Posts for March 2003

Reserve For Opening Day Regatta Party-April 12

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Social Events
Opening Day Regatta Party Icon FBYC's Opening Day Regatta Party is just two weekends away. It promises to be a great event with live music by SWEET JUSTICE. Please make reservations as early as possible but no later than Thursday, April 10. Registration information is in the April Log or you can download the notice here. Click Read More...for additional details.








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SBR News You Can Use
TOMORROW NIGHT!! - TUESDAY - APRIL 1st -  CCV RACING RULES CLINIC at The Mariners Museum, 6:30 pm. FREE and OPEN TO ALL. Pick up your 2003 CCV Racing Guide, see all your racing buddies and others, meet and greet world class racer and Olympic contender Steve Hunt, who is the guest clinician, and USA Team coach Gary Bodie. Down and Dirty Directions:  From I-64, take the J.Clyde Morris Boulevard / Route 17 (South) which is Exit 258A -  go to the end of J.Clyde Morris Boulevard which becomes Museum Drive - when you get to the actual Museum entrance, bear to the right and park and enter on the right side toward the rear of the building.  For …

Racing Rules Clinic, Tuesday, April 1st, 6:30pm at The Mariner's Museum

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Offshore Racing
MikeMillerSteveHuntb Racing sailboat skippers, crew, friends, and interested parties will gather at The Mariners’ Museum (Newport News, VA) on Tuesday evening, April 1, for the annual Racing Rules Clinic sponsored by the Cruising Club of Virginia (CCV) and Hampton Yacht Club (HYC).

The guest clinician is what makes the 2003 version of the event especially inviting. Steve Hunt, the number 1 sailor (470 class) in the USA and front running contender for our country’s Olympic Team berth, along with his crew Mike Miller, will share his knowledge of rules and tactics as well as world sailing circuit experiences.“Steve is a native son, and so is his crew Mike Miller,” said CCV vice commodore John McCarthy, explaining that Hunt grew …

J24 Sailing in Bombay, India-UPDATED WITH PICTURES

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India Sailing Group I have come to terms with the general idea that nothing is the same in Bombay as the rest of the world. Saturday was the day I had been looking forward to. Getting out on the water, having a couple of races, drinking some beer and enjoying time away from the office. Although I enjoyed the day immensely, it was not the same as a day back at Fishing Bay. The best way to explain the differences is to just go step by step through the day.


Pre Race Activities

Prior to leaving the club, there was the typical amount of confusion, "Where is my crew?", "Where is my boat owner?", "Do we have water?", "How many races?" etc..., but …

Jobson Charms Mariner's Crowd

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Leukemia Cup
Jobson at Mariners Mariners Museum Kicking-off the 5th Annual Southern Chesapeake Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta season, about twenty FBYC members came by chartered bus and car last Friday night, March 21st, to hear Gary Jobson—himself a honorary member of Fishing Bay—at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News. Gary's talk was fast-paced and included several videos of competitive sailing which he narrated with wit and insight.Gary left little doubt about his support for a different approach to manning an America's Cup Race Committee. And he treated the audience to some wry humor about a Committee which wouldn't permit a race in conditions, he noted, would delight most Fishing Bay racers.

Highlights of the evening, however, came during the question …


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SBR News You Can Use
SOUTHERN BAY RACERS "REQUIRED" ATTENDANCE:  - You just gotta be at this!    The CCV RACING RULES CLINIC is an annual happening, FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.  It is also the distribution site for the CCV 2003 Racing Guide.The Mariners Museum (Newport News, Virginia) will host the event. World class racer Steve Hunt will conduct the rules clinic - APRIL 1 - Tuesday - 6:30 pm. Steve and his teammate Michael Miller are in the  #1  470 spot on the US Sailing Team and top contenders for the Olympics in 2004.  US SAILING TEAM head coach Gary Bodie will be on hand. Bring your copy of Racing Rules of Sailing  2001-2004. If you do not have a copy of …

A Great Cruising Weekend--The VIMS Raftup On May 17

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VIMS Logo Pic Cruise, socialize, learn and contribute to preserving and enhancing our wonderful Chesapeake Bay…that's a winning combination. VIMS will host its annual open house from 10 am-3 pm on Saturday, May 17th and is supporting a raft-up rendezvous in conjunction with this event. This is a worth-while organization and should be an excellent outing for FBYC members to cruise down to or even go by car.

This year's event promises to be the best ever, with numerous hands-on activities for both children and adults. Activities include tours of laboratories and the teaching marsh, a seafood chowder cook-off, a spin-casting game for young anglers, and much more.

Arrive by 15:00 hours on Saturday, May 17th. Let them know …

One Heartbeat Away

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Club News
One Heartbeat AWay One of the most disturbing items of news to hear is that someone was injured and died because no one knew what to do. That's an unconscionable position to be in. How would you feel if a stranger, friend or even family member died from stroke, cardiac arrest, or drowning because you didn't know First Aid or CPR?

Well, you can do something about it. Get certified in Standard First and CPR (adult/child). It's easy. There are many organizations who provide this training for minimal cost, such as the American Red Cross and American Heart Association. Most courses are open to adults and children. One you should consider is run by Teresa Mason, Director, Pharmacy MCV …

FBYC Bus Chartered For Mariner's Museum Reception

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Leukemia Cup
Jobson Rection Bus IconFBYC has arranged a bus from Richmond to Norfolk for this Friday's Leukemia Cup reception with Gary Jobson. The bus will leave from the Trigon parking lot at 5:00 PM and will return about 11:00 PM. The cost of the reception is $25/person which includes two drink tickets. The bus is $10/person. You can bring a check to the Mariner's Museum for the reception, and the check should be made out to the Leukemia Society. The bus fee goes to FBYC. Call Judy Buis (804-358-9475) or Willard Strickland (804-752-6154) to reserve.


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SBR News You Can Use
The CCV RACING RULES CLINIC will not cost you any "green".  The annual event is FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 pm at The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia.  Guest clinician is Steve Hunt, #1  470 sailor in the USA and Olympic hopeful. For information contact: call  (757) 850-4225 or   email McCarthy at  If you race, seriously or casually or somewhere in between, this is one event you cannot miss. And, the 2003 CCV Racing Guide will be available.  Steve will talk tactics as they relate to the rules - he is a current world class racer who has truly valuable info to share.  (Bring your RRS, if you have …

Cruisers--Please Come To April 19 Dinner at Fannies

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Cruising News
Fatal Attraction-Cruisers Notice Long distance or short hops. We have it all. Please come to Fannie’s House at 1700 hours on Saturday April 19th to hear more about what we've planned for 2003 Cruising Events and to get ready for a great summer. Bring your favorite beverage. Mixes, glasses and ice will be provided. Click Read More... for details.

Dinner is coming from the Galley Restaurant at a cost of $12.50 each for ages 12 and above. Children are $7.50 each. You may pay in cash or checks made payable to John Koedel Jr.

There will be a chart of the Bay showing our destinations for the cruising season.

Reservations for this event should be made with Eric Powers …

YPYC Offering Seminars on Navigation and Crisis Management

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Club News
YPYC Spring Series Seminars The following two seminars will be held at Yankee Point Yacht Club and are open to anyone who wishes to attend. "Basic Navigation and Nav/Com System Integration—March 29" and "Suddenly Alone—April 5" The cost is $7/person which includes lunch. RSVPs to Dwight Timm at or call 804 462 7119. Click Read More… for course descriptions.

March 29..."Basic Navigation and Nav/Com System Integration" Seminar will cover basic navigation including Lights, Day Shapes, Right of Way and Sound Signals, Aids to Navigation, Charts, etc. Also to be covered are types of equipment and instruments to aide communications and navigation and integration of this equipment for Chesapeake Bay sailing and Blue Water Passage making …


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CCV RACING RULES CLINIC:  Tuesday, APRIL 1, The Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia, 6:30 pm.  Open to all. There is no charge for this clinic.  Guest clinician is Steve Hunt, world class racer and US Sailing Team 470 #1 skipper.  US SAILING TEAM head coach Gary Bodie will be at the Clinic too. This is also when the 2003 CCV Racing Guide will be distributed.  Here is a top notch event for racers, both skippers and crew. This is an opportunity to meet our Olympic Team contender and world class racer, Steve Hunt who, with crew Mike Miller, skippers the number one boat on the US Sailing Team in the 470 class.  Bring …

Sailing Events for 2003 are finalized and published

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Club News
The FBYC Sailing Events calendar has been completed and the schedule is set for 2003. The books are at the printer and should be distributed to each member pretty soon. In the meantime, there are several ways to see the schedule on the web site. Please explore the Sailing Events Pages to find what interests you the most. Many of you may wish to click on one of the printable versions of the schedule and stick it on the refrigerator along with everything else.At the top of the home page we list the next 5 events, and once we start getting some results, we will list the results for the last 5 events.

The Sailing Events Page show Upcoming …

Wayland and Maggie Rennie lead FBYC group to a three week tour of New Zealand

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Club News
Rennies Fishing Bay Yacht Club members and friends traveled throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand for three weeks. Doubtful Sound-125x Highlights of the trip included a five day cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands area of the North Island, as well as three days in Auckland exploring all the energy and scenes involved with the Americas Cup. We toured on our chartered sailboat the site of the Cup race courses that included a parade of 1,000 boats. Read more about the trip and Click here to see about 25 photos that were taken of this wonderful country.

FBYC New Zealand Trip Update
Rennies-301x226 Wayland and Margaret Rennie, Charlie and Stella Jones, Laurie and Barbara Rennie, Tony and Kate Sakowski …

FBYC To Host 2003 J29 Invitational Regatta April 18-20

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Offshore Racing
J29 Invitational Logo FBYC will host the 2003 J29 Invitational Regatta on April 18, 19, and 20. Entries need to be in by March 15 to avoid a late penalty fee. Boats will be coming from North America and even a Canadian boat has registered. As many as 10 races are planned, with 4 on Friday, 4 on Saturday, and 2 on Sunday. FBYC will be providing catered dinners and entertainment on Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th. An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 20th. Interested racers can download the Notice of Race forms from this site in PDF form. Address any questions to Case Whittemore, ( President of the J29 Class Association and FBYC host.Photo …


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Seve Hunt MOST IMPORTANT PRE-SEASON RACING DATE -  APRIL 1, TUESDAY EVENING (6:30), CCV RACING RULES CLINIC, AT THE MARINERS' MUSEUM. This is when the 2003 CCV Racing Rules Guide will be distributed.  The guest clinician is world class racer and Olympic hopeful Steve Hunt, #1 on the US Sailing Team - 470 class.  Also, Gary Bodie, coach of the US Sailing Team, will be in attendance.  Hunt will be in town for the clinic having just raced against the world's best in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and on the way to another huge regatta in Hyeres, France.  Steven is at the "top of the game", having crewed on the best of big boats in championship level …
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