It might be getting a bit chilly outside but there is plenty of the 2014 sailing season left. We will be sailing on Sundays as usual until October 12th. On Saturday October 11th the Lasers will be hosting their "Last Blast Regatta" that is allways a fun and well attended event. The Following weekend on Saturday October 18th the Chaos Cup will be hosted by the Flying Scot Fleet.
|Winners Roger Sharp and his daughter Laura Sharp dominated the entire day.|
We had another great "Chaos Cup" regatta last fall on October 17th at the Quannapowitt Yacht Club in Wakefield Massachusetts with seven boats attending. As always the QYC members pulled together to help out on the race committee boats and back at the club house in the kitchen.
Just like last year it was cold. It even snowed the day before the regatta! It was also pretty windy in the morning with white caps and gusts blowing across the lake. I became very nervous when Diane Kampf said that she was not going to sail in the rough conditions because she will generally sail in anything. In the end her husband Greg Kampf convinced her to sail so all was good. Lets face it a Flying Scot is pretty hard to capsize on a moderately windy day even for an inexperienced sailor.
Before you put the boat away for the winter in 2009 there is one last regatta, North of the Carolina's, that you must attend! October 17th, 2009 the Quannapowitt Yacht Club, 26 Linda Road in Wakefield, Massachusetts is hosting our annual Flying Scot Regatta affectionately known as "The Chaos Cup". QYC has hosted "The Chaos Cup" regatta for twenty-two years.
After everyone else had called it quits. After all of the turkey was gone. Brian and Steve declared the 2007 season over one week after the Thanks Giving holiday. They had been anxiosly watching the weather and predicted temperatures below freezing at night finally persuaded them to pull their boats out for the winter. Barely one week after the lake was mostly frozen over. Brian and Steve acquired their Scots this year and surely got their moneys worth.
Flying Scot. When storing your boat make sure to take the properties of the surrounding area into consideration. I will describe some of the issues that you might see but it is not possible to cover every possible scenario.