Posts for August 2005

Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans burns down

Strother Scott on

Club News
An extra edition of Scuttlebutt today reported on the tragedy at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans. We join all friends of sailing by putting them in our thoughts and prayers

The recent landing of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast of the United States is appearing to be a significant tragedy, with the ripple effect likely to extend throughout North America. To those directly touched by this catastrophe, we here at Scuttlebutt wish you strength and determination as you seek to recover. - The Curmudgeon

For a good aerial picture of where the club is Go to Google Map. The 17th street levee break on Lake Pontchartrain was just SW of the club and its harbor.

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Son sails, father serves

David Hazlehurst on

Junior Activities
Daniel Bagbey and Cori Radtke raced August 23-24 in the Midget Regatta at Bellport Yacht Club on Long Island. This was a major adventure for these two young sailors who had put in as much time in practice as any of the FBYC racing team. Daniel and Cori were accompanied by Arel English, the club 420 coach, whose was thanked for his efforts in an e-mail from Daniel's father, Robert Bagbey, who is presently serving with his USN reserve unit in Baghdad. We wish Robert a safe return home next February.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Flying Scot, Front Runner, Laser, and Mobjack Fall Series at FBYC:  23 small boats took advantage of yesterday's racing conditions in the FBYC Fall Series competition.  Winners of the classes were:  Flying Scot - John Hubbard (with 4 bullets); Front Runner - Bill Spencer; Laser - Mark Saunders; Mobjack - Jerry Deservine
LABOR DAY WEEKEND SOUTHERN BAY RACING OPPORTUNITIES:  One day, two days, or all weekend long, racers will be racing!!
Saturday (Sept 3) Event in Hampton Roads:   Norfolk Yacht & Country Club is hosting the Annual Labor Day Regatta for "big boats" and folding into the race the competition for the Dink Vail Perpetual Trophy.  This is a CBYRA sanctioned event.  Racing takes place …

66th Annual Regatta Survey to shut down on Wednesday

Strother Scott on

Club News
For the last week or so we have had a link to Take Survey Here on the top of the web page. So far we have had 46 responses, which is excellent. We encourage anyone who has not yet responded to take the survey soon before we close it down on Wednesday August 30.

It is easy to take and the information gained should be helpful to us as we try to run events that people enjoy. Thanks very much.

The survey results will be professionally analyzed and recommendations for improvement will be made to FBYC's regatta committee and to the Long-Range Planning committee. In addition, a summary of the survey results will be sent to all participants.


Noel Clinard on

Junior Activities
IMG_3038.jpg FBYC’s Juniors excelled at the 2005 Optimist National Championship held July 25-29 at the Norfolk Yacht & Country Club. Three of four who sailed in the Championship Fleets (Red, Blue and White) qualified for the Optimist National Team Trials to be held in New York the first week of May 2006, by finishing above 230 out of 317 boats, some well above that mark.

Those who qualified for the Team Trials were Madeleine Alderman, age 12, who finished 64 for the week Overall; Kyle Swenson, age 12, finishing 117, and Alex Jacob, age 11, finishing 120.

Austin Powers, age 10, just missed the team trial cut by only four places with an overall place of 234 in the 317 …


Noel Clinard on

Junior Activities
P1010027.JPG Over a dozen FBYC Juniors braved the heat index over 100 degrees on Sunday, August 21, 2005, to attend the 2nd Annual Dog Days Regatta, an event planned to "make sailing more fun." Under supervision of a costumed Canine PRO, dog masked Juniors sailed several unique races held in light air, including "Fetch" in which Juniors retrieved thrown retriever trainer toys, "Milkbone Mark" in which they removed a Dog Milkbone taped to the "Barkward Mark" and crossed the finish line with the treat in their teeth, "Pick Up Dog Toys" in which each contestant sailed to a thrown dog toy; "Catch" in which they sailed in pairs throwing the Frisbee, and other events. In view of heat and light air …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Racing Rules Quiz:   Is it necessary for the Race Committee to notify the boats of a shortened  course as they round the mark beginning what will be the final leg?   (Answer is at end of this issue.)
2005 Mobjack National Champions are Trey Smith and crew Jordan Wintringham, both of Virginia Beach.  This is the 4th National Championship title for Trey and the third with Jordan as crew; their string of finishes was 3-4-1 [6] 4-1-4.  The pair beat the 2nd place finishers, Joe  and Tracy Kubinec, by 3 points and defending champions, Jim Rice and Pete Wallio by 8 points.  Fifteen Mobjack teams raced in the 46th National Championship Regatta. The event was hosted by Ware River …

Twenty-four Hour Cruise To Cobb's Creek a Success!

John Koedel on

Cruising News

24 Hour Cruise A Success by John Koedel, III

We had a pretty good turnout for the 24 Hour Cruise on July 23/24. The following boats joined the raft in Cobb’s Creek:

Boat – Owner (Adults / Kids) Ishky Baha – Koedel, III (3/2) Wings – Koedel, Jr. (2/0) Northstar – Moody (2/3) Miss Kate – Sakowski (3/3) Soulemate – Soule (2/2) Infusion – Maurer (2/5) Crush – Cost (2/2)

We left FBYC around 2:30pm, sailed our way up the Piankatank and arrived around 5 PM for cocktails and shared appetizers. We ate our meals and made the cockpit rounds. The kids had fun in the dinghies while exploring and engaging in water battles.

Just before sunset, we broke …

Optimists at Annual Beat the Heat in Multiple Fleets

Lud Kimbrough on

Optimist racers at the Annual One-Design Regatta included a Green Fleet for first-year racers, two advanced fleets (Blue and White determined by age), and overall scoring. Nine intrepid Junior Sailors put their skills to test in the challenging conditions of the Annual OD, with results as follows: Green Fleet participants included Kent Heckel, Grahme Alderman, Erin Jacob, and Christian Cost. Blue Fleet awards: 1-Alex Jacob, 2-Madeleine Alderman, 3-Kyle Swenson White Fleet awards: 1-Kendall Swenson, 2-Natalie Wirt, 3-Nicholas Howe Overall awards: 1-Alex Jacob, 2-Madeleine Alderman, 3-Kyle Swenson

80 Boat Fleet Competes in 66th Annual One-Design Regatta

Lud Kimbrough on

One Design Racing
Fishing Bay Yacht Club¹s 66th Annual Regatta was sailed August 13-14 by 80 boats in 8 fleets at the regatta, competing in the beautiful but challenging and shifty conditions. The competition was fierce and the race committee did an excellent job getting off five to eight races during the weekend. On Saturday, what started out as a tease of nice wind during registration quickly died out as the sailors made their way to the course for the first warning signal. After a 2 hour postponement the wind slowly built and by day’s end it was blowing hard. Before returning to dock, 4 races were completed in a range of conditions in the late afternoon. In the second two races …

Get Your Points For Smith Point

Eric Powers on

Offshore Racing
Make sure you get your points in the Long Distance Series in this weekend's Smith Point Race. This is the fourth race in the five race series that will end with the Wolf Trap race in September. Start time is at 1400 on Saturday with the time limit set for the same time Sunday. This is a great chance to trade the daytime heat for the cool light of a full Chesapeake moon. A Brunch will be served at the main clubhouse afterwards at 1100.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
64 One Design-ers were at the 66th Fishing Bay YC Annual Regatta this past weekend.  Here's how things shook out among the classes: Class Winners:  FLYING SCOT (17 boats) - Frank and Debbie Gibson;  FRONT RUNNER (8 boats) - Bill Spencer/Kenney Cobb;  HOD (8 boats) - Latane and Pat Montague;  MOBJACKS (7 boats) - Jim Rice and Pete Wallio;  420 (7 boats) - Alex O'Toole;  ALBACORE (9 boats) - Jude Brown;  LASER (15 boats) - Brad Squires.  There were 9 Optimists on the scene too and Alex Jacob took first among the Optis.
Saturday (Sept 3) thru Sunday (Sept 4) Event at Fishing Bay (Deltaville):  Fishing Bay Yacht Club is hosting the 10th …

All the news that's fit to print

David Hazlehurst on

One Design Racing
A long time club member once told me that most Middlesex County residents believe Christchurch School is the center of the sailing universe. Not any more, times are changing. Fishing Bay YC got not one but two mentions in the 11 August issue of the Southside Sentinel.

The first, about the club's program to introduce county youth to the joys of sailing, the second to announce the 66th Annual One Design Regatta that finished yesterday. Readers will be able to find more information on subsequent web postings and later in the Log. For those not addicted or afflicted with latter day communication tools the Log or the Southside Sentinel will have to suffice.

The rest of you stay tuned …

Annual Regatta Registration Desk opens at 8AM, LUAU is at 6PM

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing
Hawaii_ad-w.jpg We have turned off the on-line registration for the 66th Annual Regatta this weekend because the people managing the event need to print out the registration information as they are headed to the River this morning to get things ready. The Registration desk opens at 8AM on Saturday morning and Deborah Usry will be there ready to hand registered participants their packets and to receive entries from those who are, well, late.

Last night at the monthly FBYC Trustees meeting, the Social Committee Chair reported that the preparations for the LUAU are proceeding well. The party will be slightly different from the usual FBYC dinner, and it sounds very exciting. Put on your best Hawaiian Outfits and get ready!

Cruise Regatta Challenges Light Air Skills

George Burke on

Cruising News
After enjoying several consecutive years of 15-20 knot breezes for the annual Cruise Regatta, this year's fleet stared the 13.8 nautical mile course in the face thru an absolute calm; initially, the staggered start resulted in more staggering than starting, and with boats drifting together, fenders became more important than sails or skills. Winds remained light thru most of the afternoon, causing cancellation of the race prior to its completion, and allowing the cruisers to get an early start on evening cocktails and appetizers. The cruising Division thanks Brooks Zerkel and Mike Dale, race chairmen, for their excellent management of this race. MR ROBERTS' presence at the starting line was a welcomed milestone for this event, giving the …

Fishing Bay Sailors Bum-Rush Northern Event

Marie Crump on

August 9th The Long Pond Open on Cape Cod was sailed in a fleet of matched one-design laser dinghies. The competitors represented three nations and two continents with ages ranging from very young to very old.  

FBYC was well represented in all categories by laser cult leader, Alain "Buddy Boy" Vincey and his long time Cato, Will Crump, Danish match racer Marie "Sail your own dinghy" Crump and the past College of Charleston Sailing Team Captain, Blake "collar up" Kimbrough.

Outsider Thomas Klok found it difficult to compete with allegations of FBYC team racing and said "my experience has been to never compete with a team lead by the french - this event just proves me right!"    

In a round robin …

Juniors at Miles River

Strother Scott on

Junior Activities
Kelly O'Toole sent in this picture taken of our Junior Racing Team at the Miles River Regatta. Click Read More to see the picture.milesriverjuniors.jpg

Sign up for the Dinner this weekend now

Sharon Bauer on

One Design Racing

ALOHA!   All Fishing Bay Members and Guests Please join the One-Design Division for a LUAU

Saturday, August 13th  at 6:00pm


Whole Roasted Pork and pulled pork

Wild Rice Pilaf

Country Style Cole Slaw

Assorted Tropical Fruits and Berries

Assorted Cookies and Brownies

Iced Tea and Cold Drinks

  All this for only $15 per adult and $10 per child

 Also Featuring:

Frozen Mango Daiquiris and Pina Coladas

Wine and Beer

 (Beverage/ID bracelet must be purchased for an additional $5)

Go on-line to and sign up today.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
2005 Virginia Governor's Cup winner is Trevor Pardee.  Trevor (Virginia Beach) won the prestigious trophy by winning the Hampton One Design class at the 41st running of the regatta, which was hosted by Ware River Yacht Club.  The Cup goes to the winner of the class that has the most starts during the regatta.  Other class winners are:  Laser, Jon Deutsch (Richmond); Mobjack, Jerry Desvernine Glen Allen); Moth, Mike Parsons ; Mutineer, Al Whitener (Chesapeake); Albacore North American Champion, Bob Robinson (Columbia, MD), 420 (juniors) Hollis Allen (Hayes); Laser (juniors) Nikolas Osvald (Charlottesville).
One Design (small boats) will gather at the 66th Annual Fishing Bay YC Regatta, August 13 -14.  Invited classes are 420 …

Monnier - Waters Defend Title

Sharon Bauer on

One Design Racing
The team of Jan Monnier and Nica Waters returned to race course yesterday for a successful defense of their title in the Second Annual Womens's 420 Regatta.

With much needed assistance and instruction from Alex O'Toole the competitors worked together to get three boats rigged and ready to go. Three teams: Jan and Nica, Kelly and Alex O'Toole, and June Hazlehurst and me - left the beach in a nice 7-10 knot breeze for this exiting event.

Race committee PRO Ric Bauer was ably assisted by flag man Jim Gillespie. In accordance with our instructions, the first windward/leeward race started promptly at noonish. The signals went off without a hitch in spite of distractions associated with bailing …

Debbie Cycotte Featured

Sharon Bauer on

Flying Scots
Our very own Debbie Peterson Cycotte was featured in the latest issue of Scot N' Water - the Flying Scot official newsletter. Debbie was held up by Capitol District Governor Hans Noordanus as an example for Fleet Captains to follow.

Our very own Debbie Peterson Cycotte was featured in the latest issue of Scot N' Water - the Flying Scot official newsletter. Debbie was held up by Capitol District Governor Hans Noordanus as an example for Fleet Captains to follow.

I won't reprint the entire article here -- you'll have to ask a Flying Scot Sailing Association member for a copy -- but here are some of the highlights...

Debbie has been sailing Flying Scots since she and her dad bought FS1849 …

Point to Point Race Dampend but not Dumped

Eric Powers on

Offshore Racing
This weekend's Point to Point Race was nearly washed out by stormy skies and light winds on Saturday but many racers persevered to return for a 19.5 mile pursuit race on Sunday. The race's original iternerary which included a dinner and social at Reedville was abandoned due to the weather but most skippers and crews had a great time nonetheless at an impromptu social and dinner Saturday evening at the clubhouse. Star gastronomic delights included steamed crabs, roast turkey and a plethora of pastas. Sunday's race was held in a 10-15 knot northeaster in somewhat lumpy seas off Stingray Point. A surprise leg into Fishing Bay near the finish rounded out the test for each crew …
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