2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 7, Issue 1

 January 10, 2011 




14   Youth/420 meeting North Lake 5:00 



10-12      Winter Inland 



15-17   MC Midwinter Regatta Lake Eustis, FL 



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Winter Inland - Feb 10-12 WITH DAVE PERRY


Melges logMelges Performance Sailboats has agreed to sponsor this year's Winter Inland to be held the 10-12th of February at Chenequa Country Club in Chenequa, WI, and thanks to the Bilge Pullers sponsorship we have Dave Perry joining us to share his sailing expertise.


The event will begin Friday afternoon with Dave Perry leading a session for Junior Program organizers to begin at 3:00 pm followed by youth fleet (Optimist, X, 420 and Youth Development) meetings from 5-8pm. Snacks & cash bar will be available. Chenequa's famous Friday night dinner will be available at 8pm to anyone wishing to stay. This will require a reservation, which will be made available on the registration form, which will follow in the Fall Winter edition of Scow Slants due out in January.


Registration on Saturday morning will begin at 8:30 am with the Sailing Promotions meeting from 9:00 - 9:45 am.  The E's and Melges 17's Fleet meetings, as well as a discussion on Race Committee, Club & Regatta Basics will immediately follow from 10- 10:45. The ILYA Annual Meeting of Club Delegates will then follow at 11:00am.   The A, C and I-20 Fleet meetings as well as a Club Issues Break out session will commence at 12:30-1:30. 

There will be a Buffet Soup & Sandwich available from 11:00 1:00 so that you can grab some comforting food to take to your meetings.

The MC and 420 fleets will meet from 1:45- 2:45 as well as a Session on Sailing Tactics with Dave Perry.


Bilge PullersAt 3:00 Saturday afternoon a cash bar and appetizer buffet will lead off in advance of the presentation of the Association's highest awards and the Bilge Pullers Hall of Fame. 


Then about 4pm, thanks to sponsorship from the Bilge Pullers, Dave Perry (USSTAG Women's Match Race Team Coach, sailing rules expert, and the highest ranked U.S. match racer in the ISAF Open rankings) will share with us his enthusiasm for the sport of sailing with his presentation titled "The World of Match Racing: The Road to Match Racing at the London Olympic Games and the new America's Cup"

The ILYA Board will commence Sunday at 8:30 for our annual winter meeting.  All are welcome. 


Stay tuned for more information as we will have a full packet and registration materials available in the upcoming Scow Slants.  If you have questions feel free to call the ILYA office.

For complete info on the 2012 Winter Inland, see the full program including registration form HERE. Reservations by February 1 are absolutely required. Iformation will also be found in the Fall/Winter issue of Scow Slants.  

Member Lake Delegates invited to Annual Meeting


All member clubs are requested to send a delegate to attend the annual meeting of the Inland Lake Yachting Association, Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 AM. Commodore Rick Trester will discuss items of importance as well as ask for a report from the Nominating Committee. Club Delegates will be asked to vote for the following slate of Directors at the Annual Meeting at the Chenequa Country Club in conjunction with the ILYA Winter Inland. The directors are nominated to serve three-year terms:

* Rick Kotovic Minnetonka Yacht Club

* Stu Oltrogge Clear Lake Yacht Club

* Paul Reilly Cedar Lake Yacht Club (Wis.)

* Sue Weston Green Lake Yacht Club 

Youth Meeting - January 14th

 Many of our ILYA sailing school directors met in December to begin planning for the 2012 420 season following the October action of the ILYA Board of Directors to sanction the 420 class. A preliminary schedule of events (see below) was established. The schedule will be confirmed in preparation for announcement at the Winter Inland. 


The next 420 southern circuit meeting will be held at the North Lake Yacht Club at 5:00 pm on January 14th. Anyone is welcome. With the Packer game being on Sunday, a Saturday meeting is sure to obtain a better turnout. Topics of discussion are 

  • Winter Inland
  • How to get kids into boats - purchase power with a fleet discount, transport of boats, schedules for sailing schools, conversion from X
  • Finalize schedule

            May 12+13 @ Pewaukee

     May 26+27 @ Okauchee for training Seminar

            June 25 @ Beulah

     Jun 26+27 @ Pine

            Jul 10+11 @ Geneva

     Jul 23 @ Cedar

     Aug 9 @ North

     Aug 17-19 420 Youths/ILYA at Mendota

Any additional agenda items are welcome. Please contact Ed Eckert or Margaret Hollister

Strictly Sail

strictly sail Greetings Yacht Clubs:


This is the year to come as a group to the 2012 Strictly Sail Chicago Boat show. With such huge events as the US SAILING Sanctioned Safety-at-Sea Seminar; the accomplished sailor and successful author, Jimmy Cornell making a rare U.S. appearance; and for the first time in the U.S. - the indoor sailing simulator!
 With all these amazing features and interactive seminars, we have made it even easier to get a group together and come to the show.
 For a limited time we have arranged a discounted hotel promotion of $99 per night for you and your entire group at The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Attendees, Click Here to book your room.
We will even arrange a shuttle bus service from the hotel to Navy Pier.
If you are flying in and need transportation from the airport to the hotel - we've got you covered with discounted shuttle services.  Click Here to make a reservation or call 1-888-284-3826 use code "SAIL".
 Need more incentives? How about 5 free tickets to the show! That's right, buy 20 tickets for your group and we will send you 5 additional tickets to the show for free! Contact Kevin Murphy, theShow Manager at 401-293-5207 or via email at kmurphy@nmma.org directly to take advantage of this promotion.
 Act fast because these promotions are for a limited time.


Strictly Sail Safety at Sea Seminar, Jan. 28, 2012

The "Safety at Sea" seminar is new to the show this year providing the best curriculum for safety techniques and skills for offshore sailors. This full-day seminar is modeled after the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman training that features live demonstrations and renowned keynote speakers to cover practical ways to stay safe on the water. The US SAILING sanctioned Safety-at-Sea Seminar is a certified safety program for offshore sailors required for many races and recommended for anyone who wants to learn about safety relating to offshore sailing.

Moderated by John Rousmaniere, Presented by Ralph Naranjo and Sheila McCurdy. Sanctioned by US SAILING (the sport's national governing body), the seminar qualifies graduates to sail in long-distance races on the Great Lakes and oceans.
 Cost: US SAILING members - $165, all non-members - $175.
Registration includes lunch, two days admission to the boat show and US SAILING Safety-at-Sea certification.
 The speakers are nationally known authorities on the subject matter and members of US SAILING's Safety-at-Sea Committee.

To reserve your Safety at Sea seat/s today Click Here


 Jimmy Cornell to make a rare U.S. appearance at the 2012 Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago® Show.
 An accomplished sailor and successful author, Jimmy Cornell has sailed 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world- including three circumnavigations and voyages to Antarctica, Alaska and Spitsbergen. Thousands of sailors have fulfilled their dream of blue water cruising with the help of Jimmy Cornell's books, among them the bestseller World Cruising Routes. With 150,000 copies sold to date, it is one of the best-selling nautical publications in the world. Most of Jimmy Cornell's books have been translated into several languages.

As the founder of the highly successful ARC transatlantic rally, Jimmy Cornell is credited with devising the offshore cruising rally concept. Now in its 25th year, the ARC continues to be the largest, and most popular, transocean event in the world. Until his retirement in 2000, Jimmy Cornell had organized 24 transatlantic rallies, five round-the-world rallies and one round-the-world race, with over 3,000 boats and 15,000 sailors having participated in his sailing events. Jimmy Cornell's website, www.noonsite.com, launched in 2000, is the main source of practical information for cruising sailors on the internet and attracts over one million visitors per month. 

Fluent in six languages, Jimmy Cornell holds lectures and cruising seminars at yacht clubs and international boat shows.

Enjoy your choice of days with Jimmy Cornell at the show. Jimmy is offering his very popular Long Distance Cruising Seminar on both Friday January 27 and on Sunday January 29, 2012.

To reserve your seat with Jimmy Cornell Click Here



 Sailing Maker Sailing Simulator 
Get a feel for the water on a virtual sailboat ride. A qualified instructor will offer you a chance to experience how a boat reacts to wind and waves and teach you how to use the tiller, without getting wet.  Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the simulator recreates the actual movement of a boat under sail. It's a unique training platform for sailors of all abilities-whether you're a new boater who wants to learn how to sail and or an experienced sailor who wants to practice under different sailing conditions. The simulator was built with youth in mind so bring the kids and have them experience sailing first hand.  Click Here



Group discounts on show tickets are available. For more information contact Kevin Murphy.


Other show highlights Click Here

Who do you want to see? Strictly Sail Friends Invite You
North One Design Melges/North Sails - Booth 230
Come see the New Melges MC, Audi Melges 20 and the New Melges 29er.  We may have a new 2012 Melges C there......we will see.  
Space #230.  Melges and North Sails Zenda.
Show Savings on New Boats, New Sails, Melges Covers!  Look for Andy Burdick, Harry Melges, Jim Gluek and others as the Chicagoland views our sleek boats. Or, scow sailors, take a look at the Melges 20 and join Paul Reilly and Kent Haeger in the WARM fun during the winter. There are always Inland sailors congregating at the Melges booth. It's hard to be there and not see many of your friends. Come see us!

Harken - Booth 247
harkenHarken was one of the founders of the large national boat shows. A stalwart in the sailing industry, there is no finer company who represents who we are in the Midwest. Peter and Olaf have placed Pewaukee on the international map. Now for fun - Harken cannot be beat. The "grinder" is always at the show so step up and challenge the young adults who always sit on top the leader board. For great gear, sunglasses, line, new doodads (in feminine terms), it's a sailors' paradise at the booth. And if you want to organize the garage, stop in to see the overhead mounting systems. The Harken print and visual media are tough to beat. Stop in to see Bill Goggins and crew.

Matchracing in the Pool
  The Chicago Match Race Center will be setup at Strictly Sail Chicago right next to the large pool for RC sailboats that are provided by Chesapeake Performance Models. Throughout the weekend we will be hosting 9 mini match race regattas with these boats. The regattas will be setup to have 8 skippers who will sail a quarter-final knockout series in races that will take around 4 minutes each with umpires and live commentary. Prizes will be given to the top 3 skippers of each regatta.

Preliminary schedule of regattas: 
Thursday 26th:2PM (Open) & 6PM (Industry)
Friday 27th:2PM (Open) & 6PM (Chicago Fleet 67)
Saturday 28th:12PM (Yacht Club Coaches), 3PM (MCSA Sailors), 6PM (Pro Regatta featuring Melges, Doyle Sails, Dawn Riley and others)
Sunday 29th:12PM (High School), 2PM (Open) 
On Saturday at 2PM in accordance with the MCSA Annual Meeting, Taylor Canfield will give an "Intro to Match Racing" presentation. The CMRC booth will feature an Elliott 6M, the Women's Olympic Match Racing boat, for all visitors to check out. We will have Chicago Match Race Center gear available for purchase as well as information on membership, sponsorship opportunities and corporate sailing. If you would like to participate in a regatta, attend the Canfield presentation or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Roble at StephCMRC@gmail.com 
Summerset Sail and Marine - Booths 220-222

summerset sailVisit booths 220-222 at Strictly Sail or visit the Summerset Marine booth at the Milwaukee Boat Show for the latest in Opti gear and to see the new 2012 Competition Spec Optimist. You will also see the new and exciting line of RS Sailing at both shows. Familiar local faces Larry Chapman and John Porter will welcome your visit. 

As a bonus, you can enter the raffle at Strictly Sail and on the Strictly Sail website to win a new 2012 Competition Spec Optimist!

 Line Honors - Booths 144 & 243
line honorsLINE HONORS will be in booths 144 & 243 at Strictly Sail-Chicago 2012.  In booth 144 we will feature MUSTO High Performance Sailing Apparel, offering a great selection of sailing gear from Musto-the world leader in performance sailing gear.  In booth 243, we will be working with HARKEN and feature the HARKEN SPORT range of sailing gear; footwear, gloves, shirts & a special selection of HARKEN "Limited Production" apparel.  Hope to see you in Chicago! 
Stelluca-Booth 431
Here's the reason to take your wife stellucaor daughter along. There will be sailcloth purses and bags but none with such an artistic flare as Stelluca. Melissa Marban and Ollie Luebker along with children Luca and Stella will show you wares in all colors in booth 431. The children make luggage stellucashowtags which distinguish your bags at the airport. Computer bags and colorful purses are just right as a gift to take home after a day of winter sailing browsing. It's a definite purchase for her if you happened to buy a boat, gents. Here's a reason to go! 
Mendota - Here we come! 

 2012 ILYA Annual Championship to cover two weekends at Mendota


2012 ILYA Champs logoAn innovative schedule will enhance the return of the ILYA Annual Championship Regatta to Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin. Six fleets will attend the event, three on each weekend. Up first are the Es, Cs, and I-20s, registering at Governor Nelson State Park on Thursday, August 9, and racing Friday through Sunday, August 10-12. The second weekend is reserved for classes A and MC, registering at Nelson Park on Thursday, August 16, and racing Friday through Sunday, August 17-19. For the first time ever, a junior fleet will join the event, this time with the newly-sanctioned Club 420 fleet. For logistical reasons, the 420s will register and sail out of Burrows Park. The adult fleets will moor at Nelson Park, mostly in the water on moorings brought by the sailors. Dry sailing will be available, but it will be limited by the logistics of the parking and launching facilities.


      A special evening of heavy hors d'oeuvres and libation awaits the fleets at the extraordinary Pyle Center on the Fridays of each weekend. Saturday nights will be open season on Madison's numerous dining and fun establishments. Regatta chairpersons will advise participants where to go to most likely meet their competitors for and after dinner. Post race fun awards are planned at headquarters for the adult fleet, and the juniors are welcome to join in the fun.


As most racing will be scheduled back-to-back (to back), on-the-water lunches may be pre-ordered for your crew and supporters. In addition, a headquarters food and beverage stand will be open at the most opportune times.


Watch for more Annual Regatta news in ILYA ScowLines, at www.ILYA.org, and in the spring/summer issue of Scow Slants.


For accommodations, we recommend one of the six west side hotels of the North Central Group, totalling 180 rooms. Also reserved are 65 rooms at the Edgewater Hotel for those who want to stay downtown.  Sailors and guests need to call the hotels direct and reference the 2012 ILYA Champs to get their special rate.  All reservations need to be made by July 10.


Recommended Madison area Regatta Accommodations

The Edgewater Hotel

Langdon Street

Madison, WI 53703


$149 and up


Courtyard by Marriott

Madison West/Middleton

2266 Deming Way

Middleton, WI 53562




Hilton Garden Inn

Madison West/Middleton

1801 Deming Way

Middleton, WI  53562




Residence Inn by Marriott

Madison West/Middleton

8400 Market Street

Middleton, WI 53562



Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Madison West/Middleton

8212 Greenway Blvd.

Middleton, WI  53562




Hampton Inn & Suites

Madison West

483 Commerce Drive

Madison, WI 53719




Homewood Suites by Hilton

Madison West

479 Commerce Drive

Madison, WI 53719




North Sails Support John Ruf for Olympic bid
 North Sails Zenda Proud To Help Olympian John Ruf

The North Sails Zenda Team lead by Jim Gluek  is honored to have the opportunity to help John Ruf with his 2012 Olympic Campaign.  John is currently preparing for the US Trials. Jim Gluek has supported John by helping with North Sails Shape and Design / Material work so that John has a speed edge for the upcoming trails.  North Sails Zenda wishes John the best!  Sail Fast!
Here's to Delavan for another lasting idea!
Delavan Lake Yacht Club invites all Inland Lakes Yachting Association Member Clubs with X Fleets in 2012 to participate in the creation of the ILYA X Inland Regatta Quilt.  Each Club is invited to make a quilt Square and supply it to Laurie Schroeder in Delavan for quilt completion.

Each Club Square will represent the Club's X Fleet and/or the contributing Club.On the back of the quilt will be cloth strips to memorialize the club raffle winners in successive years.
Details: Square SIze: Begin with a 14'x14" block, leaving a 1" seam allowance on all four sides. Therefore, each Square should be designed within a 12"x12" area.
Material: Moderately dense woven are best such as cottons. Avoid knits, burlap, Appliqued, Embroidered, or Quilted will be appropriate.

ILYA Quilt - "The Deed of Trust"

 The completed X Inland Regatta Quilt will be on display at the Delavan Lake Yacht Club until July 28, 2012. Raffle tickets will be sold to determine the home of the quilt for remaining weeks prior to the 2013 ILYA regatta (currently scheduled for Oshkosh). Two weeks before the next X Inland Regatta the quilt will be delivered to the Regatta Host Club, where it will be available for showing and to raffle it off for the remaining year to the next winning club. Two weeks prior to the 2014 ILYA X regatta, and each successive annual regatta, the quilt will be delivered from the current winning club to the next ILYA X Inland Host Club for a repeat of the annual cycle. Proceeds of the raffle go to defray the cost of the host regatta. 


The raffle drawing will be at the final social event of the X Inland Regatta prior to the trophy presentation. The winning ticket owner's ILYA Club affiliation will determine which ILYA Club will have the honor of displaying the quilt. If the winning ticket owner is not affiliated with an ILYA club, the owner must select an ILYA Club with an X Fleet to display the quilt for the following year. The actual quilt transfer will occur at the final trophy presentation of that year's X Inland Regatta.

 In the event that the quilt is retired from active service (such as retirement of the X Fleet, or retirement of the regatta event) as defined by the ILYA Board of Directors, it will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, and proceeds will be used to fund youth sailing activities. In the event of the dissolution or merging of the ILYA prior to the next year's X Inland Regatta, and no succeeding X Fleet activity, the quilt will be returned to the Delavan Lake Yacht Club.


Contact Please send your Quilt Contact person for your club's contribution to saildlyc@gmail.com or call Richard Beers, 262-725-1424. 


The deadline for each club's submission of finalized quilt square is April 1, 2012.


Join US Sailing

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It's time for many of you to renew your memberships in US SAILING. Why not renew from the ILYA web site link or the link in this issue (and other issues) of ScowLines? It makes renewal easy. The ILYA participaties in US SAILING's's Member Partner Program which offers discounted US SAILING membership rates and contributes a portion of your dues back to our association. Click the "Join US SAILING" link on this page, find out if your dues are due, and save 20% on your membership 
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