Posts for July 2004

August Spinsheet

Randy Alley on

Club News
The new August Spinsheet provides some good coverage of FBYC interests with Nereid and Eric Powers and crew pictured at the start of the Annapolis to Bermuda race, great pics from the Virginia State Optimist Championship, and a write-up from the Leukemia Cup.

Flying Scotts in Annual Regatta

Blake Kimbrough on

One Design Racing
I'm looking for a Flying Scott to borrow for the Annual Regatta this August. If anyone has a boat, isn't sailing the regatta, and is willing to let me and my dad (Lud) race it, please email me at Thanks a bunch.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
NOT SMITH POINT - PLENTY OF WIND - AHHHHHHHHHHH!   CCV's NOT SMITH POINT RACE was a tour around southern Bay marks, a break from the windward-leeward routine.  Yesterday Sea Star, Rhumb Line, Movin' On and Black Widow were the tour leaders.  32 boats refused to listen to the "We're doomed, doomed"  talk on the weather channels  and got in a great day of racing in winds that built from 8-10 at the start to 16 true when the first boat  to finish (Scherherazade) crossed the line.  Fleets A and B  ran  an 18.54 nm course that included a nice 6 mile power reach, and Fleets C and Non-Spin went 15.49 nm.  RESULTS:  PHRF …

Register on line for the Annual Regatta

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing
At the FBYC Cluhbouse today, using the new wireless high speed connection, we finally set up on Line Registration for the upcoming Annual regatta on August 14. There is a link to the event and the On Line Registration at the top left corner of the web page.

bannanapeel Austin Powers was the first to register. Please click Here to see List of Participants. New names are added to the page as they register.

Please try out the system. If you have any problems, or if it breaks, please let Jon Deutsch know. He learned a little about the system today, and knows how to reach the technical expert.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
SCREWPILE WRAP UP:  Each morning the wind had the makings of a nice racing breeze, but by each mid-afternoon the wind took a powder, and left racers wishing for more than they had.   Hard working race committees got in 4 races (1 on Sunday, 2 on Monday, and 1 on Tuesday).  The parties were top of the line and event organizers have been showered with positive comments from racers.  After all, wind is wind and no matter what, "you play the cards you're dealt" , as Maverick would say.
Three southern Bay boats did especially well:  John Hanna's Battlewagon, Pearson 37, finished 2nd in the largest fleet (PHRF 4 - 23 boats),  Paul Anderson …

Mobjack #68 For Sale

Gil Miles on

Mobjack Hull number 68 for sale. $1250.00. Maybe the last boat built in the first mold; making it a true vintage item. Excellent condition with great mast; center board and rudder ready to go. Sails are in fine sailing condition, main just proffesionally tuned and cleaned up. With this fine boat comes original sails with hand written notes by the sailmaker. Can be seen in the FBYC small boat parking lot. White hull with light blue interior. The package includes a sound road ready trailer. Contact Gil Miles - or call 804.672.1200

FBYC has become a "Hot Spot"

Strother Scott on

Clubhouse News
One of the goals for the year has been to install high-speed wireless internet access at FBYC for members. Today Brandy Kennard called Rear Commodore Lud Kimbrough to report that it now is up and operating upstairs and outside on the porch, with downstairs yet to be tested.

The installation has not been without difficulty, but Brandy and Lud are to be congratulated on a good job. Thanks to you both. Now there are no excuses to not spending more time at the River. Those who wish to gain access to the wi-fi network will need to consult with one of our technicians.

This should enable results to be posted more quickly, and the Junior Coaches to check their e-mails …

Leukemia Regatta raises over $150,000

Judy Buis on

Leukemia Cup
This year's Leukemia Regatta was again a phenonemal success. Thank you to all the sponsors and those who participated in all our events. Starting with the Jr. Challenge, Kayak Tour and Poker Run in May, followed by the Sail-a-Thon and Arts at FBYC in June, ending with the Regatta weekend made this year's Regatta Series the best one yet,raising over $150,000. A special thanks to our top Fundraiser Paul Nezi who raised over $14,000 and all the other sailors that worked so hard to raise money for the Leukemia Society.

The regatta weekend started off with our traditional Silent Auction followed by our first ever Live Auction, a special thanks to Mark Motley who assisted …

Summer Seabreeze 1

Strother Scott on

Flying Scots
doubloonweb Thanks to Durwood Usry for a good picture of Doubloon with Noel Clinard and Ron Jenkins going to windward right next to Antonio with Mike Massie and crew on Saturday at the first Summer Seabreeze races. There 7 Optis - the winner was Madeline Alderman, 8 Lasers - won by Alain Vincey (who actually tied for points with James Jacob - who was assisted by his crew - daughter Erin), 5 Frontrunners - won by Bill Spencer, and 6 Flying Scots - won by John Buhl. Complete Results are available at

Song to help disabled sailing

catesby jones on

Cruising News
London England 9 July 2004

Some of the proceeds from sales of a CD featuring a song about sailing are to help raise awareness of disabled sailing.

Sailing is one of the sports featured in the Paralympic Games which take place in Athens this September, and to mark the occasion, UK singer/songwriter Peter Brodie has released a CD with 10 tracks including 'Summer Breeze', a ballad about going sailing. For every copy of the CD sold during 2004, Brodie is donating one US Dollar to the International Foundation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS).

IFDS is the body responsible for disabled sailing around the world, including sailing for people with physical disabilities, blindness, deafness and learning …

Community Sailing a great success

Strother Scott on

Junior Activities
cs1.jpg David Hazlehurst, the FBYC Commodore and coach for the Community Sailing program that he organized through the new Middlesex YMCA, looking over the sailing school behind him.

The coaches were - left to right in the picture under Read More were Rebecca Walker, Robby Walker, Jere Dennison, Jessica Shearin, David Hazlehurst and not pictured, Andrew Wilton and Justin Wilton.


cs2.jpg I understand there were about 20 Middlesex kids each day who came by bus from the YMCA, where they had signed up for the program.

Thanks to Bob Walker
Chesapeake Bay Magazine
for providing the pictures.

Calling all Female Skippers

Sharon Bauer on

One Design Racing
Mark your calendars for August 1st and the Women's 420 one-design race. This event is replacing the annual Women's Portsmouth. Grab your favorite crew and a club 420 for what promises to be a wet and wild day of racing on Fishing Bay. We hope this will be a multi-generational event with Juniors and not-so-Juniors racing together. So...Let's go girls! Check out your Events book or the one-design schedule on the web for the full Notice of Race.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
2004 LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA WINNERS: 66 boats took to the water Saturday on behalf of the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup. The event garnered more than $150,000, the preliminary amount reported.  Here are the racers who won their fleets: PHRF A:  Rob Whittemore, Patriot. PHRF B: Dan Smoker, Smoke. PHRF Non-Spin: Mac Butler, Jaguar.  Cruising: Booty Baker, Klimax. Classics: Buddy Petzinger, Shinola; Russ Seltzer, Joie de Vie, Sandy Bottom;  and Ric Bauer, Desperado, in their respective classic categories.  Race chairman for the racer course, Case Whittemore, and for the classics and cruisers course, Mike Mastracci.
SCREWPILE LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE 2004  -  JULY 18, 19, 20  -  3 days of knock down, drag out, sailboat racing!    Record number of …


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FBYC Race Teams travels to Hampton YC Junior Regatta

Strother Scott on

Junior Activities
On Friday July 2, eight FBYC Juniors participated in the Hampton Yacht Club Junior Regatta. William and Natalie Wirt participated in the 30 boat Opti Fleet, and FBYC entered 3 of the Club 420s in a fleet of 12 420s. Our 420s included Alex O’Toole and Eliza Strickland, Strother Scott and Thomas Jenkins, and Kathryn Clinard and Lina Scott. Coach Rob Wright accompanied the race team.

In the first 420 race, Alex and Eliza has a great start and had clear air in the light conditions. Strother was in equally good position, until he and Thomas ran into problems with a port-starboard situation and had to do a 720 (the boat they hit went on to win the race …

Moonlight Regatta Announcements

Randy Alley on

Offshore Racing
There is a special sailing instruction ammendment to the course.
2004 Moonlight Regatta SSI
There will be a dinner at the main clubhouse beginning at 5pm. Ice cream to follow the race, back at the clubhouse, as your reward.
Come on out for a great evening, this Saturday, with a full moon and the possibility of fireworks on the water!!
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