2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 79

 November 27, 2011 




Winter Inland - second weekend in Feb. - DAVE PERRY, Olympic hopefuls, new 420 committee and issues.

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Melges Performance Sailboats

North One Design
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UBS Perrigo
USSAILING Member Partner Program

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Support your Olympic Contenders 


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Christmas Time - More sailing gear
Sail la Vie

4495 Lake Ave South

White Bear Lake, MN 55110


 As we sail into this holiday season, we start thinking about finding that perfect gift for our friends and relatives. So what do you get that sailor in your life? Sail la Vie has many Christmas gift ideas that will surely please your sailor, visit our web site at www.saillavieusa.com

How about a vest made from recycled Dacron sail cloth and lined with navy blue fleece- perfect for chilly morning or late evening sails or for just lounging about the house.

Or how about a customized patio umbrella made from recycled Dacron sail cloth for relaxing under after an afternoon on the water.

 As is the tradition of gift giving, please consider giving a donation this year to your local community sailing center. Giving the gift of sailing to people who might not be able to get out on the water due to financial or physical reasons is a great idea. Sail la Vie will donate the proceeds from the sale of our vinyl boat decals as shown on our web site to the sailing school or center that you choose.


  Stelluca's bags are as much about fashion as they are about function, durability...and sailing!  They offer customization of any bag with your boat numbers or initials.  You can also trade your old sails for a credit towards a Stelluca purchase.  Call 262 434 0264 or visit www.stelluca.com.  

420 Summer Program
Sailing School Directors - "MUST" meeting 

A kickoff meeting will be held on Dec. 4th at 2:00 at the North Lake Yacht Club. This meeting is to brain storm on what we think the 420 southern Wisconsin racing circuit will look like for next summer. As many of you already know, the 420 has been sanctioned by the Inland as their youth boat (sailors under 25 years old). The thought is that this boat will become the link between sailing X boats and college. We are losing too many sailors after X boats, and the hope is that this class will enable kids to participate in a low cost boat with kids their same age and will help to prepare them for college sailing. The Inland will continue to sponsor a youth champs, but the thinking is that we need to make more events available for kids so that they will be willing to buy a boat. Many of our smaller lakes will have a hard time initially starting up fleets of any size to be enticing to young kids. However, by having a southern circuit the thought is that we would have a quality event every week that would be fun socially as well as provide great sailing.

The goals of this initial meeting is multifold.

1. To identify all of the interested lakes and points of contact to start getting information out to all lakes.

2. Determine when the events should be held and how they should be structured.

3. Start to get schedule set.

4. Help individuals find boats

5. Web site?

If you know of other parties that would be interested in attending, please forward them this notice. Please let me know if you will be attending or have any questions, Ed Eckert edeckert136@gmail.com

Our high schoolers rock!


Lake Forest HS won the Great Lakes championships, shown above. Minnetonka was second and New Trier third.

Great Oaks - MN sailors pose in sunny New Orleans


 by Mike Crary

ILYA youth members sail to top finishes at the 2011 Great Oaks Allstate Sugar Bowl National High School Championship in New Orleans. The two-person high school event included the top 42 high school teams that qualified out of seven US regions. Participants came from as far away as Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands. White Bear Lake High School sailor Eddie Cox and crews Natasha Skaalrud and Emma Johnson placed 2nd overall, narrowing losing to Toms River South High School from New Jersey (2 points after 12 finals races). Willy Crary and crew Peter Brady from Mahtomedi High School (White Bear YC) placed 5th overall. Another Inland sailor, Mary Claire Kiernan and crew Taylor Wilder from Hinsdale Central High School (Lake Beulah YC) placed 6th. Griffin Rolander and crew Alec Ahrens from Mariemont High School (Lake Geneva YC) placed 9th. ILYA sailor Anders Eckholm and crew Joe Anderson from Lake Minnetonka also made the break to the finals division (top 22 teams after day one). 25 races were sailed November 19-20. Former U. of Minnesota racer and White Bear Sailing School coach Nick Hovland did an outstanding job coaching Eddie, Willy, and Anders. Coye Harrett from Lake Geneva coached Mary Claire and Griffin.

Cedar, Indiana - 50 years strong!
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Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
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Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association