2017 Race Results
2017 Flying Scot Interclub
2017 Flying Scot Summer Series
2017 W.T. Douglass Intergalactic Championship
As we write this in July 2017, our race season is in full swing and the interim scores are updated weekly
under "2017 Race Results". A new club Flying Scot has just been added to the fleet for use by
experienced sailors interested in racing. Contact Linda or Bruce Nicholson or the YCSH office for
answers to your questions. This new boat is reserved for racing and race practice.
The simply-rigged club Flying Scot which is used for YAP is available for cruising and sailing lessons. You
must sign up with the YCSH office. There is a charge for using the boat. Our cruising Scot is fine for a
family picnic or an afternoon sail. A Flying Scot is raced with two on-board but can seat four. If you are
not an experienced sailor, lessons using this boat can be arranged through the office.
We had a great sailing season in 2016. Our club hosted the Flying Scot MAYRA Championship in early July with a fleet of 17 boats racing a four-race series. That weekend included a Friday night registration and welcome dinner hosted at YCSH and Saturday evening awards followed by an informal dinner for our out-of-town visitors. This regatta is our signature South Jersey championship for the Flying Scots and is hosted alternately by YCSH and Avalon Yacht Club every summer. The next will be held 7/15/2017, hosted by Avalon YC.
Our club tradition is to have fleet racing every Saturday throughout the summer. We use the Great Sound as tide conditions permit and schedule nearby races in the “Flats” on days when we are limited by the afternoon tide. Our primary racing fleet is the Flying Scots; however all club fleets are encouraged to participate. We are assisted by a loyal Race Committee organized by Bruce Nicholson and a volunteer fleet of safety patrol boats. Volunteers are always welcome and should email Linda.
Our 6-weekend YCSH/AYC Interclub Series brought out 17 qualifying Scots from our two Seven Mile Beach island clubs. We also were joined by several off-island racers whom we welcome to join us on these Saturdays. After what is always a hard-fought competition, Avalon Yacht Club took home the trophy for 2016.
In addition to our full schedule of racing in the back bays, our Stone Harbor Flying Scots attend regional and national events for Flying Scots as well as the AYC ocean-racing event each summer. Please contact Linda for information on joining the fleet!