The 2014 Douglass Orr Regatta was held on June 21-22 at Sprite Island, Norwalk, CT, the home of Flying Scot Fleet 142. A total of 12 boats raced, hailing from Sprite Island Yacht Club, Cedar Point Yacht Club and Candlewood Yacht Club. Five races were held over two days in light air and the weather was gorgeous! Couldn't ask for better conditions. The winner of the regatta was not determined until the last race. Bob McElwain from CPYC and Mark Riefenhauser from CYC were in a tug war for... Read More
Did you have a blast at the 2014 NAC at Toms River, NJ, and are looking for some great pictures from the event? Art Petrosemolo took some great shots including this one that I particularly like. You can find them at Art's site at nauticalphotography.us and then choose 2014 Flying Scot NAC. Have a look and see if there any you just have to have!
What a glorious 5 days on Barnegat Bay. Every day was great weather and there was racing for every brand of sailor – 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, and 18 and above. Today was a beautiful sunny day with the winds coming from the northeast to east 8-10 knots. There were no false starts and the races were on time with the Challengers starting several minutes after the Championship Division and no one was OCS. We had a 6-leg Windward-Leeward course and Mark Taylor beat out all the... Read More
The wind gods were confused today and we started with a northwest 6-8 knot wind, but by the windward mark for the Challenger Division, it was clear that the wind had headed just too far east, so the race was abandoned. Some people were happy, some not so much - depending of course on where they were in their division. After settling down to east-northeast, race one was run in 8 knot winds, and the wind continued to move east, but not enough to have to stop the races again.... Read More
What a day on the beautiful Barnegat Bay! With a south/southwest wind 18-20 with some gusts to 25, it was a dog eat dog world out there! There 3 or 4 people overboard, and one boat over, and many just trying to stay upright.. The first start seemed like a gentlemanly start for the Championship Division. However, there was lots of yelling on the start in the Challenger Division, a boat or two doing spins. And in the second race, there... Read More