2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 7, Issue 21

 May 10, 2012

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12-13    Cedar, WI MC and C

19-20    Okauchee MC

             Grand Rapids, MC

             Lake Kegonsa MC - 19th

             LacLaBelle C/ X /

             Geneva Spring E 


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Gull Lake is Spectacular - Plan to attend E Invite

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World-Class Sailors to Race on Gull Lake

                National and world-class sailors will compete with sailors from a five-state area as the Gull Lake Yacht Club, located in north central Minnesota, again hosts the annual E-Scow Invitational of the Inland Lakes Yachting Association (ILYA), July 12-15, 2012. More than 50 E-scow sailboats, including some of the nation's top one-design sailors, are expected to participate in five races on Gull Lake during the three-day event. This year's Gull Lake event marks the third E-Scow Invitational (1998 & 2003) hosted by Gull Lake Yacht Club.

                "We're truly delighted to welcome this major regional sailing competition back to Gull Lake," said Steve Sullivan, regatta organizer and commodore of the Gull Lake Yacht Club. When the E fleet raced here before, they discovered what we Minnesota sailors have known for a long time: that Gull Lake provides a world-class inland lake sailing venue for major competitive sailing."  The regatta is open to boats of the E Scow Class. The skipper must be a family, regular, youth or life member of the ILYA at the time of registration.  Crew members become members of the ILYA by virtue of the yacht's completed registration. ILYA Member Club requirements apply.

The entry is free for skippers sailing their first ILYA Adult Class Regatta, and who contact the ILYA office and register prior to or on the early registration deadline (June 30). A 50% youth-aged skipper discount is available to qualifying skippers who register prior to or on the early registration deadline (June 30). Registration fee incentives do not apply to on-site registrations. There will be a Competitors' Briefing on Friday, July 13, at 8:30 a.m. at the GLYC Clubhouse. Coffee and rolls will be available. Race Schedule:  Six to eight races are scheduled. The first race is scheduled for a 10:00 a.m. warning signal on Friday, July 13. Except when races are sailed back to back, the approximate time of the warning signal for subsequent races will be posted.  If two races are completed, no warning signal will be made after 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. In any case, no warning signal will be made after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15.

Trophies will be awarded to the top 10 skipper's and crew.  The champion skipper is awarded the Jule Hannaford Trophy, an ILYA perpetual trophy given each year in memory of its namesake. Trophies will be presented following haul-out after the last race on Sunday. The Gull Lake Yacht Club is also home of the Gull Lake Sailing School, a nonprofit sailing organization that has been teaching children and adults to sail for more than 50 years. Details on race events and activities, lodging and other important race information hosted at the Gull Lake Yacht Club can be found at www.glyc.com .

Key contacts for GLYC are:

Cassy Seymour, Club MGR: manager@glyc.com / Steve Sullivan, Commodore: commodore@glyc.com


420 Clinics - ILYA Start is Memorial Day - Okauchee

 420 Opportunties - YOU ASKED FOR IT!

Memorial Day clinic - Two Days - One for coaches; one for sailors

Okauchee leads off the ILYA season for 420s. At the Winter Inland, the newly formed 420 committee created a full schedule:

 For the coaches:

May 26

Okauchee Lake Yacht Club & Sailing School
W340 N6338 Breezy Point Road   Oconomowoc, WI 53066


Learn how to successfully coach Club 420 racing techniques to advanced sailors. This will include learning

  • tuning tips specific to the 420 Club,
  • techniques that increase speed,
  • the right methods to teach tuning and speed techniques in the classroom
  • Drills that bring home the lessons learned

 Head Coach:

Danielle Soriano. A dozen years of successful competition in Match racing, A-Cat, Europe Dinghy and keelboats. Years of high level coaching experience in IOD's and 420's.


Saturday May 26th 1:00pm to 6:00 pm. Click herefor full NOR

For the sailors: 

May 27

Sunday, May 27th

Okauchee Lake Yacht Club & Sailing School
W340 N6338 Breezy Point Road   Oconomowoc, WI 53066


Learn to correctly rig and sail a Club 420. Participants will familiarize themselves with the complexities of the spinnaker and the trapeze. Participate in a few speed technique drills after hearing concepts in a classroom setting. Finally, participate in a few races.   Attendees should learn:

  • tuning tips specific to the 420 Club,
  • techniques that increase speed,

Head Coach:

Danielle Soriano. A dozen years of successful competition in Match racing, A-Cat, Europe Dinghy and keelboats. Years of high level coaching experience in IOD's and 420's.


Sunday May 27th 10:00am to 6:00 pm. Participants bringing their own equipment should arrive at least 30 minutes early to get standing rigging set up.  Click here for full NOR

 Southern Clinic- June 9-10 - Lake Beulah  

420 sailors and 420 wannabes, mark your calendars. Lake Beulah will host the first annual ILYA 420 Summer clinic. Danielle Soriano will return  to build on your skills. We have hope that Matchracing Champions Taylor Canfield and Stephanie Roble will assist on Saturday. Housing and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner)are included. Attendance to the Mexican Minute to Win It party on Beulah is included. Price is $100 per sailor. Come as a team. A limited number of boats will be provided. BYO boat is always welcome. Contact Candace Porter for more info.

Northern Clinic June 16-17 
Next attend a clinic on Calhoun. Lunches will be included. The instructor for the north is Kevin Jewett. Look for more info in the next Scowlines.

Regatta season for our 420s begins with the Lake Beulah Sailing School Regatta. Then get ready for Nagawicka and Geneva.

Mark your calendars! 
E Sailors - Geneva Spring Event

Lake Geneva invites you to the Spring regatta...

Do you like racing E scows? Do you like winning $1,000?
If so, you're in luck! Come to the E-Scow Spring Regatta next weekend on Lake Geneva and show off your speed!  Regatta sponsor Velocitek will be holding a Speed Challenge during racing on Saturday, May 19. The lucky winner of the Speed Challenge will receive a $1,000 Line Honors gift card prize at the steak dinner at LGYC on Saturday night. If you don't own a Velocitek, there will be a number of demo units available for use.  They will be checked out before the regatta on a first come, first served basis.
The Spring regatta is fast approaching!  The event is on May 19-20 with a registration opening Friday May 18 in the afternoon. Already the 2011 winners of the Spring Regatta, Invite, Inland and Nationals have pre-registered. Don't miss out on this chance to sharpen your skills, race against some world class competitors, and have fun before Summer even officially starts!
Pre-registration has been extended one extra day, through May 10. If you'd like to register by phone, please call 262-275-2727 and pay by credit card.
LGYC looks forward to hosting you at this event!

Peter Strothman


TRAP registration is now OPEN

 Register NOW! 

Click here for the NOR for the popular Training Regatta at Pine. Joe Kutschenreuter will be the head instructor this year. The first 50 boats will be entered.  

White Cap X this weekend
 Start the X season at Pewaukee 

Come to Pewaukee for the X Whitecap Regatta on May 12/13 and get a chance to practice on the lake that is hosting the X WYA! Two days of great sailing and great friends await. Click here for info and NOR. www.tinyurl.com/whitecap2012 It will also be a great chance to see what high school 420 sailing is all about...as Pewaukee will also be hosting over 120 high school sailors for the MISSA May Madness Regatta. Come and have some fun!


 C Results 


Skipper Boat #
1 Frank Davenport B-303
2 LJ Powell LS-12
3 Mark & Sarah Frashier MO-99
4 Christine Porter B-117
5 Tom Pomierski I-111
6 Hayden Davis LS-10
7 Gordon McBride MO-66
8 Joe Schaub V T-17
9 Matt Parker CL-3
10 David Cooley MO-36
Cedar Lake, IN
1 Paul Reilly       A 14
2 Bob Biwer        V-222
3 Dave Smith      E-16
4 Tim Schmidt    E - 89
5 Andrew Bohl     B-23
6 Steve Schmidt   E-99
7 Kurt Mihelich     OO-7
8 Joe Skotarzak/Anne Muller  B-217
9 Scott Tarmann  E-5
10 Ed Eckert   A 136
420  Opportunity for All ILYA Youth ppofgunigy vof zll

This is your chance...if you are in 8th grade, and younger than 25, to learn all about the Inland's newest sanctioned fleet....the 420.  Pewaukee Lake Sailing School is welcoming any interested sailors to come and join the 420 racing class. PLSS will supply the boat, you just need to sign up!  Have your own boat? Bring it over for class and receive a discount for class.


Sailors will learn trapeze and spinnaker, along with 420 techniques, and a chance to race. There are two sessions being held this summer. Classes will be run by PLSS new head coach, Danielle Soriano and run from 5:30 - 7:30 Tuesday and Thursday nights.  The first session runs from June 12th - July 5th, and the second session from July 10th - August 2nd.


Also, not only is this a great opportunity to race and learn the 420, but taking the class can also give you the opportunity to charter one of the PLSS 420s for the first 420 Inland Championship on Mendota this summer.  Want more info?  Click here for all the details and application form: www.tinyurl.com/PYC420class 


PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association