#608 – great basic boat for beginners or day sailing. Full suit of sails including spinnaker. Well rigged. Small trailer. Needs a little TLC. Could use some updating if intended to race but it is a solid boat. Located at Hoover Sailing Club – Westerville. Previous owners are all members of Hoover and happy to assist . $1400.   email:  ctyconcepts@gmail.com

2016 Interlake National Champions

Congratulations to Matt Fisher and Stu Fisher from Hoover SC for winning the 2016 Interlake National Championship.  This father and son team sailed consistently and stayed focused throughout the event.  The Fisher’s had many great starts and where typically able to pick clear lanes vs. those unfortunately in the second, third or fourth rows of a start.  At the awards presentation Matt acknowledged Stu’s calm demeanor and teamwork.  Please click here to view the race results.isca national champions 2016_2


Please check out the Interlake Sailing Facebook Group for additional pictures and comments on this great event.

Fleet 24 @ Hoover Sailing Club did an excellent job hosting this event for the ISCA!

Nationals 2016 Scoring

Click here for scores!

2016 Challenger Division Champions

Congratulations to Scott Solsman (Skipper) and Steve Rendina for winning the 2016 Interlake Challenger Championship.  This year we had 13 boats competing in this event with some really close races.  The caliber of racing was excellent, and many teams “stepped up their game for this event”.  The Solsman team though was by far the most consistent and had three bullets along the way.

Challenger Champs 2016Please click here to view the race results.

Please check out the Interlake Sailing Facebook Group for additional pictures and comments on this great event.

2016 Junior National Championship

Congratulations to Scott Trask and Nadia Reynolds on winning the 2016 Interlake Junior National Championship.  Scott and Nadia sailed very consistent, but the racing was very tight in both races.  The ISCA would like to thank all the Junior competitors and the all spectators watching onshore.

2016 Junior National Championship Scores


2016 Women National Championship

Congratulations to Cindy Elmore and Carolyn Tanner, both from Leatherlips YC, on winning the 2016 Interlake Women’s National Championship @ Hoover Sailing Club.  The race committee did a great job of getting in two quality races today.  First it was hot with variable wind at times, but there was a prevailing north wind.  During the two races the wind ranged from to 3-7mph.  We had over 50 people onshore watching the exciting racing today.  The ISCA would like to thank all the Women competitors and the all spectators watching onshore.

Women Scores 2016


George Fisher Memorial 2016

GFM regatta participantsCongratulations to Stu Fisher (skipper) and Matt Fisher (crew) for winning the 2016 George Fisher Memorial.  We had light winds on Saturday and got 1 race in.  On Sunday we had perfect conditions (8-10 mph) and got 3 races in.  Thanks to our Highlander fleet for running great fair races all weekend.


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Interlake – 501. Sandusky
Interlake 501 for sale. Comes with two sets of sails. 100% of sale price goes to the Sandusky Junior Sailing Program.. Asking Price: $1,000.00 Contact Hank Boissoneault at (419) 357-1044 or via email at Sansewsupply@aol.com


Recently sailed and in very good condition. 2 sets of excellent, lightly used North sails, and three spinnakers. Lots of extra hardware and good trailer. Ready to go! $2000 firm. Asking Price: $2000 Contact Lisa Shambaugh at (614) 561-4044 or via email at lisa.shambaugh@gmail.com

2016 National Registration



Interlake Nationals will be hosted by Hoover Saling Club, July 27-30.  We will continue update the website as more information becomes available.  June 10th we went live with our live registration page, and decommissioned our pre-registration page.  So if you pre-registered, sorry you need to register completely again.  If you have not registered, do it now!


Click here to learn more.


Interlake – 1184. 1979, Good Boat with cut down centerboard, 2 sets of newer lightly used North sails, 3 spinnakers, fixed and kick rudders, good trailer, stored inside, Lots of extra hardware and older cover for dry sailing with mast up. Diagnosed with melanoma and don’t see much sailing in my future needs to go to someone who will get more use and enjoyment of a good older boat.. Asking Price: $2000 Contact Ben Sippel at or via email at farmer@sippelfamilyfarm.com


Interlake – 202. needs some tlc all sails in bags located outside charlotte,nc started out as a project but a divorce got in the waydont have time and would like to find it a decent home other than a dumpster will consider trades. Asking Price: $750.00 Contact alan doeberl at (704) 622-7978 or via email at adoeberl@gmail.com


Interlake – 658. Excellent condition and race ready! Completely restored by Denny Dieball with varnished floorboards, flat deck (no seats), cut down centerboard with new teak, and Lightening style 2 for 1 jib block system. I purchased the boat in 2006 and it has been sailed very little since (moved to Colorado in 2009). Light blue hull with light gray decks. Class legal weight. Air bag floatation (new bags purchased in 2008). Two sets of North Sails in good shape. Brand new Sailors’ Tailor hull and mooring cover that has only seen the sun for 3 months – otherwise the boat has been stored inside a heated garage. $3,000 dollars but will entertain serious inquiries with reasonable offers. Boat is located in Huron, Ohio and can be seen on a moment’s notice. Contact Will Kruger – kruger.will@gmail.com for more information. Photos coming soon!. Asking Price: $3000 Contact Wil Kruger at (330) 606-7593 or via email at kruger.will@gmail.com

Sails, rudder and boom

Interlake – . I have 4 mains and 2 jibs for sale. The 2 north mains and 2 north jibs are in good condition. The other two mains would be good practice sails. I also have a boom and fiberglass rudder. I am open to any offers.. Asking Price: $100 Contact Jayson miller at (321) 777-7011 or via email at racewk96@aol.com

Sails (almost brand new)

Interlake – . Three Dieball sails for sale. One year old main, in excellent condition. Plus a brand new jib, only sailed 2 times. Will included in a 3 year old jib for practicing at N/C. You If you’re not ordering new sails this year, you cannot beat this deal. Won the SSC Fleet in 2015 with the main and older jib. These sails are fast.. Asking Price: $800.00 Contact Brad Huntley at (440) 670-1935 or via email at brad.huntley@outlook.com

Boat and stuff

Interlake – . complete boat all hardware present , 2 sets of sails boat needs hull repairs. Asking Price: $50.00 Contact David Spohn at (847) 546-5154 or via email at D-b-s@sbcglobal.net


Interlake – 1124. Blue hull, seated deck, race rigging upgraded this spring and ready to win! Cut down trunk, kick up rudder, decent trailer with 2 sets of sails. This boat has been sailed sparingly over the past 5 years. Located at Hoover Sailing Club in Columbus. Nothing needed for this boat to get on the water today! Asking $2,900, obo. Contact Jamie Jones at 614/216-2679 or jjone45@columbus.rr.com.

Contact Jamie Jones at (614) 216-2679 or via email at jjone45@columbus.rr.com


Interlake(1973-seated-hull-ctf009810573) – . I bought this boat with a close friend in 1998. He died suddenly and I have not had this boat in the water. It has been sitting under a carport since then. The boat is in good condition. I believe their are two sets of sails, a jib with pole, two rudders – one wood and one glass. I also believe that stere are two daggerboards as well – one wood and one glass. Other than the hull, everything else has been stored inside.. Asking Price: $1,800 Contact Tom Hodges at (386) 748-0535 or via email at thodges@stetson.edu

Interlake 1274

Interlake – 1274.  1983 Interlake w/ seated deck and flotation tanks; stainless CB w/cut down trunk; one-piece and kick-up rudders; rigged to race w/furler. Three sets of sails (2012 Dieball main & jib; 2007 Quantum main, jib, & spinnaker; 2001 North main & jib). 2007 Sailors Tailor cover. TeeNee tilt trailer w/bearing buddies and spare tire. Well maintained, always dry-sailed at Hoover Sailing Club, indoor winter storage, near minimum weight (662# 2012, prior to side floatation replacement). Asking Price $4,300.  Call Tim at 614-571-1685 or e-mail twlohner1274@att.com

Traveler Series Scores

The Interlake Traveler Series (ITS) is our year-long competition compiling scores from all Traveler Series regattas. To qualify for the ITS you must have 5 scores.

So get out on the road and get some low scores!!

aluminum centerboard; aluminum rudder

Interlake – . Aluminum centerboard and aluminum rudder from now defunct 729. T.K. declared both to be sound. I’d hate to condemn to scrap yard if there’s any boater out there who’d put them to use. Make offer.. Asking Price: $0 Contact David Teall at (419) 865-1004 or via email at dmtee1118@gmail.com


Interlake – 646. Boat purchased from prior owner in 2009 for $750. Had been stored in attached garage by prior owner. Boat has been stored outside since 2009. Sails and mast have been stored in heated garage. Centerboard was replaced with stainless in 2010. Also has trailer. Just have not used to justify boat storage. Asking $800, obo.. Asking Price: $800.00 Contact Joseph Dawson at (419) 266-1808 or via email at jpdawson55@bex.net

Interlake Aluminum Centerboard

Interlake – . I have an aluminum centerboard from an Interlake Sailboat for sale. I think it was a 1977. Shipping would be extra or I could arrange to deliver it within 250 miles from Houghton MI for a fee.. Asking Price: $150.00 Contact Brian Waters at (906) 523-4798 or via email at bjwaters30@att.net

2015 National Champions

Congratulations to Wes Blazer and Paul McAllister our 2015 Interlake National Champions!  Wes and Paul sailed consistent in all 7 races scoring 3, 3, 1, 2, [6], 3, 3 for a total of 15 points.  A full detailed report of the racing and on shore activities will be posted later..

Cumulative Results

Day 2 Pictures

Day 3 Pictures

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Lorain 1 Design 2015 Scores


2015 Indian Lake YC Regatta

2015 Indian Lake YC Regatta

1st place – Scott Savage

2nd place – Steve Aspery

3rd place – Jamie Jones

report to follow….

George Fisher Memorial 2015

Day 1 – No racing because of remnants of Hurricane Bill.  The famous Hoover Seafood Boil was a huge success and I think everyone was glad to stay dry.

Day 2 – First Happy Father’s Day.  Winds were out of the southwest which made for shorter races @ Hoover.  Races averaged 25-30+ minutes.  The race committee did a good job of getting off 4 races on Sunday.  In the first race Stu Fisher got out in front and kept the lead wire to wire.  In the second race Jim Ward won.  In the third race Jeff Jones had a tough start and was in the back and quickly battled back and took the lead in the second lap and went to win.  In the fourth and final race Jim Ward sailed a very smart race holding off Scott Savage and Jamie Jones.

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Congratulations to Jim Ward and his wife Jayme for winning the 2015 George Fisher Memorial.  These two sailed very consistent all day with two bullets, a third and fourth place finish.

Close behind also sailing extremely consistent was Jaime Jones and his (very quite and shy brother in law) Joe Hurst.  In third place was Stu Fisher sailing with his father, Matt Fisher, and girlfriend, Kelsey Loss.

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2015 GTYC National – Registration Now Open

Interlake Nationals Registration is Online! Click here to view the registration page.

. Registration is done on the YachtScoring.com service.

To pay for your registration, use the Owner’s Corner link at YachtScoring.com.

“Under Entry Fee Payment”, you can not only pay for your entry, but also order shirts and food. (Or you can order those items under “Purchase Tickets and Other Items”.)

Food planning is a huge task…We need a head count for all of the meals, including the free one! … so please order your meals in advance at the Owner’s Corner, yes, even the free one.

Here are the three shirt options:

1. Long sleeve technical fabric (quick dry material) with a mock turtle neck and 1/4 length zip. Designed as a “rowing” garment, but fits great for sailing and gives great sun protection. Black with white logo on back and ISCA insignia on heart. This came out incredibly sharp!

2. Polo: Navy Blue with white trim. Full color embroidery on heart. Classy.

3. Cotton Tee. Short Sleeved. Black with white logo on back and ISCA insignia on heart.

The shirt options may be presented more than once on the order page so you can order the desired shirt in two different sizes. (If you need lots of different sizes please come back to the Purchase Tickets and Other Items page to order the additional items.)

We are not planning on having extra shirts available at Nationals, so pre-order now or you’ll miss out.


2015 Interlake Nationals Housing Hints

(don’t quote me on any prices…but this gives you a good idea. BS)

 Hint #1:  Make your reservations early.  Traverse City is a prime vacation destination.  Interlake Nationals is happening during peak time.  Booking six to nine months early is not too early.  Fact is, many hotels are already booked up for that time of year.

Hint #2:  see hint #1.

Hint #3:  Camping at Traverse City State Park.  Located just 2 miles from downtown TC and less than four from the GTYC, this park has had much hotel, restaurant, and tourist activities build around it.  Add to that a Rails-to-Trails that runs behind it and you have a fantastic spot for the whole family.  You can drive quickly and bike almost as fast to wherever you want.  The Rail trail is part of the TART (Traverse Area Recreational Trail) system that runs right past the GTYC and all the way to Suttons Bay!

Reservations can only be made 6 months in advance.  Spots shouldn’t be a problem.  But if you want a group together you’ll want to make these arrangements in advance.    www.traversecitystatepark.com

Hint #4:  Northwestern Michigan College (NMC):  Dorms available in two room suits with a bath for just that suit.  Fantastic location at the base of fabulous Old Mission Peninula and is half a mile from Downtown TC and five minutes from the GTYC.   Old Mission is 19 miles long and home to several awards winning vineyards and micro brews.  Also close by is a park/beach on East Bay.  Costs have yet to be determined for 2015.  Last year a suite was $80 (plus $10 per head for linens if desired).  Reservations should begin on or before March 1st.  Contact:   Lisa Eiden (231)995-1409.  More details and email info at:   www.nmc.edu/student-services/housing/summer-housing/index.html

Hint #5:  Red Lion Motor Lodge  Located 10 minutes North of the Club up along famous M-22, just one stop light, no cross roads and a calendar quality view as you drive towards the village of Suttons Bay up into Leelanau County along West Grand Traverse Bay.  This is an “experienced” Inn.  Cost runs from $129, to $189 for a sleep six townhouse.  A nice unit with twin queens is about $149  This Inn is smaller/not so many units.      www.redlionmotorlodge.com         (231)271-6694    RESERVATIONS START ON JAN 1ST.  I’D CALL QUICKLY.

Hint #6:  Sugar Beach/Grand Beach Resort.   This is a great resort hotel located on East Grand Traverse Bay (close to the State Park) with its own beach.  10 minutes drive from GTYC with all sorts of stuff across the street and 5 minutes from Downtown TC.  Rooms with double queens are $239 with additional options available.  Contact Jamie Julien at 800-509-1995 or 231-938-0100 and mention Interlake Nationals.  www.traversecity.com/member-5/sugar-beach-resort-hotel-3412.html

 Hint #7:  Traverse City Visitors Guide:     www.traversecity.com

 Hint #8:  Courtesy Housing   Just ask and we’ll do our best to find you a room with a fleet or GTYC member.

I hope this helps.  At least this gives you something to compare to if you are looking at something else.  If I can help please ask:  bsagan1411@charter.net     ph: 231.409.1299

Need new Webmaster

Attention internet gurus.  The Interlake Sailing Class Association (ISCA) needs a new webmaster immediately.  Please email Mike McClinchie (mike1424@icloud.com) or Tom Humphrey (interlakesailing@gmail.com).  Mike and Tom have been co-managing the website and both also have board positions that limit their time to periodically update the website.  This is a great way to get involved in the ISCA and help take the website to the next level.




Interlake – 973. 1973 Customflex, good condition (stored indoors last 20 years), red hull/white deck, classic seated deck, original rigging, newer set of sails (main, jib and spinnaker w/ pole), internal spinnaker sheeting, kick up rudder, stainless centerboard, trunk not cut down, cockpit bailer, classic floatation, mooring cover, Tee-Nee galvanized tilt trailer w/ spare. Priced to sell $1,800. Located on west side of Cleveland, Ohio. Contact Dave Johnson at 419-366-9015 or via email at teddergoldwin@aol.com..

Sandusky 1 design – day 2

Well hopefully someone will write a real report, but in the meantime here are the scores.

I will say everyone in my opinion deserves a ton of credit for sailing in any or all of races at SSC this weekend.  It blew like ” stink” all weekend.
Congrats to Scott Savage and Jeff Jones for winning the regatta.

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Sandusky 1 design – day 1

We sailed three races today under tough conditions.  Winds were out of the northeast with sustained winds around 18-19 mph, and gust into the mid 20s.  Scott Savage said, ” yea it was a lot is work, but it was epic!”    Race committee did an excellent job, and fleet 1 put on a great dinner after sailing. 

It felt great to get back on shore and just sit down.  Sunday the forecast looks much milder with sustained winds of 10mph and gusts into the upper teens.

Stayed tuned for day 2.  If we get five races in, the throw out comes into play.


Cattail Results 2015

A beautiful day greeted the seven Interlakes who ignored the weather forecast and ventured to Jolly Roger Sailing Club for the Cattail. The high winds and heavy rain held off until later in the day. But since the potential was there, PRO Barb Shaffer promptly got the races started.

The first race was started in 12-15 mph winds. Wes Blazer and Bob Bradley quickly moved to the front, but everyone except myself were within striking distance. On the second weather leg, it paid off to be on the right side as a large windshift mixed things up. I had caught up to the pact and rounded just behind the two leaders. Bob and Wes quickly adjusted and made it look easy finishing first and second respectively. Tom Marriott passed me on the downwind leg and Tom Humphrey, Rob Fox, Kevin Bracy and I finished within seconds of each other.

The second race had similar winds to the first except for the shifts. Wes Blazer and Bob Bradley again made it look easy. The front pact quickly found their places, but the battle for the last three places was very close. Rob Fox, Kevin Bracy and I finished within fractions of a second from another. Wes won this one making it look easy.

The third race was started under similar conditions, but the horizon was turning black and rain could be seen in the distance. As the boats approached the first weather mark the discussion turned to whether flying the spinnaker would be appropriate. I decided against it. The wind was heavier but every boat ahead of me put their chutes up. I changed my mind and put the spinnaker up. This was a big mistake and it almost capsized me, so we immediately took it down. The winds kept building and a lot of chicken jibes occurred at the leeward mark. The forecast was not getting better so Barb Shaffer cancelled the last race.

This year’s Cattail regatta revived some of the more inviting features from previous years – free lunch, free keg of beer, low cost ($10) steak and potato dinner and we also brought back the one-day regatta. I want to thank all the countless volunteers that planned and executed a well ran regatta, especially my co-chair Phil Fry, Barb and Ray Gall, Jim Davis, Becky Aumiller, my wife Angie and especially Barb Shaffer a professional PRO who continually supports our functions.

Congrats to Wes Blazer for winning this year’s Cattail regatta. Wes was one of three boats that ventured over from the Sandusky Sailing Club. For all of those participants, especially the out-of-towners, I thank you! Please come again next year and bring some friends!

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Interlake – 591. Hull # 591 1967 White/White seated deck. Two sets of sails, one fairly new and in good shape for cruising, plus spinnaker. Kick up rudder, center trunk not cut down, motor mount. Includes Sailors Tailor Mooring cover, trailer in very good condition. Used for day sailing/ recreation. Bottom is painted with VC-17 but never stored in water, hull & deck is solid, rigging in good condition. Asking $1400 OBO. Located in Port Huron, Mi. Contact Duane – 810-987-6962 or email at wiseleydj@comcast.net. Asking Price: $1,400.00 Contact Duane Wiseley at (810) 987-6962 or via email at wiseleydj@comcast.net


Interlake – 1266.  18′ shallow Design One white hull; 1983; good to excellent condition; fast and turns on a dime; meant for lake water this classic sailboat design can be great fun for the right skipper; very clean kept in Garage (near Dover OH); rigged for racing with good record (former National Champion); extra set of sails; tilt galvanized trailer and many accessories. Set to sail. $ 4,350. Asking Price: $4,350 Contact richard Rokisky at (330) 343-9594 or via email at rikrok58.rr@gmail.com


Interlake – 1177. Includes three sets of sails, one brand new-saving for Nationals.
Compass, two spinnakers, one of them is pink and very cute. Cut centerboard, new cable installed last year. Racing rudder, and kick-up included. May extras.
Sandusky Sailing Club.. Asking Price: $2,500.00 Contact Karen Wong at (440) 742-0061 or via email at fenixkw@wowway.com

Midwinters 2015- Day 2

Ok I don’t have a full report to go along with scores, but I have a hunch everyone at DIYC is having a blast.  I know the breeze was strong at the beginning of the day and became less.

Midwinters 2015 – Day1

Day 1 Report

Davis Island YC – Fireball and Friends

First race the three person boats had a big speed advantage with the new Mackay team in Wimpy taking a big lead, followed by Aspery, Sanderson and the Bradleys.  It was a triangle windward leeward and tricky on the reaches to decide whether to fly the chute or not.  The Mackay team broached with the chute and swamped the boat and Aspery got the lead with Bradley Sanderson and Humphrey following.

Second race with more breeze and a simple triangle course…Aspery and the Bradleys jumped into the lead with Sanderson and several others close behind.  Humphrey got through the pack by being the first to find the leeward mark and low roading past most of the pack on the second reach.  Steve low roaded through Bradley and those two were first around the bottom with Humphrey close behind.  Aspery drove cleanly through the line for another win.  The Bradleys missed the course change and sailed by the finish line leaving Humphrey 2nd as the Bradleys fell to a frustrating 5th.

Third race was a double windward leeward by popular request.  About a third of the way up the beat Humphrey tacked to clear from under Aspery and his mast came down.  No injuries.  Apparently the slamming around loosened the pin at the hounds even though it was well taped.  As Humphrey was towed in Aspery cruised to a third win.

Last race was a single windward leeward, and Team Aspery won this race also.

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Interlake – 826. Fern green hull/white deck with seats (deck needs fiberglass work), floatation tanks, 2 mainsails, 2 jibs, 1 spinnaker; forestay lever, plated steel centerboard, cockpit bailers, kick-up rudder assembly, adjustable traveler, 6:1 boom vang, 4:1 Cunningham, 3:1 outhaul, internal spinnaker sheeting, skipper and crew hiking straps, TeeNee trailer, always dry-sailed on boat lift or trailer, fair condition other than deck. $1000 CTF00826-early70’s; MC0673KE (summary available upon request). Asking Price: $850.00 Contact Midwest Sailing and Portage Yacht Club Rick at (734) 426-4155 or via email at rl@chartermi.net


Interlake – 1006. Year 1974, length 18’, sail# 1006, white hull/deck, classic seated deck, cut down centerboard trunk, North main and jib, Doyle main, jib and spinnaker, mostly Harken blocks, 6:1 boom vang, internal spinnaker sheeting, crew hiking straps, classic floatation, cockpit cover, galvanized trailer with parking jack. Summary available upon request, $950 MC-2606-KD (our ID#13029:120801). Asking Price: $950 Contact Midwest Sailing and Portage Yacht Club Rick at (734) 426-4155 or via email at rl@chartermi.net

MidWinters 2015

Non-official list of participants.  My sources say we have 10 boats planning on competing at Midwinters from March 13-15 @ Davis Island YC.  If you are thinking of going get planning NOW!

Here is what you need to do next
  1. Signup for Midwinters see the Notice of Race.
  2. There is a Party on March 12 @ 6pm @ Davis Island Yacht Club (DIYC) to celebrate the 50th consecutive running of the Fireball Regatta (aka Fireball and Friends).  We are the “friends”.  I strongly encourage everyone to attend this party.
  3. Historically most sailors show up DIYC to have setup and practice day @ DIYC before the first race day.  So setup and practice day would be March 12.
  4. Get a hotel.  Everyone knows how to use the Internet so I am not going to list a bunch of hotels.  I know I have stayed @ the Sheraton Suites  (http://www.sheratonsuitestampaairport.com) sure it is a little pricey, but super nice, close the DIYC.
  5. The Aspery’s and Jim Milliman will take those interested to a fine Cuban restaurant.  The food is amazing and the price is dirt cheap!  I am sure Sonny’s BBQ will also be a dinner stop.
If you have questions, know of other people that are thinking of going, are going etc…  Please let me know
Mike McClinchie
Interlake Midwinter Liaison
Skipper Club
1 Steve Aspery Hoover SC
2 Tom Humphrey Sandusky SC
3 Bill Sanderson Mohican SC
4 Thane Morgan Indianapolis SC
5 Ben Terrien Leatherlips YC
6 Steve Nearing Leatherlips YC
7 Bob Bradley North Cape YC/Jolly Rogers SC
8 Kevin Bracy Sandusky SC
9 Phil Montgomery Sandusky SC
10 McKay paid and signed up – not sure of club

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Customflex 2015

Customflex is quite busy this winter.  Three boats are in various phases of production.  Here are a few pimageictures from the shop!  Few more weeks till Midwinters, and a few more months until sailing starts in the Midwest.




2015 Traveler Series NOR

2015 Travelers’ Series Notice of Race

For many years, the Interlake Sailing Class Association (ISCA) has sponsored the Travelers’ Series as a measure of performance through a year’s series of regattas.  The 2015 Travelers’ Series will be run on a calendar year basis including all regattas that meet the requirements of the rules below:

  1. Series Approval.  The regattas to be scored in the series are approved by the ISCA Board of Directors at the beginning of the sailing season.  Proposals for inclusion in this series are submitted to the ISCA in January at the Fleet Captains’ meeting.
  2. Changes.  Any changes to this series notice will be published in the Intercom and a copy mailed to the current list of Fleet Captains as published in the Intercom.  The changes become official as of the date the notices are mailed to the fleet captains.
  3. Eligibility.  The helmsman must be an active member of the ISCA.  Race results will be scored for the regattas sailed in which the helmsman was an active member.
  4. Schedule.  The regattas that make up this series and their tentative dates appear as listed in the Intercom.
  5. Measurement.  The helmsman’s boat must meet all specifications of the ISCA at each regatta where it is entered for the results to be scored in the series.
  6. Scoring.  The scorekeeper awards to each helmsman one point for a first place finish in any of these regattas, two points for a second place finish, and so forth, as reported in the Intercom or ISCA website.  All scores from a regatta marked with a “**” in the schedule count as two regattas with the same score. To qualify for a trophy, a helmsman must have sailed in sufficient regattas to have no less than five (5) scores. Trophies are awarded on the basis of each helmsman’s best five (5) scores. Points are earned based on regatta’s final standings as published in the Intercom.
    • Nationals – Challenger Fleet – for the purposes of the Travelers’ Series, competitors will be scored with the number of points equal to their finishing position in the Challenger Fleet plus 1/2 times the number of boats entered in the Championship Fleet, rounded up to the closest whole number.
    • Ties will be broken as follows:
    1. If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s series scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favor of the boat(s) with the best place(s). No excluded scores shall be used.
    2. If a tie remains between two or more boats after using the above method, the tie shall be broken using the results of head-to-head competition at the counted regattas to be determined by which beat the other boat the most times. No excluded scores shall be used.
    3. If a tie remains between two or more boats after using the above methods, they shall be ranked in order of total boats beaten in the counted regattas. No excluded scores shall be used.
    4. If a tie still remains between two or more boats after using the above methods, they shall be ranked in order of total boats beaten in all regattas. Previously excluded scores shall be used.
    • Abandoned races or regattas in which no races are started shall not be scored.
  7. Submitting Results.  The regatta’s host fleet shall be responsible for submitting the scores to the Intercom editor by November 1, 2015.  Failure to submit these scores may result in that regatta being removed from the series and will result in those scores being omitted from the current series.  Any correction must be brought to the attention of the scorekeeper and documented before December 1, 2015.
  8. Scorekeeper.  The scorekeeper for the 2015 series is Steve Aspery, Past President, ISCA.

Approved by the ISCA Board of Directors January 24, 2015



Interlake 1418. Won the Interlake nationals 2 years in a row when sailed by Skip Dieball, the first owner. It has been in the top of the nationals fleet many times since. The boat is in great condition and the most unique Interlake around, featuring a mirrored vinyl graphic on the side. Boat has top and bottom trailing cover along with a 2 year old sailor’s tailor mooring cover with side skirts to block the sun. Nickels trailer included. Boat is in perfect condition and stored indoor during the winter. Indoor storage included until spring. Serious inquiries only and price can be negotiated with sails and trailer options.  Asking Price: $12,000 Contact Surge Vanderhorst at (440)617-9995 or via email at sjvanderhorst@gmail.com


Interlake – 149. Entirely built of varnished mahogany including floorboards, and rudder. (exterior was originally paint except for varnished transom) with fiberglass deck over plywood. Spruce spars, bronze hardware, deck stepped mast, Two suits of sails including original cotton sails. No rot. Some ribs have to pulled away from planking about 1/4 inch. The boat was stripped years ago but I never tightened up the ribs or caulked the hull. This boat was meant to be wet sailed. If you want to dry sail it, you will have to fiberglass the hull. The boat is upside down on a trailer. It is in the Atlanta area.. Asking Price: $300 Contact Peter Schelhorn at (404)374-5358 or via email at peter.schelhorn@gmail.com


Interlake – 952. 1972 Interlake 952 w/ flotation tanks, cut down centerboard trunk and racing deck w/ control lines on the deck. 2 suits of sails; newest is 2013 Dieball main, jib and spinnaker. 2009 one piece rudder w/ aluminum tiller and new hiking stick. Mast mounted compass. 2009 Sailors Tailor Skirted Mooring Cover w/ 952 and Class Insignia embroidery. 2008 Nickels galvanized trailer and spare tire. Boat hull was re cored in 2009. 2013 Sandusky Nationals challenger fleet winner w/ all 1st place finishes. Asking Price $4,900.00 Call Fritz 419-626-3321 or e-mail fritzeverson@yahoo.com.

Fall Blowout 2014 Results

Sorry for the delay in posting these results.  The Fall Blowout was hosted by North Cape Yacht Club and organized by John Greiner.  Thanks to all who participated and Congratulations to Bob Bradley and team.




Snowball 2014 Results

It was an absolutely beautiful day for the Interlake 1 day Snowball Regatta @ Buckeye Lake on October 11.  Steve Harris and race committee did an excellent job under shifting conditions.  Buckeye Lake YC was always was a gracious host to the visiting Interlakers.  The racing was tight all day long with lead changes happening both up and down wind.  Scott and Lynn Savage won the event edging out Steve and Lisa Apery and Alan Freeland by one point.  Mike McClinchie and Jeff Jones finished close behind in third.  The Interlake circuit should take notice because the Robertson men sailing #1312 “Dash” (Dad-Dwight, and boys Nicolas and Dillon) are steadily improving.  Scores are below…

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2014 Poltergeist Results

Saturday racing was cancelled because of high winds.  We had consistent winds around 25 mph with gusts ranging from 30 to 35mph!  We had a blast on Saturday watching football, playing cards, having a few pops, and the highlight was the famous pork chop dinner.  We also had entertainment with a karaoke machine.  Joe Hurst rocked the house with several songs.

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On Sunday we had steady winds in the low teens out of the southwest (210 range).  We had four excellent races with Steve Aspery and crew Lisa Aspery and Alan Freeland taking four bullets.  All of the races where extremely competitive.  At the top of course it paid to get left and approach the mark on port tack coming in from the island which was off to the left.  Consequently downwind it paid to hug the island side the first 1/3 of the downwind leg and jibe to the middle to approach the leeward mark.  In race 3 Team Aspery took a quick tack on starboard and launched out of a cannon on port to cross the fleet.  It happened right in front of my boat and it was awesome to watch.  Andy McDonald sailing his dad’s boat (#1401) sailed very consistent and finished second overall.  Don Wilson sailing with his son, Tim, and friend, Matt, also sailed very consistent and finished third.


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Interlake – 730. Above average condition, stored inside over the winter for last 10 years.  Heavy duty, high quality, custom built trailer with new tires, wheels and hubs (bearing buddies).  Custom tailored boat cover made of Sunbrella material.  Air tanks and racing deck installed by Customflex in 2009.  Roller furler installed 2011.  Cut down centerboard trunk, bailers, boom kicker Compass, teak centerboard trim, custom teak (maple or ash?) tiller.  Sails 2009.
I could take some pics if desired.. Asking Price: $3,500 Contact Louis Rodriguez at (231)384-0038 or via email at louis@cmiagency.com

Haphazard 2014 Results

Mohican Sailing Club hosted the Interlake Haphazard on Saturday, Sept 6.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this a successful event, with special thanks to Gary Rickel our Race Judge and to Mike and Jon Chambers who assisted Gary.  We had 11 boats in all including a rare visit from former member Henk Dekker.  Saturday’s weather was somewhat cool with a fairly stiff breeze swinging back and forth from North to East. Misty rain accompanied the first 3 of our 5 races.  While the rain let up for the last 2 races, the clouds remained.  Marion Zaugg was determined to make up for last year’s 3rd place finish and succeeded by taking first place in 4 of the 5 races and a 3rd in the remaining race.

By Tom Wills




Interlake – . I have a centerboard form a late 70s early 80s Interlake for sale. $150.00 + shipping. Asking Price: $150.00 Contact Brian Waters at (906)523-4798 or via email at bjwaters30@att.net

Sears Cup Day 3 (Final report)

Here is the link to the US Sailing final report.

Here are the final scores.

Final video report

Congratulations to Llam McCarthy, Josh Dochoda, Greiner Hobbs for winning the 2015 Sears Cup.  The Interlake Class was very impressed with all of these very talented sailors.


Sears Cup Day 2

Here is what breakfast and the postponement  looked like then became three great races in winds building from 6 to 14 knots.  Grand Traverse Bay is treating our Sears Cup guests right.  One more race on Friday for a full rotation.

US Sailing Report

Results and Standings

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Sears Cup Day 1

Sears Cup perfect day of racing.   Four fantastic races in 6 to 11 knots.  All participating clubs can be proud of the conduct of their young ambassadors.  Same forecast for Thursday :)

Day 1 Video Summary

Day 1 US Sailing Report

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Sears Cup Day Practice Day

Day one of US Sailing Chubb Junior U.S. Championships – Sears Cup in Traverse City Michigan.

Skip Dieball gives clinic to competitors.  Rigging in the trailer park.  The first run of the first race hosted by Grand Traverse YC and Traverse Area Community Sailing.  A perfect day on Grand Traverse Bay.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.

Intro Video

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2014 Great White Day 1 Report

greatwhite_day1Grand Traverse Yacht Club played host to the Great White Northern Championship the weekend of August 2nd.  So far we have one day in the books with still more racing to be done tomorrow (8/3).

The weather conditions in Traverse City were absolute perfect on Saturday.  High 70s, sunny skies and a nice 12 knot sea breeze.   Below are the final scores for the regatta.  Unfortunately Sunday’s weather had no wind, and no races were completed.

Congratulations to following champions:

Bob Sagan in the open division.

Bob Cornwell masters champion

Ms. Anderson women and junior champion.


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Interlake – 857. This boat was refurbished by Customflex about 1995. It has a jib furling device, and Spinnaker (Red and White). All sails were bought about 1996 and have been well cared for. The boat also is equipped with floor bailers. Can be seen at:
2266 Parker Drive Wayland MI 49348
Photos are available.. Asking Price: $3,500.00 Contact Richard Milligan at (269)205-2359 or via email at rjmilliganp@gmail.com


Interlake – . Brand new (or used once or twice) FULL Blue sunbrella Interlake custom made cover. Very similar to Sailor Taylor’s $600.00 custom cover but made locally in Ohio for a local Interlake Boat. I came across this cover last year when I bought my Interlake 691. However I have found that for my situation I do not need this cover. The cover goes from the front guy wires 10″ from the boat tip to the very rear of the boat. Includes many snaps that attach to the sides of the boat and rear. The snaps mount about 4″ down from the metal gunwall.

Again this cover is in pristine like new condition and is professionally made. Please email me at Asic00@sbcglobal.net for forther information and many pics. You can also call me in Michigan (Detroit area) at 248-546-1207. It fits very tightly in the origianal box and I can ship it UPS, one day service for $15.00.

Thanks for your interest.

Randy Petersen. Asking Price: $250 Contact Randy Petersen at (248)546-1207 or via email at Asic00@sbcglobal.net


Interlake – 963. Interlake 963 – 1973 Good condition, trailer included. 2 sets of sails, including spinnaker; cut down trunk, kick up rudder, tiller extension, seated deck, and cockpit cover. Located at Hoover Sailing Club, Westerville, OH 43081. Asking Price: $2,000 Contact Bob Mack at (614)890-5948 or via email at bkmack@columbus.rr.com


999 – . 1975 Interlake Sailboat – Specs: Length – 18 ft., beam – 6 ft, 3 in. Draft – board up 8 in., board down 4 ft, 7 in. Displacement – 650 lbs
Sail area: Main – 125 sq ft., Jib – 50 sq ft., Spinnaker – 200 sq ft.

Boat is located at 750 Beach St (Egan Hwy) on the south shore of Wamplers Lake, Onsted/Brooklyn, Mi. area.. Asking Price: $2,000 Contact Owen Grant at (313)244-8424 or via email at obiegee@sbcglobal.net

2014 Nationals @ PYC Final Report

The race committee headed by Tom Ehman Jr. seeing a few mph of wind on the lake sent out the competitors around 12.30pm hoping the wind would fill before 1pm.  Unfortunately the wind did not cooperate, but I must say the race committee did an excellent job all week.  Additionally hats  off to the host fleet @ Portage YC for hosting such a great event.  The sailors had fun paddling back to the dock, and yes many of us raced back.1174-Champion

I must say it was very cool to see the competitors helping everyone get their boats out of the water and getting bottom covers on.  I also would like to point out that Tom Ehman Sr. upon reaching the shore immediately went across the street to offer help pulling out boats with his Kubota tractor.  We were having fun muscling the boats into the trailers, that we opted to pass on the help from Tom.  But Tom we all noticed and appreciated the offer for help.

So onto the racing which is why many are tuning into the website in mid July.

Our 2014 Interlake National Champion is Stu Fisher and his father Matt Fisher.  This team all week was at the front of the pack, finishing no worse than third.  Once you account for the throw out where Stu was able to throw out a third place he finished; 1,2,1,2 – for a total of six points.  Again CONGRATULATIONS to STU FISHER!!!!!

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In second place with 10 points was Steve Aspery and Alan Freeland.  We had a three way tie of teams with 17 points.  After accounting for tie breakers we had Lee Sackett and Dave Kerr finishing third, Peter Frissell and and Bill Frissell finishing fourth and in fifth place was Scott Savage and Rick Savage.

Here are the race tracks:

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Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Our 2014 Masters Champion is Tom Ehman Sr. who also finished 7th overall in the champions division.  Tom Kimball was crew for Tom.

Our 2014 Challenger Champion is Meghan Dieball.  Meghan and team (sister Mallory and dad Skip) did a masterful job of keeping their boat in pressure and always seem to be on the right tack.

Mark Presley is now the president of the ISCA.  We are in good hands with Mark’s leadership.  The board will also miss Brad Huntley’s leadership as he slides off the board as past president.  Lastly as was pointed out last night at the general membership meeting, a very special thanks goes out to Steve Aspery for his exceptional leadership the last year as Interlake president.

Friday pictures.  Again thanks to Steve Schewe for the great pictures.

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Interlaker of the Year (2014)

Tom Humphrey is the 2014 Interlaker of the Year. Tom has been in the class a relatively short time but quickly volunteered to help. He has great ideas but more importantly he demonstrates a willingness to spend the time and energy to do the work to make them happen.

Tom purchased a set of GPS trackers at his own expense and graciously shares them with the class for use at regattas. Even more importantly, he has put the time into preparing the units for each event, distributing them, and then spends hours downloading and setting up the data for viewing by participants. Many Interlakers have enjoyed seeing the data and have learned from it because of Tom’s efforts.

Tom became class Secretary-Treasurer last year and has instituted online membership renewal, developed and offered online payment capability for class events, and developed the Interlake hotline for reporting scores and events for the website. Tom’s efforts have not only made things easier for members, but also directly increased the number of active members of the class.

Tom has demonstrated a willingness to step up and do whatever is needed to improve the class and its operations. There are many people with good ideas but too few willing to put in the effort to make them happen. Tom is one of those few.

Thank you Tom for your hard work on our behalf;  we TomHcan’t wait to see what you can do next year.     Steve Aspery – ISCA President







2014 Nationals @ PYC Day 2 Report

pyc sunsetWell this will be short sailing report.  Below are the scores.  After 5 races completed our leader is Stu Fisher.  Close behind is Steve Aspery and in a three way tie for third we have Lee Sackett, Peter Frissell and Scott Savage.  I will tell you that today the wind was light, variable and shifty.  On the race course it paid to go right most of the time.

Off shore the biggest thing to report is Ben Terrien killed the “FISH”.  Most of Interlake Nation knows Tim Cullenen’s fish which typically comes out at big events.  Many thought Ben would take the customary virgin sip, but with seconds Ben had downed and drained the fish which was 2/3 full.  Team R has elevated Ben to demi-god status.  Ben I doubt you are reading this tonight, but well done.  I would also like to point out that Ben and his wife, Liz, sailed very well in the first race today and finished 5th.

Day 1 report which now includes a link to pictures.

A special thanks to Steve Schewe the photographer for sharing his pictures and time out on the race course.

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Interlake – 1208. Interlake Sailboat – Good – Great condition. Sail #1208, built in the early 80’s, includes trailer. Two sets of sails plus spinnaker. Stainless steel center board, teak center board cap, kick up rudder, tiller extension, furling jib and built in flotation. Trailer is old with rust but decent with new tires and lighting.. Asking Price: $2,300 Contact Robert Ziolkowski at (810)844-3331 or via email at rsziolkowski@yahoo.com


Interlake – 1333. Maroon Interlake 1333 with racing deck, and trailer. The boat was repacked in 2012, and is in great shape. The price includes (1) set of practice sails. (1) set of very lightly used sails, and (2) spinnakers. This boat is located in Columbus OH.  Please e-mail fitz3747@yahoo.com if interested.. Asking Price: $4,750 Contact Adam Fitzwater at (740)405-6651 or via email at fitz3747@yahoo.com

2014 Nationals @ PYC Day 1 Report

Well before discussing the sailing on Thursday July 17th we need to update the results from the Interlake Women and Junior Championships which was held on Wednesday July 16th.  Ann Taylor and Jack Coleman took first place in the Women’s Championship.  Betsy Bradley sailing with Chris Davis and finished second.  Andrew Hopkins and his dad, Ken Hopkins, won the Junior Championship. Andrew only recently started to sail the Interlake, so very well done Andrew.  Jake Kingsley and Andy Nixon fished second.  Congratulations to Ann Taylor and Andrew Hopkins our 2014 Women and Junior Champions!

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Thursday morning was greeted with deep blue sunny skies, and mild temperatures.  The wind was somewhere between zero and 2 mph @ 9am.  However by 11am when the first race started we had winds of out the southwest at 5 mph, but under shifty conditions. Throughout the day we had very shifty conditions, wind ranges from 2 to 10 mph.  The race committee did an excellent job of staying on top of the conditions and giving us three excellent races.

In the first race Stu Fisher jumped out to an early lead and extended his lead throughout the race.  I believe Stu found a lot of pressure on the right side of the course on his windward legs and actually sailed above the starboard layline and cracked his sails and smoked into the windward mark.  Peter Frissell finished second and Steve Aspery was third.

In the second race Lee Sackett started on starboard but quickly crossed the entire fleet on port.  Lee was able to lead the race wire to wire.  Stuart Fisher finished second and Scott Savage finished third.  We then went into the club for a quick lunch on shore.

In the final race of the day Stu Fisher again won the race.  Great sailing today Stu!  Steve Aspery finished third.  Scott Savage finished third, but not without some pre race drama.  Shortly before the third race Scott and his brother, Rick Savage, had their center bolt cable break.  Without panicking they sailed over close to shore and flipped their boat.  Scott ran on shore to get some tools and spare parts.  Team Savage made it to the pin just as the race started.  Now going upwind Rick had to bailout the entire cockpit.  Nice job Savages.

In the Challenger Division Meghan Dieball was putting on a clinic.  Meghan was sailing with her sister, Mallory and dad.  Meghan lead wire to wire in all three races.  Rick Jarzembowski sailing with Mitch Kimball finished second in the first two races.  Stuart Spencer sailing with his daughter, Gretchen finished second in the final race of the day.

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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, Bsagan1411@charter.net VP Marketing GTYC Fleet 38 Founder & Captain

Indian Lake Regatta Day 2 Report

The Indian Lake YC Regatta was held July 12-13. This event had it all. We had great hospitality as always from Fleet #10, great wind, a great race committee and of course the world famous ILYC fish fry on Saturday night.ILYC2014_Slide

The racing was very competitive both days. Saturday had a lot of power boat chop which meant keeping the bow down and the tell tales streaming back on the jib. Bill Smith my crew kept saying all day “drive the boat, don’t pinch”!  On Sunday the wind in my opinion was a little stronger than Saturday. Tom Humphrey, Bruce Tran and Mike Scott made it look easy winning the last three races of the regatta. Having three in the boat enabled them to power by everyone up wind. Well done Tom and team. Lee Sackett and David Kerr are new to the Interlake Class and overall finished second. This team as they get comfortable with the boat will be very tough around the circuit. Mike McClinchie and Bill Smith sailed consistent all weekend finishing no worse than third in any race. This is the first regatta win for this team. Before awards a gang of Interlakers made sure Mike and Bill took a “swim”.




Here are the tracks for all six races:

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Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Race 6


Well next week is Nationals @ Portage YC in Michigan. Fleet #22 is ready to put on a great event, and personally I can’t wait. Hope you can make it, and if not make sure you enjoy the rest of the sailing season before winter comes back.

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Interlake – 466. Good-great condition. My dad and I sailed this boat but she hasn’t been used in a year.  Needs a good home.  The previous owner did a bunch of major upgrades.  Completely restored by Denny Dieball in 2003 this boat is ready to run.  Light Gray fiberglass hull in fantastic condition with a beautiful varnished mahogany deck and transom.  Deck is in great shape while the transom has a small imperfection.  Teak floorboards and four built in cup holders.  Teak could use a sanding and refinish.  Comes with the following upgrades:
Harken jib tracks, custom nickels boat works Lightning style jib block system, newer rudder with carbon fiber cap, ALL Harken carbo blocks, Maffioli main, jib and sheets from 2007.  Decent trailer, cut down centerboard with stainless steel board. Sails = 2006 North Sail Main, 2007 North Jib.

For pictures, copy and paste or click this link :
http://columbus.craigslist.org/boa/4541128187.html.  Asking Price: $3,200.00 Contact Matt Bond at (614)747-2672 or via email at mbond@bobboyd.com


Interlake – 942. 18 ft Interlake Sailboat with trailer. Fully rigged with sails. New painted hull and refinished tiller. Trailer is registered with historical plates and in great condition. Hull number 942, 1972 build by Customflex. Sailed at PLYC, Portage Lakes in Akron, OH since 2000.. Asking Price: $2,500 Contact Jim Carlton at (330)668-3839 or via email at jimn8uay@gmail.com


Interlake – 1124. Used Interlake sail # 1124 Fair condition Homemade trailer but very sturdy.
Cut down trunk, roller jib, harken blocks
Boat location:
Birmingham, Ohio (5 miles south of Vermilion)
440-965-5193. Asking Price: $500.00 Contact Andrew Lee at (440)965-5193 or via email at aleecpc@hotmail.com


Interlake 1192 – Built in 1980. -Good condition, Includes 2000 LoadRite trailer with less than 100 miles. Two complete sets of sails in good condition, main jib and spinnaker. Newer set I-Lake Main-AP North sails 5/22/2002. Boat is white on white, with a cut down centerboard, lifting rig, furling jib, EEZ-In outboard motor mounting bracket, builtin flotation, New cockpit cover – Sailor Tailor 6/24/2010 (never used) I purchased the boat in 9/19/2009. Boat was not used in 2008 or 2009. I purchased the boat to sail on a small private lake (Cinnamon Lake – 130 acres) which turned out to be too small to sail this boat comfortably. The boat was sailed on 4 occasions in 2010 and has been garaged since this time. This is a great boat for racing or family day sailing. Thanks for checking out this listing.  Asking Price: $2,700 Contact ken mallory at (419)606-6609 or via email at sharonshine1@frontier.com

George Fisher Memorial 2014 Day 2 Report

This past June 14 &15 The George Fisher Memorial regatta was held at Hoover Sailing Club. 25 boats turned out to a beautiful weekend in Columbus. The wind was shifty and somewhat unpredictable, but the skies were blue and Interlake fleet 24 put on a great regatta. The local Highlander fleet led by Bob and Sue Bauer, were the race committee for the regatta and often had as many challenges as the competitors. They did great work and got 5 races off in efficient fashion.

The forecast for Saturday was 5-10 out of the Northeast. There was more 5 than 10, but there is a picture of Scott and Rick Savage hiking out flat, so it is possible there was at least one bigger puff. The wind also spent as much time out of the Northwest as it did out of the east. In the first race we got a great start near the committee boat and stayed on starboard for the first half of the leg, with several tacks to the right to take advantage of some puffs coming from that side. Craig Tovell sailed a good beat and stayed in 2nd for entire race. Lots of position changes took place up and downwind. Scott and Rick Savage sailed a good race to come back to 3rd. Thane Morgan sailed a nice last lap to finish 4th and the Parkers were 5th.

I am very lucky that my daughter Amanda and her husband Eddie drove down from Chicago so that Amanda and I could sail together for Fathers Day/weekend and my Dad’s memorial regatta. I try to sail with one or both of our kids in this regatta each year; my Dad would have loved that. It is a very special event for our family.

The second race seemed to start similar to the 1st race except that we had a bad start and Steve and Lisa Aspery, the Savages, and Brian and Tiffany Parker were launched well ahead of the rest of us at the first mark. I believe the Parkers were first at the first mark, but it was hard to see because we were 6th or 7th. The race saw the wind die several times and actually pick up from the left, northwest side of the course. Steve and Lisa went left on the second beat and had a good lead at the second weather mark. After seeing that, on the second run we were able to go from 6th to 2nd by staying on that west side of the course. We lost Scott up the last beat, and the finishes were Asperys, Savages,Fishers, Jeff Clark and Tim Cullen and Parkers again in 5th.

The 3rd race saw Craig Tovell get a great start and have a good lead at the weather mark. The fleet was very tight after Craig with Don Wilson, Jeff Clark, and the Parkers in the top part of the fleet. At the leeward mark, the wind died significantly. We all know that when that happens on a small lake (or anywhere) you better start looking for a side for the next puff. 800 yards up the reservoir you could see a puff brewing on the left and the Asperys found it and led by quite a bit at the weather mark. We fortunately bailed from the right and were able to get to second at the mark. Craig could not get away from a big, light, port lift and went back to 8th after sailing a great first lap. The Savages were 3rd, Don Wilson 4th, and team R in 5th.

Saturday evening had a great cocktail party, hordourves, and a brief chalk talk. I don’t know if everyone was looking forward to the chalk talk, because sometimes we start saying the same things. It was a tough light air day. You had to sail towards the puffs, but there wasn’t a rhythm to the wind. Downwind seemed especially hard, and the puffs actually didn’t fill in from behind, but sometimes on the edges way forward. Anyway, we had fun and it was a good way to start Father’s Weekend/day.

Sunday was forecast to blow out of the southeast at 6-10, and that was the direction we were greeted with at the 9:00 start. The tallest trees along Hoover are where the old river used to be on the east side of the reservoir . These trees seem to make exiting the weather mark quite a challenge. The start was on the west side and the first beat was almost directly across the reservoir, heading toward the Sailng Club. The velocity was 6-8 at the start and likely 2-4 at the weather mark.

We were able to get clear of the start again, and rounded the weather mark second behind Jeff Clark. We made what was possibly a risky move and jibed away from Jeff at the offset mark to try to get in the breeze quicker. It worked and we were able to get by Jeff, who was sailing very well. The Asperys also got by and held onto second for the race. They were followed by the Parkers, Mark Presley. and Jeff Clark

We weren’t sure if there would be one more race or two more races. We approached the last race like it was the last. We were basically tied with the Asperys. We had a better throw out, but if the Asperys finished either 1st or were 2nd and we were behind, they would win.

The starting line for the 5th and final race was very leeward favored. Mike Mcclinchie sailing with Bill Smith in 1424, timed his start perfectly and were able to tack at the gun. They sailed an outstanding race and led wire to wire, stretching out to a big lead at the end. I actually love to see people who are putting time in the boat start winning races in regattas. They sailed a smart race. It also is very key to tack to port at the gun when the wind has gone left at the start. We get this a lot in small lakes, where the wind goes left at or near the gun, and it becomes difficult to make the leeward pin on starboard. Some people want to hold the group below them on starboard. For this start the left shift was also a good puff. Mike had a 5 boat length lead 2 minutes after the start because he did not hesitate and tacked at the gun.

We were doing well up the first beat and the Asperys were actually well behind us 3/4 of the way to the weather mark. We crossed the Asperys on what felt like the approach to the weather mark, feeling like we were on a big lift. As the adage goes, sail shifts in heavy air and go for puffs in light air. Steve went further on port, picked up beautiful breeze tacked to starboard and rounded the weather mark 2nd or 3rd, and we were 4th or 5th. Dwight Robertson sailed a great first leg and rounded first. I felt very stupid letting the Asperys pass us after we crossed them before the weather mark. Amanda truly pulled us together downwind and politely told her whining Dad that it was a long race and we could pass them. We got to 3rd at the leeward mark and after a couple tacks we were able to split with the Asperys, and get to their right. Steve and Lisa went to the left, which is closer to the tall trees. We were 5-8 boat lengths below McClinchie , on port, and going the same speed as Mike, but the two of us were going twice the speed as the Aspery’s in great breeze and no trees on the right side. We were able to catch Steve, get second in the race and win the regatta.

There is a little irony in this regatta from a timing standpoint. We were tied with the Asperys going into the last race, beat them by one point, but in 5 races, we never got within 5 boat lengths of them, other than the very last leeward mark. 6 years ago the was actually 3 or 4 days before my Dad passed away, and I was sailing his 1174 for the first time in this regatta what was then called the Interlake Stakes. The regatta was nearly identical in that we were tied with Asperys ( I believe Steve was sailing with his kids, as I was sailing with Amanda and my son Stu ) going into the last race and the only that time we saw Steve and family got us at the very last leeward mark and they won the regatta !

We laughed about it, and it seemed like everyone had a very good time at the George Fisher Memorial regatta. Come next year for a good size fleet and great hospitality.

After five races with one throw out the top five are listed below.  Congratulations to Matt Fisher and his daughter Amanda Davis for winning the George Fisher Memorial Regatta 2014.

1) Matt Fisher and Amanda Davis
2) Steve Aspery and Lisa Aspery
3) Scott Savage and Rick Savage
4) Bryan Parker and Tiffany Parker
5) Jeff Clark and Tim Cullenen

Here are the final results


Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

More racing commentary will be added later.  Additionally we will posting more pictures so please check back.

















George Fisher Memorial 2014 – Day 1 Report

We held held three races today under an absolute sunny beautiful sky with light wind out of the north.  Matt Fisher and daughter, Amanda, broke out ahead of the pack before the first windward mark and managed to keep a decent lead around the course, while further back the fleet compressed on top of one another on each downwind leg.  Steve Aspery and wife, Lisa, took two bullets in the final two races of the day.  Lots of discussion was had about the left side (west shore) paying off and it was said the Aspery’s took full advantage of the nice pressure there.  On Sunday (Father’s Day) we expect light wind conditions.  A high pressure is rolling through tonight and tomorrow’s wind will be out of the southeast to south.  If  we sail at least two races on Sunday there will be a throw out which will make things very interesting up and down the leaderboard!

1) Matt Fisher (Hoover)
2) Scott Savage (Hoover)
3) Steve Aspery (Hoover)
4) Craig Tovell (Hoover)
5) Bryan Parker (Lorain)
6) Jeff Clark (Hoover)
7) Don Wilson (Indianapolis)
8) Thane Morgan (Indianapolis)
9) Mike McClinchie (Hoover)
10) Mark White (Hoover)
11) AJ Savage (Leatherlips)
12) Steve Nearing (Leatherlips)
13) Mark Presley (Hoover)
14) Mark Boucher (Leatherlips)
15) Dick Evans (Leatherlips)
16) Dwight Robinson (Hoover)
17) Jeff Tyndall (Hoover)
18) Bill Sanderson (Mohican)
19) Tim Lohner (Hoover)
20) Charlie Vasulka (Hoover)
21) Tom Fee (Hoover)
22) Ben Terrien (Leatherlips)
23) Rob Ciccotelli (Hoover)
24) Bill Koyts (Hoover)
25) Michael Scott


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Interlake Race Gear

Trailor Cover
Heavy Sailor’s Taylor Interlake bottom Cover in “New” condition.  Used once to transport new hull to Indianapolis.
Asking $ 80.00

Spinnaker Pole
Carbon Fiber Spinaker Pole with all fittings. Little used.
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Sandusky One Design 2014

Day #1 – Three races were held under varying conditions.  We had mid 70’s temperature with winds out of the east and northeast.  The first race had wind out the east with average winds of 5-8mph.  Matt Fisher jumped out to an early lead and led wire to wire.  Peter Frissell finished second with Mark Presley in third.  The second race had wind speeds of 10-12 with a lot more chop.  Tom Humphrey with a very heavy team of 3 was fast off the line and quickly gained the lead.  Tom ended up first, with Matt Fisher in second and Brad Huntley finished third.  In the last race we had more chop, small white caps and wind speeds of 12-15mph.  Tom Humphrey and team took a long starboard tack off the line and again got out to an early lead and never looked back.  Peter Frissell finished second and Brad Huntley finished third.

After one day the standings showed the Frissells sailing number 186 into the lead, followed at one point back by Matt and Lisa Fisher tied with Brad Huntley sailing with Fritz Everson, with Matt and Lisa holding the tiebreaker for second place.

The teams got even heavier winds for the ride back to the Club and built a good appetite for dinner. The SSC volunteers served a roasted chicken dinner prepared by our good neighbors at the Pier 684 Restaurant.

The well-rested crews were disappointed Sunday morning by the steady rain with no relief in the forecast. The Race Committee abandoned the 4th and 5th races. Based on the Saturday results, Awards for the skippers and crew were presented about 1030. The competitors packed up and hit the road for home.

Tracking Links:

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3


ssc scores


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Chiefs 2014 – Day 2 Report

Sunday (Day 2) @ Chiefs.  I am write this a few minutes before the Game of Thrones comes on @ 9pm and most competitors at Chiefs will likely read this on Monday.  Why?  I have heard it was quite a workout @ Chiefs and most sailors are probably sleeping right now.  Sailing at Leatherlips is always a blast, and this year was no different.   A full report will be in the next Intercom including the scores.  I will update this post with the scores once I get them.  Here are the top three finishers!

YouTube Video Chiefs 2014 – by Bill Kotys

Skipper Crew Boat #  Boat name Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Race #4 Race #5 Total
Scott Savage Rick Savage 1340 Mad Cow 1 1 1 1 2 6
Jamie Jones Joe “The Animal” Hurst 1267 Fresh Balsa! 3 3 2 2 3 13
Steve Aspery David Aspery, Mark Allison 1402 Soft Serve 2 4 4 5 1 16
Carolyn Tanner Dick Evans, Cindy Elmore 1240 Three’s Company 5 2 5 6 4 22
A.J Savage Meaghan France 1293 Whac-A-Mole’ 4 7 3 3 6 23
Jeff Clark Tim Cullenen 1370 R 7 6 6 4 7 30
Mark Presley Nick Burke, Christie Stouffer 1382 Elvis 9 10 8 8 5 40
Thane Morgan B. Marriot 1360 Knaughty Boy 6 8 10 9 13 46
Steve Nearing Bailey Haggis, Scott Graham 810 White Mist 10 5 17 7 8 47
Jeff Tyndall Charlie V., Steve S. 1298 Scuba Doo 11 9 7 10 17 54
Mark Boucher Jim Boucher 1178 Molar Marauder 8 17 17 7 8 57
Ben “The Terror” Terrien Liz Terrien, Brad 799 No ‘Prop’ lem 12 17 9 14 9 61
Bill Sanderson Cara Bown, Mike Hoy 1433 Go-For-It! 17 11 17 11 10 66
Mike Mirachi Kurt Andrews, Konnor Kenneweg 1209 Italia 17 17 17 12 12 75
Clark Chapin Bill Kotys 1317 Mid-cycle Enhancement 17 17 17 17 17 85
Tom Humphrey Jason Humphrey 1417 Patronus 17 17 17 17 17 85
Note: In an effort to make the race matrix appear complete, boat names were assigned to teams that did not provide them. We don’t like blank spaces.



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Chiefs 2014 – Day 1 Report

The wind was “honking” at Leatherlips YC for 2014 Chief’s Regatta.  Apparently as the wind came over the trees some said the big gusts felt like cannonballs.  At 3pm at nearly Ohio State Don Scott Airport winds were recorded  at 18-22 with some gusts up to 35mph.  Scott Savage sailing with brother, Rick, took three bullets and made it look easy.  Jamie Jones and Joe Hurst are in second.  Steve Aspery sailing with his son, David, are in third.  A full report will be posted after the regatta.  Good luck to everyone tomorrow.


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Midwinters 2014 Results

The Cherry Blossom Regatta is in the books, and as always the competition was great.  For those in attendance you know it was great to get together and hangout with good friends.  The Cherry Blossom Trees were in full bloom this weekend and with light air on Saturday many of us had plenty of time to admire the trees, and beautiful scenery along the Potomac River.  cbr14-Champs

Saturday Summary

First day at the Midwinters in DC.  Currently in first place is Bradley, second is Aspery and third, Sanderson.  Light winds today with lots of challenging current making it difficult to make headway in the light and spotty breeze.  Lots of fun, however, at the after party and dinner at the King Street Grill in Old Alexandria.  The competitors are looking forward to new day on Sunday with a strong breeze expected.

Sunday Summary

This day had a lot more breeze.  The wind was right out of the south between 10-15mph.  Bradley won the first race in which all boats finished within about 15 seconds.  Aspery won the next race and McClinchie won the last two races.  When all was said and done Bradley and Aspery tied for first and Bradley won on the tie breaker.  The results are below.


2014 Interlake Midwinters
Hull # Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total
1332 Bradley 1 1 1 3 3 (3) 9
1402 Aspery 2 2 2 1 2 (2) 9
1424 McClinchie 3 5 (6) 2 1 1 12
1433 Sanderson 4 3 3 5 4 (6) 19
1248 Bracy 5 6 4 4 (6) 4 23
1417 Humphrey 7 (7) 5 6 5 5 28
1395 Howell 6 4 7 DNF DNS (DNS) LOTS

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The ISCA is trying something new.  We have created a hotline for those want get quick updates on regatta results.   The phone number is:  860-INT-LAKE (aka 860-468-5253).    hotline


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Interlake 648 – Full description of the boat is available in the link below.  Asking Price 2,400.00  http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/boa/4344171658.html


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Midwinters 2014 Announcement

2014 Midwinters Championship – Cherry Blossom Regatta (CBR) DSC_2496

Notice of Race:  click here

Where:  Dangerfield Island Sailing Club – Alexandria, VA
DISC is part of the Washington Sailing Marina.  Hosted by Fleet 39

1 Marina Drive,
Alexandria, Virginia 22033

When:  April 12th & 13th

Entry Fee:  Regatta registration is free.  However there could be a minimal daily use fee imposed by the marina, but Fleet 39 is working to reduce or eliminate this cost.

Details:  Well we had a very successful 2012 CBR in Washington DC.  Martin Howell and Fleet 39 hosted a very successful event.   We had 18 boats participate in 2012 and we are looking to increase participation further in 2014.  Sailing in the nation’s capital was certainly an experience I will not soon forget.  The CBR is a one day keel boat event and our event is two days.

Registration will take place on the morning on Saturday April 12th and will close at 10am.  More details about race management are in the Notice of Race.  Competitor boats will be permitted to monitor VHF communication from the Race Committee, so please plan accordingly.

It is highly recommended that out of town competitors travel and arrive Friday April 11th.  I know several competitors plan to setup their boats on Friday and take a practice sail.  Fleet 39 leadership may ask you to park you boat onshore in a designated area.  Ideally we want to park close to one another to improve communication and camaraderie.  Before traveling please check your trailer and rig to ensure everything is in working order.  You might also check to make sure you have your rudder, tiller and other equipment that tends to walk away during winter storage.

We have reserved 15 rooms at the Crowne Plaza @ Old Town Alexandria.  This hotel is located 2 miles south of the marina at : 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314.  All rooms are non-smoking and have two double beds.  The rate is $130 + tax per night.  Included in the rate is a $20/day parking fee.  There is a $20/day up charge per person for rooms with more than two occupants.  The group code is “A1F”.  The group name is “Interlake”.  The reservation number is 800.227.6993 and you simply have to supply the group code and group name.  Additionally here is a website link for those wanting to reserve a room online.  This block of rooms will be released on March 21st, so act fast.

Sailing Instructions will be passed out on April 12th at registration.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Opportunity to setup and practice sail on April 11th
  • Registration from 8-10am on April 12th
  • Skipper / Competitors meeting @ 10.00am on the deck outside the Afterdeck Cafe at the Washington Sailing Marina.
  • 1st start on April 12th is 11am.
  • No starts after 4pm.
  • After racing weather dependent there will be free beverages and snacks in dry sail.
  • Dinner plans are in the works.  We want to get everyone together for a dinner at a local restaurant in Alexandria on Saturday night (April 12th).
  • 1st Start on April 13th 8am.
  • No starts after 11am on April 13th.

2012 Midwinter Champions:  Skip and Paul











Boat Grant Program 2014 Flyer

This is a great opportunity to get involved in One Design sailing in the Midwest.  The Interlake and people in this Class are fantastic.  Click on the picture to better view this flyer.  For additional information including our application click here.


2014 Measurement Database Explanation

ISCA Measurement System-Electronic Certificates

Database link

The ISCA Measurement System, implemented in 2012, has paid big dividends in reducing the amount of time that people spend measuring their boats each year for our Nationals.  Over the years, the ISCA Measurement Committee amassed two or three binders full of measurement forms for boats at the Nationals.  These forms were meticulously filed, numerically by boat number, so that the data for any boat was retrievable.  Unfortunately, at the 2007 Nationals at Sandusky, these binders were lost.  Numerous attempts to locate it have failed.  Since that time, many sailors who have been to previous Nationals had merely signed off on the hull and spar measurements for their boats and had them weighed.  In 2012, the Board of Directors wished to significantly reduce the burden to attend the Nationals.  To that end, the Chief Measurer and the Measurement Committee pre-measured the hulls and spars of boats at the Jolly Rogers SC and Sandusky SC, and Hoover SC, leaving only three parameters to be measured, all of which require a hoist:

  • Boat Weight
  • Rudder Weight
  • Centerboard Bolt Position

2014 Process

In 2014 all those with 100% completed measurement certificates can show up to Portage YC Nationals and;

  1. get their boat weighted
  2. get their new sails fully measured
  3. get their previously measured sailed stamped

Those without a completed measurement certificate will need to steps 1-3 above in addition to getting hull and spar measurements.

Public Database

The workbook has several tabs:

  • Measurement Data: The compilation of Active and Inactive Data
  • Measurement Form: To view or print in printable form the current data for any boat, enter the hull number of any boat.
  • Blank Measurement Form: A printable form for use at Nationals or pre- measurement sites.
  • Blank Sail Measurement Form: A printable form for sail measurement.  How Can Interlakers Use This?First of all, you should have Excel on your computer or be able to access an Excel file (file extension .xlw)
  • Measurement Certificate:  You can view and print the current measurement data for any boat by clicking on the “Measurement Form” tab and then filling in the boat number. The file will retrieve the current data and display it. You can then print the form for yours (or anyone’s) boat.



Snowball 2013

Bill Sanderson won this event.

Fall Blowout ’13

Waiting for pictures and report from this event.  Here are the results

Place Skipper     Boat        R1        R2       R3     Total
1 Jim Ward 1425 1 1 1 3
2 Bryan Bradley 1376 3 3 2 8
3 Mackays 473 2 2 6 10
4 Rob Fox 558 4 5 4 13
5 Tom Marriott 909 5 4 5 14
6 Bob Bradley 1332 6 6 3 15


Poltergeist 2013

Fleet #28 hosted its annual Poltergeist Regatta on October 5 and 6, 2013.  The regatta was attended by eleven Interlakes from five clubs (Hoover, Sandusky, Mohican, Leather Lips and ISC).

As the participants arrived at the Indianapolis Sailing Club a light rain was in the air, but this did not lessen the enthusiasm of the upcoming races.  The racers enjoyed the lunch prepared for them by Fleet #28 as they socialized with friends.  It was good to meet new friends like Logan Floyd and Dennis Osborn, along with seeing “old” friends like Tim Cullenen.  Bruce Tran made the trip over to sail with Tom Humphrey and Team Boucher was also back again this year.

The rain continued for a couple hours, delaying the start one hour.  With the wind filling in around 6 MPH and the temperature in the upper 60’s, PRO Paul White setup a two lap windward-leeward course.  As the day continued, the wind increased nicely to around 10-12 MPH.  indy_1

As usual the group from Hoover traveled to Indy as a group.  This continued on the race course with them dominating the top four spots on the race course.  The leader of the group this year was Steve Aspery, with long time crew Jamie Jones and new crew Logan Floyd, winning two of the three races on Saturday and both races on Sunday.  Scott Savage, with crew Jeff Jones won the first race on Saturday and finished second overall for the regatta.  Team R and Team Three Rivers were only separated by one point after racing on Saturday.  Team R sailed just a little bit faster on Sunday to hold onto third place, with Team Three Rivers finishing fourth. Tom Humphrey and Bruce Tran sailed well with consistent finishes to round out the top five.

Saturday night, after a warm shower, the competitors enjoyed appetizers, our traditional State Fair Pork Chop dinner and desert.  Our ISCA Class President, Steve Aspery, then presented those in attendance with a class update.

Sunday morning brought more rain with 6-12 MPH breezes.  The early morning breeze was from the east.  However, as we prepared to start the second race of the day, the wind rotated 180 degrees.  PRO Paul White rotated the course and the rain picked up in intensity.  The competitors were asked if they wanted to go in.  They did not.  We were enjoying the close, completive racing.

As the boats were being put away, hot chili was being prepared for lunch.  Following lunch, trophies were presented to the top five finishers, Steve Aspery, Scott Savage, Jeff Clark, Mike McClinchie and Tom Humphrey.

All who attended went away satisfied having sailed five races and having plenty of good food.  We missed all those who could not make it this year and a hope to see all of you next year.  For more details of the racing, check out these tracks provided by Tom Humphrey’s GPS trackers:

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Here are the results

1 1402 Steve Aspery
Jamie Jones & Logan Floyd
24 HOOVER 2 1 1 1 1 6
2 1340 Scott Savage & Jeff Jones 24 HOOVER 1 3 2 2 5 13
3 1370 Jeff Clark & Tim Cullenen 24 HOOVER 3 4 3 3 2 15
4 1424 Mike McClinchie & Bill Smith 24 HOOVER 5 2 4 4 3 18
5 1417 Tom Humphrey & Bruce Tran 1 SANDUSKY 4 6 8 5 4 27
6 1374 Don & Tim Wilson & Matt Stall 28 INDY 7 5 6 7 7 32
7 1433 Bill Sanderson & Dennis Osborn 5 MOHICAN 6 8 7 8 6 35
8 1178 Mark & Jim Boucher 23 LEATHER LIPS 9 7 5 9 9 39
9 1360 Thane Morgan, Terry M., Katie B.,  & Joe N. 28 INDY 11 10 10 6 8 45
10 1313 Hans Haupt & Jo Delano 28 INDY 8 9 DNC DNC DNC 53
11 1307 John Nagle & Ros Lim 28 INDY 10 11 9 DNC DNC 54
DNC Did Not Compete * * 12 12 12


2013 Poltergeist Regatta

By Don Wilson

Clark Lake 2013

Anyone have a report for Clark Lake?  Here are the results

Rank Sail No Helm/Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 1332 Bob Bradley/Betsy Bradley 1 3 1 1 2 1 9
2 1286 Bob Sagan/Jack Coleman 2 1 2 3 3 2 13
3 909 Tom Marriott/Tim Marriott 3 2 3 2 1 3 14
4 888 Larry Lowry/Julie Lowry 4 5 4 4 5 5 27

Haphazard 2013

Mohican still need a report.  How about pictures?

In the meantime here are the results


Sail No. Skipper Crew Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1402 Steve Aspery Jamie Jones 3 2 1 1 7
1425 Jim Ward Jayme Ward 2 3 3 3 11
1299 Marion Zaugg Ben Stock Barb Joudrey 1 1 2 8 12
1178 Mark Boucher Jim Boucher 5 5 7 2 19
1433 Bill Sanderson Dennis Osborn 4 7 4 4 19
1316 Stewart Fitzgibbon Dan Reiber 7 4 6 5 22
766 Tim Parker Will Parker 6 6 9 6 27
902 Tom Wills Pete Wills 8 9 5 7 29
799 Ben Terrien Liz Terrien Molly Magee 9 8 8 9 34

Hot to Trot 2013

2013 Hot to Trot – Portage Yacht Club



2013 Hot-to-Trot, August 24





Sail No.






Steve Aspery Jeff Tyndall HSC






Bob Bradley Betsy Bradley JRSC






Bob Sagan Jack Coleman GTYC






Greg Harrison Elona Van Gent PYC






Bill O’Donnel Brian Hawkins PYC






Tyler Cathey Kerry Pebbles PYC






Tom Marriott Tim Marriott JRSC






Clark Chapin Mitch Kimball PYC






Ken Hopkins Rebecca Hopkins PYC






Carl Grolle Car Grolle, Jr. PYC






Bryan Bradley Jim Bradley JRSC






Brook Smith Colleen Hughes PYC






Mike McClinchie Bill Smith HSC






Lawrence Davies Gerry Neumeier PYC






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Great White 2013

The GTYC held its annual “Great Whites” on West Grand Traverse Bay in pond like conditions.  The fleet assembled from Ann Arbor to Columbus and even as far as Nashville to watch and wait on Saturday as the usually dependable sea breeze struggled to take hold.  The RC lead by Jordan Owens demonstrated fantastic patience and persistence not starting a race until conditions became fair and being ready the moment they were.  This regatta held special significance for me, as this was my daughter’s first regatta (age 10, my only child) so I was excited but also anxious that she have a good time.  Fortunately I had Jason Masseroni with us.  He is a great sailor, a longtime family friend and Marija loves him.  During the hour postponement, Marija put “sunscreen war-paint” on our faces to strike fear into our opponents.  Hey, I’ll take the edge.  This was only my second regatta of the year and my first sure showed my rust so I take all the help I can get.  It must have worked because we clicked big time.GT13_2

R1, 4 legs WL, was light and shifty from the NE, but not a complete dice roll.  We won the right only to have two boats beat us from the left, Tom & Kendall Young (1377) and Max Thompson (a Sears Cup finalist sailing my donated #628) with Maddy Zimmerman.  We saw a lot of these two during the weekend.  We had a great run setting the kite quick and hold it till the last second because I know that Jason can work magic with the pole and challenged Marija to keep up on the spinnaker douse and stuff.  BAZINGA!  We had a great rounding, man does three up make spin work easy.  The rest of the race was loose covering for us as Max & Tom battled for second, third.

R2, 4 leg sausage in similar conditions but add 2 knots to the wind range.  We thought we nailed the perfect start in a puff only to be hailed OCS…RATS!  After doing our penitence, we set it aside (even though we were confused, we were so sure) and got down to business.  It turned out to be one of my better races ever as we got in phase, missed ‘most’ of the holes and finished 2nd just a boat length behind Youngs.  I’ve seen Scott Savage and the late George Fisher do this type of comeback before, it felt good.  (Later, we found out that our boat wasn’t OCS but when we hiked one of our hats was.  Since Marija is 5’1”, Jason 5’6” and I am 5’18” {not a typo}, well you can figure it out).GT13_3

R3 started in 8 knots with pushes to 11-12. The sea breeze was finally winning.  The course was lengthened to .9 miles and when a puff hit we all hiked and charged.  This was coming into our strength and the fleet saw a shake up as most of the heavier teams came alive.  There was something for everyone on this day.

Louis Rodriguez organized the meal, which featured food by Fogarrelli’s, a local foodie favorite.  We all ate too much, we couldn’t help ourselves with this great feast that held its own in the greatest of GTYC eating traditions visitors have come to expect.  Wash it down with free beer, and some more, and moreJ

Sunday saw R4 with shifty winds from the SW at 4-9.  Tom, Max and Bob had their own race as the clear leaders.  Jack Coleman & Ann Taylor (who have sailed this event every year since it started in 1998) raced well and took advantage to grab the bullet while we took second plus had boats between us, Tom and Max.

R5 had the RC changing the course every leg of the 5 WL.  Velocity was variable too.  Everyone past everyone a bunch of times.  This race wasn’t about the first shift, it was about the last.  We had done a good job this regatta of keeping our eyes out of the boat while being both patient and brave.  The far left, 5+ lengths past the layline came in and we came back on the last leg to pass Tom with Max charging in also from the left for third.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Terry & Karen Kilpatrick also supported the event.  They came up early to help with some maintenance on our TACS fleet of Interlakes.  Of course Terry also spent time assisting other Interlakers.  It is great to have a builder who truly loves the people as well as the boat.

Marija had a great time and we are looking forward to this being the beginning of a new joy we can share together.  Thank you to Jason, the RC and all my competitors for making this fun.  Special thanks to my wife Mya; it was the best of times.

Bob Sagan




Used Sails

Used Sails-  Lightly used (pun intended) Quantum Main and Jib — at 2011 Nationals, at Hoover for 2nd place and Indian Lake 2nd. asking $1,000 or best offer. Get it while the getting’s good. Fast stuff! Not to be seperate, but sold as suit. Feel free to call Craig Tovell (614)783-4383 and/or email c4tovell@aol.com….