Volume 11, Issue 14 March 28, 2016  
North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
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22- 24 Charleston Spring E Regatta 
23-24 No Frills C - Missouri YC
30 - 5/1 Springfield C
7-8 Icebreaker C - Cedar IN
Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
14-15 Cedar Spring C/MC - Cedar, WI
21-22 LaBelle Tuneup
21-22 Geneva Spring E 
4-5 MIR C Delavan
10-12 C Nationals - Monona
16-17 Zenda U - Oconomowoc
18-19 WI MC Champs - Oconomowoc
18-19 USODA Great Lakes - Macatawa Bay, MI
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
23-24 ILYA 420 Champs - Okauchee
23-26 A Scow Nationals - 
Torch Lake, MI
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah
29-30 Quad X - Pine

7-9 I-20 and Melges 17 ILYA & National Championships
8-10 C Invite - Nagawicka - Note date change
11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
15 - TRAC Opti - Cedar
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
14-17 MC Invite - Harriet
14-17 E Invite - Mendota
23-24 WYA X - Beulah
25  No Tears Opti - Cedar
27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji
31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear
4 Pram Power - North Lake
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake,MI
12-13 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
     Big Waters C- South Shore
     George Dorn MC - Beulah
10-11 USODA Midwest Champs - Pewaukee
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
22-25 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
24-25 Lotawana C
           Beulah C Challenge

1-2 Polar Bear - Davenport, IA
8-9 C Worlds - Delavan


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Prange Receives Ed Malone Trophy  
2015 RC Award
Okauchee's Mark Prange was presented with the 2015 Award for Distinguished Race Committee work by Commodore Steve Schmidt. Prange has hung up his tiller and traded his boat for a Whaler to travel with wife Debbie to serve many, many regattas. He brings a sailors' perspective to the course. Congrats to Mark who will work this year as MC Invitational PRO, 420 ILYA Champs and at the ILYA Champs on Geneva. 
Bowers Competing NOW for Olympic berth  
Palma, Spain
Only one day of racing in due to cancelled races on Day 2. Read Bowers pre-event report:

This is the preview Flash for the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. This event (March 28-April 2) is the 2nd of two events for US Olympic Selection in the Men's Laser. 
After the first event in Miami, I'm 8 places behind Charlie Buckingham. So here in Palma, I have to beat him by 8 or more places in the overall standings at the end of the regatta. As I said before, the odds are not in my favor. 
But the odds have never been in my favor & they are now better than ever before. So I will take those odds! Tomorrow I will launch with an unburdened, free mentality. I will race with a clean conscience each day and we will see when the smoke clears 6 days from now next Saturday.
This regatta features all 10 Olympic classes. As usual, the Laser fleet is the biggest with 147 competitors.
Coach Maru is once again supporting me at this event. We came directly from 12 days of training in Rio de Janeiro with a number of the best guys in the world. The training quality was very high each day. I picked up a couple new things, the biggest of which was a tweak to my tacking technique. There were a lot of starts & training races & I feel each part of my game got some clean work given the conditions we had. One of the days, the training group was outside the bay on Copacabana course area when we were enveloped by a massive rain storm! The rain was so heavy that we could not see the land close to the North. My compass was the only tool to orient myself in the driving rain. Finally, we abandoned training for the day. This was followed by an intense downwind back to the entrance of Guanabara Bay. I have never seen rain like that in my entire life!
My preparation has been good for this event. 1 race at a time starting tomorrow.
Olympic Class sailing is a game of natural selection with bottlenecks along the way. Country selection is the final bottleneck before the Olympic Games. I'm ready for the fray & the chaos tomorrow.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me to this point! 
Winter Sailing  
Melges 24s in Florida; Frank Davenport - 80 still sailing; crew Martin Barr visible on the rail
Scowslants Deadline  
Last call
The spring edition of Scowslants is in the final stages of preparation. If you have regatta listings you would like included, submit immediately to candaceporter@wi.rr.com. 
Advertisers - Dave Berg is enthusiastically seeking new advertisers. Dentists, insurance agencies, manufacturing firms that relate to sailing or other interests -- you are all welcome to advertise. Contact dberg@ilya.org to discuss inclusion. Please consider spreading the word about your business. 
ILYA Champs Sponsorship 
Sponsorship Impacts Sailors' Value
With Scowslants' deadline near, the online registration system will be next - made "live" May 1. The social pricing for many of our events depend on sponsorship. If you want to make an impact, appear on the Scowslants and Scowlines banner, consider a donation pledge this week. Your sponsorship is always welcome right up to the last day of an event. However, early sponsorship helps to reduce social event pricing. The social pricing allows our youth, in particular, to decide to join us at our events. It's all connected and we are committed to giving you exposure. Contact dberg@ilya.org to ask questions, to register your intent to promote your business and to provide more value to our sailors. Or donate directly to the ILYA to assist with youth registration fees.

Scowlines will arrive in May with regatta announcements -  plans, social pricing, housing, schedule. The official NORs/ SIs will be under the purview of Chip Mann. They will be published and updated on the regatta registration site throughout the next few months.  
Race Committee Course - Learn How to run a race or brush up on your skills  
April 23 at Lake Geneva
One Day Race Management Seminar at Lake Geneva Yacht Club 
4/23/2016   -   4/23/2016     
There are 4 available slot(s) left
1250 S Lakeshore Dr
Fontana, WI 53125-1803
$55 seminar fee includes seminar materials and lunch. Seminar will be held at the Lake Geneva Yacht Club and run from 0800 to 1700. Registration closes on April 17, 2016. Please contact the organizer for walk-in registration information.
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Editor: Candace Porter
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