Melges Sponsors Winter Inland With Dave Perry, February 10-12

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10 January 2012

Melges Performance Sailboats has agreed to sponsor this year's Winter Inland to be held the 10-12th of February at Chenequa Country Club in Chenequa, WI, and thanks to the Bilge Pullers sponsorship we have Dave Perry joining us to share his sailing expertise.

NEW THIS YEAR: SPECIAL SESSION FOR JUNIOR PROGRAM ORGANIZERS
The event will begin Friday afternoon with Dave Perry leading a session for Junior Program organizers to begin at 3:00 pm followed by youth fleet (Optimist, X, 420 and Youth Development) meetings from 5-8pm. Snacks & cash bar will be available. Chenequa's famous Friday night dinner will be available at 8pm to anyone wishing to stay. This will require a reservation, which will be made available on the registration form, which will follow in the Fall Winter edition of Scow Slants due out in January.

FLEET MEETINGS ON SATURDAY

Registration on Saturday morning will begin at 8:30 am with the Sailing Promotions meeting from 9:00 - 9:45 am. The E's and Melges 17's Fleet meetings, as well as a discussion on Race Committee, Club & Regatta Basics will immediately follow from 10- 10:45. The ILYA Annual Meeting of Club Delegates will then follow at 11:00am. The A, C and I-20 Fleet meetings as well as a Club Issues Break out session will commence at 12:30-1:30.

There will be a Buffet Soup & Sandwich available from 11:00 1:00 so that you can grab some comforting food to take to your meetings.

The MC and 420 fleets will meet from 1:45- 2:45 as well as a Session on Sailing Tactics with Dave Perry.

ILYA ANNUAL AWARDS & BILGE PULLER'S HALL OF FAME

At 3:00 Saturday afternoon a cash bar and appetizer buffet will lead off in advance of the presentation of the Association's highest awards and the Bilge Pullers Hall of Fame.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER : DAVE PERRY
Then about 4pm, thanks to sponsorship from the Bilge Pullers, Dave Perry (USSTAG Women's Match Race Team Coach, sailing rules expert, and the highest ranked U.S. match racer in the ISAF Open rankings) will share with us his enthusiasm for the sport of sailing with his presentation titled "The World of Match Racing: The Road to Match Racing at the London Olympic Games and the new America's Cup"

The ILYA Board will commence Sunday at 8:30 for our annual winter meeting. All are welcome.

Stay tuned for more information as we will have a full packet and registration materials available in the upcoming Scow Slants. If you have questions feel free to call the ILYA office.

For complete info on the 2012 Winter Inland, see the full program including registration form HERE. Reservations by February 1 are absolutely required. Information will also be found in the Fall/Winter issue of Scow Slants.