New England District

The New England District is in the Northeast region and encompasses Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island.

Our active fleets are in Rockport MA, Duxbury Bay, MA, Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield MA, Cape Cod in Brewster, MA, Cape Cod in Harwichport, MA, and Lake Massapoag in Sharon MA, Lake Massabesic in Manchester, New Hampshire that is growing, and Spofford Lake in Spofford, NH, trying to make a go of it.

Our District Governor is Skip Montello from Rockport, MA, and the New England District is the home to FSSA Commodore and Web Editor Diane Kampf.

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2013 Massapoag Yacht Club 64th Annual Regatta at Sharon, MA

 2013 MYC Bennett

The MYC 64th Annual regatta was held on September 7 - 8, 2013 with a welcome party on September 6,  It was a great success with 17 Flying Scots, 5 Day Sailers and 24 Sunfish participating.   It was a real family affair this year!  On FS and Day Sailers, we had 5 father-son teams, 3 father-daughter teams, a team of brothers, 4 husband-wife teams (one of which were the parents of another skipper),.   On Sunfish we had 2 mothers of other skippers, 4 fathers of other skippers and 2 grandfathers of other skippers.  One family came with 4 Sunfish, 3 on a trailer and one on top of a car.  We had decent wind for 2 days, although it was from the west-northwest, but managed to get in 7 races for big boats and 10 races for Sunfish!  Another great time for everyone at MYC!   Results are here

2013 New England Districts - Day 2

We had just the opposite weather on Sunday, 8/4, with light and variable winds. Two of the 16 boats had to leave and could not return on Sunday. It was a warm, sunny day on the harbor, and we we got in 4 races, thanks to a terrific Race Committee. Thanks sp much to the Stone Horse Yacht Club for hosting! Results are here

2013 New England Districts - Day 1

The winds were howling in Harwichport on 8/3, with 25 MPH out of the SW, gusting even higher and flags were pointing practically straight up! The Race Committee headed out and a few boats went out past the breakwater. With several boats, even some with 3-up, nearly capsizing, deciding to come back in, we waited a bit before making a decision about going out. Within 15 minutes, the Race Committee came back in with a postpone flag. Less than 1/2 hour later races were cancelled for the day. The regatta will be sailed on Sunday 8/4.

 

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

We are hoping that everyone is doing as well as possible after Hurricane Sandy has passed by.  There were billions of dollars in damages across the northeast, including several Yacht Clubs as well as business and personal property.  Many people are still without power and many were forced to leave their homes.  We know that there has been wind, water and even snow damage all across the region.  The New Jersey shore took a really big hit and Monmouth Boat Club and likely others are working on getting their clubs back up and running. 

Letter to the Editor of Sailing World Magazine

In a recent Sailing World issue, October 2012, there was a cover feature and article titled "The Eight Most enduring One Design Classes"   Featured in that article were the Highlander, Optimist, Lightning, Sunfish, Snipe, Dragon, International 14 and 505, but curiously the article did not include the 55-year-old Flying Scot.  I wanted to share here on FSSA.COM the letter I wrote to the editor about what I feel was an oversight.  I am sure you will agree.

Dear Editor,

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