Volume 12, Issue 48  
July 25, 2017
 
 
ILYA Championships
Lake Geneva
 
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2017 Regattas
 
July
26-29 ILYA X Champs - Delavan YC
28 TCYS- Wayzata 420 only
30-31 ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
August
1 cont. ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
3 Pram Power - North Lake
3-5 ECESA - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
2-5 Western MI Champs E/C/MC - Crystal Lake
4 TCYS - Wayzata
4-6 WYA C - Nagawicka YC
11-12 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
16-20 ILYA Championships - C/MC/A/E - Lake Geneva YC
September
8-10 Max C/MC Fall - Maxinkuckee YC
8-10 E Nationals - Carolina YC
9-10 George Dorn MC - Beulah
9-10 Big Waters C - South Shore YC
16-17 C Blue Chip - Pistakee YC
16-17 Fenton Fall C - Lake Fenton YC
22-24 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
23-24 NNN Beulah C Challenge - Lake Beulah YC
23-24 Lotawana C - Missouri YC
30 - Oct 1 - Polar Bear C/MC - Lake Davenport Sailing Club
October
7-8 C Worlds - Delavan YC
 
Deadlines, deadlines   
1 - THIS IS IT!!!!! Last day for ILYA Champs discount
August 16 ILYA Championships - July 25th deadline for lowest registration and social package pricing
Click here for both social and boat registration.
A scows - 11
E scows - 30
C scows - 37
MC scows - 35

 
2 - July 26 X Inland - 108 total: 70 juniors, 38 seniors 
Still time to register right up to the day. Again, speed up your time at the registration tableby signing up online here.  Social package sales 
 
 
3 - July 30 Opti Inlands - 107 Total; 39 Green Sailors 
 Social registration hereRegatta registration here.  There is NO registration or measurement on Monday morning without permission by the regatta chair. This is for distant sailors or emergencies only. Instructors on Green Fleet - bring radios and a boat. Instructors on RWB fleet, please review trapezoid course. 
 
4 - Aug 5 WYA C social package - email Peter Keck  - July 26th
 
 
Volunteers Needed - LGYC members or Friends of LGYC  
It's an extravaganza - Join in the fun

 
We are a little over three weeks away from the start of the ILYA Championship Regatta and are still in need of many volunteers, equipment and housing.  To date, we have only filled 35% of the volunteer slots and 19% of our equipment and housing needs. This has been a monumental task for Lake Geneva to host over 650 of us each day. And you know sailors! So come down to watch the event while you volunteer - lots of you know how to work the waterfront at your own clubs. Drive a golf cart for a day, grill lunch for the hungry sailors.  
 
The success of this event is dependent on volunteers.  We need your help.  So if you haven't yet signed up, please do so as soon as possible.  It's a lot of fun and there's plenty of opportunities for family and friends.  Feel free to forward the links to anyone that might have an interest.  
 
Thank you to those members who have already signed up.  If possible, please take another look -- a few new slots have been added.  - The link is on the top left of Scowlines. It will be there with every edition until the conclusion of the regatta. 
 
Regards,
 
Nancy Blanchard
Volunteer Team Captain
  
 
 
US Sailing Saturday Night at Geneva  
SAILING LEADERSHIP FORUM 2018
Want to learn from other clubs and programs across the country? US Sailing's Sailing Leadership Forum (February 1st - 3rd, 2018) connects leaders from all aspects of our sport such as training and education, yacht club and sailing organization management, racing associations and organizations including one-design and handicap classes, race officials, and industry professionals. US Sailing encourages all sailors to come, learn, and contribute! Find out more here: http://sailingleadership.org/

US Sailing is proud to support the ILYA and host this year's Saturday night Big Inland party. So break out your FAVORITE TROPICAL ATTIRE and get ready to #FINDTHEFUN Saturday night, August 19th at the Lake Geneva Yacht Club. In honor of this sponsorship, US Sailing will be offering current ILYA members a custom gift the night of the event if you join or renew with US Sailing anytime between now and the party. Please use this unique link: USSAILING-ILYA and be ready to #FINDTHEFUN with US Sailing at the Inland and all summer long..
 
North Lake's Annual Pram Power Regatta is Thursday, August 3rd  
What is Pram Power?

  • A fun regatta geared toward beginner sailors that are new (or newish) to regattas.
  • Coaches from North Lake and other sailing schools cooperate to assist sailors as needed -- a great environment for learning!
  • The sailors will be divided into junior and senior fleets that will sail at different times, allowing sharing of boats.
  • How do we fill the down time?  With crafts!!!  Sailors and siblings are invited to do shrinky dinks, decorate t-shirts, etc.  (Included for registered sailors and available for purchase for siblings.)
  • Please bring a 100% cotton white t-shirt to decorate as one of your crafts.
  • We'll have a raffle for cool sailing gear and more!
  • Lunch will be homemade tacos, fruit, and cookies.  Delicious.
Don't miss out, August 3rd is less than 2 weeks away!  We are pleased to be offering on-line registration and payment this year.  Registration and regatta information can be found here:
 
 
Questions?  Contact Laura Johnson at northlakesailing@gmail.com or 262-361-2104.
 your readers.
 
Photos  
Not professional - but some excellent shots
One of the advantages of race committee work on the signal boat is the proximity to the sailors. While the front of the boat is busy with finishes and recordings, often the boat driver has the opportunity and inclination to take photos. So while the camera belongs to the signal boat captain, the drivers should get the credit. So thanks to Herb Rasmussen for WI MC Champs, Bob Fiedler for WYA X, Dale Roble for MC Invite and Herb Rasmussen again for Quad Lakes --- or did someone else take WI MC Champs --- it's all a blur but hope the photos are not. Get ready to take some time. Turns out signal takes 400+ photos a day. While we try to get front to back of the fleet, RC work gets in the way - setting finish lines, covering for markset when a change in course is considered or implemented. Enjoy. ------- Candace Porter

2017 MC Invitational - will get this loaded soon

2017 WI MC Champs

2017 Quad Lakes X

2017 WYA X Championships - Day one

2017 WYA X Championships - Day Two

No Tears Senior - coming with next edition

 
ABBEY is Booked for ILYA Championships  
Try Ridge nearby
FROM THE ABBEY:
Your group has reserved above and beyond the contracted amount of rooms and were honored the contracted discounted rates. The resort is completely sold out on Friday & Saturday so unfortunately, no more reservations will be accepted but guests can call and be placed on a waiting list if they would like.
ILYA Championship Regatta Sponsors