Recently the Flying Scot Facebook page received a question concerning the legality of a transom safety line which was not attached to the rings.
The system in the photos involves a line crossing the transom. The ends of the line are attached to bungee cords inside the boat. The bungees pull the ends into the hull via fairleads in the transom. When required, the line can be pulled out/down and used as a footstep to assist in getting back into the boat. This system does not meet the Class requirement for a Safety Line.
The Class rules state:
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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 for years living in the Chicago, IL area and in retirement earned his Captain's Pilot license and...Continue Reading...
Copied from the Raritan Yachtg Club website, with permission from Paul Suzdak
The Ice Bucket regatta this past Saturday (1/8/2022) lived up to its reputation of being Cold and Blustery. Mother Nature served up bright sunshine, temps in the mid 20s, 8 kts of breeze, and backdrop of fresh snow for the 2022 Ice Bucket Regatta
After clearing the boats of snow & ice, nine competitors launched 4 boats and competed in 5 closely contested races. In this, the final event of the the Flying Scots' debut, contested starts, precision sail trim, on-time spinnaker sets and...Continue Reading...
From Greg Shafer at Deep Creek:
It is with great sadness that we share the news that a great icon for sailing on Deep Creek Lake and beyond, Barbara Griffin, passed away on January 5, 2022 at home with her husband, Don, and two of her daughters at her side. Her passion for sailing was revealed not only on the water but also as a leader in numerous organizations that support sailing on Deep Creek Lake and across the nation. Don mentioned that Barb was president of thirteen organizations simultaneously when he met her. She ably led the Flying Scot Sailing Association as President...Continue Reading...
Story from Facebook by 1st Vice Pesident Jim Leggette
Happy New Year Flying Scot Sailors! With the holidays now in our wake, it is time to start planning your regatta schedule. Since it looks like the world is returning to normal this is good time to pencil in the dates for our sanctioned regattas.
These events are:
• Midwinters: March 19 – 24, Ft. Walton Yacht Club, Fort Walton FL
• Women’s North American Championships: April 29 – May 1, Corinthian Sailing Club, Dallas TX
• North American Championships: July 9 – 14, North Cape Yacht Club, LaSalle MI...Continue Reading...