Volume 10, Issue 49 October 13, 2015  
The Bell Tolls
North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
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Regattas / Calendar




13 Jim Smith retirement party - Monona Terrace 7:00

14 ILYA Board Meeting - Madison Monona Terrace Hilton


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10-12 C Nationals - Monona

27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah


5-6 Quad X - Nagawicka

11-12 GLSS X

13 - GLSS Opti

18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh

14-17 MC Invite - Harriet

23-24 WYA X - Beulah

27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji

31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear




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Sign up for Jim Smith Retirement Party - this week  
Friday, Nov. 13
He has served us for 37 years. He is the glue that holds us together. So let's join together to thank him, tease him, praise him and review the jist of him. We have surprises in store for trusty old Jim. All we need is YOU! The event is scheduled such that the MN and IA clan can leave work at noon to get to Madison. Milwaukee folks, take an hour off at the end of the day. Everyone is invited. 
Many of you received written invitations. These were developed from the 2015 membership list removing the youth sailors. Please share with all your ILYA friends.
Registration is online. The earlier you register, the easier it is to plan with Monona Terrace. Deadline is October 31st but help Beth Wyman and Candace Porter by registering today. The registration page also contains a link for a donation for a gift, if you desire. 
Hotel rooms have been reserved within walking distance to Monona Terrace at the Hilton Monona Terrace. The block will be held through the 18th but reserve now. 
Digital photos and memorable stories can be sent to candaceporter@wi.rr.com for inclusion in the evening's festivities. 
Again, everyone is invited. Please reach out to the older members of your yacht club and consider forming a table of your friends to honor Jim Smith. 
Our youth sailors - results every weekend  
Each weekend, take time to visit both the college and high school websites to follow the results of our youth in the off-scow season. Our midwest high schoolers are on the water every weekend traveling MN - WI - IL with occasional end of season distance traveling. I personally could not be happier than seeing the crews on these boats. It's crew work in the 420 that makes champions. So, here's to the Frentzel family - with grandpa newly instructed on retrieving emails. 
for the results of the Pewaukee event this weekend. To see who sailed the event, find Division A and Division B on the top bar. The winning team, although no photo, is full of Lake Geneva sailors. The Davies and Belsley families had quite a showing this weekend. ABove is the Arrowhead team with loads of familiar names and faces. Below is Kettle Moraine who finished third behind Arrowhead. The Minnesota teams are familiar to us all also. 
The Murphy family of Nagawicka handles the front of the boat in championship form. 
College sailing
Singlehanded nationals is nearing. It's great to see the next quadrenniums Olympians vying for the title. Geneva's Malcolm Lamphere, this year's MC ILYA Champion, qualified from the deep, deep northeast qualifier. Leslie Poole will compete in the women's division representing Wisconsin. The Nationals will be contested at Old Dominion University. 

But singlehandeds is not close to the only game in town. WEekend after weekend, doublehanded and team racing events bring our Midwest sailors to Midwestern and Eastern waters. Check collegesailing.org to see all the names of our youth busy representing their universities and bringing pride to our local member clubs. Here is just a sample of results two weeks ago:

This past weekend, Eddie Cox, Mary Claire Kiernan, Addy Ferguson, Leslie Poole, Kate Klement, Scotty Sullivan and many others make the news. Check each week for your lake's college and high school sailors.  
Melges Wants YOU   
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  • The Melges Team is looking for an ambitious person who can assist with our social media and special marketing section within Melges.  A full time position that requires being at the Melges Headquarters in Zenda, Wisconsin.
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Editor: Candace Porter

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