The Flying Scot is a very stable 19-foot centerboard sloop used for both family daysailing and racing. The Flying Scot is one of the oldest and largest one-design sailboat classes in the world. Over 6,000 Flying Scots have been manufactured by Flying Scot, Inc. which is located in Deer Park, Maryland. The Flying Scot was inducted in the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 1998.
At Berlin Yacht Club we have over 20 active Flying Scot Skippers, and we field between 8 and 12 or more boats on a typical Sunday afternoon or Wednesday night race. Our sailors range in age from 14 to 80, and come from all walks of life. New members in the Scot Fleet at BYC find plenty of encouragement and help learning about the Scot and the racing game in a competitive but casual and fun atmosphere.
The Flying Scot is a great boat to try if you are interested in sailboat racing, because it has an open cockpit design with limited control lines, and it is a very forgiving boat. Good used Flying Scots can be found for sale fully race rigged for under $3,500.00.
Flying Scot Fleet 19
At Berlin Yacht Club (BYC), our sailing season is divided into four (4) series:
Spring Sunday, Spring Wednesday and Summer Sunday, Summer Wednesday.
At the end of the racing season, champions for each series are recognized and trophies are awarded for the lowest combined total points for the entire season to the top three (3) skippers in the fleet.
The 2017 Flying Scot Overall Season Point
Recipients are as follows:
1st Overall: Jim Diffley
2nd Overall: Rick Banning
3rd Overall: Ron Craig
2017 Best Overall Crew Award:
2017 Most Improved Skipper:
Congratulations to all the award recipients! Complete 2017 race results can be found HERE.
Who will be the 2018 Fleet 19 Champions?
Find race results for the 2018 Fleet 19 Season (including cumulative totals) HERE.
A complete explanation of the Flying Scot Fleet 19 point rules can be found HERE.
New to Racing? Not to worry, all are welcome!
We have sailors from all walks of life, ages 8 to 80, that participate in activities at Berlin Yacht Club (BYC). If you are interested in sailing or sailboat racing we are happy to share our knowledge and experiences with you! Don't let the terminology scare you, BYC Skippers are knowledgeable and most of all, we just LOVE to sail! Learn more about crewing at Berlin Yacht Club (BYC) here.