Flying Scot ® Foundation News

The Flying Scot® Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a Sail Donation Program. Gently used Flying Scot sails can be donated to the Foundation and will be refurbished and sent to sail training programs that use Flying Scot® sailboats to teach adult students.

Welcome to your new FSSA.COM website!

The Flying Scot Sailing Association website has gotten an upgrade.  The site has been using a web-based Content Management System for about a year.  The goals of the website redesign have been to make it easier to maintain, and easier to share news with our Flying Scot friends.  The new look reflects Scots n Water, our class magazine.

Registration is open for the Flying Scot Midwinters - please sign up early!

Hey all you Northerners, it's time to dust off the boat and get ready for the 2013 Flying Scot Midwinters.  And for those of you who sail all winter, add this to your plans!  Registration is now open for the 2013 Midwinters at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on March 11-15, 2013,  It's a super place to sail and it's always a good time - for LOTS more information, click here

And don't forget the Warm-up Regatta at Davis island Yacht Club in Tampa on March 9-10.  It;s a great way to get back in the game for those who don't get to sail all winter and it's another great venue too  - get more information here.

Time to renew, and get the red sticker

You too can get a red 2013 member sticker!  If you have not yet renewed your 2013 membership, take a minute and do it online.  Happy Holidays!

 

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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