Florida District

The Florida District encompasses most of the fleets in the state of Florida.Active fleets include Sarasota Sailing Squadron in Sarasota, Coconut Grove Sailing Center in Miami, Rudder Club of Jacksonville, Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Eustis, Davis Island Yacht in Tampa and Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club in Port Charlotte. With developing fleets in Merritt Island, Orlando and Key Largo.

Florida has an active open circuit consisting of one regatta a month from October through May. Race Schedules are posted on FSSA and Facebook. You can follow the Florida District at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsfloridadistrict/.

Any questions about the Florida District or the Florida Circuit please contact the District Governor, Mark Taylor.

41 Scots on the line for the 46th Annual George Washington's Birthday Regatta

WOW!  It is fantastic to see that 41 Scots were on the line at the 46th Annual George Washington Birthday Regatta at Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Florida!  I bet you wish you were there!  Lots of folks went to The Oyster Troff where it is reported that the food was great,  And the weather was great for Jeff Linton's talk on boat rigging and tuning.  

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Dean Grimes wrote - I want to thank you all for coming to the GWBR! this was one kick-ass weekend, for sure! It started with an awesome sailing clinic by Jeff Linton., (who else!), sponsored by LESC, on Friday. Saturday, there were 41 Flying Scots on the starting line!! From what I have been told, this is an all time high for a Florida District regatta! A record! To add to that, there were 96 boats sailing on two courses in this regatta, making it one of the highest attended regattas at Lake Eustis, EVER! Believe me, we were pushing the limits! Everyone seemed to have a great time, and everyone came home safely. (phew!)

We think its winter - but look what's going on in Florida!

 

2016TaylorsCharlotte Most of us are hibernating and waiting for the warmer weather, but the Florida District is going stroing with lots of activities.  And the Midwinters are around the corner o sign up now!  Have a look at some of the events that are happening in Florida and look under regatta results to see who's participating and who's winning.

Gator Bowl - 12/5-12/6 2015 t Rudder Club of Jacksonville

WIth 12 boats registered and lots of wind at the Riudder Club, the racing was challenging and competitive. The Race Committee was great and got in 4 races on Saturday.  Race 1 had 10 boats, and Tom McNally won that race.  There werw 8 boats for Race 2 and equipment issues affected the outcomme.  The Taylors got this one!  With 7 boats in race 3 and the Taylors got this one too!.  And then there were onyl 4, and the Taylors take race 4 as well!  With similar conditions on Dunay, there were 2 races, with Tom McNally taking Race 5 and 6.  The overall winners were Mark and Michelle Taylor from Davis Island Yacht Club, second was Lynn Bruss from Provateer and 3rd was Henry Schultz from Hilton Head Island - way to go!  Full results are here.

Florida Districts at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club - Flying Scot Fleet 198 - 1/9-1/10/2016

There were 18 boats on the line for this regatta, and the lead changed several times over the 2 days.  Dave Thinel won Race 1,  Race 2 went to Tom McNally, Race 3 Mark Taylor, Race 4 Dave Thinel, Race 5 Mark Taylor.  But it was Mike and Jennifer Faugust who were overall winners with 16 points, followed by Tom McNally with 20 points in second, and Marshall Pardy with 21 points in third.  Full Results are here..

Other Florida Dates Below!!!

2015 Wife Husband at Davis Island Yacht Club - Kiss Cam

 

2015WHTaylors Have you seen any of the pictures from the 2015 Wife Husband Regatta at Davis Island Yacnht Club in Tampa Florida?  We have uploaded a few here that you might enjoy seeing.  Looks like everyone was having a fine time!!!

Great Conditions, Great Racing at 2015 Wife-Husband

This year’s Wife-Husband was quite competitive. Sometimes it felt more like a NAC than a Wife-Husband! For the first time, the Wife-Husband Championship fleet had five (loooooong!) races while the Challenger fleet had the traditional three races for the weekend. 

The weekend really began on Friday with Mark and Michelle Taylor’s wedding reception. Beer, sponsored by Mad Sails, flowed and food and cupcakes were devoured. Although Mark and Michelle were married in May, they wanted to share their special day with all their Flying Scot friends, so they scheduled the reception for the Wife-Husband. Pretty appropriate, right?!

The wind at Davis Island Yacht Club was out of the east most of the weekend, making for shiftier conditions than the steady seabreeze one might expect in Tampa.  The race committee, capably led by Henry Moore, managed the conditions wonderfully. Plus, the conditions were pretty darn wonderful. Jeff Linton did say at the end of the weekend that these were the best conditions he’d ever seen in Tampa in October. Nice going regatta committee!

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