Dec.15 Race Report
We had a great turnout for the racing. 13 Scots were launched and 12 Scots made it to the starting line. After a delayed start as the fleet staggered out to the line in a light northwesterly we were off on a windward leeward course under the guidance of RC Chuck and Bob. The fleet split pretty evenly left and right. The boats on the right came out ahead with Snowbird leading the way around the windward mark. The wind pretty much shut down as some boats were spinakering and some were beating on the same leg. After a long slow chug back to the line, Snowbird made their early lead stick for a well deserved win! Filling out the podium for the daily awards were Zoom and Mojito. Snowbird also was the leader in the Challenger division followed by Brave Heart and Against The Wind. Well done all.
Dec 29 Race Report
The races scheduled for Dec 29th have been postponed until January 5th. We did have a productive midwinter planning meeting.
A fun day was had by those who ventured out in the Hangover Regatta. There were 35 boats with five of them being Flying Scots. Herb sent us on a windward, leeward, windward, leeward, windward course. Line honors in the Flying Scot fleet went to Eightball, followed closely by Mojito and Sidewalk Express. Challenger Fleet honors went to Snowbird and then our newest fleet members the Quinns.
Jan 5th Race Report
I wish I could say it was a super day for sailing yesterday but….not so much. We did have a great turnout with 13 Scots represented, one in the RC and 12 Racing. Under the guidance of Team Leprechan we had 2 good (light air)races before the fans were shut completely off. The tie breaker for the top spot on the day went to the winners of the last race Jay and Zeke in 4901 in their debut at SSS. Second was Sidewalk Express and leading the Challenger division for the day and taking 3rd place after breaking a 3 way tie was Against The Wind! Second and third in the Challenger Division were Brave Heart and Wind Up Toy. After racing in the 3-5 wind range, conditions did turn out to be ideal for paddling so the race was on for the docks after race 2.
Jan. 12th Race Report
After a couple of crazy weather weekends we got back to racing in beautiful conditions on Sarasota Bay yesterday. The Southerly breeze carried us out to the circle where promptly at 1:30 we were met with a consistent 6kt breeze off the gulf. Thanks to Norris, Mike & Lynn for running three windward leeward races between marks I and F. We had 8 Scots on the line. With teams pushing the starts the recall flag was even broken out to flag the over eager starters. At the end of the day it was Eightball, Braveheart & Zoom leading the way. Challenger division honors went to Snowbird, Against The Wind & Wind Up Toy. ***New Scot in the fleet alert***We look forward to the Curtis’ joining us soon in their new Scot. Congrats.
Patchwork Princess came out on top after a hard fought 3 race series with Zoom, Firth Lady and Serenity. Thank you to Don P for helping out on the safety boat. Family outings, Hockey and various other reasons kept the fleet to a dull roar.
Jan 29th Race Report
What a super day we had on Sarasota Bay. In fact it was probably one of those chamber of commerce days! 13 Scots hit the line for 3 good races run under the guidance of Team Wind Up Toy (Thank you to Tom & Winnie). With a light approx. 5-6 kt northerly breeze the first race was set for mark A,a mark that many of the fleet have probably never seen before. As the afternoon progressed the wind backed to the north west and settled in at about 8 to 10kts. With the good sized feet there was tight racing throughout. Top Dog, Big Kahuna for the day was Leprechan. Joining them on the podium were Brave Heart and Zoom! Top performing Challenger Division boats were Against The Wind, Snowbird & Lucky Dog. Congrats to all. A few notables of the day: John showing the way solo, The Quinns back out with us, Poco Allegro racing, Chuck and Bob reunited, Serenity improving every race, the beautiful yellow boat (nice matching shirt Barry),fun day on Eightball. Good job to
all for raising the level of the post race food situation. Thanks to Chuck for raising the caliber of the post race discussion on sail shape trends in the class etc.
We are one busy group this time of year. In Port Charlotte our road team of JaMing-O, Charge of the Light Brigade Patchwork Princess & Sidewalk Express took 3 of the top 4 spots. Next up for the road demons is a regatta at Lake Eustis.
We are fast approaching the FSSA Midwinter Regatta at SSS the 2nd week of March. Look for about 70 Flying Scots enjoying all that Sarasota has to offer both on and off the water.