The Inland Lake Yachting Association honored Beulah's Al Haeger with the Hunt Trophy for his endless work promoting scow sailing. Al is the creative force behind SailZing, a website reaching internationally to promote scow sailing. SailZing provides education in the form of rules, tuning guides, videos and interviews with the nation's best. Check it out here.
Al has served the ILYA wearing many hats. For many years he was the MC fleet representative. He was noted for the communication he provided the fleet but listening regularly to their desires via formal surveys and contact. Al led the charge with several others in the 2017 Fair Sailing initiative - an educational series to actively change behavior on the race course by teaching rules in an interactive manner using his SailZing platform - and by his and others' example on the water and shore. In the past year, Al has served the ILYA as chair of the Sailing Directors Council which is a body of sailing school directors who collaborate to improve the administration of local schools.
The ILYA is proud of Al's distinguished work and energy to promote scow sailing. Lake Beulah Yacht Club is proud to call him our own.