2017 I-LYA Junior Championships

WOW! What a great regatta!

The 62nd Annual I-LYA Junior Sailing Championships, held at Put-in-Bay was again a great success. We hosted 126 sailors, representing 14 Clubs for four great days of racing this year. Each day offered different conditions and the racing was tight. This year’s winners and trophy recipients are:

VanHeeckeren Family Trophy
1st Place Laser Radial
Lars Kristensen
Edgewater Yacht Club

John Bureau Family Trophy
1st Place C420
Ian Reimel & Meghan Dieball
Grosse Ile Yacht Club

I-LYA Yachtsmen’s Fund Trophy
1st Place Thistle
Ethan Taylor, Will Taylor, & Barrett Hall
North Cape Yacht Club

John H. Backus Memorial Trophy
Junior Women’s Singlehanded
Molly Gregory
Vermilion Boat Club

Ray Greene Trophy
Individual Male Sportsmanship
Kristian Trebilcock
Put-in-Bay Yacht Club

Commodore Art O’Hara Memorial Trophy
Individual Female Sportsmanship
Suzannah Schroeder
Buckeye Lake Yacht Club

Commodore Theodore B. Farnsworth Memorial Trophy
Team Shipshape
North Cape Yacht Club

Put-in-Bay Yacht Club Trophy
Team Sportsmanship
Mentor Harbor Yachting Club

Matt & Tracey Davis Family Trophy
“Thank You for Caring”
Tom Thanasiu
Jolly Roger Sailing Club


This event would not be possible without the amazing efforts of an amazing group of volunteers. It was a great team effort! Thank you to our many sponsors who helped support the event this year! Of particular note, we want to thank Preformed Line Products and Quantum Sails Cleveland who supported miniature golf at Perry’s Cave; The Boardwalk again provided mooring for the Thistles; Commodore Arne & Marge Hansen whose generosity made the first “Sunset Cruise” possible – the sailors enjoyed an evening of fun activity on board the Miller Ferry Monday evening; and, the Inter-Lake Yachtsmen’s Fund who once again supported us with very generous grants for coaching and housing along with scholarships awarded to the 1st through 3rd place skippers and crew in each class and the winners of the individual sportsmanship trophies. Without their support, and that of many others, this long-running event would simply not be possible.

Start making plans now for the 63rd Annual I-LYA Junior Championships – July 15-19, 2018!

Steve Harris, 2017 Chairman