New England District

The New England District is in the Northeast region and encompasses Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island.

Our active fleets are in Rockport MA, Duxbury Bay, MA, Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield MA, Cape Cod in Brewster, MA, Cape Cod in Harwichport, MA, and Lake Massapoag in Sharon MA, Lake Massabesic in Manchester, New Hampshire that is growing, Spofford Lake in Spofford, NH, trying to make a go of it and our newest fleet at Pleasant Bay Community Boating in Chatham, MA.

Our District Governor is Ned Jeffries from the Rockport, MA, fleet and the New England District is the home to FSSA Immediate Past Commodore and Web Editor Diane Kampf.

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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 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!

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