Posts for March 2009

Flying Scot Mid Winter Champs - Results

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Flying Scots
Just looking at the Results At - the FBYC crowd did very well at the March 23-27, 2009 Flying Scot Mid Winter Championships.

Travis Weisleder and John Wake got a 4th, with only one point separating them from the FSNACs champion and US Sailing's Sailor of the Year - Jeff and Amy Linton, who came in 3rd.

Hans Noordanus, a frequent participant at FBYC got a 5th, Mike Miller & Amy Miller got an 11th, Len Guenther & Heidi Guenther got a 15th, and Ric Bauer & Sharon Bauer got a 25th, all out of a Championship Fleet of 31 boats.

The results show they had seven races, not too bad considering the …

Front Runner Mid Winter Ritual in Davis Island, FL

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FBF2009-1.jpg March 11-15, Davis Island Yacht club hosted the 2009 Fireball and Friends as a Mid Winter ritual that FBYC’s Front Runner Class has attended for 11 consecutive years. Again with much anticipation and rehabilitated trailers Front Runners from Solomon Island, Atlanta and Fishing Bay Yacht Club gathered at the end of the road on Davis Island, FL to “get out of the stinking cold”. The event was held against the skyline of Tampa in Hillsborough Bay with daytime highs in the upper 70’s and wind conditions from 0-12 kts over 4 days. The Front Runners kicked off the event with a Thursday evening Portsmouth Race against the locals, with NoGoTippy winning in a fleet of 10 boats in …


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Good Golly, Miss Molly!   Ya burned your socks, didn't you!  SPRING IS HERE - OFFICIALLY!
And, now that the smoke has cleared from all the Sock Burning ceremonies, we can really begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  It's a signal.  Get to your baby and get her shined up and ready to go!  April 1, The Racing Sailor's National Holiday, is only 8 days away
Sixty (60) southern Bay racers crammed the room for  MURPHY RULES - 2 on Saturday at Hampton Yacht Club.  It was perfect rules seminar weather - too cold to work on the boat, put use fine for sitting on the balcony overlooking …


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Congratulations to MITCH BRINDLEY - US SAILING Sailor of the Week.  Mitch, head sailing coach at national power Old Dominion University, is in his 14th year at the Norfolk school.  His accomplishments fill more than a page (see on the US SAILING website and he is known world wide for those accomplishments.   Those of us on the southern Chesapeake also know Mitch as one who is always willing to give a helping hand to the sailing community.  We are so fortunate to have him here with us.
It's a "rum bunch"  that supports our racing!  Make that  Mount Gay Rum - they are a key sponsor for the 14th year at SCREWPILE …

FBYC Race Committee Training Session

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0900 to 1630 on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at The Gym at The New Community School

(See directions below)

4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227

 Race Committee Training is not just for the Race Chair (PRO) but all members of the RC.  So if you are interested or if you've already volunteered to help on a Race Committee (PRO or crew), please come to this informative, user -friendly session.  No experience is needed, just interest.

Some of the topics to be discussed:-

·  Learn about the new rules that effect the RC   

·  Each RC position and responsibilities

·   How to do each RC job – Signal boat, Mark boat, etc.

·   Working as a team for Organization, Start, Finish, and …

Upcoming YPYC Seminar -- Saturday, Mar 7, 9:00 a.m.

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From:  Ellen Dugan, Publicity Chairman, Yankee Point Yacht Club (YPYC)

Subject:  Upcoming Seminar
              Saturday, March 7, 9:00 a.m., YPYC Clubhouse

Hello to everyone again.  This is to invite you and members of your clubs to our upcoming seminar this Saturday which is designed to further knowledge about navigation, chart reading and first aid.  There is no charge.  If you think your members could benefit from this one or would simply enjoy solving navigation problems in the safety of experienced instructors, please pass the following information on to them.  Again, thank you for your help and cooperation.
Seminar Notice:
If your navigation chart often disagrees with where you think you are, and you’re not sure of exactly how you …


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It is MARCH!  Finally - we are making progress beyond the murky darkness of  winter.  We are only 17 days away from the First Day of Spring, Friday, March 20!   So, what IS that white stuff doing here??!!
CBYRA Region 4 High Point Award Winners (2008) received their trophies this past week at a gathering hosted at Hampton Yacht Club.  Past vice-president (and current Region 4 scorer) Tom Roberts and current vice-president John McCarthy presented the awards. For Region 4-SOUTH: PHRF A: 1. Cash Flow, Lloyd Griffin; 2.Feather, Phil Briggs; 3.Sea Star, David Eberwine.  PHRF B: 1.Bad Habit, Bob Archer; 2.Gremlyn, Greg Cutter; 3.Callinectes, Ben Cuker.  PHRF C: 1.It's …
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