Volume 9, Issue 52
August 15, 2014   

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

17-19 RWB Chip NOR SIs



6-7 George Dorn MC Beulah

13-14 C Blue Chip - Okauchee

20-21 Beulah C Challenge

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One race for E, C, I-20 on Day One

Photos today by Larry Kmiecik; yesterday by Tammy Sawyer
The flags at the Waters do not tell the story. A constant shore breeze was deceiving as light air plagued the PROs for the ILYA Championships. The morning fleets led by Chip Mann and Larry Krause left the Waters and Millers Bay with high hopes but as 9:30 approached the direction changed and varied resulting in a tough, fluky start to the event. But as they say, "cream rises to the top" our champs of the morning were Andy Burdick and Vincent Porter. 
Andy had favorite crew Mya (well along with two others, Finn and Candace) on board and for those of you who know them, it was NOT a candy-eating race. Mya has grown into a real competitor. Burdick led all but one leg with the A136 Ed Eckert and Matt Schmidt in pursuit after the first windward mark rounding where they led. 
Geneva's Vincent Porter won race one on the E course with Coye Harrett and Clifford Porter. Buddy Melges was on the course to the delight of many spectators and competitors.  He was heard to exclaim, "By gosh, I think we are moving" as there were lulls galore for brief periods of time. Again, only one race for the Es. 

Local sailor John Isom with Korbin Kierstead took charge on the I-20 fleet under the guidance of Charlie MacNider. They were able to complete a somewhat promising early few legs to a race but were stymied again by failing wind at the conclusion.

All the A's could do was wish. Tom Hodgson with his crew enjoyed some hope on Wednesday night's Felker Cup, shown above, which was ultimately cancelled due to light air. Still, twenty of these beauties are a sight in any weather. They and the I-20s start with a 9:00 warning as all fleets try for two races today. 
Photographers choice below
I-20s bring colorful artistry to the water
E's fly spinnakers gracefully downwind
C upon C upon C
Malcolm Lamphere Wins US Sailing Youth Champs  

 US Sailing's most prestigious youth event came home to the Midwest as Lake Geneva's Malcolm Lamphere maintained his lead throughout the final day to win the Johnstone Trophy. 

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Bilge Pullers Honor Krause  
Outstanding Race Committee Work
It's been a great deal of frivolity as one of the largest classes of new members was added to this philanthropic group. Foot races, some food mishaps, heavy lifting was all a prelude to the fine dinner and more serious business at hand of assisting the ILYA in its promotion and execution of scow sailing.

Larry Krause of Pewaukee YC was awarded the coveted cannon for fine race committee work. Larry has worked the E fleet at the ILYA the past two years. In addition he has served as PRO of the C Blue Chip, Quad Lakes X, C Invitational, Finn Masters Nationals and WI MC Championships this year. He has assisted at the X Inland, and I-20 course here in Oshkosh. He is known for his open communication with the fleet, calm demeanor on the course and sailors view of good race administration.