A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 5, Issue 18

June 23, 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
ILYA Invitational Regatta Deadlines

rolexcollageFax or enter online for early deadline discount for the upcoming ILYA M-16 and Melges 17 event at Pewaukee. Deadline is Saturday, June 26th. Enter for the regatta and for pre-event software. The MC Invite deadline for Cedar is Friday, June 25th.  The E Invite at Minnetonka also has a Friday deadline.
Submitted by Rick Trester (Hey Rick, there are 11!)
  1. Cedar has one of the best Yacht Club properties in the ILYA. Always a short sail to the racing area.
  2. A large parking lot for boats and as always the Cedar Lake hospitality. All competitors will be dry-sailed from our parking lot. We will have two dedicated ATV's launching and taking out boats each day.
  3. We will have some of the best Race Officers from the ILYA including PRO Larry Krause and our own Chip Mann.
  4. The entry fee will be waived for all first time sailors in an adult ILYA event. All that you have to do is join the ILYA and register online before the early registration deadline.
  5. ½ price entry fee to all sailors under 25 years of age. All that you have to do is join the ILYA and register online before the early registration deadline.
  6. Trophies will be awarded for the top five overall finishers plus top two Masters, Top Grand Master and top Junior.
  7. Limited free housing is available for participants who have to travel.
  8. We will be serving three great lunches that are reasonably priced.
  9. Free beer, soda and water throughout the regatta.
  10. Friday evening we will be offering a tenderloin steak dinner with an open bar to be held on Echo Point (One of the best view on the lake)
  11. Saturday after the race we will have appetizers and more free beer and soda. We will set up a group reservation for dinner for those that want to go out.

This is a great opportunity for lake sailors who seldom travel off of their home lake. The lake is not intimidating like some of our larger lakes can be. The motor boat traffic is rarely a problem and since the lake is over 100ft. Deep wind waves are small. The sailing intensity is not as high as it is in our ILYA or National Championships.

So come and see what an ILYA event and Cedar Lake hospitality are all about.
Ten reasons to attend the C Invite at Beulah
10- Those Brickler boys are having babies. Kevin and Molly had a baby girl last week and Brian is expecting in September - you can beat them.
9 - Joe Sko has a new crew this year while Anne is in Italy for a year. Sister Christine hasn't had time to whip Joe into shape yet - you can tease him.
8 - David Porter has a C boat for the first time in 20 years with his other daughter and beau as crew.- you can laugh at him from ahead.
7 - Bre and Tim Krech are coming and we can all hope they are big lake sailors now and have no recollection of how to sail shifty lakes. Come and challenge them.
6 - Housing --- some rustic like the Brickler summer cottage; some is upscale like Haegers with a new bocce ball court. It's just plain fun everywhere on Beulah
5 - Eight beers on tap. And you will taste a new Bud offering Gumballhead, American Pale Wheat Ale style beer from Three Floyds Brewing Co. Aren't C boats all about beer?
4 - A pontoon party after racing on Friday before the casual party at the club.
3 - Steak fry on Saturday. Watch those Beulah men cook for you.
2 - Frank Davenport is the chair and no one is as much fun as Frank
1 - Beulah is the travellingest C fleet. We have won the Team Road Warrior trophy for the past three years. We LOVE regattas. There are tales of Camp Beulah, go watch us on Sailgroove. We just plain love fun and sailing.
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
DNR reminds boaters of new AIS transport law
Wisconsin lakes and rivers are better protected against aquatic invasive species because of state actions, state invasive species officials say. But the confirmation of zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil in new waters in 2009 underscores the need for boaters, anglers and others to continue taking steps to prevent the invaders from spreading.
Those steps generally require boaters and anglers to avoid moving water, plants, fish and other organisms from one lake or river to another. While boaters and anglers have long been advised to clean off their boats before leaving the landing, a new law prohibits boats from leaving the launch "dirty."
It is illegal for people to drive away from a boatlanding with aquatic plants or animals attached to their boat, trailer or vehicle. A first citation of this so-called "transporting" law carries a penalty ranging from $232 to $767.50 and a second offense within three years carries a penalty that ranges up to $2,657.
DNR conservation wardens and specialized deputy wardens known as "Water Guards" will be making traffic stops of vehicles travelling on public highways and observed to have aquatic plants or zebra mussels attached to the vehicle, boat, trailer or other equipment. They will be issuing warnings and educating people about the new law, says Water Guard Mac Hannon.
"We will be stressing education over enforcement," Hannon says. "While citations may be issued in some cases, our goal is to get all boaters to voluntarily follow this law in order to protect Wisconsin lakes, rivers and fish."
Story adapted from 5/18/10 WDNR Weekly News.
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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