2004 Junior Program Begins June 12 And Culminates With USODA ACCs In October
Junior Division Commander
The 2004 Jr. Program enrollment is complete, with splendid participation. We commence with 30 OptiKids and 29 Race Team Members on June 12. OptiKids also reconvenes on June 13, 19 and 20, and Race Team meets again on June 20. Junior Week follows with 81 additional participants from June 21-25, giving us a total of 140 Juniors in the program.
KEY PROGRAM EVENTS
Junior Week will be capped off by the VA State Opti Championships (and simultaneous FBYC Junior Regatta) on Saturday, June 26. Both events will have a separate Green Fleet for novices and less experienced sailors. Hopefully, many in Racing …
A few important notes about this weekend's racing and events.
The Urbanna Race is the the first leg of this year's Long Distance Series. The series' winners in each participating class will get a worthy award consisting of a Weems and Plath gimbal mounted lamp and placque, so, get off to a good start in the Series this weekend and/or at least assure your chances over the duration by at least competing on Saturday. These four races are a good test of local knowledge and a little more challenge to seamanship and strategy, so besides a nice trophy, some unique Club pride goes to the winners!
Strother Scott, Jr. and Lina have agreed to run shuttle service …
We have five cruising/racing events scheduled for the months of June and July, 2004. Plan to join the Cruising Division as we continue to explore the Chesapeake together, and push ourselves a little in racing with two different events. If you have your PHRF rating then join the non-spinnaker group of racers at the Leukemia Cup Regatta, or do a more leisurely sail/race at our Cruising Regatta that will be chaired by George and Lyons Burke. There is something for everyone. Please note the change in venue for the previously scheduled trip to Crisfield, that is now going to St. Marys City/Mill Creek on June 25-27 and will be chaired by Charlie and Stella Jones. The …
The Cruising Class has had a terrific time together in May. The first event was the VIMS Raft Up Rendezvous on May 8-9, which was attended by over 200 sailors from around the bay. Thirty-seven cruising boats made the trip to our club in the face of some very high winds. On Saturday, many of us attended exhibits, tasted Bay oysters, and were amazed by the size of the Asian species that is being studied by VIMS.
We toured the research vessel, Pelican, met new friends from other yacht clubs, and learned more about tidal surges associated with hurricanes. A silent auction was well attended and featured such fun times as …
FBYC SPRING SERIES - CEFALU,
WAVELENGTH, LA MAGA, and SCHIEHALLION WIN FLEET
TITLES: The final day of Fishing Bay Yacht Club's Spring
Series ended with a sea breeze that generated a lot of excitement
on the first windward leg of the second race Sunday. Almost everyone
(previously on a wind search all over the course) got to the rounding mark at
about the same time. Yeee-Haaaa - get that chute hoisted and do it
NOW!!! Here's how things shook out after the entire series.
RESULTS: MORC: 1. Cefalu, Blackwell
Nottingham; 2. Insatiable, Mike Karn;
3. Mojo, Mark Wensell. PHRF A: 1.
Wavelength, Rob Whittet; 2. Voodoo Chile,
Leroi Lissenden; 3.Loose Cannon, Strother
Enjoy, if you would like full resolution copies of any of these just email me.
LASER SAILORS: Come out Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day Fun Races. We are expecting a good fleet and we'll have a good time with some short, fun races. NOR: http://www.fbyc.net/Events/2004/05.31.onedesign/ssi.dtml
Spring Series 4 & 5: June 6, 12.
How to enjoy Croatia ?
1. Why Croatia ?
Croatia is the closest Mediterranean destination to central Europe. It takes 2 hours by plane from London,
45 minutes from Munchen... Croatian natural beauties are significant and amongst the best preserved in the world
( over 5,800 km of coast, over 1,000 islands, numerous national parks ... ). More about Croatia find on the official web site
www.croatia.hr2. How to Croatia ?
Traveling by car you have to keep in mind that the traffic is increased in summer season. National ferry line is
Jadrolinija and the national airline company is Croatia Airlines
3. Where in Croatia ?
Although the inland of Croatia is beautiful as well, lot of tourists decide for one of …
Please join us at the Deltaville Maritime Museum for the opening of our first permanent exhibit
History of Boat Building in Middlesex County
with a special section on Arts of the Watermen
Saturday, May 29, 2004
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Junior sailors from across Tidewater and Central Virginia out-did themselves in this year's Christchurch Leukemia Cup Junior Challenge, although the record-setting effort was not done on the water. Gusty ENE winds scrubbed the scheduled races on the Rappahannock River in this year's regatta at Christchurch, but the young sailors raised almost $21,000 to fight leukemia. "It was an awesome accomplishment," said Kristin Stokes, regatta coordinator for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. "This puts things into perspective when we look at what these kids can do."Overall, the 50 or so young sailors representing eight area schools took part. The leading fundraising schools were St. Christopher's of Richmond, Walsingham Academy of Williamsburg and regatta host, Christchurch School …
The title, "25 Years of Sailing," may not excite the masses. Even a young Ted Turner states in an opening film clip from the eve of the U.S.'s loss of the America's Cup in 1983: "I wouldn't say the nation's prestige is at stake. It's just a sailboat race, really."
But a sneak preview of Gary Jobson's one-hour special on ESPN Classic Wednesday night (6 and 9 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. ET) reveals it as more than just a sailing show, skipping from highlight to highlight. There are plenty of those, but this is just for sailors like "Seabiscuit" was just for horse racing fans …
What do sailing, power boating and kayaking have in common with baseball? Well, baseball will be joining the line-up of events for this years Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta. The occasion is the Inaugural Leukemia Cup Regatta Night at the Ball Park at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 19. For the first time, fans and players will be joining a host of other participants, sponsors and contributors in raising money to fight leukemia, the leading disease killer of children.
This is a special cause and this will be a special game, says Mike Ward, publicity manager for the Deltaville Deltas. We expect plenty of action when the Deltas square off against the Fredericksburg Meadow Farm team. And, I can …
The 6th annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta continues this month and next with a series of exciting on-the-water and shore-side events, capped by Regatta Weekend in Deltaville, July 9-10.
Coming up in June is a brand-new addition to this year's line up of regatta events, Leukemia Cup Night at the Ball Park," takes place Saturday night, June 19th. "Our goal is to reach out to increased numbers of people, sailors and non-boaters alike, who might want to support us in this important fundraising cause," says Brenda Coffman, coordinator of the baseball event. We have learned that many, many people will take part if we provide events they can get behind, enjoy and support." Tickets for the game between …
This morning more than 135
J/22 skippers, crew, and boats are ready for the beginning of the J22
Worlds, hosted by Annapolis YC. Racing begins
tomorrow. The southern Bay has skippers competing (Steve Hunt,
Will Crump, Dave Alexander, and Scott Batchelor) and a number of racers
crewing. Racing will conclude on Friday, the 21st. One
solid week of knock down, drag out sailboat racing!
A gusty nor'easter blew out the
Leukemia Cup Junior Regatta a couple of weeks ago, but the
weather did not stop the young sailors from raising funds for the 6th Annual
Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta (July 9 and 10). Eight area high
school teams took part in …
Also, having taken the Mothers Day weekend off, FBYC
resumes their 2004 Spring Series Sunday, May 16, for the "big boat"
fleet. Saturday, May 15, is when the FBYC One Design
(dinghy) fleet continues that spring series with John
Beery leading the Flying Scots, Lee Farinholt the
Front Runners, and Alain Vincey the Lasers.
CCV SPRING SERIES FINALE - Sunday, May 16 - There will
be 2 races (Spring Series Race #3 followed immediately by Race #4) - NOTE:
RACING STARTS WITH THE FIRST WARNING SCHEDULED FOR 1000 ( For those with short
term memories, that's an hour earlier than Races #1 and
J/24 Fleet 71
racers: The new lift HYC is operational and, in fact …
For newcomers to Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Mothers Day is sacred, and the club studiously avoids scheduling races for the entire weekend. So what can you do? Come to the club and join in the VIMS activity, enjoy their landing craft displays and their lectures. Alternatively take your mother, or your grandmother out for a sail. If you own a J-105 it's a shoe-in, the maker adverizes the J-105 as a boat that Granny can day sail. Or take the lady out for lunch, she certainly deserves no less. But if you are really ambitious join your Commodore and his first lady on a trip to Washington, DC to join some 100,000 or more mothers asking Congress, some …
Fishing Bay Spring
Series racers take a break this coming weekend with Mike
Karn, Insatiable, sitting atop the MORC division, Rob
Whittet, Wavelength, leading the PHRF A fleet, and
Allan Heyward, La Maga, out front in PHRF B.
Brad Miller, Schiehallion, is in first place among the
PHRF Non-Spin racers. PRO: Bill Spencer.
Fishing Bay YC Series racers
will be off this coming weekend and pick up with the 4th race day on
The 2004 Screwpile Lighthouse Regatta Sailing
Instructions are now posted on the Screwpile website www.screwpile.com The number of
entries continues to mushroom - 58 have already done their entry duties
for 2004 (there were 9 entered this time …