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2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - Finals Day 2

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It was really cool sailing with Cedar Point right in the background.  It is hard to believe that some people who race sailboats and hang over the side hiking out as hard as they can are afraid to ride the roller coasters!  I think the ride we all had today might just measure up to the rides at the amusement park.  With the sun shining and a few wispy clouds and temperature in the high 70's, it sure was a great day out on the water.

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

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