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A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 2

January 17, 2011

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ILYA GOES SOCIAL -------ILYAScows @ Twitter
Promotion Chair, Chris Andert, has brought us to the Twitter stage. Watch for tweets on regatta results, deadlines, what's what. Find us at ILYAscows. "ILYA" was taken so think of us and what you sail. But follow us throughout your day. We hope to handle wind reports, sudden changes at regattas through Twitter and other methods. It's helping us communicate with you.
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Chip Mann will be the "Tweetmaster" --- is there an official name for this individual? --- on the Miami Olympic Classes regatta 470 and Finn course. How lucky for him to watch Anne Haeger and Gordy Lamphere at the marks. The tweets will be placed on a blog at US Sailing for the entire event. Watch the US Sailing "LIVE" site and watch for code flag Bravo for his sailing circle tweets. The event starts Monday, January 24th.


This experience will assist us with better communication from the Minnetonka Champs in August 2011. Did you know the races at Geneva were tweeted and also posted on our blog on Sailgroove? More than 800 contacts were made during each day of racing. This is important to those of you at home and sometimes those on shore.
Winter Inland Reservations Deadline - February 1

Winter Inland sponsors

Contact Jim Smith at or fax this form to reserve your attendance Feb 11-13. Thanks to sponsors, Melges, North Sails, ILYA Bilge Pullers and Harken, your food and registration fee for Sat and Sun will be $20. Please indicate if you plan to attend the Sunday board meeting.  The Winter Inland will be hosted at              Chenequa Country Club,

6250 Wisconsin 83
Hartland, WI 53029
Housing will be free to the first folks who request. The generosity of the local lakes makes this possible. Contact Candace Porter to offer or request housing. What better way to spend a winter weekend than with summer friends.

At a glance:


Friday - 5:30 - 8:00 Youth meetings: Opti to our older youth
Saturday - 9:00 Sailing Promotion, Melges 17 and I-20

10:00 Race Committee 101 and X Fleet meeting

11:00 Delegates meeting/election of Directors
12-30 A Fleet, C fleet  and Club Issues

1:45  E Fleet, MC fleet
3:00 Party and socialization - Gary Jobson, US Sailing President. Enjoy the cocktail hour with ILYA awards and a presentation by Jobson.

Plan to attend the late afternoon, all day or all three days for $20. Reservations are required due to space and operations logistics at Chenequa. This is a value for our members so thanks for your cooperation with reservations and THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS.
Who's Where?

Who wins for the farthest away? Wil Rendell of White Bear isn't sailing unless he is dreaming of a scene in Sahara (for those of you unfamiliar with the Clive Cussler book turned movie, it is worth the watch for the one sailing scene - well, almost sailing) Wil is in Afghanistan serving as a 1st Lieutenant and platoon leader.

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He is currently serving in a mountain region of the Wardak province. The Discovery Channel featured Wil's class as they went through training in Ranger school before deployment. The feature is called Surviving the Cut.

NOW ON TO WINTER SAILING ---- The 470 North Americans featured two of our women sailors. Lara Dallman-Weiss is crewing (and that's most of the fun) on an Olympic hopeful boat. The US men were second in the event; US women were 3rd and 5th. Results


Next - Key West Week. The Melges 32 and 24 fleets are ready for a great week of tropical weather. For a most impressive list of sponsors, check out the event website.


Miami Olympic Classes Regatta January 24-28. Watch our sailors:

470 women - Anne Haeger, Lara Dallman - Weiss

470 men - Hunter Radliffe (Lake Forest)

2.4R - John Ruf

49er - Kevin Jewett/Mike Kuschner

Finn - Gordon Lamphere

Laser - Erik Bowers

Sonar - Bert Foster

Women's Matchracing - Sally Barkow, Maggie Shea

Coaching - John Porter

Race Committee - Chip Mann, Jeff Butzer, John Strassman

Regatta website

Melges Invites You to Strictly Sail or Key West

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Big Savings Week -   January 27 - February 4 which encompasses Strictly Sail.  Big savings on boats, sails, covers.  Last chance to gear up for Spring!

Strictly Sail

January 27th to 30th at Navy Pier

The Midwest's premier sailing boat show

Sailing Seminars

Daily sessions for sailors of all abilities. Check the schedule to plan your day so you have plenty of time to see all of your favorite speakers! Get details »


Sailing School Directors - Attendance is Mandatory
youth symposiumPlan to attend
Does your program need a shot in the arm? Is your Board of Directors inexperienced? Looking for new ideas? US Sailing hosts this event each year but it is in Florida this year with easy access to travel. Prices today are $200 round trip. Our strong youth programs began with a band of several ILYA parents meeting in San Francisco for the first symposium some 20 years ago. Barkows, Reeses and Porters solidified a friendship and a long term of service based on attendance at this event. Twenty years later Emlie Barkow is a leader in the US Sailing training team. for the event info.

One of the Inland's own will be honored January 29th. Greg Simon of Mendota will receive US SAILING's Community Sailing Council "Excellence in Instruction" award for 2010. Greg, with quite a few famous Mendota names, initiated an Opti program which grew this season. The ILYA recognized the program in late August with a clinic hosted with Promotion Committee funds and taught by Brendan Boylan (Calhoun) and Andrew Fox (Lake Geneva) - both UW sailors. The picture below features the YOUNG students and parents.


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Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association