Volume 8, Issue 11

 March 13, 2013

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Regattas / Calendar


13-16 MC Midwinters-Eustis

15 Club 420 US Youth Champs application deadline

30 Club 420 Neill Clinic, Chicago Yacht Club Clinic application deadline


1 Registration accepted for Ida Lewis Girls 420 - closes 5/1 

20-21 Lotawana C, Missouri YC

27-28Spring(field) C Regatta--Island Bay Yacht Club, IL



1-5 USODA Team Trials - Pewaukee

4-5 Cedar, IN Icebreaker C

11-12Cedar, WI C Spring Regatta

    Mother's Day C--Spring Lake,MI

18-19 LaBelle C/X Tune Up

18-19 Geneva Spring E - Geneva


8-9MIR C--Lake Beulah, WI

      C Easterns--Chautauqua, NY

8-12 Club 420 Neill Clinic, Chicago

14-16  C Nationals--Pewaukee, WI

19-22 MC Youth Champs-Lake Murray, SC

20-23 420 ILYA Champs/Clinic - Delavan

20-23 A Scow Nationals - Geneva 

21-23 ILYA I-20 Invite - Cedar Lake IN

22-27 US Junior Women's Doublehanded Champs, Club 420 Ida Lewis (girls only) clinic and regatta, Bahia Corinthian YC, Corona del Mar, CA

24 Beulah Opti - Lake Beulah SS

25-27 TRAP X - Pine

26-29 MC Nat'ls - Clear Lake, IA

30 - July 2 Area K JOs, Wayzata 


1-2 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka

8-10 GLSS Dinghyfest

11-13 420 Youth Nat'ls-Geneva

11-14 ILYA E Invite - Pewaukee

11-14 ILYA MC Invite - Delavan

15-16 Xtreme-Oshkosh

14-16 SBS Area K Qual-Lk Forest

17-20 MC Masters Nat's-Hoover, OH

18-21 ILYA C Inv.--Okauchee, WI

19-21 ILYA Melges 17 Champs - Pewaukee

19-22 420 NAs, St. Margaret YC, Glenhaven, NS, Canada

22 ILYA No Tears East-Nagawicka

22 ILYA No Tears West - Clear, IA

24-27 ILYA X Champs - Oshkosh

26-28 Hyannisport 420 regatta, Cape Cod

28-30 ILYA Opti Champs-Beulah

29-31 CJ Buckley 420 team regatta - Cape Cod


1-4WMYA Champs-White Lake, MI

2-4 WYA C--LaBelle, WI

2-4 Buzzards Bay 420-Providence,RI

2-4 I-20 ILYA Champs,-Green Lake

7-11 Chicago Tall Ships and Chicago Match Cup

8-10 ILYA C champs; Regis 8/7

11-13 ILYA A champs; Regis. 8/10
15-17 ILYA E/MC champs; Regis. 8/14  Housing options 
13-17 US Sailing Youth Champs - Corpus Christi



7-8 Max C Fall=-Maxinkuckee, IN 
7-8 MC Team Nat's-Clear Lake, IA
14-15 Blue Chip--Okauchee, WI

      Fenton C Fall Lake Fenton, MI

21-22 C Challenge-Lake Beulah,WI
21-22 MC Blue Chip-Spring Lake, MI
28-29 Lotawana C-Missouri YC, MO
     Polar Bear--Lake Davenport, IA
5-6 C Worlds--Delavan, WI  

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gORDY SPERRYGordy Lamphere of Lake Geneva was named today to the US Sailing Team Sperry Topsider along with 33 other of the US's best sailors. He is training in the Finn class and is one of two in that class who will be funded partially by the US. Gordy has been training extensively for the past year and has climbed steadily in the US and World ISAF rankings.

He is joined by Anne Haeger of Lake Beulah who is training in the Women'sannie sperry 470. Anne and her crew Briana Provancha will be traveling with Gordy to Europe for an event at the end of March. Annie was top 470 team at the ISAF Miami event in December.  Annie was college sailor of the year in 2011 and won college singlehanded nationals three out of her four years.

Both Annie and Gordy participated in the ILYA Opti and X program and sailed extensively in college. Both teams have been training in Miami most of the fall.

          Gordy Lamphere
          Annie Haeger
ILYA Regatta Registration NOW open
   Early Regattas are only three month's away         
Jim Smith has announced the ILYA regatta registration online service is open. Why register early?
  • It generates enthusiasm for your class to see folks are attending
  • It gives the class time to promote improved attendance
  • It provides opportunities for you to mentor those "back of the bus" sailors. Early on ---- enlist a fellow sailor to go with you
  • It allows the host club to maximize social planning with confidence if numbers are high
  • It amortizes your sailing costs over a greater time diminishing your spouse's knowledge of JUST HOW MUCH THIS COSTS
  • Your time and memory are improved in the pre-season.

Click here to register for your favorite ILYA event. In particular, the 420 Youth Champs and the I-20 Champs come early.

For the 420 sailors, secure boats now from your favorite club. There will be no new boat charters from manufacturers, arranged by the regatta committee, due to the high cost of charters in this manner. The regatta committee is instead working with local clubs to obtain boats for charter. Your best option is to plan now and reserve a boat with the nearest local sailing school. If you are a local club and have extra boats to charter (please encourage your own sailors to reserve your boats for this event), contact

Richard Beers, Delavan regatta chair, for posting on our facebook page.
          Milwaukee Women's Conference - May 11
Betsy Alison to be Keynote Speaker at Midwest Women's Sailing Conference! --- Also Steph Roble and Maggie Shea speak

The third annual Midwest Women's Sailing Conference is being held on May 11, 2013 at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center.  We are very excited to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Betsy Alison.  The seminars offered at the conference are taught by women for women.  Seminars are offered in everything from beginning sailing to diesel engines, safety at sea, racing tactics, sail care and weather just to mention a few of the offerings.  Included with the conference are, breakfast, lunch and a cocktail hour after the events of the day.  We also have a silent auction and raffle items during the day.  The conference offers women a great opportunity to meet and network with other women sailors in the Midwest.  Attendees from past years have come from as far away as Kansas and the Netherlands!  Don't miss this opportunity to attend the Midwest Women's Sailing Conference.  For registration materials check out our website at and for conference gear check out  The registration materials link is in the top left corner of the home page.  See you May 11th!

          Geneva To Host 420 Nationals in July

This summer the Club 420 US National Championship regatta will be held on beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  Lake Geneva Yacht Club is the proud host of this event and we would like to get the word out to as many sailors as possible. The NOR was just posted and registration will be up and running soon. Hotel information will be provided on the website and Facebook Page as well. For more information, please visit (and Like) our Facebook Page 2013 Club 420 National Championship. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the event. We'd like to encourage all 420 sailors to attend!

Dana Rolander, Regatta Chair
C420 US National Championship
Lake Geneva Yacht Club

Fontana, WI
July 11-13, 2013
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