Volume 10, Issue 51 October 25, 2015  
The Bell Tolls
North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
Harken-Canvas
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Regattas / Calendar
  
 
November
13 Jim Smith retirement party - Monona Terrace 7:00
14 ILYA Board Meeting - Madison Monona Terrace Hilton
 
 
Submit your 2016 dates
April
23-24 No Frills C - Missouri YC
30 - 5/1 Springfield C
 
May
7-8 Icebreaker C - Cedar IN
Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
14-15 Cedar Spring C/MC - Cedar, WI
21-22 LaBelle Tuneup 
 
June
4-5 MIR C Delavan
10-12 C Nationals - Monona
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah

 July
5-6 Quad X - Nagawicka
11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
14-17 MC Invite - Harriet
21-24 C Invite - TBD
23-24 WYA X - Beulah
27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji
31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear
 
August
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake, NI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

September
10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
Big Waters C- South Shore
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
24-25 Lotawana C

October
1-2 Polar Bear - Davenport, IA
8-9 C Worlds - Delavan





 
  
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Chapman Petersen in Qatar  
Qatar Optimist Asian & Oceanean Championship  
Geneva's Chapman Petersen is representing the US for this regatta 10/23 - October 31st. First day of racing was today. Chapman sits in 17th after the day's racing. 
 
E Class Video - Gary Jobson  
Monday, October 26th, 7:00 pm at Harken World Headquarters in Pewaukee. 

As many of you know, the National Class E Scow Association funded Gary Jobson's production company during the E Blue Chip to produce a documentary about the E Scow and the Blue Chip. 

The documentary is scheduled to appear on the ESPN Classic channel on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 pm EASTERN; 6:00 CENTRAL.

Prior to this, Gary Jobson is going to have a screening for us at Harken the evening of Monday, October 26th at 7:00 pm. 

This event will also be a fundraiser for our friend and current E Blue Chip champion Bora Gulari and his olympic campaign. We will have a short live auction with some amazing gifts donated by our fellow sailors. Be ready to raise your hands and win some incredible adventures: 

-- Beautiful Hawaiian vacation for one week for up to 8 courtesy of Bora's parents at any one of their three vacation properties 
-- Escape to Coleman Norris's Chalet in Grindelwald Switzerland for up to 12 people for a week 
-- A once in lifetime Chicago America's Cup World Series Dream Experience - June 10-12, 2016 in style with Bill Goggins of Harken 
-- Escape Wisconsin for a week's stay at the Harken's Cape Coral House in Florida 
-- Amaze your youth sailor and a few of his or her friends by bidding on an Bora Fantasy Sailing Camp 
-- Host a Smokin' Ricky Pig Roast for 50 
-- Dinner with Bora prepared by Dex and Buckeroo. 
-- Other auction items and opportunities to support our Olympic hopeful will be available at the event. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful evening to celebrate the 50th E Blue Chip tradition and further all hopes and dreams of sailing.

 
 
Bora Gulari is a threat in whatever he sails. In the Moth, the defacto class of the pro sailor, Bora has two World titles. In the Melges 24, rather than collect a paycheck as tactician, he skippers against, and beats, the best pro teams. And now he has won the , which invited 24 accomplished sailors from all corners of the sport for an elite shoot-out.
For his latest trick, the 2009 US Rolex Yachtsman and of the Year is looking at the Olympics in the Nacra 17. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checks in with Bora for an update.
Let's start with the Blue Chip. All the skippers had competed in the event once before. How'd it go for you the first time?
I know I wasn't last but I for sure wasn't first ...I think I finished mid-fleet. I only remember one day of racing and it was in a Northerly. I remember the start line being about half a boat length above the weed line so it was very tricky even for Lake Pewaukee standards.
What is it about the E-Scow that non-scow sailors have to figure out?
Never pinch. If the jib backs it's quicker to tack then bear away and get going again. Also, angle of heel is more important than any other boat you ever sail. Too flat and the boat get glued to the water and too heeled and you go slow and slide sideways.
Explain the vibe at the 50th event.
It was the coolest thing ever. I was a little star struck to say the least but everyone was so glad to be there. Matching up all the skippers with scow teams through a lottery was very cool. I made three friends for life that I had never known before the regatta. During the racing, you always knew there was a good sailor right next to you, and I never heard the 'protest' word.
What is it about the Inland Lake Yachting Association and their scow fleets that the outside world should know about?
The level of sailing is very high but yet the family atmosphere is like nothing I have ever witnessed before. The boats are fast and comfortable and the sailing is civilized. Have you ever come in for lunch in the middle of a day's racing?
What launched the idea of sailing the Nacra 17?
Charlie McKee, the High Performance Director for the US Olympic Sailing Team, talked to me when I was looking for a new challenge. I am patriotic as hell, so it made a lot of sense to me.
Sign up for Jim Smith Retirement Party - this week  
Friday, Nov. 13
Jim Smith is miraculously turning back time. Watch the next two weeks as he turns back the clock.We have surprises in store for him. Some of you will remember him from this era of his life but WE HAVE MORE! Come for the fun and to honor our dear friend.  
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. 
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. 
Time to update your YC website  
Check out Cedar, IN
The winter months are the time to get 2016 organized. Cedar, IN reminds us its time to update. But for Cedar, they are a few jumps ahead of some of us. They are busy finding race committee, promoting participation. PRO Larry Krause with his team will travel to Indiana early in May for a hoped-for 40 C scows who are ready to get started. 
 
Arrowhead at Coast Guard  
High school sailors travel
Our sailors are traveling extensively for fall and spring regattas. Oct 17-18 Arrowhead traveled east to Coast Guard to participate in the Larry White regatta. With an overall 9th out of 20 teams, skippers Alec Bischoff and PJ Friend pose above with crews Chloe and Hayden Frentzel and Gavin Burkhart. Coach Katie Tinder is on the left. 
 
History Buffs - Just for you
 
ilyaburgee ILYA Rummage Sale
The ILYA is cleaning house, and lots of things must go!
Preserved for the archives are hard copies of the ILYA Rule Book (not a complete set but issues run from 1908 to 2015), ILYA Year Book (two complete sets from 1957 - 1990), and Scow Slants (two complete sets from 1957 - 2015)
 
Many extra copies are left over for the recycling bin, unless somebody wants them. This includes two additional sets of Year Books, tons of extra Rule books including lots of early year issues, and a great variety of Scow Slants issues--probably at least a compete set.
 
Additional items:
Several ILYA Centennial salt and pepper shakers
Several Uniden 'tackle box' VHF radios (5/25 watt) complete with extension wiring and suction cup antennas.
One 60" yellow buoy
 
Don't procrastinate. The recycling will be occurring soon.
 
Jim Smith
ILYA Executive Secretary
Office: 262-203-7721
Cell: 262-745-1422
 
 
Dates for your 2016 Regatta  
C scows firming up
The C fleet and X fleet have nearly completed the planning for 2016. Submit your dates for inclusion. 
 
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