2018 Wife Husbands at Jackson Yacht Club, Ridgeland, MS - racing Day 1

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The Wife Husband Championship scheduled race start was 10:55 AM and the PRO George Hero and the Race Committee were right on time! On a beautiful sunny day in the 70's with a WSW wind that moderated from 8 MPH down to 4, the 29 Championship and 7 Challenger teams completed Race 1. Although most boats went left, right seemed to be the way to go because the boats that started late and went right, caught up to the boats that went left. The wind died near the end of the race and several boats did not finish within the time limit - a few from each fleet.   And then there was none - wind that is, The wind just died so up went the postpone flag and we waited. Who can complain being out on the water on a beautiful sunny day? Some boats were trying to stay closer to the club, and each time some wind showed up, it went away as fast as ir appeared. But then - after over an hour of waiting - there was finally enough wid to start Race 2. This time going right was NOT the way to go, but several boats went right and were pretty far behind the rest. The Challenger Fleet had very little wind for their start, so they started a little slow. The wind never really came back near the Committee Boat and by the end of the Challenger Race, the boats had to be towed in from the "no wind" area. Championship Leaders after 2 races are (1) Jeff and Amy Smith Linton, (2) Ryan Malmgren and Stacey Rieu and (3) John and Sharon Wake   Challenger Leaders after Day 1 are (1) Bill Vogler and Jill Rendleman, (2) Barry and Tracy Hambrick and (3) Derrick and Gwynn Van Valkenburg.   A Cajun dinner is planned for tonight with live music and loads of fun. We'll be back at it again tomorrow.   Full results are here.

2018 Wife Husbands at Jackson Yacht Club, Ridgeland, MS - 35 boats are here!

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It's a bit chily today here in Mississippi but that has not dampened the spirits of the regatta team or the 35 Wife-Husband teams that have come from 7 states to compete.  Regatta Chair Jim Leggette and team have made sure we all got checked in, boats parked, cars and campers parked, barbecued ribs on the grill and plenty of beverages ready for us,  There was lots of time to say hello to all our friends and   And then after the announcements and skippers meeting, some southern cooking featuring fried catfish and peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert.  And what would a Flying Scot regatta be without bagpipes - yup, they have those too!  Can't wait for tomorrow to get out on the water since we're told that will be sunny with the temperature in the 70's!

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2018 Wife Husbands at Jackson Yacht Club, Ridgeland, MS - Have you signed up yet?

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The Wife-Husband regatta is just a few days away with activites starting on Friday, October 26!   But there's still time to avoid late registration fees!  Please complete your registration by midnight next Friday October 19. Still unsure?  Go ahead and signup to hold the early entry price.  Register here:  http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15389.

Thanks to one our regatta team members, Suzanne Wise who will be sailing in the regatta, we will get some local media attention. One the local weekly papers, The Northside Sun, ran a story this week.  The Jackson Yacht Club is looking forward  to hosting thirty three boats and you. So are you “goin’ to Jackson?”

2018 Women's NAC at Privateer Yacht Club, Chattanooga, TN - Racing Day 2

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On Day 2 of the Flying Scot Women’s North American Championship the weather was the opposite of Day 1,  The clouds overtook the area, a little rain and lots of wind greeted the racers on the water.  Once we went out, five boats retired before the races and one retired after Race 1.  With northwest winds blowing 15 with gusts in the 20s, the rest of the teams toughed it out on the race course.  The wind moderated and built through both races.  The final winners are (1) Mary Anne Hopper, Jennifer Draheim, Melissa Miller with 5 bullets,  (2) Tracy Sykes, Nicole Claas Moore, DIana Plunkett, (3) Nancy Claypool, Stacey Rieu, Debbie Huntsman, (4) Peyton Ankers and Holly Gregory, and (5) Kate Gomes, Kaitlyn Reilly, Lexi Cookson.  Congratulations to all the women’s teams!

Thanks so much to Rob Fowler and Privateer Yacht Club for hosting a great event.  Next year will be at Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA – come and bring your friends!  Photos by Ben Williams, Brian Hunt and Bill Bruss are being uploaded here.. Full results are here

2018 Women's NAC at Privateer Yacht Club, Chattanooga, TN - Racing Day 1

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After a great welcome party on Friday night, and a nice breakfast Saturday morning, we had the skippers meeting and the racing was underway.  There were 3 tremendous 4-leg windward leeward races on Saturday in 12-18 MPH north winds that picked up as the races progressed. The Race Committee led by PRO Brainard Cooper set great courses and lengthened them in the first race to make sure they were 50-60 minutes long.  We had a nice sunny day in the high 80’s so keeping hydrated on the water was key.  Of the 15 boats racing today, it was particularly tough for the boats that were 2-up to keep the boat flat, but we all made it through all 3 races. Jack Everett and David Cox videoed the races and you can see them on the FSSA Facebook page!  At the end of the first day, the top 5 teams are (1) Mary Anne Hopper, Jennifer Draheim, Melissa Miller, (2) Peyton ANkers and Holly Gregory, (3)  Tracy Sykes, Nicole Claas Moore, DIana Plunkett, (4)  Nancy Claypool, Stacey Rieu, Debbie Huntsman and (5) Melanie DUnham and Diane Kampf,

Now on to a nice dinner and party time - oh, and some rest!  Photos being uploaded here..  Full results are here.

2018 ACC Cancelled due to damage from Hurricane Florence

Due to extensive damage from Hurriane Florence, the ACC scheduled for 9/22 - 9/23/2018 is cancelled.  If there is an opportunity to hold the event later, we will try to reschedule.  We apologize on behalf of Mother Nature.

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