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Pictures from the 2013 Flying Scot Wife-Husband Championships

View from Deep Creek at Turkey Neck

Many pictures from the 2013 Wife-Husband Championships have been submitted.  Please note that these pictures are for personal use only.  Enjoy!

Pictures taken by Doug Williams are HERE

Pictures from Glenn Wesley are HERE

Pictures from Diane Kampf are HERE

The Greater Richmond Sailing Association and Fleet 155 Host the Capital District Championships

The Greater Richmond Sailing Association and Fleet 155 Host the Capital District Championships

By John Reilly FS 3867

Tropical Storm Andrea was an unwelcome guest as the 2013 Flying Scot Capital District Championships were held June 8th and 9th.  The event was hosted by Fleet 155 as part of the Greater Richmond Sailing Association Invitational on the Swift Creek Reservoir located in Midlothian, Virginia.  The regatta drew a total of 19 Flying Scots with ten traveling from outside of Richmond.  A small Daysailer fleet also competed while GRSA’s formidable Thistle Fleet was away competing in the Central Atlantic Districts up in Baltimore, MD. 

As a steady rain fell, Regatta Chair Pete Cookson and a dedicated committee of volunteers kicked things off on Friday evening under the GRSA Pavilion as racers began to arrive from all over the district.  They included guests from Fishing Bay Yacht Club (Deltaville, VA), Lake of the Woods Sailing Club (Lake of the Woods, VA), Selby Bay Sailing Center (Edgewater, MD) and the West River Sailing Club (Galesville, MD).  Racers checked in and were greeted with warm hospitality including beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks while GRSA members helped racers stage their boats for two days of racing.  While the rain undoubtedly caused several racers to scratch last minute, the Regatta team monitored the weather to determine if it would let up in time to race on Saturday and the members of Fleet 155 took comfort in knowing their reservoir would now be full for several weeks.

2013 Wife-Husband Championships - 6/29-6/30/2013

2013 W-H Sharps

As of race time Saturday, there were 42 wife-husband teams registered, from 11 different states, for the Flying Scot Wife-Husband Championships at Deep Creek Lake, MD. Regatta Chair Bob Vance and his team gave us a great day and we could hardly wait to go back out on Sunday.  With 28 Championship boats and 14 Challenger boats, we started racing at 12:00 noon on 6/29 and had two fairly long races. We had mostly sunny conditions in the seventies, and with a southwest wind and shifty conditions, there were lots of boats hugging the shore to get the best of the winds, and lots of tacking duels going on. You found yourself ahead of a boat, then behind them, then ahead of them again, and never knew where you might end up. The spinnaker legs had boats doing the same thing and two boats side by side had totally different wind. At the end of the day's racing, we were treated to a great meal at the Deerhaven clubhouse, prepared by Bob and his wife Karen - what a treat! And we sang happy birthday to Bill Ross, who is here working as a judge along with pals Larry Taggart and Forest Rogers. 

On Sunday, there was little wind so we started with a postpone.  Around noon we went out and the RC set the course 3 times with the winds shifting southeast to east and sometimes no wind at all.  For the Championship Division, the place to start was at the pin end, with everyone at the boat end getting the short end of the stick.  We were able to finish a W2 and the Challenger Division had their course shortened when the wind died down quite a bit.  The Merediths won the Championship Division and the Wesleys won the Challenger Division.  The winner of the Century trophy for the highest place for any couple with combined ages of 100+ went to John and Sharon Wake.   Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Deep Creek Yacht Club for hosting a wonderful regatta!!

FINAL RESULTS ARE here

Pictures taken by Doug Williams are HERE

Pictures from Glenn Wesley are HERE

Pictures from Diane Kampf are HERE

 

Flying Scot Foundation - New Web Page is Live!!

Our Flying Scot Foundation's web pages have joined the mother ship FSSA.com rather than having its own separate website.  Click here or click "Foundation" on the menu bar above to access these pages. Have a look at the new pages and the content, and consider making a donation while you are there.  Many thanks for your support of this important initiative that helps to assure the future of Flying Scot sailing.

Our Thoughts are With the Tornado Victims

We want to extend our thoughts and prayers to all the families who are touched by the volume of tornado activity that is currently spreading across the mid-south and midwestern United States.  And to those who lost family members, our sympathies go out to you.  The damages that are seen on tv don't come close to giving the whole picture.  Those of us who are far away can only imagine how this is affecting so many people who no longer have homes or who are forced to leave their homes. Fellow Scot sailors, please keep all these folks in your thoughts. 

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