| Support our sponsors
Look to the left and try our regular sponsors for last minute Christmas ideas. Of course she would love a new car since you probably purchased a new boat for next season. Lynch is your choice for her or a new truck or SUV to best tow your boat. If you have not traveled to Burlington/Waterford area, travel to visit the vast selection of cars and trucks on the lot or special, customized order.
Harken, North and Melges have been THE NAMES in our sport for years and years. Don't forget them as you shop for the last minute special items. Harken canvas is unduplicated - strong, attractive and customized for our boats. Harken gear is always a necessity. (I remember the year the men in my family decided we needed a Harken garage with a hoisting system for boats, bikes, other large items - seems there are loads of applications for all those cleats, pulleys and line).
North and Melges are our mainstay. We cannot sail without their quality products. No one stands prouder in the summer than when wearing Melges gear. And don't think boats are out of the picture. There are great new changes to the C; E's are sleeker, etc.
Line Honors - You see Line Honors at events but have you thought of shopping all winter? With the best in Gill gear, sales on some past event wear, Christmas emails with sales just for you, check out this Lake Geneva company - thanks to his support of the Canfield team mentioned above.
Brightwork Boat Works - for those of you fortunate enough to own classic wooden boats, consider repair, restoration or advice from Madison dealer, Brightworks. Or mention Brightwork to your fortunate neighbors and thank them for supporting the ILYA.
Check out the websites of all our advertisers and thank them for supporting our scow sailing.
And now for her - perhaps for you too, male sailors: Bags, bags, bags, Never too many cute, functional bags
Here is a new addition up north:
Boathouse Bags - New Kid on the Block
New Midwest Resource for Totes and Bags made from Recycled sailcloth:
Limited time-offer: No premium charge if you order a Large ($80) or Extra-Large ($100) Beach Bag Tote you can specify the ILYA Class letter, ie.: A, E, C, X, etc., a $10 value. Order ASAP, and they will do their best to get your order in your hands in time for Santa's Sleigh. Discount expires on December 24th. Website deals with gift items starting at $25.
Boathouse Bags is dedicated to designing and producing environmentally friendly, eco-chic, unique bags and accessories from actual sailboat sails, and other used and up-cycled sail materials. Made in the USA near the shores of Lake Minnetonka.
The used sails and materials deployed would otherwise be headed for a landfill. Company owners and Minnetonka YC sailors Kathy and Bill Tomlinson are of the mindset that we can make a global difference by using recycled materials to create unique handcrafted products.
Boathouse Bags, LLC
22035 Stratford Place
Excelsior MN 55331
Stelluca - works of art, the most unusual bags with a sailing flare.
If you are looking for a spinnaker cloth design that is feminine and yet made of recycled sails, Stelluca is your choice. Also consider items for your trophy awards banquet or regatta trophies. Stelluca's line of classic wooden trays with sailing hardware are most appropriate for awards.