Volume 8, Issue 18

 May 7, 2013

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Regattas / Calendar


11-12 Cedar, WI C Spring Regatta

    Mother's Day C--Spring Lake,MI

    May Madness  - Opti, X, Laser

18-19 LaBelle C/X Tune Up

18-19 Geneva Spring E - Geneva


1-2 I-20 Lighthouse, Fond du Lac

8-9 MIR C--Lake Beulah, WI

      C Easterns--Chautauqua, NY

8-12 Club 420 Neill Clinic, Chicago

14-16  C Nationals--Pewaukee, WI Online registratione

19-22 MC Youth Champs-Lake Murray, SC

20-23 420 ILYA Champs/Clinic - Delavan

20-23 A Scow Nationals - Geneva 

21-23 ILYA I-20 Invite - Cedar Lake IN

22-27 US Junior Women's Doublehanded Champs, Club 420 Ida Lewis (girls only) clinic and regatta, Bahia Corinthian YC, Corona del Mar, CA

25-27 TRAP X - Pine

26-29 MC Nat'ls - Clear Lake, IA

29-30 USODA Midwest Champs - Gull Lake, MN

30 - July 2 Area K JOs, Wayzata 


1-2 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka

8-10 GLSS Dinghyfest

11-13 420 Youth Nat'ls-Geneva

11-14 ILYA E Invite - Pewaukee

11-14 ILYA MC Invite - Delavan

15-16 Xtreme-Oshkosh

14-16 SBS Area K Qual-Lk Forest

17-20 MC Masters Nat's-Hoover, OH

18-21 ILYA C Inv.--Okauchee, WI

19-21 ILYA Melges 17 Champs - Pewaukee

19-22 420 NAs, St. Margaret YC, Glenhaven, NS, Canada

22 ILYA No Tears East-Nagawicka

22 ILYA No Tears West - Clear, IA

24-27 ILYA X Champs - Oshkosh

26-28 Hyannisport 420 regatta, Cape Cod

28-30 ILYA Opti Champs-Beulah

29-31 CJ Buckley 420 team regatta - Cape Cod


1-4WMYA Champs-White Lake, MI

2-4 WYA C--LaBelle, WI

2-4 Buzzards Bay 420-Providence,RI

2-4 I-20 ILYA Champs,-Green Lake

7-11 Chicago Tall Ships and Chicago Match Cup

8-10 ILYA C champs; Regis 8/7

11-13 ILYA A champs; Regis. 8/10
15-17 ILYA E/MC champs; Regis. 8/14  Housing options 
13-17 US Sailing Youth Champs - Corpus Christi



7-8 Max C Fall=-Maxinkuckee, IN 
7-8 MC Team Nat's-Clear Lake, IA
13-15 I-20 Nat'ls -Fond du Lac
14-15 Blue Chip--Okauchee, WI

      Fenton C Fall Lake Fenton, MI

21-22 C Challenge-Lake Beulah,WI
21-22 MC Blue Chip-Spring Lake, MI
28-29 Lotawana C-Missouri YC, MO
     Polar Bear--Lake Davenport, IA
5-6 C Worlds--Delavan, WI

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 USODA Team Trials



Henry Chapman (Nagawicka) was the highest ranking Inland sailor at 23rd. Gull Lake's Matthew Keller was 25th. Both were named to the national team with this finish. Coral Reef YC had the winner, Shawn Harvey, and five sailors in the top ten. The only other Inland sailor in the top 100 was Lake Beulah's Patrick Schmidt at 89th.

Pewaukee was named US Sailing Club of the Year in 2012 for good reason. They hosted this event only two short weeks after the ice went out and less than two weeks before the first sailor arrived to practice. The facility was transformed into a user-friendly parking lot for 194 sailors moving all cars to ancillary lots. Mark and Mary Carol DeGuire managed on the water lunches for all the sailors and 30 RC members each day and evening meals for RC as they returned from cold, rainy days on the water and anticipated late nights for the judges. Committee chair Tom Frentzel (PLSS president) was an outstanding leader with countless hours in the past year invested in this event. Thanks to local sponsors Harken, Liz Quadracci of the Windhover Foundation and David Perrigo of UBS. PYC commodore Dave Decker, board member Joby Boland and PLSS Board members Jon Just, John Porter, Mark Cooper and Ty Gutenkunst never left the property - seems they never slept. The Inland has some 500 new supporters as Pewaukee displayed what makes us so special, what Midwest sailing hospitality is all about and what a Club of the Year contributes to the world of sailing.  

Do you Tweet? Vote for sailors Haeger/Provancha. VOTE TODAY for sailing!!!
Haeger splash
USOC team of the month
Team Haeger/Provancha was informed they are one of three teams selected as the United States Olympic Committee team of the month. They will be in contention against the Women's Hockey and Figure Skating teams. (Minnesota sailors, it's hard but let's bring it home for sailing!)  Here was their official notification received 5/6:
"Congratulations Annie and Briana! Your performances in April were nominated to the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) for its monthly Team of the Month and you've been named US Sailing's Team of the Month for April. Voting begins today on Twitter here:

Poll closes 5/7 and account for approx.. 10% of overall vote.

Here's how the voting ballot reads: The month of April was a milestone for women's two-person dinghy (470) sailors Anne Haeger (East Troy, Wis.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) as the duo claimed bronze at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup, held April 1-6 in Palma, Spain. They staked their claim early, winning the first of two races and finishing seventh in the next race, locking in the bronze medal and their first world cup podium. The two also placed fourth at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup, held April 20-27 in Hyeres, France."

 HS and College Team Racing Quals for Nationals

 Wisconsin and Brown Top College Qualifiers

College sailors will travel to FL for the national event. The Women's, Co-ed and Team Racing championships will be on the line May 21-30. This past weekend the Midwest and NE selected their qualifying teams. The Midwest qualifying results are not posted but Wisconsin won this conference qualifier. Colin Smith of Brown University won the NE qualifying round with his two teammates of boats. Co-ed and women's qualifiers were set earlier in the past month. 


High School Team Racing for Baker Cup

 lake forest baker

Only one team from the Midwest will proceed to Nationals in three weeks. Lake Forest with Geneva sailor Malcolm Lamphere and Chicago sailors often seen at ILYA Opti events, Clay Danly and Wlll Curtiss led the team to a victory with no losses in the season. Pictured above:

Connor Shannahan, Malcolm Lamphere, Alex Woloshyn, Brittany Manning, Katherine Jones, Thomas Balk, Clay Danly, William Curtiss, coach Hunter Ratliff. We have three teams proceeding this coming weekend to the Mallory finals in Chicago.

 lake forest loading

The fastest boat-loading ever! The six boats that were loaned to the event by Lake Forest Sailing were loaded in minutes by over 40 sailors and coaches after the Baker Qualiflier at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. New Trier, Lake Forest, Oconomowoc, Arrowhead, Detroit Country Day and St. Ignatius all pitched in to get the boats on the trailer in record time for the drive back to Illinois. 

 Weekend MC and C Results
2013 Cowtown Classic MC Regatta Lake Hoover - Columbus, Ohio


Spring has sprung for sure and spring brought some big unstable windy conditions this year to Lake Hoover just outside Columbus, Ohio .   Thirty-one MC teams made it this annual fun event on one long, skinny lake.  This lake is a couple of miles long running north and south but only a couple of hundred yards wide.   Like most spots in the upper midwest normal winds usually consist of southwest winds or southeast winds in the spring and summer but not for these two days.   The unstable cool weather out to the west that dumped spring snow on a couple of the northern states was doing battle with warm air coming up from the southeast.  Results for our group is that we had ESE winds on day one with a windspeed range of 15-20 mph and for day two the same direction with windspeed range of 5-18 mph.  The challenge though both days were the big shifts coming in from the east.  Again, not a normal situation for this fun flat water lake.


The Courses

We had two W5s and four W7s.   Starts were tight with lots of action.  Probably the biggest gainer for many folks was making their final upwind strategy for at least the first couple of minutes in the last 60 seconds before the start, maybe 90 seconds.   Pick the wrong end and you were behind quickly.   Flat water as mentioned earlier.


The Learnings

Absolutely as we travel from large lakes to small lakes one thing does not change when you have big shifty conditions and that is good boat handling.   Boil it down even further and I would say what won this regatta and put four boats squarely up front was the ability to tack quickly, have the boat instantly on the correct angle of heel, vang on hard , then board up after the boat is level and sailing.  This really is what allowed folks to fire off the line , get a boat length or two of margin to catch the first big shifts.  The shifts you could see but sometimes they developed so quickly you had to really be able to react fast, survive and then still be fast.  Downwind some nice gains were made by simply paying attention to the quick bombs coming behind you.  With legs that were only a 1/4  mile you had to work hard coming around the top mark to keep from getting passed by a group of boats or to make a big gain yourself.  The opportunities were there every race.  I know a number of sailors who talked about fighting till the end and never giving up because big gains were always possible.   The other big learnings were simply being prepared for those conditions which were not normal as I mentioned.  Pre-race practice was really important to understand the challenges of the day.


The Race Winners

Race 1 - Chris Craig - Lake Fenton

Race 2- Chris Lopez - White Lake

Race 3- Ted Keller - Torch/Hoover

Race 4- Bob Cole - Keuka

Race 5 - Bob Cole - Keuka

Race 6 - Ted Keller - Torch/Hoover


The Final Results 

Can be found on the MC Facebook Page and the MC Website but here are the basics.

1st Ted Keller, 2nd Chris Lopez (Top Junior), 3rd Eric Hood (Top Master), 4th Pete Comfort , 5th Bob Cole (Top Grand Master), 6th Casey Christensen, 7th Jake Erdman , 8th Chris Craig, 9th Clark Wade, 10th Chris Hawk.

Regatta Champ Ted Keller was solid throughout the event and even found himself at a gate split like he had with Kenny Wolf down at the Midwinters.  Fortunately , Ted got back on Pete Comfort pretty quick not risking disaster like the Midwinters.  Ted will be a contender for the title this summer in Iowa.   Ted also had the opportunity to sail with his daughter Casey and it was her first time racing with Ted in a MC Regatta.  Always excited seeing young sailors coming on board in our class.   Speaking of Youth or as we all cheered at the awards ceremonies "Yout" we saw Chris Lopez from White Lake really sail well this week and he enjoyed the rough and tumble conditions the spring weather brought.

Cedar Lake, IN - C Regatta

Twenty-two boats gathered on Cedar Lake in Indiana this weekend. The three race regatta started with light/medium breeze. The first race was won by Jeff Doubek flying in from Pennsylvania. The second race was puffy and breezy with gusts up to 20 mph. Lou Morgan, Joe Byrnes, and Karla (Keck) Byrnes won the race in the last moment just barely crossing the line before Dave Smith. Dave took the last race that started with light breeze increasing to medium breeze. In the end consistency took the top place and Joe Schaub took home the first place hardware. Doug Carstens threw together an amazing dinner and Craig Parker outdid himself once again. The junior fleet came in full force with 7 of the 23 boats with skippers under 30. Full results can be found below.

The pack of boats sailing upwind with Joe Schaub in the leader pack along with Andrew Bohl, Gelnn McMurray, Bob Green, and Matt Zea.

Okauchee leading a mark rounding. Matt Zea is leading the race at his first regatta since Nationals last year. Dave Smith is hot on his trail.
Andrew Bohl sailing fast with the new UK sail taking the B-317 for a spin instead of his regular B-23.

Boat #


Race 1

Race 2

Race 3




Joe Schaub
Steve Schaub







Dave Smith
Alana Smith
Leslie Smith







Steve Schmidt
Matt Prange







Lou Morgan
Joe Byrnes







Matt Zea
Tim Schmidt







Frank Davenport
Ron Jarecki







Dan Keck
Barbie Keck







Andrew Bohl
Ben Porter







Glenn McMurray
Andrea Lee







Jeff Doubek
Charlie Harrison





May Madness This Weekend

 Register your intent to attend to help with planning

Attached is the X, Opti and Junior (high school and younger) Laser Radial May Madness registration page - along with event info. Please pass along to your sailors! 
Oshkosh Opens Renovated Waterfront Hotel
Reserve today for 2014 or the Xtreme events/X Champs  

The Premier Waterfront Hotel in Oshkosh opened its doors yesterday.  over 600 people attended the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation's sneak peek last Thursday. 

Not too early to book your rooms for the 2014 ILYA championship Regatta in Oshkosh.  We have a large block of rooms reserved, but with all fleets coming in for "the regatta of a lifetime" rooms will go fast. 

Dates of the regatta are:  August 13-17, 2014

Go to for more information

Book your room today with  

Abby Theys, Executive Rooms Manager

Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Reservations: 855-230-1900

NOR posted
Yes it is that time of year again, and the TRAP registration is open and available at  Click on the TRAP Regatta tab at the top of the page.  Please make sure you get the word out to your fleets.  I know everyone is busy this time of year with end of school activities, graduations, confirmations, etc. but the sooner the registrations are in the better the chances of getting in.  This regatta does limit the number of boats it takes.  Don't let your fleets be disappointed!

The 2013 PLYC T.R.A.P. is now open for Registration! NOR and Registration materials are available at

We are offering for purchase special T-Shirts for Skippers and Crew that can be personalized with your boat number! They are long sleeved and made of a quick-drying, high tech material

Order forms are on the PLYC website,

them. It will make everyone much happier if we can pull the boats in an orderly manner. Questions, concerns and suggestions can be addressed to Ted Rolfs email: or 414.403.5175  

New device measures wind - for sailing and golf
Attaches to iPhone or iPad
Shaka Down

Katie Bandstra has submitted info on a new gadget that allows you to measure wind. The advertised application is for golf but sailing is a sure second application. The gizmo is for release in June - Father's Day - and measures ambient temp, wind instantaneous and average and has GPS location. Further specs are not on the brief advertisement. Seems like a fun toy to review.
  • Wind speed specification range:
    • 0.6 to 40.0 m/s
    • 2.2 to 144.0 km/h
    • 1.3 to 89.5 mph
    • 1.2 to 77.8 knots
    • 0 to 12 Bft
  • Wind speed resolution:
    • 0.1 m/s
    • 0.1 km/h
    • 0.1 mph
    • 0.1 knots
    • 1 Bft
  • Wind speed units: mph, ft/min, knots, km/h, m/s, Beaufort
  • Wind speed accuracy: ±3% when aligned with winds axis
  • Calibration drift < 1% after 100 hours use at 16 mph / 7 m/s
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