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     January 8, 2014


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    Apparently you know how archaic you are if you find yourself using Internet Explorer. The ILYA found itself in need of updating our website template. Who knew those things expired? A new template has been chosen which looks just like our old one but those of you (us) still using Internet Explorer as our browser cannot view the website properly. So it is time to convert to Safari, Firefox, Chrome or other to properly view the Scowlines on the front page. While we could pay to have a lot of work done, it is also work on the part of the Scowlines editor and Jim Smith each issue. So the 11% of you who use Internet Explorer (the editor included), it's time to become more worldly and broaden your browsing. Scowlines will continue to arrive in your email inbox so if you don't need to see it on the website, other pages of the website remain visible in IE. 

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    Roble is #1  
    Don Wilson and Stephanie Roble Finish 2013 as Number One U.S. Match Racers
    (article from US Sailing matchracing page)

    Finishing 2013 as the number one U.S. Open Match Racer is Don Wilson (Chicago, IL), sailing from the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC), who finished the year strong by winning the Carlos Aguilar Grade 2 Match Race in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In second is Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team, sailing from Oakcliff Sailing, on his two wins at the Oakcliff Sailing Spring and Summer Invitationals. In third is Dustin Durant (Long Beach, CA) with two wins in the California Dreamin' Series and a fourth at the Ficker Cup. Rounding out the top five are David Storrs (Southport, CT) on his win of the Oakcliff June Invitational and fifth place finish in the CMRC Grade 2, and Wisconsin native Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her Epic Team Racing. Roble also finished the year as the number one U.S. women's match racer.

    Open Rankings
    1. Donald Wilson  
    2. Christopher Poole 
    3. Dustin Durant  
    4. David Storrs  
    5. Stephanie Roble  
    6. David Nieman  
    7. Steven Lowery  
    8. Mike Quaglio  
    9. Ryan Davidson  
    10. Nathan Hollerbach 

    Womens Rankings
    1. Stephanie Roble   
    2. Anna Tunnicliffe   
    3. Sally Barkow   
    4. Genny Tulloch   
    5. Nicole Breault   
    6. Sandy Hayes   
    7. Jennifer Wilson   
    8. Danielle Gallo  
    9. Katie Maxim  
    10.  Madeline Gill

    Roble has maintained the #1 position since June 16. Prior to Roble, Sally Barkow was ranked #1 but see below to enjoy her newest venture. Roble and Barkow, both ILYA Champs, often team up to work together. Roble has recently moved to Miami so if you would like to contact her for information, clinics, use stephanieroble@gmail.com. Steph continues her connection with the ILYA. She is currently serving on the ILYA Women's Clinic committee. She holds an ILYA Foundation Fund for fundraising purposes. All our young adult sailors continue to fundraise for elite opportunities to keep their names in the forefront. 

    Barkow Named Today to SCA Team  
     Sally Barkow is sole American selected for SCA Volvo Team


    SCA Announces New Crew For All-Female Team
    SCA has today confirmed that Sally Barkow (USA) and Justine Mettraux (SUI) will be joining the all-female team for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race.

    Posted on January 08, 2014

    Both sailors come with a strong pedigree and join a growing squad of international sailing champions. Team SCA crew to date includes Carolijn Brouwer (NED); Sam Davies, Abby Ehler, and Annie Lush (GBR), and Liz Wardley, Sophie Ciszeck and Stacey Jackson (AUS).

    From hundreds of applications some 35 women have been invited to take part in month-long trials at the team's base in Lanzarote, Spain. Each candidate has to go through a rigorous training and physical program as well as sailing on board the team's Volvo Ocean 65.

    "Finding people with the right mix of physical strength, sailing skills and personality is no easy task - even in a traditional all-male team," comments Team SCA coach Joca Signorini, himself veteran of three Volvo Ocean Races. "It is really important that we take our time to secure the best possible squad of women to take on this race. I have been incredibly impressed so far and am very happy with how the team is shaping up."

    Sally Barkow (33) has been on and off the Olympic circuit for the past 10 years and competed for the US team in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. A skilled match racer, she has been with Team SCA for the past few months.

    "This is definitely really exciting. I feel that we have an incredible opportunity here to compete on an equal level with the other teams in this race. There are only nine months left to the start, so we are really now on the home straight and have everything to train and play for," comments Barkow.

    Justine Mettraux (27) joins the team fresh from competing in the Mini Transat, where she finished in second place, a position that secured the best performance by a woman in a Mini Transat series boat in the event. (The Mini Transat is a solo transatlantic yacht race on small 6.5m boats that starts in France and ends in the Caribbean.)

    She has been part of the Mini circuit in Switzerland and since 2012 has been regularly appearing on podiums. She was also part of the successful Team SCA squad for the Fastnet Race, coming in at the last minute to replace an injured colleague.

    "For me this is a great opportunity, and I couldn't wait to get back to Lanzarote and join the training program. I hope that my Mini Transat experience will stand me in good stead and it is great to be sailing with such a strong team of women," comments Mettraux.

    Team SCA is now back training in Lanzarote after Christmas and New Year break. The team will continue its two-boat testing program as this has been very successful to date and allows the coaches to further develop the training programs.

    There are number of longer offshore races planned for the first half of the year before the team moves base to Alicante in preparation for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race in October.

    - See more at: http://teamsca.com/news/2014/sca-announces-new-crew-for-all-female-team#sthash.ySfkQsvZ.dpuf

    Visit the Facebook page or website page for SCA sailing. The video coverage of training is breathtaking. Sally joined the tryout team mid-year 2013 so look for her in the most recent videos.  For a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interview, click here

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