2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association


Volume 7, Issue 24

 June 5, 2012

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Classes E, C, and I-20
 August 9 - 12, 2012
 Classes A, MC, and Club 420
August 16-19, 2012

Mendota Yacht Club 

Madison, Wisconsin


Regattas / Calendar



9-10        MIR C - Delavan

16-17      420 clinic - Calhoun

               C Nationals - Delavan

21-24      A Nationals - Pewaukee

25-26      Kansas City Opti Regatta



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College Nationals - Annie Haeger and Kelly Roy Win!

 It came down to the last race. Annie Haeger switched out her regular crew, put Kelly Roy up front, won the race and waited for her B partner to finish it off. Boston College won the Women's National title. Also on the roster and in attendance for the Eagles was Steph Hudson. Haeger was named All-American for the fourth year.

 Team racing is going on now. Boston College is in the top four and will compete tomorrow. Haeger competes there also. Wisconsin with local favorites topped the silver fleet finishing ninth. Watch the nationals website to view results. Chris Love productions is onsite to provide live coverage. College results are posted immediately after each set  - enjoy the event from afar.

The nationals event concludes with the Co-ed portion.

Vote for your favorite Sailor 

 Click here to learn how to vote for the best American sailor. You will find a few Midwestern sailors.  You can win a trip to the America's Cup but you can make a name for our sailors. You can vote for a prize each week. Vote now.  Buddy Melges tops the list. Sally Barkow and Greg Fisher also are listed. If DD can win the DWTS trophy, we can bring the US Sailing Greatest Sailor title home to the Inland. 

Chicago match Racing Event

 Bilge Pullers

"Perhaps the best action of the event came not in the Finals, but in the last Petit-Final match between Funk and US Olympian Sally Barkow. Tied onone point each, and just yards away from the spectator crowd at the end of Navy Pier, the following drama unfolded: Barkow led the match, but with an outstanding penalty and not enough lead to do a turn at the finish and still stay ahead. Taking a play out of her Olympic training book, she started to set a trap for Funk by slowing down to lure the Laser sailor to windward where she could hope to throw him a luff and a penalty to even the score.



But Funk instead rolled over the top of Barkow in the light air, and approaching the end of the Pier looked safe to head to the finish. But Barkow and team hung in there, staying close enough to Funk that he could not gybe, but not getting overlapped to trigger a proper course requirement to gybe away towards the finish. The two sat with lifeless spinnakers well past the layline to the pin end of the finish, and right in front of the crowd.


Then the action started: Barkow judged she had enough room now to do her penalty turn, so up went her jib, followed by a spinnaker drop and a tack to complete her penalty turn. But meanwhile Funk gybed towards the finish in the diminishing breeze, with the crowd cheering him on. Barkow gybed at him on starboard, saw he would pass ahead, then gybed pack to port, giving Funk just enough separation to get ahead.


But the light air meant another gybe was needed to the finish line, even though Funk was now extending his one length lead and looked comfortable to take the win by that margin or more.


Then all of a sudden a "helicopter" puff of wind dropped down on both teams, hitting Barkow first and propelling her forward just the few yards needed to allow her to just get to the finish line with Funk in hot pursuit. The crowd roared as the yellow flag went up at the signal boat, signaling the hard-fought win for Barkow. In all, there were a staggering 8 lead changes in this one match.


This kind of action and more can be found on the daily highlight videos posted at  www.chicagomatchrace.com, where there are also full results and photos."

For more info on the Chicago Match Racing Center, contact Stephanie Roble:


For more information checkout www.ChicagoMatchRace.com

420 Clinics - ILYA Start is Memorial Day - Okauchee

 420 Opportunties - YOU ASKED FOR IT!



Southern Clinic- June 9-10 - Lake Beulah -Cancelled

Northern Clinic June 16-17 

2012 ILYA 420 Racing Clinic

Calhoun Yacht Club


June 16th 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

June 17th 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Calhoun Yacht Club and Sailing School

3010 East Calhoun Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Lunches will be provided both days.

Registration: Limited 25 Boats (contact Mike Woldum mwoldum@gmail.com) to register

Fee:                             $140.00 per boat

ILYA Membership:    $40.00 (skipper must be a member of the ILYA)

Chartering Boats:        $35.00

Head Coach for the Clinic: Kevin Jewett

Kevin grew up sailing on Lake Minnetonka. He attended St. Mary's College of MD where he earned two time All-American status in Collegiate Sailing and was the team captain.  An ILYA Champion in the M-16, Kevin has competed successfully in all of the scow classes with National Championship title as tactician on the A, and multiple E and C Scow regatta titles to his credit.  Olympic Campaigns in the IMCO Windsurfing Class and 49er have sharpened his skills outside of the ILYA.  Kevin has served as the Director of the Geneva Lake Sailing School since 2008 and was head racing coach for Lake Calhoun Sailing School in the mid 90's when their racing program was in its formative years.  He has a passion for teaching the sport and enjoys working with sailors of all levels

There will also be 2 assistant coaches to set a target of 8-1 boat to coach ratio.


This clinic will focus on the kids who race in high school events in the spring and fall transition into the club 420 events in the summer. This will also help the kids who have been sailing the club 420 for a few years get more comfortable in the boat with the spinnaker and trapeze.

Contact Mike Woldum for the registration form.  

White Bear Sailor Inducted Into ICSA Hall of Fame
 University of Hawaii Coach Johnson Honored 

MINNEAPOLIS (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawai'i head coach Andy Johnson has been honored with a place in the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Hall of Fame. Johnson is one of five members of the 2012 class after being awarded the Graham Hall Award for Outstanding Service by a college sailing professional.

Johnson is in his 23rd year as head coach of the University of Hawai'i coed and women's sailing teams. Only women's volleyball coach Dave Shoji has a longer current tenure than Johnson, a former UH sailor who has elevated the Rainbow sailing program to elite status.

This is the second prestigious honor that Johnson has earned in a month. In April he was awarded the 2012 Richard H. Lough Memorial Service Award for his extraordinary service to the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference.

With Johnson's induction, all three coaches in Rainbow sailing history are now members of the ICSA Hall of Fame. Ted Livingston, who founded the Rainbow sailing program in the late 1960s, was inducted in 1982. Charlie Dole, who headed the program for nearly a decade before being replaced by Johnson, was inducted in 1995.

Since becoming head coach in 1989, Johnson has led UH to more than 40 national championship appearances in the coed, team and women's events, while coaching 15 All-American skippers, nine All-American crews and two Olympians. He is a leader in the Hawai'i sailing community running clinics for the area yacht clubs, junior sailing programs and high school teams in addition to coaching the UH sailing team and managing the UH Campus Recreation programs.

When hosting conference regattas Johnson has often gone above and beyond his role as host to organize event dinners, housing, social activities and awards to make the events memorable. Meanwhile, the UH tradition of presenting leis to all visiting seniors has been one of the most endearing memories for the many who have competed on the Hawai'i waters.

Johnson leads another squad to the nationals this year when the Rainbow Wahine compete in the 2012 ICSA Women's National Championship in Austin, Texas, May 30-June 2.

The ICSA Hall of Fame was established in 1969 to honor individuals for either undergraduate competitive achievement in sailing or outstanding leadership and service to the establishment, development and growth of the sport. Johnson's name, as well as those of the other inductees this year, will be added to the ICSA College Sailing Hall of Fame, which is on permanent display in the Robert Crown Center at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Level II Instructor Course
 Allison Jolly to Instruct at Pewaukee 
There are still a few spots open for the June 7-8 course. Register online at US Sailing. This course is a must for your instructors.
X quilt -- is your club represented?
 Deadline is Friday 
The quilt project is near completion. Click here to see if your club submitted a square. View the entries and be prepared to submit your raffle tickets to take this quilt home for a year. Contact Richard Beersfor more info.  
Just in - Minnetonka and Macatawa Bay sailors win Laser Nationals

The 2012 Laser US National Championship were hosted by Houston Yacht Club

(TX) on May 31-June 3. Erik Bowers of Minnetonka Yacht Club (MN) won the 14-boat Laser title, Mitchell Kiss of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club (MI) won the 43-boat Laser Radial title, and Conner Harding Lauderdale Yacht Club (FL) won the 25-boat Laser 4.7 title. -- Results: http://tinyurl.com/LC-060412

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