Disaster strikes Flying Scot National Championship

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  1. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    I received this report in my e-mail. Merrily

    SCUTTLEBUTT 2136 - July 13, 2006 (http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com)
    Scuttlebutt is a digest of major yacht racing news, commentary, opinions,
    features and dock talk . . . with a North American focus.

    Shortly after the fleet came in from racing on Tuesday, July 11 during the
    2006 Flying Scot North American Championship Regatta, at Corinthian Yacht
    Club in Marblehead, MA, a micro-burst tornado devastated the Flying Scot
    fleet and many of the Yacht Clubs' boats and docks. Boats that were on the
    dock were flipped 8-10 feet in the air, with at least 30 of the 63 competing
    boats turtled, with damage to many more. Fortunately, all Scot sailors and
    Corinthian YC people were injury free. It will be at least two weeks before
    the yacht club facilities will be available to use again, so as a result,
    the Flying Scot North American Championship have been cancelled.
    - See photo on class website: http://www.fssa.com
    - See local TV report: http://tinyurl.com/js4rb

    George Gecik
  2. WestCoast

    WestCoast New Member

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    Pretty sad sight to see, all those boats turned over :(

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