Posts for December 2007

Fall Cruise Aboard the USS George Washington

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Social Events

Recently, Fishing Bay Yacht Club Members, Gil, Kay and Ashley Miles were aboard the super carrier USS George Washington as guests of her captain and Kyle Reynolds.

Boarding at 0430 on a beautiful Virginia morning, the 1200 foot carrier slipped from her birth and traveled 60 nm to sea where the guests were treated to an awesome show of American Naval firepower. The air show that followed was up close-up and personally very inspiring.

USSGW3.jpg The F-18 Super Hornets were breath taking in their maneuvers. Every form of roll, turn, vertical stall, and inverted flight at super sonic speed was eye-popping. The heroic Iraqi-Veteran Naval Aviators demonstrated numerous touch-and-goes on the flight deck within tossing distance. At several points the Hornets …

Sailing Events Schedule For 2008

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Club News
The Sailing Events Committee has drafted the 2008 FBYC Sailing Events Schedule - in Excel - now UPDATED THRU 12-20, which the Board has approved, subject to modification in publishing the Sailing Events Book. The Committee is now laboring to conform the book to the new schedule and recruiting volunteers for Race Committee and Social positions. The book must be finalized for the printer by the end of January.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the commands of the various club divisions who have responsibility for staffing the events, or give generously of your time when they call you for assistance. The club could not maintain its full schedule of events without your support. The schedule is a complex undertaking …


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SBR News You Can Use
2008 CBYRA REGION 4 SCHEDULE IS READY:  The "big boat" racing schedule is ready,  thanks to the diligent work of 30-some southern Bay yacht club, sailing association, and event representatives (and all the people with whom each of them worked).   So, it you want the 2008 schedule, contact your club's racing rep.  Or, if you like, email SBRNYCU  at , on the subject:  line put "I need the 2008 Racing Schedule",  and you'll get the whole schedule by return email. 
PHRF  FLEET SPLITS  MEETING  SET FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7,  6:30 pm.    PHRF members from Region 4 SOUTH are invited to attend this …

Mason Chapman - FBYC Finance Chair is also a "Super CPA"

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Club News
Mason ChapmanLittle did I know that when I noticed Bev Crump's picture in Virginia business, that I had skipped over another of FBYC's finest.

Turns out that Mason Chapman, our Finance Chair, and long time treasurer before that, is listed at as one of the Super CPAs 2007: Financial Managers & CFOs - where he is the CFO of C.W. Wright Construction in Chester, VA.

Congratulations Mason - I am sorry for the omission. Please send in your picture.


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SBR News You Can Use
Good News for J/22 racers  (and others, too):  PHRF of the Chesapeake has made an adjustment to their 2008 Safety Requirements. It appears to allow boats who meet everything but the lifeline requirement for Category 4P to sail in Cat 4P races provided everyone on the boat wears a PFD.  There are, of course, details and explanations.  So, read the info on the PHRF of the Chesapeake Bay website, , click on 2008 Special Regulations For Safety Requirements, and check out paragraph 4.2.  If you have questions and/or concerns contact your club PHRF delegate. 

Commodore Bev Crump is Legal Elite - the best in the state

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Club News
Commodore Bev Crump was selected in the December 2007 Virginia Business magazine as the Legal Elite - the best in the state for Real Estate and Land Use - - .

His comments in the full page color picture include:

Favorite Vacation Spot: Deltaville

Hobbies: Sailing, fishing, waterfowl hunting

What are the keys to being a successful real estate attorney? “In my case because my practice involves commercial real estate, the transactions are usually complex and present unique challenges. My approach is to focus on the client’s goals in crafting the structure and details of the transactions. Each real estate transaction usually involves interacting with multiple parties with differing interests, and I have …

Noel Clinard's daughter Elizabeth on the stage in Denver

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Club News
Noel Clinard's daughter Elizabeth is a dancer in "White Christmas" in Denver at the Denver Center or the Performing Arts. This link should open up Windows Movie Player and you can see the promo pictures for the event.
  • In the green and pink number, she both starts and ends up between the two guys;
  • In the train car scene in warm clothes, she is at far right holding some sort of white thing in a shadow;
  • In the tap number with Black dresses, she is second from left,
  • who knows in the white scene.
  • The blonde lead in the purple fan dance is the one she is understudies for.

Or you can access the video by going to …


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SBR News You Can Use
Caribbean 1500 Update:  Some are back home from Tortola, the destination of the 1500 fleet, and some, aka the smart ones,  are still "down there".  Of the 69 boat fleet, 39 approached the bluewater adventure from the racing angle.  Some of the southern Bay entries faired especially well in the 5 handicap fleets. Phil Gillihan, who resides on Willoughby Spit (Norfolk) and sails out of Smithfield, VA, brought his Corsair 3600 catamaran, Parallax, in first in Class 2.   Wesley Jones, from Gloucester, VA, (FBYC) took second in Class 4 with Valient, a Fast 40.   Gordon and Eta Johnson, of Hampton, VA, (OPYC) sailing out of Southall Landings, finished second in Class 5 in …
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