Flying Scot Sailing Association



 

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

2014 Great 48 off to a Good Start

2014 Greg Fisher LNYC

If you are at the Great 48 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC, this weekend, then you were treated to a fabulous seminar by Greg Fisher.  Greg started off with a classroom session folowed by an on the water session. Participants practiced starts, worked on boat speed and handling, raced a few races in some great wind.  And that's not all - Greg followed that with a wrap up session reviewing videos taken on the water.  We are so lucky to have great sailing friends like Greg to help us out!

2014 Midwinters Photos

2014 W Pics from Bob

Here is a link to lots of pictures from the 2014 Midwinters at Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA.  Thanks to Chris Bennett from SYC for taking and providing these pictures and thanks to Bob Mayer for posting on his photo gallery - click here to view them.

2014 Allen M. Douglas Award Recipient

2014 A Douglas Award

The Flying Scot class is well known for being a close group of sailors, really good sports who step up to help each other when needed.  At the Midwinters each year, we like to acknowledge an individual who demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship at the event.  This prestigious award is in honor of Allen M. Douglas, a long-standing member of the Flying Scot class who gave a great deal to the class.  This year’s winner received the award for giving up a day of racing so her husband Dave could crew for another skipper whose crew had become ill and was unable to sail that day.  While she minimizes this by saying she was able to have a great run, sit in the sun, have some great soup and just relax and enjoy the day, we all think this was a great gesture and she deserves this award.  She is truly a generous person who always makes herself available to help whenever anyone needs anything – you don’t even need to ask.  Congratulations to Florida District's Kim Thinel from Davis Island Yacht Club for being the 2014 recipient of this award.

2014 Midwinters at Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans - Day 6 Final

 

2014 MW Day 6

Another beautiful day on Lake Ponchartrain starting out in sunny 60-degree weather, later getting up into the 70's.  It's hard to say what wind we had as we started at 11:00 with very little and shifty wind, so the Race Committee postponed for an hour.  When the wind finally came up, it shifted from NE to E to S to SE to E and everything in between, giving the Race Committee a pretty big challenge to get in the final 2 races for the regatta.  Once the wind came up and the Race Committee set the course, the first race went off without incident and there were no changes of course for any of the 4 Windward-leeward legs.  But in the second race, we moved pretty far from shore then had 5 starts and a few postponements, with one general recall, before we got the race in.  We finished about 2:30 PM and headed back in for the awards.  The final results include Zeke Horowitz winning the Championship Division and Alanna Strong winning the Challenger division.  Congratulations to all and thanks to Southern Yacht Club for hosting us this week!

Full results are here.

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