Flying Scot Sailing Association



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2015 ACC at Blackbeard Sailing Club, New Bern, SC

Are you thinking of coming to the ACC this year? It's bound to be a great time and is being held at the Blackbeard Sailing Club in Bern, SC.  Click on the photo below to view a video about the host club!

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How You Could Win a Brand New Flying Scot

2015 raffl NewFS

Have you always wanted a brand new Flying Scot like this one and didn’t know how to make that happen?  This one is sold, but now may be your chance to get one of your own!  The Flying Scot Sailing Association is raffling off a brand new Flying Scot, built by our builder Harry Carpenter at Flying Scot, Inc. in Maryland. The boat will be raced rigged in the color of your choice and will include a galvanized trailer and a full suit of sails, including a custom spinnaker.  Of course, you can feel free to add other options at your own cost.

Here’s how it works.  Chances to win are available as of the 2015 Midwinters in Sarasota, Florida, in March, and the winner will be chosen at the North American Championships at Bay Waveland in Mississippi in June. FSSA will have 250 available tickets at $100 each – that makes your chances 1 in 250, some pretty good odds.  And you may buy more than one ticket.  NOTE: Membership in the Flying Scot Sailing Association is not required to enter!

The proceeds after paying for the boat will go to the Flying Scot Foundation to help ensure the future of Flying Scot sailing. Instructions for entering eiher online or via mail are here.  Get yours soon and good luck!

More Reports from the 2015 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron - Florida

Besides the stories and pictures you have seen daily from the 2015 Midwinters, reports are still coming in.  I hope you were luckiy enough to be there, If not, there was plenty of publicity - thanks to all for sharing their experiences.

Here's a link to some videos taken by Eric Bussell from the Midwest District; https://www.youtube.com/c/Fleet135

Look what Zeke Horowitz is saying at North Sails One Design - The 2015 Flying Scot Midwinters reminded all who attended why we love this sport. Eighty-five degrees, abundant sunshine, and beautiful breeze every day made it impossible not to have fun. http://www.onedesign.com/One%20Design…/…/23032/Default.aspx…

See us on Scuttlebutt - Lintons win Flying Scot Midwinters

2015 MW HT

More pics like the one above from the Herald Tribune of the Midwinters: http://galleries.heraldtribune.com/?id=369560#/0 

And a story http://health.heraldtribune.com/…/flying-scots-take-to-the…/ 

And another story: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.heraldtribune.com%2Farticle%2F20150319%2FARCHIVES%2F503191056%2F-1%2Fsearch10%3FTitle%3DLinton-duo-first-at-Midwinters-event-SAILING-Flying-Scot-regatta-finishes-day-early-on-Sarasota-Bay&h=iAQHOLQI0

Enjoy!

2015 Allen Douglas Memorial Sportsmanship Award

2015 MW Allen Douglas

Each year at the Midwinters, the sailors nominate a fellow sailor for the Allen Douglas Memorial sportsmanship award, given to an individual who demonstrates behavior that is deserving of this honor.  It is one of the most prestigious perpetual awards awarded by the Flying Scot class.  Each nomination is written with the name of the nominee and the reason that person should be considered for the award.  This year we were unable to award this trophy to any individual because the voting resulted in a tie between 2 very deserving individuals - Amy Smith Linton and Ron Pletsch.  As a demonstration of how honorable both of these people are, each felt the award should be given to the other person.  Ron being the gentleman that he is gave Amy the keeper trophy, however both names will be engraved on the perpetual award.  Mr.Douglas and his family would be proud of this choice.  Thanks to Amy and Ron for all they do for the Flying Scot family to promote the class and make us happy to know both of them.

2015 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron - Florida - Day 3

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Day 3 and done, with a 3rd day of perfect conditions with NNW winds 10-12 MPH in 80+ degrees and sunny AGAIN. The Race Committee held 2 W-L races, one 5 legs and one 4 legs, and finished the maximum number of races (8) for the regatta in 3 days!  We could not have asked for better conditions or a better Race Committee.  All 3 days the Race Committee kept everything going and the participants behaved with only 1 general recall the whole time.

Once again, no postponements and we started on time on the water around 12:15.  The wind stayed steady so not much mark movement between races and pretty gentlemanly mark roundings each race.  The winners of the Championship Division were (1) Jeff and Amy Linton in a tiebreaker second place (2) Zeke and Jay Horowitz and (3) Ned Johnston and Ryan Donahue. In Challenger, the winners were (1) Jim Leggette and Mike Funk, (2) Norris Elwick and Chuck Tanner is a tie with third place (3) Randy Rubinstein and Jim Cavanagh.

Thanks so much to Sarasota Sailing Squadron and the volunteers, as well as the terrific Race Committee for a fine regatta!  Hope to see everyone at the NAC in Bay Waveland, MS, in June!

Video is here.  Full results here.  Pictures taken by Jim Faugust are here.  Pictures taken by Cheryl Shafer are here.  Once you get to Flicker, search people for Shafer2933, then look for her album 2015 Flying Scot Midwinters.  Thanks to Jim and Cheryl for all the great pictures!

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