Capital District

The Capital District encompasses fleets in part of Maryland, part of Pennsylvania and Virginia. In Maryland we have Selby Bay Sailing Center in Edgewater and West River Sailing Club in Galesville. In Pennsylvania we have Lake Clark in Wrightsville. And in Virginia we have Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, Chesapeake Bay in Williamsburg, Swift Creek Reservoir in Richmond, Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove and Rappahannock River Yacht Club in Irvington.

The District Governor is David Neff from the Selby Bay fleet. This is also part-time home to FSSA Chief Measurer, Bob Neff.

2014 ACC and Capital District - Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA - Day 1

 

2014 ACC Lift Pic

Are you wishing you were at the ACC's this weekend?  This is a picture of one competitor's dock at the beach house they are staying at - we should all have a mooring like that!   Reports are that racing was great today with weather in the 70's and winds from the northeast in the teens.  There are 35 boats, 23 in Championship and 12 in Challenger and competitors from the Capital District are also vying for the District Championship.

Results to date are here.

2014 Atlantic Coast Championship and Capital Districts - Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, Virginia

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ACC - by Debbis Cycotte      

The 2014 Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship is on the weekend of 9/19 - 9/21 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, Virginia.  .  Defending Champions Rob Whittemore and John Wake will be among the 35+ boats competing in the five race series.  Sailors from as far as Connecticut to South Carolina to Western Maryland will enjoy excellent competition, superb race management, a gourmet dinner by our own Chef Alain Vincey, and the special camaraderie of fellow Scotters that the Class is so well known for.  This will also be the Capital District Championship with the title going to the top boat from this district.  PRO Rick Klein and his All-Star RC Team along with Chief Judge Brooks Zerkel are ready for the action to get started on the race course.  Good luck to all competitors.

2015 Capital District Calendar

There are a number of great regattas all around the Capital District.  Make sure you mark your calendars and attend!

  • April 25 - Lake of the Woods 34th Annual Sailing Regatta at LOWSC (http://lowsc.org/)
  • June 13, 14 - Summer Solstice Regatta at Selby Bay Sailing Center (www.fs42.org)

  

The Christmas Tree Ship

The link below brings you to a true story about schooners on the Great Lakes transporting Christmas trees.    There is a book published with the story and a musical has been produced as well.  Hope you enjoy this at this time of year!

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2006/winter/christmas-tree.html

2013 Fishing Bay 74th Annual One Design Regatta

 

Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, VA, posted their 74th Annual One Design Regatta on August 10-11, 2013, with Optis, Lasers, Albacore, Front Runner, San Juan, Typhoon and Flying Scots.  Saturday everyone got in 2 races, but Sunday, only the Optimists were able to race - just not enough wind.  

Read more about it on the Fishing Bay website here  - Flying Scot results are here.

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