Novice Sailor, potential new owner

I presently sail on a Tanzer 22, I am partners with several people. I have been thinking about buying a two-handed racing boat to get into racing. I am strcitly a novice sailor who wants to get out on the water more.

I have taken the basik keelboat certification course with US Sailing. I had previously done a lot of sailing but took a fiver year layoff.

I really want to develop sailing skills and thought could force myself to improve by racing. Would the Flying Scott be a good boat to start with ?

And how many active fleets are in the NYC metro area?

I present live across the river in Jersey City, NJ.


There are a bunch of fleets in Jersey. They can be contacted thru the FSSA website:

Fleet Name: Barnegat Bay
Fleet Number: 21
Sailing Area: Barnegat Bay
Location: Loveladies Harbor, NJ
District: Greater New York

Fleet Name: Hunterdon Sailing Club
Fleet Number: 184
Sailing Area: Spruce Run Reservoir
Location: Clinton, NJ
District: Greater New York

Fleet Name: Monmouth Boat Club
Fleet Number: 157
Fleet contact: Co-captains
Sailing Area: Navesink River
Location: Red Bank, NJ
District: Greater New York

Fleet Name: Shore Arces Yacht Club
Fleet Number: 31
Sailing Area: Upper Barnegat Bay
Location: Shore Arces, NJ
District: Greater New York

Fleet Name: Shrewsbury Sailing & YachtClub
Fleet Number: 178
Sailing Area: Shrewsbury River
Location: Oceanport, NJ
District: Greater New York

Fleet Name: Toms River
Fleet Number: 162
Sailing Area: Barnegat Bay
Location: Pine Beach, NJ
District: Greater New York

Hi David
Not yet on the Scott website, but very active is Fleet 163 at the Seaside Park Yacht Club in NJ.
We have about 12 Scots, race 10 times a year on Saturdays ( , 4 Sundays in prime season and participate in racing outside the Summer season. A number of people use their Scots for pleasure sailing too. There are several good boats available for sale now (owners buying new Scots!) and SPYC is a great, affordable club. We are close to major transportation routes (highways, trains, buses) and have a beautiful facility.
For more information contact Fleet Captain Peter Sayia at;

Come check us out
Bill Bloxham

Thank you for the responses. I am leaning towards buying a flying scott