The 2021 Flying Scot Buckeye Regatta came off with out a hitch . . . unfortunately without much wind either, at least on Saturday. But our 13 competitors were here for the fun. They stayed out for 2 painful Saturday races that the Windmill fleet Race Committee worked diligently to set up. Sunday wind was better so we got a total of 4 races for the regatta. We had 8 out-of-town boats, including a team from Rochester, NY, two teams from Cowan Lake and 5 teams from Deep Creek. Jay Huling and Ray Trask sailed to a 2nd place finish. 1st and 3rd went to Cowan Lake sailors Bruce and Lynn Kitchen and Dan Adams respectively.
Thanks to all of the fleet volunteers who made this event happen before, during and after, including Sandy Phalen, Arnie Ishizuka, Kathy Trask, Dan Carpenter, Ross Long, Ben Blee, Carlo Vedovato, Mark Sulc, Sarah Lynn, Larry Phelps, Toni Diblasi, Bruce Courts, Dave Stetson, Stephanie Bahr and Scot Stephen.
Looking to the future, please pay attention to your email as we are going to try to schedule some fleet events, including reviving the fleet steak roast and a cruising event, all outdoors and safely distanced.
Also please note that our fleet is responsible for the Past Commodore Steak Roast, tentatively scheduled for August 28. Please put the date on your calendar, as it is an “all hands” event.
Finally, there is a club wide event scheduled Saturday June 26 for those who want to learn or improve their racing skills. I am asking the veteran racers in our fleet to show up and assist. Stephanie Bahr and I will be at the FS Women’s National Championships at Deep Creek that weekend but there are some excellent sailors in our fleet who can provide guidance on racing a Scot. Just come on out and try. Even if you do not have an interest in racing, learning how to make your boat go faster and handle tricky situations will serve you well no matter where or how you sail.
Photos by Ellery Block & Lisa Kreischer