A Publication of the Inland Lake Yachting Association
Volume 2, Issue 35 September  16, 2007
In This Issue
Beulah C Challenge
Olympic Hopefuls
C Blue Chip
Board meeting
Join the ILYA
Register for Dues or Regattas
Regatta Notices
13   ILYA Open Forum
14   ILYA Board Meeting
Beulah C Challenge - Can YOU meet the challenge?

The Lake Beulah C Fleet has issued a challenge to all sailors: come try to beat us on our own lake, on and off the water. We will feature 

5-7 high-quality, Beulah-challenging races. For those of you who have never sailed on Beulah, you will know when you get here what the challenges are at first glance.
This is an all-inclusive regatta, so you and your crew can sail, have lunch both days, dinner on Saturday night, enjoy a keg of beer, get free raffle tickets (more if you register early), and get free housing (contact Brian Brickler:, all for $65! Off the water (weather permitting) will feature baggo, volleyball, beer pong, and more! This is a regatta for ALL SAILORS.
A new feature at this regatta is a first-year skippers division, open to anyone going to their first C regatta in 2007. Sailed for a while on your lake but never steered a regatta?
First year sailing a C scow? Your husband or father isn't using the boat this weekend? All good reasons to come to Beulah September 22-23.
Olympic Hopefuls Get Ready for Laser Trials
Trials begin October 3 
Get ready for the news and there are loads of ILYA sailors vying for the chance to represent the US in Beijing, China.
Yngling - Sally Barkow (Pine), Carrie Howe and Debbie Capozzi
Laser Radial - Anne Haeger (Beulah) and Lindsay Allen (Minnetonka), Maggie O'Shea from Chicago. Steph Roble (Beulah) declined the invitation to continue with her freshman year at Old Dominion
2.4 M - John Ruf (Pewaukee)
Laser - Josh Garber and Erik Bowers (both from Minnetonka) and Zeke Horowitz and Andrew Fox (FL) who sailed with us one summer.
Sonar - Bert Foster from Wayzata and Tim Angle, a former UW-Madison sailor. 
To watch all the news - those registered, results check here
C Blue Chip
Barkow Does it Again 
It was a Barkow sweep but not what you think. Augie had competition from distant cousin Fred who won the second of two races at the C Blue Chip. Augie won the first race on Sunday - no Saturday completed races. Augie Barkow beat Zack and Vicki Clayton for the title with Fred Barkow with undoubtedly proud dad as crew in third. The Cedar boats were dominant: four in the top ten: Fred Barkow in 3rd, Jim Tews 4th, Ed Eckert 5th and Tom Eckert 10th.
Each participant was presented with a history of the event
  • Jerry Huse has participated in the most Blue Chips - 31, Mark Prange (who seems a lot older with this new info) - 30
  • Most consecutive Blue Chips - Jerry Huse - 30; Wally Schmidt at 26 but Kent Haeger is still in the running with the oldest current record going at 25. No one else is even close now to Haeger. Tom Eckert is now on 10.
  • Bill Allen, Gordy Bowers and Kent Haeger have won this event four times. But have Bill and Gordy done the bar walk? Kent has.
  • Only three women have been invited other than in a mystery guest role: Barb Johnson, Laurie Morrissey and, this year, Anne Porter Muller.

Check the ILYA website later this week for results.

Save the Date
 Monday spinnakersAll of you are invited
The ILYA Board meeting will be held in the Minneapolis area 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. Watch Scowlines for a location. Jim Smith is getting us a site. You provide the agenda.

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