Volume 10, Issue 26 July 7, 2015  

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Melges Performance Sailboats
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Regattas / Calendar



6-8 Kaszube Cup - South Shore YC

6-9 GLSS Dinghyfest - Geneva

9-12 ILYA E Invitational - Minnetonka

9-12 ILYA MC Invitational - Nagawicka

10-12 ILYA I-20 Invitational - Green Lake

13-14 Xtreme Regatta - Oshkosh 

15-16 ILYA Women's/Girls Clinic - Beulah 

17-19 ILYA C Invite - Beulah

20 No Tears East - Delavan

21-25 ILYA X Championships - Pewaukee

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

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 


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Jim Smith's Resignation Letter  

 Stephen Schmidt, Commodore of the ILYA, has accepted the resignation of Jim Smith with trepidation for the organization, sincere appreciation to Smith for his years of service and optimism as the Executive Committee will chart a new course to replace the face of the ILYA. There can simply be no replacement for the knowledge, stability and work ethic of Smith. Hence, the Executive Committee will endeavor, with Smith's able assistance, to proceed down a new path. 

Please join us in congratulating Smith as he moves into a new phase of grandparenting, race committee volunteering and enjoying our strong tradition of scow sailing. May he stand beside us more in the future rather than working so diligently and silently for us. He has been simply the most dedicated proponent of scow sailing. He has made our style of life possible by managing this grand sport. Thank you, Jim. 
Volunteer Now  
ILYA Championships - Aug 19-23
The championship regatta is here before you know it. It takes an army of volunteers to man all the posts. We need crane operators, tractor and golf cart drivers, traffic control, Cantina servers and grillers for the children and volunteers, land and water shuttle drivers. All the tasks are an opportunity to visit with your sailing friends. No experience is necessary for most of the jobs. Knowledge of sailing is not a prerequisite. So bring your neighbor, your relative, your spouse. Offer to work the opposite shift from your sailing time. Free food provided and an identifying hat. 

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. 
GLSS Preliminary Report  
Near completion
Fifty-seven X boaters descended on the Buddy Melges Sailing Center with workmen placing the final touches to spruce up the facility. New sod in place gives us a preview of the majesty of the buidling. In a word, it is magnificent! T Freytag, Mike Keefe and the leadership of the LGYC (Terry Blanchard, current commodore) are examples of persistance, tenacity and part-brilliance/part-elbow grease as they have led their club through this monumental task. We will all benefit from this gem for scow sailing as it becomes a training center for the Midwest, regatta host for our many events and spectacular home for Inland history, thanks to the ILYA Bilge Pullers. 

As for sailing, never has the editor seen a fleet like this. In a late morning heavy, sudden squall catching the fleet unaware (never trust the weather report sites), parents, RC, sailors and OUR STRONG STRONG SAILING INSTRUCTION CADRE calmly, hastily brought in a drenched fleet safely and efficiently. It was a learning experience for all and an example of teamwork to watch over a youth fleet. 

Next, circles, circles, circles. Our youth, by and large, know the value, understand the responsibility owned by a self-policing sport. While there may be many from yesterday, the editor wants to single out B-217 and P-11 who quickly, calmly and responsibly executed turns and sailed brilliantly after. Our youth set a high example. Thank you.

Results in next edition - Three races sailed with I-25 Chapman Petersen and Thomas Whowell taking two bullets and B-6 John Barr and Sydney Probst taking the last gun of the day. 

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Editor: Candace Porter

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