New England District

The New England District is in the Northeast region and encompasses Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island.

Our active fleets are in Rockport MA, Duxbury Bay, MA, Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield MA, Cape Cod in Brewster, MA, Cape Cod in Harwichport, MA, and Lake Massapoag in Sharon MA, Lake Massabesic in Manchester, New Hampshire that is growing, and Spofford Lake in Spofford, NH, trying to make a go of it.

Our District Governor is Skip Montello from Rockport, MA, and the New England District is the home to FSSA Commodore and Web Editor Diane Kampf.

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2015 Flying Scot Raffle Winners - Congratulations!

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As you may have heard, we raffled off a brand new Flying Scot and the winner was chosen at the NAC at Bay Waveland Yacht Club in Mississippi.  We also had some runner up prizes.  Congratulations to the lucky winners:

  • Flying Scot to be custom built by Harry Carpenter and Flying Scot Inc. – Norm Wainwright
  • Spinnaker to be provided by Ryan Malmgren and MAD Sails Inc. – Phillip Brittain
  • Jib to be provided by Zeke Horowitz and North Sails One Design – Paul Becker
  • Custom Tote Bag and Turtle provided by Stacey Rieu and MAD Sails Inc.  – Greg Shafer

The proceeds from the raffle benefit the Flying Scot Foundation helping to ensure the future of Flying Scot Sailing.  Thanks to all for your support of the class and the Foundation.

2015 Flying Scot Raffle - you have bought ALL the tickets - THANK YOU!

 

2015 Raffle Tickets Sold

You may remember that we are raffling off a brand new, built to order Flying Scot in the color of the winner's choice.  We said we would sell a minimum of 200 tickets and a maximum of 250 tickets.  The proceeds after paying for the boat will benefit the Flying Scot Foundation that helps us ensure the future of Flying Scot Sailing.

Well...we are very happy to report that ALL 250 tickets have been bought. Thank you so much!  Now we wait for the drawing at the annual meeting at Bay Waveland, MS, in June. The Flying Scot is such a great boat and FSSA is such a great organization - we can't wait to find out who wins the boat - oh, and there will be a few runner up prizes in case you don't win the boat!

 

2014 Chaos Cup - Quannapowitt Yacht Club, Wakefield, MA

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2014 Chaos Cup Winners Roger and Laura Sharp            2014 Chaos Cup 2nd Mark Riefenhauser and Dave Irving

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2014 Chaos Cup 3rd Greg and Diane Kampf                         The fall colors were beautiful around the lake!               

WIth 11 boats on the line, QYC held the 2014 Chaos Cup in shifting and gusting winds and confusing us all enough to know why they should call it the Chaos Cup.  But that's not why.  The Chaos Cup started with a group of 110 racers in 1985, and at some point the boat named Chaos met with a sad fate when the Coast Guard rescued the crew from the boat and then had to let the boat crash and get ruined on the rocks.  But now it's a Flying Scot regatta and we are the lucky ones competing for the cup.

2014 Massapoag Yacht Club 65th Annual Regatta - Sharon, MA

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           Got Water?  We Had Just Enough at the MYC 65th Annual Regatta - full results are here

When the time approached for the 2014 Massapoag Yacht Club 65th Annual Regatta in Sharon, MA, as regatta chairperson, I knew we had some hard decision to make.  There had been some unexpected lowering of the lake this summer, followed by a very dry spell resulting in no recovery of the lake level.  As the beach got bigger and bigger, we thought it would be great for the Sunfish and Lasers because they would have more room to rig their boats.  But the lower the water got, the harder it got to launch and retrieve dry sailed boats and the more worried we got about getting our motor boats and moored sailboats out of the water at the end of the season.  . 

2014 New England Districts - Sandy Bay YC, Rockport, MA

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The 2014 New England District Championships were held at Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport, MA, on July 26, 2014.  On a partly sunny 75+ degree day, five races, perfectly set by the Race Committee, were run in southwest 12-15 knot winds, occasionally gusting a bit higher.  The 12-boat fleet were from 3 New England clubs - Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Massapoag Yacht Club and Duxbury Yacht Club. 

There did not seem to be a right way to go but it seemed that there was some magic in being a local fleet member because they always seemed to go the right way and it was not the same on every leg,  With Roger and Laura Sharp trying to defend their title, we saw the lead change in every race and boats starting at every point on the line.  At the end of the day, Roger and Laura were tied for first, but lost the tiebreaker to local fleet members Ned, Will and Thomas Jeffries, who won 3 of the 5 races, while the Sharps won the other 2. 

Thanks for Sandy Bay Yacht Club and Fleet 11 for hosting us this year.  The shore side hospitality was great with a buffet breakfast before the races and a barbecue with plenty of beverages after the races.  Perfect conditions, great friends and good food - a great combination for a fun regatta.  Congratulations to all.  Final results:

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