The Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) is a premier regional sailing group formed to encourage, develop, promote and foster amateur yacht racing on the inland lakes of the mid-west in the United States. The group conducts yacht races and regattas and works to establish and enforce rules and regulations for the government of races and for the construction, design and rigging of sailing yachts. The Class A Scow is the oldest yacht type sanctioned by the ILYA.

Yacht Clubs

Class Suppliers

Boats, Sails and Gear

For 70 years, Melges Performance Sailboats has delivered superior-built Scows and Sportboats across the country and around the world. Melges has designed, manufactured and provided continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. You are at the top of your game when you sail a Melges A Scow®.


Using the best technology currently used in the America’s Cup through North Sails Worldwide, our A Scow mains are the perfect blend of local Scow sailing design, and leading edge sailmaking technology.

North Sails’ exclusive 3DL® technology helps to maintain the fast shape from the drawing board, to production, to the water. This design very closely replicates the shape of the paneled mainsails yet offers huge weight savings, more strength, and incredible smoothness of a 3DL® sail.


Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality sailboat hardware and accessories. Our gear has dominated such events as the America’s Cup and Olympics. Our blocks, travelers, furling systems and winches can be found aboard everything from the smallest dinghies to the largest megayachts and cruisers.

Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in the USA and Italy. Its network includes offices in 48 countries, with group offices located in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Rhode Island, California, and Florida).


Photographers and Videographers

Penalty Box Productions is an independent film and video production company specializing in sailing event and action water sports productions. We also house a vast media library of specialty stock footage for purchase. Do you need some sailing video for your next production? We’ve got it.


My passion is capturing moments.  Whether they are important to me, or important to someone else.  I enjoy capturing all moments, whether it is the beauty in a single flower or a majestic mountain range, the excitement of a sailboat racing down the course, or the peacefulness of a sunset over the water, the laughter in the faces of my friends or the love in the moments with my family. It’s about the moment.


Formerly known as Regatta Aerials, Visual Engineering X (VEX) is a world leader in aerial cinematography, photography, and video & photo post-production. Our aerial footage has been featured by ESPN, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Discovery Channel and Eurosport. VEX is a valued partner of international news organizations, top architectural firms, Hollywood films studios, documentary filmmakers, professional sporting events, and world renowned advertising agencies.