Ohio District

The Ohio District (#32) encompasses fleets from Ohio, part of Pennsylvania, part of Maryland and Kentucky.

In Ohio we have Cowan Lake, home of Fleet 1 in Wilmington, Berlin Lake in Canfield, Hoover Sailing club in Westerville and Atwood Lake in Dellroy. In Pennsylvania we have Lake Arthur in Pittsburgh and Pymatuning Yacht Club. In Kentucky we have Cave Run Sailing Association in Morehead. And in Maryland we have Deep Creek Lake, home of our builder Harry Carpenter in Oakland.

The District Governor is Martha Sweterlitsch from the Hoover Sailing Club fleet. The Ohio District is also home to FSSA Foundation Chairperson Charles Buffington and Amendments Chairperson Dan Goldberg.

2015 21st Annual Sandy Douglass Regatta - Deep Creek Lake, MD

The 21st Annual Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta by Doc and Judy Templeton (FS 2717)


Doc and Judy Templeton, Co-chairs of the 2015 Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta held at Deep Creek Lake

Tucked into the mountains of western Maryland is a very scenic area known as Garrett County.  It was the longtime home of Sandy Douglass, designer and builder of the Flying Scot.  The town of Deer Park is the home of Flying Scot, Incorporated, the company where Scots are manufactured.  Two miles away is a body of water known as Deep Creek Lake, where the 21st annual Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta was held on July 25 and 26, 2015.

A welcoming Burrito Bash was held at the Deep Creek Yacht Club at Turkey Neck on Friday night to meet and greet out-of-towners and trade stories of past regattas.  The Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association (DCYRA), comprised of the two Deep Creek yacht clubs, is known for hosting and housing visiting sailors and such was the case this weekend.

Deep Creek Sailing School - Week of July 20th



Deep Creek Sailing School has openings for Adult Sailing the week of July 20th.  Classes will be held at Deep Creek Yacht Club Deer Haven.  Instruction will be in Flying Scots.  See web page for details.  Here is a link to the Sailing School web page: http://www.deepcreeksailingschool.com

2015 Buckeye Regatta - Hoover Sailing Club, Westerville, OH


- photo by Lisa Kreischer

The Flying Scot Buckeye Regatta was sailed May 16-17 at HSC with 17 boats, a high for recent years.   The weather gods were not cooperative but the sailors were intrepid and raced three races in pouring rain on Saturday. At 5:00PM hot showers were more popular than the appetizers.

There were 9 off-the-lake boats unless you count HSC former Commodore Jim Cottle's brother in law, Jack Markwick from Illinois,  as a Hoover Boat since his crew were Jim and HSC Interlake sailor Alan Freeland. Ohio district clubs represented included Cowan Lake, Berlin and Deep Creek. While the hardware left the lake, Hoover comported itself well with Ray and Scott Trask coming in fourth and Stephanie Bahr and Marty Sweterlitsch at seventh. Scott, age 16, grew up in the fleet literally and is a champion Opti sailor who crews for his dad, Ray.  Sandy Phalen skippered her first regatta and gave us more to celebrate. 

Greg Shafer, the Fleet Captain from Deep Creek, and Mark Shaefer ( no relation)  took first place followed by Bruce and Lynn Kitchen from Cowan Lake and FSSA President Frank Gerry and wife Marianne from Clinton Lake, Illinois. As usual Fleet 37 threw a good party with prize winning lasagna prepared by Karen DeLong for dinner.

Full results are here.

More phots by Lisa Kreischer are here

Former FSSA President and Chief Measurer Don Hott dies at age 95

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This week, the Flying Scot community is a little sadder for the loss of long-time Scot sailor Don Hott, who passed away Sunday, May 3, at age 95.  He is a founding father, a former Chief Measurer and former President of FSSA who sailed in the first 50 NACs.  As Harry Carpenter said "We lost one of the really good guys with the passing of Don". Harry had crewed for Don in the first NAC Harry ever attended at Riverside in 1973.  Don was also a founding member of Deep Creek Yacht Club and the members there will miss him dearly.

Our thoughts are with his dear wife Charlotte and his family as they go through this difficult time.  We will always owe a debt of gratitude to Don and it was an honor to have known him.

Flying Scot 6041 is FOR SALE after the NAC!!!!!

2014 NAC 6041 For Sale 


Attention all Flying Scot Sailors or anyone who wants to be a Flying Scot owner. Flying Scot 6041 could be yours - really!!!   Flying Scot, Inc., is selling the summer demo boat for a great price. If you have been thinking that this is the year you'll be the proud owner of a new boat, you can call this one your own - details are attached below. If this is your boat, you can call Flying Scot, Inc., or you can email Harry Carpenter.  Good luck with your new boat!

Flying Scot, Inc., 157 Cemetery Street, Deer Park, MD 21550, V - 301-334-4848, F - 301-334-8324


Regatta Results