Volume 10, Issue 46 September 19, 2015  
 
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September

19-20 Fenton Fall C

19-20 C Blue Chip - Okauchee

24-27 50th E Blue Chip - Pewaukee

26-27 Nan Norris Beulah C Challenge

26-27 Lotawana C Fall

 

October

3-4 Polar Bear C/MC - Davenport, IA

10-11 C Worlds - Delavan 

10  Meeting for 2016 Women's and Girls' Clinic - Barkow home

10-11 Nagawicka Oktoberfest

 

November

13 Jim Smith retirement party - Monona Terrace 7:00

14 ILYA Board Meeting - Madison Monona Terrace Hilton

 

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June

10-12 C Nationals - Monona


 

July

14-17 MC Invite - Harriet

27-30 X Champs - Okoboji

31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear

 

 


 

  
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 Buddy Melges WIM Event - Sheboygan  
How Things Change --- and in our favor!!
Steph Roble is in the finals tomorrow morning at Sheboygan YC - the only American stop in the Women's International Matchracing Series. Anna Ostling was undefeated throughout the Round Robin but was eliminated in the semifinals. Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby who has beaten Roble in the last two outings was also eliminated but in the quarterfinals. Roble will face Anne-Claire Le Berre.  If you have time to travel tomorrow to Sheboygan, it is a marvelous site. If the sailing is on the northern course, viewing from an elevated area with a road running adjacent to Laek Michigan. If the course is more south the park area with ample parking is a great site
 
Official press release:
A Saturday with shifty, puffy and in general quite tricky conditions in the Buddy Melges Challenge, saw local hope Stephanie Roble and Anne-Claire Le Berre of France getting through to Sunday's final. In the semi finals Roble beat Dutch Renée Groeneveld 3 - 2 after five thrilling matches, while Le Berre disposed of the previous dominant Anna Östling, Sweden, with a 3 - 1 record:
"It was really difficult to know where the wind shifts were going today, but I think we made fewer mistakes than the others. Now we're aiming for the top of the podium" Le Berre declares.
"My crew did an awesome job finding the right tactics in the shifts today" says Roble.


The fog and the clouds from Friday went away over the night to Saturday, leaving behind the beautiful sunshine seen on the first two days of match racing in the Buddy Melges Challenge. Lake Michigan offered a rather puffy and shifty Saturday breeze, causing the race committee to make a few course changes. As the Saturday afternoon progressed the wind gradually faded, with the buildings of Sheboygan generating some challenging shadows and eddies in the quite light wind at the windward mark, tucked up under the shoreline.

"It was definitely a challenging and very stressful day" Stephanie Roble states, adding:
"We won the last two semi finals against Renée thanks to my crew, who did an amazing job finding the pressure and letting me focus on driving the boat. In the quarters Pauline Courtois won two out of three starts, but we managed to dig back and play the shifts right, also thanks to great crew work."
"There was a lot going on out there and tough racing, all about picking the right shifts. Simply we lost one match too much, as they didn't make any mistakes at all" Groeneveld comments, still enjoying being back in match racing after a few years absence.
"It's really good fun. The racing here is very well organized, with good quality and boats in excellent condition. I'll do the next and final event in Korea for sure, and after that we will decide about our future involvement in the WIM Series" she reveals.

Anne-Claire Le Berre struggled with her speed in the big waves at the beginning of the week, but found it timely enough for the quarterfinals, despatching World #1 Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby. Then the French team defeated World #2 Anna Östling in the semis:
"We changed our boathandling to get faster upwind, and that helped. Today we sailed very well, playing the tactics and the shifts and managing to choose the right side of the course" Le Berre explains.
"We had a hard time today, beginning when Juliana Senfft offered great competition in the quarters and we barely made it to the semis. Then Le Berre raced without mistakes, while we made a few costly ones. The lead changed a lot of times in every race, but she always managed to be ahead of us at the finish." Östling says, now determined to fight hard for third.
"We need that to gain valuable WIM Series points" she concludes.

Semi final results in the 2015 Buddy Melges Challenge, the third stage of the 2015 WIM Series:
Stephanie Roble, USA - Renée Groeneveld, NED, 3 - 2
Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA - Anna Östling, SWE, 3 - 1

Quarterfinal results:
Anna Östling, SWE - Juliana Senfft, BRA, 3 - 2
Renée Groeneveld, NED - Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 3 - 1
Stephanie Roble, USA - Pauline Courtois, FRA, 3 - 0
Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA - Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN, 3 - 0
C Blue Chip   
Mystery Guest Taylor Canfield Improves with Each Race - Wins Last Race!!
OK, he cheated a little bit. He practiced on Beulah with Steph Roble for two race days this year but today each leg he got stronger and stronger. Sailing with Matt Zea, the world's best match racer showed he "loves lake sailing". 

          R1 R2 R3     Total
1  E-88 Steve Schmidt John Schmidt 2 4 7     13
2 A-136 Ed Eckert Matt Schmidt    3 2 9     14
3 N-181 Peter Keck Ben Porter    11 6 4     21
4  OO-99 Dave Keck Bill Harvat    7 13 3     23
5 Mystery Guest - Taylor Canfield Matt Zea  17 5 1     23
6  B-12 Kent Haeger Mike Greeson  15 7 5     27
7 OO-824Dave Harris Lynn Harris/Lou Morgan 23 3 2     28
8 N-47 Ryan Grosch Mark Schaube 1 9 20     30
9 A-36 Tom Eckert Dave Schmidt    6 12 17     35
10  B-16 George KutschenreuterKutsch 5 16 15     36
11  A-14 *Paul Reilly DJ Jaessing   20 1 16     37
12 E-8 Alex Kay Katie Bruder   9 10 21     40
13  B-18 Brian Brickler Kevin Brickler  21 11 8     40
14  E-16 Dave Smith Briana Smith    4 15 22     41
15 LF-88 Tom Keenan Tina Keenan/Michael 13 17 11     41
16  A-22 Jim Tews Jenny Jaessing    14 21 6     41
17  B-117 Christine McNeil Joe Byrnes  12 19 13     44
18 B-22 Glenn McMurray Andrea Lee  8 26 12     46
19  B-303 Frank Davenport Ron Jarecki  18 18 10     46
20  E-111 Matt Prange Charlie Meier 16 8 24     48
21  V-137 Jim Gluek Tom Fritz   19 15 14     48
22  E-55 Scott Tarmann Gavin Burkhart  22 20 18     60
23 OO-324Ben Otten Brittan Keck   10 26 25     61
24  T-17 Joe Schaub Liz Bernstein   24 14 23     61
25  B-111 Kate Klement Robert Klement  25 22 19     66


 
Beulah Challenge - Fun, Fall, Final One - Maybe  
Give This one a Try
 Ready for a final event. Come and see us at Beulah or Delavan really loves the frigid Fall. Give one or both a spin.
 
Beulah Challenge
- this event was renamed last year to the Nan Norris Memorial Regatta. Nan is the mother of X Champion Will Norris who has rejoined the C fleet in the past three years; Neal Norris - known to many of you for his skiing prowess and work at Heileger Huegel, and Betsy Kutschenreuter - mother of three champion sailors. Nan and dear friend, Gan Haeger, was known as a mentor to many signal boat women on Beulah. 

This year Will has concocted some surprises - Hurricane drinks and crawfish on Friday night; Betsy hired a mariachi band for Saturday night and no one makes Mexican like Teriann Norris. The Sullivan family is donating a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning. It's a happening. There are a couple boats for use since Beulah's large 34 boat fleet is donating boat use if they are not able to attend. Housing is available. oh, yeah, Will commissioned this poster as a reminder of his mom. A unique travelling trophy wil be donated by the family. Colorful? Crazy? Well, a Norris colossal Challenge. Join us! Register here. Deadline for no late fee is 9/20.

Delavan C Worlds - Fish Boil on Friday - it's the best. The club house is the warmest - just in case it gets cold Oct 10-11. 
I-20 Nationals - Fond du Lac - Report by John Hayashi  
Ben Herdrich wins 2015 I-20 Nationals
 
Fond du lac, Wisconsin Sept 11-13
 
Sailing in some of the most blustery winds of the season and also coldest of the late summer, Ben Herdrich sailing I-20 Wa 38 was able to hold on for his first National Championship title and win the event on a tiebreaker. Sailing in big rollers on Lake Winnebago, with a stiff North breeze Ben put together with his cousin Dave Herdrich almost the perfect regatta. This marks Bens first National Championship and the first ever scow championship for his home sailing club of Lake Wawasee Yacht Club, in Indiana.
 
The fleet was strong with 18 boats on the line, with a strong showing of past ILYA Champions and also previous national champions in attendance. The Fond du lac venue has always been a class favorite as the conditions can be the true test of scow sailing. It did not disappoint.
 
Team Black I, just sailed all the conditions better then everyone else. That was saying a lot when the waves got big on Friday and the wind hung in there all the way to late Saturday afternoon. After four races on Saturday and two on Friday, the six races sailed allowed for the throw out. Anyone who has sailed scows knows when Lake Winnebago is at its extreme with a strong North wind blowing down the entire lake. It almost becomes ocean like. The I-20's survived it, though some sailors were a little dryer then others.
 
Rounding out the top three were multi time I-20 champion Aaron Lynn of Oshkosh J-11, and in third Stephen Catlin of Neenah on U-11.
 
WA38     Ben Herdrich and David Herdrich 2-1-2-2-1-1    7
J11         Aaron Lynn and Will Wyman 1-5-1-1-2-2            7
U11        Steve Catlin and Christie George 5-7-3-4-3-5    20
FD4        Jack Boatman and Tyrone 8-8-4-3-4-4               23
ID11        Brook Patten and Chris Miller 6-4-7-6-6-11       29
 
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