Volume 12, Issue 51  
July 30, 2017
ILYA Championships
Lake Geneva
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2017 Regattas
30-31 ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
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
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
7-8 C Worlds - Delavan YC
Juniors  (listed first)          Seniors (listed second) 
ILYA X championships --- Hetzlers and Simons Named Champs  
Hetzler Breaks Tie with Race Win; Simons Win Tight Battle in last race
(Kmiecik photos) 
Boats to bed and anticipation was high. Sailors had a later start, thanks to RC, but the best wind of the day was when we all arrived. The wind diminished as the juniors took to the "big lake" and the seniors went to the right from the club. A change was not calming for the juniors as start after start, flag after flag went up. The threat of a black flag was alleviated by some time to breathe, lengthening the line, moving the fleet farther away from shore --- and a Z flag and they're off. 
 The junior fleet was jittery as it was for all the marbles. Just think about the tight senior race. 
Seniors - 1-2-3. The three caught in a tie finished in a race for the finish. So here you go --- Hetzler, Petersen and Navin.  What a regatta! 

The juniors had four breakaways and Meta and Fritz Simon were not in the group. She and Owen Harrod and Henry Seum were in their own fight for the win BUT they could not veer too far from the front as Suzanne Ackley/Julia Janssen and Ellie Harned/Stella Marban were in the front four. The race trophy was presented to Jonah Boykin and Chandler Jarecki. 

On shore pull out was efficient, lunch fast and off to trophies we went .

Delavan Commodore Jack Markwick congratulated chairs Tina Hetzler and Renee Clair on a spectacular job. Flawless delivery from the spectators' vantage point. This piece of property is conducive to sheer enjoyment. There is space for all. 

Kate Goes Sportsmanship Awards
Dr. Tom Hodgson presented senior sailor Gloria Tornehl for assuring the safety of another boat.

Anna Regan of the junior fleet was singled out for retiring after finishing for an infringement of the rules. Anna, one of the smallest tykes and most inexperienced sailors, missed an offset and honestly came to retire. Hodgson noted the honesty that mimicks Buddy Melges or Peter Barrett who had much, much more to lose when they retired from high level regattas. 

And here we go:



A final thanks to RC for an incredible set of eight races per fleet. PROs Mark Tesar and Chip Mann are to be commended along with their teams. The jury was unfortunately busy so thanks to Tom Hodgson, Susie Pegel and David Porter. To all the Delavan volunteers (and especially the editor's boat driver, Joe Fenton), you gave so much - thanks. 

While we wish we could promise Delavan a rest, they proceed today to the ILYA Optimist Championships. 

Diamond Lake, MI, MC Regatta  

ILYA X Championships - Day One registration
ILYA X Championships Junior Fleet - Day two
ILYA X Championships Junior Fleet - Day three
ILYA X Championships Junior Fleet and awards - Last day

If there are senior photos, Google Drive allows you to download although it takes time. Send us a shareable link and we will post it. 

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