2009 NAC - make reservations NOW

The 2009 Flying Scot North American Championships will be held August 1-7 at the Ephraim Yacht Club, Ephraim, WI. The EYC is the home of Flying Scot Fleet 44, and annually hosts the well known Ephraim Regatta. In 2005 the EYC hosted the Flying Scot Midwest District Championship regatta, which attracted 55 boats. Ephraim is located in Wisconsin's scenic Door County peninsula. Our sailing area (Eagle Harbor) is spectacular -- we are on the clear, fresh waters of northern Green Bay. Eagle Harbor is bordered on the west by the limestone bluffs of Peninsula State Park and on the south and east by the picturesque village of Ephraim. To the north, it's 90 miles of open water, so our sailing conditions vary, with relatively calm water and shifty winds in any wind direction except northerly, but with 4-5' waves possible in a hard northerly blow (relatively rare in midsummer, but possible). If you think you might compete, make your lodging reservations NOW. Ephraim is a tourist town and the NAC is during the peak season. If you wait to make reservations you might not be able to find a room. If you make a reservation now and decide not to attend the NAC, you can always cancel your reservation later. For lodging info go to www.fssanac.com (for now, that link will take you to the EYC home page, but we will have a regatta-specific website up and running soon). For more information on the tourist mecca of Door County, see www.doorcounty.com Ephraim is approximately a 3 hour drive north of Milwaukee, and is approximately a 5 hour drive from Chicago and from Minneapolis. The weather in Ephraim in early August is temperate, with average daytime highs of 80 and average nightime lows around 60. Water temperatures are warm enough to swim comfortably. However, daytime temps can range from 60 to near 100, so pack accordingly. The wind direction and velocity varies according to whatever weather system is passing through. Being on the Great Lakes, we typically have more wind that most inland midwest lakes. The preliminary schedule is: Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2: arrival and measurement Sunday August 2 (afternoon): Womens NAC and Junior NAC Monday and Tuesday, August 3-4: NAC Qualifying races Wednesday through Friday, August 5-7: NAC Championship and Challenger races There are four evening dinners / parties scheduled, beginning the evening of Sunday August 2. We hope to see you there! For more info, check back from time to time at www.fssanac.org or e-mail jlott@reinhartlaw.com Jay Lott Regatta Vice-chair FS #5698