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.

Dan Vought Wins His Third Full Moon Regatta Title

Story and Photos by Art Petrosemolo.  Full results are here.

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Skipper Dan Vought, at the helm, with crew Ted Duffy on the wind in race one of the MBC Full Moon Regatta.

Dan Vought and Ted Duffy have sailed together for years. They won the Monmouth Boat Club Flying Scot Full Moon Regatta in 2011 and both skipper and crew sail multiple one-design boats.

            So it was no surprise on Saturday (June 11) in building winds - with gusts in the 20 mph range - that the pair guided their boat cleanly to three wins to take top honors in the Full Moon's 25th anniversary renewal.  Many of the fleet of competitors made trips to the dock for repairs of booms, masts and rudders during the four-race regatta.

            Vought, Rumson, and Duffy, Shrewsbury, got off to a great start winning the first windward leeward race set by PRO Dale Barney by a minute over defending champions Bernard and Andre'e Friel, Rumson, as the Navesink River winds -blowing on a long fetch from the West  - increased in velocity and brought a short chop and small whitecaps to the river.

Visitors Rule at the 2016 Berlin YC Regatta

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The Berlin Yacht Club Annual Invitational Regatta has been called “a true Sandy Douglass regatta” because it is a multi-class regatta featuring Flying Scots, Thistles, and Highlanders. The regatta is held on Father’s Day weekend every year at Berlin Lake near North Benton, Ohio.

This year the BYC Regatta was held on June 18-19, 2016. 16 Flying Scots attended, along with 21 other boats from other classes. Scot sailors traveled from as far away as Chicago, Illinois, to attend the regatta. The Ohio weather was warm and sunny, but winds were light and variable on Saturday. One shortened race was held on Saturday, and all in attendance returned to shore to enjoy a sumptuous appetizer buffet, pulled-pork dinner, and folk music provide by BYC Member Lesa Miller.

Potomac River Sailing Association (PRSA) Spring Regatta

Potomac River Sailing Association (PRSA) Spring Regatta (May 28-29)

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Flying Scot Fleet 203 (FS Capital District) and the Sailing Club of Washington (SCOW) participated in the PRSA Spring Regatta over Memorial Day Weekend.  Six classes of one design boats, each with their own start sequence, raced on two courses.  Overall, 47 boats and nearly 100 sailors competed.  Lightnings, Albacores, Buccaneers, and Flying Scots competed on the upper Potomac River Course between Reagan National Airport and Hains Point in the shadow of the Washington Monument.  The regatta also served as the Albacore Class Mid-Atlantic Championship.

2016 Wife Husband Championships at Fishing Bay - All Done!

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Saturday night was a wonderful chicken dinner prepared by the Commodore and crew.  Lots of stories were traded and lots of fun!  We followed that up with a raffle  that masqueraded as a baby shower for the Flying Scot Royalty, Carrie and Tyler Andrews!

What a difference a day makes!  We went from 5-6 MPH to 15-17 MPH winds between yesterday and today.  The good news is that we raced right outside the club so we did not have far to go either to or from the race course.  We had 3 W-L 5 races and every team was working very hard to keep the boats moving and keep them upright!  What an amazing day on the water!

Championship Winners were Jeff Linton and Amy Smith Linton, Challenger Winners were Chris and Jessica Powers.  Full results are here.

2016 Wife Husband Championships at Fishing Bay - Day 1

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Day 1 of the 2016 Wife Husband Championships at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA, is in the books.  Amongst the 23 Championship and 9 Challenger boats is the beauty pictured above, M&M sail #6099.  This Taylor-made boat was delivered to the regatta by Flying Scot, Inc., just in time for Mark and Michele to put it together and put it in the water.  They wore shirts that matched their spinnaker and look just great out there!

2016 Wife-Husband Championship - THIS WEEKEND at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA

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The 2016 Wife - Husband Championship is coming up rthis weekend on June 11-12, with a welcome party on Friday night June 10.  Over 30 Wife-Husband teams have registered - have you?

Our Wife - Husband regatta is always a special event - it was featured in Sailing World magazine just a couple of years back.  We have some of the best wife-husband teams - come and see!  You can find more information here

2016 Cowan Lake Flying Pig Regatta

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Saturday's dinner was enjoyed by all with music and dancing. The photos of the dancing will not be posted. What happens at a Cowan party, stays at the party…

Regatta Date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - Sunday, June 5, 2016

GULF DISTRICT TRIFECTA 2016

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The Flying Scot Class sailed for three different perpetual trophies as part of Southern Yacht Club's annual Juby Wynne Memorial Regatta: The Commissioner General Trophy, the Charles L Dees Memorial Trophy, and, the Cock-of-the-Walk Trophy.  Each had its own individual criteria.  Whoever meets the criteria of the      sub-fleets, i.e. Districts and/or Cock-of-the-Walk (COW), first is awarded those trophies.

The Commissioner General Trophy is presented to the overall winner of the Flying Scot Class, and was won by Dwight LeBlanc IV sailing with his father, Dwilight Leblanc III, as crew.

The Charles L. Dees Memorial Trophy is presented to the winner of the FSSA Gulf District Championship, and was also won by Dwight LeBlanc IV. Second place went to Larry Taggart and crew Carrie Berger (aka "Team Alieve", and third to Nancy Claypool and crew Frank Collins.

The Cock-of-the-Walk Trophy is presented to the winner of the Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) Flying Scot Championship.  Entrants (skippers only) must be a member of a GYA Club and have a minimum crew weight of 390 pounds live weight.  This year’s winner was Eric Alber.

The first race of the 5-race series began with a gentle southeast breeze of approximately 8 knots.  But by the beginning of the second downwind leg, a few thunderstorms began to develop in the area.  The race committee wisely decided to send everyone in and wait it out.  After the storms passed through, the fleet were sent back out, but were greeted with 15 to 20 knots of northeast wind and chop. They abated only a little that afternoon.  Only 2 points separated the leaders at the end of the day!

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