Richard “Dick” Elam passed away this past Tuesday at age 92. Dick served as Scots ‘n Water editor from 1973-1982. He sailed Scots in North Carolina and Texas. Outside the class he dabbled in painting and writing books. Some of us might remember his son Kelson who sailed with his father before becoming an excellent competitive sailor in his own right.
He had donated the since retired Maxine Elam Trophy. This had been presented to the winner of the first race in the Championship Division at the NAC, and then was presented in memory of his wife.
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Photo by Ricardo Machion
Sarasota Sailing Squadron hosted the annual Jeff Pennfield Memorial Regatta, also the second event of the 2023-2024 Florida District Series, on 11/11-11/12/2023/ Twenty three teams particiapted, with 3 races on Saturday, but the weather did not cooperate to give the teams another day of racing on Sunday. Zeke and Jay Horrowitz bested the fleet, with David Ames and crew in second by 1 point, and and Mark and Michele Taylor in third.
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In the multi class 55th Annual Wurstfest at Lake Canyon Yacht Club in Texas, 15 Flying Scots raced 4 races over 2 days. Griffin and Sydney Orr were 1st, Jeff Foerster and crew were 2nd and Keith Xars and crew were 3rd.
Results are here https://fssa.com/content/2023-wurstfest-regatta-lake-canyon-yacht-club-tx-0
Photos are here: https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-BsPc2Z/
The Fall 48 started with a cool Friday night dipping into the 30s, but the firepit and the wide variety of homemade chillis made for a cozy evening at the clubhouse. We had 25 boats registered and crews from 7 different states. We were all pleasantly surprised when Saturday’s forecast for no wind was wrong. Great breeze during the skippers meeting sent the boats out to the race course. After a short postponement, the wind filled in from the east at 3 to 5mph. We had flat water, sunny skies and temps in the low 70s so we got a race started. Carol Sandke and crew Treez Decker got to...Continue Reading...
The Flying Scot Class has established wind and sailing guidelines. These are guided by both safety and the nature of this particular boat and are the result of many hours of discussion and experience.
How many of you reading this know:
1) that FSSA has official wind guidelines regarding racing?
2) what those guidelines are?
Do you know where to find them? here Have you discussed them with your fleet members or referred to them during an invitational...Continue Reading...