A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 5, Issue 63

November 22, 2010

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Regatta News
Collegiate Nationals
Anne Haeger (Beulah - Boston College) led our Midwest/ILYA contingent with a 2nd place finish in the ICSA Collegiate Singlehanded Nationals held at St. Petersburg YC. This is Haeger's third year competing and as the returning champ from the prior two years. She is a three-time All-American named to both the women's and co-ed division of All-American. Also competing on the women's side was Minnesota's Allison Prange (Okauchee) who finished 16th in her first year appearing at Singlehanded Nationals. Natalie Simm of Minnesota was 18th.

On the Men's side, Erik Bowers (Minnetonka) sailing for College of Charleston eked out a 6th place finish over fellow ILYA sailor Colin Smith (Beulah) from Brown. Andrew Fox (Geneva instructor - Wisconsin) appears in his second nationals with a 9th place finish. Matt Thompson (Minnesota) was 16th, Joe Kutschenreuter (Beulah - Wisconsin) was 17th.

High School Nationals
St. Petersburg hosted the high school version of nationals a week earlier using the same new Laser Performance boats. The men's division winner, Nevin Snow, is the son of Mary Allen Brigden who was a past X ILYA Champ. Connor Corgard from Calhoun was 14th, and Robbie Allen from Minnetonka was 18th.

The Laser Radial competition was open to both men and women. Macatawa's J. Mitchell Kiss was second. Alex Post of Chicago's Loyola Academy was the second Midwest qualifier, finishing 8th.

Great Oaks
Results are pending, so the Midwest teams left the regatta in New Orleans' Southern YC without knowing the final results. It is bellieved Eddie Cox (White Bear) was assured a second place finish at worst and was named best new team. Connor Trepton and Katrina Debbink from LaBelle, and Willy Crary from White Bear also participated and made it to the second day of racing. Check the Southern YC site later for final results.
Winter Inland - New Format, New Site
February 11-13, Chenequa Country Club, Hartland, Wis.
US Sailing President Gary Jobson to Speak
Youth Sessions return to Friday night. The X and Opti fleets will meet jointly with measurement, regatta format, progression to youth boats all on the agenda. Chenequa Country Club will host us in an elegant manner. This does present us with an opportunity to provide all our members with private housing. In addition, the hotels along the I-94 will be close by.

Saturday schedule changes with a more casual lunch served buffet style to allow a looser time schedule for our fleets to discuss promotion and future regatta sites and ideas. ILYA Club Delegates will elect Directors. Awards and the keynote speaker will commence late afternoon after hors d'oeuvres and libation. Gary Jobson will speak to the afternoon/evening crowd. All are invited to stay the whole day for our new look.

Sunday the ILYA Board meets to elect new officers, finalize the Minnetonka Big Inland, welcome new directors, and cinduct association business. Thanks to Leslie Barkow and Chip Mann for exceptional service as their terms expire.

To volunteer to provide private housing for Friday and/or Saturday night, or to request housing, contact Candace Porter.

And please note that because of our venue this year, pre-reservations for the event will be mandatory.
Support Support Christmas Sailing Ideas
Melges logIs a new sail under the tree just what your husband wants? The Fall Discount will remain in effect for your Christmas purchase. Make your favorite sailor happy and contact Melges today. Melges gear, courses and more for the best sailing next season. Free shipping on your next purchase for under the tree.

Watch each Monday for Monday markdowns. Any of the weekly selections will serve as stocking stuffers or winter reading. US Sailing offers sailing-motif Christmas cards also. ILYA has partnered up with US SAILING as well, and our members can receive discounted US SAILING memberships. Click on the US SAILING link on the left. Click here to see how the partnership helps members of both organizations.


Weekly sales appear from this popular vendor. Some of our clubs or regattas benefit from a partnership with Coral Reef. Check out the Christmas specials.


Line Honors

Support our local advertiser, Line Honors. For JK sailing outerware, Gill, the new youthful Zhik line, Atlantis, Kaenon and other popular lines, see our Lake Geneva friend.


tervis tumblers

It's a great time to order a set of ILYA Tervis tumblers for a holiday gift. Or choose from other ideas at the ILYA Ship's Store.

The Olympic race is on!

jewett olympic The Jewett/Kuschner 49er campaign kicked off fundraising at Gordy's at Fontana on Geneva Lake. Check the JK sailing website for video of practice sessions - tipovers, loads of wet sailing, and SPEED!!! The boat seems to fly with little wind. JK sailing will travel to FL for warmer training and great, competitive racing at the OCR.


JK sailing, John Ruf, and Sally Barkow are all using the ILYA Foundation as the fundraising "banK" due to our low administrative charge. The Foundation accepts general funds for our members' non-ILYA events and specific funds for Olympic campaigns. This year begins the competition in earnest for the 2012 Weymouth Olympics.

ILYA joins US Sailing Partner Program

ussailinglogoThe ILYA would like to encourage all of our members to become US SAILING members. US SAILING - the National Governing Body for Sailing - is a grass roots, volunteer supported organization that is dedicated to sailors of all levels of racing and recreational sailing across the country, as well as local sailing organizations including our club.To make it easy, we are participating in US SAILING's Member Partner Program which offers discounted US SAILING membership rates (20% off) and contributes a portion of your dues back to our association.

Why should you become a member of US SAILING?
Plain and simple. As a member of US SAILING, you make it possible for US SAILING to develop and maintain programs that we depend on. These programs include training for our certified instructors and race officials, curricula and resources for our junior program, support for our volunteers, insurance programs for our member clubs, and more.  This support impacts your sailing activities, directly or indirectly, whether it is through our junior sailing program, regattas, insurance and other services. And from the bigger picture, as a member of US SAILING, you are supporting efforts to maintain the health and integrity of sailing and ensure a bright future for all sailors.

What you receive as a member of US SAILING?
Great Benefits. In addition to supporting the programs and people that impact your time on the water, as a member of the Member Partner Program, you will receive a host of great benefits including:

  • A copy of the Racing Rules of Sailing
  • Discounted Regatta Fees
  • Lowest rates on Sailing World and Cruising World magazine
  • Special member pricing on all items in the US SAILING store
  • Great discounts from US SAILING sponsors and partners, including West Marine, Sperry Topsider, Atlantis, Hobie Sunglasses, North U, AlphaGraphics and many more.
  • Access to US SAILING's custom weather portal from Sailing Weather Services
  • And more.

US SAILING Member Partner Program Rates:

Youth:                       $20 (normally $25)

Individual:                   $50 (normally $60)

Family:                       $75 (normally $90)

How can you join US SAILING?
To join through our Member Partner Program, all you have to do is click here and you will be directed to our Member Partner Program webpage.  Once youπre there, just follow the simple steps and within minutes, you will be a US SAILING member in minutes.  You will receive immediate membership confirmation, be able to take advantage of all of all of your benefits, and you will be supporting US SAILING and their efforts to provide leadership, advancement, and integrity for the sport of sailing.  The Member Partner Program is a win-win for you, our organization and US SAILING.  By joining through our Member Partner Program, not only do you receive special membership rates, but a portion of your membership dues are given back to our organization so we can purchase US SAILING products and services such as the Racing Rules of Sailing, educational DVDs, books, apparel, race official and instructor certification fees, and much more.We encourage you to participate in our Member Partner Program and take advantage of all that US SAILING has to offer!

Gary Jobson, President

2011 Already?
Attention Regatta Organizers

The ILYA maintains a list of scow and junior regattas hosted by its member clubs. The list, which is also published regularly in Scow Slants, can be found on line at

If you are a club official or regatta chair, please download the temporary ILYA working file here. The 2010 regattas are listed in black. The confirmed 2011 regattas are in red. If you have updated information that we can put on line, email the ILYA office at Make sure your provide the regatta chair and and contact information.

Your information will be vluable to our sailors as well as our clubs in planning for the 2011 season.
News from the ILYA Board
ilyaburgee Fleet News
The A fleet is proud to report attendance at regattas is strong despite the economy. The 2011 Nationals will be held at Oshkosh; ILYA Champs at Minnetonka. A request for a longer rest between B/B races was given to RC chair Chip Mann. It was of note the request came from A fleet rep Todd Haines and not current ILYA Champ and octogenarian Buddy Melges. Plans are developing for a possible return to the Invitational format in 2012 and every two or three years with an emphasis on selecting a lake attractive to the large northern White Bear A fleet.

The E fleet will be measuring bowsprits at this season's events. With great numbers of 50+ at the Invite and 60+ at the Champs, the fleet looks to an even better year in 2011 with the Minnetonka promotion machine working to achieve record numbers.

The C fleet is happy to celebrate the great numbers of youth participating in regattas. Note that junior Will Haeger tied with senior Paul Reilly in points for third place at the 2010 ILYA Championship.

The I-20s are adding youth members to the committee. The Champs will be held at Green Lake in 2011. The use of GPS and other electronic devices will be allowed.

The national M-16 class has been granted permission to assume the scantlings of the class. The ILYA will not host regattas for this class this season.

Melges 17's are being built at a steady rate. The Champs will be at Oshkosh in 2011.

The X Boat committee will be drafting coaching guidelines for on the water. The attachment point of the bridle will be the measurement emphasis at Clear Lake. No change in scantlings is necessary to address the centerboard stop.

The Optimist Class will host two No Tears - Harriet and Beaver.

Minnetonka Champs

ILYA Annual Championship
Classes C, MC
Date: August 11-14

ILYA Annual Championship
Class A
Date: August 14-17
Live broadcasting tentative

ILYA Annual Championship
Class E
Date: August 18-21

Sponsor partnership for any or all three portions is invited. Contact Tony Jewett.


Youth Champs

Due to the success in numbers at the 2010 Youth Champs at Calhoun, they will repeat as hosts in 2011. The date will be earlier this year - August 6 - 7. Club 420s only will compete at Calhoun. Lasers (and Laser Radials) will move to an independent event at a site to be determined, possibly Pewaukee. The date is anticipated to be in June.

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