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2018 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, FL - Practice race

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Photo by Jim Faugust

Wow! Over 50 of the 60+ competitors registered for the 2018 Flying Scot Midwinters sailed out today for the practice race. With a southwesterly wind blowing 5-8, our PRO Fairlie Brinkley and team were able to get in a 4-leg windward-leeward race. The mark roundings were tight, the fleet was pretty close. In the end Zeke and Jay Horowitz led the way to the finish with the rest of us not too far behind. The Charlie Fowler trophy for the top 3 finishers in a fleet goes to Sarasota Sailing Squadrons own fleet 36, WIth Zeke Horowitz 1st, Bob Twinem 2nd and Ro Pletsch 3rd.   Next up is a chalk talk featuring today;s leaders followed by the welcome party and skipper's meeting. Thanks to Sarasota Sailing Squadron for a great day on the water - especially for the beautiful sunny 80-degree day. Can't wait for the rest of the week.   Photos can be seen at http://ImageEvent.com/ericbussell/midwinters2018sunday

2018 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, FL - 60+ boats are here!

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As 60+ boats are setting up for the practice race at the 2018 Midwinters, your Board of Governors is working to keep up the FSSA business!  President Bill Vogler thanked Chief Measurer Bob Neff for his many years fo service to the organization and his tireless dedication to keeping our class strong and our boat's one design intact.  We have indeed been fortunate to have Bob's service for these 25+ years.

The 2018 Midwinters Start 3/26 - 60 Teams are Registered and There's Room for More!

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Next Monday, March 26, 60 boats carrying more than 120 of the best sailors in the country will take to Sarasota Bay for four days of racing in the 2018 Flying Scot Midwinters at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.

Competitors start arriving Saturday, March 24, and compete in a warm-up race Sunday, March 25.

There is still room for more - it;s not too late to register at the event website 

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Hope to see you there!

2018 48th George Washington Birthday Regatta - Lake Eustis, FL

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For those of us that are stuck in the winter doldrums, think about what's going on in the Florida Distirct!  The District Series in in full swing and there are lots of teams participating.  This weekend, the wind did not make much of an appearance at the 2018 George Washington Birthday Regatta at Lake Eustis but the fun sure did. First, let's note that 30+ Flying Scot teams were registered for this event - woohoo!  AND, the weather was just beautiful!  When the teams weren't racing, there was lots of hositality and even a giant Jenga game going on. 

Saturday there was just ONE race, but as we said, not much wind - only 11 boats finished and the rst tied for 13th!  Sunday there were no races, so it was a wrap. Full results are here  and the top 5 winners were:

1. David Moring & Arial Harrington
4. Dave Chapin & Caroline
2. Jeff & Amy Smith Linton
3. Zeke Horowitz & Jay Horowitz
5. David Helmick & Fred 

Pictures are at https://gwbregatta2018.shutterfly.com/pictures/233#266

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There are still several more events in the DIstrict series - you should think abo9ut going if you aren't already planning to go. And the Midwinters are just a few weeks away, so get on down to Florida and have some Florida weather and fun!

Chicago Boat Show - Why We Sail Flying Scots

Here's a great group of sailors telling us why they sail Flying Scots.  Do you?  You should!  Visit the Flying Scot Inc. website for more informatiion on how to get one of these great boats!

Special thanks to Jim Walsh - FS Fleet #114 Captain who rallied the midwest sailors to attend "Strictly Sail Saturday" at the Chicago Boat Show!

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