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LAKE BEULAH YACHT CLUB



C, MC, X, Opti and Laser Sailing on the waters of Lake Beulah, East Troy, Wisconsin Since 1897

ESTABLISHED 1897
PO Box 833
N9220 East Shore Road
East Troy, Wisconsin 53120
(262)642-4468



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Welcome to Our New Members
Andrew Bohl
Christine Porter
Brian Bellew and Jane Kiernan
Les and Diana Birbaum - Steve, Emma, Kendall and Alec
Anne Franzene
Kent Christian Haeger
Charlie Harrison
Scot and Keri Kent
Mike LaFratta - 2013
Tim and Marie LeRoy - Aaron, Annaliese and Caroline
Wendy Maland
Katie McMurray
John and Lucille Meehan
Mark Misch
JP Mull
Shawn and Katie Murphy
Liam Norris
Carol Porter - 2013
Sydney and  Maggie Probst - juniors
Norm and Rose Sass
Neil and Sara Seeger
Preston Ward - junior

 
Welcome new babies - Gabriella Muller
 
 

 

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ILYA Opti No Tears regatta at Beulah 

Today the eastern version of the ILYA No Tears event - designed for our newest and youngest sailors - came to Beulah.  A spirited group of very small people nearly 60-strong hit the water and had a ball, under the careful watching eyes of Candace Porter and her judging crew, and Elaine Rietz and the wonderful crew of volunteers that she had on hand.  
Results:  SR    JR

 John Porter and Pat Welscher Win ILYA C Invite

Cedar Lake, IN hosted a grand event and Beulah Sailors had a GRAND time with two races in three days. Beulah definitely won the party award as we enjoyed the Cedar hospitality. LBYC member Mark Misch entertained the Beulah crowd in all the off hours. B-22 was tenth, B-18 was fifth.

 WYA X regatta on Okauchee

There wasn't much wind but the RC managed to squeeze off two races each on Saturday and Sunday for the WYA X Championship this past weekend.  The Beulah results were a very mixed bag with most sailors having some good and some not-so-good races.  In the final analysis the Bergalicious girls sailed B23 to 6th while John and Gabe brought B-6 home 9th.

  Beulah Fleet does Xtremely well in Oshkosh

 The X regatta circuit continued this week in Oshkosh where it blew pretty darn hard on Windybago and the Killer B's showed up in force. Everyone had moments of greatness and five of the B's ended up in the top 10 overall!  John and Gabe ran the B-6 to 3rd overall to lead the charge, while Ryan Komas and Alex Rietz definitely took the prize for "most excitement packed into a trip to Oshkosh!"  Good times - next up, WYA on Okauchee this weekend.
 

 Steph Roble WINS US Sailing Match Racing Championship

Stephanie Roble’s Epic Match Racing Team will add the Allegra Knapp Mertz Trophy to their extinguished list of accomplishments. Roble defeated Nicole Breault’s team, 2-0, in Sunday’s final series to win the 2014 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by Oakcliff Sailing

The win for Roble marks her first U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship title in five attempts. Roble receives an invitation to the 2014 U.S. Match Racing Championship, which will be sailed October 3-5, 2014 at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Calif. The U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship Committee will be providing travel grants to the team for both events.

 

She also receives an invitation to the 2014 Buddy Melges Challenge at Sail Sheboygan (Wis.) on September 23-28, 2014.


 

Geneva Regattas - all fleets in the books

X FLEET - On Monday and Tuesday, Joe Kutsch, Andrea Sullivan, MC Kiernan and the GLSS hosted the X fleet, while David Porter served as PRO and Candace and Julie were both helping on RC duty.  Two great days and five quality races later and it's in the books.  Those Pewaukee kids are tough, as is the young man sailing I-1, who took the title - Beulah ended up with three in the top 10 as Patrick, Mary and John Barr went 6-7-8, respectively.

OPTI RWB -four races Wednesday and Annie Cate (8) and Brigit (10) both represented well in the 33 boat fleet

OPTI GREEN - they got in SIX races on the short course with Ashley Mueller rockin' a bunch of top 5's to finish just behind Liza Mikacich who had a beautifully consistent series!
420 - X boaters Patrick/Erin, John Barr/Mary and John Berg/Gabe all teamed up and competed in an 8-race series

  RESULTS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

Kutsch and his crew put on a whale of a fireworks show last night (click on pix for larger versions, more to come) and it's a beautiful birthday morning on golden pond!  The pancakes crew is hard at work already, we serve from 8-10 so come on down and feed the kids and see all your friends!  Poor boat race to follow at noon. 

   

X Quad Lakes 2014 comes to Beulah

The 2014 edition of the X boat Quads is on, we have a 32 boat fleet assembled!  Our old friends from Cedar, Nagawicka and Pine - along with new addition J-boats from Oshkosh, will be duking it out on the water and the volleyball court!  Kathy Kiernan and DeeDee Birbaum have it all coming together nicely! 

UPDATE 7/1 @ 12pm - IT'S IN THE BOOKS!  One race this morning in big breeze which was building so the judges called it an event afterwards.  Alex Keck held serve today, sailed a good clean race and an overall magnificent event to win going away.  Nick Rusher on A-13 and Caroline Skotarzak on B-217 swapped spots again, overall he was 2nd and she was 3rd in the final tally.  FINAL RESULTS
UPDATE 7/1 @ 7am
- Storms rolled through in the evening and one boat came loose and was rescued by Randy Schmidt and Peter Keck.  The Haeger water trampoline blew away - check out this video:  VIDEO  We got a few great action shots from the water and from shore, click here: PIX
This morning the sun is out and the breeze is blowing, going to be a great day to wrap up the event! 
UPDATE 6/30 @ 4pm - one more race this afternoon, Alex Keck is in complete control with another bullet, it's a race for second tomorrow.  Currently B-217 holds that, with A-13 in 3rd and some serious Beulah girl power - B-66 and 23 and 7 - following. 
UPDATE 6/30 @ 1pm - two races in this morning, Alex Keck N-181 won the first race while Nick Rusher A-13 won the second one and they're 1-2 overall while local girl Caroline Sko sailed B-217 to a consistent 3-4 and sits third.  


 

X Regatta Tour Begins - Barr and Probst Lead the KillerB's

It's that time of year, X regatta season!  The kids went to TRAP up on Pine Tuesday and Wednesday and there was very, very little wind.  They squeezed off three races on day one while day two was a washout.  The girls of B-66, Brigit Barr and Sydney Probst, led team Beulah with a 6th place finish in the 55-boat fleet!  Way to go, ladies!

 Beulah hosts LBSS Opti Regatta

It's officially on!  Kids and their families came early, it was a no breeze sort of morning so George Kutsch gave some fishing lessons while others hit the volleyball courts! FINALLY we have some breeze and the sailors have hit the water and done some racing and are now pulling for shore!  Results are coming in, click here: GREEN or RWB Also, here are some PIX and here are some MORE PIX

Beulah C Fleet Sails Strong at C Nats - Ben Porter Wins with Peter Keck

 Nagawicka's Peter Keck and Beulah's Ben Porter sailed to the top in the 69-boat fleet. When we looked around, he was always there" said Ben of 3rd place finisher B-7 with Joe Kutsch and Randy Schmidt. B-12 Kent Haeger and Mike Greeson were 5th; B-16 George Kutsch and Jim Kutsch in ninth. John Porter and Pat Welscher were 12th; Will Haeger and Sean Hudson g in 13th, Joe Sko/Anne Muller/Charles Higgins in 16th and Jay Hiller and Robert Klement rounded out the top 20. 

Beulah has Track stars too -- A-Sully and C-Kutsch medal at State

Andrea Sullivan and her 'mates from Catholic Memorial won the State Title in the 4 x 100 Relay, while Charlie Kutsch brought home two medals of his own for the glory of East Troy HS.
 

BREAKING NEWS - B-99 Trailered!  College Nationals Complete!

The B-99 trailer is ready to roll, heading to Delavan for the MIR!  Go get em' Sumo-ians!

In college sailing, William Haeger (Tufts) finished 2nd and George Kutsch (Wisco) 14th in A Division of the CO-ED nationals, while Kate Klement carried the Beulah burgee for WIsco in the Women's division.  Full results can be found here:  College Results

It's summertime and the livin' is easy...

Well, it's not officially summertime yet as the school-age kids were doing homework and studying for finals... 
College kids are out of school and settling in or heading to nationals...  It sure FELT like summer though, and it was awfully nice of the T-storms to hold off until all the sailing was over with!  The first weekend went great, countless volunteers pitching in to pull off a successful first weekend of racing as well as a lovely opening party Saturday night at the club.  Carrie's already got the scoring updated so click on over and check out the early results!


Brian Brickler/Joe Bitter Win LaBelle Tuneup

 
Joe Bitter never looked as good. Look at those abs. He's been working out this winter to be in top shape for his skippers. But it was Brian who steered to a first place finish in the Labelle Tuneup. They were the only Beulah boat present and they did us proud. 

It's officially ON!

The warmup series started this weekend out on Beulah, as spirited groups of Cs and MCs took to the water both Saturday and Sunday, with a crack crew on the flagship making sure everything went off without a hitch.  Next weekend more warmup races as the kids start in as well, and the opening party Saturday night!
While all that excitement was going on, the B-18 took the title up on LaBelle for the 2014 Tuneup - details to come in the MainSheet on Friday.


Cedar, WI Spring Regatta carries on sans Ben, Davenports

A great weekend of sailing up on Cedar Lake, beautiful weather and lots of races.  The Beulah fleet came Porter-strong with three clan boats, plus Kent and Mike.  Andy Burdick came down and put on a clinic Friday afternoon and stuck around Saturday to do some coaching.  Everything sunk in nicely for John Porter (with Christine crewing) and the B-12 as they finished 2nd and 3rd overall. 


Davenports Rule Spring Season - Dave Davenport at Cedar, IN


The only constant is the skipper's last name and the crew, Ben Porter. Mothership took home the Mount Gay title on the water. They had competition on land - perhaps. 

The C scow Regatta Season has Begun!

The C fleet is in Springfield this weekend kicking things off - the 22 and 23 and 303 are all down there representing!  Frank and Ben won the first race and went for a deathroll swim in the second one.  After a deuce in Race 3 they were leading the event at the end of day 1.  No racing on Sunday on account of too much breeze so it ended thusly, with the 303 taking the title, while B-22 finished fourth and B-23 was 7th and B-317 came in 11th in the 19 boat fleet. 
 

Bronze Medal for Annie Kate at Hyeres!


And it's a bronze medal at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider'sTeam Haeger/Provancha (Women's 470)! A hard-fought week against the best teams in the world, and a well-deserved conclusion. Congratulations, Annie and Briana!  Pictured here with proud coach and 470 class legend Dave Ullman.


Annie Haeger is Top American as 2014 Olympic Quest begins


Annie Haeger and Brianna Provancha finished fifth in Palma, Spain. Sailing in the Women's 470, Annie was the top ranking American in a tough wind condition event. Annie and Brianna move to Hyeres, France for the next European event. 

Look at Beulah at the NCAA

 When Shawn Murphy looked over his shoulder at the Final Four, who did he see? Lake Beulah members Mike LaFratta and Tim Lange. It was Beulah Badger Fever in Dallas. Let's hope the trio brings more luck to the homelake waters than the hard court at ATT Stadium. With 77,000 watching, how can Beulah find each other? 


Spring is coming; Summer to follow

Update 4/10/14 Shorelines are open. Ice is moving. Won't be long.
Golden pond is still covered with a thick sheet of ice, it's a great day for iceboating! 
As the sun rises over Beulah we take hope, the weather will warm and the lake will melt.  Spring will arrive and hard upon it will follow summer!  The board has been hard at work and a full slate is planned!  It all begins with Workday, Saturday, May 3rd. 8:00. Frank Rappold will have your duties and donuts waiting.  Sailing starts the weekend of May 17!

Record Number of MCs to Attend Lake Eustis Event

Seven, count them seven, sailors will travel together to find warm weather and SAIL! Here's the list: Steve Rotier, Al Haeger, Chris Kubicek, Dennis Smalley, John Porter, and Beulah tagalongs Zack Clayton and Mike Considine. Good luck, gentlemen. ---And Franzene and Lippert are going to cheerlead

They've started Sailing Again!

Winter comes to Lake Beulah

There's snow on the grass, a couple dustings so far.  There's ice on the pond, the forecast says it's here to stay.  There's hats on the girls, to ward off the chill.  Winter has come to Lake Beulah.


It's the Off-season

All quiet on the Beulah front as the leaves turn and fall and the snowbirds head south.  Carol and co. have put together the last Mainsheet of the year - see it in full color right here:  MAINSHEET  Happy offseason!

2013 Champions Crowned and Awards Presented

The 2013 Season has concluded. Here are our champs:
 
Optimist Fleet - Green - Brian Zettlemoyer                              Red, White and Blue - Bridget Barr
X Fleet - Charlie Kutschenreuter and Annie Cate Schmidt
Laser Fleet - Erin Sullivan
MC Fleet - Michael Greeson
C Fleet - John Porter and Pat Welscher  
US Sailing Sportsmanship Award - Al Haeger
Bill Berman Service Award - Carol Stein
Glen Wegener Sailing School Students of the Year - Caroline Skotarzak and Kendall Birbaum
Katcha National/International Competition Trophy - Annie Kate Haeger
Best Regatta Winner - John Barr and Gabe DiBiase
Boiled Owls - Brooke and Eric Komas    
 


2013-14 LBYC Officers
Installed August 25, 2013

Commodore - Frank Davenport  Vice Commodore - Chris Kubicek
Rear Commodore - Vicki Bohl    Past Commodore - Robert Klement
Secretary - Steve Barth              Treasurer - Dick Dow
Yachtsman at Large - Don Stein    Social Chair - Peggy Krueger
                         House and Grounds - Frank Rappold

 

X Quad Lakes 2014 comes to Beulah

The 2014 edition of the X boat Quads is on, we have a 32 boat fleet assembled!  Our old friends from Cedar, Nagawicka and Pine - along with new addition J-boats from Oshkosh, will be duking it out on the water and the volleyball court!  Kathy Kiernan and DeeDee Birbaum have it all coming together nicely! 

X Quad Lakes 2014 comes to Beulah

The 2014 edition of the X boat Quads is on, we have a 32 boat fleet assembled!  Our old friends from Cedar, Nagawicka and Pine - along with new addition J-boats from Oshkosh, will be duking it out on the water and the volleyball court!  Kathy Kiernan and DeeDee Birbaum have it all coming together nicely! 

Mainsheet -  7.11.14

 EVENTS AT THE CLUB

  • July 21 - No Tears ILYA Opti Regatta
  • July 23 - Wednesday Night Cookout
2014 Regatta season
Optis
July 21 - ILYA No Tears, No Guns, No Protests East
(not a Red, White, Blue event. If you have placed in the top five and consistently show that level of expertise, please plan to attend the ILYA Green event at Cedar) - Contact Candace Porter at candaceporter@wi.rr.comNo Tears East NOR  No Tears East Registration Form
C 
Sept 20-21 Beulah Challenge -  Contact Katie Porter Murphy at katieporter51@hotmail.com
MC
Sept 6-7  George Dorn Regatta - Contact Kathy Will at kathywill1@aol.com and Mitzy Dorn.