Volume 9, Issue 53
August 16, 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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What a day!! On the water and social beyond compare.

Photos today by Larry Kmiecik;
As we begin another day with the sun rising, we look for a change in weather. Storms are looming in the afternoon but we need to get strong racing in today for the A fleet. The new four- fleet-together schedule has not presented a challenge in terms of time --- just light air. The A's struggled through racing at 5-7 MPH but the E's and C's were blessed with great late afternoon breeze. The E's and C's start the day today and we ask for the same late afternoon breeze for the I-20s and A's as we approach day three of the ILYA Championships. Vincent Porter, I-1, leads the A's; John Isom the I-20s, Ryan Grosch the C's and Peter Strothman the E's. Check results by clicking above. 
The Eagle, Vincent Porter, Junior Impens, Greg Gifford, David Navin and Ryan Fitzgerald took the single A race of Friday
Peter Strothman, Corbett Porter, Griffin Rolander and Bri Porter take the E
Tom Burton won the last E race of the day but no photo submitted of the win. He sails with Bruce Martinson, Harrison Burton and Chris Thompson.
No one has a better day than Ryan Grosch and Natalie Sim's 1-2 in the C fleet.
It was a Nagawicka day as Peter Keck with Ben Porter took race 2 of the day on the C fleet
There was no race win photo from the I-20 fleet but John Isom and Korbin Kierstead repeated Day 1 in the sole Race 2 race. 

With music playing as the fleets filled the Waters tent, here was the scene. Our beautiful, tradition-filled trophies are being presented each evening. 
The crowd was spellbound as we marked the day's accomplishments but most entertaining was Buddy Melges.
Buddy welcomed us, regaled us, chastised us for beating him on the E course this time around and humbled us with his love for the ILYA, Oshkosh and scows. His speech was full of humor and &(*%%^$    as always but what came out loud and clear was his respect for the beauty of Winnebago, the challenges we get to conquer on this great (and other ILYA waters) body of water presents us, the monumental effort of the Wymans and the Waters. It was one of those moments where you had to be here to see Buddy and ourselves at our best.  

Photographers choice below

A happy Bilge Puller table
Beauty of the A's 
Lon Schorr who was leading both an E and A race but won't be named "the closer"
Here's Lon in the A. He took the boat out of storage for this event . What a great race for Mendota.
Here is proof. Tom Eckert LEADS!!! It was a battle of the 36's in the C fleet. Great race by Tom Eckert and Dave Schmidt
E's in all their splendor

I-20s in Action 

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.