A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association

Volume 5, Issue 51

August 30, 2010

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ILYA Promotion Committee at Work

Dear ILYA:

The Madison Opti fleet along with the Mendota Yacht Club would like to send our heartfelt appreciation for supporting an Opti clinic for local sailors on Lake Mendota. Our young sailors enjoyed excellent coaching from Andrew "Bubbles" Fox and Brendan Boylan. A special thank you to Candace Porter for suggesting the clinic and her years of dedication to all Inland Opti sailors.

Greg Simon
Mendota Yacht Club/Madison Opti Fleet
The ILYA Promotion Committee was happy to host an Opti Clinic for Mendota youth sailors. This year the ILYA was happy to welcome seven Mendota sailors to the No Tears with a return performance by a young sailor at the Okauchee Opti Champs. This marks an inaugural effort for a fleet this large on Mendota. Future A sailors on Mendota? Who knows?
The Promotion Committee invests in the promotion of our sanctioned classes with a particular effort to promote youth sailing. The ILYA pays for 1/2 the registration fee for scow sailors under 25. Fifteen of 69 C boats were youth at the Geneva Champs; five of 50 MCs were youth; E-s 7 of 55;3 of 20 Melges 17s, 2 of 15 M-16s. 2 of 12 I-20s. Looks like the C's have it. Could it be due to the generous offer of the remaining 50% from their national organization which means C youth sail for free? Add the Invites to the numbers and our youth sailors are moving into our scows at good numbers.
Vote for Tunnicliffe for Sportswoman of the Year
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Put Sailing on the Map
US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics' Anna Tunnicliffe has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the Women's Sports Foundation's 2010 Sportswoman of the Year Award, based on her outstanding athletic achievements over the past year. Tunnicliffe, the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial and
2012 Olympic hopeful in the new Women's Match Racing event, joins an impressive list of elite athletes from a range of sports, including Lindsey Vonn and Serena Williams. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, the Women's Sports Foundation is the leader in promoting sports, health and education for girls and women.

Voting is open to the public through August 31. Show your support for Tunnicliffe and the sport of sailing by casting your vote:
420s for Orange Bowl
We are currently accepting reservations for the 2010 Orange Bowl Regatta (Dec. 27-30) in Miami, Fl. and 420 Midwinters (Feb.19-21 2011) in Jensen Beach, Fl.

SailLaser also offers our C420 fleet to those who want to organize team practices. Is your sailing team snowed in during the Winter and Spring seasons? Do you want to escape to a sailing paradise? Plan your next vacation with your team and practice in sunny South Florida! Don't hesitate to inquire about our special team charter packages.

Space and availability are limited. Please contact us soon as we reserve on a "First Come, First Served" basis.

For reservations please call SailLaser Miami at: (305)285-3442
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association