Scots on the Rocks

Fleet 158 hosted its annual “Scots on the Rocks” Flying Scot invitational regatta the weekend of September 6th and 7th – 2014, an event open to all currently registered FSSA members.

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LMSC and Fleet 158 were pleased to welcome Flying Scot sailors from every venue. The combination of exciting racing, renewing old friendships, and making new friends was a truly satisfying experience. Certainly one not to be missed, it is exactly what Flying Scot One Design racing is all about.

For the 17 boats who competed in 2014, down home Carolina style barbeque and the fellowship was great! ¬†The competition was, well…the competition was mostly trying to find pressure!! ¬†A big high settled over our gorgeous lake, bringing us some real drifting matches. ¬†We managed 5 races with lots of place changes in each race of the series. ¬†With light air and shortened courses, there was a clear premium on getting good starts and clear lanes.

John Kriedler (WCSC) and John Whitehead (One of our visiting youth sailors) took the series wiht consistently high finishes.  Eric Aschaffenberg (SYC) and Mike Phelan took second place honors leaving third for Corky and Molly Hadden (BWSC).  John and Kaaren Rue (LMSC) flew the local colors to 4th place while Tommy and Debbie Weaver placed 5th.  Zach Rue, Connor Sweet, and Josh Rue made us proud by winning first place in the Youth Division.

We were pleased to see three visiting youth sailors attending this event. We had a total of 13 sailors under the age of 20.  These young sailors are the future of our sport.  We extend a special invitation to your youth sailors.  Please help them come and join us next year.

We hope to re-create the great camaraderie of this year’s event and get back to our more normal fall breezes in 2015. ¬†Be sure to join us in September on the deep clear waters of Lake Murray.

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