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2014 George Washington Birthday Regatta

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The 2014 George Washington Birthday Regatta was held at at Lake Eustis by Fleet 150 on February 15th & 16th.   After several years of Mother Nature not wanting to put two great days of sailing together on the same weekend, this year the Scot sailors were treated to clear 70 degree skies, brisk winds with great competition throughout the event.

Twenty Scots competed in 5 races over two days; unfortunately, some of our expected guests were literally stuck in the snow as the I-95 corridor froze solid.

Zeke Horowitz, with his Dad, put on a clinic leading the pack, followed by Florida's District Governor Mark Taylor, then David Ames on the speedy (and lovable) Pig Pen.

Some Sad News in the Flying Scot Community

I am sad to inform the Flying Scot community that William Claypool, father of Nancy and Carol Claypool, passed away on February 19, 2014, at age 93.  He was instrumental in the early days of our Association in getting us started and helping to make us what we are today.  He is also a Past President of FSSA, serving from 1965-1966.  We do not have all arrangements or information yet. but the family is asking for donations to the Flying Scot Foundation in his name.  If you care to donate, please send a check, noting it is in William's memory, to: Flying Scot Foundation, One Windsor Cove, Suite 305, Columbia, SC, 29223.

North Sails 2014 One Design Yearbook

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North Sails One Design recently published their 2014 One Design Yearbook.  have a look at the information and view the articles on the NSOD website here or if you want, you can download the yearbook as a PDF file here.  We hope you enjoy the yearboook.

The Christmas Tree Ship

The link below brings you to a true story about schooners on the Great Lakes transporting Christmas trees.    There is a book published with the story and a musical has been produced as well.  Hope you enjoy this at this time of year!

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2006/winter/christmas-tree.html

2013 Hospitality Regatta in Jackson, MS

2013 Hospitality Regatta, Jackson MS

On October 19 and 20 2013, the Jackson Yacht Club hosted its annual fall regatta, the Hospitality Regatta.  In the past, this has been a premier regatta for sailors all classes in the Deep South with several hundred boats participating at its peak including a large Scot fleet.  Unfortunately participation has dwindled over the years.

Thanks to the tireless work of regatta chair, Sherrye LaCour, that trend was reversed this year.  Our record turnout for recent years featured Flying Scots, J22s, multihull, PHRF spinnaker and cruising fleets.  In addition, area Lightening has added Jackson to their traveling circuit. 

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