2014 Chaos Cup - Quannapowitt Yacht Club, Wakefield, MA

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2014 Chaos Cup WInners Roger and Laura Sharp            2014 Chaos Cup 2nd Mark Reifenhauser and Dase Irving

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2014 Chaos Cup 3rd Greg and Diane Kampf                         The fall colors were beautiful aroung the lake!               

WIth 11 boats on the line, QYC held the 2014 Chaos Cup in shifting and gusting winds and confusing us all enough to know why they should call it the Chaos Cup.  But that's not why.  The Chaos Cup started with a group of 110 racers in 1985, and at some point the boat named Chaos met with a sad fate when the Coast Guard rescued the crew from the boat and then had to let the boat crash and get ruined on the rocks.  But now its a Flying Scot regatta and we are the lcuky ones competing for the cup.

Friels Win Greater New York District Championship

2014 GNY Winnrs

Story and Photo by Art Petrosemolo

Bernard and Andres" Friel, defending Monmouth Boat Club champions, capped a successful sailing season winning the Flying Scot Class New York-New Jersey District Championships sailed at MBC October 11-12, 2014.  The Friels, winners of MBC's Fall Series as well as the spring and summer evening series, also won the Mother's Day Regatta and had top three finishes in the Full Moon and Labor Day events.  The pair won the first two races in the District Championship on Saturday and added four top four finishes in the final four races to win the event by four points over Larry and Eileen Nociolo, Fair Haven and five over Thom Lee and Melissa Pater, Middletown.

2014 Third Annual Roger Punzi Memorial Regatta

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There was a special dedication on 10/4 at the 3rd Annual Roger Punzi Memorial Regatta at Candlewood Yacht Club, New Fairfield, CT. Roger’s family came to the regatta and presented a beautiful perpetual trophy to the Club that will be engraved with the winners names each year.  Roger was a beloved member of this Club and he was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed it - word has it that he carried every type of tool in his car, just in case!

Although it rained cats and dogs during the racing today, it did not dampen the spirits of the competitors on the 19 boats who participated in the regatta.  The wind was forecast to be 20-30 from the north, but luckily it was 8-12 from the south, with a few lee areas near an island that blanketed the sails at the leeward mark.  Tom Mullen's race committee ran 2 windward leeward races, and hoped to get in one more before people were showing the effects of the rain and cold and the committee thought better of it and sent us in.

This regatta was the third leg in the Connecticut Cup series which was reinstituted this year.  The Sprite Island, Cedar Point and Candlewood fleets compete for the cup by participating in each other’s regattas.  A skipper must participate in 2 of the 3 regattas to qualify and this year 5 skippers qualified and the winner was Mark Riefenhauser from Candlewood,  For the overall regatta, Melanie and Bill Dunham were 1st with 4 points, Greg and Diane Kampf were 2nds with 5 points, winning the tiebreaker over Brian and Brian Hayes.  A big thanks goes to Mark Riefenhauser, Bob McCorkle and Candlewood Yacht Club for hosting a great regatta and to the participants for toughing it out in the rain.  Full results are here.

2014 Glow in the Dark - Clinton Lake Sailing Club, IL

 

 

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           2014 Gl ow in the Dark Regatta by Deb Aronson - results are here.

The eighth annual Glow in the Dark regatta hosted the largest crowd yet, with 25 boats on the line, only 8 of which were local club members (our previous record was 21 boats). Travelers from Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Indiana joined us at our beautiful lake to camp and sail.

I do think that, aside from our record numbers, the other most newsworthy event was  that….Harry Carpenter CAMPED! Carrie said it was the first time he’d ever done that and let me tell you that is a testament to the Glow and the appeal of camping at this regatta. This year we had so many tents there is some talk of clearing some more land for next year’s event. 

We had a great weekend, though I will say the wind was paltry. Some years, last year included, we have had a bit too much wind, which is probably because we constantly worried about wind conditions. This year we didn’t worry, since we had such a good track record and, wouldn’t you know, hardly any wind.

2014 Fontelieu Classic - Cedar Point Yacht Club, Westport, CT

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                    Fontelieu Classic winners Josh Goldman and Lynne Petrocelli

On an unusually warm and summerlike weekend in late September, Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westoport CT hosted 22 Thistles and 10 Flying Scots in the 2014 Fontelieu Fall Classic.  Saturday brought us some fair winds that got us out on the race course on time with hope of getting in at least one race, given that the forecast for Sunday was little to no wind.  Although the wind did wane a bit during some of the racing, we did get in 3 races for the Flying Scots and 4 for the Thistles.  As was predicted by the PRO DIck Thackaberry, in the first race the wind started from the northwest and shifted on the downwind leg to a more northeast breeze.  In the next 2 races, the breeze stayed about the same.  After the day's racing, local Josh Goldman was in the lead,  John and Connie Eckart from Massapoag Yacht Club were second and Brian and Brian Hayes from Milford were third.

2014 ACC and Capital District - Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA - Day 1

 

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Are you wishing you were at the ACC's this weekend?  This is a picture of one competitor's dock at the beach house they are staying at - we should all have a mooring like that!   Reports are that racing was great today with weather in the 70's and winds from the northeast in the teens.  There are 35 boats, 23 in Championship and 12 in Challenger and competitors from the Capital District are also vying for the District Championship.

Results to date are here.

2014 Atlantic Coast Championship and Capital Districts - Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, Virginia

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ACC - by Debbis Cycotte      

The 2014 Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship is on the weekend of 9/19 - 9/21 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, Virginia.  .  Defending Champions Rob Whittemore and John Wake will be among the 35+ boats competing in the five race series.  Sailors from as far as Connecticut to South Carolina to Western Maryland will enjoy excellent competition, superb race management, a gourmet dinner by our own Chef Alain Vincey, and the special camaraderie of fellow Scotters that the Class is so well known for.  This will also be the Capital District Championship with the title going to the top boat from this district.  PRO Rick Klein and his All-Star RC Team along with Chief Judge Brooks Zerkel are ready for the action to get started on the race course.  Good luck to all competitors.

2014 Massapoag Yacht Club 65th Annual Regatta - Sharon, MA

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           Got Water?  We Had Just Enough at the MYC 65th Annual Regatta - full results are here

When the time approached for the 2014 Massapoag Yacht Club 65th Annual Regatta in Sharon, MA, as regatta chairperson, I knew we had some hard decision to make.  There had been some unexpected lowering of the lake this summer, followed by a very dry spell resulting in no recovery of the lake level.  As the beach got bigger and bigger, we thought it would be great for the Sunfish and Lasers because they would have more room to rig their boats.  But the lower the water got, the harder it got to launch and retrieve dry sailed boats and the more worried we got about getting our motor boats and moored sailboats out of the water at the end of the season.  . 

2014 Scot A Hoochee Regatta - Lake Lanier, Atlanta, GA

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The Flying Scot fleet at Lake Lanier and their guests had a great time on 9/13 and 9/14/2014 at the Scot-a-Hoochee regatta.  Racing was challenging as storm clouds moved around us Saturday, creating big wind shifts.   We got in four races Saturday and finished in a dying breeze.  Sunday conditions were light rain and a shifty east breeze and we got in two races before we headed in for lunch.  The top four finishers were from out of town, including some top notch national competitors - Rob Fowler, Peter Beam, Sandy Eustis, and Joel Verplank.  One highlight of the regatta was the after dinner leader’s debrief when the top skippers sat down and discussed the technical aspects of the days racing. See more details, pictures and full results here.

2014 Egyptian Cup Regatta - Carlyle Lake, IL

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The Egyptian Cup Had 21 Boats and Perfect Conditions – Let’s Hear it for the Pharoh!

Well, I meant to post something before we left for the Egyptian Cup at Carlyle Lake, because we knew before we got there that we would have 20 boats. That's an awesome turnout! As Mike Pitzer, the "Pharoah" for the regatta, explained on Sunday, he was hoping for 20 boats to help mark the 20th anniversary of the Cup being held at Carlyle. Before that, for those of you not familiar with the regatta, it was hosted by a lake in southern Illinois. The regatta has a long and storied history. If you ever get a chance to look at the cup you'll see names like Gordon Douglass and other Flying Scot greats on it. When they closed up shop, they asked Carlyle to continue the tradition, which they did and they have.

Meanwhile, the weather gods, whether Egyptian or otherwise, seemed to be pleased with the Carlyle race committee because they provided perfect weather all weekend: wind between about 8-11 and moderated temperatures in the low 80s, down from the high 90s of the previous weeks, so we were all very thankful.

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