Regattas / Calendar
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22- 24 Charleston Spring E Regatta
23-24 Potomac Cherry Blossom I-20 Regatta
23-24 No Frills C - Missouri YC
30 - 5/1 Springfield C
7-8 Icebreaker C - Cedar IN
Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
14-15 Cedar Spring C/MC - Cedar, WI
21-22 LaBelle Tuneup
21-22 Geneva Spring E
4-5 MIR C Delavan
10-12 C Nationals - Monona
16-17 Zenda U - Oconomowoc
18-19 WI MC Champs - Oconomowoc
18-19 USODA Great Lakes - Macatawa Bay, MI
21-22 TRAP X - PIne
23-26 A Scow Nationals -
Torch Lake, MI
27 LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah
29-30 Quad X - Pine
7-9 I-20 and Melges 17 ILYA & National Championships
8-10 C Invite - Nagawicka - Note date change
11-12 GLSS X
13 - GLSS Opti
15 - TRAC Opti - Cedar
18-19 Xtreme X - Oshkosh
14-17 E Invite - Mendota
23-24 WYA X - Beulah
25 No Tears Opti - Cedar
27-30 ILYA X Champs - Okoboji
31- 8/2 Opti Champs - Clear
4 Pram Power - North Lake
5-7 WYA C Pewaukee
10-13 WMYA - Spring Lake,MI
12-13 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
17-21 ILYA Champs - Geneva
10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall
Big Waters C- South Shore
George Dorn MC - Beulah
10-11 USODA Midwest Champs - Pewaukee
17-18 C Blue Chip - Okauchee
22-25 E Blue Chip - Pewaukee
24-25 Lotawana C
Beulah C Challenge
1-2 Polar Bear - Davenport, IA
8-9 C Worlds - Delavan
|Scowslants online now
Scowslants has made it to the printer. You can expect it earliest at the end of the month and latest May 10th depending on your post office. This edition is also "live", meaning if you need to add your regatta posting or change information about a regatta, please forward your info and we will keep this edition current. Our next edition will be in the Fall when we list the 2016 results and the 2016 Winter Inland info which will be in November.
The ILYA is pleased to feature our Olympians Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha on our cover. When you see the cover, use your arrow keys to maneuver through the magazine or use your touchscreen monitor to page through the 72 pages. It should work well on your mobile devices - according to the software. It's our first attempt at this so bear with us as we learn the ropes of online publishing. The center section features our information as we know it currently for the ILYA Championships on Geneva.
All our registrations are online now - even if you enter the day of the event. If you plan to enter at the site, expect to be led to a computer to enter your data so you are listed in the scoring part of our regatta management software. So plan to enter the night before online for your ease and ours. The registration sites will all be "live" by May 1 but the MC Invite and 420 Champs are ready for you to use now. The MC Invite had six registrants within three hours of "live" status. The NORs and SIs will be added to our regatta registration site as they are completed. The regatta announcements which contain housing, social, chairperson contacts and mooring requirements are published here in Scowslants.
Scowslants was posted at 6:00 AM this morning and 93 of you had viewed it already by 8:30. There is a reason for online publishing: many of you rely now on electronic information, it allows us to keep information current as conditions or data changes. This all brings us to the discussion of how best to serve you. When the season is over, expect a survey which will direct us in our future promotion of the ILYA. Many of you will ALWAYS want a paper Scowslants; some of you never. Our advertising does not cover the printing cost but it never has so that is not a reason to change. Our readership pattern is a reason to transition to something you members want. Be sure and give Dave Berg and Steve Schmidt your opinion throughout the summer months.
|TAX DAY! And Last Day for Lowest C Nationals Fees
|Register by midnight Monday -- Tax reFUNd day. What's more FUN than C Nationals?
The government has given you a break.The tax filing extension to Monday gives you three extra days to pay at your lowest. The price for C Nationals registration has been kept at its lowest through Monday at midnight. $185 Monday; $200 Tuesday. Lake Monona sits under the shadow of the State Capitol Dome. It is a spectacular view. The Sheraton Hotel and Holiday Inn Express are within walking distance of Olin Park. The sponsorships are lining up which all proves to be a topnotch event at a new venue for us in a familiar city.
|Go for the Logo Design Alone - Potomac River Sailing
The Potomac River (PO) Inland 20 fleet announces the first annual Potomac River Inland 20 Scow Fleet Cherry Blossom Regatta. The regatta will be held April 23 - 24, 2016 at the Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA, just a stones throw from the nation's capital. We encourage all Inland 20 scows to travel to our beautiful city on the Potomac at the peak of the Cherry Blossom festival for some excellent racing and a chance to meet your newest ILYA I-20 sanctioned fleet.
Registration is now open and available online via Regatta Network. Click the link below to begin your registration:
Editors note: There are nine registrants already with none of us. The trip is a long one night drive but it is Interstate all the way. Pretend you are in college, take a third driver and roadtrip it! This is an opportunity to welcome our newest scow lake to the ILYA. Get creative and borrow a friend's boat if you are in the Neenah-Fond duLac region. Madison, same for you. This looks beautiful.
|C Tuneup Cedar, WI
Cedar Lake will host the Spring regatta May 14-15. We will be using short track racing. Lots of starts! With 20-40 minute races. Best of all the Melges team will be on hand Friday, May 13, to sharpen your skills. Get your boat in by 2:00 PM to have on the water coaching. Is your traveler in the right spot, trimmed too tight? A Melges pro will be there to help. On shore chalk talk will be at about 4:30. A bit later drinks and a dinner at the Paul Reilly residence on Big Cedar Lake. It's a can't miss.
Racing Saturday starts at 10:00 AM for MC and 10:30 AM for C's. Saturday night dinner at the yacht club.Sunday racing too! See the CLYC web site for more detail.
C boaters will get to race against last year's ILYA champ and the National points champ. This will surely be a Blue Chip qualifying event.
Join us at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago
Dear ILYA members and friends,
Chicago is pleased to welcome the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series (ACWS) to the freshwater of the Great Lakes for the first time in history on June 10 - 12, 2016. As a local Midwest club and sailing advocate, we wanted to personally reach out to ensure that you've received group pricing information & had a direct contact should you have any questions. We hope you will encourage your club members to join us in the Windy City for this historic event!
All six America's Cup teams will be in town accumulating points towards the America's Cup Finals, which will be held in Bermuda in June 2017. The racing against Chicago's magnificent skyline will be incredible; as you're aware the teams will be "flying" in the high performance AC45F catamarans that feature a 77' tall wing sail and foils that allow the boats to reach speeds of 40+kts.
Here's a preview of the weekend schedule:
- THURSDAY, JUNE 9: Endeavour Day and AC45 boat launching at Navy Pier. The Endeavour Program is an educational initiative for Chicago youth with components in boating and environmental conservation.
- FRIDAY, JUNE 10: Practice day for teams
- o1:30 - 3 PM: Fleet & match racing practice
- o7:30 PM: Opening ceremony party
- SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 11&12: Race Days! The LVACWS Race Village at Navy Pier opens at 11AM and will include live broadcast coverage on America's Cup history, America's Cup sailors meet and greet + poster signings, and the best vantage point to watch the racing with all race courses focused around the east end of Navy Pier.
Why not organize a group from your club and experience America's Cup racing together? Our Group Pricing makes it easy.
If your members are more interested in an all-inclusive VIP experience on the rooftop terraces of Navy Pier, there are Chicago Elite Hospitality packages available with semi-private spaces to accommodate groups from 4 to 40+ people.
Or, for those that are interested in viewing the racing from their own boats, we've created a special Boaters Pass that includes touch and go docking at Navy Pier, special access to the North end of the race course, tickets to the Friday night opening ceremonies, and access to the Chicago Harbors Boaters Bash in Monroe Harbor and the Skyline Dash hosted by Chicago Yacht Club on Sunday morning.
Please see the Group Order form here
along with an overview on the Chicago Club VIP Hospitality program. Please note passes are limited. Full details on the ACWS Chicago's schedule and viewing options is available on or questions may be emailed to
|Charleston Spring Regatta
|Don't forget to attend
Charleston SC - Spring Regatta
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 0:00 AM
Carolina Yacht Club
50 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Charleston Spring Regatta
|US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival Midwest Dates
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Midwest
5/28/2016 - 5/29/2016
20960 Hazlet Park Rd
Carlyle, IL 62231 USA
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Ohio
6/10/2016 - 6/12/2016
5330 Coronada Dr
Mentor, OH 44060-1499 USA
Classes: Optimist, Radial, C420
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Atlantic Coast Champs
6/23/2016 - 6/24/2016
Bayview Ave & 59th St
Brant Beach, NJ 08008 USA
Classes: Radial, Laser 4.7, Optimist, C420
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Upper Midwest
6/25/2016 - 6/26/2016
400 Hastings Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA
USA Junior Olympic Festival - Michigan
7/29/2016 - 7/31/2016
788 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236 USA
Classes: Laser, Radial, Club 420, Optimist
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Michigan
10/08/2016 - 10/09/2016
Holland, MI 49434 USA
Classes: Radial, Opti, C420 (spin & non-spin)
PO Box 662
East Troy, WI 53120-0662
Editor: Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association