Gulf District

The Gulf District encompasses several fleets along and near the Gulf of Mexico from Florida's panhandle to Louisiana and one fleet in Arkansas.

Active fleets in Florida include Choctawhatchee Bay in Ft.Walton Beach, Garcon Point Spirited Sailors in Bagdad, St.Andrew Bay in Panama City and Pensacola Bay in Pensacola. In Mississippi we have Bay St.Louis and in Arkansas we have Grand Maumelle Sailing Club in Little Rock. In Louisiana we have Lake Arthur in Lafayette and New Orleans and Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans.

The District Governor is Larry Taggart, who is also FSSA Parliamentarian. The Gulf District is also home to FSSA Secretary/Treasurer Nancy Claypool.

2017 Midwinters at Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA - Day 1

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Not much sun, but no rain and it's in the 60's!  We have a great group of sailors here - several wife-husband teams, a few father-son teams, and lots of other great folks.  Thanks so much to Southern Yacht Club with Larry Taggart and his team for hosting us.

With the NNE wind blowing steady at 12, the SYC Race Committee got us started right on time at 12:00. with a rolling start, Championship followed by Challenger.  The first race was a 4-leg Windward-Leeward with a small wind shift between the first upwind and second upwind.  Most boats went left but those that went right in this race seemed to make out ok.  For the second race, the wind shifted right at the start and made for a confusing beginning to the race.  On the first downwind, the wind had died down significantly and the race was shortened to 3 legs.  For some of us that was not so great, but others made out with the shortened race.  Still, a fun day on the water!

After racing came the free beer, thanks to our sponsors!  And to top that off, Zeke Horowitz from Noth Sails hosted a great debriefing.  Lots of questions, lots of information about sail trim - when do you use weather sheet, when do you trim the main?  Can't wait until we go back out again tomorrow!  

After Day 1, Zeke Horowitz leads the Championship Division, Tom Clark leads the Challenger DIvision.  Full results are here.

2017 Midwinters at Southern Yacht Club - New Orleans, LA, Board of Governors

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Your Board of Governors is hard at work conducting FSSA business on your behalf.  Thanks to those who hold these volunteer postions and work hard to support the Flying Scot class!

Start the 60th Anniversary Year off with the 2017 Midwinters

Still not too late to come! 

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START THE 60TH YEAR CELEBRATION 

OF THE FLYING SCOT 

OFF RIGHT BY PARTICIPATING IN THE 

2017 FSSA MID-WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP

Fleet 96 and Southern Yacht Club (SYC) in New Orleans invite you to this March 12-16 event, and to come early and stay late to enjoy the many things SYC and New Orleans have to offer.  To learn more about Southern Yacht Club visit the club's website here.  And learn lots more about the great city of New Orleans click here. 

For lots more information about the schedule, registration, lodging,attractions, vidt the event website here.

MAKE PLANS NOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMPETITIVE & FUN EVENT - Laissez le bon temps rouler!!!

GULF DISTRICT TRIFECTA 2016

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The Flying Scot Class sailed for three different perpetual trophies as part of Southern Yacht Club's annual Juby Wynne Memorial Regatta: The Commissioner General Trophy, the Charles L Dees Memorial Trophy, and, the Cock-of-the-Walk Trophy.  Each had its own individual criteria.  Whoever meets the criteria of the      sub-fleets, i.e. Districts and/or Cock-of-the-Walk (COW), first is awarded those trophies.

The Commissioner General Trophy is presented to the overall winner of the Flying Scot Class, and was won by Dwight LeBlanc IV sailing with his father, Dwilight Leblanc III, as crew.

The Charles L. Dees Memorial Trophy is presented to the winner of the FSSA Gulf District Championship, and was also won by Dwight LeBlanc IV. Second place went to Larry Taggart and crew Carrie Berger (aka "Team Alieve", and third to Nancy Claypool and crew Frank Collins.

The Cock-of-the-Walk Trophy is presented to the winner of the Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) Flying Scot Championship.  Entrants (skippers only) must be a member of a GYA Club and have a minimum crew weight of 390 pounds live weight.  This year’s winner was Eric Alber.

The first race of the 5-race series began with a gentle southeast breeze of approximately 8 knots.  But by the beginning of the second downwind leg, a few thunderstorms began to develop in the area.  The race committee wisely decided to send everyone in and wait it out.  After the storms passed through, the fleet were sent back out, but were greeted with 15 to 20 knots of northeast wind and chop. They abated only a little that afternoon.  Only 2 points separated the leaders at the end of the day!

2015 Hospitality Regatta - Jackson, MS

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The Scot fleet winners from the Hospitality Regatta, First place, Larry Taggart and Tina, second place Jim Leggette and Will Manuel and third place Claude and Randall Dannerman.

Regatta Results