February 1 2007 Volume 2 Issue 4
A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association


And the winner is . . .

The nominees for the 2007 awarding of the Edmund Pillsbury Memorial Cup are (drumroll)


  1. John Porter, Lake Geneva - A One Design Class
  2. Tom Burton, Lake Minnetonka - A Open Class
  3. Gordy Bowers, Lake Minnetonka - E Class
  4. Sam Rogers, Lake Minnetonka - C Class
  5. Emily Green, Lake Mendota - I-20 Class
  6. Jamie Kimball, Spring Lake, MI - MC Class,
  7. Paul Reinecke, Pewaukee Lake - M-16 Class
  8. Joe Kutschenreuter, Lake Beulah - X Sr. Fleet
  9. Connor Trepton, Lac LaBelle - Optimist Dinghy Class

Gentlemen, the envelope, please.

The Pillsbury and other ILYA awards will be presented at the luncheon. The Malone Trophy for race committee work; the Club of the Year and ILYA Member of the Year are coveted, well-deserved awards. Join us to celebrate with the selected recipients.

Strictly Sail Show - Chicago
Thursday through Sunday at Navy Pier
Strictly Sail Chicago calls all sailors - big boats to Optimists, kayaks to gizmos. It's all there. Navy Pier is exciting, Chicago is inviting. You will see familiar faces in the crowd and friends behind the exhibition booths. Harken, Melges and Hedlund Marine - to name a few. For a $5 discount, click below to order e-tickets.


Discounts at the Winter Inland
While not a Strictly Sail show, the Winter Inland will provide your favorite boatbuilders and sail makers. Add a few surprises and bring your wallet.

Quantum Inland Sails is offering the perfect winter offer on 2007 X-Boat sails. These are the same designs that claimed both the Junior and Senior ILYA Championship at Lake Minnetonka. The first 3 sets purchased at the Winter Inland will be offered at a 15% discount. Also see a bit of the latest Quantum gear and the always popular sailing-oriented duffle bags. These things make great gifts! Contact Zack Clayton at the 2007 ILYA Winter Inland on either Friday or Saturday to get on board with this spectaular Winter Inland savings.

Hedlund Marine and Aquarius Sails will bring plenty of Gill product along with the Gill rep to show the latest in sailing apparel. If you are considering spring sailing, now is the time to get the layered look for warmth. Need UV protection in clothing, see the latest in rash guards. Children's ware will also be available. Gill will offer a 15% discount at the Winter Inland.

Keep us in mind. Order your summer gear and parts for delivery at the Winter Inland. It's never too early to plan for the 07 season.

If you want to advertise or show wares at the event, there is one more Scowlines before Oconomowoc.!



Newest Sailing World Interview with Barkow
Sally at OCR Three years in a row and readying for the '08 Trials in July, Barkow talks to Sailing World.


More ILYA Race Committee at the Miami OCR
Butzer commends his team
Miami OCR Jeff Butzer (Nagawicka) PRO'd the 49ers 2007 Olympic Class Racing regatta last week and will be PRO'ing their 2007 North Americans next week. In addition to Terry Bischoff's ILYA helpers, other ILYA RC people on the 49er racing circle were Steve & Patty Brink from North Lake; and from Nagawicka, Paul & Chris Price, Gene & Sharon Kraklow, and Tom & Sue Hoffman. For all of these volunteers to fly in and simply walk into the spotlight at the highest ranking international sailing event in the western hemisphere, and provide world-class RC work, it was another reminder of how advanced our ILYA scow sailing is in contrast with the rest of the sailing world.

Note that there is some great sailing video and an OCR interview with Sally Barkow, and Brian Porter at Key West Race Week on Gary Jobson's site.


US Sailing Level 1 and 2 Courses
ussailinglogo Now is the time to plan certification for your club's instructors. US Sailing instructor certification courses run nearly every week in the spring throughout the US. The US Sailing system culminates in a level 3 coaching certification but it all begins with Level 1. The aspects of this course include teaching and using a safety boat, use of land and water drills, sports psychology and physiology, how to develop lesson plans, risk management and legal issues, safety considerations, discipline techniques - essentially how to teach sailing. It is a 40 hour course taught in 4 days.

Candidates for this course must:

  • hold membership in US Sailing
  • provide evidence of CPR and First Aid Training
  • be age 18 for certification but age 16 for attendance to learn
  • demonstrate proficiency in basic swimming and mobility in the water
  • hold evidence of knowledge of the boating laws in the state the course is held

The fee for the course is $300 with a late fee of $50 one week before the course. A discount is issued for those registering 4 weeks before the course. US Sailing membership is $50 or one instructor may be included on a family membership.

Sample courses with open slots for a trip south with your child: March 15-18 Corpus Christi, TX; April 5-8 Lake Lanier, GA;May 11-14 Wrightsville, NC and Grand Rapids, MI; May 18-21 Waikiki (a trip for the parents while the teenager learns); May 24-27 Neenah, WI with only 3 slots open.

The ILYA runs a level 1 and 2 course the second week of June. This schedule has held for ten years. This is a difficult schedule to meet due to HS students still in school, graduations that weekend. Look for dates and site at the Winter Inland.



If you would like to feel more confident about racing near other boats, you should get Learn The Racing Rules! This new two-part DVD, written and narrated by David Dellenbaugh, uses live sailing action and computerized animation to explain all the important right-of-way rules in the 2005-2008 rulebook. Part 1 covers the essential rules that apply whenever boats meet.

Part 2 explains the often-confusing rules about marks and obstructions. Each is an hour long and includes the text of all rules discussed. Produced by SEA-TV, it makes a great gift!


Sailing World Issues Annual Report
E scows noted for growth
sailing world survey Two scow fleets are listed in the top 30 most numerous fleets included in the Sailing World annual survey. Our other fleets did not respond. The Optimist and Laser boast the highest membership in the country. The article singles out the E Scow for its growth.

"How Now, E Scows
So there's some cursory insight into the top three on the survey, but before wrapping up I'd be remiss in hitting on a few All-Stars, and addressing a few red flags. From the centerboard group, I call out the E Scow, which boosted its membership by 168. To get to the bottom of this, I checked in with Tom Burton, the E Scow class's executive director, who tells me the increase was due to a combinations of factors, namely hosting the National Championship in Minnetonka, a popular Scow sailing venue, which precipitated a significant bump by those attending.

"Another contributing factor was a heated proposal to change the boat's scantlings to allow asymmetric spinnakers. Only regular class members can cast votes on such an issue, says Burton, and this one really got people to join so they could vote for or against it. They wanted to be heard and they came off the fence. The scantling change, by the way, didn't pass by the required majority vote, but the class will embrace A-sail sporting Es.

"A Club 420 Exodus?
One of the most staggering drop-offs in the survey you'll note is in the Club 420 class, which by visual observation here in the Northeast and at the many US Sailing Junior Olympic events, continues to be the preeminent junior doublehanded junior boat in most parts of the country. But how did 1,000 members simply vanish?

"John Lambert, president of the newly reorganized Club 420 class, tells me they're there and sailing, but they're simply not accounted for. Previous membership reports were inflated, he says, and with a new fledgling organization in place, they're working on the membership data they inherited, but feel 800 is a realistic representation of actual members to report in the survey."



To join the ILYA, visit the membership link on the ILYA web site.


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