Volume 8, Issue 5

 February 6, 2013

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February 2013

9 - Winter Inland


4-5 Cedar, IN Icebreaker


1-2 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka

8-10 GLSS Dinghyfest


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 


14-15 C Blue Chip - Okauchee 

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Winter Inland - RC Session Moved Earlier!


Attention: Race Committee (and friends)
Winter Inland Schedule Change

The Winter Inland Race Committee seminar with Dick Rose originally scheduled for 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Saturday has been rescheduled to start fifteen minutes earlier. So the seminar will run from 9:45 to 10:30. This will give some members of the Race Management and Judges Committee a few extra minutes to atend some of the overlapping fleet meetings to discuss RC items on their agendas.

Submit your ideas

The late afternoon session on the future of the Big Inland  is most important to the committee charged to review our current and future operation. We realize some of you will need to leave the Winter Inland early but WE NEED YOUR INPUT. Look for posters with questions on the windows. Please spend a few minutes giving us your ideas. Todd Haines and Candace Porter will lead the afternoon session as the committee begins a retrospective analysis of our organization and, with your input, the beginning of a focused effort to bring more value, fun and participation to our event.

Dick Rose on the New Rules 

 The ILYA Bilge Pullers again sponsors our annual organizing event. The Winter Inland is not to be missed this year as we inherit a new set of racing rules. Our keynote speaker, Dick Rose, returns to teach us the new changes.

Your fleet committee will meet on Saturday to review RC recommendations, scantling changes, future regatta sites and any other promotion ideas to improve the growth of your fleet. The ILYA Board of Directors will meet on Sunday to discuss or act on Saturday's work. The annual ILYA Awards will be presented with the late afternoon cocktail event.Click here for full schedule.

See you there!

Saturday, February 9

8:30       Registration

9:00       Optimist and Promotion Committee Meetings

10:00     X, E and Melges 17 Committee Meetings

10:00     Dick Rose speaks to race committee on new rules  -  ALL ARE WELCOME, FLEET MEMBERS AND RC

11:00     Delegates requested for Annual Meeting

12:30     A, C and I-20 Committee Meetings

1:30        MC, Club 420 and National C Association Meeting

2:30        The Future of ILYA Regattas

4:00        ILYA Awards

4:30        Keynote Speaker Dick Rose on the Racing Rules of Sailing 

Full Throttle Wins Key West Boat of the Year

Sam Rogers

One of the most anticipated moments at Key West Race Week occurs during the  final trophy presentation on Friday when it is announced which team was
selected as the Boat of the Week.

The 2013 winner of the Quantum Boat of the Week Trophy was Brian Porter's
Melges 24 team of Andy Burdick, Sam Rogers, and Matt Woodworth on Full

Noticing that Sam is now a three-time winner of the trophy, Scuttlebutt got
curious what it takes to become an event's most honored winner. Was it cool
crew gear or hosting killer parties? Neither as Sam reports:
What I tell my three and half year old daughter is that winning Boat of the
Week comes down to my impeccable spinnaker trim downwind and amazing hiking  ability upwind. Of course, with my wife and anyone else with an objective  point of view, it is clear that sailing with solid programs with a shot to  win in competitive classes is the main factor to winning KW Boat of the

Winning a class is the first step, and being involved in wins with Star -
Melges 32, Samba - Melges 32, and now Full Throttle - Melges 24, has been a
huge thrill, and to get named Boat of the Week after is always icing on the
cake, and a very pleasant (rum-filled) surprise.

To my knowledge, the Boat of the Week uses a formula and other objective
factors, and based off my own observations, it seems to go the teams who
sail in one of the larger fleets in KW, and either win by a wide margin, or
duke it out until the very end with a few other boats. It would be a
challenge to have a goal to win Boat of the Week, as you would be much
better off sailing hard, focus on winning your class, and letting the chips
fall that you get the extra recognition.

Winning a class in Key West is always a big challenge as a lot can happen
in the five days of racing against a lot of really talented teams, and
getting named Boat of the Week at the end of a week of battle is always a
great surprise and leads to a fun last night in Key West.

Fingers crossed I will be involved with another great program in KW 2014,
and we can work hard to win our class and see what happens from there.
"I really have to credit my crew. My team is really exceptional. As a
group, we really work well together," Porter said. "Our biggest edge was
downwind sailing. We had really good speed going downwind and I think that
was a big difference."   ----- from Scuttlebutt, Sunday January 27  

Lamphere Ends in 9th at ISAF Miami 
Gordy at MORC   Gordy Lamphere (Lake Geneva) finished a strong 9th in the ISAF Miami Olympic Classes Regatta and earns a spot on the Sperry Top-Sider Team. He was second American in the class. Annie Haeger (Lake Beulah) maintained her fifth place finish despite not sailing in the medal round due to a knee injury in her last qualifying race. She also qualifies for the Sperry Top-Sider Team.  Erik Bowers (Minnetonka) concluded his regatta in 35th in the Laser fleet. Lara Dallman-Weiss finished in 9th in Women's 470.  
Our Sailors on the Move
Optis to Olympics         
Opti sailor Henry Chapman (Nagawicka) leaves for Spain for his first European adventure in the Optimist Dinghy.

Ben Garber (Minnetonka) travels to New Zealand for the Harken Youth Match Racing Worlds sailing Elliott 7m boats, February 20-24.

Our 2016 Olympic hopefuls practice in February for the start of the European circuit in March.  

ISAF Rankings

   Our sailors are there!

The Women's Matchracing rankings feature Sally Barkow (Pine Lake) in 5th and Stephanie Roble (Lake Beulah) in 26th. Barkow is also the top ranking American in the Open Matchracing ranking in 24th. She is joined by fellow Midwesterners Taylor Canfield and Don Wilson of the Chicago Matchracing Center, respectively in 8th and 29th.


Gordy Lamphere (Lake Geneva) moves up in the Finn class to 21st after a strong, steady year of improvement. In the Women's 470 Annie Haeger (Lake Beulah) fresh out of college with her first serious effort this winter sits in 50th; Lara Dallman-Weiss (White Bear) in 65th. Erik Bowers (Minnetonka) just breaks into the Laser top 100 in 99th. 

Chicago Match Racing Prepares for Season

Chicago Match Cup and Tall Ships® Chicago 2013: August 7 - 11, 2013

This August, sailing takes over Navy Pier as modern matchracing meets maritime history. The Chicago Match Cup, a $100,000 sailing competition and the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, will set sail alongside one of Chicago's most popular attractions, the majestic Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 Festival, Aug. 7 - 11, 2013. Twelve of the world's best teams will sail against each other in matc race sailing, a form of head-to-head combat similar to the America's Cup, just feet from the edge of Navy Pier. They will compete for their share of the $100,000 prize money purse and points earned toward the Tour's overall World Championship, worth $1.75 million in prize money - the richest in the sailing world. The event features yachts and many shore-side activities for the whole family to enjoy," said Tod Reynolds, director of Chicago Match Race Center, producer of the Chicago Match Cup. "We're excited to bring two maritime events to Chicago's iconic landmark," said Marilynn Gardner, president and CEO of Navy Pier Inc. "Tall Ships Chicago and the Chicago Match Cup will give our visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience and board historic ships and also see the world's top sailors at one great place - Navy Pier."

Chicago Match Cup and Tall Ships Festival highlights include:

Chicago Match Cup

Tuesday, Aug. 6: As the Chicago Match Cup teams practice in the morning, fans are invited for a free preview day and for the afternoon event: The inaugural Chicago Sports Commission Charity Sports Challenge, in which Chicago's own sports stars will test their sailing skills (with a little help from the pro sailors), for charity.

Wednesday - Sunday (Aug. 7 - 11): More than 100 action-packed races between the 12 teams to determine the road to the Finals on Sunday afternoon, special viewing areas to ensure front-row seats, live commentary; Jumbotron viewing, meet-and-greets with the professional sailors; family-friendly games, food and beverage stands, and more.

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.: Chicago Match Cup Finals and Award Ceremony. Live broadcast to more than 140 countries.

Tall Ships Festival

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2 - 4 p.m.: Tall Ships arrive with the crowd-favorite Parade of Ships.

Every day: Tall Ship on-board tours, Sail-Aways (additional cost); evening fireworks and more!

TICKET INFORMATION: General admission tickets are $5; with additional opportunities to

purchase Tall Ships cruises and on-boards, as well as Chicago Match Cup VIP viewing areas.


About Chicago Match Race Center: The Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC) was founded to promote and grow the sport of match race sailing in the United States. CMRC provides a fullservice facility, complete with TOM 28 and Elliott 6M class sailboats, umpire and support boats, as well as support staff for professional and amateur sailors to race and train. CMRC hosts several events ranging from regional championships to the Chicago Match Cup, the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. For more information, photos, videos and results from events held at CMRC, please visit

Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 at Navy Pier: The breathtaking sight of numerous Tall Ships sailing on Chicago's Lake Michigan is a not-to-be-missed event. This armada is a festive and educational celebration and exploration of Chicago's rich maritime heritage! There is so much excitement and maritime entertainment on the lake and land at Navy don't want to miss it! For more information regarding Tall Ships 2013 and other Navy Pier events, please visit


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