2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
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Volume 6, Issue 11

 May 9, 2011 

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from Scuttlebutt and the USSTAG site

Sheboygan, WI (May 15, 2011) - The four top U.S. women match racers faced off in a USSTAG qualifying series event to determine the entry priority in upcoming Olympic Women's Match Racing events. Winning the event was Sally Barkow, Alana O'Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig-Burnham, whose come-from-behind win over Team Tunnicliffe capped an exciting day of racing in 28-30 knots of wind. By virtue of winning, Barkow will represent the U.S. at the London 2012 Olympic Test Event (Weymouth and Portland International Regatta) to be held at the Olympic venue on July 31-August 13, 2011. -- http://sailsheboygan.org/USSTAG-2011.php
 Overall results:
1- Barkow
2- Tunnicliffe
3- Tulloch
4- Dellenbaugh

The winning skipper of this event has the option to sail at these upcoming events:

  1. Sail for Gold, GBR - June 5-11, 2011
  2. Kiel Week, GER - June 18-22, 2011
  3. Open Europeans, FIN - June 30-July 17, 2011
  4. 2011 Test Event, GBR - August 1-14, 2011
  5. Sail Melbourne, AUS - November 6-12, 2011

Any USA spots that are not used at these events by the winning skipper will rotate back and forth between the second and third place skippers.

These qualifying events determine not only rankings for who represents the US at future events, but also rankings within the US team. Currently, Wisconsin native, Sally Barkow has a 1-point lead over 2008 Olympic Gold winner, Anna Tunnicliffe in the ISAF Sailing World Cup standings in Women's Match Racing. The US holds the top two positions with Barkow and Tunnicliffe in 1st and 2nd positions. US sailor, Genny Tulloch is also in the top twenty holding 18th position.

While Sally was in Sheboygan, Augie Barkow was in attendance at the Bilge Pullers banquet on Friday night and Geneva Spring E regatta on Saturday and Sunday. Augie won the event by virtue of Saturday's racing. No official results posted yet.

Bilge Puller Spring Meeting - North

 Bilge PullersLord Fletcher's

Calling all Bilge Pullers. Admiral Skip Jewett  orders a call to order May 20th in the North. Reservation deadline is past so contact the Keeper, Lou Morgan, Jr.  Fee is $40 which includes two drink tickets and a steak or fish entree choice. 

Seventy-five Bilge Pullers enjoyed an evening at Beulah. The new Hall of Fame display was viewed. Thanks to the Casper Family for all the work. (Thanks from the ILYA for all you donate to our sailing endeavors.)

LaBelle Tuneup
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PYC X Whitecap - Mary Claire Kiernan tops fleet

 No official results posted yet so check back later in the week on the PYC website. Beulah's Mary Claire Kiernan took the top spot.

White Bear Opti Champs - the logo says it all -- FUN!
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USODA Team Trials
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By Robin Dale

The 2011 Team Trial Regatta hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club was a great and windy success! Four ILYA sailors qualified to make the journey out to California to compete against the top Opti sailors in the country.  Jack Bitney (Minnetonka), Henry Chapman (Nagawicka), Augie Dale (Pewaukee), and Mark Davies (Geneva) all took part in the regatta.

The entire SFYC team, PRO and USODA ran a top-notch event.  It was clear from the Day 1 skippers' meeting that the race committee and jury were serious about racing clean.  The sailors' were told succinctly that the on-the-water jury would be closely scrutinizing the sailors from start to finish.  In turn, the yellow flags were flying throughout the event and had significant impact on sailors' overall results.

The weather cooperated and even though the water was a chilly 48 degrees, the daytime temps were way above normal on land.  Sailors had to dress accordingly, as the cove near the yacht club was a significant 20 degrees warmer than it was out on the racecourse.  Twelve races were sailed, and after a "light air" - as the Californians referred to it - Day 1 of 12-14 knots, San Francisco Bay kicked up some wind and the remaining three days were sailed in steady 20 - 25 knot breeze, with gusts on Day 3 topping out at 30+ and 4-5 foot rolling swells.

Augie ended up 19th overall in his sixth (and last) Team Trials, while Henry (140th), Jack (150th) and Mark (169th) all took part in their first (and hopefully not last!) Trials.  Congratulations to all.

(Picture:  Jack Bitney, Henry Chapman, Augie Dale.  Missing:  Mark Davies)

Regatta Results
Send  your regatta results on Sunday night to the Scowlines editor. As summer approaches, the weekly edition is completed on Sunday night. Regattas are so numerous as we enter midseason that our policy is not to carryover the results for two weeks. The results will be posted on the ILYA website but not included in Scowlines a week late. So as you plan your events, include an item on your checklist - post results to website before you close up shop for the final day. This has become the norm throughout the nation. If you check the "hits" during a regatta, you will find our websites are impressively busy. Lake Beulah had 3000+ "hits" during the C Invitational. The ILYA had 7000+ hits daily during the Big Inland. This is a promotional tool for our sport.
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