FSSA - The Flying Scot Sailing Association

The Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA) is the class association of the Flying Scot, a 19-foot centerboard sloop used for both family daysailing and racing. The Flying Scot is one of the oldest and largest one-design sailboat classes in the world.  The late Sandy Douglass designed and built the boat and raced it for many years and the Flying Scot was inducted in the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 1998. Sandy himself was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020! Our builder Harry Carpenter is a Life Member of our class and raced regularly at his home club and in several regattas every year around the country. His daugther Carrie and her husband Tyler currently manage the factory in Oakland Maryland and they race regularly in local and national events.

Membership Benefits

Owning a Flying Scot has many advantages, one being an opportunity to join the Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA).  We hope you will join us!

The Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA), founded in 1959, is one of the largest and strongest one-design sailing class associations in the world. Our strict adherence to the one design concept means that the Flying Scot built this year will remain compatible and competitive for years to come with newer as well as older boats. Owners of Flying Scots are assured that their boats will last for years, and its re-sale value will remain excellent. Also, the FSSA helps promote the Flying Scot which maintains the boats popularity and value.

What your membership delivers:

  • You will receive our official color publication, Scots n' Water 4 times a yer plus one digital copy
  • You are eligible to compete in district, regional, and national regattas.
  • Access to our website including electronic access to the latest issue of Scots n’Water, and other useful information – and, an open discussion forum.
  • A strong class organization on the national, regional and local levels
  • Discounted price for the newest revision of "Highlights of Scots n Water." This book is chock full of valuable information about the Flying Scot, its history, its riggings, its sailing, and its safety.

As a member of the FSSA, we encourage you to join a Flying Scot fleet near you. This is the best way to get involved with other Scot sailors, to have the best sailing experiences, and simply to have fun in sailing.  If you need help in finding the closest fleet, contact Courtney Waldrup, Executive Secretary at info@fssa.com