Midwest District

The Midwest District encompasses fleets in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Our active fleets are at Wilmette Harbor, Lake Carlyle, and Clinton Lake in Illinois, Lake Freeman in Indiana, Lake McBride in Iowa, Medicine Lake in Minnesota, and Ephraim, Madison, Neenah, and Delevan Lake in Wisconsin.

Our District Governor is Bronson Bowling from the Lake Carlyle Fleet. the Midwest District is also home to FSSA COmmodore Frank Gerry and First Vice President Bill Vogler. Read more about the Midwest on the blog http://midwestflyingscot.blogspot.com

2017 112th Annual Ephraim Regatta, Ephraim, WI

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Glimpse of Friday's weather (video by Eric Bussell)        Gorgeous glimpse of the regatta (photo by Jorie Johansen)

On Friday, Eric Bussell wrote:

Looks like Harry Carpenter and Ryan Malmgren will be having their racing clinic today on shore. One of my favorite things about Ephraim is all these future sailors running around and having fun no matter what. They are playing telephone upstairs and doing arts and crafts downstairs. Weather is expected to clear for the 30+ racers who have pre-registered.

Things turned around quite a bit and On Monday, the EYC Facebook Page said this:

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making the 112th Ephraim Regatta a success!

A special thank you to the people who generously used their boats to help run the regatta: David Chomeau, Chris Bungener, John Huff, Jim Rowings, Bob Kieckhafer.

We would also be nothing without our amazing volunteers: Nancy Claypool, John and Deanna Peterson, Wally Waleffe, Sibylle Tasker, Heather Andersen, Susan Reynolds-Smith, Lisa Gifford, Matt Winnacker, Steve Crane, Cain Goettelman, Liz Dischner, Michael Faugust, Ryan Malmgren, and Harry Carpenter of Flying Scot Inc.

We also had volunteers from South Shore Yacht Club, Moraine Sailing Club and Milwaukee Yacht Club: Dan Goldberg, Fred Horowitz, Bob Aring, John Archibald, Tom Salkowski, Dave August serving on Race Committee and as judges.

Thanks to Jorie Johansen for taking these great pictures of everyone.

There will always be an Ephraim Regatta thanks to all of you!

Full results are here:

2017 Fleet of the Year - Fleet 135, Clinton Lake Sailing Association

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First VP (now President) Bill Vogler annonces the FOTY                       Fleet of the year winnders - Fleet 135

Each year, fleets are nominated for the prestigious Fleet of the Year Award, recognizing a fleet whose sailors are FSSA memebrs, are very active in the class including racing, participation as well as organization in local and national events, who have creative ideas for encouraging participation in Flying Scot sailing, and who generally support the Association,  At our 60th Anniversary party, the perpetual trophy and a Flying Scot class flag were awarded to Fleet 135, Clinton Lake Sailing Association, in Illinois.  Congratulations to Fleet Captain Chris Tesdal and the rest of this hard-working fleet!

2017 Egyptian Cup Regatta - Carlyle Sailing Association, Carlyle, IL

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Bruce and Lynn Kitchen proudly hoist the Egyptian Cup!

Twenty-two boats - 9 from Cliton Lake Sailing Association - registered for the 2017 Egyptian Cup Regatta at Careyle Sailing Association. Due to Sunday's forecast for lstorms and heavy winds, PRO Ted Beier held 4 races on Saturday.  Two W-L races were sailed in the morning in 8-12 MPH WSW winds. In the afternoon the winds held steady and there was 1 modified Olympic and 1 W-L course.  After Day 1 the top 5 boats were separated by just 5 points.  

After racing came the beer, dark and stormies (rum and ginger beer) and a delicious dinner  prepared by Greg and Melissa Ziegenfuss of Butler's Pantry.  Then Saturday night's expeted weather forced everyone to tie their boats down.  A fierce storm with lots of thunder and lightning and lots of rain came and filled the boats with water.  

Sunday the winds started out heavy and gusty but by race time it was 10-12 with some gusts.  hHile the PRO kept an eye on the weather, 1 more race was completed. Bruce and Lynn Kitchen finished first. Frank and Marianne were second. Ben Williams and Deb Aronson were third.

Another great job by CSA!  Full results are here.

2017 Indy Regatta - Eagle Creek Sailing Club, Indianapolis, IN

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Frank and Marianne Gerry in a borrwoed boat since their was in a motor vehicle crash - gotta love this Flying Scot class!  - Picture by Sheila Krout

Flying Scot Fleet 201 hosted the 2017 Indy Regatta on Jun 10-22 at Eagle Creek Sailing Club, on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis.  If you were'nt there, you might have missed some pretty great racing according to some posts on Facebook.  The weatehre was great! Saturday  eatured clear skies and winds SW at 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph with 4 W/L races completed.  Sunday also had clear skies, and less wind S at 12 mph with gusts to 18 and 2 W/L races.

From Sheila Krout:

Kitchen Sink III Crew was incredible to watch:

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Picture by Sheila Krout

Lots more of Sheila's picture here:

 

Full results here

From Rich Fox:

Many thanks to all the Club members who helped out on the Race Committee boats for the Flying Scot Regatta, including - Janet Hickok, Bob Hickok, Kenny Chapman, Nan Schulze, Dave Dyer, Stan Kroh, Sheila Krout, Tom Newgent (Spotter), Les Miller. We ran six races for 12 Flying Scots, out of which 10 boats were from out-of-state. Thank you for giving up a good part of your weekend to help ECSC put on a great regatta for some of the top Flying Scot sailors in the country! After each day of racing, we enjoyed the excellent hospitality that was organized by Geoff and Myra Endris, and Nick Mates & Jackie.

If any Flying Scot sailors says they are NOT sore from this weekend's regatta...they are probably not telling you the truth. We tried to make sure they go their money's worth of racing!

Chicago Speaker Series Event - Tyler and Carrie

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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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