Flying Scot Sailing Association

2017 Indy Regatta - Eagle Creek Sailing Club, Indianapolis, IN

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Frank and Marianne Gerry in a borrwoed boat since their was in a motor vehicle crash - gotta love this Flying Scot class!  - Picture by Sheila Krout

Flying Scot Fleet 201 hosted the 2017 Indy Regatta on Jun 10-22 at Eagle Creek Sailing Club, on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis.  If you were'nt there, you might have missed some pretty great racing according to some posts on Facebook.  The weatehre was great! Saturday  eatured clear skies and winds SW at 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph with 4 W/L races completed.  Sunday also had clear skies, and less wind S at 12 mph with gusts to 18 and 2 W/L races.

From Sheila Krout:

Kitchen Sink III Crew was incredible to watch:

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Picture by Sheila Krout

Lots more of Sheila's picture here:

 

Full results here

From Rich Fox:

Many thanks to all the Club members who helped out on the Race Committee boats for the Flying Scot Regatta, including - Janet Hickok, Bob Hickok, Kenny Chapman, Nan Schulze, Dave Dyer, Stan Kroh, Sheila Krout, Tom Newgent (Spotter), Les Miller. We ran six races for 12 Flying Scots, out of which 10 boats were from out-of-state. Thank you for giving up a good part of your weekend to help ECSC put on a great regatta for some of the top Flying Scot sailors in the country! After each day of racing, we enjoyed the excellent hospitality that was organized by Geoff and Myra Endris, and Nick Mates & Jackie.

If any Flying Scot sailors says they are NOT sore from this weekend's regatta...they are probably not telling you the truth. We tried to make sure they go their money's worth of racing!

UPDATE - We're over 70 boats for the 60th NAC - Are You Coming? -

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Don't Stop Now!!

Hooray! We've officially got MORE THAN 60 boats for our 60th anniversary celebration at the NAC in Sandusky, which is a little over three weeks away! But let's not stop there; let's turn the corner and head now for 80 boats. Don't think of it as moving the goal posts, think of it as a way to share the fun with even more of your Flying Scot family.

After all, it's not like we turn 60 every year!!! Have you registered? If not, why not?   J And if you have, consider trying to encourage another member of your local fleet to join us!  Come join the fun, the racing, the friendship and the adventure!  And remember, if you join us by this Thursday (June1), you'll save $50 with early registration fees.  Information and Registration here

** AND FOR EVEN MORE FUN LATER ON - SAVE THE DATES

2017 Wife Husband - Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA, July 22-23

2017 ACC - Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA, September 23-24

2017 Southwest Districts Flooded Out - Still a Great Effort by Fleet 23!

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From Fleet 23's Facebook Page:

The 2017 Southwest District Flying Scot Championships have been abandoned today and will be rescheduled later this year. I want to personally thank everyone involved with this event. Despite the flooding and lack of wind we all had a positive experience. Corinthian Sailing Club has great members. I want to tell you that while we waited in vain for the wind our happy group of volunteers and sailors had fun doing several important activities. We rescued a Flying Scot that was found swamped near the spillway. Our group temporarily fixed two broken davits and drained three swamped Flying Scots. The extensive amount of flotsam and jetsam left by the receding water were removed from the docks by our team. Logs, stumps, branches and trees were towed out of the slips and pulled out of the water. The amount of work completed was impressive. Meanwhile the wind never showed up. But the powerful kind spirit of our club reigns supreme. Thank you all for making this a great weekend. Sail a Flying Scot and have an adventure!

More to come once this has been rescheduled!

Tip of the Day and Debriefs every day at the 2017 NAC!

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Zeke Horowitz and Brian Hayes from North Sails will be serving coffee and light refreshments each morning from 8:30 - 9:30 in the launch area.  Additionally, at 8:30 they will do a morning "Tip of the Day" at the tent. This will be an informal chance for them to share thoughts on what to expect on the water that day and for folks to ask questions. They'll incorporate some of the top sailors to join us each day to share a tip and will post it on a white board under the North Coffee tent.  They will also run the debriefs each day and will rotate in the days "stars" and other class experts each day.  

You might want to be at the NAC JUST for this, but come for the racing and the camaraderie too!

Moe information on the Norht Sails Website - https://northsails.com/sailing/od-news/north-will-get-you-perked-up-at-the-flying-scot-nacs

2017 Buckeye Regatta - Hoover Sailing Club, Westerville. OH

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The winners - the Kitchens - first, the Bruss's - third and the Trasks - second.   Congrats to all!

49th BUCKEYE REGATTA 2017 - HOOVERS SAILING CLUB

Ten intrepid sailors and crew made it to Westerville, Ohio for the 49th Buckeye Regatta held as Hoover Sailing Club.  Number 11, Frank and Marianne Gerry, were sidelined by an errant motorist in Indianapolis to the detriment of their boat and car but fortunately no human injuries.  The good news is there was wind; the not so good news is that it was out of the East on Saturday and shifty. Made spinnaker flying a challenge. By Saturday the wind shifted to its natural position out of the Southwest, the race committee set a great course and we were off.  Being intrepid we did not let a little rain stop us!

Full results are here but Bruce and Lynn Kitchen took home the first place treasure ( again) followed by Hoover sailors Ray, Scot and Kathy Trask in second and Bill and Lauren Bruss in third. At least we kept some of the treasure at home!  We should also note that everyone stayed in their boats and upright – seemingly quite an accomplishment for the Kitchens. (If you missed the Scuttlebut video you should take a look) Video is here.

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