A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 5, Issue 20

July 6, 2010

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Schedule of Events

6-7 Quad Lakes Invitational X - Beulah 8-11 ILYA E Invitational - Minnetonka
8-11 ILYA MC Invitational - Cedar Lake, WI
9-11 Melges 17/M-16 Champs -  Pewaukee
15-18 ILYA C Invitational - Lake Beulah
24 No Tears Alumni Race - Pine Lake - all welcome
26 ILYA No Tears East - 20th anniversary - Pine
28-31 ILYA X Champs - Pewaukee
31-1 D20 Laser Champs -
South Shore
1-3 ILYA Opti Champs-Okauchee
5-8 Interlake - Clear Lake, IA
6-8 ILYA I-20 Champs - Neenah Nodaway
11-21 ILYA Championships - Lake Geneva
A Scows - Aug 15-17
E Scows - Aug 11-14
C Scows - Aug 18-21
MC Scows - Aug 11-14
12 Pram Power -North Lake
12-15 US Laser Champs - Milwaukee
13-14 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
15-17 RWB Chip- LaBelle
20-22 ILYA Youth Champs (Laser and 420) - Calhoun
Big Inland Announces Sponsors
Melges, North Sails Zenda, Keefe Realty and Kaenon Sunglasses are the first official sponsors of the Big Inland
Sailors will enjoy the Geneva Big Gig thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Melges and North Sails Zenda welcome you to the event and will be nearby for equipment support but, more importantly, festive merriment - you sailors know what that means.
Mike Keefe brings a new level of excitement to the Melges PerformanceNorth One Designevent as chair of sponsorship and entertainment. He is known for a great party and can-do demeanor so thank Mike when you are loving your great time at Geneva.
The newest addition to sponsorship is Kaenon sunglasses. Worn by all the top sailors here and kaenoninternationally, Kaenon will present a pair of sunglasses a night for the awards. Now that's incentive to win a race. Sorry, we don't have a pair for every race winner so some secret calculations will need to be performed for the eight donated specs.
Register for the event or step up to donate as an individual, business or club (get your fleet to donate some merriment for the nightly awards) for our big championship regatta for the A, C, MC and E fleets. Geneva, 2010!
Websites in the ILYA
by Candace Porter
Seems more and more of us are using the same company for quick, easy website creation. This season as the editor scours your websites for results, clubexpress seems to be popping up frequently. Geneva, Cedar, WI, Geneva, Delavan, LaBelle, Powers, Beulah and Okoboji have all turned to this one-stop shop. The ILYA has no affiliation with Clubexpress.
Word of mouth seems to have taken many of us to the site. It offers a per member monthly charge after an initial $150 cost. The program is web-based and manages your events, membership, credit card charges and has a store feature. The conversion from your site to theirs is fairly easy. You may keep your URL address. Go to one of the sites above if you are in need of easy website management. The program is developed for clubs and organizations and has no specialization in yacht clubs. Talk to Richard Beers or Joe Skotarzak about the conversion or daily operation from this site.
Sailing World has a nice feature on the Eastern M-16 growth. Check your newstands or ask to borrow the latest issue. John Applegate is quoted often. You will recall he traveled to Oshkosh to compete with our fleet. Many of our used boats have made their way out east to Barnegat Bay to build the fleets there. The ILYA still holds the scantlings for this class but movement is afoot to join forces with the East since their fleets are growing in strength. Of particular interest is the news that a spar supplier has been located. Jan Gill is the fleet rep. Contact Jan for any M-16 issues here in the Midwesst.
Get your housing for the Geneva Champs
Annual Championship Housing - Act now on your Geneva housing

Be sure to contact the following to take advantage of the special ILYA rates:

The Abbey, the designated regatta hotel, will continue to honor the special rates if rooms are available: 800-772-1000.

Special Rates and blocked rooms will expire on July 11 at teh following:
The Lodge at Geneva Ridge:  800-225-5558
Fontana Village Inn: 262-275-6700
Delavan Lake Resort:  262-728-2200
Comfort Suites Delavan : 262-740-1000
Comfort Suites Lake Geneva: 262-248-2300

Limited private housing is available. To request housing, contact Frank Davenport at 262-245-5014 or

Make plans to attend now! See the information in the Recent Scow Slants or On Line at
Regattas - here we go!
ILYA Class X Junior and Senior Championships--July 10
ILYA Optimist No Tears East--July 15
ILYA Optimist Championships (Red, White, Blue, Green)--July 15
Quad Lakes this week with MC Invite on Cedar, Wi and E Invite Minnetonka AND M16/17 champs on Pewaukee
GLSS next week with C Invite on Beulah and Aquatennial up north
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ILYA X -------Whew! Get ready for a great July.
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Time to register for the 6th Annual Xtreme Regatta.xtreme2010logo
Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20 (No late fee before July 1) 
We want you to come to Oshkosh for:

·         Great sailing
·         Short race two day regatta format, which has a late start on the first day to accommodate all of the travelers
·         Great t-shirts
·         Family friendly every popular Casino Night
·         Take home a photo memory from the Photo Booth 
·         Special preordered adult meals
·         PROs David and Candace Porter
We hope you will join us for some great sailing on Lake Winnebago. 
For registration, NOR and hotel accommodations go to
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association

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