A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 2, Issue 48 November 7, 2007
In This Issue
Wyman purchases Legion
Get ready for Olympic theme
Ice Opti Regatta
Collegiate Nationals
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Wyman Purchases Oshkosh Legion
OYC Gains Permanent Home
While the Inland Champs were occurring in August, Bill Wyman was in negotiations to obtain permanent space for the sailing enthusiasts and supporters of Oshkosh. The once-majestic Legion Hall will return to its prior place of shoreline eminence under the guidance of Wyman. The American Legion post voted in September to allow Wyman to purchase the building and in October local papers announced the completion of the transaction. Wyman will assure a home for the Oshkosh Yacht Club who has been annuallly renewing a rental agreement for mooring of boats and social use of the facility. Oshkosh Sailing School will now obtain classroom space and guaranteed space for instructional and member boats.
Beth Wyman has been instrumental in building the local X fleet from 3 to over 15 by encouraging new local youth and tapping strong sailing families. The OYC has sponsored the Xtreme regatta the past three years in preparation for the Inland X champs in Oshkosh next year.
The addition of the Legion for permanent OYC use will further strengthen the strong sailing traditions of Oshkosh. The building itself is a 1903 structure built by William Waters in the Georgian style. Over the years, ease of maintenance materials have been added which have detracted from the building's original beauty. Wyman has been applauded in many reviews for his civic contributions to the  community of Oshkosh.  Click here for Northwestern article or here.
Oshkosh Announces X Champs Theme
Monday spinnakersYouth who attend the ILYA X Champs at Oshkosh will enter the competition area with an Opening Ceremony. The X Champs coincide with the Olympic games in Qingdao where we hope to crown two gold medalists. Our youth fleets will have an opportunity to display club pride as they compete in an Olympic Games-themed event. So, local sailing schools, get ready to display your talent off the water and on. Burgees, team clothing or other creative means to display your club's identity will be showcased at this event.
The event will be held in July due to the EAA Fly-In scheduled in August. Hotel rooms have been reserved by the Oshkosh chair, Amy Sitter.
Notice of First Ice Opti event
Can it be time for iceboating already? December 8-9 on yet-to-announced hard water a youth/adult regatta will initiate the season . The First Annual Ice Opti regatta will run in conjunction with DN's. The event will alternate DN and Ice Opti races to allow learning to occur for the novice Opti sailors. A clinic will be held December 7th. Helmet, lifejacket and spikes are required. For more information contact those listed on the
NOR. For video of ice opti sailing, click here for the You Tube clip and a report on a local club with four boats.
Roble is Fourth in Collegiate Singlehand Nationals
 Steph Roble, freshman from Old Dominion, finished an impressive fourth in the Collegiate Singlehanded Nationals in Seattle this weekend. Eighteen men and women competed for the title which went to Coast Guard for women and Yale in the men's division. The two-day (Friday racing cancelled) event featured 18 races in puffs up to 30 and steady 15-20mph all weekend. The Midwest was represented by Roble, Christine Porter and Kevin Campbell from UW-Madison, Andrew Criezes from Chicago, a NJ sailor sailing for Northwestern and a Michigan State female. For photos by school, go to GTS photos. For results, click here.
E's to Vote Again on Asymmetricals
 E logoCheck website for voting details 

The Board of Directors of the E Scow Organization has approved an amendment to the By-Laws to change the Scantling Rules to allow the asymmetrical spinnaker. A ballot will be sent to Regular members near the end of the month and will be due before the end of this year. The meeting minutes are printed on the website.

The Board is aware that the membership needs much more information to cast an informed vote on this issue. That material will be prepared and made available before the vote, and also be included in the ballot mailing to Regular members.For Board of Director minutes, check the national E website

To submit articles, send to Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
To contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith, click here.