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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/

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 Rob Bausom from Nockamixon Sailing Club
Challenger Division 1st Place - Max and Mary Doolittle Trophy Rob and Maggie Folwer from Privateer Yacht Club
Champioship Division 4th Place - Ratsey & Lapthom Trophy Greiner and Robert Hobbs from Davis Island Yacht Club
Champioship Division 3rd Place - GL Foster Trophy Roger Sharp and Laura Favecchio from Massapoag Yacht Club
Champioship Division 2nd Place - Tea Party Trophy John Aras and John Wake from Annapolis Yacht Club
Champioship 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.  

2016 North American Championships at Sail Newport - Day 2 of Finals

On another beautiful sunny 80-degree day in Newport, the morning brought us some breeze, but it was just inside the harbor and the current was against us, plus the sea breeze was coming if we could only wait for it.  The RC put up the postpone flag and we waited, and while we waited, Zeke Horowitz and Brian Hayes from North Sails put on a clinic for us that drew most of the competitors to the tent area to listen.  Lots of information was shared about rigging, sail trim, position of the team in the boat, and in general how to make the boat go faster.  About the time they were finishing up, in came the sea breeze, down came the postpone flag, and out went the fleet to the race course.

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Despite the postponement, the RC was able to hold two races one 4-leg W-L and one 3-leg W-L finishing upwind near the Newport Bridge which was on the way back to Sail Newport.  The Southwest winds were steady at 10-12 for both races.  The windward mark was not far from a channel marker and boats had to decide whether to sneak in between the mark and the channel marker or go around the channel marker.  A few boats had trouble navigating that area but

2016 North American Championships at Sail Newport - Day 1 of Finals

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Day 1 of finals was a lot more civilized that the qualifiers.  Although the 12 MPH northwest wind was more than the expected 8-10,.  We had a postpone in the AM to validate some results, but once that was done, down came the postpone flag and we were on the way out to race.  It was tough getting out to the race course with the tide and the wind against us and several boats tacked back and forth in place for a while trying to get to the Newport Bridge,  Once we got out to the committee boat south of Gould Island, we had the wind we needed and were less affected by the tides.  

The first race saw a significant windshift requiring a course change.on the second upwind leg.  Between races, the RC moved the marks twice with another significant windshift that eventually came right back to where were originally were.  Hopefully, during the delay, the sailors were taking in the local scenery which is just so pretty.  With two races down and 3 to go, 

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Zeke Horowirz and Brian Hayes from North Sails gave a great chalk talk after racing with lots of participation and great questions from the racers.  Hopefully we can all use what we learned on the race course tomorrow.  After a nice Italian dinner under the teant ont he Newport Bay waterfroint, we all headed back to rest up for tomrrow's raced. 

After Day 1, Zeke and Jay Horowitz are leaders of the Championship Divission and Rob and Maggie Foster are leading the Challenger Division.  Full resutls are here.

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