2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association

Volume 7, Issue 81

 November 6, 2012

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Regattas / Calendar

 February 2013

9 - Winter Inland

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Melges and Parker Attend O'Pen Bic Worlds

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Over 100 sailors compete

 Two Lake Geneva sailors traveled to Miami to attend a World championship in the O'Pen Pic. Competing in the under 13 bracket, Harry Melges (7th) and Parker Michel (9th) were the top two Americans in their bracket. The picture shows the Miami skyline in the background as the boys were towed in after a full day of racing.

Smith Places 5th at College Nationals
  18 of the Top Collegians Compete 
Beulah's Colin Smith from Brown University finished a strong fifth in the Men's Singlehanded College Nationals this weekend in California. LMSRF member from Milwaukee Allison Kent competed in the women's division sailing for Minnesota. Full results here
Erik Bowers Launches Olympic Quest
  Bowers Sails for Gold in Laser

Erik Bowers, the 2012 U.S. Laser National Champion and ILYA sailor, has announced his intentions to "SAIL FOR GOLD" in the men's Laser Class at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to Bowers, "I have worked my whole life in preparation to win the Olympic Gold Medal. I'm looking forward to the challenges of Olympic level racing on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit leading up to the Rio games. I'm also extremely grateful for the experience I've gained growing up and racing in ILYA regattas, and for the enthusiastic support of the entire ILYA community." Over the course of the next year, Bowers will compete in 11 regattas in North America, Europe, Australia and China as a lead up to the 2013 Laser World Championship in Muscat, Oman, November 22-28, 2013. The next event for Bowers will be the Sail Melbourne Australia ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta December 2-8, 2012. The Bowers Sailing Olympic Campaign is seeking corporate, personal and supplier sponsors to help defray racing, travel and training expenses. The ILYA Foundation is accepting tax-deductible charitable contributions for the dedicated purpose of supporting Erik Bowers and the Bowers Sailing Olympic Campaign. To make an on-line donation through the ILYA Foundation, go to http://www.ilya.org/donations.html and click on the Donate button underneath Bowers Sailing Olympic Campaign. You can also follow Erik's progress at www.BowersSailing.com for campaign updates.

Save the Date
 February 9th 
Many of you have been asking about the Winter Inland date. Save Saturday, February 9th at Chenequa Country Club. Fleet Meetings will run all day along with the Annual Delegates Meeting.  
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