Flying Scot Sailing Association



 

Greg Fisher clinic at the 2017 Great 48, Lake Norman Yacht Club

At the 2017 Great 48, Greg Fisher was generous enough to join us and conducted a sailing clinic. Special thanks to Sean O'Donnell for coordinating and uploading the video footage. Click on the picture to enjoy the video!

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2017 Great 48 Had a Bit of Excitement - Even Scuttlebutt Noticed!

There were 38 Scots registered for the 43rd Great 48 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC .  A full story and pictures are coming soon, but for now, enjoy these videos.  The capsize even made Scuttlebutt with the caption "Paul Simon says there are 50 ways to leave your lover but we found a Flying Scot skipper who came up with another way".  Full results are here.

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Sunday was a beautiful day for racing at the 2017 Great 48 Regatta. Click on the picture tp enjoy some aerial footage as Harry Carpenter and Carrie Andrews lead the 30+ boat pack around the first downwind gate.

Video by Eric Bussell

 

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So we were filming at the Flying Scot Great 48 Regatta and just happened to have a camera pointed at Bruce Kitchen as he fell out of the boat, causing it to capsize. Thanks to Bruce and Lynn for being such great sports and having such a great attitude so that we can learn and share a good laugh with them. Boat footage by Angie Hunt, who drove from Illinois to volunteer and help us with our promotional project. Click on the picture to enjoy the video,

Video by Angie Hunt and Eric Bussell

 

 

2017 Make Your Scot Fly - Lake Murray Sailing Club, Chapin, SC

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The Phinneys show us family sailing at its best. Nate (Dad), when responding to our request for impressions of his Make Your Scot Fly experience, said his son liked best that his name was on the MYSF completion certificate along with Mom & Dad.

With 1-1-2 finishes, these youth sailors  handily won the Sunday morning 'Make Your Scot Fly Challenge". Skipper Jacob Dickson, with CrewAsa McMeekin and Patrick Lloyd were working like a well oiled machine!

Want to Make Your Scot Fly? Follow the lead of these 21 sailors who enjoyed 2 days of learning and took their Flying Scots to the next performance level in a very supportive coaching environment at Lake Murray Sailing Club.

Our 2017 event,hosted by Flying Scot Fleet 158, featured a five coach support team headed by Mad Sails owner and Flying Scot regatta winning sailor, Ryan Malgrem, four LMSC coaches, Allan Gowans, Tommy Weaver, Willie Liddicoat, and Ryan Gaskin and visit...ing coach John Kriedler of Western Carolina Sailing Club. Participants had plenty of on board mentoring from coaches who used chase boats to transfer from sailboat to sailboat.

Sailors ran the spectrum from former keel boat sailors looking for more portable fun to beginners who had yet to fly a spinnaker. In addition to our local participants, we had guests from Keowee Sailing Club in the SC upstate, Privateer YC near Chattanooga, TN, Berlin YC near Canton, Oh, and Moraine Sailing Club in Pittsburg, PA.

I think our most heart warming guest scenario was offered by the Phinneys who sailed with their 7 year old son and 4 year old twin daughters, making sure they had fun doing it. Sort of a Joe Brake model of family sailing. Good on 'em!

We had super fun sailing the most versatile day sailor on the planet.

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"Top Gun" coach Ryan Malmgren from MAD Sails with chase boat driver and support coach Willie Liddicoat John and Debbie Dickinson show great spinnaker trim as they lead most of the fleet on the downwind leg.

 

2017 Choo Choo Regatta - Loads of Hospitality, Not Too Much Sailing

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The Privateer Yacht Club in in Hixson, TN, hosted the 2017 Chatanooga Cho Choo Regatta that featured lots of fun and hospitality this year, but Mother Nature had other ideas.  On Saturrday, 29 boats, count them, 29, went out to see how they could do in very light air.  There just was not much wind and the race committee was able to get just one race in.  On Sunday, it was just too wet to go out, so the regatta was decided by just one race.  And the top three boats went over the line together with just inches between them.  Cheers to the RC fo figuring that one out.  Privateer always puts on a great event and the folks who went all had a great time. For example, each traveler was partnered up with a sailor from Privateer Yacht Club for the cornhole tourney. Unfortunately the tourney was cancelled due to rain, so Eric Bussell and John Cassada remain the defending champs.  Wait until NEXT year!

The pictures posted in tis story are courtesy of Eric Bussell.  Eric shared all his pcutes on Facebook here.  Oh, and the winners, Rob Fowler, Mark Taylor and Ryan Malmgren.  Thanks to Rob Fowler and Privateer for another fun event!

Quote from Dixie Lakes Sailing Facebook Page by Rob Fowler - "Thanks to everyone who made the 2017 Chattanooga Choo Choo Regatta such a great time! 29 boats showed up and I think everyone had a great time. We did a "cook your own steak" for dinner, drank Dark and Stormy's, played corn-hole and had a traditional English Breakfast on Sunday morning. The only thing in short supply? Wind."

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2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - Register Early!

The NAC is Coming, the NAC is Coming - Sandusky Sailing Club 2017

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Are you excited about the 2017 NAC?  This is an event that you won't want to miss, The team is busy getting ready for us and registration is open! Want to see what you can do while you're there in Sandusky?  Click on the icon below.

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Don't forget this is our 60th Anniversary year, a very special milestone - so make your plans soon and join the fun! You can get your 60th Anniversay Commemorative Apparel from Coral Reef Sailing Apparel..

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