Story by Barry Hambrick
The Great Scot is in the record books and what a weekend we had with the help of Hurricane Matthew! It all started Friday night with a cookout for all. Stan and Donna Graham cooked 40 hamburgers for our visitors from out of town along with our fleet members. The following morning, we had boats arriving from Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Texas. 29 boats in all setting an all-time record of attendance. The biggest concern, however, was winds... Read More
by Joe VerPlank
Memorial Day weekend at Muscle Shoals Sailing Club started out hot and sunny with a nice breeze that we all anticipated for the Saturday and Sunday races. By the time we had finished the Skipper’s Meeting and lunch, the breeze was beginning to pick up to a nice Southeasterly. Our flawless PRO, Gar Bouse, had set a perfect windward-leeward course two times around. By the time we had our first start, the wind had puffed up to around twelve knots.... Read More
by Sandy Eustis, FS5610
A record 25 Flying Scots showed up at the Keowee Sailing Club in Seneca, South Carolina for the 2016 Grits 'n Haggis Regatta. The event, held on May 21-22, also served as the 2016 Dixie Lakes District Championship Regatta. Only 2 races were held on Saturday, due to the effects of a violent squall after the end of the second race. PRO Jake Kohl had wisely shortened that race and sent the fleet scurrying for cover from a fast approaching... Read More
Well, Chattanooga sure was a blast again this year!
With 29 boats, about double the typical turnout, it was as if all the stars aligned: Birmingham Sailing Club, one of the largest southern fleets outside of Florida, decided to start traveling and three or four boats came from there; Lynn and Bill Bruss from Chattanooga spent the winter racing in Florida, and so Mark and Michelle Taylor returned the favor, traveling up from Tampa for... Read More
Fleet #111 hosted the 2015 Scot a Hoochee Regatta on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch, GA. A drizzly rain came and went, but the wind stayed for both days, ranging from 10 to 20. 5 races were sailed on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. The competition was close for the top spot, with Tony Milligan winning the regatta with a bullet in the last race.
One of the highlights was the trophies, handmade tote bags from an old main sail, made by one of our fleet member’s wife Indu... Read More