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Volume 7, Issue 60                                                                                                           August 15, 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


Regattas / Calendar



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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Lake Mendota is the place to be for all scow sailors these next two weekends, and the place to find the most current and up to date status of the event is through the ILYA Big Inland Facebook page. There you'll find the race finishes as they occur, the most recent ScowLines, and be able to connect with your fellow sailors around Madison.


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Sailors, Take Your Marks ----- Second "GO!"
 420 at Burrows 
420 sailors, your registration is at Burrows so head to the east side of Madison, near Maple Bluff. Party and lunch tickets are available on line today or at the site tomorrow. Registration for sailing is available online today and on site tomorrow. End of Day awards will be awarded for best overall day performance. Jerseys will be worn by the leaders of each race (thanks to an anonymous donor). Recall, SI's are online.

A's and MC's
You will need to purchase a parking pass for WI State Parks. If you drove your car last week, bring the same one or peel off the sticker. It's all the beer you can drink for $5. You receive a wristband. Raffle tickets for Velocitek units and new sails will be sold at registration and at the Pyle Center. Radio channels are listed in the online SI's: 69 for A scows, 72 for MC's. Competitors briefings will be via radio - 8:30 for MCs and 9:30 for A's.

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If you are on the water and would kindly give info to the folks back home, it is appreciated. Post from ILYA Big Inland. It is good practice to identity the fleet first ----- A fleet, Race 1 --- Jim Smith I-99 in first,, for example. MC fleet, race two, first windward mark - Rick Trester, first!

See you at registration on Thursday. If you are running late, please call to assure your lunch and meal package. We can talk you through registration in an emergency. Candace Porter - 262-441-0229 or Darby Sugar 608-215-9816    
LaBelle Hosts RWB Chip
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Henry Chapman, '11 winner, awards Alec Bischoff with the 2012 award
 Alec Bischoff Takes Title
 Fifty-one sailors competed in the 2012 event. With a mixture of lake qualifier and regatta qualifiers from RWB and Green events in the past season. LaBelle hosted a grand event from the shores of Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc. New this year was the addition of the Lou Morgan Sportsmanship trophy. 

The 12th annual Red White & Blue Chip Regatta on Lac LaBelle sailed one race on the first day due to light winds. Allison Marozza of Lake Delavan took the win for the first race followed by Alec Bischoff. With light and variable wind conditions again on day two, the race committee was able to get two races in. The winner of race two was Alex Keck of Nagawicka, with Henry Chapman in second. Race three was won by Parker Michel of Lake Geneva with John Berg of Lake Beulah in second. Being consistent paid off for Alec Bischoff of Pewaukee Lake who was the regatta winner with a total of 13 points.

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The Morgans present the RWB Chip Sportsmanship Trophy

JP Munich of Nagawicka was awarded the new perpetual Lou Morgan Sportsmanship Trophy. The Morgan family was there to present the beautiful trophy they donated in honor of Lou Morgan's memory.

Pl Sail # Skipper From Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Fleet Winners

1 17305R ALEC BISCHOFF      PYC 2 3 8 13 Red Fleet #1

2 10486R ALEX KECK             NAGAWICKA 11 1 3 15 Red Fleet #2

3 13161B JP FRIEND               PYC 4 9 4 17 Blue Fleet #1

4 16727B HENRY CHAPMAN     NAGAWICKA 7 2 10 19 Blue Fleet #2

5 19233B PARKER MICHEL      GENEVA 14 10 1 25 Blue Fleet #3

6 15390W KYLE CONSIDINE    CHIGAGO 5 15 6 26 White Fleet #1

7 16065B JOHN BERG              LBYC 23 6 2 31

8 15407R ALLISON MAROZZA  DELAVAN 1 22 11 34 Red Fleet #3

9 16260B ROBBIE LINDEMANN  PYC 9 8 17 34

10 15209B HENRY ROLANDER   LGYC 6 26 5 37

Full results on LaBelle website.

USODA Membership at Reduced FEE

Club Level Membership Initiative



With summer sailing programs about to get started all across the country it's time to focus our energy on the essence of the USODA Mission Statement that speaks to the growth of Optimist sailing at all levels. We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a renewed USODA initiative targeting first time Opti skippers involved in club level programs. The membership cost is $20.00. Clubs/Sailing programs coordinate the collection of the membership forms and payment. The program is not intended as a first time membership for Skippers attending USODA events.

We all realize that some sailors may feel that junior sailing is a summer time activity while others say it is their way of life. The key here is that the sport of sailing fosters the development of many life skills - self-confidence, commitment, competitiveness, teamwork, discipline, working towards goals, life-long friendships and an appreciation for the outdoors and nature whether you are involved for the summer or all year long. And USODA will work with you to foster your young sailors development of life experiences through sailing whatever your interest.

There are many benefits of USODA membership. First and foremost is that each sailor receives a subscription to the class publication, OPTINEWS, which keeps you up to date on happenings in the class, and is full of learn to sail as well as regatta news, articles on racing rules, safety, sports nutrition, equipment, sportsmanship and other current educational topics and of course, the sailors' favorite - photos! Five issues are published each year. In addition, USODA works to support and sustain junior sailors, their families and junior sailing programs through emphasis on:

  • Safety. Constantly monitoring and improving requirements to ensure your child's safety.
  • Maintaining the value of your Opti. You'll get almost what you paid.
  • Assuring fair racing between all boats on the racecourse - each is identical.
  • Education & Training. USODA provides the most comprehensive of any class.
  • Class management and administration. You'll only know how good it is when you leave.
  • Regatta Management. Absolutely the best training for future racers.

We've made it even easier to become a first time member of USODA with the New Skipper Club Program membership at a reduced annual rate for the first year. For this initiative because of the discounted membership rate, sign up is accomplished by completing the attached form for each new skipper and submitting the form and payment from the Yacht Club or Sailing Program to USODA via mail at PO Box 2260, Brant Beach, NJ 08008. We are also communicating this information to all junior sailing programs via the regional yacht racing associations hoping we will encourage clubs to sign up everyone in their program at the beginning of the season. So help us spread the word - share this information at your home club. Feel free to put people in touch with us to answer questions at usoda@usoda.org or (609) 510-0798.

Look forward to seeing you at a USODA event this year!

Bub and Emma Kovacs



Sailor's Name ________________________________Please check   (M____F___)

Sailor's Yacht Club/Organization Affiliation: ________________________________

Sailor's Date of Birth(00/00/0000)________________________________________

Parent's Name (Father) ________________________________________________

Parent's Name (Mother) _______________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________

Telephone Numbers (With Area Codes) Home (_____)_________________________

Father's Cell(_____)_______________ Mother's Cell(_____)__________________

E-Mail Addresses - Note: If multiple email addresses are entered indicate primary email to be used as the "User ID" for Skipper access to the USODA on-line event registration system.

Father____________________________ Mother___________________________

Skipper (if applicable)____________________

Do you own your Opti? ___Yes ___No    Sail Number (if known) _______________

Once membership is created in the USODA database you will be notified via email. Information can be updated/corrected at any time. Medical information and event waiver will need to be completed on-line after membership is created.


Payment: Give this form to your Program Director.

Program Directors should send all completed forms and one (1) check to:

USODA, P.O. Box 2260, Brant Beach, NJ 08008

Questions: Contact USODA at (609) 510-0798 or usoda@usoda.org


Great Plains USODA Team Trial Qualifier

usoda  Late Fee Waived

 Plan to travel to picturesque Clear Lake, IA to qualify for the spring Team Trials event on Pewaukee. Here is the official notice from USODA

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!! VERY LATE FEE OF $50 IS WAIVED for the USODA Great Plains Championship coming up the last weekend in August!!!!! Clear Lake, Iowa is one of the best kept secret sailing venues in the country.  Known for having enough steady wind year round there are hundreds of windmills that have been installed all around the lake. Clear Lake, Iowa is situated about 100 miles south of Minneapolis and 100 miles north of Des Moines. both with have major airports. Charter boats are available from Summerset Marine.  This is a great regional event to wrap up your summer - so don't delay - register today!!!

Peter Barrett to be Inducted Into Hall of Fame
 from Scuttlebutt 


Annapolis, Md. (August 15, 2012) - The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the nine sailors who will make up its 2012 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. The 2012 class of inductees will be honored on Sunday, October 14, 2012, during an invitation-only ceremony at Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans, Louisiana), the second-oldest yacht club in the country.

National Sailing Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees: navigator Stan Honey (Palo Alto, Calif.), winner of the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race as well as the 2010 Trophée Jules Verne for fastest non-stop circumnavigation of the globe; prominent yacht designer Bruce Kirby (Rowayton, Conn.); 1988 Soling Olympic silver medalist, winning Volvo Ocean Race skipper and America's Cup tactician John Kostecki (Reno, Nev.); and three-time Star Olympic medalist and two-time Star World Champion Mark Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.).

National Sailing Hall of Fame 2012 Posthumous Inductees: Olympic gold and silver medalist Peter Barrett (Madison, Wis.); America's Cup competitor and journalist Bob Bavier (New Rochelle, N.Y.); preeminent rules expert Gregg Bemis (Boston, Mass.); yacht designer and Medal of Freedom winner Rod Stephens (New York, N.Y.); and founder and first commodore of the New York Yacht Club John Cox Stevens (New York, NY).

Full report: http://tinyurl.com/NSHOF-081512

Kiss, Garber, Kiernan, Lamphere. Corgard at US Youth Champs

* Cascade Locks, OR (August 15, 2012) - It was breeze on for the first day at US Sailing's 2012 Youth Championships on the Columbia River Gorge. All four fleets completed three races, with current leaders as Mitchell Kiss (Laser Radial), Greg Martinez (Laser), Scott Buckstaff/ James Moody (29er), and Max Simmons/ Riley Legault (Club 420). Racing continues through Saturday. Event website:


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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