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Volume 7, Issue 57                                                                                                           August 11, 2012

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Classes E, C, and I-20
 August 9 - 12, 2012
 
 Classes A, MC, and Club 420
August 16-19, 2012

Mendota Yacht Club 

Madison, Wisconsin
  

 

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 August

8-11     Western Michigan E, C, MC, Melges 17, Laser - Muskegon

9           Pram Power - North Lake

10-11    X Blue Chip - Cedar

11-12    D20 Great Lakes Laser Champs - Racine

9-12     ILYA Champs - E, C and I-20

13-14   ILYA Youth Singlehand  Laser  - Beulah 

            Opti RWB Chip - Labelle

16-19   ILYA Champs - A, MC and 420

22-25   MC Nationals - White Lake

25-26  Great Plains USODA Opti Regatta - Clear Lake

 

 

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Eckert/Lynn/Burdick Lead Day One
 Windy Conditions Take Toll 
In the toughest sailing conditions of the year thus far, the E, C and I-20 ILYA Champs commenced on beautiful Lake Mendota. The backdrop of the Capitol building and the University of Wisconsin are breathtaking but gusts in the high twenties took the breath away on the first day of the three-day event. But wind did not diminish the spirit or effort of our sailors. (Congrats to the local Boathouse on a record-breaking day of repairs). Forty-three E's started the day. Peter Maas is the repair winner of the day losing his rudders on start #1 while trying to avoid a tipped over boat. A trip to Melges and back and today he will return to winning style. It was marvelous downwinds that kept the excitement at top level for the three races completed on the anticipated highest of wind days of the event. PRO Chip Mann was versatile as his RC boats suffered difficulty requiring immediate substitution of two of his four boats. Results after three races (note the scorer's configuration of two columns per race.  
1 I- 45 Burdick, Andy Team 45 Geneva 2 2 5 5 1 1 8
2 V- 37 Barkow, August Big Wheels Pewaukee 3 3 3 3 2 2 8
3 I- 2 Porter, Vincent Grace Geneva 1 1 8 8 5 5 14
4 BH- 8 Lucas, Russell Shimmer Other 4 4 4 4 10 10 18
5 I- 49 Porter, Brian Full Throttle Geneva 10 10 2 2 12 12 24
6 J- 80 Schloesser, Jon Whiteaway Okoboji 8 8 12 12 6 6 26
7 W- 25 Alnes, Lee Euphoria White Bear 19 19 1 1 7 7 27
8 H- 8 Sugar, Hugh and Tim Gr8 Expect8tions Mendota 6 6 11 11 11 11 28
9 M- 9 Burton, Tom Intrepid Minnetonka 17 17 6 6 8 8 31
10 M- 42 Rogers, Sam Minnetonka 7 7 13 13 14 14 3
  The C fleet seemed less consistent than the E's in finishing performance. Leading the fleet is the prior non-winner Ed Eckert and Dave Schmidt who for the first time in memory took a third on the "Grumpy Old Men." Tom won the event several years ago but was not awarded the title due to incomplete regulation races completed . . .  so here he is again. Andrew Bohl wins the repair day with a bow hole which required all night, overnight repairs by the Boathouse. Seems the hole is the shape of a C scow bow. Several demastings in the fleet: Kent Haeger and Tom Pomierski and perhaps Dave Keck. All sailors are fine as Mendota Yacht Club and tender boats are providing assistance rapidly. C's completed three races under the guidance of PRO Larry Krause.
 
1 A- 36 Eckert, Tom M Grumpy Old Men Cedar, Wis. 2 2 2 2 13 13 1 17.00
2 E- 88 Schmidt, Stephen M Ridin Hign Okauchee 17 17 1 1 1 1 2 19.00
3 B- 7 Kutschenreuter, Joe JR Tackycardia Beulah 10 10 7 7 3 3 3 20.00
4 B- 16 Kutschenreuter, George JR Beulah Beast Beulah 3 3 9 9 8 8 4 20.00
5 E- 1 Prange, Mark M Badolboys Okauchee 1 1 15 15 6 6 5 22.00
6 M- 20 Krech, Tim Fire and Ice Minnetonka 9 9 11 11 7 7 6 27.00
7 B-317 Porter, John Cookie Beulah 23 23 3 3 4 4 7 30.00
8 M- 25 Andert, Chris Mud Minnetonka 5 5 20 20 5 5 8 30.00
9 I-113 Jewett, Kevin Honey Badger Geneva 7 7 14 14 11 11 9 32.00
10 N-181 Keck, Peter Nagawicka 12 12 4 4 17 17 10 33.0

Kudos to the I-20 fleet who sailed across the vast width of the lake to sail a tough three races. PRO Mark DeGuire wisely moved his fleet into more sheltered water after an on-the-water lunch discussion with the fleet. Nice to see Indian Lake, Ohio represented along with the strong Wauwasee, Indiana crowd. Nicer folks you will never meet. The two spinnakered fleets with the speedy C's in the middle of Mendota was a picturesque sight. If you are in Madison, visit the Union Terrace or walk out to Picnic Point to watch the three fleets. Governor Nelson Park in Middleton is regatta headquarters.

Leader Aaron Lynn (photo by Grant Frautschi)

 

1 J- 11 Lynn, Aaron Grog Okoboji 1 1 1 1 2 2 4
2 M- 12 Fleming, Pat Control Issues Minnetonka 2 2 5 5 1 1 8
3 H -652 Sheck, Steve Mendota 4 4 2 2 5 5 11
4 U- 11 Catlin, Steven Yellow Boat Neenah 5 5 4 4 8 8 17
5 FD-101 Whealon, Dave Shake and Bake Fond du Lac 6 6 3 3 9 9 18
6 ID- 4 Ewing, Joe Indian 7 7 7 7 4 4 18
7 M- 11 Crear, Willie Iver C. Johnsonm Minnetonka 10 10 6 6 6 6 22
8 FD- 10 Whealon, Sam Balance Fond du Lac 3 3 DNF 17 3 3 23
9 ID- 8 Patten, Jeff Indian 9 9 8 8 7 7 24
10 FD- 4 Boatman, Jack Fond du Lac Fond du Lac 8 8 DNC 17 DNC 17 42
 
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 Beautiful Night on Mendota 

 Music, drink - free beer from Capital Brewery - your best friends surrounding you on the spacious rooftop overlooking magnificent Mendota. The evening topped off an eventful but memorable day of sailing. It was a casual night with the youngest participant (five-week old Emersyn Welscher) to the parents of sailors (who knows how old?). There is something so special about our intergenerational sport and the rich characters we boast. Thanks to Darby Sugar, Todd Haines and Trey Sprinkman for all their efforts to make this so enjoyable for all of us. Photo below is Dr. Tom Hodgson who provided the casual musical backdrop for the evening.
 
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Bilge Pullers  Help us with our sailors at home 
Do you love "live" action? Are you on the racecourse? Do you own a smartphone? And, of course, you are on facebook. Please consider serving as a course reporter.
 
Bilge PullersHere's how it works.  Go watch your sailor on this great lake. But BEFORE you leave home -

   

  • 1 - copy the logo on the left of your favorite fleet.
  • 2 - Make this your facebook profile picture. This makes it easy for the folks at home to follow a favorite fleet. When you post, the fleet emblem will appear next to your name.  

 3 - At the event, enjoy the race

 4 -  Use your smartphone or iPad to record the roundings (top five are five), mishaps, great moments.

 

 5 - Post to the ILYA BIG Inland facebook page (go to your facebook page, search for ILYA BIG Inland and you are there).

  

6 - Thanks for being a correspondent - thanks for enjoying the regatta - thanks for supporting the ILYA and enjoying Mendota
 

Our youth at Chubb Youth Championship Regatta
 Single, Doublehanded and keel boat in San Francisco 
Check the results: Augie Dale, Isabella Loosbrock, Ben Garber/Sarah Hogg (currently 6th), Parker Trepton/Charlie Hollister and Will Holz (Chicago) (Currently 3rd) represent the Midwest. Results 
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