A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 5, Issue 62

November 5, 2010

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The Olympic race is on!

We're off and running. The ILYA Foundation has three registered Olympic hopefuls. John Ruf, bronze medalist in 2008 has been practicing up through the big wind storm last week. Sally Barkow has been traveling in the US and overseas forming a team for the new women's matchracing format. She has been named to the Alphagraphics US Sailing Team based on her top American finish at a Grade 1 event.


New to the Olympic scene is a 49er campaign centered from Lake Geneva. Kevin Jewett and Mike Kuschner began with the purchase of a boat in August competing in their first regatta at CORK. They can be seen on the waters of Geneva nearly every day. This team begins fundraising next week at the popular Gordy's restaurant. This team does not have the advantage of funds left from a prior campaign. Please consider giving the JK sailing team a jumpstart. All Olympic hopefuls will say fundraising is the toughest component of surviving a campaign.


Providing the funds early from loyal supporters allows our teams to concentrate on sailing. Please accept this kickoff  invitation for November 12th for the Jewett campaign. RSVP ASAP for Gordy's planning.   

ILYA Regatta dates


The ILYA Board of Directors met October 31st. The regatta season is firming up. Here are the confirmed dates and sites thus far.

A Scow Invitational - but look for a possible return in '12
None Scheduled

I-20 Scow Invitational - will announce at Winter Inland - Date: TBD
Site: TBD
MC Scow Invitational
Date: July 7-10
Site: Lake Beulah Yacht Club
E Scow Invitational
Date: July 7-10
Site: Delavan Lake Yacht Club
Opti Racing Clinic (No Tears) East*
Date: July 25

Site: Beaver Lake Yacht Club

Melges 17 Scow Championship
Date: July 22-24
Site: Oshkosh Yacht Club

C Scow Invitational
Date: July 14-17

Site: Fon du Lac Sailing Club

ILYA Opti Racing Clinic (No Tears) West*
Date: TBD
Site: Lake Harriet Yacht Club

X Boat Championship
Date: July 27-30
Site: Clear Lake Yacht Club

Optimist Dinghy Championship
Date: July 31-Aug. 2
Site: White Bear Yacht Club

I-20 Scow Championship
Date: July 29-31
Site: Green Lake Yacht Club

ILYA Annual Championship
Classes C, MC
Date: August 11-14
Site: Minnetonka Yacht Club

ILYA Annual Championship
Class A
Date: August 14-17
Site: Minnetonka Yacht Club

ILYA Annual Championship
Class E
Date: August 18-21
Site: Minnetonka Yacht Club
Youth Championship (Club 420)* Note this is 420 only
Date: Aug. 5-7
Site: Calhoun Yacht Club
Youth Championship (Laser, Laser Radial)*- NEW EVENT
Date: TBD
Site: Pewaukee Yacht Club

Take time to nominate your favorite family - Deadline November 15


Scuttlebutt is also honoring sailors.


Scuttlebutt is launching the SAILING FAMILY OF THE YEAR award. The rules on who qualifies are loose. Your family may participate together or separately. Your family might be into competing, cruising, or supporting the sport in some capacity. Maybe not all of your family is into sailing, but some are. If you are part of a family, and you have family members that participate in the sport, than you are a qualified entrant for the SFOTY award.

The winning family will be outfitted in team gear courtesy of Atlantis WeatherGear and Camet International, along with receiving international recognition and commemorative trophies. Entry deadline is November 15, 2010. Enter here:




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