Posts for January 2005


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
HEY!!  Wednesday, February 2, is Groundhog Day.   Make sure your GH does not see his shadow, become frightened and retreat to his hole, and, therefore, extend winter by another 6 weeks!  It's on every racer to do all he or she can to bring in an early spring!
THIS WEEK:  Wednesday, February 2nd is the deadline to make reservations for the CBYRA Region 4 High Point Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 5, at Fishing Bay YC.  $15 per person is all inclusive.  Social begins at 5PM, dinner at 6PM, and awards presentation at 6:45PM.  This is a great gathering for southern Bay racers, families, and friends.  …


Lin Mccarthy on

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CBYRA Region 4 High Point Awards Ceremony is all set for Saturday, February 5, 5:00 PM at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  This is a great event - a chance to socialize, enjoy the sunset by the FBYC fireplaces, and share in honoring southern Bay racers who excelled in their fleet in 2004. Skippers, crew, friends, and family are all welcome.  Refreshments at 5PM, dinner at 6PM, and the awards presentation begins at 6:45PM.  All inclusive cost is $15 @ person.   Contact Region 4 Vice President Tom Roberts at (804) 843-2782 or email at  - or even better - Register on line at Sign Up for CBYRA and Bermuda High Do it now - the deadline …

FBYC Boat in Second Place at Key West!

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing
Taking a look at Key West Results shows that our own Mike Karn and crew on Insatiable are tied for second place in PHRF-Class 7 after five races at Key West Race Week.

Word is that among the crew are our Commodore Jay Buhl and our Treasurer, Paul Howle. We will be checking in and looking for the pictures soon.

Keep it up guys - and girls!


Lin Mccarthy on

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There are 2 Virginia and 6 North Carolina homeported boats at Key West Race WeekMike Karn's G&S 27, Insatiable, (Deltaville) and Sanford Richardson's Farr 395, Kahuna (Hampton) make up the small Virginia contingent.  Registered from the Tarheel state are Walter Kennedy's Henderson 30, Savannah; Lloyd Griffin's Hadley 40, Cash Flow; McAllister and Silver's JS 9000, A Lil Tipsy; Peter Hunter's Thompson 30, Wairere; the Robin Team J/80 Sweet Baby J; and Worth Harris' J/105, Rum at Six.  From a "sort of reliable" source (the check-in parties had begun) comes a report (unconfirmed) that Cash Flow suffered some hurt during transport (via land) and that repairs were being assessed.  Keep your fingers crossed …

Laser District 11

Jon Deutsch on

The NA Laser Class District 11 has launched a new website - The site covers all of the Laser sailing in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia including all of the events at FBYC. Check it out today!


Lin Mccarthy on

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RACING DATES to keep in mind when you begin "negotiations" with your boatyard work scheduler:
Here are some early Southern Bay 2005 Racing Dates:   CCV Racing Tune-up races are set for Sunday, April 10th.  The CCV Spring Series dates are April 17 (Race #1); April 24 (Race #2); and May 15 (Races #3 and #4).  All the CCV racing is on a Sunday.  In the Region 4 Northern Division, spring activity at Fishing Bay YC begins on April 23 -24 (Opening Day and Spring Series 1); FBYC Spring Series continues with Spring 2 (May 1); Spring 3 (May 14); and, Spring 4 (May 21).   Rappahannock River RC runs their Spring Regatta 1 on April 30 and the …

FBYC Marine Returning to Iraq

Lud Kimbrough on

Club News
FBYC member Parke Smith, of Weapons Company (3rd Battalian - 4th Marines) has been dispatched for his second deployment in Iraq. Parke has helped out countless times with Race Committee and other FBYC duties, and was sorely missed last summer while he was in Iraq.

We can do two things for Parke's Company, which is dreadfully short on the supplies they need. First, we can help them buy the supplies they need by contributing to SuppliedToSurvive, a Texas organization started by the father of one of the men in Parke's company. Contributions made to Supplied To Survive may be sent via FBYC member Preston Smith or directly to 317 S FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE, FRIENDSWOOD , TX 775465, Phone: (281) 992-1500, Toll …


Lin Mccarthy on

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Race full on into 2005!
Kudos to Southern Bay Junior Programs:  Just nice to note that the southern Bay is hosting significant USODA (Opti) events.  How about this:  The second USODA National Championship in the southern Chesapeake will be hosted this coming July at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.  The first was hosted by Hampton Yacht Club when the 1999 Opti Nationals were sailed right off Strawberry Banks.  And, Fishing Bay Yacht Club, just this past October, hosted the Atlantic Coast Championships for the Optis.  Three major events in 6 years - not bad!  Kudos to all those parents, friends and hard working volunteers who are steering our southern Bay …
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