2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 7, Issue 14

 March 11, 2012 

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15-17   MC Midwinter Regatta Lake Eustis, FL 





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 M-16 Memories by March 30th

 Where were you? 
Many of you grew up in the heyday of the M-16. You cut your teeth on the teamwork and friendships in the fleet. Remember the days of an M-16 Quad Lakes and an M-16 Blue Chip? Jan Gill, the last M-16 ILYA rep, is preparing a retrospective article on the last days of the Inland M-16 fleet. To contribute to the article, send your recollections to janrgill@gmail.com 
Google calendar online

The times they are a' changin. From this weekend's events, a Google calendar has been created to feature a fleet by fleet calendar which can be viewed in totality or by fleet. Please send your event to john@summersetmarine.com or candaceporter@wi.rr.com. Further info on access to the calendar will be posted here next issue. Email now for your event to be included.

We are looking for Iowa and Minnesota events, in particular.

Race Committee training in Minnesota
April 7th and 14th 

 For those of you who are in the Western area of the ILYA we ussailinglogoare pleased to announce two seminars; a one day Race Officer, and a one day Judges seminar. Each of these seminars can result in certification as a US Sailing Club Race Officer and US Sailing Judge respectively. Beginners are welcome but some prior knowledge will be helpful. The seminar concentrates on the rules and procedures governing the Race Committee and the Protest Committee. The ILYA is always looking for qualified people to assist in Race management at various regattas, and these qualifications will be most helpful.

For those of you who have little interest in RC or PC work the seminars will still be a valuable addition to your sailing skills. You will learn what all those funny flags and sound signals mean. Also a knowledge of what the RC can and cannot do, when marks and lines can be moved how they must be signaled, under what conditions courses can be lengthened, shortened, abandoned and postponed will all help in your own understanding of what is going on at the regatta.

The seminars will be held in Minneapolis at the Wayzata Yacht Club on the 7th and 14th of April respectively. They will be taught by qualified US Sailing instructors. Click here for Race Committee registration. Contact David Gross for info on the Judges Seminar which is not listed yet on the US Sailing site.

Women's Conference in Milwaukee

Women's conference 

The 2nd annual Conference will be a full day of workshops and speakers covering topics of seamanship with special emphasis on women's interest and participation in the sport of sailing. This concentrated event will give women an efficient and effective way to get started or to improve their boating skills at any level. Even experienced Skippers will find much of interest.Check In starts at 8:00 am. A continental breakfast will be available. The entire group will hear the keynote address from Nancy Erley, who has twice circumnavigated the world. Both voyages were crewed entirely by women. Check out her website www.tethyoffshore.com.  

Following the keynote, the day will be divided into two morning and two afternoon workshop sessions with a brief break for lunch. Attendees will choose from 6 selections per time slot. Nancy Erley will be the presenter for two workshops. For full descriptions of classes, instructors and registration materials visit our website



Minnetonka Welcomes Your donation

The Minnetonka YC Light House Island Garden Club (LHI-GC) would like to extend to all ILYA member clubs and membership the opportunity to be included in the construction of our new paver history walk and the enlargement of the existing patio. Please note deadlineof March 31.


We are hoping to have many ILYA clubs represented. If your Yacht Club decides to donate a "club" paver, we will need a JPG and a PDF of your burgee for the middle line. We plan to build a beautiful curved paver walkway from the pontoon drop off on the South side of the island up to the clubhouse. The existing patio will be enlarged to accommodate our social gatherings. Be part of this history by donating a personalized paver or simply making a donation to help fund this improvement. bhburdick@aol.com,  for more info

 Mail to:


PO Box 399

Excelsior, MN 55331-0339 

Make checks payable to:

LMSS Pavers Fund

ILYA Youth Accepted to CISA Clinic

 420s and Laser

 Congratulations to Ben Garber and Riley LeGault, Matt Ripkey, Connor Corgard and Sarah Hogg, and Mary Claire Kiernan and Kelly Monahan for earning entry into the prestigious California youth clinic. Held at Alamitos Bay April 12-15, this clinic has been the model for all advanced youth clinics in the country. With our earliest entry probably the Strothmanns followed by Barkows, Reese and Porter, our newest sailors are fine examples of our greatest future. Garber/LeGault from Minnetonka, Corgard and Hogg sail from LMSS, Mary Claire Kiernan (Beulah) and Monahan (Nagawicka) will all compete in the 420 portion of the clinic. Ripkey from Geneva will learn from the nation's best in the Laser.
Level I - US Sailing Instructor Certification
 Register NOW! 
Sailing Schools, sign up your instructors now. Instructor classes are now on the US Sailing site. Classes are filled on a first come-first serve basis. The hosting clubs have no right to reserve spots.

Level 1
June 7-10        Pewaukee YC
June 7-10        Sandusky, Ohio  Sailing Club
June 4-7          Wayzata YC
May 29-June 1  Chicago YC
5/21-24            Chicago Park District

Level 2
June 4-5         Chicago Park District
5/26-27          Wayzata YC 
5/26-27          Geneva YC 
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association