Volume 8, Issue 9

 March 4, 2013

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Regattas / Calendar


13-16 MC Midwinters-Eustis

15 Club 420 US Youth Champs application deadline

30 Club 420 Neill Clinic, Chicago Yacht Club Clinic application deadline


1 Registration accepted for Ida Lewis Girls 420 - closes 5/1 

20-21 Lotawana C, Missouri YC

27-28Spring(field) Regatta--Island Bay Yacht Club, IL



1-5 USODA Team Trials - Pewaukee

4-5 Cedar, IN Icebreaker C

11-12Cedar, WI C Spring Regatta

    Mother's Day C--Spring Lake,MI

18-19 LaBelle C Tune Up


8-9MIR C--Lake Beulah, WI

      C Easterns--Chautauqua, NY

8-12 Club 420 Neill Clinic, Chicago

14-16  C Nationals--Pewaukee, WI

19-22 MC Youth Champs-Lake Murray, SC

20-23 420 ILYA Champs/Clinic - Delavan

21-23 ILYA I-20 Invite - Cedar Lake IN

22-27 US Junior Women's Doublehanded Champs, Club 420 Ida Lewis (girls only) clinic and regatta, Bahia Corinthian YC, Corona del Mar, CA

25-27 TRAP X - Pine

26-29 MC Nat'ls - Clear Lake, IA

30 - July 2 Area K JOs, Wayzata 


1-2 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka

8-10 GLSS Dinghyfest

11-13 420 Youth Nat'ls-Geneva

11-14 ILYA E Invite - Pewaukee

11-14 ILYA MC Invite - Delavan

14-16 420 Area K Qual-Lake Forest

17-20 MC Masters Nat's-Hoover, OH

18-21 ILYA C Inv.--Okauchee, WI

19-21 ILYA Melges 17 Champs - Pewaukee

19-22 420 NAs, St. Margaret YC, Glenhaven, NS, Canada

22 ILYA No Tears East-Nagawicka

24-27 ILYA X Champs - Oshkosh

26-28 Hyannisport 420 regatta, Cape Cod

28-30 ILYA Opti Champs-Beulah

29-31 CJ Buckley 420 team regatta - Cape Cod


1-4WMYA Champs-White Lake, MI

2-4 WYA C--LaBelle, WI

2-4 Buzzards Bay 420-Providence,RI

2-4 I-20 ILYA Champs,-Green Lake

7-11 Chicago Tall Ships and Chicago Match Cup

8-10 ILYA C champs; Regis 8/7

11-13 ILYA A champs; Regis. 8/10
15-17 ILYA E/MC champs; Regis. 8/14  Housing options 
13-17 US Sailing Youth Champs - Corpus Christi



7-8 Max C Fall=-Maxinkuckee, IN 
7-8 MC Team Nat's-Clear Lake, IA
14-15 Blue Chip--Okauchee, WI

      Fenton C Fall Lake Fenton, MI

21-22 C Challenge-Lake Beulah,WI
21-22 MC Blue Chip-Spring Lake, MI
28-29 Lotawana C-Missouri YC, MO
     Polar Bear--Lake Davenport, IA
5-6 C Worlds--Delavan, WI  
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MC Midwinters

March 13 starts the MC circuit for some of our northerners. A total of 74 are now preregistered for the Lake Eustis event. It is preceded by a Zenda U.
High School sailing
HS sailing begins soon and will continue every weekend until May 16th. Want to develop boat handling in your young sailor - this is it! Join or form a high school team. The summer sailing will improve due to the work now in the spring. Note the deadlines on the left for the major events - Ida Lewis, Chicago Neill clinic and US Sailing Youth Champs. If your sailor is not at that caliber, plan to attend the clinic linked with the ILYA 420 Youth Champs at Delavan in June 20-23. It is not too early to begin lining up a boat for that event.

COLIN SMITH -  Lake Beulah/Brown University/Lauderdale

from Scuttlebutt          

(February 28, 2013) - The International Lightning Class Association has announced the two grant recipients of its 2013 Boat Grant program. Mitch Hall (24) and his team of Ali Blumenthal and Brooks Clark are from Charleston, SC and will be sailing with the Charleston Fleet. Also chosen was Colin Smith (22) of Fort Lauderdale, FL and his team of Fred Strammer from Sarasota, FL and Lucas Adams of Middletown, RI are or were all members of the Brown University sailing team. The team will be based out of Boston, MA and will be racing in most of the east coast regattas this summer. -


The Lightning Class has a well-developed grant program to offer 2-4 boats annually. The donation of boats includes a mentor, support with regatta fees and support at events. The class has been successful in securing boats, raising funds and has also purchased a boat which supports the boat builder. Their model is worth a review for classes or local clubs. --- Editor's note

Smith just won first at the Sharpe Regatta at Harvard with his Brown team this weekend.

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Dear ILYA Fan:

We appreciate your support of Inland sailing as a recipient of ILYA ScowLines. Candace Porter works hard to bring you the most timely and informational news on a regular basis, and we are very pleased that you are interested.

We invite you to express your support with a 2013 membership. Perhaps an Associate ($35), Youth ($40), or Regular ($70) membership is something you might consider.

It's easy to join on line. Go to the Membership menu at and use the Join the ILYA option.

The sign-up site is a secure site with live credit card transaction capability. After signing up, you will see a confirmation with your system-generated membership ID number. Your membership ID number or your email address, along with password, will give you full access to the membership data.

Thanks for your consideration, and good sailing in 2013!

Jim Smith
ILYA Executive Secretary
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office: 262-203-7721
fax: 262-203-7722
cell: 262-745-1422
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ILYA Foundartion  Supports Crary
Each Foundation recipient is asked to submit a final report after attending the supported event. Below is the report from Willy Crary, our latest recipient. In addition to general requests, the ILYA Foundation holds accounts for Olympic hopefuls Anne Haeger and Erik Bowers. We have one other hopeful, Gordon Lamphere, who is traveling with the Finn class. All our Olympic hopefuls will travel to Europe for the season there.
 by Willy Crary 

The Club 420 Midwinters were held at the US Sailing Center in Jensen Beach Florida. There were 76 boats from all over the US, Canada, and the US Virgin Islands. The weather did not cooperate with cold temperatures and high winds. But the race committee did a great job getting in 12 races over three days. Day one saw winds build to 30mph with dozens of boats capsizing. The temperature dropped to 40 degrees the morning of day two with winds of over 35mph. By noon the winds dropped to under 30 and we completed three races. Day three brought sunshine and excellent 10-15 winds.

The conditions where different than what we normally experience at Inland events. Eight sailors participated from the Midwest region (ILYA and MISSA). Alex Vasiliou(16th), Griffin Rolander(21st), Mary Claire Kiernan(23rd), Rose Edwards(29th), Will Crary(37th), Max Brill(42nd), Will Curtiss(52nd), and Samantha Foulston(58th). With the new ILYA regatta wind limit going up to 35mph, this regatta was a great learning experience. Everyone had fun at Jensen Beach. It's a great event that always attracts the top 420 youth sailors. Scott Sinks from San Diego placed first, Jack Parin from Riverside second, Max Norwalk from Naples third, Carter Pemberton from Wianno YC fourth, and Charlie Lomax from Annapolis ended up fifth.

USODA Team Trials - Pewaukee, here we come
PYCTeam Trials logo   Qualifying Event will host 160+, May 1-5
Sailors will travel from around the US to earn a spot on the prestigious traveling teams for USODA. The top finishers will qualify for the World Team but there are opportunities for North Americans, South America, Europe and Asia. These Opti sailors travel around the globe in this six-foot dinghy.
Pewaukee Sailing School, along with PYC, the US Sailing Club of the Year, will host the sailors for the event with many arriving a week early to practice on our frigid water. Pewaukee is ready! Tom Frentzel and Ty Gutenkunst traveled to last year's event to observe the measuring, PARKING and LAUNCHING and overall operation to be prepared for this year's event. While over 200 are eligible for the event, it is anticipated PLSS will host about 160 due to the Midwest location. Scorers and the PRO will be imported from the East but many of your familiar faces will serve as RC. Chip Mann has rounded up over 20 local RC volunteers to man the color-coded event. Graduate parents Julie Haeger and Nancy Roble will return to assist the jury.
Imagine opening your club early for a May event in the cold for 160 guests. Each sailor will bring another family member or more; add coaches for every sailor from a region, RC and the volunteers -  Pewaukee will host 400 each day. Sailors bring their own boats or charter from the nation's manufacturers, which brings an added dimension to the event. Look for vendors onsite if you are in need of great new gear for the season. In addition, PLSS will feature its own line of softgoods which is smashing -- the editor has seen it.
With a local interest, Pewaukee will welcome Brian Holloway home. He will be in attendance for McLaughlin Boat Works. He has boats for charter. Here is a note from Brian:

McLaughlin is proud to support Team Trials on Pewaukee Lake, and all the youth sailors of the ILYA! We're bringing an entire truckload of boats to Pewaukee, and offering special pricing on all our event boats. Don't miss this chance to save on a like new boat from America's premier Opti builder. Contact Spencer, Pete, or Brian at 800.784.6478. 

Brian Holloway

Marine Sales/Marketing - McLaughlin Manufacturing

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Club Race Officer Certification - Milw Course 3/9
                                     Saturday, March 9th, 2013

                                         Milwaukee Yacht Club

                       1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

                                 414-271-4455 w         


This seminar is sponsored by US Sailing and hosted by Milwaukee Yacht Club. It is designed for people who have some race committee experience, but newcomers are also welcome. It will be held at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, will begin at 0800 and end at 1730.

The topics covered include: RC objectives, RC responsibilities, sailing instructions, RC jobs, RC equipment, setting the course, starting system, starting penalties, before the start, during the race, finishing, and scoring. The changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 that affect race management will be discussed.

The principal instructor for the seminar is John Strassman.  John is a US Sailing National Race Officer and a member of US Sailing Race Management Committee.  Rich Reichelsdorfer will assist.  Rich is a Regional Race Officers and Executive Director of Sail Sheboygan.

There is a new edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 ("RRS") There are a few new entries which will affect Race Management. If you are a US Sailing member, you should have received a copy in the fall of 2012. If you are not a US Sailing member, you can either join US Sailing and get a copy free, or purchase one from the US Sailing store ( You will be given a copy of Join the Race Committee Team at the seminar.

To prepare for the seminar you should try to answer the Study Questions, which are available on the US Sailing web site here and look for One Day Race Management Seminar Study Questions. The entire explanation of the US SAILING Race Officer Training & Certification program can be found at US Sailing.

The Club Race Officer certification test, which is given at the conclusion of the seminar, is optional. However, in order to be certified as a US Sailing Club Race Officer, you are required to attend a complete seminar and to pass the test. In order to be certified as a Club Race Officer you will also need to have your own copy of the current US Sailing Race Management Handbook, and meet the program's other criteria. The 2012 edition of the Race Management Handbook will soon be available from the US Sailing online store.

The seminar fee $60.00 for US Sailing members ($105.00 for non-members) includes: continental breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, lunch and all seminar materials.

It is required that participants register on-line by using the US Sailing online registration system on the US Sailing web site http://www.  Starting at the front page of the US SAILING website, follow the links through the Rules & Officials, Race Officers, Certification & Training tabs on the left. Then click on Race Officer Seminars and then to Seminar Calendar. Locate the seminar and then click on "Register Online" and follow the directions.   Non-US Sailing members who register for this seminar, will be given a Special Introductory Membership, which includes a US Sailing one year adult membership. This membership will be activated after the seminar.


Advance registration is required, as the number of participants is limited.


For further information, contact, John Strassman at (414-379-6803) or Milwaukee Yacht Club at 414-271-4455 or at

Youth Teamracing Invitational Event -Apply now        
 Sheboygan - June 19-23

The US Sailing Match Racing Committee and Sail Sheboygan are organizing

the 2013 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event, to be held June

19-23, 2013, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This is the fourth running of the

Cup. Ten skippers from around the U.S. will be invited. The event will be

sailed in Elliott 6's, the boat raced at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games,

with teams of three sailors who must be at least 16 and no older than 20

years old in 2013. Requests for Invitations, the Notice of Race and

additional information here:

PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
Use this area to provide your subscribers information about your organization.

Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association