Volume 10, Issue 34 July 23, 2015  

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Regattas / Calendar



21-25 ILYA X Championships - Pewaukee

26-28 ILYA Opti Championships - Beulah



1-2  Interlake Regatta - Minnetonka

5-8 WMYA Champs - 

6-8 ECESA Championships - Chautauqua, NY

6-9 ILYA Championships I-20 - Mendota

7-8 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI

7-9 WYA C - Okauchee

8-9 WI MC Champs - Delavan

19-23 ILYA Championships A, E, C, MC, Melges 17 - Geneva 




5-6   USODA Midwest Championships, Minnetonka, MN

9-13 E Nationals - Little Egg Harbor, NJ

11-13 I-20 Nationals, Fond du Lac

12-13 Maxinkuckee C/MC

19-20 Fenton Fall C

19-20 C Blue Chip - Okauchee

24-27 50th E Blue Chip - Pewaukee

26-27 Nan Norris Beulah C Challenge

26-27 Lotawana C Fall



3-4 Polar Bear C/MC - Davenport, IA

10-11 C Worlds - Delavan 


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July 25th - ILYA Food Package and RegistrationRegister here. 
July 25th -  I-20 ILYA Championships
X Championships -Pewaukee  
Day two- Four Races both Fleets
Beautiful wind in both AM and PM allowed both junior and senior fleets to reach five races. The throwout goes into effect with tomorrow morning's race. It all concludes with trophies on the patio of Pewaukee Yacht Club when 107 boats depart PYC. The event has been flawless: great logistical management, great wind and fun, fun, fun. Congrats on a great job. Thanks to all the volunteers. Thursday's lunch was throwback - thanks to Ruth Harken, Nancy Ackley, Dodie Gutenkunst, Sally Ruf and all those in the other line --- so nice to see you back at the lunchline. 
Junior fleet  - can  you say I-1? I won? Aye - won (again)?
Harry Melges and Finn Burdick won three today.

Chapman Petersen and Thomas Whowell are the only two to hit the finish line before the I-1.
Notes from the Junior Course:
  • Great promise from Okoboji as David Alexander is hovering consistently in the top ten and had a final third today. Next year's host of the ILYA X championships is here in full force with great progress in their skill level
  • Two Mendota boats look sharp as work has been done to the boats in the first year of their return. They are improving race to race.
  • Has anyone noticed there is an Oshkosh boat in the top each race? And not the same boats which means there is depth in this fleet. 
  • White Bear increased its fleet size last year and re-instituted home lake instruction and racing. It shows! They are moving up the fleet in ranking.

Senior Fleet - V-66. V-11, V-66, N-6 

Henry and Genavive Chapman Take the Last Race
Christian Spencer and Jack Steiner took two race wins on Day Two.  Joe Sko photo
JP Friend and Charlie Bruss sit in first overall with a race win yesterday and consistent top ten finishes.


Notes from the Senior fleet

  • Two girls sit high in the standings. Both have attended the ILYA Women's and Girls' Clinic. Also has the top girl in the junior fleet.
  • You can sense the bittersweet experience of graduating sailors AND PARENTS as some realize this is their last X Inland. 
  • Boats are selling quickly indicating the health of the fleet. There are more "wanted" announcements on the bulletin board than "for sale". Please consider a new boat for your child to replenish the fleet with used boats. There is a 1983 boat still sailing on the water. These boats have a long life and retain their value. 
Full results
Volunteer Now  - A Partnership  
ILYA Championships - Aug 19-23
This year's event is a financial partnership between LGYC and the ILYA. We have added new volunteer slots - Fri and Sat table decorating and softgood sales.  

Click here to volunteer for any day, any shift. This regatta is a partnership between the ILYA and Geneva. Be a partner and bring a partner. It will be fun. There are only a few spots left. Thank you, thank you. The Craig Parker Cantina is still in need of volunteers. Craig drives from Cedar, IN and gives his time and a great deal of the food as a donation to make the parking lot tasty. join him
Beulah Ready for Opti Friends  
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Sunday Registration, Monday - Tuesday Sailing
Welcome to all you experienced and Green parents. This is the event to attend. Beulah is a small enough lake to allow you to enjoy viewing from shore or boat. Launching is easy. Drop your boat on the way to Pewaukee or drop it on Saturday. Official registration is Sunday 3-7:00. There is no registration on Monday - officially. PRO Mark Prange is ready for the RWB fleet and Candace Porter with Rick Trester is ready for Green participants. 

Coaches, inflatables will be rafted at the club but arrive on Sunday. Large motorboats will need to go to the public launch. Instructors, remember your radios for coaching the Green fleet. Lunches are free for instructors. 

It's a wild week with X and Opti Inlands but it is a way to extend your visit with best friends. See you there. 
Pram Power  
North Lake's 26th Annual Pram Power Regatta-Thurs, AUG 6
by Christine Janssen

Don't miss out, August 6th is 2 weeks away!  A day dedicated to making sure kids have the opportunity to put together the sailing skills they have been learning all summer.  It is geared to beginner sailors and those who do not sail many regattas.  The fleet is split up between 2 groups based on their age as of 8/6/15, Juniors (age 8 and under) and Seniors (age 9 and over).  Because the fleets sail at different times, there is an opportunity to have Jrs and Srs share boats.  Coaches from North Lake and the other represented sailing schools come and work together to assist kids when and where needed.

So what does the non sailing group do while one group is sailing?  CRAFTS.  This year is sure to be packed with great crafts.  We will have Shrinky Dinks, Hot Rock Coloring, a t-shirt craft (so don't forget a white or light colored or pillow case), make a bouncy ball and a boat with craft sticks.  These same activities are included in the non-sailor craft package which is a great option if your sailor has siblings that aren't sailing. How fun does that sound!  As in the past there will be a raffle with fun and exciting items.

What can we say about lunch!  Homemade Tacos, fruit and cookies.  We really encourage pre-buying the lunch so we can plan appropriately. Remember the non-sailor craft package includes their lunch.

Late fee registration begins after August 3, so register today!  ONLINE registration and payment link is available and encouraged and found on and on this link. 

Monica Seeger is the registration coordinator and can be contacted at and

We are anxious to see you and your sailors. Feel free to share this with other lakes, we love seeing new faces and getting to meet new people.

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Editor: Candace Porter

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