Try Sailing! is a pilot program of the Flying Scot Sailing Association. Our goal is to help build Flying Scot sailing by introducing adult sailors the sport of sailing by offering a fun introductory sailing experience that will keep you coming back. FSSA connects prospective sailors with experienced skippers by helping to promote free introductory sails at local regattas. A regatta offers an amazing open house atmosphere and helps showcase the fun and fellowship that makes Flying Scot sailing  such a fun attraction. FSSA also helps connect prospective sailors with local fleet captains who are looking to introduce new sailors to Flying Scot sailing at their local sailing clubs.  

Regatta Rides

Glow in the Dark Regatta - Friday Sep 13 (6pm) - Clinton Lake, IL (Learn more and Register Here)

Connect with Local Fleet Captains

Lake Decatur (IL) - Free instruction and coaching available for recreational racers.  Click here to learn more.

The 19' Flying Scot Sailboat is fun daysailor with a huge race following. It offers the perfect balance of performance and stability. It is typically raced with a team of 2-3 but can comfortably fit the entire family for a fun day on the water.

The Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA), founded in 1959, is one of the largest and strongest one-design sailing class associations in the world. To learn more about FSSA, please visit class website at

Getting on a sailboat is easy. See below for our regatta schedule and come join us our guest. One of our experienced racers will take you and up to 3 other adults out for a fun sail. Or connect with a skipper at one of the below sailing venues and schedule a ride. offers online learn to sail courses featuring the Flying Scot sailboat.  Start learning today and be sure to complete the quick and free Crew Safety Certification course before taking your first sailboat ride.


Adult Sail Facebook Page

FSSA advertises Flying Scot Adult Sail opportunities on our Adult Sail page on Facebook:

Also, be sure to check out the Flying Scot Sailing Association public group page on Facebook: