2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 7, Issue 16

 April 9, 2012 

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21-22    Missouri C

28-29    Springfield C 




5-6        Pewaukee MC

              Cedar, IN C

              Spring Lake C

12-13    Cedar, WI MC and C

19-20    Okauchee MC

             Grand Rapids, MC

             Lake Kegonsa MC - 19th

             LacLaBelle C 

             Geneva Spring E 


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 Spring Sailing is Here

 College, High School and soon Scows up North 
 College sailing began in earnest in March. Teams from the Midwest began traveling south and east to find soft water but, turns out, they could have stayed here. Exciting times for George Kutschenreuter who won the B division at the huge Truxton regatta. Brother Joe was fourth in A's, Colin Smith of Brown was 2nd in Laser radials. Go to collegesailing.org for weekly results. See our Midwest sailors in action.

High School sailing began two weeks ago in Chicago. These young sailors and their parents/coaches travel each weekend between the northern Twin Cities and the southern Chicago/Milwaukee region. Minnetonka posted the first win at Belmont Station. Ben Garber, Madde Loosbrock, Connor Corgard, Addy Ferguson, Nick Price and Brooke Hensley won the first event. Sailors travel to Grosse Pointe, Michigan for the Mallory qualifier next week. Check out the MISSA site for more info.

MC's began in Florida last month. Jimmy Gluek won the 79!!! boat Midwinter Event. You will need to travel to GA, SC or OK in April but watch out when May comes - an event every weekend. Click here for the full schedule.

C scows - April 21-22 in Missouri, you can begin the 2012 season. Follow that with Springfield and then the May fun begins. 50 years of Cedar, IN - so many of you are pre-registered. Make this a year to remember in Indy and then go to Cedar, WI who is actively working to bring you the best time ever. LaBelle is on the docket May 19-20.

E scows traveled to Charleston this weekend. Lake Geneva E starts the north season.

A scows look to June to start the season with their national championship.
Optis host their Team Trials in two weeks in NJ. Watch our young Midwest sailors sail their way to the national and international teams.
Lake Harriet Adaptive Sailing Wins US Sailing Award

From US Sailing Website 

Outstanding Program for Disabled Sailors - Lake Harriet Yacht Club Adaptive Sailing Program (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Since 2007, the Lake Harriet Yacht Club's Adaptive Sailing Program has empowered sailors with disabilities to experience the sport. On a weekly basis, volunteers at LHYC help sailors rig the vessels, embark and disembark. They also assist with on-the-water coaching and safety measures. The club has been successful in making modifications to adaptive sailing vessels, which has improved the overall experience for the sailors.

Pat Dunsworth sent us this photo of the crew at Harriet readying the boats for the 2012 season.Volunteers from the Lake Harriet Yacht Club (Minneapolis, MN) Adaptive Sailing program, recent recipients of the US-Sailing "Outstanding Program for Disabled Sailors" award, perform annual maintenance on their fleet of Illusion Mini-12 and 2.4-meter sloops. Instruction and racing is available Monday & Thursday nights from early June through early September.  For more information contact Pat Dunsworth at 612-309-4371.

Bilge Pullers

Where in the World are Sally and Steph?

 Women's Matchracing Trials - May 4-9 

The Princess Sofia Cup has concluded. Our women have work to complete before the Trials. Barkow was 8th and Roble 16th. Next on their agenda is France and then the Trials. It's never too late to donate. Use Paypal, credit card or check to the ILYA Foundation.

Delavan Prepares for Busy Regatta Season

Bilge Pullers 

 While preparing for a busy season this year, Delavan ran across this piece of memorabilia. So here goes the schedule ---- MIR C second weekend of June. Leave your boat there for the following weekend when sailors will compete for the C national championship. Then come back in July for the ILYA X championship. The quilt project is proceeding. Send your quilt square now. You won't want to be left out.

The X event will be a Sailors for the Sea Clean event. Look for Delavan to utilize biodegradable cleaning products, corn-based cups, water stations for refilling water bottles.

Plan to visit Delavan in June and July and then return in September for the North Americans. They are planning now just for you. 

Google calendar online

The times they are a' changin. From this weekend's events, a Google calendar has been created to feature a fleet by fleet calendar which can be viewed in totality or by fleet. Please send your event to john@summersetmarine.com or candaceporter@wi.rr.com. Further info on access to the calendar will be posted here next issue. Email now for your event to be included.

We are looking for Iowa and Minnesota events, in particular.

Level I - US Sailing Instructor Certification
 Register NOW! 
Sailing Schools, sign up your instructors now. Instructor classes are now on the US Sailing site. Classes are filled on a first come-first serve basis. The hosting clubs have no right to reserve spots.

Level 1
June 7-10        Pewaukee YC
June 7-10        Sandusky, Ohio  Sailing Club
June 4-7          Wayzata YC
May 29-June 1  Chicago YC
5/21-24            Chicago Park District

Level 2
June 4-5         Chicago Park District
5/26-27          Wayzata YC 
5/26-27          Geneva YC 
National A sailors invite Hank Stuart as PRO

Bilge Pullers



Hank Stuart                                                   585-385-6008 home

63 Water View Circle                                 

585-414-6105 cell

Rochester, New York 14625                       hstuart8m@gmail.com -home






SAILING EVENTS:                                   

  • 2005 - Present Super Yacht skipper and helmsman
  • Newport - Bermuda Race 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2004
  • Newport - Bermuda Race overall winner 1998 (Kodiak -watch captain)
  • 2002 and 2004 Boat of the Year Lake Ontario (J35C-Blue Knight)
  • 2003 US SAILING Offshore Championship - (winning skipper)
    • Lloyd Phoenix Trophy at United States Naval Academy
    • 1st time Area E (Great Lakes) has ever won this National Championship 
  • 1995 8 Metre World Champion (Medemblik, Holland) (skipper)
  • 1980 America's Cup Trials - Clipper
  • Tom Blackaller's USA America's Cup 1983 and 1987
  • 1992 Nippon Challenge America's Cup Coach, Tokyo, Japan
  • J/24 World Champion 1982, Congressional Cup 1985, Liberty Cup 1986
  • Member  -New York Yacht Club, St Francis Yacht Club, Rochester Yacht Club, Bayview Yacht Club, Oswego Yacht Club
  • Commodore Rochester Corinthian Sailing Club (2002-present)



  • US Sailing Chairman Race Administration Committee
  • US Sailing National Race Officer
  • US Sailing Senior Judge     
  • International Sailing Federation International Race Officer
  • US Sailing Area Race Officers Committee (Area E)
Championship Coordinator for Melges 24 and 32 classes
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Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association