2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 31

 July 12, 2011 



14-17 C Invite NOR - Jully 1 late fee deadline - Fond du Lac

15 No Tears West - Lake Harriet NOR

15-17 Melges 17 Champs - Oshkosh NOR

18-19 X treme - Oshkosh NOR; entry

23-24 WYA X

25 ILYA No Tears East - Beaver Lake NOR

27-30 ILYA X Champs - Clear Lake NOR

29-31 I-20 ILYA I-20 Champs - Green Lake NOR

31- Aug 2 ILYA Opti Champs - White Bear


1-2 ILYA Opti Champs White Bear

4-7 Western Michigan

5-7 Interlake Regatta - Okoboji Fleets: C, no E, MC, X

5-7 ILYA Youth Champs - Calhoun

5-7 WYA C Champs

11 Pram Power - North Lake

12-13 X Blue Chip - Cedar 

ILYA Champs - Minnetonka

11-14 C/MC Champs 

14-17 A Champs 

18-21 E Champs

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26-28 Melges 17 Nationals - White Lake

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C Invite and Melges 17 fleets visit Winnebago 

 Melges 17

There is still time to register for the 2011 ILYA Melges17 Championship! Harry Melges and Jim Gluek from Melges will be on-site on Friday evening during registration hours to help competitors get tuned up and race ready for this year's event. There will be a laid-back social event at the Boatyard Bar & Grill, featuring free all-you-can-drink domestic pitchers and soda Saturday night from 6-9pm, sponsored by Holiday Automotive and Ralph Harrison. The race committee is geared up to get us six excellent races on Lake Winnebago. Please come and join us for an excellent weekend of sailing on one of the largest lakes the ILYA has to offer. We are looking forward to seeing you in Oshkosh!

 C Invite  

Fond du Lac is ready with T-shirts and a most reasonable food package. $45 for three lunches and a Sat night dinner. There will be free beer, courtesy of Oscar's Sportsman's Inn, Friday and courtesy of the FDL Yacht Club Saturday after sailing. Complimentary donuts and coffee each morning. Lunches and Saturday Dinne rwill be provided by Oscars-owned by FDL member Dave Lallier. Dave's quote:, " We will have a great box lunch, the best you can have on the lake. The Saturday dinner will be roast pork, potatoes, veggies and dessert.

 White Bear Opti Inland Champs
 The good news - White Bear is ready. The bad news - you haven't registered???? The organizing committee needs YOU. The T-shirt order is due on Friday and only 40 of you are pre-registered. Please help White Bear be prepared. If you are planning to attend, please contact Emily Cox.
The hotel has agreed to extend the deadline for reduced rates. Call: Western - White Bear Country Inn

4940 North Hwy 61

White Bear Lake, MN 55110


e-mail: bross@whitebearcountryinn.com

phone: 651-429-5393

fax: 651-429-6342


"White Bear Yacht Club is excited about hosting the ILYA Optimist Champs, and all the volunteers are preparing for your arrival. With lots of rain this spring and summer, even the lake is rising toward its average levels, as a special welcome to the ILYA. Don't miss out on this great event at one of our premier clubs."

Youth Development Committee Meeting at Geneva

Great people with great ideas! Look for the return of the Singlehanded Youth Champs but with a twist. The event will be timed to run in September to serve as preparation for the HS and College Singlehanded Qualifier.

Plan to sign up for the Doublehanded Youth Champs at the X Inland at Clear. Charter proposals and housing opportunities will be posted at the X event. Calhoun is the host but neighboring lakes will be asked to assist with both chartering and housing. Check with Geneva and Pewaukee if you live in the SE and need a boat to trailer to the event.

Topics for Winter Inland discussion will be a north and south instructors day prior to the start of the season, moving from 420s to scows and communication with our sailing schools.

X Treme - Always a HIT! Not to be missed - relaxed Monday start time.
xtreme2011 Phone Booth - Can it be more fun? Adult gourmet sandwiches.  

We are very excited to host the 7th annual Xtreme Regatta in Oshkosh on July 18 and 19

We want you in Oshkosh

  • Registrations are coming in strong
  • Still time to register prior to July 10 with no late fee
  • Go to our website at www.oshkoshyachtclub.org and click on the regatta tab for NOR, registration form and hotel information.  
  • Casino Night is on Monday night for all sailors and their families
  • The Photo Booth will be in house at Casino Night. Take home a regatta photo strip.
  • Adults - Tired of kid food at regattas, order the adult meal and you'll enjoy a gourmet salad or sandwich
  • Casino night buffet for adults and kids at the Waters
  • If you register early we will have your ordered t-shirts waiting for you. 
  • Come to Oshkosh and join the fun.  

OUR YOUTH ROCK!  US Sailing Women's Doublehanded - Addy Ferguson wins a race!

 The US Sailing Women's Doublehanded Ida Lewis Event in Barnagett Bay finds our girls in 10-11-12 and all in by 24th out of 40.  The ILYA has 5 teams competing. Check here for the  racing results.


kutsch at geneva 

Charlie Kutschenreuter and Alex Keck from Beulah topped the 48 boat fleet at Geneva. Full results here.  


S Sailing Sailor of the Week
 David Buckley
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On Saturday, July 9, members of the Pewaukee Yacht Club (Pewaukee, Wis.), including event organizer David Buckley, hosted the Honoring Our Veterans event. The purpose of this special event was to honor our U.S. Military Veterans, educate our young sailors about the sacrifices made for freedom and to support the Honor Flight Program.

The idea to host such an event spawned from a discussion about the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights run out of Milwaukee between Tom and Ruth O'Malley and Peter Harken. This program invites World War II Veterans an opportunity to fly, all expenses paid to Washington, D.C. to visit their Memorial and return home to a hero's welcome. 

Buckley Flag"The thought was that we should have a special celebration at the Pewaukee Yacht Club to honor the individual and family members that belong to or have belonged to our yacht club and have served in the armed forces," said David. "Rather than limit it to only World War II Vets, we opened it up to include all military servicemen and women that have served, or are serving our country. We also invited some Veterans from the neighboring lakes to join in."

A total of 163 Veterans were identified through other Vets and family members, however some had passed away. Invitations were mailed and 79 Vets attended the event. Nearly all of the Veterans are or were yacht club members and sailors. Buddy Melges served in the Korean War (Navy) and was in attendance and honored along with other Korean War Vets Olaf (Navy) and Peter (Army) Harken. The Harken's father was a Prisoner of War in Japan during WWII.

The event started with a high school drumline accompanied by a military academy color guard flag raising and the Pledge of Allegiance. A quartet led the National Anthem, which was followed by a dedication to the Pewaukee Yacht Club in Iraq and it concluded with a reading of all 163 Veterans being honored. A bell was rung for each of the deceased.

Ten local restaurants donated all of the food for the free event that served 350 in attendance. The event featured a live auction and USO (United Service Organizations) show featuring the likes of Bob Hope, the Andrews Sisters, Lee Greenwood, Marilyn Monroe and Kate Smith, who were all performed by Pewaukee Yacht Club members. The USO show ended with a dance routine by a very spry 87-year-old WW II Lt. Colonel Henry Ratenski and his partner Robyn Pearce. The USO show was followed by a 21 gun salute and Taps bugled by Wendy Olson in period dress. At the completion of Taps, vintage WWII airplanes performed a fly-over.

"The amazing thing is that this whole event happened just 58 days from the first planning meeting on May 12 with five individuals that had no prior event planning experience, just a good cause in mind," said David. "We wish to thank all of our many volunteers, sponsors and donors that made this event happen. This five hour event raised well over $11,000 towards future Stars and Stripes Honor Flights."
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"I can tell you that just to see those faces of the guys and gals we were honoring during that event and to have them tell me how much that day meant to them was one of the most satisfying days I can remember," said David. "It is our sincere hope that this will become the first of hundreds of these events to be hosted by yacht clubs across the nation to honor their veterans."

Visit the Pewaukee Yacht Club website to learn more about the event at http://bit.ly/PYC070911 .

For more insight and ideas on how to event these types of events, contact David Buckley at DBuckley@cassidyturleybarry.com.
Editor's Note

Many of you follow the daily e-newsletter Scuttlebutt. In the past month the Severn Sailing Associaiton faced the the worst junior incident - the loss of a child during sailing school. Fortunately their instructors did everything right with a most unfortunate end to the incident. This gives us pause to consider our own safety precautions, our education for our instructors, the equipment we provide them, the preparation for unexpected incidents. The editor implores you take the opportunity this week to speak to your instructors:

  • Are emergency numbers listed on cell phones?
  • Are cell phones on the coach boats to call for assistance. It's well worth the price of waterproof, floatable cases to ensure availability of communication?
  • Are folks on shore to assist?

The Severn Sailing Association gives these three preliminary suggestions:

- There should always be two instructors per coach boat, one to drive, one to deal with capsized boat and people in the water.

- There should be appropriate "tools" in every coach boat - "handyman" with sharp knife and wire cutter to deal with any sailors trapped by lines or wires.

- There should be drills/discussion with all instructors about what to do with a capsized boat - first count heads, then deal with the situation. In the cold waters of Maine we should immediately consider hypothermia

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