Volume 13, Issue 1  
January 22, 2018
2018 Regattas - send your confirmed dates
25- ILYA Board Meeting - White Bear, MN
10 - Dellenbaugh Speed and Smarts Seminar - Beulah ; AM/ PM or all day session
17-18 - Adv. RC Course - Geneva
6 Martinson Rules Discussion - Harken
7 - US Sailing Judges Course - Harken
5-6 Cedar, IN Icebreaker
- Bilge Puller South Meeting
- Bilge Puller North Meeting
22-24- JOs - Okoboji IA
23-24  WI MC Champs - Pine Lake 
25 - LBSS Opti  - Beulah
26-27 TRAP X - Pine Lake
June 29-Jul 1 - US Sailing JO's - Lake Forest
5-6 Quad Lakes - Beulah
9-10 GLSS X - Geneva
10-11 - Note change - GLSS Opti, two-day
14-15  ILYA MC Invitational - Nagawicka
13-15 ILYA E Invitational - Geneva 
16-17 XTreme X Regatta - Oshkosh
16-19 Area K Jr. Championships - Sheboygan
21-22 ILYA C Invitational - Beulah
21-22 WYA X - Cedar
23 - ILYA No Tears - Beulah
25-28 ILYA X Champs - Pewaukee
29-31 ILYA Opti  RWB and Green Champs - Pewaukee
3-5 WYA C - Okauchee
12-19 ILYA Championships - Minnetonka
   12-15 A/MC Scows -
   15 Bilge Pullers Dinner
   16-19 E/C Scows
21-22 MCSA National Junior Championship Cedar Lake Wisconsin 
8-9  Dorn MC - Beulah
22-23  Beulah C Challenge - Beulah
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Delavan Wins US Sailing Regatta Year Award  
ILYA member club Delavan has been notified that the combined X and Opti event has won the prestigious U.S. SAILING ONE DESIGN REGATTA award for the top one design regatta of the year for 2017.  Prior winners of this award can be seen at this site: http://www.ussailing.org/about-us/awards/one-design-awards/past-winners/   According to US Sailing, the award is to recognize excellence in development, promotion and management by the organizers and sponsors of an outstanding one-design regatta.

The award will be presented to the DLYC on February 1, 2018 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort (5500 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706) in conjunction with the US Sailing - Sailing Leadership Forum.  If you are interested in attending, more details on this event can be found at the following link: http://sailingleadership.org/

ILYA Board Meeting - February 25th - White Bear  
Boatworks Commons - Johnson Boatworks Site
We are confirmed at the Boatworks Commons Sunday, February 25th at 9 AM for our Spring Meeting. All members are welcome to attend. The Community Room is worth the visit. 

Boatworks Commons 
4495 Lake Avenue S, 
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
We have a block of rooms reserved at the White Bear Inn for Saturday night February 24th with a dinner planned at Rudy's Redeye Grill for those who arrive the night prior. Please consider joining us. 

The room block is being held for us until 1/31 at $99.95.  Please ask for the Inland Lake Yachting Association room block when you make your reservation.  As always, breakfast and lunch will be provided on Sunday for the meeting. If you plan to attend, please contact Dave Berg for accurate food planning. 
Race Committee and Judges Offerings
The ILYA will sponsor three courses in SE WI area. Mark your calendars now. Registration is not setup with US Sailing at this time. 

March 10  David Dellenbaugh Seminar - Lake Beulah YC, East Troy, WI
David speaks informally on Starts in the morning and Upwind Tactics in the afternoon. Choose to attend either session or the full day. Lake Beulah YC hosts the event on Saturday where One Design will be emphasized; Dellenbaugh repeats on Sunday at Milwaukee YC but the focus is on bigger boats. Choose either. Registration will be open next week once Dellenbaugh finalizes travel plans. Price is $75 for the day; $40 for each session; youth attend for $20 for one session; $40 for both.

March 17-18 Lake Geneva YC, Fontana, WI 
Advanced two day course for RC work. 
Registration will be through US Sailing but local contact will be Terry Blanchard.  Instructors John Strassman and Hank Stuart
April 6-7  Harken headquarters - Pewaukee, WI I-94 corridor
Rules discussion, Friday night; Judges course, Saturday
Local contact - Dave Berg; Instructor Bruce Martinson
Registration through US Sailing - not established as of 11/7/18
If you serve on your homelake's protest committee or serve at the regatta level, this certification is most helpful.
April 28 - 29 Harken headquarters - Pewaukee, WI I-94 corridor
Basic Race Committee course
Local contact - Dave Berg; Instructor John Strassman
This is a fast-paced course which handles the basic administration of a race course, the rules that apply for running a regatta/race, tricks of the trade. Registration for the course through US Sailing.
ILYA Championships - Make your reservations! For fun!!
Minnetonka and 
Upper Minnetonka YCs
The 2018 Inland Championships will be held August 12-19, 2018, at the Minnetonka Yacht Club. This year, the race format will include a full week of competitive sailing, which provides increased flexibility with the opportunity for great sailing all week long. 
The race schedule will be:
* A Scows will race Sunday 4pm August 12 - Wednesday 1pm August 15. 
* MC Scows (Upper Minnetonka) will race Sunday 4pm August 12 - Wednesday 1pm August 15.
* E Scows will race Thursday August 16 - Sunday August 18.
* C Scows will race Thursday August 16 - Sunday August 19.
The social schedule will be:
* A Scow Fleet Party Monday 
* MC Scow Fleet Party Monday
* A & MC Scow Regatta Finale Tuesday on MYC/Lighthouse Island
* E & C Scow Fleet party Thursday on MYC/Lighthouse Island
* E & C Scow Regatta party Saturday on MYC/Lighthouse Island
Minnetonka(s) look forward to hosting the ILYA and have partnered with two hotels for the week-long event. 
  • The Hotel Landing in Wayzata has a block of rooms at a great rate of $199 a night. The Landing is a brand new hotel located at 925 Lake Street in downtown Wayzata. Please go to this link: The Landing Hotel to secure your room before the block fills up.
  • The American Inn located at 570 Pond Promenade, Chanhassen, is also holding a block of rooms. The special rate of 15% off the room of your choice can be applied to your reservation when you book into the Big Inland 2018 room block. Currently, room rates start at $119 after the discount. Please use call them directly at 952-934-3888 and ask for the Big Inland 2018 rate. 
We expect to post the NOR and open registration in the spring. 
Our Sailors Near and Far  
Orange Bowl- Youth
The Buddy Melges Racing Team, comprised of ILYA and Chicago sailors, traveled to Miami during Christmas to compete in Opti sailing at its biggest US venue. Color-coded fleets, salt water and lots of supposed warm weather (not as promised) brought the team great building experiences for the future. Results here.

Over on the Laser Radial course, Chapman Petersen raced to a strong 7th place finish in a strong 96-boat fleet. 

Laser Atlantic Coast Championships
Chapman Petersen in Laser Radials and Malcolm Lamphere & Erik Bowers in full rigs again participated in Miami in early January. Results here. 

Skiff Midwinters
Steph Roble and Maggie Shea WON the event in a new boat christened the morning of the event. The boat is the result of generous work and money from Lake Beulah and the ILYA Foundation. The purchase of boats has proven problematic for the ILYA Foundation to embrace. Thanks to Jim Campbell, US Sailing Olympic Chief Business Office, and the Foundation who met in earnest at the ILYA Champs, US Sailing expedited the process through US Sailing to make this purchase happen for the Roble-Shea campaign. (For any interested, take notice campaigning for the Olympics is fought around a business table as well as on the water.) Roble commented, "a new boat created an ease of boat speed we had not experienced before and all of our hard work on boat handling this winter shined through on the race course. Thank you to for the opportunity." Roble-Shea are warming up for Sailing World-Miami Championships at the end of the January. This event was previously called the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta. 2018 is a very important year because they can start qualifying the country for the Olympics at the World Championship in August if they place in the top eight. Results

Next UP!
Competition will be tough as World Sailing Cup - Miami begins this week. Look for Malcolm Lamphere and Erik Bowers in the Laser; Steph Roble and Maggie Shea in the 49er FX and Harry Melges IV and Finn Rowe in the 49er. Watch here for results.  All our sailors begin sailing on Tuesday - 49ers end on Friday; Lasers on Saturday.  
Instructors - Here and There  
The Madison Youth Sailing Foundation is looking for a summer instructor. What better place to live and work? Optis and X boats are the fare. The classes will be small so you have the opportunity to make your mark and bring young sailors along rather quickly. Note that neither Monona nor Mendota YCs have sailing schools so this is where you want to be if you are in Madison. The families of these sailors are devoted E boaters and active keelboaters. The potential is there to take this program and develop some new sailors who learn to love sailing.  Contact Andrew Muller for more information.

Naval Academy
These are full-time positions for a couple weeks to a 10-week session. The application process began January 8th and will remain open until all positions are filled. The Naval Academy program is administered by Joni Palmer. To the "oldsters", she is known as the first "guru" of sailing school operation. Many clubs attended her courses to learn how to run programs safely and efficiently. Annapolis has to be one of the most beautiful sailing ports to visit. 

Come visit Okoboji Sailing Center and Okoboji Yacht Club for "sailing" while the water is hard.

Wahpeton, IA: Aspiring sailors of all ages are invited to stop by the Okoboji Sailing Center (OSC), located on Manhattan Beach on West Lake Okoboji on Saturday, January 27th. In addition to a hot chocolate bar, Winter Gamers will be able to participate in gutter sailboat races, practice knot tying, and create sailing inspired art. Families and children will also be invited to enjoy a half-mile nature walk between OSC and Iowa Lakeside Laboratory for its Lakeside Winter Family Fest from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities focused on our great outdoors.
A hot chocolate bar and other sweet treats will be served between 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Stop by with the kids to warm yourselves by the bonfire, enjoy the beautiful view of Millers Bay on your excursion, and learn more about youth and adult sailing on Lake West Okoboji. Gutter sailboat races will take place all afternoon. Practice your knot tying or learn how to tie a proper bowline, clove hitch or reef knot. Art supplies will be available to create colorful sailing pictures. Bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis if you want to check out the lake or build a winter snow castle.
You and your family can also follow a luminaire trail from OSC around Little Miller's Bay to visit Iowa Lakeside Laboratory and enjoy nature activities, sledding, and more treats from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. OSC and Iowa Lakeside Laboratory are introducing some collaborative programming during the summer of 2018 too and this is your opportunity to learn more. For information, contact OSC at (712) 337-0121 or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SailingOkoboji/. For more information about the Lakeside Winter Family Fest contact (712) 337-3669 Ext 7 or visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LakesideLab/
Okoboji Yacht Club Sailing School, Inc. is an Iowa non-profit that supports personal growth by teaching the skills of sailing to people of all ages. We provide services focused on education with facilities that support that training.