Minimum Tiller Weight

Per the Chief Measurer's Rulings as found in the latest Handbook, at the upcoming 2012 North American Championships, minimum tiller weight will be checked.

President's Message, June 2012

As I finish up my first year as your President, I am pleased with our class and how we are doing, but I am a bit concerned about keeping our fleets going as well as growing.  Some fleets are continuing to thrive and grow while others are dropping off.   Our membership is down a bit this year, and I am hoping we can bring the level back up to previous years’ levels.  I have tried to reach

2012 Foundation Awards

FY12 Flying Scot Foundation Awards

   The Foundation board has carefully considered a number of applications for funding this coming year and has made the following awards which total $4,650:

Amazing Offer From Boat Builder Harry Carpenter

Dreaming of a new boat for the North Americans this June? Flying Scot builder Harry Carpenter is offering a once-in-a-lifetime GROUP DISCOUNT deal!! Check it out. Get your sailing buddies on board and take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

Package price complete $19,995.00
Package price on two boat group order $17,995.00
Package price on three or more group order $16,995.00

Group Order Discounts for the 2012 NAC June

Free freight to the NAC in Carlyle, IL

Lake Norman Hosts 44 Boats for Great 48

 Lake Norman Flying Scot Fleet #48 ordered up perfect wind for their annual Great 48 regatta May 5 & 6 and 44 boats participated. This club often has large numbers at their regattas, but this was a great showing even by their standards.

2012 Flying Scot National Championships

We at Carlyle Sailing Association (CSA) hope you will join us for the 2012 Flying Scot North American Championships (NACs) June 23 through 29 at beautiful Lake Carlyle, near Carlyle, Illinois.  CSA has hosted the NACs four times, most recently in 2004.  In addition, the club regularly hosts regional and national events; for example, the Championship of Champions was held here in 2010.

President's Message, May 2012

From the President

Diane Kampf, FS 5857

Dear fellow sailors,


By the time you read this, we should be back from another great Midwinter regatta in New Orleans and thinking about sailing at our own club this year.  At Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA, home of Fleet 76, we have several regattas an

2012 Flying Scot Mid Winter Championship

Click here for photos (more to come)...

It was a fun week in New Orleans, LA, hosted by Southern Yacht Club with chairperson Larry Taggart and his very hospitible regatta crew. We were able to do quite a bit of siteseeing thanks to Mother Nature. On Sunday 3/18, the warm-up regatta had 9 boats and was won by Jay Lott and Ryan Malmgren. Monday's welcome party was great with lots of raffle prizes donated by our generous sponsors, without whom these events would not be possible.

Regatta Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - Friday, March 23, 2012

President’s Message, March 2012

From the President

Diane Kampf, FS 5857

Dear fellow sailors,

What do you do when you live up north and your sailing club is closed for the winter?  Some are lucky enough to have a place down south where they continue sailing all year round.  But those of us who are Northerners and miss sailing during the fall/winter downtime can consider sailing in the Flying Scot Midwinter Championship.  It is held in mid- to late March each year, and anyone who is a member of the Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA) is welcome to skipper in the regatta.


HISTORY OF THE FLYING SCOT compiled by Debbie Cycotte

The Flying Scot is a time-tested design that is comfortable and safe as well as fast and great fun to sail. The Flying Scot is one of the few small boats which have been in steady production since 1957. The Flying Scot was inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 1998.  A look at the entire history of the boat and class starts with the designer, Gordon K. “Sandy” Douglass. In 1939, Sandy pioneered the use of molded plywood hulls for sailboats. The 17’ Thistle was designed in 1945 and was almost an immediate success. It remains an active racing class today. The 20’ Highlander made its debut in 1951. By 1956, Sandy decided the time was appropriate to introduce a new design in the 19 foot field for a planing family-racing boat that had been dominated by the Lightning Class for many years.  He also decided to break away from Douglass and McLeod, Inc. and start his own operation in Mentor, Ohio.  

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