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2016 Wife Husband Championships at Fishing Bay - Day 1

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Day 1 of the 2016 Wife Husband Championships at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA, is in the books.  Amongst the 23 Championship and 9 Challenger boats is the beauty pictured above, M&M sail #6099.  This Taylor-made boat was delivered to the regatta by Flying Scot, Inc., just in time for Mark and Michele to put it together and put it in the water.  They wore shirts that matched their spinnaker and look just great out there!

2016 Wife-Husband Championship - THIS WEEKEND at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA

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The 2016 Wife - Husband Championship is coming up rthis weekend on June 11-12, with a welcome party on Friday night June 10.  Over 30 Wife-Husband teams have registered - have you?

Our Wife - Husband regatta is always a special event - it was featured in Sailing World magazine just a couple of years back.  We have some of the best wife-husband teams - come and see!  You can find more information here

GULF DISTRICT TRIFECTA 2016

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The Flying Scot Class sailed for three different perpetual trophies as part of Southern Yacht Club's annual Juby Wynne Memorial Regatta: The Commissioner General Trophy, the Charles L Dees Memorial Trophy, and, the Cock-of-the-Walk Trophy.  Each had its own individual criteria.  Whoever meets the criteria of the      sub-fleets, i.e. Districts and/or Cock-of-the-Walk (COW), first is awarded those trophies.

The Commissioner General Trophy is presented to the overall winner of the Flying Scot Class, and was won by Dwight LeBlanc IV sailing with his father, Dwilight Leblanc III, as crew.

The Charles L. Dees Memorial Trophy is presented to the winner of the FSSA Gulf District Championship, and was also won by Dwight LeBlanc IV. Second place went to Larry Taggart and crew Carrie Berger (aka "Team Alieve", and third to Nancy Claypool and crew Frank Collins.

The Cock-of-the-Walk Trophy is presented to the winner of the Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) Flying Scot Championship.  Entrants (skippers only) must be a member of a GYA Club and have a minimum crew weight of 390 pounds live weight.  This year’s winner was Eric Alber.

The first race of the 5-race series began with a gentle southeast breeze of approximately 8 knots.  But by the beginning of the second downwind leg, a few thunderstorms began to develop in the area.  The race committee wisely decided to send everyone in and wait it out.  After the storms passed through, the fleet were sent back out, but were greeted with 15 to 20 knots of northeast wind and chop. They abated only a little that afternoon.  Only 2 points separated the leaders at the end of the day!

BIG WIND AND NO BREEZE AT CONFEDERATE ADMIRALS’ REGATTA

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Memorial Day weekend at Muscle Shoals Sailing Club started out hot and sunny with a nice breeze that we all anticipated for the Saturday and Sunday races.  By the time we had finished the Skipper’s Meeting and lunch, the breeze was beginning to pick up to a nice Southeasterly.  Our flawless PRO, Gar Bouse, had set a perfect windward-leeward course two times around.  By the time we had our first start, the wind had puffed up to around twelve knots.  Then the skippers had to decide whether to take the route closer to shore where there is usually a lift or to go up the middle where there was more wind.  It didn’t seem to make much difference which route you took since we all met at the windward mark about the same time and we were all competitive.  Going downwind was a different story.  The shifty winds started taking its toll on the boats that were not quite as skilled on their spinnakers.  As we rounded the leeward mark, the boats that could douse their chutes the best and trim windward surged further ahead.  There were puffs at eighteen to twenty as the wind built higher.  Some boats were going into survival mode but fortunately, no one went over.  The wind stayed up the duration of our three races on Saturday.

2016 Deep Creek Sailing School, Swanton, MD

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Attention adults (16+ crowd) - Learn to sail or improve your sailing skills at the Deep Creek Sailing School this summer. Adult sailing instruction weeks are June 20, July 18, and July 25.  If a week commitment is too much, the sailing school is offering a 3-day option - Pick the adult week you are available and pick three days within that week to attend at a pro-rated price.  The school also offers 3 hour private lessons.   Contact the sailing school if you are interested.  www.deepcreeksailingschool.com

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