Ohio District

The Ohio District (#32) encompasses fleets from Ohio, part of Pennsylvania, part of Maryland and Kentucky.

In Ohio we have Cowan Lake, home of Fleet 1 in Wilmington, Berlin Lake in Canfield, Hoover Sailing club in Westerville and Atwood Lake in Dellroy. In Pennsylvania we have Lake Arthur in Pittsburgh and Pymatuning Yacht Club. In Kentucky we have Cave Run Sailing Association in Morehead. And in Maryland we have Deep Creek Lake, home of our builder Harry Carpenter in Oakland.

The District Governor is Martha Sweterlitsch from the Hoover Sailing Club fleet. The Ohio District is also home to FSSA Foundation Chairperson Charles Buffington and Amendments Chairperson Dan Goldberg.

2016 Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta - Deep Creek, MD


Skippers Meeting - story by Doc Templeton

The 22nd Annual Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta was held at Deep Creek Lake in Deer Park, Maryland on July 30 and 31.  Deer Park is the home of Flying Scot, Incorporated and, nearby, the two yacht clubs that make up the Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association: Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association (DCLSA) and Deep Creek Yacht Club, Inc. (DCYC).  This memorial regatta is an annual tribute to Sandy Douglass, the designer and first builder of the Flying Scot.  This is the only regular regatta here in Western Maryland in which boats are invited to attend from off the lake.  In addition to Flying Scots from these two yacht clubs were out-of-towners from neighboring states.

The racing weekend, hosted by Doc and Judy Templeton, kicked off with a Burrito Bash party on Friday night with entertainment by DCLSA club member Joan Coraor.  This event gave visiting sailors a chance to get acquainted with the DCLSA Club layout as well as the local sailors from both Clubs.  Everyone enjoyed the beautiful decorations and great food.

Saturday morning began with a hosted breakfast and skippers’ meeting prior to the first race.  There was a total of 43 boats divided into four classes: Gold, Silver, Masters and Challengers.  There were eight boats from off the lake.

Visitors Rule at the 2016 Berlin YC Regatta

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The Berlin Yacht Club Annual Invitational Regatta has been called “a true Sandy Douglass regatta” because it is a multi-class regatta featuring Flying Scots, Thistles, and Highlanders. The regatta is held on Father’s Day weekend every year at Berlin Lake near North Benton, Ohio.

This year the BYC Regatta was held on June 18-19, 2016. 16 Flying Scots attended, along with 21 other boats from other classes. Scot sailors traveled from as far away as Chicago, Illinois, to attend the regatta. The Ohio weather was warm and sunny, but winds were light and variable on Saturday. One shortened race was held on Saturday, and all in attendance returned to shore to enjoy a sumptuous appetizer buffet, pulled-pork dinner, and folk music provide by BYC Member Lesa Miller.

2016 Deep Creek Sailing School, Swanton, MD


Attention adults (16+ crowd) - Learn to sail or improve your sailing skills at the Deep Creek Sailing School this summer. Adult sailing instruction weeks are June 20, July 18, and July 25.  If a week commitment is too much, the sailing school is offering a 3-day option - Pick the adult week you are available and pick three days within that week to attend at a pro-rated price.  The school also offers 3 hour private lessons.   Contact the sailing school if you are interested.  www.deepcreeksailingschool.com

2015 21st Annual Sandy Douglass Regatta - Deep Creek Lake, MD

The 21st Annual Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta by Doc and Judy Templeton (FS 2717)


Doc and Judy Templeton, Co-chairs of the 2015 Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta held at Deep Creek Lake

Tucked into the mountains of western Maryland is a very scenic area known as Garrett County.  It was the longtime home of Sandy Douglass, designer and builder of the Flying Scot.  The town of Deer Park is the home of Flying Scot, Incorporated, the company where Scots are manufactured.  Two miles away is a body of water known as Deep Creek Lake, where the 21st annual Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta was held on July 25 and 26, 2015.

A welcoming Burrito Bash was held at the Deep Creek Yacht Club at Turkey Neck on Friday night to meet and greet out-of-towners and trade stories of past regattas.  The Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association (DCYRA), comprised of the two Deep Creek yacht clubs, is known for hosting and housing visiting sailors and such was the case this weekend.

Deep Creek Sailing School - Week of July 20th



Deep Creek Sailing School has openings for Adult Sailing the week of July 20th.  Classes will be held at Deep Creek Yacht Club Deer Haven.  Instruction will be in Flying Scots.  See web page for details.  Here is a link to the Sailing School web page: http://www.deepcreeksailingschool.com

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