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Vote ILCA Rule Changes

Please Vote on ILCA 2022 Rule Changes: 
1 October – 31 October 2022

Starting this Saturday, 1 October, ALL active members in our district are invited to vote on the 2022 ILCA Rule Changes –  one vote per member. 

The voting period is 1 month — SATURDAY, 1 October to MONDAY, 31 October, 2022. To be counted you must vote by 31 October, Central Daylight Time. Results will be announced later in the autumn.

We invite all district members to please take a moment to click the link below and vote via a quick, 2-question online survey. 


Voting can also be accessed through a link on the ILCA website.

If you wish to preview the changes before voting, click to read Proposed 2022 Rule Changes.

Thank you for voting on this year’s rule changes. In this way ILCA can be certain the rules reflect the opinion of members around the world.

Executive Committee Election!

It’s time once again to formally elect the executive committee for ILCA North America. Chairman, Andy Roy and Treasurer, Eric Reitinger are stepping down. Both have served on the committee for over ten years and we need YOU to step up!

In accordance with our bylaws, nominations for positions on the committee will be open for the next 7 days: October 1-7, 2022. An additional seven-day period for campaigning and the posting of position papers will be October 10-16, 2022. District Secretaries will then vote to elect the 2022-2023 ILCA-NA Executive Committee on October 26-28, 2022.

Please email the ILCA-NA Office if you would like to serve on the ILCA-NA Executive Committee. You can review the roles as described in our bylaws (see Section 4.3 and 4.6).

2022 Crab Claw Regatta Results

The 2022 ILCA Crab Claw Regatta drew 44 participants to Severn Sailing Association this past weekend. There were a handful of past winners in attendance, including Lauren Pollak (2008), Kim Couranz (2011, 2017, 2018) and Kelly McMurray (2021) in the ILCA-6 fleet, as well as Jim Knab (2003), Bob Tan (2007), and James Jacob (2021) in the ILCA-7 fleet. 1997 champion Alden Shattuck made a surprise shore-side visit Sunday morning to catch up with old friends!

2022 Crab Claw Saturday
2022 Crab Claw Saturday

On the racing front, the wind gods did not cooperate on Saturday. PRO Steve Podlich and his team did a great job of getting one race completed in what one might describe as a sketchy southerly breeze. Sunday turned out much nicer with the wind again coming in from the south and fluctuating in velocity throughout the day, anywhere from 5-18 knots. Once again, the race committee work was flawless; they were able squeeze in a total of 5 races.

In the 15 boat ILCA-6 fleet, Brooke Bogdan secured the win with a very consistent scorecard (4,2,2,4,3) over 5 races. Coming in second place, just 4 points behind Brooke, was Dorian Haldeman. Matt White (21 points) took home the bronze.

The ILCA-7 fleet had 29 competitors. History repeated itself with a USNA midshipman taking top honors for the 13th time in the 51 year history of this regatta. The winner this year was senior Gavin McJones. He was in complete control, winning all six races by a fairly significant margin. The Crab Claw served as a tune up for Gavin who will be competing in the Carl Van Duyne MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championships later this fall. Coming in second place was Luke Shingledecker (21 points). Fun Fact: this year marked the 21st anniversary of Luke’s first Crab Claw regatta (2002) in which he placed 3rd. Rounding out the top three was David Waiting (29 points).

-Ted Morgan, Photos by Scott Williamson, Robin Richards and Cathee Lee


SailorsSail NumberBoat NameClub/OrgNetTotalR1R2R3R4R5R6
1Gavin McJonesUSA 210539NoneNASS66111111
2Luke ShingledeckerUSA 220399NoneSevern Sailing Association2020332435
3David WaitingUSA 214620SpringbokSevern Sailing Association2929456374
4Henry FilterUSA 206106NoneSSA3434575863
5James JacobUSA 217593NoneSevern Sailing Association363610107252
6Ted MorganUSA 210619SEAFOODSSA45451694628
7Robert RobinsonUSA 177281NoneSevern Sailing Association5252214139410
8Bob TanUSA 211596NoneSevern Sailing Association5353861010811
9Kyle SwensonUSA 190462The Most Royal TurkeySevern Sailing Association5858141387106
10Scott WilliamsonUSA 220401NoneSevern Sailing Association717171935OCS – 307
11Benjamin PedrickUSA 196077NoneSevern Sailing Association767621212131315
12Rob EmmetUSA 209698NoneSevern Sailing Association8383112311151112
13Bruce EmpeyUSA 166870Tangled Up In BlueSevern Sailing Association868618816141614
14Mark HolwegerUSA 213962NoneSevern Sailing Association88882318181199
15William LawsonUSA 220389NoneSSA969664917DNF – 30DNC – 30
16Ken ManganoUSA 196141NoneEYC9999192023121213
17Jim KnabUSA 193965NoneRehoboth Bay Sailing Assoc.102102201214221717
18Steve MadonnaUSA 191454NoneMarsh Creek Sailing Club105105221520181416
19Jonah HattUSA 180810NoneNASS1141149172416OCS – 3018
20Steven CoferUSA 214625NoneSSA1201201721172015DNC – 30
21Carlos LinaresUSA 192031SambaSevern Sailing Association128128262519211819
22Mark SanfordUSA 212622NoneMarsh Creek Sailing Club136136131122DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30
23Jeffrey MooreUSA 191967CobiaSSA/SMSA136136151615DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30
24Jacy HaffUSA 181800NoneSevern Sailing Association152152DNF – 30222119DNC – 30DNC – 30
25Edward JohnUSA 200405NoneSSA15715725242523DNF – 30DNC – 30
26Joshua RaymondUSA 80347NoneSevern Sailing Association16216212DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30
27Bryan ReichUSA 198035NoneSevern Sailing Association17417424DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30
28Dave PettyUSA 173641NoneSevern Sailing Association180180DNF – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30
29Han HerderscheeNED 180319NoneSevern Sailing Association180180DNF – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30DNC – 30


SailorsSail NumberBoat NameClub/OrgNetTotalR1R2R3R4R5R6
1Brooke BogdanUSA 215441NoneSevern Sailing Association151542243
2Dorian HaldemanUSA 203955Mrs CobiaSevern Sailing Association191914356
3Matt WhiteUSA 220397NoneSSA212125167
4Deniz CirivelloUSA 220376NoneSevern Sailing Association232357425
5Christopher DraperUSA 212615NoneSevern Sailing Association2929DNC – 163811
6Kelly McMurrayUSA 212125NoneOCYC2929661034
7Pam CorwinUSA 189799NoneSevern Sailing Association343438788
8Natalie BurlsUSA 206135NoneSevern Sailing Association353599692
9Lauren PollakUSA 217185NoneSevern Sailing Association4444811979
10Kim CouranzUSA 194577NoneSevern Sailing Association5454DNF – 1615DNC – 16DNC – 16
11Christine PottsUSA 216592PonySSA5757DNF – 1610111010
12MK FowlerUSA 215722Little BlueSSA6666101212DNC – 16DNC – 16
13Koralina McKennaUSA 196065Femme FataleSevern Sailing Association71717DNC – 16DNC – 16DNC – 16DNC – 16
14Christopher J YoungUSA 200585NoneSSA8080DNC – 16DNC – 16DNC – 16DNC – 16DNC – 16
15Katherine MartinUSA 182928NoneSevern Sailing Association8080DNF – 16DNC – 16DNC – 16DNC – 16DNC – 16

PRSA Spring Regatta May 28-29

Save the date! With a day that feels like summer, it’s only appropriate to be thinking ahead to Memorial Day weekend. Don’t have plans yet? Good! Join PRSA for our Spring Regatta Sat. May 28 and Sun. May 29.

NOR and registration will be available next week.

All fleets – Lightnings, Flying Scots, Albacores, Buccaneers, I-20s, Lasers, Penguins, and multi-hulls – are welcome!

PRSA 2021-2022 Frostbite Final Cumulative Results

The middle part of the season was cold and on several Sundays there were no races due to ice.   The end of the season was breezy!

59 races in all, so it took 30 races to qualify (half of 59 rounded up) and your best 30 were averaged to calculate your score.

The top three were very tightly packed.  Laura Windecker passed Tom on the last day of racing to win the series.   And Farley tied Tom but won the tie breaker.   Poor Tom doing RC fell from 1st to 3rd.    The top five were rounded out with Brian Joseph in 4th and Jim Klein in 5th.   Congratulations all.

Race 1-59, best 30 averaged

PlSail #SailorAvg.1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859
1167248Laura Windecker2.2311(5)(5)1          31332545(9)(6)(9\DNS)2(9\OCS)       111111(9)45442122     1212
2498Farley Will2.33(6)11(7)111142321(8)          3(5)4  21334     31(5)33334(10\DNS)(10\DNS)     3131
3144151Tom Hutton2.34(5)22(5)(8)52211          333(12\DNS)232(6)534111     522221    11(9\DNS)21    
4209747Brian Joseph3.87(12)3(9)(7)(9)      6(11)(19)74(13\OCS)54(8)6(9)(12\DNF)774(8)(9\DNF)  5274323534      4(10\DNF)(10\DNS)(10\DNS)222322323
5829Jim Klein6.03(11)(12)(12)(9)(12)(9)(12)8(11)3678(22\DNS)(11)          579\DNS2467977(10)7(13)(15\DNS)(15\DNS)(10)77886(10\DNF)(10\DNF)(10\DNS)(10\DNS)3444447\DNS7\DNS6
6168421Jim Graham6.33(10)97(17)4(10)4(10)389(10)68(12)97999(12)       31465665877(15\DNS)          4369\DNS9\DNS    
78603Tyler Phillips6.9     (11)9610(11)(12)(15)(16)565911101178788               610875755310\DNS9\DNS5313    
8177347John Van Voorhis8.19106102673527          1012\DNF12\DNS12\DNS   12     724(15\DNS)(15\DNS)913\DNF13\DNF13\DNF13\DNF13\DNF10\DNF10\DNF10\DNS10\DNS         
9236Kaitlyn Lucey10.9715(17)(19)(18)(16)(16\DNF)14121312131449(22\DNS)               88811\DNS11\DNS1115\DNF15\DNS15\DNS15\DNS11813\DNF913\DNF13\DNF    579\DNS9\DNS9\DNS    
10176978Michael Liss12.07(20\DNS)(18)17161416\DNS1515151414    13\DNS101213\DNS1010         11\DNS11\DNS11\DNS811\DNS     13\DNS13\DNS13\DNS13\DNS13\DNS810\DNS10\DNS10\DNS3         
11206405Steen Byskov1.39#               1411112111111            2311121211         
12194937Len Guenther2#                              13222                        
13162301Michael Renda2#                     1223                                  
14166874Ethan Merril4.46#           29141237232    643                               
15126613Lloyd Leonard5.9#2788316\DNS3745322\DNS375622649    9\DNS69\DNS       45222                   
16216553Nabeel Alsalam6.44#14211364897984710413\DNF565745442                                  
17169503Nick Allen6.7#     524664          12\DNF12\DNS12\DNS4                                  
18194621Marc Carre8#6846112611121358141516864763712\DNF55                                  
19414Carlo Sdralevich8#8143410      1115129             43     915\DNS965          66559\DNS    
201Eva Hogan8#           22\DNS5617               11\DNS11\DNS495           63410\DNS     57\DNS7\DNS4
2136151Chris Bolton8#           1312422\DNF                         463475             
22217190Adrian Burde8.65#164141413      513218      66612\DNF   56     64315\DNS15\DNS7466613\DNF             
23140708Celeste Will9.1#     16\DNS13141416\DNF16\DNS                   75658               9\DNS819\DNS9\DNS7\DNS7\DNS7\DNS5
24194508Kevin Cowley9.2#711101320\DNS      91833788858                                      
25175118Lars Rathjen9.43#513151120\DNS      22\DNS11310                    36643                   
26550Dan Miller10.65#1315131287105810101101815                    8101015\DNS15\DNS                   
272023Dave Metcalf11.38#     3111397111822\RET1113                    15\DNF912515\DNS8513\DNF13\DNF13\DNF13\DNF             
285118YLewis11.4#                                   121111815\DNS                   
29892Jacob Donkersloot12.75#           1220172                                            
30187995Bob Bear13.6#                                   15\DNS15\DNS815\DNS15\DNS                   
31211158Greg Carlson14.36#1719181915          13\DNS13\DNS10111211                                      
32895Jolie Roetter16#           17171614                                            
333839AERORudy Hildado18.44#20\DNF16161520\DNS      161922\DNS22\DNS                                            

“#” = Not Qualified22-Mar-22, 07:16:18
St. Pete Scorer

Frostbite #11 Photos by Carlo Sdralevich

2022 Major North America Events

ILCA-NA has posted a list of major regattas in 2022. Some of which are qualifiers for the World Championships. Here’s what’s coming up in the next few months.

  • 19th Caribbean Midwinters, January 21-23 – Cabarete, Dominican Republic
  • Mexican ILCA National Qualifier, January 28-30 – Neuvo Vallarta, Mexico
  • Florida Masters, February 25-27 – Palm Beach Sailing Club (Palm Beach, FL, USA)
  • California Masters, February 25-27 – Mission Bay Yacht Club (San Diego, CA, USA)
  • Masters Midwinters East, March 1-4 – US Sailing Center – Martin County (Jensen Beach, FL, USA)
  • Midwinters East Championships, March 9-13 (30 GP Points / Qualifier for the 2023 ILCA World Championships) – St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Midwinters West Championships, March 24-27 (30 GP Points / Qualifier for the World Sailing 2022 Youth Championships) – California Yacht Club (Marina Del Rey, CA, USA)

And the complete list at:

2021 FBYC ILCA Series Results

The results for the 2021 FBYC ILCA series have been posted. The season-long series consists of 5 days of racing with Spring, Summer 1 & 2, Fall and Frostbite Regattas. With one day (Frostbite) canceled due to weather the standard fleet sailed 19 races with 21 boats taking part in a race. 5 boats qualified for the series by sailing at least 50% of the races.

Final standings:

  1. James Jacob
  2. Jon Deutsch
  3. Michael Colbert
  4. Britt Drake
  5. Holly Sears

The complete scores can be found here.

We only had a separate fleet of Radials in one event so no series award for Radials this year.

ILCA Member Vote Request – Proposed Changes to the ILCA Constitution

The ILCA World Council and Advisory Council have approved several updates to the ILCA Constitution. In order to implement these changes, according to clause 17 of the ILCA Constitution, approval by two thirds of the membership replying in response to a ballot is now required.

Overview of changes:

  1. The class name has been updated.
  2. Changes to the makeup of the ILCA World Council
  3. It is proposed that all World Council members must explicitly comply with the ILCA conflict of interest policy.
  4. The proposed wording formalizes that the annual accounts are reviewed annually by an independent party prior to publication.
  5. The wording of the disciplinary provisions of the constitution is proposed to be updated.
  6. It is proposed that the voting period for subsequent amendments to the ILCA Constitution is shortened from 6 months to 3 months.
  7. Other grammatical and minor wording changes have been proposed throughout the document to aid in readability and clarity.

Review the complete details and vote online through the ILCA website here:…/ilca-member-vote…/

Voting remains available for the next six months.Please note that only paid ILCA members may vote. ILCA-NA Membership will be verified when the votes are tabulated.