After one last great weekend at the Upper Keys Sailing Club, the 2018-2019 Florida District Series in in the books. The final event was won by Jeff and Amy Smith Linton along with the district series with Mark and Michelle Taylor not far behind! Another great series - can't wait for next year!
And ... Florida has a new District Governor. Welcome aboard Laura Marriot!
Each year the competitors at the Flying Scot Midwinters nominate a fellow sailor to win the prestigious Allen Douglas award, given to a sailor who portrays the best example of sportsmanship at the regatta. Several people were nominated for their various actions which is a testament to the camaraderie in our class. But the one with the most votes gets the award, and this year's winner is Jim Cosgrove from Clinton Lake Sailing Association. Jim was seen before and after races... Read More
We left the dock on another beautiful 80-degree day with 17 MPH southerly winds and a few gusts, After a great sail off the wind to the starting line, we found the wind was building more and more as we approached the Race Committee boat. We hoped it would lay down a bit but Mother Nature had different ideas and the 17 turned to 20+ and the gusts were pretty steady. We tried to wait it out for a bit of a break where we could get in a race, but the Race Committee called it and we headed back in.... Read More
No racing yestrerday but today more than made up for that! Another beautiful sunny 80+ degree day with wind is really the best you could ask for. The wild wind at the dock had us thinking we were in for a tough day on the water, but shortly afterwards we knew it was going to be a great day, as the wind laid down a bit and we headed for the racecourse. The 6-12 MPH winds, mostly in the 10-12 range, winds shifted from Southeast to Southwest between Race 1 and 2 but... Read More
We waited out the wind as long as we could today on this beautiful 80-degree sunny day, but the wind won the day. We started out with a respectable 17 MPH wind but the gusts were as high as 32 in the morning. It began to lay down a bit over the next few hours to about 14-15, but the gusts were still in the 20's. The PRO postponed until 1PM hoping we could get racing in. Although racing might have been great, the direction of the wind and the gusts made it... Read More