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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 National Registration

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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.

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.

 

 

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
614.330.1033
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.

 

 

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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

 

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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Hotline

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

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

Address:
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

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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.

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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.

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2013 Pre-registration Info

Pre registration for Nationals has been extended until July 8th, which is a savings of $50.00.  So register today!

All the information you need can be found here

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Fisher-24 Hospice Cup

What:  24 hour sailboat race.  We love to sail, we love a challenge, and we love to help our community. Every now and then a chance comes along to do all of these in a single event. The Fisher-24 is a unique 24 hour race that will challenge you and your team and raise money for the Kobacker House (Columbus, OH  hospice provider).  Click here for all the information.

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When:  August 31st 12pm – September 1st 12pm

Team Captain Registration:  Check back soon!

Donations:  Check back soon!

Notice of Race:  Check back soon!

Teams entered so far:  Check back soon!  I can tell you it looks like last year’s fantastic momentum is carrying forward into 2013.  This event will be awesome so don’t miss out.

Question(s):  If you want to volunteer, register a team, find a team to sail on, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jeff Jones.  Jeff can either help or get you in touch with the right person.  Jeff Jones, Regatta Chair, at 614.563.2435 or email @ jeffjones680@hotmail.com

 

2013 Interlake Measurement System

New ISCA Measurement System
Electronic Certificates are public, available, and speed 2013 Measurement

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Database link

Clark Chapin, Chief Measurer

The new ISCA Measurement System, implemented this year, promises to pay big dividends in reducing the amount of time that people spend measuring their boats each year for our Nationals.

Background

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.

2012 Process

In 2012, the Executive Committee (now 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 Cattail and Sandusky, and Interlake Stakes Regattas, leaving only three parameters to be measured, all of which require a hoist:

  • Boat Weight
  • Rudder Weight
  • Centerboard Bolt PositionThis process pre-measured about half of the 2012 Nationals entrants.Electronic Measurement CertificatesIn the 1960s, each boat had a physical, written, certificate that each owner was expected to pass on to the next owner. Over time, most of these were lost and the ISCA stopped issuing them.

The rise of electronic spreadsheets, such as Microsoft Excel, and “cloud” data storage has created new opportunities for the ISCA and similar classes. Using the data collected this year to re-establish the documentation for active boats, the ISCA now has a database that contains current and historical data and going forward will streamline the measurement process in 2013 at Sandusky and in future years.

Public Database

The ISCA Measurement database is in Excel 97- 2003 format and is on a public Dropbox site at: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19886759/Measure ment%20Certificates%20Current.xls

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 the 2013 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.

• Boat History
You can review the history of a boat by clicking on the “Measurement Data” tab and then filtering on the boat number.

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Now that the database is established and useable, any boat that attends the Nationals will only need to
measure its weight,

which can be done quickly with the mast either up or down.

The Measurement Committee intends to pre-measure as many boats as possible, especially at Sandusky. This will only apply to boats that were not measured in 2012

For everyone else, the vision is that the current certificate will be printed and only the boat weight will be re- measured. The latest weight data will be entered into the database.

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Specification 14 Vote

vote iconInterlake voting on Specification 14 (optional equipment).  These three documents below can also be found in the April 2013 Intercom.  There are two methods to vote – in person at the Chief’s Regatta on May 4th at Leatherlips Yacht Club or via mail. You cannot e-mail your vote. In either case you must be an active member in good standing with the Interlake Class Sailing Association (ISCA). All voting will be in accordance with the ISCA Constitution Article X (Voting). All ballots must be signed and postmarked by May 20th or in the possession of the ISCA Secretary/Treasurer by May 20th. If you choose to mail your ballot, please mail it to: Ron Gall, 2022 Glencove Dr, Toledo, OH, 43609. If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at ron.gall@yahoo.com or call me at 419-450-6972.

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Chief Measurer Letter

Ballot Specification 14

2013 Membership

It’s that time of year.  Please take the time to renew your annual membership to the ISCA (Interlake Sailing Class Association).

Membership Form

Midwinters 2013

Interlake Midwinters Championship 2013

Where:  Davis Island Yacht Club

When:  March 8-10th

NOR:  Notice of Race

March 8th-10th Interlake Midwinters will be at Davis Island Yacht Club (DIYC) as part of Fireball and Friends.  This event is always a great time.  DIYC has warm southern hospitality, fantastic grounds including a swimming pool and of course world class sailing.  The Interlake Class has been apart of Fireball and Friends for many years and we are fortunate to have been invited again in 2013 by the Fireball Class.  The Sunfish Class is only other class in this event.

What makes this event so fun?  I can literally rattle off hundreds of reasons, but will list just a few; anticipation of sailing in the warm south during our cold winter, the “road trip”, setting up the boat in the warm weather, the first shake down sail on practice day (Thursday), hanging out on the rocking chairs on the second floor deck at DIYC, Sonny’s Bar B-Q get together, and of course great racing.

So please consider having a great time and join me and other Interlakers at this event.  If you are thinking about going but can’t make up your mind call me.  If you know your going please drop me a call or email so I can give DIYC a tentative count.  I am trying to reserve a block of hotel rooms and will post more information on our website.  Let’s try and support this great event.!

If you have questions please contact Mike McClinchie @ mike1424@me.com or call @ 614.330.1033

 

 

 

24hr Kobacker – Fisher Endurance Race

What:  24 hour sailboat race.  We love to sail, we love a challenge, and we love to help our the community. Every now and then a chance comes along to do all of these in a single event. The 24 Hours of Hoover is a unique 24 hour race that will challenge you and your team and raise money for the Kobacker House, our local hospice provider.  Click here for all the information.

When:  September 1st 12pm – September 2nd 12pm

Team Captain Registration:  click here

Donations:  click here

Notice of Race:  NOR

Teams entered so far:  Mike McClinchie, Steve Aspery, Scott Savage, Rick Savage, Jeff Clark.  We are expecting more teams to register, but don’t delay and possibly miss out on this great event.

Question(s):  If you want to volunteer, register a team, find a team to sail on, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jeff Jones.  Jeff can either help or get you in touch with the right person.  Jeff Jones, Regatta Chair, at 614.563.2435 or email @ jeffjones680@hotmail.com

2012 Nationals – Registration

2012 Interlake Nationals at North Cape Yacht Club

July 18- July 21

Act now.  Must have registration postmarked by July 1st to avoid late fee ($50.00)

http://interlakesailing.org/racing/nationals/

 

Sandusky Regatta 2012 & “Norm” Replica Dedication

Sandusky Sailing Club  has been working tirelessly to ensure that this years SSC One Design Regatta on June 9-10 is a huge success.  Here are some additional items that have been secured for the event.

 

* Two separate race courses (Thistles and Interlakes) and Race Committee boats – which will ensure efficient racing, and no waiting for other classes to finish between races
* SSC spent $250,000 last year on our new boat park area/harbor wall – we have three hoists and a ramp to quickly launch boats
* Saturday will feature a BBQ dinner with all of the trimmings + dessert and our world famous bar will be open
* Each team that registers will receive one free dinner ticket (please pre-register if possible to help us with food numbers)
* Early bird discounted on-line registration until June 7th at sanduskysailingclub.org – Registration will also be available on Saturday morning
The replica of Interlake #1 which has been in the works for many years will be launched on Saturday night!  The boat will also be on display.  “Norm” as she is appropriately named after PC Norm Winkle has been a labor of love by many, and the group is looking forward to launching her on Saturday night followed by a short presentation.  This is a must see!  

During the launching of the replica of Interlake #1 on Saturday night – Premier Rigging will sponsor a keg (free beer)
* Pre-nationals boat measuring & weighing will take place at the event
* Top three places will receive beautiful Interlake half hull replicas on mahogany plaques.  We can’t thank those who made these trophies possible enough.  They look incredible.
* Trophies will also be awarded to crews
* Camping is available at the club

Please join us for our regatta on June 9-10.  We look forward to seeing you!

Jim Ward

PS:  Here is the Notice of Race

US Sailing Clinic – Portage YC

We are excited to announce that on June 16, two US Sailing Racing Clinics will be hosted by Portage Yacht Club: one for Interlake and Flying Scot sailors led by Frank Ustach and a second clinic for Laser sailors led by Matthew Clark. Frank and Matt are both US Sailing Level 2 certified instructors. The two clinics will run concurrently, are intended for sailors with intermediate to advanced level experience, and include both on- and off-water activities. The clinics are open to all sailors–not just PYC members.

Registration: https://secure.ussailing.org/ussis/register/index.asp?eventid=590176
Deadline: May 26
Cost: $70 for US Sailing Members; $110 for non-US Sailing Members
Details:
Laser sailors will register as individual sailors. Interlake and Flying Scot sailors may register as teams of 2 or 3 or as individuals (individuals will be teamed up for on-water exercises).
As you register, you will have an opportunity to suggest topics or skills you would like to focus on in the clinic. Frank and Matt will take these into consideration as they develop a customized curriculum for the day.
Off-lake sailors may bring their own boat or inquire about borrowing one from a club member (contact Elona Van Gent at eevege@gmail.com to make that request).
More info at US Sailing website: http://championships.ussailing.org/Clinics.htm

http://www.ms-pyc.com/events/Flyer%20-%20US%20Sailing%20Clinic%2006.16.12.pdf

Any questions, please let me know–Elona Van Gent, eevege@gmail.com. And many thanks!

President’s Letter April 2012

Since spring is here and many are either sailing or beginning to think about sailing, I thought I would take a moment to remind everyone about safety. Before setting sail please take the time to ensure you have the following safety gear: life vests for all passengers, throwable life preserver, bail bucket(s), anchor, and the appropriate clothing. Remember you need to dress for the water temperature not just the air temperature! I also recommend you take some extra time to inspect your hardware on your boat. Pay close attention to the shrouds and look for fraying. Replace worn ring dings and tighten any loose screws. Before hitting the road also give some attention to your trailer. Do the lights work, what is the condition of the wheels, tires and hubs?

Our showcase event, Interlake Nationals, is at North Cape Yacht Club (NCYC) as many of you already know. I can tell you the folks at NCYC are hard at work, to host a great event. I am truly pumped for this event. Please make plans to participate, you won’t regret it. Our Nationals is July 18th through July 21st. At www.interlakesailing.org/racing/nationals/ you will find a plethora of information. The notice of race (NOR), registration form, merchandise form, housing information is already posted at this site. Get your registration in early. Registrations are due by July 1st (you can register after July 1st but a $50.00 late fee will apply). Please check the web address for the latest and greatest for our 2012 Interlake Nationals at North Cape Yacht Club.

Lastly I wanted to discuss boat measurement as it pertains to our National Regatta. The Interlake Executive Board in conjunction with the Interlake Boat Measurement Committee approved a mandate to create a detailed measurement database record for every boat. Therefore for 2012 the ISCA is requiring all boats to get recertified. National pre-measurement (boats only) will be at the Cattail on June 2nd (Jolly Roger SC), Sandusky One Design on June 10th (Sandusky SC) and the George Fisher Memorial on June 17th (Hoover SC). Finally on Wednesday July 18th from 9am to 6pm, both boat and sail measurement will be available at North Cape YC. We want to make measurement as convenient as possible for everyone and hope these additional measurement opportunities help out.

North Cape YC – Nationals Update

North Cape Yacht Club is busy making plans for the ISCA Nationals.  Check out the new logo NCYC designed.  NCYC is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year!  The club has gone the extra mile in the awards or trophy department.

The below link is the official information page for all things North Cape YC – Interlake Nationals..

http://interlakesailing.org/racing/nationals/

2012 Boat Grant

2012 boat grant application has been posted.  Please check out and encourage sailors to apply.

http://interlakesailing.org/resources/boat-grant/

Join NEW Interlake Group

Facebook is archiving our old Interlake group.  We created a new group on Facebook.  Click here to join the new group and check back often on Facebook as we try to communicate more on Facebook and our existing Twitter feed.

Cherry Blossom Regatta


Update

  • Click here for NOR (Notice of Race)
  • If you intend to sail please send an email to comments@discsailing.org .
  • 4/20 7pm dinner at Tex-Mex restaurant
  • 4/21 10am entry form due
  • 4/21 10am skippers meeting
  • 4/21 11am racing to start
  • 4/21 post race party at marina
  • 4/22 9am racing to start

Update 2/17/12

Three more features of the upcoming Cherry Blossom Regatta/Interlake Midwinters to share with you….
First, for those who will be in town Friday evening (4/20/2012), we will get together for dinner and to reunite with friends we haven’t seen all winter.  Please join us at 7:00 pm at Austin Grill located at 801 King Street in the Old Town section of Alexandria.  Dinner and drinks is on your own nickel, but this will be a good opportunity for some of us to get together before the regatta.  Austin Grill has a nice selection of inexpensive Tex-Mex cuisine, a kids menu, a gluten-free menu, and tasty cocktails.  If you plan to attend, please let Martin Howell know so we can give the restaurant a rough idea of how many people to expect.
Second, be on the look at for email from Ron Gall, ISCA Secretary, for a special opportunity at this regatta.
Third, we have reserved a block of 20 rooms at the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria.
The rooms are reserved under the group “Interlake”.  The rate is $139/ night before tax and there is a $20/person charge starting with the third person.  These rooms will be held until March 20th, so act soon.  Many hotels in the area are already booked solid.  This hotel is less two miles from the marina.  You can book these rooms starting on Feb. 24th.  You can book a room via the phone or an online link that I will post back on this page on the 24th.  Check in time is 3pm.   The rooms are reserved from 4/19 – 4/22, but individuals can change the dates as needed.

Update 1/17/2012

Well, ISCA President Mike McClinchie called us this winter and asked if Fleet 39 would be interested in hosting an early-spring regatta……and we couldn’t say ‘NO.’  So we’d like to invite all of you to participate in the 2012 Cherry Blossom Regatta hosted by Daingerfield Island Sailing Club and Interlake Fleet #39 in Alexandria, Virginia.  The regatta will be held April 21-22, 2012 out of Washington Sailing Marina and is a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  Racing on the Potomac River will include Interlake racing on Saturday and Sunday, and keelboat racing on Saturday only.  We will offer you something a little different than what you are accustomed to by using race courses set around fixed government navigation marks.  You’ll also get to test your abilities of dealing with tide and river current (not to worry…the locals haven’t figured it out yet either).  After the racing on Saturday, a post-race party will take place at the marina.  On Sunday we’ll get an early start so we can get a few races in, and get done early for those travelling back home.  This is a great way to get you and your boat tuned up for the 2012 Interlake sailing season!  And best of all, there is no entry fee so all you have to do is show up, sail and enjoy yourself.

Besides the sailing there is plenty to do off the water.  Leave early to come to the regatta or stay a few extra days and enjoy the many attractions the Washington, DC metropolitan area has to offer.  2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the city of Tokyo’s gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to the United States as a symbol of friendship.  The centennial festivities offer many family friendly activities throughout late March and most of April.  Many museums and attractions abound in the area, and offer something of interest to everyone.  Below are several links to some of the more popular area attractions.

If you have any questions, need suggestions on things to do besides sailing, or just want to let us know you are planning to attend, please contact Martin Howell at interlake1395@gmail.com or (703) 862-1459.  We’re working on a few other shoreside activities and will let you know more information as those details develop.  We look forward to welcoming you to our quirky little river.

www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

www.si.edu  (museums, National Zoo, etc.)

www.mountvernon.org

www.newseum.org

www.spymuseum.org

www.nationalcathedral.org

www.nps.gov/foth/index.htm  Ford’s Theater

www.nps.gov/grfa/index.htm  Great Falls Park

www.nps.gov/keaq/index.htm  Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

www.nps.gov/mall/index.htm  National Mall

www.nps.gov/rocr/index.htm  Rock Creek Park

www.nps.gov/this/index.htm  Theodore Roosevelt Island

www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm  Washington Monument (temporarily closed)

www.nps.gov/whho/index.htm  The White House

www.arlingtoncemetery.mil  Arlington Cemetery

www.aoc.gov  US Capitol

http://visitalexandriava.com/  Alexandria, VA visitor information

http://washington.org/  Washington, DC visitor information

www.metroforward.com  Washington, DC area Metro system

For those of you using a GPS for driving directions, Washington Sailing Marina is located just off the George Washington Memorial Parkway at “1 Marina Drive, Alexandria, VA  22314.”  Disclaimer: I’ve never tried this myself, but I thought it would be helpful to provide you with the exact address.

Below are a few suggested hotels.  You can use your favorite website or frequent flyer program to find best prices.  We suggest booking ASAP as hotels fill up fast during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

By proximity to marina

  • Best Western Old Colony Inn, (703) 739-2222
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Alexandria Historic District (703) 548-6300
  • Crowne Plaza Old Town (703) 683-6000
  • Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria (703) 836-4700
  • Residence Inn – Old Town (703) 548-5474
  • Hampton Inn Alexandria – Old Town/King Street Metro (703) 299-9900

 

By proximity with consideration towards price

  • Courtyard – Alexandria Tech Center (703) 329-2323
  • Holiday Inn – Eisenhower Avenue (703) 960-3400

Boat Grant Program 2012

Our boat grant program was created to honor George Fisher, who was a great ambassador to the sport of sailing.  We had a very successful 2011 grant program.  Jeff Jones sailed 1320 and Dan Brainard sailed our other grantee boat 1066.  Jeff Jones had an extremely successful 2011 season both at his home club, Hoover Sailing Club (HSC), and on road as part of the ISCA Traveler Series.  Jeff won the HSC overall Interlake Club Championship and most recently finished second at the Poltergeist Regatta.

The deadline for applications for 2012 is March 31, 2012.

Our boat grant program is one of the most exciting things going on in the ISCA!

http://interlakesailing.org/resources/boat-grant/

2011 Fall Blowout

Attention:  Fall Blowout @ North Cape YC has been cancelled for Oct-15 due to extremely high wind forecast.  Please stay tuned for more information.

Cherry Blossom Regatta 2012

When:

The event will be a 2-day regatta from April 21st-22nd which is an official event of the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival.  In 2011 this regatta was a one-day Regatta sailing by PHRF boats and Lightnings.  The Interlakes will be a great addition to this regatta.

This could be a great get away weekend with your family and or racing crew.

What about Midwinters:

ISCA Executive Board is planning to have our next midwinter’s regatta in 2013, and continue on an every other year basis.  Thus this newly created Cherry Blossom Regatta will be a great way to kickoff the ISCA Traveler Series in 2012.  The Cherry Blossom Regatta will be Potomac River SA annual regatta (thus the ISCA will eliminate the PRSA Memorial Day Regatta from the Travel Series schedule).

More information to follow on lodging opportunities with local sailors.

Goat:

Goal to get 20+ boats.

Participation:

Out of Town Skippers Committed to going: Steve Aspery, Scott Savage, Skip Deiball, Ernie Deiball, Kevin Bracy, Alan Freeland, Mike McClinchie and YOU!!!!

Questions:

We will communicate more information in the coming months.  In the meantime please Contact Mike McClinchie at mike1424@me.com or 614.330.1033.   Eventually we will post a local contact person as well.

2011 National Pictures

Check out the pictures from the 2011 Interlake National Regatta.  Check back as more pictures will be added in the coming days!  I would like to thank the photographer, Karen Baltzell, at Buckeye Lake YC for a lot of these great pictures.  Special thanks to Tom Humphrey for creating this great shutterfly account.

Pictures – http://2011interlakes.shutterfly.com/

 

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President’s Letter Nationals 2011 Update

Scott Savage, President Interlake Saling Class Assocation, comments on the upcoming National Regatta for 2011 at Buckeye Lake Yacht Club.

President’s Letter

ISCA Nationals @ Buckeye Lake YC

Make your plans now to sail in the ISCA National Regatta at Buckeye Lake Yacht Club.

Registration form – click here

Notice of Race – click here

Also check out – http://interlakesailing.org/racing/nationals/

 

US SAILING’s Chubb U.S. Junior Championships to feature INTERLAKES

Area K Qualifying Regatta for the Sears(Triple–Interlakes), Bemis(double) & Smythe(singlehanded) Trophies

Grand Traverse Yacht Club and Traverse Area Community Sailing are proud to be the 2011 hosts for the Area K Qualifying Regatta for the Sears (Triple), Bemis(double) and Smythe(singlehanded) Trophies. This years regatta will be sailed in Interlakes for the triplehanded (Sears Trophy), 420’s for the doublehanded (Bemis Trophy) and Laser Radials for the singlehanded (Smythe Trophy).

The first day of the regatta will be an instructional clinic. Competition will begin on July 6 and continue on July 7 & 8.

The date of this regatta will be July 5-8 at the Grand Traverse Yacht Club on West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. Competitors, coaches and families will be able to enjoy the beauty of Northern michigan’s finest venue featuring the bay, the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and Traverse city’s National Cherry Festival.

Check out the Grand Traverse YC website:   www.gtyc.org/sbs.html

For SEARS CUP/INTERLAKE information you can also contact Bob Sagan, bsagan1411@charter.net

 

ISCA – Pending IRS Tax Status Change

The ISCA executive board has been working with the Michigan State University Law Department to structure our class as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  This specific tax status change will require a few changes to our current constitution.

Please find below for your review two documents that will be voted on at our annual meeting at the ISCA National Regatta at Buckeye Lake Yacht Club (BLYC).

  1. Pending Constitution
  2. Pending Conflict of Interest

Sail Acquisition & Sail Window Amendments Passed

At the general membership meeting held on April 30, 2011 at Leatherlips Yacht Club several important governance votes were officially conducted.  Ron Gall, ISCA Treasurer-Secretary, tabulated the votes.  Both the sail acquisition and sail window amendments passed.  To read the new language that takes effect immediately please read the ballots I have listed below.

Sail Acquisition Amendment

Sail Window Amendment

New Website Announcement

The Interlake Sailing Class Association is pleased and proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website.  The address is the same:  www.interlakesailing.org The content is expanded and will continue to expand.  Included are links to new sailing video clips and much more.  The site will continue to involve so keep checking in.

A huge thanks to our new head webslave who designed and built our new site…three cheers for Mike McClinchie!

Also big thanks to Jeff Clark who founded our site and was the slave for countless years.  Jeff continues to support Mike in this vital need.

And special thanks to our builder, Terry Kilpatrick who gave the final push for the updated videos.  There are additional new segments planned including Terry demonstrating the answers to the most common questions and requests that he gets.

If you have suggestions please let myself or Mike know as we continue to move forward.

See ya real soon at CHIEF’S!

 

Bob Sagan, #1411

VP Marketing, ISCA

 

2011 Sail Window Voting Form

Voting can be either by mailed ballot, or in person at the ISCA General Membership Meeting at the 2011 Chiefs Regatta on Saturday, April 30, 7:00 pm at the Leatherlips Yacht Club. The ISCA Constitution requires a two-thirds majority to pass an amendment.

Sail Window Voting Form

If you wish to vote by mail, please send your completed ballot, postmarked by April 15, 2011, to:

Ron Gall, ISCA Secretary 2022 Glencove Dr. Toledo, OH 43609

Originally distributed in the February 2011 Intercom publication.

 

2011 Sail Acquisition Voting Form

Voting can be either by mailed ballot, or in person at the ISCA General Membership Meeting at the 2011 Chiefs Regatta on Saturday, April 30, 7:00 pm at the Leatherlips Yacht Club. The ISCA Constitution requires a two-thirds majority to pass an amendment.

Sailing Acquisition Voting Form

If you wish to vote by mail, please send your completed ballot, postmarked by April 15, 2011, to:

Ron Gall, ISCA Secretary 2022 Glencove Dr. Toledo, OH 43609

Originally distributed in the February 2011 Intercom publication.

Boat Grant Program

Read more about this excited Boat Grant Program.  In addition to the use of a very competitive Interlake for the season, recipients also get an assigned mentor for the season.

Join/Renew ISCA Membership

Need to join or Renew your membership now!  See our Membership page for more details and benefits.

Please indicate on the Membership form when you mail it in if you would like to renew and pay your your membership due online via a secure Paypal site.

Did we mention the first year membership dues are free – so there is no reason not to join!