A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Regatta Edition 
Volume 3, Issue 19

June 29, 2008

In This Issue
ILYA Youth Champs
E Nationals
MC Masters Nationals
US Sailing Youth Champs
ILYA Online Registration
ILYA E Invitational
Algae at Qingdao
ILYA Office Moves
Summerset Marine
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Melges Performance
North One Design
Calendar of Events
      30-July 1 Quad Lakes
   10-13 ILYA MC Invite
   17-20 ILYA C Invite , NOR
   24-26 MC Nationals - Pewaukee

rOB pICKens   
UW sailors Rob Pickens and Kelsey Cramer topped an 18-boat fleet in this weekend's ILYA Youth Champs. Day Two brought three more races in 15-18 mph conditions. Trapezes were in order which brought excitement and some tipovers. Wisco sailors (above) beat U Minnesota sailors Dave Elsmo and Jessica Haverstock. Wisco's Patty Schmidt/Becca Stephensen were third. Wisco alum Scott Eisenhardt/Patrick Richards claimed fourth and soon-to-be Eckerd College freshman sailed with collegiate (Eckerd) nationals crew Lara Dallman-Weiss. Above are pictured the winners with regatta chair Aaron Mann and Quantum bags. The trophy is the Barkow Championship 420 award. 
Purdue alum Carlos Abisambra repeated as the Laser Full Rig Champ. Indiana's Mike Schmid was second. Patrick Doran, past X Inland Champ, was third.
Christine Porter
Wisco's Christine Porter (collegiate nationals singlehanded participant) took the radial title with a final score for five races of 5. Robbie Johnson, past ILYA Opti Champ from LaBelle, was second, Wheeler Morris of White Bear was third.
Mike Kuschner
A Kate Goes Sportsmanship Medal was awarded to Geneva instructor, Mike Kuschner. Mendota, like other SE WI lakes, is under a slow-no wake policy and, hence, motorboats are scarce. Mike served as the sole safety boat. He consistently checked in with the RC to offer assistance and help was needed as the winds increased on Sunday. Mike is from St. Mary's and attended this year's Collegiate Nationals.
Congrats to the Wisco sailing team for a great regatta with Saturday night fireworks, lunches grilled by the lake and a youthful feel to the entire event.
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With provisional results listed on the website, it appears Andy Burdick won the 50th National E Championship amidst controversy. A throwout shifted the final positions. Tom Burton remained in second and Sam Rogers was third beating Augie Barkow for fourth. What a lofty set of sailors. The competition was tough. For full results, click here. Look for a newsletter from Lon Schoor later today or check the National E site.
 Jeff Annis maintained his lead on Sunday but Tim Fredman made his move to second at event's end. Peter Tourmanoff, Rick Trester and Bill Best rounded out the top five. See the MC website  and click on the regattas tab on the lefthand menu. Ask to be added to the MC Sailing Association email list by contacting Ron Stryker
Our Midwest sailors had a tough day yesterday as the California sailors rose to the top. Gordon Lamphere is in 11th with Clifford Porter in 13th in the Full Rig. Louis Padnos is 6th, Steph Hudson 27th and Erik Bowers 32nd in 420s; Annie Kate Haeger is 21st and Mitchell Kiss 31st. Hope Monday and Tuesday bring our kids up in the standings.
ilyaburgeeIt is time to begin registering for ILYA regattas. There is a late fee so save money now. You will note there is a youth rate and regular rate for the events. All youth (25 and under) qualify for a 50% discount.
There are no invites for the M 16 and I 20 classes at the fleets' request. The early deadline for Youth Champs is June 14, MC and E Invite June 27th, A Open, Melges 17 and C Invite July 5th, X Champs July 10th, Opti No Tears East, West and Champs July 15th. All Okoboji Champs have a deadline of July 25th
Delavan Lake Yacht Club ("DLYC") is excited to be hosting the 2008 ILYA Class E Invitational Regatta July 10-13, 2008.  This is the first ILYA sanctioned Class E regatta since the approval of the scantling rule change to permit both asymmetrical and symmetrical spinnakers by the National Class E Scow Association.  The DLYC E Fleet was instrumental in this change. DLYC President Tim O'Keefe can you tell you over a cocktail how he sat down with the DLYC E Fleet in November 2001 with a crude model of what has now has become the current asymmetrical Class E Scow and convinced the DLYC  E Fleet to take this flier.  A lot has happened with the DLYC E Fleet since the last ILYA Class E Invitational in 1962.
We encourage everyone to come and participate in the great regatta experience that DLYC has become known to provide.  Over the past few years, our members have been dedicated to improving our facilities, so come see what has been done, especially of recent with the dining and lounge areas.  We also have WiFi capability for those that want to keep connected with the real world.

We understand the cost of attending regattas, so we have encouraged our members to open up their homes to you.  Please contact our housing coordinator (Richard Beers at so that we can try to eliminate one of the most expensive components (next to the boat) of attending a regatta.

We have planned a full schedule of social events to complement the racing.  The first event is Thursday, July 10, with a practice race in the late afternoon followed by on-site registration and a welcoming reception at the DLYC from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm.  There will be a variety of complimentary light hors d'oeuvres, soda and beer and a cash bar for additional refreshments.

A complimentary continental breakfast will be available on race day mornings at the DLYC beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Lunch will be available on all race days.  On Friday evening, there will be DLYC's famous Fish Fry followed by karaoke.  Saturday evening will include a steak dinner followed by a party with the band Dockside (which includes DLYC members) at the DLYC.  Single meal tickets and discount meal packages will be available for purchase at registration.  A cash bar will be available throughout the afternoons and evenings at the DLYC during the regatta.
At the present, we intended to dry sail the regatta.  We will have a number of moorings in for use during launch, lunch and pullout so the boats do not have to be banging against one another on the piers.  Shuttle service will be provided.

Trophies will be awarded during lunch on Sunday.
See the official Notice of Race on the ILYA website ( for complete information and lodging options.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Regatta Co-chairs Mark and Connie Hetzler at or (773) 339-6321 (for Mark) or or (310) 663-3382 (for Connie).
From Scuttlebutt and the Team Seven Report 
The hot topic in Qingdao is the proliferation of algae. Statistics showed that as of Saturday the algae had affected a total sea area of 13,000 square kilometers, four hundred out of which was covered by the foreign stuff. To make it worse, more than 32 percent, or 15.86 square kilometers of the guarded sea area for Olympic sailing competition, was also covered up. In order to assure the smooth going to the Olympic sailing events, Qingdao had mobilized more than 10,000 labor forces and over a thousand vessels to clean up the algae in the sea. Up till now more than 100,000 tons of algae has been weeded out. Wang said besides just cleaning, more methods, such as blocking the further inflow of the algae, would also be adopted to accelerate the speed. -- Complete story . . . from Scuttlebutt
And from Team Seven
Qingdao, China
June 28, 2008

Qingdao and the Olympic Sailing venue, already under the public spotlight for fog, light winds and strong currents, now have another difficult phenomenon to deal with. Actually, it's more like a roadblock. The talk of the town is the blue green algae, seaweed bogs, monsters, islands, or whatever you want to call them, that have taken over the coastline. For the complete story with photos.

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