Volume 12, Issue 66  
September 19, 2017
2017 Regattas
22-24 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
23-24 NNN Beulah C Challenge - Lake Beulah YC
23-24 Lotawana C - Missouri YC
30 - Oct 1 - Polar Bear C/MC - Lake Davenport Sailing Club
7-8 C Worlds - Delavan YC
14-15 Oktoberfest at Nagawicka - MC/Laser, Vanguard 15/470
28-29 ILYA Fall Inland and Board Meeting
28-29 Halloween Opti/420 Regatta - Lake Geneva YC
2018 Regattas - send your confirmed dates
May 5-6 Cedar, IN Icebreaker
May 18 - Bilge Puller South Meeting
June 25 - LBSS Opti  - Beulah (tentative)
July 5-6 Quad Lakes - Beulah (Tentative)
July 16-17 XTreme X Regatta - Oshkosh
July 23 - No Tears - Beulah
July 25-28 ILYA X Champs - Pewaukee
July 29-31 ILYA Opti Champs - Pewaukee
August 12-19 ILYA Championships
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SAVE THE DATE - ILYA Board meeting and ILYA Fall Inland   October 28-29 at Harken, Pewaukee, WI  
ilyaburgeeHow to Maintain/Regain Corinthian Sailing
Harken has generously offered its facility to the ILYA for our annual Fall SE WI meetings. Reserve October 28-29 to join us in the presentation of our Annual Awards but, more importantly, a day of discussion regarding the spirit of fair sailing. At the request of the junior administration and race committee at the Inland, a concerted effort will be made to solidify our expectations and implementation of procedures to assure the most sportsmanlike behavior for ALL OUR FLEETS. In many ways, this begins at home and in our sailing schools. Clubs, please designate someone or several from your club to participate in this discussion. Together we can determine a path to assure we maintain our high expectation of Corinthian sailing on the waters of Inland lakes. 

The Board of Directors meeting will be Sunday, October 29th. All are welcome. It is time to contact your fleet reps if you would like to be considered as a host of an ILYA regatta. The ILYA Regatta Manual is located here. Please review before the Board meeting. Most events are assigned at the October meeting. The current Regatta bid sheet is here. 
2018 Champs Schedule Announced  
Dates, Schedule and Hotels
The 2018 Inland Championships will be held August 12-19 2018 at Minnetonka Yacht Club in Deephaven, MN.  This year the race format will include a full week of competitive sailing.  This format provides increased flexibility with the opportunity for great sailing all week long.  
The race schedule will be:
  • A Scows will race Sunday 4pm August 12 - Wednesday 1pm August 15. 
  • E Scows will race Thursday August 16 - Sunday August 19.
  • C Scows will race Thursday August 16 - Sunday August 19.
  • MC Scows* will race Thursday August 16 - Sunday August 19. * Upper Minnetonka Yacht Club will be hosting the MC Scows 
We look forward to hosting the ILYA and have partnered with the 2 hotels for the week long event.  The  Hotel Landing in Wayzata has a block of rooms at a great rate of $199 a night.  The Landing is the brand new hotel located at 925 Lake Street in downtown Wayzata.   Please go to this link: The Landing Hotel to secure your room before the block fills up.
The American Inn located at 570 Pond Promenade,  Chanhassen, is also holding a block of rooms.   The special rate of 15% off the room of your choice can be applied to your reservation when you book into the Big Inland 2018 room block.  Currently, room rates start at $119 after the discount. Please call them directly at 952-934-3888 and ask for the Big Inland 2018 rate, to reserve a room starting Sept 15th.   
C Blue Chip  
Gluek and Ziegler Win C Blue Chip at Pistakee 
Lamphere Makes Gold Fleet at Laser World Championships  
Third American at Event
Malcolm Lamphere qualified for the Gold Fleet in Split, Croatia at the World Championships. The fleet of 147 sailors competed three days before the split into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Eight Americans are competing in total. Three - Lamphere, Chris Barnard and Olympian Charlie Buckingham - qualified for the top fleet. Lamphere currently sits in 49th. Erik Bowers (Minnetonka) is fourth American overall and is the first American in the Silver Fleet currently in 66th overall. Barnard and Buckingham sit 13th and 15th overall.  
MC Blue Chip  

George Dorn MC Regatta  
NNN Beulah Challenge - Sept 23-24  
Free for all Youth - Free Beer (Not for youth 21 and under)
This regatta began some ten years ago to encourage graduating X youth to experience the C scow. The emphasis has always been youth. The Beulah C fleet donates the registration fee for juniors (25 and under) along with the NCSSA this year. The C fleet boasts a healthy percentage of youth and this event is just one small reason why. 
Contact Andrew Bohl for available boats for use. Otherwise, BYOB --- Boat, that is!!  Five races. PRO Larry Krause. 

Friday night hosted by the Norris/Kutschenreuter family. If you haven't had their salsa, you haven't had salsa!!! Venison sliders. Saturday night - Teriann Norris Shrimp Dinner. 

Register here. Thanks for encouraging our junior sailors. 

This year Beth Kutschenreuter celebrates the women of Beulah who have gone before us and paved the way. Included are the event's namesake Nancy Neal Norris, Gan Haeger, Marge Harvey and Jana Lynn Davenport. Here are three moms of C scow champions - 
Lake Lotawana C Fall Regatta
September 23-14 --- Free for out of towners
Free Mechanical Bull on Friday Night.

Missouri Yacht Club September 23rd - 24th 
Regatta Entry Fee: Free for out of town travelers
Housing: Contact: Gary Schroeder [gary@kjsmarketing.com
Awards: Top 5 for skipper and crew + over 40
Friday September 22nd 4:00pm Tune up Race
Friday Night Party w/ Mechanical Bull (Free) -TBA 
Saturday September 23rd 9:00am Skippers Meeting
First Race 10:00 am
Lunch MYC - $9.00
Second and third races TBA
Saturday Night Dinner MYC - $25.00
Fourth Race: Sunday September 24th 10:00am
Fifth Race: Time permitting No start after 12:00pm
Brunch / Awards Presentation 1:00pm - $15.00


For Questions or to preregister email: jestin.lentz@gmail.com
Halloween Opti RWB/Green; Junior and HS 420s  
It's scary costume time plus sailing!
Lake Forest Sailing and Geneva Lake Sailing School will work together to keep the Halloween Spectacular on the calendar this year. The event will take place on the original date of October 28-29 at the Buddy Melges Sailing Center on beautiful Lake Geneva.
The event will be a tier 3 HS regatta open to 18 teams with a 2 teams per school limit. We will also run a Junior Fleet that will be open to extra teams as well as mixed teams from schools that do not have enough sailors to enter a complete team. You can sign up your school using a registration form available here
Regatta will also have a separate line for Optimist and Green fleet for our youngest competitors. Optimists register here.
Pumpkin challenge on Saturday night and Costume Contest on Sunday morning will also be a the 2017 Spectacular.
Please share the news with your friends.
We hope to see you all at the Halloween Spectacular 2017!!!

C Worlds   
Delavan Again Prepares to Crown Winner
Make your plans to attend C Worlds Oct 7-8. Registration will be online (comng soon), keg and appetizers Friday evening, sailing on Saturday and Sunday, and Chef Dan is doing our traditional Fish Boil & BBQ Chicken dinner Saturday evening.
2017 ILYA Championships Gear  
Order Online
Click here to order 2017 ILYA Champs gear. 
Oktoberfest at Nagawicka  
Nagawicka logo
October 14-15
 This is Nag's fifth and final regatta of the year. It shakes things up a bit with Lasers/Vanguard 15s/420s and MCs. So come meet some Chicago folk in the Vanguard and Laser fleets. 

Contact Steve Anderson steven.lee.anderson at gmail.com (262) 352-3200 for more info
Letter from US Sailing regarding Safety  
Spend the Winter Reviewing your Club's Safety Plan
From all of us at US Sailing, we hope you have had an enjoyable summer sailing season.

As many of you are aware, the sailing community experienced several tragic incidents on the water over the past several months that have impacted the broader boating community around the county and the entire marine industry. All of us at US Sailing - our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers - are deeply saddened be these tragedies. Our thoughts go out to affected families and communities as they navigate through these very difficult times. We will look to assist these sailing communities as they assess the accidents, and work together to prevent incidents like this in the future.

Our commitment to safety is paramount at US Sailing. We endeavor to advance safety in our sport by reviewing and improving current best practices in safety procedures, protocol and equipment through advanced innovation, and education. We will continue to champion the many positive lessons and opportunities that sailing offers, while striving to ensure sailing remains as safe as possible.

Through it all, sailing remains one of the safest water-based recreational activities. Sailing accounts for an extremely small percentage of the total boating accidents and an even smaller portion of the fatalities. A lot of this has to do with the fact that safety, and respect for the weather and waters has always been a priority for sailors. See the U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics Report for 2016 (Pages 48-51).

These incidents should not dampen our passion nor discourage people from participating, but rather serve as reminders and impress upon all of us the importance of diligence as we plan, organize and participate in upcoming events.

Over the years, US Sailing has conducted several independent reviews of sailing accidents. Most of these reviews come at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard and were conducted by panelists assembled from US Sailing's Safety at Sea Committee focused on improving safety guidelines for racing, communication between sailors and race organizers, and training for race officials running offshore races.

Our engagement with various state and federal government initiatives to legislate safety has reinforced the importance of achieving a balance between education and regulation. Education, resources and awareness along with a balanced, intelligent legislative strategy is going to deliver the best results and keep sailing safe as possible.

In 2016, US Sailing certified over 2,000 instructors through the Small Boat Level 1 Instructor Program, with thousands more benefiting directly from the training. To support people's aspiration for more education, specifically in the area of safety, we continue to develop products and programs that help support this demand. To accomplish that, US Sailing is fortunate to have a group of subject matter experts, volunteers known as the National Faculty, who come together from the various departments to serve as a "think tank" to exchange new ideas and best practices. Through their efforts, the National Faculty developed the Small Boat Level 2 Instructor course, which provides hands-on experience with capsize recoveries and how to prevent entrapments. Additionally, a complete Safety at Sea online course is now being offered that provides a standalone platform for safety education appropriate for all sailors and that complements the intensive hands-on seminars for offshore sailors.

Our Safety at Sea courses are moderated and taught by experienced and life-long sailors. They are designed for sailors of all types and levels and appropriate inshore, coastal and offshore sailing. This curriculum is certified by US Sailing, with a special focus on local conditions and challenges of the host organization's sailing area.

Over the past six years, US Sailing has facilitated a US Coast Guard Grant to create National On-Water Standards (NOWS). Through a collaborative effort with industry leaders and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), we have helped create an American National Standard (ANS) for recreational sailboat operation. This ANS identifies the fundamental skills operators should be able to demonstrate as a result of receiving entry-level instruction in sailing. It is freely available to course designers and instructors for their use in designing and delivering high quality, skills-based instruction in sailing that meets or exceeds the national standard. The National Sail Standard is available for free download from ABYC's online store.

We regularly focus on the topic of safety when determining the tracks for presentations and group discussions at our signature US Sailing educational events, like the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) and the Sailing Leadership Forum. Regional Symposiums, hosted by sailing organizations around the country, allow for these discussions to take place that address local and regional safety and weather related issues.

To help you prepare for your upcoming events and programs, below are some resources to consider that can assist you in your planning and execution. This is not an all-inclusive list, but highlights some key areas of importance regarding safety.

Quick Access Safety Resources

In closing, we thank all of the volunteers throughout our nationwide community of sailors who prioritize safety and the sharing of knowledge and best practices around this critical topic. We will continue to evaluate these sailing related incidents and work collaboratively with our volunteer subject experts to offer the best, most effective standardized safety programming in the country.

Warm regards,

Jack Gierhart
Chief Executive Officer, US Sailing