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Story Contributors: Zeke Horowitz


Deep Creek Lake, mountain lake sailing at its finest!

This past weekend 52 Flying Scots descended upon Deep Creek Lake – home of the Flying Scot Inc. factory to race for the Sandy Douglas Memorial Trophy. This is the biggest event in Deep Creek which is the biggest Flying Scot fleet in the country. It is mountain lake sailing at its finest! The breeze is constantly shifting and it’s rare to be sailing in the same wind as the boat 10 yards away from you. This regatta is all about having fun in one of the most beautiful venues you could ask for.

Five races were sailed in fantastic conditions, with Zeke Horowitz and Cole Alsopp coming out on the top of the leaderboard with 8 points. Tyler and Carrie Andrews were close behind with 11 points, taking 2nd overall. Before racing on Saturday, Zeke offered some insights to the fleet with a key tip:

TIP FROM ZEKE: Remember in shifty and puffy conditions to always have a hand on the vang! It might even be prudent to have the crew playing the vang because it is so important to ease the mainsheet and tighten the vang hard when you get a big puff. As soon as the puff leaves, the vang must get eased back off quickly to power the boat back up. You should be adjusting the vang nearly as often as you adjust the main sheet!

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Zeke Horowitz

One Design Expert — Annapolis, Maryland

Zeke Horowitz grew up in Sarasota, Fla. where he quickly took to sailing and began racing in the Optimist Class at the age of nine. His Optimist racing took him all over the world and inspired his passion for sailing...

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