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Orchard Lake Country Club in Orchard Lake, Michigan, made a decision to expand its fleet of boats in 2020 to replace their fleet of Y Boats. They offer  many amenities to their members, but they note that the Waterfront/Sailing Center is an "essential area of the Club that contributes in a tangible way to the value of membership here at Orchard Lake Country Club. The continued refinement and stewardship in this area of the Club will only further enhance the value of being part of the OLCC family tradition for generations to come".

Their criteria for choosing the boats was...

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Davis Island Yacht Club hosted their 2021 Flying Scot rfegatta on 1/16-17/2021. There was lots of wind Saturday, even a capsize, but everyone made it back into the dock 0k.  It was cold in the 60's and the howling wind made Saturday a one race day. Sunday was a bit kinder and there were 2 races.  Take a look at this video from Day ! - thanks to Amdy Haywood for sharing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3S-...

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Save the Date – January 21

As part of our ongoing efforts to grow our ranks, the FSSA will be hosting a webinar the evening of Thursday January 21. Our speakers will shall the experiences working with US Sailing, the Flying Scot class and other one design classes in growing the sport.

Our own Jim Crabtree will share his experiences with the Fleet 210 in Jefferson City, MO, the 2020 Fleet of the Year. Jim also been the Megabyte Class President and is active in US Sailing’s One Design Group. Also, joining us Tom Hubbell who is currently the Thistle Class...

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Jim Harris, Former FSSA President and active Flying Scot sailor for many years, passed away on December 15, 2020. Jim was a member of Carlyle Sailing Association for many years and ran several of our national events from there. He and his wife Betty Striuckhoff spent many years sailing together on their Flying Scot. We will all miss Jim and we thank him for his many years of friendship and service to FSSA.

Jim's obituary is here ...

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COngratulations to long-time FSSA Member Hank Sykes for being names Sail Newp0ort VOlunteer of the YEar!

From Sail Newport's Facebook Page on 12/9/2020:

"Hank Sykes is one of our most beloved and hardest working volunteers," says Matt Duggan, Sail Newport's regatta director. Hank was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award at tonight's Sail Newport virtual Annual Meeting.

Hank is at nearly every event and often times can be found at Sail Newport helping make improvements to the RC gear prior to and after regattas. Hank is an incredibly kind and fun person to be...

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