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There are many good reasons for the success of the Flying Scot. First, the solid, almost indestructible, construction; the large open and comfortable cockpit, which can easily seat 8 in cruising mode (I have seen more on family holiday weekend sails at the Lake); the great sailing stability from the lead-ballasted centerboard; and the total support that Flying Scot owners get from their local Fleet, the Factory and from the Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA).

Flying Scot Fleet #163

Mike and Sam are NSC 2011 Sailor of the Year!Mike and Sam are NSC 2011 Sailor of the Year!Welcome to Flying Scot Fleet 163 at Lake Nockamixon!

Come on out and sail with us.  We often have crew spots open for you, and we have good Scots available for purchase, if you want to jump in with both feet.  

Flying Scots have been sailing at Lake Nockamixon since 1974, and the Nockamixon Flying Scot Fleet # 163 was chartered by the Flying Scot Sailing Association in 1987. We are in the Greater New York District of the FSSA.  Several of the original Charter Members are still sailing with the Fleet -- which currently has close to 30 Members. The Flying Scot is the most popular sailboat at the Lake with many boats in the Marina, and many more in the Dry Storage area – other boats are trailered in to the Lake to sail. The Flying Scot Fleet is also the largest One-Design Fleet at the Lake with almost 20 Flying Scot sailors as Racing Members of NSC and 10 as Cruising Members of NSC. The oldest boat in the Fleet, #520, was built in 1960 and is still competitive in Fleet racing with the newest boats, which now exceed boat #6100.

Flying Scot Tips and Technique

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How to fly the spinnaker in the Flying Scot Here is a great video, done by Graham Hall, one of the greats of the Flying Scot class.  If you want... pscheetz Jan 24 2018 - 6:31pm
Tacking and weight placement in a Flying Scot Here is an updated video on the technique for tacking the Flying Scot!  Also shows good technique fo... pscheetz Jan 24 2018 - 6:10pm
Simple guide to the racing rules Hi i just received a copy of a simple 20 page illustrated guide to the racing rules put out by us s... sails149 Apr 24 2017 - 5:38pm
Flying Scot Rig Tune - Crew U Thank you everyone who attended our 2nd "Crew U" session on Tuning the Flying Scot rig.  It was a gr... webmaster May 5 2014 - 2:58pm
New 2:1 Jib Sheet Harness After discovering the frayed jib sheet harness, I mentioned in my post I would make a new harness fo... webmaster Dec 21 2013 - 8:35am

Fleet Photos

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