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.

 

2013 NAC at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - DAY 6

2012 NAC Championship winners2013 NAC Challenger winners

Championship winners - Jeff and Amy Linton                       Challenger winners - Greg and Diane Kampf

 

We were extremely lucky and got in 3 superb races today with SSW winds 8 - 12.  PRO Jim Tichenor and the RC did a fabulous job of getting them all started before 1PM and we were off the water by about 3PM.  We cannot control the weather but the patience of this Race Committee was unmatched as they waited for the right time to go out each day that we had wind and kept the fleets moving with very little time in between races.  The food and hospitality was great and the volunteers really made it easy for all of us.  We want to thank chairperson Carol Claypool and the Lake Norman Yacht Club for a fabulous event.  It was another successful NAC. 

Final results are here


Message from your outgoing President Diane Kampf

Greg and Diane kampf

Dear fellow sailors,

As my term as Flying Scot Sailing Association President comes to a close, I cannot adequately explain what a privilege it has been to serve in this role.  Yes, there have been some long hours and, yes, it was worth every minute.  I have loved hearing from each of you who reached out to me with an issue, an idea, a complaint, or a compliment.  I have addressed every one of them in some way and, although you may not always have gotten the result you hoped for, you can rest assured that each item was addressed.

There are many people to thank, but let me start with you.  Each and every member of FSSA keeps our organization strong, keeps the boat value at its highest level possible, and keeps the camaraderie at its best.  So thanks to all of you who continue to be a part of this wonderful group of people who have become like family to me.

2013 NAC at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - DAY 5

Mother Nature has not been kind today, and there is just is not enough wind for us to race today. We will try again tomorrow. Tonight was the Annual Meeting and dinner and was very enjoyable.  We had the Scots n' Water Editor awards given by Kay Summerfield to:

Best non-professional photograph Richard Obst, Pacific District
Fleet Contributing the Most Fleet 27, Alan Backus Fleet Captain, Carolinas District
District Contributin the Most Carolinas District, Dave Batchelor
Person Contributing the Most Diane Kampf, FS 5857
Special Award Marti Worthen, Scots n' Water Proofreader

The prestigious Fleet of the Year Award was awarded by Frank Gerry to Fleet Captain Carol Claypool from Fleet 48, Lake Norman Yacht Club, for their outstanding contributions to the class for the past year.

Elections were held and the new slate is as follows:

Immediate Past Commodore Charles Buffington
Commodore Diane Kampf
President Frank Gerry
First Vice President John Domagala
Second Vice President Bill Vogler
Secretary/Treasurer Bill Dunham
Scots n' Water Editor Kay Summerfield
Web Editor Diane Kampf
Chief Measurer Robert Neff
Elected member of the Nominating Committee Larry Taggart

Congratulations to the new team!  

2013 NAC at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - DAY 4

2013 NAC start Race 1 finals

DAY 4 - We went out in what looked like no wind as we left the dock and wondered if we would be sitting out there for a while.  After a short postponement, we were off to the races not too far out from the yacht club..  With the Race Committee doing its magic, we were lucky enough to get in 2 decent races today with the winds 4-8.  It was really hard for most skippers to tell which way to go, sometimes left seemed the best, sometimes right seemed the best, sometimes the middle was the right way to go.  There was a big difference from Race 1 to Race 2 with very different results.  With the weather report for tomorrow showing light and variable winds, the Race Committe will have its work cut out for them.  They have been great figuring it out so far, so I am optimistic for getting in a race or 2 tomorrow.

You can view some pictures here.


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