A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 5 February 5, 2008
In This Issue
Bischoff Report
Strictly Sail
Rolex Miami OCR
Perry Rules Seminar
Send regatta dates and NOR
ILYA Office Moves
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Calendar of Events
   8-10 Winter Inland
   9-10 Central Lakes
           Youth Ice
   16    Perry on Rules -
           South Shore
   7 ILYA -Pewaukee-            Pine Olympic
   25-26 TRAP X regatta
   30-July 1 Quad Lakes
ilyaburgeeClub Director, Sailing School Director, avid scow sailor, parent, club delegate, ILYA supporter, Olympic enthusiast -- the Winter Inland has a program for you. Olympia is holding rooms at a special rate of $99 so call
 262-369-4999 or 800-558-9573 to reserve now
YC Director
- Topics of Interest
8:30 Meet your friends at the bar
10:00 Dean Brenner will discuss long range planning and cohesiveness of club politics
12:00 Luncheon with awards and chance to share at table.
2:00 Dean Brenner on Olympics
3:00 Manage your bar
4:00 Lakeviews 
5:30 Social hour with hors d'oeuvres
Sailing School Director - Topics of Interest
7:00 - Joni Palmer "How to Run a Successful Program" -
Bring your regatta notices or Sailing School materials to share
9:00 Bar time to continue sharing
8:00 - X and Opti Fleet meetings - Proposal for Gull Lake X, discussion of Opti and X Champs dates '08 and future years, Green fleet two-day event
10:00 Joni Palmer - "Safety Issues for your school"
11:00 Joni Palmer - "Transition from Youth to Adult fleets"
12:00 Lunch - Awards, Dean Brenner on Olympics, sit with other directors to share 
2:00 More from Dean Brenner
3:00 - Network in lobby - Set appointments to share your ideas. Lobby and exhibitor areas available.
4:00 Outerwear for sailing by Hedlund Marine
5:30 Social time at the bar
Sailors - Topics of Interest
4:00 Promotion Committee - come with ideas to improve your invitational or champ regatta
6:00-8:30 Enjoy dinner with friends
8:30 Bar time in private ILYA Bar
8:00 Fleet Meetings - X and Opti
9:00 Fleet meetings - C, E, I-20, Melges 17, A Open
10:30 Fleet meetings - A One Design, MC, M16s
12:00 Lunch awards; Dean Brenner on Olympics
2:00 - More Brenner on Olympics
3:00 Melges on 'go fast" techniques
5:30 Bar with hors d'oeuvres
ILYA Board meeting. Gallery guests are invited to add agenda items or speak early in meeting
ILYA Supporters/Delegates
4:00 Promotion Committee meeting
6-8:30 Dinner at Olympia with fellow sailors
8:30 ILYA Bartime at ILYA Bar
11:00 Delegates Meeting
12:00 Luncheon to award Club, Member and RC member of the year, Pillsbury winner and Bilge Pullers Hall of Fame awards.
2:00 Dean Brenner on Olympics.
3:00 Choose sailing, club bar/lakeviews track
5:30 Bar with hors d'oeuvres
Family Members
Video arcade in lobby area, pool on first floor, skiing at Olympia which supports ILYA members (The hill is open 10-10 with half day rates until 4:00 pm. Halfday is $20 and fullday is $30. There are snowboard and ski rentals with lessons available. Sunday is family day - kids under 12 ski for free with each adult ticket. Call the ski hill at 262-567-2577 for more information). . . Culvers, Schlotzke's Deli, Bruggers Bagels. Pizza Hut one mile toward town. . .  Largest craft store in Waukesha County, Hallmark with handdipped chocolates. . .  Charming Oconomowoc Main Street. . . Discount mall in Johnson Creek - Hilfiger, Lauren, Old Navy, Nike.
Saturday sessions will conclude with a social gathering beginning at 5:30 with hors d'oeuvres. You are welcome to add to the festivities by paying for a round of appetizers by contacting Suzi Reese
Board meeting
The ILYA Board meeting is open to all members. Please contact Jim Smith to reserve a boxed lunch for the working lunch
Simply put - JOIN US! There is something for everyone, Members and non-members welcome. Your dues subsidizes this event along with donations from members. Consider a donation to assist with honoraria for our speakers.
Report from Miami from Terry Bischoff

For the 6th year, my team consisting of ILYA members Barb Gamache, John Hanson, Jock Irvine, Charlie MacNider, and new this year, John Mann have been running circles for US SAILING at the MOCR. This year we did the Lasers and Radials. Many countries used the Radial   event as part of their Olympic selection process, as they know we give them top notch RM performance. We have also done 2 Yngling NAs and  2 470 NAs either  preceeding or directly after the OCR.  To boot, the Medal Race element has been in place for the last 3 years, and our team has been selected each year to run that prestigious race.  Not bad for some flatlanders.  The team is augmented  with ROs from Milwaukee YC, Chicago YC, Texas, and Florida.

Starting next Sunday, we will be doing the Yngling World Championship. A tough challenge for our experienced crew, as there will be the top 30 sailors from around the World.  Sally has now "theoritically"  qualified as the Olympic entrant to the Olympic games, since no other US boat has chosen to challenge her next week.  She looked "hot" yesterday as she came from behind to win the Medal Race at the OCR.  I think they are slowly peaking for their effort to win her first WC.

90% of my OCR team will do the WC, as we add a few  of  the "usual suspects" from other OCR teams who have worked with us in the past at other Champs.  At this level, running the races is very challenging.  We have eyes all over us as we do our thing, starts, changing marks, finishes, etc., how we communicate on the radio so as not to show "any prejudicial national favoritism".  Not only are the competitors ready to throw a "redress" at us if we make a slight error they feel has prejudiced them (those rarely if ever succeed), but the International Jury who does on water umpiring is always looking for something to "improve" our style.  Also, at all WCs, ISAF sends a Race Management Consultant. This year a friend of mine from Canada, to make sure we don't show any undo "Nationalism" on the starting line.  Really!.  There are two European countries, whose ROs are very reluctant to call their countrymen OCS.  As if we wouldn't call a Pine boat OCS in an ILYA event!  Look out!

While you chill out at the Winter ILYA next weekend, we will be doing  the Yngling WC Medal Race in balmy Miami

Editor's Observations on Strictly Sail
New Boats Add Excitement, Show Dedication to One Design Concept 
Youth boats were a hit this week as both Melges and Laser Performance Sailboats showed exciting new boats for the young set priced under $3000. Melges will serve as a distributor of the BIC -- yes, the pen company. Designed like a miniature 29er, the video of youth in FL showed the fun and "tippability" of this entry. The factory rep demonstrated a 41 second rigging process -- floor to rig beginning with all small, portable parts for kids as young as 6 (Harry Melges has already sailed one.) For a video display, click here.
Laser Performance Sailboats (formerly BugVanguard) displayed the 2008 Boat of the Year, the SB3, and also won the display of the show award. Their new entry into the youth arena is called the BUG and is a bit more conventional rig with hiking straps, simple rigging and colorful display and graphics.
Both are plastic and excitingly shaped to modernize the entry into youth sailing.
Strictly Sail was full of our sailors: the I-20s were there with a new orange I20 and Butterfly with flowery deck which can be customized - eyecatching. Melges was center stage with a Melges 32 prominently at the facility's height limit. MC, Melges 17 and all the team busy. Harken was a hit with an industry award for a new rig tension measuring device and a grinding contest which changed as more brutes came to test the best. A Wisconsin sailor was on the leader board for Friday and most of Saturday. Hedlund Marine and Laser Performance were at the entrance with loads of ILYA young sailors manning the area which was packed with traffic around the Gill display, kayaks and Hobies as well as Laser products. The UW Madison Sailing Team returned for its 6th year as support staff for the event. The team is hired by Strictly Sail as a fundraiser for the team to provide extra help for many varying booths and tasks. Quantum Sails had a booth.
The lasting impression is one of fresh, new shapes, cuts and graphics with loads of technical gizmos to gain attention. The competition for the sailing dollar is intense. New classes abound in the field. One Design is king as a plethora of new faces join the successful standards in sailing.
Lastly, hot off the presses is a US Sailing promotional video featuring our own John Ruf and Sally Barkow. Come to the Winter Inland to see them on video and other Olympians promoting the experience, pride and hard work of competing in the Games.
Ruf and Barkow at Miami Olympic Classes Regatta
Barkow Wins Medal Round  
Olympics logoBoth Barkow and Ruf sat in 8th place at the end of regular competition. The disabled sailors did not sail a medal round. Barkow took command of the fleet to win the last race which counts double to end up an overall 6th. Check the website for  more details. Please consider a donation for both to continue to train at the level required for Olympic contention. Click here for results 
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.
 Saturday, February 16th
For more info, click here. If you haven't visited South Shore, go enjoy Lake Michigan while learning from the best.
2008 Regatta Dates Requested
 Free posting on ILYA Website 
Send your date and event to Scowlines for free posting on our calendar here and on the ILYA website. The Youth Calendar fills quickly. Schools try to schedule classes around regattas so send your date NOW for inclusion in the calendar distributed Friday night at the youth session at the Winter Inland.
Note: The USODA Optimist Midwest Champs will be held at Lake Geneva July 10-11. More info to follow. This will mean a week at Geneva: GLSS X, GLSS Opti and Laser, USODA Midwest Champs.
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722

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Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
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