2011mastheadILYA SCOWLINES
  A Publication of the
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Volume 6, Issue 701

 October 6, 2011 




8 Youth Development committee meeting 4:00 AM Okauchee YC

8-9 C Worlds -Lake Delavan

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16 - ILYA Board Meeting - Hudson, WI

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ULS Auction - X boat and Opti up for bid

 Leslie Barkow gives you a verbal sneak peak at the best bargains. The former Lauren vonBereghy Pine - o - Mite, then Seidel X is up for bid. A Badger red Vanguard Opti may also grab your attention. Noon on Saturday is the time. University Lake School near Nagawicka Lake. Be there. You will see loads of your sailing friends.

Harriet DieHard Regatta

Submitted by LHYC commodore Dave Mott  

If you sat this one out because of wind and/or weather you missed an awesome event.  Everyone owes a big THANK YOU to John Hovde for all his efforts as regatta Chair and for John and  wife Diane Fisher  for hosting a phenomenal bash on Saturday night.  This was a first class party with premium beers, some really nice wines, and a spread of appetizers and food that was highly complimented by all in attendance.  The rain held off  for the back yard to be used, and a great time was had by all. 
 The racing?  Twenty five MCs, three C's and six M-16s battled it out, making it a very successful event for our club.  Six very tight and competitive races were held in medium to medium high breeze from the east.  Usually not my favorite wind direction on Harriet, but these races were a blast.  I think everyone who sailed has some great stories regarding crazy bouy roundings, tight finishes, and close calls.  I can report that in 40 some years of sailing I had the perhaps the most fun start I have ever had when I port tacked the entire fleet on the line in the last race on Saturday.  Totally unplanned, and a little crazy, but the kind of stuff that keeps you coming back to the lake. 
In the MCs, Bill Colburn looked like he was going to run the table, winning the first three races.  In race one, Fred Chute had a huge early lead, but Bill and Maureen stayed steady and slowly wore him down.  Team Colburn controlled races two and three, but not without some pressure from the likes of Chris Seymour, Jason Curtis, Jennifer Bowers (who led around the first mark in one race) and veteran Dave Abramson from UMYC with wife Duffy aboard.  Finally in race 4, Chris Seymour, with sister Leslie crewing, was able to get the win, with yours truly second, and team Colburn third.  Kudos to Jason Curtis, Joe Fricton, and Pam Paufler, who all had very strong days on the water and positioned themselves for podium finishes on Sunday. 
On Sunday the wind was less, but still very nice for racing.  Everyone single handing, but almost always on high side and more very tight racing.  Race five went to Abramson, with Seymour, Colburn and Mott all finishing within about 10 seconds of the race winner.  And what better way for the Commodore to finish his year but to take the final race of the season by a half boat length over Abramson and Seymour, with Colburn just seconds behind?  Especially fun, as I never led for one second of the race until the finish. 
Award winners were 1. Colburn, 2. Chris Seymour (awesome first year in MCs)  3. Dave Abramson of UMYC (hosting MC Invitational next July),  4. Dave Mott (looking bad after three but did an attitude adjustment), 5. Jason Curtis (look out for this guy next year!), 6. Joe Fricton (solid throughout), 7.  Pam Paufler (rumored to be partnering with Jennifer Bowers next year). 

For M-16s it was John Barbour and Wally Daniels taking five of the six races to take the top honors over Team Schroeder (who won the season Championship).  Third went to Jack Zimmershied and his stand ins.   


What were the keys this final weekend?   1.  Staying out of trouble - with three fleets sailing windward-leewards the short way across the lake, there was a lot of congestion.  You had to be heads up all the time.  I heard a lot of "friendly shouting" this weekend.  2.  Thinking ahead, as you approached other boats, and especially at mark roundings.  I learned my lesson the first run of the regatta where I went right, and went from 4th to about 14th by being on the outside on the mark rounding.  3.  Using the rules to your advantage.  Starboard/ports off the starting line, at marks (sorry Joe), and especially at the finish.  I lost boats at the finish just because I had to duck starboard hulls.  4.  Maybe most importantly, keeping a positive attitude through all the chaos.  After my first three races were 8, 10, 7 . . .  I was pouting and not much fun to be with on the boat.  Jackie told me that Maureen Colburn had told her that they had decided to "sail for fun" this weekend.  My level headed crew advised me that I should learn from this, and that I needed to change my attitude.  Bill was certainly having fun at that point with three bullets.  So I decided to chill, have some fun . . . and the next three races were 2-4-1.  So thank you Maureen and thank you Jackie (who I forgot to thank at the awards presentation) for getting me out of my funk.
ILYA Meetings

 ILYA logoYouth Development - October 8 - 4:00 Okauchee

Note venue and time change to accommodate youth parents.  

All are welcome to attend but please plan to send one designee from your club. From the summer meeting, the committee will address:
1) inclusion of the 420 in the next Big Inland
2) restoration of the ILYA Singlehanded championship
3) transition into scows with a financial package for sailors
4) coaching guidelines for X and Opti regattas

All new agenda items are welcome but Rick Trester or Mike Woldum would like advance notice to "do the homework" if appropriate

ILYA Board Meeting

All are welcome to the Fall ILYA Board meeting. Fleet reps, directors, and officers plan to meet Sunday, October 16th in Hudson, WI. Please contact Jim Smith if you plan to attend so he can make lunch arrangements.  

Fall Regattas

C Worlds - Delavan

Need some practice before the 2012 C Nationals? October 8-9 for another great event. Hospitality abounds down here in SE WI. Join us! For more info. click here.

 Oktoberfest - Nagawicka

Lasers - all kinds, Vanguard 15s. Youth rates so low, it's a giveaway. Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club is hosting the Annual Octoberfest Vanguard 15 and Laser Regatta on October 15 and 16. This has been a great event at Nagawicka.  We often get visitors from Chicago and all over Wisconsin.   This would be a prefect opportunity for anyone in the Inland to do some frost biting.  Also, there is a discount for full time students so for juniors this is an extremely affordable event.

Results for the 2011 C-Scow Fall Regatta held September 24-25 at Missouri Yacht Club Lake Lotawana, MO

1st MO 44 Jon Martin Morgan 2.0 4.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 12.0
2nd MO 2 Greg Clagett Bill Dwyer 1.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 1.0 13.0
3rd MO 31 Austin Chamberlin Andy Manz 5.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 2.0 15.0
4th MO 59 Scott Tillema Hunter Riddle 4.0 1.0 5.0 11.0 8.0 29.0
5th MO 6 Spencer Brackman Stephanie McIntosh 8.0 5.0 8.0 1.0 7.0 29.0
6th MO 4 Eddie Robison Sandy Jones 3.0 15.0 6.0 3.0 4.0 31.0
7th MO 26 Bob Cooley Rob Lewis 14.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 5.0 46.0
8th MO 30 Tim Dwyer Amy Valmassei 7.0 14.0 4.0 17.0 6.0 48.0
9th MO 42 Jamo Byrnes Matt Cartier 6.0 6.0 11.0 18.0 10.0 51.0
10th MO 36 David Cooley Jim Martin 13.0 10.0 10.0 12.0 9.0 54.0
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