Last Night we haved a big storm in Deltaville Virginia. Maybe 40knots and raining. When the storm finish, Daniel come to our house and told me, "we need some help with boats". We going to the club and ....... 420 are moved!!! When i saw that 420, UOUOUOUOOOOOO!!! Look some pictures of this morning !!! Amazing!! Just Wind!!! 420 at FBYC After Big Storm
Scuttlebutt had a nice "Sailing Shorts" article about the event:
* (June 27, 2007) A year after a microburst tornado storm damaged or
destroyed much of the fleet at the 2006 Flying Scot North American
Championship (NAC) in Marblehead, Massachusetts, local and national sailors
gathered at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville VA for the 2007 NAC, the
largest in history on the 50th anniversary of the class. From Sunday through
Wednesday, 119 Flying Scots competed in the Piankatank River mouth and
Chesapeake Bay just off Middlesex County, Virginia. Winning the Championship
Division was Jeff Linton/Amy Linton of …
Event turnout made championship the largest of its class in the country
Deltaville, VA -- June 28, 2007 -- Local and national sailors completed the largest Flying Scot North American Championship (NAC) in history on the 50th anniversary of that one-design sailboat yesterday at Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) in Deltaville VA.
From Sunday through Thursday, 119 Flying Scots competed for continental championship honors in 18 races in the Championship, Challenger, Women and Junior Divisions in the Piankatank River mouth and Chesapeake Bay just off Middlesex County, Virginia. Their success stood in marked contrast to the disastrous 2006 NAC in Marblehead, Massachusetts, struck by as microburst tornadic storm that damaged or destroyed much of the fleet.
May 13, 2007
By Larry Chowning "Copyright Southside Sentinel, used with permission."
The Flying Scot North American Championship began Sunday and was due to be completed on Wednesday, June 27, on the Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock and Piankatank rivers near Deltaville. Fishing Bay Yacht Club hosted the prestigious event that attracted over 100 boats from yacht clubs across the country. Above, many of the Flying Scots can be seen in the distance from Stingray Point - the eastern tip of Middlesex County in Deltaville.
Its hard to believe another Junior Week has come and gone but hopefully 2007's edition will provide many fond memories for parents and kids to take home with them. This season saw 92 juniors at Junior Week and 23 at Oti Kids. These lucky sailors had lots to choose from, ranging from beginning Optimist to Racing Optimist, Laser and 420 classes. However, non-racers had their time on the water as well with our group sailing classes held on Mobjacks and Flying Scots. Added to this we had great weather and fair winds. This year's event came with all the trappings including some evening revelry with the Ice Man, a very fine dinner, the Leukemia Sail-a-thon and the Tuesday …
WOW, LOOK AT WHATS UP FOR GRABS, INCLUDING A $1,500 COCKTAIL PARTY!!!
1) Cocktail party foods for 50 guestsretail value $1,500 (donated by Cateraide Fantaste Inc.)
2) Sunset cocktail/hors doeuvres cruise for 6 aboard a restored Chesapeake deadrise oyster boatsuggested value $300 (donated by Farinholt and Rogers)
3) DeWalt Heavy-Duty XRP ½ 18-volt cordless hammerdrill/drill/driver kitretail value $299 (donated by Rapuano family) (see http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/tool_detail.asp?productID=15127 for details)
4) DeWalt Heavy-Duty XRP ½ 18-volt cordless hammerdrill/drill/driver kitretail value $299 (donated by Rapuano family)
5) iPOD nano (2GB)retail value $149.95 (donated by Oliver Creative)
1. Noel and his team have published a 20 page Welcome
Brochure which we will give you upon arrival - but it might be more fun
to have a copy in your car as you drive towards Fishing Bay. It has all the
logistical info you need, plus beautiful ads from many of our event
sponsors. You may get a copy - 6 MB download - at the bottom of the list
at the top of the NAC event web page - http://www.fbyc.net/fsnacs
specifically at http://www.fbyc.net/Events/2007/06.24.onedesign/Welcome%20Brochure%206MB
(June 11-15, 2007) There is something very Je ne sais quoi about the French and sailing. Maybe it is their Laisser-faire approach, or their sense of Joie de vivre. Whatever it is, they seem to have Carte blanche in the types of boats they sail and design. Simply said, everything seems very edgy, and this video (3:42 minutes) is a reflection of this. Watching the high-speed ocean-going monohulls, catamarans, and trimarans, plus windsurfing and kiteboarding, mixed with the song Absolutely Everybody by Vanessa Amorosi, will leave you feeling very French.
Hull Number 1, built 50 years ago, to compete during 50th Anniversary of Flying Scot June 24-27, 2007
Deltaville, VA Harry Carpenter, president of Flying Scot, Inc, has registered the first Flying Scot built, Hull number 1, named First One, to compete at the 2007 Flying Scot North Americans scheduled for June 24-27 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, VA. In another first, First One, at 50 years old, has never competed in a North American event.
The event, held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Flying Scot, has set an unprecedented number of registrants making this one of the largest national regattas in its class. More than 100 boats are expected to vie for over 30 …
Every day on the water is a good day. Yesterday
was a g-l-o-r-i-o-u-s day - perfect for all the dads on Dads
On this coming Sunday, June 24, more than 100Flying Scots will begin competition for their North American
Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. The Women's and
Juniors' titles will be determined on Sunday, and racing for the overall
championship will go from Monday thru Wednesday. The Flying Scot Class
celebrates the 50th Anniversary this summer.
Two Races for Good Causes in the Southern
YORK RIVER CUP: Mike Austin,
Movin' On (Beneteau FC8) won the York River
Cup and PHRF Spinnaker (A, B, C combined), but the big winner …
Logging 198 miles round trip, 7 FBYC boats (Nugget, Reveille, Celebration, The Stray, Anneleise, American Pie, and Wings) participated in the cruise to Jamestown. Besides their days of touring outstanding exhibits (e.g. the new Jamestown Archerarium, an opportunity for dialogue with archeologist William Kelso, a visit to the magnificent new Monitor exhibit at the Mariners Museum in Newport News, flight simulator rides at the Hampton Air and Space Museum), the cruisers enjoyed the reciprocating hospitality of the Warwick Yacht Club, the Hampton Yacht Club, and also enjoyed the wind tunnel simulator created by Mother Nature when she dropped a 50 knot microburst, accompanied by its own light show, while the fleet lay at anchor near the mouth of …
On May 27th 2007, 40 FBYC cruisers representing 14 boats joined 35 members of the Yankee Point Yacht Club at the Yankee Point facility for an after Rosegill cruise and dinner. Organized by Charlie and Stella Jones and hosted by YPYC Commodore and FBYC member Charles Lytton and wife Carol, the cruise brought together 2 vibrant groups for one of our cruising divisions largest turnouts of the season. Some attributed this to the charm of Meyers Creek and the YPYC facility, others to the well marketed lure of North Carolina Barbecue obtained by Charlie Jones. Whatever the reason, FBYC sailors once again proved that conviviality is contagious among sailors. Participating boats were Java Jibe, Reveille, Obsession, American Pie, Pharos …
The FBYC Laser Fleet would like to invite junior parents and any other sailors out for some evening racing on Lasers and 420s Tuesday, June 19. Well get a lot of fun, informal races in with the first start just off the dock at 6pm. Well have an informal skippers meeting at 5:00 to review rabbit starts or whistle starts. Well race until we run out of light or wind.
This event was a big success last year and we hope with all of the parents in town for junior week that this year will be just as good. If you dont have a laser, try to beg/borrow one of you can …
This one hour program will air on ESPN Classic on Saturday,
June 16 at 11:00am and again on Friday, June 22 at 11:00pm et.
This special features interviews with many of the top names
in sailing including Alinghi owner Ernesto Bertarelli,
BMW Oracle Racing Chairman Larry Ellison, past America's
Cup champions Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Russell Coutts,
Bill Koch, Halsey Herreshoff, Gary Jobson, Tom Whidden,
David Elwell, designer Olin Stephens, journalists John
Rousmaniere and Peter Montgomery and painter John Mecray
The program is narrated by America's most esteemed television
journalist Walter Cronkite. Newly discovered footage, and
photographs highlight the …
Junior Week is almost upon us and we're gearing up for another great season of junior sailing. Opti Kids is already underway and giving our beginners the chance to launch their lifetime sailing careers. The remaining sessions will be held this weekend. Our coaches have begun their treks to Fishing Bay from places as far away as Buenos Aires and Rosario Argentina and we've already held five sucessful spring practice sessions since the end of April.
This coming Sunday (June 17th) we'll host our annual "Meet the Coaches Day" from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm. This is a free event for all juniors that would like a chance to meet FBYC's four fabulous coaches …
After a congenial welcome party in the Goslings Rum tent the night before, some
eighty race boats motored out of Hampton Yacht Club and other local marinas on Friday,
June 1, to begin three days of two-a-day racing at Southern Bay Race Week. The day
began with the United States Navy providing a certain amount of local color. As the
large fleet prepared to cross the busy ship channel at the mouth of Hampton Roads, many
boats found that they had to alter course to make way for the aircraft carrier USS
ENTERPRISE (CVN-65), which was returning to Naval Station Norfolk after conducting …
NEW on the Racing Schedule: 1st Annual Sail
Against SIDS, Saturday, June 30 at Fishing
Bay. Proceeds from this event will go toward research and
prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). FBYC is hosting
this annual event. Invited classes include Optis, 420s, Lasers, Mobjacks,
Frontrunners, Flying Scots, and others with a Portsmouth Yardstick
D-PN. Also, there will be a Team Racing Clinic and family cruises and
moonlight racing is planned for the evening. The regatta is OPEN TO
ALL. Prizes, food, refreshments, more food (BBQ Buffet served
continuously from 6:00pm to 9:00pm) and evening activities. Planned
as a "sail yourself silly" day long regatta. For info and to register,
SOUTHERN BAY RACING JUNIORS: The Virginia
State Junior Championships are all set for Saturday, June 23, at Fishing Bay
Yacht Club. This regatta is open to all junior sailors.
Optimist, 420, Laser, and Laser Radial racers are invited. There WILL be a
separate Optimist Green Fleet. Get the details and get registered at the
FBYC website www.fbyc.net
WAIRERE Wins SBRW "Boat of the
Week": Pete Hunter, and the Wairere crew came up
out of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and won a tie for first place in the
PHRF A fleet, taking home "Boat of the Week" honors and the Black Seal
Cup. Wairere had a finish string of 1-2-2-1. …
The deadline for Early Registration for the Flying Scot North Americans passes tonight with the following Registrations for 88 Boats!
Challenger Fleet - 28
Championship Fleet - 60
Womens - 4
Junior - 7
On-Line Registration continues until Friday June 22 and in-person registration until 1700 on June 24.
The entire list of Registrations can be seen
Here. Because we will have more than 60 boats in the Championship Fleet, we expect the double round-robin format will be used in which all boats in that Division will be divided into four fleets, A - B - C - D, and sail in a 6 race rotation as specified in the Notice of Race.
In addition, Ric Bauer has finalized the site layout - who parks where, and how …