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.

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

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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)

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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

 

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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

2015 Buckeye Regatta - Hoover Sailing Club, Westerville, OH

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- photo by Lisa Kreischer

The Flying Scot Buckeye Regatta was sailed May 16-17 at HSC with 17 boats, a high for recent years.   The weather gods were not cooperative but the sailors were intrepid and raced three races in pouring rain on Saturday. At 5:00PM hot showers were more popular than the appetizers.

There were 9 off-the-lake boats unless you count HSC former Commodore Jim Cottle's brother in law, Jack Markwick from Illinois,  as a Hoover Boat since his crew were Jim and HSC Interlake sailor Alan Freeland. Ohio district clubs represented included Cowan Lake, Berlin and Deep Creek. While the hardware left the lake, Hoover comported itself well with Ray and Scott Trask coming in fourth and Stephanie Bahr and Marty Sweterlitsch at seventh. Scott, age 16, grew up in the fleet literally and is a champion Opti sailor who crews for his dad, Ray.  Sandy Phalen skippered her first regatta and gave us more to celebrate. 

Greg Shafer, the Fleet Captain from Deep Creek, and Mark Shaefer ( no relation)  took first place followed by Bruce and Lynn Kitchen from Cowan Lake and FSSA President Frank Gerry and wife Marianne from Clinton Lake, Illinois. As usual Fleet 37 threw a good party with prize winning lasagna prepared by Karen DeLong for dinner.

Full results are here.

More phots by Lisa Kreischer are here

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