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Volume 8, Issue 16

 April 30, 2013

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Regattas / Calendar

May

1-5 USODA Team Trials - Pewaukee

4-5 Cedar, IN Icebreaker C

11-12Cedar, WI C Spring Regatta

    Mother's Day C--Spring Lake,MI

    May Madness  - Opti, X, Laser

18-19 LaBelle C/X Tune Up

18-19 Geneva Spring E - Geneva

June

1-2 I-20 Lighthouse, Fond du Lac

8-9 MIR C--Lake Beulah, WI

      C Easterns--Chautauqua, NY

8-12 Club 420 Neill Clinic, Chicago

14-16  C Nationals--Pewaukee, WI Online registratione

19-22 MC Youth Champs-Lake Murray, SC

20-23 420 ILYA Champs/Clinic - Delavan

20-23 A Scow Nationals - Geneva 

21-23 ILYA I-20 Invite - Cedar Lake IN

22-27 US Junior Women's Doublehanded Champs, Club 420 Ida Lewis (girls only) clinic and regatta, Bahia Corinthian YC, Corona del Mar, CA

25-27 TRAP X - Pine

26-29 MC Nat'ls - Clear Lake, IA

29-30 USODA Midwest Champs - Gull Lake, MN

30 - July 2 Area K JOs, Wayzata 

July

1-2 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka

8-10 GLSS Dinghyfest

11-13 420 Youth Nat'ls-Geneva

11-14 ILYA E Invite - Pewaukee

11-14 ILYA MC Invite - Delavan

15-16 Xtreme-Oshkosh

14-16 SBS Area K Qual-Lk Forest

17-20 MC Masters Nat's-Hoover, OH

18-21 ILYA C Inv.--Okauchee, WI

19-21 ILYA Melges 17 Champs - Pewaukee

19-22 420 NAs, St. Margaret YC, Glenhaven, NS, Canada

22 ILYA No Tears East-Nagawicka

22 ILYA No Tears West - Clear, IA

24-27 ILYA X Champs - Oshkosh

26-28 Hyannisport 420 regatta, Cape Cod

28-30 ILYA Opti Champs-Beulah

29-31 CJ Buckley 420 team regatta - Cape Cod

August

1-4WMYA Champs-White Lake, MI

2-4 WYA C--LaBelle, WI

2-4 Buzzards Bay 420-Providence,RI

2-4 I-20 ILYA Champs,-Green Lake

7-11 Chicago Tall Ships and Chicago Match Cup

8-10 ILYA C champs; Regis 8/7

11-13 ILYA A champs; Regis. 8/10
15-17 ILYA E/MC champs; Regis. 8/14  Housing options 
13-17 US Sailing Youth Champs - Corpus Christi

 

September

7-8 Max C Fall=-Maxinkuckee, IN 
7-8 MC Team Nat's-Clear Lake, IA
13-15 I-20 Nat'ls -Fond du Lac
14-15 Blue Chip--Okauchee, WI

      Fenton C Fall Lake Fenton, MI

21-22 C Challenge-Lake Beulah,WI
21-22 MC Blue Chip-Spring Lake, MI
28-29 Lotawana C-Missouri YC, MO
     Polar Bear--Lake Davenport, IA
 
October
5-6 C Worlds--Delavan, WI
  

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The parking lot really says it all. Nearly 1/2 of the 194 sailors have landed in Wisconsin. Vendors are in the parking lot - there is sailing gear in every color. Our local vendor is Stelluca with great new bags and jewelry from Heidi Schweda. A local touch is Brian Holloway with McLaughlin. The KO and Sturgis trailers have great new friends and everyone seems to know about scows. Pewaukee has a running video of Pewaukee scows; Harken is welcoming all the sailors and some folks are planning to visit Melges. The new 29er seems to be the hot new choice for youth sailors.  

 

Sailors from 23 states will start competing May 1-5. If you plan to come visit, the parking is not at the club. Follow the signs to park near the church on the west. It is an upper lot with new steps down to the parking lot you are accustomed to using. The Pewaukee grill is going all day and the bar is open. If you are planning to spectate on the water, there is no launching at Pewaukee during sailing hours. Use the Sportsdock for launching. There will be a set of buoys around the perimeter of the course where spectators may not travel. Talking to sailors has specified areas and times during the race so please try not to communicate with the sailors to keep us all happy and within the desired courtesies on the water.  Follow the progress on the race course on USODA Twitterfeed. The race results may look a bit different as we are running three flights each race.

 

So wouldn't you know - great wind today on practice day.

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 Final Report from ISAF-Hyeres - from US Sailing
 anniebrianahyeresHaeger and Provancha - Only US Team to make Medal Round

Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wis.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) went into the medal race in 7th overall with the goal of standing on the podium. With two scores that are doubled and non-excludable to the overall points score, there was room to move up.

After a brief delay to the start of racing due to very light wind, the fleet headed out to the course under rainy skies. The first race started in light, shifty wind, which made it a challenge for the 10-boat fleet.

"We were caught on the wrong side going up the first the beat and fighting, trying to get all the points back we could," said Haeger. "We were forced to wrong side on first downwind and had a pretty good comeback."

They finished the race in 7th. Next was the final race to determine medals. With the wind building to 10 knots, Haeger and Provancha determined the left side was favored for the start and set off in that direction. Their choice paid off with them rounding the first weather mark in the lead. They continued to charge around the course, slipping slightly into second at a crowded second weather mark rounding. The fleet split downwind and Haeger and Provancha extended to lead the fleet, crossing the finish line with a win.

"We are excited about the win," said Haeger. "It was a good way to end the regatta."

They finished the regatta in 4th place, just three points shy of the third-place team of Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR). Winning Women's 470 were Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Barbachan (BRA), with Camille LeCointre and Mathilde Geron (FRA) in second.

The team has come a long way in a short amount of time and will go back to the U.S. before heading to the Delta Lloyd Regatta, in May. "This early on in the quad we're trying to get better as a team and looking at the big picture of what's going to get us a gold in Rio," said Provancha. "Right now we're making awesome improvements."
To watch the full video interview with Haeger and Provancha http://youtu.be/_3617eypW-Y

Speaking about Haeger and Provancha's performance this week, High Performance Director Charlie McKee said, "Obviously they're out of the blocks in the quad having some strong performances both in individual races. They've done three regattas here in Europe and they've done well in all three. There's an example of a lot of hard work of training at home. They come here and are able to compete with the top people, so it's encouraging for them and a credit to what they've done so far."

Although there were fewer American sailors competing at this event, McKee explained that the outcome helps set the tone for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider at this stage in the quad. "It was a bit of a tough week for us as a team," he said. "We had some moments of strong performances, but overall it was a good reminder that we're not really on top in many classes and we have quite a lot of work to do before we can deliver consistent performances on the international stage.

"It's good to have two regattas back-to-back in Europe and take some big picture lessons, not just from one week of sailing, but a long period of time with some training in between.

"People are ready to take those lessons and tailor their domestic training. We have to get faster and we have to get more consistent. We had a few less sailors here and a few performances that weren't as strong as they were in Palma, but it's really on here too. Most important is that we are driving things from these experiences that are making us better."

Final standings for U.S. athletes:
4th, 470 Women - Anne Haeger (East Troy, Wis.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.)*
13th, 470 Women - Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Sarah Lihan (New York, N.Y.) * **
15th, 49er FX - Kristen Lane (Tiburon, Calif.) and Christine Neville (Oakland, Calif.) **
16th, Finn - Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.)*
16th, RS:X Women - Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.)
22nd, Laser - Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.)*
26th, 49er - Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.)*
32nd, 49er - Ryan Pesch (Vineyard Haven, Mass.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.)*
41st, 49er - Brad Funk (Miami, Fla.) and Erik Aakhus (Corona del Mar, Calif.)**
41st, Finn - Gordon Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.)* 4-7-11-11-17-6-BFD
69th, Laser - Erik Bowers (Excelsior, Minn.) 11-6-15-42-15-BFD-15

Full results: http://swc.ffvoile.com/
* Denotes member of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
** Denotes member of US Sailing Development Team

Editors note: - our young sailors are competing and then recording the day's progress for their fans at home. Most notable is the report of the day's goals, strategy for improvement but the takeaways at day's end. They are keeping a positive outlook on each day and note the tasks for the next day's work. To read about our sailors, go to Team Haeger Provancha  or email Mark Bowers <Mark@BowersSailing.com> for the Bowers report.

 

LATE BREAKING NEWS - ISAF Word Rankings were released today. Haeger is now ranked 4th in the world. Gordy Lamphere is 14th in the Finn and Erik Bowers is 42nd.

  
Come to Cedar

   Indiana or Wisconsin

    The C's will have back to back spring Cedar events. It's hard to have more fun than Cedar, IN. Then go to Cedar, WI for loads of fast, short racing and always a great dinner. All your friends will pick one or the other. Be there.        

  
High School Sailors Qualify for Mallory Nationals
 Top Three - Lake Forest, Oconomowoc, Minnetonka -  Move On
  
  lake forest 1st
  Malcolm Lamphere (Lake Geneva), third from right, led his team to the top qualifying spot from the Midwest.
  
  Oconomowoc
  
Runnerup Oconomowoc boasts sailors Sam Petelinsek, Carolyn Keck, Tom Groskopf, Parker Trepton, Zac Aasen, Dan Groskopf (peeking over) and Hanna Girard.
Minnetonka 3rd  Minnetonka HS - George Usmanova, Jack Bitney, Brooke Hensley, Isabella Loosbrock,  Addy Ferguson, Maddie Loosbrick, Amalie Hansen and Coach Gordy
  
 College Nationals Teams Selected

College Nationals will be held May 21-30 in St. Petersburg, FL.  

Co-ed Teams          

An East and West Qualifier were held this weekend to narrow 36 qualifying teams down to the final 18. ILYA names were at both events. Wisconsin traveled "west" (Hampton hosting) to compete with Tufts, St Mary's, Charleston and Tulane with Inland sailors. Christopher (Critter) Banholzer for Charleston, Will Haeger for Tufts, George Kutschenreuter, Katrina Debbink, Katlyn Putney, Andre w Fox, Kirsten Reeser and Erin Monahan for Wisconsin, Nicholas Clemence for St Mary's and Michael Swanson for Tulane competed with only Tulane not progressing to Nationals.
  
The East Qualifier was held at Old Dominion with Brown sailor Colin Smith qualifying. Minnesota sailors Ryan Grosch, Drake Lundeen, Sarah Ellis and Emily Oltrogge were competing.
  
Women's Finals
 Congratulations to Steph Hudson and Team Captain Kelly Roy who won the Women's northeast qualifier and were named to the NEISA First team skipper and Second team crew. They sail for Boston College and will compete against seventeen additional teams in St. Petersburg. Boston College won both the A and B division.
  
  
hudsonroy    The Midwest counterparts to Hudson and Roy are the Minnesota team who won both the A and B division. Both Minnesota and Wisconsin proceed to the Women's Nationals. Minnesota qualifiers are Milwaukee's Allison Kent and Clear Lake's Emily Oltrogge. Sarah Ellis is crew for Minnesota. From Wisconsin, Whitney Kent, Katlyn Putnum, Leslie Poole, Kirsten Reeser. The first and second teams for the Midwest are awarded at the Strictly Sail show in February.
  
Team Race Nationals
The third component of the college nationals will feature many of the same sailors. The teams are not listed yet on the college nationals event website.
  
If you have extra time during the nationals regatta, watch the day to day press - twitter feed, scores, video feeds. Chris Love Productions will be providing end of race interviews, days beginning and ending reviews.
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