Volume 8, Issue 8

 February 19, 2013

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Regattas / Calendar


20-21 Lotawana C, Missouri YC

27-28 Spring(field) Regatta--Island Bay Yacht Club, IL



4-5 Cedar, IN Icebreaker C

11-12 Cedar, WI C Spring Regatta

    Mother's Day C--Spring Lake,MI

18-19 LaBelle C Tune Up


8-9 MIR C--Lake Beulah, WI

      C Easterns--Chautauqua, NY

14-16  C Nationals--Pewaukee, WI


1-2 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka

8-10 GLSS Dinghyfest

18-21 ILYA Invite--Okauchee, WI


 1-4 WMYA Champs-White Lake, MI

2-4 WYA C--LaBelle, WI

7-11 Chicago Tall Ships and Chicago Match Cup

8-10 ILYA C champs; Regis 8/7

11-13 ILYA A champs; Regis. 8/10
15-17 ILYA E/MC champs; Regis. 8/14  Housing options 



7-8 Max C Fall=-Maxinkuckee, IN 
14-15 Blue Chip--Okauchee, WI

      Fenton C Fall Lake Fenton, MI

21-22 C Challenge-Lake Beulah,WI
28-29 Lotawana C-Missouri YC, MO
     Polar Bear--Lake Davenport, IA
5-6 C Worlds--Delavan, WI  
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reillymiamimelges20 Paul Reilly, Andy Burdick and Joe Kutschenreuter took home runnerup honors two weekends ago in the second Melges 20 event of the winter season. The third event is known as Melges Rocks with a big party in Miami March 9. There are familiar names and faces at these southern events. Kent Haeger with Will Haeger and Steph Roble is moving up the results.
MC Midwinters
March 13 starts the MC circuit for some of our northerners. A total of 54 are preregistered for the Lake Eustis event. You don't have to sail to attend. Beulah has been sending a "proxy" for a couple years who assists with the transport but just plain old enjoys the event.
College Sailing
 Hard to believe college sailing is already in week 5! Be sure and check the website for weekly results. A brief review of the five weeks' sailing shows Oshkosh's Michael Swanson (Tulane), Wayzata's Tim and Kaye Siemers (Eckerd) and Nagawicka's Erin Monahan, Beulah's George Kutschenreuter and Calhoun's Brendon Boylan (Wisconsin) are already on the water. As the northern waters warm, watch for more of our sailors to join the results page.
Club Race Officer Certification - Milw Course 3/9
                                     Saturday, March 9th, 2013

                                         Milwaukee Yacht Club

                       1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

                                 414-271-4455 w         


This seminar is sponsored by US Sailing and hosted by Milwaukee Yacht Club. It is designed for people who have some race committee experience, but newcomers are also welcome. It will be held at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, will begin at 0800 and end at 1730.

The topics covered include: RC objectives, RC responsibilities, sailing instructions, RC jobs, RC equipment, setting the course, starting system, starting penalties, before the start, during the race, finishing, and scoring. The changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 that affect race management will be discussed.

The principal instructor for the seminar is John Strassman.  John is a US Sailing National Race Officer and a member of US Sailing Race Management Committee.  Rich Reichelsdorfer will assist.  Rich is a Regional Race Officers and Executive Director of Sail Sheboygan.

There is a new edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 ("RRS") There are a few new entries which will affect Race Management. If you are a US Sailing member, you should have received a copy in the fall of 2012. If you are not a US Sailing member, you can either join US Sailing and get a copy free, or purchase one from the US Sailing store ( You will be given a copy of Join the Race Committee Team at the seminar.

To prepare for the seminar you should try to answer the Study Questions, which are available on the US Sailing web site here and look for One Day Race Management Seminar Study Questions. The entire explanation of the US SAILING Race Officer Training & Certification program can be found at US Sailing.

The Club Race Officer certification test, which is given at the conclusion of the seminar, is optional. However, in order to be certified as a US Sailing Club Race Officer, you are required to attend a complete seminar and to pass the test. In order to be certified as a Club Race Officer you will also need to have your own copy of the current US Sailing Race Management Handbook, and meet the program's other criteria. The 2012 edition of the Race Management Handbook will soon be available from the US Sailing online store.

The seminar fee $60.00 for US Sailing members ($105.00 for non-members) includes: continental breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, lunch and all seminar materials.

It is required that participants register on-line by using the US Sailing online registration system on the US Sailing web site http://www.  Starting at the front page of the US SAILING website, follow the links through the Rules & Officials, Race Officers, Certification & Training tabs on the left. Then click on Race Officer Seminars and then to Seminar Calendar. Locate the seminar and then click on "Register Online" and follow the directions.   Non-US Sailing members who register for this seminar, will be given a Special Introductory Membership, which includes a US Sailing one year adult membership. This membership will be activated after the seminar.

Advance registration is required, as the number of participants is limited.

For further information, contact, John Strassman at (414-379-6803) or Milwaukee Yacht Club at 414-271-4455 or at

Johnson Boat Works, Goodbye

 In response to the demolition of the Johnson Boat Works in White Bear, Minnesota, Bea Anderson sent us this article:

"1940 was the year my Dad, Jimmy Friend, bought me the BEST C boat I owned, from Skip Johnson.  I was 18,  lived on Pine Lake in southern Wisconsin, one of the original 10 ILYA lakes.  My Dad helped create the first Class E scow, with Iver Johnson, so was an ardent Johnson Boat Works customer.

"Carousel"  was built with  White Oak planks running full length of the hull.
She won several seasons on Pine Lake and regattas on nearby ILYA lakes too,
plus 1 " Journal Regatta" on Lake Michigan.  My husband ,Don Anderson, crewed for me after 1946.

This boat is still sailing, although I am not, for pleasure now (2013).  She is owned by my son, Jim Anderson.  All the old treasures still belong---heavy side bilge boards, back stays, double side stays, cotton sail!.

Sailing still runs my family. I have an Olympic Granddaughter, Sally Barkow, Augie Barkow, ILYA Champion  in 2 fleets-Classes C and E, and at least 6 more talented Grand children."

Editors note: Bea Anderson is modest enough to not mention the prowess of her other grandchildren: Carl who participated on America True's bid for the America's Cup, Jim who won an X Inland Championship with sister Emlie who is renowned in her own right as a member of the US Sailing National Faculty and directs youth sailing Newport Harbor Yacht Club. In addition, the editor has had the privilege of serving on race committee for Dunlop and Anderson grandchildren who love this sport also. The sentence, "Sailing still runs my family" may have been written in error but isn't it true in so many ways.  

Youth Teamracing Invitational Event -Apply now        
 Sheboygan - June 19-23

The US Sailing Match Racing Committee and Sail Sheboygan are organizing

the 2013 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event, to be held June

19-23, 2013, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This is the fourth running of the

Cup. Ten skippers from around the U.S. will be invited. The event will be

sailed in Elliott 6's, the boat raced at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games,

with teams of three sailors who must be at least 16 and no older than 20

years old in 2013. Requests for Invitations, the Notice of Race and

additional information here:

PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
Use this area to provide your subscribers information about your organization.

Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association