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 Boatin Club in Moorehead City. In South Carolina, we have Lake Murray Sailing Club in Columbia. And in Virginia we have Smith Mountain Lake in Lake Roanoke.

The District Governor is Charles Buckner.

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

 

 

2017 Make Your Scot Fly - Lake Murray Sailing Club, Chapin, SC

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The Phinneys show us family sailing at its best. Nate (Dad), when responding to our request for impressions of his Make Your Scot Fly experience, said his son liked best that his name was on the MYSF completion certificate along with Mom & Dad.

With 1-1-2 finishes, these youth sailors  handily won the Sunday morning 'Make Your Scot Fly Challenge". Skipper Jacob Dickson, with CrewAsa McMeekin and Patrick Lloyd were working like a well oiled machine!

Want to Make Your Scot Fly? Follow the lead of these 21 sailors who enjoyed 2 days of learning and took their Flying Scots to the next performance level in a very supportive coaching environment at Lake Murray Sailing Club.

Our 2017 event,hosted by Flying Scot Fleet 158, featured a five coach support team headed by Mad Sails owner and Flying Scot regatta winning sailor, Ryan Malgrem, four LMSC coaches, Allan Gowans, Tommy Weaver, Willie Liddicoat, and Ryan Gaskin and visit...ing coach John Kriedler of Western Carolina Sailing Club. Participants had plenty of on board mentoring from coaches who used chase boats to transfer from sailboat to sailboat.

Sailors ran the spectrum from former keel boat sailors looking for more portable fun to beginners who had yet to fly a spinnaker. In addition to our local participants, we had guests from Keowee Sailing Club in the SC upstate, Privateer YC near Chattanooga, TN, Berlin YC near Canton, Oh, and Moraine Sailing Club in Pittsburg, PA.

I think our most heart warming guest scenario was offered by the Phinneys who sailed with their 7 year old son and 4 year old twin daughters, making sure they had fun doing it. Sort of a Joe Brake model of family sailing. Good on 'em!

We had super fun sailing the most versatile day sailor on the planet.

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"Top Gun" coach Ryan Malmgren from MAD Sails with chase boat driver and support coach Willie Liddicoat John and Debbie Dickinson show great spinnaker trim as they lead most of the fleet on the downwind leg.

 

2016 Great 48 at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC

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There was a story within a story at the 2016 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club May 7-8, 2016.  First, there were 42 boats registered, which is wonderful!  On Saturday, the winds were 10-12 gusting to 18, and on Sunday, things were a little more steady at 11.  Lake Norman always puts on a great show and this was no exception. On Friday before the regatta Brian Hayes from North Sails put on a clinic on and off the water.   This was followed by Pizza for all the hurgry sailors!  With 2 great days of sailing, and 40+ boats on the line, the results are here.

A family affair for sure - Brian Hayes was there with his son Brian, and they won the regatta!    There were lots of other family boats sailing too.  And there was a family sailing together in a regatta for the very first time - Joe and Stacey Brake and sons - the story below is from The Lake Norman Yacht Club Page on Facebook!"

2016 Make Your Scot Fly at Lake Murray Sailing Club, Chapin, SC

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Fleet 158 hosted its first "Make Your Scot Fly" performance clinic this weekend. Flying Scot builder, Harry Carpenter, and daughter, Carrie Andrews, graciously donated their time and expertise to help Flying Scot sailors and crew get the most performance and enjoyment out of their boats.

Ten beginner through intermediate sailors from as far as Chattanooga joined in a learning experience unique to the region. With expert oversight from Harry, on the water coaching and video from Carrie, and on board coaching by local fleet 158 volunteers, beginners and more advanced sailors received all the tips and coaching they needed to reach a higher level of boat speed and control.

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