• Volume 9, Issue 2

     January 15, 2014

    For Whom the Bell Tolls
    O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
    The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won
    The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;  
    From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;

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    1-2 ILYA Winter Inland -



    24-26 O'Pen Bic NA's - RHACD 


    24-26 USODA Great Plains Team Trials Qualifier, Okoboji

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    Attention, Junior Sailors  
     CISA Applications Now Due
     Click here to learn more about the first big clinic of the year and the granddaddy of all the junior clinics. Held at Los Alamitos Bay, California and home to Andrew Campbell, this event has been on the ILYA radar for years and years. Parents, if you want your sailor to learn from the nation's and world's best, this is the premier event to attend. Entry is by resume. So when you watch the Strothmanns, Barkows and Porters win races as adults, know they attended this clinic before you were born. Housing is provided by the local club. The sailors you meet here will be your college competition in only a year or two. It is a not-to-be-missed event for the upper echelon of youth sailors.
    Opti Sailors, Place on your calendar  
              Train Wreck MC WARMMMMM Regatta  
    February 1-2         

    MC Fleet 04 and the Lake Eustis Sailing Club (LESC) cordially invite you to the 6th annual Train Wreck Regatta on February 1st and 2nd. This regatta is great way for those in the northern states to break free of a cold winter, enjoy some warm Florida water and sunshine, and get your 2014 sailing campaign kicked off early. Last year over 40 boats attended this event, and we expect more the same this year. LESC also has a Boat Storage Program for sailors who want to keep their boats here between the regattas. This keeps your MC here at LESC while you fly down for Zenda U/ MCSA Mid-Winters Championship Regatta.

    Friday, January 31


    Informal practice racing.


    1700 - 1900

    MC Registration open

    Saturday, February 1


    Light Breakfast


    0730 - 0830

    MC Registration Desk open



    MC Skippers Meeting



    Warning signal for first race of the day. Warning signal for additional races as conditions permit.



    Lunch at Club House



    Warning signal for additional races as conditions permit


    After Racing

    Cook Out, Press Conference with the top 5

    Sunday, February 2

    0730 - 0830

    Light Breakfast



    Warning signal for first race of the day. Warning signal for additional races as conditions permit.
    No warning signal after 1230 hrs except as detailed in the sailing instructions.


    After racing

    Lunch and Awards Ceremony as soon as possible after completion of last race

    Register online at MCscow.org. For more information or questions contact Regatta Co-Chairs;

    Geoff Moehl, Co-chair -- gto65tri@bellsouth.net
    Bob Cole, Co-chair --

    Online registration link


    LESC link


    Olympic Sailors  

     Erik Bowers

     Erik got his first look at Rio de Janeiro Olympic waters last week. To receive his daily updates while at regattas, please ask to be added to his email list: Mark Bowers <>.  Erik returns to the states to Miami where he will meet up with other ILYA sailors, Gordon Lamphere and Annie Kate Haeger, to compete in the late January ISAF Miami (formerly Miami Olympic Classes Regatta.)  

    Strictly Sail  
     Be there
    All your friends will be in Chicago. The UW sailing team mans a booth. Harken is always fun! The Melges Team is a meeting place. UK sails will have a booth. US Sailing members get reduced rates on tickets. It's a winter sailing gathering.
    Orange Bowl Youth Regatta  
    by Robin Dale

    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!

    ILYA Office Needs Help  
    ILYA Executive Secretary Jim Smith needs guidance in moving some simple accounting procedures onto Quickbooks for Mac 2013. Perhaps an ILYA member with Quickbooks expertise might volunteer to get the procedure up and running for the 2014 season. If you are that person, please contact Jim at 262-203-7721 or .

    Jim Smith

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    PO Box 311
    Fontana, WI 53125-0311
    Phone: 262-203-7721
    Fax: 262-203-7722

    Editor: Candace Porter
    Inland Lake Yachting Association