Midwest District

The Midwest 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 Bronson Bowling from the Lake Carlyle Fleet. the Midwest District is also home to FSSA Past President Frank Gerry, Scots n' Water Editor Deb Aronson and FSSA President Bill Vogler. Read more about the Midwest on the blog

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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.

Fall 48 a Fun Way to Wrap Up Our Sailing Season

Here we are, back in Charlotte, NC, for the Fall 48. Our car almost knows its own way here, we come so often! But this time we came by way of Deep Creek, Maryland, and the Flying Scot factory. We had sent Sophie home with Harry at the Wife-Husband Regatta to get a big hole, an enormous hole!! in her port side near the stern repaired. We try not to talk about how the hole got there... too much. Suffice it to say, someone else is paying the (very reasonable) bill! And Harry does great work!

BIG NEWS: Midwest District Gains a Fleet!!

Eagle Creek Sailing Club in Indianapolis just became Flying Scot Fleet #201 and is a member of the Midwest District!! Welcome, ECSC! Flying Scots at that club include Geoff Endris, owner of Blown Away, and Carrie Carpenter, owner of Shadow. ECSC holds two multi-class regattas per year, one in the spring (Mayor's Cup) and one in the fall (Governor's Cup).

The Lake Kegonsa Sailing Club is hosting the Full Moon Regatta series

The Lake Kegonsa Sailing Club is hosting the Full Moon Regatta series

On the full moon evenings in July and August including the August Blue Moon the LKSC will be hosting sailing races on Lake Kegonsa in Wisconsin

Stoughton,Wis. —A new exciting annual sailing event is being initiated on Lake Kegonsa – a series of races on full moon summer nights. The 2012 Full Moon Regatta series will have races on Tuesday, July 3,Wednesday, August 1 and the Blue Moon regatta finale on Friday, August 31 starting approximately at sunset. The races are expected to begin with a start line off the Lake Kegonsa shoreline near Springers of Lake Kegonsa. Springers has outside viewing and two large docks. The fleet of boats will sail from the Springers location to two or three sailing marks on Lake Kegonsa returning to a finish line under a Full Moon.

Clinton Lake Boats Take First, Second at Indy Regatta

Ben and I are so glad we went to the Mayor's Cup. Eagle Creek Sailing Club outside of Indianapolis is lovely and has a very strong one-design racing program. The regatta had about a dozen J 24s and nine Highlanders. We had five Flying Scots there and could easily have had eight or nine if other obligations had not interfered! The wind was light and we got two long-ish races Saturday and none Sunday.  Clinton Lake Sailing Association carried the day (not that I'm biased or anything!), with Eric and Rod Bussell placing second and Ben Williams and Deb Aronson taking first.

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