Carolinas District

The Carolinas District encompasses fleets in North and South Carolina as well as a fleet in Virginia.

In North Carolina we have Carolina Sailing Club in Durham, Lake Norman in Mooresville, Lake Townsend Yacht Club in Greensboro and Moorehead City Boating Club in Moorehead City. In South Carolina, we have Lake Murray Sailing Club in Columbia and South Carolina Yacht Club on Hilton Head Island. And in Virginia we have Smith Mountain Lake in Lake Roanoke.

The District Governor is Charles Buckner.

2017 Fall 48 - Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NX

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Were you at the Fall 48 Lake Norman Yacht Club - videos stories and pictures are on on the Flying Scot Sailing Association Facebook Page here - Results are here.

2017 Hospice Regatta, Western Carolina Sailing Club, Anderson, SC

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Western Carolina Sailing Club, in Anderson South Carolina, held our 17th Annual Hospice Regatta this past weekend. The event raises funds for a local non-profit Hospice Organization called Hospice of the Upstate. The Regatta is part of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance where events are held all over the country to benefit a local Hospice charity.

This year we had record numbers of Flying Scot's (18) and boats in total (96). We also exceeded our goal ($75,000) and raised $80,600. We take a lot of pride in throwing a great party with fantastic food, lot's of cold beer and most importantly, great race management. We have 3 courses setup, a distance course, a Keelboat course and a dinghy course. We try really hard to make sure we have competent and quality race PRO's and race committee.

With 18 boats on the race course on Saturday at noon, we had pretty much a zero breeze day shaping up. Our Race Committee positioned us on the lake in an area where we had some light breeze, just enough for racing and got in one race on Saturday. On Sunday morning, we moved up the start time to 9:00am hoping for that morning breeze you get before the mid day heat kills any breeze that you might have. We had just enough breeze to get in one more race.

Joe and Stacey Brake captured first place, Don and Chris Smith were second and Bob Graves and crew Roger Sulhoff were third.

For me, this was a special weekend. I had Beau and Beckett Brake on the boat crewing for me on Saturday. Beckett decided he had enough of me on Saturday, so he jumped ship on Sunday to Mom and Dad's boat. For years, I had been waiting on the event where I could have Beau and/or Beckett crew for me. This weekend the dream came true. It was probably a blessing that it was a light air event for me as I am not sure how we would have done in a blow. It was a great time sailing with Beau and I have lot's of stories and memories that I will cherish for a long time.

Full results are here.  Here is a link to a cool video recap of the event. https://youtu.be/i2xNtz7dKaI

Mark your calendar for next year's event scheduled for October 12-14, 2018.

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2017 Ocean Challenge - South Carolina Yacht Club, Hilton Head, SC

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The 2017 Carolina Ocean Challenge Regatta was hosted by the South Carolina Yacht Club on Hilton Head Island, SC, on October 7-8, 2017.  Nineteen boats participated in 5 classes with 11 Harbor 20s, 2 Handicap with Spinnakers, 3 handicap no spinanakers, and 3 Flying Scots participating. 

The 3 skippers are from Calrolinas Fleet 134 at The Yacht Club of Hilton Head.    Pictured here is Flying Scot winner Henry Schultz.  Flying Scot results are here.

Greg Fisher clinic at the 2017 Great 48, Lake Norman Yacht Club

At the 2017 Great 48, Greg Fisher was generous enough to join us and conducted a sailing clinic. Special thanks to Sean O'Donnell for coordinating and uploading the video footage. Click on the picture to enjoy the video!

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2017 Great 48 Had a Bit of Excitement - Even Scuttlebutt Noticed!

There were 38 Scots registered for the 43rd Great 48 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC .  A full story and pictures are coming soon, but for now, enjoy these videos.  The capsize even made Scuttlebutt with the caption "Paul Simon says there are 50 ways to leave your lover but we found a Flying Scot skipper who came up with another way".  Full results are here.

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Sunday was a beautiful day for racing at the 2017 Great 48 Regatta. Click on the picture tp enjoy some aerial footage as Harry Carpenter and Carrie Andrews lead the 30+ boat pack around the first downwind gate.

Video by Eric Bussell

 

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So we were filming at the Flying Scot Great 48 Regatta and just happened to have a camera pointed at Bruce Kitchen as he fell out of the boat, causing it to capsize. Thanks to Bruce and Lynn for being such great sports and having such a great attitude so that we can learn and share a good laugh with them. Boat footage by Angie Hunt, who drove from Illinois to volunteer and help us with our promotional project. Click on the picture to enjoy the video,

Video by Angie Hunt and Eric Bussell

 

 

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