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.



Bill Dunham

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


Nancy Trophy

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



Henry Oicco, 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. 


Frank Gerry 2013

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

Diane and Greg Kampf

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 at 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. 



Bob Neff

Bob Neff, FSSA Chief Measurer, a former motorcycle racer, was interested in a racing activity to share with his family.  The family oriented, one design Flying Scot Class made his decision easy. The members of Fleet 83 at Carlyle Lake Sailing Association near Saint Louis were very helpful and the family began sailing their first Scot in 1979. Soon all five Neff’s were racing the Scot together almost every weekend and started traveling to different venues.  In 1981 the family moved to Maryland and joined Fleet 97 at West River Sailing Club and began racing and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.  He is currently a member of Fleet 42 at Selby Bay Sailing Center.

Bob has been Chief Measurer since 1991 and has endeavored to be true to the ideals of the designer and first Chief Measurer Sandy Douglas. 


EDITOR, SCOTS n’ WATER - Deb Aronson

2014 Deb Aronson

Deb Aronson is the FSSA Editor of our Scots n' Water magazine.  A freelance writer, Deb has been sailing Flying Scots with her husband, Ben Williams, since 2005. The week after they bought their first Scot (Suzie Q) they went to a regatta (in Chattanooga, TN), where the sailors there showed them how to rig it. Despite capsizing that weekend, she grew to love racing and began traveling regularly with Ben a few years later. Together with Ben — who is the Midwest District Governor  — Deb travels to about two regattas per month during the sailing season.  SuzieQ now lives at their home club, Clinton Lake, in central Illinois. They also have a second Scot, Sophie, that they keep packed up and in their driveway that they use for regattas. 



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.  



Larry Taggart


Larry Taggart 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 if a medium sized non-profit in New Orleans. 



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 BUILDER - Harry Carpeter

Harry     TylerCarrie

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.



Capital #4 - District Governor  Debbie Cycotte

Carolina #8 - District Governor Charles Buckner

Dixie Lakes #49 - District Governor Andy Fox

Florida #43 - District Governor Mark Taylor

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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