Volume 8, Issue 34

 July 11, 2013

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11-14 ILYA E Invite - Pewaukee

11-14 ILYA MC Invite - Delavan

15-16 Xtreme-Oshkosh

14-16 SBS Area K Qual-Lk Forest

17-20 MC Masters Nat's-Hoover, OH

18-21 ILYA C Inv.--Okauchee, WI

19-21 ILYA Melges 17 Champs - Pewaukee

19-22 420 NAs, St. Margaret YC, Glenhaven, NS, Canada

22 ILYA No Tears East-Nagawicka

22 ILYA No Tears West - Clear, IA

24-27 ILYA X Champs - Oshkosh

26-28 Hyannisport 420 regatta, Cape Cod

28-30 ILYA Opti Champs-Beulah

29-31 CJ Buckley 420 team regatta - Cape Cod


1-4WMYA Champs-White Lake, MI

2-4 WYA C--LaBelle, WI

2-4 Buzzards Bay 420-Providence,RI

2-4 I-20 ILYA Champs,-Green Lake

7-11 Chicago Tall Ships and Chicago Match Cup

8 Pram Power - North Lake

8-10 ILYA C champs; Regis 8/7

11-13 ILYA A champs; Regis. 8/10
15-17 ILYA E/MC champs; Regis. 8/14  Housing options 
13-17 US Sailing Youth Champs - Corpus Christi
22-24 M17 Nats - Lake Geneva



6-8 E Nats - Lake Geneva

7-8 Max C Fall=-Maxinkuckee, IN 
7-8 MC Team Nat's-Clear Lake, IA
13-15 I-20 Nat'ls -Fond du Lac
14-15 Blue Chip--Okauchee, WI

      Fenton C Fall Lake Fenton, MI

21-22 C Challenge-Lake Beulah,WI
21-22 MC Blue Chip-Spring Lake, MI
28-29 Lotawana C-Missouri YC, MO
     Polar Bear--Lake Davenport, IA
5-6 C Worlds--Delavan, WI

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GLSS Optimist Dinghyfest
christian Christian Spencer
Thirty-two RWB (Red/White/Blue) sailors sailed six medium to heavy air races yesterday. Pewaukee's Christian Spencer took the title in the older division. Fritz Simon led the twenty-two boat Green fleet. Racing was close in both fleets. Full results here.
Red, White and Blue
1st R 16928 PEWAUKEE CHRISTIAN SPENCER 2 2 2 3 10 3 22
2nd R 15407 DELAVAN ALLISON MAROZZA 9 6 7 1 7 1 31
3rd W 11037 MENDOTA META SIMON 3 4 3 14 4 5 33
4th W 17358 GENEVA CHAPMAN PETERSEN 1 3 10 5 8 7 34
5th R 6673 NAGAWICKA CARSON HIENZE 14 9 11 4 3 6 47
6th B 19241 GENEVA HENRY ROLANDER 4 1 1 18 14 10 48
7th B 1760 GENEVA FINN ROWE 7 14 9 7 6 8 51
8th B 16260 PEWAUKEE ROBBIE LINDEMANN 11 8 5 19 1 9 53
9th B 17557 GENEVA QUIN FRAZIER 12 11 18 2 9 2 54
10th R 19233 GENEVA PARKER MICHEL 8 5 4 13 2 23 55
 Green Fleet 
1st 213 MENDOTA FRITZ SIMON 1 1 2 4
2nd 17657 PEWAUKEE ALEC MALONE 3 2 1 6
3rd 15413 GENEVA ARAN FREYTAG 4 4 3 11
5th 19227 PINE ELLIE HARNED 6 5 6 17
6th 12687 GENEVA SAM STOUT 5 7 8 20
7th 11659 GENEVA JACK CHVOJKA 11 8 7 26
8th 6726 GENEVA TOM LYON 15 3 9 27
9th 17330 PINE KIT HARNED 12 10 5 27
10th 14475 MINNETONKA JACOB ZILS 7 12 11 30
          Three events this weekend

Follow the results

E Invite

39 (and counting) E scows will compete on Pewaukee. On the water updates and results will be posted to the E Invite Facebook page. Please visit the page and "Like" it!

MC Invite

Twenty preregistered boats but we hear there are many unregistered. Click here for results. Delavan is providing complimentary lunches. What more could you want?

Club 420 Nationals

Sixty boats began sailing this morning. Most impressive is the 40 boat contingent from the Midwest. These sailors are the next of college's best. Link for results not established at time of this publication.

Women's International Matchracing Series

Steph Roble sits in fourth place in the overall series. She has attended two events thus far. Total prize money for the summer's series will be $50,000 but Roble and Shea will not attend all the events. Follow the event here. Eight teams will compete at the Oakcliff Sailing Center in New York. Sailing starts today. On another note, Roble is ranked 7th now in the World in women's matchracing.

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Gowrie Group, as managers of The Burgee Insurance Program, recommends that propeller guards be installed on all outboard motors used for teaching junior sailing, coaching sailing, running races, and supporting recreational water sports (skiing, tubing, swimming, etc).  In 2012, according to the US Coast Guard's annual recreational boating accident statistics, there were 181 propeller accidents, 187 propeller injuries, and 19 propeller fatalities.  In 2011, there were 35 fatalities.

 Experienced boaters know that things happen fast. A typical recreational propeller can travel from head to toe on a person in the water in less than one tenth of a second. Propeller guards add an important margin of safety for boats operated around children, sailors, and swimmers.

 Propeller guards are typically constructed of polypropylene, and can be affixed to an outboard motor using bolts.  Prop Guard, a popular manufacturer of propeller guards, includes the 9 bolts needed for the installation with the guard.  Because the unit is made of polypropylene, there is no rust or corrosion and there are no moving parts, no hydraulics or electrics. 

 Dave Eickmeyer, an advocate for propeller guards from Australia recently said, "The kids are being taught to capsize boats and they love being in the water. You starting thinking to yourself, just one little mistake of the coach or support boat driver believing he is doing the right thing by reversing in or coming in close to a kid and that kid not anticipating, ends up with a hand or a foot or a body into the propeller."


Standards and regulations for using propeller guards continue to be implemented and expanded:

  • The 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics required all coach boats, media boats, and race official boats at the Olympic yachting competitions to have propeller guards.  Prop Guards was the selected brand for both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard requires lifeboats to have propeller guards.
  • The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations requires propeller driven rescue and fast rescue boats to have propeller guards.
  • Many SOLAS Tenders that are used to serve mega yachts are now being manufactured with propeller guards.

"Yes, there is marginal decline in top end speed [when using prop guards], but our instructors and coaches don't need to be going 40 mph.  They spend 90 % of their time while teaching going idle speed or in semi-displacement mode.  When they do need to go fast, we don't mind the difference between going 35 mph vs. 40mph.  It is worth it for the safety gain," shared Kim Hapgood, of Sail Newport.  Sail Newport has a fleet of 22 powerboats ranging from 13' Whalers to 24' RIBs, with engines from 15hps to 90hps.


Additional Smart Safety Tips for Outboard Motor Operation:

  • Before starting your boat, check the area around your propeller.
  • The driver should always attach the engine cutoff switch lanyard to him or herself.
  • Never approach a swimmer, water skier, or anyone in the water in reverse.  
  • Never put the boat in gear if there a swimmer in the water or on the swim platform.
  • Do not allow anyone to bow-ride or ride on the gunwales.
  • Consider installing propeller guards on all outboard motors operated around sailors, children, and swimmers.


Additional information about Propeller Guards:

Propeller Safety:

Prop Guard Manufacturer:


The Burgee Program is the only comprehensive insurance program developed to meet the unique needs of yacht clubs, community sailing programs, schools, and associations. The program is endorsed by US Sailing, underwritten by Chubb, and managed by the marine insurance experts at Gowrie Group.  Nearly 1,000 yacht clubs and sailing organizations in the United States have already chosen The Burgee Program so they can confidently run regattas, borrow boats, teach sailing, hold social events, weather storms - and keep their club, board members, flag officers, volunteers and employees well-protected. or

Oshkosh Hosts X treme as practice for the BIG ONE
 Xtreme has early start in 2013
Racing will start in AM on Monday, July 15th. This allows for extra practice this year to prepare for the ILYA X champs. If you have attended the event in the past, you know the Casino Night is the featured event for the sailors. The great salads at lunch and the Waters view are the attraction for the adults. For more info on the Xtreme, click here. For the X Champs (deadline for early entry TODAY!), click here.  

I-20 Champs -------7/19

All ILYA Champs ------- 7/25


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No Tears East               No Tears West


 And for the BIG INLAND:

July 20, 2013 - deadline to order regatta wear and receive it in time for Inland  Click here for info on the regatta store and meal plan

August 3, 2013 - deadline to register for the Party in the Corn dinner at OYC during the A regatta

August 5, 2013 - deadline to order lunches for C regatta

August 8, 2013 - deadline to order lunches for A regatta

August 12, 2013 - deadline to order lunches for E/MC regatta
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