Posts for August 2001

Stingray Point Regatta Mt. Gay Tent to be at Fishing Bay Trace

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Social Events
Entry Forms are now available for the Stingray Point Regatta, see Notice of Race , to be held September 1 & 2 at FBYC. The Friday night welcome party will be held at the Yacht Club, but the Mt. Gay tents and the parties on Saturday and Sunday nights will be held on the large lawn at Fishing Bay Trace condos on the right hand side of Stove Point Road 1/2 mile west of FBYC. Parking for the regatta will be across the road from Fishing Bay Trace.

The Official Entry Form includes reservation requests for various Regatta Packages meals, beer, Mount Gay Tent, etc. Please send your reservations to Mason Chapman and if you have any questions about the regatta, please contact Mike Karn at 804-359-2894.

Itinerary for the Stingray Point Regatta

Friday, August 31, 2001

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Registration and Welcome Party (Fanny’s House)

Saturday, September 1, 2001

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast (Fanny’s House)

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration (Fanny’s House)

9:00 AM: Skipper’s Meeting

11:00 AM: Warning Gun for First Race of the Day.

******** Hospitality Tent – Following Races (Fishing Bay Trace)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Dinner

7:30 PM: Trophies and Band (Fishing Bay Trace)

Sunday, September 2, 2001

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast (Fanny’s House)

10:00 AM: Warning Gun for First Race of the Day

******** Hospitality Tent, Lunch & Trophies – Following Races (Fishing Bay Trace)

Building Contract Signed - Construction is Underway

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New Building
At long last we are pleased to announce that we have raised adequate money to proceed with construction and that we now have signed an acceptable contract to construct our new building. Construction should now proceed at a more rapid pace. Under Read More, you can see the "From the Quarterdeck" article that appeared in the August LogBuilding Contract - You may recall last August's letter from Mike Karn which indicated that we planned our building to cost the same as the $85 - $100 per square foot we paid for Fannie's House. We have now negotiated and executed a contract with Northwind, Inc. to build our new clubhouse and have been successful in bringing the contract in for a …

RRYC Fall Regatta to be held September 15

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Offshore Racing
Attached is the Notice of Regatta for the Rappahannock River Yacht Club Fall Regatta (2 races) on September 15 at Irvington. The Entry Form is available at and your entry should be faxed to RRYC at 804-438-6650. More information available from Ron Mihills.

Heat-illness Prevention for Sailors

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Club News
(From Scuttlebutt No. 876, an online sailing newsletter)

In light of recent extreme heat conditions here is some information on heat-illness and suggestions for precautions sailors can take.For those who are not familiar with heat-related illness, it can include heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and life-threatening heat stroke. Dehydration plays a significant factor and can contribute to decreased performance, increased injury, and further risk of heat illness. Anyone is susceptible to these conditions, but the young, the elderly, the disabled and those with certain diseases including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are at increased risk for problems.

Heat cramps, which can be painful, are associated with excessive sweating and are usually, caused by salt depletion. Heat exhaustion occurs when the …

Fishing Bay kids have fun

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Junior Activities
49093294Kids have fun racing, crabbing, bowling, fishing, and here is a picture of us in junior week.

Gene Roberts' service scheduled for Deltaville on Saturday Aug. 11

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Gene Roberts, a long time FBYC member and Mobjack one-design sailor, died on Wednesday, August 1, of a massive stroke. His service is scheduled for 11AM on Saturday, August 11, in Deltaville at the "Zoar Church Beach Property". It is located off Route 33 East just past Stingray Harbor Marina, facing the Rappahannock River.Zoar Church uses this beach for interdenominational services every Sunday morning at 8:30AM. We understand most people who attend services there bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.

The service is the same day as our Annual Regatta. The skipper's meeting for the annual regatta is scheduled for 10:30AM on Saturday with racing to begin at 11:30AM. We will …

Betsy Carwile medals at Junior Olympic Festival

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Junior Activities
betsycarwile lucykupp The FBYC Junior Racing team attended the U. S. Junior Olympic Festival and Bay Open Championships this past weekend at Tred Avon where there were 89 optis on the starting line. Betsy Carwile - left - received her medal for 6th place in the Green Fleet (45 boats), and Lucy Kupersmith - right crewed on the 2nd place 420. Congratulations to them both, and thanks to our hard working coaches for putting the program together - and to the Hamiltons for housing the team!
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