|Calendar of Events
8-10 Winter Inland
9-10 Central Lakes
Youth Ice Regatta
7 ILYA -Pewaukee- Pine Olympic Party
|SALLY REPEATS AS ROLEX SAILOR OF THE YEAR - Congratulations!
Pine Lake's Sally Barkow returns to the New York Yacht Club February 29th to regain possession of the title "best yachtswoman in the US" for the second time in three years. US Sailing carries the official press release but Barkow's words praise the teamwork and team members who won this award along with her. Her regular crew Carrie Howe and Debbie Capozzi return to the event along with Sally after being named US Sailing's "best team" only a month ago.
Team Seven is currently in Miami practicing in preparation for the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta. For more on the Rolex, click here. The MOCR begins January 27 and precedes the Yngling World's where Barkow hopes finally to be named the US representative to the Olympics in the Yngling Class. In addition, Barkow brings home a Rolex watch.
The Rolex Trophy
|Youth and Olympics are Focus but Party Time also
|Joni Palmer and Dean Brenner join us as selected speakers but Friday and Saturday evenings are for enjoyment with your friends. Youth sessions begin on Friday afternoon and end with bar gathering at nine. Saturday sessions will conclude with a social gathering beginning at 5:30 with hors d'oeuvres. You are welcome to add to the festivities by paying for a round of appetizers by contacting Suzi Reese.
Of new interest for our families is the Olympia Ski Hill which is now leased by ILYA members. The hill is open 10-10 with half day rates until 4:00 pm. Halfday is $20 and fullday is $30. There are snowboard and ski rentals with lessons available. Sunday is family day - kids under 12 ski for free with each adult ticket. Call the ski hill at 262-567-2577 for more information.
8:00 X and Opti
9:00 C, E, Melges 17, I-20 and A Open.
10:30 for MCs, Ms, A One Design and the NCSSA C
This year marks a return of the Bilge Pullers Hall of Fame. Our coveted Pillbury, Ed Malone and Club and Member of the Year awards will highlight the presentation. Dean Brenner will give us a short preview of the Olympics to whet your appetite.
Fee and Hotel
A $30 fee will be collected at registration. The fee can be prepaid at the office. Call Jim at the numbers listed below - note change - fax, email or send the form in Scowslants or linked here. The $30 fee offsets lunch but assists in paying the two nationally-known speakers.
Olympia is holding rooms at a special rate of $99 so call
262-369-4999 or 800-558-9573 to reserve now. The ski hill, nearby shopping at Johnson Creek Outlet Mall and downtown Oconomowoc provide entertainment for the family. The Milwaukee Art Museum is 30 minutes east and five minutes from the Betty Brunn Children's Museum.
The ILYA Board meeting is open to all members. Please contact Jim Smith to reserve a boxed lunch for the working lunch.
|X and Opti Fleet meetings
| 8:00 AM Saturday - Winter Inland
Our adult fleet meetings are so well attended, the youth fleets have been moved from the traditional late morning to allow parents to attend. John Murphy and Suzi Reese will chair the meetings. Meet your new fleet committee members. The Oshkosh team will attend to begin promotion of the '08 Champs. The Opti committee will discuss the addition of a second day to the Green Fleet Champs.
|SS Equipment for Sale
|Sailing School in a Box
|The Upper Minnetonka Sailing School is retooling and has a complete Optimist sailing school for sale. 18 Optimists and prams, a 9 boat Optmist trailer and a RIB inflatable coach boat. $23,300 for the entire school, located near Minneapolis. Contact Jim Price at 952-470-0912. Email price is firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed specification sheet.
Are you ready to develop an Optimist traveling team? The MOST team is taking offers on its megatrailer and coach boat.The trailer holds 13 Optis as well as a coach boat. The rig comes equipped with a box to hold spars.The coach boat is $4500 and the trailer $6900. Contact Sandy Curtiss.
|BARKOW AND RUF PLAN FUNDRAISER FOR CHINA
|Save the Date and Donate to ILYA Foundation
|Sally Barkow and John Ruf are the proud recipients of a donation from Baird, Co. to assist with the financing of our huge send off party June 7th. That allows us to offset our expenses with donations so all your generous support will go directly to the campaigns of Team Seven and the White Buffalo Team. Watch for more information on the party where everyone is invited.
The ILYA Foundation serves our many sailors who wish to participate in higher level events and need financial support. The Foundation was established under the ILYA's 501(c)(3) status and welcomes charitable donations. Please send donations, (small as well as large) to ILYA Foundation, PO Box 311, Fontana, WI, 53125-0311.
|DAVE PERRY ON RULES IN MILWAUKEE
| Saturday, February 16th
fom North U
"You can't play the game if you don't know the rules.
Whether you are a new racer or a salty dog, the North U. Rules and Tactics Seminar will send you home with a new understanding of the racing rules.
The North U. Rules & Tactics Seminar teaches the rules and their underlying principles. You'll see how the rules work and understand how to resolve the conflicts and transitions between the rules as positions change. We'll go all the way around the course, teaching the rules in the way you use them - not by the numbers, but through situations on each leg of the course. You will learn to recognize situations and understand which rules apply.
But that is not all. The rules shape and control tactics. The North U. Rules & Tactics Seminar teaches how to position your boat to make use of the rules. You learn positions that allow you to control the game, and how to avoid positions that leave you vulnerable to attack. You'll also learn the critical difference between right of way and control."
For more info, click here. Dave was our keynote speaker at last year's Winter Inland. He is knowledgeable but, most importantly, humorous and entertaining. He explains it simply with a jovial twist. It will be a day of relaxed learning. South Shore, one of the area's loveliest clubs hosts this event. With fulltime staff, the amenities here are exceptional all week. If you haven't visited South Shore, go enjoy Lake Michigan while learning from the best.
|USODA "Optinews" Sample
| Join now
|There are many reasons to join USODA, not the least of which is the five-time-per-year magazine just for Opti sailors. The magazine has articles of interest for sailors, parents, coaches and program organizers. The national class, USODA, controls measurment, provides regatta management and scheduling, administers a training and national team and encourages the best Optimist sailing everywhere in the nation. For a sample of Optinews, click here. It will take two minutes to download due to size but is worth the read. Now is the time for clubs to consider including ILYA or national class organization membership info in your annual dues collection. The Optimist organization provides an incentive for club collection of dues. Contact USODA for more information.
|STRICTLY SAIL - CHICAGO
|Get discount on tickets, here
|Strictly Sail Chicago, the largest indoor sailboat show in the country, will be held January 31 - February 3, 2008 at Navy Pier. Scuttlebutt has discount tickets to help attend the four-day event to see the latest sailboats and sailing accessories on the market.
There is a daily pass discount, and a discount on the Strictly Sail Yacht Club Membership
* One (4) day pass to the show.
* Private entrance to the show with no lines.
* Exclusive private access to the SSYC.
* Comfortable lounge area.
* Daily happy hour (cash bar) with entertainment and snacks.
* Big screen TV to watch the big games.
* Free coffee (am), water (pm).
* Free internet access to check email.
* Free coat check.
|MIDWEST SAILORS QUALIFY FOR OPTI TEAM TRIALS
| ONE MORE QUALIFIER
Optimist sailors have the opportunity to try out for the prestigious traveling teams representing the US in Europe, North and South America and the World Championships. The following sailors are listed in the latest Optinews as qualified. There is one more event, the Valentine's Regatta, for your sailor to qualify. The editor's apology for any omission. The sailors are not listed by home club or region.
Mary Claire Kiernan
| Bring to Winter Inland
What to do with T-shirts? Rick Trester was the brainchild behind this new concept but I'm guessing MRS. Trester wants storage space. Beth Wyman and the Oshkosh crew will have ILYA Champs on hand. Trester has some MC Masters shirts left. Bring your stash. Put a sale price on your merchandise and we will collect money for you. This may be an "on your honor" system but Past Commodore Reese has promised booth space.
| NOT DURING PACKERS GAME
Sorry, Vikings and Bears fans, we are not arranging the meeting for Sunday the 20th as had been discussed. Lake Beulah Yacht Club is the site. Time is 2:00. On the agenda are X and Opti issues but also the re-establishment of a SHEETS-like organization. Any other issues are open for discussion. Please plan to attend or email your comments to either.
The Winter Inland is the site of information sharing. Pine has sent its Quad Lakes and TRAP forms (SEE CALENDAR OF EVENTS above)for posting on the ILYA website. Please think of preparing your NORs and bringing 100 copies to the Winter Inland.
|WINTER INLAND PLEA FROM TREASURER
| Sponsorship Opportunity
The ILYA Winter Inland is coming up. This is the event where the Association offers more educational and networking opportunities to its members that at any other time of the year. This is when we plan and create all the summer activities we all enjoy. We offer fleet meetings for all of our classes, sessions on junior and youth sailing, race officer training, and go fast sessions. We have scheduled opportunities for our local clubs to learn how to grow and be more successful. We have our annual delegates meeting and, of course, our lunch with a renown speaker and, this year, six deserving sailors will be inducted into the ILYA Hall of Fame.
The ILYA wants to continue to offer these types of programs to our membership. Our challenge is that the $30.00 fee for this event only covers about 50% of the cost of this event. We presently have one anonymous donor to help defray some of the additional costs of this event. We need more help! If you would like to become a sponsor of the Winter Inland please contact Jim Smith at email@example.com or 262-203-7721.
|ICE REGATTA FOR YOUTH
| February 9-10 in Central Ice Area
|Contact Ron Sherry for an iceboating clinic for youth in the Midwest region. The site will be announced to individuals interested in attending. The event is open to those under 16 on the day of the event.
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
|To submit articles, send to Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
To contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith, click here.