Midwest District

The Midwestern District encompasses fleets in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Our active fleets are at Wilmette Harbor, Lake Carlyle, and Clinton Lake in Illinois, Lake Freeman in Indiana, Lake McBride in Iowa, Medicine Lake in Minnesota, and Ephraim, Madison, Neenah, and Delevan Lake in Wisconsin.

Our District Governor is Ben Williams from the Clinton Lake Fleet. the Midwestern District is also home to FSSA President Frank Gerry and Second Vice President Bill Vogler.

Heading to the Sunshine State!

Nothing like a four-inch snowfall to get you thinking about heading south! Here in central Illinois we got dumped on. So what did we do?

Spring Break for Grown Ups!!

COME JOIN US AT THE MIDWINTERS!!

Who says grown ups don't get a spring break? Come join the party at the Midwinters Regatta in Sarasota, FL!!

Registration forms are now available for the Flying Scot Midwinter Regatta, held March 11-15 in Sarasota, Florida. It's a nice chance to get away from the Midwest winter and to get a little sailing in before your season gears up. We just registered on line and it's very easy!

Here's the link
http://fssa.com/National-Event/9717

Ring in the

Ring in the New Year with a Brand New Flying Scot at a Bargain Price!!

Well, this blog has been sadly quiet as Ben and I settle into our winter hibernation, dreaming of fair winds and new sails. But wait, what's this?! Ah, yes, the Chicago Boat Show, scheduled January 24-27 to help us through our winter doldrums.

An added attraction to this year's show is a brand new Flying Scot, #6030, being offered by Harry Carpenter at a deeply discounted price. You can save $4,000 if you decide this is the boat for you!!

Much Better Wind on Sunday

Ben and I woke to a nice brisk breeze Sunday morning. We took ourselves out to breakfast at our favorite Lake Norman breakfast spot, The Daily Grind, which is less than 10 minutes from the club. By the time we got back the wind had really picked up and we layered on lots of clothes. Luckily, just before we left the dock, we noticed the wind had laid back down, so we peeled off a layer or two, and headed to the race course. 

Enough Wind for One Good Race....

I'll say this for the Lake Norman race committee. If there is wind, they will find it! During the skippers' meeting there was moderate wind but as soon as it was over, the wind dwindled. The race committee postponed for about 20 minutes and then the wind did come in, though not with as much conviction as we all would have liked. We managed one race, with moments of pretty good pressure and no drifting, so that was great! The poor race committee tried for more than an hour to start another race, as the wind trickled in from first one angle and then another.

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