2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 81

 December 12, 2011 



Winter Inland - second weekend in Feb. - DAVE PERRY, Olympic hopefuls, new 420 committee and issues.

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It's not only about sailing - Pine's Seidel wins prestigious national Foot Locker Cross Country title

 Molly Seidel

 This young lady is the nation's top recruit in running. She is Pine Lake's own Molly Seidel from University Lake School. From a little school of 69 total students and the smallest cross country team ever, this standout won the Footlocker Cross Country championship this weekend in San Diego. Seidel topped 40 of the nation's strongest runners after winning the Midwest qualifier Thanksgiving weekend. It was a stunning, exciting finish as she had to come from behind - which is a new experience when you run for a small school in WI. She is an articulate, young lady with a bright future. She sails on Pine with her brother, sister and active parents on this proud lake. 

To watch the final 400 yards, click here for the gutsy finish. It is well worth the search to watch other videos of Seidel to experience her maturity, confidence but humble appreciation of the sport. She has a winning smile which appears in all her videos and makes us happy to celebrate her success from her Midwest roots.  

It's Winter and our sailors are moving south 

 Barkow and Roble

 Virgin Islands for great southern matchracing and on to Miami now for training. The women are preparing for the Miami Olympic Classes event.

Here is the report:

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (December 4, 2011). 'Rain don't stop the Carnival' in the Virgin Islands and neither did a downpour derail any of the match racing action at the 4th Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), presented by Ulysse Nardin/Trident Jewels & Time. The sprinkles turned to squall just as Finland's Staffan Lindberg sailed over the finish line three boats lengths ahead of the USA's Sally Barkow to win the Finals 3-1.


"It wasn't easy," says Lindberg, who is currently the 15th match racer in the world. "The conditions were very tricky and I was amazed by the quality of the other sailors at this regatta."


Lindberg lost to Barkow in the first race of the Finals and came back to win the next three and the championship.


"Sally made good work of me in the first three starts," says Lindberg. "In the last race, we were able to pull ahead and sail one long tack to the finish."


Robert Skarp, Carl-Johan Uckelstam and Benny Ulvaeus sailed with Lindberg as crew.

For their win, Lindberg and his team were each awarded a distinctive Ulysse Nardin precision timepiece. In addition, the team received an invitation to the prestigious Stena Match Cup Sweden, in Marstrand, Sweden, in the summer of 2012. The CAMR is an Official World Tour Qualifier (WTQ) for the 2012 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) (www.worldmatchracingtour.com).


Barkow, the fourth ranked woman match racer in the world who hopes to represent the USA in Women's Match Racing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in Weymouth, UK, says, "We were so close. We tried hard, but just didn't get it in the end," she says. "There were definitely some tough conditions. There were moments when we weren't sure what the wind was doing. It was a good challenge."

This is the first year the Carlos Aguilar Match Race was an Open event, meaning men and women sailed both on the same teams as well as against one another.


"It's great to race against good teams, men or women, when there's such a high level of competition," says Barkow.


The USVI's Taylor Canfield won the Petite Final 2-0 over the USA's Dave Perry, thus each skipper finished third and fourth, respectively.


"It was tough to get in phase with the breeze all over the course and with new crew," says Canfield, who is ranked 28th in the world and who won this event in 2008. "But it's always great to be back home and sail in the harbor."


This is the third CAMR that Perry has competed, finishing third, fifth and now fourth.

"It's incredible to sail here because it's sunny and warm," says Perry, who is the author of Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing Through 2012.


In other team scores, Greece's Stratis Andreadis finished 5th, the USVI's Tyler Rice 6th, the USA's Stephanie Roble 7th, the BVI's Colin Rathbun 8th, the USA's Sandy Hayes 9th, the USVI's Nikole 'Nikki' Barnes 10th, Puerto Rico's Jorge Santiago 11th, the USA's Louise Bienvenu 12th and El Salvador's Mauricio Gallardo 13th.

This four-day Grade 2 match race was sailed in Inter-Club (IC)-24s.

John Ruf starts 2012 Olympic campaign


Pre-Trials in Port Charlotte, FL

John Ruf is in FL at the Pre-Trials training for the Olympics at the qualifying site. John finished ninth but an OCS skewed his potential high finish. John skipped the international circuit this year so is getting his skills honed for the next event.
Melges 20 starts warm weather circuit


 Audi Melges Series in Miami

With the likes of Zack Clayton, Jim Gluek, Kent Haeger, Mike Kuschner, Andy Burdick, Paul Reillly, Sam Rogers, Matt Woodsworth, Jamie Kimball, Michael Kiss and Mary Ann Ward, the Melges 20 contingent basks in the sun while we enjoy our subfreezing weather. Reilly finished this series in 4th as the highest Midwest sailor. Michael Kiss turned up the heat with Jamie Kimball and Chris Rast for race wins in the final two races for a final 5th.

Here's to Delavan for another lasting idea!
Delavan Lake Yacht Club invites all Inland Lakes Yachting Association Member Clubs with X Fleets in 2012 to participate in the creation of the ILYA X Inland Regatta Quilt.  Each Club is invited to make a quilt Square and supply it to Laurie Schroeder in Delavan for quilt completion.

Each Club Square will represent the Club's X Fleet and/or the contributing Club.

On the back of the quilt will be cloth strips to memorialize the club raffle winners in successive years.

Square SIze: Begin with a 14'x14" block, leaving a 1" seam allowance on all four sides. Therefore, each Square should be designed within a 12"x12" area.

Material: Moderately dense woven are best such as cottons. Avoid knits, burlap, Appliqued, Embroidered, or Quilted will be appropriate.

ILYA Quilt - "The Deed of Trust"

 The completed X Inland Regatta Quilt will be on display at the Delavan Lake Yacht Club until July 28, 2012. Raffle tickets will be sold to determine the home of the quilt for remaining weeks prior to the 2013 ILYA regatta (currently scheduled for Oshkosh). Two weeks before the next X Inland Regatta the quilt will be delivered to the Regatta Host Club, where it will be available for showing and to raffle it off for the remaining year to the next winning club. Two weeks prior to the 2014 ILYA X regatta, and each successive annual regatta, the quilt will be delivered from the current winning club to the next ILYA X Inland Host Club for a repeat of the annual cycle. Proceeds of the raffle go to defray the cost of the host regatta. 


The raffle drawing will be at the final social event of the X Inland Regatta prior to the trophy presentation. The winning ticket owner's ILYA Club affiliation will determine which ILYA Club will have the honor of displaying the quilt. If the winning ticket owner is not affiliated with an ILYA club, the owner must select an ILYA Club with an X Fleet to display the quilt for the following year. The actual quilt transfer will occur at the final trophy presentation of that year's X Inland Regatta.

In the event that the quilt is retired from active service (such as retirement of the X Fleet, or retirement of the regatta event) as defined by the ILYA Board of Directors, it will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, and proceeds will be used to fund youth sailing activities. In the event of the dissolution or merging of the ILYA prior to the next year's X Inland Regatta, and no succeeding X Fleet activity, the quilt will be returned to the Delavan Lake Yacht Club.




Please send your Quilt Contact person for your club's contribution to

saildlyc@gmail.com or call Richard Beers, 262-725-1424. 


The deadline for each club's submission of finalized quilt square is April 1, 2012.


Richard Beers
262-394-2428 cell

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