RRYC Flying Scot Fall Series begins Sunday
by Rick Peterson
RRYC Fleet Captain
The Rappahannock River Yacht Club (RRYC) Flying Scot Fall Series has race dates scheduled for the following Sundays: August 25, September 8 and 15, and October 6, with a make-up (if necessary) on October 27.
As with the Spring Series, the Scots will be racing on the same course as the Typhoons, but with separate starts, and these Sunday afternoons are always full of fun and excitement on the water.
The races are then followed by a social gathering for all participants on the club porch. First race warning is at 1300, so there’s time to attend church in the morning and still come out for a glorious fall afternoon of racing fun.
Races are held in the Rappahannock River usually just outside of the entrance to Carter Creek.
The Scot is an ideal “one design” sloop, normally sailed by a two-person crew. With a roomy and comfortable cockpit, it is fun and exciting to sail both as a racer or family day sailer. Many crews are composed of husband and wife or parent-child teams.
If you have access to a Flying Scot, or would like to use the club Scot, or perhaps just crew for another, give Fleet Captain Rick Peterson a call. Or, if you’d like to spend an hour or two on a Scot and see what it’s like, give any member of the fleet a call and he or she will help arrange to get you out on the water.
This race series is open to all Flying Scot/Typhoon sailors in the area regardless of club membership.
For more information, call Peterson at 804-356-8941 (cell) or 804-353-3051 (office).
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