Southwest District

The Southwest District encompasses Texas and Oklahoma.

In Texas we have Canyon Lake in San Antonio, Corinthian Sailing Club in Dallas, Rush Creek Yacht Club in Heath, TX, Grande Maumelle Sailing Club in Roland, AR, and Lake Arrowhead in Whichita Falls. In Oklahoma we have Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.

The District Governor is Robert Cummings. This District is also home to FSSA Commodore John Domagala.

2018 NAC Wednesday Pictures were re-uploaded

The Wednesday pictures from the 2018 NAC had some kind of problem and were not all viewable.  The pictures have been uploaded again for your viewing pleasure.  Click on this link, then click on the album you want to browse: https://imageevent.com/ericbussell - hopefully you will see the pictures you missed before!

2018 NAC at Rush Creek Yacht Club, Heath, TX - Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

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Lots of photos were taken for the Junior NAC and the NAC at Rush Creek Yacht Club in Heath, TX.  Click on this link, then click on the album you want to browse: https://imageevent.com/ericbussell - there are several folders to view.  Enjoy them all!

2018 NAC at Rush Creek Yacht Club, Heath, TX - Championship and Challenger Winners

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2018 NAC CHampionships Winner Zeke and Jay Horowitz 2018 Challenger Winners Randy Pawlowski and Rafael Melendez

All award pictures can be found here: https://imageevent.com/ericbussell/nac2018thursdayawards

2018 NAC at Rush Creek Yacht Club, Heath, TX - It's a Wrap!

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The Flying Scot 2018 NAC at Rush Creek Yacht Club in Heath, TX, is complete with 5 great races over 3 days and great competition all the way. The food was great, the hospitality was great!   We started the day celebrating Flag Day with the participants holidng up a giant flag in honor of our country and our wonderful veterans.

The final race was held on another fine 90-degree day with south/southwest winds starting out around 5 up to about 10 mph in the last leg of the 5-leg windward leeward course.  The Race Committee did a great job moving the marks a few times as the wind shifted from southwest to south.  Once again, places changed many times and it was an exciting race to be watching.  One protest resulted in no changes to the scores.

After the final race After race the top 3 in Championship are Zeke and Jay Horowitz, Tyler Andrews and Bill Bruss, and Jeff and Amy Smith Linton.  In Challenger, the top 3 are Randy Pawlowski and Rafael Melendez, Jody Smith and Annette Johnson and Steve and Renee Comen. 

Thanks to all the sponsors who so generously donated to the event – Quantum Sails, North Sails, MAD Sails, Flying Scot Inc., Cummings Marine, Coral Reef Sailing Apparel, Rush Creek Yacht Club, Corinthian Sailing Club, Sail with Scott, Vela Sailing Supply, and Makeska, Peschel McBee Group of Wells Fargo.  We cannot do this without you!

Rush Creek Yacht Club pulled out all the stops to give us a great regatta.  Thanks to Regatta Chair Mike Brown and his crew for super regatta management and PRO Mark Foster and his crew for excellent race management.

Full results are here: http://www.regattanetwoMakeska rk.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=15921&show_crew=1

Pictures from today are being uploaded to:

https://imageevent.com/ericbussell/nac2018thursday

2018 Fleet of the Year Award

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The Fleet of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding Flying Scot fleet each year at the Annual Meeting during the NACs. This very prestigious award is given to the fleet that demonstrates some or all of these:

  • FSSA members in the fleet
  • Racing Flying Scots
  • Provoding articles for Scots 'n Water and FSSA.COM
  • Members of the fleet in leadership in FSSA - Executive Committee or Board Of Governors
  • Attendance at District and National regattas
  • Special activites such as clinics, seminars, sailing schools
  • Activities that encouragie membership in the fleet and in FSSA

This year's Fleet of the Year embodies all of these and more and is one of our largest fleets.  They held the 2017 Women and Junior NAC after weather prevented us from holding them in conjunction with the rest of the NAC and they were instrumental in establishing the Women's NAC as a separate event.  This fleet provided lots of help for this year's NAC at Rush Creek Yacht Club.  Congratulations to Corinthian Sailing Club's Fleet 23 from Dallas, Texas -  this is a well-deserved honor and the fleet should be very proud.

Regatta Results