Volume 10, Issue 35 July 27, 2015  

North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
us partneer

ILYA logo


Regattas / Calendar



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 


Submit your 2015 dates

Donate to ILYA or Support your Olympic Contenders


Join the ILYA
X Championships -Pewaukee  


Best Senior Girl Erin Sullivan (Beulah) with Anneliese LeRoy
Best Junior Girl Brigit Barr (Beulah) with Caroline LeRoy


Harry Smith, Goes Sportsmanship Award
It is all about volleyball. Congrats to Beulah who will finally graduate John Barr and Patrick Schmidt who might be designated as "ringers". Height is everything.
Full results
Beulah Ready for Opti Friends  - 113 Total  
LBYC burgee
Green and RWB Take to the water
38 Green fleeters with a few unexpected late entries this AM. Officially registration is over but we expect a few walk-ins which we will gladly accept. It's all ready with winds anticipated at 10 today. May Mark Prange and Candace Porter find a way to share the vast expanse of water to handle both fleets. For those of you unfamiliar with Beulah, Bob Pegel used to refer to us as a pond. Off lake C scow sailors often refer to us as that ^(&*)* "pond" due to the shifty conditions due to the land configuration. But ILYA Optimist Champs, here we come. 
Legends - Here are a few  
Sally Ruf and Mr. and Mrs Friend (yes, that's the editor's respectful manner of addressing JP's grandparents) watch JP and Christian Spencer receive awards. 
Cullen Barr was there with son Marty and daughter Kathryn to watch grandchildren John and Brigit Barr and Nora Kieran compete and Michael and Cullen Barr coach.
Legends and Heroes Day is Just For YOU!
The ILYA honors its strong family heritage, its forefathers who built this organization and its family of sailors and boats. The ILYA X Champs provided an opportunity for many old friends to share in the success of their young sailors. 

The ILYA Championships at the Buddy Melges Sailing Center at LGYC will dedicate Friday, August 21st to all our legends. Please plan to join us on Friday at a special luncheon at Gage Marine's Pier 290 for lunch and then a boat ride to watch the afternoon racing. All are invited. The ticket price will be $50 for the day. Formal reservations will be required and the link established once Jim Smith gets back home after this stretch of regattas. 

The 2015 Championships will honor 13 Legends and 11 Heroes who are either our living Hall of Fame members or our brightest contributors to our sport today. Join them by inviting your parents, grandparents or reach out to the backbone of your homelake yacht club to enjoy the organization they have built.  
Volunteer Now  - A Partnership --- Sell Softgoods?  
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
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.

ILYA Office  

ILYA logo


PO Box 311

Fontana, WI 53125-0311

Phone: 262-203-7721

Fax: 262-203-7722

Editor: Candace Porter

Inland Lake Yachting Association