Capital District

The Capital District encompasses fleets in part of Maryland, part of Pennsylvania and Virginia. In Maryland we have Selby Bay Sailing Center in Edgewater and West River Sailing Club in Galesville. In Pennsylvania we have Lake Clark in Wrightsville. And in Virginia we have Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, Chesapeake Bay in Williamsburg, Swift Creek Reservoir in Richmond, Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove and Rappahannock River Yacht Club in Irvington.

The District Governor is David Neff from the Selby Bay fleet. This is also part-time home to FSSA Chief Measurer, Bob Neff.

The Christmas Tree Ship

The link below brings you to a true story about schooners on the Great Lakes transporting Christmas trees.    There is a book published with the story and a musical has been produced as well.  Hope you enjoy this at this time of year!

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2006/winter/christmas-tree.html

2013 Fishing Bay 74th Annual One Design Regatta

 

Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, VA, posted their 74th Annual One Design Regatta on August 10-11, 2013, with Optis, Lasers, Albacore, Front Runner, San Juan, Typhoon and Flying Scots.  Saturday everyone got in 2 races, but Sunday, only the Optimists were able to race - just not enough wind.  

Read more about it on the Fishing Bay website here  - Flying Scot results are here.

The Greater Richmond Sailing Association and Fleet 155 Host the Capital District Championships

The Greater Richmond Sailing Association and Fleet 155 Host the Capital District Championships

By John Reilly FS 3867

Tropical Storm Andrea was an unwelcome guest as the 2013 Flying Scot Capital District Championships were held June 8th and 9th.  The event was hosted by Fleet 155 as part of the Greater Richmond Sailing Association Invitational on the Swift Creek Reservoir located in Midlothian, Virginia.  The regatta drew a total of 19 Flying Scots with ten traveling from outside of Richmond.  A small Daysailer fleet also competed while GRSA’s formidable Thistle Fleet was away competing in the Central Atlantic Districts up in Baltimore, MD. 

As a steady rain fell, Regatta Chair Pete Cookson and a dedicated committee of volunteers kicked things off on Friday evening under the GRSA Pavilion as racers began to arrive from all over the district.  They included guests from Fishing Bay Yacht Club (Deltaville, VA), Lake of the Woods Sailing Club (Lake of the Woods, VA), Selby Bay Sailing Center (Edgewater, MD) and the West River Sailing Club (Galesville, MD).  Racers checked in and were greeted with warm hospitality including beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks while GRSA members helped racers stage their boats for two days of racing.  While the rain undoubtedly caused several racers to scratch last minute, the Regatta team monitored the weather to determine if it would let up in time to race on Saturday and the members of Fleet 155 took comfort in knowing their reservoir would now be full for several weeks.

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