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2009 Districts - NOR

Organizing Authority Flying Scot Fleet 16

In Conjunction with the

Flying Scot Michigan/Ontario 2009 Districts

Notice of Race

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 17, 18 & 19, 2009


Fleet 16 and the Detroit Yacht Club (DYC) are located on Belle Isle in the Detroit River in the City of Detroit. The DYC offers on-site launch facilities.

Races will be held both on nearby Lake St. Clair and in the Detroit River near the DYC.

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 17, 2009

  • Registration & Check-In 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Cocktail Reception 6:00-10:00 p.m. (Fountain Room, DYC)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

  • Registration, Check-In & Continental Breakfast  8:30–10:00 a.m.
  • Skippers Meeting 10:00 a.m.
  • Tow to race course on Lake St. Clair 10:30 a.m.
  • Race 1 warning 12:00 p.m.
Up to 3 races to follow
After-race refreshments @ DYC
  • Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

  • Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m.
  • Sail to Start Line on Detroit River 10:00 a.m.
  • First warning signal 10:30 a.m.
One or two races attempted
(No race will begin after 1 p.m.)
Refreshments & awards immediately following.

Any questions contact:
John Gallagher (racing) 313-432-0233 or
Anne Eggen (registration) 562-301-5963 or



Registrations will be accepted on Friday and Saturday, July 17-18. The entry fee per boat is $40.

Early registrations are encouraged and a discounted entry fee of $35 will be offered for registrations postmarked by 7/10. For early registration, please complete the online registration form here and mail check to:

Golden Jubilee Regatta / FS Districts
Attn: Anne Eggen
619 W. Woodland St.
Ferndale, MI 48220

Checks payable to: Sailing Development Fund

Eligibility and Race Program

The Golden Anniversary Regatta and the Michigan/Ontario Districts are two regattas in one, i.e., a single race series will be scored twice. All competitors will be eligible for trophies in the DYC Golden Jubilee Regatta regardless of district residence. To also be eligible to count in the standings for the Michigan/Ontario Districts, a sanctioned event that will be governed by the FSSA Rules, a competitor must be a paid 2009 FSSA members (Rule 4, Article B-VIII). The District Champion must be a member of a fleet of the Michigan/Ontario District as registered by the FSSA 2009 roster.

Course Locations

Saturday’s racing will be held on Lake St. Clair between the Grosse Pointe shore and the international shipping channel approximately half-way between Windmill Point and the Crescent Sail Yacht Club. Sunday’s racing will be held in the Detroit River near the DYC.

Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions are now posted at the bottom of this page. Hard copies will be distributed on-site upon request.

Registration and Check-in

Registration and check-in will be held Friday, July 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Fountain Room at the DYC and Saturday, July 18, between 8:30 and 10 a.m., at the Flying Scot dock at the DYC.

Directions to Detroit Yacht Club

Take I-75 to I-375S, exit at E. Jefferson Avenue, go east approximately two miles to Belle Isle, cross the bridge, and follow the island road around to the DYC. For a detailed map, please see the DYC website at


The regatta committee plans to reserve a limited number of rooms for use by competitors at local hotels. Please let us know if you are interested in this option by email us at

Club Amenities

The DYC offers a swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, locker rooms, full dining room and bar, and other amenities that will be available to regatta participants. Children are welcome. A dockside dinner and party will be offered for a reasonable price on Saturday evening for regatta participants.

VHF Policy

The FSSA rules permit carrying a VHF radio at all times. Competitors may monitor the race committee working channel. However, VHF radios shall not be used while racing, except in an emergency.


Up to five races are scheduled. All races will be scored. One race is required to be completed to constitute a Championship.

The DYC Trophy is awarded each year at the Flying Scot North American Championships to the skipper of a club-owned boat posting the best finish in the Championship fleet. This venerable trophy is in need of expensive restoration work costing several hundred dollars. We encourage competitors to make a tax-deductible donation (payable to Sailing Development Fund) to help FSSA restore this important trophy. All donors will receive a letter confirming the amount of their tax-deductible gift.

Checks may be mailed to:
Sailing Development Fund
c/o Com. Ed Theisen c/o the Detroit Yacht Club
1 Riverbank Road
Detroit, MI 48214
DYC Flying Scots,
Jul 17, 2009, 7:55 AM