Volume 9, Issue 51
August 14, 2014   

Melges Performance Sailboats
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August

13-17 ILYA Championships - A, E, C, I-20 - Oshkosh at the Waters

17-19 RWB Chip NOR SIs

 

September

6-7 George Dorn MC Beulah

13-14 C Blue Chip - Okauchee

20-21 Beulah C Challenge

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It's a success already!

The excitement is building as we anticipate the start of RACE ONE of the 2014 ILYA Championships. Four fleets together for four days of fun, frivolity and festivity. The air was energized as old friends gathered at the majestic Waters. The Wyman-Schlosser team has outdone itself. The evening began with the lovely Kate Wyman, below, singing an outstanding performance of the national anthem followed by a FLYOVER!! Now when have you seen that at a regatta? It was spectacular in effect. Commodore Tom Castle welcomed us from Oshkosh and Commodore Peter Friend welcomed us from the ILYA. A new tradition was begin when he introduced the youth present who recently won the ILYA X and Opti events. Kate Cox, Sam and Christian Spencer are here as is JP Friend.
And here is the new class of Bilge Pullers, in part. And the good parts were on display with black socks. You have young kids and the oldies (so anyone can do it!). Russ Lucas - age untold - will enter with this class. That is, if he can pass the test and some don't. Hope he studied because the ILYA tradition has a lot of facts to memorize. Thanks to the "wannabes" who carried tables, trophies and DRiNKS to the Bilge Pullers. 
 
 
 
 
Racing begins at 9:30 on the water for the first warning signals for the Cs and Es this morning. As and I-20s sail in the afternoon. The plan is two races for each fleet today and then the fleets will alternate timeslots the subsequent days and also alternate sailing one or two races as we manage this extravaganza. 
US Sailing Youth Championships  
Two Days of Sailing  - Lamphere Continues to Lead Lasers; Augie Dale in 3rd in C420s. Look for Loosbrocks, Bitney and Mary Claire Kiernan.
 
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