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 Immediate Past Commodore Charles Buffington and Amendments Chairperson Dan Goldberg.

Update on the Grand Annual Regatta - Cave Run Lake, KY

You might not think that the government shutdown could affect our sailing events, but it actually can, and it did.  The Grand Annual Regatta was scheduled to be held at Cave Run Lake, a Corps of Engineers lake in Daniel Boone National Park in Kentucky, the weekend of 10/6-10/7/2013.  However, due to The US government's partial shutdown the lake was closed!  Racing was cancelled, but not the party!  They still held a Not-a-Regatta Pig Roast in Lexington.  That's the spirit!

2013 Sandy Douglass Invitational Regatta

2013 SD RegattaThe Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association at Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland, held its annual Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta on July 27 - 28, with 51 Flying Scots competing.  As is the norm with Fleet 6, the local sailors hosted off-lake sailors including Larry Taggart from New Orleans, LA, Dan Goldberg from Bethel Park, PA, and Tom Dawson from Boardman, OH, and their crews.  You can read more about the regatta in an upcoming i

Give Lake Pymatuning a Try!

Ben and I went to the Ohio Districts to help support the young Flying Scot fleet at the host club at Lake Pymatuning, Ohio. The regatta coincided with their annual Independence Day regatta and I haven't seen so many boats in one place since I was at St. Petersburg. There were 45 Thistles, 20 Flying Scots, six Lightnings, about the same number of Highlanders and J-22s. You'd think that tempers would flare trying to maneuver all the boats into the water, but nothing of the sort happened. Everyone was very mellow and patient with one another.

Pictures from the 2013 Flying Scot Wife-Husband Championships

View from Deep Creek at Turkey Neck

Many pictures from the 2013 Wife-Husband Championships have been submitted.  Please note that these pictures are for personal use only.  Enjoy!

Pictures taken by Doug Williams are HERE

Pictures from Glenn Wesley are HERE

Pictures from Diane Kampf are HERE

2013 Wife-Husband Championships - 6/29-6/30/2013

2013 W-H Sharps

As of race time Saturday, there were 42 wife-husband teams registered, from 11 different states, for the Flying Scot Wife-Husband Championships at Deep Creek Lake, MD. Regatta Chair Bob Vance and his team gave us a great day and we could hardly wait to go back out on Sunday.  With 28 Championship boats and 14 Challenger boats, we started racing at 12:00 noon on 6/29 and had two fairly long races. We had mostly sunny conditions in the seventies, and with a southwest wind and shifty conditions, there were lots of boats hugging the shore to get the best of the winds, and lots of tacking duels going on. You found yourself ahead of a boat, then behind them, then ahead of them again, and never knew where you might end up. The spinnaker legs had boats doing the same thing and two boats side by side had totally different wind. At the end of the day's racing, we were treated to a great meal at the Deerhaven clubhouse, prepared by Bob and his wife Karen - what a treat! And we sang happy birthday to Bill Ross, who is here working as a judge along with pals Larry Taggart and Forest Rogers. 

On Sunday, there was little wind so we started with a postpone.  Around noon we went out and the RC set the course 3 times with the winds shifting southeast to east and sometimes no wind at all.  For the Championship Division, the place to start was at the pin end, with everyone at the boat end getting the short end of the stick.  We were able to finish a W2 and the Challenger Division had their course shortened when the wind died down quite a bit.  The Merediths won the Championship Division and the Wesleys won the Challenger Division.  The winner of the Century trophy for the highest place for any couple with combined ages of 100+ went to John and Sharon Wake.   Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Deep Creek Yacht Club for hosting a wonderful regatta!!

FINAL RESULTS ARE here

Pictures taken by Doug Williams are HERE

Pictures from Glenn Wesley are HERE

Pictures from Diane Kampf are HERE

 

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