Flying Scot Fleet #135


Sailing with Fleet #135

Every Wednesday from April through September, the Flying Scot sailors hit the water for Wednesday Night Sailing. This popular program is the cornerstone of our adult racing development program. No sailing experience required. Boat ownership is not required. Visit sailclintonlake.org for information on how you can sail with this fun group of sailors. Questions: email fleet135racing@gmail.com.

Trent Johnson

Fleet Captain

Rod Bussell

Wednesday Night Coordinator

Alan Shaklee

Free Lesson Instructor

Deb Aronson

Glow in the Dark Regatta Chair

Fleet Highlights

  • 24 privately owned Flying Scots!
  • 50+ active sailors participating in our Wednesday Night Sailing program!
  • 2018 Jim Colgrove awarded Allen Douglas Trophy, given to a sailor who portrays the best example of sportsmanship at the Midwinters regatta!
  • 2017 Glow 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!

Learn with Fleet 135's Quick Clinics!

Want to work on your spinnaker skills? Check out these videos as Rod and Eric teach you how to raise, jibe, and douse the spinnaker!

The rules of racing can sometimes be a bit confusing. Our very own, Eric Bussell, helps break it down for you!

Check out this video of CLSA's Alan Shaklee's new spinnaker for his Flying Scot, Quicksilver.