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Volume 8, Issue 61

 August 17, 2013

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Regattas / Calendar

August

15-17 ILYA E/MC champs; Regis. 8/14  Housing options 
13-17 US Sailing Youth Champs - Corpus Christi
22-24 M17 Nats - Lake Geneva

 

September

6-8 E Nats - Lake Geneva

7-8 Max C Fall=-Maxinkuckee, IN 
7-8 MC Team Nat's-Clear Lake, IA
13-15 I-20 Nat'ls -Fond du Lac
14-15 Blue Chip--Okauchee, WI

      Fenton C Fall Lake Fenton, MI

21-22 C Challenge-Lake Beulah,WI
21-22 MC Blue Chip-Spring Lake, MI
28-29 Lotawana C-Missouri YC, MO
     Polar Bear--Lake Davenport, IA
 
October
5-6 C Worlds--Delavan, WI
  

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New Leaders - Risewick & Bowers Lead on Day 2

 

For on the water reporting (as available), go to our Facebook page.

For results, go to the Okoboji Yacht Club website.

 

Okoboji has provided perfect weather which has netted a full complement of races. The sailing on water has matched the activity on land - perfect in all respects. Thanks, Okoboji members, for sharing your lovely club and magnificent water with us.

There were 449 of you following us at home on Facebook at our peak yesterday. 

E fleet

 

Thanks to Kirsty Thoreson, Tootie Powers and Margaret Osmundson for the pics today. The thirty E scows had one "all clear" start, a general recall and an individual recall.

Russ Lucas, BH 8, Shimmer had a great day today winning two races.

 

 
Olympic hopeful Erik Bowers had a consistent day today 1-3-3- to sit in a tie for first place.

Lucas, from BayHead, NJ,  won both his races decisively today.

1

M- 11

Erik Bowers

6

19

2

1

3

3

34

2

M- 42

Sam Rogers

11

2

4

5

5

7

34

3

I- 2

Vincent Porter

2

6

13

4

2

9

36

4

I- 9

Peter Strothman

4

12

1

10

7

4

38

5

BH- 8

Russ Lucas

1

18

9

12

1

1

42

6

M- 9

Tom Burton

3

4

8

2

8

22

47

7

I- 49

Brian Porter

7

9

11

3

11

8

49

8

V- 37

August Barkow

5

5

23

13

4

2

52

9

M- 3

Chris Jewett

16

7

6

21

16

6

72

10

V- 551

Peter Friend

9

10

12

6

24

18

79

 
Pretty in Blue - the site of 30 downwind E's is most picturesque.
 

MC Fleet 

 

Three races today invoked the right to a throwout. Leaders changed with one junior and five masters in the top ten. It appears the top five are all in reach of the championship. Better wind is predicted for the last day of racing.

 

 2344, Bill Colburn, had a great first day but slipped a bit on day 2.

 Clear Lake's Mark Tesar took the last race of the day. A final 2-1 was most impressive.

 Mike Rieswick, 2436, is the current leader and won two races today.

Mark Christensen and Stuart Oltrogge won the other two races in the championship.

1
2436 Michael Risewick 7 26 * 1 6 1 6 21
2 M 1969 Mark Christensen 1 3 5 5 16 * 8 22
3 M 2597 Jim Gluek 11 * 2 11 3 6 2 24
4 M 2444 Dan Fink 20 * 4 2 7 8 4 25
5 2344 Bill Colburn 3 1 3 13 15 * 10 30
6 2096 Steve Everist 6 21 * 7 2 9 7 31
7 M 2178 Mark Tesar 17 12 4 19 * 2 1 36
8 M 2340 Stuart Oltrogge 5 16 16 1 22 * 11 49
9 JR 2169 Drake Lundeen 23 * 11 6 16 4 13 50
10 2173 Lance Avery 2 14 21 * 18 18 5 57
10 Great things about MC and E sailing at Okoboji

10 - Mark Prange is being driven to set the windward marks by the most distinguished looking woman. Rumor has it she has excellent knowledge and experience and can predict the sustainability of the new wind as it comes down the lake. No wonder Prange looks so great as a windward mark set boat! (Seriously, he is an exceptional RC member but Sybil Wiegman makes him look extra good.)

  Thanks to all the Okoboji RC who have assisted us this session. On the E course - Tom Rierson, Mike Hoyt, Nancy Kennedy along with Sybil. Helping on the MC course,  Forrest Douglass returns along with Perry Pearson. They are joined by Barb Quinn, Margy Wood, Scott Kass, Scott Rose and Kevin Buell. Thanks to OYC Commodore Phil Petersen for arranging housing, boats, equipment and staff for this regatta.

9 -  The final look at the barge/crane company who has taken out all our moorings the entire regatta. Our moorings are on shore at the conclusion of the last race. Such service. Hey, M12 and I-20 sailor, your mooring is still here ---- along with a brand new anchor, line and two bouys left here from the A portion.

8 - Young children everywhere - all the young OYC sailors got on the MC course today as the winds built. A young Jacob Zils, with grandpa John on the E course, came running to his parents and others, shouting, "I got to sail on an MC!" The youthful activity bodes well for this club.

7 - The entire Clear Lake crowd has adopted Amelia Colburn. The sixteen-month old has weathered the regatta exceptionally well - babysitting by Chrissy Tesar, hugs to Mark Tesar, smiles for the Osmundsons and giggles to the Oltrogges. This has allowed Bill and Maureen to enjoy their first MC ILYA Champs since having this little gem.

6 - The sailing level on the E race course is intimidating! Look at the names and consider the best sailors have races in the 20's. One mistake and the race is gone. The leeward mark is often done in fewer than two minutes indicating the closeness of the competitors after 2.5 miles of sailing. It's anyone's regatta with a tie for first and the next five sailors within shooting distance.

5 - Parents Barkow, Jewett, Strothman watching their sons in the E fleet. The same three watched tough competition when their sons were in X boats. --Wonder why the X fleet remains so solid? This experience exemplifies the strength of the tradition of this fine youth boat. Parents who bonded with X boats remain supporters of the adult fleets today.

4 - Youth sailors all over the race course. Congrats to Jack Behrend, still in the X boat who is sailing well on the MC course. Emily Oltrogge, Drake Lundeen and Natalie Sinn of University of Minnesota and Andrew Wilkening of Miiami University of Ohio rock in the MC. More Porters than you can count - Vincent, Corbett, Clifford, RJ and the elder Brian at the top of the E fleet on three separate boats. To the young Finn Rowe with brother Colin - you look fantastic on the Full Throttle. Coye Harrett returns from his first year of work to his love of sailing. Charlie Burton sails on an E with his dad - he will begin University of Minnesota. X boater Korbin Kierstaad is sailing with Jon Schloesser. Our youth are in the good hands with our scows. - and ask the top sailors in both fleets where they learned to sail ---- X boats!!!

3 - Thanks to the sailors who have been giving personal accolades all week - and the E course in particular - for the efforts of the Inland and its volunteer race committee.  

2 - Jim Smith - a wonder of a man. He has been here for eleven days driving his boat to offer assistance on the course wherever needed. The Facebook postings are mostly his. The RC equipment is prepared and anticipated at the mere mention or thought from RC. Dues, registrations, cancellations, special requests, trophy returns and trophy table setup -- Jim is an irreplaceable asset. He does most of this in the background to make the ILYA look so special. Make no mistake, it is Jim who is so special to the ILYA. 

1 - The editor's personal thanks to OYC which is joined by the gratitude of so many, many of us who have been hosted by the fabulous OYC members. My personal thanks to the Brad Jones family who has housed me most graciously, assisted with the integral operation and maintenance of the yacht club to prepare it for all of us. They exemplify what the entire lake has demonstrated during our eleven-day stay. There is no shore where a sailor has not been hosted. Grandparents are re-living their sailing days with their guests, competitors are enjoying hosting competitors, new friends have been welcomed. Even a sailor who has been here all eleven days with a one night layover found housing in an instant by just asking. ----- THANK YOU, OKOBOJI YACHT CLUB.           

  

Lamphere Takes Second US Sailing Youth Champs

Malcolm Lamphere, second from left, won second place in the US Sailing Youth Champs, one of the nation's most prestigious youth events.

 

Mitchell Kiss of member club Macatawa Bay topped the Laser full rig division.

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54th Annual Blue Chip Regatta - only 4 weeks away!
 

Okauchee Lake Yacht Club is working hard on the final preparations for the 54th Annual C-Scow Blue Chip Championship Regatta which is now less than 4 weeks away. The C fleet has once again put together a remarkable regatta season, and this year's Blue Chip promises to bring together an extremely strong roster of competitors. From the pork chop dinner on Friday, the special Saturday evening dinner event, to the Mystery guest - it's shaping up to be a great event! Watch for more announcements in the coming weeks with competitor listings, dinner event details, and more!


  
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