Learn to rig and sail YOUR Flying Scot—THIS SATURDAY at 10 AM

Brian Ankrom on

Flying Scots

Thanks to the recent generosity of Buck Brewster and Marshall Orr, we have two additional Flying Scot Boats for the Club Boat program.  Yay!

 

And this Saturday at 10 am we will hold an orientation session on how to rig, sail and simply have fun on these boats.  Please remember:

  • New members can use the boats for free for first year
  • Existing members can "rent" boats for $100/year/Family
  • Club staff will help launch and retrieve boats (don't need a tow vehicle)

Depending on turnout and the needs of attendees, we will provide:

  • Information on reserving a boat
  • Rigging and stowing tips 
  • Leaving dock (varied wind conditions)
  • Returning to dock (varied wind conditions)
  • How to report boat problems

Come ...

Scot Free is Waiting Patiently

Brian Ankrom on

Flying Scots

Not only do you own a piece of our beautiful waterfront—you own a Flying Scot as well!  Scot Free is tied up at the Fishing Bay dock waiting for you to raise her sails and explore our waters.  All you need to do is reserve the day you wish to use her.

Click here to visit the Adult Sailing webpage for details and to access the reservation form.  Please read our policies (really just common sense) and fill out the reservation form, liability waiver and float plan (so we know who you’re out there with.). You can pay the one-time, full-season charge of only $100, good for the entire family,  also on-line.  For new FBYC members, we waive ...

Scot Free is Ready and Waiting for You

Karen Soule on

Flying Scots

June’s the perfect time to take YOUR Flying Scot out for a spin in Fishing Bay. 

 

FBYC Club Manager, Brian Ankrom, and his crew have the Scot tied up at the dock and ready to go.  All you need to do is reserve the boat for the day you want.  Simply go to our website, FBYC.net and under the “Sailing” tab, click “Adult Sailing.”  There you will find a reservation form to fill out and a float plan.  You can reserve the boat up to a month in advance and Brian will confirm your reservation within 24 hours to make sure there are no conflicts with any other reservations.

 

There is a one-time payment of $100 for the ...

One Design Racing Season Kicked Off

Jon Deutsch on

Flying Scots

The One Design racing season kicked off last Saturday. Five Scots and one FrontRunner took place in the racing while another Scot skated around to the side tuning their boat. To help shake off some of the cobwebs PRO, Jim Raper, organized five practice starts which was a good warm-up.

With everyone ready and energized, the first race was launched. Well, not everyone was completely ready. Most forgot what a W2 race course was and rounded the leeward mark heading for the second beat. All, except the sage Hal Starke who went straight through the line and took the bullet. Immediately, those errant boats had to unwind to finish. A second race was started but unfortunately was soon cancelled due ...

Flying Scot Introduction

Jon Deutsch on

Flying Scots

The Flying Scot Introduction program scheduled for Saturday, April 30 has been cancelled.  We hope to be able to reschedule this later this year.

2016 Flying Scot Season

Len Guenther on

Flying Scots

The 2016 sailing season is finally here. Our One Design Opening Day is on Saturday 4/23!  Our enthusiasm for the sailing season skyrocketed when we took the boat to the club and attended the Opening Day social. We still need to find all the boat parts, but she looks pretty inviting parked with all the other Scots. Just wish we could be there this weekend to step the mast and get out for a practice sail.

Looking at the attached schedule, it's clear that there is a lot of great sailing to be done at FBYC and within a reasonable drive. Of course the big regatta for our fleet is the Wife Husband Regatta to be held ...

2015 Flying Scot ACC

John Wake on

Flying Scots

Last year FBYC hosted the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs, this year at the Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern NC hilarity ensued on the first (&only)race. Other than bruised egos, the boats from FBYC all survived.

On the Road At Home

John Wake on

Flying Scots

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The second stop on the Flying Scot Capital District Circuit is the Greater Richmond Sailing Association Invitational. For most of the FBYC road warriors this is the one away event where you can sleep in your own bed (apologies to Len & Barb G.)!  GRSA is located on the northern end of the Swift Creek Reservoir about 15 miles southwest of downtown Richmond. Gasoline powered boats are not allowed, so for the most part the sailors have the lake to themselves. It does create some interesting problems for the Race Committee; the RC boat is a battery power outboard. This causes the RC to be very intentional about setting marks, but it is a lake and the wind shifts…so ...

2014 Flying Scot ACC Results

Debbie Cycotte on

Flying Scots

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It was a great weekend for the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the 35 Flying Scot sailors competing.   Congratulations to David Neff and Jason Hair from Selby Bay, MD for winning the regatta and also the Capitol District Championship, being the top district boat as well. 

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Saturday's races were started with wind about 12 kts but dropping to 7 kts later on.  Four races were held on Saturday with the final race in about 14 kts.  There were four general recalls (three of them under ZFP) as later in the day there was more current pushing the boats over the line.  Saturday evening the sailors were treated ...

Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship

Debbie Cycotte on

Flying Scots

Only a few more days to the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship this weekend at Fishing Bay.  Defending Champions Rob Whittemore and John Wake will be among the 35+ boats competing in the five race series.  Sailors from as far as Connecticut to South Carolina to Western Maryland will enjoy excellent competition, superb race management, a gourmet dinner by our own Chef Alain Vincey, and the special camaraderie of fellow Scotters that the Class is so well known for.  This will also be the Capitol District Championship with the title will going to the top boat from this district.  PRO Rick Klein and his All-Star RC Team along with Chief Judge Brooks Zerkel are ready for ...

75th AOD Regatta - Flying Scot Write-Up

Rob Whittemore on

Flying Scots

Well if you weren’t there you missed a great (and challenging) regatta.

Unfortunately, the travelers did not turn out the way they have in recent years. Do not worry they will be here for ACC’s! The good news is that we had a ton of club scots out on the water. It was great to see so many club boats out on the water. This was a great turn up for ACC’s in September as we will be racing in the same area.

Day 1:

After a fairly long wait, we got in one tricky light air (I mean light!!!) race. On our boat we tried to focus on finding the pressure, minimizing maneuvers and staying out of traffic. We ...

Fall 48/Carolina District Regatta

Rob Whittemore on

Flying Scots

This past weekend, John Wake and I travelled back to Lake Norman Yacht Club for the annual Fall 48 Regatta. Recall that LNYC successfully hosted the North Americas back in July. It was a big ask of the volunteers of the club to come back and put on another major event a few short months after the NAC’s, but they rose to the challenge and put on another great event. This year’s event also severed as the Carolina District Championship. As usual, the turnout for this event was strong with 35 boats competing over the weekend, including Allan Terhune who has been having an extremely successful year most notably winning major championships in the Lightning, Thistle and J-22 classes.

Saturday ...

Annual One Design Regatta T-Shirts

David Hinckle on

Flying Scots

If you want to pre-order your AOD t-shirt you must do so by 5:00 today.  There may still be shirts available at registration but this is not guaranteed.  Avoid disappointment by ordering now!!

Whittemore and Wake Finish 3rd at Scot NAC

Len Guenther on

Flying Scots

Congratulations to Rob Whittemore and John Wake for finishing 3rd in the Flying Scot NAC. The regatta was held at Lake Norman in very light and trying wind conditions. 

2013 George Washington Birthday Regatta

Jon Deutsch on

Flying Scots

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.

After setting up 5566, which we had stored at the club since the last event in January, we headed to the Oyster Troff (yes that is how you spell it – only in Florida). This is an ...

Port Charlotte Regatta – Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Rob Whittemore on

Flying Scots

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.

Saturday was and a great day of sun and wind. It was tricky on the race course at times with us going from the top three of the first race to the back of the fleet, but we battled back to a 6th. So went the second race with lots of lead changes. We had a solid race going ...

2012 Gator Bowl Regatta

Rob Whittemore on

Flying Scots

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.

I left Richmond with 5566 in tow on Thursday at noon. After making a stop in South Carolina to pick up my crew for this event, Bill Wiggins, we rolled into the hotel in Jacksonville at 9pm. An uneventful trip!

We planned ...

FBYC gets top billing in the new Scots N' Water

John Beery on

Flying Scots
Dave Batchelor, an old friend from NC, raced in our AOD this past summer, and having been caught in our storm, he wrote a wonderfully descriptive recap of his experiences titled "An Adventure At Fishing Bay Yacht Club Invitational". Of particular interest, is the praise he heaped on all of the recovery efforts by the club's race management. There also is a beautiful wide-angle picture of the Scots with the menacing storm in the background. As I don't have permission to reprint the article, I encourage all club members who don't receive the magazine to borrow a copy of this issue (Volume 56 Number 4 2012).

2012 FS Wife Husband Championships

John Beery on

Flying Scots

Sharon and John Wake just returned from Alabama and a very nice performance (5th) in this years Wife/Husband Championships. 

http://www.fssa.com/content/2012-wife-husband-championships-rogersville-al

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 ...

FBYC Scots Shine At The ACCs

John Beery on

Flying Scots

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:

22 boats with a couple of notable MIA's....Rob W., Neff.
Harry C. Beats Aras on the tiebreaker, Lenny was a close 3rd until his bonehead ...

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