Flying Scot Sailing Association

Start the 60th Anniversary Year off with the 2017 Midwinters

Still not too late to come! 

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START THE 60TH YEAR CELEBRATION 

OF THE FLYING SCOT 

OFF RIGHT BY PARTICIPATING IN THE 

2017 FSSA MID-WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP

Fleet 96 and Southern Yacht Club (SYC) in New Orleans invite you to this March 12-16 event, and to come early and stay late to enjoy the many things SYC and New Orleans have to offer.  To learn more about Southern Yacht Club visit the club's website here.  And learn lots more about the great city of New Orleans click here. 

For lots more information about the schedule, registration, lodging,attractions, vidt the event website here.

MAKE PLANS NOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMPETITIVE & FUN EVENT - Laissez le bon temps rouler!!!

Kate Wilson: Making Sailing Better

Published on March 7th, 2017 on Sailingscuttlebutt.com
Kate Wilson

In the March 2017 of WindCheck magazineKate Wilson (North Kingstown, RI) gets some deserved love that we are pleased to share.

At the 24th Annual Providence Boat Show, the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) recognized Kate as the Rhode Island Boater of the Year.

Named after the Ocean State’s 66th Governor, RIMTA’s John H. Chafee Boater of the Year award, a beautiful half hull with a plaque engraved with such names as Ted Hood, Halsey Herreshoff, Ken Read and Rome Kirby, acknowledges an individual who has contributed to the success of the recreational boating industry in Rhode Island or championed the cause of bringing recreational boating to the public.

Kate was acknowledged for the important grassroots work she has done to grow  the sport by finding new ways of inspiring young people to go sailing. “This award is really for all the volunteers who are getting kids on the water,” she said in her acceptance speech. “To create lifelong sailors, we need to start with our youth.”

 Growing up sailing in junior programs around the world, Kate was enthusiastic about getting on the water as much as possible. “I had the opportunity to move quite a lot growing up since my dad was in the Navy,” she explains. “I had many coaches, and all of them taught me a little bit more about what it is to be a good leader and coach.”

As a former sailing coach at Rogers High School in her hometown of Newport, Kate saw that many students with requisite skills and experience to join the school’s sailing team were choosing other sports instead. After years of competing, these young sailors were simply burnt out.

Order your 60th Anniversary commemorative apparel from Coral Reef Sailing

Coral Reef Sailing is now offering 60th Anniversary commemorative apparel! Order your long sleeve or short sleeve tech shirts before April 15th and help promote this special milestone. You can also order custom embroidered shirts, jackets, bags and more by visiting http://www.coralreefsailing.com/index.php/…/flying-scot.html. 60th tech shirts will also be available at the CRS trailer at the Midwinter Championship in New Orleans.

60th Anniversary Tech Shirt (Back)

Please note on the tech shirts the front chest will show the 60th 'Sail' logo and not the FSSA logo shown on the website at the time of this posting. The tech shirt is a custom screen printing job and these types of jobs are done in large batches. All tech shirts will be shipped after they are printed together in mid to late April. You can also embroider products with either of the three logos shows and those will be processed and shipped individually as the orders come in.  

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

2017 Lake Eustis  2017 Eustis Start

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.

2017 Eustis Lintons  2017 Esutis Folks

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.  

 

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