A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 16

June 18, 2008

In This Issue
Kimball is Champ
US Sailing Vetoes Mandatory Membership
What US Sailing Does for US
Youth Champs
Water Damage to SE WI
ILYA Online Registration
Scowlines advertising
ILYA Office Moves
Summerset Marine
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Melges Performance
North One Design
Calendar of Events
   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 NOR
   30-July 1 Quad Lakes
   10-13 ILYA MC Invite
   17-20 ILYA C Invite , NOR
   24-26 MC Nationals - Pewaukee

It seemed like brothers rule as the Spring Lake team of Jamie and Rob Kimball (sailing under the Geneva flag) defeated Peter and Dan Keck of LaBelle. Perennial C winner Augie Barkow (without his brother)/ Jeff Niedziela took 3rd. Lake Geneva worked through impending storms, high winds to host the event.
In typical National C fashion, the Board of NCSSA followed immediately with an email discussion of how to promote the boat following this event. Look for some exciting new ideas in the fall and next spring. Congratulations to this class for a successful Nationals. 
Dear Commodore Porter,   
The following press release was sent out this morning:  
Marlieke de Lange Eaton
US SAILING Board of Directors Withdraws Mandatory Membership Proposal   Portsmouth, R.I. (June 17, 2008) -
 US SAILING, national governing body for the sport of sailing, has announced today that its Board of Directors last night voted to withdraw a proposal that would require US SAILING membership of racing sailors.   "We have heard from our members and we thank everyone for their input," said US SAILING President Jim Capron. "Many sailors and sailing organizations have told us that racing sailors should be members, but that their membership should be voluntary. We also appreciate that many of these sailing organizations have indicated their willingness to help grow our membership. We look forward to working with all of you to strengthen both our organization and our sport."   On behalf of the Board, thank you for your input.   Any help you can give us to increase our membership on a voluntary basis would be most appreciated.   Best regards,   Charlie Leighton   Charlie Leighton Executive Director US SAILING Phone: 401-683-0800 x613 Fax: 401-683-0840 Amidst 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. 
ussailinglogoSailing School instructors attended the US Sailing Level 1 and 2 training courses. These courses are only available from US Sailing. They are the "standard fare" for the well established sailing schools in the country.US Sailing provides insurance for sailing schools also contingent upon the completion of these courses. Our ILYA students certified at the Pewaukee course included Chris Wean, Critter Banholzer, Patrick Doran, Lauren Galante, Ryan Sacotte, Robbie Johnson, Michael Simms in Level 1. Matt Wean, Trevor Stack, Kelly Roy, Carter Egan, Leif Evensen, Eric Good, Mike Kuscher attended the Level 2 course but must complete the online examinations to receive certifications. All candidates must be First Aid and CPR trained to obtain certification. The ILYA provided the CPR/First Aid course preceding the US Sailing Course. Instructors for the two courses were Ray Treppa from San Diego and Rob Hurd of the Tabor Academy.
Level 1 candidates attend a four day water and land class,  covering five books of information. The students are responsible for two formal oral and written presentations, water drills and land drill demonstrations completing five written exams throughout the four days. Level 2 is a two-day course now (shortened by one day) with examinations online to streamline the course. The rule book was in front of the students a surprisingly long period of time. Exams include rules, coaching and psychology of learning. Discussions among the students include rich and lengthy comparisons of programs, boats and techniques.
Ask if your instructors are US certified. If not, your program is missing or bypassing the standard practice in the United States. Courses are held all year throughout the country.
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.
The recent storms have resulted in cancellation of regattas - Quint, delayed starts to sailing schools, elimination of weekend racing and change of venues. Pewaukee will have at least a two week moratorium on sailing due to the high waters and flooding. Slow, no-wake conditions are common for the lakes of SE Wisconsin. If visiting, please check with the locals before planning motorboating on your favorite lake.
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 Summerset Marine will now appear for a year on this publication. Contact Jim Smith for more info.

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