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.

2013 Scot a Hoochee, Lake Lanier Sailing Club

The "First Annual" Scotahoochee Regatta was held at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club on September 14-15, but it was actually the second Flying Scot regatta held at LLSC -- the first being our 2012 Dixie Lakes District Championship Regatta on the same weekend last year.  Scott and Sharon Adams, helped by several fleet members (a special "thank you" to Peter Kowalski), have figured out very quickly how to put on a first class regatta.  Keith and I shared a sweet little rental cabin on the LLSC property with John Sensor and Matt Tringali from our own club.  As for us, we traded tacks in every one of Saturday's three races and Sunday's three races with the teams of Peter Beam / Lee Estes and Eric Ashaffenberg / Paul Beaudry.  There were 11 entrants and three races in beautiful, sunny, and very, very shifty 5-15 knot conditions on Saturday, plus three more in a slightly steadier 5-10 knot breeze on Sunday morning.  Peter won 2 races, but so did Eric, and so did Keith and myself --but in the end it was Peter's consistency (two seconds and two thirds to go with his pair of bullets) that won the regatta.  John Sensor, attending his first ever off-lake regatta since retiring here to the "Golden Corner" of SC-NC-Georgia, had a great trio of finishes on Sunday to finish fourth overall.  In sum, I think "Scotahoochee" is an old timey Cherokee word meaning "great hospitality, great weather, great competition, and great fun!"  Hey Scotters --put this one on your calendar for the second weekend after Labor Day next year if you live anywhere close!

Sandy Eustis, Dixie Lakes Governor

Pictures are here  and Results are here

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

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!

 

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