Capital District

The Capital District encompasses fleets in part of Maryland, part of Pennsylvania and Virginia. In Maryland we have Selby Bay Sailing Center in Edgewater and West River Sailing Club in Galesville. In Pennsylvania we have Lake Clark in Wrightsville. And in Virginia we have Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, Chesapeake Bay in Williamsburg, Swift Creek Reservoir in Richmond, Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove and Rappahannock River Yacht Club in Irvington.

The District Governor is David Neff from the Selby Bay fleet. This is also part-time home to FSSA Chief Measurer, Bob Neff.

Fishing Bay YC's 78th Annual One Design Regatta

Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, VA, held their 78th Annual One Design Regatta the weekend of 8/12-8/13/2017, with 20 boats entered in the Flying Scot division.  Here are some photos of the Flying Scot winners from the event with a little explation from Julie Ann Walsh:

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First PLace Rob Whittemore Second Place John Buhl Third Place John Wake

 

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Hawkworth Trophy winner Rob Whittemore "Lemonade" winners" Perry Guy and Jeanne Hamilton

The overall winner of the Hawksworth Trophy was Robert Whittemore. This trophy recognizes the class winner who has been most competitive as measured both by the degree to which he/she has consistently been at the top of his/her class and the number of boats against which he/she has competed.

Perry Guy and Jeanne Hamilton were recognized for making lemons into lemonade and staying "sunny" with abottle of our sponsor Chesapeake Bay Distillery's lemon vodka for taking out a club Flying Scott and racing against many finely tuned private boats, and having a great time!

Full results are here.  Come on over for the 79th Annual One Design Regatta in 2018!

2016 Fishing Bay Yacht Club 77th Annual One Design Regatta - Deltaville, VA

 

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, VA, held its 77th Annual One-Design Regatta with 100+ boats from several one-design classes, plus a handicap division.  Debbie Cycotte shared this from the Flying Scot Class:

We had twenty-three Flying Scots racing with some very close competition.  Four races were sailed on Saturday in winds of 8 - 15 knots.  We managed to get one race completed on Sunday that started with 11 knots but was dying as the day progressed.  

The weekend was very HOT.  The heat index on Sunday neared 120!  The top five finishers were (1) John Kreidler and Joe Brake of Western Carolina Sailing Club, (2) Rob Whittemore and crew of Fishing Bay Yacht Club, (3) Sean O'Donnell and Jhis crew Joel  of NC Community Sailing, (4) Ben Buhl and Jay Buhl of Fishing Bay Yacht Club and (5) John Wake and Sharon Wake of Fishing Bay Yacht Club

Full results are here.

Potomac River Sailing Association (PRSA) Spring Regatta

Potomac River Sailing Association (PRSA) Spring Regatta (May 28-29)

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Flying Scot Fleet 203 (FS Capital District) and the Sailing Club of Washington (SCOW) participated in the PRSA Spring Regatta over Memorial Day Weekend.  Six classes of one design boats, each with their own start sequence, raced on two courses.  Overall, 47 boats and nearly 100 sailors competed.  Lightnings, Albacores, Buccaneers, and Flying Scots competed on the upper Potomac River Course between Reagan National Airport and Hains Point in the shadow of the Washington Monument.  The regatta also served as the Albacore Class Mid-Atlantic Championship.

2016 Wife Husband Championships at Fishing Bay - All Done!

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Saturday night was a wonderful chicken dinner prepared by the Commodore and crew.  Lots of stories were traded and lots of fun!  We followed that up with a raffle  that masqueraded as a baby shower for the Flying Scot Royalty, Carrie and Tyler Andrews!

What a difference a day makes!  We went from 5-6 MPH to 15-17 MPH winds between yesterday and today.  The good news is that we raced right outside the club so we did not have far to go either to or from the race course.  We had 3 W-L 5 races and every team was working very hard to keep the boats moving and keep them upright!  What an amazing day on the water!

Championship Winners were Jeff Linton and Amy Smith Linton, Challenger Winners were Chris and Jessica Powers.  Full results are here.

2016 Wife Husband Championships at Fishing Bay - Day 1

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Day 1 of the 2016 Wife Husband Championships at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA, is in the books.  Amongst the 23 Championship and 9 Challenger boats is the beauty pictured above, M&M sail #6099.  This Taylor-made boat was delivered to the regatta by Flying Scot, Inc., just in time for Mark and Michele to put it together and put it in the water.  They wore shirts that matched their spinnaker and look just great out there!

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