2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - Day 1 of Finals

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The Championship Division coming down to the gates while the Challenger Division is under postponement

2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - Qualifiers

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Race 2 start - wind was really honkomg!

Today brought some pretty hefty West winds 16-20 in the first race and 18-20 in the second race with some even heftier gusts and lots of chop on Sandusky Bay,  Of the 68 boats officially racing, 17 stayed on land and did not venture out for the qualifiers.  A few more came back in once they got out of the protected harbor and even more came in as they approached the race course.  44 hearty skippers and crew finished Race 1 and 30 finished race 2.  There were a few boats over, but no one was hurt, and a few boats with broken parts that forced fols to withdraw.  The remarks from the sailors as they came back to shore went from "Wow, that was a rush" to "I cant believe we raced both races" to "those who chose not to go out today made the right decision".  The top 3 qualifiers are:  John Kreidler and Joe Brake, Zeke and Jay Horowitz,  Brian Hayes and Brian Hayes, Jr.  The top 34 finishers qualify for the Championship Division and the other 34 make Challenger DIvision.

More pictures, taken by Gail, are here...

Full results are here. 

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2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - Anna Tunnicliffe!

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Despite all efforts by Jim Tichenor and the RC to wait for the wind to lie down, it just never happened, so Women and Junior NACs were not held.  On a better note, the Flying Scot Foundation brought us Olympic champion sailor Anna Tnnicliffe to present a great talk on her own sailing history.  Her parents taught her to sail, not to necessairily compete, but to be aware of what to do in the event there was an emerrgency of any kind on the water.  Lo and behold, she ended up loving to sail and worked very hard to be competitive, did what she had to do to GET to the Olympics (no small feat) and the rest is history.  Her passion for the sport is inspiring - wish we could all have her energy and her talent!  Great to have Anna here with us at the NAC!

2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - 70+Boats are Here!

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Executive Committee hard at work                                      Registration is going very smoothly!

The boats are coming, the boats are comig - over 70 of them for our 60th Anniversary NAC!  The Executive Committee and Board of Governor's meeting are over, registration and measurement continue.  At the moment, a decision is looming about whether there is too much wind for the Women and Juniors, but hopefully they will be able to go out.  If you are not here, you are missing out on a great event!  Stay tuned here and on Facebook and Scuttlebutt for updates!

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Lots of Flyign Scots everywhere!!!                                  Women & Juniors Skippers meeting  - PRO Jim Tichenor

Flying Scot 60th Anniversary - We Just Love This Boat!

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            We're 60 years stong! Click on the picture above to see why we all love this boat so much!
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                  2017HarkenAd And have you seen us in the May 2017 issue of Sailing World as the featured boat in the Harken One Design Showcase?  Sixty years and still going strong - Flying Scots Rule!  Click on the picture to the left to view the full page ad.

2017 Egyptian Cup Regatta - Carlyle Sailing Association, Carlyle, IL

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Bruce and Lynn Kitchen proudly hoist the Egyptian Cup!

Twenty-two boats - 9 from Cliton Lake Sailing Association - registered for the 2017 Egyptian Cup Regatta at Careyle Sailing Association. Due to Sunday's forecast for lstorms and heavy winds, PRO Ted Beier held 4 races on Saturday.  Two W-L races were sailed in the morning in 8-12 MPH WSW winds. In the afternoon the winds held steady and there was 1 modified Olympic and 1 W-L course.  After Day 1 the top 5 boats were separated by just 5 points.  

After racing came the beer, dark and stormies (rum and ginger beer) and a delicious dinner  prepared by Greg and Melissa Ziegenfuss of Butler's Pantry.  Then Saturday night's expeted weather forced everyone to tie their boats down.  A fierce storm with lots of thunder and lightning and lots of rain came and filled the boats with water.  

Sunday the winds started out heavy and gusty but by race time it was 10-12 with some gusts.  hHile the PRO kept an eye on the weather, 1 more race was completed. Bruce and Lynn Kitchen finished first. Frank and Marianne were second. Ben Williams and Deb Aronson were third.

Another great job by CSA!  Full results are here.

2017 Indy Regatta - Eagle Creek Sailing Club, Indianapolis, IN

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Frank and Marianne Gerry in a borrwoed boat since their was in a motor vehicle crash - gotta love this Flying Scot class!  - Picture by Sheila Krout

Flying Scot Fleet 201 hosted the 2017 Indy Regatta on Jun 10-22 at Eagle Creek Sailing Club, on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis.  If you were'nt there, you might have missed some pretty great racing according to some posts on Facebook.  The weatehre was great! Saturday  eatured clear skies and winds SW at 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph with 4 W/L races completed.  Sunday also had clear skies, and less wind S at 12 mph with gusts to 18 and 2 W/L races.

From Sheila Krout:

Kitchen Sink III Crew was incredible to watch:

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Picture by Sheila Krout

Lots more of Sheila's picture here:

 

Full results here

From Rich Fox:

Many thanks to all the Club members who helped out on the Race Committee boats for the Flying Scot Regatta, including - Janet Hickok, Bob Hickok, Kenny Chapman, Nan Schulze, Dave Dyer, Stan Kroh, Sheila Krout, Tom Newgent (Spotter), Les Miller. We ran six races for 12 Flying Scots, out of which 10 boats were from out-of-state. Thank you for giving up a good part of your weekend to help ECSC put on a great regatta for some of the top Flying Scot sailors in the country! After each day of racing, we enjoyed the excellent hospitality that was organized by Geoff and Myra Endris, and Nick Mates & Jackie.

If any Flying Scot sailors says they are NOT sore from this weekend's regatta...they are probably not telling you the truth. We tried to make sure they go their money's worth of racing!

UPDATE - We're over 70 boats for the 60th NAC - Are You Coming? -

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Don't Stop Now!!

Hooray! We've officially got MORE THAN 60 boats for our 60th anniversary celebration at the NAC in Sandusky, which is a little over three weeks away! But let's not stop there; let's turn the corner and head now for 80 boats. Don't think of it as moving the goal posts, think of it as a way to share the fun with even more of your Flying Scot family.

After all, it's not like we turn 60 every year!!! Have you registered? If not, why not?   J And if you have, consider trying to encourage another member of your local fleet to join us!  Come join the fun, the racing, the friendship and the adventure!  And remember, if you join us by this Thursday (June1), you'll save $50 with early registration fees.  Information and Registration here

** AND FOR EVEN MORE FUN LATER ON - SAVE THE DATES

2017 Wife Husband - Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA, July 22-23

2017 ACC - Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA, September 23-24

2017 Southwest Districts Flooded Out - Still a Great Effort by Fleet 23!

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From Fleet 23's Facebook Page:

The 2017 Southwest District Flying Scot Championships have been abandoned today and will be rescheduled later this year. I want to personally thank everyone involved with this event. Despite the flooding and lack of wind we all had a positive experience. Corinthian Sailing Club has great members. I want to tell you that while we waited in vain for the wind our happy group of volunteers and sailors had fun doing several important activities. We rescued a Flying Scot that was found swamped near the spillway. Our group temporarily fixed two broken davits and drained three swamped Flying Scots. The extensive amount of flotsam and jetsam left by the receding water were removed from the docks by our team. Logs, stumps, branches and trees were towed out of the slips and pulled out of the water. The amount of work completed was impressive. Meanwhile the wind never showed up. But the powerful kind spirit of our club reigns supreme. Thank you all for making this a great weekend. Sail a Flying Scot and have an adventure!

More to come once this has been rescheduled!

Tip of the Day and Debriefs every day at the 2017 NAC!

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Zeke Horowitz and Brian Hayes from North Sails will be serving coffee and light refreshments each morning from 8:30 - 9:30 in the launch area.  Additionally, at 8:30 they will do a morning "Tip of the Day" at the tent. This will be an informal chance for them to share thoughts on what to expect on the water that day and for folks to ask questions. They'll incorporate some of the top sailors to join us each day to share a tip and will post it on a white board under the North Coffee tent.  They will also run the debriefs each day and will rotate in the days "stars" and other class experts each day.  

You might want to be at the NAC JUST for this, but come for the racing and the camaraderie too!

Moe information on the Norht Sails Website - https://northsails.com/sailing/od-news/north-will-get-you-perked-up-at-the-flying-scot-nacs

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