Posts for January 2004

FBYC's Dock in the 1950s

Strother Scott on

History
Early50s Thanks to Bob Kates for this submission of an early 1950s postcard showing a regatta scene at FBYC found at the Deltaville Museum.

Click Read More for a full size copy of the postcard.


New Beatles DVD features FBYC member

Strother Scott on

History
lindabeatles If you take a look at today's Washington Post - Weekend Edition, you will see a long article about the Beatles first concert 40 years ago in DC. Part 1 and Part 2. Toward the end of the article in Part 3 are references to a new documentary film made by Maysles Films . The documentary includes footage of the Beatles train trip from NYC to DC. On that train a little 8 year old girl, who was returning from NYC to Richmond with her family, was allowed to visit with all 4 Beatles in their private railroad car. She was photographed in the original documentary, she is pictured on the bottom right hand corner of The Beatles First US Trip …

Remembrance of Terry Quinn

Jon Moody on

Club News

Terry Quinn passed away last weekend. Terry was my friend and I will miss him very much. I met Terry though the Richmond Triumph Club and I was immediately attracted to his zest for life. Terry was the type of guy who was always upbeat and always greeted friends with a boisterous “ hello young fellow!!”

Terry was an institutional equity trader at Davenport Company, an occupation that was especially fitting for him as he was always trying to get in the middle of things and find out where the true market was. He bought and sold several cars while I knew him and had a knack for finding car parts (which are frequently hard to find for our ancient little …

#185 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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SBR News You Can Use
REGION CBYRA HIGH POINT AWARDS!   This Saturday, January 31, CBYRA Region 4 Dinner and High Point Awards Presentation - Hosted by Hampton Yacht Club - Social Hour begins at 5:30pm, a buffet dinner follows, and the awards will be presented immediately after dinner.  Awards to Region 4 racers for PHRF Classes, the Mobjack Class, the Hampton One Design Class, Lasers, and Juniors will be presented.  The event is open to everyone;  to make arrangements to attend call HYC directly at (757) 722-0711.  For additional information contact Lin McCarthy at (757) 850-4225. 
SPECIAL KEY WEST KUDOS TO FLEET WINNER PHANTOM:  Frank Silver, from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in his B-25 with local guru Ken Saylor, won …

Powhatan's domain

David Hazlehurst on

History
In the February issue of Chesapeake Bay Magazine there is an article about sailing from Smith Point up the Pinkatank River. An insert headed "Powhatan's Domain" describes the river as being 21 miles long from it's headwaters in Dragon Run swamp. The article goes on to report that the river's name is derived from Native American language and roughly translated it means "wiggly bugger protected by many crab pots". More seriously, the article reports, the river was named by Chief Powhatan in the late 1500's. "Tank" comes from the Indian meaning water and "Pianka" means winding or crooked. And crab pots didn't show until several hundred years later. If you want to read more you …

#184 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
ALPHABET SOUP FOR SOUTHERN BAY RACERS:  One of the important parts of being race ready involves having your paperwork up to snuff.  Here's a checklist of things best done now, not the morning of the day before the regatta.
 
    USSA:  US Sailing - These are the grand Pooh-Bahs of racing.  This organization, among other things, represents our nation in the world of sailboat racing.  Their services and programs are best seen at their web site  www.ussailing.org   For membership info you may call 1-800-US SAIL.  
 
   CBYRA:  Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association -  Among other services, provides oversight for sanctioned racing on the Chesapeake Bay - also, sponsors ever …

Winter Program - Bob & Joan Handschumacher - Jan 30, 2004

Nancy Stoakley on

Social Events
BobandJoanHandschumacherFBYC Winter Program Friday, January 30, 2004 7:30 PM
Mary Mumford School 211 Westmoreland Avenue, Richmond

Extended Cruising with Limited Time & Resources

Please join us for an interesting presentation by Bob & Joan Handschumacher, sailing friends of Maggie and Wayland Rennie. The Handschumachers will share some recollections and visual documentation of a trip from Trinidad, up South American jungle rivers and down to the Amazon. Their presentation will also include their cruising in largely unexplored areas of the western Caribbean. They will intersperse some technical details that will be helpful to others who are dreaming of exotic cruises. Bob and Joan have almost 30 years and 40,000 miles of cruising experience including three Atlantic crossings, the Mediterranean …

ART ON FISHING BAY 2004

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Arts of FB
ART ON FISHING BAY 2004 Any yacht club member that would like to exhibit their work at Art on Fishing Bay Wednesday, June 30, 2004, please contact Bob Kates by January 15, 2004. The show benefits the Leukemia Society. There's room for twenty exhibitors and 12 spots are already filled. So, if you're interested please call me at 804-776-6950 or E-mail scam97109@yahoo.com. Art by Jane Hall "Flying Scots at FBYC"

Awesome video clip - New Zealand

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing
I think we should start a new series of postings oriented around great sailing pictures found on the internet. Scuttlebutt found this one yesterday. Quoting them:

Take a moment right now to check out the skiff sailing video on the link shown below. It's awesome. Perhaps more importantly, it was broadcast on prime time TV in New Zealand. Scuttlebutt found about the URL from Jim Walsh with the comment, "Oh to have every country show this much interest in sailing." Sailing Skiffs. Works well with Windows Media Player and a high speed connection.

#183 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
CBYRA REGION 4 DINNER AND AWARDS PRESENTATION:  Saturday, January 31 - Hampton Yacht Club.  5:30 - 6:30 pm social hour with complimentary beer and light snacks (and cash bar);  6:30 pm buffet dinner (menu includes salad, assorted vegetables and potatoes, slow roasted London broil, baked Grouper filet, southern fried chicken and assorted desserts.  Presentation of awards follows dinner.  Cost is $20 per person.  To make dinner arrangements call HYC at (757) 722-0711.  For additional info contact Lin McCarthy at (757) 850-4225.  CBYRA High Point Awards for PHRF (all classes) Region 4, Mobjack Class bay-wide, and Hampton One Design bay-wide will be presented.  Everyone is welcome - racers, non-racers, crew, family, friends …

Immigrant Overcomes Many Adversities To Become Yachtsman Of The Year

David Hazlehurst on

Lasers
Diaz From USSAIL Excerpted from US Sailing announcement:

Rolex Yachtsman of the Year

Augie Diaz, age 49, was recognized for his achievements as a skipper in three different one-design classes Laser, Snipe and Star. Many of the panelists noted that Diaz has been nominated many times before; however this was his best year ever, competing in what are perhaps three of the most competitive fleets in the world.

A string of regional regatta successes culminated in his win of the Snipe World Championship title and one panelist noted "his versatility in one-designs, not just one class, continues to be impressive." Diaz is the first U.S. sailor to win the Snipe World Championship since 1981. His list of achievements also includes victories at …

#182 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
KEY WEST RACE WEEK BOUND:  The annual pilgrimage is about to begin.  The actual racing begins at KWRW on January 19th.   Here are some southern Bay (and beyond to the south) boats, skippers and crewbies who have announced intentions to dig out their sandals and commence the trek:  (1)Titillation, J/29, sailing out of Fishing Bay, skipper Paul Andersen with Elizabeth Staas, Mary Carter, Carolyn Grant, Sue Kessler, Michelle Garn, Morgan Marchant, and Sue Reilly; (2) Night Music, J/29, also from Fishing Bay, skipper Sam Marshall with Hal Starke, Dan Clark, Marshall Orr, Tom Norris, Bill Fendley, Rachel Barnard, Kathleen Slattery, and Anna Smith;  (3) Phantom, B-25 from the Outer Banks, skipper Frank Silver …

Free Hobie 16

Wes Jones on

Club News
Free Hobie 16A friend of mine in Gloucester has a Hobie 16 he would like to send to a good home. The rig, sails, tramp, and all parts are in great shape. One hull got destroyed by a falling pine in Isabel. The second hull suffered a little damage but is probably repairable. He'd like someone who would appreciate this "gift" to come and take the whole shooting match away. Call me for the contact and location. Wes Jones.
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