2012 Crystal Ball Flying Scot Invitational Regatta(17th Annual)
Sept. 8 and 9

Flying Scot Crystal Ball 2012

2012 Results - 5 Races Sailed
Saturday wind gusts were clocked at 32 MPH! Sailing on the edge for sure. Husband and wife team, Frank and Marianne Gerry finished first, while team Brian and Susie Hawkins finished second. See complete results.


2011 Results - 5 Races Sailed
Tight scoring made for a very competative regatta. Saturday wind conditions were flukey and one race was sailed before he lake went calm and races were abandoned for the day. Sunday morning was bright and sunny, but no wind. Around 9:30 am the wind filled in and 4 races were scored. Brian and Susie Hawkins (Portage Yacht Club) sailed a great regatta finishing first, Frank and Marianne Gerry (Lake Delavan, WI) finishing second, Bill, and daughter Olivia Pfund (Gull Lake Yacht Club) finishing third.-S. Last

2010 Results - 5 Races Sailed
Crystal Ball 2010 started with a cold rain on Saturday, September 11. The first race was a soaker, but Kent Davis of Crystal Sailing Club prevailed. After a postponement and a chance to warm up in the clubhouse by the fire, the rain finally ended allowing another race to be scored with Frank Gerry coming out on top. A beautiful blue, cloudless and breezy day followed on Sunday allowing the RC to conduct the remaining 3 races. Nice long courses tested sailors ability to sail the wind shifts. Forest Rogers came on strong finishing 1st in two of the three races, but it was Frank Gerry who came out on top after 5 races. Congratulations to all participants, and a big thank you to all who make this a successful regatta, year after year. -S. Last

2009 Results - 3 Races Sailed
The 2009 Crystal Ball Flying Scot Invitational Regatta is in the books. Three races were sailed in light and shifty air both days. Saturday's wind was early and became calm after the first race leading to postponement and finally abandonment of additional races after about 4:00 pm. On Sunday, a three hour postponement preceded the races allowing two shorter races to be sailed before the time limit of 2:30 pm. Patience was a virtue and Forest Rogers, FS 5855 came out on top once again. Congratulations to all participants and thanks to all who made the 2009 edition of the Crystal Ball a success. -S. Last

2008 Crystal Ball Photo

Excellent Weather and Participation Make for a Spectacular Crystal Ball Regatta in 2008

Skipper Ryan Malmgren and Carrie Carpenter of Madison, Wisconsin won the 13th Annual Crystal Ball Flying Scot Invitational Regatta held September 6-7, 2008. Plenty of competition, super weather and sailing conditions prevailed for weekend event. Frank and Marianne Gerry of Sugar Grove, Illinois took second, while local skipper Steve Last of Midland and crew Libby Stefanowski of Grand Rapids took 3rd in the 5 race series. Bill Pfund of Kalamazoo with son and daughter crewing finished fourth, and Brian and Suzanne Hawkins of Brighton finished fifth. Fifteen Flying Scots participated with participants traveling from as far away as North Carolina and Madison, Wisconsin. Richard Sherman, Fleet Captain organized the event and Steve Rajkovich served as principle race officer. Many club volunteers assisted to make the event a success. Complete results. See you next year!


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