2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 10

April 25, 2011

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Minnetonka Hosts Nick "Saving Sailing" Hayes - Wednesday

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Please join your fellow sailing enthusiasts for an evening with author Nicholas Hayes. He will be talking about his thought-provoking book Saving Sailing on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. $25.00 includes appetizers and great insights into how we can promote the lifelong sport of sailing and increase sailing participation in our community.  Valet parking is available, and the Minikahda Club asks that all guests refrain from wearing jeans.  Cash bar and books will be available at the event. To register or get additional information, please visit LMSS.us or call Chrisy Hughes at 612.940.2537.

College Sailors Compete for Nationals Qualification
The Gorge - May 22nd to May 31st

Sailors are busy, even this Easter weekend, qualifying for

Women's, Co-ed, and Team Racing components of the Nationals competition. The ICSA site has results from the qualifying regattas.


Women: The women have a unique procedure whereby the top teams in the qualifiers move to the finals. Lower-finishing teams from the qualifiers compete on the first day of competition in a semifinal day to move to the finals. Anne Haeger (Beulah) won her qualifer in the NE region. Maggie Shea (Connecticut) who sails out of Chicago but is a White Lake, Mich. member also moves to the finals from the NE region. Christine Porter (Beulah)/Meg Six (Geneva)/Mary Cummins (Oshkosh) /Molly Forbes (Calhoun) - all from Wisconsin - won the Midwest qualifier. These five move automatically to the finals. Steph Roble (ODU - Beulah), Allison Prange (Minnesota - Okauchee) and Lara Dallman-Weiss (Eckard College from White Bear) will compete in the semifinals.


Co-ed: All teams travel to Long Beach April 30th to determine who will reach the finals in Oregon. Local qualifiers were held April 16th. Wisco, Minnesota, Northwestern, Marquette, UWM and Ohio State will travel to CA. Sailors Joe and George Kutschenreuter (Beulah), Michael Lee and Meg Six (Geneva), and Molly  Forbes (Calhoun) will represent Wisco.  Steve Catlin (Marquette - Neenah), Matt Thompson, Harrison Burton (Minnetonka) and Allison Prange head west.  From the NE Anne Haeger, Will Haeger, and Colin Smith (Beulah) will represent Boston College, Tufts and Brown respectively. Steph Roble and David Thompson (Hobart and William Smith - White Bear) represent the MidAtlantic. Erik Bowers (College of Charleston - Minnetonka) qualified from the South East.


Team racing quals are not complete. More details after next week's completion.


Bilge Puller Spring Meetings

Bilge PullersBeulah and Lord Fletcher's

Calling all Bilge Pullers. Admiral Jewett  orders a call to order May 13th in the South and May 20th in the North. Reservation deadline for the evening dinner meeting is May 9th. Fee is $40 which includes two drink tickets and a steak or fish entree choice. Need housing on Beulah ? - We will try to accommodate you.


(Thanks from the ILYA for all you donate to our sailing endeavors.)


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 Minn. and Wis. 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

CPR - Pewaukee YC. Cost is $15 June 5, time not confirmed yet but late afternoon.

June 6-9 Pewaukee, WI                                 Level 1and 2 - Deadline 5/9

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

Tim O'Malley's contact info tomalley@rwbaird.com
Melges 17 Season begins at Geneva





Minnetonka to Host Ida Lewis in 2012

The Lake Minnetonka Sailing School has been awarded the bid for the 2012 US Jr. Women's Doublehanded Championship regatta for the Ida Lewis Trophy. The Ida Lewis is open to women between the ages of 13 and 18 who are US citizens. Applications are submitted to US SAILING, and 40 boats (skipper/crew combinations) are chosen to compete. The regatta is currently scheduled for Sunday, June 24 - Saturday, June 30, 2012. US SAILING is busy planning for the 2011 Ida Lewis Regatta in Mantoloking, New Jersey, but gave us the go-ahead to announce this to our club and local sailing organizations.


PYC X Whitecap

For information on the PYC X Whitecap, please go to:  http://www.tinyurl.com/PYCWhitecap

If you'd like to go directly to registration form, go to:  http://tinyurl.com/WhitecapRegistration

Questions:  rkdale@hotmail.com

Opti Instructors Clinic - June 4 - Pewaukee

opti clinic

Sails for Haiti
Skip Johnson asks you to donate by May 25th
A famous name from the past -- Skip Johnson, from the former Johnson Boat Works in White Bear Minnesota -- encourages ILYA sailors to get rid of those old sails in the attic and help out the fishermen in Haiti. Skip's friend Bob and his wife in Bonita Springs, Florida, run a charity there, and part of the outreach is providing aid to orphanages to Haiti and the Bahamas. On their last trip to Haiti in December many fisherman told them of their need for sailcloth and line for their fishing boats--no sails, no fish, no food, Skip and Bob are hoping that some ILYA members would have used sails and line that they would donate to this cause. The blog of Bob's voyages can be found at www.schoonerstarofthesea.blogspot.com
It doesn't matter the condition of the items, these guys can make anything work! The ministry website is www.mysuperkidsclub.org if you would like to learn more about it. Thank You. The sails should arrive by May 25th. Bob can load 20 tons at a time so number of sails is not an issue. For more info, call  Captain Bob at 239-248-0647.
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


Join US Sailing NOW

Inland Lake Yachting Assoc  participates in the Member Partner Program with US SAILING. Through this program you are able to join US SAILING at a discounted rate while also earning credits for Inland Lake Yachting Assoc to purchase products from the US SAILING store.

Why should you join or renew your membership with US SAILING and what the benefits? US SAILING impacts your sailing activities through the various programs and initiatives the organization supports.

Your membership supports:

  • Standards for sailing instruction and coaching in the United States, which ensures sailors are learning in a safe and fun environment.
  • The certification of race officials, judges and umpires that maintain the integrity of the sport.
  • Fair ratings for measurement rules, PHRF and Portsmouth Yardstick fleet handicapping, the distribution of sail numbers and the development of offshore performance services.
  • Racing and cruising safety standards through research and Safety at Sea Seminars.

You also have access to great benefits from our partners: :

Sperry Topsider
Hobie Sunglasses
West Marine
Hilton Hotels

Brooks Brothers
Gowrie Group Insurance

Please renew your membership today and help support Inland Lake Yachting Assoc and US SAILING.

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