Posts for January 2007

# 330 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
CBYRA REGION 4  celebrates and presents trophies to Region High Point Award Winners this coming Saturday, February 3rd, at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA.  Contact Tom Roberts at (804) 843-2682.
 
Heads-up:   Gary Jobson will be speaking at the University of Richmond on Friday,  March 16th, 7-9pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students (Yes, college kids are considered students!)  Fishing Bay Yacht Club is sponsoring Gary's presentation and you may make reservations on line at the FBYC website or call Sue Willis at 800-866-4483 to make "pay at the door" ressies.  Seating is limited, so if you plan to go, get on it now!
 
The GROUNDHOG COMETH!  This Friday …

Winter sports

David Hazlehurst on

Lasers
For those who ski in the winter you go north or west unless you leave North America, but for sailing you go south. Key West Race week is a thing of the past for 2007 but there are still other opportunities in Florida. A good friend and Laser Masters sailor posted an item on the Laser web site which makes Laser sailing in Florida in February sound too good to be true

Dear frozen or semi-frozen Laser sailors.

I just wanted to remind you that those of us smart or lucky enough to be living in Florida are enjoying fantastic sailing weather. My Farmers Almanac and long range NOAA forecast promise 12 - 18 kts of breeze out of the South-east …

# 329 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
TWO NORTH CAROLINIANS TAKE TOP SPOTS at KEY WEST!!  Pete Hunter, of Kill Devil Hill,  sailing his Thompson 30, WAIRERE,  crushed his fleet and Lloyd Griffin,  of Elizabeth City, sailing his Hadley 40, CASH FLOW,  won his.  Even with a DSQ in the first race, the Wairere team came back to win the fleet by 11 points.  Wairere put together a string of  9(dsq)-3-3-1-2-2-3-1-1 and, using their throw-out for the dsq, finished with 16 points.  The second place boat amassed a total of 27 points.  Wairere sailed in the PHRF-1 fleet (8 boats), and Cash Flow sailed in the 12 boat PHRF-2 fleet.    Cash Flow  experienced a bit of a rocky first race, finishing 7th, but …

North U Trim and Tactics Seminars

catesby jones on

Offshore Racing
YPYC is hosting a North U seminar in Feb - Trim and Mar.- Tactics. We need to get enough folks to sign up so they don't cance. I would be happy to write it up. Leroi

CBYRA Junior Highpoints Repleat With FBYC Juniors

Eric Powers on

Junior Activities
The 2006 Junior High Points standings are up and the top tiers include lots of FBYC junior racing sailors. In the Optimist Class, Madeleine Alderman swept top honors in Red Fleet and as top woman Optimist sailor in her class. She was third overall, just behind Alex Jacob who crowned the top overall spot as the best Optimist sailor on the Bay. The top ten overall positions also included Austin Powers, who took third in Blue Fleet and 10th overall. Kyle Swenson snatched 12th overall, while his sister Kendall was 24th but first in White Fleet. Ben Buhl ratcheted up the ranks with a 15th overall and 5th in the Blue fleet. Rookies Eric and Conrad Roos made their marks …

Crew training

David Hazlehurst on

Club News
Courtesy of Carolyn and Ken Schmalenbeger the club had a booth at the Richmond Boat Show January 12-14 and recruited 33 crew candidates for the coming season. While the majority were interested in racing on off-shore boats the candidates included two Juniors interested in One Design Sailing and a retired USAF Navigator from Omaha whose sailing career started in Lasers in the mid-70's who may be interested in crewing on a Flying Scot.

For those who recruit crew from this group you owe thanks to Ed O'Connor, Mike Dale, Mike Miller, Sharon Bauer, Dennis and Kay King, Frank Reichel, Joe Roos, Brad Miller, Brooks Zerkel, Leroi Lissenden, Scott and Susan Birch, and John Wake for giving up their …

# 328 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
REGION 4 CBYRA HIGH POINT AWARDS SOIREE:  Saturday, February 3 - Fishing Bay Yacht Club - refreshments at 5:00pm and dinner at 6:00pm - presentation of awards at 6:45pm.  All inclusive cost - $20 per person, $15 for juniors.  To make reservations, contact Tom Roberts at (804) 843-2682.  Deadline for ressies is January 26.

February 17 - US SAILING BASIC RACE MANAGEMENT COURSE - Hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club (Deltaville, VA) - this is the official USSA course required for certification as USSA Club Race Officer.  The certification test will be give to those participants wishing to take it.  Registration fee ($40 for USSA members, $50 for non-members) includes morning refreshments, lunch, and materials. Register on line …

BoatU.S. Alert: Action Needed For Boating Safety Bill

Strother Scott on

Club News

January 12, 2007

Dear BoatU.S. Member,

We are writing to advise you that the Virginia Legislature will soon consider a bill, House Bill 1627, Boating Safety Education, that would require all motorboat and PWC operators to take a boating safety course and carry a certificate showing successful completion of a written test.

BoatU.S. supports this legislation because we believe it will make our crowded waterways safer for everyone by helping insure that boaters know the basic rules of the road and because all of the surveys we have done over the years have told us that our members support phased-in mandatory education.

We have, however, asked for two clarifications: First, that if a boater has taken a course …

# 327 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
"Murphy Goes Racing", the annual SBRNYCU  racing  seminar on Saturday, January 27, 2007.   This year's interactive and entertaining workshop is designed for  all skippers and crew interested in brushing up on racing fundamentals, to include sessions on:   boat optimization, crew organization, sail trim, starting techniques, and general tactics and strategy.   John McCarthy, US Sailing Advanced Race Officer, Judge, and, first and foremost, racer and kindred spirit of those who race, will conduct the workshop. This year  Broad Bay Sailing Association is hosting  the one-day event at the Old Dominion University Sailing Center, (Norfolk).  The $35 fee includes morning refreshments, lunch, and workshop materials.  For info and/or to pre-register, call (757) 850-4225 or email  mcbear@earthlink …

# 326 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
February 17 - US SAILING BASIC RACE MANAGEMENT COURSE - Hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club (Deltaville, VA) - this is the official USSA course required for certification as USSA Club Race Officer.  The certification test will be given to those participants wishing to take it.  $40 / $50 includes morning refreshments, lunch, and materials.  John McCarthy will present the course assisted by Brooks Zerkel, USSA Club Race Officer, of FBYC.  Register on line at US Sailing site  www.ussailing.org/racemgt/Seminars  or contact Lin McCarthy at (757) 850-4225  or mcbear@earthlink.net  
 
Remember!  Murphy Goes Racing, the annual SBRNYCU  racing  seminar is  coming up fast - Saturday, January 27, 2007.   This year's interactive and entertaining …
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