2019 Grits n Haggis, Keowee Sailing Club, Seneca, SC

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This story and photos are froim Bob Graves

Fleet 193 held its 11th Grits ’n Haggis Regatta at the beautiful Lake Keowee Sailing Club on May 18 & 19.  We had 22 Scots on the line. The winds were light which kept the kilts down.  Even though we only were able to get 2 races in on the weekend - the Dark and Stormies, Regatta Olympics (hosted by Sandy Eustis) and the steak dinner with all the trimmings Saturday evening more than compensated for it.

 The top 6 skippers and crew received Scottish wrap-around beach towels as trophies (thank you Sharon Hamilton, Regatta Chair).

Congratulations to Andrew and Doug Fox  - winners of the Regatta.  Andrew is the Dixie Lakes District Gov

Full Results are here.

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2019 Final Florida District Event - Upper Keys Sailing Club

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After one last great weekend at the Upper Keys Sailing Club, the 2018-2019 Florida District Series in in the books. The final event was won by Jeff and Amy Smith Linton along with the district series with Mark and Michelle Taylor not far behind!  Another great series - can't wait for next year!  And ... Florida has a new District Governor.  Welcome aboard Laura Marriot!

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2019 51st Buckeye Regatta - Hoover Sailing Club, Westerville, OH

 

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Travellers to the 51st Buskeye Regatta Trasks - 3rd place finishers

The 51st Annual Buckeye Regatta at Hoover Sailing Club was held May 18 and 19, 2019. It blew hard but the competitors were a hardy bunch who mostly stayed upright and in the boats. Bruce and Linney Kitchen from Cowan Lake took 1st place followed by Frank and Marianne Gerry in 2nd and our local team of Ray and Scot Trask in 3rd.  Charles and Sarah Buffington joined us as a third traveling team, pictured together with Kitchen’s and Gerry’s. We got 5 races in, including two on Sunday morning as the wind continued to build.  The truly committed survived the last two races.  Join us next year. We (usually) have wind, always a good party and we never have power boat chop! As a bonus we have the best view of sunset in the Midwest.

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Flying Scot Goes Down Under!

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Courtesy Flying Scot, Inc.

Flying scots are now going down under! We've had a wonderful couple of days visiting with Rob and Christine who came all the way from Australia to order their Scot. Our little boats are going all over the world now! .

Florida District is STILL in Full Swing While it's a Bit Cold Up North

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Are you missing sailing because it is too cold where you live? Did you know that the Florida District is on the LAST of eight regattas in its District Series?  So get yourself to one or more of these events before the winter is over.  The winners so far Florida 1 -  This was the full schedule:

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2019 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, FL - Photos

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Championship Division Winners Jeff and Amy Smith Linton who beat out an awesome fleet of sailors to finish at the top - well deserved! Challenger Division WInners Karen Jones and CHuck Tanner who won 6 out of 8 races and voluntarily retired from a race but still finished at the top of the fleet!
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Winner of the prestigious Allen Douglas Award for Spostmanship was Jim Moyle pictured here with FSSA President Bill Vogler and fellow Fleet 135 member Deb Aronson.  Our wonderful Regatta Chairperson John Pether who worked tielessly to ensure everyone had a great time and no stone was left unturned!

We are all so very proud of Jim Moyle for his willingness to help out a fellow Flying Scot sailing team. After driving many hours from Minnesota to sail in the Midwinters, he drove 3 hours in the opposite direction to pick up a stranded couple and their boat so they, too, could participate in the regatta! Note that Jim felt what he did was no big deal and anyone would have done it!  But we are not so sure that just anyone would have done it and the fact is that HE is the one who did it - what a guy!

And if you are wondereing where the rest of the photos are from this fabulous event, here are links to a few  (hundred) more photos.Feel free to use the photos, but please give credit to the photographers if you choose to publidh them.

Photos by Jim Faugust can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/41106915@N04/sets/72157707776782424/

Photos by Jennifer Walker can be found at https://jenniferjoywalker.smugmug.com/Luffing-Lassies-SSS/Flying-Scotts-at-SSS-2019/n-wVMLvB

Photos by Diane Kampf can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/41106915@N04/albums/72157707552218755

Enjoy!

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