A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 21

July 9, 2008

In This Issue
Okoboji Champs
ILYA Online Registration
Regatta Results
Upcoming regattas
Zip that jacket!
ILYA Office Moves
Summerset Marine
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Melges Performance
North One Design
Calendar of Events
   10-13 ILYA MC Invite
   17-20 ILYA C Invite , NOR
   24-26 MC Nationals - Pewaukee
   7 Pram Power -North Lake Contact.

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Who doesn't have a story to tell about Okoboji? Whether a youth or adult sailor, it is tough to find somone who can't relate a story about Arnold's Park or the rowdy go-karts. Sadly the go-karts are gone (Undoubtedly one of our sailors shut them down - just ask about the records - "it only took me ??? seconds to get kicked out) but bumper cars still live. Phil Petersen and his gang have only fun planned for all of us.
NEWS FLASH - as your editor types this, an email from Petersen arrived stating the Go-Karts are back but in the amusement park with better track and faster cars. The Inland can live!! But will dads? An opportunity for new legends to be made.
On top of the fun, Okoboji has some housing left. ILYA Treasurer Rick Trester has it all figured out for those select few of you who contact Okoboji Housing chair Kristy Moen now. "One of the biggest expenses of going to a regatta is hotel costs. Okoboji is offering free housing to a limited number of registrants of all fleets. Staying at a hotel in Okoboji for three nights will cost you at least $250.00. From Southeast Wisconsin to Okoboji is about 400 miles. This means even at 15 miles per gallon you can drive to the regatta on your housing savings and still be money ahead. Take this savings and put it in your gas tank and come to one of the best sailing venues in the Midwest."
This is a venue that cannot be missed. The clubhouse, the congeniality of the 'Boji members, the opportunity to purchase a University of Okoboji sweatshirt (is there a university), the best chocolate candy house around (you men don't know that, do you?) and more. This is a tourist town set up to greet you and provide you with memories. This is the perfect family regatta. If you have not considered the Champs, it's time for a family meeting. Your wife and children will fall in love with the town.

KattacklogoHave you seen the computerized representation of your last race? The Kattack system allows you to visualize your every tack and jibe. The system is seen at most A One Design regattas, at Lake Geneva where their X boaters train with the system and now Lake Beulah is negotiating for her sailors to purchase the GPS units while a generous two sailors will donate the software. Are you interested in joining the group of elite sailors who utilize this training system? The National C organization is considering a purchase to be used as a promotional tool at the smaller, local events where the numbers are more manageable. Watch for more details to be a member of this exclusive club of Kattack sailors. Our region is trying to establish a means to share the systems at our regattas to promote improved sailing and our classes.
Late fee in place   A Scow Invite at White Bear 7/17-20
                  C Scow Invite at Okauchee 7/17-20
                  Melges 17 Champs at Pewaukee  7/18-20
JULY 10TH  X Champs at Oshkosh 7/23-26
JULY 15TH  No Tears at Beulah 7/21
                   No Tears at Clear  7/30
                   Optimist Champs at Cedar 8/3-5
JULY 25TH E,MC,M,A Open,C,I-20 Champs at Okoboji 8/9-16
                   A One Design Champs at Mendota 8/21-24
ilyaburgeeIt is time to begin registering for ILYA regattas. There is a late fee so save money now. You will note there is a youth rate and regular rate for the events. All youth (25 and under) qualify for a 50% discount. There seems to be a problem with some browsers opening the links to our NORs. Please contact Jim
Smith at to get a copy emailed to you. 
 Davis and RJ Porter
Sixty-four X teams competed in a five-race windy event on Lake Geneva. Local talent won out with four Geneva teams in the top ten. Davis and RJ Porter took top prize beating out George Kutschenreuter (TRAP and Quad winner this year) and John Barr. Beulah had three teams in the top ten as brothers Andy and Chris Colombe with crews Neal Klement and Drew Komas took 7th and 10th. There were five ILYA Champs in the field of top five as Connor Trepton with Parker Trepton (LaBelle) ended 3rd, Robbie Allen with Johnny Ferguson (Minnetonka) took fourth and Nicholas and Madelyn Clemence (Pewaukee) ended fifth. Michael and Mitchell Lee (runnersup in the ILYA champs the last two years and last year's GLSS champ) were 6th and Charlie Morris with Max Six (Geneva and also a top contender last year in the junior ILYA X Champs) was 9th. Perhaps the crowd favorite was Joe and Griffin Rolander who won two races but had a tale to remember on race 5. He was OCS, got caught on the committee boat, somehow tangled his boat in the cannon and caused a second shot to engage.Now not everyone can accomplish that! Rolander's finishes were 5-14-1-1-38. Look for tough competition at this year's ILYA Champs! GLSS was a prelim to continued great X boat racing in the ILYA.
GLSS Opti 
Twenty-six Green Fleeters and sixty-seven RWB sailors took to Lake Geneva for a one-day Opti event. The top ten was a geography lesson with FL, IL, WI sailors galore. Winner was FL sailor Erika Reineke, Hunter Johnstone was 2nd, Drake Lyon in 3rd, Carson Crain in 4th, Parker Trepton 5th, Malcolm Lamphere 6th, Christopher Williford 7th, Addy Ferguson 8th, Trevor Trepton 9th and Eddie Cox in tenth. Most of these names are new to us in the Midwest. The sailors return to Lake Geneva on Thu-Fri for the USODA Midwest Champs which serves as a qualifier to the US Team Trials regatta.
The Green fleet was won by Delavan sailor Allison Marozza who beat her sister Angela who was 4th. Pewaukee sailors Lizzy Friend (2nd), David Winquist (3rd), Claire Feichtmeier (6th) and Taylor Just in 8th had a strong showing. Rounding out the top ten were Nick Vadnais in 5th, Donald O'Sullivan in 7th with a nice bump on the head from a boom attack 10 feet from the finish which resulted in a 5th place finish rather than a 2nd, Mac Six in 9th and Travis Umbel in 10th.
Full results will be posted on the GLSS site  later this week. 
ILYA Opti Champs at Cedar 
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 Cedar Lake Yacht Club welcomes all Optimist Dinghy sailors and their families to join them for two full days of racing and fun August 4th & 5th.    There will be great competition with all fleets (including green) sailing six races.  The regatta committee has been busy planning great lunches for the sailors off the water.  There will also be an action packed social event for Monday night including a volleyball tournament and scavenger hunt for those adventuresome sailors!
Please check the ILYA website for registration information.  The early registration deadline is July 15th.  Please contact the Regatta Coordinators with any questions: Michael and Anne-Marie Crowley 262-644-6073
LOPN OPTI regatta is still on after being postponed due to high water conditions!! The regatta will be held on Wednesday, July 16Th at the Jerred-Hauck residence on Lac La Belle for OPTI sailors from La Belle, Okauchee, Pewaukee & Nagawicka Lakes. Registration forms and information can be found at:
Matt Zea from Okauchee sets the example. Instructors, remember to zip it up as you attend classes and regattas this season. US Sailing certified instructors are required to wear PFDs but what better way to teach your sailors.  

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