by Bronson Bowling
The Midwest Districts Regatta is at Carlyle Sailing Association on Lake Carlyle in Carlyle, Illinois, this weekend. It’s being held at our annual Egyptian Cup Regatta. It’s also the time of year that the District Governor will be voted in. Be sure to vote for your nominee. Though you don’t have to be present to vote, it sure helps when we’re counting hands, Nays and Ayes. By the way, in case you were wondering, we’re planning for upwards of 30 Flying Scot teams to race this year. While you’re rushing to hurriedly pack your camping gear or luggage, I thought it would be a good time to give you some information about the facility here and what to expect.
Our Pharaoh, and Egyptian Regatta Chairman, Mike Pitzer, has pulled out all the stops for the event. Just for starters, Friday afternoon and evening there is a free seminar from North Sails representative Brian Hayes. Additionally, our fleet is hosting a bratwurst dinner for all attendees. Saturday night dinner is by local legendary caterer Greg Ziegenfuss, who never fails to supply high-quality, fresh meals to hungry sailors. Not to mention the quality of racing we’ll have with top-notch race committee staff and support power craft. If you need a copy of the registration details, NOR or SI, feel free to look them up online at http://csa-sailing.org/fleets/fscot/Flying_Scots_at_CSA.html or collect them with your registration packet when you arrive. We prefer if you register, but we always accept walk-ins. It’s going to be perfect conditions, so you have nothing to lose. Go ahead and let us know you’re coming.
While you’re grabbing that last load out the door, remember that CSA has three cranes and two ramps with which to launch your boat, ample parking space, a veritable armada of picnic tables under shade trees. We’ve got enough dock space to hold over 80 Flying Scots, plus yours. Many of us will be camping at the Hazlett State Park, staying at the Mariners’ Village near West Access Marina, or at Cornerstone Inn, in Carlyle. We can’t wait to see you.
Aren’t you glad that you came?
-Carlyle Sailing Association - Home of the Flying Scot Fleet 83