geneva 2015 ILYA Championships

Excitement is building as sponsorship, parties, race committee assignments are finalized. Each week new sponsors are lining up to make your experience more enjoyable and value-filled. With each new sponsorship, the committee determines ways to apply more fun to the event. Our first announce- ment of housing has resulted in the need for additional housing. 

Check below for a new cadre of available rooms. Check the ILYA website for more details. 

Comfort Suites -Delavan
313 Bauer Pkwy, Delavan, WI 5311
Americinn - Elkhorn
210 E Commerce Court, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Geneva Ridge Resort
 W4240 WI-50, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-249-3800; 800-225-5558
Lazy Cloud Bed and Breakfast
N2025 N Lakeshore Dr, Fontana, WI 53125
Conference Ctr at George Williams College
350 Constance Blvd, Williams Bay, WI 53191
Cove of Lake Geneva
111 Center St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 249-9460
Lake Geneva Motel
524 S Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Keefe Vacation Rental Homes
262-248-1735  Kim Yopp/Terri Humphreys
Published earlier and may be filled
Abbey Resort
 269 Fontana Blvd, Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, WI 53125
Fontana Village Inn
100 Dewey Ave, Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, WI 5312
Grand Geneva
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
855-833-5345; 262-203-8074
Timber Ridge at Grand Geneva
7020 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Comfort Suites
300 E Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Cedar Icebreaker - May 2-3  
USODA Midwest Championships - Sept 5-6  

Save the date! Lake Minnetonka Sailing School, with support from Minnetonka Yacht Club is proud to host the USODA Midwest Championship, Labor Day Weekend, September 5 - 6, 2015 on Lake Minnetonka. We invite all Optimist sailors and families to enjoy great inland lake sailing as well as:

  • Friday afternoon clinic open to all registered racers (optional, not included in Regatta fee)
  • Races Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6
  • Red, White, Blue and Green fleets
  • Family fun for all ages including dinner and live band Sat evening on Lighthouse Island
  • Team Trials Qualifier Regatta

Further detail, lodging and registration information will be posted in the coming weeks on www.lmss.us. Check back often for updated event details.

About Lake Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lakes in Minnesota. Located about 20 minutes west of Minneapolis, the lake is a large, inland body of water with 125 miles of shoreline. Made up of many bays and peninsulas, Lake Minnetonka has many islands, including our own Lighthouse Island, home of Lake Minnetonka Sailing School and Minnetonka Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs west of the Atlantic, and founding member of the United States Sailing Association.

About Lake Minnetonka Sailing School (LMSS)

In 2014 LMSS provided sailing access to over 750 students in a wide variety of programs. We engage new sailors of all ages through our beginner classes, and train our competitive sailors to help them achieve their goals as teams and as individuals. Located on Lighthouse Island near the entrance to Carson's Bay and St. Louis Bay on the east shore of the beautiful Lake Minnetonka, facilities include docks, observation deck, large main meeting and rest room facilities and outdoor seating for sailors and spectators.


USODA Midwest Championship Co-Chairs, Jennifer Ness and Rosalind Zils

Email: midwestchamp2015@gmail.com

Website: www.lmss.us

Jobson To Document 50th E Blue Chip  
E logo Thanks to Donors

Thanks to the tremendous and overwhelming support of many E-Scow sailors everywhere, we reached our fund raising goal of $50,000 for the Gary Jobson Movie.

The quick response and clear action is further testimony to the strength of our great E-Scow Class. Just as was suggested in our request for donations, it only took a day to complete all the pledges to meet our goal. 

Mark your calendars - Gary has arranged with ESPN Classic television to have the movie shown on October 28th, 2015 at 7:00 PM Eastern time.

We will be sending a followup letter to all the contributors with information to complete their donation and document their tax deductible support of the NCESA.

With Kindest regards,

Bill Wyman, NCESA Commodore

Want to learn more about judging?  
Courses available throughout nation

Become a US Sailing Certified Judge!  OR  Just help out!

Judges are responsible for conducting protest and redress hearings when competitors believe there has been a breach of the rules. Judges also conduct arbitration hearings, enforce Rule 42 (Propulsion) on the water at fleet racing events and consult with organizers and race officers ahead of events to review race documents and procedures.

Judges improve the quality, consistency, and fairness of racing through proper administration of the Racing Rules of Sailing.

What is the Club Judge Seminar?

The US Sailing Club Judge Seminar is a one-day educational course intended to provide sailors and racers an opportunity to obtain practical knowledge and skills required to serve on a Protest Committee at their local sailing club or local regatta venue.

The Club Judge Seminar is NOT intended to serve as a rules seminar or symposium.

Rather, a person would attend the seminar with a goal to:

(1)  become a new judge for their local club and able to serve on a protest committee;

(2)  for existing members of a protest (or race) committee, sharpen their judging and procedural skills; and

(3)  lay the groundwork to (potentially) pursue their US Sailing judging certification.

Learn more at:

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Lose something --- Last August?  
Opti Championships at Cedar
When preparing the old house for some demolition for the new building, Cedar Lake, WI located a set of Honda keys and perhaps a house key was located. Contact Dave Schmidt
ILYA Office  

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PO Box 311

Fontana, WI 53125-0311

Phone: 262-203-7721

Fax: 262-203-7722

Editor: Candace Porter

Inland Lake Yachting Association