Volume 8, Issue 38

 July 18, 2013

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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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Xtreme was preview of ILYA X Champs
North Lake's Noah Janssen Takes it All
The toughest of conditions and a hope of a NO REPEAT -  that describes the Xtreme for 2013. But, no worries, the heat is moving out of the area and we hear promises of moderate wind and temperature. Just ask Gena Rorrer, regatta chair, and Jim Smith, keynote speaker for the Opening Ceremonies. We hear Jim has been practicing his 2.5 minutes to bring it to perfection as he welcomes the anticipated 100 boats.
This year's Xtreme boasted 47 boats who played on Monday and sailed two grueling light air races on Tuesday. It was all about concentration and sailing in the wind. North Lake's Janssen sailed a 1-3 to show maturity and control. The Monday night party was again a hit. If not sailors, we are teaching the intricacies of gambling. Overheard was a first-year crew saying to his mom, "Can we play Black Jack at home? I bet dad would love it." Thanks to the social organizers who provided more raffle prizes than ever. Children of all ages and lakes joined together for tons of fun.
1st NO22 Noah Janssen Harry Smith On Fire North Lake YC 1 3 4
2nd V221 Joey Biwer Matthew Biwer Land Shark Pewaukee YC 3 6 9
3rd V11 Lizzy Friend Malorie Clemence Peace Out Pewaukee YC 4 5 9
4th B19 Scott Sullivan Emma Birnbaum Breakaway Lake Beulah YC 9 2 11
5th A25 DJ Jaessing Lindsay Vollmer Airbender Cedar Lake YC 8 8 16
6th V86 Matt Malone Alec Malone AirMATTers Pewaukee YC 11 7 18
7th J3 Korbin Kierstead Jack Scherer Korbinator Oshkosh YC 5 17 22
8th A13 Nick Rusher Charlie Eckert Krusher Cedar Lake YC 7 16 23
9th D88 Allison Marozza Paige Wilder All-Is-On Delevan Lake YC 14 9 23
10th A42 Patrick Crowley Abby Eckert Yachtzee Cedar Lake YC 10 13 23
Full results here.  
Area K qualifiers to US Sailing Event
 Sears, Bemis, Smythe Trophies
The oldest Championship is what is now the  U.S. Junior Triplehanded Championships for the Sears Cup. When the Sears Cup was first offered as a perpetual trophy to winners of a sailing competition among Massachusetts youth, the boys were required to wear caps, neckties and jackets while sailing. The girls had to wear dresses. And the sails were canvas. US Sailing's Chubb Junior Championships for the Sears Cup, the Bemis Trophy and Smythe Trophy are ladder-type events. Competition begins at local districts or Areas and only the top sailors advance to the national finals.
Lake Forest hosted the Area K
qualifying event for the double and singlehanded champs. The top two finishers in each division proceed to the championships held in Houston. Jack Bitney (Minnetonka - above left) with crew won the 420 division.
Trevor Trepton (LaBelle) will progress as the Laser runnerup.
The Sears Cup qualifier was held with the Junior Olympics in Wayzata. No Inland sailors qualified. 
Governor's Cup - Youth Matchracing Cup
 Ben Garber competing         
Twelve teams began the competition and now there are eight. Unfortunately Garber, who is sailing for the Portland YC, was eliminated in the first round. Will Holz of Chicago and Scott Buckstaff (Oshkosh connections) are still in the hunt. This is the 47th running of the event held in California at Balboa YC. Garber will travel east for college at St. Mary's college.

Inland X Champs - Oshkosh

Xchamps  Still time to come         
Registrations are down and yet we know you are coming. Please help the local club plan for the meals and parties by registering online now. The regatta registration is at the ILYA website and the Oshkosh website has meals, softgoods and party reservation sites.
Oshkosh promises wind after hot, low wind days at the Xtreme. PROs Chip Mann and Mark Tesar are so experienced on this lake. It will be a grand event.
This one is for all the marbles. If you want your child to be an Inland champ in a couple years, come now to get the feel of the event.
Gordy Lamphere - 2nd in Nation in Finn
   Cabrillo Beach          
Geneva's Gordy Lamphere won the Nationals on raw score but when the throwout kicked in, he found himself in a close second. Lamphere continues to train in US and Europe for the remainder of the summer.
Brother Malcolm is in Canada for the Canadian Nationals which start Friday.
No Tears Optimist - Nagawicka on Monday
 Come For Fun!         
It's been many years since Nagawicka hosted a big Opti event. It is a lovely club with a strong, strong youth program. Monday young tykes from our many SE WI lakes will gather to sail in one of their first events.
Instructors - remember to bring your sailors but also a radio with your boat so we can communicate on the race course to create the best experience for our sailors. Remember, clubs should send a motor boat with the sailors in either the junior or senior fleet.
Sailors - come to enjoy a great day of instructional sailing. The junior and senior fleets are based on age, not skill. While you may be the champion on your own lake, it is possible you are still No Tears material. If you are still struggling going upwind, aren't on the starting line, not confident in medium wind, not sailing sitting on the rail - these are all indications that you may be a No Tears sailor.
Parents - the PROs have been at this for over 20 years. The best support we have is a cadre of the finest coaches trailing the boats. We explain the courses, wait for our sailors to make it to the course, coach and coach and, most importantly, meet new friends who will remain our friends throughout our sailing life.
Join us on Monday on Nagawicka.  
Leiter Cup - US Sailing Youth Women's Singlehanded Championship
   Isabella Loosbrock         
The Inland region has a sole representative at the Leiter Cup. Minnetonka's Isabella Loosbrock currently sits in 12th with one race day left.
Colin Smith and Kelly Roy Named to All-Academic Teams

   Intercollegiate Sailing Association awards

Two of our sailors are honored for the 2013 college sailing season. Colin Smith (Beulah) of Brown U but attending graduate school in business now in Boston was named last year as All conference but this season is 2nd Team All-Academic. Kelly Roy (Pewaukee) sailed for Boston College and was named to the All Conference Team. Kelly was an economics and psychology major. 

Click here for inclusive list.
Local White Bear Author


From the shores of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, to the halls of Hamline University, Anne Tews Schwab has gone from a sailor girl with a dream to a writer with an MFA degree, to a published author of poetry and prose. 


Growing up in a sailing family with parents, siblings, uncles and aunts all active in racing scows, Anne developed a love of lakes and scows at an early age. Anne sailed along with family in her very young days, but it wasn't long before she longed to steer a boat of her own.  In her trusty X boat, Zoom, Anne steered her way across many midwestern lakes in local races and regattas, eventually graduating out of the fleet and moving into an M16.  In addition to steering her own boats, Anne was also a fill in crew for many a needy skipper of nearly every style scow.


It wasn't long before Anne's love of sailing led her to teaching, and she became the coach and Head Sailing School Director of the White Bear Sailing School.  Although arthritis ultimately knocked her out of her own sailboat, Anne still participates in sailing activities as much as possible.  Spectator, fan, researcher, storyteller - Anne stays connected to the excitement and action of scow sailing and racing on and off the water.  She continues to love sailing and sailboats.


In contrast, Anne's new book, Capsized, features a main character who has decided she doesn't want to be involved in sailboats at all.  An early disaster convinced her that she really would rather spend her time with her music and her precious piano.


Written as a series of poems, CAPSIZED is a fictionalized version of the some of the highs and lows and joys and woes of sailing, racing and lakeside living.  The regatta, and especially the regatta party in the book may not be exactly like those that many X boat sailors participated in, but the action is never allowed to wane.


Come aboard with Dani and her family and set sail across the wind and waves of Black Bear Lake.  Experience the emotion and excitement in the poetry and prose of Anne Tews Schwab's new novel in verse, CAPSIZED.


Anne has published short stories and essays. She is currently working on an assortment of short stories, poetry and book reviews and navigating a final draft of her latest novel-a middle-grade fantasy adventure filled with pirates, plunder and plenty of plot twists. Anne is also teaching, leading on site and online writing and poetry workshops for children and young adults.


Visit Anne on her website:, where she posts a new pirate poem every day. Find out more about Anne and CAPSIZED on her website:, on Facebook:, and on Twitter:


Happy Sailing! 




*excerpt from CAPSIZED: A Novel in Verse*



Doom shadows straightline

across white-capped waves,

as the blast of wind

slaps the sails of our boat.


I hang on tight and shout. 

"Don't let us tip!"

But the blast

rams the words

down my throat,

and all that comes out

is one long scream.


The mainsail snaps, the jib cracks, 

the boom swings and smacks,

and almost knocks me out.


"Dani." Will's voice is calm and quiet. 

"Pop the jib and hike."

For once in my life,

I do what little brother says.


Hang on,

hook my feet,

lean back, 



No matter what Daddy says-these hands weren't meant for sailing.





"Starboard!" Will shouts,

as my ex-best friend Mary,

crash-smashes her boat through the waves 

all around us.


Will jerks the tiller, 

hauls the main sheet,

and we miss Typhoon Mary's port-tacking beast 

by less than the width of a rope.


But his haul-dip-duck move 

jerks our boat up, up, up,

and we tilt higher, higher, higher.


I squeeze my eyes shut,

sure we're about to go



Melges 17 Nationals -  Lake Geneva
2013 Melges 17 National Championship
Lake Geneva Yacht Club

Fontana, WI, USA
August 22-24, 2013
Notice of Race is now posted. Sign up today.

We look forward to seeing you if a few weeks in Lake Geneva!

If you need something let us know.

Bill Barrett           Dave Navin

Regatta Co-Chairs

M-16 sailors - a regatta for you
   Lake Harriet is Still Active

Hello M Scow sailors and friends,

Planning continues to make headway on Lake Harriet Yacht Club's first annual Midwest M Invitational/ Come As You Are Regatta this August 16-18. We hope you will join us and spread the word to other M Scow friends, even the ones with M's buried in the backyard/barn (that's the "come as you are" part). The more the merrier!


Online registration is now open at: 


Here are the details:


Lake Harriet Yacht Club's
2013 M-16 Invitational/Come As You Are Regatta
Sailing in Minneapolis, the City of lakes!


M16 sailors and crew are invited to join us

August 16 - 18, 2013 on Lake Harriet, a jewel in the Minneapolis' chain of lakes!


Fees:  $70 for M16 boats ($5 discount for US Sailing members), includes light breakfast; lunch for skippers; crew or guest lunches may be purchased for $8. A Saturday night party with dinner for all will be hosted by LHYC member.  Details at registration. Six races are planned, 4 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday. No throw outs.



Friday, Aug 16

6 - 8 pm Registration and Boat Launching

Launch in front of boathouse and dock, NW corner of Lake Harriet.  Bring your own buoy and anchor for mooring.  Launch and pullout assistance provided. On site trailer storage in the parking lot.


Saturday, Aug 17

7:30 - 9 AM Registration/Boat Launching/Breakfast

9AM Skippers meeting

10:00 AM First Race

Subsequent races at the discretion of the Race Committee.  


Sunday, Aug 18

9:30 AM First Race.


Trophies:  Awarded to the top 3 places for the M-16 skippers.


More information at:


ONLINE REGISTRATION  at Register on-line (credit card), or pay at registration on Friday evening (make checks out to LHYC and include sailboat name/number).


Other Questions? Contact Jennifer O'Brien at 612-819-6347 or Or Joe Schroeder at


Watch for more Come As You Are Regatta updates on our Facebook Page:


Or on Twitter: @LHYC


PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association