Posts for April 2007


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
LOUIS VUITTON CUP taped coverage on the VERSUS NETWORK at 4pm TODAY.
FBYC Spring Series:  Rob Whittet's Wavelength, strengthened his hold on the lead in PHRF A  by finishing  1-1-2  in Sunday's racing at Fishing Bay.   Alan Heyward's La Maga, has a substantial lead in the combined PHRF B/C fleet; he went 1-2-4  in yesterday's racing.   PRO - Brooks Zerkel.
If you intend to have your SBRW-Black Seal Cup Crew Shirts  in time for the event (June 1-3), you need to get your order in not later than May 1, as in TOMORROW!   Go to   and hurry.
CCV SPRING SERIES:  Races #3 and  #4  of …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Fishing Bay Yacht Club Spring Series began yesterday.  They got in two races with Wavelength, Rob Whittet, taking first in PHRF A, followed by Alex Alvis, Chilcoot.  Eight boats raced in the B/C PHRF fleet:  1.La Maga, Allan Heyward; 2.Schiehallion, Brad Miller; 3.Elancer, David Hinckle.  PRO - Brooks Zerkel.    FBYC Spring Series #2 (day) is set for next Sunday, April 29.  For info call  (804) 272-7846.    Brad Miller was one of the first Early Birds to entry Southern Bay Race Week  and will be headed to Hampton Roads for the primo event on June 1-2-3. 
CCV SPRING SERIES OPENS:  A first and a second place finish was the …

Ouch! - Bulkhead Problems are not unique to FBYC

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing
bulkhead.jpg From Scuttlebutt News: April 18, 2007 - Photos from Glen Cove, NY where the Noreaster dumped 7+ inches of rain in 24 hours. The moisture was apparently more than the bulkhead could hold, where now some fellow boaters are going to need a little more time to get ready this spring.

Sea Safety @ FBYC: You Shouldn't Have Missed It

George Burke on

Club News
IMG_0639.jpg 73 members, community guests, and speakers attended the FBYC Safety at Sea Course, presented in the FBYC clubhouse, on 4/14/07.

Our speakers were led by moderator Sheila McCurdy who chairs the US Sailing National Faculty and is a US Sailing Passage Making Training instructor. Joining Sheila were Dr. Jim Barton, an emergency medicine specialist who served as ship’s physician for the 1985 trans-Atlantic Godspeed voyage, Jim Campbell, instructor for the USCG National Search and Rescue School, Pat Healy, former sailing instructor for the US Naval Academy and marine meteorologist, Ray Walden from the Deltaville fire department, and Chip Kinsey, an ATB commissioning captain and former tugboat skipper.

IMG_0634.jpg Each gave his perspective on sea safety issues pertinent to …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Who are these people...and why?  Today, this morning, right now, they are running in the Boston Marathon.  Snow, 30 knot wind, and right on the nose - the real nose!
Fishing Bay Yacht Club Opening - Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22.  FBYC Spring Series #1 is set for Sunday. 
CCV SPRING SERIES:  RACES #1 and #2,  SUNDAY, April 22 - HAMPTON ROADS HARBOR.   This is the beginning of the 15  race, season-long series which determines the CCV High Point Championship for each PHRF Fleet.  These races are also sanctioned by CBYRA and earn points toward  CBYRA High Point awards.  Here we go!     CCV ENTRY DEADLINES - If you have a CCV Racing …

Crew Training, candidates available

David Hazlehurst on

Offshore Racing
DSC08400.JPG A new Crew Finder list is posted on the web site at . Skippers needing crew, primarily for off-shore racing, should use this list to contact candidates to complete your crew. All of the candidates on this list have been active in our on-the-water training program during the current month. Call or e-mail them; they'll be delighted to hear from you.

See all the pictures, taken by a student here

DSC08403.JPG Three skippers with 2-3 regular crew went out on April 1 with 8 crew training candidates. The second session scheduled for April 7 was cancelled because of snow. The third session scheduled for Sunday April 15 was cancelled because of forecast heavy rain and winds. But we out-foxed Mother Nature …

Schooner Virginia Visit - April 21

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Please be advised that the Schooner Virginia will be visiting Deltaville on April 21st. She will arrive into Fishing Bay sometime on the 20th and will be berth at Chesapeake Marine Railway (formally Deagle's Railway) for an Open House from 12 PM to 4 PM on Saturday, April 21st.

The Schooner Virginia is owned and operated by the Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation, a 501 C(3) nonprofit. In addition to representing the Commonwealth, she has a major youth sailing program that many of our members may be interested in learning more about. I encourage you to visit her and to also learn more about Chesapeake Marine Railway. You can also see the "Nellie Crockett" which is owned and being …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Walter Cronkite and Gary Jobson will host on ESPN Classic, this coming Friday, April 13, "The America's Cup, 1851 -2007".  The advance publicity sounds like it will an  interesting and entertaining presentation on the "longest, continuously held sporting event in the world".  Broadcast time is 7:00 pm ET.
          VELUX 5 OCEANS RE-START - Course for the final leg (approximately 3,200 miles) of the 'round the world race is from Hampton Roads harbor to Spain.  This is the BIG day.  The boats (Open 60s) will be towed from Waterside to the starting area, while the skippers are helicopter-ed to the deck of the HMS Oceans (British aircraft carrier, to be located between …

Fishing Bay Yacht Club Training Day April 15

John Buhl on

Club News
April 15th FBYC will offer "non class room" training opportunities designed to teach respective skills from a practical "hands on" perspective. Areas of Focus include:

1. Race Committee Training / David Lee /Learn functions of Race Committee on the water, set up actual courses, and conduct races!

2. Mark Boat Training / Lud Kimbrough / Learn how to operate Mark Boats, set marks, and communicate with Race Committee. You will actually set up a race course!

3. Crew Training /David Hazlehurst / Sail with FBYC Skippers on practice courses. Skippers will take trainees out on the water for a serices of short races.

4. Mr Roberts Operator Training / Brooks Zerkel / Learn how to properly operate Mr Roberts.

- Shore Meeting with each Training section …

Southern Bay Race Week on the Web

catesby jones on

Offshore Racing

The NOR has been posted, along with an Entry Form and a few other goodies on the web site at  The room block at the Hampton Marina Hotel (formerly the Radisson) is being put to good use, and room reservations are recommended very soon.  I will also have a furnished house w/in walking distance available for a small fee, either to an entire team or individual crew members.  Please contact me for details, especially if you know of an out of town team that needs a place to stay.

A new feature this year is the Customized Crew Shirts available from Boathouse Regatta Outfitters. Go to to see the shirt selection and …

FBYC Receives Award

George Burke on

Club News
IMG_0506.JPG On Saturday 3/31/07, following Spring clean-up day, museum president Raynelle Smith and Kaptain Krunch, on behalf of the Deltaville Maritime Museum, presented FBYC and our past Commodores a decorative oar honoring their participation and support of the museum's Jamestown 400 Shallop project. Following this presentation, 40 gregarious and eager cruisers enjoyed a discussion of the Cruising Division's 2007 schedule (see FBYC EVENTS BOOK) and a hearty meal courtesy of social chairs Lyons Burke and Myra Bennett and all the participants who contributed potluck dishes.

See all the pictures here

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