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2014 Fleet 

I-20 Fleet Captain: Steve Scheck,, 608-848-9652

I-20 Fleet Members:
Boat Number Boat Name Owner
H1 Tippy Canoe & Tyler 2 Kyle and Liz Metzloff
H12 Typhoon Brian Anderson
H111 Phantom John Spargo
H632 Pizzazz Hoofers Sailing Club
H652 Zephyr Steve Scheck & Leigh Leonard
I-20 External Website: NISSA

2010 Fleet News


I-20 ILYA Championship: Stefan Schmidt - 2010

The I-20 Inland Championship at Neenah on Lake Winnebago was held August 6-8th. First day had shifty winds. Local sailor Aaron Lynn sailing with MYCer Keith Rosenbaum took race 1. Boatbuilder John Hayashi sailing with Hoofer alum Anita Bersie-Chabalowski sqeeked out race two with a battle over Winnebago sailors Steven Catlin and Jack Boatman (great sailor name.)
Winds built on day two. Aaron & Keith won the race before lunch. The wind was getting stiff in the afternoon in which Lynn (J-11-Grog) was duking it out with Mendota's Stefan Schmidt and crew Tom Gleeson in H-5 "Tern." Lynn and Rosenbaum took race 4 but Schmidt/Gleeson handled the bigger wind and waves in the last race of the day and took the bullet for race 5.
A great grill your own tenderloin dinner was enjoyed at Whiting Boathouse Saturday evening. Sunday morning saw winds blowing 30+ mph and the regatta was finished with 5 races and no throw out (if 6 had been completed.)
Final results saw J-11 Lynn/Rosenbaum finishing 1st, WA-5 Hayashi/Bersie-Chabalowski 2nd and Schmidt/Gleeson H-5 3rd so it looks like Stefan and Tom may be taking the Bernard Trophy for this year's best showing at the ILYA Championship.

View of the I-20 Championship by Keith Rosenbaum

I-20s in Neenah: (Edited from the I-20 website written by Anita Bersie-Chabalowski
A small but talented group of I-20 sailors in Neenah, Wisconsin on the beautiful north end of Lake Winnebago on Friday August 6th for the 2010 ILYA Championship. With four past ILYA I-20 champs vying for the title in 2010 (Geoff Catlin, Aaron, John Spargo & John Hayashi) and a handful of fresh young faces the competition was shaping up to be tight.
Racing began on the first day after lunch with solid but shifty winds out of the Northeast. PRO Devon Farley and his race committee team have had their hands full with shifty varying wind conditions.
Local Winnebago sailor Aaron Lynn and his crew Mendota sailor Keith Rosenbaum showed off their expertise leading the fleet for the majority of the first race. Conditions continued to shift north and varied up and down for the duration of the second race. The lead changed multiple times throughout the race, with many places being decided right at the finish line. John Hayashi and crew Anita Bersie-Chabalowski squeaked out the race 2 win after a tense tacking battle with sailors Steven Catlin & Jack Boatman.
The second day of racing brought a new wind direction and new racing conditions. Medium winds out of the south produced wavy and shifty conditions for the morning race. John Hayashi (WA-5) got out to an early lead, and led at each mark rounding until he was finally ground down in a tacking duel by Aaron Lynn (J-11) on the last upwind leg to take the win. After lunch the fleet headed out for more racing as the winds shifted to the southwest and grew. Choppy conditions and puffy racing made for some exciting racing on Lake Winnebago. More than one boat in the fleet took a little swim during the third race, but with plenty of support boats from the Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club everyone was taken care of.
Aaron Lynn (J-11) earned his third race win of the regatta after some close mark roundings with Mendota sailor Stefan Schmidt (H-5). Winds looked to be building for the third race of the day, but the weary sailors pressed on. Those who were able to work through the waves made out the best in the final race. This time it was Stefan Schmidt (H-5) who beat out Aaron Lynn (J-11) for the last bullet of the day. Aaron and Keith led for most of the race, prior to a brilliant pass downwind pass by Schmidt.
The racers headed in for a filling steak dinner at the Whiting Boathouse on Saturday evening, with one race remaining in the series for the final day of racing on Sunday to determine the regatta outcome.
The sailors awoke Sunday morning to the tail end of big storms passing across the State of Wisconsin. The wind was blowing hard 30+ MPH from the Southeast as the storm cells moved out of the area. Southeast is the long direction of the lake in Neenah causing large waves. Closer to the 10:00 am scheduled start the wind clocked around to the southwest and dropped to just under 20 MPH, which also allowed for flatter water protected by Kimberly Point. The RC decided to send the fleet out and try for race 6.
Shortly after the first two boats made it out of the river onto the lake, the wind went back up to 25+ and the waves and gusts were determined to be too much so the race committee wisely abandoned. Aaron and Keith sailed upwind and set a chute anyway for a quick ride just for fun. The results from Saturday night turned out to be the final standings due to the wind conditions on Sunday and no 6th race to drop. Aaron Lynn and crew Keith Rosenbaum won their 2nd Inland20 ILYA Championship beating out John Hayashi and crew Anita Bersie-Chabalowski by just one point. Stefan Schmidt and crew Tom Gleason rounded out the top three just three points behind 2nd place. The 4th place boat was Mendota Club member John Spargo (H-111) a mere 2 points behind Schmidt.
The Inland 20 class would like to thank our regatta hosts the Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club for their excellent event and PRO Devon Farley for setting some great courses on Lake Winnebago.

I-20 action: Steve Scheck - July 2010

Wednesday nights seem to be “dodge the storms night” this year, but we finally got to race on June 23rd. Making his first appearance in an I-20 race was Brian and Christine Anderson’s son, Oscar. Brian and Oscar sailed on out in a light, but building breeze. It ended up being a pretty long trip with the wind direction, but it was great watching them sail the entire course and enjoy a long spinnaker run back. Lots more to do for both skipper and crew compared to the A scow!

Next up for team Typhoon was a really windy July 4th race. Brian and Oscar recruited another crew member for this one, and I heard it was one heck of a spinnaker ride. The grin on Oscar’s (and Brian’s) face was pretty big! The 7/7 Wednesday night race was the first for the “we just got back into the country” Metzloff family. Seems Kyle, Liz, Tyler, and Cayley really enjoy summer, as they spent our winter down in New Zealand. Welcome back!

In between these Wednesdays, the I-20 class held our ILYA Invite the weekend of June 26 and 27. Eleven I-20s sailed the regatta, hosted by Cedar Lake, IN.
It was a hot time, with temperatures in the upper 80’s, fairly high dew point, and 100% sunshine. Fortunately, there was wind. We did a set of back-to-backs Saturday morning with wind generally SW around 5-8 mph. There was the occasional large puff from nowhere, and of course some big holes. For the afternoon, the wind was a little more to the right, and up a few more mph. Another set of back-to-backs, and the fleet retreated to the shade at the club.

In the first race, Stefan Schmidt and Tom Gleeson on H5 Tern grabbed the lead at the first mark and held off a persistent John Spargo and Mike Hamer sailing H111 Phantom. Steve Scheck and Leigh Leonard on H652 Zephyr figured the small (800 acre) lake out and took the bullet in the next two races. Steven Catlin from Neenah won race 4, taking the lead about 75 yards from the finish. With one more race to go, only one point separated 2nd through 5th. Another great dinner cookout was held at the club, with a lot of club members joining us.

Sunday morning brought a storm bearing down on the lake, so we called it a regatta. We got all the boats packed up just in time, as the storm hit a few minutes after the scheduled warning signal.
Our hosts at Cedar were awesome! Many competitors were provided housing, the meals were a great bargain, and many volunteers chipped in to make everything happen.
Thanks to regatta chair Pat Kardos, who also did RC duty assisting PRO Mike Sherin (thanks Mike!), and all the members of CLYC.
If you’ve never been to Cedar, you’re missing a great time.










H 652

Steve Scheck







U 11

Steven Catlin







H 111

John Spargo








2009 News

MYC - Well represented at the ILYA '09 Championships! - August 2009

We may not have seen a whole lot of Inland 20s on the line this summer but they have represented us well at the ILYA championships in Green Lake. Congratulations to Steve Scheck and Leigh Leonard, for winning their second ILYA championships.
Steve and Leigh sailed a great six race series and fended off Aaron Lynn and his MYC crew, sailor Keith Rousenbaum, by beating them in the last and final race to win the regatta.

Stefan Schmidt raced his H5 yacht, Tern, very consistently over the three days but didn't have the bullets to pressure the leaders but still finished in a very strong third place. If you want to see more about the regatta, and watch interviews from the ILYA champs and see other sailors interviewed check out Sailgroove!


Mendota Sailors Fare Well at the I20 Invite - June 2009

The wind direction on day one would only allow for half mile courses and as a result, many laps were necessary this weekend.
The first two races were sailed back to back in shifty and gusty winds, each requiring five laps before you could be finished. After ten spinnaker sets and takedowns, the I-20 fleet was ready for lunch.
Aaron Lynn and Steven Catlin traded first and second in the first two races with John Spargo not far behind. The afternoon brought more breeze and more great racing.
The first race was an endurance race as the I-20s counted six laps before the winning gun went off. The big breeze and short courses made for quick rides downwind.

The fourth and final race of the day was four laps with Aaron Lynn winning both afternoon races

Oshkosh sailor Aaron Lynn and his crew, Mendota sailor Keith Rousenbaum, stayed atop the leader board with past ILYA champ Stefan Schmidt from Mendota was second.
Place  Sail  Skipper  Total 
 1  J-11  Aaron Lynn  9
 2  H-5  Stefan Schmidt  19
 3  H-111  John Spargo  22
 4  FD-4  Jack Boatman  25
 5  FD-314     George Winter 25 
 6  U-1  Steven Catlin  28
 7  FD-499  Eric Hall  29
 8  FD-1  Tim Baccus  39
 9  WA-5  Justin Bolles  41
 10  NC-66  Peter Stambaugh     53
 11  FD-42  Greg Leifer  56

2006 News

MYC Helps Make I20 Regatta Great Success - September 2006

There was great wind for the 2006 I20 Nationals hosted by the Mendota Yacht Club. Ray Riddle and his almost all MC Race Committee did a great job overcoming some trying wind conditions and boat failures. Mimi, Wendi, Brian, Jay, Tim and about twenty others volunteered and made this the best I 20 regatta ever. Thirty-two boats competed in the three day event, with Emily Green and Myles Clark from Mendota losing the tie-breaker to Aaron Lynn and Keith Rosenbaum sailing out of the Oshkosh yacht club on J 11. Kyleand Liz Metzloff were third and Steve Scheck and Leigh Leonard were fourth. Thank you to the Mendota Yacht Club for a job well done! For more regatta reports see NISSA.

Green & Clark Take I20 ILYA Championship - August 2006

The I-20s completed their 2006 ILYA Championships today. Emily Green and Miles Clark held on to the lead with a third place finish today. Stefan Schmidt was the sixth race winner in a light, shifty day on Geneva. Green and Clark amassed 12 points in the 6- race series. Green won the Championship on Green Lake in 2004. Miles was spinnaker man on White Magic who placed third in the A One Design earlier in the week. For more, see the I-20 website.


MYC Sailors Place Well at ILYA Invite - June 2006

Mendota I20 Sailors put on a great show the ILYA Invite on Green Lake. With shifty winds and questionable weather the Inland 20 fleet (13 boats) had some great racing sailing five races in two days. Congratulations to Steve Scheck And Leigh Leonard for winning. Emily Green was second pulling her old crew Dan Zarndorff out of retirement for some extra speed. Grant Frautschi and Carolyn Curry finish third breaking the tie breaker with John Spargo due to their win in race three. This fleet is really on the move.

Photo Credits: Grant Frautschi
May 3, 2006

Our fleet welcomes John Wenning, in the saddle of 'Gunslinger' H644.

One-Design Midwinters Report - April 2006

By John Hayashi
March madness, the time of year that people watch way to much basketball, head south for spring break or pack up their scow to get a jump on the season. In less then one day you can be hanging out on the beach. A number of MYC sailors made the trip down this year. Grant drove down after touring Nashville, Jack Daniel's, and every Flying J gas stop. Carolyn jetted in for seafood dinner the night before it all started, and we iron-manned it in a non stop whirlwind. Though we missed out on some sailing the first couple of days due to big wind, the local flavor more then made up for it. New MYC I-20 sailor John Wenning showed up Friday and with Gus and Karen in tow the MYC contingent now totaled 7. Saturday's racing started out windy and just got even stronger as the day rolled. By the last race John who was crewing for me probably got the ride of his life as we hooked a puff and pointed the bow straight at the leeward mark from the weather mark. With John on the traveler bar hiking and myself driving with the tillers vertical we screamed through the SR Max fleet, the comment at the party that night was, "Did you guys have any idea how fast you were going?" Not a clue but it was fast that was for sure. Sunday the racing was much more friendly as the dolphins visited on the way out to the course. With pristine conditions, sea life and warmer conditions the racing was as tight as ever. The regatta winners were Grant and Carolyn, with Bill Monsma subbing in for Sundays races as crew. Many important things were learned:

*I-20's can sail in the gulf swells.
*Full length gloves allow you to sail the next day.
*First one to the boards wins.
*Sarasota is always a bunch of fun.



Note snow on the ground
6:00 am next morning, temp about 60, wheels are still on the truck, Houston we have palm trees!
First local meal is seafood on the gulf.  What's up with the floral prints?
Too much wind on Friday.
Regatta winners always get the girls.  The night life on St. Armonds Circle.