From the President
Diane Kampf, FS 5857
Dear fellow sailors,
What do you do when you live up north and your sailing club is closed for the winter? Some are lucky enough to have a place down south where they continue sailing all year round. But those of us who are Northerners and miss sailing during the fall/winter downtime can consider sailing in the Flying Scot Midwinter Championship. It is held in mid- to late March each year, and anyone who is a member of the Flying Scot...Continue Reading...
HISTORY OF THE FLYING SCOT compiled by Debbie Cycotte
The Flying Scot is a time-tested design that is comfortable and safe as well as fast and great fun to sail. The Flying Scot is one of the few small boats which have been in steady production since 1957. The Flying Scot was inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 1998. A look at the entire history of the boat and class starts with the designer, Gordon K. “Sandy” Douglass. In 1939, Sandy pioneered the use of molded plywood hulls for sailboats. The 17’ Thistle was designed in 1945 and was almost an immediate success. It...Continue Reading...
Here is a great video of a downwind thrill ride in the Challenger Division at the 2011 NAC in Westport, CT. Thanks KnotGuilty!