Posts for May 2005

Individual Race Results on Home Page

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing
At Rosegill, Rob Whittet noted to the FBYC webmaster who was serving beer on the 930-10pm shift that he could not make the links work on our Spring Series Results to the effect that he couldn't find the results for individual races in the Offshore Spring Series. I tried to explain the difficulty we have in posting results for multiple races without success at the hour. The basic problem is that the Homepage only displays files that are equal to type "Results" - and we are only allowed one "Results" file per event. The individual race results are added as type "Custom" files and do show up on the Offshore Page .

Today I was able to modify the Home Page …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
6 great races - 3 great parties
SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK IS HERE!  Racing is this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!   The early birds have registered - check out the website to see who is in which fleet. It you have not yet entered, get on it NOW!  Contact event chairman, Leigh Morgan at (757) 726-9640  The website address is  - click on the SBRW logo at the center of the page. 
SBRW Important Reminders:    (1)  Go to the website and check your entry information (fleet, rating, etc.);  (2)  Opening Night registration and Skippers Meeting is Thursday evening at Regatta Headquarters, HYC, Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA  (6pm - 9pm).  Skippers …

Stingray Harbour Yacht Club Yard Sale

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Club News
On Saturday, June 11th, the Stingray Harbour Yacht Club will hold its Annual Yard Sale which will be followed by an afternoon cookout. We all have those extra boat items we don’t use and have been carrying around in out boats or stored in our garages for years. Well, your troubles are over because you can take the opportunity to place all your excess nautical items in the SHYC Yard Sale. Now is the time to clean out the boat and put all those items aside until June 11th. Remember, one boat’s upgrade could be another’s “good deal.”

Thanks - Bill Simpson Commodore SHYC

Sailing Quiz

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing
Sailing Quiz --- What do you think the following image represents. stad

For the painful answer, click on ...For a hint - please review and compare this image.


Both images were taken from The Fleet Tracking web site for the Rolex Transatlantic Race. and both images represent the tracks of the various competitors in the transatlantic race.

The first image is the track of the Sailing Vessel Stad Amsterdam chartered by the Storm Trisail Club. Detailed inspection of the second image reveals that the Stad Amsterdam is the westernmost boat in the race, and apparantly sailing Southwest, while the rest of the fleet seems to be headed southeast - in search of the gulf stream to help carry them to the finish line, which …


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SBR News You Can Use
US National Match Racing Championship Area ABC (South) Quarterfinals (for the Prince of Wales Cup):  International match racer Marie Klok Crump came from 4th place after Saturday's double round robin stage, to win the event.  She won 6 straight matches (the last two of the second round robin), 2 in the best of 3  in both the Knock-out Series and in the Finals on Sunday.   Both Crump and second place finisher Daniel Wittig (Annapolis) earned berths in the semi-finals to be sailed in Annapolis later this summer.  The National Finals will be sailed in Newport Beach, California, in September.  Team Crump is a family affair - sailing with Marie is her husband, Will Crump, a noted racer …

Marie Klok Crump wins Prince of Wales Quarterfinals - advances

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing
Early reports from the water indicate that Marie Klok Crump and her crew did very well today and ended up the winner in the U. S. Match Racing Championships Quarter finals at Hampton Yacht Club against 4 other 3-person teams in the Prince of Wales Cup event. The result is that she advances to the semi-finals in Annapolis in July.

The goal is to advance all the way to the Prince of Wales Cup races which will be held in Long Beach CA in September.

Dymer Creek Cruise, and Upcoming Events

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Cruising News

Dymer Creek Cruise, 2005 (almost anyway) and other events

Joe and Carolyn Schott were the Cruise leaders for the first FBYC adventure of the year on May 14-15 to Dymer Creek. The sailing was so good that the group decided to sail past Dymer and anchor in Mill Creek. Cocktails and dinner aboard were enjoyed by Sam and Nancy Stoakley on their ‘new’ Island Packet, “Reflections”, Gordon and Sheila Nelson, and the Schotts. The sail back was nice, especially when they all arrived before the rain began! Total mileage was 46.88 miles for the Stoakleys and Schotts, and 67.78 miles for the Nelsons. Many of us missed a neat sail and cruise. Additionally, we are all that much …

Southern Bay Race Week - deadline near, volunteers needed

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Offshore Racing

Volunteers Needed!!  We are still seeking folks to sign up and help out with various tasks, to include selling tickets, beer and rum drinks.  Just go to, find a time, and click on the link to send an email to Leigh Morgan.  The party is free and open to all clubs’ members.  They can make a day of it with the Blackbeard Festival happening in Downtown Hampton the same weekend.

Early Entry Discount ends May 27 – This one is self-explanatory.  Get those Entry Forms to Leigh Morgan by midnight May 27, or you’ll have to pay an extra $35 just to race.

Dunkees Needed!! – …

Juniors Getting Ready for Season

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Junior Activities
Several FBYC Juniors were seen at the club this past weekend getting ready for the season. After racing off-shore on Saturday, Austin Powers and William Wirt were joined by Ben Buhl and Turner Moody on Sunday afternoon for some Opti sailing and race practice on Fishing Bay.

The juniors plan to practice again this Sunday and are hoping others will come out and join them. After a morning of sword fighting and dirt clod throwing, the sailors generally rig-up and hit the water around 11:00am.

The first away Regatta for the juniors this year is Sunday, June the 5th at Hampton Yacht Club see This is a very informal regatta and a …

Progressive Dinner Cruise, June 4-5,2005

Victor G. DeNunzio on

Cruising News

Cruise up the Piankatank to an anchorage near 37o32.385’N Latitude and 76o 24.02W Latitude (in cove in front of the DeNunzio home). Come early and enjoy a dip in the pool.

There will be dinghy service from 1700 to 1730 for those needing a ride in from anchorage. Or call 804-512-0110 Vic’s Cell) if you don’t see anyone at the DeNunzio dock. Dinghy rides back to anchorage will be available upon request.

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be included and provided at 1730. Dinner with wine and other drinks will be served at 1900.

On Sunday morning you will sail 10 …

Urbanna Race Kicks Off the Long Distance Series

Eric Powers on

Offshore Racing
Just a reminder that the Urbanna Race to be held May 28th counts as the first of a series of five long distance events that will be scored for a series trophy to be awarded at this year's annual dinner. One of the goals of this series is to attract racers and cruisers alike and we hope to continue this year's strong showing on the non-spinnaker courses. For those that can't make all the races, the series will be scored with one throwout so everyone gets a chance to redeem themselves for attending those summer weddings. The other races in the series include the Moonlight Regatta (July 23rd), Point to Point Race (July 30-31), Smith Point Race …


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SBR News You Can Use
If you are interested in seeing some of the best match racers in the nation ply their trade, check out the US Match Racing Championship Area ABC South Quarterfinals this weekend (May 21-22) on Hampton Flats.  This US SAILING Championship event is hosted by Hampton Yacht Club.  Racing will be done in J/24's.  For info contact: John McCarthy, (757) 850-4225.  The event is a round robin format - lots of very short races (quarter  mile legs - umpteen starts) - umpires on the water - pre-start "dance", like in the America's Cup!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, the schooner Virginia's masts are scheduled to be stepped.  Call (757) 627-7400 or check the web site at …

Corrotoman Cruise After Rosegill Races

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Cruising News

Corrotoman River Cruise - Sunday May 29, 2005

On May 29, the Sunday following the usual Rosegill activities, we’ll sail to the Eastern Branch of the Corrotoman River and anchor in the pretty bay located at 37º 42.867’ N, 76º 27.306’ W. Belles Creek enters this bay from the NW shore and the Eastern Branch continues NW for a couple of miles.

Tony and Kate Sakowski and Sam and Nancy Stoakley have graciously agreed to serve as host boats for a large raft during the cocktail hour starting about 5pm. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share and your own liquid refreshments.

Some may prefer to join the main raft by dinghy, and dinghy service will be …


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SBR News You Can Use
A racer with strong southern Bay ties will be among the competitors in the US Match Racing Championship Quarterfinals Championship event (May 21-22, Hampton Flats) which leads to the Prince of Wales CupMarie Klok Crump, who has been an active match racer on the international circuit since 1994, is a member of Fishing Bay YC along with her husband Will Crump, who is well know on the Bay and beyond, particularly in J/24 circles.  Marie and Will will be racing as a team in the regatta along with Thomas Klok
Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-30) - Begin the Summer Season at one of these Southern Bay Racing Events:
Urbanna Weekend Regatta - hosted by Fishing Bay …


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SBR News You Can Use
MOTHER'S DAY is this coming Sunday, May 8th.  Take her sailing - you bring all the goodies and treat her like Queen of the Nile!
Annapolis NOOD:  Five southern Bay boats went to the 2005 Annapolis NOOD Regatta and of the five, Case Whittemore's Patriot placed highest and collected silverware in his class.  Patriot finished 3rd in a class of  7, dominated by J/29 class president, John Edwards' (Solomons, MD) Rhumb Punch.  In the 23 boat J/24 class, Mike Veraldi, Quicky, finished 11th, and in the J/22s (38 boats), Scott Batchelor finished 12th.  Dennis Hannick, Radio Flyer, was 5th in the 8 boat Tripp 26 fleet, and Pam Burdett, Polar …
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