2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 6, Issue 73

 October 16, 2011 




 28-30 Cressy HS Singlehanded Champs - Chicago Belmont


4-7 College Singlehanded Champs - Chicago Belmont

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If you are a fleet rep, a yacht club spark plug, race committee member, builder/sailmaker - you NEED to attend the US Sailing One Design Symposium. New Jersey is the site of the event where there is a hotbed of E scows and M-16s. Check out the agenda - it is exciting, stimulating and will help energize your club or fleet.  Check here for the events. The ILYA will have a presence but you are needed to represent us or to learn from others. It's a NOT-TO-BE-MISSED event. Contact Jim Smith to let him know you are going. There seem to be five concurrent sessions at time. There are two of us going thus far.

ILYA Board of Directors Meeting

Hudson, WI was the site for 21 ILYA leaders as they discussed 2012 plans and class concerns. Commodore Trester noted the use of successful, non-traditional venues and schedules for 2011. It was a successful season with good participation and growth of our youth sailors. It was personally rewarding to Commodore Trester who attended seven events. 


For all the fleets, SI's will be managed electronically, Velocitek is accepted for adult fleets and advertising policies will remain as currently enforced. A signature will be required at registration which will assure compliance with waiver and also assist with determining the scoring of DNS but pre-paid sailors.

  • The A fleet was first to applaud Minnetonka for an exceptional event. There are no known measurement issues for 2012. 
  • E fleet rep Sam Rogers reported progress of the new E design after a short experimental season - further changes to be discussed throughout the winter. The National E association is encouraging the concept of mandatory membership in the national class. Further December discussion wiill occur at the national class level to add membership language to the class rules. Class membership is currently $50 for NCESA. If the NCESA enforces membership, the measurement process at the ILYA will include sticker checks. The ILYA class will discuss bowsprit ILYA measurement for 2012 at the Winter Inland class meeting. Rogers commended the RC for the late evening start at Minnetonka which allowed maximal racing satisfaction.  
  • The C fleet is healthy and happy with the youth participation. There is a large number of sailors aged 26-30 which bodes well for the growth of the fleet. The fleet is recommending full Velocitek for all non-ILYA events but GPS for compass direction only for ILYA events. The C fleet scantlings - managed by the ILYA - will allow use of Velocitek but the SI's for the Inland will disallow Velocitek full function. This will allow experimentation for the 2012 season. The class is moving forward slowly regarding building a new mast dye since the current supply seems adequate. John Porter reported for Fred Barkow.  
  • I-20 Jack Boatman reported three active junior sailors regularly competing. Rudder design is under consideration for better control of downwinds. They have announced a secondary builder, Willy Crear, who has passed inspection. The fleet may be interested in weighing at ILYA event - fleet will monitor who needs weighing. The fleet will discuss number of races/length of course at Winter Inland.
  • Melges 17 report - no changes to RC guidelines. This fleet has more open advertising restrictions than our other fleets which will remain at the current status.
  • MC fleet - no changes to the RC guidelines. GPS will be only for direction. They are requesting a throwout at seven races.
  • X boat - Great ILYA at Clear Lake SURF - for the parents! (Kids, too) Participation was at 99 in the West. No new boats known to be built. Great rotation of used boats which indicates the class strength.  Flotation check will be discussed at Winter Inland.  
  • Opti - good Inland at White Bear despite challenging wind conditions. The ILYA sailors performed well at USODA Midwest champs. August 25-26 will be USODA Great Plains at Clear Lake, IA. Safety checks for bridle attachment will be emphasized at Pewaukee in 2012. If a downwind finish is used, the dogleg upwind will be recommended. SI's WILL BE PRINTED FOR OPTIS SINCE WE HAVE FIRST TIME PARENTS/ SAILORS AND TO INTRODUCE THE DRAWINGS OF RACE COURSES. The birthdate of January 1 will allow a sailor to compete for a complete year.

Other general issues:

  • Language will be added to the notices of race regarding the use of video or photographic rights.
  • The Club 420 is sanctioned as an ILYA class. A committee will be selected for representation at the Winter Inland Board. 
  • Big Inland news - Melges 17 Inlands will be held at Pewaukee. The traditional Big Inland will be hosted jointly by Mendota and the ILYA. The C's, I-20's and E's will sail the first weekend August 10-12. The A's, MC's and 420s will sail on the second weekend, August 17-19. Regatta headquarters is Governor Nelson State Park with a concession tent manned by Craig Parker of Cedar Lake, IN.  The 420 event will be centered at Burrows Park.
  • Scowslants will decrease to two times per year. Scowlines will carry results and NOR.
  • The promotion committee will investigate the continued use of social media, video coverage and other means to promote our Big Inland.
The week in review

 High school -- our sailors are busy qualifying for end of season events. Check the MISSA site for our Cressy and Great Oaks Qualifiers. Connor Corgard and Wheeler Morris will represent the Midwest in the Laser at the Cressy Singlehanded Nationals Championship. Malcolm Lamphere and Mitchell Kiss will compete at the same event in the Laser Radial. A distant connection will be Nevin Snow, full rig, son of ILYA X Champ Mary Allen Brigden. This weekend Minnetonka and Loyola sailors were at the Coast Guard Academy. Congratulations to Minnetonka who placed second two points out of first. Tonka sailors were Connor Corgard, Ben Garber, Madde Loosbrock, Laurel Brown and Nick Price. Loyala sailors RJ Porter and Melinda Lee skipped the A and B divisions to 7th out of 22 teams.

College sailing - College singlehanded nationals is lining up.
Anne Haeger (Beulah - Boston College) will return to home waters in Chicago, She will be joined by Colin Smith (Beulah -  Brown), Joe Kutschenreuter (Beulah - Wisconsin)and Andrew Fox (Geneva - Wisconsin). Check collegesailing.org to see this weekend's results. Kelly Roy (Pewaukee - Boston College) crewed at the Dartmouth event this weekend. Nicholas Clemence also appeared on the St. Mary's roster. Gordon Lamphere and Erik Bowers sailed in the Navy Fall event along with Will Haeger.

US Matchracing - Steph Roble of RSS Sailing was on board Taylor Canfield's boat at the national championship regatta at Corona del Mar. Nevin Snow was in fifth overall. It was an exciting day as the Canfield/Roble boat lost only three races all event but, unfortunately, the last two losses were to Dave Perry who took the overall title.

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