The Midwinters are Coming

March 23-27...save the date! The NOR is completed and sent off to be published soon in Scots n'Waters. Watch this web site for its posting as well. Here is a heads up. Bob New, Greg Fisher, Brian Hayes and other notables are conducting a "Top Gun School" for all attendees. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best. Each day will have something special in store for you. Racing is Monday through Thursday with 10 races scheduled (2-3-3-2). You wanted more raciing! SPYC will have their usual top draw race committee on hand. The week has been moved to later in the month when the weather is normally more stable. Watch for more from Bob New and his cast! Bill Ross, FS/5210 FSSA National Championship Cmtte.

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Bill overstates my role in the Top Gun School.

Bill overstates my role in the Top Gun School. I am just the logistics coodinator and head gopher. Greg Fisher and a host of Scot Top Guns that may include winners such as the Lintons, the Eagans, and others will share their knowledge of boat set-up, crew work and speed secrets up and down wind. Greg will be on the water with video camera during races for feed-back sessions. This clinic alone could be worth the price of admission... Come on down , up or over to 2008 Mid Winters at St. Pete. Bob New FS 5143 Merritt Island Florida Fleet Captain Fleet 179

I'm hoping to come down from Virginia for the Midwinters with my

I'm hoping to come down from Virginia for the Midwinters with my family. Has there been any arrangements made for accomodations, group hotel rates, a block of rooms somewhere. Is there camping at or near the event site? [8D] Bruce FS2777
Bruce FS 5600

Bruce, The group from Fishing Bay stayed at the Ponce, across

Bruce, The group from Fishing Bay stayed at the Ponce, across the street from the club, last year. It was reasonably priced; not the nicest though. There is also a Hampton Inn next door to that. I am going to try to stay there this year. Travis Weisleder 5341 FBYC

Travis, Does the Ponce have a website or do ya'll have the in

Travis, Does the Ponce have a website or do ya'll have the info to make reservations? Do you know how many, if any of the other folks from FBYC are going down? When are ya'll leaving? More is better I always say! [8D] Bruce FS2777
Bruce FS 5600

Here is the site: http://www.

Here is the site: http://www.poncedeleonhotel.com/ I am not sure when people or leaving or exactly who is going, sorry. My guess is betweem 4 - 6 boats and that people would leave Saturday. If you shoot me your email, i can spread your info around. Where are you located? Travis Weisleder 5341

Travis, I'm located in Chester, VA, just south of Richmond.

Travis, I'm located in Chester, VA, just south of Richmond. My email is bruce.koch@us.army.mil. Was wondering if ya'll caravan to the big events? Bruce FS2777
Bruce FS 5600

Bill, Any idea as to when the registration form will be on th

Bill, Any idea as to when the registration form will be on the SPYC website? I guess the Flying Scot Midwinters link isn't active yet. I'd like to take advantage of all the early registration discounts. [:D] Bruce FS2777
Bruce FS 5600

Bruce, I will already have my gear down there so I am not sur

Bruce, I will already have my gear down there so I am not sure when they are leaving, but I will forward it on. As we get closer to Spring check out the www.fbyc.net web site for the spring series dates. They are good fun and we will get 15 or so boats a day. They are open to all people to sail. We also work on getting you some room to drop your boat for a couple of weeks if you wanted. But its free and open to all. Travis 5341

There's a great county park and campground right on the Gulf abo

There's a great county park and campground right on the Gulf about 15 minutes away called Fort DeSoto. There's even a marina within the campground that you can use to practice from before the actual midwinters begin. Here's a link to the park: Fort Desoto
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[i]Originally posted by Bruce[/i] [br]I'm hoping to come down from Virginia for the Midwinters with my family. Has there been any arrangements made for accomodations, group hotel rates, a block of rooms somewhere. Is there camping at or near the event site? [8D] Bruce FS2777
Ryan Flynn FS 3020 Tampa, FL

If you haven't noticed, there is a Link to recommended accomodat

If you haven't noticed, there is a Link to recommended accomodations on the FSSA Home Page where the NOR is posted. By going a few miles from town center the rates drop significantly. Bill Ross, FS/5210 FSSA National Championship Cmtte.

Bill Ross  F/S 6020

Chairman FSSA National Championship Committee

For any of you that are looking for a nice Bed and Breakfast typ

For any of you that are looking for a nice Bed and Breakfast type accomodations, the Offshore Sailing School uses a place called the Mansion House Bed and Breakfast for thier students. It's within a stone's throw from the club. I have not personally stayed here, but relatives that have stayed there have really enjoyed it. It's not listed on the accomodations sheet, but here is a link: Mansion House Bed and Breakfast
Ryan Flynn FS 3020 Tampa, FL

Thanks everyone for posting information! Affordable housing can

Thanks everyone for posting information! Affordable housing can be a challange in the SPYC area - this is helpful information for the past 2008 regatta and future. -Michael http://www.FlyingScotSouth.com
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[i]Originally posted by wbross1[/i] [br]March 23-27...save the date! The NOR is completed and sent off to be published soon in Scots n'Waters. Watch this web site for its posting as well. Here is a heads up. Bob New, Greg Fisher, Brian Hayes and other notables are conducting a "Top Gun School" for all attendees. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best. Each day will have something special in store for you. Racing is Monday through Thursday with 10 races scheduled (2-3-3-2). You wanted more raciing! SPYC will have their usual top draw race committee on hand. The week has been moved to later in the month when the weather is normally more stable. Watch for more from Bob New and his cast! Bill Ross, FS/5210 FSSA National Championship Cmtte.
Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA