Posts for February 2004

#189 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Time to register if you plan to attend the USSAILING Advanced Race Management Seminar,  March 6-7, Hampton (HYC), Virginia.  $65.  Be sure to check the US SAILING web site for the materials you should bring and for the study questions -  www.ussailing.org/racemgt  Seminar instructor is Mark Murphy, USSA certified National and International Race Officer.  For info contact Bob Thomas at (757) 898-9407 or (757) 864-3913.    The NORTH U Racing Tactics Seminar is also March 6-7, at the Old Dominion University Sailing Center off Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk.  For info check out the web site at http://www.northu.com
President George Washington was born on February 22, 1732,   272 years …

US Sailing Advanced Race Management Seminar, Mar. 6 and 7

Randy Alley on

Club News
Registration and class information for the US Sailing Advanced Race Management Seminar, Mar. 6 and 7, at Hampton Yacht Club is available in the attached file. The seminar is part of US Sailing's Race Officer Training and Certification Program and is designed for people who have some race committee experience, but newcomers are, also, welcome. Registration, $65, is requested by this Friday, Feb. 20. Class size is limited to 25.

#188 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
St Pete NOOD:  Mirage,  Fast Lane, and Radio Flyer Do St Petersburg.  At the National Offshore One Design  (NOOD) Regatta this past weekend, three southern Bay boats did well in their respective classes.  Christian Schaumloffel brought his Hobie 33 back from a shaky start to 2nd place in the 7 boat fleet;  Mirage posted a string of 6-6-1-1-2 (16).  In the 10 boat J/29 fleet, Jay McArdle, Fast Lane,  finished 3rd overall, 7-2-3-7-3 (22).   Among the 6 Tripp 26s at the NOOD, Dennis Hannick  brought Radio Flyer in 3rd with 4-3-3-2 (12).  Other southern Bay teams at St. Pete included J/29s Killshot, Wardwell - 5th;  Patriot, Whittemore - 6th; and, Rockette, Monsees …

I kissed a Beatle!

Strother Scott on

History
lindaliles As noted earlier - FBYC friend Linda Liles has become famous as regards her relationship with the Beatles on their visit to the US 40 years ago this week. On Tuesday, she appeared briefly in a segment on ABC World News Tonite where she disclosed Ringo had proposed to her - she, then age 8 (not 9 as quoted) declined. We will provide the video when available.

Yesterday the London Observer ran an article entitled I kissed a Beatle and it is copied in full under Read More. Photos also attached from the NY Daily News from February 11. David (l.) and Albert Maysles were tapped to record the Fab Four’s arrival at Kennedy Airport.

Albert Maysles is flanked by Linda …

#187 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
This coming Friday, February 13, marks the opening day of the St. Petersburg NOOD Regatta which runs through February 15.  Cross your fingers for southern Bay sailors Christian Schaumloffel, Mirage, in the Hobie 33 class, and Dennis Hannick, Radio Flyer, in the Tripp 26's. and FBYC sailor Skip Hope, Thin Ice in the J-24 class.
 
Several southern Bay racers interested in the race management side of the house attended the annual CBYRA Race Management Seminar at Annapolis YC this past weekend.  Louis Vitton Challengers Cup [for the America's Cup] and  NOOD Regattas' guru Peter Reggio was the keynote speaker and stayed the entire day, chatting informally with attendees.  Our own John McCarthy presented one of the concurrent …

#186 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
GROUNDHOG DAY!!
 
REGION 4 RACERS PICK UP CBYRA SILVER!  More than 75 racers and racer groupies (friends, families, and interested parties)  congratulated, cheered, and toasted the recipients of the CBYRA High Point Awards presented Saturday night at host Hampton Yacht Club.  Receiving awards for the 2003 racing year were:  NORTH DIVISION PHRF SPINNAKER:  1. Mike Karn, Insatiable;  2. Allan Heyward, La Maga; 3. Leroi Lissenden, Voodoo Chile.  SOUTH DIVISION PHRF A:  1. Vernon and Dave Eberwine, Sea Star;  2. Bob Mosby, Cyrano;  3. Phil Briggs, Feather.  SOUTH DIVISION PHRF B:  1. Rusty Burshell, Cool Change;  2. Ben Weeks, Cheryl Lea;  3. Bill Chandler, Rhumb Line.  …

Lightning does strike!

David Hazlehurst on

Lasers
A reminder from Australia, where it's summer right now. And where,as I found out while visiting Sydney in 1999, you can watch the Super Bowl live on a Monday morning. Read on.

As all you northern hemisphere sailors sit out the winter or brave the frostbiting series and dream of the warm, tropical weather in places like Queensland, Australia, spare a thought for this poor laser sailor and maybe you won't feel so bad....

BoatingOZ.com.au January 26, 2004 Lightning smashes into Laser dinghy, sailor in hospital. Gosford sailor Chris Meech is recovering in Gosford Hospital after his Laser dinghy was literally blown apart by a bolt of lightning while he was sailing on Brisbane Waters …

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