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Indian River Yacht Club hosted the Florida District over the weekend of April 11th & 12th for the Florida District Championship.

The weekend kicked off with many Scots arriving on Friday afternoon and early evening; the much anticipated Space-X rocket launch was delayed due to weather and was pushed off until Monday evening; however, the weather delay that was not good for rockets was great for sailboats!  Brisk southerly breezes settled in both days allowing for some great, tight sailing for eleven Scots.

The truly big news of the weekend did not take place on the water, but rather at the end of the Skippers Meeting when our District Governor, Mark Taylor, proposed to his lovely girlfriend Michelle, asking for her hand in marriage !

Scot sailors are really one big family and let’s wish them all the happiness in the world.

The Race Committee did an excellent job getting in six races over two days; after a postponement on Saturday waiting for the sea breeze to fill in, the breeze built nicely throughout the afternoon.  Sunday went off on schedule and the boats were all back in & out of the water by 1:00pm.

The regatta ended with a tie between Mid-winter Champions Jeff & Amy Linton and Florida District Series Champion Tom McNally, with Jeff & Amy taking it on a tie-breaker, followed by Dave & Kim Thinel rounding out the top 3. The FSSA Foundation donated medals for the District Champions, along with the Indian River Yacht Club commissioning a new perpetual trophy that featured a space shuttle made from an actual shuttle tile.

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Results are here.

Thank you to all the sailors, IRYC and many volunteers that made the regatta a success. We look forward to everyone marking their calendar for next year’s Florida District Championship.

2015 Annapolis Boat Show Logo

Who's going to the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show?  Make a weekend of it and enjoy the charm of Annapolis' historic seaport while you shop for the latest in equipment, electronics, clothing and boating accessories at the 100+ on-land nautical exhibits.  Lots of demos, sailboat rides and lessons, even rum tasting, and some other fun events.  Nearly 80 sailboats on display, including a Flying Scot and Dave Neff will be there to answer any questions you have.  Could this be your boat? 

Date:          Friday, April 24, 10AM - 6PM, Saturday, April 25, 10AM - 6PM - Sunday April 26, 10AM - 5PM
Location:  City Dock, 1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Tickets:     Adult One Day - $12, Adult Two Day Combo - $19, Children 12 and under - Free

Annapolis in the springtime - celebrate the joy of sailing!

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Have you been to the Flying Scot, Inc., factory to pick up a new boat?  Watch a film about Dave Batchelor picking up FS 6092 with new owner Joe Price recently.  They got a great tour of the factory from our builder, Harry Carpenter.  It really illustrates the love and care that goes into building each and every Flying Scot.  Doesn't it make you want to order one of your own?  I sure want one!  Watch the film here.

Are you thinking of coming to the ACC this year? It's bound to be a great time and is being held at the Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern, NC.  Click on the photo below to view a video about the host club!

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Have you always wanted a brand new Flying Scot like this one and didn’t know how to make that happen?  This one is sold, but now may be your chance to get one of your own!  The Flying Scot Sailing Association is raffling off a brand new Flying Scot, built by our builder Harry Carpenter at Flying Scot, Inc. in Maryland. The boat will be raced rigged in the color of your choice and will include a galvanized trailer and a full suit of sails, including a custom spinnaker.  Of course, you can feel free to add other options at your own cost.

Here’s how it works.  Chances to win are available as of the 2015 Midwinters in Sarasota, Florida, in March, and the winner will be chosen at the North American Championships at Bay Waveland in Mississippi in June. FSSA will have 250 available tickets at $100 each – that makes your chances 1 in 250, some pretty good odds.  And you may buy more than one ticket.  NOTE: Membership in the Flying Scot Sailing Association is not required to enter!

The proceeds after paying for the boat will go to the Flying Scot Foundation to help ensure the future of Flying Scot sailing. Instructions for entering either online or via mail are here.  Get yours soon and good luck!

Besides the stories and pictures you have seen daily from the 2015 Midwinters, reports are still coming in.  I hope you were luckiy enough to be there, If not, there was plenty of publicity - thanks to all for sharing their experiences.

Here's a link to some videos taken by Eric Bussell from the Midwest District; https://www.youtube.com/c/Fleet135

Look what Zeke Horowitz is saying at North Sails One Design - The 2015 Flying Scot Midwinters reminded all who attended why we love this sport. Eighty-five degrees, abundant sunshine, and beautiful breeze every day made it impossible not to have fun. http://www.onedesign.com/One%20Design…/…/23032/Default.aspx…

See us on Scuttlebutt - Lintons win Flying Scot Midwinters

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More pics like the one above from the Herald Tribune of the Midwinters: http://galleries.heraldtribune.com/?id=369560#/0 

And a story http://health.heraldtribune.com/…/flying-scots-take-to-the…/ 

And another story: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.heraldtribune.com%2Farticle%2F20150319%2FARCHIVES%2F503191056%2F-1%2Fsearch10%3FTitle%3DLinton-duo-first-at-Midwinters-event-SAILING-Flying-Scot-regatta-finishes-day-early-on-Sarasota-Bay&h=iAQHOLQI0

Enjoy!