A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 4, Issue 2

January 28, 2009 

In This Issue
Winter Inland 2/6-8
Youth report
Olympic classes regatta
ILYA Office
Summerset Marine

Melges Performance Sailboats

North One Design
Money at A
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues

  • Dick RoseAugie Barkow will speak on go-fast techniques. The '08 Pillsbury winner is the afternoon Quantum speaker
  • The Melges MC will be unveiled to the ILYA sailors. Don't miss the boat in the lobby.
  • Friday afternoon at 4:00 we start with promotion of our scows
  • Youth fleet meetings are Friday night. On tap will be discussion of Rule 42, the trip to marvelous Gull  Lake with a new yacht club just for us, instructors panel.
  • Adult fleet meetings are Saturday morning - measurement issues, future regatta sites and PROMOTION
  •  Kattack will display the hottest item for sailing schools and local racing to improve your race
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dick Rose will headline the afternoon with an explanation of the new rules.
  • Come to see your '09 Award winners and new additions to the Bilge Pullers Hall of Fame
   The Winter Inland will be held February 6-8 at Olympia Resort and Spa, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Activities begin on Friday afternoon at 4:00 with an open meeting of the Promotion Committee. Everyone is invited, especially fleet committee members. This is followed by meetings of the junior fleets. Look for another discussion of the ever compressed junior regatta schedule. A cocktail reception follows.
     Saturday features adult fleet meetings, delegates meeting, awards luncheon, special presentations on the new racing rules by Dick Rose of Sailing World, and numerous informative roundtable discussions on a variety of topics. A cocktail reception follows!
    For those of your Board members who want other interest areas, we will repeat the lake issues forum and bar management.The ILYA Board of Directors and Rules Committee meet jointly on Sunday morning.
     For a full scheule of events and activities, download the following:
Room reservations at Olympia should be made
directly by calling (262) 369-4999.  Mention ILYA.
Please notify ILYA of your plans to attend. You can use the following form:
Please reserve _____ all-inclusive tickets @ $30.00 each for my group. Fee includes 2 days of meetings, Sat. lunch, cocktail reception with cash bar and reception and Sunday lunch for those attending the Board of Directors meeting.
· My check for ______ payable to the ILYA is enclosed.          
· _____ Use my VISA or MasterCard. 
(Late registrants will be charged $35.00, if available.) 
I do intend to stay for the Board meeting. I will need
____ lunches on Sunday. 

Please send registration information to
ILYA, P.O. Box 311, Fontana, WI 53125
or fax the ILYA office at 262-203-7722
or E-mail
Please send by February 1, 2009.

Room reservations at Olympia should be made
directly by calling (262) 369-4999.  Mention ILYA.
City, State:                                      Zip:       
Yacht club affiliation:       
VISA or MC #:       
Expiration date:       
Name on card:       
Signature: ______________________________   

ilyaburgee Aaron Mann, Youth Development Committee Chair, met with sailors at an open meeting on youth issues. Education regarding Kinetics, Rule 42, resulted in the group scheduling a clinic in the spring. All sailing school instructors (and race committee) will be invited. An active sailing family has offered to provide financial support to the new event. More to come.

The '09 scheduling of the Opti Champs will be placed on the table for Friday night's fleet meetings at the Winter Inland. It is currently placed immediately following the trip to Gull Lake. There is an opportunity to move it later one week in the Blue Chip week. Minnesota sailors, plan to speak up with your desire.

Continuing youth initiatives will  be discussed at adult and youth meetings. The 50% discount has improved our numbers. Other ideas are welcome. Local housing at Okoboji was a draw this past year.

Miami Olympic Classes Regatta

 ILYA sailors, coaches and race committee are there

MORCClick here for results. You will find ILYA sailors in the Laser Radial, 470, 2.4 meter, and coaching lists. Our RC names have not surfaced yet but we look forward to a list of ILYA RC arriving via email.  Each year a contingent heads down spearheaded years ago by Pine's Terry Bischoff. 
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
To submit articles, send to Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
To contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith, click here.