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 over 75 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®.

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.