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, Spofford Lake in Spofford, NH, trying to make a go of it and our newest fleet at Pleasant Bay Community Boating in Chatham, MA.

Our District Governor is Ned Jeffries from the Rockport, MA, fleet and the New England District is the home to FSSA Immediate Past Commodore and Web Editor Diane Kampf.

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2016 Massapoag Yacht Club 67th Annual Regatta - Sharon, MA

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We had another wonderful time at the 67th Annual Massapoag Yacht Club Regatta, with 57 boats participating. There were 16 Flying Scots - winners John and Connie Eckart (pictured here), 6 Day Sailers - winners Mike McCaffrey and Suzanne Boohar, 4 Comets - winners Talbott and Carol Lee Ingram, 9 RS Aeros - winner Marc Jacobi, and 22 Sunfish - winner Andy David!

What an amazing sight on the water ! The PRO Gary Werden and crew did a good job of keeping fleets separated using Trapezoid courses. The finish boat had quite a task keeping all the finishes straight but we got everyone scored and got the results up pretty quickly.The food from Roche Brothers was excellent as always and we enjoyed some nice meals, including lobstahs with friends and lots of stories to tell.

We unfortunately had a squall on Sunday that blew across the lake and capsized 10-15 boats. Many self-righted and the rest were taken care of by MYC rescue boats, other sailboats and MYC members going out in dinghies to boats near the dock. One boat even caught a fish when it was righted and we all had a good laugh at that one! No injuries were reported but a few boats will need some new parts. The Sharon Police and Fire Departments checked in to make sure everyone was safe and we were able to report that everyone was accounted for.

Talk about a story to remember! Thanks to all who participated and everyone who worked the regatta. Hope you all had a great time! Full results for all classes are on Regatta Network.  Flying Scot results are here.

2016 NE District Championship at Massabesic Yacht Club, Manchester, NH

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         Championship Division Winners                                                           Challenger Division Winners

We started the day with an hour postponement with a promise of wind coming around 11:00 AM.  The wind came and the 17 teams, including 6 visiting boats, sailed out to the course, expertly set by the Race Committee.  But the wind gods had other ideas and took the wind out of our sails.  Never fear, the wind returned, albeit light, and we had a couple of long Olympic course races.  Roger and Kate Sharp, who won 4 of the 5 races in the Championship Division, were in the lead by nearly a leg in the second race when the wind shifted to where we were not flying spinnakers on the second reach.  We did fly them on the final "upwind" as the wind shifted 180 degress and nearly died.  First, second and third were just seconds apart in the end and the race ended with Ned Jeffries inching out Roger Sharp who barely inched out Greg Kampf.  The Challenger Division was extrememly competitive as well, sometimes grouped in bunches at the marks.  The end result was a tie for first place between Keith Conington and Glenn McKibbon, with Tim Hefferan in 3rd and a tie between 4th and 5th, Kamiz Moin and Carter Brown. After the 180-degree shift, the RC reset the course and ran 3 W-L races, the last of which was heavier air than we had all day.  We all headed in after 5 races, tired but happy and ready for dinner and awards.  I am happy to say that our club Massapoag Yacht Club placed 1st - Sharps, 3rd - Kampfs and 4th - Rousseaus, with DG Ned Jeffries in 2nd and Massabesic's Dennis Dobe in 5th in the Championship Division.  It was a pretty good day all around for all of us!  Many thanks to Fleet 196 for hosting 2 years in a row!  Full results are here.

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    Relaxing between races - what a pretty sky!                                 Massapoag Yacht Club winners

2016 North American Championships at Sail Newport - Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!

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My favorite photo by Willson Jenkins

Newport is a distant memory for many of us at this point.  But to keep the memories alive, there are loads of pictures from the 2016 NAC - these are the ones i uploaded or got links from others.  Hope you enjoy these!

Kate’s pictures - https://www.flickr.com/photos/41106915@N04/sets/72157671421283366

Diane’s pictures - https://www.flickr.com/photos/41106915@N04/albums/72157668580255193

Evan Locke's pictures:

Art Petrosemolo's photos arel on his website at – nauticalphotography.us, then choose Sailing Regatta, then 2016 Flying Scot NAC.  You can get any of the pictures with the watermark or you can buy prints or digital versions of the photos from Art. 

Hank Sykes' pictures are on his Google site at https://goo.gl/photos/pEvJPJLXgbWzDNUv9

There are links to all albums from Facebook under Flying Scot Sailing Association.

I think this was the most photographed NAC eva!

2016 North American Championships at Sail Newport - Special Awards

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Fleet 1 Trophy Winners from Clinton Lake Sailing Association - photo by Evan Locke

Along with the event trophies awarded at the NAC each year, there are a number of perpetual awards handed out annually. These have been donated by members and families, some honoring past members and contributors to the Flying Scot Sailing Association and some given by Fleets to reward those whose accomplishments are noteworthy.  Please take a look at the list below for this year's winners. Congratulations to all!

Award Name Award Winner
Furthest Distance Driven Plaque John Domagala from Smith, TX
Best Sailed Club-Owned Boat Detroit Yacht Club Cup – Awarded to the best sailed club-owned boat. Not awarded in 2016
Best Sailed Challenger Boat with Woman on Board Nancy Roman Trophy – Awarded to the highest finisher with a woman on board, either skipper or crew, in the Challenger Division. Maggy Fowler from Privateer Yacht Club
Best Sailed Boat with Woman Skipper Huron-Portage Yacht Club Fleet 20 Trophy – Awarded to Highest Placing Woman Skipper. Lynn Bruss from Privateer Yacht Club
Best Sailed Boat with only Wife/Husband on Board Ted and Florence Glass Trophy – to honor the best sailed Scot with only a wife and husband on board. Allan and Katie Terhune from Annapolis Yacht Club
Best Sailed Father-Son Boat Father/Son Trophy – Awarded to the best sailed boat with a father and son on board, with one as a skipper. Zeke and Jay Horowitz, Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Best Family Sailed Boat Mary Douglas Trophy – Awarded to the best family sailed boat with at least one woman on board. Roger Sharp and Laura Favecchio from Massapoag Yacht Club
Best Fleet in NAC Fleet 1 Trophy – Awarded to the best fleet in the NAC. Clinton Lake Sailing Association Fleet 135
For the following winners
Ben Williams and Deb Aronson
Frank and Marianne Gerry
Eric Bussell and Chris Tesdal
Best Finishing Skipper – Age 55 and Over Master Trophy John Aras from Annapolis Yacht Club
Senior Championship – Skipper and crew both Age 60 or Over Silver Piper Bowl John Aras and Jowhn Wake, Annapolis Yacht Club and Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
Women's NAC Champion Joan Burnside Trophy - Awarded to the highest placing skipper in the Women's NAC Lynn Bruss from Privateer Yacht Club with Deb Aronson from Clinton Lake Sailing Association and Stacey Rieu from Ephraim Yacht Club
Junior NAC Champion Fleet 76 Trophy - Awarded to the highest placing skipper in the Junion NAC Not awarded in 2016
Fleet of the Year FSSA - Awarded to the Most Active Fleet  Awarded to Birmingham Sailing Club, Fleet 118, Andrew Fox Fleet Captain
Challenger Division 3rd Place - Terry Schroeder Trophy Dave Rousseau and Jay McNeff from Massapoag Yacht Club
Challenger Division 2nd Place - Sam Tellschow Memorial Trophy Phil Scheetz and Rich Baucom from Nockamixon Sailing Club
Challenger Division 1st Place - Max and Mary Doolittle Trophy Rob and Maggie Folwer from Privateer Yacht Club
Championship Division 4th Place - Ratsey & Lapthom Trophy Greiner and Robert Hobbs from Davis Island Yacht Club
Championship Division 3rd Place - GL Foster Trophy Roger Sharp and Laura Favecchio from Massapoag Yacht Club
Championship Division 2nd Place - Tea Party Trophy John Aras and John Wake from Annapolis Yacht Club
Championship Division 1st Place - Gordon K. Douglass Trophy Zeke and Jay Horowitz from Sarasota Sailing Squadron

2016 North American Championships at Sail Newport - Final Day

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Championship Winners Zeke and Jay Horowitz and Challenger WInenrs Rob and Maggie Fowler - pictures by Even Locke

Well, the 2016 NAC at Newport is a wrap - and the winners are a Son-Father team and a Father-Daughter Team - how cool is that!  We sailed through Challenging conditions for the entire week, but it was NEWPORT and we were in one of the most beautiful sailing venues in the world.  Sailing out of Newport Harbor with the gorgeous view of the yachts and ships and sailing under the Newport Bridge was awesome.  

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