2019 Michigan Hot Scot Regatta
The MI Hot Scot regatta was held at Portage Yacht Club in Pinckney MI near Ann Arbor September 14th. This regatta has been held since the 1960’s under various names and in conjunction with other classes. Three races were held in picture perfect 75 degree weather with 10-15 mph winds out of the WSW. Ten boats competed which represented 5 different clubs in Michigan: Portage Yacht Club, Crystal Sailing Club, Gull Lake Yacht Club, Crescent Sail and Yacht Club and Stoney Creek. Flying Scot fleet 20 was pleased to welcome friends we knew from other clubs and to make new friends.
The races were long with 8 legs with a downwind finish. The first race was a battle between Kent Davis with his son Hart, Freyja Davis with her son Jon, and locals Fritz Wagner with Nicholas Marion, Michael Ehnis with Jerry Best, and Brian Hawkins with Suzi Hawkins for the whole 8 legs. Brian finished 1st and Freyja 2nd, and Fritz 3rd.
In the second race, several boats were over early for a general recall. In the restart of the second start race Fritz Wagner was over early and had to restart again. Fritz and Nicholas looked upwind noting that while all of the boats went left, stronger winds were filling in on the right on the north shore. Since they were already in last place and had nothing to lose they went right. When they got to the stronger wind they tacked onto starboard, got lifted to the mark and passed the entire fleet. The wind gods were with them. Kent and Hart finished 1st, Fritz and Nicholas finished 2nd and Michael and Jerry finished 3rd.
The 3rd race was won by Kent and Hart, with Michael and Jerry 2nd and Freyja and Jon 3rd. Fritz had the misfortune of finishing behind both Davises in this race.
The final regatta results were Kent Davis 1st, Fritz Wagner 2nd and Brian Hawkins 3rd.
The regatta ended with a dinner-award celebration prepared by Brian and Suzy Hawkins.
Flying Scot Fleet 20 Captain
|2019 MI Hot Scot Results|
|1||Kent Davis / Hart Davis||5488||5.50||4||1||1|
|2||Fritz Wagner / Nicholas Marion||3288||9.00||3||2||4|
|3||Brian Hawkins / Suzy Hawkins||5235||10.75||1||4||6|
|4||Michael Ehnis / Jerry Best||4336||12.00||7||3||2|
|5||Freyja Davis / Jon Davis||1726||13.00||2||8||3|
|6||Steve Rajkovich / Terry Avnik||1764||15.00||5||5||5|
|7||Garrie Hankins / Shelly Newood||4819||20.00||6||6||8|
|Crescent Sail YC|
|8||Jack White / Bruce & Nancy||3854||22.00||8||7||7|
|9||Rick Kohl / Dave or Gail Thompson||4460||28.00||10||9||9|
|Gull Lake YC|
|10||Daniel Shock / Joe Bruce||5502||29.00||9||10||10|