Volume 11, Issue 57 August 7, 2016  
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5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake,MI
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17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

September
10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
     Big Waters C- South Shore
     George Dorn MC - Beulah
10-11 USODA Midwest Champs - Pewaukee
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
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    Lake Fenton C Scow Event 
22-25 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
24-25 Lotawana C
           Beulah C Challenge

October
1-2 Polar Bear - Davenport, IA
8-9 C Worlds - Delavan

2017
TBD WI MC Champs - Nagawicka
July
20-23 MC Masters Nationals - Cedar, WI
How to watch Olympic sailing  
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The Winners! ILYA Optimist Championships  
   
Clear Lake - clearly a winner! 
Clear Lake's Sail it Forward honoree, Margaret Osmundson, showed us how it's done! In a small building at a public launch, loads of Clear Lake volunteers managed 300 of us in a most relaxed, casual manner. Just like inviting us all to dinner - 300 of Iowa's closest friends. Loads of folks staying with friends here, all of us milling around a city beach, a town that is as open in physical layout as it is with its arms welcoming us all for three days. Great food (nice to see the Zanios family - Clear's own X boat ILYA Champ), a most successful raffle (ask Green fleet winner Robbie what a new sail will do!),spacious water to accommodate 94 boats - it was all picture perfect. 

This fleet is so exciting to watch. It is our entry class into the Inlands and our member clubs. The health of your Opti fleet most often foretells the health of your club. Be sure and personally reach out to your Opti sailors listed below and congratulate them on a job well, well done. 

Chapman Petersen followed up an X championship with an Opti one. Proud grandfather Phil had the opportunity to see them both. Jack Strothman returned to youth sailing this past week with both David's and Peter's children competing at both X and Opti. There are many fine individuals who formed and shaped the early days of this fleet. 

Personally, thanks to the Schurtz family who renders their Outing Club home to the editor each time she is visits Clear. It is a magnificently comfortable and cozy spot to return home to pen Scowlines each evening - and morning! 

Thanks to all the familiar faces of Clear Lake members who volunteered last week. Thanks to the Commodore Bob Krough who measured nearly every Opti. He never left the grounds - and h!   

Green Fleet                    
1   19096   Austin Steiner   Pewaukee    3   [4]   2   3   1   2     11   
2   20954   Michael Sweeney   Minnetonka     [14]   6   6   1   3   6     22   
3   17150   Deana Fedulova   Chicago     4   1   [11]   7   8   3     23   
4   19155   Evan Ehrhart   Chicago     1   7   4   5   7   [10]     24   
5   14543   Evan Langelund   Geneva     10   2   3   [15]   4   8     27   
6   14426   Dylan Altmin   Chicago     7   3   9   10   15   [22]     44   
7   21805   Alex Mueller   Beulah     2   13   [16]   13   16   1     45T   
8   12728   Grayson Bruss   Pewaukee     16   12   5   8   [19]   4     45T   
9   7668   Kate Lyon   Geneva     11   8   8   [18]   18   5     50   
10   11129   Bryce Torgerson   Minnetonka     5   15   1   16   [21]   16     53   
11   15209   Anna Clair   Delavan     9   22   21   2   2   [25]     56   
12   11841   Anna Regan   Minnetonka     [19]   18   13   6   11   9     57   
13   17853   Avery Baldwin   chicago     13   5   15   12   [23]   13     58T   
14   21797   Reid Hirn   LGYC     12   16   12   [25]   6   12     58T   
15   20712   Emilia Rose   Chicago     6   9   19   23   [31]   7     64   
16   14885   Ava Novak   LGYC     15   14   10   [29]   10   20     69   
17   11606   Michael Fiducci   North     17   10   17   [26]   12   19     75   
18   15   Robbie Dresen   WBYC     [30]   23   28   4   14   11     80T   
19   15358   Alec Harned   Pine Lake     [24]   21   22   11   9   17     80T   
20   16076   Libby Regan   Minnetonka     21   [38/DNF]   29   9   5   21     85   
21   3299   Emerson Siefken   White Bear     8   25   24   21   [29]   15     93   
22   10073   Danny Starbeck   Clear     18   27   7   [28]   17   26     95   
23   16065   Grady Strothman   Lake Geneva     20   20   20   [27]   13   23     96   
24   17657   Matthew Sexton   Geneva     25   17   [27]   22   20   14     98   
25   2777   Adam Lyon   Geneva     22   19   18   19   22   [27]     100   
26   9641   Paige Beckes   Oconomowoc     23   11   25   20   26   [31]     105   
27   9097   Alyssa Neumann   Pine     [26]   26   23   17   24   18     108   
28   2472   Benny Gerbus   Clear     [33]   30   32   14   30   28     134   
29   14433   Michael Takacs   Clear     29   24   31   33   25   [34/TLE]     142   
30   7041   Leif Lundberg   Clear     27   28   33   30   [35]   30     148   
31   5053   Robert Baker   Okoboji     34   33   14   34   [36]   34/TLE     149   
32   1697   Elizabeth Allen   Pewaukee     32   [38/DNF]   26   31   27   34/TLE     150   
33   14130   Finley Nyhus   Clear     35   35   [38/DNF]   24   28   29     151   
34   20889   Elle Ebeling   Clear     31   32   [34]   32   33   24     152   
35    01   Sam Ludwig   Clear     28   29   [38/DNF]   35   32   34/TLE     158   
36   1935   Ian Beckes   Oconomowoc     [38/DNF]   31   30   37   34   32     164   
37   #9   Matthew Takacs   Clear     36   34   35   36   [37]   34/TLE     175   
   
Red, White and Blue                   
1   17358   Chapman Petersen   Red   Geneva     2   1   1   1   1     6   
2   19244   Will Michels   Red   North     1   2   8   2   2     15   
3   16710   Peter Barnard   Blue   Chicago     3   6   9   3   3     24   
4   19227   Ellie Harned   Blue   Pine Lake     6   3   5   6   11     31   
5   20905   Christian Prendergast   White   Chicago     9   8   21   7   4     49   
6   13312   Austin Jaessing   Blue   Cedar     5   29   6   4   7     51   
7   16706   Vivian Bonsager   Red   White Bear     13   14   13   8   6     54   
8   17853   Jack Baldwin   Blue   chicago     4   16   2   29   9     60T   
9   21255   Suzanne Ackley   Red   North     7   10   12   17   14     60T   
10   18647   Owen Harrod   Red   White Bear     18   7   3   18   21     67   
11   14475   Jacob Zils   Blue   Geneva     22   19   4   10   15     70T   
12   13491   Kamron Kaiser   White   Pewaukee     12   12   19   19   8     70T   
13   16986   Jared Plummer   Blue   Geneva     8   9   40/TLE   11   5     73   
14   15573   Katie Hanley   Blue   Minnetonka     15   4   32   14   18     83   
15   16291   Charlie Allen   White   Pewaukee     19   5   10   33   19     86   
16   15278   Jack Steiner   Blue   Pewaukee Yacht Club     16   11   18   35   16     96   
17   20384   Kate Ness   Blue   Minnetonka     11   23   11   23   39     107   
18   12212   Jonah Boykin   Red   Beulah     17   22   28   13   29     109   
19   14416   Joseph Plummer   Blue   Geneva     10   20   36   5   40     111   
20   USA 15413   Aran Freytag   Red   Geneva     29   17   17   36   23     122   
21   10885   Mark Lyon   Red   Geneva     33   13   16   24   38     124   
22   22248   Reed Rasmussen   Red   Chicago     35   15   26   25   26     127   
23   3501   Max Sigel   Blue   Minnetonka     32   31   24   28   13     128   
24   16260   Henry Seum   Blue   White Bear     21   18   58/DNF   12   25     134   
25   12215   Jack Schuster   Red   Minnetonka     24   21   14   37   45     141T   
26   15406   Ian Mcclenathan   Blue   Delavan     25   35   27   26   28     141T   
27   15253   Ashley Mueller   Blue   Beulah     20   27   58/DNF   9   30     144   
28   9644   Brian Zettlemoyer   Blue   Beulah     26   30   7   47   35     145   
29   5921   Charlie Eckert      Cedar Lake     27   52   25   16   27     147   
30   17330   Kit Harned   Blue   Pine Lake     44   24   30   40   17     155   
31   15542   Matt Dresen   Red   White Bear     36   38   23   44   24     165   
32   16978   Charlie Bruss   White   Pewaukee     31   33   58/DNF   30   20     172T   
33   7194   Cole Schweda   Blue   Pewaukee     30   40   34   46   22     172T   
34   11084   Hallie Mikacich   Red   Beulah     39   39   15   50   34     177   
35   8014   Jack Chvojka   Blue   Geneva     28   25   58/DNF   21   47     179   
36   16178   William Sweeney   Red   Minnetonka     41   28   22   34   55     180   
37   9638   Henry Ackley   White   North     23   54   58/DNF   15   31     181   
38   19779   Leah Johnson   Blue   North     34   48   33   20   49     184   
39   12667   Riley Jensen   Blue   North     14   51   58/DNF   22   44     189   
40   5867   Anders Beckes   Blue   Oconomowoc     48   36   58/DNF   39   10     191   
41   2478   Henry Ogden      Pewaukee     37   43   58/DNF   43   12     193   
42   2215   Stella Marban   White   Pine     45   50   20   31   50     196   
43   14461   Jackson Walker   Blue   Oconomowoc     42   46   37   38   37     200   
44   16938   Isabelle Rietz   Blue   Beulah     40   53   35   32   48     208   
45   16154   Lauren Strothman   White   Minnetonka     38   34   58/DNF   27   52     209   
46   11190   Eliza Mikacich   Blue   Beulah     43   26   58/DNF   53   42     222   
47   15420   Victor Larimer   White   Geneva     51   44   31   48   51     225   
48   19901   Annie Samis   White   Chicago     46   41   58/DNF   55   32     232   
49   10533   Sam Eckert      Cedar Lake     53   45   58/DNF   45   33     234   
50   13248   Billy Starbeck   Red   Clear     56   55   29   56   41     237   
51   20730   Caroline Holland   White   Geneva     55   32   58/DNF   41   53     239T   
52   1760   Wyatt Chvojka   Blue   Geneva     49   42   58/DNF   54   36     239T   
53   USA 279   Emma Wagner   Red   Nagawicka     50   37   58/DNF   51   46     242   
54   19943   William Harned   Blue   Pine Lake     52   49   58/DNF   42   43     244   
55   13335   Emmett Clair   Blue   Delavan     47   47   58/DNF   52   54     258   
56   21029   Ellie Hirn   White   LGYC     54   58/DNF   58/DNF   49   56     275   
57   20881   Libby Anderson   Blue   Clear     57   58/DNF   58/DNF   57   57     287   
Editor's Top Ten from Iowa  
10 - Riding in the most beautiful 28' Whaler as one of our signal boats. Thanks to the Graham family for the loan of a spectacularly comfortable and functional boat. Dale Roble (and many other Whaler lovers) were in HOG Heaven (get the Iowa reference? - lots of Avery hogs around) when it arrived at the pier. This reminds us of the number of volunteers and equipment required to run an event like the X and Opti Inland. Speaking of volunteers, thanks to Charlie Helmes and Meg from Clear, Brad Osmundson and Steve Swift and AJ and Ken Hanus who made the Green Fleet run so smoothly. 
9 - The families - there is excitement in the air as families of FRIENDS meet again and have the luxury of 3-4 days together. This is not about only the youth sailing. We are so close after so many years of sailing together or watching our children together or volunteering for events that we seem like one big family. 
8 - Our instructors - In case you haven't looked, there is not one finer group of individuals. They have to be exhausted! They are "on" from 8AM until late after the last race ends. They are responsible for encouraging our sailors when things don't go as expected, giving that one bit of advice to improve performance, calming nerves, keeping the troups focused! Then on the Green Fleet Opti days, they coach continuously for approximately six hours nonstop. We entrust our children to the finest young people. Remember to thank them as we end the season this year. They really have served to shape your young sailor.  
7 - Learning a new language:
Piers are docks
Lifts are hoists   - this one got me since I was looking for a crane
Corn Roasts are Corn Feeds
6 - Listening to the formal presentations - first the Okoboji Commodore Jim Coddington struggling with our funny names during the parade of lakes - you try "Okauchee" when you don't know it! He came out with several iterations to giggles from the crowd. Immediately following his presentation of the lakes, ILYA Vice Commodore David Porter welcomed us all to Okauchee rather than Okoboji. Guess he had Okauchee on his mind - and who wouldn't? A fine lake with fine friends. Then Margaret Osmundson introduced us to Bob Berg, the new Executive Director of the ILYA who is really Dave Berg. He was staying with Margaret so she definitely knew his name. Even the best make mistakes to a most forgiving audience.   
5 - The new ILYA Executive Director Dave Berg looking a lot like Jim Smith, minus the hair. First off, he SURVIVED!!! It's tough in case you don't know. But more than that - he flourished! He owns the job now. Videos everywhere, meeting all of you. Nice to have you, Dave. You are perfect for the job! 
4 - The hospitality of Clear Lake and Okoboji as they welcomed and fed 300-400+ of us each day. The volunteerism at both events will be!t Osmundson at the Geneva Championships Friday Night Sail it Forward event. 
3 - The consistency of the Chapman Petersen win both the X Junior and Opti RWB fleets in a year and on a lake where his grandfather was commodore some twenty years before. Loads of tradition this week as we recognize the family history on all our lakes. 
2 - Watching the Opti Green fleet improve day one to day two. They were sailing as a fleet on day two, sailing upwind beautifully, sitting with excellent posture in the boat, individually working on goals, sailing so honestly and fairly - taking penalties with self- initiation, talking to their competitors to avoid mishaps. Just the start of something so special for our future. ---- Congrats, again, to and appreciation for the honest effort of Michael Sweeney who gave up a race win lead at the finish to perform two circles when he lost attention and turned down rather inadvertantly on his competitor. My best sailing memory of the week. 
1- The reaction to a serious accident on the water. Our sailors, spectators and friends really have the best perspective on life. Thanks to all and, in particular, Dr. David Strothman and Dr. Dave Cullinane. It was a lesson to us all but, most importantly, the best outcome imaginable. We are truly blessed with so many advantages in life. This was truly what we are all about. 
WYA C - Record 77 boats  
Four Races 
Two days of fluky Pewaukee. Boats on starboard tacks on both sides of the course - one with two low and creeping and the other side with two out hiking. It is all about the next shift. RC was patient but sweating as the wind just did not want to allow us the length of the lake. But no complaints from the sailors. Everyone is enjoying the event despite the use of Z flag after one general recall which has occurred in two of the four races. One more race planned for today.
 
144 at Geneva!!! Join Us! total 848 for the year!  

Geneva Wet or Dry Sail --- it's your choice. One car per boat but the site is expanded this year due to mature lawns and new planting areas. Still loads of time to come to the big one!! Watch for sailor interviews when the crews submit clever words about the skippers. It's sure to be fun!!!
Deadline for Social Tickets - August 10th  
Click here
 
Breakfast is free to all competitors due to the support of our sponsors. 
 
Lunches - three options. 
1 - Eat at the delicious upstairs restaurant. The selections are meant to be speedy to allow sailors to dine inside comfortably. 
2 - Upscale lunches again provided by Toothpicks. These were generous quantity and of great quality last year. This is your fastest option on site. 
3 - The Craig Parker Cantina is the place to wait in line and harass boats going past. It is $5 for a sandwich, chips and a drink. The youth packages include this as an option. Meet your favorite sailors as volunteers. The Commodore manned the Cantina for a couple days last year. Never know who you might meet there. This is your cheapest option.
 
Dinners -
Wednesday - Dinner at the club while you watch the A's first races of the series. This is not included in the social package.  
Thursday - Bilge Pullers for those members. It is a free night for others. Try Gage Marine, one of our sponsors or travel to Lake Geneva, Fontana or Delavan. 
Friday - Dinner at the club. This is our Sail it Forward evening where we honor your club's volunteer of the year. Please join us in applauding the efforts of the volunteers. We would not enjoy sailing without their efforts. Videos of the volunteers will run throughout the event. 
Saturday - Trophy presentation for some of our fleets - A's and MC's will definitely be awarded that night. The C's may have completed the requisite number of races, weather permitting. This is a bit more upscale so enjoy the evening.

All tickets with the exception of Bilge Pullers and Wednesday night are available online. If you want to write a check, send today to 

ILYA - attention Candace Porter
PO Box 662
East Troy, WI 53120
 
 
ILYA Champs Gear HERE and personalized for your boat - Exclusively Gill Gear
 
Thanks to Gill
Gill has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2016-17 ILYA Championships at Geneva. The quality is known; the style exceptional. Order now or purchase onsite. They will be outside for all to leisurely shop. Line Honors is our local representative. Stop to say hi to Bob Hillier. 
 

 
News Coverage Links  
X Inland Okoboji, IA
 
KCAU 9 Sioux City July 28   event
 
KTIV 4 Sioux City July 30    
 
KEYC 12 Mankato, MN July 29  
 
OPTI Inland Clear Lake, IA
 
KIMT 3 Mason City July 28  
Thank you from the Monahan Family  
I read your paragraph about the accident that happened Friday, and I could not agree more with you; nor could you have have expressed our feelings more eloquently.  Jan and I were at first terrified by the news of the accident, but as we frantically drove to Okiboji, we learned more about the extraordinary care that Kelly and Carolyn received in those minutes after the accident.  You are right about the Inland acting as one big family and we had the pleasure of seeing that kindness in a very difficult moment.  Not only by the two doctors who responded immediately, but by the quick and SMART thinking of Kate and Maddie.  Our friends from Pewaukee, Labelle and all over the Inland stepped up and offered help even before we arrived Friday night.
 
As you said, both girls will heal, and for some their memories of the 2106 Inland will include ambulances and broken boats.  But Jan and I will always remember, and be indebted to, the Inland for the incredible love and care that everyone showed our daughter.
 
Thank you!!!!
 
Kevin and Jan
Last few Team HP (Haeger Provancha) items  
Help the Team HP Foundation Account
There are so very few items left from our most successful fundraising. Here it is ==4 belts ($30), 5 hats ($20) and 6 XL ($100) navy quarter zips left. There are 13 seats left for the October 1st dinner/speech after the Olympics at LBYC. The seats are $250 and this was the major fundraiser from the ILYA for this team. Make all checks payable to ILYA Foundation or contact Nancy Roble who can submit a Paypal credit card request to you.  
 
US Sailing Youth Championships - August 5-9  
Nation's Best at Coronado YC
 Carter Cooper of Pewaukee and Conrad Vandlik of Minnetonka will be competing in the invitational US Sailing Youth Championships in the Laser class. 
 
Conrad "Cort" Vandlik (from Oakcliff site)
Cort Vandlik (Tonka Bay, Minnesota) discovered his passion for sailing along the shores of Lake Minnetonka and competitive racing at age 11 on his Laser. Cort now competes nationally year round on the national Laser circuit and winter circuit events. Cort also is a match racing enthusiast and just completed skippering his third Rose Cup. He loves the tactics, technique, and challenges of match racing. Cort's enthusiasm for match racing transfers directly to team racing on his high school team race team. He was able to lead his team into qualifying for the Baker High School Team Racing Championships, High School Keelboat Nationals and also Cressy High School Singlehanded Nationals. Cort's passion for the sport goes beyond racing, he enjoys sailing anything and everything whenever he can. Cort's goal is to continue developing and working towards becoming a better and the best Laser sailor he can be and have the ability to compete at a world level. He also would like to participate in some off shore racing. In order to accomplish his long and short term goals; Cort believes in broadening his horizons, taking advantage of new sailing opportunities, and experiencing new perspectives in his sailing.

Carter Cooper - from Lake Country News
When the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships begin on Friday, Aug. 5, in San Diego, California, the Lake Country area will be represented by Carter Cooper from the Pewaukee Yacht Club. Competition in the national meet continues through Aug. 9.
Cooper, 18, who graduated from University Lake School in Hartland this past spring, will be one of 18 sailors vying for the championship in the Laser Division. The competition will take place  at the  Coronado Yacht Club and the races will be sailed in the Pacific Ocean.
The meet is open to sailors who are 18 and younger. All competitors must apply for a berth in the restricted meet and the field is then invited to the event after the committee accepts those applications.
"This is my first and last time to get a chance to sail in the event," Cooper said earlier this week. "I'm excited to get started. I don't have the experience that a lot of the other sailors have, but I'm just going to do my best.To be honest, my goal is to stay out of the bottom five."
Cooper has sailed in the ocean a handful of other times, including events in Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina and California.

Western Michigans  

 
The Vikings are Coming. . .   
Submitted by Don Sanford
A couple of days ago, Draken Harald Hårfagre, the worlds largest Viking ship built in modern times, arrived in Chicago. She's on an expedition that began in April, 2016 from her home port in Haugesund, Norway. Built of solid oak, she's 114 feet long with a beam of 27 feet. She carries one 3,200 square-foot sail. Like an A-Boat, accommodations onboard are spartan. There is minimal below-deck storage and other than the heads, the crew has only a tent on deck for shelter.  And like an A-Boat, she's quick. During trial sailing in the summer of 2014 she reached a top speed of 14 knots. The expedition has a great  with tons of photos and videos.  
She will be in Chicago until the 31st for the Tall Ships Festival. The she sails for Green Bay and will be there from August 5-7. After that, it's on to Duluth. You can read more about this vessel and her route at their .
 Wisconsin Public Radio reported  that the expedition has had a significant funding glitch though many have stepped up with contributions to a fundraising campaign run by the Sons of Norway. They need to raise $400,000 and they've got a long way to go. Visit their  and make a donation to the cause.
 
 
 
Inland Lake Yachting Association 
Sponsors - ILYA Championships August 17 - 21