Flying Scot Sailing Association

2013 Glow in the Dark Regatta, Clinton Lake, IL

Saturday of the seventh annual Glow in the Dark regatta at Clinton Lake Sailing Association was a blowout. Winds gusted to the low 30s as the afternoon wore on, like a sirocco or the Santa Anas. Still, there was plenty of beer and friendly visiting. Many of us enjoyed admiring class president Frank Gerry’s new boat, Eva, which Harry and Karen delivered to the regatta.

Sunday weather was absolute perfection. Winds from the north, northeast, northwest…okay, not perfection, very shifty. Still, the velocity was perfect and the air was crisp and the sky was blue! We squeezed in three good, long races before the noon cut off time and everyone went in happy and satisfied.

Racing was highly competitive. Ryan Malmgren and Stacey Rieu, just back from their honeymoon, were the most consistent, closely followed by Harry and Carrie Carpenter. In third place was Randy Adolphs from Madison and his son, David. Ben Williams and Deb Aronson grabbed fourth, one point ahead of Frank and Marianne Gerry, who were fifth.

With 20 boats participating, magnificent conditions (on Sunday), lots of support from our club, Clinton Lake Sailing Association, the regatta was mah-velous!

In addition, Ben Williams and Frank Gerry were in neck-and-neck competition for the first annual Midwest District Travel Series. Ben beat Frank by a nose in the last race Sunday and that ended up making all the difference in the travel series, with Ben winning it by one point.

2013 results are here

 

2013 Fontelieu/Fall Classic at Cedar Point YC, Westport, CT

Flying Scot fleet 177 hosted the Fontelieu / Fall Classic this past weekend at Cedar Point YC in Westport, CT. 15 Thistles and 9 Flying Scot enjoyed Cedar Point YC sailing at its finest. SE winds at 10 knots on both days and spectacular sunshine. The PRO for the weekend was Dick Thackaberry and team who also were the race committee team for the 2011 NAC’s at Cedar Point.

On Saturday, 3 races were held with Josh Goldman and John Cooke trading first and second place position throughout the day. Rob and Linda Cohen show great speed throughout the day to settle into third place. Sister Fleet 142 from Sprite Island sent four fast boats around the corner to partake of the great sailing conditions. At the end of Saturday Sprite sailors Tom Gordon, Fred Breekland, Jim Cummings, and Peter Feick settled into places 4 through 7 trading finishing places throughout the day. Cedar Point die hard sailors Chris Grantham and Sharon Herring hung in for places 8 and 9.

Saturday night dinner for the Fall Classic is something not to be missed. Thistle sailor Steve Gruver and team always put’s on the best steak dinner on the east coast followed by pastry chef and Thistle sailor Sam Bauer’s fantastic homemade cakes, brownies, and cheesecake. The rest of the night we had Green Eye Lady, a favorite local band playing great dance and rock music.

2013 Scot a Hoochee, Lake Lanier Sailing Club

The "First Annual" Scotahoochee Regatta was held at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club on September 14-15, but it was actually the second Flying Scot regatta held at LLSC -- the first being our 2012 Dixie Lakes District Championship Regatta on the same weekend last year.  Scott and Sharon Adams, helped by several fleet members (a special "thank you" to Peter Kowalski), have figured out very quickly how to put on a first class regatta.  Keith and I shared a sweet little rental cabin on the LLSC property with John Sensor and Matt Tringali from our own club.  As for us, we traded tacks in every one of Saturday's three races and Sunday's three races with the teams of Peter Beam / Lee Estes and Eric Ashaffenberg / Paul Beaudry.  There were 11 entrants and three races in beautiful, sunny, and very, very shifty 5-15 knot conditions on Saturday, plus three more in a slightly steadier 5-10 knot breeze on Sunday morning.  Peter won 2 races, but so did Eric, and so did Keith and myself --but in the end it was Peter's consistency (two seconds and two thirds to go with his pair of bullets) that won the regatta.  John Sensor, attending his first ever off-lake regatta since retiring here to the "Golden Corner" of SC-NC-Georgia, had a great trio of finishes on Sunday to finish fourth overall.  In sum, I think "Scotahoochee" is an old timey Cherokee word meaning "great hospitality, great weather, great competition, and great fun!"  Hey Scotters --put this one on your calendar for the second weekend after Labor Day next year if you live anywhere close!

Sandy Eustis, Dixie Lakes Governor

Pictures are here  and Results are here

2013 Atlantic Coast Championship at Tom's River, NJ - Day 2

TRYC ACC 2013

Day 2 was warmer, in the low 70's and the winds were steadier 5-10.  Two races were raced in the good conditions and the winners are: Championship - Rob Whiiitemore and Challenger - Glenn Wesley.  Congrats to the winners and their crews and thanks to Toms River for hosting another successful ACC!    

2013 Massapoag Yacht Club 64th Annual Regatta at Sharon, MA

 2013 MYC Bennett

The MYC 64th Annual regatta was held on September 7 - 8, 2013 with a welcome party on September 6,  It was a great success with 17 Flying Scots, 5 Day Sailers and 24 Sunfish participating.   It was a real family affair this year!  On FS and Day Sailers, we had 5 father-son teams, 3 father-daughter teams, a team of brothers, 4 husband-wife teams (one of which were the parents of another skipper),.   On Sunfish we had 2 mothers of other skippers, 4 fathers of other skippers and 2 grandfathers of other skippers.  One family came with 4 Sunfish, 3 on a trailer and one on top of a car.  We had decent wind for 2 days, although it was from the west-northwest, but managed to get in 7 races for big boats and 10 races for Sunfish!  Another great time for everyone at MYC!   Results are here

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