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Volume 8, Issue 34

 July 12, 2013

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Regattas / Calendar

July

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

August

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

 

September

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
 
October
5-6 C Worlds--Delavan, WI
  

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GLSS 420 Dinghyfest
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Parker Trepton and Charlie Hollister
These young men stole all the wind as they topped the GLSS 420 tuneup event on Wednesday. They are competing in the C420 Nationals on Geneva but no wind today. This team has been together for several years and traveled to US Sailing events. Both will be in high school 420 events this Fall. Full results here.  
 Four events this weekend

Follow the results

E Invite

Forty-one 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!  http://www.facebook.com/ILYAEInvitational

MC Invite

Twenty-six registered boats now but we hear there are perhaps more Delavan boats to register on Friday's first day of racing. Click here for results. http://www.dlyc.com/ Delavan is providing complimentary lunches. What more could you want?

Club 420 Nationals

Sixty boats gathered and tried to race but light air and shifting winds resulted in NO RACiNG.

USODA Nationals

Grosse Pointe, Michigan hosts the national championship which is comprised of three events: Team racing, Girls and the National Championships. Team racing did not appear to feature any of our local sailors. The girls' event was a two-race championship with Olivia Rose Chapman as our highest finisher in 20th; Sophie Michels in 26th, Marleigh Belsley 31st, Catie Malone in 32nd and Suzanne Ackley in 37th.

Today began the Nationals portion with eight of our local sailors participating. Highest ranking sailor is Henry Chapman in 9th. Results here.   

 Roble in Lead at WIMR event in Oyster Bay, NY
Roble and Kjellberg share top position in Oakcliff event

Roble and Kjellberg share top position in Oakcliff event
- tricky first day with very light winds in New York Women's Invitational

Stephanie Roble from Chicago and Swede Anna Kjellberg are both undefeated in the lead after the first day of round-robin racing in New York Women's Invitational. The very light winds challenged the competitors and allowed only three full flights to be run.

When the inaugural Women's International Match Racing Series came to Oakcliff for its only US stop, everything was set for a great match racing regatta. Some of the world's foremost women match racing sailors in the demanding and spectacular SM 40 boats, the biggest on the Series, paved the way for exciting duels and breath-taking manoeuvres. Then the weather just didn't want to cooperate.
After a grey and rainy morning the sun finally came out, but then the wind dropped to barely five knots, and often less than that. Just three flights of four matches each were raced, as well as the first match of the fourth flight, before racing was abandoned for the day.

Stephanie Roble from the Chicago Match Race Center was not only helming the SM 40's for the first time, it was also her debut helming a boat with a wheel instead of a tiller: "It took some time to get the boat up to speed in the light winds, so we had to minimize the manoeuvres. My crew did an awesome job with the boathandling" she says, admitting that some of her girls haven't sailed together before.
"A key today was to get off the start in a controlling position, and I think we managed to do that fairly well. We focused on one race at a time and are happy for our results today" she adds.

Anna Kjellberg of Sweden called the conditions in the Long Island Sound nail-biting and tricky, but yet she finished her day undefeated with three victories: "We had a great feeling and really good cooperation in our boat today. Of course the winds were very light, but I still think it was fair sailing" she comments. "It was a matter of finding the shifts and the pressure, and to keep a level head and go for what you thought was right. My crew is experienced and a great support with all their routine" she praises.

American Nicole Breault is sailing her first Women's International Match Racing Series event here in Oakcliff, and she got a little bit of extra confidence when defeating world ranking runner up Lucy Macgregor of Great Britain: "I respect her immensely. I've been fortunate enough to put together a great team, and we had a really good time today" Breault concludes.
Standings in the New York Women's Invitational (skipper/nationality/wins/losses):
1. Stephanie Roble, USA, 3 - 0
1. Anna Kjellberg, SWE, 3 - 0
3. Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 3 - 1
4. Nicole Breault, USA, 2 - 1
4. Lucy Macgregor, GBR, 2 - 1
6. Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen, DEN, 0 - 3
6. Claudia Pierce, NZL, 0 - 3
6. Madeline Gill, USA, 0 - 4

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