2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 78

 November 20, 2011 




Winter Inland - second weekend in Feb.

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 Melges Reports New Sales - Get a new Sail for your boat

 Melges.com has some great deals on parts and new Melges Gear. Perfect for the holiday season. Set up your sailor with some fresh Melges Gear.

Melges is building many boats through this fall and winter at Zenda  This is a good sign for the year to come as interest in sailing is high.  Right now in the famous Melges Shop are Melges MC's, Melges E's, Audi Melges 20's, Melges 24's and Melges 29ers.  

 Scow production has been quite good.  Here are the numbers that we have in place thus far. These are all new boats for 2012 with many more orders to come.
Melges X Boats:  6
Melges 17:  4
Melges MC:  14
Melges C:  2
Melges E:  11

The buzz this year has been the Melges E Scow.  An all new deck design for our 2012 boats with a new deck mold being produced.  The boat is going to be really HOT.  With a kite launch  /  retrieval system built in and under-deck boards as standard on all new E scows.   The E scow class continues to upgrade, advance and it has sparked an extreme interest in the boat, the class and the racing.  

We always encourage people to come by Melges and see what we are doing.  Stop by and see the new Melges E.  Come by and see the sail loft and Jim Gluek with all of the latest in North Sails.  We welcome our scow community and want to show you what is new at Melges.  There are indeed updates to every model boat we are producing for 2012.  

2012 is going to be a great scow racing season!

Sincerely,      Andy Burdick            President, Melges Performance Sailboats

Summerset Sail offers Optis, Gear and Service


As we approach the Holidays, Summerset Sail is offering discounts on many popular products and services.

  • 2012 Optimist Special!animal opti
    • $500 off or a Performance Package: Order and pay in full for a new 2012 Optimist before December 15th and pick your choice of $500 off or a Performance Package including a dolly, a blade bag, Summerset Competition Spec upgrades, and choice of top or bottom cover.
    • $300 in custom graphics
    • Guaranteed trade value: We will apply $1,000 to your purchase price for trading in any complete Optimist with no major damage!
    • Sailing School Donation: We will donate all Optimists $1,500 in trade value and under to a local sailing school. 
    • Put it under the tree: We will deliver your boat, customized with the graphics by December 23rd.
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    Team Gear Special: 15% off! Free customization with name or boat name, your club burgee, and sail number on any shirts, foul weather gear, or lifejackets ordered by December 15th. There is no minimum order!
  • Sunglasses: 20% off sunglasses in stock!
  • Kayaks: 25% off all kayaks in stock
  • Sercvice Specials: Take 15% off your total bill and receive a free boat inspection report for all service booked from now until December 31st. We offer fiberglass repair, rigging upgrades, bottom finishing, rudder and board finishing, custom anodizing for rudder and centerboard, cover cleaning, trailer overhauls, and many other services to make sure your boat is ready for next summer. 
  • LaserPerformance fall sales incentive: Purchase select new and event LaserPerformance boats this fall and receive a GoPro camera with each purchase. Take a video of yourself sailing the boat to enter into a contest to receive a cover set for your new boat. 
  • RS Sailing is offering exclusive fall pricing and free gear with all in stock boats. Call for details. 

John Porter, Sales,  Summerset Sail
W357 S8715 Chapman Ln
Eagle, WI  53119
 Office - 262.594.3244

Mobile - 262.701.7013
Fax - 262.594.3277
Email - john@summersetmarine.com

Delavan Invites you TODAY to order X ILYA GEAR for Christmas -- Deadline TOMORROW

Your X Boat Name and Number in Time for the Holidays !!

Is your X boater (or former X boater) proud of his or her boat name and number? Delavan Lake Yacht Club invites you to look at the Customized Holiday X Regatta Gear to order in time for December holiday delivery. Delavan CoasterBut November 21 is the cutoff to order Coaster Sets to get to you by Dec. 20th.

DLYC has been working diligently to be able for you to enjoy this upcoming regatta on July 25-28, 2012. It's hard to believe when we've just put the boats in the barns that it's only 8 months away. We've got articles, announcements and projects to be publicized throughout the winter and spring.

Your personalized regatta gear is ready to order! The holiday season is a great time to give your skipper and crew gifts getting them ready for the regatta. Remember, if you want Coaster Sets for holidays, order by Noon, Monday November 21 by close of business - That's the Monday before Thanksgiving. Customized Hats, Fleece, Squall Jackets, Vests and Duffels must be ordered by Thursday December 8, by close of business.

Imagine your children enjoying their boat name and number all winter long! We have hats, jackets, fleeces, vests and duffels all ready for your personal sail number and boat name. If there's a new boat in your child's future, then customized gear will make it something they can emjoy before the ice comes in AND goes out!.

Go directly to our almost ready for prime time shopping page; click below:


More details:

  • Specialty Gear - All will have your choice of Sailboat numbers and one line underneath the design on Clothing and Duffels. The additional line will be on the back of the hat for boat name or sailor name.
  • Leather Coasters with 2012 X Boat regatta outline comes in a set of 6 with a holder.
  • The traditional T Shirt (design is still under wraps) will be ready at regatta registration on Wednesday July 25.
  • Order by Coasters by Noon, Nov. 8. All remaining gear must be ordered by December 8 by close of business so that all shipments arrive by afternoon of Wed Dec 20th.
US Sailing One Design Symposium

 The most flattering aspect of the One Design event was the repeated mentions of the strong Melges classes, the recounting of Buddy Melges America's Cup experiences and the noted strength of our scow classes. It was wonderful to meet our NJ E scow friends from Little Egg Harbor.

What was there to learn? 1) The insuring of boats for loan to our youth has been made easier by the Gowrie Group. As long as no money is exchanged, current boat insurance usually covers the loan of a boat. 2) The most exciting presentation for many of the participants was the Lightning Grant program where the class purchased a new boat while the boat builder "loaned" a boat for one year's use to grant recipients. The program is five years old and now features four boats for eligible recipients. The boats and all the expenses incurred for one year of sailing are borne by the grant program. 3) The most successful classes are those who are actively managing the desires of the membership and who have established a strong relationship with the class builder. 4) All classes are looking to develop fun, strong regattas with sponsorship opportunities. 4) Social media is here to stay!

US Sailing holds a warmer climate Junior Symposium in January. Some ILYA members are already planning to attend. Join them if you are active in your local sailing school.

Our high schoolers rock!

Lake Forest HS won the Great Lakes championships. We have sailors performing well at the Great Oaks in New Orleans. Check the HS sailing site for news on our sailors. Congrats for a great season.  

PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association