2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 7, Issue 15

 March 22, 2012 

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15-17   MC Midwinter Regatta Lake Eustis, FL 





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 50 years of fun

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Bilge Pullers 

 The photos from the old days are priceless. The editing team from the Facebook page 50th Ice Breaker Regatta has had a blast and so have the 50 visitors who "like" the page. Lou Morgan is at his best. Who knew Chookie was this much fun? Oh, yeah, he still is! Every night there are more of you joining in. Let's make this regatta the best as they celebrate 50 years.

Opti Sailors Travel South

Training has begun in earnest for the USODA Team Trials event April 25th-29th in Brant Beach, NJ. The recent Gulf Coast Championships was another opportunity to qualify for a spot to the invitation-only event in April. Henry Chapman of Nagawicka sailed to an outstanding 2nd place finish in the event.

Bilge Pullers

Sailing World - Look at US!
 Women's Matchracing Trials - May 4-9 
US Sailing has produced an ad for the selection process for the 2012 Olympics in Women's Matchracing. We are so proud to see two of the four as our own Sally Barkow - Team 7 and Steph Roble with Maggie Shea - RSS sailing. It is hard to imagine in Weymouth, England, two young women from 20 miles apart are competing for the title. For those of you who receive Sailing World, check out page page 40 or the end of the college sailing insert. And not to be missed hiding on the front cover is our own Sam Rogers.

It is time to step up to support the teams. While Barkow has the reputation for a successful campaign, the RSS team is in need of your support. Both are in Europe training from now until May. Barkow is training in Cadiz this week with the British and Roble/Shea are in Weymouth with the Danish team. Both teams have fundraising buttons on the ILYA website for your convenience. Click on the button on the top left of this Scowlines to direct you to donations. You can use Paypal for a fast payment. The teams travel to the Princess Sofia Cup in Palma de Majorca, Spain and then on to Hyeres, France. It is a race to the end. Only four teams have the opportunity to compete: our two (!) and Tunnicliffe and Tullock. If you love to support the Olympic cause, now is the time to support our teams. Barkow is tried and true; Roble is a sheer underdog who has taken the last few months by storm beating some most accomplished sailors to secure the #4 slot. Please support your ILYA sailors.  
Celebrating Our History

 Williquette Turns 90

Most of you recall the heydays of Don Williquette. He turns  90 on 4/4/12.To send him greetings, here is the address:

 115 McPhail Farms Circle

 Anderson SC 29621.

Don is doing well and still enjoys some sailing in SC and training his dogs. Thank him for all his years of service. He was the "C fleet judge".


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 - REGISTER NOW! 

 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 Club 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 more info on race officer training or click here.

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



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 
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Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association