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 …
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 …
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
Smiths 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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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-- 1.
Len Guenther finished 2nd and Meg Roberts
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 …
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 …
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 Smiths 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 Smiths 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 …
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.
Kyles father …
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
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 …
USODA New England Championship 8/7/2007
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 …
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 …
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
Over two dozen FBYC sailors were at the Ware River Yacht Club Governors 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!
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.
(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.
The Maryland Dove, a floating exhibit of Historic St. Marys 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 Marylands 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 …