2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 15

 May 30, 2011 

Regattas

June

1 TRAP deadline, NOR

11-12 MIR C - Browns Lake NOR

17-19 C Nationals - Maxinkuckee Registration 

24-26 A Scow Nationals - Oshkosh

27 Lake Beulah Sailng School Optimist Regatta

28-29 TRAP - see deadline above

JULY

Quad Lakes

GLSS X, Opti, 420/laser

MC Invite

E Invite

C Invite

I-20 Invite

WYA X

Minnetonka ILYA logo
ship's store button

Melges Performance Sailboats

North One Design
line honors
UBS Perrigo
USSAILING Member Partner Program

Donate to ILYA

visa/mastercard 

Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Sail for the Gold
Pre-Olympic sailing continues as all prepare for the Weymouth, Eng qualifier. Finn sailor Gordon Lamphere, 470 women's sailor Anne Haeger, Match racer Sally Barkow and 49er sailor Kevin Jewett/Mike Kuschner all hope to win invitations to the Weymouth event by sailing well this week at Sail for the Gold.

Entry stats: 749 Entries, 62 Nations, 1063 Athletes, 311 Coaches

Sign up for updates at Skandia Sail for the Gold.

College Nationals
 Thompson's team in first at co-eds TODAY 

Light air has plagued the College Nationals for a second year in a row. The ILYA should be proud of its contingent - David Thompson (Hobart and William Smith), Stephanie Roble (Old Dominion) and Will Haeger (Tufts) are sailing as A skippers. Colin Smith (Brown) is sailing B's. Check http://scores.collegesailing.info/s11/icsa-gill-coed-national/full-scores for scores. The event continues at the Columbia River Gorge.

Clean Regatta Initiative

One of the goals that I want the ILYA to accomplish this year is to reduce waste at all of our regattas. As an association we need to do what we can to make sure that our environment is left at least as good as we found it.  Most of us have grown up sailing on these beautiful lakes with clean water and clean shorelines. Sailors For the Sea is an organization that has a project of running clean regattas. Their website reviews many ways that regatta organizers and participants can go green. The ILYA needs to do what it can to follow their lead. Clear Lake has registered the ILYA X Championship as a clean regatta and The C Nationals is registered as well.

As a start I would like to see the ILYA make a push to eliminate disposable water bottles at our events. Cedar Wisconsin hosted the MC invite last year and we handed out over 300 bottles of water. Lake Geneva at last years ILYA Annual Championship handed out over 2000 disposable bottles of water. Nationally less than 30% of disposable water bottles get recycled. Focusing on recycling water bottles will be an improvement but the best answer is to encourage sailors to bring reusable water bottles. I have asked all of our regatta organizers to have water stations available at our events to refill their water bottles.

We need to get our participants, Race Officers and spectators all on the same page. It will be a small step for the environment to attend our regatta's and see only reusable water bottles and avoid those garbage cans filled with plastic. Please help in making our regatta's a cleaner place to sail.

Rick Trester

Here is the website for Sailors for the Sea:

www.sailorsforthesea.org

X Inland - Clear Lake, IA
2011 x inlandSurf's up!!  Planning is in the final stages for this year's X Championships to be held on beautiful Clear Lake, Iowa July 27 -30.  Be sure to include this event among your summer's regatta stops as it will be the highlight of the summer.  Come and see why sailors consider Clear Lake as one of the premier lakes to sail on.  You'll be treated to fantastic hospitality and a club that will roll out the red carpet.  An opening ceremony the night of the 27th will kick off what is expected to be the best regatta of the year.  After a day of racing on Friday, you'll enjoy a night at the legendary Surf Ballroom for a night of music, games and food. For the NOR and more information, go to ilya.org or clyciowa.com.  Keep current by following us on Facebook at ILYA X Inland 2011.  If you have more questions or housing requests, contact Chris Long at scottlongfam@msn.com or Margaret Osmundson at inremoz@aol.com. 
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Candace Porter
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