A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 2, Issue 46 October  23, 2007
In This Issue
ILYA represented at HS and Collegiate Nationals
50% youth discount
Fall Delavan E regatta
C of C regatta
Olympic Debate for 2012
US Sailing One Design Symposium - BE THERE!
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Four ILYA Youth Qualify for National Competition
Haeger, Lamphere, Porter, Roble Set for Seattle
Will Haeger (Beulah) and Gordon Lamphere (Geneva) will sail in the high school nationals October 26-28 on Puget Sound. Haeger qualified in the Midwest qualifier sailing for Lake Forest. Lamphere qualified out east where he sails for Tabor Academy. Haeger will sail a radial and Lamphere a full rig. Haeger and Lamphere both hail from Lake Forest and live several blocks apart.
Boats provided by Vanguard will be used the following week by collegiate sailors. Steph Roble (Beulah) will represent Old Dominion University and friend (who lives on the same block) Christine Porter (Beulah) will represent University of Wisconsin. The two freshmen will be two of eighteen female sailors from around the nation.
ILYA Announces Second Year of Youth Discount
Monday spinnakersYouth who attend the ILYA Champs at Okoboji will compete at a half-price registration fee. C boaters will be sailing FREE.  M-16s, I-20s, Cs, Es, A Open and MC's can plan now for the youth program. The A One Designs will convene one week later in Mendota and also offer the discount. The Melges 17 fleet will repeat last year's venue with a return to Pewaukee July 17-20 with a repeat of high youth attendance.
Youth registration applies to the ILYA adult fleets. Youth is defined as 25 and under. Online registration for invites and champs is a prerequisite. This will assist regatta hosts plan for the event.
Late, late news -- Delavan hosts 23-boat E Asymmetrical Regatta
Lon Schoor Tops Fleet
  Lon Schoor
Commodore Josh Funderberg welcomed 23 boats representing 9 clubs to the first annual asymmetrical and symmetrical E regatta. The fleet was aged 17 to 75+. Delavan boasts a homelake asymmetrical E fleet of 9 with one traditional rig. Delavan will host the 2008 ILYA Invitational regatta on July 10-13. Larry Kmiecik served as PRO. The regatta was a four-race warm weather with light winds. For full results click here.
Champion of Champions
Colin Smith in Fourth 
Our traditional scow classes did not compete this year in the US Sailing Champion of Champions regatta held in Mission Bay but Beulah's Colin Smith, representing the Laser Radial class, finished a proud fourth. Two Snipe sailors and a Flying Scot sailor finished ahead of the young Smith who is still in high school. This year's event was held in Snipes.

Click here for results.
From Scuttlebutt - Olympic Class Debate


What makes a good Olympic class? What do you think are the important criteria? Is it availability and affordability? Should it be high performance, or maybe low performance? After all sometimes the slower a boat, the more tactical the racing. But then faster boats can be more fun to sail, and certainly more fun to watch. Is it media appeal? After all, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) say that minority interest sports like sailing and equestrianism need to start appealing to broader audiences to attract greater share of the global TV audience during the Olympic fortnight.

In a little more than two weeks from now, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) will sit down to determine which will be the categories for the Olympic Regatta in Weymouth, England, in the summer of 2012. So over the next two weeks, will be running a series of articles looking at the Olympic classes, and weighing up the pros and cons of the existing classes - and a few new ones besides. I'd like to hear what you think too, and in the next few days I'll be launching an Olympic Classes Survey, where you can vote for your most wanted - and most hated - Olympic boats.

Olympic sailing is at a critical juncture. The IOC has handed ISAF the task of whittling down the existing 11 categories that will be represented at Qingdao 2008, down to just 10 for Weymouth 2012. - Read on:

US Sailing One Design Symposium
ussailinglogoDave Perry, Greg Fisher and RC Workshop
Travel to Columbus November 16-18 for a three-day workship on all you need to know about developing fleets and race committee work. The One Design Symposium runs Saturday and Sunday with loads of topics of interest. Enjoy Dave Perry again at a Mount Gay presentation. Dave was our keynote speaker last year at the Winter Inland and will surely entertain you with knowledge and humor. Fleet development, "Go Fast" seminars, measurement issues are all on the docket. For those of you interested in race committee work, a separate Friday race committee session will be held. The price is $120 before November 1 and a $25 discount will be honored for US Sailing members. Check this site for more info. . 
The event is held in Dublin, Ohio. a seven-hour drive from Milwaukee or fly into Columbus as low as $103 from O'Hare, $189 from General Mitchell, or $284 from Minneapolis.

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