COngratulations to long-time FSSA Member Hank Sykes for being names Sail Newp0ort VOlunteer of the YEar!
From Sail Newport's Facebook Page on 12/9/2020:
"Hank Sykes is one of our most beloved and hardest working volunteers," says Matt Duggan, Sail Newport's regatta director. Hank was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award at tonight's Sail Newport virtual Annual Meeting.
Hank is at nearly every event and often times can be found at Sail Newport helping make improvements to the RC gear prior to and after regattas. Hank is an incredibly kind and fun person to be...Continue Reading...
Mary Meno, a long time FSSA Member, passed away on December 1, 2020. Mary and her husband, Fred Meno, were avid Flying Scot sailors for many years. The championship trophy for the Midwinters is named after Mary.. My brother, Fred Meno, Our condolences to the family and thanks to Mary and Fred for thei many years of participation in the Flying Scot world.
Mary's obituary is here https://www.daltonandson.com/obituaries/Mary-Josephine-Meno?obId=1914607...
Gator Bowl 2020 is in the books. Fluky NW air on Saturday, zero on Sunday. 4 races Saturday! Jeff and Amy for the win, WallyGator stays in Florida with 1, 3, 5. Carolina skippers Dave Rink and Bob McElwain took 2nd and 4th. See y'all in Davis Island in January. Results are here.
After a year with many regattas cancelled, Sarasota Sailing Squadrn hosted the Jeff Pennfield Memorial Regatta on 11/14-15/2020. There were 22 boats registered and there was good wind!
Amy Smith Linton wrote on Facebook: What a wonderful return to the Flying Scot racing scene for us: the Jeff Penfield regatta was beautifully run (as Sarasota Sailing Squadron has gotten us accustomed to expect!), with the kind of weather we like best: warm and enough breeze for us both to sit on the high side most of the time. I think most of the gang did our best to socially distance with our...Continue Reading...