Volume 9, Issue 12   February 25, 2014   
For Whom the Bell Toils
Don Williquette
Internment at Arlington National Cemetery
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Regattas / Calendar


1-2 ILYA Winter Inland -



24-26 O'Pen Bic NA's - RHACD 


3-4 Icebreaker C - Cedar, IN

10-11 C/MC Tuneup - Cedar, WI

17-18 C/X LaBelle Tuneup


20-22 NCASA A Scow Nationals - Minnetonka

23 Lake Beulah SS Opti

24-26 USODA Great Plains Team Trials Qualifier, Okoboji

27-29 420 ILYA Champs - White Bear, MN


11 TRAC (Opti) - Cedar, WI

10-13 ILYA E Invite - Geneva

11-13 ILYA MC Invite - Okoboji

17-20 ILYA C Invite - Cedar, IN

18-20 ILYA Melges 17 Champs - Geneva

18-20 WYA X - Okauchee

21 - No Tears East - Beulah

23-26 ILYA X Champs - Gull Lake, MN

27-29 ILYA Opti Champs - Cedar, WI


8-10 ILYA MC Champs - Pewaukee

13-17 The BIG INLAND - A, E, C, I-20 - Oshkosh at the Waters



6-7 George Dorn MC Beulah

20-21 Beulah C Challenge

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ilyaburgee March 1-2 at Chenequa Country Club on Beaver Lake

10:00 Two great choices
  1. Fleet Council - we are fortunate to have varying classes with enough similarity to allow us to solve problems together which most often benefit many of our classes. The fleet reps formed a Fleet Council to allow our classes to best administer themselves in terms of regatta sites, race committee practices, schedules and promotion. They learn from each other. All sailors will want to attend this session to give the Council opinions on the above topics. Many of the issues previously handled in Fleet meetings will fall here so plan to attend. 
  2. 420 Class promotion - how does your club want to approach 420 sailing? Where does it fit into our family of scows? What is all the buzz about high school sailing and how do the youth at your lake participate? How do you get those 420 sailors back into scows? These are philosophical questions with presenters who have tried varying methods.

11:00 Delegates Meeting

Is your homelake going to be represented? Ask your Board if they are sending a representative. The Delegates elect the new directors of the ILYA. You will hear about the new Big Inland format, the inclusion of sailing schools as members and why, the ILYA Women's and Girls' Clinic and why you should care. 


12:15  The Bold New Venture for the ILYA

What will the Annual championship of the future look like? Get a taste this year as Oshkosh hosts four fleets simultaneously over 4 days of racing... Here how Oshkosh plans to do it, and what lies ahead for 2015-17? Geneva is willing to continue the experiment and host for three years in a row. The ILYA Regatta Coordinating Committee will discuss the concept 

2:15 Fleet Meetings and Statwack

2:45 Andy Burdick with Go Fast

RC meets to discuss the scheduling of the Big Inland

Club issues round table - you bring forth your concerns, we answer 

3:30 Party, party and awards

Please order this app!  
Bring your phone or iPad to Winter Inland
Chris Lieber, Pewaukee, will explain a new app which allows you to push notifications. That means you can write one message and send it to your entire fleet, your entire yacht club or the entire Inland.

Barring a new baby this week or on Saturday, Chris will demonstrate this app for purposes your home lake might use the app. It will help you understand the versatility of the app. 

THIS IS NOT IN LIEU OF RADIOS OR SI'S OR OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARDS but consider how you communicate today. Smartphones are a part of our daylight hours. This serves as a "one-stop" for all documents, scores, emails, rosters, and a means to communicate to a lot of folks at one time. The actual cost of communicating is free since this is NOT A TEXT. It is a push notification. 

2:15-2:45 ---- Saturday, be there! 
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Click here for the newest Petey Crawford footage. From the actual sailing video and photos, music or original concept, Petey's work is most ingenius and youthfully edgy. It is just plain fun to watch. He has traveled around the nation and competed nationally and internationally in 2013. Enjoy the coverage.  
Champion of Champions   

Dave Ullman Selected as Special Guest Competitor at 2014 Championship of Champions

Imagine a regatta where every competitor is a current one-design class champion. US Sailing's Championship of Champions is recognized as one of the more unique adult racing events in the country. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship in the over the past year. These skippers and their teams will race for the Jack Brown Trophy while representing their class. The competition will be challenging with many decorated sailors competing on the same course. The 2014 edition of this US Sailing classic is hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio on October 9-12.

     Each year a guest helm is invited. Past guest helms have included Paul Cayard and Betsy Alison, and other sailing luminaries. This year's guest competitor will be three-time 470 World Champion ('77, '78, '80) and 2007 Melges 24 World Champion Dave Ullman. He was also US Sailing's 1996 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year.

     Ullman returns to the championship he won in 1980 (sailed in the 470). He also returns to Thistle sailing, which is one of several class national championships he has collected over the years.

Ullman returns to the championship he won in 1980 (sailed in the 470). He also returns to Thistle sailing, which is one of several class national championships he has collected over the years.

"It's a strong event again, and when I got the invite, how could I say no," said Ullman. "This championship has a warm spot in my heart. You get to race against, and meet with, sailors you don't usually sail with. It's just fun to sail against all sorts of one-design champions." "It's all about coming into this event from another class and sailing your best. It can be really interesting to see how it turns out and who comes out on top."

     Inaugurated in 1976, US Sailing selects 19 one-design class champions that have been nominated by their class associations to compete at the Championship of Champions. As one of US Sailing's most popular events, the championship is held in a different class each year, and boats are supplied by the host club. Classes range from conventional to cutting edge and have included the Y-Flyer, Snipe, Hobie Cat, J-24, Sunfish, Etchell, Lightning to name just a few. Helmsmen and their crew will be tested in Thistles to see if they can hold their own.

     The event has crowned champions ranging in age from 13 to over 70. Many competitors are amateur sailors and some are professionals. The Championship of Champions features singlehanded sailors and others who sail with up to five or six crew.

     What makes this event unique is that all are top competitors and anyone can win. 

Here are additional requirements:

* The qualifying period is from August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014.

* Champions and their classes must be current members of US Sailing and American citizens or permanent residents.

* Applications are accepted from January through July.

Sailors who normally sail in the U.S. and are members of a club, class or association affiliated with US Sailing are eligible.

Applications are evaluated on three main criteria:

* 40% Sailor Criteria - how many major events have they done in the past three years; number of races in national championship, number of attendants at national championship

* 20% Class Criteria - size, diversity, depth and activity of class nationally

* 40% Other - Sailor Athlete status, class membership in US Sailing, previous experience, demonstrated Corinthian spirit, etc.

The team of selectors researches each applicant's ability and background by examining regatta results, drawing on personal knowledge and researching the relative difficulty of the class championships.  The Championship of Champions committee tries to get as many divergent classes as possible. Classes that have never proposed a champion to compete are encouraged to do so. In 2013, over 60% of the competitors had never sailed in the event before.

     Invitations will be issued in early August, 2014. Apply now at .

CONTACT: Jake Fish, US Sailing, 401.683.0800 x614

Regatta news  
Club 420 Midwinters
Mary Claire Kiernan (Lake Beulah - Tufts) crewed to top girl position and overall 3rd out of 92 sailors.  Full results
Laser Midwinters East
Sixth is the number to remember. Erik Bowers, 6th in full rig; Malcolm Lamphere 6th in Radials and Lawson Levine - Chicago area but familiar to us here in 4.7s. Full results
Orange Bowl
The editor fears we omitted mention of Augie Dale's sixth place finish in 420s at the Orange Bowl immediately following Christmas. 

Over the holiday break, US Sailing held their annual Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta sailed in Biscayne Bay and hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club.  It is the largest youth regattas for sailors 8-18 in the United States.  This year 689 sailors from 27 states and 23 countries participated in the Opti, Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7 and c420 fleets.  While the daily temperatures reached close to 80 every day - mother nature thought that precipitation was needed.  It rained every day from practice on the 26th to the final day of racing on the 30th.  It wasn't just a little sprinkle either - the competitors were pounded by daily rolling sheets of rain.  But with the rain, came wind - with a steady 12-20 knots each day except the last and each fleet was able to squeeze in 11 races to complete the series.

ILYA sailor did an exceptional job representing their lakes and the Inland.  In the 240 boat Optimist fleet, Chapman Peterson (Geneva) continues to climb the ladder of success.  He finished 3rd overall in the White Fleet and 79/240 overall.  In the Laser Radial fleet, Malcolm Lamphere (Geneva) sailed to a 3rd place podium finish placing third out of 127.  In the c420 fleet, Augie Dale (Pewaukee) sailing with crew Macey McCann (Texas Corinthian YC) chalked up a race win in race three and finished sixth overall in the 103 boat fleet.  Jack Bitney (Minnetonka) with crew Kendall Van Horne (Minnetonka) finished 42nd.  Great job to all ILYA sailors that participated!

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Editor: Candace Porter

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