2017 Wife-Husband Championship at Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA - Photos

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Beth Leahy took some great photos at the Wife-Husband Regatta this weekend.  Photos can be found here.

We have a few more that I took that can be seen here.

2017 Wife-Husband Championship at Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA - It's a wrap

 

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What a difference between yesterday and today! With the Northeast wind blowing 12-14 and 2-3 foot waves, the RC went out to see what it looked like. They came back with a big thumbs up and we made our way out to the race course. The wind continued to moderate a bit during the races, but the waves stayed! The RC did a great job of setting great courses and getting us back in with lots of time to enjoy each other's company before it was time to head home. With 2 W-L 4 leg races for the Championship and 1 for the Challenger Division, the racing was done and we were back in by 1:30. The winners in the Championship Division are Jeff and Amy Smith Linton, and the Challenger winners are Kristian and Kay Weeder. Sandy Bay Yacht Club did a great job for this event and we thank them so much for their great hospitality, great food, and a great time!  

Final results are here.

2017 Wife-Husband Championship at Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA - Day 1

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After Steve Ouellette led the skippers' meeting at 9AM, there was little to no wind in the harbor, so we did not go out immediately.  Teams took advantage of the goodies that were put out for a continental breakfast, then made PB&J or Fluffernutters to take out on the boat with them.  Teddie Peanut Butter donated the peanut butter and whatever is left over after the regatta will go to a local food bank. 

Unfortunately, the wind did not fill in before 11AM, so up went the Postpone Flag, jokingly called the Cat-in-the-Hat flag.  But that did not lessen the spirits of the Wife-Husband teams, they just kept on sharing stores of other regattas, bragged about their children and grandchildren and some went for a walk in Rockport to take in a bit of this historic New England town.  Meanwhile, Brian Hayes did what he does best, gave an impromptu talk with some Flying Scot footage he had from previous events, sharing stories, answering questions and really entertaining the crowd.

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About 12:30, the wind came up enough to take down the flag and get us out on the water and get in two races.  The first race was a W-L 4 with the wind blowing 4-6, occasionally getting to 7 or 8.  In the second race we had a little more wind, maybe 8-12, with some rail time and vang time.   Going right was the order of the day for most boats and that choice was not for the faint of heart - you had to go WAY right to be successful.  A few boats were successful going left.  In the seocnd race, the boats that went left really did not make out well, unless they went left a little way, then going right not too far up the legs. 

After racinng, Brian Hayes showed videos that he had taken on the race course and explained what went well, what were not the best decisions and what some could have done better.  In the end, the CHampionship leaders are Jeff and AMy Smith Linton and Challenger leaders are David and Marilyn Archibald.  Tomorrow is looking like there will be a little more wind coming in from the north/northeast, so be ready!

Day 1 results are here

2017 Wife-Husband Championship at Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA - Welcome!

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View of Sandy Bay and Motif #3 form the deck                Ben Williams shows thow far down we are at low tide

With Margot Hintlian leading the way, Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport, MA, welcomed us with open arms as 29 Wife-Husband teams were arriving on Friday, 7/21/2017, for the 2017 Wife Husband Championship,  SKip Montello seemed to be everywhere helping us get boats rigged and in the water along with Tom Hoerner and other club members. There's a great view of the bay and the famous Motif #3 right off the deck of the club. 

After a few refreshments and beverages were served, Brian Hayes from North Sails gave a super rigging clinic and will be on the water when racing begins filming the races, then he'll present what he saw when we come back in. It's so great to have folks like Brian supporting the class and we appreciate what he does!

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A group of us walked a few blocks and had dinner at a nearby restaurant - food was great, compnay was great, sunset was a bonus!  Tomorrow, the racing begins and the weather looks great for a good day on th=e water.  Good luck to all!

2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - Photos

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I have uploaded all the pictures from the 2017 Flying Scot NAC that I took or were provided to me by Gayle Kaufholz,and other folks,  No editing has been done so not all the pictures are usable, but there are available at this point.  Thanks to those who provided pictures.  They have been posted here.

2017 Wife Husband Championship at Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA - Register Now and Buy Apparel

2017WH60  2017WH2 The 2017 Wife-Husband Championship is coming up soon, 7/22-7/23/2017 at the Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport MA. Please come and join the fun - enjoy a great New England coastal town and some super hospitality. This is Flying Scot's 60th anniversary year so make our class proud! Register early to help with planning and save a few bucks too!  More information and a link to registration is here. Regatta apparel is available from Coral Reef Sailing Apparel here - come dressed for the occcasion!

2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - Thank you!

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2017 NAC Co-chairpersons Bruce Kitchen and Marty Sweterlitsch (a.k.a. Wonder Woman)

From NAC Chaiperson Marty Sweterlitsch:

Just a shout out to all the volunteers who worked so hard to organize and make NAC 2017 run. In particular my Co-Chair Bruce Kitchen,the Committee Chairs, Kathy Gaines Trask, registration, Tom Dawson, measurement, Sally Weithman, awards, Mike Conrad, food, George Gecik, entertainment, Deb Aronson, publicity, Charles and Sarah Buffington, Women and Juniors, Dan Goldberg, racing, and Gayle Kaufholz, photography.  From FSSA Bill Vogler, Carol Claypool and Diane Kampf , our championship experts.  From SSC Steve France, Jim Keane, Jay Austin and Tim Kyle were an amazing team. Thanks to all for your hard work and dedication. Next time any competitor sees any of these folks at a regatta, say thank you. It was my privilege to work with them all.

Editorial comment - It was our privilege to work with Marty - thank you so much for a wonderful event!

2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - Special Awards

This Year's NAC is done - thanks so much to Marty Sweterlitsch and the Sandusky Yacht Club for putting on a great show.  Thanks to the 68 teams who participated.  The winners are listed below:

2017 Flying Scot North American Championship - Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - Trophy Winners
Best Sailed Club-Owned Boat Detroit Yacht Club Cup – Awarded to the best sailed club-owned boat. Paul Lee from Edison Boat Club
Best Sailed Challenger Boat with Woman on Board Nancy Roman Trophy – Awarded to the highest finisher with a woman on board, either skipper or crew, in the Challenger Division. Stacey Rieu from Ephraim Yacht Club
Best Sailed Boat with Woman Skipper Huron-Portage Yacht Club Fleet 20 Trophy – Awarded to Highest Placing Woman Skipper. Lynn Bruss, Privateer Yacht Club
Best Sailed Boat with only Wife/Husband on Board Ted and Florence Glass Trophy – to honor the best sailed Scot with only a wife and husband on board. Jeff and Amy Linton from Davis Island Yacht Club
Best Sailed Father-Son Boat Father/Son Trophy – Awarded to the best sailed boat with a father and son on board, with one as a skipper. Zeke and Jay Horowitz, Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Best Family Sailed Boat Mary Douglas Trophy – Awarded to the best family sailed boat with at least one woman on board. Tyler and Carrie Andrews from Deep Creek Sailing Association
Best Fleet in NAC Fleet 1 Trophy – Awarded to the best fleet in the NAC. Corinthian Yacht Club Fleet 23
For the following winners
Robert and Nina Cummings
Griffin Orr and Tim Ponter
Tom and Melissa Miller
Best Finishing Skipper – Age 55 and Over Master Trophy Jeff Linton, Davis Island Yacht Club
Senior Championship – Skipper and crew both Age 60 or Over  3rd Place William Robertson and crew, Privateer Yacht Club
   2nd Place Frank and Marianne Gerry from Clinton Lake Sailing Association
   1st Place – Silver Piper Bowl John Aras and John Wake, Anapolis Yacht Club
Women's NAC Champion Joan Burnside Trophy - Awarded to the highest placing skipper in the Women's NAC Not awarded in 2017
Junior NAC Champion Fleet 76 Trophy - Awarded to the highest placing skipper in the Junion NAC Not awarded in 2017
Fleet of the Year FSSA - Awarded to the Most Active Fleet  Awarded to Clinton Lake Sailing Association, IL, Fleet 135 Captain Chris Tesdal
CHALLENGER DIVISON 10th Place Charles and Sarah Buffington, Deep Creek Sailing Association
  9th Place Greg and Diane Kampf, Massapoag Yacht Club
  8th Place Mark Riefenhauser and Warren Schutt, Candlewood Yacht Club
  7th Place Phil Scheetz and Richard Baucom, Nockamixon Sailing Club
  6th Place Brian and Suzy Hawkins, Portage Yacht Club
  5th Place Liz Elden and Don Gray, Lake Norman Yacht Club
  4th Place Michael Mandell and Dave Lauser, Jr., Nockamixon Yacht Club
  3rd Place - Terry Schroeder Trophy Keith and Sandy Eustis, Keowee Sailing Club
  2nd Place - Sam Tellschow Memorial Trophy Melanie and Bill Dunham, Deep Creek Sailing Association
  1st Place - Max and Mary Doolittle Trophy Ryan Malmgren and Stacey Rieu, Ephraim Yacht Club
     
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION 10th Place Tom and Melissa Miller, Corithian Sailing Club
  9th Place Michael and Jennifer Ikeda Faugust, Wphraim Yach Cluib
  8th Place Griffin Orr and Tim Ponter, Corinthian Sailing Club
  7th Place John and Connie Eckart, Massapoag Yacht Club
  6th Place Robert and Nina Cummings, Corinthian Sailing Club
  5th Place John Aras and John Wake Annapolis Yacht Club
  4th Place - Ratsey & Lapthom Trophy Brian and Brian Hayes, Housatonic Boat Club
  3rd Place - GL Foster Trophy Zeke and Jay Horowitz, Sarasota Sailing Squadron
  2nd Place - Tea Party Trophy Tyler and Carrie Andrews, Deep Creek Sailing Association
  1st Place - Gordon K. Douglass Trophy

Jeff and Amy Linton from Davis Island Yacht Club

2017 NAC at Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky, OH - It's a wrap

The NCC has decided after speaking with the PRO that there will be no racing today at the NAC, so it is a wrap.  Awards will be presenteed at 10:00AM at the Sandusky Sailing Club.  We'll post special award winners later today.  

2017 Fleet of the Year - Fleet 135, Clinton Lake Sailing Association

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First VP (now President) Bill Vogler annonces the FOTY                       Fleet of the year winnders - Fleet 135

Each year, fleets are nominated for the prestigious Fleet of the Year Award, recognizing a fleet whose sailors are FSSA memebrs, are very active in the class including racing, participation as well as organization in local and national events, who have creative ideas for encouraging participation in Flying Scot sailing, and who generally support the Association,  At our 60th Anniversary party, the perpetual trophy and a Flying Scot class flag were awarded to Fleet 135, Clinton Lake Sailing Association, in Illinois.  Congratulations to Fleet Captain Chris Tesdal and the rest of this hard-working fleet!

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