|What an event for ILYA sailors - World Sailing-Miami
Steph Roble and Maggie Shea went for redemption in Saturday's Medal Race of the 49erFX class. They were the only American's in that class to make the final race but left the qualifying round disappointed. They knew they had more to show. And they did! A medal race WIN!!! Going away!! They ended up 8th which helps the US for a qualifying spot in the next World Championships.
In a private interchange with Roble, the editor noted the commentary from the medal race. The Roble/Shea boat had a full two-knot advantage downwind: 13 knots compared to others' 11 knots. Roble attributes this to a Friday discussion with Shea who executed a different approach to spinnaker trim in Saturday's race. The comparable speed Roble/Shea to the the other boats was visibly obvious, even to the untrained eye. "We changed a lot from Thursday to Saturday with downwind technique. It's a balance of flogging the kite to get over waves vs overtrimming it to slow down for big sets. Maggie was nailing it!"
And overstanding the mark on upwind #2? The commentator noted it might have been strategy to give them the control they needed for that downwind turn. Roble says, "We did overstand the starboard layline by a good bit on the second beat. And the spinnaker sheet was wrapped around the pole so we had to do a mission impossible move and send Maggie to the bow in 20 knots - haha that was interesting. Thanks so much for following! Good fun!"
What is so clear is the communication and re-assessing that occurs each day's end of racing. The positives taken for the next day's execution make this pair a formidable duo for the future.
In the Laser class, Malcolm Lamphere finished as the second American which is a feat for the college student. This was an outstanding performance for Lamphere. Erik Bowers was fifth American.
In the men's 49er, Harry Melges IV and Finn Rowe competed in their first BIG, BIG event - one of many to come. From Rob Rowe, "they learned more than ever in this one week!" The most touching moment was the finish of the women's 49er race with Rowe sending a photo of Roble/Shea seconds, literally, from their finish. The ILYA audience was quite impressive as friends of all our teams enjoyed the week's event.
The top level sailors move to Europe next for several months. Consider the sacrifice and the EXPENSE. The US teams are truly on their own financially in so many ways. The boats are delivered by US Sailing, if they are on the officlal US Sailing team but our sailors are dipping further and further into their accounts. Please, please consider a donation, no matter how small, to help with the European cycle which occurs each spring. Click on their photos above left or contact Dave Berg to make a general donation split amongst our 2020 Olympic hopefuls.
Boomerang Cup - Ft. Lauderdale
Chapman Petersen won the Boomerang Laser Radial Cup this weekend in FL. Results here.
|March 10 - Registration Open
March 10 David Dellenbaugh Seminar - Lake Beulah YC, East Troy, WI
David speaks informally on Starts in the morning 9-12 and Upwind Tactics in the afternoon 1-4. Choose to attend either session or the full day. Lake Beulah YC hosts the event on Saturday where One Design will be emphasized; Dellenbaugh repeats on Sunday at Milwaukee YC but the focus is on bigger boats. Choose either. Registration is now open and limited.
Price is $75 for the day; $40 for each session; youth attend for $20 for one session; $40 for both.
David Dellenbaugh is the publisher, editor and author of Speed & Smarts, the racing newsletter. He was the tactician and starting helmsman on America3 during her successful defense of the America's Cup in 1992 and sailed as tactician in three other America's Cup campaigns from 1986 to 2007. David is also a Lightning world champion, two-time Congressional Cup winner, seven-time Thistle national champion, two-time winner of the Canada's Cup, three-time Prince of Wales U.S. match racing champion and past winner of the U.S. Team Racing Championship for the Hinman Trophy.
Dellenbaugh wrote and narrated the Learn The Racing Rules online learning program. When he was director of marketing for North Sails, David helped write the North U. Fast, Smart and One-Design courses. He is currently a member of the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee (and was its chairman from 2005-2008). David was a coach for the 2012 US Olympic Sailing Team in England. In 2016 he was the team's tactical coach and served as rules adviser during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
During the past 20 years, David has taught hundreds of seminars around the country about strategy, tactics, racing rules and boatspeed. He is currently teaching a series of strategy and tactics seminars that he created based on material that has appeared in his Speed & Smarts newsletter.
March 17-18 Lake Geneva YC, Fontana, WI
Advanced two day course for RC work.
April 6-7 Harken headquarters - Pewaukee, WI I-94 corridor
Rules discussion, Friday night; Judges course, Saturday
Local contact - Dave Berg; Instructor Bruce Martinson
If you serve on your homelake's protest committee or serve at the regatta level, this certification is most helpful.
April 28 - 29 Harken headquarters - Pewaukee, WI I-94 corridor
Basic Race Committee course
Local contact - Dave Berg; Instructor John Strassman
This is a fast-paced course which handles the basic administration of a race course, the rules that apply for running a regatta/race, tricks of the trade. Registration for the course through US Sailing - not open yet.
|ILYA Board Meeting - February 25th - White Bear
|Boatworks Commons - Johnson Boatworks Site
We are confirmed at the Boatworks Commons Sunday, February 25th at 9 AM for our Spring Meeting. All members are welcome to attend. The Community Room is worth the visit.
4495 Lake Avenue S,
White Bear Lake, MN 55110boatworkscommons.com
We have a block of rooms reserved at the White Bear Inn for Saturday night February 24th with a dinner planned at Rudy's Redeye Grill for those who arrive the night prior. Please consider joining us.
The room block is being held for us until 1/31 at $99.95. Please ask for the Inland Lake Yachting Association room block when you make your reservation. As always, breakfast and lunch will be provided on Sunday for the meeting. If you plan to attend, please contact Dave Berg
for accurate food planning.
|Wayzata Wins US Sailing Community Sailing Award
|Ten years of Hallmark Performance
The Wayzata Community Sailing Center (Wayzata, Minn.) provides a variety of programming for all types of sailors at all levels, including youth, adults, high school, college, adaptive, STEM education for students, group sailing and corporate adventures.
Each year they improve and expand their program offerings while continuing to grow enrollment. They have almost doubled their program participation over the past 10 years, serving 1,200 people in 2017. In addition, they have tripled their scholarship offerings to $18,000 for deserving individuals.
Once families participate in their programs, they are part of the community for generations to come. Every summer, new adult sailors are becoming involved through either after-work lessons new YMCA groups who have never been on Lake Minnetonka.
Delavan Lake Yacht Club - National One-Design Regatta Award
Delavan Lake Yacht Club (Delavan, Wis.) received a the National One-Design Regatta Award for excellence in development, promotion and management by the organizers and sponsors of the year's most outstanding one-design regatta. The Club hosted, back-to-back, the ILYA X Boat Championship and Optimist Dinghy Championship with an average of 500 people per day over an eight-day period.
Between regattas, participants were transported to Melges Boat Works for a tour of the boat manufacturing facility, where they were treated to on-the-water demos of the Melges 14 and an on-land presentation on Harken Blockheads.
ILYA Championships - Make your reservations! For fun!!
Upper Minnetonka YCs
The 2018 Inland Championships will be held August 12-19, 2018, at the Minnetonka Yacht Club. This year, the race format will include a full week of competitive sailing, which 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.
* MC Scows (Upper Minnetonka) will race Sunday 4pm August 12 - Wednesday 1pm August 15.
* E Scows will race Thursday August 16 - Sunday August 18.
* C Scows will race Thursday August 16 - Sunday August 19.
The social schedule will be:
* A Scow Fleet Party Monday
* MC Scow Fleet Party Monday
* A & MC Scow Regatta Finale Tuesday on MYC/Lighthouse Island
* E & C Scow Fleet party Thursday on MYC/Lighthouse Island
* E & C Scow Regatta party Saturday on MYC/Lighthouse Island
Minnetonka(s) look forward to hosting the ILYA and have partnered with two 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 a 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 use call them directly at 952-934-3888 and ask for the Big Inland 2018 rate.
We expect to post the NOR and open registration in the spring.
|Instructors - Here and There
The Madison Youth Sailing Foundation is looking for a summer instructor. What better place to live and work? Optis and X boats are the fare. The classes will be small so you have the opportunity to make your mark and bring young sailors along rather quickly. Note that neither Monona nor Mendota YCs have sailing schools so this is where you want to be if you are in Madison. The families of these sailors are devoted E boaters and active keelboaters. The potential is there to take this program and develop some new sailors who learn to love sailing. Contact Andrew Muller
for more information.
These are full-time positions for a couple weeks to a 10-week session. The application process began January 8th and will remain open until all positions are filled. The Naval Academy program is administered by Joni Palmer. To the "oldsters", she is known as the first "guru" of sailing school operation. Many clubs attended her courses to learn how to run programs safely and efficiently. Annapolis has to be one of the most beautiful sailing ports to visit.