Volume 9, Issue 13   March 25, 2014   
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5 One-Day Judges Seminar - Wayzata

12 One-Day Judges Seminar - Pewaukee

24-26 O'Pen Bic NA's - RHACD

26-28 Springfield Spring C 


 3 One-day Race Committee Seminar - Okoboji

3-4 Icebreaker C - Cedar, IN

10-11 C/MC Tuneup - Cedar, WI

10-11 Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI

17 - One-Day Race Committee Seminar - Delavan

17-18 C/X LaBelle Tuneup

17-18 Geneva Spring E


14-15 C Nationals - Nagawicka

20-22 NCASA A Scow Nationals - Minnetonka

23 Lake Beulah SS Opti

24-26 USODA Great Plains Team Trials Qualifier, Okoboji

27-29 420 ILYA Champs - White Bear, MN


11 TRAC (Opti) - Cedar, WI

10-13 ILYA E Invite - Geneva

11-13 ILYA MC Invite - Okoboji

17-20 ILYA C Invite - Cedar, IN

18-20 ILYA Melges 17 Champs - Geneva

18-20 WYA X - Okauchee

21 - No Tears East - Beulah

23-26 ILYA X Champs - Gull Lake, MN

27-29 ILYA Opti Champs - Cedar, WI

31 - 3 WMYA


1-3 WYA C - Delavan

7 Pram Power - North Lake

8-10 ILYA MC Champs - Pewaukee

13-17 ILYA Championships - A, E, C, I-20 - Oshkosh at the Waters



6-7 George Dorn MC Beulah

20-21 Beulah C Challenge

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ILYA Women's/Girls Clinic - June 19-20  
New event to keep your classes strong
 . . . Empower girls and young women with confidence through the sport of sailing & support breast cancer research
This event is a part of the ILYA Promotion Committee and Youth Development Committee mission who jointly work to encourage participation in our scow classes. This event is for women of all ages - 8-80. The areas of instruction include youth and scow sailing, race committee work, parenting a soon-to-be college sailor, how to watch a race and trailer backing. In addition, a service component has been included to allow our young women sailors to begin or add to a service record for college and high school students. The committee has chosen breast cancer research for this year's charitable cause.
The clinic is fortunate to have Annie Haeger, Steph Roble and Mary Ann Ward as primary instructors. Sally Barkow will appear in video to give the women a broader vision of where sailing can take us.
What makes this clinic so special? 

1 - Lake Beulah has committed to providing 6 C scows and 6 MC's WITH either the owners or experienced crew for the entire time to give our girls or women an opportunity to learn the boats. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to invite your youth sailors to try a scow to gain confidence and return home to YOUR SCOW FLEETS. Please reach out to assure your lake has someone interested in these boats. 

2 - Thursday night features a formal banquet with keynote speaker Mary Ann Ward speaking on "Fearlessness". In addition, each table will feature a mentor who is a woman of business or sailing who will speak of leadership to the participants. Those invited as the Honorary Board of Directors (mentors) are Janet Baxter (former US Sailing President), Cindy Rusher (Olympic silver medalist), Marilyn Krause, Ann Kaiser, Sharon Garber, Lesa Gutenkunst, Beth Wyman, Sarah Lamphere, Mary Kay Davenport and Liz Quadracci Harned. (listed in no particular order) 

3 - Intergenerational instruction - this is the only known clinic in the area to feature interest areas of women of all ages. Nancy Eckert will lead the instruction on beginning race committee; Suzi Reese will teach trailer backing with actual practice "until you get it"; Lesa Gutenkunst will run a conditioning session early Friday morning; Leslie Barkow will take women on pontoons to allow them to ask any questions about how to watch a race, rescue from a boat, the operations of a race; Sarah Lamphere, Nancy Roble and Julie Haeger will talk to parents about life after the X, college entrance, traveling in the US and abroad, the assistance your sailor needs; the traditional Opti and X instruction---- and the agenda goes on. 

How do we support this clinic?

Thanks to the Windhover Foundation for its support as the naming sponsor of the event. In addition, the ILYA Promotion Committee has committed to financial support. We are still in need of $3000 to make this the quality event we would imagine. The airfare of our three instructors plus a hopeful duo from Texas as we look to bring Danielle Soriano and Lindsay Allen Valasek back requires substantial sponsorship money. Please read the linked brochure and consider a donation to support this clinic. 

Breast Cancer Research

Our youth committee member, Mary Berg, made a proposal to the group to include a fundraising component. Our youth today have community service requirements for entrance into schools, organizations and programs in college that most of us did not face. This aspect brings an opportunity for us to teach volunteerism and celebrate our many strong sailing women who have valiantly faced breast cancer. 

How can you participate?

1 - Join us for the actual clinic or join us for Thursday night's banquet.

2 - Support only the breast cancer research portion, if you like. This will allow our sailing youth to record an amount of fundraising which keeps them cognizant of the generous nature of sailors in general as we support each other's clubs and programs but gives them an opportunity to document participation in a charitable cause.

3 - Please look at your club's membership. Is there a youth you would like to encourage, recommend, support? Familiarity in scows only builds the confidence of these sailors which will ultimately build your homelake sailing.

4 - Simply provide sponsorship support or PINK softgoods for our first clinic. The intention is to rotate this event as club's submit bids. This year the scows chosen were Cs and MCs due to their availability on Lake Beulah. That may change with another hosting lake. Breast cancer research was the charitable cause selected this year by this committee. PLEASE CONSIDER FINANCIAL OR CORPORATE SUPPORT OF THE EVENT. SEE THE BROCHURE FOR INFORMATION ON THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE SAILING COMMUNITY TO DETERMINE OUR SUITABILITY AND OUR REACH FOR YOUR INTERESTS. Or give because you believe in women in sailing in the ILYA.

5 - Alter your sailing school/weekday racing schedule now to allow your girls to attend this event. Two of our southern WI schools have formed a dual instructional event to allow their girls to come to Beulah. Look to your neighboring lake and join forces to make this a great Thursday-Friday for all your sailors. Please do not place impediments, like punitive lost points for races, during this two-day event.

Click here for full details.   

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Mendota Youth Sailing is Re-Invigorated  
New enthusiasm for Optis and a return to ILYA events
In what the editor notes is MARVELOUS news, the Mendota sailing community is planning a strong 2014 youth program with a vision to the future. ILYA sailors love sailing on Mendota. What a great joy to know work this summer will pay dividends for the future. 

Part of their strength is new sailing director Leslie Poole. Leslie comes with teaching experience from Lake Geneva. She is a Delavan YC member and actively sails an MC now after a most successful Optimist career. Leslie sails for the UW Hoofers now. The program will feature racing and learn to sail camp components. Boats include Optis and windsurfers. 

A novel approach to the Mendota plan is Sunday "free sail" for anyone enrolled in the class. Mendota YC members and invited guests will coach Sunday afternoon races to bring the sailors quickly up to "regatta-ready" status. 

Justin Segersten, Pat Heaney, Brian Anderson and Jamie Hanson are leading the charge. They have a full summer's schedule. Included in that schedule are participation at several Opti regattas. What a great plan for a promising program.

So what can you do to help? 
--- Any prior Opti sailor is welcome to come Sunday afternoons to coach Mendota sailors for the afternoon. Plan to give an afternoon of "pay-it-forward" time to assure your continued great sailing on this marvelous lake for years. Contact Leslie Poole to give her a Sunday of your availability. This is a small gesture which will go a long way to making these young sailors' families familiar with our fine ILYA volunteer effort. 
--- Have an Opti trailer you are willing to sell or donate to a program? Consider Mendota. They plan to attend the No Tears and ILYA Green/Optimist Championships.
--- The program needs another instructor. Are you an experienced Opti sailor who would love to spend a summer in Madison? And who wouldn't with music on the Union Terrace, access to Hoofer outdoor equipment, restaurants of every ethnicity? The Madison youth sailing program is planning an eight week session so it full days on weekdays. It would be a great job with local benefits any past UW alum would relish.

Please give the Mendota program some consideration so they can build and eventually progress into an X program. For more info, contact Justin Segersten. Don't let this article go by lightly. Your support will help build a youth program on one of our favorite lakes.       
ILYA X Fleet Grant Application
General Purpose 
The X Boat is the ILYA's longstanding junior training boat. When families become involved in racing X Boats they experience the ILYA organization at its finest because the focus is on families, sailing and sportsmanship, as well as having fun at every sailing event. New sailors and their families meet and learn from the more experienced sailors. X Boat skippers teach young crew members about the fundamentals of sailing and the importance of teamwork in winning races. The ILYA would like to offer these learning experiences to more of our members. In addition, the growth of scow racing is more dynamic on lakes where an active X Boat racing program exists. Thus, the new ILYA X Fleet Grant Program is designed to achieve both these short and long term objectives by awarding subsidies to 501(c)3 Sailing Schools or 501(c)7 Yacht Clubs to help them purchase X
boats and lease them to families willing to campaign a X Boat.
How the Grant Program Works 
Application is made to the ILYA by the Member Club/Sailing School and the participating families. The Member Club/Sailing School agrees to provide racing opportunities for X Boats as part of its overall racing schedule. Furthermore, the Club will support the training of the X Boat sailors as well as helping them integrate into the social and racing
activities of the Club. The 501(c)3 Sailing School agrees to purchase X boats and lease them to families who agree to the requirements of this grant. If the member club does not have a 501(c)3 sailing school then the club will purchase the boats and lease them to families who agree to the requirements of this grant. Participating families agree to maintain an ILYA Family Membership and campaign the boat in both the Club races and the ILYA Championship as long as they own the boat.
For more info, click here.
  • The Waterfront Hotel is full
  • There are many events going on in Oshkosh during the regatta so hotels are at a premium.  To get the most up to date information on all availability go to   
  • There is a block of rooms reserved at Gruenhagen Hall at UWO.  The price is great but unfortunately there is no air conditioning in this venue.  
    • Standard room is $30 per night and will sleep 2 people.  Includes sheets, blanket and pillow and you even get to make the bed yourself
    • Full room is $40 per night and will sleep 2 people.  Includes a made up bed and towel
    • To make a reservation call 920-424-1106 (between 7 a.m. and midnight). There may be a few rooms available at Taylor Hall which has air conditioning   
If you would like to be put on a list for in home housing please contact Beth Wyman at EAWyman@new.rr.com  These requests will be filled based upon availability. 
US Sailing One Day Judge SeminarApril 12
 To clarify the language, "race committee" are those who lay the marks, prepare the course on the water. "Judges" are those who assure rules are followed in protest meetings. 

Harken, Inc, opens its doors for a US Sailing Judges seminar. This is a US Sailing One Day Judges Seminar required for initial certification as a US Sailing Club Judge. Some protest committee experience is helpful, but not required. The objectives of the club judge program are to improve the quality, consistency and fairness of protest hearings and results, at the club level.

Registration will begin at 0800 and the seminar will begin at 0830 and last until approximately 1730. Topics in the club judge program will include: deriving a set of facts from testimony, managing a hearing with proper procedures, applying applicable rules, and arriving at conclusions and a decision. The seminar will concentrate on three areas of development: Mock Hearings, Part 2 rules, Part 5 and Appendix M rules. A test and debrief will be conducted at the end of the day.

The lead instructor for the seminar is Bruce Martinson 
When: Saturday April 12, 2014
Where: Harken,N15W24983 Bluemound Rd., Pewaukee, WI  53072
Time: Registration 0800 Saturday morning April 12, Seminar from 0830 - 1730
Cost: Cost of the seminar and exam is $32 payable to US Sailing via online registration at the website below. The fee also covers the cost of handout materials, test processing. The cost includes lunch.

US Sailing requires you to be a current member to attend this seminar. A US Sailing Special Introductory Membership (1 year SIM) is available when registering. Membership may be activated before the seminar, by calling the US Sailing Membership Department, 401.683.0800 and mentioning the SIM or registering online, for this seminar.  A requirement of certification is to possess copies of the US Sailing Judges Manual, Appeals Book, and ISAF Cases (see JP 12.3.2(d). We do not require these publications at the seminar.

What to Bring: You need to have the current (2013-2016) The Racing Rules of Sailing for the seminar.

Study Materials: An online presentation of the Rules of Part 2 needs to be viewed prior to attending the seminar. A link to this review and other information about the Club Judge Program can found here:  http://raceadmin.ussailing.org/Judges/Judges_Program/Club_Judge.htm OR

Look for  attachment  Part 2  Presentation

Look for attachment:  Judges Practice Test for more studying

(It would be best if you look up the rules as you go through)

Advanced registration is required. The deadline for registration is April 7, 2014. Registration and payment can be found here:


For further information, contact Bruce Martinson at         bruce_martinson@yahoo.com

Questions regarding registration please call US Sailing at 401-683-0800.    
Building a Successful Junior Program  

How do I develop a curriculum that works for my program?
By Cappy Capper (Wayzata CSC), Katie Tinder (Pewaukee YC), Kevin Broome (American YC) - from US Sailing e-newsletter

  • Map objectives for each class based upon overall ability level, age level, length of class, and the overall goals of the program (ie: basic learn to sail, cruising, or racing)
  • Have a daily lesson plan for each class, based on the objectives and student outcomes set for that class.
  • Plan back-up activities for stormy or no wind days. It's better to have a few extra ideas than not enough.
  • Poll sailors to see what drills they enjoy, or if they have had a favorite practice. Try to incorporate what they like into your planning.
  • Where do I go for resources?
Learn more tips on building a successful Junior Program. 
College and High School Sailing
Midwest Teams Still Travel East and South
Ice continues to affect the site of events this spring. High School sailing has not begun in MN or WI yet. March weekend travel to Chicago and April 19-20 has most likely been changed from Minnesota to Milwaukee YC due to ice. If you are a parent thinking of entering the realm of HS sailing in the next couple years or a club considering HS sailing support for your youth sailors, this is the time to go visit Chicago, Milwaukee YC or Minnetonka/Wayzata to watch HS sailing. PLEASE contact a high school program or sailor BEFORE you travel. This season is a bit like iceboating with changing sites. High School website
March 29-30 / Chicago, IL Columbia YC
April 12-13 / Grosse Point, MI Crescent YC
April 12-13 / Chicago, IL Chicago YC
April 12-13 / Milwaukee, Milwaukee YC
April 19 / Deephaven, MN Lake Minnetonka Sailing School (CHECK IF ICE IS OUT)
April 26-27 / Chicago, IL Columbia YC
April 26-27 / Chicago, IL Columbia YC
May 3-4 / Wayzata,MN Wayzata Community Sailing Center
May 10-11 / Pewaukee, WI Pewaukee Yacht Club
May 10-11 / Grosse Ile, MI Grosse Ile YC
May 17-18 / Wilmette, IL Sheridan Shore Sailing School (Only IL Teams)
College teams are still traveling East and South due to ice on the water here. College sailing website
Nite Nationals - Green Lake, WI 3/15-16
1 -  Scott Brown 1 1 1 1 3 
2 - Wil Perrigo 2 5 2 2 2 
3 - Rick Wilfert 5 4 8 4 1 
4 - Craig Adams 7 2 3 7 7 
5 - Mark Wilfert 8 8 4 3 4 
6 - Terry Erwin 4 7 6 6 5 
7 - Grant Frautschi 3 3 5 5 16 
8 -  Brett Larson 6 9 7 10 6 
9 -  Dick Grota 9 10 9 11 8 
10  - John Ritter 16 6 13 8 10 
11 - Matt Peterson 10 13 10 9 11 
12 - Joe Norton 13 12 12 12 9 
13 - John Hayashi 11 11 11 14 12
14 - Drew Zeratsky 12 14 14 13 13 
15 - Paula Bersie 14 15 15 16 16 
16 - Maureen Bohleber 15 16 16 16 14 
17 - Joe Hickey DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
18 - Emma Zeratsky DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
USODA Great Plains Championships
Early Summer Event

This event will be here before you know it due to extended school seasons and late sailing school starts. This event is a qualifier for the USODA Team Trials which is a most prestigious event for sailors to attend. It features the best of the best.

Okoboji YC is a perfect site with massive water for great courses in any direction. Nighttime fun is guaranteed with an old-fashioned amusement park at Arnold's Park. There are loads of fantastic restaurants and all the kid-friendly spots you like. The clubhouse is comfortable if you need to work inside while your child is on the water. Contact Kirsty Thoreson (Moen) kirstymoen@gmail.com for more info.  

Olympic Next Steps  
ILYA Sailors Assigned to Teams
The US Sailing Sperry teams have been announced for 2014. The announcements are based on performances in 2013 and were announced after ISAF Miami in January. 

Annie Haeger (Beulah) with teammate Brianna Provancha was named to the top US Sailing Sperry team. Haeger has been the top 470 Womens team for the past two years. 

US Sailing Sperry Topsider Developmental Team
Erik Bowers (Minnetonka) and Gordon Lamphere (Lake Geneva) were named to the "second" team respectively in the Laser and Finn classes. This is Bowers first time named to an official team. Lamphere moves from the Sperry top team to the Developmental team. Two sailors sit atop both Bowers and Lamphere on the "first" team. 

All three of our sailors have moved to Europe now for the spring European circuit. Palma, Spain is next on the ISAF schedule. 
US Sailing Level 1 and 2 Instructor Classes  
Classes are Filling Fast
Instructors in the ILYA sailing schools are usually US Sailing certified. This means they have demonstrated proficiency in safety, CPR/First Aid, basic motorboat operation, discipline, sports psychology and TEACHING! These courses do not teach sailing but assist the participant to learn how to teach. They will practice in front of peers teaching on land, on water and in some cases use video to critique their performance.
Registration for these courses fills up quickly. It can only be accomplished on the US Sailing site. Pewaukee or Wayzata cannot handle registration. Spots cannot be reserved for "our sailors". If you want to improve your teaching style, this class is a must.
Use this link to get to the US Sailing registration process. You will find a calendar with multiple offerings. All classes have identical content. If you need another date or want a new approach, sign up for a more distant class offering.
Small Boat Instructor Level 1 at Wayzata Sailing School 
6/02/2014   -   6/05/2014     
(early registration discount until 5/5/2014)
There are 17 available slot(s) left
PO Box 768
Wayzata, MN 55391-0768
Instructors:   , 
Sailboats: Z420s and C420s Powerboats: 14'RIB Avon with tiller drive 15hp outboard

Small Boat Instructor Level 1 at Sandusky Sailing Club 
6/05/2014   -   6/08/2014     

(early registration discount until 5/8/2014)
There are 10 available slot(s) left
PO Box 814
Sandusky, OH 44870

Small Boat Instructor Level 2 at Wayzata Community Sailing Center 
6/07/2014   -   6/08/2014     
(early registration discount until 5/10/2014)
There are 9 available slot(s) left
PO Box 768
Wayzata, MN 55391-0768
Must take Heads up Concussion training prior to the course, the free online course can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/online_training.html
 The Pewaukee course date is pending. Course info will be published when firm.
Sail Newport Clinic Deadline April 1  
Elite youth clinic
For the 13th year, Sail Newport in Newport, RI will host its Advanced Racing Clinic in memory of Brooke Gonzalez. Held June 19-22 for ages 14-18 years, the clinic includes Lasers, International 420s, Club 420s, Bytes and F-16s. Head coach John Mollicone leads an elite staff of collegiate, Olympic and professional coaches. Application deadline is April 1. For clinic information.
Junior Olympics - June 22-23  
Lake Forest, IL
420s, Optis and Lasers will compete for the Upper Midwest Junior Olympics. The deadline date is June 13th which will come early since it is before sailing schools get up and operational. Fee is $85 pre-deadline and a late $35 fee will be assessed after. 
For more info, click here
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Editor: Candace Porter

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