Video Highlights: Inland Championship 2017
Published on August 29th, 2017
Over 200 teams in four scow fleets competed at the 2017 Inland Lake Yachting Association Championships, held August 16-20 on Geneva Lake in Fontana, WI.
It’s an annual tradition dating back before the turn of the century. The community of Inland Lake Yachting Association sailors and spectators come together for the Inland Championship where the A Scow, E Scow, C Scow, and MC Scow fleets contend for the highest titles in inland sailing.
This is no rinky-dink event: This is a clash of legends. Sailors calling the ILYA home hold titles in world championships, the Olympics, the America’s Cup, world-class match racing events, elite College Sailing programs, and Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman awards. Many talented sailors got their start in the sport and continue to excel because of their time sailing Melges Scows on inland lakes.
The race schedule during the five day competition permits sailors to participate in multiple classes thus allowing Vincent Porter to compete in and win both the 16-boat A-Scow (38 feet) and the 61-boat E-Scow (28 feet) fleets. Other division winners were Andy Burdick in the 66-boat C-Scow (20 feet) and Ryan Grosch in the 71-boat MC-Scow (16 feet).