2013 Fontelieu/Fall Classic at Cedar Point YC, Westport, CT


Flying Scot fleet 177 hosted the Fontelieu / Fall Classic this past weekend at Cedar Point YC in Westport, CT. 15 Thistles and 9 Flying Scot enjoyed Cedar Point YC sailing at its finest. SE winds at 10 knots on both days and spectacular sunshine. The PRO for the weekend was Dick Thackaberry and team who also were the race committee team for the 2011 NAC’s at Cedar Point.

On Saturday, 3 races were held with Josh Goldman and John Cooke trading first and second place position throughout the day. Rob and Linda Cohen show great speed throughout the day to settle into third place. Sister Fleet 142 from Sprite Island sent four fast boats around the corner to partake of the great sailing conditions. At the end of Saturday Sprite sailors Tom Gordon, Fred Breekland, Jim Cummings, and Peter Feick settled into places 4 through 7 trading finishing places throughout the day. Cedar Point die hard sailors Chris Grantham and Sharon Herring hung in for places 8 and 9.

Saturday night dinner for the Fall Classic is something not to be missed. Thistle sailor Steve Gruver and team always put’s on the best steak dinner on the east coast followed by pastry chef and Thistle sailor Sam Bauer’s fantastic homemade cakes, brownies, and cheesecake. The rest of the night we had Green Eye Lady, a favorite local band playing great dance and rock music.

Sunday was a repeat of Saturday’s great weather and wind. Rob and Linda Cohen continued to get into the mix with Goldman and Cooke on Sunday which made the racing all that much more exciting. With an amazing turn of uncontrollable events the Sprite fleet was unable to participate on Sunday. Goldman and Cooke split the two races on Sunday with Goldman taking the last race to win the regatta.

It has become a tradition that the Thistle and Scot fleets provide homemade chili for after races on Sunday while we watch some Sunday football. So, we gave everyone great racing, great food, and a belly full of chili for the ride home. Can’t get much better than that! We’ll be doing the same regatta and party next year. All are welcome.

2013 results are here.