A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 23

July 17, 2008

In This Issue
ILYA Regattas
X champs
ILYA Online Registration
US Sailing
Dunsworth photos
Melges 20
Xtreme Results
ILYA Office Moves
Summerset Marine
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Melges Performance
North One Design
Calendar of Events
   17-20 ILYA C Invite , NOR
   24-26 MC Nationals - Pewaukee
   7 Pram Power -North Lake Contact.

ilyaburgeeThree ILYA regattas are on tap this weekend so take your boat and enjoy your friends. Optis gather on Monday at Beulah.
 ILYA A Open Invitational
Fletcher Driscoll continues to be a draw. Six homelake White Bear boats will be joined by boats from Fond du Lac,  Calhoun, Clear and Minnetonka. Pat Dunsworth will be on hand taking photos. PRO Tom Hodgson will set the courses on a welcoming White Bear. 
ILYA C Invitational 
Thirty-seven boats will grace Okauchee. Youth sail at a discount thanks to the National C class. Eleven Invitational pre-registrants are youth. Congrats, C fleet, on a great job of promotion. A clinic was held tonight with Augie Barkow giving tuning tips and loads of Okauchee sailors talking local lore. Sailors are stationed and housed at homes. A complimentary hors d'ourvres party is Saturday night. A pizza party on Friday night. Charles and Laverne Schneider paid a visit during registration.
Melges 17 Championships 
Thirteen boats are pre-registered but more are expected as Pewaukee repeats as host for the Champs. Names of young and old alike comprise the list. MC sailor Peter Tourmanoff and young sailors Matt Ripkey, Adam El Khazindar, Derek Packard and Ben Biwer are ready for the local RC team. Tammy Sawyer and the famous Dex host the fleet for a second year.
ILYA No Tears East 
Young Optimist sailors will gather on Lake Beulah for fleets divided by age. The juniors and seniors sail for top ten finishes but it's the friendships forged at an early age which really is the benefit of this first regatta. Who is eligible?  If you have sailed in an ILYA RWB event, won the No Tears in prior years, know all the rules and sense a need to strictly enforce them, this is not the regatta for you. If your sailor is not placing in the top five of green fleet competition, lacks confidence, attended sailing school for the first or second year, this might be the event for you. Ask your sailing school instructor for assistance in making this decision. Lake Beulah is a small, hospitable lake which will make a perfect site for your first regatta.
Pre-registration is not required for any of the events. Come and see our Inland lakes at their best. 
oSHKOSHxLOGOX fleet Chair John Murphy has issued the following information:
Dear X competitor/boat owner:
Overnight dry sailing WILL be allowed at the X ILYA Champs in Oshkosh.  Competitors are still required to bring and have a wet mooring available for lunchs and other possible delays
The ILYA measurer will be present at Oshkosh to assist with measurement or other equipment issues. Each year the ILYA tries to assist with one measurement area. The rear traveler, weight, and this year, flotation have been addressed. All rear travelers are in compliance. The scale will be there again for those of you desiring to be weighed. If you have a weight sticker, you do NOT have to be weighed. This year's focus of measurement is flotation. The inspection is for safety only.
The rule regarding floatation (87.5) states that boats year:

     ·     '88-93 have 6 cubic feet
     ·     '94-'06 have 10 cubic feet
     ·     '07 or newer have 6x5gallon cubitainers 

This biggest problem is usually the wearing out of the bungee cords that hold the foam in place and wearing of the bungee cord into the foam.  Please look under the deck and make sure the flotation is there and it is firmly secure.  You can save yourself alot of registration day stress by doing this before you arrive in Oskosh.  I have asked the boat builder to have materials on site for repairs, but the boat owner will be charged accordingly.
John Murphy
X ILYA Fleet Rep
Late fee in place   A Scow Invite at White Bear 7/17-20
                  C Scow Invite at Okauchee 7/17-20
                  Melges 17 Champs at Pewaukee  7/18-20
JULY 10TH Late fee in place  X Champs at Oshkosh 7/23-26
JULY 15TH  No Tears at Beulah 7/21
                   No Tears at Clear  7/30
                   Optimist Champs at Cedar 8/3-5
JULY 25TH E,MC,M,A Open,C,I-20 Champs at Okoboji 8/9-16
                   A One Design Champs at Mendota 8/21-24
ilyaburgeeIt is time to begin registering for ILYA regattas. There is a late fee so save money now. You will note there is a youth rate and regular rate for the events. All youth (25 and under) qualify for a 50% discount. There seems to be a problem with some browsers opening the links to our NORs. Please contact Jim
Smith at to get a copy emailed to you. 
ussailinglogoOne-Design Sailors' Voice in US SAILING
If you are an active racer and you care about the future of our sport, you should be registered as a Sailor Athlete. As a registered Sailor Athlete, you will get a voice in the Sailor Athlete Council (SAC), the only vehicle for an individual or group of individuals to be heard as individuals, not as members of an organization. Much of the representation at US SAILING is organized around a class, a regional sailing association, or a racing discipline (such as team racing). SAC's responsibility is to represent the individual athlete. As a registered athlete (level A or B), you will be eligible to be nominated for a position on the Sailor Athlete Council (nominations open in August). For more information on how and why to become a registered Sailor Athlete, as well as on the Sailor Athlete Council, visit
2008 Championship of Champions Regatta
Application Deadline - August 14
Apply now if you have won a National, North American or World Championship since August, 2007. Twenty competitors will be selected. The 2008 Championship of Champions will be sailed in Sunfish on September 24-27 at Sayville Yacht Club, NY. Apply online:
 E logo
Want to relive last weekend's E Invitational? Go to Pat Dunsworth's website of photos by clicking here.
 mELGES 20
The philosophy behind the Melges 20™ is to create a sexy boat with beautiful lines, while at the same time providing a sophisticated sailing experience. Combine the best naval architects and most experienced performance sailboat builder - certainly the results will be extraordinary. The Melges 20 is modern, ahead of the curve with the latest technology and prudent in its use of exotic materials. It will be the benchmark for years to come. The Melges 20 will fulfill the need to experience more exciting, fun, simplified sailing in the 20-foot sportboat range. For more info, visit the Melges website.
 kutschatextrmeOshkosh is ready for  YOU! 
Fifty-eight X teams traveled to the X treme regatta on Winnebago as a tuneup for the X Champs. Accolades all around as the teams returned to their homelakes. PRO Bob Allen provided ideal conditions for the four races. The Waters was unveiled and the comments include "breathtaking, top notch, amazing and a generous gift". The social event was filled with fun and frivolity. It all makes us want to visit next week.
Photo above is of George Kutschenreuter and John Barr. The photo is part of a collection of the local paper. Check here for the 12 photos stored on the Northwestern website. Kutsch and Barr won the event followed by Stevie Johnson with Trevor Trepton,  Michael and Mitchell Lee in third, Robbie Allen with Johnny Ferguson and Nicholas and Madeline Clemence in fifth.  Results
See you in one week at the most wonderful host club Oshkosh
After a day on our beautiful lake, enjoy the thrills of racing (on land).
Feel the need for speed. . .enjoy thrilling turns and even shoot through the tunnel when you experience the adventure of the new go-karts at the Arnolds Park Raceway. Fifteen single karts and four double karts zip around the 1553 foot track. Open everyday at 12 noon for your enjoyment. Race under the lights during the evening with closing hours that vary. Check closing hours online at
The cost is: $7.00 per ride
Sunday through Thursday Early Bird Special is: (attached) $5.50 per ride 12 noon - 4 p.m. only

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