Our Thoughts are With the Tornado Victims

We want to extend our thoughts and prayers to all the families who are touched by the volume of tornado activity that is currently spreading across the mid-south and midwestern United States.  And to those who lost family members, our sympathies go out to you.  The damages that are seen on tv don't come close to giving the whole picture.  Those of us who are far away can only imagine how this is affecting so many people who no longer have homes or who are forced to leave their homes. Fellow Scot sailors, please keep all these folks in your thoughts. 

Sell Your Old Sails at the 2013 NAC

The Flying Scot Foundation has generously awarded a grant to North Carolina Community Sailing & Rowing (NCCSR) to purchase used sails for our 12 Flying Scots.  NCCSR is located on Lake Norman not far from LNYC host of 2013 NAC.  NCCSR will pay $200 for each retired racing set of main & jib brought to the NAC.  We will have a table set up at LNYC.  Selling your old sails to NCCSR will really help the community sailing racing and learn-to-sail programs and also help you dramatically reduce the cost of attending the event.  We have no limit on the number we will buy and will be writing checks at the event. 

Advance notice will be helpful but not necessary.  Contact Larry Vitez or Christy Lux.

Sad News in the Flying Scot Family

I am sad to inform the Flying Scot community that Charlie Fowler passed away on April 21, 2013,at age 74.  Charlie was a real friend of the Flying Scot class, having served as Florida District Governor for many years, and founding the Dixie Lakes District and where he served as Governor for a few years.  He was a friend to everyone he met in the Flying SCot class.  He founded and ran Fowler Sails for 33 years and suppled sails to many of our members over the years.  He is survived by his loving wife Nancy and his 3 children, his 4 grandchildren and lots of other fam

2013 Midwinters at Sarasota - Pictures

We have uploaded lots of pictures from the 2013 Midwinters hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron.  You can see them on the Community menu below under Photos

Pictured here - The Allan M. Douglas perpetual trophy is awarded to Florida District Governor Mark Taylor for 2013.  This award is voted by the participants at the Midwinters and is given for sportsmanship demonstrated at the regatta.  Mark received a majority of the votes and is truly deserving of the award.  Congratulations Mark!

 

Mark Taylor and the Alan Douglas trophy

2013 Midwinters at Sarasota Day 4 - Race 4 and 5

A wonderful day on the water with lighter air and lots of sunshine. Got in 2 good races but the 3rd race did not materialize with not enough steady wind to pull it off. Congratulations to Championship Division winners Paul Abdullah and Alex Krumdieck and Challenger Division winners Harry Bernstein and crew. The prestigious Allan M. Douglas award for sportsmanship was awarded to Mark Taylor. Full results are now available here. Thanks to Sarasota Sailing Squadron for hosting and to Regatta Chair John Domagala and PRO Judy Hanlon for a wonderful week! Super regatta!

                        Challenger Winners                                                                 Championship Winners

2013 Midwinters Challenger Winners 2013 Midwinters Championship Winners

2013 Midwinters at Sarasota Day 3 - no races

After postponement until 14:00 due to too much wind, we went out and tried to get races in. The RC did all they could, however, the wind built and the RC boat's anchor was dragging. After one abandoned race, the wind just built too much and we went in. It was a beautiful sunny day on the water, so we still enjoyed the sailing.  And we got to see the local manatee swimming around the sandbar in the bay - how cool is that?

Sarasota Sailing Squadron

 

2013 Midwinters at Sarasota Day 2 - Race 3

Brian Hayes from North Sails started the day with a great video review of day 1 racing. Following that were wild times out on the bay today! We got one race in after a postponement and one race abandoned, there was a terrific race held. Some sailors did not go out, or came back in after going out, but those who stayed out got rewarded with a bit less wind 14-17 for most of the race. The boats were all sailing close together and competition was fierce. The last downwind leg had more wind, but everyone finished upright and only one capsize AFTER the race. Results here

Midwinters Day 2

2013 Midwinters at Sarasota Day 1 - Race 1 & 2

After a weather postponement earlier in the day, we went out in 15-17 knot winds and finished the first 2 races of the regatta today. One general recall got everyone in line and we only heard starting horns after that!  Everyone stayed upright, but one collision caused a dismasting. There were several other collisions as well with less damage resulting from those. Despite that it was overall a great day on the water after the bad weather earlier in the day.  Super job of race management by the Race Committee.  Results to date are here

2013 Midwinters - boats going out day 1

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