2016 Race Results
2016 FLying Scott MAYRA
FLYING SCOTT SUMMER SERIES
FLYING SCOTT INTERCLUB
AYC MAYRA REGATTA
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!
We look forward to 2017. We will again start racing on Memorial Day weekend, but on Sunday afternoon, not Saturday, in order to allow people to get down and settle in. These races will kick off the Summer Series.
While much of our fleet focus is on racing on Saturdays throughout the summer, the versatile Flying Scot has proven to be an ideal boat for the waters of Stone Harbor. The boat is very stable and good for the beginner just learning to sail. Yet the strict one-design aspect of these boats allows all to be competitive with each other so that in a race, it is the skipper’s and crew’s skill, not the age or quality of the boat, that decides who wins. If you have never sailed a Flying Scot, try the club-owned boat which is simply rigged and moored in the water for ease of use by YCSH members. If you have a child in YAP, have him take the family for a sail, as the Scot can easily accommodate a family of four. Just sign up in the club office in order to use this boat. Private lessons are also available through the office. You don’t need to race to own and enjoy a Scot, but if you do, you will find great camaraderie and meet a great group of people.