A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 3, Issue 54

November 3, 2008

In This Issue
Haeger Takes Nationals
ILYLA Board report
US Sailing Offers
Regatta Results
NewAdvertiser Highlight
Scowlines for your club
Green Lake Housing
WYA Date
Okoboji Pics
ILYA Office
Summerset Marine
Melges Performance
North One Design
MVP Skills
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues

Annie at nationals
Eighteen of the nation's best women and eighteen top men met this past weekend to compete for the Singlehanded Collegiate Championships. Beulah's Annie Kate Haeger was in a class by herself winning the women's title by 50 points. Haeger's 18-race series total was 45. You do the math! A most impressive victory. She defeated two prior national champions in the third year of a freshman taking the title. Haeger, representing Boston College, defeated last year's champ Krista Rhode from Coast Guard (2nd in '08) and the prior year's Shannon Haeusler from College of Charleston who finished 16th.
Haeger was not without support from the Midwest. Lake Beulah sent two other sailors who finished in the top ten. Stephanie Roble (Old Dominion University) ended in 7th and Christine Porter (University of Wisconsin) finished 10th. This marks the second consecutive appearance for Roble and Porter.
Wisconsin sent a male representative, Kevin Campbell who finished 16th. Northwestern's Jimmy Costakis competed to a 17th.
The weekend was captured in photographs by GTS Photos. Results
The competitors and parents were introduced to a new sailing website, Sailgroove, which features a youthful spin to music and sailing. Interviews by winner Annie Haeger and competitior Christine Porter are listed on the left side. Enjoy the speed.
  • ilyaburgeeThe Green Lake Champs will encompass one full week, which will allow each fleet to sail on one weekend day. The C, I-20, and E fleets will compete Thursday through Saturday, August 13-15; classes A One Design and MC will sail Sunday through Tuesday, August 16-18. Bilge Pullers will meet Saturday evening.  
  • The ILYA Optimist Championship will be held on Lake Beulah on the Tuesday and Wednesday July 28-29 after the X ILYA and after the Opti Nationals.
  • X Championship bids were awarded to Pewaukee in 2010 and Clear in 2011. 
  • Cedar Lake, Wis. was named as host of the joint M-16 Championship and I-20 Invitational, June 20-21
  • The ILYA Rules Committee recommended, and the Board approved, the transfer of scantling control from the ILYA to the I-20 national class.
  • On a 15-3 vote, the Board upheld a policy eliminating the A Open class due to poor attendance at this year's championship.
  • Jack Strothman and Margaret Osmundson were appointed to serve on a newly formed membership committee to encourage individual and club memberships.
  • The Board encouraged fleet promotion and accountability by establishing a new policy requiring 10 participants per fleet. If a lesser number is present, the fleet will be placed on the fall agenda for discussion to provide assistance with promotion.
  • The Board, in closed session, received a report from Legal Committee chair Dixon Tews on the pending lawsuit Robinson v. ILYA.
  • The Promotion Committee announced the results of the 50% reduction in fees for youth and first-time sailors in the ILYA. The E fleet had 4 participants; C's - 21; MCs 19; I-20s - 1; Melges 17s - 19 and the M-16s - 1. The Board voted to continue with the 50% discount.The C sailors sailed at 100% discount (free) because of additional support from the Class C Raffle Fund. 
It is nomination time. Each club delegate and/or secretary should have received an email notice regarding the openings to the ILYA Board of Directors. To nominate someone from your club, contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith in the next month.
 ussailinglogoSend someone from your fleet 
November 15-16 marks the start of the annual US Sailing One-Design meeting. Representatives from around the country from all fleets meet to share and learn. Keynote speakers are Dave Perry, Greg Fisher, Anna Tunnicliffe and more. The site is SE this year at the Atlanta YC. For a warm November and for rejuvenation of your fleet, contact US Sailing for more info . The editor has attended two of these in the past. It is well worth the flight and minimal entry fee.
Interested in Race Committee Work?
Island Bay Yacht Club in Springfield, Ill., is hosting a US Sailng Race Committee Workship on November 8th. For more info, contact, Hayden Davis.
Our youngest sailors:
For information on Ice Opti sailing, contact Jane Pegel at
Our high school sailors:
Our college sailors:
David Bohl returns to sailing in new role 
Notice a new ad in the sidebar this fall? MVP joins Scowlines and the ILYA website as our latest advertiser. David Bohl was an active C and A sailor on Beulah, Pine and Pewaukee. He returns now in a new role as a coach. Read his comments about his new business here.
Bohl has been featured on local Milwaukee TV and radio as well as appearing in the New York Times during the volatile decline in the market.
All summer Tim Kay of Okauchee has been forwarding ScowLines to the OYC membership to keep them current on the fine Okauchee sailors. Executive Secretary Jim Smith recently added the OYC membership directly to the ILYA distribution list to assure timely receipt. The ILYA does NOT sell its email list or membership list to vendors.If your club is interested in sending Scowlines to your membership, contact Jim Smith.
 Scowlines is a web-based email publication distributed by the ILYA weekly in the sailing season and as needed in the fall and winter months. Advertising rates are available also from Jim Smith for Scowlines, the ILYA website and Scowslants, our written magazine.
 Housing info 
A block of rooms is available at the Heidel House for the week-long event. You can access the block under "ILYA" or "National Class A Scow Association." The phone number for the Heidel House is 800-444-2812. They have a tiered rate system. They have offered $149 per night for 'run of the house' rooms (they guarantee a specific rate, with a possible variety of room types being utilized), $179 per night for deluxe lake view rooms, and $219 per night for one bedroom suites. 
There are many other hotels in the area-- for more go to:
Green Lake is planning a fun-filled event with a party and band for each half of the week. Of course, the wind will be perfect throughout the event! Make plans to support your fleet and the ILYA at Green Lake.


Kent Haeger reports the WYA Board met to announce the C Championship dates for '09. Plan now to travel to Delavan on August 7-9 for great C racing for WYA-member clubs. 
 Madison Sailor Offers E and MC photos 
Dick Vander Woude and his wife were visiting Okoboji this summer. He captured photos on his high quaility camera and now offers them on CD to any one interested. Send $20 and receive a CD.  Address is 9224 Crosswinds Ln., Verona WI 53593 
PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
To submit articles, send to Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
To contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith, click here.