Posts for December 2003

Cruising Schedule 2004

Tony Sakowski on

Cruising News
FBYC Cruisers,
We are looking forward to a great year cruising the bay with you. However, I need your help and input in creating the weekend and extended trips that you would enjoy. Many of you have a very special trip that you have made in the past; please consider sharing it with the rest of us this year by leading us as the chairman of that trip. Perhaps you would like to do a two day weekend trip, or a full week to that neat, special place. Or, maybe there is an area that you have thought about going, and would enjoy taking the rest of us with you!

I've thought about three one week trips: up the …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
US SAILING will no longer offer a subscription to  Sailing World Magazine as a part of the USSA membership package.  So, word is that if you extend your US SAILING membership right away (DEADLINE is  DECEMBER 31, as in this WEDNESDAY), you can get the magazine free until your US SAILING membership expires.  So,  you need to call US SAILING right now at 1-800-877-2451, if you want to beat what amounts to loss of a benefit, i.e. the magazine for free.  Thanks to CBYRA for calling attention to this happening.  A lot of CBYRA members wait until the CBYRA-USSA combo membership deal comes available in early spring, but if you wait for that now, you lose the …

FBYC Wednesday Night Group Donates Gifts to Middlesex County Teens

Cam Hoggan on

Social Events
Holiday gifts were collected by the Fishing Bay Yacht Club members to help bring Christmas Joy to the youth of Middlesex County. The thirty-five members present at a festive dinner Wednesday night wanted to share their holiday spirit with the community. The seasonal gift collection afforded a wonderful opportunity for the Fishing Bay Yacht Club to enjoy the gift of giving. Millie Hampton of the Middlesex County Department of Social Services coordinated the distribution of the presents.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Changes in the Big Tent - CBYRA Executive Board for 2004:  John Dodge, one of the southern Bay's own, will be the President of CBYRA for 2004.  Southern Bay racers know John for his past service as Region 4 vice president, the significant role he played in the "birth" of what has become the Stingray Point Regatta, and his participation in racing up and down the entire length of the Bay and well beyond.  Delegates also elected  Todd Lochner, whose roots are in the small boat side of the house (particularly Jet 14s), as Executive VP for the coming year.  CBYRA Treasurer, aka The Money Man, is Dick Emmett, and Angelo Buscemi, a J/24 guy …

Rising sea level increases hurricane risk

catesby jones on

Club News
Full Interactive story at

The hurricane of 1933, widely known as the "storm of the century" for Chesapeake Bay, generated a storm surge in Hampton Roads of 5.84 feet, more than a foot higher than the 4.76 ft storm surge recorded for Hurricane Isabel. Yet many long-time Tidewater residents say that the high-water marks left by Isabel equaled or exceeded those of the 1933 storm.

A new analysis of sea-level records by VIMS emeritus professor Dr. John Boon helps explain the apparent discrepancy and suggests that future storms will pose even greater flood risks. Boon also argues that changing the way storm tides are referenced could help coastal residents understand …

Latest North American College Sailing Rankings

Blake Kimbrough on

One Design Racing
After our fifth at the ICSA Sloop Nationals and our winning the SAISA/MAISA Dinghy Championships we have vaulted from 19th to 13th in the latest update of the Sailing World College Rankings. Things are looking good for us in the spring and our big picture goal of winning the Fowle Trophy is still well within our grasp.COED (prev. rank)
1. Harvard (1)
2. Dartmouth (5)
3. Kings Point (3)
4. Brown (8)
5. Tufts (4)
6. Hawaii (13)
7. Boston College (14)
8. USC (9)
9. Hobart/Wm. Smith (2)
10. MIT (10)
11. St. Mary’s (6)
12. Georgetown (16)
13. Charleston (19)
14. UC Irvine (12)
15. Washington College (15)
16. Stanford (7)
17. Old Dominion …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
IMPORTANT RACING DATES:  2004 is Leap Year (you remember , "February has 28 [days] and sometimes 29...")   Those who have been tussling with 2004 racing schedules are well aware of the "leaping" required in plans for the coming season.  Here are 7 critical southern Bay dates that are for the most part settled:  (1) CCV Spring Series #1, Sunday, April 25 (important to your boat yard splash date); (2) FBYC Spring Series Opening Day is set for Saturday, April 24; (3) Still officially tentative status, but looking fairly solid is June 4-5-6 for the 2004 Black Seal Cup/Southern Bay Race Week(4) TowneBank HomeTowne Regatta which coincides with Norfolk's Harborfest is set for June 12 (Portsmouth …

SAISA/MAISA Intersectional at The College of Charleston

Blake Kimbrough on

One Design Racing
We finishedout the season strong at the SAISA MAISA intersectional held down here in Charleston. Things are looking bright for next spring...
November 24, 2003

College of Charleston hosted the annual SAISA/MAISA regatta here at home this weekend. 18 teams competed including two CofC teams. The cougars led the event from the beginning Both CofC teams sailed well in the light conditions. The Charleston I team won by 15 points with Blake Kimbrough and Diane Haynsworth in A-division. Jesse Combs and Savannah Morton won B-division as well. The Charleston II team was composed of the O'Reilly duo of Russ and Alana in A-division and Brendan Healy with Suzy Lintern in B. This was a good ending for the …
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