2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
Inland Lake Yachting Association

Volume 7, Issue 80

 October 29, 2012

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28 - ILYA Board of Directors Meeting, Hudson, WI 

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ILYA Board of Directors Meeting - October 28th
 Hudson, Wis. -  Fleet reports
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A fleet - The fleet is healthy and advises no change to race committee guidelines
E fleet - The fleet has asked race committee to utilize downwind finishes to provide crew energy reduction, and speed the start of subsequent racing
C fleet scantlings changes - alternate materials such as carbon fiber will be permitted for tiller and tiller extensions, which is a change in language, not intent, of current scantlings.
Cubitainers will be permitted for flotation as well as our traditional means of flotation. They must be secured to the boat as is our current styrofoam. 
A new mast die will be purchased by the National Class. 
Advertising - C fleet asked for permission for non-paid advertising on sails in a designated 24" x 24" area. The 2013 racing rules allow advertising unless addressed by the national class. The ILYA controls the C and X scantlings and will need to address our intention with advertising in light of the 2013 change. All fleet reps will discuss this on the national class level. The 2013 RRS addresses use of advertising for sponsorship. The ILYA will allow the use of club burgees on Class X and C on hull and sails. Placement and size will be specified in the ILYA Rule Book. The ILYA looks favorably on advertising that is regatta specific in support of the event. 
I-20 - fleet will request a minimum of 5 mph wind for start of race. Cedar Lake, Ind. will host the I-20 Invitational in June.
MC - No change in sailing guidelines.   
Melges 17 - there is a desire to investigate using increased number of races per day. Race committee will be advised to reflect committee's desires after discussion at Winter Inland.
X Boat - Jib launch experiment extednded an additional year. 
IODA- Age definition will now be aligned with USODA.
420 - The fleet still desires longer-style races rather than shorter High School races. Increase of maximum wind to 30. Upwind, downwind or modified finishes are acceptable. Desire is as many races as possible with no limit on back-to-backs. 
Look for a request for your opinion on the Big Inland. With a mission to return to the "Big Inland" as THE premier event, a new ad hoc committee has been formed to look at among other alternatives: a more permanent site, weeklong format, family emphasis, combining youth and adult fleets at one regatta, self administration of the event, longterm relationships with host club resorts. This committee will be active from now to the Winter Inland in its preliminary investigative phase. 
Save the Date
 February 9th 
Many of you have been asking about the Winter Inland date. Save Saturday, February 9th at Chenequa Country Club. Fleet Meetings will run all day along with the Annual Delegates Meeting.  
Buy a Paver for  Green Lake
 Next time you visit Green Lake, check out the rejuvenated park downtow. Pilings and dock space and dredging provide more access to the water, and the park is being beautified. Now on a third phase, there is an opportunity for your lake, or you, to contribute to a site we all enjoy. Contact Jim Smith at scowslants@aol.com for the opportunity to place your personal or club emblem on the walkway of Green Lake. 
US Sailing hosts two symposia to assist your next year's plan

All class committee members should plan to attend the January One-Design Symposium in Cleveland, January 11-13. You will hear how other classes promote themselves, create opportunities for youth or just have fun. Info here. The Board suggests all fleet committee members attend as a group for maximum fun but to share our successes as well.

The Junior Program Symposium is also in January 23-26 in Clearwater, Fla. This is intended for sailing school directors. There is community and racing program presentations, insurance, STEM education, instructor issues - it's all there. For more info, click here.   

St. Mary's Wins Title with Midwest sailors
October 24, 2012   - submitted by Joe Clemence

St. Mary's City, Md. - The nationally-ranked St. Mary's College of Maryland sailing team earned two first-place victories this weekend as the Seahawks traveled to the MAISA Match Race Championship hosted by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, the Kings Point Dinghy Open, and the Sherman Hoyt Trophy hosted by Brown University.
The sailors at USMMA saw fluctuating sailing conditions this weekend as Saturday was foggy with shifting winds and Sunday was gustier, causing a few knock-downs.  The MAISA Match Race saw eight teams competing in Sonars.  Sailing for St. Mary's were sophomore Jacob LaDow (San Diego, Calif.), senior Kayla McComb (Newport Beach, Calif.), junior John Wallace (St. Petersburg, Fla.), and senior Victor Diaz de Leon (Lecheria, Venezuela).
The Seahawks managed a 7-0 record in the round robin then advanced to the semifinals where they beat No. 12 Old Dominion University with a pair of wins.  In the finals, St. Mary's beat No. 1 Georgetown University with a 2-1 record to take first place overall while No. 11 Navy finished in fourth place.  With their top-two finishes, both St. Mary's and Navy qualified for the ICSA Match Race National Championship at the Fort Worth Boat Club in Texas beginning November 16.
The Kings Point Dinghy Open also went well for the Seahawks, who beat 19 other teams to capture first place.  The KP Open was made up of A and B divisions, which combined for a total score.  Sailing for St. Mary's were junior Randall Hause (Newport Beach, Calif.) and first-years Kaitlyn Noreen (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Natasha Skaalrud (White Bear Lake, Minn.) in the A division and sophomores Nick Clemence (Pewaukee, Wis.), Rachel Ryan (Ellicott City, Md.), and John Boot (Baltimore, Md.) in the B division.  In a close contest, the Seahawks narrowly beat second-place No. 17 Fordham University by six points who was followed by No. 14 Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Navy.
St. Mary's sailors also traveled to Brown University for the Sherman Hoyt Trophy, where they placed 11th in an 18-team field, competing in a blustery western wind.  Sailing for St. Mary's were juniors Fletcher Sims (Annapolis, Md.) and Nicole DeAngeli (Reno, Nev.) in the A division and first-year Alexander Curtiss (Lake Forest, Ill.) and senior Mimi Roller (St. John, V.I.) in B division.  MIT paced the competition with Yale University and Roger Williams University placing second and third, respectively.
It will be a light weekend for St. Mary's this weekend, October 27-28, as the squad will just be split between the War Memorial hosted by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and the Top Nine Invitational hosted by State University of New York Maritime College.
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