by Brian Giersch FS #3840 - photo credit to Krista & Michael Maddigan
At this writing, a contingent of Boy Scouts and dads have boarded their fifty plus foot sailboat in the US Virgin Islands for a 10 day sailing adventure, known as "Sea Base". Several of the boys are Eagle Scouts and for some, it is their last Scouting activity, having graduated from high school and 'aged out' of Scouting.
But, just thirty six hours ago, all but two had never been sailing before... Read More
Dave Beckett has been the Fleet Captain of Fleet 203 at the Sailing Club of Washington in the Capital District for many years. As he leaves that role and moves to another area and another fleet, Chip Lubsen from his club let us know about Dave’s many accomplishments over the years. I asked FSSA President Bill Dunham if there was a way that FSSA could recognize Dave and he agreed that we would do that. Here are just some of what Dave has done:
Outstanding Ambassador for the Sailing... Read More
Great News! The ACC's have a new venue for 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns the original venue was not able to host amd Greater Richmond Sailing Association has graciously agreed to host. They have the registration site ready. - you can find the link to the NOR and Registraion on the event page here.
FIshing Bay Yacht Club hosted their 81st One Design regatta on August 8-9, 2020. There were 17 Flying Scots and lots of other fleets registered and they had a couple of great days of racing although they could have used a little more win on Sunday. On Satruday the winds were 10-15 and in Sunday 4-6. It is reported that this is a good outcome for an August weekend on mid-Chesapeake Bay. The club worked hard to make this happen, and in particular,... Read More
In May, Virginia sailors Peter Patnaude and Rob Perera broke the world record for doublehanded dinghy distance sailing by sailing up the Chesapeake from Hampton to Baltimore and back and clocking 419 miles. Here are some particulars and insights that Peter shared with SpinSheet about the journey. - read the story here.
Photo and story courtesy of SpinSheet