Once again wind forecasts were incorrect. All of the “best” websites for forecasting winds on Lake Pontchartrain were wrong. All had predicted light southerly’s the entire Memorial Day weekend of the Gulf District Trifecta. And all weekend we wound up with 8-12 knot northerlies for the 5 race series. But at least there was no rain!
On Memorial Day weekend of 2014 Flying Scot Fleet 96 and Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans hosted the first Gulf District Trifecta. It was a Trifecta as the Flying Scot Class (also the largest class in the event) sailed for three different perpetual trophies as part of the 2014 Juby Wynne Memorial Regatta: The Commissioner General Trophy, the Charles L Dees Memorial Trophy and the Cock-of-the-Walk Trophy.
What was unique is that each of these trophies had its own individual criteria within the Flying Scot class, although everyone started together and sailed the same course.