SCOWLINES
A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
 
Volume 2, Issue 34 August 23, 2007
In This Issue
ILYA Champs
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Regatta Notices
SEPTEMBER




 
 

 While we were sailing . . .

The focus of the ILYA turned to our adult fleets after the X Inland, but our youth kept sailing and winning. If you do not see your regatta results listed here, please submit them and we will try some "catch up".
 
 
Clifford Porter Wins US Sailing Smythe Title
 Monday spinnakers
ILYA Sailors Finish High
US Sailing sponsors "ladder" events for youths under 18 years of age. The participants are selected based on qualifiers in the areas of US Sailing. All four qualifiers in Area K in the single and doublehanded categories hail from ILYA clubs.
 
Lake Geneva's Clifford Porter and Gordon Lamphere won the singlehanded right to represent Area K at Bay Head, NJ. The US Sailing website press release states, "Porter's performance in the Laser class was textbook smooth on the first two days, which saw light breeze in the morning replaced by moderate afternoon seabreeze. "I didn't make too many mistakes [on the first two days], and I played the shifts," said Porter. Entering the last day, his one discard was already spent on an OCS in Race 8. On the final day, "I just had to make sure I wasn't over the line. . . " he said. An 8-11 in the last two races earned Porter the singlehanded championship and the D. Verner Smythe Trophy." Gordy sailed to an eventual 11th place finish with strong best race finishes of 3-3-5-6.
 
The doublehanded portion of the event looked to be a double sweep by Area K but Beulah's Steph Hudson lost the lead on the last day to take home a second. Minnetonka's Erik Bowers fell also on the last day from 4th to 6th.
 
For more from US Sailing, click here. RESULTS
Beulah Issues C Challenge
C Fleet Hosts "NO Champ" Regatta 
Are you a past lake, WYA, ILYA, National Champ? Your money's not good here but your presence is. Bring your boat and a sailor to Beulah on September 22. They promise fun, beer, racing, good food, instruction, wild C boys. Joe Bitter is your host and he states this is a "no excuses" regatta.
 
This event takes the date of the former North Americans. The C fleet met at the Winter Inland and developed this event to promote the fleet. It's meant to encourage excitement, and increased participation at regattas. If you are an active regatta participant, you are asked to bring a new skipper with your boat and crew/instruct for this event.
 
Beulah promises free housing, challenges on the water and on shore. It will be fun which exemplifies all ILYA events. It's the great competition which gets us there but each venue provides the fun to keep us coming back. For more info, click here.
Youth Blue Chips
Lees and Treptons Take Top Honors 
Michael and Mitchell Lee concluded the I-92 season with the X Blue Chip win. This is in addition to a GLSS win and a second at the ILYA Champs. Geneva's Lee won soundly with 11 total points to top junior sailor Nicholas Clemence with sister Madeline with 28 points.  Cedar's Katie Sacotte with Stephanie Leftwich won the first race and held on for third. Beaver's Chris and Greta Banholzer (ILYA Sr. Champs) was fourth and Nagawicka's Ryan Grosch with Alex Stuckart. An aside - nineteen of the 60 sailors were female and seven of the 30 teams were siblings sailing together, six of the 30 were past ILYA champs in X or Opti. Full results.
 
The Opti Blue Chip saw two brothers in 1-2. Homelake advantage proved the answer for Connor and Parker Trepton. Younger brother Trevor was 18th. Geneva's Charlie Morris sailed consistently to 3rd. Minnetonka's Declan Armour was fourth and Pewaukee's Augie Dale 5th. For full results
 
Almost --- for Barkow
OCS in Medal Race Knocks Team Seven off Medal Stand 
Barkow head on
In first place after standard racing, Sally Barkow moved into the medal race in first place. She was called over at the windward mark and lost any chance of taking a medal at Qingdao, China. The crew of Barkow, Capozzi and Howe finished fourth. This regatta was a trial run for the site and sailors. Plagued mostly by light air and strong, changing current, Team Seven gained valuable experience for a hopeful Olympic berth next summer. For full report, go to the Team Seven website.
Anne Haeger 4th at Youth Radial Worlds
Annie HaegerHaeger held first until last day 
The US Sailing Elite Developmental Team sailed exceedingly well with two in the top ten of the Youth RAdial Worlds in the Netherlands in late July. Haeger jumped out to a strong lead which she held until heavy winds on the last day. Report
 
 
AQUATENNIAL Event
 

For the first time in several years, the Aquatennial  Regatta on Lake Calhoun was a three-day event, July 13-15. The youth racing-in conjunction with the Twin Cities Youth Sailing series-- kicked off the regatta on Friday with a great turnout of over 100 boats. Opti red, white, blue, and green fleets came from Wayzata , Minnetonka , White Bear , and Calhoun. The Lasers and 420's sailed a separate course, and with nineteen 420's, the competition was very close. The morning wind was light and very shifty, but we still managed to get in three races. After lunch the wind settled down enough to run another three in an 8-10 breeze from the NW.

 

Saturday and Sunday were turned over to the C's, Ms, M-16s and Lasers. The wind on Saturday in the morning was challenging to say the least. At 15-25 with gusts in the 30's, more than one scow showed its bottom. The wind settled down a bit in the afternoon, enough for most to leave their thirds on shore. The Lasers posted 8 races and the other fleets 4. One of the more popular hors douvres at the Saturday night party was a serving of Advil.

 

Sunday's races were postponed when the lake showed glass, but we were able to get off one race in light, shifty, puffy Calhoun breeze out of the NW where things are always more interesting as the wind must find its way around numerous hi-rise condos before it swirls around the windward mark. A 90 degree shift just as one approaches the mark is not unusual, but that makes sailing in the city so much more adventurous.

Results
 
August Opti and Laser Regattas
 Malcolm Lamphere has great traveling series 
Canadian Optimist Nationals - results not completed, Lamphere finished second
Commodore's Top Ten Picks of the Summer
(Excuse the youth bias of this commodore)
10- Watching generous Pewaukee distribute prizes to every participating sailor at the Opti champs
9 -Bob Allen All this photo depicts - the fun
of an X Inland with lakes dressing the part, parents rekindling friendships (Weren't you the skipper of Twinkletoes?- overheard conversation between two moms who hadn't seen each other since Cub days), the dedication of a host club, Delevan, to make this an event to remember.
8 - And also what this photo depicts - families like the Allens who participate, donate, spectate, encourage and love Inland regattas
7 -The Big Inland at Oshkosh with the big hearts of the Wymans who always give us the best; the evening escapades and camaraderie that causes us to gather at local establishments; the excitement of the large I-20, M-16 and beauty of A One Design with chutes flying  - it was a marvelous spectacle all three sessions.
6 - The trophy presentation of the C ILYA with winner Augie Barkow reportedly choked up and the elation of 10th place female skipper Anne Porter (as though she had won). Each race finish has a memory or importance.
5 - The emotional presentation of the Snake and Snuff Schneider trophies at X Inland. And thanks to Lexus of Brookfield and Pewaukee YC for Melges 17 and Allen Family for X trophy donations. Thanks to Leslie Barkow and Todd Haines for spearheading the new edition of ILYA trophies and to Pat Dunsworth for assist with the artwork.
4 - The standing ovation for the ILYA Senor X Champ Beaver's Chris Banholzer.
3 - The tears in the eyes of an unnamed graduating X sailor at the conclusion of the X champs thanking the commodore for his great years of sailing
2 - The fun of the C fleet which is unparalleled - check the Pink Cadillac on youtube or Shannon Harring's photos.Ben Porter
 
  here.Tony Jewett
 1 -All this burgee represents - race committee, sailors, supporters, the ILYA office, my colleagues on the Board - but foremost the history of scow sailing. There's no better place than the ILYA.
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