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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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:

2014 NAC at Toms River YC - Special Awards

2014 Father Son

Mark and Stewart Taylor from Davis Island Yacht Club were awarded the Father/Son trophy for the best result in the NAC by a Father/Son team.  Congratulations to Mark and Stewart and all the other special award winners listed below.  Many of these perpetual awards have been donated by former members and their families to honor many special people and winning these awards is truly a privilege.  Click read more to see the other 2014 winners.

2014 Fleet of the Year Nominations

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Last Year's Fleet of the Year winner was Lake Norman Yacht Club - pictured Carol Claypool and Frank Gerry

Once again it's time to send in nominations for the FSSA Fleet of the Year Award.  This prestigious award is presented to an outstanding Flying Scot® fleet each year at the Annual Meeting during the NAC.  Last year's recipient was Fleet 48 from Lake Norman Yacht Club.  Please take time to review the application available here and submit your fleet for consideration!  Information on where to submit the form is here.  Good luck - it could be your fleet this year!

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