A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 24

July 18, 2008

In This Issue
A open
Melges 17
C Invite
Youth Worlds
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.

ILYA Class A Open Invitational - White Bear Yacht Club   by Lee Alnes

14 boats assembled at White Bear this weekend to compete for the ILYA Class A Open Invitational.  The event drew competitors from White Bear, Minnetonka, Calhoun, Clear, and Oshkosh.  The experimental V38 boat, sailing but not scored, proved again it is faster than an A Scow around a race course.

Two races were completed in winds of 0 to 6 knots, providing very challenging conditions for competitors.  Home lake knowledge paid off in Race 1 for the White Bear womens' team (W-11) led by Kathy Sanville and Patty Zak Newell.
 (pictured above in a Pat Dunsworth photo) They captured their first regatta win by keeping their wits and sailing smartly through the slot between the Peninsula and the Island.  Staying left both times to windward paid off big for them and brought home the victory.

Winds died to zero by the end of race one and PRO Hodgson sent the teams in to shore to wait.  Race 2 got underway after 3 pm, again in very light shifty conditions.  This time, David Willette from Minnetonka took top honors and leads the event going into day 2.  Jack Strothman put together two very consistent races with a couple of seconds and is tied with Willette.

The top five is hotly contested with only a few points separating first and fifth.

The day was capped with a special evening to remember hosted at Beverly and Fletcher Driscoll's beautiful Dellwood home.  The Driscoll family hospitality and generosity is second to none and all in attendance had a fabulous time!  A spectacular sunset over the water was trumped only by the full moon rise minutes later.

Complete results from Day 1 are online at:

Eighteen Megles 17s are registered as of night's end. A PYC Friday night race welcomed the regatta participants on a lovely evening with colorful spinnakers flying. PRO Bill Dale promises great racing, Dex and Tammy Sawyer have generous giveaways from Harken and Melges. The Bacardi presence is everywhere. With lanyards, T-shirts, signage, great drinks and blow up bottles, it is a visual Bacardi explosion.
Youth sailors comprise near 50% of this fleet (one short) with more registrations expected in the morning. Pewaukee is still under "no wake" conditions with great challenges to keep the homelake fleets sailing. It is estimated that 50% of the PYC membership has NOT returned piers to the water.

A total of 40 boats hit the line under the direction of Walter Schmidt at Okauchee. With three races in and gloomy weather on the horizon, Dave Smith and Mark Prange are 1-2.
1 Dave Smith/Alana/Briana Smith      8
2 Mark Prange/Bob Stelter/Jen Zea  16
3 Jamie/Rob Kimball/ Bridget Murphy 21
4 Frank Davenport/Ron Jarecki        25  
5 Ed Eckert/Matt Schmidt/Becca Steffensen         26
6 Anne Porter Muller/Joe Skotarzak/Dawn Greeson 26
7 Jim Tews/Jenny Jaessing                                27
8 Chris Pinahs/Bruce Cameron/Barb Pinahs            30
9 Dave Baldus/Peter Kerr/Eileen Baldus                 34
10 Fred Miller/Jeff Ackley/Amy Miller                    40
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

Anne Haeger at volvo
Annie Haeger - 9th in the youth worlds
Arhus, Denmark is the site of the ISAF Worlds. Haeger joined other sailors from the US (one rep per class) to join the US Youth Worlds Team. Full results. Photo is from ISAF site.

PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
To submit articles, send to Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
To contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith, click here.

To subscribe to Scowlines, contact