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FLYING SCOT TRIFECTA 2014

2014 Gulf District Trifecta

Once again wind forecasts were incorrect.  All of the “best” websites for forecasting winds on Lake Pontchartrain were wrong.  All had predicted light southerly’s the entire Memorial Day weekend of the Gulf District Trifecta.  And all weekend we wound up with 8-12 knot northerlies for the 5 race series.  But at least there was no rain!

On Memorial Day weekend of 2014 Flying Scot Fleet 96 and Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans hosted the first Gulf District Trifecta.  It was a Trifecta as the Flying Scot Class (also the largest class in the event) sailed for three different perpetual trophies as part of the 2014 Juby Wynne Memorial Regatta: The Commissioner General Trophy, the Charles L Dees Memorial Trophy and the Cock-of-the-Walk Trophy.

What was unique is that each of these trophies had its own individual criteria within the Flying Scot class, although everyone started together and sailed the same course.

Man Overboard Story on Scuttlebutt by Captain Jack McClurkin

 

Captain Jack This Scuttlebutt entry by one of our own Flying Scot sailors in the Midwest is a must read for all of us sailing in areas where the water stays cold into the early summer.  Captain Jack holds a USCG Master’s license and has been sailing for 50 years. During the summer he drives a commercial passenger riverboat in Chicago, sails his Flying Scot, and crews on a Tartan Ten.  To view the full story pn Scuttlebutt, click here
   

 

2014 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - Final results

The final results are avaialble, and the top 5 in a fleet of 38 boats were Paul Abdullah from Florida Yacht Club, Rob Whittemore from Fishing Bay, Chuck Gise from Lake Norman, Ben Williams from Clinton Lake, and Sean O'Donnell from NC Community Sailing.  Thanks to Lake Norman for hosting another fabulous event.  Congrats to all the winners, sounds liek it was a great time for all - final results are here

And read more about it on the Midwest District blog.

2014 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - Day 2 - Got WInd?

LNYC today no wind

Not much wind so far today at Lake Norman - let's hope it picks up!

2014 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - Day 1

Mark Riefenhauser reports that they had another great day at the Great 48.  Finicky winds proved to be a challenge to both the racers and race committee, but they managed to get in two races. They attempted a third race but after trying to no avail due to the incoporating winds they abandoned for the day.  ALthough Mark managed to steer clear of it all, there may have been a few protests in the first race due to a tight mark rounding with multiple boats bumping into and overtaking one another.  With 38 boats participating, Paul Abdullah from Floridaa Yacht Club leads after Day 1, breaking the tiebreaker with local LNYC sailor Chuck Gise, and Ben Williams from Clinton Lake in Illinois in 3rd place so far.  Should be a great day 2 - resutls after day 1 can be found here

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