A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association 
Volume 5, Issue 2

January 17, 2009 

In This Issue
Winter Inland
Strictly Sail
Haeger Named to Developmental Team
Miami Olympic Classes Regatta
Local RC Seminars
CISA Clinics
ILYA Office

Melges Performance Sailboats

North One Design
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Winter Inland  - February 13-14 in Lake Geneva
 ILYA logo
The site is new, the timeframe is shortened - join us! The Lodge at Geneva Ridge on Highway 50 will host us for an abbreviated Winter Inland. Hotel reservations are available at a reduced rate of $89. If you need accommodations, make a room reservation by mentioning ILYA and get the (base) rate of $89 per night. (You're going to love it; the Lodge has been completely renovated and is very luxurious-visit, Call at 1-800-255-5558. 
Call, email or fax the office with your $20 registration/fee/donation to the ILYA Winter Inland. $25 at the door.
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Fleet Meetings Classes Melges 17, I-20, Youth Development, M-16
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ILYA Annual Meeting of Club Delegates(Delegates, please be in attendance at the beginning of this meeting to set a quorum and conduct required official business,including the election of Directors.)

10:30 - 11:45 A.M. Fleet Meetings - Classes E, C, MC, A 

Join us at lunch for our awards: Pillsbury Sailor of the Year, Ed Malone Race Committee member of the Year, ILYA Club of the Year and Member of the Year. The Bilge Pullers will award Hall of Fame designation to four of our beloved sailors.
2:00- 3:15 Promotion Committee - all welcome
2:00-4:45 X and Opti Fleet meetings, Club roundtable and race committee sessions.
 Sunday, Valentine's Day, ILYA Board of Directors Meeting 8:30 sharp! Lunch provided - all are invited, contact Jim Smith to reserve a spot. 
Strictly Sail - Chicago January 28-31
 STRICTLYSAILUS SAILING or ILYA Member Benefit: Strictly Sail Chicago
As a US SAILING or ILYA Member you receive a special discounted admission to the Strictly Sail Chicago boat show on Jan. 28-31. US SAILING Members get 2 for 1 tickets and discounted hotel rates at the Homewood Suites by Hilton. ILYA members get a $2 per ticket discount. New this year at Strictly Sail Chicago - Greg Fisher, Nick Turney, Skip Dieball divulge their best go fast lessons. Seminars include techniques on sail trimming and reading the wind. US SAILING Members are entitled to discounted hotel rates at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Downtown Chicago for $89.
The Chicago Strictly Sail site website is here.
For another hotel with ILYA reduced rate, the Fairmount Chicago at Millenium Park at $99, click here. For ILYA discount tickets, click here.
Anne Haeger Named to US Sailing Developmental Team

from US Sailing

Annie HaegerForty-eight talented athletes have been named to the 2010 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), a new, youth pipeline team supported by US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC). The USSDT was created to help young athletes, who have been identified as future Olympic prospects, acquire the skills necessary to launch successful campaigns and compete at the Olympic level.

In addition to receiving elite-level coaching, guidance and mentoring, the members will benefit from joint training with US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members and other top young sailors from across the United States. The OSC will also support these athletes with shipping and logistical assistance and advice, as well as access to the OSC's Performance Enhancement Team of physical therapists, trainers and nutritionists.

Formerly known as the US Sailing Team - U18 and US Sailing Team - U23, the USSDT is comprised of talented, up-and-coming sailors, aged 13 years or older as of January 1, 2010, who have shown a strong work ethic, willingness to work within a team, and promising results at international events and high-level domestic events. The OSC selected team members from a pool of sailing resumes, including regatta results and awards, as well as proposed training plans for 2010


Athletes with ILYA connections include:
Anne Haeger - Beulah and Boston College
Nevin Snow - son of Mary Ellen Brigden, ILYA X Champ, Beulah
Mitchell and Morgan Kiss - Macatawa Bay
Clay Johnson - son of E scow sailors, Harvard
Miami Olympic Classes Regatta
ILYA participants 
The Miami Olympic Classes event comes at the end of the month. Sally Barkow qualified last weekend for the event by finishing second to Anna Tunnicliffe in an event with no finals due to inclement weather.
John Porter will serve as a registered coach for SKUD and Sonar disabled teams. Look for John Ruf to compete in the 2.4R event. Stephanie Hudson will compete in the Women's 470 event.
For full info on the event, follow the official website.

US Sailing will be holding a two day advanced race management seminar in Chicago March 13th.  The head instructor is Tom Farquhar.  At the end of the seminar you can take a test for either the Club, Regional or National Race Officer designations with US Sailing.  See the link below.


In addition to this seminar, Phil Petersen is organizing a one day seminar at Okoboji tentatively scheduled for April 24th, note change of date.  At the end of this seminar you will be eligible to take a Club Race Officer test. 


I highly recommend all of our race officers attend a US Sailing Seminar.  The knowledge you get from these seminars will assuredly make you a better race officer.


At the Winter Inland on February 13th we will be holding a couple race committee seminars.  Tom Hodgson has agreed to lead a "how to run a protest hearing".  I will lead an open conversation with emphasis on running ILYA events and the responsibilities of the PRO.  We will also discuss the new rotation system we are implementing this year for assigning PRO's to Inland events.


I want to emphasize that the short seminars we are holding at the Winter Inland are not a substitute for US Sailing Seminars.  The US Sailing Seminars do not even mention protest hearings and do NOT talk about right of way racing rules.  They only discuss race management issues.  US Sailing certifications last four years.


I hope to see many of you on February 13th.  In the mean time, sign up for a US Sailing seminar.  Do yourself and the sailors we serve a favor.


Chip Mann

Chair, Race Management and Judges Committee

Regional Race Officer

 Youth Sailors - Apply! 

The 2010 CISA (California International Sailing Association) Advanced

Racing Clinic applications are now being accepted for the April 8-11 youth

clinic. Hosted by Clinic Director Andrew Campbell at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, CA, the program will consist of lectures and on-the-water drills including tactics, strategy, sail trim, boatspeed, etc., together

with information on what is important for developing a successful Olympic

campaign. This clinic will be held in Lasers, Laser Radials, Club 420s,

International 420s, Club FJs, and 29ers. Applicants are encouraged from all over North America to apply. Applications are due February 1st. Complete details: 

PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association