A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 12

May 28, 2008

In This Issue
REady, Set Sail
Go for the Gold
Youth Champs
Free or half price regattas
Buy an Olympic flag
Collegiate Nationals
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Calendar of Events
   7 ILYA Pine-Pewaukee-ILYA Olympic Party
   23 Beulah Optimist Regatta
   25-26 TRAP X regatta
   26-27 Class C Over 40-Pewaukee
   28-29 I-20 Lake Carlyle
   30-July 1 Quad Lakes
   10-13 ILYA MC Invite
   17-20 ILYA C Invite , NOR
   24-26 MC Nationals - Pewaukee
Sailing excitement all around the ILYA
Harriet X 
Pat Dunsworth is ready. How about you? The spring events are in the record books and homelake racing began for many of you this Memorial Day weekend. The photo above shows exciting action at the Lake Harriet Tuneup. All fleets enjoyed successful events this spring. I20s traveled to Indian Lake, Ohio. The MCs traveled aroung the circuit gathering points for a spring champion. The C's always enjoy Dallas and Springfield with other "younger" events added to the circuit. 42 (count them!) E's traveled to Geneva for the inaugural year of the asymmetrical E in its new phase of development. The Melges 17 boats also gathered at Geneva to experience the pros crewing for the skippers - a rule in this class. X boats abound throughout the Inland. Growth is phenomenal in the SE WI region. A One Design racing is exciting with boats sold and a new boat on the water. New owners take over this year and Fletcher Driscoll has a Dumbledore now. He is always adding to his Potter sequels. The Opti, Laser and 420 crowd never stops racing. Collegiate Nationals are this week and as the editor writes this from Newport, she is enjoying our ILYA sailors from a magnificent venue. Get ready, here we come for another exciting sailing summer in scows.
Go for the Gold 
The live auction items promise value and fun. Just consider:
  • A ride on a 68-foot sloop donated by the Sullivans of Waukesha
  • Four Packers-Bears Tickets - priceless, donated by the Sullivans
  • Quantum X boat sails with free registration to the ILYA X Champs
  • A BIC - exciting, new youth boat compliments of Melges
  • A ski party delivered to your door by Somerset Marine 
  • Two ILYA lifetime memberships
  • Lobster dinner cruise on Pine donated by Dwyn von Bereghy
  • Chinese dinner for 20 donated by Ackleys
  • Two Brewers packages
  • Surprise destination vacations at two magnificent sites

We can still accept donations to make this event a success. See you June 7th at Pewaukee Yacht Club to support Team 7 Yngling Olympic campaign or Team White Buffalo, 2.4mR paralympic campaign. Please consider a donation of a small or large item to make this event a success. Nautical towels, apparel, nicknacks, basket packages of your favorite goods. Contact for your donation today. All goods are welcome and help our Olympians.

BadgerThe ILYA Laser and 420 Champs are the last weekend of June. With fireworks, State St. restaurants, Union Terrace viewing for the parents, how can you go wrong? The University of Wisconsin Sailing Team and the Hoofers Sailing Club will be hosting the ILYA Youth Champs in Madison, WI the weekend of June 28-29, 2008.  This is the same site as last year, with so much of the same great fun:

- Fantastic competition of all ages from all across the Midwest (25 and under)
- Rhythm and Booms Festival all around Madison
- Three meals, including Friday evening social with the entire sailing club
- Great ILYA Race Committee
- Still only $30 for each sailor

But we've also added some new perks to make it more fun and easier to navigate in Madison.

- To ease space concerns at Hoofers, we'll be launching all Lasers from the Porter Boathouse (home to UW Rowing). 
- We're offering dorm housing for just $15/night in UW's Lakeshore Dorms with only a 1 min walk from the Laser launching site and only 10 min walk form Hoofers (Regatta HQ)
- There will be volunteers at the Regatta HQ to help parents and solo sailors with loading and unloading with valet parking in FREE lots for those who need it.

All regatta information can be found at the UW Sailing Team's website at There is extensive sailing, housing, and regatta information and an awesome map to help you navigate around Madison.
C boaters free; half price for all youth at ILYA events
This is the year to consider attending regattas. The ILYA Promotion Committee is offering half price for our youth in adult scow classes. The C National Class has a similar campaign for great discounts for C boaters. In addition, if you are a first-time attendant at an ILYA Invitational or Champs you will come free at the registration table. All you need to do is pre-register. The social and food packages are not included in this deal. Those monies go to the individual hosting clubs. So, NO EXCUSES! See you on the water. 
What would make you prouder than displaying an Olympic flag at your club? Flags are available from the ILYA for $100 autographed by our two Olympians. Checks payable to ILYA for the Sail for the Gold flag fundraiser. See address below or contact Jim Smith.
icsalogoPicturesque Newport is abuzz with college sailors gracing Naragansett Bay area. The collegians are sailing adjacent to downtown Newport while spectators are positioned at historic Ft. Adams. The women began their quest on Monday and conclude today. Coeds and Team Racing follow for a ten-day event. For more information, go to and look for the ILYA names of our talented sailors. You will see our sailors listed on the rosters of Wisconsin (qualified for all three), Eckert (Women's) and Hobart/Wm Smith (one of our sailors in co-eds). The photos of the first day are exciting. Go to the site and look for your sailors by school.  
It is not often I use this forum to editorialize but this past month has brought much support for the ILYA. In addition, I know how privileged I am to have this sport and you to support our small world of sailing.
I received a most touching momento this past month from George Eddy, an old E boater from Lake Geneva days of "Jimmie Smith" and Ernst Schmidt. George has authored a book recounting his sailing days from novice to cruiser, mainly in his role as publisher of the now Sailing World. What an enjoyable read (available at with proceeds to the Olympic foundation at US Sailing) but what struck me is his numerous mentions of his origins with us.
The opportunity to return again with my children to a collegiate nationals provides a look back at what sailing has done for all of us. The venue at Newport is always impressive but to visit with old friends, to experience the excitement of our nation's youth, to watch in particular the UW team mature after years of team building has been memorable.
Lastly, for Mother's Day I received a gift from one of my daughers - a quilt with the ILYA burgee and the logo of each of our classes. On several levels this is a magnificent present. It reminds me of the effort it takes to be a part of this strong organization, it demonstrates the impact sailing has on the lives of my children and, above all, how blessed our family is to experience all this but, as an aside, the display of all our classes together on that quilt reminds me of the special bond we share across class lines. That is unique to our corner of this sport.
Enjoy the summer and enjoy our many classes of this century-old association with generations yet to experience our world of scow sailing.  

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