A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 2, Issue 37 October  8, 2007
In This Issue
John Ruf at Olympics
Board meeting
Trials info
C fleet does it again
I-20 nationals
Nominate someone for their efforts
Melges report
Atlantic Coast Optis
Travel plans to Qingdao
Divider Block
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Regatta Notices
13   ILYA Open Forum
14   ILYA Board Meeting
John Ruf featured in WTMJ Olympic interview
The Olympics Trials begin this week. Sailors have gathered in Newport for pre-event training. John Ruf will compete October 3-14 in the 2.4m class. Watch the US Sailing website for results, schedule, pics and participants' list. Sally Barkow appears in the running photos in two of the segments of the website.
John Ruf is also featured in local coverage here. John and Sally Barkow use the ILYA Foundation as a charitable depository for fundraising. Your contribution to the ILYA Foundation is always welcome.
Four young sailors will compete in the laser classes: Annie Kate Haeger, Chloe Palmer and Lindsay Allen have a field of 22 sailors in the radial class; Erik Bowers and Josh Garber have a field of 32 Lasers to top. Susie Pegel and Steph Roble declined invitations for the Laser Radial fleet.
Join us Saturday Night in Hudson
 Monday spinnakersAll of you are invited
The ILYA Board meeting will be held in Hudson WI at the Hudson Inn, a Best Western, on Sunday, October 14th.
New this year will be a Saturday night social, informative gathering. Please reserve Saturday night 7:00 to bar closing to give your opinion and enjoy all your sailing friends. There is no formal agenda but boat building, youth issues, regatta selection and promotional ideas are all items to discuss. Please join us.
Olympic Trials Begin
The East Coast Trials get our attention as John Ruf, Annie Kate Haeger, Lindsay Allen, Chloe Palmer, Erik Bowers and Josh Garber compete for the chance to represent the US. The weekend saw four races in the Laser Radial and Laser classes. Click here for results. Ruf led on Saturday night but Sunday's results omitted race #2 which Ruf won with no explanation on the website.
The remainder of fleets are located on the West Coast with the exception of the Yngling fleet. Barkow and Team 7 will be kept in limbo until the OCR regatta in January. There are only two competitors left for the US berth, Barkow and Betsy Allison. The selection will be made based on regatta performance from the World's and OCR. No trials will be held for the Yngling class.
C fleet shows how to do it!
Fall Regattas Boast High Numbers
It was only two years ago when participation was so low, two lakes were considering discontinuing the fall events. But forget those days. Chris Andert and his C fleet committee have turned this around. The past three weekends, 30+ boats have gathered at Beulah, Davenport and Delavan. The end of season Road Warrior awards have generated a final burst of activity. Winners will be announced in this week's C World or the next edition of Scowlines. Congratulations to the C fleet committee, the ILYA member of the Year recipients, for promoting the fleet into phenomenal fall success.
I-20 Nationals
aye-20Lake Carlyle, IL 
Twenty-one sailors competed at the I-20 Nationals. Go to the website for more details. Ian Schillebeeckx won both the youth and National title.
Let's Toot Our Own Horn
ussailinglogo Send in a nomination for our best 
The following notice was rec'd from US Sailing. We know we host the grandest of regattas and boast the most active spark plugs who promote our fleets. Please nominate an ILYA Club, fleet or member and consider attending the One Design Symposium

One-Design Award Nomination Deadline

Moved Up to October 15

Nominate your favorite club, fleet, regatta or one-design spark plug for a US SAILING One-Design Award. Did your club run an outstanding multi-class regatta this year? Is there an exceptional person at your club who was responsible for making your fleet grow? US SAILING wants to hear about it.
At the One-Design Symposium in November, up to five awards will be presented to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations in one-design sailing. The categories are: Service, Leadership, Club, Regatta, and Creativity. These awards highlight role models of creative leadership in one-design sailing.

If you know of a deserving club, class or regatta, please take the time to make a nomination. Nominations may be made online at Nominations are due October 15. For more information go to the web site or contact Lee Parks at

Melges Introduces Melges 20
 Brian Porter Melges 24
Annapolis Boat Show Unveiling 
This week a new Melges 20 is introduced to the keelboat community. Modeled after the successful Melges 24 and 32, the boat is shown at the huge boat show in Annapolis.
Other Melges keelboat news: Brian Porter and crew beat the World Champion Melges 24 world champion Dave Ullman at the US Championships in September
Atlantic Coast Championships
Lamphere is Top ILYA Opti Sailor
The MOST team traveled to Norfolk to compete in the ACCs. Malcolm Lamphere was the top boat in a 275-boat fleet. He was 17th overall and 2nd blue fleet.
Attention all Sailors and Team 7 "Groupies'
Team Seven logoTravel with the Barkows to Qingdao


Sally, Carrie and Debbie's families invite you to join us in Qingdao, China next August 2008 to cheer for the girls in sailing for the gold!!

            The Opening Ceremony will take place August 8th, the races will start on the 9th and continue through to the Medal Race which is scheduled at this time to be held on the 16th. The Closing Ceremony will be held on the 24th.

            We are in the beginning stages of planning tour groups. If you have any inclinations . . . dreams . . . thoughts . . . or wishes of joining us PLEASE contact Dick & Leslie Barkow now!!! Our timetable is to have details finalized by mid October for all those interested. After that, the remaining spaces will be made available to other families of the USSailing Team members.


For questions & more detailed information contact Dick & Leslie:

Home Phone: 262-367-3777

To submit articles, send to Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association website, click here.
To contact Executive Secretary Jim Smith, click here.