Submitted by dianekampf on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 18:08
We are hoping that everyone is doing as well as possible after Hurricane Sandy has passed by. There were billions of dollars in damages across the northeast, including several Yacht Clubs as well as business and personal property. Many people are still without power and many were forced to leave their homes. We know that there has been wind, water and even snow damage all across the region. The New Jersey shore took a really big hit and Monmouth Boat Club and likely others are working on getting their clubs back up and running.
Submitted by dianekampf on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 01:21
In a recent Sailing World issue, October 2012, there was a cover feature and article titled "The Eight Most enduring One Design Classes" Featured in that article were the Highlander, Optimist, Lightning, Sunfish, Snipe, Dragon, International 14 and 505, but curiously the article did not include the 55-year-old Flying Scot. I wanted to share here on FSSA.COM the letter I wrote to the editor about what I feel was an oversight. I am sure you will agree.
Submitted by dianekampf on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 00:13
The day started out as another winter day in Rogersville, about 5 degrees colder than day 1 and a little more wind. But that did not stop the hearty Flying Scot sailors from trekking out for another day on the water. The winds settled a bit and we had about the same as day 1, 10-14 knots, perhaps a few times as much as 15. And by race 2 the big ball of fire in the sky appeared and warmed us all up tremendously. The race committee continued with the practice of flying the "round the ends rule" flag, so we had no general recalls. After 2 great races, we were back
Submitted by dianekampf on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 02:11
We weren’t sure if we were at the Midwinters or the Wife-Husband today at Lake Joe Wheeler in Rogersville, AL. But in fact it was the Wife-Husbands, hosted by the Privateer and Muscle Shoals fleets. Many couples went out wearing winter caps and everyone had several layers of clothing to be prepared for to low 50’s, the cloudy weather and the wind.
Submitted by Sailordave on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 13:40
What Kind of Trophy?
A young sailor once asked me why we didn’t give monetary prizes instead of trophies, or “little tin cups” as he called them. I gave him the long version about how sailing is a Corinthian sport where sportsmanship and fair play are an integral part of the game and how exaggerating the value of the prize might challenge that philosophy. When the reward for winning is are large there is temptation to cut corners for some. Look at all the professional major sports and you can see proof of this all too frequently.
Submitted by dianekampf on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 04:19
*** WIFE HUSBAND TEAMS *** Don't forget the wife-Husband Regatta coming up on 10/6 - 10/7/2012 hosted by Privateer and Muscle Shoals Scot Fleets at Lake Joe Wheeler in Huntsville, Alabama. Look under Upcoming Events for details about the event.
Submitted by debaronson on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 16:15
Eagle Creek Sailing Club in Indianapolis just became Flying Scot Fleet #201 and is a member of the Midwest District!! Welcome, ECSC! Flying Scots at that club include Geoff Endris, owner of Blown Away, and Carrie Carpenter, owner of Shadow. ECSC holds two multi-class regattas per year, one in the spring (Mayor's Cup) and one in the fall (Governor's Cup).
Submitted by dianekampf on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 12:25
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