A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 14

June 11, 2008

In This Issue
Sail for the Gold
Melges Offers Free Fee
Youth Champs
Online CPR
M 16 North Americans
Scowlines advertising
USODA Midwest Champs
ILYA Office Moves
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Summerset Marine
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Melges Performance
North One Design
Calendar of Events
   14-15 George Dorn MC, Lake Beulah
   20-22 Junior Olypics Lake Forest, IL
   21-22 Spenser Weersing MC, White Lake, MI
   23 Beulah Optimist Regatta
   25-26 TRAP X regatta
   25-28 MC Masters, Diamond Lake, MI
   26-27 Class C Over 40-Pewaukee
   28-29 I-20 Lake Carlyle
   30-July 1 Quad Lakes
   10-13 ILYA MC Invite
   17-20 ILYA C Invite , NOR
   24-26 MC Nationals - Pewaukee

pEWAUKEE sunset 
Don't let the calm beauty of a Pewaukee sunset deceive you. Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the evening but she could not diminish the enthusiasm of this crowd. The final count is still being determined but it looks as though the two Olympic teams (Team Seven and the White Buffalo) will share $75,000. The event was sponsored by RW Baird and Company and food was provided by six local establishments. Both teams sold softgoods so everyone brought something home.
The real story was the near-tornado strength winds that ripped the party preparations to shreds, dumped the proverbial Flood of Genesis on the area and even today is problemmatic for those on Pewaukee. The lake is a foot higher than the 100-year flood mark, piers and boats have been removed due to the high water. There is virtually no boat left on a lift around the lake.
Never has there been a crowd so large and so flexible assembled under soggy tents. Twelve tents were raised; none survived the entire evening. The formal presentation concluded, dancing began and the last huge tent fell. Barkow and Ruf thanked the crowd with great emotion, Gold Medalists Buddy Melges and Bill Allen provided the humor and Baird executive Mike Schroeder energized the crowd for a send off these two teams will remember.
For a signed Olympic flag, Team Seven poster, note cards, T-shirt or hat, contact Leslie Barkow. (The Yngling team is already in China). For White Buffalo hat, pin or duffle, contact Sally Ruf (John is in Connecticut to Rhode Island to Kiel, Germany to Canadian Nationals to possibly Finland).
Thanks to all for a great night.
Melges log

If you bought a new boat from Melges, you are entitled to a free registration fee at Okoboji. Contact Andy Burdick to arrange your free ride. There is no place better than Okoboji. It is a family town and a great road trip. Or better yet, buy a new boat for the Inlands.
youth champs08
The ILYA Laser and 420 Champs are the last weekend of June. With fireworks, State St. restaurants, Union Terrace viewing for the parents, how can you go wrong? The University of Wisconsin Sailing Team and the Hoofers Sailing Club will be hosting the ILYA Youth Champs in Madison, WI the weekend of June 28-29, 2008.  Dorm room registration has been sufficient to allow us to reserve rooms on the lakeshore. This is the same site as last year, with so much of the same great fun:

- Fantastic competition of all ages from all across the Midwest (25 and under)
- Rhythm and Booms Festival all around Madison
- Three meals, including Friday evening social with the entire sailing club
- Great ILYA Race Committee
- Still only $30 for each sailor

But we've also added some new perks to make it more fun and easier to navigate in Madison.

- To ease space concerns at Hoofers, we'll be launching all Lasers from the Porter Boathouse (home to UW Rowing). 
- We're offering dorm housing for just $15/night in UW's Lakeshore Dorms with only a 1 min walk from the Laser launching site and only 10 min walk form Hoofers (Regatta HQ)
- There will be volunteers at the Regatta HQ to help parents and solo sailors with loading and unloading with valet parking in FREE lots for those who need it.

All regatta information can be found at the UW Sailing Team's website at There is extensive sailing, housing, and regatta information and an awesome map to help you navigate around Madison.
 All sailing school instructors must update their CPR certifications annually to maintain US Sailing certified status.

US SAILING has partnered with the American Red Cross to offer their online First Aid and CPR courses. Adult and Child CPR, AED, Universal Precautions and First Aid for Coaches are all available online at prices ranging from $35 - $65. A simple scheduling program allows you to sign up for a quick practical skill check after completing your online training. (not all chapters are publicizing their skill check schedule yet, so you may need to contact them directly) US SAILING members can access this exciting new program through the US SAILING Training website,
M 16 North Americans
 July 26 27th in Ontario 
2008 M-16 North American Regatta.
Date: July 26-27 2008
Location: Pigeon Lake Yacht Club
              Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada K0M 1A0
Click here for Registration and Lodging Information
The Pigeon Lake Yacht Club is very pleased to host the 2008 M-16 North American Regatta. The regatta is definitely a go and we want you to be on the start line with us. Please fill out the registration form as soon as you can and we will make all the necessary arrangements. We are offering free accommodation with club members (while available) so please let us know your requirements. This promises to be the M-16 Regatta of the Year.
Ken Inglis
Regatta Chair
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 are no invites for the M 16 and I 20 classes at the fleets' request. The early deadline for Youth Champs is June 14, MC and E Invite June 27th, A Open, Melges 17 and C Invite July 5th, X Champs July 10th, Opti No Tears East, West and Champs July 15th. All Okoboji Champs have a deadline of July 25th
Advertising now available
New with this issue you will see our newest supporters. Located on the left above, Melges, North Sails and Somerset Marine will now appear for a year on this publication. Contact Jim Smith for more info.
Geneva Hosts Event 
Please join us for the USODA Midwest Championship and GLSS DinghyFest at Lake Geneva Yacht Club from July 9-11 (Wednesday - Friday). NOR and registration information is available at the  GLSS website.
The schedule allows you to experience three great days of sailing on Lake Geneva or just come for the USODA Championship after attending the Kaszube Cup in Milwaukee. In addition to great racing the event will feature:
     ·Thursday night dinner and commentary with Olympic and America's Cup Champion Buddy Melges (free to registered competitors)
     ·Three day Green Fleet Clinic and Regatta with nationally acclaimed coach, Tom Coleman. 
     ·The only local opportunity to qualify for the USODA Team Trials in Noroton, CT next spring
Please come and join the fun. Bring your Laser, Radial and 420 friends and siblings for Dinghyfest on Wednesday July 9. Contact Chuck Lamphere ( or Kevin Jewett ( with any questions.
Geneva hosts the USODA Midwest Champs at the conclusion of the GLSS Dinghyfest..
ussailinglogoAmidst the turmoil over mandatory US Sailing dues, the organization has published an informative newsletter directed at instructors. Click here to view the new addition to the educational opportunities provided by US Sailing. 
Want to know how to promote a fleet? The C fleet added a new feature to its electronic newsletter. An "Around the Lake" feature recounts local prowess or fun. Click here for a sample of the C newsletter. 
The E fleet sends out a newsletter also. Check here for their website.
 Protect your lake 
The Wisconsin Association of Lakes has a full complement of activities in June. The NW WI Lakes Conference is June 19-20. For more info, contact the website
Warmup for Inlands
Xtreme2008Hello everyone- Just a reminder to check out our website for information on our Xtreme Regatta to be held July 14-15 on Lake Winnebago. You can print the registration form from the website. This will be the perfect chance to sail Winnebago before the X-Champs the following week in Oshkosh. Looking forward to hearing from you! See our website. Smooth sailing!! -- Sarah Wrasse
And for a schedule of events for the ILYA X Champs, click here. 
Deadline July 3rd
Many of you attend the Opti, Laser and 420 Kaszube Cup at Soiuth Shore. Check the website for the NOR

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