Posts for October 2005

Closing Day Procedures and Handout

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Offshore Racing
I am now entering my third year as Race Chair for the Staggered Start Race. The prior two years I had laid out many alternative courses, and made a spreadheet to correspond to the lengths of those courses. I find I have now lost the notebook with the corurses, and hence we will have a slightly revised system this year.

At the Skippers meeting to occur at the Flagpole at 9:30am on Saturday Ocober 29, 2005, I will hand out printed copies of this Spreadsheet. Please note it has 2 pages - one sheet is to be used if we start on time, the other if the start is to be delayed. Unlike last year, the spreadsheet forces me to …


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SBR News You Can Use
FALL BACK!  EASTERN STANDARD TIME returns - Sunday, October 30th. - Sleepy heads get an extra hour of ZZZZZZZs before heading out for Frost Bite racing on Sunday.
FBYC Fall Series Standings as of Sunday:  At the top of the posted, preliminary series standings are:  PHRF A - Wavelength, Rob Whittet; PHRF B/C - Shenanigan, Miles Booth; PHRF Non-Spin - Checko, Barfield/Smith;  MORC - Mojo, Mark Wensell.
Rhumb Punch, John and Linda Edwards, won the FBYC Annual J/29 Invitational.  Case Whittemore's  Patriot took 2nd and Paul Andersen's Titillation finished 3rd. The Edwards are from Solomons, MD, and both Patriot and Titillation are southern Bay homies from Fishing Bay. The fleet of 6 got in …

Two and a Half Days before the Mast

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There is a FLICKR Daily Zeitgeist "java widget?" on the top left corner of the home page, displaying in motion recent photographs uploaded the FBYC's Flickr photo site. It is much easier for us to put pictures there than on the event pages, although we will continue to use both places.

For those of you who notice, the pictures have recently changed, indicating new pictures. Jere Dennison and 10 other FBYC members were guests of Brent Halsey on the Schooner Virginia on a 2 1/2 day trip from Deltaville to Richmond immediately following the Stingray Point Regatta.

Jere has written an article for this month's Log that describes the trip - along with great pictures, which Vic will …


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SBR News You Can Use
They raced 17 miles in 15-25 knots from the Northwest in the Fishing Bay Yacht Club Fall Series Medium Distance Race on Saturday.  And, the tough sail handling continued after the boats got back to the piers on Jackson Creek.  Stiff NW breezes, being what they are, made folding and stowing spinnakers a challenge even on land.  FLEET WINNERS:  PHRF A:  Leroi Lissenden, Voodoo Chile.  PHRF B: Mike Dale, Juggernaut.  PHRF C: Brad Miller, Schehellion.  PHRF Non-Spin:  Barfield, Smith, Checko.    Meanwhile the J/24 fleet did 4 short windward-leeward races and Mark Wensell's Mojo took top honors.  PRO:  Tom Roberts.
Imagine!  Sets Records and Wins 2005 GCBSR.  Mike Bagley's Imagine!, a …

Detour at West Point - Nights of Oct 18-23

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Club News
Beginning Tuesday night (Oct. 18) Route 33 will be closed to traffic at the Lord Delaware Bridge over the Mattaponi River between West Point and King and Queen County from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through Sunday morning (Oct. 23).

Motorists travelling between Deltaville and Richmond these evenings should use one of the following alternate routes:

  • Route 17 to Route 360
  • Route 33 to Route 14 through King and Queen County to Route 360
  • Route 17 south to the Coleman Bridge then to I-64
  • When using these alternate routes, travel time may be increased by 60 to 90 minutes, depending on your destination. Detour signs will be posted along each alternate route.

    The bridge will be open …

    Urbanna Oyster Festival Cruise

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    Cruising News
    Urbanna Oyster Festival Cruise, November 4-6, 2005

    Depart Jackson Creek around 1330. Arrive Urbanna Creek in time for the Fireman's Parade at around 1800. Dinner on your own at the festival where food is in abundance: from oyster stew to turkey legs and 'bloomin’ onions. Saturday is more of the same plus the local parade at 1400. Saturday evening we can organize cocktails and a cookout on the lawn at Bob Montague's "Little Sandwich" overlooking the harbor.

    In Urbanna Creek you can drop the hook or rent a slip. The town has constructed a new dingy dock and marina facility on the right just inside the creek (where the Windows Restaurant was located). For more information or a …

    Indian Summer Regatta held this past weekend

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    One Design Racing
    The Indian Summer Regatta is a 2 day One Design Event, which welcomes Juniors, and is sponsored by and held at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club. This year it was held October 8-9, 2005. The twenty-three boats, which participated, saw a spectacular race on a wet, misty, cool weekend.   This regatta is sanctioned for CBYRA High Point Awards in the Junior division for certain classes.

    The race results are as follows:  In Flying Scott with 2 boats, 1st place went to David Lee and 2nd place went to Rick Bauer. In Front Runner with 4 boats, they placed as follows:   1st place – Chris Rouzie; 2nd place – Lee Farinholt; 3rd place – Matt Braun; and 4th place – Chris Schmidt …


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    SBR News You Can Use
    J/29s will gather for the Annual J/29 Invitational at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this coming weekend (Friday - Sunday).  For info contact Case Whittemore at  (804) 285-4632.
    IMPORTANT REGION IV (Southern Bay) PHRF MEETING - Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 6 - 8 PM, Hampton Library (main Branch), 4207 Victoria Blvd.   This is where members of PHRF in the southern Bay have a chance at input on fleet splits for 2006, policy changes, etc. and let delegates know opinions and comments.  This is not where individual ratings are discussed; that is strictly for the handicappers.  The Region IV input goes forward to the 2005 Annual Meeting of PHRF Delegates from all over the Bay (Annapolis, November 19 …


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    SBR News You Can Use
    TURKEY SHOOT OVERALL WINNER IS....LEE WILLIAMS, POE BIRD, a Raven 24.  Lee is the first skipper to win the Turkey Shoot three times.  Lee, along with his crew, will compete in the National Hospice Alliance Championship Regatta in Annapolis this coming Spring. Two glorious autumn days of racing on the southern Chesapeake Bay.  Eighty - five classy classic boats and wooden boats and unusual boats filled the Rappahannock River between the Corrotoman and Carter's Creek.  And, the 2005 regatta raised more than $30,000 for northern neck hospice services on both sides of the River. 
    Turkey Shoot Sightings:  Rob Powell, formerly manager of the Norfolk Boat Works, was there.  All is …
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