Volume 10, Issue 52 October 29, 2015  
North One Design

Melges Performance Sailboats
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Regattas / Calendar
13 Jim Smith retirement party - Monona Terrace 7:00
14 ILYA Board Meeting - Madison Monona Terrace Hilton
Submit your 2016 dates
23-24 No Frills C - Missouri YC
30 - 5/1 Springfield C
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 
4-5 MIR C Delavan
10-12 C Nationals - Monona
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah

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
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee 
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake, NI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva

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

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

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Join the ILYA
Sign up for Jim Smith Retirement Party - deadline Sat  
Friday, Nov. 13
Why not come and bid me adieu? Yes, that's your trusted Jim Smith. David Perrigo will emcee the evening's presentation. He's got a few tricks up his tech shirt sleeve.  
Or up his navy blazer sleeve. It will be worth the drive to nearby Madison. 
Beth Wyman and Candace Porter are setting tables of eight, as you read. So gather a tableful of your best friends and come to the retirement party. Why not? 
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. 
What's Next? A Note from Commodore Schmidt  
ilyaburgee Applications accepted 
As you are well aware, Jim Smith will be retiring early in 2016.  On November 14th, the ILYA  BOD will be approving a job description which will be used in hiring the new ILYA Executive Secretary.  The job description will be posted on the ILYA website following the board meeting. We look forward to reviewing applicants' resumes that are interested in the position.  
E Blue Chip as Chronicled by Petey Crawford  
Petey (and DEX) at their best
Click here for 30 minutes of sheer enjoyment. From the regatta that never goes away in the best way imaginable, watch the overhead play by play of the 50th E Blue Chip by Petey Crawford. With interviews with the nation's best to the bar walk on the nation's best bar, the video is a most delightful half hour for scow lovers. 
E ESPN film   
Thank you, thank you
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
$52,000 raised for the Gulari / Sayre Olympic Campaign
The movie premiere was amazing and Harken World Headquarters was a perfect venue. Thank you Harken, yet again for your amazing hospitality!
Gary Jobson did it again! An amazing documentary with superb commentary. Nobody can do it like Gary. He and his team spliced the film together and mingled in interviews with the Mystery Guests while showing the racing action. You could see the smiles on everyone's faces were truly genuine as they all described what we already know - scows are amazing boats and our clubs have created something very special that the rest of the sailing world is a little envious of. Thank you, Gary, for being a part of this again and helping us share it and thank you to the NCESA for raising the money to make it happen!
Prior to the movie, Gary held a Q & A session with Bora and Solvig. It's clear that they sail for the love of the sport and were a little bashful at all the attention we poured on them. Then, the auction began and we quickly raised $26,000 for their Olympic campaign, which will be matched by the Windmark Sailing Foundation for a total of $52,000 raised! On behalf of Bora and Solvig, a sincere thank you to everyone!
In case you missed it last night, you can view the documentary on:
ESPN Classic, Wednesday at 6:00 pm Central Time
This is channel 304 on Time Warner Cable, but note that you may not get this channel as part of your standard cable package. Try tuning to that channel to check. Sorry, we didn't have time to investigate the channel for other TV providers.
The NCESA owns the footage and is working on making DVD's available, but be patient. We will be in touch.
Madison's Mattison on Honor Flight  
Proud Veteran
Bill Mattison was one of the Korean War veterans on the Badger Honor Flight earlier this month? 
This photo was taken when the flight returned to Truax.
More information is available at www.iceboat.org
Dates for your 2016 Regatta  
Submit your dates
The C fleet and X fleet have nearly completed the planning for 2016. Submit your dates for inclusion. 
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Editor: Candace Porter

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