While it is tempting to quote Paul Simon and start singing “Slip sliding away” as it feels like our lives are doing right now, we are fortunate that at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic we have a special place we can go where we can get out of the house and be socially distant. Yes, I am thinking about … Read More
Here we are in the Spring of 2020 when most of the population is in some degree of isolation either self-imposed or mandated. Socially distance -physically- by an unseen virus that threatens our lives and way of life. The funny thing about isolation is that while the intention is to separate people, it actually tends to draw people together, to … Read More
Hello Flying Scot Fleet 37 family! I hope everyone is well and making the most of a unique situation as we sail through the Novel Coronavirus 19 social and commercial restrictions. For those of you that missed the Annual Holiday Party at Ellery and Marsha Block’s house in January, included are a few photos. We had great food as always, a … Read More
Interlake Midwinters in Tampa at Davis Island Yacht Club is one of the best social events of the season along with the chance to sail in Winter! Steve and I spent three days in warm sunshine, sometimes racing, sometimes sitting by the pool, and sometimes sitting in our boats, but always sharing the experience with our Interlake friends. This
Every year at this time we watch for the signs of spring. For me it’s March Madness, Opening Day, and the Masters—and somewhere in between these markers, we put the docks in at HSC and start the sailing season! The first couple of weekends may be too cold or too windy, but we know the day is coming when the … Read More
So, why do we love sailing
Windmills? The reasons are as varied as the sailors in Windmill Fleet 60.
For some Windmill sailors it
really IS love, as in the case of Mike and Dixie Mickelson, who have been
sailing together for decades. They love that the Windmill is small, inexpensive
and spirited… and it doesn’t need a third crew.
The “Class of COVID-19” high school seniors did not know their last day of school would be in mid-March and most are “stuck” at home with parents. So good news about the future of our high schoolers is always welcome. Junior sailor Grace Squires is heading to the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina to start as a freshman … Read More