2014 NAC at Tom's River YC - Day 1 of Finals 7/23/2014

 

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What a day on the beautiful Barnegat Bay!  With a south/southwest wind 18-20 with some gusts to 25, it was a dog eat dog world out there!   There 3 or 4 people overboard, and one boat over, and many just trying to stay upright..  The first start seemed like a gentlemanly start for the Championship Division.  However, there was lots of yelling on the start in the Challenger Division, a boat or two doing spins.  And in the second race, there was one general recall for the Championship Division before the Race Committee raised the "I" flag for BOTH fleets!  The decisions skippers had to make were to go left with more chop and more wind or go right with less wind but flatter water.  Oh the choices!   Watching two local boats, one went left and the other went right, and when they met up with each other upwind, one had to dip the other, so which way was better?  After the first day, the leaders in the Championship DIvision are Jeff Linton, John Kreidler and Rob Whittemore.  In the Challenger Division they are Roy Childers and Joe Thorpe tied for first and third is Glenn Shaffer.  Full results are here.

2014 NAC at Tom's River YC - Day 2 of Qualifiers 7/22/2014

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Another glorious day on Barnegat Bay and we could not have asked for better conditions.  With south winds at a steady 10 knots, we had a 5-leg Windward-Leeward race and at the end of the race, the Championship and Challenger Divisions were established.  We had one general recall and 2 boats over early in the 2 divisions, but there was very little contention, if any, on the race course.  So far, no protests!  The winners of today's races were Jeff Linton and John Luard.  As we start the finals, the top 5 skippers in the Qualifiers were Jeff Linton from Davis Island YC in FL, Larry Taggart from Southern YC in LA,  Mark Taylor from Davis Island YC, John Luard from Monmouth Boat Club in NJ and Roger Sharp from Massapoag Yacht Club in MA.  Watch here for updates as the week of racing continues.

Results of Qualifying series is here

2014 NAC at Tom's River YC - Day 1 of Qualifiers 7/21/2014

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A fantastic day out in Barnegat Bay near Seaside, NJ!  We were lucky enough to witness some of the 200+ Junior Olympians racing as well.  Toms River members towed us out to the course with 6-7 boats being pulled by some of the power boats.  WIth a mostly East wind at 6-8 knots, we had 2 super Windward-Leeward courses, and had a really nice, leisurely spinnaker run back in to the Club.  After 2 races, the top three are Jeff Linton - FL, Mark Taylor - FL and Larry Taggart - LA.  Several boats are close behind so tomorrow's 3rd Qualifying race will be very interesting.  See results to date here.  And next we will be treated to a pig roast, courtesy of the cooks at the Club.

2014 NAC at Toms River YC - Measuring Done - Time to Party 7/20/2014

 

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All measured in, business meetings concluded, skippers meeting done, and Flying Scot Sailors were ready to party tonight!  Toms River Yacht Club put on a wonderful welcome party tonight in the newly renovated dining room!  With a neighboring yacht club hosting an event at the same time, we'll be racing farther out on the bay than usual.  Our hosts have made arrangements to tow us all out to the race course so we are ready to go at the first gun and not too tired from sailing out to the course.  We look forward to a super day for racing on Monday 7/21 with an East wind at 5-10 knots predicted. Results will be posted here daily!

2014 NAC at Toms River YC - Registration/Check-in Starts 7/19/2014

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Boats are arriving for the 2014 Flying Scot NAC at the beautiful Toms River Yacht Club in Toms River, NJ.  Skippers and crew from Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Massachusetts and places in between are travelling in for this event - is yours one of the teams?  The club is ready for us and will most certainly put on a great regatta.  Hope to see you there!!!

Flying Scot 6041 is FOR SALE after the NAC!!!!!

2014 NAC 6041 For Sale 

                                                                       

Attention all Flying Scot Sailors or anyone who wants to be a Flying Scot owner. Flying Scot 6041 could be yours - really!!!   Flying Scot, Inc., is selling the summer demo boat for a great price. If you have been thinking that this is the year you'll be the proud owner of a new boat, you can call this one your own - details are attached below. If this is your boat, you can call Flying Scot, Inc., or you can email Harry Carpenter.  Good luck with your new boat!

Flying Scot, Inc., 157 Cemetery Street, Deer Park, MD 21550, V - 301-334-4848, F - 301-334-8324

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2014 Wife-Husband Registration is Open

Registration is open for the 2014 Wife-Husband regatta at Sayville Yacht Club. This event is always a good time and was just featured in Sailing World magazine!!! Hope to see many of you there.

Get details from our Wife-Husband page here

Register at the event registration site here

 

2014 Midwest Districts at Sheridan Shores YC, Wilmette, IL

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Despite one capsize and a broken halyard, the 2014 Midwest Districts hosted by Sheridan Shores Yacht Club and Fleet #3 on June 27-28, was a huge success.

Eight out-of-town boats made the trek to Lake Michigan and, together with Sheridan Shores sailors, we had a field of 14 competitors. That group included Frank Gerry, FSSA president; Bill Vogler, FSSA vice president; Harry Carpenter, boat builder; Ryan Malmgren, sailmaker, as well as Midwest District Governor, Ben Williams.

Three races were scheduled for Saturday and the race committee and the weather provided just that. Winds were southeasterly (about 150-160) and nice and steady, something we lake sailors do not take for granted. Each race was almost precisely one hour, even though with the high winds (I heard a rumor that some gusts were as high as 24 mph) and large waves, sometimes they felt longer! Still, compared to last year's Race Weekend regatta at Sheridan Shores where the waves were about eight- or nine-feet tall, these conditions felt manageable. 

Flying Scot Wife-Husband is featured in Sailing World!

Flying Scot Sailors - Have you seen the latest issue of Sailing World Magazine?  There is a terrific article by our own Deb Aronson regarding the Wife-Husband regatta.  Hope you can get a copy or that someone you know has a copy you can look at.  This is a regatta unique to our class and we are proud it has been featured in Sailing World.  Thanks to Deb and Editor Dave Reed for bringing this article to fruition.  Hope you get to see it soon - individual copies of the magazine are always available for sale.

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2014 Choo Choo Regatta, Privateer YC, Chatanooga, TN

Choo Choo Regatta by Rob Fowler, FS 5152, Fleet 13

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The annual Choo Choo Regatta was held at Privateer Yacht Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on April 26th and 27th. As usual, we had a great turnout of scots from our sister Dixie Lakes fleets, and from our “adopted” members from Clinton Lake in Illinois. Privateer’s Fleet 13 was proud to host the first regatta in its “almost finished” brand-new clubhouse. The new facility, which replaced an aging structure built in 1953, should be finished in late June and will provide sailors with expanded and modern bathrooms, showers, bar and dining area.

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