Volume 11, Issue 12 February 23, 2016  
North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
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Regattas / Calendar
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12 - US Sailing Judges Seminar - Wayzata YC
13 - ILYA Board of Directors Meeting - Minneapolis
23-24 No Frills C - Missouri YC
30 - 5/1 Springfield C
7-8 Icebreaker C - Cedar IN
Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
14-15 Cedar Spring C/MC - Cedar, WI
21-22 LaBelle Tuneup
21-22 Geneva Spring E 
4-5 MIR C Delavan
10-12 C Nationals - Monona
16-17 Zenda U - Oconomowoc
18-19 WI MC Champs - Oconomowoc
18-19 USODA Great Lakes - Macatawa Bay, MI
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
23-24 ILYA 420 Champs - Okauchee
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah
29-30 Quad X - Pine

7-9 I-20 and Melges 17 Championships
11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
15 - TRAC Opti - Cedar
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
14-17 MC Invite - Harriet
14-17 E Invite - Mendota
21-24 C Invite - Nagawicka
23-24 WYA X - Beulah
27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji
31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear
4 Pram Power - North Lake
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake,MI
12-13 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
     Big Waters C- South Shore
     George Dorn MC - Beulah
10-11 USODA Midwest Champs - Pewaukee
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
22-25 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
24-25 Lotawana C
           Beulah C Challenge

1-2 Polar Bear - Davenport, IA
8-9 C Worlds - Delavan


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These two women are blazing the path for our organization, for our sailors and for our women. They are embarking on an adventure never open to women before. Next week, they travel to Freemantle, Australia for participation in the first matchracing event of the season. The anticipated cost of attending is 20,000Euros. They can use your support. Why should you care? These women are mentors who light the way for your youth sailor. There are no finer individuals who bring back their collected knowledge and then share with anyone who wants to listen. Whether sailing or life's other interests, Sally and Steph demonstrate what goal setting, teamwork and determination can accomplish. Both are Rolex Yachtswomen of the year. Both have reached the pinnacle of US Sailing but, still, they continue to challenge themselves and broaden our knowledge of the sport. Click here for the ILYA Foundation (look for Barkow down on page) or here for a crowd funding site to support them. This week's support is most important to them. 

Also, if you are interested in corporate sponsorship, contact //sally@team7sailing.com/" linktype="1" alt="http://sally@team7sailing.com" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 165); text-decoration: underline;">Sally or //stephanieroble@gmail.com/" linktype="1" alt="http://stephanieroble@gmail.com" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 165); text-decoration: underline;">Stephdirectly. 
 First of Two Qualifying Events
 Day one is completed - Annie sits atop the leader board. Many, many races to come. Watch here for results and here for live roundings. Watch carefully for start info since UFDs and BFDs often continue to race, as was the case in yesterday's sailing. 
Join the Board Meeting and Pre-Festivities  
March 12 and 13
The ILYA Board of Directors Meeting moves north to Minneapolis. You are all invited to join us for dinner on Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 or later and later. The Lounge listed below may match with your arrival time. IF you need a hotel room, contact Dave Berg today. 

Sunday's meeting is open to all. Let Dave know for lunch accommodations. The earliest part of the agenda allows for member participation. Do you have a specific problem for which you want assistance? Plan to attend to help shape our regattas and regatta future sites, promotional ideas.  

Crowne Plaza Aire MSP Airport - Mall of America
Three Appletree Square | Bloomington, MN 55425
Martel's Restaurant & Lounge for dinner
US Sailing Judges Course --- Travel to Minnesota!!   
Wayzata - March 12 for Judges Course; ILYA Board meeting, Sunday, March 13
Combine two events on one weekend. Want to give the Board your opinion (constructively, of course)?  Want to meet Dave Berg? It's all located conveniently for you March 12-13. The Wayzata YC is the site of the Judges course. Then travel east to the weekend's hotel (Crowne Plaza hotel near Mall of America) for dinner with arriving Board members and Dave Berg. While it is Dutch treat, it will be worth the networking or just enjoyment of sailing friends. The Board meeting is early Sunday AM with complimentary lunch provided. Let Dave Berg know you will be attending so he can reserve lunch. 
One of the ILYA and US Sailing's goals is to have at least one qualified US Sailing Club Judge at each inland club.  While this is a tall order, we need to start by training willing candidates.  This course offers a hands on approach through class room, roleplaying, and study of actual hearings.  
Who should attend this course? 
You! This is not a course to make you a rules guru. You do not need full understanding of the intricacies of the Racing Rules of Sailing. This is about learning the process of protests. Many folks of all levels of sailing proficiency took the course last year. They all came away with an appreciation for running a protest meeting. Remember, protest committees are usually comprised of three individuals. You all bring differing knowledge and understanding to the hearing. Now is the time to start to feel comfortable volunteering as a judge in that hearing. Bruce Martinson is expert but brings teaching down to all levels. He makes it seem straightforward. There were nothing but kudos from last years' courses east and west. 
The link to registration is below. You have to have your cursor on the left side of the screen to scroll down to the different seminars.  If anyone has a problem finding it have them give me a call.  
612 723 7030
Sailing School Directors and Instructors  
Certification Course Offerings
Click here to view the US Sailing Certification Courses for Level 1 instruction. There are no local courses listed although we hear a Milwaukee Yacht Club offering is in discussion stages. 

June 2-5 at Macatawa Bay is the best choice for the SE WI clan. 
June 4-12 is a two-consecutive weekend course at Wayzata. 
To be adventuresome, try Ft Myers Florida 3/31. Fly down with your young instructor, sightsee while they learn. 
3/17 course at Marco Island is still open but the deadline for early enrollment is past. 

Watch the list as the next month expires as more courses are added.  

Melges 24 Youth Brigade  
submitted by Petey Crawford and Kevin Jewett

Currently we have 4 teams registered with more and more interest being generated everyday. Our youth championship committee chairman is Kevin Jewett who brings with him 25 years of sailing and youth coaching experience. This will be the first time anything like this has been done for an event like this and we are excited to lead the charge. Kevin and the rest of our team have come up with the following criteria for the 2 "youth" divisions for the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship Regatta.
Youth Division: Open to sailors 20 years of age and under who's 21st birthday does not fall on or before December 3rd, 2016. One adult crew member or "coach" is allowed to be part of the team. This adult crew member must be 25 years of 
age or under who's 26th birthday does not fall on or before December 3rd, 2016. This adult crew member is not allowed to helm the boat during racing. In an effort to keep the emphasis on "youth sailing" the average age of the skipper and crew not including the adult crew member must be be 19 or under.
University Division: Open to collegiate sailors 22 years of age and under,currently attending school, who's 22nd birthday does not fall on or before December 3rd, 2016.
Project Goals:
  • Help young sailors get involved with campaigning a fun high performance boat.
  • Bring older boats in the class up to current racing status.
  • Teach sailors how to fix up a boat and prepare it for competitive racing.
  • Teach youth sailors and teams how to seek and secure sponsorships and additional funding options
  • Crown the first Youth Melges 24 World Champions!
We are working to help source boats that need some love with the agreement that the youth teams chartering the boats will put forth the effort, with assistance, to fix up and prepare the boats for the World Championship. Some examples of changes that can and should be made to modernize older boats are: Shortening stanchions, adding padded life lines for hiking, minor fiberglass repair, etc. Sails are another area that we hope to offer some assistance. Many boat owners have agreed to bypass traditional charter fees in lieu of the repair and updates to their boats.
We will be looking for used racing sails from veterans of the class that would be willing to donate practice sails for the competing youth teams. Additionally, all youth teams will receive a discounted entry fee.
Much more information and details are being sorted out. For now if you or your club are interested, build your team, fill out a form with your details, or find a boat locally and work a deal with the owner and get out on the water and start racing!
Get cracking on building your team and come join the Melges 24 Youth Brigade. We hope to see you on the line for this FIRST EVER MELGES 24 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
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Editor: Candace Porter
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