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.
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. More information about the Flying Scot can be found at the Flying Scot Sailing Association. Boats and parts can be ordered at Flying Scot, Inc.
Flying Scot Fleet 19
Spring and warm weather returns! Winter is over and it’s that time of year to take boats out of storage! Annual preparation and cleaning will help prevent problems once you hit the water. Inspect your mast, stays, halyards and trailer and washing your boat will get you looking good for the season.
Reviewing the basic right of way rules and situations that Scot sailors often encounter when racing will get you ready for the season ahead. It's easy to forget how and where some rules come into play, so it never hurts to do a refresh prior to hitting the water.
Don’t forget to dress for water temperatures and not air temperature! Currently the river temperature at Berlin Lake is around 47º, wearing your life jacket could be the single most important factor surviving cold water immersion. There’s nothing quite like spending the day on your boat with family and friends. Just be sure safety is foremost in your mind.
As the 2021 season fast approaches, I’ll be seeing you all on the water soon! Until then, we’ll all be looking forward to another outstanding year of racing and fellowship at Berlin Yacht Club!
Fleet 19 Captain
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