2016 North American Championships at Sail Newport - Women's NAC 07/17

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Four women's teams sailed out under the Newport Bridge for the 2016 Women's NAC.  When they left the dock around 11:00 AM< the wind was light but by the time they got to the race course, the wind had picked up and there was plenty of breeze. The finishes were close between the 1st and 2nd place boats in all 3 races.  But in the end, Lynn Bruss and her crew, Deb Aronson and Stacey Rieu prevailed.  Full results are here.

Qualifiers for the NAC start tomorrow.  Good luck to all!

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Your FSSA Executive Committee is hard at work taking care of business while the women are getting ready to sail the Women's NAC.  Skipper's meeting and welcome party later today!  

2016 North American Championships at Sail Newport - Boats are Here!

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The 2016 NAC is here!  Boats are arriving - 14 so far - and as you can see in the picture, the sail measuring team is ready for action!  Down by the hoists boats are being measured.  The views are just beautiful in Newport - looking forward to great weather and great sailing. 

2016 Douglass Orr Invitational - Sprite Island Yacht Club, CT

Story by Erin Cummings - Fleet 142 Captain 

Sprite Island Yacht Club Flying Scot Fleet 142 hosted the 34th annual Douglass Orr Invitation Regatta on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th.  Six SIYC sailors and their crews were joined by 10 other skippers  and crews from surrounding clubs and as far away as Maryland and Massachusetts making for a very well attended event. Fleet 142 as very proud to host Harry Carpenter, the builder of the Flying Scot. 

While the racers were challenged on Saturday by very light winds, Sunday offered a great day of sailing with a consistent, moderate breeze.


Fleet 142 takes pride in their hospitality; providing breakfast on both mornings, lunch makings, and a wonderful Saturday dinner party complete with cocktails, appetizers and dessert. Sunday afternoon culminated in a luncheon and awards ceremony.

Fleet 142's Captain, Erin Cummings, was very proud of the success of the regatta and thanked all the members of the fleet and the members of SIYC who worked so hard to accomplish such an event.

Many of the participants at the Sunday awards luncheon spoke of what a unique and beautiful experience it is to sail at Sprite Island. Everyone left the event looking forward to 2017's regatta.

Top 3 finishers were Roger Sharp & Laura Favicchio of Massapaug Yacht Club, Bob McElwain & Amy Bullard of Cedar Point Yacht Club and Mark Reifenhauser & Adam Reifenhauser of Candlewood Yacht Club.

Pictures are here.  Full results are here.

The NAC is coming, the NAC is coming, to Newport, RI

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The 2016 Flying Scot North American Championships are just a few weeks away, July 16-21, but don;t worry, there's still time to sign up!  There's not a much more beautiful place to sail than Newport, Rhode Island and we are fortunate to be holding our regatta there.  We'll have a chalk talk sponsored by North Sails every day after racing and we'll have some great dinners together.  There are still some  rooms avaialble at reasonable prices at hotels within a few minutes of Sail Newport - look under lodging in the NAC page here.

To sign up for the Women's NAC or Juniors NAC and/or the NAC go to the event page here to get more information and get the pointers to the Registration Sites on Regatta Network.  We need at least 5 Women and 5 Junior entries to hold those events so get your entries in for those events ASAP!   We have over 30 boats so far for the NAC and are hoping for lots more!  If you sign up before July 10 you save a little money and you help us with planning meals and refreshments.  Hope to see your name on the Who's coming list!

2016 Egyptian Cup Regatta at Carlyle Sailing Association, IL

Story by Linda Vitt, pictures byJeannette Beier and Rachel Bowling.  Full results are here.

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Things heated up this weekend at Carlyle Sailing Association with the Egyptian Cup Regatta. It was no surprise that the parking lot seemed to melt under your feet and the downwind runs reminded you of a rotisserie oven.  The only relief was a wonderful cooling tent set up on the asphalt desert by our wonderful Fleet 83 Captain Bronson Bowling and the welcome AC in the Observation/Club house building which gave us each a break from the heat. The winds were variable in the 5-8 range and allowed us 3 races on Sat and 2 on Sunday morning.  The Egyptian Cup Regatta (ECR) was founded at the Crab Orchard lake and over the years has evolved to be Fleet 83's home turf Flying Scot event.

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