A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Annie Kate Haeger Named to US Elite Youth Development Team
US Sailing has announced the creation of an elite team for singlehanded sailors to provide selected athletes with coaching, education and administrative assistance to improve the US Olympic future. Three females have been named to the Laser Radial team and three young men to the Laser Full Rig team. The only Midwest sailor is Annie Kate Haeger of Lake Forest HS and home lake of Lake Beulah. Annie is a past junior ILYA X champ. She has distinguished herself this past summer and fall with a second place finish in the 2006 Leiter Cup, 4th in the Laser Radial Youth Championship and 8th in the 2006 US Sailing pre-trials. Annie is a junior in high school juggling southern travel with school work. She is the daughter of Kent (of C boat fame) and Julie Haeger (of dedicated support fame). Annie has trained under the MOST team and traveled to Europe in the Opti, training most extensively under a Danish coach, Soren Laugesen. Congratulations to Annie and best wishes for a full summer in Europe and Canada for international competition.
Peter and Olaf Harken's America's Cup Story
A chance meeting, army-green ball bearings, and a prototype Big Boat block. . . From this small beginning in 1977, today 11 of 12 AC syndicates are completely equipped with Harken hardware and winches. Read Peter and Olaf’s entertaining interview on how they got there and why they committed to the pressures of the AC business.
Thirty (30!) events on C calendar for 2007
Check out the new C scow website. The C's have a new site and Scowlines has been asked to notify you of the new address. The site is still the NCSSA (National C Scow Sailing Association) site but with an easier name to recall, cscow.com. The new look starts off year 101 for this popular class.
The Black Tie (April 20-22), Springfield Spring Regatta (April 28-29) and Cedar Lake, IN followed by Spring Lake, MI and Cedar, WI both May 12-13 start us all off. Labelle and Upper Minnetonka May 19-20 conclude the spring season. Pick an event, call a friend, caravan together and enjoy scow sailing.
Jamie Kimball Takes MC Midwinter Title
Seventy-five MC's attended the MC Midwinters. Seems the northern and southern boys are evenly split in the results. Northerners Jamie Kimball and Zack Clayton were 1,3 with Eric Hood in 7th but you can't really call him a northern boy. Top Master was Jeff Annis and top grandmaster Tim Fredman. Megamaster winner was Jack Kern. The top woman, June Howells, won the Andy Burdick Coaching Raffle. Congrats to all the sailors who enjoyed Lake Eustis.
College Sailors Speak out at Winter Inland
The youth sailors led the charge to change the mileau surrounding the ILYA Youth Champs. Look for some fresh, youthful changes this year as the UW-Madison Sailing Team works to host the event. There are some kinks to iron out with the venue but the exuberance of the sailors seems to guarantee a new vibrance to the event. Aaron Mann and Matt Schmidt are leading the charge to obtain the proper site, permission, awards and entertainment. The date is firm for the last weekend of June. There are hopes of leased boats or boats supplied by some of the clubs with fleets. For a great time in Madison during the fireworks of Rhythm and Booms, Hoofer excitement and UW-Madison sailing, be there. The Winter Inland sailors will challenge the Minnesota Sailing Team to consider hosting us in 2008. The rotation of the college scene as hosts seems to promise increased participation and promotes youth sailing in the targeted 17-24 age group.
Last Chance to register for Saturday's Race Committee Basic Training
Email Fred Wester or call him at 920-203-2459 to register for the Oshkosh race committee seminar. The start time is 0900. No harbor warning. This is time-based learning. No protests allowed. Four hours constitutes a seminar. No throwouts - all welcome!