And so it goes, the seasons change... The leaves are turning and falling, and the vistas are gorgeous... Most of the boats and docks are out... Nice weather for a stroll, as 5/8 of team Brickler took advantage, stopping to say cheese on the way down to the YC to say hi to JP and Al who were pulling boats and prepping for the trip south to Eustis for some MC sailing in the Florida sun. Come on down for Monday night football!
C World Championship Returns to Beulah!
It was a beautiful day in Delavan, bright skies and big breezes! The decision was made to sail four races Saturday and call it an event and a season. Beulah brought it strong as usual and brought the title home once again. Frank Davenport, with Junior Impens crewing, bested the fleet to add the coveted WORLD CHAMPION moniker to his illustrious resume. The 2014 WORLD CHAMPION Christine McNeil, with husband Brad and Charlie Harrison aboard, also made the money, finishing 5h. And so we bid adieu to the 2015 sailing season!
Sail the Nancy -- it's on, this weekend!
It's all over - a valiant effort to get race 4 done but it wasn't to be. Hats off to Joe Schaub and Liz Bernstein - they sailed a great series to take the 2015 Nancy Norris Beulah Challenge title!
George Dorn Memorial MC Regatta
It's the weekend after Labor Day and the MCs have gathered on Beulah for the annual George Dorn Memorial regatta. The Dorns and Wills are again leading the volunteer charge in welcoming all to our pond, and the dialed up a perfect fall weekend, warm and sunny and breezy! Three races in Saturday - the pride of Beulah John Porter won the first two and Richard Lorenz from Powers Lake took the bullet in the third one. Sunday one more race, Dan Fink took the bullet. In the final analysis, John and Dan tied atop the 35-boat fleet with the tie-breaker going to the hometown hero. Bruce Gallagher, Mike Greeson and Al Haeger rounded out the top five, and Vicki Clayton is top lady in 11th - click here for full FINAL RESULTS
New 2015-16 LBYC Officers
Commodore Vicki Bohl Vice Commodore Al Haeger
Rear Commodore Steve Barth Past Commodore Chris Kubicek
Secretary Bridgette Bonifield Treasurer Hardy Will
Social Chair Molly Barr House and Grounds John Porter
Yachtsman at Large Steve Rotier
2015 Champions Crowned
C fleet - Kent Haeger and Michael Greeson C Wed. Night - Christine McNeil/David Porter
MC fleet - John Porter MC Wed. Night - Keith Beren
X fleet - Patrick Schmidt and Jonah Boykin
X Weekday Series - Ryan Komas/Brian Zettlemoyer
Opti RWB - Jonah Boykin MC Masters - Jay Hiller
Opti Green - Alex Mueller MC Grandmaster - Al Haeger
Boiled Owls - Erin Sullivan MC Senior Master - Hardy Will
Katcha Achievement Award - Annie Haeger MC Old Salt - Bill Hudson
US Sailing Sportsmanship Award - Steph Roble
Berman Service - Candace Porter TEXT
LBSS Student of the Year - Erin Sullivan TEXT
Hail to the chief! Thank you, Chris Kubicek!
Oh captain, my captain!
Cheers to our Commodore, and his Red and White ball.
Per his direction, they came out in force, it was a sea of red and white!
LBSS Campaign 2015 comes to an end
Hard to believe but the kids are all done with sailing school for 2015, heck many of them are back in school...Sunday we had the LBSS Season-ender, the "Awards Day" if you will... We've reconfigured that event so it's not so much Awards Day any more but just haven't gotten around to changing the name on the YC calendar... Dave Berg puts together a wonderful minute-to-win it adventure challenge and the kids have a ball and the parents have some laughs and then we break out the new T-shirts! More pictures to follow in the Mainsheet, once again the Gators beat the Sharks!
Beulah kids top Pram Power again
For the 2nd year in a row, Beulah opti skippers took home junior and senior trophies at North Lake's Pram Power. Alex Mueller, who just entered green fleet classes this summer, took the juniors' 1st place trophy from Izzy Rietz, who won it last year. Izzy was just fine with that, since she won the seniors' 1st place trophy this time...from Beulah's Halle Mikacich!
(pictured are Lena, Halle and Liza Mikacich, Coach Michael Barr, Ashley Mueller, Alex Mueller, and Izzy Rietz)
ILYA OPTI Championships right here on Beulah
A spirited group of 73 RWB and 38 Green fleet Opti sailors, along with the usual band of hangers-on, have descended on Lake Beulah! In reply, the LBYC has assembled the usual army of volunteers to help and host and feed the masses. The Opti champs are here Monday and Tuesday, come on down and join the fun! See how everyone is doing by clicking through: RESULTS
ILYA X Championships on Pewaukee
From ILYA Scowlines - 59 Juniors and 48 Seniors -
What great news for the health of the fleet! Two hundred and fourteen sailors (with one last minute emergency and a withdrawal) marched onto the Pewaukee Yacht Club waterfront carrying homelake burgees. Parents, grandparents and onlookers enjoyed the commentary by AJ Schweda as each member lake was introduced with a brief history including the founding year. Several of our clubs were founded in the late 1800's so 125 years of history is quite a heritage of Inland families sailing together. Commodore Steve Schmidt, Andy Burdick, Dr. Tom Hodgson and PYC Commodore Bob Schieble all welcomed the crowd after an intro by chairpersons Kara Kaiser and Terri Isabell.
Team Beulah bringing it strong, the Killer B's are here in force! Race 1 was a Barr kind of day as John and Sydney won Race 1 Senior and Bridget and Caroline LeRoy took second in the Juniors to some kid from Zenda.
DAY 2 UPDATE - after four more races today it's all about the girl power with Beulah beauties holding down third place on both courses - Brigit and Caroline on the Junior course and Erin and Anneliese on the Senior side! John Barr and Patrick Schmidt also in the Senior money in 5th and 8th. AND the volleyball championship trophy is coming home to Beulah as well.
DAY 3 UPDATE - on the Senior course Erin and Anneliese killed it! They won the day as they were second in the first race and took the bullet in the final race to move up to 2nd overall! John and Sydney also had a really good day to stay in the hunt and ended up 4th overall while Patrick Schmidt finished 9th. Over on the Juniors Brigid and Caroline held steady, two more good races, a very solid 3rd overall - Ryan Komas and Brian Z also in the money in 13th.
ILYA C Invitational - it's over!
You know what they say - it always blows on Beulah! This weekend was no exception as 37 C scows took to the waters to race for the ILYA Invitational title! A lovely weekend was had by all - Saturday storms notwithstanding - and the Beulah hospitality stole the show again with awesome meals across three lunches and two dinners. In the final tally, Team Cookie rode B-317 to victory in the event followed closely by Joe/Randy and Kent/Mike and then the brothers Brickler who won both races Sunday to pull up to 4th overall. FULL RESULTS
Happy Birthday, America!
It's a beautiful day on golden pond as we celebrate Independence Day, welcome home everyone! Kutsch and his crew put on a dazzling display last night, and Candace and Kathryn were here about dawn making bacon, and the pancakes are flying. Moonlight race tonight, it's going to be gorgeous so come on out to sail or cheer on the participants!
LBSS Opti Regatta - 6.22
Racing season is in full swing and the regatta circuit starts today! The LBSS opti regatta is currently in process, check back for updates and results will be posted as soon as possible! RWB GREEN
Masquerade party - it was a BALL
Sue and Ron Klement led a great committee who put on a lovely event Saturday night at the YC! A spirited group gathered and good times were had by all! Here are a few pictures - click to enlarge - with more to come in the Mainsheet! Thanks to the Klements and the committee!
C Scow Nationals - Lake Minnetonka
The 2015 C Scow National Championship was this weekend on Lake Minnetonka and Beulah represented well. We had a strong contingent in the 57-boat fleet, Kent/Mike and John/Pat each won a race and we put 4 boats in the top 10, plus Kate Klement brought home the top female skipper! Click here for RESULTS - more details to follow in the Mainsheet, click on pictures to enlarge.
The girls are alright - welcome to Beulah, Brad!
Christine and Annie and Stephanie started here and now they're all grown up!
First and foremost, CHRISTINE found the real Brad and married him today and good times were had by all!
ANNIE's Luke came down from Canada (not unlike Brad's dad's family) and proved himself worthy as he carried a whole Haeger family's round in one fell swoop!
STEPH's Taylor took the C scow out on wedding afternoon and bested the biggest C fleet in the world!
Yes, friends, seems the boys are all keepers and the girls are alright.
AAAAAANNNND they're off!
Welcome back summer! The fleets all met Friday evening and racing began on Saturday with John and Annie Berg taking the first bullet on the X course after a furious late-race rally to sneak around the B-7! Later all the party people assembled at the club for the opening party Saturday night. The yearbooks are beautiful and all the helpers were in top form running races all weekend, and Beulah paused Sunday evening to honor one of our own, Stephanie Roble, for bringing USSailing's highest honor - the Rolex Yachtswoman of the year - to the LBYC.
Byrnes wins LaBelle Tuneup again!
Just like back in 1982 (ok, not JUST like - last time B-101 in X boats, this time B-117 sWingtoWn on the C scow course, then Tim Schmidt crewed and now it was Karla Keck, more gray and less hair, etc. etc. etc.) Joe Byrnes took the title at the LaBelle Tuneup last weekend! Two bullets and a three! Way to bring it home for the glory of Beulah!
B-99 hits the Regatta Circuit, as per the usual
As faithful readers know, like sands through the hourglass, spring means C Regattas and C Regattas mean the B-99 is off and running! Sure as shootin', this weekend provided ample additional evidence. There were 20 C scows up at Cedar, WI (along with a whole group of MCs as well, note to the Beulah MC fleet for next year!) and it all started with a clinic Friday afternoon with Andy Burdick from Melges getting everyone tuned up. Six short races on Saturday on the C course, and additional races in the rain on Sunday. The 12 and 23 and 217 teams took to the water, with Kent and Mike leading the way with a couple bullets Saturday, Andrew close behind and the 217 having moments of brilliance - in the final analysis after three more cold and wet races Sunday B12 was 2nd and B23 was 8th while B217 took Sunday off for Mother's Day and finished 12th.
2015 season kicking into gear - Mainsheet online!
Carol and all her helpers have been hard at work, and the fruits of their labor are here:
Cedar, IN Icebreaker - Beulah brings it strong
Candace Porter was on the RC and eight B boats were on the starting line as the regatta season continues. The 303 took a bullet in Race 2 and finished 3rd overall, while local hero Joe Byrnes dragged a couple of Labelley Buttons Dave and Quinn Harris around the course in fine style to an overall sixth place just out of the money finish. It was a beautiful weekend, next up Cedar, WI.
Beulah C Fleet Grows with New Boats
Martin Barr out for the inaugural spin, as is the B-22 dream team of Glenn McMurray and Andrea and Kat and friend - all made the trek to Springfield, IL to open the 2015 campaign! New C boats abound as Beulah boasts the largest C fleet in the world. New boats are the key! Marty handed down his boat to son, Michael. McMurray sold his boat to Liam and Will Norris.
Beulah Boys Represent --- but Badgers Bow out
The boys from Beulah - Mike and Brian and Tim and Ben and Andrew - trekked down to Indy to cheer on the Badgers in the NCAA basketball final. Alas, they couldn't bring home the victory but had fun in the trying.
Annie Haeger's Olympic Quest Continues
Annie Haeger sails her way into the first qualification round of the Olympics. Annie and Brianna again qualified for the medal round in Palma, Spain. It's a trend she's maintained for a year - the only American sailor to display this consistency. Annie finished 7th in this internationally strong fleet. There's one last hard year of training before Rio 2016.
It's official - Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
Roble Wins Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
from US Sailing
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (January 14, 2015) – Terry Hutchinson and Stephanie Roble today were named US Sailing’s 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. A total of ten men and seven women had been shortlisted for the 2014 honors based on nominations submitted by members of US Sailing, with these two sailors then selected for the noteworthy distinction by a diverse panel of sailing journalists.
Established in 1961 by US Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards are considered the sport’s ultimate recognition of an individual’s outstanding on-the-water achievements for the calendar year. The winners will be honored on Thursday, February 26, 2015, during a luncheon at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan, when they will be presented with specially-engraved Rolex timepieces.
- See more at: http://www.ussailing.org/yofy_2014_winners/#sthash.kOqMS4Sp.dpuf
Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year – Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) has been named the 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. A first-time shortlisted nominee, she was recognized by the selection panel for her versatility; her accomplishments as a skipper and as a crew; and her competitive successes on a variety of platforms, sailing against both men and women. One panelist remarked that Roble “has made bold and courageous choices in her post-collegiate sailing life,” while another lauded her as “the latest in a generation of women sailors who are working hard to make a name and a living at sailing. She is a trailblazer; she is a tremendous ambassador for the sport.”
A member of the Etchells World Championship winning team, Roble also crewed on the seventh-place finisher at the J/70 North American Championship, and the fifth place-finisher at the Melges 20 North American Championship. As a skipper, she won the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, and placed third at the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship. Based on her 2014 match racing results, she begins the New Year as the top American match racer, with a ranking of number three in the world.
“The nominees for this year were incredibly talented, and I am truly honored to be the 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year,” said Roble. “The past year has been a fun adventure and true test of personal determination as I dove into professional sailing. I love sharing my passion for sailing with others and learning more about the sport each day. I was fortunate to be a member of several teams throughout the year, including my own match race team, which allowed me to reach many personal goals. In the end, it was through the massive support of my teammates who pushed me to become a better sailor and ultimately receive this coveted award. I am thrilled to join this admirable list of American sailors!”
The 25-year-old Roble began her sailing career in dinghies and scows from Lake Beulah Yacht Club in her hometown of East Troy. A successful junior sailor, she twice earned ICSA All-American Honors (2010, 2011) while competing for Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Va.) from which she graduated in 2011. Roble has made the transition to match racing, with a goal of winning the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship, while continuing to compete in the Melges 20, J/70 and Etchells classes.
- See more at: http://www.ussailing.org/yofy_2014_winners/#sthash.kOqMS4Sp.dpufes
LBYC Officers - 2015
Commodore - Chris Kubicek Vice Commodore - Vicki Bohl
Rear Commodore - Al Haeger Past Commodore - Frank Davenport
Secretary - Steve Barth Treasurer - Hardy Will
Yachtsman at Large - John Porter Social Chair - Molly Barr
House and Grounds - Frank Rappold
EVENTS AT THE CLUB
Dec 5th Shower
Dec 10 - Corporate Christmas Party
Jan 2 - Wedding with decorating week before due to Christmas