FSSA Board Of Governors

 

The Flying Scot Sailing Association Board of Directors consists of Officers, Members of the Executive Committee and Members of the Board of Governors.  Past Presidents of FSSA are also non-voting members of the Board and are welcome to attend all Board meetings.  These are the current FSSA Board Members.   You  may email any of the Board members by clicking on their name.

You can view the FSSA Organizatinal Chart here, including Committees and Committe Chairpersons - note that this is not updated for the new admiinistration, just elected on 6/25/2015 - will be updated soon!

PRESIDENT - Bill Vogler

Bill Vogler

Bill Vogler, FSSA President, hails from District 83 on Lake Carlyle.  He first sailed in a Flying Scot 44 years ago with Sandy Douglas in 1966.  Bill travels to regattas, including national events.  Some recent results  include that he was 2009 Midwest  District and NAC Masters Champion, and was a top 10 finisher at the 2009 NAC.

 FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Bill Dunham 

Bill Dunham

Bill Dunham, FSSA First Vice President, is from Pawling, New York.

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT - Nancy Claypool

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Nancy Claypool, FSSA Second Vice President is from New Orleans.

TREASURER/SECRETARY - Henry Picco

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Henry Picco, FSSA Treasurer/Secretary is from Merritt Island, FL.

Commodore - John Domagala

 John Domagala

John Domagala, FSSA Commodore, has been sailing Scots since introduced to the Scot by Steve Hartman in 1979. After crewing for several years he bought his first Scot in 1987, FS 3577.  John started out sailing at Clinton Lake in the Midwest district but has also lived and sailed in the Ohio, Texas, & Florida Districts.  He now sails FS 5577 and served as regatta chair for 2011 midwinters. When not sailing with his wife Susan and daughters Ella & Emma, he can be can be found fishing or on his kayak. 

IMMEDIATE PAST COMMODORE - Frank Gerry

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Frank Gerry  is  the Immendiate Past Commodore of FSSA and lives in Sugar Grove, Illinois – a far west suburb of Chicago.   He bought his first Scot  "Helga" in 1999 and both he and wife Marianne feel it is one of the best decisions they have ever made.  They  have been sailing Sunfish, Windmills, Lasers, Highlanders (past Class President ) over the years and now have been racing the Flying Scot for the last 14 years.  They are active members at Clinton Lake Sailing Association in Clinton, Illinois.  Prior to that, they spent 24 years in the Cleveland area sailing on Lake Erie at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland and at Berlin Yacht Club in North Benton, Ohio.  They are passionate about traveling to regattas, camping in the Hyatt Regency ( Chevy Van ),  and meeting new sailors.  They have two grown children;  Carina who lives in Atlanta and Jess who lives in Huntington Beach, California.  Both enjoy sailing and Jess has turned his sailing passion into a profession – he’s Sailing Director at Long Beach Yacht Club.

 

WEB EDITOR - Diane Kampf

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Diane Kampf, FSSA  Web Editor, has been sailing as crew for her husband and skipper, Greg Kampf, at Lake Massapoag in Sharon, MA, where she and Greg are Life Members.  Greg and Diane are both IT professionals - Greg at the University of Massachusetts and Diane is retired from BJs Wholesale Club.  While Greg has been sailing since he was a young boy, Diane got the bug in 1996 after their first trip to a NAC and they have been travelling to regattas ever since.  Diane is twice Commodore of Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA, and is currently Secretary as well as Regatta Chairperson..  When Diane’s not sailing, she spends time with her her daughter and son-in law Kassandra and Brian and their children AJ and Kaitlyn. 

 

FSSA CHIEF MEASURER - Roger J. Sharp

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Roger Sharp, FSSA Chief Measurer, has always been around boats, sailboats primarily.  His parents took him on their cruising sailboat when he was just six months old.  They spent summers sailing on Long Island Sound until Roger went to college at SUNY Maritime to study shipboard engineering and naval architecture.  At Maritime he picked up racing, mostly on one design keel boats and offshore.  After college Roger has raced Lasers, Stars, some match racing and volunteering as a US Sailing Senior Judge.  Now he mainly races the Flying Scot with either his wife, Kate or their daughter, Laura.  They’ve done many of the sanctioned events and nearly all of the New England District Championships since joining the Class and Massapoag YC, Fleet 76 in 2003. 

Roger is retired after 40 years as an Account Engineer providing loss prevention engineering advice to customers globally.

EDITOR, SCOTS n’ WATER - Ned Johnston

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Ned Johnston is the FSSA Editor of our Scots n' Water magazine..  His first sailing experience was crewing for his dad in the 110 class out of Wilmette harbor near Chicago. He was 10 and he hated it.  He learned to sail on his own in a Naples Sabot during a family vacation in San Diego when he was 12, and the next summer he began racing Sunfish on Lake Michigan.  He sailed in college on the Harvard sailing team and worked as sailmaker in Chicago, Newport, RI, and San Francisco during the summers and while taking two years off in the middle of college.  After college, he switched from making sails to making films and spent the next 30 years shooting and directing TV documentaries for a variety of broadcasters including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS and the BBC.

In 1990, Ned moved to Mount Desert Island in Maine and began racing in the local International One Design fleet. In 2008 he bought, restored and started to race a Luders16, which has become the largest one design fleet in his area. Looking for an excuse to escape the long, Maine winters, he bought Flying Scot 6088 to race in the 2015 Midwinters. Ned quickly discovered that owning a Scot did not just mean joining a class, but is more like being adopted by a family. He continues to fly South to Florida for several Scot events every winter, and even persuaded his wife, Anne, to sail with him at the Wife-Husband championships in 2017 in Rockport, Massachusetts.

 

AMENDMENTS COMMITTEE - Dan Goldberg

Dan Goldberg

Dan Goldberg, FSSA Amendments Committee Chair, bought his first Flying Scot in 1981, and has been deeply involved ever since.  He has served as Fleet Captain, District Governor, and President of the FSSA.  He is currently Chair of the Amendments Committee, and is a member of the National Championships Committee.  He is also a US Sailing Regional Race Officer.  He is very active in his home club's Learn to Sail program, and enjoys teaching our great sport to aspiring sailors.  

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN - Larry Taggart

Larry Taggart

 

Larry Taggart, FSSA Parliamentarian, first began his involvement with Flying Scots in 1969 in New Orleans when they were first adopted as the interclub boat of the Gulf Yachting Association.  After sailing club-owned boats for several years he purchased his first boat in 1975.  He has served the FSSA in many positions, including Fleet Captain, District Governor, Measurer and President.  He is currently the Gulf District Governor, serves on the Executive Committee as Parliamentarian, is also a member of the Measurement Committee and National Championships Committee, and chairs the Nominating Committee.  Larry is an Honorary Life Member of his home club -- Southern Yacht Club -- and supports sailing there in many ways.  He has also served as Commodore of the Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) and remains chair of their Racing Rules Committee. In addition, he has served at one time or another as GYA Scorer, Sail Measurer, and Appeals Committee Member.  He is a former Senior Judge.  For ten years he was also a Sea Explorer, BSA, leader heading a Scout group specializing in sailing and racing, including 10 sailing cruises to the Bahamas from Florida.  In “real life” Larry is retired senior vice president of a medium sized non-profit in New Orleans. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR - Eric Bussell

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Eric Bussell is the Public Relations Committee Chair for the Flying Scot Sailing Association.   He is a former Fleet Captain of Fleet 135 at Clinton Lake and has served on the Executive Committee since 2016.   Eric enjoys traveling to regattas and is the proud owner of FS #6135 "Wildcard".   He was a featured presenter at the 2018 Chicago Boat Show and is actively involved in supporting fleet development and producing sailing videos.  

NATIONCAL CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR - Carol Claypool

Carol Claypool is FSSA National Championship COmmittee Chaorperson and is a member of Fleet nnn at Lake Norman Yacht Club in NC.

 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY - Courtney Waldrup

Courtney Waldrup

Courtney Waldrup is the FSSA Executive Secretary.  She began working at J. Edgar Eubanks, FSSA’s management company, in 1995 and officially became the class secretary in 2005.  She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.  She and her husband have two boys and enjoy outside activities and sports.

 

DESIGNER (October 22, 1904 - February 12, 1992)  - Gordon K. "Sandy" Douglass

Sandy Douglass

Our Flying Scot Designer, Sandy Douglass, was a racer, designer, and builder of sailing dinghies. Two of his designs, the Thistle and the Flying Scot, are among the most popula on design Racing Classes in the United States. The Flying Scot was inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame. As a small boat racer, Douglass was five times the North American champion in the 10 Square Meter International Sailing Canoe, five times the United States national champion in the Thistle, and seven times the Flying Scot North American champion. 

 

OUR BUILDERS - Harry Carpeter and Tyler Andrews

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Harry Carpenter is President of Flying Scot Inc. He, his wife, Karen, and daughter and son-in-law Carrie and Tyler Andrews, are dedicated to building the best daysailer in the world.  We are lucky to count Harry among our FSSA Life Members, active racers, and a member of our Board of Governors.  Please see the Flying Scot website for more information about the company and our builder.

 

DISTRICT GOVERNORS: 

Capital #4 - District Governor  Debbie Cycotte

Carolina #8 - District Governor Chris Herman

Dixie Lakes #49 - District Governor Andy Fox

Florida #43 - District Governor Tom McNally

Greater New York #12 - District Governor Mark Riefenhauser

Gulf #16 - District Governor Larry Taggart

Bio appears above since Larry is also a member of the FSSA Executive Committee

Michigan-Ontario #20 - District Governor Larry Breskin

Midwest #24 – District Governor Bronson Bowling   

New England #28 - District Governor Ned Jeffries

New York Lakes #29 - District Governor Ann K Seidman  

Ohio #32 - District Governor Martha Sweterlitsch

Pacific #36 - District Governor Dale Dunning

Prairie #40 -  Disctrict Governor Jim Slaughter 

Southwest #41 - District Governor Robert Cummings

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