2023 Flying Scot North American Championship Results
Published 7:53am on 9 Jun 2023
I had aspirations of writing a stunning article about how exciting the Flying Scot North Americans was and all the wonderful things that happened on the water but decided that leaving most of those stories to be told around the fire at the crossroads was a better idea. Normally the class selects the venue for an event of this size a year ahead of time. Because of issues with the other venue, we had roughly six months. We had 60 boats registered and 20 states represented. People traveled in the week before and some stayed a little into the weekend. I couldn't count how many people, whether Scot sailors or not, volunteered, serving breakfast, lunch, dinners, boat measurement, marking parking spots, helping launch boats, race committee, etc. It takes a village, and we had one. By all accounts the event was one for the history books. The competitors cant wait to come back for the Fall 48 and Great 48.
A quick note on the sailing, we had one day with quest able wind and two days of very nice sailing with moderate breeze out of the north. Five races (the max number) were completed over three days. The event was won by past Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Jeff Linton sailing with his wife Amy. Our very own Dave Rink finished in 4th place in the Championship division with his steady crew Joel Blade. In the Challenger division we had Carol Claypool and Dave Safirstein in 3rd and Carol Sandke and Treez Decker in 5th. Six other teams from LNYC sailed in the event, either in the Championship or Challenger division.
A huge thank you to everyone that helped make this the amazing event that it was!
Pictures from the North American Championship (picture credit to Tom Payne): 2023 Flying Scot NAC
Last updated 4:57pm on 11 June 2023