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    Volume 8, Issue 83

     December 10, 2013


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    Brian Porter Named to Shortlist for Rolex  
    Announced Yesterday
         Geneva's Brian Porter was awarded for his World Melges 24 Championship with a nod by the Rolex Sailor of the Year nomination.
         Nominees shortlisted for US Sailing's 2013 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award:  Melges 32 World Champion Jason Carroll (New York, N.Y. ); Etchells World Champion Marvin Beckmann (Houston, Texas); Moth World Champion Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.); J/24 World Champion Tim Healy (Newport, R.I.); Kiteboard Racing North American Champion Johnny Heineken  (Larkspur, Calif.); Star World Champion John MacCausland (Cherry Hill, N.J.); Sperry-Top Sider Melges 24 World Champion Brian Porter (Fontana, Wisc.); Lightning World Champion David Starck (Amherst, N.Y.); and J/22 World Champion Allan Terhune (Arnold, Md.) 
    Martinson and Avery Take Home Hardware in Oman Laser Radial Masters World Championships  
     Bruce Martinson is pictured here on calm waters but in Oman the temperature and conditions were far different. Martinson led for the first part of the regatta and finished second overall in the Grandmasters division of the World Championships in Oman.
     On the far left is Steve Avery (Okoboji) who finished fifth in the Great Grandmasters division in Oman.

     Gull Lake Announces ILYA X Champs Gear

    Gull Lake Yacht Club is preparing for our return for the X Champs. They are ready with their gear - just in time for Christmas or for you early birds. Click here to pre-order.
    Melges 20 World Champs - Ocean Reef, FL  
    Starts Today
    LOADS of our ILYA sailors are basking in the sun while we Badgers and Gophers sit in subzero windchiills. From the entry list, Scowlines noted the lucky sunbathers - Pewaukee's Brian Henke sailing Affordable Mistress; Wayzata's Joel Ronnig in Catapult with Mark Christiansen; Kent Haeger's Mach Schnell with his all female crew featuring daughter Annie; Elizabeth Harned's Miss Betty will miss Liz but Rick Kotovic and will Graves will carry the banner; Paul Reilly's Red Sky with Andy Burdick and Joe Kutschenreuter; Shimmer's Russ Lucas with Harry Melges; Jeff Ecklund in Star; Sam Rogers crews on Oleander; Justin Hood on Kuai -  that's a lot of fun. Our apologies if we missed an Inland participant. Follow the event here.
    ISAF Rankings  
    Annie Haeger Holds onto 4th; Stephanie Roble 6th ---- in the World          
    Also included:
    29th Gordon Lamphere in the Finn
    66th Erik Bowers in Laser
     ILYA RC Course - Delavan - May 17th  

    This seminar is sponsored by the US Sailing and hosted by Delavan Lake Yacht Club. It is designed for people who have some race committee experience, but newcomers are also welcome. The seminar will be held at the Delavan Lake Yacht Club at 1501 Cedar Point Drive, Delavan, WI 53115. The seminar will begin at 0800 and end at 1730. The topics covered include: RC objectives, RC responsibilities, sailing instructions, RC jobs, RC equipment, setting the course, starting system, starting penalties, before the start, during the race, finishing, and scoring. The changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 that affect race management will be discussed. The principal instructor for the seminar is John Strassman and also joining is Chip Mann from the ILYA.

    At the seminar you will need your own copy of The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 ("RRS"). If you are a US Sailing member, you should have received a copy. If you are not a US Sailing member, you can either join US Sailing and get a copy free, or purchase one from the US Sailing store. You will be given a copy of Join the Race Committee Team at the seminar.

         To prepare for the seminar you should try to answer the Study Questions, which are available on the US Sailing web site at: .

    The Club Race Officer Certification test, which is given at the conclusion of the seminar, is optional. However, in order to be certified as a US Sailing Club Race Officer, you are required to attend a complete seminar and to pass the test. In order to be certified as a Club Race Officer you will also need to have your own copy of the current US Sailing Race Management Handbook, and meet the program's other criteria. The 2009 edition of the Race Management Handbook is available from the US Sailing online store.

    Registration is available online here:

    US Sailing membership is required and non-members can join US Sailing with a Special Introductory 1 Year Membership. Information will be provided when you register online for this seminar. Additional Information about this seminar and seminar polices is available on the US Sailing website:

    The seminar fee is $65.00, and includes a copy of Join the Race Committee Team and a seminar workbook.

    Register online until May 1, 2014.

    For further information, contact, Jennifer Herz (847)903-5848 or e-mail at
    US Sailing One-Design Members Offered Promotional Area at Strictly Sail Chicago
    January 23-26, 2014
    strictly sail US Sailing and the National Marine Manufacturers Association have partnered to enable one-design dinghy classes to promote their class associations and one-design sailing. Boat show areas will be provided to any interested US Sailing member classes at no charge to the class. The Pavilion provides one-design class volunteers an opportunity to promote their class at the largest sailing event in the Midwest.

    For logistical specifics, visit the website for exhibitor information or contact . In addition to exhibit space, free space is available for class meetings. To schedule a meeting room, contact .

    Tickets go on sale Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28). US Sailing members can log into their account, and visit the "Member Coupons" section to receive a promo code for 20% off adult tickets. Ages 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
    Sailing Leadership Forum  
    February 6-8          

    Hilton San Diego ResortGrowing the sport is a common challenge for all of us. Here is a sample of relevant topics that will give attendees the knowledge they need to implement at their local sailing organization:

    • Growing Membership and Increasing Participation in Your Club
    • Making Sailing Accessible - Diversifying Through Outreach
    • Lowering the Average Age of your Sailors - Attracting Youth and Keeping Them Engaged
    • Bringing the Bottom Up - 20 Coaching Strategies for Larger Fleets
    • Building Aligning Motivating Your Organization - The Role of Clubs in Developing Sailors
    • Keep those Boats in the Water - Integrating High School Sailing to your Organization
    • Fleet & Club-Owned Boats Selection - Right Fit for Your Club
    • Success with PHRF - Growing Your Fleet

    about the various programming for all types of sailors at the Sailing Leadership Forum... Register today.

    Attention O'Pen Bic Sailors  
    Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club          
    O'pen Bic North American's NOR is posted for the event held April 24-26.
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