Birmingham Sailing Club encourages fleet racing. Strong fleets are the essence of a sailing club and getting involved with a club fleet is a great way to contribute to the club and develop meaningful connections with other members. Current fleets at the club are:
The Flying Scot is 19′ long and weighs 850 lbs. Sailed by two or three people, the Flying Scot has 191 sq. feet of sail, consisting of a main and jib, plus a 200 sq. ft. spinnaker. The Scot has a high boom and wide decks. The Scot can be easily trailered.
The Flying Scot Fleet 118 hosts the Great Scot Regatta in the fall of each year.
BSC contact: Richard Wade, Flying Scot Fleet 118
For more information on the Flying Scot visit Flying Scot Sailing Association
The Thistle is 17′ long and weighs 515 lbs. Sailed by two or three people, the Thistle has 191 sq. ft. of sail, consisting of a main and jib, plus a 220 sq. ft. spinnaker. The Thistle can be easily trailered. The Thistle Fleet 110 hosts the Great Pumpkin Regatta each fall.
BSC contact: Loy Vaughn or Conor Madden, Thistle Fleet 110
For more information on the Thistle visit Thistle Class Association
The BSC Keelboat Fleet exists to support racing and cruising programs for all keelboats at the Birmingham Sailing Club. The Fleet promotes keelboat participation in club race weekends and will hold social sailing events throughout the year.
For more information on the Keelboat Fleet contact the Commodore, email@example.com