Flying Scot Sailing Association

2014 Midwinters at Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans - Day 1

2014 MW Board Meeting

Sunday 3/16 was the first day for skippers and crew to register at the Midwinters at Southern Yacht Club after travelling over the last few days to get to New Orleans.  It was also the day for the FSSA Executive Committee and Board of Governors meetings.  In the picture above, you can see your Board of Governors hard at work taking care of important business before we can all go out and play.  Registration continues on Monday 3/17 - don't forget to wear green, everyone is Irish on St.Patrick's Day!

We have 30+ boats registered for the Midwinters at this point, and several will participate in the warmup Leukemia Cup Regatta on Monday 3/17 benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  This is a great way to get ready for the Midwinters with many of the sailors getting on the water for the first time since last fall and at the same time give back to a wonderful organization that helps improve and save the lives of so many people.  Results of the warmup regatta will be posted as soon as possible after the racing, which is followed by a racing clinic, competitor's meeting and the welcome party,  Midwinters racing starts on Tuesday 3/18.

Results of VHF Radio Proposal

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We have completed the voting and the results have been tabulated and the proposal to extend the use of VHF radios has passed by a margin of 85% for and 15% against.  It is important to know that a significant number of us took the time to review the proposal and to vote so we can feel good that this change has been agreed to by a majority of members.

 

BELOW IS THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON THE PROPOSAL AND THE RESULTS:

Sneak Peak - Latest Scots 'n Water!

We are so proud of our magazine that we want to provide a sneak peak to our latest issue.  We don't usually show the current year's issues of Scots n' Water to those who are not yet members of FSSA, but just this once, we would love to give you a chance to see our latest issue.  We hope you enjoy it, and we hope you'll join us as members!!

So click here to see the latest version! 

2014 George Washington Birthday Regatta

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The 2014 George Washington Birthday Regatta was held at at Lake Eustis by Fleet 150 on February 15th & 16th.   After several years of Mother Nature not wanting to put two great days of sailing together on the same weekend, this year the Scot sailors were treated to clear 70 degree skies, brisk winds with great competition throughout the event.

Twenty Scots competed in 5 races over two days; unfortunately, some of our expected guests were literally stuck in the snow as the I-95 corridor froze solid.

Zeke Horowitz, with his Dad, put on a clinic leading the pack, followed by Florida's District Governor Mark Taylor, then David Ames on the speedy (and lovable) Pig Pen.

Some Sad News in the Flying Scot Community

I am sad to inform the Flying Scot community that William Claypool, father of Nancy and Carol Claypool, passed away on February 19, 2014, at age 93.  He was instrumental in the early days of our Association in getting us started and helping to make us what we are today.  He is also a Past President of FSSA, serving from 1965-1966.  We do not have all arrangements or information yet. but the family is asking for donations to the Flying Scot Foundation in his name.  If you care to donate, please send a check, noting it is in William's memory, to: Flying Scot Foundation, One Windsor Cove, Suite 305, Columbia, SC, 29223.

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