Volume 11, Issue 7 January 29, 2016  
North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
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Regattas / Calendar
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13- US Sailing Judges Seminar - Pewaukee Harken
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
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah
29-30 Quad X - Pine

11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
15 - TRAC Opti - Cedar
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
14-17 MC Invite - Harriet
21-24 C Invite - TBD
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, M
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
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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Olympic Qualifier - Sailing World Cup Miami - WATCH TODAY AS GOLD RACES BEGIN!  
Bowers Sits as Second American
from Mark Bowers

Gold Fleet racing continues today! I've included a link below where people can watch Erik's Gold Fleet racing live in 2D on thier computer or mobile device. Racing starts at 10:40am EST this morning. Erik's sail number is USA203751 for those who may want to watch.
Click here and choose Laser Gold races. 

Full scores here with three more races before Saturday's finale. Erik still holds in 2nd American slot currently in 22nd overall with Charlie Buckingham in 11th. Ten races are sailed which qualifies the top ten for Saturday's medal race. The Olympic contender is determined by this regatta and another. The combined finishes in these two events will determine the US selection for the Laser class. 
US Sailing Judges Course --- It's for you!!   
Pewaukee in Two Weeks
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.  It is well worth the fee and the lunch the PYC will serve will make it all worth the trip and your time.
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


Do you have the time to give back?  
from Scuttlebutt
Have you lost track of your New Year's resolution yet?  If so, or if not, it does not matter - 2015 will be a year of sharing and kindness.  Our sailing community is a very giving and caring group of people.  Please consider escorting a person with a disability to Newport or Nantucket this summer.
Any child, adult or Veteran with cancer, autism, or any disability, is welcome to sail at . Guaranteed, your act of generosity in the spirit of sharing our sport will be rewarded with knowing that this will be your best "sailing story" ever.
Please contact
We Have Changed!!  
New Contact Info
The transition from Jim Smith, our beloved Executive Secretary for 37 years, is complete. Jim begins an extended vacation Sunday, January 30th. He is still available on his personal phone for those of you worried he will become too leisurely fishing, swimming and babysitting. 

Mail is now received:

PO Box 662
East Troy, WI 53120-0662

Dave Berg     847-675-6434    dberg@ilya.org

Rest assured, the ILYA is on a new, but stable, course. Jim is only a fishing boat away. 
ILYA Office  
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PO Box 662
East Troy, WI 53120-0662
Phone: 847--675-6434
Editor: Candace Porter
Executive Director: Dave Berg
Inland Lake Yachting Association