Volume 11, Issue 41 July 6, 2016  
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July
7-9 I-20 and Melges 17 ILYA & National Championships
8-10 C Invite - Nagawicka - Note date change 
11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
13-14 Girls'/Women's Clinic - Cedar Lake, WI
15 - TRAC Opti - Cedar
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
 
14-17 E Invite - Mendota
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
 
August
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

September
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

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

2017
TBD WI MC Champs - Nagawicka
July
20-23 MC Masters Nationals - Cedar, WI
Change in ILYA MC Championships at Geneva  
No Sunday racing
The MC Fleet has agreed to conclude racing after Saturday's racing. This will allow them to be featured with trophies at the Saturday Night Party. The party promises to be a hit and now more sailors will be honored. The A fleet will also be concluded on Saturday night. So do not rush home; the pressure is off - enjoy your friends for one more night at the beautiful Buddy Melges Sailing Center on the Lake Geneva Yacht Club grounds. 
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Wish Annie and Briana Well!  

 
3rd Annual Sail Strong Sail Pink Clinic - Don't Miss this one!  
Cedar Lake, WI 
Participants and banquet reservations have begun. This clinic is for ALL ladies in the Inland. Attendance is low in the Opti and X fleets. From past history, the girls who attend here will be the champions at the ILYA X and Opti Championships. Ask the 4 of 5 Green fleet girls who wowed the fleet at Cedar after the first event. Ask Brigit Barr who has attended the event the past two years and was the top female in the junior fleet or Erin Sullivan who was tops in the senior fleet. Sally Barkow will coach the X sailors. It's a great instructor to sailor ratio.
 
Janel Zarkowsky, coach of the national champion Georgetown team will coach the Optis. She is internaionally known as part of Steph Roble's Epic Racing Team. There are two optis entered as of today. Imagine that!!! Individual coaching. What a luxury from the top female college coach. 

420 instruction will be by Maggie Shea who is currently in Sweden in the Women's Matchracing Circuit. 
 
MC and C's will have a local pro on board each boat. 
 
Race Committee will learn the in's and out's of helping run races on your lake.

The evening banquet will be a DO NOT MISS event with our clinicians, Sally Barkow, Maggie Shea and Janel Zarkowsky speaking about their lives as female skipper, crew and college coach. The buzz is that Cindy Rusher has some Olympic rowing friends coming to join us too! Olympian Annie Haeger will skype in. 
 
If you want to give your daughter or yourself to learn in a supportive, empowering environment, this is for you. 
 
For more info and to register click on this link.
Get your X boat ready for regatta season  
Check your boat
Sail numbers and deck numbers need to match for the start of the regatta season. Reason? --- last week's Quad Lakes was the prime example. The downwind finish was tight and numbers were read off the deck but in some cases the sail differed from the deck. 

Names - why? During the hectic roundings with multiple boats, some mistakes do occur. A boat is identifiable by its number but also its name. The scantlings require a name. Don't have one? Don't worry, we will assign one if you do not have one on your transom. So get that electrical tape ready. We will issue whatever you want but inevitably you will be settling for something your artistic talent will permit; hence, 1, 0, X, Y. It might be easier to put a name on today. So when you need to protest someone (hopefully not), the boat name may be all you see as the boat sails away. 

Italic numbers, Times Roman? --- nope, the number style is regulated also. It's all to make it easier to read for RC who is calling often in a bunch. That 11 in Times Roman and italicized begins to look a lot like 77. Help the scorer and RC calling on the finish line. The words Helvetica in the rule means "similar to" but the font apparently has some legal rights associated with it which not all sailmakers have purchased so they use something similar.  

For the official verbiage: (The ILYA controls the C and X scantlings)
c. Letters and numbers must be either all blue, red, green, or black of the Helvetica Bold type style attached directly to the sail by sewing and/or adhesive. All sails shall have letters and numbers of the same color with a minimum stroke width of 2.5" and a maximum stroke width of 3.5". 
 
d. Letters and numbers shall be on both sides of the sail and shall not be back to back except where letters and numbers show identically the same on both sides of the sail. Letters and numbers when not back to back shall be higher on the starboard side of the sail.
 
e. Letters shall be placed between the top and first lower battens and numbers between the first lower and second lower battens as shown, with approximately even space vertically between them and according to the following specifications: Height of letters and numbers: Class C, 18-20"; Class X, 14-16". Centerline of letters and numbers will be located aft the leading edge of the first lower batten as follows, plus or minus 2": Class C, 36"; Class X, 8". Vertical spacing between letters and numbers will be no less than: Class C, 10"; Class X, 8". 
 
f. A skipper's home lake yacht club burgee and or the ILYA burgee may be displayed on the mainsails of Class C or Class X. The burgee(s) should be located within a 5 foot radius of the clew of the mainsail. Each burgee should fit within a 12" X 18" rectangle and must be flown horizontally. Other advertising on Class C and X hulls or sails is not allowed unless the advertising is regatta specific, approved by the organizing authority, and benefitting the entire fleet.
 
g. Each yacht shall have her own letter and number horizontally placed on both sides of the after deck at least ten (10) inches high, facing outward in solid color contrasting to the deck color. These letters and numbers may be marked directly on the deck, or in letters securely affixed to the hull, or on a separate piece of canvas or plate securely fastened to the deck.
 
h. Each yacht shall carry a name on both sides or on its transom in addition to a number on its sail. The name shall either be painted on, or be on a plate or in letters securely affixed to the hull. The letters shall be at least three (3") inches in height, exclusive of shading, with proportional width
 
Sail it Forward - Accompany your Club's Honoree  
Friday of the ILYA Championships
Many of our member clubs have selected their honoree as we celebrate the volunteerism of our fine clubs. We invite you, their friends and families, to join them on Friday, August 19, at Pier 290 of Gage Marine in Williams Bay. There will be a short presentation, followed by a boat ride to spectate our fleets. Then come over to the Lake Geneva Yacht Club to see the beautiful new Buddy Melges Sailing Center for an evening or honoring our volunteers. Click here to reserve your spot to accompany your club's nominee. The price includes lunch at Gage, the boat ride and the Friday evening party. 
 
Volunteers Wanted  
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So many of you graciously traveled to Geneva to assist with the Championship event. Lake Geneva has committed to three years which really helps with planning for the ILYA. It is quite a task. We estimate 450 slots were filled last year. Many folks volunteered on multiple days. Click below to find a day and time to help us run the event. 

 
Additionally, if you have Facebook skills and will be watching mark roundings, will you consider the position of roundings/fleet reporter?  Richard Beers and Dave Berg hope to make this an improved social media event for our friends at home. (Don't be that friend at home, come and sail with us!) We know from past experience many of you watch us each day with each race. Our Facebook readership gets up into the thousands on our Championship regatta days. Help us keep abreast of this. Contact Richard Beers to volunteer your services. You are watching anyway; help us keep everyone socially happy.  We need an onshore poster for both sets of races during the event. National Honor Society service hours needed? You might be our person. 
Numbers are growing  
X deadline is July 10 for lowest fee
 
US Sailing releases Sperry film, Uncharted Waters  
Tale of eleven sailors on the Olympic quest
http://uncharted.sunbrella.com/  This is a lengthy film of Caleb Paine, Paige Railey, Sarah Everhart Skeels (Delavan connection), the Sonar paraOlympians, Hencken and Scutt, and Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. It tells the story of Olympic dreams, toils and hopes. Get a glass of wine, cup of coffee or sit for a relaxed period to enjoy the story or some of the US athletes. 
 
 

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