Youth Development Committee
Sailing school instructors are invited to come to the first Inland level instructor seminar on June 7th and 8th at Okauchee Yacht Club from 9am-3:30pm. This will be a free course and is designed to get our instructors together to promote better instruction among all of our Inland yacht clubs. This will be a great opportunity for instructors to get together, make friends, share best practices and learn to be better instructors. If you have questions, please contact Ed Eckert at 262-343-2396 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know how many instructors will be coming.
Peter Harken and his wife Edit Olasz Harken MD, PhD, an academic dermatologist and researcher teamed up to create Harken Derm: a professional skincare solution for sailors.
Geneva Lake Sailing School and the Buddy Melges Racing Team invite you to register for our X Boat Clinic at the Buddy Melges Sailing Center Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20th. We offer regional X Boat sailors two days of on the water coaching and classroom discussions preceded by a rigging and tuning session Saturday morning. Low coach to boat ratio will provide all attendees with close interaction with the coaches.
Schedule: Saturday May 19th
9:30am - Arrival deadline.
9:30am - 11:00am Rigging and tuning clinic. Please do not rig your boat ahead of the clinic
11:00am - 11:30 am Briefing and Lunch
12:00pm - 4:00 pm On Water Drills
4:00pm - 4:30 pm Debrief
Sunday May 20th
9:30am - 10:00am Briefing. Boats to be rigged before the meeting.
10:00am -3:00pm - On water clinic and practice races. Lunch on the water.
3:00pm - 3:30pm Debrief - Clinic concludes.
The focus will be on ALL skill levels and teaching X Boat sailors to be self-sufficient when they arrive at an event, rigging their boat properly and being ready to launch. On the water we will focus on boat handling and team work among skippers and crews. At the conclusion of the clinic, our missions is for participating X Boaters to have a significant jump on the start of the 2018 season at their home clubs and on the exciting regatta circuit.
Cost is $125 per sailor for the clinic, which includes lunches both days and a tech shirt.
Online Registration Click Here
Midwest Youth Sailors will Get an Okoboji Experience
Boyd Rice graciously consented to lead the ILYA Corinthian group through a strategic planning session to get the committee headed in the right direction. --- Thanks, Boyd.
Malcolm will share his path from sailing "Manly Junior Class" in his native Australia to becoming two-time Olympic Champion. This portion of the lecture series will be dedicated to junior sailors. Since seating is limited, please RSVP for Friday night and/or Saturday morning.
PA Zinn has been working with PA Jewett through all the details to make this happen! If you are willing to offer any help please contact either of those two fine gentleman.
Mark you calendars for May 11th and find a way out to the island! The mailing will be coming out in mid April so please rsvp as soon as you receive it to reserve your spot!
If anyone from the south would like to attend please let me know?
- You will see the return of a two-turns penalty for the MC fleet at ILYA events.
- Appendix T, arbitration, will be added to the ILYA SI's. This is a "softer" protest procedure - meant to hasten the process, perhaps provide a more educational approach but it is an important part of the ILYA Corinthian initiative. The ILYA is encouraging firmer or more consistent execution of the RRS. The arbitration process makes protests more palatable. Look for more information on the ILYA's initiative and its desire to have this start at home.
- The ILYA Youth Development Committee will host an independent Instructors Clinic June 7-8. Ed Eckert will welcome our instructors to Okauchee YC to discuss coaching, rules, drills, discipline, communication - all with an ILYA emphasis. Instructors will share successes or challenges with each other to improve skills and execution.
- Look for an incentive program to be utilized to encourage sailing clean and fair. Education will be the emphasis this year but your school will have an opportunity to declare its intent to join the fair sailing movement in the ILYA