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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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,

2012 New England Districts - Massapoag YC, Sharon, MA

Massapoag Yacht Club and Quannapowitt Yacht Club co-hosted the 2012 New England Districts at Massapoag in Sharon, MA on 8/18/2012.  Although Mother Nature was not cooperative and brought us rain and very little wind, we had 14 boats from 6 clubs, MYC, Rockport, MA, Duxbury, MA, Stone Horse in Harwichport, MA, Cedar Point in Westport, CT, and Old Greenwich Yacht Club, CT,  who braved the conditions and sailed w

Sailing in Saratoga 8/11-8/12/2012

As we do each year, Greg and I travelled to Saratoga New York for the annual Flying Scot Invitational hosted by Fleet 161 and chaired by Rob Hayes.  We had a great time as usual with fun racing, good friends and plenty of good food and beverages.  Friday was ouir usual visit to the horse races, where it rained all day, I lost $38 and Greg won $3, and we wondered if this was an indication of how the weekend would go.  Friday night, there was a great meal back at the clubhouse with great friends and we met a few new friends as well. 

There were

2012 Flying Scot NAC at Lake Carlyle, IL - Special Award Winners

By now, most of you know that Jeff and Amy Smith Linton won the Championship Division and Frank and Marianne Gerry won the Challenger Division at the 2012 NAC, Melanie Dunham and Carrie Carpenter won the Women's NAC and Greiner and Robert Hobbs won the Junior NAC.  I thought you might be interested in the winners of some FSSA special awards:

Joan Burnside Trophy

This is given to the winner of the Women's NAC - Melanie Dunham and Carrie Carpenter, Cedar Point Yacht Club, Westpor

2012 Flying Scot NAC - on our way home

29-Jun-2012

We left this morning from Lake Carlyle where it was 92° at 8am and we knew we were extremely grateful that the RC got us off the water yesterday.  We watched the temperature go up to 109° at one point and then we saw the weather coming.  The temperature dropped 30°, the winds were reported as high as 80 knots and the camper was being blown around a bit along with the trailer.  We took shelter at a comfort food stop where we gorged on shakes and cheese fries!  Glad we were not anywhere near a lake at that time. 

 

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