Volume 12, Issue 22  
June 13, 2017
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2017 Regattas
Happy Memorial Day Weekend - Enjoy 
16 - AHJ X - Cedar Lake, WI
16 - TCYS - Minnetonka
16-18 C Nationals - Okoboji
17-18 Payton E - Mendota YC
23 - TCYS - White Bear
23-25 A Nationals - Minnetonka
24-25 WI MC Champs - Nagawicka
27-28 TRAP X - Pine Lake YC
30 - TCYS - St. Croix
1-2 Chicago Junior Race Week - Opti/Laser/420 -Belmont
6-7 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka
10-11 GLSS X - Lake Geneva YC
12 - GLSS Opti - Lake Geneva YC
14 - TCYS - Calhoun
14 - TRAC - Opti - Cedar, WI
14-16 ILYA MC Invitational - Lake Beulah YC
14-16 ILYA E Invitational - Pewaukee YC
17-18 Xtreme X - Oshkosh YC
18-21 US Sailing Chubb Junior Champs - Area K Qual - Minnetonka 
20-23 MC Masters Nationals - Cedar, WI
21 TCYS - Calhoun Opti only
21-23 Michigan E Invitional -Crystal Lake YC, MI
22-23 ILYA C Invitational - LaBelle YC
22-23 WYA X - Pine Lake YC
24 ILYA No Tears Opti -Nagawicka
26-29 ILYA X Champs - Delavan YC
28 TCYS- Wayzata 420 only
30-31 ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
1 cont. ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
3 Pram Power - North Lake
3-5 ECESA - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
2-5 Western MI Champs E/C/MC - Crystal Lake
4 TCYS - Wayzata
4-6 WYA C - Nagawicka YC
11-12 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
16-20 ILYA Championships - C/MC/A/E - Lake Geneva YC
8-10 Max C/MC Fall - Maxinkuckee YC
8-10 E Nationals - Carolina YC
9-10 Big Waters C - South Shore YC
16-17 C Blue Chip - Pistakee YC
16-17 Fenton Fall C - Lake Fenton YC
22-24 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
23-24 NNN Beulah C Challenge - Lake Beulah YC
23-24 Lotawana C - Missouri YC
30 - Oct 1 - Polar Bear C/MC - Lake Davenport Sailing Club
7-8 C Worlds - Delavan YC
Hey, Mom. Hope you enjoyed my graduation. We were here on the lake!  
And next?
These two have already made a decision and smartly said immediately, "Mom, we need you as a third". So C scows it is! The Carlson twins, always everyone's favorite -- maybe it's the blond hair -- move on in terms of education but not in terms of boats. C scows forever on LaBelle. Congrats, Brady and Connor and all our other recent graduates. See you soon on the water.   
MIR C Regatta at Long Lake, IL  
Big Wind - Four Wild Races
The weather prediction was dismal: high temps, high winds. C's tipped, smiled, tipped and came out again. Long Lake, IL, was just a grand time. This club was so happy to host the MIR C regatta. Their hospitality showed their intent to show all a great time but their pride in hosting was evident at every turn. Volunteers helped launch out of the Suzi Reese home. Who knew this could work this well. The lunches and dinner party next door with nearly every yacht club member bringing a salad or hors d'oeuvre. It was a gastronomic extravaganza. From unique trophies to the last warm goodbye, it was sheer fun to attend. 

Highlights of racing - Billy Madden screaming downwind with a rooster tail in high gear, Andrew Ringa and brother RJ who came out for every race without a Ringa finishing or officially starting until the last race - broken mast, broken tiller, sail problem. With two boats for parts, finally Andrew finished race four to the cheers of the race committee. On day two, skippers became crews, more crews appeared than "Carter has little liver pills" (for you oldsters). At the trophy presentation, several of the winners introduced five different crew. To a person, each of the top five noted the generosity of this club. Congrats to Long Lake Yacht Club for a great show. 

      2021 MIR C Regatta - Long Lake, IL  
  Sail # Skipper  Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 B-12 Kent Haeger Mike Greeson 2 2 2 1 7
2 B-25 Dan Keck Joe Byrnes - co-skip 1 6 1 2 10
3 LL-818 Billy Madden Chris Shannon 3 1 7 7 18
4 LL-10 Bob Schroeder Brian Trausch 5 4 9 3 21
5 B-16 Charlie Kutsch Jim Kutsch 4 7 3 8 22
6 LL-2 Bill Kercher Morgan Standley 18 3 8 5 34
7 LL-76 Hugh Walborn Susan Walborn 6 18 4 9 37
8 T-17 Joe Schaub Liz Bernstein 7 18 10 4 39
9 I-29 Gabe Patten Jeff Patten 11 5 12 13 41
10 LL-17 Brent Johnson Lauren Harting 9 18 6 11 44
11 B-22 Glenn McMurray Andrea Lee 18 18 5 6 47
12 LL-89 Wes Mottlau Meg McCurry 10 18 11 12 51
13 LL-8 Mike Madden Rolf Buchholz 8 18 18 18 62
14 LL-19 Andrew Ringa Colleen Ringa 18 18 18 10 64
15 LL-119 RJ Ringa Erik Herrmann 18 18 18 18 72
16 LL-0 Danny Madden Cassie Buchholz 18 18 18 18 72
21 B-18 Brian Brickler Kevin Brickler 18 18 18 18 72
18 CL-1 Doug Carstens Ben Carstens 18 18 18 18 72
19 Y-6 Mark Hoffman Katie Kingsly 18 18 18 18 72

Sail Strong, Sail Pink  
White Bear and Cedar, WI 

It's that time again. White Bear is first June 28-29. Maggie Shea and Steph Roble will be the keynote instructors and speakers. They both bring experience Opti to adult. They are a "can't be missed" team. Their humility, kindness and competitive grit (yet with a perspective) will impress women of all walks of life. The real story to take away is how they deal with mistakes, adversity and turn that into a coachable improvement for the next event. They believe in teamwork in all aspects of life. They are a delight to hear for an evening banquet or for two days of sailing. 

Here is the link for more info. 

Cedar, WI follows in July, the 12th and 13th - right after GLSS so if you do not have a chance to attend up North, come to Geneva and tag onto that great event with the Women and Girls' Clinic. It doesn't get any better than Sally Barkow. A home grown talent who is a celebrity now due to her around the world race, her matchracing and Olympic quest. She motivates people wherever she goes. Now her time is consumed with Team Magenta - teaching women and girls the world around about sailing, leadership and confidence. 

For those of you at home, want to support this endeavor. Your donation is tax-deductible through the ILYA. Send your donation, small or large, to ILYA, PO Box 662, East Troy, WI 53120. Or click the donation button to the left and designate Sail Strong, Sail Pink. The instruction fees are keptlow  to allow you to afford the event. The expenses exceed the income. Your donation certainly assists this event.  

Scowslants is Here  
Sent to your email yesterday
If you are a member, you should have received a digital copy of Scowslants yesterday. Many emails were returned so we may have an erroneous email for you or your server did not accommodate such a large file. Most of those returned emails appeared to be corporate accounts so perhaps your gmail or other email account may accommodate the larger file. 

If you are a member (and we will check) and did not receive a copy, contact dberg@ilya.org for you 106 page version. 
Roble-Shea Fill Summer with Europe and Training  
First European Regatta Finish Qualifies them for the next set of World Events

One Goal
We have our eyes on one goal: win a medal at the Olympics. Along the way we hope to do more than stand on a podium.

Through our years in the sport, we've been uplifted by the women forging ahead and we want to continue that story. We will aim to inspire and empower women and girls of all ages to become the best versions of themselves in addition to becoming our best selves.

We respect the process of winning and promise to work harder everyday on and off the water to become better and stronger. We know that this journey will demand strength, perseverance and dedication.
In the coming months and years we look to pursue our greatest dream at the biggest and best sporting event on the planet. We promise to demonstrate to our peers, family, friends and country that not only do we have what it takes, but that we will give everything in its pursuit.
Europe  in May
After a lot of time spent two boat training this spring, we were eager to get racing! Our first European event and second event ever together was the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, The Netherlands at the end of May. The purpose of adding this event was to qualify for the 2018 Sailing World Cup Series, since our ranking wouldn't qualify us for a position. We had to be top 4 female teams (the regatta was open).

We started the event off a little slow (or too fast!) with Day 1 bringing big breeze and short steep chop across the course. We had a breakdown on our vang and a capsize in race one followed by a keeper race and what was supposed to be a second keeper race until we nailed a big wave head on on the final run which cost us another capsize. 

Even tho it was a "bad" day in our books, we set a standard for our results in the second race. We knew we were top 5 players. The rest of the week was forecasted for lighter breeze in the 8-14 knot range, conditions we are confident in. 

We continued to produce top 7 results for the rest of the week, but set ourselves back with bad starts. This made for inconsistent results, adding some low to high teen results to the mix. With good speed and tactics were able to claw back a lot, but overall bad starts held us back from consistent top 5 results. 
Our goal was to make the medal race at the end of the week. With some drama of a bad race and a OCS on the last day of qualifying, we still managed to qualify for the medal race in 8th place.

We were SO excited for our first medal race series. The series is 3 races with the top 10 boats on a very short windward leeward course with boundaries. The course is narrow, meaning boat handling is a crucial component to success. Steph had never done a medal race before and Maggie had done one. Our goal was to hold onto 8th (big point separation to 7th) and SEND IT. We are very happy with our results of 3,6,8 and learned so much from our first medal race series. These results helped us hold onto 8th overall and proved that our hard work on boat handling this spring paid off! With this result, we received an invite to the 2018 Sailing World Cup Series!
Here's what we are up to NOW
Summer in the skiff primarily means training and competing in Europe. This is our opportunity to continue matching up against the best in the class, produce solid results (AKA establish ourselves in the fleet) and meet training partners. It will also give us an idea of what we need to focus in on this fall and winter when we are back home in Miami. 

In June we have some training in Santa Barbara followed by training and racing in Kiel, Germany at the Kiel Week Regatta. This is prep for the European championship in Kiel but also our time to get our European boat dialed in. In July we will put in more training in Santa Barbara followed by some training and racing at Oakcliff Sailing in Long Island, NY. 

Then we head to back Europe for the big show. First up, the European Championship in Kiel, then the Aarhus Test Event in Denmark and the World Championship in Porto, Portugal. It is a sprint of events in a month and a half. The Aarhus Test event is a preview of the 2018 World Championship, which is where our trials will start. And in Porto, we will look to peak on everything we learned this summer and put it all together on the race course. 

Our summer is full on and we are extremely excited to race and continue to become better everyday! 
Melges-Rowe sailing  
Time of Transition
Harry & Finn have spent the last year (plus) training very hard on the 29er in preparation for "Summer 2017." They recently traveled to the Oakcliff Training Center and sailed an event in the 49er - the daddy to the 29er. The 49er is the official Olympic boat they will ultimately campaign. The young men are growing and moving toward the larger version of the skiff. Cute Instagram post announced, "Harry IV is in the house" upon arrival at Oakcliff. The same week of the event, Oakcliff announced an annual $500K for Olympic hopefuls. You will note Roble-Shea will pass through Oakcliff this year also.
Next week Melges Rowe will be embarking on the another chapter of their journey. Harry & Finn will be departing June 15th and return mid-August after competing in the following exciting 29er events.
1.) 29er Youth Championship June 26th- 28th  2017 Corpus Christi, Texas.
2.) 29er National Championship July 25th- 28th 2017 Alamitos Bay, Long Beach California.
3.) 29er World Championship July 29th - August 5th 2017 Alamitos Bay, Long Beach, California
Early Season Regattas for youth  
AJH and Beulah Opti
Each year this regatta creeps up on us before we know it. Sailing school has just begun and it's time to begin regatta season. The AHJ event beats us all this Friday but Beulah Sailing School Opti is close on its heels. Here is the NoR. 
Pewaukee to Host Laser Event - June 24-25  
From Dave Abbott --- "old Laser sailor"
Just wanted to make sure y'all are aware of this event.  Being a former district secretary I can tell you how hard it is to get any club to host a laser event during their main sailing season let alone a club that is the stature of PYC.  Yes, they recently won US Sailing's "Club of the Year" .
Pewaukee YC is above the cheddar curtain in the Promised Land.  It's also a pretty famous YC - past/current members:
Peter Barrett (deceased)
Art Mitchell
Eric Wilson
Olaf and Peter Harken
Me (started racing there in '62) (Dave Abbott)
The shrimp boil that they have on Saturday night is a rocking event.  It's Cajun style - corn on the cob/potatoes/shrimp...boiled together w/ Cajun spices.  Lots of WI butter of course.
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