A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Regatta Edition 
Volume 4, Issue 22

July 18, 2009 

In This Issue
Gull Lake X Champs
ILYA Champs - Green Lake
No Tears East - LaBelle
420 North Americans
Minnetonka Hosts C and 17s
Wisco Needs You
ILYA Office

Melges Performance Sailboats

North One Design
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
C Invitational at Gull
Minnestoa Welcomes Sailors with C-O-L-D
Thirty-two registered sailors are on the line at Minnetonka for the '09 C Invitational. Three races were completed. Minnetonka really knows how to throw a party. Look at the thank you list from their sponsors. Minnetonka consistently works hard to obtain sponsors to host our sailors in a grand style.
Thank you Zinn Family Realtors for after race beverages. Thank you Jewett family for hosting the Skippers Meeting party. Thank you Zinn Family for hosting the Friday happy hour. Thank you DeHaven Team, Belle Plaine DQ, MorganStanley / Jewett Group, and Lynch Superstores 
Results here.
1 M20 Tim Krech Minnetonka Yacht Club 5 1 1 7
2 LP10 Jeff Solum Pelican Lake Yacht Club 1 2 6 9
3 M17 Jason Ostbye Minnetonka Yacht Club 4 7 2 13
4 V137 Jim Gluek Pewaukee Yacht Club 11 3 5 19
5 M25 Chris Andert Minnetonka Yacht Club 6 5 8 19
6 P31 Stuart Gerhold Okoboji Yacht Club 7 4 10 21
7 BL3 Patrick Lynch Browns Lake Yacht Club 9 8 7 24
8 E1 Mark Prange Okauchee Lake Yacht Club 2 10 14 26
9 B217 Anne Muller Lake Beulah Yacht Club 17 6 4 27
10 P9 Dale Norton Okoboji Yacht Club 3 11 17 31

More tomorrow morning.
 Still time to plan to come. Registration begins Wednesday. 
Many sailors arrive on Monday. Dads to the golf courses, Kids to the water to practice. Come on up!
There is so much excitement for this week's events. New crew parents are loading up the cars. It's the place to be. Don't be late.
For last minute info: 
Vince Driessen
Reliance Development Company
527 Marquette Avenue, Suite 1000
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 313-0105
Facsimile: (612) 338-8971

 Green Lake is ready and waiting for the 2009 ILYA Championship.
It has been a busy year of planning and preparing but the Green Lake YC is eagerly anticipating the 2009 Championship Regatta to kickoff. With the big regatta less then one month away the only thing we are waiting for is you. As everyone knows Green Lake is one of those special locations that everyone needs to sail at least once in their life. The water here is crystal clear, the winds have been strong all season long and the town has been jumping with the great summer weather we have been having.

The theme for this years regatta has been a throw back to the great regattas we all remember from days past in Green Lake. For those of you old enough in the old days Green Lake's steak and corn dinner was a must attend social gathering. For this regatta we are bringing back this great event. Sizzling steaks and fresh corn with all the fixings. The parties and nightlife in town will revolve around all the iconic local places like the Gooseblind and Norton's. The best part of this is everything is within walking distance and everyone is in the same spots.

This year on the throw back theme we are also getting back some of the most legendary and finest ILYA race officials to have ever worked the courses as the Sundbergs and Kilanders will be up and out on the water. Those lucky C boaters!

As a last reminder early registration ends on July 25th, so you still have some time to get in on this.  GLYC does not accept any form of credit cards so please bring check or cash to pay for anything on site during the time of regatta
LaBelle Yacht Club can't wait to host Optimist sailors at the ILYA No Tears East on July 20.  It's Monday! This event is for your first-time Opti sailor. With short coached races, the event is the entry to ILYA sailing for your young tyke. There are limitied rules.
There IS room at the mark.
Don't hit.
Hopefully, windward boat keep clear.
Absolutely, wear lifejackets.
Don't jump off your boat and go swimming during the race - it's slow but also not between races unless the RC gives permission.
You MAY sail with your parent.
Parents, no coaching. ---- We are much better at it. (Your child won't cry if we coach them.)

The NOR and Entry form can be found at
Here's what's in store:  Goodie hats, participant medals and a souvenir for all.  Great lunch for sailors; just $5 for parents, sibs and other guests.  Awards for Top Ten in each fleet and all race winners.  Personalized t-shirts available for purchase.  Terrific teaching and course-setting by Leslie Barkow (this is a change and a step up) and Suzie Reese.  Fun and games on shore; swimming if weather appropriate (water shoes recommended).  Spectator boats will be provided for the Senior Fleet - Junior Fleet can be watched from regatta headquarters piers.  Post-race treats.  Instructors:  Please call ahead for directions to launching site for your boats.
Come have fun on LaBelle!
 AUGUST 13-16 
Club 420 North Americans at Macatawa Bay is just around the corner. There will be a 2-day clinic coached by Amada Clark. Clark returns to the states from coaching the US Optimist representatives in Slovenia. The clinic will be on the 11 and 12 of Aug., 2 days prior to the NA's. All the info is available on the Club 420 web site.
Plan to visit one of our newest ILYA clubs. Geneva, Pewaukee, Beulah, White Bear, Minnetonka and other lakes have 420s. Contact those clubs for more information on coaching, boats and travel plans.
Melges 17 Champs and C Invite at Minnetonka
 Minnetonka Hosts Big Events
Thirteen Melges 17 boats are registered for the big event, July 24-26. This weekend the C's take to the water. July 17-19. Twenty-nine are preregistered.
The University of Wisconsin has been selected to host the 2010 Nationals. The May 25-June 3 event rotates throughout the country. It's been ten years since Wisconsin had the event. This is a coveted honor but, more importantly, it is an opportunity for our Midwest sailors to display our special love for the sport. While the sailing teams on the coasts have budgets supported by the schools' athletic departments, UW depends on individual donations and money to provide sailing to the successful Midwest team. Many of you in our scow country know sailors here or on the coast. Please join them to show the coasts what Midwest hospitality is all about.
What do they need? 
First - the team is required to supply new sails for the 18- matched 420s that will be used for the event. Each set of sails is $700. Please join your Badger supporters at your club and collectively commit to the purchase of a set of sails. Your name will be published on the regatta website and your club's name will be featured on event signage. If 7 of you donate $100 (or be creative), your club will have assisted the Badger team immensely.
Second - 18 inflatables and 4 pontoons are needed to provide RC, officials, coaches and team rotation capabilities. The event is before sailing school begins so PLEASE donate the use of your inflatable for the event. The pontoons will be anchored for the day and sailors will rotate from the stationary platforms. Ask your sailing school board now if the Badgers can borrow your boat. Chances are someone from your club will be taxiing the coaches or officials.
Third - if you are from the Madison area, please consider housing RC. The three sessions are for Women's, Team Racing and Co-ed Nationals. A new set of RC arrive for each sessions. The food will be handled at the regatta site but housing the RC locally will save several thousand dollars.
How are you, your club or the ILYA involved? 
Think we are not all a part of this?
  • Chip Mann will serve as PRO for two of the sessions.
  • The ILYA has donated the use of the Bilge Puller Trailer of RC supplies which will be monitored by ILYA officials who will attend the event.
  • Several of our adult scow sailors have volunteered to serve to allow our sailors to enjoy the sailing.
  • Dimension Polyant (John Gluek and Zack Clayton) have donated material to make bags for the participants - anyone know someone who will donate the sewing? 
  • Last time this was in the Midwest, Cedar's Weber family contributed heavily with time and donations. The 2010 committee met with the "old" guys to learn how it was done.
  •  Lastly, scows and our boat builders, Melges and Windward, have eastern connections.

Let's join together to allow our UW students host a memorable event for the nation. Nearly every club in the ILYA has a collegiate sailor. Support our youth in this endeavor. They will be your yacht club members in the near future.

Send donations (many of your yacht clubs have donation letters and posters) to Christine Porter, UW Nationals Chair, N9322 Beulah Park Road, East Troy, WI 53120 with checks made out to MUBA (Memorial Union Building Account) or contact your local UW sailor. Any goods or services would be appreciated also to fill the sailor's participant bags with the best of the Midwest. If you make something, donate it! The event will feature three segments of sailors so quantities of 100 or 400 are needed. Your name will hang high at the picturesque Hoofers site on marvelous Lake Mendota near the Memorial Union and along the Lakeshore Path. What a way to display your name.
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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