Posts for September 2003

(REVISED) FALL RACING SCHEDULE FOR OFFSHORE AND ONE DESIGN FLEETS

Allan Heyward on

Results
As promised, we are announcing the revisions to the fall racing schedule as a result of the dispurtions of Hurricane isabel.

OFFSHORE:
Fall Series # 1, originally scheduled for September 28, will not be made up.  Fall Series 2, 3 and 4 will be sailed as scheduled on October 5, 18 and 19.  The format for racing on October 18 may be changed to provide a distance race to Wolf Trap: the final decision on the format for Fall Series 3 on October 18 will be made after racing October 5, and announced Monday October 6.

ONE DESIGN:
Fall Series 4 will be sailed as scheduled this Saturday, October 4.  Fall Series 2 and 3 will not be made up, but …

#169 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
SCHAZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!  The power came on at the Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use computer location late last night, Thursday, September 25  (one week from Izzy's arrival)!  Most of us had a severe scare with this one and a number are still suffering the aftermath and will be for some time to come.  Stick together.  Southern Bay area sailboat racers and friends are a tough nut to crack - even for a hurricane!  As far as we know at this point, we are all still here.

Here's some reminder info for all:

This Sunday - September 28.  CCV Fall Series #1 - in Hampton Roads harbor - warning at 1000 (that's changed from the original …

Post Storm Report from NWS

Tom Roberts on

Results
A couple tidbits from the Wakefield NOAA Storm Report at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/akq/wx_events/hur/isabel_2003.htm .

The highest gusts. GWYNNS ISLAND VA (MATHEWS CO.)107 MPH at 0042 9/19 Sustained winds and gusts RICHMOND INTL ARPT 38 73 0013 UTC (KRIC) WINDMILL POINT VIRGINIA RECORDED MAXIMUM WATER LEVELS AROUND 3.5 TO 3.8 FEET MLLW.The Wakefield office of the National Weather Service has posted a preliminary Post Storm Report at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/akq/wx_events/hur/isabel_2003.htm . It includes some data from all over about the storm

A couple tidbits, the highest gusts. GWYNNS ISLAND VA (MATHEWS CO.)107 MPH at 0042 9/19

Sustained winds and gusts …

Rebuilding and clean-up

David Hazlehurst on

Club News
fbpier Many members have been back to Deltaville to check their property and help clean up debris since Isabell left last Friday. And those who live there have certainly had their fill of clearing roadways, removing trees from their homes, and living without power and water.

For this coming weekend all racing has been cancelled and all members are invited to the club to help clean up debris and repair docks starting at 8.30 am Saturday. After two days of concerted effort we will be in a much better position to decide on whether we can hold any more races in 2003 for trailered One Design boats starting on October 4. But an announcement on the schedule, for both the …

Good neighbor opportunity

David Hazlehurst on

Club News
Many members and employees in Deltaville are without water and power. Please help them by taking bottled water to the club when you next visit. We'll find a way to get it to the needy, and your concern will be appreciated. Let's go with at least four one gallon bottles per vehicle. And least you wonder while we have some 11M gallons of treated water in our storage tank we cannot access this until power is restored.

Isabel aftermath

David Hazlehurst on

Club News
SPR2 The club came through Isabels rampage with no obvious damage to any of our buildings, but with major damage to the Fishing Bay dock and the East dock on Jackson Creek. As of Saturday the road along Fishing Bay had been cleared of downed trees allowing ready access to the club. Those few who visited the club that day had a taste of what to expect after seeing downed trees on the drive to Deltaville, and the carnage exacted on many of the docks on Fishing Bay. Three large pines near the water tank fell into the Jackson Creek parking lot, and some trees on the Stull property fell over the fence dividing FBYC property from our new neighbor. As …

Storm Photos

catesby jones on

Social Events
This is a link to some photos I took on Thursday during the storm. The PASSWORD is "topgun".http://homepage.mac.com/ddalessandro/PhotoAlbum14.html

Isabel Eye has passed NOAA Bouy #41002

Strother Scott on

Club News
Bouy #41002 is about 200 miles SE of Hatteras. Looking at the four graphs in Read More which were as of 10AM this morning, you can see that the air pressure dropped dramatically and now is rising again, the wind has shifted from the NE to Westerly.

You can also see the wind gusts have peaked at 65 Knots and the wave height at about 30 feet.airpressure10am.gif
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NOAA Weather Bouys off Hatteras

Strother Scott on

Club News
NOAA has a number of weather buoys off the east coast. You can check out your choice at http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov/Maps/Southeast.shtml . The pages are very slow to load in your browser.

One of the buoys is #41002 - a bouy anchored about 200 miles SE of Cape Hatteras at 32.27 N 75.42 W (32°16'19"N 75°25'02"W) in a Water depth: 3,785.6 m with a Watch circle radius: 3,100 yards. You can visit the web page for the Buoy at http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.phtml?$station=41002 Once that page loads, you can see the wind speed - wave height at that location - which is still …

Hurricane Isabel Updates

Strother Scott on

Club News
The National Hurricane Center now projects the storm track to come through Richmond about midnight on Thursday night, which means the strong winds to the east of the eye would be near Deltaville. For the latest projected track -updated several times a day - please visit this site. or check out the historical movement of the forecast. or click Read More for the 5 AM Tuesday bulletin.

HURRICANE ISABEL ADVISORY NUMBER 41 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 5 AM AST TUE SEP 16 2003

...ISABEL CONTINUING NORTHWESTWARD...BECOMING LESS ORGANIZED...

A HURRICANE WATCH MAY BE ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST LATER TODAY. INTERESTS FROM THE CAROLINAS NORTHWARD TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...ALONG THE COAST AND INLAND...SHOULD …

#168 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
HOSPICE - HOSPICE - HOSPICE - HOSPICE - HOSPICE - HOSPICE - HOSPICE - HOSPICE
This coming Saturday, September 20 - Hospice Regatta IX - The Challenge of Sailing for Others - proceeds from this race go to the support the Hospice of Greater Hampton Roads.  The overall winner of this regatta gets to represent Hampton Roads in the National Hospice Invitational Championship Regatta in spring 2004.  This is a CBYRA sanctioned event and there is a special Hospice class for sailors who do not normally race. (NOTE: Hospice class entry deadline is tomorrow, Tuesday, Sep 16th, so that provisional ratings may be assigned.)  HYC sponsors the race.  For info contact:  Glenn Giles at (757) 851-9690.

Mark this CHANGE on your CCV Fall Series Racing …

Hurricane On The Way?? --Make Sure Your Property Is Secured

David Hazlehurst on

Club News
hurricaneNotice to all members who have boats in slips, drysail or the small boat parking area in front of the new clubhouse: With the storm warnings we have all read, seen or heard about comes yet another warning. You are responsible for the security of any boat stored on club property. You would be well advised to insure your docklines can be adjusted from the dock, to remove roller furling head sails, main sails and other items that create windage. For boats on trailers and racks, you would be well advised to remove covers, drop masts and tie your boats down.

hurricane boatMany members have already taken these precautions and others are removing sails, etc. If you plan to take your …

Smith Point NOR

Randy Alley on

Offshore Racing
The correct/revised NOR for the weekend's Smith Point Race (or the real Moonlight Race) is attached, or may be accessed at the events link at the top of the homepage.

Stingray Pt. Regatta, view from down under

Christian Schaumloffel on

Offshore Racing
Schaumloffel“Hospitality” sounds like an understatement, we Southerners got more than the full treatment at the Stingray Pt. Regatta. Sure FBYC is not responsible for the weather, even though it was outstanding. Those responsible for water (or liquids) on the boats most likely got an earful on Saturday. Thanks to your swimming pool the heatstroke and dehydration could be treated. No, even us Southerners knew better than to drink from the pool. Enough coolers along the pool side helped to revitalize those dried prunes (formerly brains).

Yes, it is nice to see the Titillation crew perform on the race course, but they are even better on the dance floor (if that is possible). For those who missed it, show up at …

Smith Point Race and Full Moon This Saturday

Randy Alley on

Offshore Racing
Since we didn't get it for the Moonlight Regatta, the make-up date for the full moon is the Smith Point Race, this Sat., Sept. 13th. This race is a little more of a challenge than last month's nocturnal fun, but an enjoyable and worthwhile venture.
Some slight additions and changes to the sailing instructions are listed:

Beer and soft drinks will be on ice at the clubhouse starting at 11:30am on Saturday. Bring your own lunch and eat at the clubhouse at Noon with your fellow adventurers before we set out for the first warning at 1400 hours (same as original.)
Dinner will be drop shipped to your boat by helicopter around 1900 hours.
On Sunday morning …

Atlantic Coast Laser Masters

David Hazlehurst on

Lasers
From Ted Morgan, Laser District 11 Secretary Fishing Bay Yacht Club hosted the 2003 Master Atlantic Coast Champs this past weekend.  29 boats showed up for 6 races.  The ever shifty winds were out of the N/NE at about 8mph the entire weekend.  There was just enough wind to make you want to hike out...just not enough to allow you to hike out for more than a couple of seconds.

Martin Willard (Wrightsville Beach, NC) won two races and finished second overall to Bob Tan (Perryville, MD).  Tan carded scores of 3,2,13,2,1,3 to take the overall title. Complete Atlantic Coast results are available on the District 11 website http …

RAFT UP RENDEZVOUS

John Koedel on

Social Events

FBYC has agreed to be the host Yacht Club for the first annual Virginia Institute of Marine Science raft up. It will take place October 4th begining at 1700 hours including a dinner put on by Toby's followed by a band. On the 5th there will be a breakfast begining at 0800 hours.

You will be able to view VIMS exhibits and talk with their staff about reasearch projects. There is no charge for attendance but a donation to VIMS would be much appreciated. Make reservations through Mimi at VIMS (804) 684-7784 or email: mimi@vims.edu. More details are in the September Log on Page 7. Lets have a good turn out in support of VIMS.

#167 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Southern Bay "Youngsters" Out There Racing: Chris Behm (Hampton Roads Academy/Hampton)  finished 6th in the Bemis Nationals and 2nd in 420 North Americans in Canada.  William Bomar, who sails with his dad, Alan Bomar, on their J/24, roundabout,  struck out on his own and won an inaugural Optimist regatta held at Two Rivers Yacht Club (Governors Land/Willliamsburg) this past weekend.  Two Rivers YC hosted their first Summer Junior Program, which was administered by Premier Sailing of Irvington (Phil and Arabella Denvir, owners).

September 11, 2001.  This Thursday will mark the second anniversary of that horrific event.  Since then most racers sail with a more intense appreciation of the freedom that characterizes …

Titillation Wins Halsey Trophy

catesby jones on

Results
Titillation Crew Paul Anderson, sailing his J29 Titillation, won the Stingray Point Regatta Halsey Memorial Trophy on Sunday, August 31. Assisting Paul were crewmembers (shown above from left to right), Diane Reilly, Michelle Garn, Rob Whittemore, Mary Carter, Elizabeth Staas, Morgan Marchant, and Carolyn Grant. The Brent Halsey Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Stingray Point Regatta.HalseyJrKids Philip Halsey, Ali Halsey, Christian Halsey, and Brent Halsey, III, accompanied by Commodore Dick Cole presented the award to Paul Anderson.

Over 45 boats sailed in this year’s regatta representing 5 classes. Presiding over a packed clubhouse, Mike Karn, with Dick Cole and David Hazlehurst, conducted a festive awards ceremony. First place in the J24 Division went to Will Crump. Christian …

DAWN TREADER wins prestigious Northern Ocean Racing Trophy

Allan Heyward on

Offshore Racing
dawntreader.jpg Larry Cohen’s Dawn Treader, sailing under the FBYC burgee and with three other Fishing Bay sailors on board, sailed to a second place finish in Stamford Yacht Club's 238 mile Vineyard Race over Labor Day weekend. Sailing in winds that varied from 4 to 22 knots, Dawn Treader completed the race in just under 39 hours, to finish second in the five boat IMS Cruiser/Racer class, in which two of the other competitors were candidates for the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy.

LarryCohen dawntreaderspinThe second place finish, coupled with a first in class in the Annapolis-Newport Race and a fourth in class in the Marblehead to Halifax Race, earned Cohen and Dawn Treader the 2003 Northern Ocean Race Trophy …

Lessons Learned - Motor Boats and One-design fleets

David Hazlehurst on

One Design Racing
The August 29 issue of Scuttlebutt had a novel item on why it is important to stay in your boat when it's under power. And in today's issue a reader commented on the marksmanship skills of the Greek Coast Guard with the admonition "terrorists beware!" Food for thought.

COACH BOATS
During the Saronikos Gulf regatta in Athens, in early August, the Austrian Tornado coach was tossed out of his boat in high waves while heading to the course area. He did not have the kill switch cord attached to himself, so the boat kept running, directly at the Mistral fleet (approximately 80 boats). So with no one driving, and the boat a threat to the Mistrals, the Greek …

Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use #166

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
2003 STINGRAY POINT REGATTA OVERALL CHAMPION IS TITILLATION - The red J/29, Paul Andersen's Titillation, with it's [almost] all women crew, has a long history of manhandling it's competition in regattas. The winners of this year's Stingray Point Regatta in Fishing Bay on Labor Day weekend showed their stuff by trouncing B fleet with a four race showing of 2-1-1-1. In so doing, Titillation won the coveted overall best boat and the Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy. Scorching temperatures (97 degrees) on Saturday with moderate breezes from the southwest gave sailors two good races on opening day. After a whopper thunderstorm Saturday night, cooling conditions, but no rain, changed Sunday's race course entirely, and brought …
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