Posts for February 2003

2003 Junior Pages updated

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Junior Activities
Junior Program Anncmnt-OptisThe Junior Web Pages have been updated to reflect information about the 2003 Programs - including downloadable applications, etc. You will be able to learn more about the three Training/Teaching programs: (1) Opti Kids, (2) Junior Week, and (3) Race Team Extended Program that we will operate this year.

If your parents have a hard time understanding plain English, we also offer versions of the Junior Web Pages for them. Have fun!

One Design Sailors—Get An Early Start at HYC

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HYC Mar 22 RegattaHYC is sponsoring a One Design Regatta on March 22 for Lasers, Vanguard 15s, 420s, and Sailboards. Click Read More… for details or the following links for more info: CBYRA News and Notices and Hampton YC One Design Spring Regatta

Schedule: Saturday, March 22

Registration 9:00am
Skippers Meeting 10:00 am
Race # 1 11:00am
3 minute starting sequence, with as many races as we can fit in.

Beer Pitchers, soft drinks, and soup available for purchase in the upstairs lounge after sailing.

Governing Rules: Racing will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing, US Sailing Prescriptions, Class Rules, and the Sailing Instructions (available at Registration).

Awards: Awards will be presented to top 3 finishers of each class …

More On Sailing In The Nood

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Wensell at Nood From February 14-16, St. Petersburg Yacht Club was the host for the traveling Sailing World NOOD Regatta. Joining new FBYC member Skipper Hope on the J/24 "Thin Ice" he co-owns with fellow FBYC member Don Landau, were myself, Wes Marshall, and Edward Allen. Here's a brief account of our adventures in sunny Florida.St Petersburg

After an all-night haul down to St. Petersburg, we rigged and launched "Thin Ice" Thursday afternoon just in time to miss the last of a dying breeze, and therefore, some valuable pre-regatta practice. 160 boats had registered - 28 of which were J/24's, making it the largest class at the regatta.

The next morning opened the regatta with a steady 8-10 knots. The J …

Drysail Hoist Gets A Lift

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Club News
Hoist No matter how big and ugly one might be, we all need someone to love us. The same is true with the drysail hoist. Not the prettiest piece of sailing equipment I've ever seen but for others, the ones it matters to most, its "their baby." Well, finally, its getting some much needed repair. Also, a preventative maintenance inspection is going to be completed. This should reduce routine failures but it will mean that it will be leaving Fishing Bay for a few weeks for a visit to the shop.

It's been interesting, when the notice went out to the drysail members that the beloved hoist was going to be taken down and temporarily removed, perhaps several weeks …


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SBR News You Can Use
CCV-HYC RACE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:  Saturday, March 15, Hampton Library, (Main Branch - Victoria Boulevard), 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Open to all.  Each participant will receive a 2003 Race Committee Manual.  Coffee and donuts provided.  There is no charge for this seminar.  For information and to pre-register (optional), contact John McCarthy at (757) 850-4225 or email at Topics covered will include:  Signal Boat Operations, Course Selection and Considerations, Mark Boat Operations, Flags and Signals, Starting Situations, RC Options During the Race, Finishing, Scoring, Paperwork, Publicity, Handling Protests, and a Flag and Signal Demonstration.  Chief clinicians include, Dick Boykin, Glenn Giles, John McCarthy, and Joe Hallissy.  The new CD …

Greg Fisher 's Flying Scot Workshop

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Flying Scots
Flying Scotts Greg Fisher will be conducting a hands on workshop about successfully racing Flying Scots. This will be on Sunday, April 6th, at the Rappahannock River Yacht Club, home of Scot fleet #185.
Greg Fisher
Greg is one of the top One Design sailors around and head of the O/D Loft at North Sails in Annapolis. He has won over 34 Nationals, North Americans, and Midwinters Championships in 9 One Design Classes - including the Flying Scots four times!!! Click Read More... for details on time and registration.

This session will start at 10:00 with a discussion on the principles and practices of making Scots go fast. In the afternoon there will be an on-the-water coaching session. This is open to all …

Riddle Solved - Clay Harris is now CO of the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).

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arleigh4 Clay Harris - age 9 - and son of 1969 Vice Commodore Bill Harris was selected by Mr. Roberts to christen the new pool. Today, Clay is CDR Clay Harris, Commanding Officer of the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). Clay is shown at the left awarding a certificate to one of his crew.

Mike Toms submitted the correct answer plus added previously unknown information that he almost won the honor of being first into the pool. For the full answer, plus awesome pictures of the Arleigh Burke, see Riddle of the Month

Mark Your Calendars For Race Committee Training

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Club News


Indoor And On-The-Water Sessions

The club is stepping up efforts to increase the quality of our race committees through more training, both indoors during the off season and on the water (OTW) once the weather turns favorable. Luckily, this coincides with an increase in new members expressing an interest in serving on race committees. For more information about our planned program and schedules, click Read More....

Randy Alley To accommodate everyone, we are planning repeat sessions for both indoor and on-the-water training. We encourage every person who will be serving on race committees this coming year, either as PRO, Race Chair, or committee member, to attend one of each. The training will encompass three main areas -- general RC …


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SBR News You Can Use
ST PETE NOOD:  Final Results are in for the southern Bay contingent in St. Pete.  In two of the one design fleets, area boats finished close 2nds. Christian Schaumloffel (Mirage) was 2nd in the 6 boat Hobie 33 fleet, just two points out of first (4-3-1-2-2-3). Case Whittemore (Patriot) was 2nd in the 10 boat J/29 fleet, missing first place by only 3 points (2-1-5-2-2-1).  Also racing in the J/29 fleet, Paul Anderson (Titillation) took 4th overall and Jay McArdle (Fast Lane) 6th.

World class racer Steve Hunt will conduct the CCV RACING RULES CLINIC - APRIL 1.  Steve and his teammate Michael Miller are in the  #1  470 spot on the US Sailing Team …

Whittemore Shines In The Nood

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Offshore Racing
Whittemore and PatrioCase Whittemore, racing his J29, Patriot, earned second place honors in the J29 Class Series at the NOOD Annual Regatta in St. Petersburg this weekend, narrowly missing first place by 3 points in the six race series. Paul Anderson, racing Titillation, also did well, bringing home a fourth place win, followed by Jay McArdle, racing Fast Lane, in 6th place. Thanks to Clark Dennison (see comments below) for pointing out that new member Dr. Skipper Hope also competed in the J24 Class in Thin Ice, assisted by Mark Wensell and Wes Marshall. Click Read More for more details.

NoodLogo Now in its 16th year, the Sailing World NOOD series is a nine-event racing circuit organized by Sailing World magazine of Newport …

FBYC Board Supports Private Clubhouse Use

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Clubhouse News
FBYC Handbook IconOn Tuesday, February 11 the FBYC Board approved a Clubhouse Use policy supporting private use of the clubhouse. Click Read More... for the complete text of the resolution.


"Our Rules state that the club is open until 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and on Friday and Saturday until 12:00 a.m., until the end of the Frostbite Series. The intent is that the club will be open for use to all members during these times. Also, we should expect the club to be open from mid-April until the end of October.

It is our plan, however, to make the club available to members for private functions, provided these do not unreasonably interfere with members …

Bermuda High A High

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Social Events
Bermuda High Collage As with the mythical diamond in Field of Dreams, they came to the new clubhouse in Deltaville for the annual FBYC Bermuda High party in large numbers. Last Sunday, February 9th, over 100 members and guests attended what all agreed was a "world" class brunch prepared and served by Alain and Nancy Vincey. With a sunlit Fishing Bay sparkling in the background, festivities began upstairs with Bloody Marys and Mimosa Champagne. An excellent video of single-handled round the world sailing was there for entertainment, but many just enjoyed the chance to catch up with old friends. Eggs benedict, sliced tenderloin, and salmon preceded the coup de grace—Alain's French silk pie. Everyone agreed they knew Alain was good, but …

ESPN2 America's Cup 2003 programs

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Offshore Racing
Americas CupFollowing is the schedule for ESPN2's America's Cup 2003 programs.
Race 1 - Friday, February 14 at 7:00pm ET (Unofficial FBYC gathering at Bailey's)
Race 2 - Saturday, February 15 at 7:00pm ET (Official FBYC gathering at Bailey's beginning at 6PM)
Race 3 - Monday, February 17 at 7:00pm ET
Race 4 - Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00pm ET
Race 5 - Friday, February 21 at 7:00pm ET
Race 6 - Saturday, February 22 at 7:00pm ET
Race 7 - Monday, February 24 at 7:00pm ET
Race 8 - Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00pm ET
Race 9 - Friday, February 28 at 7:00pm ET


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SBR News You Can Use
Friday, February 14th, America's Cup Preview (5 pm) and America's Cup Race #1 (7 pm).  Saturday, February 15th, America's Cup Race #2, (7 pm) (Fishing Bay Yacht Club enthusiasts are convening at Baileys in Richmond.).  Remember, for the Cup coverage, it's Gary Jobson on "The Deuce"!

PHRF FlagsPHRF Spinnaker Fleets splits for 2003 for Region 4 (southern Bay):  PHRF A: Up to 109;  PHRF B: 110 to 160; PHRF C: 161 and above.   These are different from 2002.  And, remember to get your PHRF valid rating for 2003 early.  Most clubs now require a copy …


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SBR News You Can Use
NORTH U cometh this Saturday and Sunday - February 8th the North Sails course on "Racing Trim" will be held at the Old Dominion University Sailing Center (Norfolk, VA).  The next day, Sunday, February 9th, the North U. "Cruising Course" will take center stage. For info and registration call 800-347-2457 or check the web site at   Better do it now, time's growing short!

Miller on Trapeze HUNT-MILLER TAKE 2nd AT ROLEX MIAMI OCR - Four days on the water and 10 races later, southern Chesapeake Bay homies Steve Hunt and Michael Miller took Olympic silver medalist Paul Foerster and Kevin Burnham to the wire, finishing one scant point (24, 25) behind the old dogs.   All this leads up to …

Richmond Winter Rendezvous — Saturday, Feb 15 At Baileys

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Social Events
Baileys-blinkboatmarqueeCome to Bailey's Smokehouse and Tavern, 7502 West Broad next Saturday, February 15 between 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Watch the America's Cup Races on Wide Screen TVs, and enjoy FBYC & sailing fellowship. The racing starts at 7:00 PM. As we all know, much of the America's Cup excitement occurs at the start where most of the races are won or lost; so you want to be there early. Club members will be responsible for buying their own beverages and food.

Here's To the Heroes

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Leukemia Cup
Schmalenbergeredit A full page tribute to the 2002 Volvo Leukemia Cup, top individual fundraisers is featured in the current, February issue of Sailing World. Congrats, and thank you, to FBYC member Carolyn Norton Schmalenberger, who finished tied for 5th in the country with $30,000 raised. Way to go Carolyn!!

CCV & HYC To Hold Free Race Management Seminar March 15

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Offshore Racing
The Cruising Club of Virginia and the Hampton Yacht Club will hold a Race Management Seminar on Saturday, March 15 from 9:30 am—1:30 pm at the Hampton Public Library, Main Branch, Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, Virginia. Click Read More... for more details and to download the PDF flyer with this article. For additional information and to pre-register, contact John McCarthy at (757) 850-4225, or email to

Topics covered will include: Signal Boat Operations, Course Selection and Considerations, Mark Boat Operations, Flags and Signals, Starting Situations, RC Options During the Race, Finishing, Scoring, Paperwork, Publicity, Handling Protests, Grand Finale – Flag and Signal Demo. Each participant will receive a 2003 Race Committee Manual. This seminar is open …

Spring Clean-Up Day - March 29th

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Club News
Mark your calendar! On March 29th at 9:00 am will be our grounds Spring Clean-Up. Plans are to clean up leaves and other debris from the grounds, plant grass seed, prune shrubs, clean up the porches and outside furniture. So bring your shovels, rakes, chainsaws and hammers to get your club ready for the 2003 season. If anyone would like to donate perennials, such as daylilies or other ground covers, please bring them. Jay Buhl and David Hazlehurst will provide the volunteers with a light breakfast and lunch. Please email Bob Kates at or call 804-776-6950 (day or evening) if you will be able to come. If you have …

The 2003 Junior Program Has A Strong Start

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Junior Activities

Ruthanna Jenkins and the Junior Program Staff put on an entertaining and informative program Sunday, February 2 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Scott home on St. Andrews Lane for a strong turnout. Juniors and their parents met this year's Club Volunteer Staff—Melanie Crittenden-Race Chairperson, Kelly O'Toole-Social Chairperson, and Noel Clinard- Information Officer.

Ruthanna also introduced this year's two outstanding coaches—Melanie Clore, Head Coach in charge of the 2003 program and Dan Herlihy, 420 Race Coach.

Melanie, who graduates this year with a Masters in English from UR has taught sailing at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, in Marblehead, MA, Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego, and at Sail …

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