Midwest District

The Midwest District encompasses fleets in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Our active fleets are at Wilmette Harbor, Lake Carlyle, and Clinton Lake in Illinois, Lake Freeman in Indiana, Lake McBride in Iowa, Medicine Lake in Minnesota, and Ephraim, Madison, Neenah, and Delevan Lake in Wisconsin.

Our District Governor is Bronson Bowling from the Lake Carlyle Fleet. the Midwest District is also home to FSSA Past President Frank Gerry, Scots n' Water Editor Deb Aronson and FSSA President Bill Vogler. Read more about the Midwest on the blog

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Eckarts win 114th Ephraim Regatta

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John and Connie Eckart from Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA, travelled to Ephraim, WI, on August 3-4 for their 114th Annual Regatta..After 4 races in light winds, they ended up first in a talented field of 29 teams, winning 3 of the 4 races and coming in 10 points ahead of their nearest competitor. Ben Williams and Deb Aronson from Clinton Lake Sailing Association in IL were 2nd and Mike and Jennifer Ikeda Faugust, local Ephraim sailors were third. COngratulations to all! Full results are here.

2019 Egyptian Cup Regatta - Carlyle Sailing Club, Carlyle, IL

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Egyptian cup regatta! Frank and Marianne Gerry!! A great group of sailors lots of competition and a quick ending when the storms came back in to visit. Ted & Jeanette Gadell Beier, Tom, Sandy and Jim all did a great job on race committee getting 5 races in between the rain and storms. And Carlyle Sailing Association showed their true colors with all sailors helping out the regatta participates get safely ashore. And to Flying Scot fleet 83, you are all the best!! Every member helped run a great regatta. Thank you each and all!!!

Full results are here..

More photos by Michelle Stauffer are here.

2019 Midwest Districts - A Grand Time in Indy!

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Photos by Sheela Krout - a link to lots more photos is below Story by Geiff Endris

The 2019 Midwest District Regatta was held on June 7-9, 2019 at the Eagle Creek Sailing Club in Indianapolis, IN.  We had a total of 16 competitors from 6 clubs (Clinton Lake SA, Carlyle SA, Ephraim YC, Eagle Creek SC, Indianapolis SC, and Cowan Lake SA)and 6 states (IN, IL, MO, MN, WI, and OH).  

Winds were 10-15 out of the East with gusts over 20.  The East wind made for a short course with lots of legs.  The racing was fierce with a premium on boat handling and gust management.  

After a hearty breakfast of buscuits and gravy with fruit, yogurt, and cinnamon rolls, everyone headed out to the course.  We started with a short 3-leg race, followed by 4 and 5 leg races each lasting about 30-45 minutes.  The Race Committee ran 5 races on Saturday as insurance against expected rain on Sunday. 

The rain came in overnight and was forecasted to continue through noon.  After a breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausage, the RC called a brief competitor's meeting to gauge interest in sailing in the rain.  Given the dismal forecast  for rain most of the day and the long drive home for many of the racers, everyone decided to call it a regatta and pack it in.   So, Saturday's results stood as the overall regatta results.

Ephraim YC brought 3 boats and finished 1-2-3 for the regatta.  Hugh Haggerty and Sarah Olson won the regatta with 6 points over 5 races.  Second was Michael Faugust and Jennifer Iikeda-Faugust.  Third was Cain Goettelman & Gordy Roberts. 

Full regatta resutls are here..

Regatta photos are here.

Did you miss the 2018 Ephraim 113th Annual Regatta/Midwest Districts?

If you missed the 2018 Ephraim Regatta, here are some fun pics from the event by Eric Bussell.  Mark and Michelle Taylor won the event - full results are here.

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And the winner of the 2018 Egyptian Cup Regatta is...

                

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1st Place Ben Williams and Deb Aronson 

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2nd Place Bruce and Lynn Kitchen

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Carlyle Lake Sailing Association hosted another great Egyptian Cup Regatta where 26 boats were on the line!  THis is a great turnout and we all wish we could have been there.  There was racing on Saturday with 3 races but on Sunday, the wind was not as cooperative.  The winners were Ben Williams and Deb Aronson with Bruce and Lynn Kitchen in second.  Full results are at here   

We all know that the Flying Scot class is like family.  The late Greg Vitt was a wonderful Flying Scot member and skipper for his wife Linda, and he is missed by all his family and friends. Linda has carried on the tradition and is skippering their boat now - inspitrng!  The regatta team held a tribute to Greg and their other boat was renamed at the event "Eye of the Storm".  Such a touching moment!

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