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.

Flying Scot Wife-Husband is featured in Sailing World!

Flying Scot Sailors - Have you seen the latest issue of Sailing World Magazine?  There is a terrific article by our own Deb Aronson regarding the Wife-Husband regatta.  Hope you can get a copy or that someone you know has a copy you can look at.  This is a regatta unique to our class and we are proud it has been featured in Sailing World.  Thanks to Deb and Editor Dave Reed for bringing this article to fruition.  Hope you get to see it soon - individual copies of the magazine are always available for sale.

2014 SW W-H3

2013 Sail for the Grail, Moraine Sailing Club, Portersville, PA

2013 Sail for the Grail 1

It would seem the grail of Fleet 80's Sail for the Grail Regatta hosted by Moraine Sailing Club on Saturday Sept. 21st would overflow from the persistent rain that fell that day, but not the case. The good spirits of those on 6 MSC boats and 11 from out of town displaced that rain and filled the grail with fun, competition, and camaraderie. Every person on a Flying Scot and on the Race Committee should commend themselves for stepping out of their comfort zone and facing the elements as the schedule was maintained and three races completed. The wind for the first race was lighter than expected and shifty, and the fleet got spread out. But the wind picked up for the next two races and the racing got tighter with the fleet crossing the finish well grouped together. Don't let the results fool you, everyone was very competitive. After putting the boats away and getting dried off, we enjoyed a delicious catered dinner at the Red Rock Falls Restaurant in Slippery Rock, PA. I heard a few found their way to the excellent North Country Brewery also located in Slippery Rock.

Update on the Grand Annual Regatta - Cave Run Lake, KY

You might not think that the government shutdown could affect our sailing events, but it actually can, and it did.  The Grand Annual Regatta was scheduled to be held at Cave Run Lake, a Corps of Engineers lake in Daniel Boone National Park in Kentucky, the weekend of 10/6-10/7/2013.  However, due to The US government's partial shutdown the lake was closed!  Racing was cancelled, but not the party!  They still held a Not-a-Regatta Pig Roast in Lexington.  That's the spirit!

2013 Sandy Douglass Invitational Regatta

2013 SD RegattaThe Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association at Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland, held its annual Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta on July 27 - 28, with 51 Flying Scots competing.  As is the norm with Fleet 6, the local sailors hosted off-lake sailors including Larry Taggart from New Orleans, LA, Dan Goldberg from Bethel Park, PA, and Tom Dawson from Boardman, OH, and their crews.  You can read more about the regatta in an upcoming i

Give Lake Pymatuning a Try!

Ben and I went to the Ohio Districts to help support the young Flying Scot fleet at the host club at Lake Pymatuning, Ohio. The regatta coincided with their annual Independence Day regatta and I haven't seen so many boats in one place since I was at St. Petersburg. There were 45 Thistles, 20 Flying Scots, six Lightnings, about the same number of Highlanders and J-22s. You'd think that tempers would flare trying to maneuver all the boats into the water, but nothing of the sort happened. Everyone was very mellow and patient with one another.

Regatta Results