Posts for July 2005

Madeleine Alderman Shining at Opti Nationals in Norfolk

Ruthanna Jenkins on

Junior Activities
Madeleine Alderman had a first place finish in the third race of the Optimist Nationals at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. The first few days of the regatta were plaqued by cancelled races and very light winds. The regatta ends Friday, July 29. Updated results are available at by clicking on the BREAKING NEWS icon. or on Results

Leukemia Cup Regatta Raises over $200,000

Judy Buis on

Leukemia Cup
The 7th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta raised over $200,000, far surpasing the amt. we raised last year. It was a unbelievable Regatta series starting with a visit from Gary Jobson in March, followed by the JR. Challenge, the Kayak tour, Arts at FBYC and the Sail-a-thon, ending in a weekend, with FBYC hosting three major events at the same time. The J.O.'s, the Regatta and a visit from the Schooner Virginia one of her earliest.

Friday night's auction was so well attended that we will have to look at how to expand the Firehouse. We sold 300 crab cakes thanks to the efforts of York River Yacht Club.

Saturdays racing was a typical Sat. in July …

Summer Seabreeze II this weekend

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The second race of the series is this Saturday. According to Accuweather, the forecast looks great - winds NNE 12-14, high 84F. Laser sailing nirvana.

Same time - 1pm registration, 2 pm skipper's meeting and first warning at 3 pm. There are three club boats available and the junior coaches will be there to open the shed. Send me an email if you want to reserve one of these, copy to and I won't be there, due to swim meet commitments, but I look forward to being regaled with "you should've been there" stories about the best sailing of the summer.

The next southern bay event is the Governor's Cup at Ware …

Burgee Exchange and Boat Naming Ceremony

Noel Clinard on

Junior Activities
1.jpg 3.jpg On Saturday July 23, FBYC hosted an International Opti Hi-Performance Clinic in anticipation of the Opti Nationals, under leadership of FBYC Head Coach Juan Romero. Eighteen sailors attended the Clinic or the related Green Fleet Clinic run by “Captain” Ron Jenkins. Included were five visitors from Juan’s native club in Salinas, Ecuador. After the Clinic the Juniors engaged in a traditional Burgee exchange. Madeleine Alderman presented the FBYC Burgee and received the Salinas Burgee from Maria Mercedes Ayala. Then, Noel Clinard conducted a naming ceremony for the Wright Skiff begun by the Maritime Museum at FBYC during the Junior Olympics and completed by the museum personnel and Noel. Continuing the tradition of naming club boats after beloved club personnel …

Cool Out on the 2nd Long Distance Series Moonlight Race

Eric Powers on

Offshore Racing
Beat the summer heat and work on your moon tan during this Saturday night's Moonlight Race, which by the way counts in this season's long distance series. Before the race, make sure you check the special SIs for a slight course change that was requested by our deeper draft brethren to avoid rounding the shoal waters around Windmill Point Light. These instructions will be posted on the bulletin board under Fannie's house as well as on the course board aboard Mr. Roberts before the start. Beat the competition back to the dock to enjoy a late night ice cream social at the main clubhouse! Don't forget, the third long distance series race is next weekend's …

Team building, diversify your crew

David Hazlehurst on

Offshore Racing
Some food for thought from Scuttlebutt on why you should diversify your crew. But be careful, you could get more exposure than you want in the Southside Sentinel. And in terms of bringing a Junior onto Oracle two recent attempts of mine failed for a very simple reason; my invitations were intercepted by the young man's spam filter. The only time this happened to me before was when a bland joke poking fun at an '04 Presidential candidate was intercepted by an employers profanity filter. The intended recipient has since changed jobs but not because his mail was blocked. The lesson I have learned from these event is don't depend solely on e-mail.

Read on for more about …

Marie Crump Klok advances to Prince of Wales Nationals

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing
MarieCrumpPOW.jpg It’s a Family Affair!

FBYC members Marie Klok Crump and Will Crump repeated their feat from last month by winning the area ABC semi-finals in the Prince of Wales Trophy in Annapolis, MD. The POW is the US National Match Racing Championship which is raced annually as a cup system. Will and Marie were joined by Marie’s brother, Thomas Klok in both the qualifying victory in Hampton, VA last month as well as the semi-final victory this weekend in Annapolis.

The team raced a consistent event winning 7 out of 10 matches with plenty of close racing. Finishing second was Geoff Ewenson followed by Dan Wittig in third. Dan and team finished second in the Hampton qualifier.

The …

New Photos posted for Leukemia Cup and Junior Olympics

Strother Scott on

Club News
Dvl 0203 We have had terrific photography submissions from both Jon Deutsch and David Dunigan. Jon's pictures were posted in the usual FBYC way - on a web page for the event.

I have posted David's pictures using They are easy for me to upload in volumne, and they product a neat slide show. You can reference them all at Dunigans Pictures or you can go straight to the 4 different slide shows depending on your interest in Schooner Virginia, 420s , Optis , or Lasers .

Please enjoy, and let me know if you would prefer this format going forward.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
SOUTHERN CHESAPEAKE BAY LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA:   Voodoo Chile, Insatiable, The Red Dragon, and Jaguar  tops in PHRF fleets.  60 entries supported the Fishing Bay YC / Stingray Point Marina sponsored Leukemia Cup Regatta Saturday.  Most fleets got in two races.  At the same time in adjacent waters, the schooner Virginia paid a call and did plenty of tour business while the kids did the Bay Open and the Junior Olympics.  Sailing chaos of the best kind!  RESULTS:  PHRF A (6 boats): 1.Voodoo Chile, Leroi Lissenden; 2.La Maga, Dabney Overton; 3.Chilcoot, Alex Alvis.  PHRF B (6 boats): 1.Insatiable, Mike Karn; 2.Elancer, Dave Hinckle; 3.Trilogy, Wayland Rennie.  PHRF C …

Hi-performance Opti Clinic - July 22-23

Strother Scott on

Junior Activities

equador.jpg On July 22 and 23, 2005, Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) is hosting a group practice (July 22) and an International Hi-performance Opti Clinic (July 23), providing Opti sailors with the opportunity to sharpen their skills before racing at the 2005 Opti National’s to be held at Norfolk, VA. We have some of the best top optimist sailors coming from Ecuador (3rd place at the 2004 Opti World’s Team Racing Championship) for the practice and clinic.

The clinic will be directed by FBYC Coach Juan Romero in conjunction with other CBYRA coaches who wish to participate. Juan is a well known South American national coach, who has coached at the best yacht clubs and Associations along the US …

Midgets delayed on Friday - New Times here

Strother Scott on

Junior Activities
Because of the weather conditions at FBYC anticipated for early Friday morning, Noel Clinard has decided that the start of the Midgets will be delayed. We wanted to communicate this now so that those who may be coming from a long distance could get up later and leave later tomorrow morning.

The revised times are:
Registration - noon
Skippers meeting - 1PM
First Start 2PM

Information also sent by email to registrants and some others.

Virginia State Optimists Championships Pictures

Strother Scott on

Junior Activities
Optis5.jpg Early reports from Hampton Yacht Club are that our team who attended the Virginia State Optimist Championships returned laden with silver. If you do not believe it, take a look at our Coach Juan Carlos Romeros and 4 of his competitors.

Left to right, we have Alex Jacob, Austin Powers, Juan Carlos Romero, Ben Buhl, and Madelaine Alderman.

More pictures all taken by Juan or Arel are posted on line.


Strother Scott on

Leukemia Cup

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 1, 2005) – On Friday, July 8, 2005, West Marine and Boat U.S Marine Center locations in Deltaville, Glen Allen, Gloucester Point and Hampton, Virginia will donate five percent of sales to the Leukemia Cup Regatta in Deltaville, Virginia.

West Marine and Boat U.S. Marine Center locations are making this donation to support the seventh annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta taking place in Deltaville on July 9. To show support for this local group and to find a nearby location, refer to the list below or visit for store hours …

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