Submitted by dianekampf on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 02:11
We weren’t sure if we were at the Midwinters or the Wife-Husband today at Lake Joe Wheeler in Rogersville, AL. But in fact it was the Wife-Husbands, hosted by the Privateer and Muscle Shoals fleets. Many couples went out wearing winter caps and everyone had several layers of clothing to be prepared for to low 50’s, the cloudy weather and the wind.
Submitted by Sailordave on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 13:40
What Kind of Trophy?
A young sailor once asked me why we didn’t give monetary prizes instead of trophies, or “little tin cups” as he called them. I gave him the long version about how sailing is a Corinthian sport where sportsmanship and fair play are an integral part of the game and how exaggerating the value of the prize might challenge that philosophy. When the reward for winning is are large there is temptation to cut corners for some. Look at all the professional major sports and you can see proof of this all too frequently.
Submitted by dianekampf on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 04:19
*** WIFE HUSBAND TEAMS *** Don't forget the wife-Husband Regatta coming up on 10/6 - 10/7/2012 hosted by Privateer and Muscle Shoals Scot Fleets at Lake Joe Wheeler in Huntsville, Alabama. Look under Upcoming Events for details about the event.
Submitted by dianekampf on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 12:25
Massapoag Yacht Club and Quannapowitt Yacht Club co-hosted the 2012 New England Districts at Massapoag in Sharon, MA on 8/18/2012. Although Mother Nature was not cooperative and brought us rain and very little wind, we had 14 boats from 6 clubs, MYC, Rockport, MA, Duxbury, MA, Stone Horse in Harwichport, MA, Cedar Point in Westport, CT, and Old Greenwich Yacht Club, CT, who braved the conditions and sailed w
Submitted by dianekampf on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 01:52
As we do each year, Greg and I travelled to Saratoga New York for the annual Flying Scot Invitational hosted by Fleet 161 and chaired by Rob Hayes. We had a great time as usual with fun racing, good friends and plenty of good food and beverages. Friday was ouir usual visit to the horse races, where it rained all day, I lost $38 and Greg won $3, and we wondered if this was an indication of how the weekend would go. Friday night, there was a great meal back at the clubhouse with great friends and we met a few new friends as well.
Submitted by dianekampf on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 05:20
By now, most of you know that Jeff and Amy Smith Linton won the Championship Division and Frank and Marianne Gerry won the Challenger Division at the 2012 NAC, Melanie Dunham and Carrie Carpenter won the Women's NAC and Greiner and Robert Hobbs won the Junior NAC. I thought you might be interested in the winners of some FSSA special awards:
Joan Burnside Trophy
This is given to the winner of the Women's NAC - Melanie Dunham and Carrie Carpenter, Cedar Point Yacht Club, Westpor