2019 Douglass/Orr Regatta - Sprite Island, Norwalk, CT

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Report is from Linda Gordon, Fleet 142 Captain at Sprite Island. Photos are by Todd Field and Mark Riefenhauser,

Thanks to all sailors who for travelling to the Douglass/Orr Regatta.  It was great to have 14 boats participating with 8 visitors. We recognize the extra effort of towing to Sprite and a big thanks to Cedar Point for serving as a launch point and also providing the towing.  The regatta could not happen without your generosity.  We love to share the unique island setting at Sprite and learn more about sailing scots from other clubs.  The detailed race results are attached and I will forward award photos shortly.

Congrats to the First Place finisher Roger & Kate Sharp who traveled the greatest distance from Lake Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA. Roger and his daughter Laura were also the First Place finisher in 2011 & 2016. Second Place went to Dave Hoffman and Mary Margaret Poster of neighboring Cedar Point Yachr Club.  Third Place went to Mark Riefenhauser and his son Adam from Candlewood Yacht Club in Fairfield, CT.

This first race of each day also served as legs for the Connecticut Cup (Cedar Point, Candlewood and Sprite Island(. The  Top Standings: are 1. Riefenhauser  2 3 -total 5, 2. Hoffman  2 4 -total 6 and 3. Irving  5 3 total 8

I must add a big thanks to Peter Feick and Bob Counihan as Regatta Chairs who did all the planning as well as the work.  Peter was Race Committee chair and Bob took care of the awards and dinner.  Many thanks to our Vice Commodore Adam Siburn and Rear Commodore Bob Keyes who raced once day and then acted as mark boat day 2.. Last but not least, thank you to our PRO Patrice and Todd Field for support. 

Full results are here.

Registration is open for the 2019 Wife Husband Championship, Corinthian Sailing Club, Dallas,IX

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We recently announced that registration is open for the Flying Scot NAC and the Women's NAC. And now, for all the Wife-Husband teams, registration is open for the 2019 Wife-Husband Championship at Corinthian Sailing Club in Dallas, TX.  Get all the information you need on the Wife Husband web page here, Come on down!

2019 Centerboard Reminder from the Measurement Committee

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The Measurement Committee would like to remind the membership of what is allowable under the current rules regarding working on the centerboard. The details of Specifications and CMRs which relate to the centerboard are described and clarified in this document,  Click on the photo above to watch a video about centerboard measurement.  And as always, please reach out to the meassurement committee  or to the builder with any questions.

2019 Midwest Districts - A Grand Time in Indy!

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Photos by Sheela Krout - a link to lots more photos is below Story by Geiff Endris

The 2019 Midwest District Regatta was held on June 7-9, 2019 at the Eagle Creek Sailing Club in Indianapolis, IN.  We had a total of 16 competitors from 6 clubs (Clinton Lake SA, Carlyle SA, Ephraim YC, Eagle Creek SC, Indianapolis SC, and Cowan Lake SA)and 6 states (IN, IL, MO, MN, WI, and OH).  

Winds were 10-15 out of the East with gusts over 20.  The East wind made for a short course with lots of legs.  The racing was fierce with a premium on boat handling and gust management.  

After a hearty breakfast of buscuits and gravy with fruit, yogurt, and cinnamon rolls, everyone headed out to the course.  We started with a short 3-leg race, followed by 4 and 5 leg races each lasting about 30-45 minutes.  The Race Committee ran 5 races on Saturday as insurance against expected rain on Sunday. 

The rain came in overnight and was forecasted to continue through noon.  After a breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausage, the RC called a brief competitor's meeting to gauge interest in sailing in the rain.  Given the dismal forecast  for rain most of the day and the long drive home for many of the racers, everyone decided to call it a regatta and pack it in.   So, Saturday's results stood as the overall regatta results.

Ephraim YC brought 3 boats and finished 1-2-3 for the regatta.  Hugh Haggerty and Sarah Olson won the regatta with 6 points over 5 races.  Second was Michael Faugust and Jennifer Iikeda-Faugust.  Third was Cain Goettelman & Gordy Roberts. 

Full regatta resutls are here..

Regatta photos are here.

2019 Women's NAC - Registration is Open! Are You Coming?

MYC2019Calling all women skippers! We had 10 boats at the 2017 makeup Women;s NAC in Dallas, 15 boats at the 2018 Women's NAC in Chattanooga,  How many can we get for the 2019 event at Massapoag Ycht Club in Sharon, MA? The link for registration is here

 

2019 NAC at Pennsacola - Registration is Open!

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Come one, come all - this is a reminder that the Flying Scot North American Championship is coming up July 13-18 at Pennsacola Yacht Club in Florida. Early registration ends June 25 and you save $100 after that date, so register early!  For details, visit the event page here.

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