Volume 10, Issue 20 June 17, 2015  

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Melges Performance Sailboats
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Regattas / Calendar



22 - Lake Beulah Opti Regatta

23-24 TRAP- Pine X

26-28 ILYA 420 Championships - Nagawicka

25-28 MC Nationals - Pewaukee

26-28 A Nationals - Green Lake



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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ILYA Championships - Plans Firming up

Buddy Melges appears to be working on the new center carrying his name. Click here to see an E scow make its way into the center before we arrive. It appears whether water or land, Melges can't keep his hands and eyes off scows. The new clubhouse is nearing completion. Fleet racing begins this weekend. 

The regatta committee is placing finishing touches on launching, parking, mooring and logistics. The early info is A's will be sailing from Gage, members' homes or moored. The MCs will be closest to the launch area and will be hand-pulled down to the lake. Parking volunteers will be managing the trailers to allow sailors to stay with their boats. E scows will be parking the closest to the road but will have their cars attached to the boat. C scows can moor or park between the MC's and E's. They will be pulled down with tractors. So how does this happen? With loads of volunteer help. We are asking that you volunteer for a shift when you are not sailing. Ask your family members or neighbors to come enjoy the event while helping out. Free food while you work. Watch next week's edition of Scowlines for online volunteer opportunities. 

The Bilge Pullers have agreed to sponsor the Saturday Night Party which will be Caribbean in theme. Friday's Perrigo Legends and Heroes party is picnic fare and is meant to be for the entire family. Minute to Win It games provided by Lake Beulah and Long Lake, IL.

Details are in the final stage to offer sailing school on Thur-Fri-Sat for those 10 and under. It will be 10:00 to 2:00 so you have planned activities for your young ones. More to come as sailing director Joe Kutschenreuter pulls it all together. 

It is still not too late to sponsor part of the event so show your generosity so the sailors enjoy the event even more. The full meal package is subsidized by sponsorship now at approximately 20% off for the full package. --- REGISTRATION IS OPEN

I-20 REGISTRATION for Championships at Mendota 

X Championship at Pewaukee

Opti Championships at Beulah

Andy Burdick with Maya and Finn Win C Nationals  
Minnetonka Hospitality Outstanding
Without exception, C Nationals competitors would declare Minnetonka the winner. The club provided housing in homes around the lake for all who requested, served a Saturday night Allen Shrimp Boil that was scrumptuous and plentiful, worked at good wind but that was out of their control. It was a marvelous event with everyone leaving happy. 

On the water Andy Burdick was a standout with his two children on board. He passed the microphone to his children for the acceptance speech. Finn was comically entertaining with a sparkle of mischievous fun and Maya has grown (longest legs ever) into a graceful, thoughtful, articulate young girl ready to enter the 6th grade. Ed Eckert graciosuly accepted runner up honors noting Andy was a level above the rest of the fleet sailing so well with youngsters onboard. He acknowledged the fleet's respect for Andy's performance and the fleet's pleasure sailing with such a fine role model. And that attitude summed up the event. 

The regatta was a tough light air event with wind shifts all weekend. Sailing ended on Saturday after two AM races. The results Friday and Saturday were dissimilar as the fleet fluctuated wildly -- all the result of the strength and depth of the fleet. Five different race winners took honors: Kent Haeger, John Porter, Andy Burdick, Jim Tewes and Jim Gluek. 

1     C Scow Andy Burdick 2 15 1 12 40
2     Ed Eckert 18 4 11 5 10 48
3     John Porter 19 1 14 13 4 51
4     Kent Haeger 1 8 16 14 13 52
5     David Smith 31 7 17 8 2 65
6     Kate Klement 21 18 19 3 5 66
7     Paul Reilly 28 23 4 9 3 67
8     Jim Tews 41 16 1 4 11 73
9     Jim Gluek 13 30 20 12 1 76
10     Brian Brickler 27 9 27 7 7 77
11     Dave Keck 3 3 47 10 15 78
12     Matthew Prange 9 6 28 21 17 81
13     Joe Skotarzak 5 37 5 27 9 83
14     Peter Keck 7 10 18 19 36 90
15     Jon Martin 2 15 2 34 45 98
16     Ryan Grosch 35 12 45 2 8 102
17     Fred Miller 8 32 24 25 19 108
18     Christopher Rierson 11 13 40 20 28 112
19     Christine McNeil 15 25 3 49 21 113
20     Connor Trepton 16 29 22 18 29 114
Sail Strong, Sail Pink New Studio Clinic  
Who should attend?
  • All X and Opti sailors who want Sally Barkow and Stephanie Roble as coaches. Last year's participants trophied at the ILYA X and Opti Champs. There is nothing like expert instruction to up your game. 
  • New or more inexperienced C and MC sailors
  • Any 15-16 year old considering a C or MC scow next year
  • YOUR WIFE who isn't learning that well from YOU!
  • Crews of all abilities
  • Moms who would like to return to sailing. Bring your daughter and sail right along with her. 

Now we need you! Early registration is important for instructor and boat assignment. 

(Both X sailors need to register)
Donations to support women's sailing - checks made out to ILYA and sent to Candace Porter, N9322 Beulah Park Road, East Troy, WI 53120. Thank you for your sustained support of the event. 
Beulah Opti Regatta & TRAP -
Sooner than you think!
June 22 - June 24
LBSS Opti - Monday
June is speeding by. Some sailors are still in school and sailing school is starting despite the late dismissals. Opti season is here already. Lake Beulah Sailing School Opti event gets the ball rolling. The ILYA Championships are on Beulah this year so come on Monday, June 22 to get the lay of the land. It's a small, shifty lake and needs to be seen.

TRAP X    Tuesday and Wednesday
Steph Roble and Joe Kutschenreuter are this year's coaches! These Beulah youth are collegiate All- Americans, ILYA Opti Champs, USODA Opti World Team members, an Orange Bowl and Leiter Cup title and now Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and an ILYA X and Laser champion. It's quite a resume these two share. 
ILYA E Invite - First Deadline June 26th  

Housing and crew available


Derek Packard

General Manager


1435 Curve Crest Blvd.

Stillwater, MN  55082

Direct: 651-383-4599

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Junior Olympics  

Due to programs starting later than anticipated, We've moved our late fee back for the upcoming Junior Olympic Festival on June 29th-July 1st. The new entry deadline (without late fee) will be JUNE 22ND @ NOON.

Registration, NOR, and waivers can be found here.

If you've already registered with the late fee - we'll be refunding those during check-in at registration.

Hopefully see you all soon up here for a great event!

Matthew Thompson

Director + Head Coach

Wayzata Community Sailing Center

W: +1 (952) 476 5875

C: +1 (952) 334 9406

X Championships at Pewaukee  
Plan NOW!

Pewaukee Yacht Club is excited to host the 2015 ILYA X Championship Regatta from Wed, July 22 through Sat, July 25. Registration and NOR are now available.   


The X Inland online store is now open for purchasing shirts, water bottles and meal tickets. Free shirt personalization if you order by June 30!



NEW: We have awesome Sport-Tek shirts that can be personalized with your name & number, but you must order by June 30th to get the free personalization!

A limited number of non-personalized shirts will be available at registration for the same price.


There are many options to choose from:

  1. Style:  Youth, Women or Adult
  2. Sleeve Length:  Long or Short
  3. Shirt Color:  Royal Blue or White
  4. Boat Color:  Lime Green, Red or Turquoise


Water Bottles are also for sale.


Meal Tickets


  • Complete Meal & Social Package - $60/person
  • Just Lunch Package - $24/person


Purchase meals separately

  • Wednesday Dinner/Opening Ceremonies - $15
  • Thursday Lunch - $8
  • Friday Lunch - $8
  • Friday Night Lights Party - $25
  • Friday Night Lights Party (10 & under) - $20
  • Saturday Lunch - $8


You can view the full menu here:


Online Store - yes, there's an app for the X Inland

The store is on the Statwack app (Apple & Android) or the website -

     - Search for the team "X ILYA Championship Regatta"

     - Follow the team and you will receive alerts, results and other important news about the regatta

     - The app also has the full schedule and links to all the regatta details

     - If you have any technical problems, contact

Jane Pegel Honored with Education Award  
AAUW Leader in Education Awards May 16, 2015

            The Geneva Lake Branch of the American Association of University Women held their annual spring brunch on Saturday, May 16 at The Highlands of Geneva Crossing.  One of the highlights was the presentation of the Leader in Education awards to two outstanding people in our community.  In addition to honoring them at our May Brunch, a donation is made in each honoree's name to the AAUW Education Fund.  This honor is presented to individuals who have demonstrated vision, inspiration and have made an outstanding contribution to our community. Our first  Leader in Education to be recognized is:

            Jane Pegel who has a fascinating background and, in light of the emphasis AAUW places on Title IX, has been a shining example of success in athletics and educational leadership.  She has retired from competitive sailing, but her influence through the Lake Geneva Yacht Club continues to be strong.  During the decades that she raced, she inspired her fellow sailor - girls and boys, men and women - with her expertise and her intellectual approach to equipment, preparation and practice, attention to detail, and analysis of weather conditions.

At the Geneva Lake Sailing School as an instructor and later as the director, Jane shared her expertise both in the classroom and on the lake with a generation of sailors, stressing teamwork, sportsmanship, and safety, and introducing many of them to what would become

their lifetime sport.  Jane also served on the school's Board of Directors and as its president.

            Under the heading US Sailing, which is the national authority for the sport of sailing, Jane was the manager of the US Team at the 1983 International Yacht Racing Union Women's World championship in New Zealand.  Jane was the recipient in 1953 and again in 1990 of the Edmund Pillsbury Memorial Cup for compiling the outstanding record at the ILYA Annual Regatta those years.  Jane was the only woman to receive this award until 2009; and she was inducted into the Inland Lake Yachting Association Hall of Fame in 2008, the only woman so honored to date.

            At the Lake Geneva Yacht Club, she is, and has been for many years, Chief Judge at the yacht club, resolving protests and sharing with sailors young and old her knowledge of the racing rules of sailing; and she has been the recipient of the yacht club's special service award which demonstrates to the members the importance the club puts on her ongoing volunteerism and committee work.

            Jane's varied achievements, her selection three times as US yachtswoman of the Year, her contributions and dedication to the sport of sailing have certainly had an impact on the Geneva Lake community and continue to inspire us all.  Jane and her husband Bob were both involved in summer and winter sailing, and Jane remains particularly interested in the programs for children at the club and school, serving every week on the race committee for the kids racing.  Jane is truly an educator and an outstanding woman leader in our community. 

Interlake - Minnetonka
  • Sailing on Saturday, Aug 1 and Sunday, Aug 2
  • Mini regatta for Opti's on Saturday only
  • Friday night social at Jewett & Hughes lawns in Deephaven with dinner, drinks, bounce house and games
  • Saturday night social at Lighthouse Island with dinner, drinks and live band
This event is by invitation only. 
ILYA Office  

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PO Box 311

Fontana, WI 53125-0311

Phone: 262-203-7721

Fax: 262-203-7722

Editor: Candace Porter

Inland Lake Yachting Association