TylkerCarrie

Calling all sailors to the Chicago

Boat Show - Speaker Series

Time: Saturday, January 14th at 2:15 PM.

Title: Crew Satisfaction

Presented by Tyler & Carrie Andrews

Brief Description: Insight into developing and maintaining great team work, especially when sailing with your significant other. Presented by Tyler and Carrie Andrews, who have over 50 years of combined sailing experience at a high level. Crew Satisfaction will also be incorporating insight and tips from other successful sailing teams.

Brief Biography: Tyler and Carrie are partners at Flying Scot Inc. Tyler started sailing at age 12, and was the youngest person to qualify for the 2003 Laser Olympic Trials by age 15. He started competing in spinnaker boats shortly after that. Carrie grew up in the Flying Scot and never looked back. She mostly crewed for her Dad until she and Tyler crossed paths at a Flying Scot regatta in Indianapolis. Tyler and Carrie have been sailing together since 2013, they apply their lessons learned on the race course to how they run their business and family. 

 

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Flying Scot Fleet 36 and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron hosted the 2016 Jeff Penfield Memorial Regatta on 11/12-13. 2016.  This is the second leg in the 2016 Florida District Series.  Twenty teams sailed in the challenging light air but from all reports it was a great time - this exerpt is from Amy Smith Linton from the Flying Scot Florida District Facebook Page:  "Did I sum up last weekend at Sarasota? Good food, great friends, five races in lightish and variable, the return of Wild Horses with a new team, great friends, lots of wine....".  Jeff Linton and Amy Smith Linton were first with 5 bullets. David Ames and PJ Buhler were second and Ned Johnston and Monica Morgan were third.  Full results are here.

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2016 punzi

Fifth Annual Roger Punzi Memorial Regatta and Fleet 24 50th Anniversary

Submitted by Mark Riefenhauser

A calm Candlewood Lake greeted the 12 Flying Scots on the morning of October 8th for the Flying Scot Fleet 50th Anniversary and Fifth Annual Roger Punzi Memorial Regatta at Candlewood Yacht Club in New Fairfield, CT. This was also the Fleet 24 Championship. Out of town boats traveled from the New York Lakes District and the New England District as well as other fleets in the Greater New York District which Fleet 24 is a part of. A welcome continental breakfast was served to the racers and volunteers. Races were scheduled to start at 11 am. Our Race Committee, chaired by our Commodore, Tom Mullen and Melanie Dunham, smartly postponed the start due to little to no wind on the lake. We all waited patiently as the time passed by. It was hopeful that we get in at least one race. After checking wind conditions several times over the course of the day, it was decided to give it a try as a light wind started to form in the afternoon and all of the boats were in the water ready to go. So we all headed out on the lake in search of the wind following the Race Committee. After about an hour on the water, it finally came! A southerly wind of about 6-8 mph filled in on the lake. Race 1 will be on! A windward – leeward course was quickly set and the start sequence commenced. Greg and Dianne Kampf took the win and a close finish for second by Mark and Adam Riefenhauser over Greg and Steve Northrop. Race 2 immediately started after all the other boats finished. Greg and Dianne took first, followed by Mark and Adam in second and Dave Irving and Warren Schutt in third. Overall for the regatta, Greg and Dianne Kampf came in first, Mark and Adam Riefenhauser, second and Dave Irving and Warren Schutt, third. For the Fleet 24 Championship, Mark and Adam Riefenhauser took first. After the races, racers were treated to snacks and cheer provided by Fleet 24 members followed by a catered dinner. Out of town boats were quickly packed and ready for the road. It was a great end of the season for some of us as winter is just around the corner. But regardless, we are already planning next year’s event and hope to see you all next year! Photos have been provided by Joe Doucet and Ed Wilkes.  See results here See pictures here.

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We always enjoy going to Candlewood Yacht Club for the Roger Punzi Memorial and this year was also the 50th Anniversary regatta for Fleet 24.  This year we started out with 12 boats registered but no wind so we had a postponement.  But the Race Committee found the wind later in the day and we were able to get in 2 great races, and Greg and I won!  We'll see a longer writeup soon, but  wanted to thank Mark Riefenhauser and the fleet for another fun day in Connecticut - our last regatta for the year! 

Results are here.

2016GreatgScott

Story by Barry Hambrick

The Great Scot is in the record books and what a weekend we had with the help of Hurricane Matthew! It all started Friday night with a cookout for all. Stan and Donna Graham cooked 40 hamburgers for our visitors from out of town along with our fleet members. The following morning, we had boats arriving from Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Texas. 29 boats in all setting an all-time record of attendance. The biggest concern, however, was winds blowing around 25 plus! We had 18 boats attempt to race and were only able to get in one race due to the fact of the wind’s speed and shifts. A couple of boats encountered hardware problems and needed a tow and a few others had trouble remaining upright. Little did we know that this race would be the only one for the weekend due to Sunday’s conditions being worse than Saturday.

That did not stop the regatta! The Scot Fleet had a great party planned with a number of members handling various duties throughout the weekend. I can’t say “thank you” enough for everyone jumping in and taking care of what was needed and to be handled. Stan and Donna Graham, David and Beth Hardwick, Dave and Toni Hackney, Tim and Pam Pack, Richard and Billie Wade, Patrick and Denise Whatley, Marty and Charlie French, Doug and Kim Fox, our fleet captain Andrew Fox and my favorite fan club, Tracy and Emily Hambrick. We would also like to say a big thank you to Bob Blythe, PRO and the members who served on race committee this weekend. It was a difficult task and conditions were not easy! Thank you to those of you who sponsored the event with a generous monetary gift. We could not have hosted the event without your help. It was an over- the- top anniversary celebration.
Highlights from the evening….We had an awesome appetizers and dinner catered by our friends at Butts to Go. Wade Reich and his team do an outstanding job with food! Right before dinner, we held our annual Great Scot Raffle. There were so many prizes and it was a huge hit with everyone. Even if you didn’t win a prize at the raffle, no one went home empty handed. Every guest received a 40th Anniversary F/S etched mug filled with tea and tea cookies to carry out the Scottish tradition at our Great Scot Regatta. Once again this year, we had a wonderful DJ, George Buchann, who kept us dancing all evening as well as providing music for the Awards Ceremony. At his suggestion, we are proud to have paid tribute to our great nation by playing the Star Spangled Banner before the festivities got started. We also had a guest speaker, Mr. Sandy Lawton, who played an important role in getting the Scot Fleet started at The Birmingham Sailing Club some 40 years ago.

At our Awards Ceremony, we honored Harry Reich for his continuing support of our club and our fleet. We also paid tribute to Tim Pack and Dave Hackney as former Fleet Captains for reviving the fleet to where we are today, and thank them for their contributions. Richard Wade received an award as our District Champion, and Andrew Fox was recognized for winning the Challenger Fleet at Mid Winters. Patrick and Denise Whatley received the Harry Reich Sportsman Award, and on behalf of the Scot Fleet, Andrew Fox accepted the Fleet of the Year Award from our District Governor Rob Fowler.

Thanks to Denise Whatley, we have photos to share from the race on Saturday. If you would like to view them, please visit here.  They will be up for 180 days.

As you can see, we had a wonderful 2016 Great Scot Regatta. If you were not able to attend this year, we encourage you to please make plans to do so next October! We’d love to see you there.

Results are here.  

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Race 1 with Bill Vogler and Jack McClurken leading         Bruce & Lynn Kitchen with Fleet Captain Chris Tesdal

Story by Deb Aronson

Well, at the risk of tooting my own (really Fleet 135's) horn, I'd say the Glow regatta was pretty much a success. The weather was a little toasty, but still reasonable for camping. We had the very able PRO Dan Goldberg squeeze two races out of the light, north-northeast winds Saturday and then two more great races Sunday when the wind finally arrived from the south.

In Saturday's first race Bill Vogler and Jack McClurkin caught Bruce and Lynn Kitchen, who have been having an outstanding season. In the second race the Kitchens came back and, as the wind died, snuck up the right side of the lake, while Ben and Deb tried the left side, barely missing a few stumps and branches! It was a relief to the whole fleet when the RC shortened the course from five legs to three in dying breeze.

This was the first year we used regatta network for scoring and apparently it was amazing. As soon as Fleet 135-member and scoring chair Trent Johnson got off the water and entered a few numbers, voila! The results were up! This is a far cry from back in the day when we hand wrote results on the white board at the pavilion.  I know not everyone loves registering on line but it sure did make scoring tons easier.

After everyone pulled their boats and started drinking beer we started the steak cookout, with the able assistance of Chris Tesdal. We really need to buy him a chef's hat one of these years. We had the usual amazing beers from Madison courtesy of Deb and Luther Torgerson, as well as many other adult beverage contributions, and chocolate cake to die for from Heather Johnson.