A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 5, Issue 17

June 20, 2010

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Schedule of Events

25-27 I-20 ILYA Invitational - Cedar, IN
25 ILYA No Tears West - White Bear
29-30 TRAP X Senior -Pine
30- July 1 TRAP X Junior - Pine
6-7 Quad Lakes Invitational X - Beulah 8-11 ILYA E Invitational - Minnetonka
8-11 ILYA MC Invitational - Cedar Lake, WI
9-11 Melges 17/M-16 Champs -  Pewaukee
15-18 ILYA C Invitational - Lake Beulah
24 No Tears Alumni Race - Pine Lake - all welcome
26 ILYA No Tears East - 20th anniversary - Pine
28-31 ILYA X Champs - Pewaukee
31-1 D20 Laser Champs -
South Shore
1-3 ILYA Opti Champs-Okauchee
5-8 Interlake - Clear Lake, IA
6-8 ILYA I-20 Champs - Neenah Nodaway
11-21 ILYA Championships - Lake Geneva
A Scows - Aug 15-17
E Scows - Aug 11-14
C Scows - Aug 18-21
MC Scows - Aug 11-14
12 Pram Power -North Lake
12-15 US Laser Champs - Milwaukee
13-14 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
15-17 RWB Chip- LaBelle
20-22 ILYA Youth Champs (Laser and 420) - Calhoun
Burdick/Gluek Take C Nationals Title
C 2010 NationalsC boats traveled to Chautauqua, NY for a six-race event with tight results. Past champions Andy Burdick and Jim Gluek joined forces to narrowly defeat Tim and Bre Krech. Ed Eckert and Matt Schmidt were hot on the trail with four Beulah sailors in the top ten. Sailgroove, Tim Wilkes and Sail 22 all attended the event for full coverage of our great C scows. See Sailgroove for all the news.
Collegiate Nationals Names two ILYA sailors All- Americans

Annie Haeger and Stephanie Roble were named to the Women's All American team. Haeger was also named as honorable mention co-ed All American team. Boston College won the Co-ed Division; St. Mary's the Team Racing and College of Charleston won the Women's. Peter Harken and Buddy Melges entertained the banquet crowds featuring Midwest sailing lore. Thanks to all the local yacht clubs, sailing schools, Summerset Marine and Harken, and all our individual ILYA members for supporting and sponsoring a fine Midwest event.
Tech score for live results
Sailgroove for video and analysis
Melges 17 and M 16 Champs - Order Now!


Regatta shirts for the Melges 17/M16 ILYA Championship are available on a preorder basis.
Order forms are available on the ILYA website and must be received by June 24th  in order for pickup at registration on July 9th.

Judy Biwer
Get your housing for the Geneva Champs
Annual Championship Housing - Act now on your Geneva housing

Be sure to contact the following to take advantage of the special ILYA rates:

The Abbey, the designated regatta hotel, will continue to honor the special rates if rooms are available: 800-772-1000.

Special Rates and blocked rooms will expire on July 11 at teh following:
The Lodge at Geneva Ridge:  800-225-5558
Fontana Village Inn: 262-275-6700
Delavan Lake Resort:  262-728-2200
Comfort Suites Delavan : 262-740-1000
Comfort Suites Lake Geneva: 262-248-2300

Limited private housing is available. To request housing, contact Frank Davenport at 262-245-5014 or

Make plans to attend now! See the information in the Recent Scow Slants or On Line at
Jeff Annis Takes George Dorn MC Title
Pine Lake Dominates Top Ten
Six Pine Lake sailors traveled to Beulah and allowed Jeff Annis to take top spot but second to seventh belonged to Pine. Annis is here up north to tuneup for the Okoboji Masters Nationals. The next finishers were Bruce Gallagher, Rich Lorenz, Dan Fink, Bill Bischoff, Tim Fredman, Bill Biersach.
Energizing Club and Sailing Programs
from US Sailing
Gowrie Group's 2010 yacht club survey in May 2010 sought to capture what clubs are doing to successfully energize and evolve their club's programs and sailing activities. Over 100 clubs of all different sizes and types from across the United States participated in the survey.
Probing Questions Asked
We asked clubs to rate the amount (from too few to too many), of each of the following at their club or organization:
1. Numbers of teens involved in sailing related activities.
2. Numbers of young adults and young families joining their clubs.
3. Amount of inter-generational interactions at their club.
4. Amount of hours members are devoting to club and sailing activities.
It is clear from the response that clubs are passionate about these themes, and committed to the future success of their club and programs
Passion Evoking Trends
More than half (61%) of clubs say the amount of time members spend enjoying sailing and boating is "About Right" at their club. And only about a third (29% of clubs) say that today their club members spend "Too Few" hours simply enjoying sailing and boating in general.
However, three-quarters (74%) of clubs believe that there are "Too Few" teenagers participating in sailing at their club.
The majority (73%) of clubs feel that "Too Few" young adults and young family members are joining their clubs.
These responses underscore themes discussed in Nicholas Hayes' recent book, Saving Sailing, where Hayes notes that the average age of yacht club members today is around 60 and that teens and young families have competing demands on their time outside of sailing.
Best Practices, in 3 Parts
While the survey results pointed to the importance of addressing these issues, respondents went beyond mere diagnosis of the problem and provided a variety of suggestions and examples of best practices that are currently being utilized at their clubs across the country. The heart of the survey results are represented in these strategies and best practice ideas for invigorating a club's family and youth oriented activities.

PART 1: Keeping juniors interested in sailing as they become teenagers.
PART 2: Ways to increase membership among the 20-35 age group.
PART 3: Ideas for increasing interaction between the generations of sailors.

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