Posts for December 2004

2005 Draft Sailing Events Schedule Released

Strother Scott on

Club News
The Sailing Events Committee has been busy working on the 2005 Sailing Schedule and are now preparing the Sailing Instructions to go in the Sailing Events Book. A draft of the 2005 schedule is available to Members in PDF format and I have also added the proposed events to the web site. The Link to Sailing Events now takes you to 2005, and you can see the The Complete Schedule or just your favorite Division: Offshore , One-Design or Junior Division. Please note that some events are marked with a "maybe" and these will be modified as the final decisions are made.

We do not yet have the dates of all the Cruising Events, they are very polite and develop their …

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008

David Hazlehurst on

Club News
Membership in USSA, the US Sailing Association, offers a choice of a current Rule Book or a copy of Safety Recommendations for Cruising Boats. Details on membership, including the annual cost can be found on Along with a membership card applicants usually receive a credit of $25 or more for purchases at West Marine, and a discount on registration fees at most regattas. Both the December Log and the December 13 issue of Southern Bay Racing News you can use that is posted each week on the club web site contain information on Rules Seminars that are being sponsored by clubs on the Southern Bay early in 2005. You can also buy a Rule Book from US …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
The schooner Virginia was launched and christened last week in Norfolk.  A heart warming presence among the notables attending was Gary Jobson, one of the special invited guests at the christening.  Also, adding special words and thoughts at the christening was Bill Pinkney, former Master of the Amistad America.  There were several local racers at the christening Friday, including, but not limited to,  Larry Bryant, Don Wade, Ben Cuker, and Thom Thornton.   And, of course Governor Mark Warner and his wife, Lisa Collis, who actually christened the Virginia, were top officials in attendance.
Racers' Financial Advisory:  Keep in mind that the beginning of the year is when you want to get your 2005 dues and fees …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Schooner Virginia christening set for this Friday, December 10, 11:45 am, Otter Berth, next to Waterside at downtown Norfolk.  The Virginia has been under construction for just over two years, but the progress from dream to vision to reality has taken a lot longer than that.  NOW SHE IS REAL.  Governor Mark Warner and the State's First Lady Lisa Collis will be in Norfolk along with Gary Jobson and Capt. Bill Pinkney.   You need to be at this historic event too. The christening will be a traditional ceremony. There will be exhibits and demonstrations Friday and Saturday.  Visit our schooner.  For detailed info check the web site at or call …
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