Posts for August 2006

Return of the Optis

Eric Powers on

Junior Activities
No this isn't a trailer for the next installment of "Star Wars" but it was the return of our FBYC Optimist team to Severn Sailing Association for their second regatta with that club's juniors this season. Many of the northern Bay's top junior sailors were in attendance as five of FBYC's Junior teammates made the trek to Annapolis this past weekend to meet the 33-boat Optimist fleet for this latest match in Severn Sailing Association's End of the Summer Optimist Regatta. Nine races were sailed over the two-day match that tested each sailor's skills over a wide range of conditions from a near drifter on Saturday to choppy seas and 15+ knot winds on …

Choptank Cruise

George Burke on

Cruising News
The Cruising Division is sponsoring a September cruise to Oxford and St. Michaels, Maryland leaving Sunday 9/17 and returning Sunday 9/24. The itinerary will include layovers at Crisfield and Solomon’s on the sail north, Solomon’s and Wicomico River coming home. To insure reserved slips at Solomon’s Yachting Center and at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, participants must register at the FBYC web site by 9/7. Those deciding to participate after that date will need to call directly to reserve a slip but be warned that availability in those locations is limited!

Opportunities to go shopping, gallery hopping, and visit maritime museums and superb restaurants abound on Maryland’s Eastern shore, and we …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Pick a regatta and go racing!
12TH ANNUAL STINGRAY POINT REGATTA, Saturday and Sunday, September 2 - 3.  Entry deadline is 1800,  Wednesday, August 30 for the CBYRA sanctioned racing for PHRF, MORC, and, if sufficient interest, one-design.  Contact:  Event Chairman  Allan Heyward at (804) 690-1070  Hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  Full weekend of racing and socializing and leaves Monday for the delivery home.  This is a favorite holiday event for racing fanatics.  The Potts (team) Trophy will be presented as well as individual trophies.
DINK VAIL REGATTA , Saturday, September 2.   CBYRA sanctioned race for PHRF classes as well as a non-sanctioned Cruising class.    Contact  …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
SHAMROCK, LA MAGA, and DESPERADO  take class wins in FBYC Smith Point Race:  The spinnaker boats raced 42.60 miles and the non-spinnaker ones went 33.40 in the Fishing Bay Yacht Club night, distance race.  Bob Rock in his J105, Shamrock, won the PHRF A fleet, and Allan Heyward in La Maga, Frers 33, won the combined PHRF BC fleet.  Rick Bauer, Desperado, finished ahead of the only other non-spinnaker competitor, George Burke, Reveille.  Finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively in PHRF A were:  Corryvreckan, David Clark  and Voodoo Chile, Leroi Lissenden.  Second and 3rd respectively in the combined PHRF BC fleet were: David Hinckle in Elancer, and Miles Booth in Shenanigans.  …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
92 BOATS COMPETE AT FBYC 67TH ANNUAL REGATTA:  9 classes of one design dinghies made for a busy weekend at Fishing Bay.  Flying Scots (22) and  Lasers (20) had the most boats.  Two classes ended with ties for first place in points.  In the Flying Scot class David Neff won the tie breaker over Harry Carpenter by virtue of 2 first place finishes.  In the Front Runner class Lee Farinholt won in a tie breaker over Bill Spencer.  Class Winners:  Albacore (9 boats) - Barney Harris;  Flying Scot (22 boats) - David Neff;  Front Runner  (8 boats) - Lee Farinholt; Hampton One Design (6 boats) - Randy Stokes;  Laser (20 boats)- Dan Herlihy;  …

Lobster Cruise

John Koedel on

Cruising News
Ishky Baha, Anastasia, and Destiny hit the waters on July 29th and made way for Yankee Point Marina for their annual Maine Lobster Roast. Full was had by all and all experienced the real thing. Lobsters, clams, corn, potatos, onions, and sausage all steamed in a bed of seaweed over open flames. This trip was part of the "short cruise" venture we have recently started up. By the way, Vic DeNunzio experienced the same meal but took a couple weeks to do it and spent a lot more money. We look forward to doing it again next year.

Community sailing

David Hazlehurst on

Club News
The club has a commitment to encourage local youth to learn how to sail, and for a third consecutive year we have supported a program sponsored by the Middlesex County YMCA. Given the happy faces of the 7 students you see in the photograph there can be no question that these students enjoyed themselves. They sailed Optis double-handed initially, and later single-handed and given the heat index August 1-9 they put in a lot of pool time.

Thanks for spending six days in the August sun go to Courtney Faudree, the YMCA counsellor, and to the two former Commodores shown in the photograph. Also to Tom Sakach, grandson of Auzzie Jackson, for taking the students out in a 420 during …

Junior Participation Numbers Tell a Story

Eric Powers on

Junior Activities
It may not have been a club record, but on Tuesday and Wednesday of the last week of FBYC's Junior Extended Program, we had as many as 24 kids learning and practicing sailing skills with our coaches on Fishing Bay. What's significant about this is that it means our children are finding sailing a sport worth pursuing and they're willing to spend some time getting better at it by working with high qaulity coaches and seeking out better competition at regattas.

Between the FBYC Optimist and Laser Radial Teams, we've attended more than 13 regattas and clinics around the Bay and beyond this summer. Some of these events were national competitions that attracted sailors from all …

FBYC Scots Clean Sweep 4 Clubs to Win Team Race

Katherine Hubbard on

Flying Scots
In an excited phone call from Mike Schmidt, who was fresh off the race course, I understand that today, Sunday Aug. 20th, 3 FBYC Flying Scots won in a clean sweep against 4 other clubs at RRYC. 15 boats (5 groups of 3) competed from 5 clubs in the second of three Capitol District team race events scheduled for this year.

Sailing for FBYC were Travis Weisleder with our Commodore Lud Kimbrough as crew, Michael Schmidt with Mike Toms as crew and Mike Miller with John Wake as crew. WAY TO GO GUYS!!!!!!

Other clubs sending teams were LOWSC (Lake of the Woods), SBSC (Selby Bay Sailing Center), GRSA (Greater Richmond Sailing Club), and our host RRYC. FBYC hosted and …

Annual One Design Tee- Shirts and Hats still available

Allan Heyward on

One Design Racing
Mobjack winners Meg Roberts' 67th Annual One Design Tee Shirt design was popular, and sold out, and I have a number of backorders. By popular demand we can print some more based on orders received by August 25. Attached as a PDF file at Read More is an order form.

Meg is the pretty girl standing next to the gentleman in the Red Mt Gay Hat who is modeling one of the shirts.

Please send this form with your check by August 25 to me at the address on the form.You will note the short sleeved shirts are @ $15.00, the long sleeved shirts are $20.00 and the hats (Adams Stone cap with embroidered logo) are $25.00

Gunkholer's Cruise a success!

Nica Waters on

Cruising News
The Gunkholer’s Cruise promised destinations dependent on “weather and whim” – and the weather was definitely a factor as we set off into the hottest week of the year yet. The week was a microcosm of the larger cruising “scene” as boats and people came and went. Although all would have very happily dialed down the thermometer and upped the wind factor, fun and new experiences were had by everyone there.

Calypso (Nica, Julian, and Madeleine Waters, with Jeremy along for the first day), Sophie (Bob, Alicia, and Melissa Mac Wright, with 3 guests) , and Infusion (Charlie, Stephie, Brie, Chip, and Ned Maurer) set off from FBYC on Sunday morning for Pirate’s Island (aka Little Bay at Dymer Creek …

FBYC Juniors Shine in Northern Exposure

Eric Powers on

Junior Activities
The FBYC Junior race team tacked through two days of back to back regattas at Miles River and Tred Avon Yacht Club's Junior regattas earlier this week. Both regattas were blessed with moderate winds and reasonbly confortable temperatures Monday and Tuesday. A total of ten FBYC Juniors made the trip to participate in the regattas and enjoy the surroundings in Saint Michaels and Oxford, Maryland. Parents made a trip of it with some fine dining, shopping and lounging at these fine clubs.

FBYC's Alex Jacob took 1st Place Overall and in Blue Fleet in the 50+ boat Optimist class in both regattas. His colleague Austin Powers followed up with 8th overall at Miles River and 4th overall at …

FBYC Junior Sailor Crosses Atlantic Ocean

Eric Powers on

Junior Activities
Okay so she flew across in a 747 but Madeleine Alderman still deserves loads of credit for making the trek across the big pond to participate in the British Optimist Open National Championship hosted by the Pwllheli Sailing Club in Wales.

Madeleine traveled back to the UK with her fellow Optimist sailor Jane Sceales following last week's Optimist National Championship Regatta held in Sarasota, Florida. Madeleine reports winds in excess of 25 knots every day this week with large seas and chilly temperatures. After eight races, Madeleine stands at 40th and Jane at 22nd in the 117 boat senior fleet. We'll have to wait till Friday's results to see where they come out in the wash after …

25th Annual Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

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On September 9-10 Fishing Bay YC would like to invite you to attend the 25th Annual Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship. If you've never attended in the past, this event has become a must on many Laser Masters calendars. The event has had two three time winners, Rob Overton of Hampton YC and James Jacob of SSA and more recently FBYC. Invitations are being extended to all former champions. The 1989 winner, the doyen of Masters racing, Bob Saltmarsh, was the first to commit. Our 1998 Champion, Mike Waters, has been a regular in the club's Spring Series races, perhaps in an attempt to gain some local knowledge. Aside from the racing there will be a great dinner …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
42nd ANNUAL VIRGINIA GOVERNOR'S CUP:  Lars Rathjen and crew Jude Brown won the Albacore class of 14 boats and the 2006 Governor's Cup.  The Albacores were the largest class (14) in the 60 boat fleet.  Rathjen/Brown won by 3 points with finishes of  2-3-1-2-3-2.   Hampton One Designs were the second largest class with 11.  The father-son team of Randy (the dad) and Sam (the kid) Stokes won the HOD class with finishes of 1-1-1-1-5-2.  CLASS WINNERS: Albacore - Lars Rathjen;  Hampton One Design - Randy Stokes;  Moth - Mark Saunders;  Laser - Jon Deutsch;  5o5 - Ryon White;   Buccaneer - Sue Mentzer;   Mobjack - Len Gunther;   Mutineer - Scott Bush;   Junior Laser …

33 Sailors Brave the Heat at the FBYC August Jr. Regatta

catesby jones on

Junior Activities
Thirty-three sailors from 3 lower Chesapeake Bay Sailing Clubs braved the 100-plus heat index at the Fishing Bay August Junior Regatta on Thursday August 3, 2006.

Thanks to an able crew of volunteers, Fishing Bay was able to host a very successful regatta, despite the heat and fickle breeze. Winds ranged from 0-5 knots and came from most every point on the compass during some part of the race day, putting a premium on solid race committee and mark boat work. Brooks Zerkel and his crew on the Optimist course were able to get in four races, even with multiple general recalls. With smaller fleets and an older group of sailors, 6 races were run for each fleet on the …

2006 Cruise Regatta Results

George Burke on

Junior Activities
The 2006 Cruise Regatta tied our previous record for participation with 13 boats registered, 10 competing, and 9 completing the staggered start race. The 14 mile course was shortened to 8 miles during the race because of developing light air. Results were: 1. Snack Bar Dixon 2:46:59 2. Calypso Waters 2:50:59 3. Pelican Cay Strickland 2:58:03 4. Battlewagon Cross 3:02:09 5. Schiehallion Miller 3:06:22 6. Trilogy Rennie 3:07:17 7. Soulemate Soule 3:26:28 8. Dandelion Anderson 3:32:41 9. Celebration Nelson 3:46:41 10.Pleione Wirt DNF 11.Plainsong Bayless DNC 12.Blew by You Hubbard DNC 13.Reveille Burke DNC 50 hungry, thirsty competitors …
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