Posts for January 2003

The America's Cup at the Leukemia Cup Wine Reception with Gary Jobson, Friday, March 21st, the Mariner's Museum

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Leukemia Cup

Sailing doesn’t get much better than the America’s Cup competition currently being waged in the waters off Auckland, New Zealand. After months of competition among several teams, New Zealand will begin defending the America’s Cup in mid-February, accompanied by lots of thrilling racing action and on-the-water excitement. A winner will be known by the end of February and the highlights of the racing action will have been captured on video to be shared with sailing fans and landlubbers alike.

At the forefront of the America’s Cup action again this year is Gary Jobson, a prominent author, racing sailor, and ESPN analyst. And,after covering the America’s Cup for ESPN, Gary will be coming to Tidewater …

Riddle of the Month

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arleigh2 arleigh3 Shown at left is the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) In the February Log is a FBYC Riddle - What is the relationship between the Fishing Bay Yacht Club pool which was christened in 1969 and the USS Arleigh Burke? You are invited to hit Read More below, and then post your answer/guess by clicking Reply at the bottom of the page.

The correct answer, when submitted, will be noted on the web site, or if not sooner, in the March Log.


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Key West Race Week Wrap Up:  It seemed fewer than usual southern Bay racers (boats and crew) headed to Key West this year, but those who did had the expected super good time!  In the J/29 one design fleet of 10 boats, Case Whittemore and the Patriot gang finished 4th overall scoring 27 points in their best 7 races (the worst of 8 races being tossed under the throw out provision).  Right behind Case was Paul Andersen and the Titillation bunch, having made a comeback after a day 1 collision with old [now friendly] rival HustlerHustler finished second overall with 14.1 points behind overall winner Rhumb Punch (John Edwards), Bay brethren from Solomon …

MORC Station 70 and FBYC To Sponsor Crew Training

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TONS OF FUN WITH SAILING! This program is designed to get more active people involved in the wonderful sport of sailing. Classroom sessions review basics of sailboats, sailing and racing. On the water sessions are an opportunity to practice what has been learned in the classroom. Click "Read More" for details of the program and to download the application.

Upon completion of the program, we will assist in placing you (if you wish) as crew on an available boat racing out of Fishing Bay Yacht Club. All types of boats are used for racing; large custom yachts, cruising/racing yachts and smaller one-design yachts. It is preferred that you have some sailing experience and are comfortable with the open water …

FBYC Hosts Bermuda High Party on February 9

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Social Events
Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the Bermuda High Party on Sunday, February 9 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the clubhouse in Deltaville. FBYC Chef Alain Vincey is preparing a world class buffet brunch. The cost will be adults $20 and children $10. Non-members and guests are welcome. Dress is casual and Champagne and Bloody Marys are included. For other spirits, bring your own. Please RSVP to Alain Vincey by February 6 at or 804-512-3307.

Tired Lines not Humerous

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Just a seasonal reminder to check your mooring lines (as Chapman's refers to them) or dock lines (as most of us refer to them) whether your boat is in a slip or on the beach, winter winds and tides put heavy strain on lines. Especially, when most of us are not thinking of sailing in the least. A simple check might save damage. At a minimum, please inspect your bow, stern and spring lines. The single purpose for this inspection is potential "line failure", whether it is for now or in the future. All owners should know the proper type and size line for their particular situation.

Take special care to check for line fatigue, chaffing and rot. Many …


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Saturday night Fishing Bay Yacht Club wined and dined in fine fashion 60+ CBYRA High Point award winners, friends, and families in their new clubhouse.  The snow outside made the event even more memorable and the blazing fire in the fireplace even more comforting.  Special kudos to FBYC Commodore Dick Cole and event honcho Tom Roberts.  The thermometer near the Little Sue Exxon on Fishing Bay Road read 13 degrees when the party broke up.

Congratulations! CBYRA Region 4 High Point Winners John Hanna, Leroi Lissenden, Rusty Burshell, Dave McConaughy, Bill Peach, Meg Roberts, and Mark Wheeler.  REGION 4 AWARD RECIPIENTS:   North Division - PHRF Spinnaker:  1. Leroi Lissenden (RSA), Voodoo Chile; 2. Waddy Garrett …

West Marine to Acquire Boat U.S. Retail, Catalog & Wholesale Operations

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This will be interesting to see how it develops in DeltavilleWATSONVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2003--West Marine, Inc. (Nasdaq:WMAR - News) announced today that the Company will acquire BoatU.S. retail stores, catalog sales and wholesale operations for $72 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities. Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatU.S.) will continue to operate its Association which represents the interests of, and offers numerous services to, boaters across the country. In making the announcement, John Edmondson, CEO of West Marine, said, "This acquisition marks a major milestone in the evolution of the boating products industry."

Edmondson characterized the deal as "a long-term strategic alliance that will enable both West Marine and …


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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 3 P.M. Winter Program at the clubhouse in Deltaville will feature heavy hors d-oeuvres by Alain Vincey (BYOB) and a presentation of first-class European sailing action. Film features include Trimaran Open Class 60 and America's Cup Jubilee in England 2001. This should be a fun time and I hope to see you there.

Alain Vincey, Winter Program Chairman

Koedel, Jr. Denames Boat, Observers Freeze

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koedeldenaming John and Kara Koedel denamed their new yacht last weekend. Several observers, including the Koedel's, Sr., Jeff Branflick, Chris Gaenzle, and various children attended. The denaming ceremony is part of John's elaborate two-part denaming/renaming ceremony for their new-to-them Ericson 38. After the denaming ceremony, John commented that he was disappointed with turnout for this January event, "I really thought all the non-spin guys would come out for this", he said, "maybe we'll get more people in the spring for the renaming ceremony." No word yet on what that name will be, however.

rumgatta In a separate and unrelated event, a small group of sailors retreated to the new clubhouse on Sat. evening for a round of the …


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Key West Bound:  As of last week entry numbers for Key West Race Week hovered around 200.  There will undoubtedly be more.  The event runs January 20-24, 2003.  So far the southern Bay contingent includes three J/29s, Paul Andersen's Titillation, Case Whittemore's Patriot, and Sam Marshall's Night Music.  Also, sailing from Virginia are Brad Worsham's J/109, Orion, and Othmar von Blumencron's Dame Blanche , a Beneteau First 40.7.

FOR EVERYBODY - THE SOIREE AT FISHING BAY - THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 18:  CBYRA Region 4 High Point Awards will be presented along with special awards.  Region 4 (that's all of us) One Design, Offshore, and Junior racers will …

Annual CBYRA Race Management Seminar

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Offshore Racing
The Annual CBYRA Race Management Seminar will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2003 at  the Annapolis Yacht Club. Registration begins at  8:30, with  the sessions running between 9:00 - 3:00. Chip Thayer, Race Committee Chairman for AYC, will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss race management, including the use of electronic navigation programs. All race committee members are encouraged to attend.

The full seminar, plus a continental breakfast, is only $7.00. Lunch will be available for purchase. Parking is available at the  Club Annex. If you have any comments/suggestions, or if you would like to get involved with the seminar, feel free to contact me by e-mail or at # 202.624.7691.

Taran Teague
CBYRA Race Mgt …


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CBYRA Region 4 High Point Awards Presentation/Dinner:  Saturday, January 18th, at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  Region high point award winners will be honored for their season long accomplishments.  And, Joe Hallissy will receive a special award from CBYRA for his many years of devotion of time and effort to race management on the Bay.  The social hour begins at 5:30pm, dinner follows at 6:30pm, and awards will be presented around 7:30pm.  The social will be BYOB, but beer, wine, beverages and hor d'ouvres will be provided.  The cost of the dinner is $12 to $15  per person.  The event is open to all.  Please let Tom Roberts …
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