Midwest

Midwest

The Midwest District encompasses fleets in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Our active fleets are at Wilmette Harbor, Lake Carlyle, and Clinton Lake in Illinois, Lake Freeman in Indiana, Lake McBride in Iowa, Medicine Lake in Minnesota, and Ephraim, Madison, Neenah, and Delevan Lake in Wisconsin.

Our District Governor is Bronson Bowling from the Lake Carlyle Fleet. the Midwest District is also home to FSSA Commodore Bill Vogler. Read more about the Midwest on the blog

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At the Egyptian Cup this year, the participants decided to repeat an activity from several years ago, circa 1994, at the same event. The last time there were 28 people along with a keg of beer on the boat.  This year, there were no kegs, so they were able to get 32 people on the boat with no water coming over the centerboard trunk (well maybe a little).  What a boat! Read More
From Bill Vogler : Sorry to report that long time Flying Scot Sailor Jack McClurkin died early this week while vacationing in Florida.  He had sailed Scots since the 1980's, served as an FSSA Executive Committee member, and regularly attended regional and national Scot events for four decades.  In his most recent Scot event, he and crew Marc Schillebeeckx finished 11th of 31 at the competitive Glow in the Dark regatta in October, 2021.  Jack was a businessman and entrepreneur... Read More
By Eric Bussell, Regatta Chair The 14th Annual Glow in the Dark II Regatta is in the books!   “The Glow” is hosted by the Clinton Lake Sailing Association and Fleet 135 and takes place on the first weekend of October.  This year we enjoyed record-breaking turnout with 34 Flying Scots competing.  Thank you to all the racers and volunteers who made the event such a great success.  The event was originally named the Glow in the Dark Regatta because Clinton Lake is a cooling... Read More
The Flying Scot Fleet of the Year Award is usually presented at the Annual Meeting during the North American Championships. Well, with this unusual year, due to COVID-19, the NAC was postponed to 2021, and the Annual Meeting being via Zoom conference, where the award was announced, but no one from that fleet was on the call. So, Fleet 76 from Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA, the recipient of the 2019 Fleet of the Year Award, wanted to make sure the tea am who won this year got the award. We... Read More
There are 3 races in the books at the 2020 Wife-Husband at Carlyle Sailing Association in Illinois. There are 27 boats registered, with 20 in the Championship Division and 7 in the Challenger Division. With some chilly temps, it seems like there was plenty of wind with some gusts as well, After Day 1, The top 3 in the Championship Division are Mark and Michele Taylor from Clinton Lake, Robert and Nina Cummings from Corinthian in Dallas and Tom and Melissa Miller, also from Corinthian. I guess... Read More

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