Scowlines January 17, 2017

Volume 12, Issue 2  
January 19, 2017
 
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2017 Regattas
More MC listings next edition - they are plentiful but many unconfirmed
 
February
3-5 Train Wreck MC - Lake Eustis, FL
18-19 Pacific Coast MC Champs - Mission Bay YC
March
5 - ILYA Board meeting, White Bear, MN
7 - Zenda U MC Clinic - Eustis Sailing Club, FL
9-11 MC Midwinters - Lake Eustis YC, FL
17-19 Sarasota E Midwinter - Sarasota Sailing Squadron
18-19 Mardi Gras MC - New Orleans YC
April
21-23 Black Tie C/E - It's Back - Rush Creek, Tx
28-30 Charleston E - Carolina YC
29-30 Springfield C - Island Bay, IL
May
6-7 Icebreaker C - Cedar, IN
13-14 Mother's Day C - Spring Lake, MI
13-14 Cedar MC/C Spring - Cedar, WI
20-21 LaBelle Tuneup C/X - LaBelle YC
20-21 Geneva Spring E - Lake Geneva YC
20-21 - Heritage Spring E - Lake Hopatcing YC
June
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
July
6-7 Quad Lakes X - Nagawicka
10-11 GLSS X - Lake Geneva YC
12 - GLSS Opti - Lake Geneva YC
14 - TCYS - Calhoun
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- ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
August
1-2 ILYA Opti Champs - Delavan YC
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
September
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
October
7-8 C Worlds - Delavan YC
 
Pewaukee Nominated for Best Yacht Club Bar  
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Neck and Neck with Rochester YC     Place your vote!
Place your vote for the , with the top ten submissions now put forward for online votinguntil January 30. The winning bar will be announced on February 1.

Rochester YC in New York (I can't imagine there's one in MN) is a little ahead of Pewaukee now. So vote today and vote often! Yes, you can vote more than once a day but if you try it back to back, it will respond that you have voted today. Wait ten minutes and VOTE AGAIN. On the bottom of the page, there is a link entitled "View Results". Check it out to see how we are going. 

There are many rumors about the bar at PYC - most Mount Gay sold across a bar in the World, most inebriated E skippers in one place at one time, most fun on any Saturday night, best bar to meet your lifelong friends, more sailors in underwear than any other bar in the Western Hemisphere. ----- This is in fun but why let anyone else win? Get your friends to vote. Bring the trophy home. --- Seriously, there are nearly 2500 of you who read this rag. Have some levity in your life and spread the news. 
Top Ten Nominees:
* Gladstone's Long Beach, USA
* Happy Island Bar, Union Island, St. Vincent & Grenadines
Pewaukee Yacht Club, USA
* Rochester Yacht Club, USA - our competition
* Roger's Beach Bar, Hog Island, Grenada
* Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Bermuda
* Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, Bermuda
* Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong
* Sloop Tavern, Ballard, USA
* Windward Mark at Bitter End YC, BVI
To vote...click here.
Turns out you can vote several times everyday!! Vote often!!
ILYA Dues and Donations  
Save Us Time - Time to Renew
It will soon be club and sailor dues renewal time. Renewals for individuals will be sent digitally first so consider getting ahead of the crowd. Click here to renew or join the ILYA. Scowlines is a free publication but if you enjoy it, please consider purchasing an associate membership for $35. If you support us as race committee or regatta management, your renewal is invited. 

Regular dues are $70, youth $40 and associate $35. Crews do NOT need to join but are always welcome to support our association. Do yourself a favor, streamline your regatta registration and register for membership now.

Donations are always welcome. There are multiple reasons to support the ILYA---
1 - Help the youth (those up to age 25) attend events. The ILYA is so successful at the transition to adult scows due to our generous 50% off for all youth sailors. The funds to support this program come from the Promotion Committee. We support all our classes of scows from these funds. In addition, sponsorship money from the ILYA Championships is utilized to subsidize the social package for our youth. We are leaving no excuse to have our youth stay home. Consider a promotion donation.

2 - Foundation - This fund supports our Olympic or national/ international sailors through their individual funds. Currently we host Sally Barkow's Team Magenta, Steph Roble's Epic Women's Matchracing team, Melges/Rowe 2020 Olympic campaign, Erik Bowers 2020 Olympic campaign, and a soon-to-be formed Roble/Shea 2020 Olympic campaign. Is it too early to support our potential Olympians? Absolutely NO!! For example, the Melges/Rowe team has been to Florida for training twice in the last two months. The old Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, now Sailing World Cup Miami, is late January. Watch for our teams to attend. In addition early team clinics and coaching are occurring to identify the potential "keepers" for the quaddrenium. 

In addition, the Foundation has a general fund which is designated to support the development of the X class. The ILYA is the class governor of the X class. There are means available for clubs to apply for funds to develop a fleet on homelake waters.

3 - General donations are always accepted for use for regatta sponsorship (all regattas are eligible), race committee supplies and other needs. 

Donations are accepted here.   
 
2017 Scow Calendar  
Get Your Regatta Listed
Our first listing of the 2017 events is included here in our first 2017 Scowlines. There is no intent to omit anyone. Submit your event for inclusion. As you develop your NOR, the ILYA is happy to link to it so there is a consolidated site for all our events. 
US Sailing Junior Championships  
Area K Qualifiers - July 18-21
US Sailing 2017 Area K Sears-Bemis-Smythe Junior Championships
Submitted By: Cappy Capper
 
I am pleased to announce that the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School in Deephaven, Minnesota has been selected to host the US Sailing 2017 Area K Sears-Bemis-Smythe Junior Championships. The event will kick off from Lighthouse Island on Lake Minnetonka, Tuesday, July 18 with an optional clinic. The regatta will be held Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21.  The Triple-handed Championship for the Sears will be sailed in provided Yngling's, the Doublehanded Championship for the Bemis is in BYO Club 420s, and the Singlehanded Championship for the Smythe will be sailed in BYO Laser Radials. Sailors who are turning 13 but not 19 during the calendar year are encouraged to attend. The Notice of Race will be published soon, Registration will be through Regatta Network.
 
The Area K SBS Junior Championships are part of a national qualification system conducted is 11 Areas across the United States.  At the Area K Championship, teams who finish 1st in the Sears, 1st and 2nd in the Bemis and 1st and 2nd  in the Smythe qualify for the U.S. Junior National Championships.  The 2017 U.S. Junior Nationals will be hosted by the Toms River Yacht Club in Toms River, NJ on August 8-11.  The Sears will be sailed in Flying Scot, the Bemis in Club 420 and the Smythe in Laser Radials. 
 
Coaching Certification Requirement Change for 2017               For the 2017 Championship season, a minimum of US Sailing Level 2 Certification will be required to be a club or private coach at all Area SBS Junior Championships. Current Level 2 coaches will be allowed access to their sailors from the "coaches box" and will also be allowed to proceed up a designated side of the course inside of spectator boats. Coaches must provide their own coach boat and agree to act as safety boats if necessary. Spectators are welcome to bring their own boat to watch and cheer, but coaching can be done only from the coaches' box!
 
For further information, contact:
Regatta Contact:  Jessica Haverstock - 
Area K Junior Rep: Cappy Capper - 
Sailing School Directors - watch for news soon on the US Sailing Instructor Certification Courses. Final dates are being established now. This is a tight window for your youth - school ending and sailing programs beginning. There are courses listed on the US Sailing website under Education. Courses are available nearly every weekend. Consider traveling over spring break to get certified. The late May/early June days get booked quickly. Registration is only through US Sailing and class sizes are limited. Make plans to certify your instructors. 
 
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