Posts for July 2003

Over 100 Members have received new Members Only passwords

Strother Scott on

Club News
We have implemented a new system for permissions to visit the Members Only section of the web site. About 110 people have visited the Sign Up page in the past 2 weeks and been approved. In the Sign Up process, you pick your own username and password. You may also select a FBYC e-mail address - called an alias. Any e-mail sent to will be automatically forwarded to your actual address. Once you are approved, Mary Spencer can change your username, password, or FBYC alias. (And when you report to Mary that your real e-mail address has changed, the FBYC alias will automatically send your mail to the new address, once she changes her records.)

We have also …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
FBYC  64th Annual One Design Regatta - August 9-10.  This is a traditional stop on the middle peninsula for one-designers.  A number of racers and families make it part of a two weekend  extravaganza following the Virginia Governor's Cup (August 2-3) at Ware River YC.  The event will host 420, 505, ALBACORE, BYTE, HOD, FLYING SCOT, FRONTRUNNER, LASER, LASER RADIAL, MOBJACK, and OPTIMIST classes.  Additional classes may be added. For info contact David Hazlehurst (804) 353-5657 or go to the FBYC  web site at

CCV FOUNDERS' RACE - This Sunday, August 3rd. This is the 6th of the 10 CCV races which qualify for the CCV …

Leukemia Regatta raises over $125,000

Judy Buis on

Leukemia Cup
The Southern Chesapeake Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta was a hugh sucess thanks to the many volunteers and Sponsors.This year the event raised over $125,000 for the Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society.

The regatta weekend started on Wed. June 9th with the second annual "ARTS AT FBYC". 200 people came to the clubhouse to view and purchase art form 13 local artists, several of whom were FBYC members. All artists donated several of their works for Friday's Silent auction to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Many thanks to Bob Kates for organizing this event and for all the artists for their generosity.

Friday's Welcome reception and Silent Auction was sponsored by Mike Karn, this year the auction brought in …

Richmond Times Dispatch recognizes the Leukemia Cup Regatta

Strother Scott on

Leukemia Cup
Great article about the Leukemia Cup in today's Flair Section of the Times Dispatch.

"Copyright Richmond Times-Dispatch, used with permission."

The first sailing lesson came before we even stepped off the dock.

"You have to have a sense of humor to sail," said Willard Strickland, a sailor with a sense of humor. "If you don't, you're going to have a miserable life because so many things can go wrong."

The second lesson became evident soon enough: While just about any reason to go sailing on the Chesapeake Bay is a good one, occasionally reasons emerge that are particularly decent, compelling and noble. Reasons such as 4-year-old Katie, 7-year-old Hannah and 11-year-old Blake.



Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Southern Bay Screwpile Brigade Forming:  So far, 25 southern Bay boats are heading to Maryland for Screwpile.  Here's how we shake out:  So far, the largest platoon comes from Hampton YC (9) and includes Battlewagon/Hanna; 2002 Best Boat Kahuna/Richardson; Scherherazade/Shelhorse; PF Flyer/Preddy; Feather/Briggs; Cyrano/Mosby; Cool Change/Burshell; Sea Star/Eberwine; Mirage/Schaumloffel.   There are 4 Fishing Bay YC boats entered already and they are Corryvreckan/Clark; Wavelength/Whittet; Chilcoot/Alvis; and Blade Runner/Davis. Dahlgren YC has Radio Flyer/Hannick and Pegasus/Kelsey joining the fray from the southern side of the Potomac.  Broad Bay SA (Virginia Beach) sends along Defiant/Derr and Glory Days/Nestor.  Voodoo …

39TH Virginia Governor's Cup Regatta

catesby jones on

One Design Racing
Governors Cup Logo

Notice of Regatta
39th Annual Virginia Governor's Cup
August 2nd and 3rd, 2003
Ware River Yacht Club

The Ware River Yacht Club is hosting the 39th Annual Virginia Governor's Cup Regatta on August 2nd and 3rd for the following classes: Albacore - Hampton OD - Laser (Adult & Junior)- Mobjack - Moth - Buccaneer - 420 (No Spinnakers) PHRF. Click Read More for full details and the downloadable entry form (PDF format).

Ware River Yacht Club
Box 856, Gloucester, VA, 23061

Two days of sailing on the beautiful Ware River, and for PHRF, the Mobjack Bay. Up to five races plus Saturday night dinner and social.

Some members of WRYC will again open their homes to provide limited housing for regatta …

2003 Art on Fishing Bay Receives Rave Reviews

Bob Kates on

Arts of FB
artonfb Over 200 FBYC members and guests attended the 2003 Art on Fishing Bay held July 9th at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. This year's event was held in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a fundraiser. Fifteen artists exhibited their works; among them eight were FBYC members or had past association with the club. Each artist donated a piece of their work for the Silent Auction held on July 11th.

Francis Church and the Bellevue Square Quartet performed throughout the evening for our enjoyment. Hors d'oeurves were brought by many that attended and enjoyed by everyone. What was billed as an Art Show & Sale turned out to be a splendid "Art Party" and fundraiser for the …

Meg Roberts Wins National "Stuck at Prom" Contest!!

Randy Alley on

Junior Activities
megroberts Meg Roberts and her prom date, Tyler Mickley, won over 339 other couples, from 49 states and Canada, to take the top prize in the "Stuck at Prom" contest. From 50 hours of creative work and 540 feet of duct tape, they'll both receive $2500 college scholarships. West Point H.S., also, receives a $2500 scholarship for their win. See the announcement in today's Richmond Times Dispatch, page B7, or go online at . Way to go Meg!!!
  new ....and this story is not over... Meg and Tyler were flown to New York on Thursday to be interviewed for the TODAY show....possibly to air on Friday, 11th or Monday, 14th...

Junior Racing News

Ruthanna Jenkins on

Junior Activities
quinton Yesterday at the VA State Opti Championships at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club our Quentin Jenkins got a second place in Blue Fleet and Fifth Overall. His results were aided by one race in very light air where he got a first place - due he says, to the good practice he has had at FBYC this spring!

Last week at the US Sailing Chesapeake Bay Junior Olympic Festival CBYRA Bay Open Championship Quinton Jenkins and Annie MacKinnon represented FBYC against a very tough 38 boat Opti fleet.

And results are now posted for our own June Junior Regatta at June Junior Regatta Results


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

5th Annual Southern Chesapeake Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta on July 11-12, THIS COMING WEEKEND,  is hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club and Stingray Point Marina in Deltaville.  CBYRA sanctioned racing for PHRF (spinnaker and non-spinnaker) and MORC as well as a non-sanctioned Cruising fleet.  One design classes may be added.  Registration and various events are on Friday (July 11) and racing followed by the grand gala and awards is on Saturday.  For info contact Judy Buis at  (804) 358-9475 or email at  Information is also available at the FBYC web site      For registration package, and/or sailing instructions contact Sandy Thurston at (800) 766-0797 or email   ThurstonS …

2003 Leukemia Cup Regatta Week is HERE!!

Randy Alley on

Leukemia Cup
Wednesday night - Art on Fishing Bay, 6-9:30pm, FBYC
Friday night - Silent Auction, including the duck race, 7-9pm, FBYC
Saturday - Regatta, including separate fun race for cruisers, FBYC
Saturday night - Gala Awards Dinner & Ceremony, 7-11pm, at Stingray Harbor Marina

Come out and support these great events and this worthwhile cause and have a great time to boot!!!! For details, click the icons at the top left on this page.

July 4th Beach Party

Scott Collins on

Social Events

SPECIAL CAN'T MISS REMINDER********************


2 changes: Click Read More... for Details

(1) No reservations in advance required. Show up the day of the event and $10 ($5 for kids) will get you a true Fourth of July dinner, dancing to a real Beach Band playing all the oldies hits, fun games and activities for the kids, beer or wine for the adults, and more. No where else can you get so much for so little cost. If you have already mailed your reservation, then we will see you there.

(2) This event will not be catered; therefore, we are relying on the sole help of members for …

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