Posts for Flying Scots
Jon Deutsch on Wednesday February 20, 2013 12:36PM
This past weekend, the Florida Flying Scot District Series continued with the George Washington Birthday Regatta, hosted by the Lake Eustis Sailing Club. Lake Eustis is located northwest of Orlando.
John Wake and I arrived at the club Friday afternoon. When we arrived there were 6+ boats out practicing and getting dialed in for the weekend. There was talk of a 30+ boat turnout, but given the expectation of a strong cold front passing through Saturday afternoon, the turnout maxed out at 29 boats.
Robert Whittemore on Saturday January 19, 2013 08:35AM
January 12 and 13 was the fourth regatta in the Florida Flying Scot District Series. The Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club was the weekend's host. Charlotte Harbor is a small yacht club just north of Punta Gorda. The 21 boats, which was a new high for this relatively new event, used every piece of water in the club's small harbor.
Robert Whittemore on Friday December 7, 2012 01:12PM
This past weekend The Rudder Club in Jacksonville, FL hosted the annual Gator Bowl Regatta. The Florida Flying Scot fleets have organized an extremely successful series of events over the winter to determine their District Champion every year. The Gator Bowl was the second stop of the Florida District Series. Unique to the Gator Bowl is the Wally Trophy (literally a gator’s head mounted on a plaque) that is awarded to the district with the best overall performance.
John C. Beery on Tuesday October 30, 2012 06:40PM
John C. Beery on Thursday October 11, 2012 07:49PM (1 comment)
Sharon and John Wake just returned from Alabama and a very nice performance (5th) in this years Wife/Husband Championships. This is a great event and John's recap (see below) brought back memories of some 25 years ago when my wife Yvonne and I ventured out to Lake Cowan to sail in the inaugural event (which was held in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary Regatta). I remember we were shocked to sail in 20-25 kt conditions on Day 1 and 16 kts for Day 2. You just don't ever expect that on a small inland lake in the Summer. On Friday, we had the honor of corralling Sandy Douglas into having lunch with us and in the course of the conversation, we got to talking about Skip Etchells and his world-renowned wooden Stars, and this evolved into Sandy telling me all about his early days of building Intl 14 footers.
I don't remember where we finished in that regatta but I do remember Harry and Karen won it sailing in "First One". But I digress .........
John kindly put together a nice report of their adventures:
John C. Beery on Thursday September 27, 2012 09:48AM
FBYC sent three boats to the Atlantic Coast Championships (ACCs) held in Edenton, NC this past weekend (Sept 22-23). Len Guenther (with John Wake crewing, Jay Buhl with Mike Karn crewing, and Mark Wensell with Skip Hope crewing. All three did us proud by finishing in the top 10 out of 22 boats. Len and John took 3rd place, Jay and Mike took 4th, and Mark and Skip finished 8th.
It is great to have an on-the-scene reporter, so without further ado, I turn this over to John Wake: (read the full article)
John C. Beery on Tuesday July 10, 2012 10:34AM
Congratulations to Clark Dennison, along with his able crew Jen Holzer, for handily winning the 2012 FS Spring Series. Thirteen boats participated in the series. Phil Webb edged out Jay Buhl for 2nd place and 3rd place.
Len Guenther on Tuesday May 22, 2012 04:55PM
Your Flying Scot District Championship was held this past weekend at the Susquehanna Yacht Club which is located several dozen farm fields northeast of Baltimore on a mile wide strip of the river. The weather was gorgeous and the wind, when it blew, was a tad bit shifty. This made for some challenging races in a 1.5 knot current that presented itself as a permanent ebb flow. Saturday included 1 race with wind from every point on the compass followed by SYC’s celebrated “grill your own chunk of cow” feast complete with generous portions of member prepared side dishes and a keg from America's oldest brewery. On Sunday the wind filled in nicely but the 1:30 pm NOR deadline limited the RC to holding two races. All in all it was a fat-boat load of fun and a good test of skill. Rob Whittemore and John Wake did an excellent job of staying in phase with the shifts to best the 15 boat fleet. All hail the District Champions. The top four finishes were rounded out by the Guenthers, District Governor Dave Neff and the Gillinghams from Annapolis.
John C. Beery on Monday May 21, 2012 05:35PM
The excellent team of Rob Whittemore and John Wake brought home the silver by outwitting the elements this past weekend up at the Susquehanna Yacht Club in Wrightsville, Pa. Little to no wind and a strong current was the scene for two days. Congratulations Rob for getting your name on Captitol District Trophy. You join a select group.
And FBYC can also be proud that Len and Barbara Guenther took SECOND place.
Who could ask for anything more?
John C. Beery on Sunday May 13, 2012 03:24PM
We finally got in the water.
The one-design fleets have suffered cabin fever long enough. On Saturday, May 12th, the weather gods smiled down on us and we got in five good races on what was simply a gorgeous day.
Robert Whittemore on Tuesday May 8, 2012 12:54PM
This past weekend Kevin Clark and I packed up Flying Scot 5566 and headed down to Lake Norman just northwest of Charlotte for an annual stop on the Flying Scot circuit, the Great 48 regatta. Due to work commitments we were not able to get on the road early enough to arrive in time for the clinic hosted on Friday afternoon by Dieball Sailing’s Paul Abdullah. The clinic was a mixture of both on the water and off the water coaching. Paul plans to get the video of the clinic up on the internet for everyone’s benefit. We arrived at the club just in time to see hull numbers 1 and 2 heading out for a photo shoot in a really nice late afternoon breeze.
The day one schedule was relaxed allowing some teams to arrive in the morning with the skipper’s meeting not until 11:00 with the first race starting at 13:00. There were 43 boats in all registered for the event. We arrived at the club surprised to see a nice 8-10 knot breeze. As the morning wore on the breeze died and at the time of the skipper’s meeting there was barely anything left. But after a short on the water postponement the breeze filled in and we got going.
John C. Beery on Tuesday January 10, 2012 02:27PM
History-Making Flying Scot #6000 On Display in Chicago
Deep Creek, MD - The 6000th Flying Scot has been built and will be on display at Chicago's Strictly Sail boat show January 26-29 at the Navy Pier. After the show it will be delivered to its new owner, Dan Koules, who requested the number and ordered the boat more than two years ago. Koules sails out of Sheridan Shores Yacht Club in Wilmette, Illinois, where Flying Scots are the most active fleet in club racing.
John C. Beery on Monday October 24, 2011 03:06PM
Congratulations to the Guenthers (Len and Barb) who had simply an awesome year sailing Wind Dancer. Not only did they handily win both our Spring and Fall Series, but traveled extensively around the Flying Scot circuit, either winning those events or placed very high in the standings. During the off season, you will need to purchase some jerseys with big RED targets on the back!
Congrats also go to Noel Clinard who finished 2nd in the Fall Series. Noel - you definitely keep getting better. Good show!
Rob Whittemore, who took 3rd for the series (and 2nd yesterday), was an extremely tough competitor throughout the year, winning many races, but alas, had to miss a couple of Spring and Fall Series days, which are killers to overcome.
Tracy Schwarzschild had a very nice 3rd place showing yesterday! I know where will will find him come next April.
Speaking of which - now we can start thinking about the 2012 season. I think it goes without saying, that if you are truly looking for tough competition in sailboat racing, FS Fleet 103 right here in River City has all you can handle. It is truly amazing how we have evolved over the years.
Remember, right now is the best time of the year to purchase new sails to get ready for 2012.
May you always sail on the lifted tack.
Len Guenther on Thursday October 20, 2011 11:16AM
Sunday is it, the end of the 2011 One Design Season. What do you say we go out with a bang? Mother Nature is poised to hold up her end of the bargain.
We have had 13 skippers on the line so far this Fall. I bet we can double that total if all our Scot sailors looked at Sunday's weather forecast and then contemplated the long, dark winter looming out there on the calendar.
See you on the water (and then at the watering hole)
John C. Beery on Tuesday July 12, 2011 11:52PM (10 comments)
Qualifying races concluded today at Cedar Point YC in Westport, Ct. The stage is now set for the trophy round and everyone starts with a clean slate. FBYC participants, Len and Barb Guenther and Mike and Amy Miller, will now be racing in the heavily competitive Championship Division. John Wake is crewing for AYC member John Aras. Of special interest -- Mike grew up racing out of Cedar Point YC.
John C. Beery on Monday June 20, 2011 10:46AM
That is all I have at the moment!
Mary R. Spencer on Tuesday March 22, 2011 08:12PM
FLYING SCOT TUNE-UP CLINIC
DATE: Saturday, April 9
MAKE-UP DATE: Sunday, April 10
TIME: 9:00 a.m. til mid-afternoon
DESCRIPTION: Conducted at FBYC by Jerry Latell of Ullman Sails Virginia & Latell Sailmakers, and David Neff from the Selby Bay Sailing Center and FS Capitol District Governor. The primary focus of the clinic is to appeal to the beginning and intermediate Scot sailor, but there will also be discussions of an advanced, higher level nature. The clinic is open to all Scot sailors from around the District.
FEE: There is no fee for this clinic. Pack you own lunch or you may sign up for pizza and drink for a charge of $6.
CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: John Beery at Email Address or 804-769-2856 (home).
Mike B Miller on Monday May 3, 2010 11:21AM
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday August 5, 2009 01:37PM
Results for the Qualifying Series is already posted - as are a raft of pictures on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/collections/72157621921345932/.
It is also interesting that they, like us in 2007, prepared a On Line Powerpoint Presentation promoting the event.
Richard A Bauer on Wednesday August 5, 2009 07:24AM
It may not look it from up here but it is blowing 18 to 24 down there. Had 5 boats capsize this one race.
Millers are leading the FBYC team. But it all starts a new tomorrow. Beautiful place.
John Wake on Sunday April 5, 2009 11:00AM
The last week in March, four boats from FBYC (plus Ron Thompson from Yorktown and Hans Noordanus from Manassas - frequent visitors at FBYC) made their way south for a week of racing Flying Scots. First stop was the Sarasota Sailing Squadron and the Tune-Up Regatta which is held the weekend before the Mid-Winters. Traditionally, this event has been held at Davis Island Yacht Club and though Sarasota is only 30 miles farther south, the change in venue is dramatic...think Caribbean - white sand, clear turquoise water. The Race Committee ran a six race one, throw series over two days for thirty Flying Scots.
R. Strother Scott on Saturday March 28, 2009 04:17PM
Travis Weisleder and John Wake got a 4th, with only one point separating them from the FSNACs champion and US Sailing's Sailor of the Year - Jeff and Amy Linton, who came in 3rd.
Hans Noordanus, a frequent participant at FBYC got a 5th, Mike Miller & Amy Miller got an 11th, Len Guenther & Heidi Guenther got a 15th, and Ric Bauer & Sharon Bauer got a 25th, all out of a Championship Fleet of 31 boats.
The results show they had seven races, not too bad considering the weather early in the event was gusts above 25-30 knots, according to Noel Clinard.
The event was won by Allan Terhune, Jr & Katie Terhune from Arnold, MD. We look forward to hearing a full report.
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday December 24, 2008 09:34AM
The first is an article called Classic, Fun and Thrifty in the January, 2009 issue of the Chesapeake Bay Magazine. It is a scan so is a large 7.5MB file.
The second is an article entitled The Flying Scot North American Championships published in the recent issue of The Virginia Sportsman, written by Lud Kimbrough about his experince at Toms River Yacht Club this past summer racing with his son Blake. The article has good event photos taken by David Neff.
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday August 27, 2008 05:00PM
1st - John Wake & Mike Miller - Capital District / FBYC.
2nd - Joe and Roger Brake - Carolinas District.
3rd - Len and Josh Guenther - Capital District / FBYC.
4th - Hans Nordanus & Jerry Latell - Capital District - Selby Bay / FBYC.
5th - Tom Lawton & John .... - Carolinas District.
Richard A Bauer on Thursday July 24, 2008 07:22PM
R. Strother Scott on Friday March 28, 2008 04:23PM
I am sure we will hear more later - but our boats at the Flying Scot Midwinters seemed to have done pretty well - looking at the Results.
Mike Miller & John Wake were 7th and Travis Weisleder & Skip Dieball were 11th in the 34 boat Championship Division. Andrea Latell sailed with Hans Noordanus (5744) finished 17th in the Championship Fleet.
Noel Clinard & Mike Massie were 13th and Ric Bauer & Sharon Bauer were 15th in the 29 boat Challenger Division.
P.S. - Pretty Good Pictures available at The Photo Boat website. You can use the sail number to look at the sorted photos for Rick and Sharon Bauer, (5463), Travis Weisleder and Skip Dieball (5341), Mike Miller and John Wake (2680), Noel Clinard and Mike Massie (5466), and Amy Miller with Tom Lawton in (3035) . You can look at any other boat by getting the sail number off the results and going to that number. For example, check the hiking of Skip and Travis or the sail shape of the great Marc and Marcus Eagan (GYA 99), or any of the other leaders, many of the top ten of whom were pros or semi-pro skippers or crew.
R. Noel Clinard on Tuesday November 20, 2007 10:34AM
National One-Design Awards Presented
In addition to seminars and workshops, US SAILING presented several awards to one-design sailors and organizations:
Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) in Deltaville, Va., received the national award for organizing the best One-Design Regatta, the Flying Scot 50th North American Championship. A record number of Flying Scots competed in three national competitions (the Womens National Championship, the Junior National Championship and the North American Championship), making it a multi-fleet event. FBYC's careful planning led to an overwhelmingly successful regatta, which brought over 300 competitors. In preparation, the club built a concrete launch ramp, upgraded the clubs signal boat equipment, designed a 20-page color welcome brochure, solicited over 19 sponsors, and much more. More than 80 volunteers worked cheerfully and with great pride.
The award was presented to FBYC's representatives, Noel Clinard and Ric Bauer by Jim Capron, President of US Sailing.
R. Noel Clinard on Monday November 19, 2007 05:19PM
FBYCs Vice and Rear Commodores Ric Bauer and Noel Clinard traveled to Columbus to receive the award. Noel was the event chair for the NAC and Ric was the on-shore/launch coordinator for that regatta. The President of the Flying Scot Sailing Association, who nominated FBYC for this award, Barbara Griffin, was also in attendance to congratulate FBYC. The One-Design awards were presented before the common session of the symposium following lunch on Saturday and Sunday, to the warm applause of one-design leaders attending from across the country. FBYCs friend, mentor and supporter of the NAC, Greg Fisher of North Sails, won the One-Design Distinguished Service and Leadership Award for 2007.
Noel and Ric were invited to attend the Symposium as speakers and benefited from the wide ranging discussion of one-design subjects in general and breakout sessions. Among the more pertinent sessions to FBYC were those on: obtaining event sponsorships, increasing womens participation in sailing and racing though all-women training programs, yacht club support of high school sailing as a source of membership and participation by youth exiting younger junior programs, formation and operation of charitable entities to run community sailing programs, thinking outside the box to increase participation, skin cancer recognition and prevention, best practices for invigorating fleets, etc. Highlights of the program were amusing and highly entertaining cool moves within the Rules and sportsmanship seminars by Dave Perry, author of numerous books on sailboat racing, including the widely read Winning in One-Designs. Ric and Noel made contact with Dave about the possibility of doing something similar for FBYC during the upcoming winter or as part of spring training. They were also preliminarily approached by the Thistle Class regarding the possibility of hosting the Thistle Nationals in 2011, a flattering opportunity with a prestigious class also designed by Sandy Douglass, designer of the Flying Scot.
While it was great to receive the regatta award, the greater benefit came from the many ideas and opportunities discussed during the formal and informal sessions of the symposium.
R. Noel Clinard on Monday November 5, 2007 04:39PM
Ric Bauer and I are discussing the FBYC delegation to travel to Columbus to receive the award. Bill Ross, immediate past Commodore and Barbara Griffin, President, of FSSA, will be there.
Needless to say, we could not have done without you and without Barbara Griffin, as President of FSSA. Her unstinting support and meticulous nomination write-up carried the day!
This award is one of five awards given each year by the US Sailing One Design Council for (1) exceptional service as an individual, (2) for leadership as an individual, (3) as a club, (4) for a regatta, or (5) for creativity in the most innovative One Design event. Specifically the Regatta Award to FBYC is made "to recognize excellence in development, promotion, and management by organizers and sponsors of the year's outstanding multi-class regional regatta." Apparently there is precedent for making this award to single class national regattas, because last years' award was made to the 2006 E Scow national Championship at Lake Minnetonka, MN, which like the FSNACs at FBYC, was the largest regatta in that class' history.
R. Strother Scott on Friday June 29, 2007 03:57PM
Unknown Unknown on Friday June 29, 2007 03:33PM
and Scuttlebutt had a nice "Sailing Shorts" article about the event:
* (June 27, 2007) A year after a microburst tornado storm damaged or destroyed much of the fleet at the 2006 Flying Scot North American Championship (NAC) in Marblehead, Massachusetts, local and national sailors gathered at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville VA for the 2007 NAC, the largest in history on the 50th anniversary of the class. From Sunday through Wednesday, 119 Flying Scots competed in the Piankatank River mouth and Chesapeake Bay just off Middlesex County, Virginia. Winning the Championship Division was Jeff Linton/Amy Linton of Tampa, FL, with Michael Mittman/ Greta Mittman of Dallas TX claiming the Challenger Division. -- Complete results:
R. Noel Clinard on Thursday June 28, 2007 03:02PM (1 comment)
R. Strother Scott on Thursday June 28, 2007 02:58PM
By Larry Chowning
"Copyright Southside Sentinel, used with permission."
The Flying Scot North American Championship began Sunday and was due to be completed on Wednesday, June 27, on the Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock and Piankatank rivers near Deltaville. Fishing Bay Yacht Club hosted the prestigious event that attracted over 100 boats from yacht clubs across the country. Above, many of the Flying Scots can be seen in the distance from Stingray Point - the eastern tip of Middlesex County in Deltaville.
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday June 19, 2007 04:29PM
Unknown Unknown on Monday June 18, 2007 11:01AM
Deltaville, VA Harry Carpenter, president of Flying Scot, Inc, has registered the first Flying Scot built, Hull number 1, named First One, to compete at the 2007 Flying Scot North Americans scheduled for June 24-27 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, VA. In another first, First One, at 50 years old, has never competed in a North American event.
The event, held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Flying Scot, has set an unprecedented number of registrants making this one of the largest national regattas in its class. More than 100 boats are expected to vie for over 30 different trophies.
When asked about his decision to sail Flying Scot #1, Carpenter said, My daughter, Carrie, and I talked it over and decided that it was time for FS 1 to sail a North American Championship. What better way to celebrate the boats fiftieth than to finally take her to the big dance.
The Flying Scot, a 19-foot daysailer, was designed by Gordon K. (Sandy) Douglass. Currently, new Scots are identically constructed by Flying Scot, Inc., and strict class rules prevent changes that could make older boats obsolete. With about 6,000 boats built, used boats are available as well. In 1998, the Flying Scot was awarded the high honor of being included in the American Sailing Hall of Fame.
Katherine Hubbard on Monday October 30, 2006 07:30AM (1 comment)
Katherine Hubbard on Sunday August 20, 2006 10:37PM
Sailing for FBYC were Travis Weisleder with our Commodore Lud Kimbrough as crew, Michael Schmidt with Mike Toms as crew and Mike Miller with John Wake as crew. WAY TO GO GUYS!!!!!!
Other clubs sending teams were LOWSC (Lake of the Woods), SBSC (Selby Bay Sailing Center), GRSA (Greater Richmond Sailing Club), and our host RRYC. FBYC hosted and won the first team race on June 25. I heard through the grape vine that SBSC was sending a secret weapon - FBYC never saw it!
The 3rd and final team race for 2006 is at LOWSC on Sun. Oct. 29, 2006. We hope FBYC will field 2 teams for the final one. Stay tuned or better yet come join the fun!
Sharon H Bauer on Friday July 14, 2006 10:03PM
You've all seen the website news about the microburst tornado we experienced at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA on Tuesday afternoon. Here are a few photos of the scene before and after.
Before - was taken on Saturday afternoon. You can see that CYC is the picture of order. The first 9 Flying Scots launched were assigned spots at the dock. The remaining 55 were assigned moorings in the harbor. We felt so "special" to be at the dock along with several members of the Board of Governors.
R. Noel Clinard on Wednesday July 12, 2006 12:20PM
R. Noel Clinard on Wednesday July 12, 2006 10:43AM
Katherine Hubbard on Thursday May 25, 2006 06:11AM
As FS Fleet Captain Ive set a goal having 23 of our boats on the line. (If you own a Flying Scot, Ill be calling because we need you) For those that are not highly skilled racers do not be intimidated as there will be a Championship, Challenger, and Senior Division. Several club members are attending this year's NAC in Marblehead, MA this July 9-14, including Noel Clinard & Family, Ric & Sharon Bauer, Len & Barb Guenther, Mike & Amy Miller and your scribe John Hubbard.
Katherine Hubbard on Monday March 13, 2006 04:47PM (1 comment)
They went, they conquered, they returned!
Noel Clinard and Mike Miller take on the Bounty in Tampa Bay, surviving to tell all! Doubloon can just be made out through the Bountys rigging as she prepares a volley.
As well, Wind Dancer (Len, Barb, & Heidi Guenther), Antonia (Mike and Sophie Massie), DouBloon (Noel Clinard & Mike Miller), and Fathom Knot II (John Hubbard, Ric & Sharon Bauer) competed in 4 days of racing in the Flying Scot Midwinter Regatta, hosted by the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club on Tampa Bay. For final race results click: RACE RESULTS
The Guenthers continue to transfer their formidable Mobjack skills to the Scot, as the rest of us watched their stern entirely too much.
The Massie's were a good team, finishing 9th in the Challenger Fleet among some very good sailors. Your scribe and the Bauers barely edged out the Guenthers for first FBYC Scot and 16th overall in the Championship Fleet.
It was a thrill to sail against and occasionally tangle with some of the best sailors around, including Marcus and Marc Eagan (commanding winner of the event), Harry Carpenter (owner of Flying Scot) & his daughter Carrie & crew Cat Miller, David & Allyson Neff (winner of the FBYC hosted ACCs), Dan and Christine Neff (author of the Scot calendar), Greg & Joanne Fisher (sailor extraordinaire, North Sails dealer, won the Thistle nationals the week before) and on and on.Read on its worth the time
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday March 7, 2006 06:11PM
Mike Massie and daughter Sophie - on a break from UVa - is a consistent 11 in the Challenger Fleet.
Sail fast - guys and girls!
Katherine Hubbard on Thursday November 10, 2005 12:25AM
This past Sat. & Sun, Nov. 5-6, two FBYC Flying Scots traveled to LNYC (Lake Norman Yacht Club) in Mooresville, North Carolina. Noel Clinards, Doubloon and John Hubbards, Fathom Knot II, traveled in convoy 6 hrs. to compete at LNYC 8th Annual Fall 48 & Carolina District Flying Scot Championships. Forty-five Scots competed over two beautiful days in winds from 2 to 18 knots.
LNYC & THE BURGEE SWAP
Larry Vitez, Flying Scot Fleet Captain, and LNYC were excellent hosts. They provided accommodations on the clubs 25 acre site for many of the sailors and provided a good meal and revelry Saturday night. Larry and other Scot sailors gave us the royal treatment as several of their fleet of nearly 50 Scots had attended the Flying Scott ACCs hosted earlier this year by FBYC. Mike Massie brought along our burgee to bestow upon LNYC and they responded in kind. (Larry Vitez, LNYC Fleet Captain, is in the middle holding our burgee).
Noel Clinard and crew, Mike Massie, were the talk of the day on Saturday when they pulled (as Mike Massie called it) a Horizon Job on the fleet. For those who have not a clue what this means . A Horizon Job is when you are so far ahead of the fleet that the fleet almost loses sight of you over the horizon. Just as Doubloon was about to cross the finish line however, the Race Committee abandoned the race. The RC explanation was that in their judgment it may not have been fair for the rest of the fleet, who by the rules needed to finish within 30 minutes of the first place finisher or be scored DNF.
To continue click on Read More...
Debbie Cycotte on Wednesday September 28, 2005 07:55AM
The Second Annual Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship was held this past weekend at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Thirty-five boats came from New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina to compete in the five race series.
Near perfect conditions - both on the water and off - made for a very memorable weekend. Saturday's three races were held in conditions that made for some exciting racing with winds up to 20 knots. Sunday's two races saw about 10 knots for a calmer pace.
Debbie Cycotte on Saturday April 16, 2005 11:32PM
Twenty-seven sailors attended with visitors from the Scot fleets at RRYC, LOWSC, GRSA, and one Fireball sailor from Indian Creek YC on Sunday, April 10th. It was perfect weather to hold the clinic outside with a clear blue sky, temperatures in the 60's, and a gentle breeze perfect for "land sailing".
The real success to the seminar was our teacher, Greg Fisher, who heads up the One-Design Loft at North Sails in Annapolis. Greg is also one of the very best One-Design sailors in the country - his expertise is matched by few. His resume' of sailing championships is over 36 National, North Americans, and Midwinters titles in 9 different One-Design classes.
But what makes this guy so special is that he is a really nice person and an incredible teacher. He shares his knowledge with us in a clear and interesting way and is always responsive to any and all questions. His genuine interest in helping you learn more is unbelievable.
Many thanks to Noel Clinard for providing us with his Scot to use in the parking lot. We spent the entire time around his boat while gathering the latest in rigging, sail trim & performance, boat handling and tuning techniques.
This was an outstanding seminar and a fun day with fellow Scotters!
Debbie Cycotte on Saturday March 19, 2005 09:22PM
Greg is one of the top One-Design sailors around and is head of the O/D Loft at North Sails in Annapolis. He has won over 36 Nationals, North Americans, and Midwinters Championships in 9 One-Design Classes - including the Flying Scots five times (the most recent this year's Midwinters)!
This will NOT be an on-the-water clinic but we will have a Flying Scot rigged in the parking lot for demonstrations. Among the topics of the day will be a discussion on the principles and practices of making a Scot go fast.
This will be a wonderful start to the upcoming sailing season so make plans now to attend. All Flying Scotters in this area, plus all sailors interested in One Design sailing are welcomed. Please use the advanced registration on this web site to sign-up for the event.
Debbie Cycotte on Thursday September 16, 2004 10:31AM
R. Strother Scott on Monday July 19, 2004 04:06PM
R. Strother Scott on Friday August 22, 2003 03:32PM (1 comment)
"Copyright Southside Sentinal, used with permission."
Although they dont know the names of the people who helped them when their small sailboat overturned on August 8, Joe Grimes and Eleanor Dunlap of Arlington said they are very thankful that so many people came to their rescue in the Rappahannock River just off Urbanna Creek.
Dunlap said people in four or five boats came to their rescue and helped them right their 19-foot boat. We will probably never know their names, but they will always remain in our hearts, said Dunlap.
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday September 4, 2002 02:55PM
On the day prior to the Regatta, Harry Carpenter was invited by John Beery and our Flying Scot fleet to conduct a clinic on Flying Scots. The Flying Scot Fleet must be applauded for getting 25 boats on the line. Harry stayed over for the racing, and after a slow start (5th), he went on to get 5 First Places to win the Flying Scot Fleet for the regatta. David Lee, on Floozies Little Sister was the top FBYC boat with a 4th in the class.
In the Opti Green Fleet, which had 10 races over the 2 days, Ben Buhl, aged 8, received his well-earned first First Place trophy from Dick Cole, the Event Chair.
Results are available on-line.