Posts for October 2003

Offshore Race, Sun., 2nd, is Cancelled. Sat., Nov. 8th Race is Still On

Randy Alley on

Offshore Racing
Based on replies from an offshore racing group inquiry, and the need to find race committee, the decision has been made to cancel the race scheduled for this Sunday, 2nd. We will conduct a last race on Sat., Nov. 8th, as planned. The race on the 8th, will be one, longer race around government marks, possibly Wolftrap. We encourage spin boats, who may have trouble lining up sufficient crew, to come out and race non-spin for one last fun day on the water. The race will follow with an oyster roast at the Clubhouse. Please reply by Tuesday, 4th, if you plan to sail so we know how many oysters to keep and how many to throw back. Randy

#174 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

IMPORTANT PHRF MEETING FOR SOUTHERN BAY REGION:  Wednesday, November 5, 7-9pm, Hampton Public Library, Main Branch (Victoria Boulevard).  This is the meeting for PHRF members and delegates to discuss fleet splits for the coming season as well as any other concerns other than specific handicaps.  If you have concerns, proposals, suggestions or comments that you would like to be taken forward to the annual Bay-wide PHRF delegates meeting later in November, this is the place to express them.  For information contact Randy Pugh at (757) 301-2859. NOTE:  For an issue to be considered at the Bay-wide November 15 meeting of the PHRF delegates, it must come through an official PHRF delegate.  The November 5th ...

Virgil And Myrtle Miller Elected To Life Membership

catesby jones on

Club News
Virgil-Myrtle Miller At the 2003 Annual Meeting the Fishing Bay Yacht Club Board of Directors elected Virgil and Myrtle Miller to Life Membership in recognition for their years of dedication and service to the club. The following statement accompanied this resoluton:

"It was a fortunate day in 1993 when Virgil Miller agreed to serve as Co-Manager of FBYC. The next year he became Manager and immediately set a higher standard of service as his trademark. He performed his assignments professionally, faithfully and well. Virgil has been a positive influence on the growth and change of FBYC during this time and is well respected among our membership. Our members and guests have appreciated his charm and pleasant “can do” attitude. His special magnetism ...

Closing Day Regatta Procedures

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing
This is a heads up to what will be announced at the skipper's meeting at 0930 tomorrow. For the Closing Day Regatta we will have a Staggered Start Pursuit type race. I have assumed Pelican Cay is the slowest rated boat, so I have scheduled the starting times around her. At the Skipper's meeting, I will hand out this spreadsheet which defines the starting times for each boat - all depending on the Course Length. The sheet has 2 pages - one works if we start on time, the other is needed if we are delayed.

I have preplanned many courses, which all fit within one of the 9 different lengths on the sheet. The Actual Course, and the Length ...

#173 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

When Jack Moseley won the big boat regatta section of the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta in his Custom John Townsend 47, Tusitala, he earned the right to represent the Turkey Shoot in the National Hospice Regatta next spring in Annapolis.

Cheyenne left the Virginia Capes last week in hopes of catching a very small weather window to have a go at the sailing 24 hour speed record.  However, as David Scully put it, "...with frontal winds reaching 50 knots shortly after we began the attempt... weather was too heavy for aggressive speeding and the record attempt officially ended when a huge wave smashed bodies into the steering wheel, breaking [the wheel]." Cheyenne turned around and spent the next 24 ...

Annual Board meeting and Awards party Notice

catesby jones on

Club News
SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT-THE DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES TO THE ANNUAL AWARD PARTY AND BOARD MEETING HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY SPECIAL EVENT AND YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS IT!!!!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENING INCLUDE:
GOURMET DINNER – prepared by a well known Richmond chef
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – Jimmy Buffett style
AWARDS PRESENTATION
OPEN BAR and SOCIAL HOUR

THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE HAS WORKED VERY HARD TO MAKE THIS NIGHT SPECTACULAR AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE!!

DON’T FORGET- The event will have reserved seating. Gather up your group and email Danyelle Collins at collinsds@msn.com with your request.

NOTICE:   OFFSHORE FALL SERIES RACES OCTOBER 18-19.

Allan Heyward on

Offshore Racing
NOTICE:   RACE FORMAT FOR OFFSHORE FALL SERIES RACES OCTOBER 18-19.

The format for the Offshore Falls Series races scheduled for October 18 and 19 will not be changed and will be as published in the Notice of Race for the Offshore Fall Series in the 2003 Sailing Events Book.  That is: PHRF Spinnaker and MORC fleets will sail up to two drop mark races each day, and PHRF Non-Spinnaker will sail one medium distance race each day around drop and government marks listed in Appendix A.

One Design Fall Series - beautiful day - too windy!

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing
Mr. Roberts was driven around to Fishing Bay by Paul Howle and Mark Wensell in an ever increasing breeze and anchored off our 1/2 dock in anticipation of the 10AM Skippers Meeting. Attendance showed 2 Frontrunners, 2-3 Flying Scots, one Mobjack, and 2-3 420s. White caps indicated 20+ knot winds, some skippers requested an extra hour to clean out the pine tags and hope for more favorable winds. The Meeting reconvened at 11 and the decision was made to abandon racing for the day.

So the FBYC One Design Fall Series will have their 2nd and 3rd days of racing coincident with the Indian Summer Regatta next weekend.

Rolex International Womens Keelboat Championship

David Hazlehurst on

Club News
Yesterday's Washington Post forecast for the Upper Potomac was "becoming partly sunny, windy, chilly , wind northwest 15-30 knots".Todays paper forecasts a more normal 6-12 knots but reports that six J-22's capsized yesteday. Also that "when the spume settled, five time champion Betsy Alison, who was leading the regatta, went from first to 15th oveall because of a second OCS in seven races". Races were cancelled after the first race yesterday. Rolex Results are available showing Marie Klok Crump in 29th place.

Power has been restored to FBYC

Allan Heyward on

Results
Some of you have asked about power, and you should know that as of last Friday, the power was restored to FBYC. Word has it that three large C. W. Wright trucks were in the neighborhood about the time the power was restored.

FYI, our Treasurer, Mason Chapman is the new CFO of C. W. Wright. It is unknown whether our Treasurer is due any credit for getting our power restored!

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