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A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 3

January 29, 2011

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Melges Performance Sailboats

North One Design
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UBS Perrigo
USSAILING Member Partner Program
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Miami Olympic Classes Regatta

Sally at MORC

Team Barkow Competes today for 3rd

Excitement has not been higher as Sally Barkow/Alaina O'Reilly/ Elizabeth Kratzig compete in the consolation finals today. It has been up and down watching the three American teams dual with the international match racers. Both Barkow and Tunnicliffe made the finals but Sally lost in her first match placing her in contention for a race today for bronze. --- And just an aside - it happens to the best of us. Barkow missed the hiking straps and fell into the water. For a view of her escapades, click here and watch Day 5 of the Jobson report. For results. For live coverage today.


Haeger/Provancha are Top US 470 Team


Check the list once, twice and three times and you will find neophyte Anne Haeger and crew Briana Provancha, Boston College sailors, Sail number 1712, the top US women's team in the 470's. She has topped the USSTAG members for a huge victory. No US sailors advanced to the medal round but Haeger is in a strong 12th overall. Watch out, Gary Jobson, learn how to say "Haeger" - you will see her on top often. For a brief video of "Hae- GAAAAAR," watch Day 4 of the Jobson video coverage.

Jewett finishes strong with a 2-1 in the last two days

Kevin atocrYou could read the excitement and pride in RC Jeff Butzer's emails. Local sailor Kevin Jewett with Mike Kuschner was making good and Butzer was letting us know. Picture above is from the earlier days in the event - Jewett's skill level improved throughout the week. This was his first regatta in the 49er class. Rumor has been unconfirmed - he has been placed on the USTTAG team which means assistance with sponsorship and transportation to the European circuit. Watch for the official announcement. The Americans had two teams advance to the medal racing today.


John Ruf finished in 9th, 1st American, in the 2.4R Paralympic sailing.

Gordon Lamphere was 6th American as he begins in the Finn class. The Americans had two advance to medal racing. In the Laser class, the fleet was divided into gold and silver. Erik Bowers finished 11th in the silver fleet and was 10th American overall. It is interesting to view all the familiar names in the lists as many of our top college sailors are sailing for other countries, especially in the Laser and Laser Radial classes. Bert Foster was 7th in the Sonar Paralympic Class.


Be sure and watch live action today.


Strictly Sail - TODAY and TOMORROW

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 »


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.
UBS - Newest, yet familiar, supporter of Scowlines
UBS Perrigo
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Who's Where? It all started here in the ILYA

You forty-something sailors, remember the Bach Family of M-16 and X prowess? Little did you know Michael still has a connection althouth now an internationally-travelled profession sailor. He has returned for the past 10 years to Lake Beulah for a brief summer stay but his two Florida-based children have competed in the ILYA X champs as substitute crews following in the family's footsteps of Inland Sailing.


So have you wanted to do some cruising but don't feel you have the skills or knowledge of big boat sailing? Michael Bach is your connection to a glamorous cruise -- but sailing, not the Disney or Princess Line. Michael works with a large yacht brokerage house in Ft. Lauderdale, Fraser Yachts.  Like any large brokerage, he not only represents owners in acquiring or selling yachts, but he also deals with yacht charters, yacht management, charter management and crew placement for the boats within a fleet which between Ft. Lauderdale and Monaco is roughly 130 boats ranging in size from over 400 ft down to 100 feet.


Michael's role as Business Development Manager means he is always looking for new opportunities whether it is a new construction project that may manage  from concept to commissioning or vessels in operation that decide they need shore side support with safety issues, administrative concerns like crew health insurance or flag state regulations.  In regards to charter the company receives inquiries from clients and matches them up with a holiday cruise dependent upon their desired destination with a boat in the fleet or managed by another group.  One of the current projects is to try and reach people who have a taste for boating and prove to them that chartering a yacht in Thailand, Croatia or anywhere in the world is actually achievable due to the increasing number of vessels afloat and the establishment of new chartering destinations.


"The best part of my job, however, is that I still get to go out on the water and sail.  Next month I am participating in the St Barths Bucket,  There will be over 40 large cruising or cruising performance vessels ranging in size from 100 ft up to the biggest Maltese Falcon at 288 ft.  In essence these large yachts with their owners and guests spend an extended weekend of day sailing around the islands in a pursuit style race whereby the slowest start at an earlier predetermined time and the greyhounds start last.  Think of Fox & Hounds on steroids!  In theory everyone should reach the finish line at the same time.  I will be racing on a brand new 150' sloop, Christopher, built in the Falmouth, England and designed by Ron Holland who I race with each year at this time.


As a former ILYA sailing school instructor, I would encourage all young sailors to pursue your sailing and racing desires to the fullest extent.  My large yacht racing career enabled me to race and travel to Sweden, Japan, Hawaii, and many destinations in between.  My 19 year old son, Woody, crews on a 164' motor yacht in Europe when he is not attending school at University of Florida.  As you can see there are many facets to the yachting industry and any sailor can find a niche in yachting if you wish to pursue it."




Michael Bach
Business Development Manager

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Fraser Yachts Florida Inc.
1800 Southeast 10th Avenue, Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 / USA
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