Story and Photo Courtesyof Jim Morey, FS 3277
In a late afternoon in July of 1979, Eric Ammann and Harry Carpenter launched two Scots from the Hickory Ridge ramp at Deep Creek Lake, the nearest Deep Creek ever gets to the Deer Park factory. Harry delivered a new boat to Penn Point, where the Morey family greeted its arrival. In the other Scot Eric sailed Harry back to Hickory Ridge. For 20 years I sailed and raced 3277 with my brother Mark, my brother John, and our father... Read More
Come one, come all - this is a reminder that the Flying Scot North American Championship is coming up July 13-18 at Pennsacola Yacht Club in Florida. Early registration ends June 25 and you save $100 after that date, so register early! For details, visit the event page here.
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