Disaster strikes Flying Scot National Championship

Merrily

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I received this report in my e-mail. Merrily

SCUTTLEBUTT 2136 - July 13, 2006 (http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com)
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DISASTER IN MARBLEHEAD
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
 
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