Flying Scot Sailing Association

2017 47th George Washington Birthday Regatta, Lake Eustis Sailing Club, Eustis, FL

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While some of us are still watiing for winter to end, down in Florida they are cooking with gas.  Here's what Eric Bussell had to say about the Geiorge Washington Birthday Regatta on 2/18-2/19:  Looks like Dean Grimes and his crew put on a great wekend for everyone!  Racing photo courtesy of John Cole.

Jeff and Amy Linton were victorious at the 2017 Lake Eustis George Washington Birthday Regatta. Congrats! 35 Scots on the line. A big thank you to Fleet Captain Dean Grimes and all the volunteers who hosted a stellar event. 3 races in all after storms limited the action to one race on Saturday. Great racing in light to moderate conditions. Racing photos courtesy of John Cole.  Full results are here. More pictures will be available soon on the Lake Eustis website.

And read more about it on the Midwest District Blog.

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Have You Renewed Your FSSA Membership for 2017?

 

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If you have already renewed your FSSA membership for 2017, welcome back!  If you have not yet renewed or you are not yet a member,, this is a great time to join or renew!

This year marks our 60th Anniversary and you'll want to be a part of this very special milestone. WIth over 6100 Flying Scots sold, there are boats from 6 decades still sailing and racing.  Maybe this is the year for your new boat!  

Here's the lineup for this year's National Events.  If you don't race, come along and cheer on your facorite racers!

  • 2017 Midwinters, Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA
  • 2017 North Americans, Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH
  • 2017 Wife Husbands, Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA
  • 2017 ACC, Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA

To join or renew, click here.  

 

Chicago Speaker Series Event - Tyler and Carrie

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Calling all sailors to the Chicago

Boat Show - Speaker Series

Time: Saturday, January 14th at 2:15 PM.

Title: Crew Satisfaction

Presented by Tyler & Carrie Andrews

Brief Description: Insight into developing and maintaining great team work, especially when sailing with your significant other. Presented by Tyler and Carrie Andrews, who have over 50 years of combined sailing experience at a high level. Crew Satisfaction will also be incorporating insight and tips from other successful sailing teams.

Brief Biography: Tyler and Carrie are partners at Flying Scot Inc. Tyler started sailing at age 12, and was the youngest person to qualify for the 2003 Laser Olympic Trials by age 15. He started competing in spinnaker boats shortly after that. Carrie grew up in the Flying Scot and never looked back. She mostly crewed for her Dad until she and Tyler crossed paths at a Flying Scot regatta in Indianapolis. Tyler and Carrie have been sailing together since 2013, they apply their lessons learned on the race course to how they run their business and family. 

2016 Jeff Penfield Memorial Regatta - Sarasota, FL

 

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Flying Scot Fleet 36 and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron hosted the 2016 Jeff Penfield Memorial Regatta on 11/12-13. 2016.  This is the second leg in the 2016 Florida District Series.  Twenty teams sailed in the challenging light air but from all reports it was a great time - this exerpt is from Amy Smith Linton from the Flying Scot Florida District Facebook Page:  "Did I sum up last weekend at Sarasota? Good food, great friends, five races in lightish and variable, the return of Wild Horses with a new team, great friends, lots of wine....".  Jeff Linton and Amy Smith Linton were first with 5 bullets. David Ames and PJ Buhler were second and Ned Johnston and Monica Morgan were third.  Full results are here.

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Fifth Annual Roger Punzi Memorial Regatta and Fleet 24 50th Anniversary

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Fifth Annual Roger Punzi Memorial Regatta and Fleet 24 50th Anniversary

Submitted by Mark Riefenhauser

A calm Candlewood Lake greeted the 12 Flying Scots on the morning of October 8th for the Flying Scot Fleet 50th Anniversary and Fifth Annual Roger Punzi Memorial Regatta at Candlewood Yacht Club in New Fairfield, CT. This was also the Fleet 24 Championship. Out of town boats traveled from the New York Lakes District and the New England District as well as other fleets in the Greater New York District which Fleet 24 is a part of. A welcome continental breakfast was served to the racers and volunteers. Races were scheduled to start at 11 am. Our Race Committee, chaired by our Commodore, Tom Mullen and Melanie Dunham, smartly postponed the start due to little to no wind on the lake. We all waited patiently as the time passed by. It was hopeful that we get in at least one race. After checking wind conditions several times over the course of the day, it was decided to give it a try as a light wind started to form in the afternoon and all of the boats were in the water ready to go. So we all headed out on the lake in search of the wind following the Race Committee. After about an hour on the water, it finally came! A southerly wind of about 6-8 mph filled in on the lake. Race 1 will be on! A windward – leeward course was quickly set and the start sequence commenced. Greg and Dianne Kampf took the win and a close finish for second by Mark and Adam Riefenhauser over Greg and Steve Northrop. Race 2 immediately started after all the other boats finished. Greg and Dianne took first, followed by Mark and Adam in second and Dave Irving and Warren Schutt in third. Overall for the regatta, Greg and Dianne Kampf came in first, Mark and Adam Riefenhauser, second and Dave Irving and Warren Schutt, third. For the Fleet 24 Championship, Mark and Adam Riefenhauser took first. After the races, racers were treated to snacks and cheer provided by Fleet 24 members followed by a catered dinner. Out of town boats were quickly packed and ready for the road. It was a great end of the season for some of us as winter is just around the corner. But regardless, we are already planning next year’s event and hope to see you all next year! Photos have been provided by Joe Doucet and Ed Wilkes.  See results here See pictures here.

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