Volume 8, Issue 50

 August 5, 2013

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Regattas / Calendar


1-4WMYA Champs-White Lake, MI

2-4 WYA C--LaBelle, WI

2-4 Buzzards Bay 420-Providence,RI

2-4 I-20 ILYA Champs,-Green Lake

7-11 Chicago Tall Ships and Chicago Match Cup

8 Pram Power - North Lake

8-10 ILYA C champs; Regis 8/7

11-13 ILYA A champs; Regis. 8/10
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



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
5-6 C Worlds--Delavan, WI

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I-20 ILYA Champs
   submitted by Bill MacNeill           

Despite the dismal forecast for wind it built after noon to 12 to 17 mph for two great back to back races. Aaron Lynn, J-11, took two bullets. A great dinner and party followed later on and good times were had by all.

Sunday morning the wind, once again was not there and it was decided to call it a regatta after 5 races.

The awards ceremony was presided over by Past - Commodore Rick Trester who thanked all for coming to beautiful Green Lake. A thank you to the race committee headed by Dennis Gazanna and a big thank you to Mimi Hayashi, regatta chair and all the volunteers.

While in Green Lake, past commodore Rick Trester had time to spend on the newly developed park area near our OLD launch site. The ILYA donated a brick to commemorate our many years of visiting the Green Lake area.  

Pl Sail # Skipper Sub 1 2 3 4 5 T
1 J11 Aaron Lynn   1 1 6 1 1 10
2 WA38 Benjamin Herdrich Youth 3 2 2 8 2 17
3 L34 John Hayashi   2 5 3 3 6 19
4 FD101 Dave Whealon   5 6 7 2 3 23
5 FD4 Jack Boatman   4 8 1 6 5 24
6 H652 Steve Scheck   8 3 4 5 4 24
7 U1 Geoff Catlin   7 4 8 7 7 33
8 FD314 George Winter   9 7 5 9 10 40
9 FD0 Sam Whealon Youth 10 14\DNF 14\DNS 4 8 50
10 WA5 Justin Bolles   11 11 9 10 14\DNS 55
11 WA1 Kenny Bolles   13 9 10 11 14\DNS 57
12 L674 Marten Vandervelde   12 10 14\DNS 14\DNS 9 59
13 M12 Pat Fleming   6 14\DNS 14\DNS 14\DNS 14\DNS 62
WYA C Awards Steeped in Tradition
Wally Schmidt
  Schmidt Takes Title
Amidst loud applause and a standing ovation, six-time winner Wally Schmidt was honored to present the 75th anniversary WYA C winner with the top award. Wally Schmidt holds the record for the most wins in WYA history - until today. Repeating in his father's footsteps, Stephen Schmidt won his own sixth title. With tears in his eyes, Wally proudly presented the trophy to Steve whose voice-cracking acceptance speech noted the respect and pride resulting from following in the tradition of his father. It was a moment evoking a poignancy rarely experienced in an awards presentation. In attendance in the audience was Bruce Brown who sailed in the first WYA regatta 75 years ago. Commodore Martin Barr led the crowd in recognizing the historical significance of the attendees, the deeded trophies and the hosting club.
Racing today began with an early morning tease which fizzled into unfulfilled wisps of promise. The fleet was dismissed at 11:00 to pack up for the next event which begins Wednesday at Okoboji. The winners remain the same as reported yesterday.
Matt Prange, Wally Schmidt and Stephen Schmidt
LaBelle was commended for a magnificent regatta. The parties, food, hospitality were first rate all around.
Local photographer Molly Guehrer has posted her photos on Facebook. For high resolution copies, contact Molly through Facebook. There are some emotional photos of Wally and Steve.
Eastern E Champs - Geneva Youth Take Title
RJ Porter, Vincent Porter and Colin Rowe Top the Fleet. Fourth Sarah Scudder is not shown
 from National E Class website
 Having banked six races toward the scheduled eight, the PRO and Regatta Chair afforded the group a reprieve from the scheduled 7am "Harbor Gun".  The prognosticators advanced conflicting theories as to winds but generally favored west in the 10 to 15 range.  Westerly breezes run across Lake Keuka, and while the Keuka Yacht Club is situated opposite the widest part of this long and narrow lake, there can be difficulty obtaining a long first beat.  The lee of the west shore can be extensive.
  The predictions of breeze from the west didn't hold initially so the group awaited developments ashore for a while. Eventually things seemed to improve, so out we went.
  While the breeze was indeed a westerly, as is the wont of Keuka, there were wide disparities of direction and intensity, and ever-patient PRO Bob Stevens awaited the arrival of something more reliable and fair.  Things built up, but wide swings remained.  Key was starting at a point on the long line with the best velocity and moving into the first shift after the start.  It was easy to miss the first shift as the air was descending in small tight areas.
  After an aborted attempt at race one, code flag P was replaced with I, and the group on the second try started more conservatively.  The first shift seemed from the right, perhaps induced by "the bluff" a long promontory towering over the right side of the course.  This was another opportunity for Russ Lucas who mastered the maze, connecting the dots for his second win of series.  George Welch followed and Vincent rounded out the top three.  Bobby Koar took it on the chin with a finish several more back.  This sealed the series for Vincent.
  Race eight of our series followed immediately in much the same conditions.  Vincent retired to take a DNC as his throwout.  Bobby went deep right the first time up this time, only to be a victim of timing of the swings - the right side did not pan out for the first shift and instead a big lefty covered the course for most of the first leg.  Downwind the first time a long and narrow intense shot continued the southerly side of the course as the place to be.  Those who extended their starboard tack past the offset were handsomely rewarded and were gone for good.  Gate choice depended on the localized areas of breeze.  The second time up, the right side was more favored.  In the end, Chad Hillyer, Dick Wight and George Welch showing the way.

   Series final results are Top Master Dick Turner CH-5, Top Rookie and Top Woman Leigh Kempton IH-101, Top older boat Peter Hurley MA-11, 10th Leigh Kempton IH-101, 9th Bob Cole KU-9 (tiebreaker), 8th George Welch KU-1, 7th Peter Hurley MA-11, 6th Dick Wight MA-10, 5th John Brown SS-1, 4th Russ Lucas  (tiebreaker) BH-8, 3rd Bobby Koar BH-22, 2nd Chad Hillyer T-17, and 2013 Eastern Champion Vincent Porter I-2.

          X winners - ILYA Champs


1st I21 Will Huerth Chapman Petersen
2nd W66 Kate Cox Conner Lee
3rd B16 Charlie Kutschenreuter Annie Cate Schmidt
4th OO22 Brady Carlson Connor Carlson
5th J3 Korbin Kierstead Jack Scherer
6th N525 Jack Behrend Toby Lux
7th N8 Nathan Anderson Erin Schaubel
8th B3 Brooke Komas Ryan Komas
9th V60 David Winquist Michael Wolak
10th V86 Matt Malone Alec Malone
11th V11 Lizzy Friend Mallorie Clemence
12th GL9 Hunter Johnson Will Driessen
13th B19 Scott Sullivan Emma Birbaum
14th V89 Alec Bischoff Quinn Kaiser
15th B20 Erik Zettlemoyer Alex Rietz

An apology

The editor apologizes for the delay in these photos. Due to a hectic personal schedule and computer software issues, the collages for the Junior and Senior Fleets of the 2013 X championships have been delayed. Congratulations to our finest champions in a most competitive fleet.
X Fleet Juniors


1st V221 Joey Biwer Matthew Biwer
2nd V411 JP Friend Robbie Lindemann
3rd D88 Allison Marozza Paige Wilder
4th I123 Parker Michel Sean Michel
5th OO24 Sean Harris Quinn Harris
6th I1 Harry Melges IV Hunter Sharpe
7th I16 Henry Rolander Will Davies / Kyle Navin
8th B77 Patrick Schmidt Jonah Boykin
9th X51 Alby Rolfs Peter VonHagke
10th B217 Caroline Skotarzak Kendall Birbaum
11th V66 Christian Spencer Sam Spencer
12th B66 John Berg Brigit Barr - CoSkip
13th V31 Max Schieble Red Tornehl
14th A13 Nick Rusher Charlie Eckert
15th N181 Alex Keck Malloy Murphy
420 Action Outside the Inland           


Buzzards Bay Regatta

 No racing today. All our 420 sailors made it to the Gold Fleet which is quite an accomplishment. Augie Dale with Nagawicka crew Maddie Gruenke finished 7th. Mark Davies with Alex Vasiliou took 13th. Minnetonka's Jack Bitney with Keeley Zirker finished 32nd. Charlie Hollister crewed to 35th. Carter Cooper and Kelly Monahan came in 61st. Isabella Loosbrock sailing on the Laser Radial course 40th of 98.

          Okoboji - Here We Come!

Okoboji logo 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 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 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 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.


Jacque Schwartz

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 

PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722

Editor: Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association