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Flying Scot Fleet #163
Flying Scots have been Racing and Cruising at Lake Nockamixon since 1974, and the Nockamixon Flying Scot Fleet # 163 was chartered by the Flying Scot Sailing Association in 1987. We are in the FSSA Greater New York District. Several of the original Charter Members are still sailing with the Fleet -- which currently has close to 40 Members. The Flying Scot is the most popular sailboat at the Lake with many boats in the Marina, and many more in the Dry Storage area – other boats are trailered in to the Lake to sail. The Flying Scot Fleet is also the largest One-Design Fleet at the Lake with almost 30 Flying Scot sailors as Racing Members of NSC and 10 as Cruising Members of NSC. The oldest boat in the Fleet, # 520, was built in 1960 and is still competitive in Fleet racing with the newest boats, which are now exceeds boat # 6000.
Most Flying Scots at Lake Nockamixon are sailed by families, and the Fleet emphasis is on family and fun sailing. Fleet Members are major participants in the NSC Wednesday Night Sailing and NSC Social events. The Fleet participates in both Racing and Cruising activities at the Lake, and is also regularly represented at Flying Scot National events. Four boats from Fleet # 163 competed in the 2005 FSSA "Wife-Husband" National Championships held on the Chesapeake Bay. At the time, this was the highest participation ever from Fleet # 163 in a National event. In 2009, five Fleet boats attended the Wife-Husband Regatta in Massachusetts. Four Fleet boats also attended the 2007 FSSA North American Championships in Deltaville, VA, and then a new record was set when 7 Fleet boats attended the 2008 NAC’s in Toms River, NJ.
A special Flying Scot Fleet # 163 Trophy, the “Sterling Travel Trophy” is designed to encourage members to travel to Regional and National events sponsored by the Flying Scot Sailing Association, or to sail with other distant Flying Scot Fleets. The Fleet has been represented at the FSSA National Championships, the Midwinter’s Championships, and the Wife-Husband Championships, the Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta, Atlantic Coast Championships, as well as at many other Regional events.
Three Flying Scot Fleet “Racing Series” are held each year at Lake Nockamixon - "Saturday", "Regatta", and "Sunday" with five dates in each Series. The Fleet Champion is determined by the best 20 race results of the entire season. The Fleet also cooperates with Flying Scot Fleet # 184 at Hunterdon Sail Club, Spruce Run, NJ, in organizing the Annual “Challenge of the Lakes” Racing Series between the two Clubs. The Flying Scot races under a Supplement to NSC Sailing Instructions for Flying Scot Fleet Racing (PDF)
The Flying Scot "Cruising Activities" are designed to support the NSC Cruising Fleet program which encourages all cruising sailors at the Lake to enjoy their fun time on the water while also improving their sailing skills. The Fleet participates in fun Cruises around the Lake, sail training Seminars, as well as joining the Racing Fleet members for Picnics and other social activities at the Lake and at other local venues.
The Flying Scot Fleet issues a periodic e-mail “Report” to all members, both racers and cruisers, during the sailing Season, and periodically during the winter. To join the distribution group, or obtain any other information about Flying Scot sailing at Lake Nockamixon, contact: Mike Mandell, Fleet Captain.