Volume 11, Issue 22 May 4, 2016  
North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
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7-8 Icebreaker C - Cedar IN
Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
14-15 Cedar Spring C/MC - Cedar, WI
21-22 LaBelle Tuneup
21-22 Geneva Spring E 
4-5 MIR C Delavan
10-12 C Nationals - Monona
16-17 Zenda U - Oconomowoc
18-19 WI MC Champs - Oconomowoc
18-19 USODA Great Lakes - Macatawa Bay, MI
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
23-26 A Scow Nationals - 
Torch Lake, MI
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah
29-30 Quad X - Pine

7-9 I-20 and Melges 17 ILYA & National Championships
8-10 C Invite - Nagawicka - Note date change 
11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
15 - TRAC Opti - Cedar
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
14-17 E Invite - Mendota
23-24 WYA X - Beulah
25  No Tears Opti - Cedar
27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji
31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear
4 Pram Power - North Lake
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake,MI
12-13 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
     Big Waters C- South Shore
     George Dorn MC - Beulah
10-11 USODA Midwest Champs - Pewaukee
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
22-25 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
24-25 Lotawana C
           Beulah C Challenge

1-2 Polar Bear - Davenport, IA
8-9 C Worlds - Delavan


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We are ready - how about you?
Registration - All our events are now "live". Watch for deadlines for early registration lower fees. Our first event is the ILYA 420 Championship on Okauchee Lake June 22-24. Deadline for early entry is June 8th. ILYA 420 registration

The BEST deal is the low early bird rate for the social package at the ILYA Championships in August on Lake Geneva. A June 15th commitment is as low as it goes. Thanks go to the ILYA Executive Committee and the Finance Team of Dave Berg, Tom Larimer and Todd Haines for the most generous reduction and subsidy for our youth sailors. Click here to order the social package. GET IT NOW!! 

Other June deadlines include the C Invitational and ILYA/National Melges 17/ I-20 Championships. Why not register now before you get busy with home lake sailing?
ILYA and National Melges 17 Championship - not active yet; give us a day
ILYA I-20 Championship - not active yet; give us a day

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 SailtheInland ---- yep, we are there!! Our inaugural posting was the announcement of our Olympic contenders. Please send Dave Berg (dberg@ilya.org) the winner of any regatta. For our ILYA regattas, Dave will be contacting you to assign "rights" so you can post during our events.
Sail it Forward - UBS Friday Night at the ILYA Championships
"With Sail It Forward" we are honoring the many volunteers who work behind the scenes to make our 50 ILYA member clubs so special.  Volunteers who allow all of us to enjoy the intergenerational friendships, the cross-sailing class camaraderie, the parties which are remembered for years, and the skippers and crews who compete in our world-class Championships" said David Perrigo of UBS Financial and "Sail It Forward" Platinum Sponsor.
Thank you to David Perrigo and UBS for sponsorship of the ILYA Championships for three years. Last year our theme honored our Legends and Heroes. This year, a theme closer to David's heart, is recognition of the many volunteers from all aspects of our member clubs who make our clubs run so successfully. Each of our member clubs will receive a letter in email and snail mail form inviting the selection of the one volunteer who exemplifies who we are. Those designees will be honored this year all day Friday with a luncheon and dinner. Video vignettes of our volunteers will run throughout the event to showcase our appreciation of their efforts. We hope a homelake sailor will proudly introduce the volunteer at our evening party. Look for more info at your club Board level. 
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Dues renewal notices went out in February. It's easy to pay online via Paypal or credit card. Or mail in to: 
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Cedar, Cedar, Cedar  
May 7-8 It's off to the races at Cedar, IN  
Let summer begin. In an idyllic world, (heck, in a normal world) families celebrate Mother's Day each May. Additionally, there may be a festive party in your neighborhood to enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby with summer dresses, mint juleps and spring flowers. In a C sailor's world, both are celebrated at a bar in northwestern Indiana. --- And they are fun! The Cedar Icebreaker is upon us. There is housing still available by calling (219) 661-0622 or emailing Roger Growden <rdajg4@yahoo.com>;. It's a late Saturday morning start 10:00 skippers meeting. You can drive down on Saturday morning when the Chicago traffic is light. Larry Krause and his team need to sweep away the cobwebs so it is casual. Larry is promising to even get behind the grill on Friday evening. Check the forecast? No, don't bother. The folks are all so friendly you will want to be there rain or shine. If rain, you will enjoy the lovely clubhouse even more. It's always a memorable time in Cedar Lake, In. The best breakfasts imagineable. Come join us!

May 14-15 - C and MC
   Cedar Lake will host the Spring regatta May 14-15. We will be using short track racing. Lots of starts! With 20-40 minute races. Best of all the M
elges team will be on hand Friday, May 13, to sharpen your skills. Get your boat in by 2:00 PM to have on the water coaching. Is your traveler in the right spot, trimmed too tight? A Melges pro will be there to help. On shore chalk talk will be at about 4:30. A bit later drinks and a dinner at the Paul Reilly residence on Big Cedar Lake. It's a can't miss.
   Racing Saturday starts at 10:00 AM for MC and 10:30 AM for C's.  Saturday night dinner at the yacht club.Sunday racing too! See the CLYC web site for more detail. 
   C boaters will get to race against last year's ILYA champ and the National points champ. This will surely be a Blue Chip qualifying event. 
Join us at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago
Chicago here we come!
The Green Lake Yacht Club is raffling off two premier grandstand tickets to the 2016 America's Cup event in Chicago this June. These are the best seats in the house and they are being offered as a fundraiser to support the club. There are limited opportunities as there are only 100 tickets being sold for $50.00 a piece. The drawing will be on May 14th. 
For ticket information contact Bill MacNeill at  or 1-262-689-3416
Here's a preview of the weekend schedule:
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 9: Endeavour Day and AC45 boat launching at Navy Pier. The Endeavour Program is an educational initiative for Chicago youth with components in boating and environmental conservation.
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 10: Practice day for teams
    • o1:30 - 3 PM: Fleet & match racing practice
    • o7:30 PM:  Opening ceremony party
  • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 11&12: Race Days! The LVACWS Race Village at Navy Pier opens at 11AM and will include live broadcast coverage on America's Cup history, America's Cup sailors meet and greet + poster signings, and the best vantage point to watch the racing with all race courses focused around the east end of Navy Pier. 
Why not organize a group from your club and experience America's Cup racing together? Our Group Pricing makes it easy.
If your members are more interested in an all-inclusive VIP experience on the rooftop terraces of Navy Pier, there are Chicago Elite Hospitality packages available with semi-private spaces to accommodate groups from 4 to 40+ people.
Or, for those that are interested in viewing the racing from their own boats, we've created a special Boaters Pass that includes touch and go docking at Navy Pier, special access to the North end of the race course, tickets to the Friday night opening ceremonies, and access to the Chicago Harbors Boaters Bash in Monroe Harbor and the Skyline Dash hosted by Chicago Yacht Club on Sunday morning.
Please see the Group Order form here along with an overview on the Chicago Club VIP Hospitality program. Please note passes are limited. Full details on the ACWS Chicago's schedule and viewing options is available on  or questions may be emailed to 
Charleston Spring E Regatta  
from National E scow website
Recap Day 3
 By Naomi Van den Bergh
Sailing Director @ Carolina Yacht Club
Congratulations to Russ Lucas (BH-8), John Bowden, Elizabeth Mignon, and Sam Rogers for winning the 2016 E-Scow Regatta! The team is "really really happy" with their win. Russ took a year off from sailing and just picked up the tiller again three weeks ago. He sailed the Bulls Eye Nationals with his father, then attended Charleston Race Week and won the Melges 20 Nationals, and now to top it all off he wins Charleston's E-Scow Regatta! "Each regatta was special. I couldn't be more fortunate as I get to sail against my friends." It is hard to find a more grateful sailor.
The last day of the 2016 E-Scow Regatta was perfect. The sun was out and we had 12-15 kts of breeze. There was definitely some tight racing today! "It came down to the last leg of the last race..." a slightly disappointed Robby Wilkins (SC-55) tells me when I ask him when he realized he lost the regatta. Will Hanckel (SC-22) started the day out well but missed a chance for a decent throw-out, and ends in 3rd overall.
Brian Gabriel (T-53) sailed excellent today with a 3rd and 2nd place finish, but due to technical difficulties wasn't able to finish the last race. Petey Crawford (II-1) climbed back out of nowhere in the very last race with a bullet.  "It has been a fun event, with tricky sailing. It was an excellent opportunity to learn," says Kevin Jewett (GA-21).
Everyone seems to be tired and happy. Lots of great compliments were given towards the race committee again and to everyone who helped making this event great! Everyone is excited about next year's event. It is believed we can double the attendance as many E-Scow sailors will want to check out the venue and get some time on the water here in Charleston Harbor before the 2017 Nationals held by the Carolina Yacht Club.
Many thanks to all sailors for attending this event and to all volunteers for donating their time and expertise. Until next year!
Pos Sail Skipper Yacht Club               Total
1 BH-8 Russell Lucas Bay Head 1 2 3 [5] 1 1 2 10
2 SC-55 Robby Wilkins Carolina Yacht Club 3 3 1 1 2 [4] 3 13
3 SC-22 Will Hanckel Carolina Yacht Club 2 1 5 2 4 3 [7] 17
4 T-53 Brian Gabriel Toms River Yacht Club 7 5 2 7 3 2 [18/DNF] 26
5 H-88 Phil Zalog Mendota YC 6 6 6 [10] 6 6 5 35
6 CH-6 Ricky Turner CLYC 4 [12] 8 6 9 5 11 43
7 SC-3 Walter Prause Carolina 5 4 12 [13] 8 8 9 46
8 GA-21 Robert Hagler Augusta Sailing Club 8 10 [11] 4 10 10 6 48
9 II-1 Petey Crawford Wayzata [18/DNF] 18/DNC 7 8 5 12 1 51
10 I-88 Steven Lyon Lake Geneva 12 7 10 [14] 14 7 4 54
11 GA-87 Carl Horrocks ASC 9 11 [13] 12 7 9 8 56
12 GA-8 Ed Durant ASC 11 8 9 11 11 [13] 10 60
13 SC-8 Guy Mossman Carolina Yacht Club [18/DNC] 9 14 3 13 14 13 66
14 LE-66 Mark Schneider LEHYC [18/DNC] 18/DNC 4 16 12 11 12 73
15 SC-27 Palmer Russell Augusta Sailing Club 10 [18/DNF] 16 15 17 17 14 89
16 I-5 Paul Lyon Lake Geneva [18/DNC] 18/DNC 18/DNC 9 16 15 15 91
17 CH-1 Chris Creighton Chautauqua Lake YC [18/DNC] 18/DNC 15 17 15 16 18/DNF 99
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