2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 8

February 15, 2011

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Winter Inland - Just the best time!

Thanks to Leslie Barkow and Todd Haines for hosting the 2011 Winter Inland. What an event it was! Fun all around and productive meetings. First off the fun - what a brain trust!


The Masters (Melges, Buzzell, Pegel, Lindemann, and Casper) were joined by Gary Jobson (second from left) during the lunch break. Coincidentally the Ohio State-Wisconsin BB game was running in the bar which brought the crowd to a standstill but allowed for this casual conclave of all the best from an era gone by (not an era gone by for Melges who would later be presented with the Pillsbury Award).


Friday night began with junior sessions. Carl Spencer and Martin Barr and Mike Woldum led the crowd during the Opti and X fleet and Youth Development meetings. New to the X fleet will be a check of the rear traveler measurement at Clear Lake, talk of an experiment with a whisker pole launcher, vote to maintain the event as a three-race regatta and confirmation of the regatta cycle of Clear, Delavan, Oshkosh.


The Opti class reported the progress of White Bear for the Champs. Early reservations at hotels is recommended due to a golf tournament the same dates.


The Youth Doublehanded Champs will again be held at Calhoun the first weekend of August in Club 420s. No site has been named for the Youth Laser champs in 2011.


Saturday morning began with a challenge issued to the fleets to develop promotion plans for fleet improvement. The most exciting news to come to the Promotion Committee was Minnetonka's use of a fundraiser which has resulted in a most impressive list of sponsorship. The use of Foundation funds for Olympic to budding new sailors was presented. The two newest recipients were announced: Stephanie Roble for a December Matchracing clinic/regatta and whose parents attended the event, and Connor Trepton who competed in the Great Oaks Regatta with crew Katrina Debbink.

Race  Committee Awards

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Jeff Labonte was awarded the Bilge Pullers cannon for exceptional race committee work. He was PRO for the challenging 55-boat C Invite on Lake Beulah.

Diane Sherin

Diane Sherin of Lake Geneva was awarded the Ed Malone Trophy for outstanding RC work for the ILYA. Diane has been a member of Chip Mann's team for many years. He emotionally recognized husband Mike's good fortune having a wife who jointly loved Mike's passion. Diane thanked Gloria Melges and the late Kate Goes for their early training and support.

Pillsbury  Award


The Wizard of Zenda was presented with the Pillsbury Cup for ILYA Sailor of the Year. Buddy Melges, at 80, compiled a most impressive record at the A championships on his own lake with expert owner John Anderson. His seasoned crew, including Chris Impens and Greg Gifford, were present to cheer him in his honor. His all-time favorite crew Gloria was in attendance also.

Club of the Year
Club of the year was presented in a novel manner this year celebrating the generosity of the Inland as a whole in support of the 2010 ICSA Collegiate Nationals hosted by Wisconsin. Regatta chair Christine Porter thanked two tiers of clubs, those contributing at an outstanding level and those designated as Burgee Clubs.  Sharing the honor of Club of the year were (above from right) Geneva, Beulah, Cedar, Christine Porter and Delavan. Calhoun was not present to receive its recognition. Recognized as Burgee Clubs were (below from left) Pine, LaBelle, Christine Porter, Minnetonka, Oshkosh and White Bear.
Member of the Year
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Member of the Year went to the Porter family from Lake Beulah for their service to and love of the Inland. The above sentence was humbly written by ScowLines editor Candace Porter, who failed to mention her husband's dedication to the ILYA Rules Committee and junior Race Management, Christine's 2010 US SAILING Leadership award, John and Katie's ever helpful hands at ILYA regattas, and Candace's years of service on the Board of Directors, as Commodore, and as the continuing editor of our most appreciated communication tool--ScowLines.

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Miami Melges 20/24 Series Continues - Reilly Wins 20s


Paul Reilly, Andy Burdick, Mike Kuschner Win Second Event of the Series

The second event of the Audi Miami Series came home to the Midwest with a first place finish in the Melges 20 fleet and third place followed closely on Paul Reilly's heels. Seems the Midwestern boys are "larning the ropes." Reilly, sailing 414 (as close as you can get to A14) sailed to the win with an impressive set of firsts and seconds. Kent Haeger, Mike Greeson and Jimmy Gluek on Mach Schnell #12 also improved their finish from event one to the overall third. Mary Ann Ward with Sam Rogers sailed to a solid 8th place in the 23-boat Melges 20 competition. All three teams look forward to the March event. Bacardi Miami Melges 20 event March 10-12.



Over on the Melges 24 side, Brian Porter sailed to a second place finish in the 11 boat fleet.


Optis Continue to Sail
Some of our Opti sailors traveled to St Pete for the annual Valentine's Day event. Augie Dale finished 21st in the gold fleet of 161 sailors. Olivia Rose and Henry Chapman of Nagawicka and the Davies Family of Geneva also competed.

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Women's Conference - May 14 - Milwaukee CSC

Midwest Women's Sailing Conference   8:00 A.M., May 14, 2011

Located at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center   www.sailingcenter.org

1450 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI


The conference fee $125 and includes classes, meals and a reception.  The conference is limited to 100 participants.  For more information contact Phyllis McDonald at 414-530-6528 or email her at womenssailingconf@gmail.com


The inaugural Conference will be a full day of workshops and speakers covering topics of seamanship with special emphasis on women's interest and participation in the sport of sailing. This concentrated event will give women an efficient and effective way to get started or to improve their boating skills.  Even experienced Skippers will find something of interest. Starting at 8:00 a.m. we will have a continental breakfast and the keynote address from internationally acclaimed sailor and author Dawn Riley. www.dawnriley.com


Our day will be divided into morning and afternoon workshop sessions with a brief break for lunch. We will have a selection of workshops covering a range of topics. Attendee's will choose from 5 selections per time slot.  For a description of available classes and registration materials contact MWWSC via email. womenssailingconf@gmail.com


The multi workshop format is modeled after the very successful Southern California Yachting Association's Women's Sailing Convention.  We are indebted to founder and director Gale Hine for her guidance and encouragement.  http://wsscya.scyaweb.org/ Inland sailor Kathy Weishampel approached Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and then Milwaukee Bay Women's Sailing Organization and found volunteers willing to do the work required to make the event a reality.  Her interview in Sailing Magazine was our first publicity.  That article brought inquiries from as far away as Alum Creek, Ohio.


"I am elated" said Midwest Women's Sailing Conference President Cookie Mueller upon hearing of the solid response to the Save the Day Card distribute around Milwaukee Bay and Strictly Sail in Chicago.  "We are trying to involve women sailors of all skill levels."  "Many members of the Milwaukee Bay Women's Sailing Organization have stepped up to organize, instruct and participate in the conference" Fleet Captain Fran Aring said.  "We need to link together more women sailors to make our fleet grow."   www.mbwso.org


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