Volume 10, Issue 19 June 6, 2015  
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Regattas / Calendar



12-14 C Nationals - Minnetonka

22 - Lake Beulah Opti Regatta

23-24 TRAP- Pine X

26-28 ILYA 420 Championships - Nagawicka

25-28 MC Nationals - Pewaukee

26-28 A Nationals - Green Lake



6-8 Kaszube Cup - South Shore YC

6-9 GLSS Dinghyfest - Geneva

9-12 ILYA E Invitational - Minnetonka

9-12 ILYA MC Invitational - Nagawicka

10-12 ILYA I-20 Invitational - Green Lake

13-14 Xtreme Regatta - Oshkosh 

15-16 ILYA Women's/Girls Clinic - Beulah 

17-19 ILYA C Invite - Beulah

20 No Tears East - Delavan

21-25 ILYA X Championships - Pewaukee

26-28 ILYA Opti Championships - Beulah



1-2  Interlake C - TBD

5-8 WMYA Champs - 

6-8 ECESA Championships - Chautauqua, NY

6-9 ILYA Championships I-20 - Mendota

7-8 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI

7-9 WYA C - Okauchee

8-9 WI MC Champs - Delavan

19-23 ILYA Championships A, E, C, MC, Melges 17 - Geneva 




5-6   USODA Midwest Championships, Minnetonka, MN

11-13 I-20 Nationals, Fond du Lac

12-13 Maxinkuckee C/MC

19-20 Fenton Fall C

19-20 C Blue Chip - Okauchee

24-27 50th E Blue Chip - Pewaukee

26-27 Nan Norris Beulah C Challenge

26-27 Lotawana C Fall



3-4 Polar Bear C/MC - Davenport, IA

10-11 C Worlds - Delavan 


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ILYA Championships - New Sponsor

Bilge Pullers has added the ILYA Championships to its donation list. The ILYA is most appreciative of sponsorship earmarked for the Saturday party. All sailors will see a subsidy for the social packages to make this most economical to enjoy. There are few restaurants within driving distance between AM and PM races so upscale catered lunches which promise to be sailor-sized will be available from Toothpicks, a local caterer. the lunches will be available for early AM pickup or between-race service at the club. The meal packages are approximately 25% assisted due to the hard work of Mike Keefe and his sponsorship committee of Tim Browne from MN's Browne and Browne Marketing firm.   


The naming rights are still available for the Saturday Night Party. Please consider this great night of entertainment and frivolity with a group sponsorship, your company's sponsorship or an individual sponsorship. Contact Mike Keefe for more information. 

An event this size requires more manpower than one club can supply. There are many opportunities to volunteer. Watch for an online signup to give 2-3.5 hours of service any day. If your parents, neighbors, fellow yacht club members would be interested, give them a heads-up. On the water, at the waterfront, parking, driving shuttles, grilling for your friends - give us a try! It's only sailors all day long. What could be better?

Check the ILYA website for housing details. 

Sail Strong, Sail Pink New Studio Clinic  
We are ready for you!
Sally Barkow, Steph Roble, Maggie Shea are excited to be here. Volunteer coaches are lined up from Beulah, Nagawicka, Delavan, Cedar, Long Lake. The honorary Board members are coming to mentor all the young sailors - corporate women in sailing who have benefitted from all sailing has given them. Helly Hansen is on board with trophies; Helly Hansen pink (SCA) and teal (Epic Racing) for softgoods. The lunch and banquet caterer, Toothpicks, awaits your arrival with special offerings. A special dessert by 10xsugararts will be provided by LBYC member, Joelle Cook. Lesa Gutenkunst will start your days with sailor-tailored exercise. 

Now we need you! Helly Hansen gear needs to be ordered by June 15th. Sizing runs small so we need to assure the correct quantity. So. . . should you come? Yes, if you are an Opti sailor who wants to learn from one of the world's best Opti coaches. Yes, if you are an X sailor who wants to learn from a Volvo Ocean Racer who won the X Inland as she started her career. Yes, if you are new to the MC or C boat. We have 6 C scows and 6 MC's with coaches on board 100% of the time. Yes, if you are new to sailing and want to learn to effectively crew. Yes, if you are new to adult sailing and want a competant sailor guiding you as you learn to drive a boat. Yes, if you want to assist the event financially and help serve the other bright, strong women attending. PLEASE register this week so we can anticipate the softgoods needs. 

(Both X sailors need to register)
Donations to support women's sailing - checks made out to ILYA and sent to Candace Porter, N9322 Beulah Park Road, East Troy, WI 53120. We thank New Studio Architecture for their second year of support. This company from White Bear, MN headed by Sean Wagner and Melissa Martyr proudly wore their 2014 pink Sail Strong, Sail Pink gear at summer events. Thank you for your sustained support of the event. 
Foundation News  
ILYA Foundation at Work
Annie Haeger continues to travel the world around. The ILYA Foundation accepts donations for our international sailors who have established an account. There is a low surcharge for administrative overhead. Particularly in an Olympic year, our revenue increases to a level requiring an audit for IRS purposes. The surcharge covers that amount. 
Mendota and Browns Lake accepted gifts of used sails this week to begin their new adventures with X boats. Thanks to the Beulah families of Martin Barr, Randy Schmidt, Mark Kiernan and Joe Skotarzak for the donations. If your club has anticipated sails available for next year, let the Foundation know.  
Beulah Opti Regatta & TRAP -
Sooner than you think!
June 22 - June 24
LBSS Opti - Monday
June is speeding by. Some sailors are still in school and sailing school is starting despite the late dismissals. Opti season is here already. Lake Beulah Sailing School Opti event gets the ball rolling. The ILYA Championships are on Beulah this year so come on Monday, June 22 to get the lay of the land. It's a small, shifty lake and needs to be seen.

TRAP X    Tuesday and Wednesday
Steph Roble and Joe Kutschenreuter are this year's coaches! These Beulah youth are collegiate All- Americans, ILYA Opti Champs, USODA Opti World Team members, an Orange Bowl and Leiter Cup title and now Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and an ILYA X and Laser champion. It's quite a resume these two share. 
College Nationals  
Newport, RI
What an event! Yale took all three titles, a feat not accomplished in over 20 years. Lake Geneva's Malcolm Lamphere was one of three skippers in the Team Race Nationals. A freshman, Lamphere needed to be tough against top teams like College of Charleston and Boston College. A little pre-event forecasting casting doubt on Yale's ability to repeat due to participation by a freshman was just the motivation Malcolm needed to seal the deal. He and Macatawa Bay's Mitchell Kiss were substituted in on the second day of qualifying for Co-eds to allow the two top Yale skippers to rest a day. Both Kiss and Lamphere were stellar in their day of co-ed qualification. Congrats to Yale. 

With a little sidebar -- many of you remember Mary Allen Brigden who won the X Championship. While she has not returned to her homelake of Beulah, her family has continued in the sailing tradition. Her son Nevin was named College Sailor of the Year. 

Many, many of our sailors competed. It was a joy to follow the live team racing and up to the minute postings of race results from Women's and Co-eds. If there is a regatta to emulate for quick results postings, collegiate sailing is it! 
Wisconsin MC Championships - Delavan  
Second Annual

This event was wildly successful in its inaugural year on Cedar. The traditional date for this event will be the last weekend of June. Due to MC Nationals on Pewaukee this year, the event moved to WYA C weekend, August 8-9.  Delavan has graciously agreed to host the event. For those of you not attending last year, it was 54 boats but with a casual feel to it. Delavan is the perfect lake to perpetuate the firstyear success. This is most likely NOT on your local club's calendar. It is a not-to-be-missed event. Delavan is a marvelous site to host a regatta. Want to bring your family? It's perfect with a beach area, swimming, water trampoline, soccer and volleyball. It boasts lots of land to just relax during a regatta for those onshore. Delavan always provides a value-filled event. This will be no exception.  

Delavan Lake Yacht Club is hosting the Wisconsin MC Championship August 8-9 and they are pulling out all stops to make it easy and fun!  This is a weekend-only regatta, so no need to schedule time away from work.  There will be folks on hand Friday evening to help set up boats and you are welcome to stay for the famous DLYC fish fry.  With two ramps and a hoist, DLYC's large boatyard, and volunteers helping with in/out, this will be an easy, dry-sailed regatta.  This is the Wisconsin MC Championship, so in the fine tradition of our state there will be free beer and brats after racing on Saturday.  Delavan loves to have a good time, so come join fun! The NOR is posted and is open.

LaBelle tuneup  
Byrnes Returns to the C; Petersen Takes X
C Fleet          
Boat Skipper Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
B-117 Joe Byrnes Karla Keck/Christine Porter 1 1 3 5
OO-324 Ben Otten Zach Mommaerts 2 3 6 11
OO-824 David Harris Casey Harri/Lynn Harrs 5 8 1 14
OO-22 Brady Carlson Connor Carlson 3 5 8 16
OO-99 Dave Keck Bill Harvat 10 6 2 18
OO-23 Kyle Stack Brittan Keck 4 12 5 21
OO-7 Kurt Mihelch Charlie Kilander/Heidi Johnson 6 11 4 21
W-23 Sean Wagner Dan Guidinger 8 2 12 22
LD-100 Don Allernbach Linda Allenbach 7 7 10 24
OO-17 Kathy Tweet Bill Mihelich 11 9 7 27
OO-9 Jim Ruppenthal/Roger Plate   9 10 9 28
NO-1 Billy Zlotocha Tammer Fadel 13 4 13 30
OO-20 Todd Jerred Nick Jerred 12 13 11 36
X Fleet          
Boat Skipper Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
I-25 Chapman Peterson Thomas Whowell 2 1 1 4
V-88 Sam Spencer Gavin Kudick 1 3 2 6
OO-24 Sean Harris Bryn Mihelich 3 2 3 8
OO-824 Quinn Harris Sean Mihelich 4 4 4 12
MC Nationals - Pewaukee  
June 25-28

The Pewaukee Yacht Club was founded in 1896 and has hosted countless large regattas over the past and we pride ourselves on running great regattas.  Our club is easy to get to, sail in and out of, the wind is usually fantastic and our volunteers love showing our sailors a great time with wonderful food, drinks and good stories at the bar!  Just last summer we hosted the MC ILYA at our club with over 80 boats.  We are thrilled to be hosting the MC Nationals again this summer and expect anywhere between 70-100 boats on our lake! 

Pewaukee is not only known for our great sailing but also our great parties.  Friday Night we will have an "After Sailing Party" with live music on the deck, a free keg of beer and heavy appetizers.  Then Saturday night the PYC will host RIB NIGHT with Lou Morgan's World Famous BBQ Ribs. 

Register by June 1st to get a FREE REGATTA T-SHIRT and save $25 in registration fees by registering early.  To register online or for more details, NOR and housing information go to MC Nationals 2015 at .

ECESA Championship  
E logo Registration Open

Don't forget to attend this upcoming event.

ECESA Championship Regatta
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club
43 E Lake St
Lakewood, NY 14750

ECESA Championship Regatta


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Instructor Certification Courses  
Slots still available

Small Boat Instructor Level 2 at Geneva Lake Sailing School 
6/11/2015   -   6/12/2015  Instructor: Cappy Capper

Small Boat Coach Level 3 at Geneva Lake Sailing School 
6/13/2015   -   6/14/2015 

These courses are a MUST for your instructors. They prepare your instructor for the many challenging areas of coaching young sailors. Check US Sailing Education for more info and a description which was carried in an earlier Scowlines. 
Personal Note  
Many of you may have wondered where Scowlines has been for several weeks. Our family celebrated the wedding of our youngest daughter. Our female readers "get" the delay immediately.  

Now a week later, I have had time to reflect on the event. Firstly, David and I enjoyed watching our other children revel in the joy of their sibling. I wonder if the bond would be as close if sailing had not entered their lives. Sailing together as children running down to the yacht club, cheering each other on in their youth and college, competing fiercely now against each other in five C scows --- it's all developed a closeness that is so unbreakable. 

The guests were wildly happy no matter the generation. The dance floor may never be the same as sailors from Beulah, Lake Geneva, Delavan, Okauchee, Pewaukee, Oshkosh re-lived the joy of their X boat or instructor days and now C scow days. It was like one big regatta party. David and I appreciate the lasting friendships who will support our daughter all her life. Our friends from Beulah were right there with us from the start and stood beside us in all aspects of this wedding but, in actuality, in Christine's life. Our friends from Pine, Lake Geneva, and Long Lake are with us for the day to day work supporting sailing but also in the joys of our life. I doubt we would be so blessed with these strong, trusted friends if not for sailing. We have stood with these friends mostly serving sailors, supporting sailors, assisting sailors. It has made us compatriots.

My last reflection is on the role of the professional sailor. What an audience! Stephanie Roble, Annie Haeger, Taylor Canfield and Luke Ramsey -- all there. That's the best matchracer in the World, the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, the top 470 sailor poised for and often training in Rio and Canada's Nacra's hope and recently Canadian Sailor of the Month. To watch them have a week to relax gave me an appreciation of the intensity of their work and effort. This is one tough job with a dedication and earnestness which is many times unparalleled in regular life. Not only is it non-stop travel, fundraising, coaching to support themselves, training on land and shore intensely but their "off-hours" are never their own. It was a rare opportunity for all of them (fast friends) to be together with no "official" business. You could see the joy in finally having no schedule for a brief period. But there was always the playful competitive challenge as Taylor and Luke entered scow racing for the first time - and thoroughly enjoyed it. Beating Kent Haeger was a bonus but, to be fair, he had the most talented Julie Haeger as crew. Taylor and Luke took neophyte sailor Mark Smith (Colin Smith's dad) for an exciting heavy air race which they won with the requisite Beulah First Race Win party for Mark. It's a tradition here! And off they went - Luke and Annie to England, Steph to San Diego and Taylor to Sweden via Miami. The hectic life returns but with a brief respite on a quiet, little pond where champions meet but, more importantly, friends refresh energies. 

As Luke left us for England for yet another regatta, he thanked us for the opportunity to see how a yacht club works, the friendships and fun associated with healthy local racing. "This is an aspect we never see". In many ways, he summed up this sailing life. There is a special quality and relationship amongst folks who enjoy sailing together, who support the sport and work hard for each other but WITH each other. We are blessed indeed for our many friends who have enriched our lives - all of whom we have met through this marvelous lifelong sport of sailing.  

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