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One Design Racing Season Kicked Off

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

The One Design racing season kicked off last Saturday. Five Scots and one FrontRunner took place in the racing while another Scot skated around to the side tuning their boat. To help shake off some of the cobwebs PRO, Jim Raper, organized five practice starts which was a good warm-up.

With everyone ready and energized, the first race was launched. Well, not everyone was completely ready. Most forgot what a W2 race course was and rounded the leeward mark heading for the second beat. All, except the sage Hal Starke who went straight through the line and took the bullet. Immediately, those errant boats had to unwind to finish. A second race was started but unfortunately was soon cancelled due to an impending thunderstorm.

After putting the boats up in the storm, all soaking wet, we all had a great post-race time enjoying cool refreshments and hot chili prepared by Melissa Stephens. At the same time we also had a good discussion around starting techniques led by Len Guenther and John Wake following all those tall tales that were told about the race. Great start to a new season! Spring 2 is this coming Sunday, May 1.

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  1. 1. Hal Stark
  2. John Wake
  3. Joe Nelson
  4. Len Guenther
  5. Phil Webb

Beginners Race Committee Training

Posted by Jim Raper on

This Saturday, April 30th at 2PM on Fanny’s Back Porch, a beginners’ Race Committee Training class will be held.  We’re using US Sailing’s, ‘Join the Race Committee Team’ pamphlet as a guide, supplemented by the other material that the club has put together over the years.  The goal is to provide enough information and handouts so that members and others who participate, understand and can fulfill each RC function before, during and after an event – with zero stress.  It’s a two-hour functional class covering each RC position and how each role fits into the overall race management objective.  

Flying Scot Introduction

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

The Flying Scot Introduction program scheduled for Saturday, April 30 has been cancelled.  We hope to be able to reschedule this later this year.

FBYC College Sailors

Posted by Mark Hayes on

Future College Sailors: members of the 2015 Race Team

2015-2016 was a banner year for FBYC junior graduates! FBYC had 4 sailors in major college programs: Alexander Hanna sailed for Texas A&M; Eric Roos for William & Mary; Jeremy Herrin for Old Dominion University; and Austin Powers for Christopher Newport University. We also had a graduate coaching at the college level-Cori Radtke coaches at Bowdoin College in Maine, which has one of the top collegiate sailing programs in the nation.

In the last two years, FBYC junior alums Ellen Hubbard, who sailed for the University of Virginia, and Ben and Mary Catherine Buhl, both of whom sailed for Christopher Newport, completed highly successful collegiate sailing careers.

This fall we will have several more former juniors move into the college ranks, including Hanna Steadman, who will sail for Brown University; and Nina Willms, who will sail for William & Mary. Nina will also coach this summer at Camp Seagull/Camp Seafarer.


FBYC Lasers

Posted by Mark Hayes on

2015 Laser North Americans

2015 was a fantastic year for FBYC’s Laser sailors on the international stage! The North American Laser Association recently published their final 2015 Grand Prix standings in the Laser Sailor magazine. The standings are based on cumulative finishes at major North American events, including the Laser Atlantic Coast Championship, North Americans, and United States and Canadian Nationals. Jon Deutsch finished 26th in the Standard Class, out of 254 qualifying boats; Alexander Hanna finished 37th in the Radial Class out of 245 (Alexander won the 2015 ACCs, sailed at FBYC); and Jackson Montague finished 7th in the 4.7 Class out of 15 qualifying! Congratulations to all!


Pied Piper 2nd at Charleston Race Week

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

FBYC's J70 Pied Piper, with 13 year old Gannon and his Dad, Dan, sailing with former FBYC Coaches Victor Diaz de Leon and Thomas Dietrich, have accomplished an extraordinary result at Charleston Race Week in a fleet of 67 boats.

Pied Piper was second overall in the J70 Fleet with 21 points, barely losing a tie-breaker with the 2015 CRW repeat winner and World Champion Julian Fernades Neckelman aboard Flojito de Cooperando, also with 21 points, finishing the last race Second and Third, tipping the tie-breaker to Fernandes.

Because of the fleet size, the J70s were divided into 4 fleets, and sailed a round robin, as in an Opti Championship Fleet. So the 18 Races scored are actually 9 paired starts with rotating competitors.  Piper and Flojito sailed each other in some races (including the last completed) and not in others.  In the races they sailed against one another, the results were (Pied Piper/Flojito) 3/7, 1/2, 4/1, 2/1, 3/2. In the races they sailed separately, the results were (Pied Piper/Flojito) 3/5, 3/1, 1/1, 1/1. So, Pied Piper had 3 bullets and Flojito 4 bullets.

It all came down to the last race sailed with each boat totaling 21 points, but Flojito won the tie-breaker with the 2 over 3. Flojito, incidentally, also had one more first than Pied Piper.

Despite the nail biting finish to the 2/3 tiebreaker, there was one more chance to prevail with the start of a 19th and 20th pair of races. But, that pair of races was abandoned due to a massive wind shift, so it appears the prior results may become final.


2016 Flying Scot Season

Posted by Len Guenther on

The 2016 sailing season is finally here. Our One Design Opening Day is on Saturday 4/23!  Our enthusiasm for the sailing season skyrocketed when we took the boat to the club and attended the Opening Day social. We still need to find all the boat parts, but she looks pretty inviting parked with all the other Scots. Just wish we could be there this weekend to step the mast and get out for a practice sail.

Looking at the attached schedule, it's clear that there is a lot of great sailing to be done at FBYC and within a reasonable drive. Of course the big regatta for our fleet is the Wife Husband Regatta to be held June 11-12 at FBYC. John Wake and company have been hard at work organizing every little detail to ensure that (with your help) our fleet will host an amazing party for our Scot friends from around the country.

At the end of last season the fleet had a solid discussion on how to advance Scot sailing at FBYC. We learned that skill building and group conversations about racing topics were desired by many. The SIs were amended and the PROs alerted that we will have extended Competitor’s meetings prior to the Spring Series racing. The topics for each day are: SS1 - Race Day Preparation and Starting, SS2 - Windward leg Speed & Smarts, SS3 - Downwind Speed & Smarts, SS4 - Racing Rules and tactics.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 23rd.


Jackson Creek Shoaling Between Green 7 and 9

Posted by Ted Bennett on

Everyone using Jackson Creek should be aware that significant shoaling continued between #7 & 9 over the winter.

Paul Almany has provided this depth contour which shows a 5ft MLW section before you approach #9 when entering Jackson Creek.  The picture shows his color chart countour overlayed on the 2014 Army Corps of Engineers depth survey chart.  From the chart looks like we will need to run a curve with the greatest distance away from #9 occurring about 200ft before and about 150 to the north.

Thanks to Paul and his slick Depth Plotter. 

Reception for the FBYC Exhibit at the Deltaville Maritime Museum Saturday, May 28, 6 – 8 pm

Posted by Ted Bennett on

FBYC will sponsor a celebration on the Saturday evening of Memorial Day Weekend at the Deltaville Maritime Museum (DMM) to inaugurate the recently installed permanent exhibit at the Museum honoring our Club’s proud history in the community since 1939.The reception will include beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres to delight the palate. The event -  is open to all members upon reservation.

FBYC will use this event to express its gratitude to the DMM for the prominence it has given our Club in their new exhibition hall. Cost to attend is $15/adult with juniors admitted free. $10 of each admission ticket will be donated to the Deltaville Maritime Museum which has partnered with us in the past to stage important sailing events, such as the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regattas and the 2010 Optimist Nationals.

A highlight of our exhibit is a fully rigged wooden Optimist on display that was built in 1981-82 by the North Carolina Maritime Museum and used until 2005 in their junior program in Beaufort, NC.  They named her Wave Walker.  Donated to the DMM by FBYC junior members, Luke & Logan Hayes, their parents, Mark & Michelle, bought her in 2005 when she was retired from the North Carolina Maritime Museum program, and after being re-built, both boys sailed her at FBYC.

As an extra attraction to our members, on the same evening the Museum is hosting Grovin’ in the Park, one of its popular series of musical performances which everyone should enjoy.

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