Flying Scot Sailing Association

Scots n' Water Schedule

We hope you continue to send your stories to so that we can publish them in our Scots n' Water publication and on our website when applicable.  Of course you may submit material to the website and the magazine at any time, or even publish on the website yourself - ask me how by emailing to the address above.  For the magazine, here are the dates for submitting materials for for 2015:

  • November 6, 2014, 59#1 stories due (Mailed on or about January 15, 2015)
  • January 15, 59#2 stories due  (Mailed on or about March 16)
  • March 10, 59#3 stories due (Mailed on or about May 15)
  • May 3, 59#4 stories due (Mailed on or about July 15)
  • July 3, 59#5 stories due (Mailed on or about September 15)
  • September 5, 59#6 stories due (Mailed on or about November 15)

Keep the stories and information coming to both the website and the magazine!

FSSA.COM has moved!

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Twinem & Horowitz win awards @ Penfield Memorial Regatta - Sarasota, FL

The 2nd stop on the Florida district championship series is the Penfield Memorial Regatta. Held the 2nd weekend of November the regatta was named after long time fleet member Jeff Penfield 4 years ago. Each year during the event the Penfield trophy is awarded for leadership within the class and district. Previous winners include Dave Thinel, Ron Pletsch, & John Domagala. This year Bob Twinem, Sarasota fleet captain, was recognized for his grassroots leadership. He and his wife Brenda have done a tremendous job the past few years energizing the local fleet, helping new members, promoting the class, & encouraging Fl circuit participation.

2014 Penfield Leadership

There was also some great racing during the weekend despite less than perfect conditions. Three races were completed on Saturday after a short postponement, allowing the dying easterly to be replaced by the westerly. Tom McNally and crew Ahad Jehanigin stayed ahead of Dave & Kim Thinel for the bullet in the 1st race. The second race saw current national champions Jeff and Amy Linton battle 2014 midwinter champions Zeke & Jay Horowitz for the front of the fleet with Jeff and Amy coming out on top. Race three results followed suit and Jeff & Amy’s 4-1-1 was one point better than Zeke & Jay’s 3-2-2 when the fleet headed back to the dock. As of dinner Saturday Dave & Kim were holding on to 3rd place with a 2-5-5. Most of the remaining sailors had both up and down results on the shiftier than usual Sarasota bay.

The rain that had started Saturday as the boats docked continued to grow and the temperature dropped as the front moved in. The cold and wet conditions drove most tent campers to fleet members couches, floors, & local hotels.. Sunday morning sailors were greeted with overcast skies and a rain that had mostly cleared. The front had brought a stronger northerly was challenging but sailable. Zeke and Jay took to the conditions,  winning both Sunday races. Jeff and Amy finished the day with a 2-4 and local sailors Marshall Pardey and Chuck Tanner enjoyed the conditions with a 4-3 performance. Marshall & Chuck’s finishes were strong enough to move them into 3rd behind Jeff and Amy. Tom McNally hung on for 4th place with Key Largo sailors Jim & Cheryl Signor riding a full regatta of top 10 finishes to 5th place overall.

Results are here.  Next up for the Florida district is Jacksonville in December, Port Charlotte in January, & Lake Eustis in February. Come down for one of these and leave your boat in Florida for the Midwinters back in Sarasota in March!!

2014 Chaos Cup - Quannapowitt Yacht Club, Wakefield, MA

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2014 Chaos Cup Winners Roger and Laura Sharp            2014 Chaos Cup 2nd Mark Riefenhauser and Dave Irving

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2014 Chaos Cup 3rd Greg and Diane Kampf                         The fall colors were beautiful around the lake!               

WIth 11 boats on the line, QYC held the 2014 Chaos Cup in shifting and gusting winds and confusing us all enough to know why they should call it the Chaos Cup.  But that's not why.  The Chaos Cup started with a group of 110 racers in 1985, and at some point the boat named Chaos met with a sad fate when the Coast Guard rescued the crew from the boat and then had to let the boat crash and get ruined on the rocks.  But now it's a Flying Scot regatta and we are the lucky ones competing for the cup.

Friels Win Greater New York District Championship

2014 GNY Winnrs

Story and Photo by Art Petrosemolo

Bernard and Andres" Friel, defending Monmouth Boat Club champions, capped a successful sailing season winning the Flying Scot Class New York-New Jersey District Championships sailed at MBC October 11-12, 2014.  The Friels, winners of MBC's Fall Series as well as the spring and summer evening series, also won the Mother's Day Regatta and had top three finishes in the Full Moon and Labor Day events.  The pair won the first two races in the District Championship on Saturday and added four top four finishes in the final four races to win the event by four points over Larry and Eileen Nociolo, Fair Haven and five over Thom Lee and Melissa Pater, Middletown.

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