Volume 9, Issue 37
  July 25, 2014   

Melges Performance Sailboats
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23-26 ILYA X Champs - Gull Lake, MN

27-29 ILYA Opti Champs - Cedar, WI

31 - 3 WMYA


1-3 WYA C - Delavan

7 Pram Power - North Lake

8-9 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI

8-10 ILYA MC Champs - Pewaukee

13-17 ILYA Championships - A, E, C, I-20 - Oshkosh at the Waters



6-7 George Dorn MC Beulah

20-21 Beulah C Challenge

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ILYA X Champs - Day Two -  A Day of Contrasts  
Christian and Sam Spencer Lead Junior Fleet
Consistency pays off and the Pewaukee Spencers racked up nine points in today's three races on the Junior course. Geneva's Finn Rowe and Hunter Sharpe had the second best day but Harry Melges IV with Henry Chapman took home two race wins.  

Harry IV walked away with race one in heavy, heavy wind-so ferocious the Senior Fleet abandoned the race due to gusts over 30. The Junior Fleet kept sailing with a steady 15-18 and an occasional gust in the low 20's. Melges showed his starting acumen and then lengthened with each leg. The wide windward mark with offset allowed planing and Melges was a rocket ship with spray flying.  

With the high winds, came a shortened course and early lunch. The afternoon was an entirely different lake and race style. Winds were at times 5mph and never greater than 10 for a early afternoon light breeze. Both the junior and senior fleets took an on-water break and, voila, the wind freshened for a nice medium wind last race. 

Geneva and Pewaukee are dominating the junior fleet but all boys. Beulah's Brigit Barr is a top ten finisher nearly each race and sits as the sole girl in the top ten with Sydney Probst as her crew. 

Senior Fleet
The morning race was abandoned due to high wind. Nora Kiernan with Kathleen Lee as crew had the distinction of a first place upwind and leeward mark rounding. They completed two races in the afternoon but the wind had died for an entirely different day of sailing. 

Kate Cox with Izzi Boo sits on top with a throwout of fifth. She won a race today and sits four points ahead of today's other race leader, JP Friend with Charlie Allen. 

Cox is shown here alongside one of yesterday's race winners, Alec Bischoff and Quinn Kaiser. 
JP Friend with Charlie Allen takes the gun far from homelake Pewaukee. While there are no photos, the other race winners are Patrick Schmidt and Jonah Boykin from Beulah, Nick Rusher with Charlie Eckert - Cedar and DJ Jaessing with Marie King from Cedar. 
Other senior pictures from Martha Driessen:

The social side has been fun-filled with Gull Lake providing entertainment to get everyone moving. Pewaukee took the volleyball tournament. Izzi Boo won the Go Pro camera.  
Watch daily for the results here. Scores are posted after each race. 
Note - if there are photographers on the Senior Course, please send race win photos to candaceporter@wi.rr.com. Phone photos may work just fine. 
ILYA Championships Entry Deadline Extended to Monday  
from Beth Wyman

.  I guarantee if you come to Oshkosh you will have a great time.  I have just talked with Jim Smith and he is extending the no late fee until Monday.  Along with that Oshkosh will extent the 10% discount on social packages until Monday as well.  If the price of housing is of concern check out the value at Gruenhagen Hall.  Rooms there are $30 or $40 for two people.  We have raised substantial sponsorship dollars to provide you with a value regatta filled with great sailing, great food and better than great social events.  This will be an event like no other with everyone together at the same location.  That hasn't happened in a long long time.  Come be part of a great regatta that will boost your fleet participation for regattas to come.  WE WANT YOU IN OSHKOSH.  Please come you won't be disappointed.

Register tonight. 

Link to register: 

Link to housing: 

Thank you very much,

Beth Wyman


Editor's comment - There is NO ONE like the Wymans to run an event. Go to the website and view the sponsors - this is value to YOU, the sailor. Oshkosh is family-friendly with a zoo and little train within walking distance. There is a playground on the Miller Park grounds. The entertainment will be family-friendly. The Waters grounds is spacious which allows for running and play for your little ones. Or for your teens getting ready for adult sailing, there is no better site to watch or get a ride as a crew. The fleets are signing up. 


A's -19

E's  - 34

C's - 26

I-20s - 10


C's and E's - you are the FUN at the party. 

No Tears West  
Held at Clear - article by Andi Tisor

Junior Fleet

We had 3 races and Danny Starbeck sailed and won all three races.

Danny Starbeck ~ Race 1 = 1, Race 2 = 1, Race 3 = 1

Sophie Ott & Sam Ludwig ~ Race 1 = 2nd, Race 2 = DNF, Race 3 = DNS

Krissana Ott ~ Race 1 = 3rd, Race 2 = 2nd, Race 3 DNS

Leif Lundberg ~ DNF (all three) / (participation only)

Senior Fleet

Libby Anderson ~ (R1) = 3, (R2) = 3, (R3) = 3

Luke Black ~ (R1) = 6, (R2) = DNF, (R3) = DNS

Isabel Redinger ~ (R1) = 7, (R2) = 6, (R3) = DNS

Evan Snyder ~ (R1) = 4, (R2) = 5, (R3) = DNS

Bella Gooding ~ (R1) = 5, (R2) = 4, (R3) = 4

Billy Starbeck ~ (R1) = 1, (R2) = 1, (R3) = 1

AJ Tisor ~ (R1) = 2, (R2) = 2, (R3) = 2

These are all Clear Lake sailors.  We did not have any one from off lake.  The winds came up quickly so we were off the water for the day by 11:30. (17 mph with gust to 20)

We ran a quick classroom clinic after lunch.

Charlie MacNider was our PRO.

Club 420 Nationals  
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 115 boats 13 races...Carter Cooper and Gavin Burkhart (both Pewaukee) 17th in silver and Augie Dale and Kennedy Placek 3rd in gold and overall.

For Sale 420s and 29ers Discounted - Ready in August  

Zim Sailing will be out in your territory this summer for the US Sailing Junior Champs in Traverse City MI, as well as the US Sailing Youth Champs in Grosse Point MI. We are the official boat provider and sponsor of those events, and we show up with 20 420s and a couple 29ers. I am contacting you to see who we should speak with about spreading the word that we will have these lightly used boats for sale at a great discount. 

We are offering the boats for sale after the events at $1,200 off retail, and they will have only been used at three events. The Club 420s will come with brand new sails, and we are asking $7,295. We have dollies available at 15% off, and the boats must be picked up in Grosse Point on the 14th of August. 

We are hoping to reach out to area clubs and schools who may be interested in refreshing their fleets, as well as anyone else who is interested. If there is someone I should be contacting to help us spread the word, please let me know.

I look forward to hearing from you. 


Nate Williams

Zim Sailing

84 Cutler Street, Unit 2

Warren, Rhode Island 02885

(401) 237-6117
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