2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 9

February 21, 2011

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Melges Performance Sailboats

North One Design
line honors
UBS Perrigo
USSAILING Member Partner Program
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues

Winter Inland - Official Action

Board Elects new officers/directors


Rick Trester, Cedar, takes the helm from Mark Prange as the Commodore of the ILYA. Rick began like a whirlwind working on the Winter Inland with chairs Leslie Barkow and Todd Haines to assure the transition to Chenequa Country Club was easy and smooth. Rick sails an MC proficiently often winning Masters division awards. He has served as past Commodore of Cedar Lake Yacht Club and the National MC Scow Sailing Association. Rick has been instrumental in online registration and dues collection. Look for promotion and fundraising to be his special areas of interest.


Leaving the ILYA Board after long years of service are Leslie Barkow (Pine), Chip Mann (Cedar) and Candace Porter (Beulah). Although retiring from the Board, it seems they will not be going far. Barkow remains as Trophy chair, Mann the chair of RC and Porter will continue with Scowlines under the supervision of Promotion chair Chris Andert. New to the Board are newly elected Directors at Large:


Vince Dreissen, Gull Lake, MN, is an avid E boater with an interest in youth sailing. Vince was the regatta chair - along with only 30 of his family members - at the ILYA X championships in 2009. Not only did he chair the event but he convinced his club to tear down the existing facility and build a new clubhouse for the event. Some note the building was down before they knew it but then he erected a new, gorgeous facility before they came back for the season also. A real "know-how" type of guy. With always a welcoming smile, Vince will bring a strong business sense to the ILYA.

David Porter

David Porter, Lake Beulah, WI, sails A's and C's currently but was a collegiate sailor at Wisco which he credits as his greatest learning field. David has served on the ILYA Rules Committee for over ten years assisting in the penning of the M16 conversion from the MC hull at a waning period in the fleet's history, the M-20 to I-20 scantling conversion, the X jib boom to loose foot transition and the new C mast and boat tolerance definitions. He has been active in youth, high school and college sailing raising five children. He serves as PRO for GLSS and Xtreme regattas. Porter brings a quiet, methodical approach to problems. He will serve as Rules Chair under Commodore Trester.

Regatta site selections


The Big Inland

Minnetonka in 2011

The preliminary plans are complete. It's time to reserve housing, follow Facebook, thank the sponsors and get sailing. Co-chairs Rick Kotovic and Tony Jewett have it all mapped out on Facebook. Search the Big Inland for more details.

Mendota in 2012

Is there ever a town like Madison? Restaurants of all ethnicities, water nearly calm due to low traffic use, large areas for long windward legs. It's all conducive to an invitation for all our fleets to return together. The regatta will be a joint venture between the ILYA and Mendota. We can't wait.

'Boji in 2013

Everyone loves Okoboji so here we come. The A fleet will join in the fun this year as new launch sites and piers will allow safe negotiation for our behemoth fleet. Rumor has it Arnold's Park may host the A portion. Never mind having your family watch the sailing. With Arnold's Park in site, the best of enjoyment is guaranteed. Miniature golf, bumper cars - its all there. Thanks in advance to Okoboji for hosting us.


X champs

2011 - Clear

Two new PRO's from hostlake Clear chair the courses this year. Mark Tesar and Charlie MacNider welcome the X Junior and Senior fleets to picturesque Clear Lake. Shopping, quaint cafes, reading in the park and a Friday night social extravaganza at the famous Surf.

City promotional materials say, "The Surf got its name (and motif) from the desire of the original owners to create a ballroom that resembled an ocean beach club. The murals on the back walls were hand-painted to depict pounding surf, swaying palm trees, sailboats and lighthouses. The furnishings were bamboo and rattan and the ambience that of a south sea island. The stage is surrounded by palm trees and the clouds overhead make it seem as if you were dancing outside under the stars.

There are few buildings in existence today that represent a complete shift in our musical history. As the last concert venue for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, the Surf is the bedrock of where the sound and attitude of rock and roll changed forever."

2012 - Delavan

No newcomer to hosting the X champs, Delavan is known for its fun and value. And the best softgoods imaginable: the only place around with embroidered shirts on next day delivery. Near enough to Lake Geneva to feature upscale restaurants, downhome restaurants for the kids and so much land, we can all hang casually for the hotly contested volleyball matches during no wind days. Volunteers come out of the woodwork to make regattas on Delavan a success.

2013- Oshkosh

A return to the magnicent Waters is reason enough to plan to re-visit Oshkosh. Remember your memories of the Pioneer. Our kids recall the parade of lakes with banners flying proudly in the inaugural event at Oshkosh in 2008. We can't return soon enough to what the editor likes to call "Newport of the Midwest". The quiet bars of the city for the adults, the spacious grounds for no-wind days. The zoo and park next door for toddler siblings. It's a perfect venue for our youth sailors.

420 Midwinters
Results from Florida indicate a top ten finish for Geneva's Malcolm Lamphere. He is joined by a cadre of Midwest sailors who traveled for the weekend event. Ben Garber of Minnetonka was 22nd. Willy Crary of White Bear and Robbie Allen of Minnetonka also competed along with several Chicago sailors who are seen often in our area.
College Sailing Begins
critter Banholzer Named College of Charleston Athlete of the Week
BRRR! for us up here but our collegians are traveling already as the Spring Season begins. Out of the box, Chris "Critter" Banholzer won A division in the first week's event and was named, along with a track and field athlete, as the College of Charleston's Cougars athlete of the week. Some of our college sailors met again in Charleston this weekend for the second week of the season. College of Charleston repeated as winner with Erik Bowers placing 2nd in A division followed by Joe Kutschenreuter (Wisconsin) in 3rd and Steph Roble (Old Dominion) in 6th. George Kutsch and Andrew Fox (Wisconsin) shared the B duties. Old Dominion sailed to a final 9th and Wisco 10th. For the season's activity, follow here.


Sailors Ball to Benefit Milwaukee Community Center


Yacht Club Summit


You are invited to Chicago to network with clubs from around the country and learn how they are increasing participation and managing today's challenges. Register today for US SAILING's Yacht Club Summit on April 2-3,    http://media.ussailing.org/Special_Events/YC_Summit.htm


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