Posts for July 2008

2008 Flying Scot NAC

Ric Bauer on

Flying Scots
Four Fishing Bay Flying Scots traveled to Toms River Yacht Club for the 2008 North American Championship Regatta. The volunteers at Toms River hosted a great regatta, rivaling our performance in 2007. There were a total of 69 boats sailing in the two fleets: Challenger and Championship. Top FBYC finisher was Travis Weisleder with his old friend Chris as crew, placing 5th in the Championship division. The other FBYC competitors were Blake and Lud Kimbrough, Mike Miller with Tom Lawton of Lake Norman as crew, and Ric and Sharon Bauer. Amy Miller crewed for district governor Hans Noordanus of Lake of the Woods. For full results and photos of the event go to When looking at the …

Do you use a Mail Forward?

Strother Scott on

Club News
In investigating the Spam problem with our Email Server, we have run across one specific fixable issue as follows:

About 150 people who have registered to use the web site have set up an email forward account with a email address as part of getting a user account. For them, mail which is sent to their email is forwarded to their real email address. The forwarded email includes both real email and spam although most of it is probably spam. Comcast, Gmail and other services receiving this forwarded email from see such a high percentage of spam that they treat all email from as junk. This includes email from our mailing lists …

Annual One Design Regatta

Noel Clinard on

One Design Racing
onedesign08newa.jpg On Saturday and Sunday, August 9-10, 2008, FBYC will hold its 69th Annual One Design Regatta. Traditionally, this is a great event with upwards of 70 boats. In addition to our fine One Design Fleets, we generally have many perennial visitors sailing Lasers, Front Runners, Flying Scots, Hamptons, Albacores, 420s and Mobjacks. Depending on conflicting Junior events elsewhere, we usually have a Junior turnout in Optis, Laser Radials and 420s. There will be a separate Green Fleet for Optis.

Attached is the event logo design for event apparel available on line and on site, including white short sleeve cotton tee shirts, short sleeve micro fiber shirts, and long sleeve micro fiber shirts. Please order early on line to facilitate inventory …

Sailing instruction still available!

Nica Waters on

Club News

Sailing instruction still available!

The summer is flying by . . . junior week is now a distant memory . . . but those club boats are so inviting! Your opportunities to take advantage of coaching at the club are not gone!

Our next class is Beginning Optis (parents, you can do it too!), from July 28-31. For $150 (members), you can have 6 hours of instruction for 4 days with our own Hart Moore, and then be really ready to use those boats. What a bargain!

Intermediates (or beginning Lasers) have one more group option this summer, from August 12-15. Get a couple of your friends to take the class with you, and then practice for the fall regattas!

You also can sign up for …

R-Home Magazine Features FBYC & Stove Point

Jere Dennison on

Club News
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The July/August issue of R-Home magazine features FBYC and Stove Point. The article entitled "Sail Away - A tiny peninsula in the Bay with a sailing tradition offers a slice of Americana and innocence" by managing editor Carrie Nieman Culpepper offers eight pages of text and 20 photographs. Included are racing photographs taken during one of our O-D Spring Series events as well as pictures of club grounds, the clubhouse interior, and cottages owned by FBYC club members. Run, don't walk, to the nearest bookstore to get a is well worth the price of purchase.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
VOODOO 2,  INEVITABLE,  BOOMERANG,  BATTLEWAGON, and  LAST BOAT III  won the racing fleets at the 2008 Southern Chesapeake Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta hosted this past weekend at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  A total of 35 PHRF and one-design racers took to the course to support the Leukemia Cup, a two day event.   Racing Fleet Results:  PHRF A (6 boats): 1.VooDoo 2, Leroi Lissenden; 2.Midnight Rider, John Haracivet; 3.Double Eagle, Sam Mitchener.  J/105 (6 boats): 1.Inevitable, Mike Karn; 2.Loose Cannon, Strother Scott; 3.Blade Runner, Brad Davis.  PHRF B/C (9 boats): 1.Boomerang, Jerry Latell; 2.La Maga, Allan Heyward; 3.Shenanigan, Miles Booth.  PHRF …


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Clubhouse News
Four Tips from BoatU.S. to Prevent Hurricane Damage

HURRICANE ALLEY, VA, July 8, 2008 -- With the first storm of the year, Hurricane Bertha, lurking offshore, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.), with 40 years of experience gained from post-storm recovery efforts and thousands of hurricane-related insurance claims files, has four tips that can help your boat make it through this storm season.

· Make your hurricane plan now, before hurricane warnings are posted. Year after year, some boaters are lulled into believing a storm won't come their way and fail to make a serious effort until a hurricane is forecast. However, by then there may be no one available to haul their boat ashore and stores …
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