Volume 10, Issue 58 December 17, 2015  
North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
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23-24 No Frills C - Missouri YC
30 - 5/1 Springfield C
7-8 Icebreaker C - Cedar IN
Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
14-15 Cedar Spring C/MC - Cedar, WI
21-22 LaBelle Tuneup
21-22 Geneva Spring E 
4-5 MIR C Delavan
10-12 C Nationals - Monona
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah

5-6 Quad X - Nagawicka
11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
14-17 MC Invite - Harriet
21-24 C Invite - TBD
23-24 WYA X - Beulah
27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji
31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear
4 Pram Power - North Lake
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake, M
12-13 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
Big Waters C- South Shore
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
22-25 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
24-25 Lotawana C

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

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Sailing Schedule Announced for 2016 ILYA Championships at Lake Geneva  
Four Fleet Event
Thanks to Vincent Porter for framing a survey immediately following the 2015 event to gather your thoughts while the event was fresh in your mind. Nearly all of you responded. Keeping the fleets together is the most important consideration when developing a regatta schedule. The 2016 regatta leadership has developed a preliminary schedule based on the fleets' input.

Wed, August 17 --- Registration 10:00 - 7:00 
                            A scow race #1      5:00
Thu, August 18 ---- C race 1 & 2          9:15
                             E race 1 & 2         9:45
                             MC race 1 & 2      2:15
                             A race 2 & 3        2:45
Fri, August 19 ----   MC race 3 & 4      9:15
                             A race 4 & 5        9:45
                             C race 3 & 4        2:15
                             E race 3 & 4         2:45
Sat, August 20 ---   MC race 5 & 6       9:15
                             A race 6 & makeup 9:45 
                             C race 5 & 6           2:15
                             E race 5 & 6           2:45
                             Trophy dinner         7:00
A fleet trophies and C's if 6 races are completed
Sun, August 21       C race makeup       9:15
                             E race 7                9:45
                             MC race 7             12:00
                             Trophies               Following racing
You can see the RC, fleets and regatta chairs are becoming more confident in a firmer schedule as we gain experience with the multi-fleet regatta.  

Haeger and Roble Shortlisted AGAIN for Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year  
rOLEX tROPHY Both Women Enjoy Banner Years

The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the 12 men and six women who have been shortlisted for the 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.
Annie Haeger - College Sailor of Year, Rio Test event Champion

Steph Roble repeats on the list - 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
Nominees shortlisted for US Sailing's 2015 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award: Lightning World Champion Geoff Becker (Annapolis, Md.); distance racing record-breaker Ryan Breymaier (Annapolis, Md.); Etchells North American Champion Steve Benjamin (Norwalk, Conn.); J/70 World Champion Bill Hardesty (San Diego, Calif.); Etchells World Champion Skip Dieball (Toledo, Ohio); Rolex Farr 40 World Champion John Demourkas (Santa Barbara, Calif.); Rolex Maxi 72 World Champion Hap Fauth (Minneapolis, Minn.); 470 European Champion Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.); Melges 20 World Champion John Kilroy (San Francisco, Calif.); 470 European Champion Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.); distance racing record breaker Lloyd Thornburg (Santa Fe, N.M.); and J/24 North American Champion Will Welles (Portsmouth, R.I.).
Nominees shortlisted for US Sailing's 2015 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year award: U.S. Women's Match Racing Champion Nicole Breault (San Francisco, Calif.); Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) 470 Women's Champion Anne Haeger (Lake Forest, Ill.); Pan Am Games Laser Radial Gold Medalist Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.); Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) 470 Women's Champion Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.); Buddy Melges Challenge winner Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.); and Lightning North American Champion Jody Starck (Buffalo, N.Y.).
 - Additional top results for the nominees will be included periodically as they are collected and confirmed.
- See more at: http://www.ussailing.org/about-us/awards/us-sailings-rolex-yachtsman-and-yachtswoman-of-the-year-awards/#sthash.nxI0Hhjz.dpuf
Barkow is first female to receive Tour Card  
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The World Match Race Tour (WMRT) is the longest running, global, professional sailing series, pitting the world's best sailors against each other in one-on-one combat style racing.  For the first time in it's 22-year history the WMRT has awarded a tour card to an all-female team for the 2016 circuit.  
As a breeding ground for some of sailings most famous names with previous champions including Russel Coutts, Sir Ben Ainslie, James Spithill and Dennis Conner, the World Match Race Tour has attracted applications from across the globe. 
"We're incredibly excited and honoured to be awarded a Tour card for the 2016 season.  It's been a dream of ours to race on the World Match Race Tour for over a decade. Now finally, the time is right.  We have built a strong international team and after racing around the world, we can't wait to get back out on the water,"  comments skipper Sally Barkow, USA.
The WMRT all-female team is not new to the sport of match racing, with over six World Titles between them as well as Olympic and Volvo Ocean Race successes.  Earlier this year, as part of Team SCA, they sailed into the history books, being the first female team to win a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in twenty-five years.  
"This is an amazing opportunity for women in sailing, and sport in general.  There are not many sports where women have the chance to compete and perform in the same field as men.  During the Volvo Ocean Race we proved that women can and should be seen as serious competitors and we hope to continue this legacy into the World Match Race Tour."  Annie Lush, GBR, Trimmer.  
As part of The Magenta Project, the all-female team hopes to inspire others to follow in their path, making an impact further than just the racecourse with involvement in community and charity events alongside competing on the Tour and are currently looking for a commercial partner to support them in their sailing and charity endeavours. For more information on how to support the WMRT all-female team please contact For more information about The Magenta Project please visit 
Geneva's Steve and Cathy Boho Top NA Melges 24
from Scuttlebutt, 12-18-15
The 2015 Melges 24 World and Continental Ranking series featured 14 events across Europe, North America and Australia including the main title event of the year - Melges 24 World Championship incorporating National Championships and major regional events all around the world. Every continent hosted 4-6 ranking series events in conclusion of which the winners of continental rankings were found out and World Ranking consisted of all events from three continental series. 213 competitors from 23 countries took part.In the North American Ranking 2015, Steve and Cathy Boho's The 300 of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin claims the title In the North American Ranking 2015, Steve and Cathy Boho's The 300 of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin claims the title. With a dominant victory at the Fall Championship and a Top 10 finish at CSR US Nationals, Steve Boho with a crew ofHeidi Rittmeyer, Bill Goldsberry, Ted Keller, and Brian Hutchinson managed to hold off Canadian Richard Reid's Zingara of Toronto for the series win. George Haynie's Firewater was third overall in the 2015 North American Ranking Series. The happy overall winner, Steve Boho said: "Lucky for us the Melges 24 is the most exciting ride among modern-day sport boats. Geneva's Frank Davenport, Sr. is ranked 6th.  - See more at: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2015/12/18/47825/#sthash.Pb5ZmnZP.dpuf
50th E Blue Chip Wins Honor for Pewaukee  
Award Presented In CA at US Sailing Symposium
It is my pleasure to inform you that the 50th E Scow Blue Chip Regatta hosted by Pewaukee Yacht Club has won the US Sailing One-Design Regatta Award for 2015. The award recognizes excellence in development, promotion and management of the year's outstanding regatta at any level.
The award presentation will take place on February 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Resort (1775 E Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109). The awards dinner is being held in conjunction with the Sailing Leadership Forum. Dinner tickets are $65.
Learn about the Forum:
Purchase dinner tickets:
Forum Schedule:
US Sailing will create a special award video that will play throughout the Leadership Forum. We would appreciate getting a representative photo of the club and/or racing and some testimonials to include in the video.
Again, congratulations. We hope that you can be in San Diego for the award presentation.
Lee Parks
Inshore Director
US Sailing
Still time to receive E Blue Chip - DVD  
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Order your 50th Blue Chip Regatta movie NOW for $12. With some driving, Lon Schoor can still get them to you in time for Christmas. Contact Lon immediately. There are some folks returning to the SE WI and MN area from Madison. This may take some coordination effort but order NOW
The DVD comes in a thin jewel case with a photo of the regatta winner, Bora Gulari on the DVD.  Order DVD here
It will arrive in time for Christmas if you do not delay!
ILYA Nears Naming of Executive Director  
End of Year Announcement
The hiring committee has completed its work. A nominee has been forwarded to the Board of Directors for approval. Jim Smith is longingly missing us (Nah!!!) but looking forward to an orientation month. Commodore Schmidt noted he was humbled at the depth of talent in the candidate pool. We are fortunate, indeed, to have so many folks with respect for our organization. Jim Smith's words, "Good, now the attention can move off me". It is the Scowlines editor's laziness which caused the Executive Secretary's party/photo to be in the forefront for a month on our website. 
2016 ILYA Championships - Hotel Info Already  
Rooms at Abbey now available
Call the Reservation Department (1-800-709-1323 press #2) to reserve rooms under the group "ILYA 2016 - code # 1Øz4zg ". Please be sure to call and reserve rooms before July 20, 2016 as any of the contracted rooms not reserved by this date will no longer be guaranteed or honored at the discounted rate. The discounted rate is only valid for call in reservations and not online reservations as our online reservation system does not have the abilities to accept reservations at a discounted rate for groups.
Dates for your 2016 Regatta  
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The C fleet and X fleet have nearly completed the planning for 2016. Submit your dates for inclusion. 
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