A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Regatta Edition 
Volume 3, Issue 40

August 14, 2008

In This Issue
ILYA Champs
420 North Americans
ILYA Office
Summerset Marine
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Melges Performance
North One Design
Calendar of Events
   9-16 ILYA Championships at Okoboji
   21-24 A One Design Champs at Mendota

Storm at Okoboji 
Session Two begins after a tornado warning during registration. Chip Mann took this photo as the registrants waited in the basement before heading out to the annual Bilge Pullers meeting.
bilge wannabes 
Do you know these sailors? Maybe you should not admit it but someone on Minnetonka, LaBelle and Okoboji will "fess up. This was the excitement today as "wannabes" (initiates into the ILYA Bilge Pullers) chased around the grounds during registration getting signatures on homemade T-shirts. The black socks with sandals were quite a fashion statement which matched the repetitive statements heard all day, "Hi,sir, I'm a wannabe. I want to be a Bilge Puller."
For those of you unfamiliar with the Bilge Pullers, it is a male only organization who works or donates to provide financial support to the ILYA. The race committee equipment provided at ILYA events is primarily thanks to donations annually from the Bilge Pullers. But money is not all ---- there is fun all around for sailors 26 years and older who are initiated, installed and indoctrinated into philanthropy for the sailors of the Inland.
For weather for the region, click here. Persons wanting to watch the C and I20 Inland Championship Racing can see some of the action at the Water Safety Council website, click on - click on Live Camera. The Class A Open sailing will be South of Gull Point and can't be seen.   The Water Safety Council has a weather station on shore of West Lake Okoboji. View current weather at the same site - click on Weather Live.
Racing begins tomorrow with a staggered start time. 3 A Open boat are here; 6 I-20s and 49 C's. The Okoboji C fleet is strong with 10 registrants but Lake Beulah has a showing of 9! Watch out go-kart fans.  
from US Sailing 
Team Seven logoQingdao, China (August 14, 2008) -Racing was canceled for the day after an on-land postponement. The final calls for the Finn and Yngling classes were made at 3:00 p.m. and the calls for the 49er, Laser, Laser Radial, Men's RS:X and Women's RS:X were made at 4:00 p.m. The hazy day in Qingdao could not produce enough wind for racing on any of the four scheduled courses.
Team USA sailors and coaches spent the day in their 40-foot shipping containers, which have been converted with air conditioners for relief from the muggy day. With misty showers and a heat index of 88 degrees F at around 80% humidity, heat management is important for the athletes.
After losing one race to yesterday's two-hour postponements and losing two more races today, the Olympic Sailing Regatta is running nineteen races behind schedule and does not have the capacity to make up all those races tomorrow at the same time. Six courses would be needed to do so, and there are only five available for the event. The Race Committee has decided to start the Laser, Laser Radial, Finns, Yngling classes one hour early at noon, and to push for three races instead of the originally scheduled two. RS:X Men and Women will also start at noon, but are only scheduled for two races. 49ers are noted as, "No start before 1400," meaning they will most likely take over on course B once the RS:X windsurfers have finished. Stars and Tornados will start tomorrow with two races as scheduled, and Men's and Women's 470 races will also continue as scheduled, with two races  For results click on the desired fleet in the left-hand column. 
Chautauqua NY Yacht Club hosted 83 boats for the '08 North Americans. Six Midwest teams landed in the top 23 with Chicago's Stephanie Hudson with Laura McKenna winning the event. Macatawa's Louis Padnos and Ben Spector were second and Erik Bowers with Sydney Morical were ninth. See here for results. 
Malcolm Lamphere, Clay Danly and Ben Garber were 3-4-5 in the Canadian Olympic Regatta at Kingston  Click here for results. They all have been honored as CORK Junior Stars. When they sail at CORK in the future, they will have this Star designation next to their names. This is quite an honor at this prestigious event. None of the kids got trophies! The are USA Sailors and only Canadiens got the trophies. This gang is off to Luneberg, Nove Scotia for the next regatta. 
Will Haeger has been busy in the 420 class and appears at the Okoboji Champs in a C. He qualified in the Midwest semifinals for competition in the US Sailing youth doublehanded ladder event. Results show Haeger with Laura McKenna in 4th, the Wayzata team of Kaye Siemers and Hilary Kenyon was 2nd and the last Midwest team from Grosse Pointe was 12th. Singlehanded scores are also included. Sailors were from Chicago, Lake Forest area and Wayzata.
Haeger was 4th again at Buzzards Bay regatta. Look at the results for other Midwest sailors.



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