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2015 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron - Florida - Warmup Regatta

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The Midwinters warmup regatta was sailed today in perfect conditions on beautiful Saratoga Bay with 36 of the 54 boats registered for the Midwinters participating in today's event.  With 80-degree temperatures and 12 MPH winds, 2 races were sailed with a Championship and Challenger Division.  There was some confusion on the scoring, and as of now, pending final results, Tom McNally with crew Henry Pico won the Championship Division and Jim Leggette with crew Mike Funk won the Challenger.  Watch here for final results as soon as they become available.

The boats are coming, the boats are here at the Midwinters!

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The boats have arrived and checked in that the Flying Scot Moidwinters in Sarasota Florida.  How many boats you ask?  There are 54, count them, 54 Flying Scots here in the 80+ degree sun, some who are just heading out for the warm-up regatta this afternoon.  Watch here and Scuttlebutt, as well as the local Sarasota news for updates, photos, videos and results each day after racing.  It is going to be a great week!

Less than a week until the Midwinters in Sarasota!!!

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Greetings Flying Scot Sailors!  Tired of the long winter?  Well, it's just a week until the Midwinters in sunny Sarasota Florida, and we hope you are one of the lucky 50 skippers and crews coming from all over to enjoy this event.  It's not too late for you to come - click here for details!

And if you can't make it but wonder what's going on in the South while the North is frozen in 6 feet of snow, follow FSSA, the Florida District, Fleet 168 and Flying Scot South on Facebook and get your sailing fix!

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FSSA Newest Fleet in the Pacific District

Dale Dunning is helping to form a  brand new Flying Scot fleet in Sequim Washington.  Here is a little background on the efforts:

A year ago at this time we decided that in order to build a robust sailing program we needed to focus on one-design sailing.  We looked at a lot of parameters and after considering everything, we decided that the Flying Scot would be a great fit for our program.  At this time last year, there were no Flying Scots in the area.  We committed to finding used FS’s throughout the west coast and as far east as Denver.  As of today, we now have 5 FS’s in our fleet!

This past August we hosted our Sandy Douglass Memorial regatta in Sequim Bay and we had 7 Thistles and 11 Flying Scots.  There should be story in the next Scot’s and Water on the regatta.  The regatta was a huge success and the Pacific Districts will be held again next August in Sequim Bay. 

At this stage, it would be extremely helpful if we could have official sanction as a Flying Scot fleet.  I discussed this with outgoing District governor Rich Obst and he suggested we take over the fleet 100 from Lake Washington in Seattle since there are only two member boats in Seattle with no active FS racing in the area.   I’m asking for help in either taking the fleet 100 banner for Sequim Bay or establish a totally new fleet. 

What is our next step?

 Since Rich has moved from the area, our district is now without a governor.  Rich asked if I would be willing to take on the task and I said yes as long as no one tells my wife. 

A little background on myself.  I am a former President of the International Thunderbird Class Association and I still own 2 Thunderbird sailboats as well as my Flying Scot #4372.  Sequim Bay would be the Westernmost Flying Scot Fleet in the World.

I look forward to hearing back from everyone and looking forward to your help in building a good strong fleet.

Early Registration Discount for 2015 Midwinter Regatta Ends 2/15

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   Last chance for the early registration discount is 2/15. Join the 42 other sailors who have already signed up to come. Zeke Horowitz will be there to defend his midwinter title. Paul Abdullah will be there to win back the title he won last time midwinters was in Sarasota while Jeff Linton will be trying to add his 1st midwinter title to his NAC and Wife Husband titles. 

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