Something a little different this time with a fun look back in time to fifty years ago this September when Flying Scots were still only three digits in hull/sail numbers and only about forty fleets strong in the US and Canada. Also, for those who did not know Sandy, this is a good insight of his determination and dedication to Flying Scots. Exceprts are below - read the full article here.
Here are some excerpts from the magazine article:
"Among the many regatta invitations piled high on our desk was one from Gordon "Sandy" Douglass to sail the Mid-Atlantic Flying Scot Championship at Deep Creek Lake in Oakland, Maryland, on June 24 and 25".
"Oakland, high on the Appalachian Shelf, in the middle of a large farming area with hillbillies, mountain music and that sort of jazz, is about as un-salty an area as you can find".
"As we looked forward to the surprises that the 400-plus miles inland would have for us, we were aware of only one ingredient in this new stew. Sandy Douglass is one of the saltiest and most knowledgeable helmsmen in the tiller mechanic business".