Volume 11, Issue 15 April 4, 2016  
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Melges Performance Sailboats
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Regattas / Calendar
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22- 24 Charleston Spring E Regatta 
23-24 No Frills C - Missouri YC
30 - 5/1 Springfield C
7-8 Icebreaker C - Cedar IN
Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
14-15 Cedar Spring C/MC - Cedar, WI
21-22 LaBelle Tuneup
21-22 Geneva Spring E 
4-5 MIR C Delavan
10-12 C Nationals - Monona
16-17 Zenda U - Oconomowoc
18-19 WI MC Champs - Oconomowoc
18-19 USODA Great Lakes - Macatawa Bay, MI
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
23-24 ILYA 420 Champs - Okauchee
23-26 A Scow Nationals - 
Torch Lake, MI
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah
29-30 Quad X - Pine

7-9 I-20 and Melges 17 ILYA & National Championships
8-10 C Invite - Nagawicka - Note date change
11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
15 - TRAC Opti - Cedar
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
14-17 MC Invite - Harriet
14-17 E Invite - Mendota
23-24 WYA X - Beulah
25  No Tears Opti - Cedar
27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji
31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear
4 Pram Power - North Lake
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake,MI
12-13 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
     Big Waters C- South Shore
     George Dorn MC - Beulah
10-11 USODA Midwest Champs - Pewaukee
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
22-25 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
24-25 Lotawana C
           Beulah C Challenge

1-2 Polar Bear - Davenport, IA
8-9 C Worlds - Delavan


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Haeger Competing Next for Olympic berth  
Mallorca, Spain
It's Annie Haeger's turn now to attempt securing a berth to the Rio Olympics. Annie is ahead of her competitor by only two points so competition is tough. The 470 Europeans are scheduled April 5-12 but the early two days are measurement and practice. Sailing begins Thursday in earnest. The other Olympic classes are all determined with the conclusion of last week's Princess Sofia event. Haeger was in bronze position when her coach (and other competitors) dropped out to peak for this week's event. Follow here for scores or link to the Twitter feed or Facebook posts for instant info. Send well wishes to their Facebook page, Team Haeger/Provancha

Erik Bowers proudly sailed to second place American status. What a great four years this has been for him. He improved finishes with each year and made the top US team after his ISAF World Cup regatta in Miami earlier in the year. The miles, friends and experiences he has gained are unduplicated. 

Bowers Letter to Supporters  
Erik Bowers Olympic Campaign Overview

The Olympic Selection process was a whirlwind. Hard fight with Charlie Buckingham in both Miami & Palma. In the end, the Trials served their purpose and the best guy was selected to represent the USA at the Rio Olympics. I have come a long way since 2013. In that time I've been fortunate to train with and compete against Charlie all over the World . As the saying goes, "Iron sharpens iron." My skills have certainly improved sailing against Charlie. From here, I will continue to train and compete in Mexico at the 2016 Worlds in May. Then maybe one more regatta, followed by Rio training in June and July, prior to the Olympics in August. I will see this process through to the end, even though I'm only a sparring partner for the top guy. With the level my skills have reached, surrounded by the right structure and people, it's hard to say "NO" to more Lasering in the future.

Maru Urban has been a fantastic coach for the Trials process. Both on and off the water. Perhaps we will work together again in the future.

I want to end by thanking my teammates on the US Sailing Team Sperry, the US Sailing Team Sperry staff and coaches, my friends, family, supporters, donors, everyone at the Minnetonka Yacht Club, the ILYA, and the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School. Last and most important are my parents and sister who rode the ups and downs of the last 4 years with me. I know they will be supportive of whatever path I choose going forward.


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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
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(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
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
French Country Inn
W4190 West End Rd, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone:(262) 374-5999
Race Committee Course - Learn How to run a race or brush up on your skills  
April 23 at Lake Geneva
One Day Race Management Seminar at Lake Geneva Yacht Club 
4/23/2016   -   4/23/2016     
There are 2 available slot(s) left - admission was increased
1250 S Lakeshore Dr
Fontana, WI 53125-1803
$55 seminar fee includes seminar materials and lunch. Seminar will be held at the Lake Geneva Yacht Club and run from 0800 to 1700. Registration closes on April 17, 2016. Please contact the organizer for walk-in registration information.
Midwest Schedule for Junior Olympics  

USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Midwest 
5/28/2016   -   5/29/2016     
20960 Hazlet Park Rd
Carlyle, IL 62231 USA
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Ohio 
6/10/2016   -   6/12/2016     
5330 Coronada Dr
Mentor, OH 44060-1499 USA
Classes: Optimist, Radial, C420
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Atlantic Coast Champs 
6/23/2016   -   6/24/2016     
Bayview Ave & 59th St
Brant Beach, NJ 08008 USA
Classes: Radial, Laser 4.7, Optimist, C420
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Upper Midwest 
6/25/2016   -   6/26/2016     
400 Hastings Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA
USA Junior Olympic Festival - Michigan 
7/29/2016   -   7/31/2016     
788 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236 USA
Classes: Laser, Radial, Club 420, Optimist
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Michigan 
10/08/2016   -   10/09/2016     

Holland, MI 49434 USA
Classes: Radial, Opti, C420 (spin & non-spin)
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Editor: Candace Porter
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