2009 NAC August 1-7 --- 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 jlo...@reinhartlaw.com Jay Lott Regatta Vice-chair FS #5698

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A nice size group of boats, probably five or more, is traveling

A nice size group of boats, probably five or more, is traveling to EYC for the Flying Scot NAC, from Fleet 23, Corinthian Sailing Club, Dallas, TX. Looking forward to seeing ya'll there! -Michael 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

The NOR, Registration form and Waiver and Release form have all

The NOR, Registration form and Waiver and Release form have all now been posted on the FSSA homepage. A few important things to note if you plan to attend the 2009 NAC: 1. Register early. There is no guarantee that we can accomodate more than 80 boats, due to limited mooring and dry sailing space. Registrations in excess of 80 will be accepted on a space-available basis. Also, if your registration is postmarked before July 7 you are entitled to $50 early registration discount. 2. [deleted] 3. Make sure you pay your FSSA dues before July 1. Looking forward to a great NAC and hope you can be there! Jay Lott FS 5698 2009 NAC Vice Chair

Dear Jay, I have done quite a bit of checking on lodging w/ t

Dear Jay, I have done quite a bit of checking on lodging w/ the recommended intent of locking something in early. What I am finding is that most want a 50 % deposit w/ no refund of such if they do not rent the room to someone else. The best laid plans of men and mice, but risking loosing $600 on a deposit due to a late change of plans is a tough one to swallow. Are there any chain hotels in the area that offer a more forgiving deposit policy and then there is the point of tying up $600 for six months, not to be touched.[V] Thanks for your help.

FS5257, I think Sturgeon Bay is the nearest town with chain h

FS5257, I think Sturgeon Bay is the nearest town with chain hotels. The issue is that it's 30 miles away and the road is a narrow and busy two lane street. To do that trip every day is quite time consuming and not much of a joy. There is also a camp ground at Peninsula State Park which is quite near and could be a viable option. I think they do fill up quite quickly as well. Maybe Ephraim is just too pretty of a site for a Regatta. We got our room secured (half paid) and the registration is sent in. It's certainly not a cheap regatta but we'll enjoy it, I'm sure. We did in 2005 for the Midwest Districts.

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

quote:[i]Originally posted by FS5257[/i] [br]Dear Jay, I hav

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[i]Originally posted by FS5257[/i] [br]Dear Jay, I have done quite a bit of checking on lodging w/ the recommended intent of locking something in early. What I am finding is that most want a 50 % deposit w/ no refund of such if they do not rent the room to someone else. The best laid plans of men and mice, but risking loosing $600 on a deposit due to a late change of plans is a tough one to swallow. Are there any chain hotels in the area that offer a more forgiving deposit policy and then there is the point of tying up $600 for six months, not to be touched.[V] Thanks for your help.
Thanks for asking. Unfortunately we can't offer any perfect solutions. We don't recommend staying in Sturgeon Bay, which is the nearest place offering a chain hotel. It's really too far away. We recommend staying within walking distance of the EYC and the ramp if possible. Two possible solutions: (a) trip insurance may be available depending on how you make your reservation and (b) wait until you are pretty darn sure you will attend the regatta before making a reservation (keeping in mind we may end up with an 80 boat limit although we hope to obtain enough additional mooring and dry sailing spots to make this limit higher). Good luck, J. Lott FS 5698 2009 NAC Vice-Chair

Planning for the NAC is going great.

Planning for the NAC is going great. The parties are going to be awesome, including a pig roast at an EYC member's home on top of the bluff with a spectacular 30 mile view of the sunset, across Eagle Harbor and Green Bay. The EYC has upgraded its pier and created a lot of new drying sailing space, so all competitors will be able to dry sail their boats. We have 20 entries already and we are expecting most of the rest of our entries to come in the next month. If you are planning on attending and have not yet made lodging reservations, better do that soon -- we are in a tourist area and lodging will become harder to find the closer we get to the event. Don't forget the July 1 deadline to be a member of the FSSA, in order to compete in the NAC. Looking forward to seeing you there! For more info see www.fssanac.org J. Lott 2009 NAC Regatta Vice-Chair FS #5698

The EYC is pleased to announce that Allan Terhune of NAC Platinu

The EYC is pleased to announce that Allan Terhune of NAC Platinum Sponsor North Sails One Design will be holding a seminar in conjunction with the NAC. The seminar will take place at 11 A.M. Sunday August 2, at the Ephraim Yacht Club. Al is the current Flying Scot North American and Midwinter Champion. He will cover several topics including rig tuning, sail trim, crew responsibilities, regatta prep, boat handling and tactics. You can sign up at www.northsailsod.com for the seminar, but advance sign up is not required. Contact Allan at all...@od.northsails.com for more information. Jay Lott NAC Vice-Chair

We are getting some great sponsor contributions to the NAC which

We are getting some great sponsor contributions to the NAC which racers and guests can win. At Brat, Burger and Corn Roast party on Monday night of the NAC, we will be giving away two Flying Scot spinnakers, donated by NAC Gold Sponsors Mad Sails and Gus Sails. If you are a skipper registered in the regatta you are automatically entered in this "door prize" raffle. Nobody except registered skippers will be able to enter this raffle. So your odds are good if you are a skipper in the NAC regatta. But you have to be present to win, so be sure to sign up to attend this party. If you already sent in your registration and didn't sign up for this party, contact our registration chair Nancy Claypool ncla...@stonepigman.com to amend your registration. At the Pig Roast on Wednesday evening of the NAC, we will be having a silent auction with a bunch of great sponsor gifts. At the awards dinner on Thursday evening of the NAC, we will be having a SHORT live auction with a few great auction items, then we will draw the winner of our fundraising raffle. You will have the ability to buy raffle tickets at the NAC. The top three prizes in the fundraising raffle will be a Flying Scot "AP" Mainsail donated by NAC Platinum sponsor North Sails, a 50" Panasonic flat screen TV, and $750 cash. So don't forget to pick up a few raffle tickets, and you don't have to be present to win in this raffle. The Door Prize Raffle and the fundraising raffle will each have other great prizes too. Keep an eye on our website at www.fssanac.com for a list of additional prizes, as they come in from our sponsors. Jay Lott NAC Vice-Chair

We have received 52 entries in the NAC as of today with over 3 w

We have received 52 entries in the NAC as of today with over 3 weeks to go until the sailing begins. This is going to be a very well-attended NAC! Jay Lott NAC Vice-Chair