Posts for October 2004

New Board Elected and new Committee Chairs appointed

Strother Scott on

Club News
At the annual meeting, the following were elected or appointed to run the club this coming year. Congratulations to each of them, and with this list, FBYC is in good hands!


COMMODORE     John M. Buhl, III
VICE COMMODORE     Lud H. Kimbrough, III
REAR COMMODORE     Allan M. Heyward, Jr.
SECRETARY     C. Stephenson Gillispie, Jr.
TREASURER     Paul W. Howle, III
FLEET CAPTAIN     Elizabeth P. Staas
OFFSHORE DIV. CDR.     Eric R. Powers
ONE DESIGN DIV. CDR.     Sharon H. Bauer
CRUISING DIV. CDR.     Anthony D. Sakowski, Jr.
JUNIOR DIV. CDR.     R. Noel Clinard
LOG STREAMER     Victor G. DeNunzio
HOUSE CHAIRMAN     John G. Koedel, Jr.
DOCKS CHAIRMAN     Richard A. Bauer, Jr.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
VERY IMPORTANT REGION 4 PHRF MEMBERS MEETING:  This Thursday, October 28th, HYC Junior Shack, 7:00 pm.  Randy Pugh says topics for discussion will include proposed changes to PHRF  Region 4 fleet splits, and other PHRF issues that may be discussed at the Annual PHRF Meeting in November in Annapolis.  (HYC, 4707 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA, (757) 722-0711).
Dream jobs available !  With Schooner Virginia nearing her first season (christening is December 10th at Norfolk's Waterside), a crew recruitment notice has been posted.  Virginia will sail with a professional crew of 12:  a Captain, First mate, Bosun, and 8 Deckhands.  MAIL your sailing resume to The Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation, 5000 World Trade Center …

Cruising Division Season Ending Dinner and Awards Nov. 12, 2004

Tony Sakowski on

Cruising News

Cocktails at 6:30 PM, and dinner at 7:30 PM at our home in Deltaville (76 Sunrise Point). We will have special cruising awards and good fellowship to end our sailing year. I will provide steaks or salmon cooked on the grill; attendees will be asked to bring a salad, vegetable or potato dish for others to share. Wine, beer and soda will be provided. Dress is Fishing Bay casual. Cost is $6.00 per person, adult or child.

Deadline for reservations will be Nov. 9. I’ll need to know whether you’d like steak or salmon when you register, as well as what dish you would like to bring. Contact Tony Sakowski for information and reservations at …

Annual Awards Sold Out

Strother Scott on

Social Events
Please do not register on line any more for the party tomorrow night. Said another way, if you try to register, you will have pay the money, but there might not be a place to sit - or even worse - no food or refund. I might make the link to all registration disappear, but I want to avaoid that as we still welcome registrations for the Staggered Start Race - 3 new ones in the last 2 days!

Staggered Start Skippers meeting Sat at 9:30am

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing
This is a heads up to what will be announced at the skipper's meeting at 0930 Saturday morning. For the Closing Day Regatta we will have a Staggered Start Pursuit type race. The lowest rated boat so far registered is Wrinkled Sheets at 195. I will assume as last year, that Pelican Cay at 243 is the slowest rated boat, so I have scheduled the starting times around her. At the Skipper's meeting, I will hand out this spreadsheet which defines the starting times for each boat - all depending on the Course Length. The sheet has 2 pages - one works if we start on time, the other is needed if we are delayed.

I have preplanned many courses …

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Regatta

David Hazlehurst on

The 21st running of a regatta that was started in 1982 by Alain Vincey saw 23 sailors sail seven great races. Peter Seidenberg , the only GGM, got off to a good start with a win in the first race, and held off Mark Bear. Mark finished with five first and one second place finishes after throwing out a third and was first Master. Peter's throw out was a fourth. First Grand Master was John Bentley, first lady Karen Long and first Radial Jane Schmidt. It was Fishing Bay was at it's best, with a steady 20 knots both days primarily from the SW.

Four races on Saturday were clearly enough for all, as were three more on Sunday …

Captain's Choice the Correct One!

Tony Sakowski on

Cruising News

Captain’s Choice Cruise October 2nd and 3rd, 2004

Following a potluck supper on Friday night, the Captains of "Inn-the-Mood", "Obsession", "Nugget", and "Magic" huddled in front of the TV set at the Clubhouse to determine just when the skies would open on Saturday. Joe Schott predicted safe winds and weather in such a convincible manner that all boats decided to brave the elements and sail to The Corrotoman at Noon on Saturday.

Joe was right . . . a great sail up the Rappahannock in time for all boats. We rafted and then boarded Nugget for an early evening cruise to every single tributary on the west branch. No small creek ( even 20 ft wide ) was too small, and no shoal too …

"Fair Winds and Following Seas" Cruise postponed to Oct. 30-31

Tony Sakowski on

Cruising News

We have canceled this weekends cruise and rescheduled it for Oct. 30-31, Sat.-Sunday.

Unfortunately, everyone but us, was committed to another activity for this weekend, so I thought we might try it again, using a two day format, for Oct. 30-31. It can be beautiful in late October, or it might be a little bit of a challenge. Please RSVP to me at and/or sign up on the website. If you have any questions, please call or email me directly.

The format will be the same in that I'll make a decision as to the best location to go, depending on the currents, winds, etc. I'll post the destination on the website and …

Thank Yous and Compliments from ACC participants

Noel Clinard on

All the members should know that I have received numerous thank you notes and compliments for last weekend's event. The notes really need to be shared with the membership as they reflect the good work by many, many people over a long period of time.

Many of the notes and comments are listed below. Others may add comments by clicking Reply at the bottom of Read More.

From the president of USODA - whose wife came with a child

On behalf of the USODA, I want to take this opportunity to thank you, the Flag, and all of the volunteer members of Fishing Bay YC for producing a fine USODA Championship.

Colette was very impressed by the registration staff when …

FBYC Boats Excel at 2004 Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta

Randy Alley on

Offshore Racing
Sunrise FBYC's Jim Covington, aboard Sunrise, grabbed the coveted, first place overall at the annual Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta this past weekend at Yankee Point Marina. No races were held on Saturday due to insufficient wind, so it all boiled down to the staggered start/pursuit race on Sunday. Seven FBYC boats finished in the top 16 out of 95 boats, taking four firsts in class. FBYC finishes in addition to Sunrise: 5th -Trilogy/Wayland Rennie (1st in class), 7th - Allegro/Owen Davidson (1st in class), 8th - Tatiana/Charlie Parrott (2nd in class), 9th - Windblown II/Carol Woodward (2nd in class), 14th - Desperado/Ric&Sharon Bauer, 16th - Avalanche/Brad Ward (1st in class). A moment of silence was held in honor …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
The Southern Bay's Racing  Future -  There were 164 boats racing this past weekend at the USODA (Optimists) Atlantic Coast Championships, a two day event hosted by FBYC. From the southern Bay were the following: Madeleine Alderman (FBYC), Kathryn Clinard (FBYC), Austin Flowe (HYC), James Gardner (FBYC), Anderson Granger (NYCC), Alex Jacob (FBYC), Quentin Jenkins (FBYC), Graham Landy (NYCC), Austin Power (FBYC), Ian Stokes (NYCC), Kav Stokes (NYCC), Sam Stokes (NYCC), Teddy Stokes (NYCC), Kyle Swenson (FBYC), Nolan Wiltshire (HYC), William Wirt (FBYC), Gordon Wolcott (NYCC).  Racing in the Green Fleet  were: Davis Beveridge (FBYC), Austin Beveridge (FBYC) Kramer Koedel (FBYC), Frank Hargrove (FBYC), Ben Buhl (FBYC), Alexis Crittenden (FBYC), Adam Baechler (FBYC), Billy Carwile (FBYC), Christian Halsey (FBYC …

Opti Racing

Jon Deutsch on

The UDODA 2004 Atlantic Coast Optimist Championships got of to a great start today with 168 participants at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville Virginia. The air was light and Championship fleet got in one race. Meanwhile, the Green Fleet got in all 4 of their scheduled races. Everyone is having a good time, the racing is great and be sure the check out the pictures and results from today's racing.

Cover Girl - Cyane Crump

Strother Scott on

Club News
Style40 Congratulations to our own Cyane Crump for being selected by Style Magazine for this year's Top 40 under 40.

Cyane is a Partner at Hunton & Williams. Style says: "Between her work with the YMCA and the Virginia Bar Association / Young Lawyers Division Central Virginia Pro Bono Hotline, Cyane Crump reaches those whose needs range from a new backpack full of back-to-school goodies to free legal advice.

At Hunton & Williams, she led a restructure of the pro bono hotline, a free phone service staffed by volunteer lawyers who advise callers on their rights and legal options, expanding it to include all the counties from Petersburg to Richmond and Charlottesville.

With the YMCA, what she calls “one of the …

Cougars Dominate Stern Sloop Regatta While Women's Team Qualifies for ACCs

Blake Kimbrough on

One Design Racing
This past weekend the College of Charleston hosted both the T.S. Stern Sloop Regatta and the Women's singlhanded and doublehanded Atlantic Coast Championship Qualifiers. The sloop team of Blake Kimbrough, Jose Fuentes, and Patrick Wilson dominated in J-22s while the women qualified handly for both single and doublehanded ACCs.Saturday: Dens fog, postponed till 2:00. Sailed 3 races in a light 5-8 knot southerly.
Sunday: Postponed due to no wind Southerly filled at 2:00. Sailed two races in 5-10 knots.
Thanks to Collin Bentley for running the races.

T.S. Stern Sloop
College of Charleston
Oct. 2-3, '04
3:51 PM 10-3-04
1 2 3 4 5
Charleston 1 1 1 1 3
2 3 …

New Temporary Ramp now ready for the Opti ACCs

Strother Scott on

Congratulations to Ric Bauer and John Hubbard for the excellent job they have done building a temporary ramp on our new land so that our 150+ visiting Optis can get their boats into the water.

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Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Fishing Bay YC officials, hosts of the Opti Atlantic Coast Championships this coming weekend, say they have over 150 racers registered already.  That's terrific news for our sport.  Kudos to the FBYC'ers for getting the word out on their event. (804) 285-0299
CCV FALL SERIES RACES #3 and #4 are set for this coming Sunday, October 10th.  This is a two race day.  NOTICE:  The first signal will be ONE HOUR EARLIER  than the past two race days - FIRST SIGNAL IS AT 1000.  Get your phone tree working on those sleepyheads in your gang!
CCV FALL SERIES RACE #2 - The wind changed direction more times than a VDOT project plan, but the race came …
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