Looking to sail on a "Big Dog" race
boat? CBYRA 2004 president, John Dodge, is crew chief
of Donnybrook, Santa Cruz 70.
Donnybrook is in St. Thomas (for the weekend Rolex Regatta), but plans to
return home (Annapolis) soon to do the upcoming Newport Bermuda Race. John
said that if any SBRNYCU readers would like to take part in the St.
Thomas to Annapolis delivery aboard Donnybrook, they should call him at
Condolences are in order for the friends and family of
Dr. John "Jack" Moseley, III, of Fishing Bay who passed to
Fiddlers' Green week before last. Jack usually raced as a crew member
on friends' boats, but he did enter and win the 2003 …
"Copyright Richmond Times-Dispatch, used with permission."
Fire destroys only grocery in Deltaville
BY LAWRENCE LATANE III
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Friday, March 26, 2004
DELTAVILLE - "Richmond people" and other visitors be forewarned. Bring your provisions if you plan to spend the weekend in lower Middlesex County, because Deltaville's only grocery has been destroyed.
The Town & Country Market burned early Monday morning along with a neighboring pizza parlor and a vacant flower shop. The closest grocery stores are about 20 miles away in Saluda, Gloucester and across the Rappahannock River in Kilmarnock.
And the inconvenience won't stop with Deltaville's considerable …
OF FUN WITH SAILING! This program is designed to get more
active people involved in the wonderful sport of sailing. Classroom sessions
review basics of sailboats, sailing and racing. On the water sessions are an
opportunity to practice what has been learned in the
completion of the program, we will assist in placing you (if you wish) as crew
on an available boat racing out of Fishing Bay Yacht Club. All types of boats are used for racing;
large custom yachts, cruising/racing yachts and smaller one-design yachts. It is preferred that you have some
sailing experience and are comfortable with …
Cruising Opportunities at FBYC in April and May 2004
Be the first to sign-up!
The new cruising season is upon us. Please review the club cruising activities, and sign up with the event chairman ASAP so we can appropriately plan to have you with us. There are five sailing opportunities available in the early season to allow you to get out on the water and not travel afar. Wont you join us?
Date Cruising Event Event Chairman
April 17 Welcome Cruisers Dinner Tony & Kate Sakowski
April 24 Opening Day FBYC On your own sail
May 8-9 VIMS Raft-up, dinner, etc. Tony & Kate Sakowski
May 15-16 Gwynns Island Shake-down John & Fay Koedel
the 2004 Junior Program will begin. Building on last year, which saw the
introduction of the 420 fleet and Race Team curriculum, there will be many new
and exciting opportunities for FBYC Juniors. To make the most of those
opportunities, there will be a significant
change in the process for registration and the distribution of
information and forms. We hope this change will help FBYC families better
understand the FBYC Junior Program. For additional details about the exciting
Junior events scheduled for 2004, see the March Log or go to the web site
Junior events need planning, preparation and participation. To accomplish these
three Ps there …
TODAY, March 22nd, is the
last opportunity to pre-register to GUARANTEE your Race Management
Book will be ready and waiting for you on this coming SATURDAY,
March 27th at the CCV-HYC Race Management Workshop.
Call (757) 850-4225 to pre-register. (Pre-registration
March 27, 2004, CCV-HYC
Race Management Workshop, Saturday, March 27, 9:00 am to 2:00
pm. This year the Workshop is being hosted at Hampton Yacht
Club; it is FREE and OPEN TO ALL. Registration (donuts and coffee
will be available) begins at 9:00 am, with the workshop getting underway at 9:30
am sharp. For planning purposes, those expecting to attend may
pre-register by calling (757) 850-4225.
Pre-registration is …
April 6, 2004 - Tuesday evening (6:30) - CCV Annual Racing Rules Seminar at The Mariners' Museum. Well known racer and rules clinician Tucker Thompson will return to the area to give his new presentation on tactics and strategy and the related rules. There will be a brief on the updates in the General Sailing Instruction as well as the CCV Race Instruction. 2004 CCV Racing Guide will be distributed. The seminar is FREE and OPEN TO ALL. For info contact John McCarthy at (757) 850-4225.
Floatline.com - Chesapeake
Bay News is Launched: http://www.floatline.com A new
web site that is designed to be a clearing house on news items and sources
specific to the Chesapeake Bay. You'll be able to find information on
special events, environmental and political issues as well as other news and
information that relates to our Bay. The site is the creation
of the same fine folks, Mary Ewenson and Dave
Gendell, who created, developed, and administer
SpinSheet Magazine. Site managers say it will be
up dated regularly and they encourage any webmaster who might be interested in
establishing a link to the site to contact them. For additional
information contact Dave …
The USSAILING Advanced Race Management Seminar, hosted by Hampton Yacht Club, concluded Sunday afternoon. Mark Murphy, Area C Race Officer, presented the seminar and guided the participants through the extensive and detailed curriculum. Wayne Bretsch was among the participants; he attended to update his extensive certifications. Many southern Bay racers will recognize Wayne as one of the 4 Key West Race Week PROs recently mentioned in the current Sailing World. Bob Thomas organized the gathering of 17 participants, the majority of which came from the southern Bay including eight from Fishing Bay Yacht Club along with two from North Carolina and one from New York.
The following members are out to make FBYC the top club in race management in …
CCV - HYC Race Management Workshop - Saturday, March 27, 2004, 9:00 am
- 2:00 pm at Hampton Yacht Club, 4707 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton. Each
participant will receive a copy of the 2004 CCV Race Management
Handbook. To be guaranteed of receiving your Handbook at registration
the day of the Workshop, call (757) 850-4225 prior to Monday, March
22, and pre-register. This is a great Workshop for everyone who may
be involved in Race Management during the coming season; a good
refresher for "old" hands, a great introduction for first timers, and
appropriate for all those in between. This event is offered at NO
CHARGE and it is OPEN TO ALL. For information and/or …
The latest issue of Southern Bay Racing News you can use reminds us of wind readings on both the Beaufort scale and by some more colloquial definitions.
Traditionally March is the Month of the Spring Winds - "...comes in like a lion, goes
out like a lamb...." etc. Good time to practice your knowledge of wind force levels The Beaufort Scale in mph: Force 1 = 1-3; Force 2 = 4-7 mph; Force 3 = 8-12 mph; Force 4 = 13-18 mph; Force 5 = 19-24 mph; Force 6 = 25-31; Force 7 = 32 - 38; Force 8 = 39-46; Force 9 = 47-54; Force 10 = 55-63; Force 11 = 64-73; Force 12 = 74-82.
Some racers have a special scale based, kind of, on the Beaufort Scale. Beaufort 1-2 = WHINE Level …
It is MARCH! There
are pre-season things ya gotta do! (1) Tend to your
alphabet paperwork, i.e. apply for your PHRF rating (new or
renewal); join CBYRA and join CCV (ya gotta be a member of each to compete
for their annual High Point awards); join US SAILING 'cause it's the
right thing to do. (2) Find or order from your sailmaker your
set of class flags. (3) Dig out your foulies, burn your
socks, and make the final payments to the boat yard, the sailmaker, and
the insurance guy.
One last reminder, the USSAILING Advanced Race
Management Seminar is this coming weekend ' hosted …