Posts for April 2009

Laser Fleet Pratice May 16

Jon Deutsch on

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The Laser Fleet is planning a practice Day on May 16. The plan will be to meet at the club by 10:00 and hit the water by 11. We'll talk through boat set up and and the conditions and then do some drills and short races.

This is an off-day for sailors who also sail in other fleets, so come out and sail your laser!

If you are thinking about or planning on attending, please email Jon.

Art on Fishing Bay Scheduled for June 5

Jere Dennison on

Leukemia Cup
Art on Fishing Bay, one of Middlesex County’s premier art shows, has teamed up again with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on this 11th anniversary year of the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup series. Art on Fishing exceeded all previous attendance records in 2008. So mark your calendar for Friday, June 5, 5:00 – 9:00 PM, at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville and arrive early to have your pick of arts and crafts produced by many local and regional exhibiting artists.Talented exhibitors will again display their creations to both browsers and buyers. Each will generously contribute one item to the popular Leukemia Cup Auction at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club on Friday evening, July 10, during …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
USA-90 wins  J/30 fleet at Annapolis NOOD and  BOWMOVEMENT finishes 2nd in Catalina 27 fleet.   Dave McConaughy and several of his friends from Hampton including North sailmaker Kenny Saylor,  finished in the # 1 spot after 3 days of racing at the National Off-Shore One-Design (NOOD) Regatta held this weekend in Annapolis.  USA-90 beat 11 other boats in his fleet.   Meanwhile, Martin Casey and his crew aboard Bowmovement finished 2nd in the 6 boat Catalina 27 NOOD fleet.  Will Crump from Fishing Bay sailed his J/105 to 6th place in the 30 boat J/105 fleet.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!    (NOTE: These results are preliminary; see event website for final report  www …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
FBYC Spring Series Opens:  Racers got in one short race Sunday to get the 2009 Spring Series underway.  RESULTS: PHRF A: 1.She Crab Soup (J105) Cyane Crump; 2.Bladerunner (J105), Brad Davis; 3.Corryvrecken (J105), David Clark.  PHRF B/C (combined): 1.Strokin, Robert Bowles; 2.Blue Moon, Walter Bundy; 3.Last Boat III, Frank Murphy.  PHRF Non-Spin: 1.Checko, Don Barfield / Steve Smith; 2. Battlewagon, Paul Cross; 3.Scuba Kat, Michael Chesser.  Principal Race Officer - Brooks Zerkel.       Race Day 2 of this series is scheduled for  Sunday, April 26 - for info contact Race Chairman Ric Bauer, Jr. at (804) 769-4293 - home, or (804) 644-0049
It's time to think about …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
To Fiddler's Green - Joseph Michael Hallissy, 88,   passed from among us quietly, unexpectedly, and peacefully while at his home Tuesday.  Joe is known best to racers for his dedicated involvement in southern Bay race management.  Joe and his dear friend Clyde Winters were for years known affectionately as the "A Team" when it came to running sailboat races.  His expertise, his charm and his Irish twinkle will long be remembered by all who knew him.  Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Katherine. 
SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK  (May 29, 30, & 31) - EARLY BIRD ENTRIES are due no later than Friday, April 17 (this Friday)!   ALL EARLY BIRDs …

2009 Opening Day

Strother Scott on

Club News
Racers, Cruisers, and Juniors, everyone is invited and encouraged to bless the fleet and enjoy this great event.

The Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm
•    Dinner 6:00 pm-8:00 pm by White House Catering
•    Music and Dancing  7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Delicious Cocktail Buffet Served Continuously from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm:
•    Cajun Shrimp and Cheese Grits
•    Mini Cheese Burgers (Cooked to Order)
•    Slow Smoked Smithfield BBQ
•    Fresh Veggies, Cheese, Fruit and desert
•    Cheddar Scallion Scalloped Potatoes
•    Classic Garden Salad
•    Fried Chicken Fingers, French Fries and Chips
•    Refreshments include: Soft drinks, Dark N Stormies, Beer and Wine

Back by Popular Demand: Music by Tom Goodrich …

Opening Day is Almost Here

Alex Alvis on

Offshore Racing
Opening Day, April 18th is now only a week and a half away. Many boats have returned to their slips and more will show up this weekend. I know we're all looking forward to an exciting Spring Series as well as some other events in the next few months. I know we have several boats traveling to the Annapolis NOOD later this month, the Down the Bay Race held on Memorial Day weekend will have FBYC representation as will Southern Bay Race Week. If you haven't renewed your PHRF Cert. it's not too late. Contact Mayo Tabb if you need help.
PHRF of the Chesapeake address is: P.O. Box 3169, Prince Fredrick, Md. 20678. Certification is …

Water system news

David Hinckle on

Clubhouse News
As many of you know, we have been working very diligently to maintain our present well and potable water system. We are now faced with the fact that the current system is unable to supply us with the amount of potable water that it has in the past. The well is still producing, just not enough to meet our demand in times of high usage such as Junior Week, Leukemia Cup, AOD and Stingray Regatta.

We have applied to the State for a permit to drill a new well. This process will take several months to gain approval. During this time it is incumbent upon all members to be as frugal with their water usage as possible. Simply put, please …

2009 FBYC Race Teams

John Buhl on

Junior Activities
Not all of our Junior members participate in the Clubs Racing Programs, however, I would to educate everyone on how our Race Team will represent FBYC on the Chesapeake Bay and around the country this summer.


We are looking forward to a GREAT 2009 Racing Program!


Peter has been the Executive Director of the US Sailing Center in Martin County Jensen Beach Florida. While in Jensen Beach, he was Head Optimist Coach from 2006, also served as High School Coach for Martin County High and Lincoln Academy. During 2008 he was  a member of the Coaching Staff for the US National and National Development Teams, and coached IODA North Americans.  Peter’s …


Lin Mccarthy on

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EASTER is this coming Sunday, April 12.  The bunny is out hunting  the  jellybeans right now!
Southern Bay Race Week  EARLY BIRD ENTRY  deadline is only 11 days away, April 17, 2009.   All Early Bird skippers will receive 6 free regatta beverage tickets in their welcome bag and each will have a chance in the drawing for the set (8) of embroidered SBRW polo shirts.  Only Early Bird skippers will be entered in the drawing.   Now is the time to enter - you will absolutely have a great time.  SBRW = 3 days of racing and 4 nights of parties!   For entry information and/or forms, please contact Lin McCarthy (757) 850-4225 or check the website, www.blacksealcup …

Flying Scots at Mid-Winters

John Wake on

Flying Scots

The last week in March, four boats from FBYC (plus Ron Thompson from Yorktown and Hans Noordanus from Manassas - frequent visitors at FBYC) made their way south for a week of racing Flying Scots. First stop was the Sarasota Sailing Squadron and the Tune-Up Regatta which is held the weekend before the Mid-Winters. Traditionally, this event has been held at Davis Island Yacht Club and though Sarasota is only 30 miles farther south, the change in venue is dramatic...think Caribbean - white sand, clear turquoise water. The Race Committee ran a six race one, throw series over two days for thirty Flying Scots.

The Fleet was evenly divided between Florida boats and Snowbirds (this is stop 5 of the Florida …

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