The Hanson Safety at Sea committee has voted to award the US Sailing Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to the seven boats who recovered people out of the water during the FS ACC storm and subsequent recovery efforts.
Mauntauk 17 rescued 4 (Eddy Parker and Richard Schott)
Aquasport 19 rescued at least 5 (Ken Gurganus and Jeff Thomas)
Triumph 17 rescued 1 (Dave Brown, Polly Brown, and Joe Gormley)
Weather boat rescued 4 (Jim Zaradka and Mark Brennesholtz)
The Big Parker rescued 3 (Roger Brake... Read More
Lessons from the ACCs 2015
At the Atlantic Coast Championship on the Neuse River in September a fleet of 23 Scots was hit by a microburst with winds going from 12 – 15 knots to 50 – 60 knots in less than a minute and staying high for 10 + minutes. Seas quickly built to 3+ feet. The teams sailing in this championship were well qualified skippers and crews, and yet 20 capsized. There was extensive property damage including 8 -9 damaged mast, some of... Read More
The 2015 Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championships were in New Bern, N.C. and was a great event. A nasty storm came through and cut things short but everyone was okay and it was still a success. Here is a video from the event produced by NishFuts Productions - thanks to Joe Brake for sharing!
Info from Deb Aronson and Joe Brake, photo by Mike Funk
Ben and I decided at the last minute to drive to New Bern, NC, for the Atlantic Coast Championships. We had always wanted to participate in that event, one of only four national events the FSSA sanctions. Plus, we've always wanted to sail at Blackbeard, since it is near Ben's parents' home.
As you can imagine, it's a long drive. Total drive time was at least 14 hours. We pulled in Friday night and had a nice dinner with Ben's parents.... Read More
Fleet 158 was pleased to host its 11th annual “Scots on the Rocks” Flying Scot regatta the weekend of September 5th and 6th – 2015. Eighteen competitors, including one in the Youth Division, came to play in two days of moderate temperatures and spectacular sailing conditions.
Day one saw fairly consistent breezes averaging around 7 to 8 knots with enough gusts, lulls and oscillations to keep everyone on their toes. ”Winds were generally out of the northeast... Read More