Volume 11, Issue 51 July 25, 2016  
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22 - City of Lakes, Opti/420 - Calhoun
23-24 City of Lakes MC Team/M16/C/Laser - Calhoun
25  No Tears Opti - Cedar
27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji
31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear
4 Pram Power - North Lake
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake,MI
12-13 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
     Big Waters C- South Shore
     George Dorn MC - Beulah
10-11 USODA Midwest Champs - Pewaukee
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
22-25 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
24-25 Lotawana C
           Beulah C Challenge

1-2 Polar Bear - Davenport, IA
8-9 C Worlds - Delavan

TBD WI MC Champs - Nagawicka
20-23 MC Masters Nationals - Cedar, WI
July 25 - All classes ILYA Championships  - Geneva, For food packages only, use this link and hit Storefront - all social packages are located there. 

The most critical deadline is the lower price for the full social package at Geneva. The price increases substantially July 26th. The youth packages are heavily discounted through our sponsorship. 

Please consider coming to view your Sail it Forward honoree for the day on Friday, August 19th. Pricing is on registration slot above. 
WYA X - One Day Spectacular Event  
Spencer Christian and Jack Steiner - Repeat
Ellie Harned Wins the coveted Best Girl Skipper with a race win and overall second
2nd - Monroe Melges and Ellie Harned
3rd - Alby Rolfs and Trainer Rolfs
4th - Gloria Tornehl and Jack Schweda
5th - Sam Spencer and Sam Kudick
6th - Abby Eckert and Kate Sprinkman
7th - Callie Smith and Jonah Boykin
8th - Lindsey Vollmar and Justin Heimsch
9th - Jared Plummer and Kloe Kiekhafer
10th - Ali Vollmar and Kelsey Vollmar

No wind, high heat and humidity provided a great fun day for the sailors, a taxing day for the air conditioning but Sunday was a gem. With one tough, tough light air race and the two steady light to medium, it was picture perfect sailing. 55 total boats who weathered the water and wind but so patiently handling a crane breakdown so all 46 off lake boats came out manually at the smallest launch site imaginable. Patience all around - thanks to all who endured. And special thanks to Robin Trester and Tresterhoist who did everything possible to get us up and operational. Parts on Sunday at midafternoon - unheard of. 

Lake Beulah was so pleased to host this event. The parents and children are simply incomparable. Thanks especially to Molly Barr who never left the kitchen, the special pancake breakfast crew and Andrea Jarecki who commandeered 15 spectator boats and maneuvered 46 boats on the lake to least affect our neighbors. 

REsults here
Great Bags, Sailing Gear
Stelluca will be onsite at both the X and Opti event. They carry sailing gear, some parts, PFD's, spray tops but what great bags!!!
OPTI and X sailors  
Measurement at both championship regattas will include a check to assure all PFDs worn are Coast Guard approved. Check in particular if you are using a ZHIK, Magic Marine or the new Gills. Most PFDs are legal.

The following was copied from IA regs --- note the spectator requirement for children under 13. 

Iowa law requires the following with respect to personal flotation devices (life jackets):
  • All vessels must have at least one USCG-approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD (life jacket) for each person on board.
  • In addition to the above requirement, one Type IV (throwable) USCG-approved PFD must be on board vessels 16 feet or longer, except canoes or kayaks.
  • All PFDs must be in good and serviceable condition.
  • All PFDs must be readily accessible and of the proper size for the intended wearer. Sizing for PFDs is based on body weight and chest size.
  • While underway on a recreational vessel on any Iowa waters, a child under 13 years old must wear a USCG-approved life jacketunless the child is below deck or in an enclosed cabin.
  • Each person being towed behind a vessel on water skis, a surfboard, or similar device must wear a USCG-approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD. Inflatable PFDs are not approved for persons being towed.
  • Each person on board a personal watercraft (PWC) must wear a USCG-approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD. Inflatable PFDs are not approved for use on PWCs.
  • Windsurfers are not required to wear a life jacket.
  • Inflatable life jackets are not approved for use by persons under the age of 16.
Read and follow the label restrictions on all PFDs.
The ILYA Proudly Presents:  
UBS PerrigoSail it Forward Honorees - 2016
Beaver Lake  Scot Banholzer
 Browns Lake  Leo Gale
 Calhoun  Steve Woldum
 Cedar Lake, WI Chip Mann
 Cedar Lake, IN Craig Parker
Clear Lake  Margaret Osmundson
 Delavan Lake  Brian Buzzell
Lac La Belle  Lou Morgan
Lake Beulah  Frank Rappold
Lake Geneva  Jane Pegel
 Lake Harriet Joe Fricton
 Lake Monona  Ron Hull
Long Lake Bill Madden
Minnetonka Peter Wattson
Nagawicka Lake 
Bill & Krista Furry
Sharon Kraklow
Okauchee Lake  Tim Kay
Okoboji Brigid Wilkening
Oshkosh  David Sitter
Pewaukee Joby Boland for PYC
 Pine Lake Leslie Barkow
 Pistakee  Cheryl & Joe Twomey
Upper Minnetonka  Noel Neuman
Wawasee Bill Allen
 White Bear  Ed and Emily Cox
Our member clubs have submitted these distinguished individuals as their Volunteers of the Year. The ILYA Championship theme this year is Sail it Forward. The list of names is impressive. To honor these individuals, clubs have arranged to the honoree to enjoy a day on Lake Geneva. It starts with a noon luncheon at Gage Marine followed by a majestic wooden boat ride. Then the Friday night evening is solely committed to thanking our volunteers for all the work they accomplish to make sailing possible at our lakes. 

Please, please feel welcome to come and join them. The cost is $75 for the day which includes the lunch (without drinks), boat ride and dinner at the marvelous Buddy Melges Sailing Center. David Perrigo and UBS sponsor this night. You will enjoy David's program. He and his family truly understand volunteerism at their Pewaukee home. UBS celebrates these fine individuals. Join us, family and friends. Make this a special day for your club's honoree.

Visit the online storefront here to order your tickets. Or send $75 per person to ILYA Sail it Forward, PO Box 662, East Troy, WI 53120. 
Harriet Gives Final thanks for Opportunity  
2016 ILYA MC Invitational regatta 
It was the realization of a dream for us to host an ILYA regatta at Lake Harriet. 47 MC's competed, representing 6 states and 14 lakes. We thank all of the sailors for making the trip and joining us. Lake Harriet is known for its shifty wind conditions, and the 2016 MC Invite was no exception. Big kudos to the Race Committee, Mark Prange, Debbie Prange, Peter Wattson, Jeff Millar, Wendy Ott, and Bill Hanson for rising to the challenge of classic Lake Harriet wind conditions. 
The 2016 MC Invite was a slight departure from typical regattas as 12 35-minute races were scheduled for the regatta. The thinking was that this would create sufficient fleet separation, while maximizing the number of starts. This regatta format turned out to be a blast. While there were some close finishes, the racing was fair and everyone had fun. Now on to the racing... 
Friday we were greeted by sunny weather and no wind. A morning of catching up with old friends was wrapped up with a productive fleet meeting run by Mark Tesar. After lunch a bit of breeze settled in and our 46-boat fleet headed out for a dose of shifty light-air sailing. Two good races were sailed, and the third was abandoned after some 120 degree shifts followed by the wind dropping to nothing. Friday night brought us perfect weather for a beautiful picnic at Beard's Plaisance. With just two races under our belts, there was an air of anticipation, with everyone looking forward to the coming two days of predicted 10 mph winds. 
Saturday morning we were greeted by a bit more steady wind. We ended up sailing 5 races and saw some major changes in the standings with the most consistent sailors steadily rising to the top of the scoresheet. Saturday night's party was held at local restaurant Urban Eatery, and also celebrated LHYC's 75th anniversary. Old LHYC yearbooks were passed around, and the trophies for the regatta were getting everyone excited for the last day of sailing.
Sunday brought even more breeze, and we sailed two races in a breeze that eventually built to 15 mph. In the end we completed 9 races. The top three sailors - Dan Quiram (2621), Dan Guidinger (2653), and Ryan Grosch (2169) - all stood out, but it was Ryan Grosch's consistency that paid off as Ryan took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the last three races of the regatta. The other top sailors are as follows: First Junior: Ryan Grosch; First Woman: Emily Oltrogge (2340); First Master: Dan Guidinger; and First Grand Master: Dave Mott (2121). Here are some wise words from 2016 MC Invite champion Ryan Grosch:
Ryan's recipe for success:
It's hard to win on Harriet on any weekend, so it was fantastic to have so many more great competitors on our small lake.  For all of this weekend, I tried to avoid the most competitive spot of the line to avoid messy situations that can ruin races.  As a result, I never had a real "throw out race".  The wind was patchy, so the goal all weekend was stay in the puffs.  That meant constantly looking around for breeze.  I sometimes stood up to get a better view of the breeze coming.  At the top of the course at Harriet, there's no wind on the water to read, there's only shoreline.  This is where it gets really exciting because you can't see what's coming.  In this risky spot, I tried to keep it close to competitors, but also sail towards the shorter areas of the shoreline.  You're going to have good and bad luck on Harriet, so never give up until you cross that finish line. Thank you to all the competitors that participated in 9 exciting races this weekend.
Last a big thank you to the support by the volunteers at Lake Harriet: Jennifer O'Brien (marketing), Wendy Ott (RC, breakfasts), Bill Hanson (RC), Joanna Lees (recorder), Joe Schroeder (scorekeeper, trophies), Dave Mott (ramp/lot management), John Hovde (Lunches), John and Kay Barbour - Wally and Jesse Daniels (Friday picnic), John Berg - Jennifer O'Brien (Saturday dinner), and Henry Chestnutt (clean regatta certification).

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