Volume 12, Issue 32  
June 30, 2017
 
 
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2017 Regattas
 
30 - TCYS - St. Croix
July
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
12-13 ILYA Women's/Girls' Clinic - Cedar, WI
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 - City of Lakes Regatta - C, MC-Team, M-16, Laser - Lake Calhoun
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
August
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
September
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
October
7-8 C Worlds - Delavan YC
 
Geneva's Bill Bentsen Honored as National Hall of Fame Inductee  

Annapolis, MD (June 29, 2017) - The U.S. National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the eight people who will make up its 2017 class of inductees: Bill Bentsen, Ray Hunt, Bill Martin, Clark Mills, Robby Naish, Corny Shields, Randy Smyth, and Tom Whidden.
The members of the class of 2017 join 57 previously-recognized individuals as the National Sailing Hall of Fame continues to fulfill its mission by drawing attention and recognition to Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing.
"From the way the sport is run to its portrayal on the silver screen, this group of inductees has influenced the broad spectrum of today's watersport's enthusiast," said Gary Jobson, President of the NSHOF. "In proudly recognizing the legacy of these contributors, by preserving and sharing their stories, the NSHOF is helping to inspire - and challenge - the next generation."
Following a two-month period this spring during which sailors from all corners of the country nominated their choice for induction, a selection committee - made up of representatives from US Sailing, the sailing media, the sailing industry, community sailing, a maritime museum, a previous inductee, and the NSHOF Board - reviewed a wide range of nominations.
Inductees are American citizens, 45 years of age or older, who have made significant impact on the growth and development of the sport in the U.S. in the categories of Sailing, Technical/Design and Contributor (coach, administrator, sailing media). Nominations of non-citizens were also considered if they influenced the sport in the U.S., and posthumous nominations were also accepted.
The undertaking to recognize Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing is central to the mission of the NSHOF which was formed in 2005 and has completed phase one of its plan to establish a permanent facility on the historic waterfront of Annapolis, Maryland.
The Lifetime Achievement Award inducts an American citizen, 55 years of age or older, who has had consistent involvement in sailing for a majority of his or her life and had success in the sport while also becoming successful and achieving noteworthy stature in a non-sailing career.
The 2017 class will be formally celebrated on Sunday, September 24, 2017, with an Induction Ceremony hosted at the world-renowned New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court Station in Newport, Rhode Island. The Induction Weekend has become notable as a reunion of sailing's Who's Who with attendance already confirmed by these previous Inductees: Betsy Alison, Malin Burnham, Steve Colgate, Dave Curtis, JJ Fetter, Meade Gougeon, Peter Harken, Gary Jobson, Bruce Kirby, Bob Johnstone, Rob Johnstone, Timmy Larr, Buddy Melges, Ted Turner and Dave Ullman.
Information about Inductees:
* Bill Bentsen (Winnetka, Ill./Lake Geneva, Wisc.), a two-time Olympic medalist - bronze in 1964 and gold in 1972 - who has created an indelible legacy for the sport through his contributions as a racing rules and race administration expert
* 5.5 World Champion Ray Hunt (Duxbury, Mass.), the innately talented yacht designer of both sail and power vessels; 
* Boatbuilder Clark Mills (Clearwater, Fla.), best-known as the designer of the wildly popular Optimist dinghy used by children under age 16
* Windsurfing superstar Robby Naish (Haiku, Hawaii), who won his first world championship title at age 13 and went on to build a multi-million dollar watersports business
* Two-time Tornado Olympic Silver Medalist Randy Smyth (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.), whose expertise as a catamaran sailor led to, among other things, work on major motion pictures
* Noted America's Cup sailor Tom Whidden (Essex, Conn.), the industry giant who recently celebrated 30 years with global brand North Sails.
Two additional Inductees are being recognized with the NSHOF Lifetime Achievement Award:
* Avid sailor Bill Martin (Ann Arbor, Mich.), whose leadership roles in business and sailing - including the Presidency of the U.S. Olympic Committee - led to a noteworthy 10 years as Athletic Director at the University of Michigan
* Corny Shields (New Rochelle, N.Y.), winner of the inaugural Mallory Cup which earned him national recognition on the cover of Time magazine in 1953, who conceived the Shields one-design in 1964 and founded the I.O.D. class.
For more on the Inductees, please visit: http://halloffamers.nshof.org
 
You are Invited  
Fly your colors 
In our last year, YOU will be the featured banners flying in the parking lot. Yes, our Legends and Heroes flew proudly. Last year, we featured our four participating fleets on banners. They will return BUT THIS IS FOR YOU! We invite you to fly your home club's burgee up your halyard. Or string code flags from the backstay or advertise your company or team. Let's make this third year at Geneva full of colorful excitement. It's your opportunity to showcase yourself. 
 
Deadlines, deadlines  
Invitationals and Cedar Women/Girls' Clinic
The E and MC early entry deadlines are Friday, June 30th. Check the ILYA registration site located on the left. 
Pre-order MC Invite softgoods here.   Twenty-three registrants as of 6/29
Pre-order E Invite softgoods here.  Twenty-seven registrants as of 6/29

Sail Strong, Sail Pink southern registration here. The White Bear northern Sail Strong, Sail Pink concluded today. 

That's a lot of pink. 
 
 
LBSS Opti Regatta  
Green Fleet Results
1st Green 17657 Matthew Sexton LGYC 1.00 1.00 1.00  
2nd Green 17949 Grady Strothman LGYC 2.00 2.00 2.00  
3rd Green 12214 John Lynch LGYC 3.00 3.00 3.00  
4th Green 15406 Owen Kohut DLYC 4.00 4.00 4.00  
5th Green 7 Grayson Morris DLYC 5.00 5.00 5.00  
6th Green 22419 Trip Hirn LGYC 6.00 6.00 6.00  
7th Green 10081 Jack Goggins Pewaukee YC 7.00 7.00 7.00  
8th Green 2777 Adam Lyon LGYC 8.00 8.00 8.00  
9th Green 14226 Ian Beckes Pewaukee YC 9.00 9.00 9.00  
10th Green 1003 Garrity Morris LGYC 10.00 10.00 10.00  
11th Green 16986 Jack Plummer LGYC 11.00 11.00 11.00  
12th Green 22390 Jackson Hirn LGYC 12.00 12.00 12.00  
13th Green 18872 George Holland LGYC 13.00 13.00 13.00  
14th Green 21797 Reid Hirn LGYC 14.00 14.00 14.00  
15th Green 2131 Ava Segersten Mendota YC 15.00 15.00 15.00  
16th Green 20678 Alyssa Neumann Pine Lake YC 16.00 16.00 16.00  
17th Green 1 Finn Gerard LGYC 17.00 17.00 17.00  
18th Green 10188 Lachlan Heaney Mendota YC 18.00 18.00 18.00  
19th Green 13609 Michael Avakian LGYC 19.00 19.00 19.00  
20th Green 16065 Bo Strothman LGYC 20.00 20.00 20.00  
21st Green 12212 Matthew Ward LBYC 24.00 DNF 24.00 24.00  
21st Green 2528 Jack Stenander LGYC 24.00 DNF 24.00 24.00  
21st Green 8 Arjun Reddy Mendota YC 24.00 DNC 24.00 24.00
Red, White, Blue Results
 
1st Red 11037 Meta Simon Pewaukee 1.0 2.0 2.0 5.0 5.0  
2nd Red 22388 Ellie Harned Pine Lake YC 5.0 1.0 1.0 7.0 7.0  
3rd Blue 8698 Fritz Simon Pewaukee 2.0 4.0 4.0 10.0 10.0  
4th Blue 17330 Kit Harned Pine Lake YC 9.0 5.0 5.0 19.0 19.0  
5th Red 19229 Anders Beckes Pewaukee 3.0 7.0 10.0 20.0 20.0  
6th Red 22436 Will Michels NLYC 15.0 3.0 3.0 21.0 21.0  
7th Blue 15406 Ian McClenathan DLYC 7.0 8.0 7.0 22.0 22.0  
8th Red 15253 Ashley Mueller LBYC 10.0 6.0 12.0 28.0 28.0  
9th Blue 9644 Brian Zettlemoyer LBYC 11.0 9.0 8.0 28.0 28.0  
10th Blue 16938 Isabelle Rietz LBYC 13.0 16.0 6.0 35.0 35.0  
11th Blue 12687 Evan Langlund LGYC 4.0 23.0 9.0 36.0 36.0  
12th Blue 14421 Graham Hetzler DLYC 8.0 10.0 20.0 38.0 38.0  
13th Red 22043 Phena Fischer South Shore YC 21.5 13.0 13.0 47.5 47.5  
14th Blue 22408 Victor Larimer LGYC 14.0 14.0 23.0 51.0 51.0  
15th White 16727 John Lieber Pewaukee 16.0 12.0 24.0 DNC 52.0 52.0  
16th Blue 16044 Luke Clayton LBYC 6.0 26.0 DNS 24.0 DNC 56.0 56.0  
17th Blue 11190 Liza Mikacich LBYC 28.0 17.0 11.0 56.0 56.0  
18th White 21805 Alex Mueller LBYC 21.5 20.0 17.0 58.5 58.5  
19th Red 2478 Henry Ogden Pewaukee 26.0 18.0 16.0 60.0 60.0  
20th Blue 1735 Noah Alberte SSYC 27.0 11.0 24.0 DNC 62.0 62.0  
21st Blue 12667 Riley Jensen North Lake YC 12.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 62.0 62.0  
22nd White 15501 Syler Swearingen DLYC 30.0 21.0 14.0 65.0 65.0  
23rd Blue 10885 Kate Lyon LGYC 32.0 19.0 15.0 66.0 66.0  
24th Blue 2215 Stella Marban   17.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 67.0 67.0  
25th Blue 9772 Connor Pecht LGYC 18.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 68.0 68.0  
26th Blue 9097 T.J Neumann Pine Lake YC 19.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 69.0 69.0  
27th White 21029 Ellie Hirn LGYC 24.0 24.0 21.0 69.0 69.0  
28th Blue 11380 Jack Reiske South Shore YC 37.0 15.0 18.0 70.0 70.0  
29th Blue 11084 Lena Mikacich LBYC 20.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 70.0 70.0  
30th White 20730 Caroline Holland LGYC 23.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 73.0 73.0  
31st Red 11749 Aidan Morden South Shore YC 25.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 75.0 75.0  
32nd White 13137 Caroline LeRoy LBYC 33.0 26.0 DNC 19.0 78.0 78.0  
33rd Blue 10651 Paige Beckes Pewaukee 29.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNF 79.0 79.0  
34th Red 9915 Ingrid Stollenwerk SSYC 31.0 25.0 24.0 DNC 80.0 80.0  
35th Blue 19253 Harry Hirschberg Oshkosh 34.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 84.0 84.0  
36th Blue 9826 Macey McClenathan DLYC 39.0 22.0 24.0 DNC 85.0 85.0  
37th Blue 19165 Jacob Bowman Oshkosh 35.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 85.0 85.0  
38th White 19250 Grace Toney Oshkosh 36.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 86.0 86.0  
39th Red 19233 K.J. Avakian LGYC 38.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 88.0 88.0  
40th Blue 13419 Teagan Wake SSYC 41.0 26.0 DNC 22.0 89.0 89.0  
41st White 20703 Savannah Evans Pewaukee 40.0 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 90.0 90.0  
42nd Red 14761 Andrew Vail South Shore YC 42.0 DNF 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 92.0 92.0  
42nd White 19164 Maria Castle Oshkosh 42.0 DNF 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 92.0 92.0  
42nd White 11606 Michael Fiducci North Lake YC 42.0 DNF 26.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 92.0 92.0
Geneva Lake Sailing School Regatta Week   
The place to be
First - come and meet Marek Valasek, new director of GLSS. With him comes an old familiar face - Lindsay Allen. 

Second - Geneva is the place to learn boat handling and boat speed. The legs are long in any race on this gorgeous lake so there is time to concentrate on sail trim, boat balance and finding major wind shifts --- and the fleets are so big, you learn mark roundings and the rules that apply. There is simply no better place to get prepared for the ILYA X or Opti Championships. It is the only time many WI sailors see their MN and IA competition but, more importantly, friends. Whether sailor, instructor or parent, this is the first major gathering of the entire Inland. 

Lastly, the Buddy Melges Sailing Center is a treat all on its own. View the regatta from the lawn, balcony or on the water. There is usually a "Buddy-sighting" so come on down. July 10-11 X; 12 - Opti and 13 - Melges 14 and O'pen Bic. Registration here

And remember - July 10th is last day for early registration fee for X Inlands. It always falls during GLSS. 
 
New Course Designation  
Should my club use it?
Yes, yes, yes! It's the rule. The new Racing Rules of Sailing have been out for six months now. If your sailors travel to regattas, they will see an "a" on the course board indicating there is an offset in place at the windward mark. The numbering is a bit different from the 2013-16 book. If the course is a WA 5, the finish will be the fifth time you come upwind. If the course is a LA 3, the finish is downwind and you will complete the race the third time downwind. The new designation will be with us for four years so teach your signal boats now as we move into heavy regatta season. 

There is a new flag, the U flag, red and white. It is just a kinder Black Flag. We use the Black Flag so infrequently, the U Flag will most likely remain in the bag for your races. The early regatta season seems to be showing an increased use of the Z flag - you are over early, need to correct your faulty start and can expect a 20% penalty added to your finish.

Happy X boat season as they start traveling every week and weekday. Happy ILYA Invites. 
 
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