A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 5, Issue 61

October 28, 2010

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St Petersburg YC will host two national championships in the next two weekends and WE ARE THERE! High schoolers compete this weekend for the Cressy championship in full and radial Lasers. From the Midwest qualifer, we have

Rob Allen from Minnetonka HS, Connor Corgard from Blaine HS (Calhoun), Mitchell Kiss from Black River HS (Macatawa Bay) and Alex Post from Loyola (Chicago).

On the college side next weekend, we have from the Midwest qualifier Andrew Fox (Geneva instructor - Wisco), Joe Kutschenreuter (Beulah - Wisco), Allison Prange, (Okauchee - Minnesota); Natalie Sinn, Minnesota and Matt Thompson (Minnesota). They will be joined by Anne Haeger (Beulah - Boston College and national champ the past two years), Colin Smith (Beulah - Brown) and Erik Bowers from College of Charleston (Minnetonka).

For fastest results, follow the regatta on the St. Petersburg YC website.


These regattas are the culmination of the Fall seasons for HS and college. Want to know more about these forms of sailing? Below is an article from Scuttlebutt:



Last month, Scuttlebutt published a story by JJ Fetter Isler, who had taken

off her double Olympic medal hat, and had added High School Coach to her

list of achievements. Isler's report, 'Getting the most out of High School

sailing', provided sage advice for sailors who want to maximize their high

school sailing experience.


This month, Scuttlebutt is re-publishing a report by Brooke Thompson titled 'High School to College Crewing Guide'. While competing on the St. Mary's College of Maryland sailing team, Thompson had one of those "if I only knew

then what I know now" moments, and decided to write this guide to help crews make the transition to college sailing. Said Thompson:


"In my opinion, high school sailing teaches crews most of the skills they

need to know, but college sailing fine-tunes and expands on those things.

College crews come from a huge range of experience levels and backgrounds, but what they have in common is that everyone makes changes along the way to adapt. This guide is an attempt to pinpoint some of the bigger reasons that contribute to this transition and list all the lle details that go a long with it."


These two guides may prove invaluable:


High School guide:

College guide:

US Sailing Presents One Design Awards
Porter/Bargren Win Leadership Award
Carrie and ChristineThe ILYA has a major award recipient for the second year. Christine Porter of Lake Beulah (right) and Carrie Bargren of South Shore Yacht Club will receive

US SAILING's One-Design Leadership Award for 2010, in recognition of individual initiative, enthusiasm, organizing ability and leadership at the 2010 ICSA Nationals. The award will be presented at the One Design Sailing Symposium in Corona del Mar, CA (Balboa YC) on November 14th.


Carrie and Christine were tapped three years prior to the regatta. The women raised $120,000 (thanks to Terry Kohler and many of our ILYA clubs), purchased new boats for the event and ran the ten-day event with the support of the volunteerism of a team, alumni and parents.


The 2009 recipient of the award was Todd Haines who was recognized for his work with the A One Design fleet.


Sailgroove will also be receiving an award at the event, the One Design Creativity award recognizing outstanding individual creativity and contribution in the year's most innovative one-design event of national or international significance. Sailgroove was nominated by an ILYA member for its contribution to our 2010 National C and Big Inland events.

Take time to nominate your favorite Iamily - Deadline November 15


Scuttlebutt is also honoring sailors.


Scuttlebutt is launching the SAILING FAMILY OF THE YEAR award.The rules on who qualifies are loose. Your family may participate together or separately. Your family might be into competing, cruising, or supporting the sport in some capacity. Maybe not all of your family is into sailing, but some are. If you are part of a family, and you have family members that participate in the sport, than you are a qualified entrant for the SFOTY award.

The winning family will be outfitted in team gear courtesy of Atlantis WeatherGear and Camet International, along with receiving international recognition and commemorative trophies. Entry deadline is November 15, 2010. Enter here:



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