Greater New York District

The Greater New York District encompasses fleets in Connecticut, New Jersey, some of Pennsylvania and fleets in New York that are on the Atlantic Coast.

Our active Connecticut fleets are Riverside in Long Island Sound , Candlewood Lake in Fairfield, Cedar Point in Westport and Sprite Island in Norwalk. In New York we have Moriches Bay in Center Moriches, Hampstead Bay in Island Park, Southside Scots in Blue Point and Westhampton Yacht Squadron in Remsenberg, In New Jersey we have Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank, Toms River Fleet in Toms River. Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club in Ocean Port, Hunterdon Sailing Club in Clinton, Lavallette Yacht Club in Lavallette and Stone Harbor Yacht Club in Stone Harbor In Pennsylvania we have Lake Nockamixon in Quakertown.

The District Governor is Melanie Dunham from the Candlewood Fleet and this is the home of FSSA Treasurer Bill Dunham.

2014 Sprite Island Douglass Orr Regatta

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The 2014 Douglass Orr Regatta was held on June 21-22 at Sprite Island, Norwalk, CT, the home of Flying Scot Fleet 142. A total of 12 boats raced, hailing from Sprite Island Yacht Club, Cedar Point Yacht Club and Candlewood Yacht Club. Five races were held over two days in light air and the weather was gorgeous! Couldn't ask for better conditions. The winner of the regatta was not determined until the last race. Bob McElwain from CPYC and Mark Riefenhauser from CYC were in a tug war for first place overall with Bob prevailing at the end. Final results are attached. The regatta was the first of three legs of the Connecticut Cup. The second leg will be at Cedar Point Yacht Club in late September and followed by Candlewood Yacht Club in early October.  Hope to see y'all next year!

Full results are here.  A short You Tube video of some of the racing is here.

Pictures from the 2014 NAC at Toms River

 

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Did you have a blast at the 2014 NAC at Toms River, NJ, and are looking for some great pictures from the event?  Art Petrosemolo took some great shots including this one that I particularly like.   You can find them at Art's site at nauticalphotography.us and then choose 2014 Flying Scot NAC.  Have a look and see if there any you just have to have!

2014 NAC at Toms River YC - Special Awards

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Mark and Stewart Taylor from Davis Island Yacht Club were awarded the Father/Son trophy for the best result in the NAC by a Father/Son team.  Congratulations to Mark and Stewart and all the other special award winners listed below.  Many of these perpetual awards have been donated by former members and their families to honor many special people and winning these awards is truly a privilege.  Click read more to see the other 2014 winners.

2014 NAC at Tom's River YC - Final Day 7/25/2014

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What a glorious 5 days on Barnegat Bay.  Every day was great weather and there was racing for every brand of sailor – 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, and 18 and above.  Today was a beautiful sunny day with the winds coming from the northeast to east 8-10 knots. 

2014 NAC at Tom's River YC - Day 2 of Finals 7/24/2014

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2014 NAC Day 4

The wind gods were confused today and we started with a northwest 6-8 knot wind, but by the windward mark for the Challenger Division, it was clear that the wind had headed just too far east, so the race was abandoned.  Some people were happy, some not so much - depending of course on where they were in their division.  After settling down to east-northeast, race one was run in 8 knot winds, and the wind continued to move east, but not enough to have to stop the races again.  For the second race, the Race Committee moved further west and ran the second race with the wind staying steadier east this time possibly a little stronger but not much more than 9 or 10 at any point.  Heading back into the Club was a nice relaxing spinnaker run.  Up next is the Annual Meeting tonight, a nice gathering of the competitors and with some FSSA awards being given out.

The leaders in the Championship Division after 4 races are Jeff Linton, John Kreidler and Chris Morgan.  In the Challenger Division, they are Greg Kampf, Joe Thorpe and Frank Gerry.  Full results to date are here.

Regatta Results