2012 New England Districts - Massapoag YC, Sharon, MA

Massapoag Yacht Club and Quannapowitt Yacht Club co-hosted the 2012 New England Districts at Massapoag in Sharon, MA on 8/18/2012.  Although Mother Nature was not cooperative and brought us rain and very little wind, we had 14 boats from 6 clubs, MYC, Rockport, MA, Duxbury, MA, Stone Horse in Harwichport, MA, Cedar Point in Westport, CT, and Old Greenwich Yacht Club, CT,  who braved the conditions and sailed w

Sailing in Saratoga 8/11-8/12/2012

As we do each year, Greg and I travelled to Saratoga New York for the annual Flying Scot Invitational hosted by Fleet 161 and chaired by Rob Hayes.  We had a great time as usual with fun racing, good friends and plenty of good food and beverages.  Friday was ouir usual visit to the horse races, where it rained all day, I lost $38 and Greg won $3, and we wondered if this was an indication of how the weekend would go.  Friday night, there was a great meal back at the clubhouse with great friends and we met a few new friends as well. 

There were

2012 Flying Scot NAC at Lake Carlyle, IL - Special Award Winners

By now, most of you know that Jeff and Amy Smith Linton won the Championship Division and Frank and Marianne Gerry won the Challenger Division at the 2012 NAC, Melanie Dunham and Carrie Carpenter won the Women's NAC and Greiner and Robert Hobbs won the Junior NAC.  I thought you might be interested in the winners of some FSSA special awards:

Joan Burnside Trophy

This is given to the winner of the Women's NAC - Melanie Dunham and Carrie Carpenter, Cedar Point Yacht Club, Westpor

2012 Flying Scot NAC - on our way home

29-Jun-2012

We left this morning from Lake Carlyle where it was 92° at 8am and we knew we were extremely grateful that the RC got us off the water yesterday.  We watched the temperature go up to 109° at one point and then we saw the weather coming.  The temperature dropped 30°, the winds were reported as high as 80 knots and the camper was being blown around a bit along with the trailer.  We took shelter at a comfort food stop where we gorged on shakes and cheese fries!  Glad we were not anywhere near a lake at that time. 

 

2012 Flying Scot NAC at Lake Carlyle - Day 5

28-Jun-2012 Results

We started the day with a little wind and 90° and we went out at 9am and started the first race.  Before the windward mark, the wind was gone and we waited a while, but no luck.  So we retreated to shore for an early lunch.  We were back out by  1pm with the temperature at 100° but with 10 knot winds we were able to start the race.  We got in 2 great races (despite our own personal results).  The PRO Ted Beier and his

2012 Flying Scot NAC at Lake Carlyle - Day 4

27-Jun-2012 Results

Wow!  Another gorgeous day in the 90's but with good wind.  We raced 3 today so we can try to finish early since it will be 100°+ the rest of the week.  We had 10-14 the first 2 races, then 8-10 after lunch for the 3rd race.   Rod Stieffel and Randy Santa Cruz are leading the Championship after taking 2 bullets out of 3 races so far.  Frank and Marianne Gerry did the same in the Challenger Division and are leading that series.

 

2012 Flying Scot NAC at Lake Carlyle, IL - Day 3

26-Jun-2012

2012 Flying Scot NAC at Lake Carlyle, IL - Day 2

25-JUN-2012 - Click Here for Results North American Championships Qualifiers Race 1 and 2 

We raced the first 2 races of the qualifying series today with the the wind "honking" at 15-17 knot, sometimes approaching 20!  The weather was perfect today, in the 80's and sunny all day.

2012 Flying Scot NAC at Lake Carlyle, IL - Day 1

Click here for pictures from Day 1

24-June-2012 - Registration and measurement went quite well with the teams working right up until the 1700 deadline!  We had temperatures in the 80's and no wind to start the day.  It got up to the 90's later and we got a little wind in the afternoon along with threatening skies.  PRO Ted Bieir was able to run the Womens and Juniors championships despite the challenges.  Melanie Dunham and Carrie Carpenter won the Womens along with the Joan Burnside memori

2012 Flying Scot NAC at Lake Carlyle, IL - On our Way

23-JUN-2012 - Greg and I are on our way our to Lake Carlyle, IL, for the 2012 Flying Scot NAC.  Jim Harris and heis crew at Carlyle Sailing Association have been preparing for quite a while for this event,   They have hosted the NAC before and we are sure they will be ready for us this time. Despite some REALLY warm weather predicted for this week, we are hoping the wind will cooperate and let su get in all the racing we are looking forward to.

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