Flying Scot Sailing Association

2016 Midwinters at St.Andrews Bay Yacht Club, Panama City, FL - Practice Races

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Pictures by Danie Panasiuk

WIth more boats arriving today, registration and measurement continued, and SABYC was ready for action!  The registration team was very organized and got people through the line as quickly as they could, much appreciated by the participants.  Meanwhile, today's practice races were being held on the bay.  

We started out with 10-12 MPH winds on a beautiful sunny day, with about half the registered boats out there for the practice   Two windward leeward races were run, and as the sea breeze came in for the second race, the wind shifted about 40 degrees and came up tto over 15 MPH and we ended up with boats in clusters on the pin end of the starting line.  Those boats who started "late" or were not at the pin end ending up having the advantage over those who were ready for the start at the pin end!  A few boats came in and did not race the second race.

Zeke and Jay Horowitz won race 1, and Harry Carpenter with crew Tyler Andrews won the second race.  Full results for practice races are not available.

Lots of great pictures here.

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2016 Midwinters at St.Andrews Bay Yacht Club, Panama City, FL - Arrival Days

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Boats have been arriving since Friday 4/1 at St. Andrew's Bay Yacht Club in Panama City Florida - juat about ready for the practice races before the actual event.  The folks at the club are happy to have the Flying Scot class back for this event.  We have 40+ boats registered and the weather is very promoisong for this week.  This is great news after weeks of sotrms and nasty weather so we are grateful for the sun and the wind we will have!  Stay tuned to see who wins the practice races today.  Meanwhile, your Executive Committee and Board of Governors will be busy discussing and planning FSSA business behind the scenes.

Have You Registered for the Midwinters - Coming up Soon 4/4-4/7/2016

 

SABYClogo Have you registered for the Midwinters yet?  Sant Andrews Bay Yacht Club is getting ready for us to return to Panama City where the Midwinters have been held in the past.  Many of you are familiar with the vneue and some of you are new to the site.  It promises to be a great time so sign up today and join in the fun!!!  The dates are 4/4 - 4/7/2016 and you can get more information right here on the FSSA website!

41 Scots on the line for the 46th Annual George Washington's Birthday Regatta

WOW!  It is fantastic to see that 41 Scots were on the line at the 46th Annual George Washington Birthday Regatta at Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Florida!  I bet you wish you were there!  Lots of folks went to The Oyster Troff where it is reported that the food was great,  And the weather was great for Jeff Linton's talk on boat rigging and tuning.  

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Dean Grimes wrote - I want to thank you all for coming to the GWBR! this was one kick-ass weekend, for sure! It started with an awesome sailing clinic by Jeff Linton., (who else!), sponsored by LESC, on Friday. Saturday, there were 41 Flying Scots on the starting line!! From what I have been told, this is an all time high for a Florida District regatta! A record! To add to that, there were 96 boats sailing on two courses in this regatta, making it one of the highest attended regattas at Lake Eustis, EVER! Believe me, we were pushing the limits! Everyone seemed to have a great time, and everyone came home safely. (phew!)

Have you Renewed Your FSSA Membership for 2016?

FSSALogo Easily missed during all the football, parties, and sailing (for those far enough South), on the 1st was the membership expiration Email. We thank all of you for your support of the class over the years and ask that if you haven't already done it, please stop by FSSA.com and renew your membership today.
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