A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 7

March 23, 2008

In This Issue
Rolex Awards
Ecklund on TV
'08 X Champs
'09 X Champs
Bentsen Awarded
Barkow-Ruf Gala
Regatta Resutls
Five Guys and A Burger
Online Dues Renewal
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Calendar of Events
   3-4 I-20 Indian Lake
   7 ILYA -Pewaukee-            Pine Olympic
   25-26 TRAP X regatta
   28-29 I-20 Lake Carlyle
   30-July 1 Quad Lakes
Rolex Sailor of the Year
Sally Barkow was awarded the Rolex award for the second time. Days after landing the Olympic berth officially, Barkow traveled to New York YC to receive the prestigious award in the famous Model Room. Check her website to view a photo of the room. Barkow is currently sailing in Spain in the Princess Sofia Regatta. See results where she finished fifth. 
EcklundEcklund featured in STAR
Tune in to ESPN2 at 2:30pm this Easter Sunday 3/23/08 to see STAR in action during the Acura Key West Race Week!

STAR32 is one of the featured teams for the week with on-board cameras, helicopter footage, and microphones. Gary Jobson (host of the show) told me they had some great video of our team.

We had a great week winning our class in this VERY competitive Melges32 sport boat class. Look for the blue spinnaker with "Acura" printed in white letters and our gold star on the side of the boat.

The next television coverage will be April 13th at 12:30 on ESPN2. STAR finished 3rd in the Acura Miami Grand Prix held last week.

I hope you all tune in!


ESPN2 DirectTV channels: 72 (HD), 209 (Standard Definition)
ESPN2 Cable: check your local listings for channel
oSHKOSHxLOGOThe dates for this year's x Champs are Wednesday, July 23rd through Saturday, July 26th. Oshkosh is in the midst of planning an Olympic themed event, with "Opening Ceremonies" to be held after registration closes Wednesday evening at the newly renovated, beautiful Waters building on the lake.  It will be a treat just to see the Waters, believe me!
Chip Mann and Tom Hodgson are PROs for the Sr. and Jr. fleets this year and Oshkosh  looks forward to hosting boats from around the ILYA to compete on Winnebago. 
Friday night's big social will be a blast for everyone. The "Lake of Champions" casual dinner,again at the Waters, will feature a fantastic DJ leading "medal round" games and Karaoke afterwards.
Please encourage your families to book their rooms early-the following week is EAA in Oshkosh and people come ahead, so rooms book up fast.  This cannot be stressed enough!  Two blocks have been reserved under ILYA at the Hilton Garden Inn (60 rooms at $109 per night) and the Park Plaza Hotel (80 rooms at $85 per night).  Please see the Oshkosh website for details on accommodations
Please contact me with any questions you may have-thank you.
Board Names Gull Lake for 2009
ilyaburgeeUpon recommendation of the X committee, the ILYA Board named Gull Lake as the host of the 2009 X champs. Gull is known as a large, round lake with plenty of fun in this resort region. E boaters are familiar with the fine sailing area. X boaters can look forward to a "Road Trip" regatta with loads of fun in a new site.
To view all the approved bids, check the ILYA site on the Regatta bid chart. To file a bid, simply contact Jim Smith at the ILYA office. The ILYA Board awards regatta sites at both its Fall and Winter Board meetings. Speak with your fleets to gain support for your lake.
Bentsen Receives Award

US SAILING Presents National Award for
Race Administration to Bill Bentsen

Newport, R.I. (March 15, 2008) - US SAILING, national governing body for the sport, has announced it is presenting its Harman Hawkins Trophy for excellence in Race Administration to Bill Bentsen (Chicago, Ill.). US SAILING President Jim Capron and Race Administration Committee Chair Dick Rose made the announcement earlier today at US SAILING's Spring Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island. Unable to attend the US SAILING meeting, Bentsen will officially be presented with the award at a later date. Presented annually, US SAILING's Harman Hawkins Trophy is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the field of race administration (judging, race management, appeals and racing rules).

After an outstanding sailing career capped by two Olympic medals, Bentsen has made significant contributions in all areas of Race Administration. For more info check the US Sailing website.

Olympics - Here We Come!
Barkow and Ruf Feted with Fundraiser  
Pine, Pewaukee and the ILYA will  join forces June 7th to raise funds for the final push for the Olympics. Both Barkow and Ruf are training this week while a committee of ILYA sailors is gathering the finest auction items for your excitement. Robert W. Baird, Co., has generously provided the jumpstart to a successful event.
Pewaukee has generously donated the use of the clubhouse and the volunteer manpower.  The knowledge and expertise of Tim O'Malley (Pewaukee) the Robles (Beulah), the Rolfs (Pine) Margaret Hollister (Pine). and Kim Tornehl (Pewaukee) will be invaluable. But the real asset is the generosity of the many ILYA members who have donated items for the auction. For starters, the Ackley clan will provide a dinner for 25 lucky winners, boat trips (Booze Cruises to finer dining) on many of the I-94 lakes will go to the highest bidders, two airline tickets with no black out dates anywhere in the Continental US (compliments of Midwest Express), PACKERS tickets (no, you are not sitting next to Brett Favre but next to the equally fascinating O'Malleys).
You, too, can be part of this event. Everyone is invited - the first 500 will receive tickets. The total ticket price will go toward the Olympic campaigns due to the generosity of Baird and our many donors. If you would like to donate an item, large or small; a service, local or in our sailing area; money, any denomination, contact Dale or Nancy Roble at If you are near Pine or Pewaukee, contact the Barkows, Rufs, Tim O'Malley or Julie Rolfs to provide an auction item. If you own a business that manufactures any product, we are interested. Help send our two Olympians to Qingdao with the best equipment and coaching possible.

The ILYA Foundation serves our many sailors who wish to participate in higher level events and need financial support. The Foundation was established under the ILYA's 501(c)(3) status and welcomes charitable donations. Please send donations, (small as well as large) to ILYA Foundation, PO Box 311, Fontana, WI, 53125-0311.
MC Midwinters
Hosted by Lake Eustis Sailing Club, National Champion Jamie Kimball from Fontana, Wisconsin won the 36th Annual National Midwinter MC Scow Regatta amid 60 boats on Lake Eustis. The top master was George Scarborough, top grand master was Lenny Krawcheck, the top mega master was Jack Kern, and the top woman was Kelli Farrar.
- Complete story
C Midwinters
Check results here to see Indiana's Brian Barr atop the leader list at the Lake Eustis regatta.
Melges 17 Midwinters
Lake Geneva's Ken Wruk visited Lake Eustis and brought home first place.  Complete results here.
Laser East Midwinters
Annie Kate Haeger and Erik Bowers traveled south to Clearwater to place 3rd and 7th respectively at the February event. See results.
Five Guys and a Burger
Delavan Sailors Flip the Burgers
For fun, a large burger and sailing company, travel to Delafield, Wisconsin. Commodore Porter was surprised in August to see many Delavan men sporting stylish shirts with a "Five Guys" logo. While she thanked them for the support of ILYA X sailing, the "Five Guys" concept was an unknown in Wisconsin. NOW - we all get it. Especially those parents in Pewaukee who had youngsters clamoring to get to the fastfood restaurant on opening day. The restaurant in Delafield and Madison's State Street is owned an operated by our Delavan sailors. The burgers are huge, the fries come in regular and Cajun but the most interestind aspect was the sailing clientele who frequent the Delafield shop. Porter saw three X boaters, C boat crews and parents galore! Thanks, Delavan, for supporting our regattas.
For more opportunities like these, regatta chairs along with Sharon Garber and Fletcher Driscoll, are firming up sponsorship for the '08 and '09 regattas. In addition, advertising is now available on Scowlines. Contact Jim Smith for more details.
Have you tried renewing your membership On-Line?
In case you hadn't noticed, we sent out a renewal email several days ago announcing the debut of the updated ILYA On-Line Membership Application and Renewal program...

...and like other new technologies, we immediately ran into some bugs that forced us to shut down for a few days. 
But now...
We think (almost certain, actually) that we have all the issues resolved, and we are asking all of our existing members and new members to sign up for 2008 and pay dues on-line.

Some fun for you! 
By using the on-line renewal, you will set yourself up for:

     ·     Easy renewal in 2009 with most membership data pre-filled
Easy access to your membership data so that you can change your address or your email address at will
Membership only access to the ILYA membership database to search email addresses for your sailing friends, or to see others who share interest in your Scow or Junior or Race Committee categories.

The sign-up site is a secure site with live credit card transaction capability. After signing up, you will see a confirmation/thank-you with your system-generated membership ID number. Your membership ID number or your email address, along with your self generated password, will give you full access to the membership data and future features.
Please join or renew today.  Follow the membership link at the top of this page.

Thanks for your consideration, and good sailing!

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Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
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