Volume 12, Issue 26  
June 23, 2017
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2017 Regattas
23 - TCYS - White Bear
23-25 A Nationals - Minnetonka
24-25 WI MC Champs - Nagawicka
27-28 TRAP X - Pine Lake YC
30 - TCYS - St. Croix
1-2 Chicago Junior Race Week - Opti/Laser/420 -Belmont
6-7 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka
10-11 GLSS X - Lake Geneva YC
12 - GLSS Opti - Lake Geneva YC
14 - TCYS - Calhoun
14 - TRAC - Opti - Cedar, WI
14-16 ILYA MC Invitational - Lake Beulah YC
14-16 ILYA E Invitational - Pewaukee YC
17-18 Xtreme X - Oshkosh YC
18-21 US Sailing Chubb Junior Champs - Area K Qual - Minnetonka 
20-23 MC Masters Nationals - Cedar, WI
21 TCYS - Calhoun Opti only
21-23 Michigan E Invitional -Crystal Lake YC, MI
22-23 ILYA C Invitational - LaBelle YC
22-23 WYA X - Pine Lake YC
24 ILYA No Tears Opti -Nagawicka
26-29 ILYA X Champs - Delavan YC
28 TCYS- Wayzata 420 only
30-31 ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
1 cont. ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
3 Pram Power - North Lake
3-5 ECESA - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
2-5 Western MI Champs E/C/MC - Crystal Lake
4 TCYS - Wayzata
4-6 WYA C - Nagawicka YC
11-12 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
16-20 ILYA Championships - C/MC/A/E - Lake Geneva YC
8-10 Max C/MC Fall - Maxinkuckee YC
8-10 E Nationals - Carolina YC
9-10 Big Waters C - South Shore YC
16-17 C Blue Chip - Pistakee YC
16-17 Fenton Fall C - Lake Fenton YC
22-24 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
23-24 NNN Beulah C Challenge - Lake Beulah YC
23-24 Lotawana C - Missouri YC
30 - Oct 1 - Polar Bear C/MC - Lake Davenport Sailing Club
7-8 C Worlds - Delavan YC
Why Join the ILYA?  
We are your Midwest connection
The editor attended her local club Wednesday Night cookout this week and heard the comment folks would not be attending a regatta due to the requirement of ILYA dues. So just what does the ILYA do for you?

  • Anyone can receive nearly weekly updates related to sailing in the Inland midwest. The average number of emails is 80 per year. College, scow classes, Olympic contenders, rules changes - it's all there without regard to ILYA membership. Is there a cost for this? Yes, but it is borne by ILYA members. So for $1 per issue, you receive Scowlines
  • Scowslants  - a 105 page edition was emailed to all members. You missed out on updates on our Olympic hopefuls, the year's winners, a feature on the renovation of the Johnson Boat Works property, a feature on your club's volunteer of the year from 2016
  • Race committee instruction - the ILYA hosts two instructional courses a year to prepare your homelake race officers with the latest in RC administration. This year, in particular, with a new rulebook, this was essential for your club to hear
  • Premier regattas - it takes good competition to develop a good sailor. The competition is top notch at our invitational and championship events
  • Club membership - your club belongs to the Inland. That, in turn, provides the opportunity to host events and showcase your club but also results in income generation. You should consider membership in the ILYA AND US Sailing. These are your governing bodies. They create the rules you sail under. Sailing is a sport with uniform rules that apply the world around. To keep current, be a member where it counts, where you are in the know. 
  • History and tradition - your club inevitably has a champion or many who have won ILYA events, chaired ILYA events. You are involved and connected whether you know it or not. Look at little Lake Beulah (and it has been referred to as a pond) --- Did you know Hardy Will won the first MC Championship and there is a trophy named after him? Some of you might say, "Who is Hardy Will?" But that is the point. A grandmaster or maybe an Old Salt from Beulah is still racing and he has a connection with the ILYA. You are making history when you join and compete. You are competing with legends, newbies - all of whom contribute to an organization who manages your midwest sailing. You have an opportunity to sail and improve because the top of your fleet is active and knowledgeable about all that transpires in scow sailing. They learn that not be staying insular but by looking out, enjoying the sailing and bringing it back home to you. 
  • Youth sailing - we are fortunate to host two events with over 100 boats in our youth classes. That is a feat accomplished for over 25 years in the Opti and over 50 years in the X boat. You support those events by your membership.
  • Assets - thanks to the ILYA Bilge Pullers and the ILYA coffers, we own enough RC equipment to run three regattas concurrently. That equipment is available to your lake upon request.
  • Foundation - the ILYA maintains a foundation (when other organizations are getting out of that business) which assists our international sailors, assists fledgling clubs in fleet development.Well over $1M has passed through our hands through the years.  
  • Lastly (for this issue), the ILYA hires and Executive Director who fields and answers your every question. He commands over 50 clubs and 1500 members who are a resource for anything you may need answered or, in many cases, done. 

Personally, I can't imagine sailing without the ILYA for all the reasons above (and you may have tons more) but when I attend an ILYA event, I am assured of a consistency in race administration, registration, social events. I am assured of meeting many, many friends or meet new ones who become fast friends quickly. They are a resource for sailing but, most often, you will find in business or other aspects of your life. This is an organization over 125 years old. It has governed the sailing aspect of your club since its inception. Many of you joined the ILYA in the late 1800s. Your individual membership continues to assist sailors, clubs and sailing, in general. 

A Nationals starts today on Minnetonka  
Watch for news on the Melges website and FB
Melges has hired the most talented Hannah Noll to promote its events. She is youthful, fresh and most informative. Watch the Melges site for information. 

Additionally, check Facebook always. ILYA-Inland Lake Yachting Association for information on all our sailing. 
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