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Bilge Pullers  

Volume 7, Issue 63                                                                                                         August 20, 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


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22-25   MC Nationals - White Lake

25-26  Great Plains USODA Opti Regatta - Clear Lake



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Many thanks to Mendota - Hoofers, Mendota Yacht Club, Madison sponsors, Trey Sprinkman and Darby Smith


With accolades all around, Commodore Trester thanked so many, many volunteers who made this great event happen. The Bilge Pullers Headquarters was never without Mendota volunteers assisting with hospitality, cleanup, assistance and SMILES! Thanks for this inaugural venture with the ILYA to serve our great scow sailors. 


To our sponsors ------

Melges/North - You are our forestay. Without your support in financial, manufacturing, knowledge and on-the-water performance, we could not exist. Thanks for competing and making this event so much fun with all your children and wives - it was great fun. And congrats to Harry and Andy for 1-2 in the A fleet.


Capital Brewery - many folks will never be the same. You provided much of the festive spirit we enjoyed. At Governor Nelson and the Pyle Center, you were so generous to show us a great time. The amber was the editor's new favorite. Tom Stitgen, a local MC sailor in Madison is inviting all our clubs to enjoy this local offering. It is a hit in many of WI bars already. How about adding it to your yacht club beers? In the Milwaukee area, it is distributed by CJW, a vendor most of you already utilize.


Old Wisconsin -- most of you know this in your local grocery stores as Buddig meats. The Buddigs sail MC's in Michigan and on Delavan. The "cantina" at the tent site featured Old Wisconsin favorites. Many of you will recall the Buddig Bullseye of many years ago at the Geneva Big Inland. The bright green shirts "marked" the race winners. Thanks for longtime support, Buddigs. 


Look at the masthead above to see our other sponsors. Each contributed to make this endeavor possible. Mendota does not have a clubhouse so it takes a generous effort on all fronts to make such a successful event. Thanks to all.



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!!!

And now. . .  the winners
 A fleet 
Melvin, M-21- took home the prize for the first time. In an emotional acceptance speech, Pat Hughes recognized each member of his team for seven years of effort. Of special note is the retirement of Chris Andert who will be moving to Florida this Fall. Chris has been a member of the ILYA Board and his love for the C scow is unparalleled. His online C World will be transitioned this Fall. Chris and Tony Jewett, Skip and Terry Jewett, Rick Kotovic and skipper Pat Hughes were tearfully joyful with the win. Added this year were Harry Melges III and IV.  Congratulations to the M-21 for a victory with strong, strong competitors.

With one point between first and second and no wind on days 2and 3, the Silverhawk team graciously congratulated Team Melvin. The Silverhawk won the coveted   
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