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.

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.

2017 Great Scot Regatta - Birmingham Sailing Club vs Hurricane Nate

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Fleet 135 participants and their loot - from Deb Aronson's Facebook page

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Great Scot competitors at the local Honky Tonk paying tribute to the late Tom Petty

The Great Scot Regatta was this past weekend at Birmingham Sailing Club in Alabama.  While Hurricane Nate was on the way, the club managed to get in 3 races for the 24 teams on Satruday and based on the Facebook posts, it was a great time.  I hope we get to see more stories and pictures from this event! 

Deb Aronson - "You know you are a crazy Flying Scot sailor when you drive 10 hours TOWARD a hurricane to participate in the Great Scot Regatta at Birmingham Sailing Club. Had a great time. And happily they didn't make us race on Sunday as Nate came ashore!"

Melissa Miller - "What a fun regatta at the beautiful Birmingham Sailing Club! Special thanks to Richard Wade and his lovely wife Billie for their hospitality!"

Eric Bussell - "Great Scot competitors at the local Honky Tonk paying tribute to the late Tom Petty.  Tracy Hambrick (Birmingham), Bill Bruss (Chatanooga), Tom Miller (Corinthian), Robert Copps (Keowee), and Patrick Whatley (Birmingham). Thanks Melissa Miller for the video!"  (view the video above).

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The regatta was won by Tom and Melissa Miller from Texas - pictured here after the regatta attnding a concert in Jackson with the SFGM Chorus Lavendar Pen Tour.

Second was Richard Wade, Third was Eric Bussell, fourth was Ben Williams and fifth was District Governor Andy Fox.  We'll work on getting the crew names into the results.  Meanwhile, full race results are here.

 

 

Regatta Results