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 Debbie Cycotte from Fishing Nay Yacht Club.

Lake of the Woods Sailing Club 37th ANNUAL INVITATIONAL

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Lake of the Woods Sailing Club  37th ANNUAL INVITATIONAL  - April 28, 2018

Wow! When LOWSC puts on their annual invitational they go all out for an awesome event. To start with their Southern hospitality is over the top as you couldn't find a friendlier or more inviting club. Everyone goes home well fed.  They provided breakfast, lunches (optional with registration) and pizza after the awards ceremony.   Everybody receives a souvenir picture of their boat.  The one-day event is always held the last Saturday in April and is the perfect regatta to kick off the upcoming season.

This year's PRO, Roger Schermerhorn was ably assisted by his lovely wife Pat, Debbie Cycotte, Mosby West and Bruce Carruthers who provided excellent race management for the scheduled three races.  It was a beautiful day for racing with sunny blue skies and wind ranging from 8 - 10 to start and building to 12 - 15 with gusts up to 17.  The top four places in the Flying Scot class were all very consistent with their finishes. The two wife-husband teams of John and Sharon Wake from Fishing Bay Yacht Club had three bullets to take home first place.  Close behind was Deep Creek Yacht Club's David and Karen Meehan.  LOWSC Flying Scot Fleet Captain, Jimmy Lee finished third and regatta event chair Dan McFarland sailing with his granddaughter, Emma was fourth. 

Before the awards ceremony they gave out door prizes and there was no shortage of them again this year.  They included merchandise from Flying Scot, Inc.,APS - Annapolis Performance Sailing gift certificates, and a bunch of gift certificates from local wineries and breweries.  Even all the event volunteers got their names in the hat to be selected.  The trophy winners took home beautiful wooden plaques with a photo of their boat.  Event chair Dan McFarland's son, Scott was the photographer who was out on the race course for the first race and then hurried in to print the pictures in time for the trophy presentation.  LOWSC Commodore is Gary Close from the Flying Scot fleet. A fleet of Sunfishes also raced in this regatta.

Full results are here.

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John and Sharon Wake                                                          Dave and Karen Meehan

2017 Atlantic Coast Championship - Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA

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Another successful Flying Scot ACC's are in the books. Thirty boats participated in two divisions at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this past weekend. The competition was fierce as the results from Saturday were completely changed on Sunday that showed the talent in this highly competitive fleet. The Championship Division had 26 teams competing and the Challengers had 4 teams. We were blessed with great weather both days, excellent race management, incredible food including a fantastic taco bar on Saturday night prepared by FBYC Nica Waters, lots of Southern hospitality and loads of fun visiting old and new friends. Saturday the wind was between 4 - 7 and Sunday was slightly higher with 8 -10.
First place team of David Neff and Jason Hair from Selby Bay won three of the five races to take overall honors as the ACC Champions and Capital District Champions. Second place went to FBYC's Rob Whittemore and Kevin Clark who won the other two races. Finishing in third was another FBYC sailor, Len Guenther and Ron Thompson. Charlie Clifton sailing with his son, Chip from the Sarasota Sailing Squadron finished in fourth. Fifth place went to John Kreidler and Joe Brake from the Western Carolina Sail Club. In the Challenger Division FBYC's Ric Bauer and his wife, Sharon had five bullets winning the title to this division

Results are here and pictures should be coming soon!

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.

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