The 110th Ephraim Regatta, the oldest continuous regatta in the United States, was held over the weekend of Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2. There were 27 Flying Scots (including nine juniors) registered for the event. Flying Scot Fleet #44 hosted a pre-regatta, on-and-off-the-water clinic, organized by Fleet Captain Jennifer Ikeda-Faugust with coaches Ryan Malmgren and Larry Taggart on Friday afternoon. The clinic was followed by the Regatta Welcome Party.
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2014 Gl ow in the Dark Regatta by Deb Aronson - results are here.
The eighth annual Glow in the Dark regatta hosted the largest crowd yet, with 25 boats on the line, only 8 of which were local club members (our previous record was 21 boats). Travelers from Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Indiana joined us at our beautiful lake to camp and sail.
I do think that, aside from our record... Read More
The Egyptian Cup Had 21 Boats and Perfect Conditions – Let’s Hear it for the Pharoh!
Well, I meant to post something before we left for the Egyptian Cup at Carlyle Lake, because we knew before we got there that we would have 20 boats. That's an awesome turnout! As Mike Pitzer, the "Pharoah" for the regatta, explained on Sunday, he was hoping for 20 boats to help mark the 20th anniversary of the Cup being held at Carlyle. Before that, for those of you not familiar with the regatta, it was... Read More
Despite one capsize and a broken halyard, the 2014 Midwest Districts hosted by Sheridan Shores Yacht Club and Fleet #3 on June 27-28, was a huge success.
Eight out-of-town boats made the trek to Lake Michigan and, together with Sheridan Shores sailors, we had a field of 14 competitors. That group included Frank Gerry, FSSA president; Bill Vogler, FSSA vice president; Harry Carpenter, boat builder; Ryan Malmgren, sailmaker, as well as Midwest District Governor, Ben Williams.
Three races were... Read More
This Scuttlebutt entry by one of our own Flying Scot sailors in the Midwest is a must read for all of us sailing in areas where the water stays cold into the early summer. Captain Jack holds a USCG Master’s license and has been sailing for 50 years. During the summer he drives a commercial passenger riverboat in Chicago, sails his Flying Scot, and crews on a Tartan Ten. To view the full story pn Scuttlebutt, click here