Posts for June 2009

New Opti Kids Pictures

Strother Scott on

Junior Activities
Thanks to Rusty Aaronson for sending in Pictures of the second week of Opti-kids. Rusty and AL Braun have now both sent in pics using Google's Picasa Albums and you will notice Scott Turpin has been sending links to his Facebook FBYC related albums.

It looks like we can link to them on our web site. I prefer our Flickr site - if you want to upload pics there, then ask me for the password. They all get assembled and a good permanent record is kept. Plus it aautomatically generates html code that allows me to show a smaller sized pic on these pages. See . In the case of Picasa, I only see …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Southern Chesapeake Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club, July 10-12,  June 30 deadline for early registration is fast approaching.  Lock into the discount now by registering early at and have your boat's name imprinted on the official Regatta T-shirt.  Registrations after June 30 will be accepted through July 9, 1800 hours - save money - DO IT NOW!  Info on the regatta, entry requirements, etc. all available at
Mobjack Nationals Reach 50th Anniversary!  The International Mobjack Class will hold it's National Championship Regatta  August 21-23 at Ware River Yacht Club.  This will mark the 50th anniversary of  of the event.  This …

Schooner Sultana Visits FBYC…Again

Jere Dennison on

Club News
100_0060.JPG The Colonial Schooner Sultana, a reproduction vessel that partnered with the Deltaville Maritime Museum and FBYC to bring the John Smith Shallop Rendezvous to Deltaville two years ago, revisited FBYC on Wednesday, June 17, during a trip north to her homeport in Chestertown, Maryland. While berthed at the end of the Fishing Bay pier, she conducted public tours for two hours in the afternoon. Later that evening, captain and crew dined with the club’s Wednesday Night Dinner crowd and received a ceremonial FBYC burgee to commemorate the visit. Vowing to fly the burgee proudly aboard ship, the crew reciprocated with a gift to the club of a Sultana poster signed by all of its members.

The schooner is a …

New Website Tools - Crew Finder and Classified Sections

Strother Scott on

Club News
We finally have a Crew Finder on the website that is done in such a way as a person, even if they are not a member, can register to add their name to our Crew Finder. You can see it at CREW FINDER. In order to keep computer robots from posting spam, we require the poster to pass a very easy math question before the posting is allowed.

And using the same technology, we also have a CLASSIFIED SECTION of the web site. Here you can post into any of three categories - Boats for Sale, Boats Wanted, or Other.

Enjoy - and please use these tools.

Video and NYTimes Article - A Yacht Club for the Common Man

Strother Scott on

Clubhouse News
14summer2.large.jpg Video Library Player:  A Yacht Club for the Common Man
The College Point Yacht Club welcomes blue-collar members, as long as they're willing to work in the boat yard.
Very interesting accompanying article at --- mostly pasted below

AS the commodore at the College Point Yacht Club, Tony Tondo holds a lofty title, suggesting a man in a blazer dining with moneyed members in an oak-paneled room. Instead, Mr. Tondo can usually be found in the club’s gritty boatyard, wearing jeans and construction boots and operating a forklift.

The club, which lies near the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge and next door to a sewage treatment plant, is a world removed …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
THE SCREWPILE LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE - July 19-21, 2010 - Solomons, MD  This is a season highlight for most southern Bay racers.  This is where racing and party-ing skills are honed to the finest point.  It is a Chesapeake Bay signature regatta!  The competition is Bay-wide, boats coming from all over the Chesapeake and beyond.   It is where legends are made!  
SCREWPILE NITTY-GRITTY:.  Entry forms and info are available at the event website -   The deadline for avoiding the $75 late fee is Noon, Wednesday, JULY 1st.   No entries accepted after Noon on July 15th.  Regatta Headquarters is at the Holiday Inn Select Solomons - (410) 326-6311 .  In addition to the HI Select …

Schooner Sultana to be featured at FBYC Wednesday Night Dinner, June 17

Jere Dennison on

Club News
Colonial Schooner Sultana.jpg The Colonial Schooner Sultana will be berthed at the Fishing Bay pier on June 17 during the weekly Wednesday Night Dinner scheduled for June 17. Members will be able to board and tour the schooner before dinner and later dine with captain and crew. This occasion will be an exciting opportunity for members and guests, young and old, to become acquainted with a replica of a historic vessel that served the British Royal Navy on the Chesapeake Bay during the late 18th century. Members need only bring a side dish to complement the main Italian-themed course to be provided by the evening’s master chef, Rip Radcliffe. Contact him at to let him know you will …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
The Annapolis to Newport Race started Friday, June 5, and one of the boats,  Vela Veloce  grabbed up southern  Bay racer  Mark Wheeler at the last minute, when her regular navigator unexpectedly could not make the trip.  Vela Veloce is a brand new R/P Southern Cross 52 owned by Richard Oland (St, Johns, Canada).  The boat is like a TP 52, but  optimized  for IRC. It is hull #2.  Dr. Robert Razenbach, Vela's main navigator, was unable to make the trip due to professional responsibilities.   Seems there is more to it than "just turning left at Cape Charles!"
Familiar faces at regattas in the southern Bay are the Savage brothers, Doug and Tim.  They …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
BLACK SEAL CUP WINNER:  WAIRERE,  Pete Hunter, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina 
Boats of the Day: 
    Day #1 (Sponsored by Winters Sail Loft):          Ocean View Course -  WAIRERE  (Hunter)      Buckroe Course - PUFF CARD (Boatwright)
    Day #2 (Sponsored by North Sails, Hampton):  Ocean View Course -  #999 (White/Ballard)     Buckroe Course - WIKI WIKI  (Paice)
    Day #3 (Sponsored by Doyle Sails, Hampton):  Ocean View Course -  INEVITABLE (Karn)     Buckroe Course - USA !93 (Behm)
On the OCEAN VIEW COURSE:  Day 1, three races sailed;  Day 2, one race sailed;  and Day 3, three races sailed.
Boats racing in each fleet …
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