2012 Flying Scot NAC at Lake Carlyle - Day 4
Wow! Another gorgeous day in the 90's but with good wind. We raced 3 today so we can try to finish early since it will be 100°+ the rest of the week. We had 10-14 the first 2 races, then 8-10 after lunch for the 3rd race. Rod Stieffel and Randy Santa Cruz are leading the Championship after taking 2 bullets out of 3 races so far. Frank and Marianne Gerry did the same in the Challenger Division and are leading that series.
We held our annual meeting with elections and honored people with special awards. I am still president and the board remains intact for one more year. We talked about membership and fleet growth and remarked that we are still a striong class in tough economic times.
We thanked our hosts Carlyle Sailing Association and chairperson Jim Harris for the hard work we know it takes to put on a national event for 125+ hungry sailors. Jim thanked his crew as well as PRO Ted Beier and the judges.
We honored our terrific builder Harry Carpenter with a lifetime FSSA membership for his dedication to our class. How many classes can boast a builder who makes the boat, sails the boat, travels with us and races the boat, and has a record of year after year making the perfect boat! Our hats are definitely off to Harry.
We awarded the Scots n' Water Editor awards for Kay Summerfield in her absence. Deb Aronson was awarded the plaque for the person contributing the most to the magazine this year. We thanked everyone for their articles - keep them coming!
The Fleet of the Year award was awarded to Greg Kampf, fleet Captain of Fleet 76, Lake Massapoag Sharon, MA, for outstanding performance by a fleet for 2012. We are particularly proud because this is our fleet and this was a terrific surprise for us tonight. Executive Secretary Courtney Waldrup awarded the Secretary's Cup to Charles Buffington for his hard work when he was president.
We topped off the night with a great meal and lots of great conversation with our fellow competitors. There were raffles with a Gus Sails Spinnaker and 50% off a MAD Sails main and some other prizes that went to some lucky winners. All in all, a very nice night indeed!