Sears Cup 2014-Welcome

Welcome SEARS CUP Competitors. The Interlake Class Welcomes SEARS CUP competitors to the US Sailing 3 Handed finals. We hope you will find resources here and throughout the ISCA website that will help you gain insight to sailing and INTERLAKE. We will have class experts, including our builder, at the regatta to further assist you. The ISCA truly wants to help you have a great time!ssc upwind One interesting fact is that ALL fiberglass Interlakes have come out of the same mold from the same builder (Customflex). This is one of the reasons that competitors after using Interlakes in the US SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP OF CHAMPIONS commented, “There is no fast or slow boat. Perfect for this type of regatta.” There are helpful resources to be found through the ISCA website.   Of special note are the videos, which can be linked to through the site (they are located on YouTube).  Here is a consolidated link of useful resources. All sails will be from DIEBALL SAILING. It would be wise to check out the Dieball tuning guide for sail trim and other tips. This document is much more than “tuning guide.” (yes, the boats will be tuned for you). Note: Vang sheeting is key on Interlakes. In big air, this is a key depower/point tool. In medium light air proper setting limits boom lift to lock in mainsail shape. PLAY THE VANG, ignore the traveler. ssc downwind More key hints: – Don’t “load up”, that’s slow. Keep the boat flat and the feel light. – Interlakes HATE pinching. – Interlakes reward good fundamental sailing skills. There are no “secrets” such as figuring out the correct amount of windward sheeting (none). Listen to the boat and eyes on the racecourse. It’s a beautiful thing. The Interlake was designed by STAR architect Francis Sweisguth and shares many similar lines and huge main. If you have any questions, please contact myself or any board member. We are here to help you enjoy the US Sailing National Championships, Traverse City and the Interlake.   Bob Sagan, VP Marketing GTYC Fleet 38 Founder & Captain