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A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Regatta Edition 
Volume 3, Issue 51

September 14, 2008


In This Issue
Paralympics
ILYA Office
Summerset Marine
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues
Melges Performance
North One Design
Calendar of Events
 October
     18th ILYA Board Meeting at Hudson
   
WELCOME JOHN HOME THURSDAY NIGHT AT PYC

Ruf on podium 
John Ruf, bronze medalist, will fly into O'Hare on Thursday afternoon with a Thursday evening homecoming at Pewaukee YC. Plan to wlecome John along with a large E contingent for the annual Blue Chip. Pending traffic, his arrival is 6-7:00 PM. Pewaukee has invited all who desire to join them in their Commodore's Pork Chop Dinner while awaiting Ruf's arrival. Cost is $16 and reservations go to Carl Spencer
John Ruf on water at Qingdao 
 
 For a report from US Sailing, click here.
BILL MATTISON RETIRES WITH RESPECT AND MEMORIES FROM HIS A FLEET FRIENDS
Thirty years of A Sailing 
Submitted by Steve Holtzman 
After campaigning an A-Scow since the early 80s, Bill Mattison just completed his last regatta just two weeks after celebrating his 80th birthday.  During that time, dozens of people got to experience the thrill of racing an A-Scow on the boat he co-owns with Lon Schoor.  More importantly, hundreds of people benefitted from his example of the best in sportsmanship, knowing there's more to racing than winning and always ready to lend a helping hand when a boat needed repairs. 
 
Just one thing I remember was his fixing the mast V-8 busted at Geneva's Big Inland during a crane accident.  When expertly putting the broken spar back together, I asked why he did all that work at no charge.  He simply said that it was for the good of the fleet.  And, how many guys will rebuild the boat of a competitor at no charge to elevate the level of competition?  He sets an impeccable example for future generations of sailors on how to reach beyond excellence in sailing to, more importantly, being an all around great guy.  As this living legend steps back from competition, our organization will always benefit if we continue to be guided by his high standards for sportsmanship on and off the race course.
 
FALL REGATTAS
Die hard 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lake Harriet Die Hard
Minnesota X boaters keep going and going. A little early practice for next year's Gull Lake Champs. Lake Harriet in the Twin Cities hosted MCs, Cs, M-16s and X boats at the annual Die Hard event. Eddie Cox took top honors with Alex Dreissen in second. Andy Kruse from White Bear topped Bill Colburn in MCs. Dave Ginsberg was the top C and Jack Zimmerscheid bested six other M-16s. Click here for full results.
 
C Blue Chip
Augie Barkow has returned to the C fleet after a summer off with weddings and sisters (ah, the Olympics). But . . .  he's baaaaack. Chris Pinahs was second, Kent Haeger in third, Mystery Guest Mike Ingham in fourth and Fred Barkow in fifth.  
BEULAH CHALLENGE
FREE HOUSING, FREE BEER - WHAT MORE DO C BOATERS WANT? 
For the second year, Lake Beulah invites C sailors for a fall wingding. Last year we saw sailors from the deep South (Springfield, IL) travel to the cold north (promised temps in the 70's this year) to challenge the local club. The local club had the best first-year skipper, Randy Schmidt, but this year it could be you. While this is a championship caliber event, the idea of the Beulah Challenge grew from the desire of the fleet to promote less experienced skippers. From driving into the lot to you leave, the C fleet wants to make this an event to encourage C sailing. There is a special award for early year skippers.
 
Dinner Friday night is margaritas with enchiladas, Saturday night's meal is Julie Haeger's Italian flank steak and Anne Porter Muller's tiramisu. Lunches are just plain good. The first 1/4 barrels of the day are free. And housing is free. Contact Brian Brickler for housing.
 
Lake Beulah is between Pewaukee and Geneva. Contact Anne Muller for more details
 

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