There was a story within a story at the 2016 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club May 7-8, 2016. First, there were 42 boats registered, which is wonderful! On Saturday, the winds were 10-12 gusting to 18, and on Sunday, things were a little more steady at 11. Lake Norman always puts on a great show and this was no exception. On Friday before the regatta Brian Hayes from North Sails put on a clinic on and off the water. This was followed by Pizza for all the hurgry... Read More
Fleet 158 hosted its first "Make Your Scot Fly" performance clinic this weekend. Flying Scot builder, Harry Carpenter, and daughter, Carrie Andrews, graciously donated their time and expertise to help Flying Scot sailors and crew get the most performance and enjoyment out of their boats.
Ten beginner through intermediate sailors from as far as Chattanooga joined in a learning experience unique to the region. With expert oversight from Harry, on the water coaching and video from Carrie... Read More
The Hanson Safety at Sea committee has voted to award the US Sailing Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to the seven boats who recovered people out of the water during the FS ACC storm and subsequent recovery efforts.
Mauntauk 17 rescued 4 (Eddy Parker and Richard Schott)
Aquasport 19 rescued at least 5 (Ken Gurganus and Jeff Thomas)
Triumph 17 rescued 1 (Dave Brown, Polly Brown, and Joe Gormley)
Weather boat rescued 4 (Jim Zaradka and Mark Brennesholtz)
The Big Parker rescued 3 (Roger Brake... Read More
Lessons from the ACCs 2015
At the Atlantic Coast Championship on the Neuse River in September a fleet of 23 Scots was hit by a microburst with winds going from 12 – 15 knots to 50 – 60 knots in less than a minute and staying high for 10 + minutes. Seas quickly built to 3+ feet. The teams sailing in this championship were well qualified skippers and crews, and yet 20 capsized. There was extensive property damage including 8 -9 damaged mast, some of... Read More
The 2015 Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championships were in New Bern, N.C. and was a great event. A nasty storm came through and cut things short but everyone was okay and it was still a success. Here is a video from the event produced by NishFuts Productions - thanks to Joe Brake for sharing!