A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 4 February 2, 2008
In This Issue
Haeger to ISAF Worlds
Ecklund Wins Melges 32
Winter Inland
Mann Named Chair
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
Annie Haeger Wins ISAF World Qualifier at Alamitos Bay
Anne Haeger of Lake Forest repeats as the US qualifier for the ISAF World Youth Championship. Haeger finished second last year. She will travel to Denmark in July to compete against the world's best. For US Sailing's full report, go to the US Sailing website.
Jeff Ecklund Wins Melges 32 Acura Key West
Familiar names of Melges, Hood and Capozzi on Board 


Key West, Florida - Jeff Ecklund from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on  'STAR' is Melges 32 ACURA Key West 2008 Champion. This is a very special event for the Melges 32 as it is also its Midwinter  Championship. With Harry Melges calling tactics and crew of Eric Hood, Scott Norris, Tom Burnham, Lindsay Bartel, Debbie Capozzi and Genny Tulloch, Jeff delivered a performance well worth the win. "Key West is a big event for us, so we are very happy to have won. There are some  really great teams out there in the Melges 32 now. We had some good starts and nice boat speed." comment Ecklund just before accepting the award. For Full report.
WINTER INLAND - Oconomowoc -- Feb 8-10
Youth Topics with Joni Palmer Announced 
Friday night's session will be  "How to run a successful sailing school". Come back (or stay over) Saturday morning for "How Safe is your program?" and "The Transition between Youth and Adult". Youth sessions begin on Friday afternoon and end with bar gathering at nine. 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
Remember the Olympia Ski Hill which is now leased by ILYA members, Petelinseks and Groskopfs. 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.
Time to get your reservation now before rates go up. --- See below.
Sailors - Saturday, February 9 
Fleet meetings:
8:00 X and Opti
9:00 C, E, Melges 17, I-20 and A Open.
10:30 for MCs, Ms, A One Design and the NCSSA C
This year marks a return of the Bilge Pullers Hall of Fame. Our coveted Pillbury, Ed Malone and Club and Member of the Year awards will highlight the presentation. Dean Brenner will give us a short preview of the Olympics to whet your appetite.
Fee and Hotel
A $30 fee will be collected at registration. The fee can be prepaid at the office. Call Jim at the numbers listed below - note change - fax, email or send the form in Scowslants or linked here. The $30 fee offsets lunch but assists in paying the two nationally-known speakers.
Olympia is holding rooms at a special rate of $99 so call
 262-369-4999 or 800-558-9573 to reserve now. The ski hill, nearby shopping at Johnson Creek Outlet Mall and downtown Oconomowoc provide entertainment for the family. The Milwaukee Art Museum is 30 minutes east and five minutes from the Betty Brunn Children's Museum.
Board meeting
The ILYA Board meeting is open to all members. Please contact Jim Smith to reserve a boxed lunch for the working lunch.
Aaron Mann Named Youth Development Committee Chair
 Aaron Mann
Youth Representation Added To Board
Cedar's Aaron Mann will serve as the ILYA's first youth representative to the ILYA Board. Mann comes to the Board after chairing the ILYA Youth Champs in 2007 along with fellow Cedar sailor, Matt Schmidt. Mann sailed for UW-Wisconsin Madison and is currently an MC sailor. Aaron has served as an instructor for SHEETS, Cedar, Pine and the new HS program at Pewaukee. Mann is currently employed in Madison where he will serve for a second year as chair of the ILYA Youth Champs.
Ruf and Barkow at Miami Olympic Classes Regatta
Barkow make Medal .Round for Chance at Bronze 
Olympics logoBoth Barkow and Ruf sit in 8th place beginning Saturday. 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.
To contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith, click here.