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2017 Regattas
Happy Memorial Day Weekend - Enjoy 
3-4 Eastern C - TBD
10-11 MIR C - Long Lake, IL
10-11 Wauwasee E - 
Wauwasee YC, IN
16 - AHJ X - Cedar Lake, WI
16 - TCYS - Minnetonka
16-18 C Nationals - Okoboji
17-18 Payton E - Mendota YC
23 - TCYS - White Bear
23-25 A Nationals - Minnetonka
24-25 WI MC Champs - Nagawicka
26 - LBSS Opti - Lake Beulah 
27-28 TRAP X - Pine Lake YC
30 - TCYS - St. Croix
1-2 Chicago Junior Race Week - Opti/Laser/420 -Belmont
6-7 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka
10-11 GLSS X - Lake Geneva YC
12 - GLSS Opti - Lake Geneva YC
14 - TCYS - Calhoun
14 - TRAC - Opti - Cedar, WI
14-16 ILYA MC Invitational - Lake Beulah YC
14-16 ILYA E Invitational - Pewaukee YC
17-18 Xtreme X - Oshkosh YC
18-21 US Sailing Chubb Junior Champs - Area K Qual - Minnetonka 
20-23 MC Masters Nationals - Cedar, WI
21 TCYS - Calhoun Opti only
21-23 Michigan E Invitional -Crystal Lake YC, MI
22-23 ILYA C Invitational - LaBelle YC
22-23 WYA X - Pine Lake YC
24 ILYA No Tears Opti -Nagawicka
26-29 ILYA X Champs - Delavan YC
28 TCYS- Wayzata 420 only
30-31 ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
1 cont. ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
3 Pram Power - North Lake
3-5 ECESA - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
2-5 Western MI Champs E/C/MC - Crystal Lake
4 TCYS - Wayzata
4-6 WYA C - Nagawicka YC
11-12 X Blue Chip - Cedar, WI
16-20 ILYA Championships - C/MC/A/E - Lake Geneva YC
8-10 Max C/MC Fall - Maxinkuckee YC
8-10 E Nationals - Carolina YC
9-10 Big Waters C - South Shore YC
16-17 C Blue Chip - Pistakee YC
16-17 Fenton Fall C - Lake Fenton YC
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
ILYA Celebrates Families in Geneva Three-Peat  
UBS Friday Night - Sail it On
In our third and final year of the ILYA Championships at the Buddy Melges Sailing Center at Lake Geneva Yacht Club, the ILYA is extremely honored to celebrate all the families who share in our tradition. Twenty-three families who represent champions, enthusiasts of the sport, innovators, traditionalists - they will be at the Championships on Friday. David Perrigo will select a few unique stories to feature at the Friday Night dinner. All the families are crafting a video to tell their experiences with our sport and the ILYA. Please join us in celebrating these representative families who love scows and the Inland Lake Yachting Association. 

Allens                                             Minnetonka 
Barkow/Friend                                 Pine/Pewaukee
Beers                                              Delavan
Bowers                                            Minnetonka
Burton                                             Minnetonka
Davenport                                        Geneva/Beulah
Driessen                                           Gull Lake
Eckert                                               Cedar, WI
Everist                                              Okoboji
Goes                                                 Delavan
Gutenkunst/O'Malley/Sawyer               Pewaukee
Johnson                                            White Bear
Keck                                                 LaBelle, Nagawicka, Beulah
Lund/Mattison/Navin                          Delavan/Geneva
Melges                                              Geneva
Meyer/Ruf/Koch/Schmidt/Spencer        Pewaukee 
Porter                                               Geneva
Prange                                              Okauchee
Reese                                                Long Lake, IL
Strothman/Tews                                 Minnetonka
Tesar/Quiram                                     Clear Lake
Tornehl/Davis                                    Pewaukee
Wyman                                             Oshkosh
Sit back and enjoy Around the Corner  
John McGivern Visits Lake Geneva
This half-hour show in video format has been reduced in time due to no advertisements. It is a joy to watch. Familiar sites, local establishments, beautiful homes with a snippet of history AND the Wizard appears. It's always fun to hear him speak. 

Roble/Shea at Delta Lloyd in Holland  
Currently in 11th; one place out of medal race with two more days
We are currently in Medemblik, Holland racing the Delta Lloyd Regatta. We just finished day 2 of racing and have 2 more days of qualifying racing before the medal race. Sitting in 11th overall, so we have some work to do to make the medal race but only half way thru racing. Below is an update from the last month. 
In the last 40 days, we have logged 20 days in epic Long Beach, CA conditions. Like really epic days. We headed to LB primarily to gain experience sailing the 49erFX in waves. The boat is super unstable as it is and adding in waves is a completely different feeling. All of our maneuvers have to be well planned, our movement through the boat has to be low and quick and generally everything is just harder! We had a few days of 20 knots and massive swell outside the break wall which resulted in several capsizes.
We also went to Long Beach for the wildlife. No, just kidding, but not really. We saw a lot of whales, seals, and pods of dolphins swimming off our bow. Oh, and during our last trip tons of baby sharks just happened to be hanging out near LB. It definitely made a fight for who was going in the water when we capsized!
Besides the sailing and wildlife, we used this time to develop our pre- and post- sailing routines with our strength coach Mike Kuschner of Sailing Performance Training. With him we have scheduled out when we have opportunities to build strength and when we are focusing on maintenance. Getting this routine and schedule nailed down is important for taking care of our bodies in a boat that beats you up! 
Medemblik, Holland is our first European event of the season. This will be our qualifier for the 2018 Sailing World Cup Series. We are really excited to race and put everything we have been working hard on to the test!! 
Bill Mattison Inducted into Madison Sports Hall of Fame   
Iceboater Bill Mattison will be inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame Club at its annual awards event on June 7 in Madison, WI. During his 72-year career as an iceboater, Bill has won countless local, national and international championships in what he describes as the most fickle of sports. You'll also find Bill's name engraved on Mendota Yacht Club's trophies for championships won in class C, E and A Scows. It's safe to say that no one in the history of MYC has won more trophies in more classes than Bill Mattison.
Bill's skills as a builder earned him a place as head of the shore crew on three America's Cup challenges: Heart of America in 1986, America3 in 1992, and Mighty Mary in 1995.

Bill is a true sportsman who has gone out of his way to advance the sports of iceboating and sailing, helping others both on and off the racecourse. Whether it was for help splicing a broken mast, repairing a boat, building a fast (aren't they all?) iceboat or making a new shroud, for more than a half-century Madison iceboaters and summer sailors turned to Bill for help and advice.

Even though he's retired from iceboating, sailors still seek him out for his knowledge on everything iceboat. Perhaps that's why he was recognized as one of the "Three Kings of Iceboating" at Chicago's Strictly Sail in 2009.

Bill joins Carl Bernard and Peter Barrett as the third sailor in the 54-year history of the Madison Sports Hall of Fame Club to be inducted. Details on the induction ceremony here.
Lake Geneva Spring E Fling  
Wow!! A lot of boats

1 Wide Open I-2 VINCENT PORTER 1 7 2 3 1 14 14
2 Full Throttle I 49 BRIAN PORTER 10 3 6 2 4 25 25
3 Rooster I-9 PETE STROTHMAN 7 1 4 12 2 26 26
4 Wagon V 37 AUGIE BARKOW 4 11 5 4 8 32 32
5 Marvin W-66 EDDIE COX 8 4 8 5 7 32 32
6 In the Mun-E WH-77 TOM MONROE 6 14 9 1 3 33 33
7 Invader I-23 JOHN PORTER 2 12 7 11 6 38 38
8 Unruly Platypus V-736 MATT SCHMIDT 20 2 3 7 14 46 46
9 IceBurg M-20 BEN BURGUM 13 10 15 9 9 56 56
10 White Heat I-1 HARRY MELGES IV 31.0 OCS 16 1 14 5 67 67
11 E-pete V27 MATT PETERSON 17 8 18 10 15 68 68
12 Big Daddy I-101 SCOTT RIPKEY 3 18 14 8 31.0 DNC 74 74
13 7 GL-7 TOBY SUTHERLAND 16 6 12 31.0 DNF 10 75 75
14 Port Approach M-87 DEREK PACKARD 31.0 DNF 20 10 6 13 80 80
15 CrazE Eights H-88 PHIL ZALOG 14 19 17 19 11 80 80
16 Wild Turkey H-13 WILD JULIO 5 5 13 31.0 DNF 31.0 DNC 85 85
17 Gr8 Expect8ions H-8 HUGH/TIM SUGAR 15 9 23 21 19 87 87
18 Fulltilt H-11 LANCE PUCCIO 19 21 16 15 16 87 87
19 E=MC^2 M12 JEFF SOLUM 31.0 DNF 15 22 13 12 93 93
20 Aeolus D3 MARK HETZLER 9 17 19 18 31.0 DNC 94 94
21 Aquamarine I-22 CHRIS GANNON 12 24 24 17 17 94 94
22 HaulE GL-23 DAVID LUBCHENCO 18 22 20 16 18 94 94
23 WHITE LIGHTNING D-44 SHAUN SHERRY 11 23 21 20 31.0 DNC 106 106
24 Euphoria W-25 LEE ALNES 22 13 11 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 108 108
25   D-1 LESLIE POOLE 21 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 145 145
26 Big Bad Wolf I 333 FRANK A DAVENPORT 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 155 155
27 BlackPoint I 71 KEN WRUK 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNF 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 155 155
28 mothership I-303 DAVID DAVENPORT 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNF 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 155 155
29 Untamed I-5 PAUL LYON 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 155 155
30 Whiteaway J 80 JON SCHLOESSER 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 155 155
Chicago Junior Race Week  
Chicago Laser Clinic - June 15-18  
from District 20
Dear D-20 Lasers, 
For the past 5 years Chicago Laser Clinic has been held at Montrose Harbor in Chicago. Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club is the host facility. Usually the attendance has been in the 23-28 range. This year we decided to limit the attendance. There are a few spots left right now. If we exceed the 16, I will wait list and see if we can take more applicants. If you want to part of the clinic, let me know and perhaps we can match your schedule with others. Email me with any questions,
Dear Lasers Sailors, 
We again have Brendan Casey (AUS) and Ryan Minth (C-VANE USA) as our lead coaches. We all know the quality of their  work. Brendan has been coaching Lasers for the US Sailing team this past year and has a lot of new insight about what is going on. As our third coach we have a young but very experienced Laser Coach/Sailor from Ireland, Cian Cahill (IRL), who happens to be Chicago based. Its also my intention to continue the clinic with Cian after the initial 4 days for 5 additional weekday evenings throughout the summer. Those dates haven't been finalized. They will likely be Mondays. This year I want to limit the size of the clinic to
16 participants.
The goal is more individualized coaching, more video. Send me an email to secure your place.
Thanks, Rick Strilky 176078
LaBelle Tuneup --- WINDY!!!!  

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