Dixie Lakes District

The Dixie Lakes District encompasses several fleets in the South that are not on the Atlantic or Gulf Coasts, and span Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

In Georgia we have Lake Lanier in Atlanta. In Tennessee we have Privateer Yacht Club in Hixson. In South Carolina we have Western Carolina Sail Club in Anderson and Keowee Sailing Club in Seneca. In Alabama we have North Central Alabama in Birmingham, Mussel Shoals Sailing Club in Lauderdale and Brown's Creek Sailing Association in Guntersville.

The District Governor is Andy Fox.

2019 Grits n Haggis, Keowee Sailing Club, Seneca, SC

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This story and photos are froim Bob Graves

Fleet 193 held its 11th Grits ’n Haggis Regatta at the beautiful Lake Keowee Sailing Club on May 18 & 19.  We had 22 Scots on the line. The winds were light which kept the kilts down.  Even though we only were able to get 2 races in on the weekend - the Dark and Stormies, Regatta Olympics (hosted by Sandy Eustis) and the steak dinner with all the trimmings Saturday evening more than compensated for it.

 The top 6 skippers and crew received Scottish wrap-around beach towels as trophies (thank you Sharon Hamilton, Regatta Chair).

Congratulations to Andrew and Doug Fox  - winners of the Regatta.  Andrew is the Dixie Lakes District Gov

Full Results are here.

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2018 Women's NAC at Privateer Yacht Club, Chattanooga, TN - Racing Day 2

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On Day 2 of the Flying Scot Women’s North American Championship the weather was the opposite of Day 1,  The clouds overtook the area, a little rain and lots of wind greeted the racers on the water.  Once we went out, five boats retired before the races and one retired after Race 1.  With northwest winds blowing 15 with gusts in the 20s, the rest of the teams toughed it out on the race course.  The wind moderated and built through both races.  The final winners are (1) Mary Anne Hopper, Jennifer Draheim, Melissa Miller with 5 bullets,  (2) Tracy Sykes, Nicole Claas Moore, DIana Plunkett, (3) Nancy Claypool, Stacey Rieu, Debbie Huntsman, (4) Peyton Ankers and Holly Gregory, and (5) Kate Gomes, Kaitlyn Reilly, Lexi Cookson.  Congratulations to all the women’s teams!

Thanks so much to Rob Fowler and Privateer Yacht Club for hosting a great event.  Next year will be at Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA – come and bring your friends!  Photos by Ben Williams, Brian Hunt and Bill Bruss are being uploaded here.. Full results are here

2018 Women's NAC at Privateer Yacht Club, Chattanooga, TN - Racing Day 1

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After a great welcome party on Friday night, and a nice breakfast Saturday morning, we had the skippers meeting and the racing was underway.  There were 3 tremendous 4-leg windward leeward races on Saturday in 12-18 MPH north winds that picked up as the races progressed. The Race Committee led by PRO Brainard Cooper set great courses and lengthened them in the first race to make sure they were 50-60 minutes long.  We had a nice sunny day in the high 80’s so keeping hydrated on the water was key.  Of the 15 boats racing today, it was particularly tough for the boats that were 2-up to keep the boat flat, but we all made it through all 3 races. Jack Everett and David Cox videoed the races and you can see them on the FSSA Facebook page!  At the end of the first day, the top 5 teams are (1) Mary Anne Hopper, Jennifer Draheim, Melissa Miller, (2) Peyton ANkers and Holly Gregory, (3)  Tracy Sykes, Nicole Claas Moore, DIana Plunkett, (4)  Nancy Claypool, Stacey Rieu, Debbie Huntsman and (5) Melanie DUnham and Diane Kampf,

Now on to a nice dinner and party time - oh, and some rest!  Photos being uploaded here..  Full results are here.

It's time for the 2018 Women's NAC at Privateer Yacht Club, Chattanooga, TN?

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It's just about time for the Women's NAC at Privateer Yacht Club in Chattanooga, TN. and hosted by Fleet 13..  Click on the link above to watch the video.  For more information, click on the event page here.

Loaner Boats are Available for the Women's NAC at Privateer!

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Hey Ladies! The Privateer Yacht Club in Chattanooga, TN is hosting the 2018 Women's NAC September 14-16. This is a gorgeous venue with both crane and ramp, recently renovated clubhouse and bathrooms, camping allowed, and loaner boats available. Rob Fowler and the team at Privateer are excited to host this event and show you a good time. More information is here..  

There are up to 5 loaner boats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tom Clarke at 706-280-4225 is the person to contact.

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