I am sad to inform the Flying Scot community that Charlie Fowler passed away on April 21, 2013,at age 74. Charlie was a real friend of the Flying Scot class, having served as Florida District Governor for many years, and founding the Dixie Lakes District and where he served as Governor for a few years. He was a friend to everyone he met in the Flying SCot class. He founded and ran Fowler Sails for 33 years and suppled sails to many of our members over the years. He is... Read More
The 2012 Dixie Lakes Travel Series included 7 regattas, one at each of the 7 member clubs in the Dixie Lakes District -- Muscle Shoals hosted the 2012 Wife-Husband Regatta and therefore did not hold their annual Dixie Lakes Series regatta in 2012 -- plus the 2012 Dixie Lakes District Championships at Lake Lanier. 63 skippers entered at least one of these 7 events, while 15 skippers entered more than once. For scoring purposes, competitors are awarded one point for entering a... Read More
The Flying Scot Sailing Association’s newest district is Dixie Lakes–comprised of seven active and two less active fleets, and spread across the northern tiers of South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, as well as on both sides of Tennessee. By “active” I mean that the fleet is in good standing with the FSSA and that it has enough energy to host an annual regatta to which off-lake Flying Scot sailors are invited. Although Dixie Lakes is only four years old, we offer Spring and Fall schedules of... Read More
The following video was sent in by Kirk Jockell. Thanks Kirk!
The day started out as another winter day in Rogersville, about 5 degrees colder than day 1 and a little more wind. But that did not stop the hearty Flying Scot sailors from trekking out for another day on the water. The winds settled a bit and we had about the same as day 1, 10-14 knots, perhaps a few times as much as 15. And by race 2 the big ball of fire in the sky appeared and warmed us all up tremendously. The race committee continued with the practice of flying the... Read More