2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association

Volume 7, Issue 27

 June 18, 2012

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Classes E, C, and I-20
 August 9 - 12, 2012
 Classes A, MC, and Club 420
August 16-19, 2012

Mendota Yacht Club 

Madison, Wisconsin


Regattas / Calendar



16-17      420 clinic - Calhoun - cancelled

               C Nationals - Delavan

21-24      A Nationals - Pewaukee

25-26      Kansas City Opti Regatta



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C Nationals at Delavan

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A new winner is named but the fleet could see it coming. Last season it was a rehearsal for this week's event. Ed Eckert with Matt Schmidt from Cedar, WI, has sailed at the top of the game for several years but never has taken the National title. This year Ed and Matt sailed a tough series but it took the last tack to detemine the winner. After six races, it was a slim 2 points separating A136 from a young B16 George and Jim (not so young) Kutschenreuter. With one throwout after six races, it was a tight race among five sailors. At the start of the last race three of the leaders were over early but Eckert worked his  way back to a sixth; Kutsch to a ninth. Top junior was George Kutsch; top master was Mark Prange; top female was Christine Porter. Top Ten:

1 - A136 - Ed Eckert/Matt Schmidt

2 - B16 - George Kutschenreuter/Jim Kutschenreuter/Robbie Norris

3 - N181- Peter Keck/Dan Keck/Alex Keck

4 - BL3 - Patrick Lynch/Chris Impens

5 - E55 - Scott Tarmann, Casey/Sam/Jeannie Andreski

6 - E1 - Mark Prange/Bob Stelter/Alana Smith

7 - B17 - David Porter/Katie Porter/Chloe Kiekhafer/John Powell

8 - B303 - Frank Davenport/Ron Jarecki

9 - B1 - Will Haeger/Brad Roble/Teresa Westin

10 - B12 - Kent Haeger/Mike Greeson

The fleet was filled with signs of a healthy future. George Kutsch took two race wins but Will Haeger with Brad Roble was sitting in second after the first day. Eleven of the 66 boats were juniors. Beulah wins the participation prize. Beulah sent 16 boats to the event with another nine sitting at home. WYA past commodore Kent Haeger promises a larger contingent at the WYA.

At the other end of the spectrum Kevin Gifford was heard to say how much he respected Mark Prange, David Porter and Paul Reilly as the old guys still "have it".

PRO Chip Mann ran the full series without a general recall which is a credit to the RC work but also this is the first season C sailors can use the Velocitek. It is unknown the number of units used but at least one more was added as the company co-sponsored the event and donated an additional unit for a raffle item. The RC set great starting lines with extraordinary length visually to provide a fair opportunity.

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Delavan hosted the C fleet for the second consecutive week. Rumor has it 15 empty quarter barrels stood outside the club. The generosity of DLYC was evident throughout the event: 30 boats were housed at members' homes and that's an accomplishment for a club with a small C fleet. 

The trophy presentation also provided an opportunity for the National C fleet to bid goodby to Tim Krech as president. Christine Porter was added to the Board. The national ranking awards were presented. This smart fleet awards regatta participation which results in great promotion of local events throughout the year. Cedar's Jim Tewes with Jenny Barkow Jaessing brought the entourage last season to nearly every event and he walked away with the title "top ranked sailor 2011" demonstrating his high skill as well as fun factor. Mark Prange and Ed Eckert sat second and third after a year's racing.  

Vote for your Favorite Sailor  - Round three posted at noon today

 Click here to learn how to vote for the best American sailor. Week three voting begins at noon on Monday, June 18th.  You can win a trip to the America's Cup but you can make a name for our sailors. You can vote for a prize each week. Vote now. 

Housing for 420s at Mendota
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Click here to join the fun with your friends at the 420 Big Inlands. Also check out the ILYA 420 Promotion page on Facebook. Post your news there to get the crowd coming. This is the inaugural year at the Inlands for this fleet. Be there. Housing is always tight at Inland time so reserve now to have funs with your competitors.  
Opti Inland at Pewaukee

Pewaukee Yacht Club is excited to host the 2012 Optimist Inland on Monday and Tuesday, July 30th and 31st. The Regatta is right around the corner and we hope that all Optimist sailors plan on attending the event. Pewaukee Lake is a great lake to sail on if you are an experienced sailor or if this is your first regatta. So, mark your calendar to attend the regatta and REGISTER today! More information will be available closer to the event, however here a few points to consider:

  • Free T-Shirt for all Sailors!
  • Youth Party on Monday Night with Dunk Tank (Dunk your Sailing School Instructors!), Water Balloon Toss and Fun Games
  • Raffle with great prizes
  • Affordable lunches available for purchase for both Monday and Tuesday of the Regatta
  • Registration is guaranteed to be easy with lots of Pewaukee Yacht Club Members assisting you and your child (Registration is Sunday, July 29th from 3pm to 7pm)
  • Great Weather! Sunny Skies and Perfect Wind!

So, there is nothing holding you back, besides REGISTERING! Please register now on the ILYA website and prior to July 7th to avoid any late fees. Also, visit the regatta on Facebook (Opti Inland at PYC) for more updated information as the event gets closer. If you have any questions, please email Tobin Tornehl at tobintornehl@att.net. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

US Sailing Ladder events
 Sears - Bemis - Smythe 

Dear Clubs and Junior Programs:

US Sailing has posted its eliminations for the 2012 U.S. Junior Championships at http://championships.ussailing.org/Youth/ChubbJrChampionships/AreaSemiFinals.htm. There you will find the Notice of Race for your Area, Championship Conditions and the link to online registration if available.  The AC group will be presenting at the finals this year and what a fantastic experience it will be for all the kids.   

A few changes that we would like to bring to your attention. The first is that there is a minimum fleet size of five (5) for the singlehanded and doublehanded fleets.   This is to encourage more competition as the Area level.   For the Sears Cup Area Semi-Finals, that number is three (3).   This year as the finalists will be sailing J/22s, there is a weight requirement and we will allow the sailors to race in teams of three or four. All fleets must be on the line, racing  to be able to qualify for the finals.  

Please encourage your junior sailors to participate.   For many, this will be their first step on a long and happy road of racing.  If you have specific questions about your local Semi-Final, e-mail your Area Representative.

We look forward to seeing your club, organization or sailing program represented on the water this summer. If you have yet to renew, the link is membership.ussailing.org.

Keep sailing,

Liz Walker

Okauchee's Doc Henschel featured

 Journal Sentinel Sunday and online carry story


Journal article  

Doc Henschel is a fixture in SE Wisconsin. At 83, he is still sailing a C scow. Click the Journal article above to read about his continued prowess.  

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