Volume 12, Issue 5  
February 21, 2017
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2017 Regattas
More MC listings next edition - they are plentiful but many unconfirmed
5 - ILYA Board meeting, White Bear, MN
7 - Zenda U MC Clinic - Eustis Sailing Club, FL
9-11 MC Midwinters - Lake Eustis YC, FL
17-19 Sarasota E Midwinter - Sarasota Sailing Squadron
18-19 Mardi Gras MC - New Orleans YC
21-23 Black Tie C/E - It's Back - Rush Creek, Tx
28-30 Charleston E - Carolina YC
29-30 Springfield C - Island Bay, IL
6-7 Icebreaker C - Cedar, IN
13-14 Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
13-14 Cedar MC/C Spring - Cedar, WI
20-21 LaBelle Tuneup C/X - LaBelle YC
20-21 Geneva Spring E - Lake Geneva YC
20-21 - Heritage Spring E - Lake Hopatcing YC
3-4 Eastern C - TBD
10-11 MIR C - Long Lake, IL
10-11 Wauwasee E - 
Wauwasee YC, IN
16 - AHJ X - Cedar Lake, WI
16 - TCYS - Minnetonka
16-18 C Nationals - Okoboji
17-18 Payton E - Mendota YC
23 - TCYS - White Bear
23-25 A Nationals - Minnetonka
24-25 WI MC Champs - Nagawicka
26 - LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah 
27-28 TRAP X - Pine Lake YC
30 - TCYS - St. Croix
6-7 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka
10-11 GLSS X - Lake Geneva YC
12 - GLSS Opti - Lake Geneva YC
14 - TCYS - Calhoun
14-16 ILYA MC Invitational - Lake Beulah YC
14-16 ILYA E Invitational - Pewaukee YC
17-18 Xtreme X - Oshkosh YC
18-21 US Sailing Chubb Junior Champs - Area K Qual - Minnetonka 
20-23 MC Masters Nationals - Cedar, WI
21 TCYS - Calhoun Opti only
21-23 Michigan E Invitional -Crystal Lake YC, MI
22-23 ILYA C Invitational - LaBelle YC
22-23 WYA X - Pine Lake YC
24 ILYA No Tears Opti -Nagawicka
26-29 ILYA X Champs - Delavan YC
28 TCYS- Wayzata 420 only
30- ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
1-2 ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
3 Pram Power - North Lake
3-5 ECESA - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
2-5 Western MI Champs E/C/MC - Crystal Lake
4 TCYS - Wayzata
4-6 WYA C - Nagawicka YC
11-12 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
16-20 ILYA Championships - C/MC/A/E - Lake Geneva YC
8-10 Max C/MC Fall - Maxinkuckee YC
8-10 E Nationals - Carolina YC
9-10 Big Waters C - South Shore YC
16-17 C Blue Chip - Pistakee YC
16-17 Fenton Fall C - Lake Fenton YC
22-24 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
23-24 NNN Beulah C Challenge - Lake Beulah YC
23-24 Lotawana C - Missouri YC
30 - Oct 1 - Polar Bear C/MC - Lake Davenport Sailing Club
7-8 C Worlds - Delavan YC
March 5th - Board of Directors Meeting  
All are Welcome
The ILYA BOD is fortunate to host its annual meeting at the old Johnson Boat Works site which is now a community room restored lovingly by many White Bear sailors. It is an honor to return to this shore to conduct the business of the association. You are welcome to join us for the meeting or a portion thereof, lunch or the whole day. We are also meeting for dinner on Saturday night so send your intention todberg@ilya.org. Lunch is on us. Dinner is on our own, Saturday at the hotel. Meeting begins at 9:00AM. 

The annual meeting of the organization occurs on March 5th with delegates present in person, by calling in or via proxy. Let Dave Berg know your club's intent. Dave Berg, the ILYA Executive Director, can carry your club's vote. You will be voting on the new directors of the organization: Darby Sugar, Mendota for a second term; David Strothman, Minnetonka, first term; Jim Petersen, Geneva for second term and David Porter, Beulah, who will be third term as an officer. The proposed slate of officers will be

David Porter, Beulah - Commodore
Beth Wyman, Oshkosh - Vice Commodore and Regatta Coordinating
Lee Alnes, White Bear - Secretary-Treasurer
Steve Schmidt, Okauchee - Past Commodore 

Regatta bids for Melges 17, I-20 2017 are still due; Invitationals and Championship events were discussed at length and assigned at the Fall Meeting. Check here to determine what events are still available for bid and complete the regatta bid form for formal presentation. Fleet committees have met to determine their choices so future dates are indicated on the bid sheets. Communicate your desires to dberg@ilya.orgeawyman55@gmail.com and the fleet representatives.

A - Bill Wyman
E - Vincent Porter
C - John Porter
MC - Mark Tesar
I-20 - Kenny Bowles
Melges 17 - Hans Meyer
420 - Peter Sullivan
X - Ted Rolfs
IOD - Chris Allen 
It's official! Roble and Shea are in for 2020  
Fun - raising and Fundraising Begins
Ocean breeze and waves are the order of the day for four hours a day as Steph Roble and Maggie Shea begin their quest. The ILYA Foundation has established an account for these two ILYA members. Why now? Today is the day campaigns begin. It's the day to day grind with coaches dropping in giving homework that makes for successful sailors. 

Click here to begin helping this team move forward.
Level 1 and 2 US Sailing Instructor Courses  
Register Now
It seems early but this is your time to get your instructors registered in the course that allows them to fit their sports, prom, graduation activities. This course does NOT teach sailing. It teaches your instructor to plan classes, to know how to evaluate your site for safety, how to deal with discipline problems (Parents - really? and sailor), how to communicate well on the water and land to directors, parents and sailor. There is some sports psychology thrown in. The course is intense with homework each night. Each candidate gives presentations which allows the class to cover loads of info but also gives practice on communication and presentations - in front of their peers so they can critique themselves among good friends. It is advantageous to room with someone for the course so you can work together in the evenings. The ILYA member clubs have worked hard to obtain good instructors. From personal experience, there is no one better than Cappy Capper to lead your young instructors to the next level. He will empower them with experienced knowledge which will allow them to succeed. There are many scheduled dates on the US Sailing education calendar so pick a date that works with your youth instructors' busy schedule. Registration is first-come and only available from US Sailing. There is no "holding" a spot by the local host. 

5/11/2017   -   5/14/2017 Level 1     
800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706-1419
Instructors:   , 
5/13/2017   -   5/21/2017 Level 1 Only 2 slots left Two weekends    
400 E Monroe St 
Chicago, IL 60603-6493
Two consecutive weekends May 13, 14 & 20, 21 
Chicago YC Belmont Station 
300 W. Belmont 
Chicago, IL 60657

5/26/2017   -   5/29/2017 Level 1 Six slots available     
PO Box 874
Oshkosh, WI 54903-0874
6/02/2017   -   6/05/2017  Level 1    
PO Box 189
Macatawa, MI 49434-0189
6/03/2017   -   6/11/2017 Level 1 5 slots available     
PO Box 768
Wayzata, MN 55391-0768
Two Consecutive weekends June 3, 4 & 10, 11

6/07/2017   -   6/08/2017  Level 2 Seven slots available   
PO Box 189
Macatawa, MI 49434-0189

6/10/2017   -   6/13/2017 Level 1    
PO Box 1
Whitehall, MI 49461-0001
MC Zenda U time again  

We're Famous Now!!
Check out these two articles


Bill Wyman  Check out last two pages

Bill Mattison - one of his passions, the Mattison Brothers Circus, is featured in the winter issue of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letter's magazine, Wisconsin People and ideas. ILYA member Barb Sanford is the author and she even included one of Don's photos!
Reserve for ILYA Champs - Abbey - Soon  
Rooms now Available at Preferred Rate 
The ILYA currently has 50 rooms on reserve Wed through Sat at the Abbey in Fontana. Last year, these rooms were taken rapidly while there was adequate time to reserve more at the reduced rate. Make your arrangements now to assure the rate. 

To reserve, call 800-709-1323, press #2. The group rate is listed under ILYA 2017 with a code of 1129JP. Rates are $159-$242.

MCs provides youth support at MC Nationals  
Texas in June
The MC Association is encouraging youth to go to nationals. They have expanded the youth awards division within the nationals regatta and there is a reduced entry price for those that want to attend nationals. 
Boat registration is $235 if paid on or before May 15.  $275 after May 15.
Youth (under 21 on June 15) registration is $50 (Thanks to generousity of MCSA and Fleet 5)
ILYA Dues and Donations  
Save Us Time - Time to Renew
It will soon be club and sailor dues renewal time. Renewals for individuals will be sent digitally first so consider getting ahead of the crowd. Click here to renew or join the ILYA. Scowlines is a free publication but if you enjoy it, please consider purchasing an associate membership for $35. If you support us as race committee or regatta management, your renewal is invited. 

Regular dues are $70, youth $40 and associate $35. Crews do NOT need to join but are always welcome to support our association. Do yourself a favor, streamline your regatta registration and register for membership now.

Donations are accepted here.   
Rules and Tactics Course - UW- Milwaukee - Dave Dellenbaugh, March 5th  
Sponsored by North U
The Rules & Tactics Seminar teaches all the rules (not just the new ones) and their underlying principles. You'll know your rights and obligations in every situation and understand how to resolve the conflicts and transitions between the rules as positions change. We'll go all the way around the course, covering the rules in the way you use them - not by the numbers, but through situations on each leg of the course. You will learn to recognize situations and understand which rules apply. 

But that is not all. The rules shape and control tactics. The Rules Seminar teaches how to position your boat to tactical advantage so you control the game and avoid positions that leave you vulnerable to attack. You'll also learn the critical difference between right-of-way and control. 

Top Instructors

Of course, the seminar is only as good as the teachers. Our Rules instructors include Understanding the Racing Rules author , Learn the Racing Rules DVD creator , International Champions like , , , , and North U. Director .

Included with the Seminar

With the seminar you will receive the Rules & Tactics Seminar Workbook written specifically for this course by Dave Perry and Bill Gladstone. The Rules Seminar includes a variety of interactive exercises, quizzes, and rules scenarios as well as rules and tactics analysis of racing video.

Bring the team. Bring your crew and get everybody on the same page!

Seminars will be offered at 45 locations throughout North America.  In most locations the course is offered as a full day seminar.  In a few locations we'll offer an abbreviated evening course.  All seminars include the complete Rules & Tactics Workbook. 
Pricing - Full Day Seminars
US Sailing Members - $95
Skippers - $125
Additional Crew - $
2017 Scow Calendar - Now Google Calendars available for many of our fleets  
Get Your Regatta Listed
Our first listing of the 2017 events is included here in Scowlines. Added this week is Google calendars on the ILYA website. So pick your fleet and look at the bottom right of the calendar. There is a + Google calendar which allows you to add it to your devices. From there you can overlay your choice of calendar to see what your summer weekend will look like. --- a bit daunting if you are a C sailor and an X father. 

As more regatta details are developed by host clubs, local directions, social packages, mooring requirements can be added to the Google calendar entries so contact Scowlines to have your info added. You will be given rights to edit your event. ---- The ultimate goal is ONE STOP SHOPPING! 

There is no intent to omit anyone. Submit your event for inclusion. As you develop your NOR, the ILYA is happy to link to it so there is a consolidated site for all our events. 
Race Management - One Day at Lake Beulah  
Milwaukee's John Strassman to Teach
April 1 is the date. 

Who should attend? Anyone from our local clubs who works homelake races. Learn all aspects - equipment, signal boat, rules that apply to RC, course management.

Become a US Sailing Certified Race Officer!
Race Officers are in charge of racing on the water. Their duties include ensuring the safety of competitors and members of the race committee, choosing courses to give competitors the best possible races, starting the fleet, adjusting the course in response to changing conditions, and finishing and scoring the race.
Learn more: http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/race-officers/


Course particulars:
Register here ---- Look for the date April 1
$60 course fee paid to US Sailing
Course materials included
Lunch at Lake Beulah
Housing available on first come, first serve basis.