Posts for April 2006

Attention Juniors!

Eric Powers on

Junior Activities
Just a reminder that early registration for this season's Junior Programs is drawing to a close on April 25th so for those wanting to get in on the best summer sailing program on the Bay, please log on to and sign up for your choice of programs for both beginning and advanced, competitive and non-competitive sailors.

Registration will remain open till mid-May but with a modest increase in price. In case you havn't heard, we've signed three reknown junior coaches for Junior Week (June 19th-23th) and two of these will remain on until mid-August to teach the Race Team Extended Programs six days a week at FBYC and at junior regattas around the Bay …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
FBYC Opening Day and Spring Series 1:  Up on the "Rivah", at the mouth of the Rappahannock, that is, Fishing Bay Yacht Club will run their Opening Day regatta on Saturday, April 22 and the first race of their Spring Series on Sunday, April 23.  For Info contact:  Brooks Zerkel.
CCV SPRING SERIES OPENS SUNDAY:  CCV Spring Series Races #1 and #2 are set for this coming Sunday, April 23.  They also mark  the beginning of the 15 races, season long, CCV  High Point Championship Series.   The Warning flag for race #1 is scheduled for 1000.  Both races will be in Hampton Roads Harbor.  There are starts for all PHRF classes.  …

OK, so you missed them going up the Bay

David Hazlehurst on

Offshore Racing
The Volvos are coming! Southern Bay racer Christian Schaumloffel (Mirage, Hobie 33) has devised a way to estimate their arrival time (at the Virginia Capes and further up the Bay) and has Volvo and NOAA sites he recommends using for your calculations - you can check out the info with Christian by calling him at (757) 496-3590. Christian estimates that the first two boats will have passed through The Capes close to the wee hours this morning, with others hot on their heels later today and early Tuesday morning. If there is any breeze, you better have a really hot sport fisher to keep up with these babies!

Today's posting on SBRNYCU prompts some thoughts. The babies as Lyn McCarthy …

Protest Refresher Class at Retreat April 26 6:30 to 9PM

Elizabeth Staas on

Dave Pyron, US Sailing Judge and Umpire will provide us with a ‘refresher’ on Protests and the Protest Process. Dave will provide us a discussion on the "how to’s" of handling protests at a regatta - who needs to do what and how you get through the process.

Recommended attendees for this event are: Race Chairs, Racing Skippers, New Racers and Crew.

Seating is limited…please register online for this event to ensure your place. Wednesday, April 26, 2006 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at Retreat Hospital Boardroom (ground floor)

David Pyron is a US Sailing Judge and Umpire and is currently finishing requirements for certification as an International Umpire. He began judging in 1997 and since then has …

Jump starting the off-shore season

David Hazlehurst on

Offshore Racing
Eight skippers helped get the off-shore racing program off to an early start this past weekend. The forecast for Saturday afternoon was not encouraging so seven boats went out at 10 am with a mix of regular crew and 14 crew training candidates. With more boats available than crew Schiehallion volunteered to distribute her skipper and crew between the other 7 boats. Rain started to settle in after a little over 90 minutes and all the boats returned for lunch at 12.30 courtesy of the Dennison's, Jere and Clark.

Three boats went out again after lunch for a wet and windier ride. Sunday's forecast was for improving conditions after noon, with the temperature moving out of the …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
JAVARAMA:  Tom Roberts, CBYRA vice pres for Region 4, provided hands on assistance to  12+  scorers from area clubs on the ins and outs of JAVASCORE.  Participants had a chance to actually try the program on their own or borrowed computers and follow Tom's insightful instruction. 
SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK Preliminary Sailing Instruction is posted at the official website -   Joining the Early Bird entries are  John Bergman, Bay Dreamer (Niagara 31); Dave Eberwine, Sea Star (J/36);  Graham Field, Independence (Islander 36); Christian Schaumloffel, Mirage (Hobie 33); John and Ben Ritger, Blew J (J/30); Mike Nestor, Glory Days (Cal 39); Justin Morris, The Hunter (Hunter 26.5);  …

A Splendid Day

George Burke on

Junior Activities
On Saturday April 1st, eager FBYC gardeners arrived with rakes and clippers in hand to clean, clear, carry, clip and cultivate, all for the sake of beautifying our grounds for Opening Day. Chip Hall's call for participation was a success, mustering almost fifty volunteers, all ready to do their part toward the minimum goal of two days of annual service to the club. Warmth and pleasant breezes cooperated to create a splendid day. By sunset, weary gardeners were rewarded with wine, appetizers and a hearty meal at the Welcome Cruisers party. The Cruising Division program included a brief discussion of strategies to improve the Division's relevance to small boat cruisers and families with children as well as ringside …

Crew Training Notice

David Hazlehurst on

Offshore Racing
On-the water Crew Training starts this coming Saturday and a list of registrants can be seen on the home page of the FBYC web site. We are expecting at least 6 boats to be out on Saurday with over 25 candidates aboard. Not all participants have registered on line so the turnout will almost certainly be higher than the number you see listed as registered.

A notice that was sent out to all candidates follows in the main body of this posting. For anyone who wants to see the list of registrants on the new Crew Finder list directions are shown in the notice. It's early days for this new list and much of the information was taken directly …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
CBYRA Region 4 JAVARAMA  - April 8, Saturday, 0900-1200, at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  There is no cost for the clinic. CBRYA vice-pres for Region 4, Tom Roberts, says JAVARAMA is open to all Region 4 clubs that want to learn about and/or to use JAVASCORE to score races.  Interested participants may bring a laptop computer.  Wireless internet access is available to anyone so equipped.  If you intend to bring a regular computer, you should bring an insulating power strip and arrive early so you can get set up.  Tom plans to make this a hands-on experience where participants learn to use, really use, JAVASCORE, from registering boats and skippers all the way to entering scores …
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