Posts for June 2004

Combined Junior Regatta and Va State Opti Championships

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Junior Activities
On Saturday, June 26, FBYC held the combined Junior Regatta and Virginia State Opti Championships. There was a terrific turnout. There were 31 Optis on the Championship Course, including top Opti Red and Blue Fleet sailors from all over the Bay, plus four intrepid FBYC White Fleeters: Ben Buhl; Kramer Koedel; Austin Powers and Alex Jacob. As a new FBYC record, there were 15 Optis in the Green Fleet, all but one of which were from FBYC. FBYC's Alex Jacob and Austin Powers were 2nd and 3rd in the White Fleet and all Green Fleet sailors received Participation Awards.

In the Junior Regatta, there were eight 420s, including four from FBYC sailed by Alex O'Toole/Chris Fehn; Kathryn …


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SBR News You Can Use
6th Annual SOUTHERN CHESAPEAKE BAY LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA is all set for racing on Saturday, July 10.  CBYRA sanctioned event for appropriate fleets plus a cruising fleet and a classics classes division.  For those from the mid and southern parts of our region, this is also a chance to "race your way" to Screwpile.  Stop in Fishing Bay to do the Leukemia Cup Regatta, leave the boat there until the appropriate day the following week, and then move on up to Screwpile.  Now, there's a nugget of a plan!  For info on the LCR contact Judy Buis at (804)  358-9475 or by email at
July 4th, Independence Day holiday, is …

UpDates To Cruising Schedule

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Cruising News

Cruising News For 2004

There have been a few changes made on our cruising schedule for the remainder of the year.  Please review the updated schedule, and notify the Event Chairmen of your intention to participate as early as possible.  We hope to see you on the Bay!

June 25-27 St. Mary’s River Charlie and Stella Jones

July 9-10 Leukemia Cup Race

July 17-25 Cruise to the North Bay Gordon & Shelia Nelson

Tony & Kate Sakowski

July 31 Cruise Regatta George & Lyons Burke

Aug. 7-8 Kid’s Cruise Jim Morrison, Jon Moody

Aug. 20-22 Horn Harbor Sam & Nancy Stoakley

Sept. 4-5 Stingray Point Regatta

Sept. 11-12 Dymer Creek Joe & Carolyn Schott


Sept …

Newport to Bermuda Update - _ORION _Leading Her Fleet

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Offshore Racing
Mark Wheeler, at his base of operations in Virginia Beach (wishing he was with his mates on Pat Patterson's Orion in the Newport to Bermuda Race),  reports that as of this morning's position reports, ORION is leading her fleet boat for boat into Bermuda and the finish line.  With 40 nautical miles to go the southern Bay homies  (Norfolk/Hampton) had a 9 nm lead on FireFly.

See Class 04 at plus with his rating - Pat is doing even better - see Results


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SBR News You Can Use
COCK ISLAND RACE - Saturday, June 26, 2004.  Pull out your crazy chicken suit and get yourself down to ICW Mile Marker Zero.  This is the 17th annual Cock Island Race; non-sanctioned, mono-hull only, a race surrounded by a party.  Skippers Meeting and race check-in are Friday,  June 25, at Portsmouth's North Landing area on the seawall.  For info contact PortsEvents at (757) 393-9933.
Kahuna wins A Fleet HYC Big Boat Annual and Defiant Defies C Fleet:   The HYC Big Boat Annual Regatta ran Saturday off Willoughby Spit on the Big Bay side.  Winds with more shifts than a NASCAR pole sitter  led to three mark moves during …


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Nereid Update

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Offshore Racing
Nereid in 12th position (217 n.m. from Bermuda) by distance at 8pm Tuesday night, but possibly with a little personal wind, while others in light air or becalmed. Lead boat is 157 n.m. out.


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The 2004 Spring Series came to an end for the Laser Fleet with 5 boats participating.  The shifty and unpredictable winds kept the racing close and the solid breeze made the reaching legs a lot of fun.  In the first race Brad Squires got an early lead and held on throughout the rest of the race.  He was followed by Alain, Jon and Dave.
The rest of the day belonged to late-comer James Jacobs who won all of the last three races.  With Brad, Jon and Dave on his heels, James was never able to get too far out ahead waving to passing motor boats as he seemed to motor between the marks.  In the …


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SBR News You Can Use
COMING UP THIS SATURDAY - HYC ANNUAL BIG BOAT REGATTA:      CBYRA sanctioned event, valid 2004 PHRF certificate required;  first warning is at 1155;  racing venue will be off of Ocean View; expect drop mark courses;  starts for all PHRF classes.  NOTE:  for this race,  if there is a General Recall, all other fleets that have not started will wait until the recalled fleet returns and is restarted.  There is a time limit of 1730 hours.  .  For info contact;  Dick Boykin, at 890-0093.
INDEPENDENCE WINS CULPEPPER TROPHY AT HOMETOWNE REGATTA:   Graham Field and his crew won the Garland Culpepper Trophy by finishing  the furthest ahead of the 2nd place boat in …

Bermuda Race Position of Nereid

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Offshore Racing
As of 1840 hours, Sunday evening, Eric and crew were 398 nautical miles out from Bermuda (596 total distance.) The lead boat was at 353 nautical miles.

Update on _Neried_ in the Bermuda Ocean race

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Offshore Racing
Folks can got to to track the postion of Nereid on a Chart or see the Updated positions.

Eric Powers is skipper.  The crew includes three FBYCers Ric Bauer, Jon Moody & Jim Morrison.  Dyk Luben and Jeff Sigmon round out the crew. 

To make it interesting, Glory Days (a boat out of Norfolk/Hampton) is also in the race and has the same PHRF rating of 114.  It will be fun to watch how those two do in a little head-to-head racing.

See Read More for some pictures at the start.  powers1


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BLACK SEAL CUP-SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK: TITILLATION  WINS OVERALL TITLE, DOMINATES 17 BOAT PHRF B:  Chessie served up a varied menu over the three day event.  56 "big boats" sailed on two venues in all kinds of conditions over the weekend.  BSC-SBRW opened Friday on a wild and wooly day, winds averaging a steady mid to high teens (highest gust reported was 25 knots) with wind against current making for significant square waves (three and one-half feet).  The second day Chessie offered up perfect racing conditions with breezes going southwest in the 10-14 range.  And, Day 3 brought frustration because of the light and variable conditions.  The RC did get in one race on each venue on Sunday …

FBYC Spring Series 4 on Sunday June 6

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The FBYC Laser fleet once again saw great racing in some fluky winds on Fishing Bay.  The first race was one to play the shifts on and Alain played best; Jon, Brad and Dave weren't far behind. 
The north-west wind lightened for the 2nd race and all of the boats had trouble 'beating' to the first 'weather' mark.  The fleet eventually rounded and Brad found a slight breeze way out in the middle of the channel while the rest of the lasers drifted about in the middle of the course.  Despite protest to the committee to wave off the race, the boats continued on their slow journey to the bottom mark.  Sure enough …

Racing Clinic This Saturday!!

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Social Events
FBYC will be hosting a sailing performance clinic this Saturday, June 5th. If you've been wanting to take the step up to racing your boat, or want to get more comfortable and improve on your racing skills, this is the time and place to do it. Instruction and guidance will be provided by two staff members from Steve Colgate's well-known, Offshore Sailing School, along with several experienced, FBYC racers. The platform for instruction will be two Colgate 26 boats, along with Flying Scots. The clinic will start at 10 am, so whether your interest is offshore or one-design racing, come on out and learn more about racing and how to race well.


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SBR News You Can Use
BLACK SEAL CUP - SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK (BSC-SBRW) is here! - June 4, 5, & 6, 2004.    Racing begins Friday, June 4, for "big boats", and Saturday, June 5, for one-design (dinghy).  On the "big boat" courses, expect 2 races each of the three days (conditions permitting).  For info go to the web site at  Entries were due May 28th, BUT, with a late entry fee, there is still time to enter. Contact:  Martin Holland at (757) 726-0289.

MEMORIAL DAY.  Thank you to those who stood and those who are standing on the wall for us all.
Media Watch:  Check out the June issue of Sailing World, page 16, "Weekend …

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