Posts for November 2007

New Pool Steps woodwork finished

Strother Scott on

Club News
New Pool Steps at FBYC 11-28-07 006.jpg And this is what they look like now that the Contractor has completed the construction work.

New Pool Steps at FBYC 11-28-07 005.jpg The railings will be the next stop.


FBYC Pool Steps and bulkhead

Dixon Cole on

New Building
Picture 044.jpg Here's a quick look at the new steps and bulkhead work. Taken Friday Nov. 23 2007.

File also attached under more if you want to look at it bigger.

Starting a New One-Design Class at American YC

David Hazlehurst on

One Design Racing
I thought this article on Scuttlebutt was interesting. Excerpts below:

After extensive on-the-water testing, in late 2006 American Yacht Club (Rye, NY) selected the RS K6 as a new one-design class for the Club. Over prior years American had witnessed a decline in one-design keelboat racing at the Club and elsewhere in Western Long Island Sound. While the reasons for this are many, the Club believed that a modern design together with a time efficient racing program could reverse the trend, and a committee was formed to develop criteria and evaluate different boats. These criteria included good performance and sailing attributes, reasonable purchase and ownership costs, and the ability to be raced with a wide variety of crews without requiring …

US SAILING's One-Design Sailing Symposium

Noel Clinard on

Flying Scots

2007ODAward-Regatta3.jpg U. S. Sailing's National One-Design Awards Press Release states in part:

National One-Design Awards Presented

In addition to seminars and workshops, US SAILING presented several awards to one-design sailors and organizations:

Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) in Deltaville, Va., received the national award for organizing the best One-Design Regatta, the Flying Scot 50th North American Championship. A record number of Flying Scots competed in three national competitions (the Women’s National Championship, the Junior National Championship and the North American Championship), making it a multi-fleet event. FBYC's careful planning led to an overwhelmingly successful regatta, which brought over 300 competitors. In preparation, the club built a concrete launch ramp, upgraded the club’s signal boat equipment, designed a …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Renaissance Racer -   Tom Roberts, CBYRA vice-president for Region 4 (the southern Bay), has seen and experienced racing from all the angles - both small boat and big boat.  Now Tom has teamed up with Blackwell Nottingham on a Hunter 37 cutter.  They delivered their new baby from Solomons Saturday a week ago in the teeth of a mini-gale and were delighted with her performance.  "We had everything up and she went just great," Tom said.  Tom and Blackwell expect to spend a lot of time on Adventure with families and friends.  They say the boat is going to be their "summer cottage".  But, don't be surprised …

A Daysail on the Godspeed

George Burke on

Cruising News
IMG_0897a.jpg The FBYC Cruising Division adopted "Jamestown 400" as its sailing theme for 2007. Beginning with a sail to Onancock's John Smith Shallop exhibit, cruising to Jamestown itself, cheering on the Fishing bay Shallop regatta, and visiting the historic sights of Philadelphia and Baltimore formed the core of this program. As a finale to this theme, four division members were unexpectedly treated to a daysail aboard the Godspeed during Urbanna's 50th Oyster festival. For pictures of this, see our photos - on website for the Wilton Creek Cruise and PartyIMG_0887.jpg

FBYC Wins US Sailing One-Design Regatta Award For 2007

Noel Clinard on

Flying Scots
Regatta Award.jpg FBYC has been awarded the US Sailing One-Design Regatta Award for 2007 for hosting the 2007 Flying Scot North American Championship (“NAC”) during the 50th Anniversary of that sailboat class. This award, one of five prestigious awards given yearly by the US Sailing One Design Council, recognizes “excellence in development, promotion, and management by organizers and sponsors of the year’s outstanding regional regatta.” The award was presented on November 18 at the Council’s annual One-Design Sailing Symposium in Columbus, Ohio.

FBYC’s Vice and Rear Commodores Ric Bauer and Noel Clinard traveled to Columbus to receive the award. Noel was the event chair for the NAC and Ric was the on-shore/launch coordinator for that regatta. The President …

FBYC and NACs Win National Award!!!

Noel Clinard on

Flying Scots
NAC FBYC PROOF.jpg I am thrilled to report that Bill Ross just called me on behalf of the US Sailing One Design Committee to announce that FBYC has been awarded the U S Sailing National One Design Regatta Award for the year. This award will be presented on Saturday November 17, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio, at the One Design Symposium.

Ric Bauer and I are discussing the FBYC delegation to travel to Columbus to receive the award. Bill Ross, immediate past Commodore and Barbara Griffin, President, of FSSA, will be there.

Needless to say, we could not have done without you and without Barbara Griffin, as President of FSSA. Her unstinting support and meticulous nomination write-up carried the day!

This award is one …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
lipscomb.jpgCaribbean 1500 hangs a right at Cape Henry.    At noon yesterday 69 boats headed for points south, specifically Tortola BVI.  The 18th annual Caribbean 1500 rally makes up in Hampton each October and has boats that come from all parts of the country.  Steve Black, head honcho of the Cruising Rally Association which administers the 1500 as well as the Atlantic Cup and the Bermuda Cup, makes his home in Hampton.
Fluky-shifty winds in FROSTBITE #2 caused constant shuffling of positions within the fleets Sunday.  Boats dropped from first …

Four Lanes now open on both West Point Bridges

Strother Scott on

Club News
I made a quick round trip to the river this morning and noticed that all lanes are now open on both bridges in West Point.

Hopefully, the Friday Night logjams as traffic enters West Point will be a thing of the past!!!

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