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Winter Inland - Dave Perry Heads Friday Mount Gay Party
NOTE - Friday night for keynote speaker
Dave Perry is a legend of sailing and considered an expert on everything from junior issues to race management to "go-fast" in any boat ranging from a dinghy to an America's Cup yacht. Dave is best known for his comprehensive, humorous, and highly interactive presentations.
For our Winter Inland Mount Gay presentation, Dave Perry will give an insider's update on the Amercica's Cup action with live footage, insights into who's hot and who's not, and an explanation of all the action which begins this April. There will be a Q and A session, in which Dave will answer questions on any aspect of the America's Cup or sailboat racing in general. Dave is currently the Rules Advisor and Afterguard Coach for Victory Challenge, the Swedish America's Cup team.
Perry was a 2 time All-American and Captain of Yale’s national championship team. Among his other accomplishments, he has won the Prince of Wales Match Race Championship and the Congressional Cup. He was named to the Sailing World Hall of Fame. He has been awarded US SAILING's Captain Joe Prosser Award for exceptional contribution to Sailing education, and the W. Van Alan Clarke, Jr. Trophy for sportsmanship by US SAILING.
Perry has been a member of the US SAILING Appeals Committee since 1986 and currently serves as a Senior Certified Judge. He has also authored three books on the sport, Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing, Winning in One-Designs, and Dave Perry’s 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes, all updated in 2005.
Always a popular presenter, Perry has conducted hundreds of “rules talks” and seminars on the sport. He is currently the Director of Athletics at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Connecticut, a K-12, co-ed independent school
Olympia Invites you to Stay Overnight
Enjoy Mount Gay and help defray ILYA expenses
It all began at Oconomowoc seventeen years and eight Commodores ago. Winter Inland sailing returns this year to a newly remodeled, expanding Olympia Resort. Join us Friday, February 9th for a change in the schedule. We open with a splash behind the dais and at the bar. Mount Gay hosts a cocktail party featuring its signature rum but prior to the revelry, nationally-acclaimed sailor Dave Perry takes to the podium. Perry returns to the stage after the morning fleet meetings on Saturday.
A Friday afternoon Promotion Committee opens the Winter Inland. The Youth session begins on Friday at 5:00 with a light meal and concludes on Saturday morning. The focus this year will be the development of a common path for our youth. Many of your clubs repeatedly ask the same question, "What next?" but the track is not clear. Our mission is to promote participation amongst our member clubs. Send your Board, sailing school representatives or "movers and shakers" but come and assist us define a path.
Saturday morning hosts our traditional fleet meetings. The agendas are in the newest Scowslants. If you would like an advance read, go to www.ilya.org and catch the pdf format of Scowslants early.
Olympia is holding rooms at a reduced $99 per night rate. Mount Gay promises to be generous and the morning meetings begin early. You may welcome the overnight stay. The meeting room rates are dependent on our hotel reservations so sign up now. See website listed below.
The Oconomowoc and Delafield areas offer shopping with boutiques and specialty stores. Travel 10 miles down the road to Johnson's Creek for prime outlets for the best deals in the area. Oconomowoc and Watertown are known for antique shops so bring the wives who will be treated to a session just for them provided by an Oconomowoc merchant, organized by LaBelle's Commodore Holly Schick.
RESERVE FRIDAY NIGHT! Perry will start your weekend off right.
And the survey says . . .
Still time to respond
It's no family feud, but the survey results are rolling in. 529 responses have been returned. The total mailing membership of Scowlines is 780! Some of our clubs placed the link in newsletters or in email notices. The ILYA welcomes all comments from all audiences.
What's important? Sailing water, club hospitality, fun factor, family events, quality of competition. You like the annual event just as it is, a 3-4 day event with a combination of fleets gathered together but you are ready to have the ILYA investigate non-member lakes to assure good sailing water. 86% of you want it just like we do it. Where do you like to sail? Turns out you like all our six hosting lakes in the adult fleets. Mendota and Green Lake are your favorites in the adult fleets. Pewaukee and Minnetonka are the favorites for the X Inland. The responses were initially thin from our youth sailors and we hope that has been corrected with the latest publication of the site and process. You want the boats to appear equal, you think they are and you are happy with the low hassle measurement policies. And food is really important: quality and quantity!
There are 52 questions with most of them check-off boxes. There is generous room for comments. Please encourage your family members to complete the survey prior to January 20. Commodore Hodgson will review the survey results with the club delegates on Saturday morning of the Winter Inland. All are welcome to attend or speak to Commodore Hodgson anytime during the Winter Inland.
Who needs Florida?
Several of you have sent photos of January sailing - and it's not hard water. LaBelle sailors Charlie Kilander in a C and Parker Trepton in an Opti were bundled up but loving it 1/2/07. Fond du Lac sailors David and Sam Whealon took a new I-20 for a maiden voyage 1/7/07. They are practicing for the upcoming Oshkosh Champs and Fond du Lac Invitational. Beulah's David Porter has completed his mission of sailing in Wisconsin every month of the year. He has waited for many years to complete the missing January slot. 1/7/07 Porter took to the water in a Laser.
Enough is enough. Time for the iceboaters to take to the water. Sailor Dave Perry is looking for a ride Saturday morning of the Winter Inland. Just shows how much we love sailing - cold or warm weather.
Draft regatta calendar
Each year, the ILYA Youth Development Committee begins a draft calendar for distribution at the Winter Inland. Attached here is the first draft of the calendar. Please submit corrections so all can have the information at the Winter Inland.
Inland Sailors take to Orange Bowl Waters
Colin Smith takes Laser Radial title
A record number of northern sailors traveled to warm waters to compete in what is reported to be the largest youth regatta in the world. Optis to 420s competed by the hundreds and a Midwest summer transplant won the Laser Radial division. Colin Smith lives in Ft. Lauderdale but travels to Lake Beulah in the summer. Smith, a past WYA X champ, finished no race he had to count lower than 4th. The ILYA had sailors in all classes but the Laser 4.7. Also finishing in the top ten was George Kutschenreuter, 7th in the Optimist Red, White and Blue fleet, 4th in the red fleet and Malcolm Lamphere 5th in the White Fleet. Clay Danly and Hunter Johnstone finished 9th and 10th in the Blue fleet. Younger brother Ford Johnstone finished 2nd in the Green fleet. The last three sailors live in the Chicago area but train with the MOST team.
Winter Inland Agenda on Website
Suzi Reese has struggled this year to fit our many topics into a tight schedule. There is something for everyone. She has kept the traditional fleet meetings for Saturday morning but this year she has developed tracks by interest area.
Youth sailing interests? X and Opti meetings are in the afternoon. Gill apparel discussion for the extended sailing season. Perry will speak on sportsmanship. High school sailing returns again as a topic.
Club board member? Lake political issues, the role the ILYA can play for your club, race committee Q and A, delegates meeting are on your radar for Saturday.
Children? Skiing at a reduced rate in the Olympia backyard and pool. Wives? A special session on fashion with a discount from the gift shop, Oconomowoc boutiques nearby.
Call for reservations now for a weekend with your sailing friends.
Just for the kids - floatable IPod case
Atlantic Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of media storage products, has announced its latest cutting-edge consumer electronic accessory innovation – the EGO Waterproof Sound Case for iPod that expands the way consumers use their iPods. As the first fully controllable waterproof iPod music player system that floats in water, the EGO Waterproof Sound Case was awarded the 2007 CES Innovations Award for Excellence in Engineering and Design and features at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 8-11, 2007. -- BYM News,
Just in! There's ice up north
John Dennis takes title
Click below to read Zack Clayton's account of DN sailing. John Dennis of Minnetonka took first. Subscribe to D1D for other hot sailing news.