The Flying Scot Sailing Association is one of the strongest one-design class associations in the world. Our strict adherence to the one design concept means that the Flying Scot built this year will remain compatible and competitive for years to come with newer as well as older boats. Owners of Flying Scots are assured that their boats will last for years, and its re-sale value will remain excellent. Also, the FSSA helps promote the Flying Scot which maintains the boats popularity and value. The Clinton Lake Sailing Association is home to Flying Scot Fleet 135. Fleet 135 was recognized as the 2016 FSSA Fleet of the Year, awarded to the most active fleet in the association. We sponsor Casual Wednesdays, CLSA's most popular sailing program. In addition, Fleet 135 sponsors Free Sailing Lesson opportunities to help grow the sport of sailing and CLSA.
Rod Bussell (Fleet Captain)
Rod sails FS#4890 Kentucky Lady. Since 2010, Rod has played a transformational role in the growth of the Clinton Lake Sailing Association and building Fleet 135. He gained fame for his work buying development boats, fixing them up, and making them available for purchase. As the fleet quickly grew, it became commonly referred to as "Rod's Navy". Rod's contributions to the fleet were honored by the fleet with the introduction the perpetual Rod Bussell trophy, awarded annually the fleet's most improved sailor. He was elected as Fleet Captain in 2019 for the 2020 season.
US Sailing Small Boat Certification
Fleet 135 offers US Sailing Certification in conjunction with Casual Wednesdays. This self-paced program provides a structured learning path for you to follow as you develop your sailing skills. Participation in this program is free for CLSA members who are also members of the Flying Scot Sailing Association. All new fleet members are issued the "Little Red Book" to document your sailing skills. A US Sailing Certified Instructor will sign off after you demonstrate each skill. As you earn each credential, you have the option to mail your logbook into US Sailing and receive in return mail an updated and validated Official Logbook of Sailing.
Clinton Lake Sailing Association6599 SAILBOAT ROAD, WELDON, ILLINOIS
Dry storage is available to CLSA members for an annual fee of $400 and includes free access to the CLSA sailboat dock and ramp.
Barefoot Cove Marina offers slip rentals for sailboats. Please contact Barefoot Cove Marina directly if you are interested in this option.
CLSA Commodore Craig Rost is pictured here next to Flying Scot #5631 Tegan.