A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 1 January 3, 2008
In This Issue
Winter Inland
E Fleet Vote
Barkow/Ruf Need Your Donations
Barkow Wins Team of Year
ILYA Office Moves
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Joni Palmer and Dean Brenner join us as selected speakers. Joni has visited the ILYA region many times before. She will start us off on Friday night's youth discussion. Joni brings nearly 30 years of experience with many clubs and boats. She is a past executive director of USODA, champion sailor, consultant for US Sailing. The evening belongs to you. Her expertise is broad and you will select the discussion points. Joni will be available for 1:1 discussion if your sailing school has a particular problem to solve. All sailing school directors are welcome and would benefit.
Dean Brenner heads the US Olympic Committee and this is the year to get excited and learn all the facts. With two ILYA sailors representing the US, we are proud and eager to hear what the US provides and how it all works. Dean will arrive on Friday but is scheduled for the Saturday sessions.
Before listing the Saturday sessions, suffice it to say past commodore Reese has secured a spot for gathering on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Bring your Non sailors: YC Board members
This year your non-sailing yacht club member will find interest in the topics of shoreland management (which is a re-gathering of last year's popular discussion) and bar management. Capitol Husting will come to talk about products and profits. We are still contacting the Tavern League of WI to obtain a speaker on the legal aspects of running a volunteer bar which  most of you do. The feature of the morning will be Dean Brenner who will speak on his particular area of expertise which is running businesses. His topic is long range planning for yacht clubs, avoiding conflict and achieving or setting goals. The intracacies of the Olympics should appeal to all so Dean Brenner will be part of the non-sailing track in the afternoon.
Official fleet meetings are scheduled for Saturday morning. The first flight of meetings begins at 9:00: C, E, Melges 17, I-20 and A Open. The second round of meetings commences at 10:30 for MCs, Ms, A One Design and the NCSSA C meeting which is held annually. The agendas will be printed in Scowslants but contact your fleet rep to add items to the discussion area. Recall the Rules Committee meets the week prior to the Board (to expedite discussion at the Board but also to allow time for investigation before the Board meeting) so forward rules-related issues immediately to your fleet rep. Melges is the selected speaker this year so join them in the afternoon.
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. Donations for the honoraria have been accepted in the past. If you are interested in supporting the Winter Inland, contact Jim Smith.
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.
Holiday Season Brings Great News for Fleets
E Fleet Votes to Unite Around Asymmetrical 
E logo
United region by region the National E Class overwhelmingly supported a move in 2008 to move to the asymmetrical configuration. The ILYA region comprises 40% of the organization but all four regions voted to accept the return to a September date for Nationals, a 2008 implementation date for the asymmetricals. 115 ILYA members voted for the changes. For more info, consult the E National Class website
E Nationals 50th

Save the date for the E National championship regatta.

Save the Date and Donate to ILYA Foundation 
Olympics logoSally Barkow and John Ruf are gearing up for Beijing. The ILYA is proud to join Pewaukee Yacht Club and the supporters of John and Sally with an opportunity to meet, support and send off our Olympians in Midwestern style. June 7th will be a party to remember. Casual Olympic USA red, white and blue attire with music and outside casual dining on the beautiful shore of Pewaukee Lake . Everyone is invited. Those of you who are ILYA and PYC members will receive written invitations; Scowlines will post a formal invitation. If your club wants to be included or if you know someone who would love to catch the Olympic fever, send the club membership list or the address of your interested Olympic supporter to the Scowlines editor or ILYA office - both listed below.
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.
Barkow Team 
(Barkow with a Rolex rep far left, Barkow, Debbie Capozzi far right. Missing is regular Team Seven crew Carrie Howe)
from US Sailing
Skipper Sally Barkow and crew Debbie Capozzi and Carrie Howe are familiar faces in the winner's circle of the USOC Team of the Year award: this team competing in the Yngling won this award in 2005, and their outstanding performance in 2007 earns them the title for the second time. These three women have consistently outperformed their peers at class events in 2007 to prove themselves to be a powerhouse team in this keelboat fleet. Their selection for this award is based on gold and silver medal performances at both national and international events in the Yngling class. Gold medal performances in 2007 included a class win at US SAILING Rolex Miami OCR and the 2007 Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain; the team brought home silver medals from the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cascais (Portugal), the 2007 Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères (France), and the Yngling North American Championship in Miami (Florida). This team has been named to the US Sailing Team every year since 2003.
 To read US Sailing press release, click here.
ILYA logo
The ILYA office has moved. The mailing address remains the same; only the physical location and phone numbers have changed. Note the following:
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
orange bowlBeulah's Colin Smith Second; Chicago's Johnstone is 1st in Opti White 
Miami is becoming a popular vacation spot for Christmas for many Midwest sailors. The annual Orange Bowl event is traditionally one of the largest events in the world for youth sailing. It features Opti Green to Full Rig laser with choices in between. Full results are on the website but several of our sailors in the Midwest placed in the top ten. Full rig lasers saw Colin Smith (jointly of Lauderdale) take second with Minnetonka's Erik Bowers in 9th. Macatawa's Louis Padnos with B. Spector was 7th in 420s. Clay Danly of Chicago and Malcolm Lamphere of Geneva were 7th and 10th respectively in the Opti Blue Fleet. Ford Johnstone of Chicago and Tommy (T$) Garber of Minnetonka were 1st and 5th respectively. (Editor's note: "T money" is a nickname for this tough, young competitor)

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Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
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