2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 24

 June 27, 2011 



27 Lake Beulah Sailng School Optimist Regatta NOR

28-29 TRAP - NOR


6-7 Quad Lakes X - Cedar, WI NOR

10-12 GLSS X NOR, Opti, 420/laser

7-10 MC Invite NOR - June 24th late fee deadline - Lake Beulah 

7-10 E Invite NOR - June 24th late fee deadline - Delavan

14-17 C Invite NOR - Jully 1 late fee deadline - Fond du Lac

15 No Tears West - Lake Harriet NOR

15-17 Melges 17 Champs - Oshkosh NOR

18-19 X treme - Oshkosh NOR; entry

23-24 WYA X

25 ILYA No Tears East - Beaver Lake NOR

27-30 ILYA X Champs - Clear Lake NOR

29-31 I-20 ILYA I-20 Champs - Green Lake NOR

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 A Nationals - Team Evans - Cosmic Warrior - WINS

A spinnakers

Light air Saturday became lighter air Sunday. The M-1 team continued to sail well to maintain the pole position. 


Rob Evans noted the joy sailing with two brothers on Friday as an example of what makes our Midwest scow sailing so distinctive.

ronningnationalsJoel Ronning, M-4, with Sam Rogers took second. The Minnetonka teams encouraged all sailors to travel to Minnetonka for the Big Inland in August.


Last year's national champ won the day with a 3-1. Tom Freytag with his practiced team led a Geneva contingent who took 3-6 in the overall standings.


Chuck Lamphere won race one on Sunday and remained in fourth throughout the event.


The I-28 with a substitute Charlie Harrett for Andy Burdick had one rough race Sunday to take the Blanchard boat to an overall fifth. And the Wizard (I-1 Buddy Melges) placed all on notice - see you at Minnetonka!   Scores here. The fleet marked its respect for Wendall Sherry, a strong proponent and participant in the A class. Wendall passed away Sunday. Many words of gratitude and praise to the Wymans for continuing their generous support of the A class.

Photos are provided by Pat Dunsworth. Check his site later in the week for edited photos ready to order. Thanks to Pat for full photo coverage.

I-20 report from Clear - ILYA Invitational - Lynn Wins

by Pat Fleming

Saturday winds were SE at about 15, great wind for the I-20.  Charlie MacNider (PRO) wasted no time and had the fleet sailing on time with a W3 and followed it up with a W2.5. In for an outstanding lunch and back out for the same in the afternoon as Sunday looked like it was going to be light air. The race management called for the 4th race as any good team would do. The fleet, except for the sexagenarians on Willie's boat, were grateful. Saturday night CLYC had an outstanding party for everyone, great food and spirits filled the air. Everyone jumped in to get two 20's repaired from the day's events.  This was a great opportunity for the fleet to show off the I20 and enjoy the nice weather and hospitality of the Clear Lake Yacht Club.   


Aaron Lynn also was handed a ILYA sportsmanship award. Race four Stefan Schmidt broke his boom after leading the entire race.  Aaron held up for him to take the gun. Class act all the way!

1    J 11 Aaron Lynn 8 points
2    H 169 Stefan Schmidt 14
3    FD 4 Jack Boatman 19
4    M 12 Pat Fleming 25
    5    U 11 Steve Catlin 27
6    FD 20 Sam Wheahon 32
7    WA 5 Justin Boiles 35
8    M11 Willie Crear experimental
Regatta Champs
 Malcolm Lamphere Takes Canadian Nationals Title
While Dad Lamphere was competing at A Nationals, Malcolm was sailing in the northern reaches of Canada for the Laser Radial title. This was his inaugural event in a Radial. Malcolm clinched the title a race early and did not need to sail the final race. Congrats, Malcolm. Results not found yet.
Wayzata Junior Olympics
Our youth continue to sail, teach sailing and enjoy strong friendships. The US Sailing event features Optis, Lasers and 420s. Familiar ILYA names appear throughout the results. Of note are the many 16-17 year old names in the 420s fleet with the most avid younger sailors sailing both X boats/Optis and 420s. Great job to all the sailors.
Sheboygan/Chicago Match Racing Event
 Our sailors are taking advantage of the proximity of the two Match Racing Centers. 
  • Will Haeger was runnerup this weekend at a youth matchracing event held at Sheboygan. 
  • Last weekend Steph Roble with Maggie Shea and Darby Smith competed in the Northern Lights event and finished fourth in an event cut short by no wind. The finals were not contested so results remained as of the Saturday preliminary finishes.
  • The Chicago Matchracing Center has drawn local interest as our sailors compete and work at the Center.  Steph Roble (Beulah) and Maggie Shea (White Lake)are serving internships for the summer. This past weekend the Go Pro event was held with Boston College sailor Taylor Canfield topping the rankings. Meg Six (Geneva) was on the Canfield boat. In a surprising second was youth sailor Nevin Snow beating the other 11 teams. Snow is from San Diego but is the son of ILYA X Champ Mary Allen Brigden.
  • TCYS White Bear Event was held in June. Results here.  This series travels in the North throughout the summer in conjunction with regattas. The day's event offers sailors opportunities in Optis, Lasers and 420s.
ILYA Invitationals Near

MC Invite - Beulah - July 7-10

Free housing, Friday night casual cruise on the lake, awards for Heroes, Legends and Contenders - who will win? Home lake sailor Zack Clayton returns and will offer a clinic on Thursday for those who might like early practice or tips. Beulah is known for its hospitality and challenging sailing. The home fleet is large and committed to participating or loaning the boats to youth. The current registration sits at 30 at the early deadline. Use the ILYA registration form online and the LBYC website to pre-order a meal plan. Thursday, Friday and Saturday dinner, Fri - Sun lunches for $45 online. 


E Invite - Delavan - July 7-10

Does anyone do it like Delavan? They know how to give value and fun. Friday Night Fish Fry, dry sailing, great bar and clubhouse. Plenty of tourist attractions in Lake Geneva, Delavan or Milwaukee. There's no lake who loves the E's more than Delavan. They were advocates of the asymmetrical design. It's always great for the fleet to return to this active lake. Want to bring the children? There are waterparks, miniature golf and loads of Geneva ice cream, candy stores nearby.


Melges 17 - Oshkosh - July 15-17

  The Oshkosh Yacht Club is proud to host the 2011 ILYA Melges17 Championships. The Melges17 is new to their yacht club. Fleet captain David Harrison is attempting to use this regatta as a spring board for growth of the Melges17 fleet in Oshkosh.

This year's event will place a large emphasis on completing the six scheduled races. The timing for Saturday night's social event is flexible to allow for racing late into the evening if necessary.

In addition, an all-inclusive meal plan will be available during registration hours for the low price of $18 per person / $36 per boat. Your meal plan purchase will include lunch Saturday and Sunday, along with a wrist band for the social event on Saturday evening.

The social event Saturday is being held at The Boatyard Bar & Grill (http://www.oshkoshboatyard.com - 425 Nebraska Street), where you can get all you can drink domestic pitchers and soda from 6-9pm, along with an appetizer spread. This new restaurant is located along the shores of the Fox River near downtown Oshkosh and features a gorgeous outdoor patio space, spacious bar, and shuffleboard & darts for those that want to continue the competition off the water! A special thank you goes to our sponsors, Holiday Automotive Group (http://www.holidayautomotive.com) and Ralph Harrison.

The Oshkosh Yacht Club encourages all ILYA Melges17 members to make it to Oshkosh for this year's championship event.

 David Harrison
Regatta Co-Chairperson

(920) 410-3415

Loren Harrison
Regatta Co-Chairperson
(920) 420-9079 

C invitational - Fond du Lac - July 15-17

The C fleet travels to a new site this year. Fond du Lac is unfamiliar to all but our I-20 fleet who loves the venue. A more picturesque site cannot be found. Sitting on the southern end of Winnebago, Fond du Lac yacht club features a lighthouse at the entrance to the bay. The launch site is spacious - both crane and ramp. Parking is plentiful in the park area surrounding the clubhouse. Want to bring the kids? Member Dave Whealon (Beth Wyman's brother so you can bet it's great) bought a small park near the club and it features a train (under $1 per ride), water boats - kayak and bumper boat rentals) and a small zoo. Food vendors are present for outside eating. For the mom's, discount shopping is a few miles north in Oshkosh - the American Girl store is a must for families with young girls; a Carters and Oshkosh b'Gosh store also. A North Face/Columbia store is also located at the same intersection along with a couple golf outlets. Back to sailing - the southern aspect of Winnebago has an entirely different feel from Oshkosh Winnebago. It's bound to be a challenge as all the fleet encounters a new body of water.

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