Flying Scot Sailing Association

2015 Buckeye Regatta - Hoover Sailing Club, Westerville, OH

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- photo by Lisa Kreischer

The Flying Scot Buckeye Regatta was sailed May 16-17 at HSC with 17 boats, a high for recent years.   The weather gods were not cooperative but the sailors were intrepid and raced three races in pouring rain on Saturday. At 5:00PM hot showers were more popular than the appetizers.

There were 9 off-the-lake boats unless you count HSC former Commodore Jim Cottle's brother in law, Jack Markwick from Illinois,  as a Hoover Boat since his crew were Jim and HSC Interlake sailor Alan Freeland. Ohio district clubs represented included Cowan Lake, Berlin and Deep Creek. While the hardware left the lake, Hoover comported itself well with Ray and Scott Trask coming in fourth and Stephanie Bahr and Marty Sweterlitsch at seventh. Scott, age 16, grew up in the fleet literally and is a champion Opti sailor who crews for his dad, Ray.  Sandy Phalen skippered her first regatta and gave us more to celebrate. 

Greg Shafer, the Fleet Captain from Deep Creek, and Mark Shaefer ( no relation)  took first place followed by Bruce and Lynn Kitchen from Cowan Lake and FSSA President Frank Gerry and wife Marianne from Clinton Lake, Illinois. As usual Fleet 37 threw a good party with prize winning lasagna prepared by Karen DeLong for dinner.

Full results are here.

More phots by Lisa Kreischer are here

NAC Early Registraion through June 1 - Register Now!

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It's just a few weeks until the 2015 Flying Scot NACs from June 20 - 26..  Bay Waveland in Mississippi is pulling out all the stops to make us welcome and we're expecting a fun time at a great sailing venue.  Remember that the raffle for the BRAND NEW FLYING SCOT will be held at the Annual meeting and it might just be YOUR ticket that is picked.  You wouldn't want to miss that would you?  Early registration is through June 1, so register now and you save a few dollars while helping our hosts plan for our arrival. It's easy to sign up online, no hassle, no waiting!  Here's where you can register - hope to see you there!

         Women’s NA Championship        http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/9635
         Junior NA Championship          
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2015 Flying Scot Raffle - you have bought ALL the tickets - THANK YOU!

 

2015 Raffle Tickets Sold

You may remember that we are raffling off a brand new, built to order Flying Scot in the color of the winner's choice.  We said we would sell a minimum of 200 tickets and a maximum of 250 tickets.  The proceeds after paying for the boat will benefit the Flying Scot Foundation that helps us ensure the future of Flying Scot Sailing.

Well...we are very happy to report that ALL 250 tickets have been bought. Thank you so much!  Now we wait for the drawing at the annual meeting at Bay Waveland, MS, in June. The Flying Scot is such a great boat and FSSA is such a great organization - we can't wait to find out who wins the boat - oh, and there will be a few runner up prizes in case you don't win the boat!

 

Former FSSA President and Chief Measurer Don Hott dies at age 95

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This week, the Flying Scot community is a little sadder for the loss of long-time Scot sailor Don Hott, who passed away Sunday, May 3, at age 95.  He is a founding father, a former Chief Measurer and former President of FSSA who sailed in the first 50 NACs.  As Harry Carpenter said "We lost one of the really good guys with the passing of Don". Harry had crewed for Don in the first NAC Harry ever attended at Riverside in 1973.  Don was also a founding member of Deep Creek Yacht Club and the members there will miss him dearly.

Our thoughts are with his dear wife Charlotte and his family as they go through this difficult time.  We will always owe a debt of gratitude to Don and it was an honor to have known him.

Did you get to go to the Great 48?

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The 2015 Great 48 was this past weekend 5/2-5/3/2015 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC.  Unfortunately Mother Nature was not as kind as one would hope and there was little wind Saturday and none on Sunday.  But If you were there lucky you - there were 42 teams to share the fun times with and it's always a great time at Lake Norman!  Here's a few words about the racing from Deb Aronson, who was there:

On Saturday, "We were so excited to get out on the water this morning! It was about 70 degrees, sunny, and they promised wind about 6-8. Sadly, by the time we got to the course, it was as if God had taken her finger and swirled the wind around in a big, slow mess. The first race the wind just died, with tiny little patches at various places but with very little rhyme or reason. Rounding the windward mark, the wind shifted and, at least at times, boats were sailing upwind again. We never did see a single spinnaker that leg! Thankfully, the race was only three legs long ... but it took a full, long hour for the first boat to cross the line.

If that race took the patience of Job, the second race was no better ... well, maybe a little better, since we did actually hoist our spinnaker. We noticed Harry Carpenter's new, one-of-a-kind spinnaker, complete with a Pittsburgh Steelers logo. Nice!!  It was a real challenge to be consistent today, but a few boats did manage. (Note, racing Sunday was cancelled due to ZERO wind)"

Results are here

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