Posts for September 2002

Nominations for Annual Awards Needed

Stuart Burnett on

Awards
The Trophy Committee is seeking nominations for the club's perpetual trophies which will be awarded at the Annual Meeting on October 25th. Nominations should be delivered by email, fax, or telephone to Stuart Burnett, Trophy Chairman, by October 7, 2002. Nominations will be accepted for the perpetual trophies described below by clicking on the "Read More..." link below. A detailed description for all the club's perpetual trophies can be found in the Yearbook beginning on page 80.Nominations for the following annual awards should be sent to the Trophy Committee Chairman, Stuart Burnett, by October 7th. Stuart's contact information is listed at the bottom of the article.

PIANKATANK TROPHY - recognizes the FBYC skipper who has consistently been …

Laser.org recognizes FBYC

Strother Scott on

Lasers
cheslasermasters2002 If you visit The Laser Class Online - Laser.org International Laser Class Association North American Region website you will notice that they have selected "Getting Ready to Sail at the 2002 Ches. Bay Masters" by Jim Lamb - seen to the left - as their Photo Pic of the Week.

Thanks to Randy Alley for pointing this out.

You can also check the progress of Alain Vincey in the Master Class at Hyannis at the The Laser Masters 2002 Worlds. He called in to say it is tough going, he capsized 3 times yesterday in a race in 20 knot winds - plus the course is about 8 miles from the beach - so some exhaustion is setting in.

The new Building is really nice

catesby jones on

Clubhouse News
Have messed about in boats around FBYC for many years and must admit was apprehensive about seeing the new club house. Anchored out several times during the progress but did not go in to see the work. Recently decided to have a look and am thrilled to see and feel it is still Fishing Bay Yacht Club! Wow!! A job well done!

The Wildman’s - Art and Jo - on Wild Wind

Jim Jacobs wins Laser Masters - 3rd time Champion

David Hazlehurst on

Lasers
After four great races on Sunday in 14-16 knots James Jacobs ended up as a third time champion, despite being OCS in the next to last race in which he still got a fourth place finish. There were several capsises Sunday the most notable being Mark Sauders who sailed a perfect race though the last windward mark only to turtle just after starting the downwind leg. This moved Mark from first to at least 21st place, showing us all how much harder it is to right a Laser when it's not heading into the wind. Aside from capsizes there were a number of equipment failures, the most novel being Brad Squires tearing the webbing at the top of his …

Laser Masters Preregistrations

David Hazlehurst on

Lasers
We have 30 sailors pre-registered for the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Regatta this coming weekend, September 7-8. Notable absentees include prior winner Rob Overton of HYC who could be anywhere on his live-aboard boat, Mike Ironmonger who has retired from Laser sailing, Bob Saltmarsh and Joe Van Rossem, staying close to home while preparing for the Laser Masters Worlds at Hyannis in two weeks. In talking with Mike Ironmonger, who travels from St Mary's on a work boat towing whatever, he explained his abscence from the Stingray Regatta this past weekend as follows; the weather forecast persusaded me that a 60 mile tow coming and going would be less than fun. You can't fault this decision!

Registrations to …

Thanks to the Stingray Point Regatta Committee for a well-done event!

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing
a0start From the moment 200 sailors on 50 boats arrived at Fishing Bay on Friday night of Labor day weekend 2002, it was obvious that the Regatta Committee had done a great job organizing the Event. Bay Design Group sponsored a pre-registration cocktail party in the upstairs of the new Clubhouse. All sorts of apparel featuring the Regatta Logo was on sale and FBYC for the first time accepted credit cards in payment for entries and attire.

Saturday featured lots of good racing, lots of wind, and lots of RAIN. We all need the rain so there were no complaints. The committee had divided the entries into 2 fleets. Lud Kimbrough ran the smaller boats - 6 J-24s, 6 MORC and 5 …

63rd Annual Regatta a great success - Big Flying Scot turnout!

Strother Scott on

Flying Scots
spinnakers Ninety-three boats and their crews raced on August 10-11 in Fishing Bay’s very successful 63rd Annual One Design Regatta. Dick Cole was the Event Chair and organized and ran a large one design regatta that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you Dick!

harrycarpenter On the day prior to the Regatta, Harry Carpenter was invited by John Beery and our Flying Scot fleet to conduct a clinic on Flying Scots. The Flying Scot Fleet must be applauded for getting 25 boats on the line. Harry stayed over for the racing, and after a slow start (5th), he went on to get 5 First Places to win the Flying Scot Fleet for the regatta. David Lee, on Floozies Little …

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