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Opti Inland Championship

2019 ILYA IOD Championships     

                                       July 28-30, 2019                                    
White Bear Yacht Club
56 Dellwood Ave
Dellwood, MN 55110

Opti sailors and families, come join us at White Bear Yacht Club for the 2019 ILYA IOD Championship regatta! We have lots of fun and great sailing planned for you at a beautiful venue.

On Sunday you may drop off your Optis and family, then park the trailer and come back for an afternoon of swimming in the WBYC pool and fun with friends. Club House Grill and Bar will be open. Sign up for regatta spectator boats available at registration.
 
Yard games will be set up, as well as tours of the nearby Boat Works Commons, a museum of scow sailing on the site of Johnson Boat Works, the birthplace of scow sailing.
 
Due to parking limitations, no trailers may be left in the WBYC parking lot. You will be directed to an offsite lot at a nearby school.
 
If you are bringing a large trailer, please let us know when you expect to arrive so we can help you unload and manage the traffic flow.
Call or text 612-597-4479 to provide accurate arrival times for large trailers.
Sunday, July 28
Mandatory registration and safety check. Each sailor must be present for check in.
 
12pm:  Registration opens
12-6:00pm:  Swimming in WBYC pool; Club House Grill & Bar open for food and drinks
1-4:00pm: Tour of Boat Works Commons museum with Steve Johnson & Fletcher Driscoll (map available at registration)
3:00pm: practice race for Red, White & Blue fleets
6:00pm: Opening Ceremony at the Flag Pole
 
Monday, July 29
** NOTE: due to a golf tournament being played at WBYC Golf Course on Monday, some vehicles will be directed to park at a nearby lot. A shuttle will be running to transport sailors and families on Monday, so plan to arrive early to drop off your sailors. 
 
7:30am:  Breakfast snacks available
9:00am:  RWB Competitors’ Briefing
9:30am:  Green Fleet Competitors’ Briefing
10:15 am: RWB Warning Signal
10:45am:  Green Fleet Warning Signal
Lunch after morning races
Afternoon race start times TBD
6:00-9:00pm: Beach Party at Optimist Beach/West Park. Dinner, DJ and dancing!
 
Tuesday, July 30
7:30 Breakfast snacks available
Race times TBD, no warning signal after 1400 hours
Trophy presentation following racing
 
Online registration at ilya.org

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
 
Fairfield by Marriott St. Paul Northeast
1125 East County Road E.
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110 T
651.797.3008 F 651.797.3209
Rooms reserved until June 28 for $139/night for ILYA Opti. 
Reservation link here. 
 
Best Western Plus White Bear Country Inn Room
4940 State Highway 61
White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110 United States
(800) 780-7234  or (651) 429-5393
block held until June 28th: $119.00 night double:  ILYA Opti
 
OTHER NEARBY HOTELS
 
AmericInn by Wyndham
4675 White Bear Pkwy
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 429-7131
 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1100 East Co Rd E East
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
(651) 484-2400
 
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
3505 Vadnais Center Dr.
St Paul, MN 55110
(651) 483-1625
HOSPITALS/URGENT CARE 
 
The Urgency Room
1159 County Road East
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
(651) 789-6500
HOURS: 8am-10pm
 
St. Johns Hospital
Emergency Room
1575 Beam Ave.
Maplewood MN 55109
(651) 232-7000