If it's Wednesday, It's IOWA C Sailors take to the road again early Wednesday for the ILYA Championships. If you have never traveled to Okoboji, it is a marvelous resort area with large water for quality sailing. It is not too late to reconsider registration so bring a friend and come over to corn country but when you arrive, don't be surprised to experience the most fun ever. Go cart tracks, an amusement partk, small shoppes and marvelous restaurants.
Here is the official overview of the social scene from the hosts:
The social program for the Inland this year is listed on our website at www.oycia.org. I think the area that needs clarification is will there be any dinners. The only scheduled dinner is during the A Regatta on Sunday, August 11, bar open at 6, dinner at 7. Cost is $30/pp, sign up online at www.oycia.org by the end of this weekend PLEASE.
Dinner will not be served any other time and there are no fees for any of the other activities. We hope you will go in to town and support the restaurants. There is a link to restaurants on the www.oycia.org website under MISCELLANEOUS on the home page (Dining, shopping, amusement). But. . .
Post-Racing Social Program: The bar will be open and Ken's Culinary Creations will be on-site for post-race grilling. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, Big Fork bacon sausage, pulled pork sandwiches, carne asada and quesadillas will be made fresh and available for purchase for $7.50.
Thursday Nights: Two different bars in downtown Arnolds Park are hosting the sailors, their crew, family and friends during the regatta. You are on your own for dinner. See their flyers with your registration materials.
Class C: Captain's Getaway will host the C Fleet on August 8th with appetizer and drink specials and live music.
Classes E/MC: Murphy's will host the E and MC Fleets on August 15th with drink specials and a DJ.
Blue Wristbands: We are providing blue rubber wristbands to regatta participants, their crew and families. These will be given to you at registration. The wristband is what gets you in to Captain's and Murphy's with no cover and also gets you the appetizer and drink specials. The wristbands were sponsored by two of our local taxi companies, Boji Rides and Harley Rides. Their phone numbers are printed on the wristbands in white. You can make reservations for rides home with them up until midnight. After that, it is first come, first serve for a ride home.
Friday Nights at OYC: Open Bar for club members and regatta participants from 6-9 p.m. at the yacht club. The MC Fleet will host Friday, August 9; the C Fleet will host Friday, August 16. The bar will be open and heavy hors d oeuvres will be provided. There is no charge for this.
Class A: OYC is hosting a dinner at the club for the A Fleet and anyone else who would like to come. We are calling it "Party in the Cornfields". It will be Sunday, August 11th. The Bar will be open at 6 and dinner will be at 7. Mr. Pork Chop, of RAGBRAI fame, will be coming to the club to grill his famous Iowa Chops. He will also grill sweet corn and provide side salads and homemade pies from the Pie Lady from RAGBRAI. We need to give a head count to Mr. Pork Chop so you will need to register for this dinner by August 3rd. The fee for the dinner is $30.00.
OYC Regatta Co-Chair
The following is what is posted on the website:
All racing will be back-to-back with on-the-water lunches. There will not be breaks for lunch on shore. Pre-ordering required. Lunches may be picked up each morning at the club. The deadlines for ordering lunches are:
C Fleet: August 5th
A Fleet: August 8th
E/MC Fleets: August 12th