Ohio District

The Ohio District (#32) encompasses fleets from Ohio, part of Pennsylvania, part of Maryland and Kentucky.

In Ohio we have Cowan Lake, home of Fleet 1 in Wilmington, Berlin Lake in Canfield, Hoover Sailing club in Westerville and Atwood Lake in Dellroy. In Pennsylvania we have Lake Arthur in Pittsburgh and Pymatuning Yacht Club. In Kentucky we have Cave Run Sailing Association in Morehead. And in Maryland we have Deep Creek Lake, home of our builder Harry Carpenter in Oakland.

The District Governor is Martha Sweterlitsch from the Hoover Sailing Club fleet. The Ohio District is also home to FSSA Foundation Chairperson Charles Buffington and Amendments Chairperson Dan Goldberg.

Flying Scot Down Under - "Flying Dutchman" is on the way to Australia!


Flying Scot, Inc., Recently loaded Flying Scot #6181 to begin her long trip to her new home in Sydney Australia! This is a first for us and we are so excited and blessed to have the opportunity. A huge thank you to Rob and Christine for the order. We can't wait to hear about your adventures!

Robert Hynen, the new owner posted on Facebook " She is certainly beautiful and a great addition to the family. We are really pleased with the colour scheme. She is well pcked for the long journey. Anyone heading over to Sydney is welcomed to come out for a sail.  She is currently on the Cargo ship, recently went through the Panama Canal, and is heading across the Pacific Ocean. Next stop New Zealand, then Sydney around 24 September. Really looking forward to her arrival and sailing her in and around Sydney waterways.”  We should all plan a trip!


2019 Sandy Douglas Memorial Regatta at Deep Creek, Maryland


The 2019 Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta at Deep Creek is a wrap with two beautiful but challenging days of sailing. WIth Harry Carpenter, Tyler and Carrie ANdrews running races,  Bruce and Lynn Kitchen were Gold Class winners in a tight fleet of 21 boats. Robert Gerlach & Anthony Celo won the SIlver Class, Charles & Sarah Buffington were Masters winners and Rose and Eric von Eckhartsberg were Challenger winners. Oh, and the monkey? He went to Robert and Nina Cummings who I am sure will add the Texas touch for next year!  Full results are here  

2019 51st Buckeye Regatta - Hoover Sailing Club, Westerville, OH


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Travellers to the 51st Buskeye Regatta Trasks - 3rd place finishers

The 51st Annual Buckeye Regatta at Hoover Sailing Club was held May 18 and 19, 2019. It blew hard but the competitors were a hardy bunch who mostly stayed upright and in the boats. Bruce and Linney Kitchen from Cowan Lake took 1st place followed by Frank and Marianne Gerry in 2nd and our local team of Ray and Scot Trask in 3rd.  Charles and Sarah Buffington joined us as a third traveling team, pictured together with Kitchen’s and Gerry’s. We got 5 races in, including two on Sunday morning as the wind continued to build.  The truly committed survived the last two races.  Join us next year. We (usually) have wind, always a good party and we never have power boat chop! As a bonus we have the best view of sunset in the Midwest.

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Photos by Darlene Miller

Burrito Bash! Winners' Circle

Darlene Miller reported on Facebook that the Flying Scot Fleet 6 and the Deep Creek Lake Yacht Racing Association hosted the 2018 Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta Saturday July 28 & Sunday July 29, 2018.  The Regatta Kickoff Burrito Bash was attended by 160 people.  There were 53 boats from 14 states, a great turnout!  On Saturday there were good winds and sunshine and they got in 3 great races.  On Sunday there was no wind so races were cancelled but everyone had a great time.

Charlie and Cindy Clifton won the regatta with two 1st places and  onw 2nd place!  Full results are here

Sad News in the Flying Scot Family

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It is with a heavy heart that we tell the Flying Scot community that Tom Hohler passed away on January 9, 2018,at age 73. Tom was a stalwart of the Flying Scot class, having served as Ohio District Governor for several years, before joining his wife Chris Czapleski in France on her very exciting teaching journey.  Chris describes him as Thomas Paul Hohler, Ph.D. – teacher, scholar of philosophy, passionate competitive sailor, and, especially, husband and father.  I'd like to add loyal friend to that list.

Tom and Chris campaigned their Flying Scot 3883 together for many years, competing locally, regionally and nationally, and we will all miss him on the race course.  He was a friend to everyone he met in the Flying Scot class. Tom is survived by his loving wife Chris, his son Paul, his daughter Andrea, his 2 grandsons adam and Aaron, and lots of other family and friends, We miss you already, Tom.

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