Posts for August 2007

FBYC Juniors Take One for the Road at SSA

Eric Powers on

Junior Activities
end of summer.JPG FBYC Juniors slipped in one last travel event before the end of the summer attending Severn Sailing Association's End of Summer Optimist Regatta this past weekend. Thirty-three Optimist sailors attended the two-day regatta held on Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd/23rd. On Saturday, the east to southeast breeze filled in nicely and the sailors had to slog it out through five races in choppy seas near the mouth of the Severn River.

On Sunday, the wind dropped to almost nil but eventually filled in very light and shifty from the northwest enough to sneak in three more races before the breeze went again went dead. In spite of the difficult conditions, FBYC sailors captured six of the ten top …


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We congratulae former FBYC member and Stove Point resident on the following:

August 30, 2007 - Nantucket, MA - Great Harbor Yacht Club proudly announces the appointment of its first Commodore, Norwood H. Davis, Jr. of Richmond, Virginia and Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Davis, a founding member of the Great Harbor Yacht Club (GHYC) in 2003, has been instrumental in establishing GHYC as a competitive sailing club. He created the celebrity Pro-Am Regatta during Nantucket Race Week and chaired the event for 3 years. He also enlisted Gary Jobson, the pre-eminent ambassador for sailing in the U.S., as GHYC Executive Director of Sailing and Honorary Chairman of Nantucket Race Week.

“GHYC is destined to be one of the premier yacht clubs in the …

Shallop Rendezvous Makes History

Jere Dennison on

Shallop Race Finish.jpg The Rendezvous of the John Smith Shallops held this past weekend at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville exceeded the expectations of event participants and organizers.  A steady stream of enthusiastic visitors over the two-day event yielded attendance estimates of between 2,500 and 3,000 people. 


The celebration, co-hosted by the Deltaville Community Association and FBYC, heralded the arrival in Deltaville of the John Smith/Sultana Project shallop that has been retracing Captain John Smith’s 1608 voyage of discovery around Chesapeake Bay.  Smith visited the Piankatank River on his historic 1,700-mile expedition to search for the mythical Northwest Passage to the Pacific, establish trading relationships with the native peoples for the fledgling …

Three FBYC Amigos Place Second in Nantucket

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tonitoo.JPG On Saturday, August 25, Noel Clinard seized a last minute opportunity to take the day off from the FBYC Store during the Shallop Rendezvous at FBYC to sail with Mike Massie on his Rhodes 19 "Toni Too" (seen at left in a race earlier this summer) in the last race of the August Series at Nantucket Yacht Club. Mike and Noel were joined by Blake Kimbrough who happened to be coming to Nantucket for an IOD (International One Design) race on Sunday.

As preparation for the race, Mike and Noel swam to the mooring in the cold Nantucket waters. Mike, ever the preparer, had Noel scrub the bottom with an abrasive pad while Mike pumped the bilge and gave encouragement …


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SBR News You Can Use
ANNA is GOLDEN!  Anna Tunnicliffe (former southern Bay 3-time All American collegian at Old Dominion University - class of 2005) won a gold medal in the Laser Radial class at  The Good Luck Beijing - 2007 Qingdao International Regatta in China.    Anna is drawing a bead on the trials for the 2008 Olympics, hoping to return to China for the "big dance".
*  STINGRAY POINT REGATTA: Fishing Bay / mouth of the Piankatank in the Chesapeake Bay. Hosted by Fishing Bay YC. Racing on Saturday and Sunday with Monday intentionally left open for deliveries  home or casual sailing.  Fishing Bay Yacht Club has been hosting this event for many …

Dingo at the 2007 Sunfish World Championships

James Jacob on

Junior Activities
sunfish.jpg Fantastic news out of Brant Beach Yacht Club today. They are hosting the 2007 Sunfish World Championship - August 18 -24, 2007.

Today is the last day. Going into the last day - today, the FBYC junior Laser coach, LUIS HORACIO CANUTO aka Dingo, is in a strong 15th place of 100 boats in the Sunfish Worlds at Brant Beach YC on the Jersey shore. Dingo has never sailed a Sunfish---he is ahead of laser and sunfish legend Dick Tillman and multiple Sunfish world champ Donny Martinborough.

See Results through today.

I can not tell if the picture is Dingo or not! except I do see he has a second and two thirds so far - awesome in a fleet of 100 in …

Rear Commodore Clinard survives Hurricane Dean

Strother Scott on

Social Events
Dean.gif Noel has been on a well earned family vacation on the south west coast of Jamaica this week. His trip home was delayed as it coincided with the planned arrival of Hurricane Dean. His location is marked with a white dot. The Red areas sustained hurricane force winds, whereas the orange experienced tropical force winds.

His Blackberry worked throughout and reported the following excerpts...

"We are moving to the most solid manor house with 20 others, on a limestone bluff 100 feet above the sea. If the storm passes north of the island the mountains should protect us. If south and we get the leading edge, it could be hairy. We are postponed to a Wednesday departure and if the …


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SBR News You Can Use
Unofficial word around the docks is that, if possible, the Stringray Point Regatta will consist of 3 races on Saturday and 2 on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. More racing = more fun!
Mark Arnold Captures His 10th Mobjack National Championship:   The 2007 Mobjack Nationals were hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club in conjunction with the FBYC  68th Annual Regatta.  Mark's championship string was 1-2-1-1-1-[3]- 1.  Len Guenther finished 2nd and Meg Roberts 3rd. 
Special Notice:  THIS IS HUSH-HUSH!  This Wednesday, Aug 22, about 7:30pm, there will be a special celebration of Bumps Eberwine's  82nd birthday.  Racers and friends are  invited for beer and birthday cake on the Hampton YC flag …

Annual One-Design Regatta

Ric Bauer on

One Design Racing

The 68th Annual One Design Regatta and 48th Mobjack Nationals turned out to be a great regatta.

Early registrations were very light, about half of what the previous year was, but the 100 degree temperatures broke just in time and the weekend was fantastic. We had 65% of our registrations on Saturday morning. Thanks go to our busy registration volunteers Lori Moyer and SB Londrey.

The two days of racing for the 85 boats started with good brisk winds on Saturday providing some hard racing. On Sunday we had more August-like conditions with a drifter for the first race and a filling seabreeze for the afternoon. John Smith and his Shallop crew could have beat all of us in Sunday …

Rappahannock Indian Tribe Prominent in Shallop Rendezvous

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ChiefAnneRichardson.jpg Chief Anne Richardson of the Rappahannock Indian Tribe will make welcoming remarks during the historical presentations portion of the Rendezvous of the John Smith Shallops program at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville on Sunday, August 26. The presentations will highlight a two-day public event August 25-26 celebrating the arrival of Captain John Smith’s shallop in the Deltaville area nearly 400 years ago.

During the celebration, there will be on-the-water and interactive displays coinciding with the arrival of a replica of Smith’s shallop currently retracing the route of the voyage of discovery around Chesapeake Bay by the early Jamestown settlers. At the Fishing Bay Yacht Club, the voyaging replica constructed by the John Smith Four Hundred/Sultana …

Kyle Swenson and Cori Radtke Give em Heck at Hyannis

Eric Powers on

Junior Activities
The Hyannis Yacht Club's 65th Annual Regatta for One-Design Classes and PHRF classes was held in the waters of Nantucket Sound and Lewis Bay from July 27-29, 2007. This was the premier regatta on Cape Cod drawing boats from as far west as Chicago, as far east as Annapolis, and as far north as Canada. Two of our Junior sailors, Kyle Swenson and Cori Radtke competed in the event under the tutelage of their coach, Luis “Dingo” Canuto. Kyle finished a most respectable 19th place out of 51 Laser Radial sailors. Cori was only able to compete during the first day of competition as she had to leave early for the Leiter Cup competition in Marblehead. Kyle’s father …

Cori Radtke Carries FBYC Burgee to Leider Cup Nationals

Eric Powers on

Junior Activities
cori.jpg FBYC Junior Women's Sailor Cori Radtke has just wrapped up yet another sailing trek to the North East this summer by competing in the Leiter Cup Championship in Marblehead, MA from July 29 – August 3. This regatta was the Junior Girls National single-handed (Laser) championship with 51 top-notch female North American sailors competing for the coveted Leiter Cup. The girls all had a wonderful week in Marblehead where they were hosted by local families. After two days of practice and training from expert college coaches, the girls competed in three full days of racing. Cori finished in 29th place, a most admirable performance to cap her summer travel sailing season! More can be found about the event at US …


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SBR News You Can Use
On the southern Bay this coming weekend:
Hampton One Design (dinghy) Nationals (Aug 17-19): Hosted at Hampton YC, for info contact Mark Wheeler at  (757) 460-5844.
FBYC Smith Point Race (Aug 18) - Hosted by Fishing Bay YC - contact Brad Squires at (757) 229-3960
CCV FOUNDERS RACE: They squeezed every bit of light breeze out of the day and all four fleets got in a race off Ocean View.  This is one of two CCV mid-summer races, the other is the Not Smith Point Race.  Thirty boats, skippers, and crew tested their light air sailing and  post-race hotdogs and beverage socializing skills.  RESULTS:  PHRF A: 1. Sledd Shelhorse, Meridian 2; 2.Lloyd Griffin, Cash Flow; 3.Dave …

FBYC Juniors do well at the New England Champs

Strother Scott on

5.jpg 5 races over two days - no races were held today - so the results from Wednesday are the Final Results and Event Pictures here

FBYC sailors did very well. Of the 458 boats, the largest one design regatta in US history, our Juniors placed overall as follows:

Madeline Alderman - 20
Ben Buhl - 38
Austin Powers - 112
Erin Jacob - 164
Grame Alderman - 172
Alex Jacob - 192
Eric Roos - 236
Conrad Roos - 244

Top 10 finishers included:

Madeline Alderman - 6th Girl
Erin Jacob - 6th in the White Fleet
Grame Alderman - 8th in the White Fleet
Eric Roos - 12th in the White Fleet

462 Optis assemble in Newport RI

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optisintriangle.jpg It's Official - The 2007 Optimist New England Championship is underway with the largest single class one design regatta in United States History! 462 boats!

FBYC is represented as our team is among the many boats. Some Parents are reported planning lunch at Harbour Court, the New York Yacht Club's home base in Newport.

Full Entry List shown below.

Event Website at

USODA New England Championship
 First Name Last Name Sail Number Class
1) Ty Ingram 7188 Opti Blue
2) Curtis Adam 73032 Opti Blue
3) Grace Adam 16234 Opti Blue
4) Henry Anderson 10649 Opti Blue
5) Charlotte Antoni USA 14854 Opti Blue
6) CJ …

Jon Deutsch Wins the Congressman's Cup for Outstanding Sportsmanship

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This past weekend I was witness to an incredible performance by Jon Deutsch sailing in the laser fleet at the 43rd Annual Governors Cup. Not only did Jon win every single race to take first place, he was also recognized for his efforts off the racecourse by winning the Congressman's Cup for outstanding sportsmanship. At the awards ceremony Jon was lauded for his efforts to help his fellow competitors sail better by helping them to improve the rigging of their boats.

On Saturday, Jon noticed that some sailors forgot their clew tie-downs which holds the clew of the sail to the end of the boom. Without a clew tie-down, the sail is less efficient and the boat goes slower …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
ERICK HESSE wins The Virginia Governor's Cup.  Hesse, from Alexandria, Virginia, won the 14 boat Albacore class (largest class), and, therefore, took home the Guv's silver.  Krya Tallon (Bethesda, MD) won the Buccaneers Class; Trevor Pardee (Virginia Beach) was tops in the Hampton One Design class;  Mark Arnold (Chesapeake, VA) won the Mobjack class;  Mike Parsons (Media, PA) won Moths;  Jon Deutsch (Richmond) won Lasers and, Lauren White won Jr. Lasers.  In the Junior Division  Alexander Hanna (Seaford, VA) won Optis and Hollis and Heath Allen won 420s.  The Governor's Cup was hosted by Ware River YC in Gloucester.  PRO: Rick Klein.
CCV Founders …

FBYC Sailors at Governor's Cup

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing
Over two dozen FBYC sailors were at the Ware River Yacht Club Governor’s Cup August 4-5 competing in Lasers, Mobjacks and Optis. Once the sea breeze filled in, the sailors got in 5 great races. Several FBYC sailors even brought back some hardware and everyone had a great time!

FBYC Governor's Cup Participants

Quiz of the week - Eugene Sydnor's Back Yard Invaded

Strother Scott on

sydnor.jpg Many of you are familiar with the intersection in the West End of Richmond where Grove Avenue dead ends into Three Chopt Road. A right turn will take you toward Village Shopping Center, and a left turn will head to CCV or across the Huguenot Bridge.

Eugene Sydnor, a member of FBYC for about 50 years, lived at the intersection of Three Chopt Road and St. Andrews Lane for many years until his death several years ago, when the house was sold. His back yard is fenced in and it extends to behind the intersection, and you will notice a newly installed section of wooded fence in the middle of this picture.

Last weekend, in a the late evening, a …

Scuttlebutt Video of the week

Strother Scott on

Cruising News
(July 30-August 3, 2007) This video is as schwanky as the participants in The Superyacht Cup, most recently held in Palma, Mallorca last June. Entrants need to be a minimum of 30 meters, with many much larger, and the yachts in attendance are amongst the finest cruiser/ racers you will find anywhere. This is where the high-rollers roll, and one can suspect that the sailing is easily over-matched by the evening entertainment. For now, we will need to be content with some great aerial footage from the Palma event.

Tall Ship Maryland Dove to Participate in Deltaville Shallop Celebration

Jere Dennison on

Dove quiet evening.jpg The Maryland Dove, a floating exhibit of Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland, will pay a visit to Deltaville during the John Smith Shallop Rendezvous scheduled for the weekend of August 25 & 26. The replica of a 50-ton 16th century British merchant ship will moor alongside the pier at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club to conduct free tours from 10 AM to 4 PM during both days of Rendezvous activities taking place on club grounds that weekend.

Named after the pinnace Dove that served colonists in Maryland’s first capitol in 1634, the 76-feet LOA Maryland Dove is a 3-masted bark spreading 1,965 square feet of sail area. An active sail-training program is part of her mission. She …

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