Dixie Lakes District

The Dixie Lakes District encompasses several fleets in the South that are not on the Atlantic or Gulf Coasts, and span Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

In Georgia we have Lake Lanier in Atlanta. In Tennessee we have Privateer Yacht Club in Hixson. In South Carolina we have Western Carolina Sail Club in Anderson and Keowee Sailing Club in Seneca. In Alabama we have North Central Alabama in Birmingham, Mussel Shoals Sailing Club in Lauderdale and Brown's Creek Sailing Association in Guntersville.

The recently retired District Governor is Charlie Fowler, who founded the District and who also has worked tirelessly for the Florida District. The new District Governor is Sandy Eustis from the Keowee Sailing Club fleet.

2012 Dixie Lakes travel Series

The 2012 Dixie Lakes Travel Series included 7 regattas, one at each of the 7 member clubs in the Dixie Lakes District  -- Muscle Shoals hosted the 2012 Wife-Husband Regatta and therefore did not hold their annual Dixie Lakes Series regatta in 2012 -- plus the 2012 Dixie Lakes District Championships at Lake Lanier.  63 skippers entered at least one of these 7 events, while 15 skippers entered more than once.  For scoring purposes, competitors are awarded one point for entering a regatta and one point for each boat they beat in the event.  The skipper amassing the most poi

Dixie Lakes District Overview by Sandy Eustis FS 5610

The Flying Scot Sailing Association’s newest district is Dixie Lakes–comprised of seven active and two less active fleets, and spread across the northern tiers of South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, as well as on both sides of Tennessee. By “active” I mean that the fleet is in good standing with the FSSA and that it has enough energy to host an annual regatta to which off-lake Flying Scot sailors are invited. Although Dixie Lakes is only four years old, we offer Spring and Fall schedules of well-attended regattas – there’s not much wind in the middle of the Summer in this part of the country–plus an annual District Championship regatta that we hold at a different lake every year. This Fall, one of our fleets (Fleet 190 at Muscle Shoals near Florence, Alabama, assisted by Fleet 13 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) hosted the first national event to be held on one of our lakes–the 2012 Wife-Husband Championship. (See story in S ‘n W 2012 Volume 56  Issue 6) 

2012 Dixie Lakes Video

The following video was sent in by Kirk Jockell.  Thanks Kirk!

 

2012 Wife Husband Championships, Rogersville, AL - Day 2

The day started out as another winter day in Rogersville, about 5 degrees colder than day 1 and a little more wind.  But that did not stop the hearty Flying Scot sailors from trekking out for another day on the water.  The winds settled a bit and we had about the same as day 1, 10-14 knots, perhaps a few times as much as 15.  And by race 2 the big ball of fire in the sky appeared and warmed us all up tremendously.  The race committee continued with the practice of flying the "round the ends rule" flag, so we had no general recalls.  After 2 great races, we were back

2012 Wife Husband Championships, Rogersville, AL - Day 1

We weren’t sure if we were at the Midwinters or the Wife-Husband today at Lake Joe Wheeler in Rogersville, AL.  But in fact it was the Wife-Husbands, hosted by the Privateer and Muscle Shoals fleets.  Many couples went out wearing winter caps and everyone had several layers of clothing to be prepared for to low 50’s, the cloudy weather and the wind. 

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