No need to postpone today! Incredible conditions on Sarasota Bay for Day 2 of the Midwinters with 10 -15 MPH NNW winds and a beautiful cloud-free sky with temps in the 80's again! The RC ran 3 W-L races, the first one was scheduled to be 5 legs but was shortened to 4 and we finished downwind between the gates. The Second race was 5 legs and the third race was 4 mile-long legs. Everyone got a real workout today and there were lots of close calls and a bit of... Read More
Stardate May 16, 2015 - Day 1 of Midwinters 2015. It is a beautiful day in the 80's and sunny, but the morning started with a spotty South wind.. The Postpone flag went up around 10:45 and we waited for the sea breeze. It did not disappoint us! About 1PM the RC sent us out and the sea breeze filled in nicely from the West 10-12 MPH. What an incredibly perfect day for racing. The RC held 3 windward-leeward 4-leg races and only 1 general recall... Read More
The Midwinters warmup regatta was sailed today in perfect conditions on beautiful Saratoga Bay with 36 of the 54 boats registered for the Midwinters participating in today's event. With 80-degree temperatures and 12 MPH winds, 2 races were sailed with a Championship and Challenger Division. There was some confusion on the scoring, and as of now, pending final results, Tom McNally with crew Henry Pico won the Championship Division and Jim Leggette with crew Mike Funk... Read More
The boats have arrived and checked in that the Flying Scot Moidwinters in Sarasota Florida. How many boats you ask? There are 54, count them, 54 Flying Scots here in the 80+ degree sun, some who are just heading out for the warm-up regatta this afternoon. Watch here and Scuttlebutt, as well as the local Sarasota news for updates, photos, videos and results each day after racing. It is going to be a great week!
Greetings Flying Scot Sailors! Tired of the long winter? Well, it's just a week until the Midwinters in sunny Sarasota Florida, and we hope you are one of the lucky 50 skippers and crews coming from all over to enjoy this event. It's not too late for you to come - click here for details!
And if you can't make it but wonder what's going on in the South while the North is frozen in 6 feet of snow, follow FSSA, the Florida District, Fleet 168 and Flying Scot... Read More