Flying Scot Fleet #135


One-Design Sailing

The Flying Scot Sailing Association is one of the strongest one-design class associations in the world. Our strict adherence to the one design concept means that the Flying Scot built this year will remain compatible and competitive for years to come with newer as well as older boats. Owners of Flying Scots are assured that their boats will last for years, and its re-sale value will remain excellent. Also, the FSSA helps promote the Flying Scot which maintains the boats popularity and value. The Clinton Lake Sailing Association is home to Flying Scot Fleet 135. Fleet 135 was recognized as the 2016 FSSA Fleet of the Year, awarded to the most active fleet in the association. We sponsor Casual Wednesdays, CLSA's most popular sailing program. In addition, Fleet 135 sponsors Free Sailing Lesson opportunities to help grow the sport of sailing and CLSA.

Rod Bussell

Fleet Captain

Steve Gomer

Fleet Secretary

Eric Bussell

Fleet Treasurer

Deb Aronson

Glow in the Dark Regatta Chair

Fleet Highlights

  • 16 Flying Scot owners privately own 22 Flying Scots
  • 2 development Flying Scots owned by 501(c)3 available for skipper education and development
  • 50+ active sailors participating in our Casual Wednesdays program!
  • 2019 Jodi Heckle awarded Rod Bussell Trophy for most improved sailor in fleet.
  • 2019 Glow in the Dark Regatta at Clinton Lake - 34 Flying Scot teams competed!
  • 2019 Jim Moyle awarded Allen Douglas Trophy, given to a sailor who portrays the best example of sportsmanship at the Midwinters regatta! A CLSA member has won this prestigious award three years in a row.
  • 2018 Jim Colgrove awarded Allen Douglas Trophy, given to a sailor who portrays the best example of sportsmanship at the Midwinters regatta!
  • 2018 Glow in the Dark Regatta at Clinton Lake - 35 Flying Scot teams competed!
  • 2017 Glow in the Dark Regatta at Clinton Lake - 29 Flying Scot teams competed!
  • 2017 FSSA Fleet of the Year - Awarded to most active fleet in one of the most active one-design sailing associations in the world!
  • 2017 Fleet 135 Trophy - Awarded to 3 best finishing boats from the same fleet at Midwest District Championship!
  • 2017 Midwest District Champions - Ben Williams and Deb Aronson!
  • 2017 Eric Bussell awarded Allen Douglas award, given to a sailor who portrays the best example of sportsmanship at the Midwinters regatta!
  • 2017 Bryan Hunt awarded Rod Bussell Trophy for most improved sailor in fleet!
  • 2017 Egyptian Cup Regatta at Carlyle Lake - Fleet 135 traveled 9 race teams!
  • 2016 Fleet One Trophy - Awarded to 3 best finishing boats from the same fleet at the North American Championship!
  • 2016 Trent Johnson awarded Rod Bussell Trophy for most improved sailor in fleet!

WHY THE FLYING SCOT

The Flying Scot sailboat is the perfect balance of stability, comfort and performance. As a result, more than 6000 Flying Scots have been built in the past 60 years and new Flying Scots continue to be built at a high rate today.

A new sailor will appreciate the stability and comfort as anyone can easily sail this daysailer/racer in steady wind, stay dry and avoid the aches of pains associated with sailing other smaller dinghies.

19 Flying Scots are stored mast-up at Clinton Lake and can be unpacked and launched in less than 10 minutes, allowing sailors to enjoy more time on the water. If needed, the boat can easily be made ready to transport and pulled effortlessly with almost any vehicle.

Excitement seekers appreciate the Flying Scot because it is the only boat around that offers one-design racing in a big fleet, allowing for action-packed starts and plentiful close-quartered racing.

Why do people choose the Flying Scot? Hear it directly from other Flying Scot owners at the 2018 Chicago Boat Show!