A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 6

February 17, 2008

In This Issue
ILYA Awards
Free or discounted ILYA events
Petenwell Potential site for '10
It's official - Barkow to Olympics
Bilge Puller awards
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Calendar of Events
   3-4 I-20 Indian Lake
   7 ILYA -Pewaukee-            Pine Olympic
   25-26 TRAP X regatta
   28-29 I-20 Lake Carlyle
   30-July 1 Quad Lakes
Thanks to Pat Dunsworth and Larry Kmiecik for the photos. Augie Pillsbury
Barkow Named ILYA Sailor of the Year
Augie Barkow won the prestigious Pillsbury Award for his fine performance at the ILYA C Championship. Barkow has performed exceptionally for years but has never won an ILYA Champs. He was recognized with crew Jeff Niedziela and third crew and fiancee Sue Sullivan.
Race Committee Member of the Year Russ Ackley was awarded the Ed Malone Trophy. Chip Mann presented the award after naming the numerous events Ackley chaired during the past season: club, ILYA and national events.
Wymans Named Member of the Year
Oshkosh's pride and joy, Bill and Beth Wyman, graciously accepted the ILYA John Hunt Memorial award for dedicated service to the organization. Wymans are perennial regatta chairs, have developed one of the largest X fleets in the ILYA and donate to all sailing efforts.
Pewaukee club of year
Pewaukee Named Club of the Year
Carl Spencer, Commodore of Pewaukee YC, accepts an award for the continued service to the ILYA by the generous, hardworking Pewaukee clan. Pewaukee hosts ILYA events year after year. '07 Melges 17 Champs, IOD Champs and the Green Fleet Optimist Champs were this year's Pewaukee's ILYA events. 
Board Offers Free Regatta Fee
ilyaburgeeThere are a multitude of discounts for attending regattas this summer season.
--If you have never attended an ILYA Invitational or Championship regatta, sign up now for free registration to your first ILYA experience. Come along with someone from your lake or be a maverick. Host clubs will try to offer housing to first-timers who register early, if possible.
--Are you a youth? A 50% discount to all sailors who are youth and registered in an adult scow class was approved by the Board.
--Are you a youth C boater? Your national class along with the ILYA C fleet will endeavor to give you free registration to the major events this year. Watch for more news on the national C scow website but ILYA C events are free to youth.
The discounts and incentives are compliments of the ILYA Promotion Committee funds. Thank you for all who donate to this fund and continue to support scow sailing.
Board Announces Bold Plan for Big Inland 2010

The ILYA Board has tentatively selected Lake Petenwell as the site for the 2010 annual championship regatta.  The regatta headquarters would be located at Lake Petenwell County Park.  Quoting from the Adams County web site:  "Petenwell County Park is open year-round with heated shower/restroom facilities.  Lake Petenwell is the 2nd largest body of water in Wisconsin. This 431 acre park is on a beautiful lake with game room, designated swimming area, boat launch, playground equipment and hiking trails, heated showers and restroom facilities."

The sailing area is adequate for multiple championship courses, and the park is located midway between the primary sailing area on the east shore of the lake.  The park has 100+ paved dry sailing parking spaces, and will allow the ILYA to use a large grassy area for overflow, if needed.  


Additional features of the park include four paved launch ramps, protected harbor, nearly unlimited camping sites, pavilion (with tent enhancement), a favorable alcohol policy, competent and accommodating park staff, and 23 highway miles to housing in Wisconsin Rapids or 17 miles to housing in Friendship can make this a very workable site. 


More information about the park can be found at


The County Board of Adams County has granted the ILYA (due in part to its status as a tax exempt organization and its support of Olympic athletes) the right to cater parties and run a bar throughout the event.


ILYA Board members will travel to the park and tour the lake this summer so that in October, an informed choice about Lake Petenwell can be made.  Anyone with knowledge of the Lake or the park should contact Vice Commodore Mark Prange before October with your observations.


Since there is no host club on Lake Petenwell, this regatta will be run in non-traditional fashion.  Although many details need to yet be worked out, ILYA clubs that wish to volunteer services should also contact Mark Prange before October.  All the traditional activities related to running a regatta will need to be manned (except that no taxiing services will be required).  The intention is that there would be an equitable sharing of profit between volunteer clubs and the ILYA.

Barkow at Yngling Worlds Regatta
Barkow Wins Olympic Berth  
Sally Barkow and Team 7 sailed to a fourth place finish at the Yngling Worlds but that was all it took for the required Olympic selection. In a tough set of conditions, Team 7 struggled with variable results but finished strong with a second place finish in the final Medal round. Click here for results. With this fourth place finish Barkow and Team 7 received the nod. See the US Sailing press release below.
ussailinglogoYngling Sailors Barkow, Howe and Capozzi
Qualify for U.S. Olympic Team
Portsmouth, R.I. (February 15, 2008) - For Yngling sailors Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.), Carrie Howe (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) it is official: after years of hard work, the team is bound for China this summer to represent the USA at the 2008 Olympic Games.
"We're very excited to be on the Olympic Team," said skipper Sally Barkow moments after getting off the water. "We have a long road ahead of us to get ready for the tough competition in China, but we're looking forward to it."

After earning a fourth overall finish at the Yngling Women's World Championship earlier today in Miami, Fla., the trio - also referred to as Team 7 - successfully completed qualification for the U.S. Olympic Team for Sailing. US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee will now officially nominate the Team to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

"We're excited to have Sally, Carrie and Debbie on the 2008 Olympic Team," said Dean Brenner, Chair of US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee. "Their record over the last four years speaks for itself, and they have earned the right to represent the United States."

The competition at the Yngling Women's World Championship was fierce, with several countries still hoping to qualify for a berth at the Games. Team 7 earned the Yngling berth for the USA last August after winning a silver medal at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cascais, Portugal, which was also the first event of two that would determine the USA representatives to the Games.

"We had to fight hard to come back from behind," said Barkow, the 2007 US SAILING Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, about the team's fourth place finish at the Worlds. "It wasn't easy but we did a pretty good job."

The ILYA Foundation serves our many sailors who wish to participate in higher level events and need financial support. The Foundation was established under the ILYA's 501(c)(3) status and welcomes charitable donations. Please send donations, (small as well as large) to ILYA Foundation, PO Box 311, Fontana, WI, 53125-0311.
 HALL OF FAMEOld Friends Honored
Dick Casper took to the podium at lunch of the Winter Inlands and what a pleasure he enjoyed as he introduced the seven newest inductees to the ILYA Sailing Hall of Fame. Casper welcomed Bill Bentsen, Jerry Huse, Gordy Bowers, Gordon Lindemann, Tom Hodgson and Jane Pegel, pictured above with Casper on the left. In addition, Jule Hannaford's son (Jule) and daughter (Barbara "Chi Chi" Steiner) accepted the award for their father, Jule Hannaford.(below) 
Gloria and John Ruf
John Ruf presented Gloria Melges with the "cannon" to recognize longstanding, meritorious service to the Bilge Pullers. Gloria has served as race committee for all levels of competition and all around the world.
I-20s Announce '08 Regattas
Green Lake and Lake Carlyle to Host 
The Inland 20 Scow class is celebrating it's 10th anniversary National Championship Regatta this September. They're pleased that ILYA club, Green Lake Yacht Club will be hosting the event. Stay tuned for the Notice of Race and other exciting news and information.
The I-20 sailing season starts in May at the beautiful Indian Lake Yacht Club on May 3-4, 2008 in Russells Point, Ohio. The Indian Lake Yacht Club is rolling out the red carpet with regatta housing available and a $70.00 regatta fee with two lunches on Saturday, two dinners Saturday night, two lunches on Sunday, and awards to the top 6 boats.Early registration is encouraged.
The I-20 class is excited to travel to Carlyle Illinois for the
Carlyle I-20 Regatta on June 28-29, 2008. The regatta is open to all Inland 20 boats. No class affiliation is required. Fees are $65.00 for registrations postmarked on or before June 20, 2008 and $80.00 after. Regatta fees include all meals for skipper and crew (10 meals total), Saturday evening entertainment, and complimentary T-shirts for skipper and crew. Early registration is encouraged.
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Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722

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