Posts for May 2009


Lin Mccarthy on

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This is MEMORIAL DAY, the day set aside to remember and thank those members of our Armed Forces who have laid down their lives for us and our freedoms.
60th  DOWN THE BAY RACE FOR THE VIRGINIA CRUISING CUP - great racing, great turnout, great fun!  The actual racing began in Annapolis on Friday when  co-organizing authority Storm Trysail Club, Chesapeake Station,  got the boats started and  co-organizing authority Hampton Yacht Club, began the vigil for their arrival.   Capturing line honors, Jim Muldoon's  Donnybrook crossed the finish line off Hampton / Fort Monroe at  04:23:56  on Saturday morning.  The beautiful Santa Cruz 72 was the only racer to finish during the dark hours; dawn …


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The Start of the 60th DOWN THE BAY RACE is this Friday,  May 22nd in Annapolis.  The 120 mile dash to Hampton is about to begin! 
60th  DOWN THE BAY RACE for the VIRGINIA CRUISING CUP.  May 22-23.    For info and details contact either co-chairman, Vince Behm (Hampton - 757-876-7778) or Wayne Bretsch (Annapolis - 301-332-6773) or go to the event website at and click on the DTB logo.  Deadline for entries is this Wednesday, May 20.  There are currently 39 entries that are hot to trot.  Even though the start is 4 days away (Friday morning, May 22), weather watchers are calling for a lovely SSE breeze  that should be quite manageable …


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The last two weekends of this month are jam-packed with top flight racing on the southern Bay.  Two events dominate the action:  May 29-31 is SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK for the BLACK SEAL CUP.  Racing takes place at two venues, the Ocean View Course and the Buckroe Course, event headquarters is at Hampton Yacht Club, where all social activities (food, drink, music, awards, and more) will happen.  The event opens at the Welcome Party and Check-in on Thursday evening, May 28, and racing begins on Friday, May 29.  Hampton Yacht Club, Old Point Comfort Yacht Club, and Cruising Club of Virginia coordinate on this premier southern Bay event - 3 days of great racing and 4 nights of …


Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing
Crump_large.jpg Scuttlebutt 2838 had the following article last night --- RESURRECTING THE TRUE SPIRIT OF AMATEUR RACING Though she will be impressed by some prominent names entered in the New York Yacht Club’s inaugural Invitational Cup, you can be sure Marie Klok Crump can hold her own in a room full of sailing standouts.

From Århus, Denmark and now living in Newport, R.I., the tall blonde Scandinavian has been a top-ranked women's match racer since the mid-nineties, ranking as high as number two in the ISAF Women's World Match Race circuit and crowned twice as the Danish Match Race Champion (’94, ’96). As a member of the Danish national team, she also pursued an Olympic campaign in the …

Junior Sailing News

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Junior Activities
Please visit for an update on some great Junior News. Excerpt below:

The Report from USODA Team Trials:

Would you like to represent the United States and visit another part of the world? Qualifying for Team Trials at a USODA event is the first step.

The 2009 Team Trials occurred last weekend at Noroton YC in Darien , CT. With 211 competitors from all over the country, over a dozen Chesapeake sailors qualified for this event.

Racing was held over four long days, and the 200 competitors got in 12 races total. The host club provided great hospitality. The conditions on Long Island Sound were "foggy and soggy", with competitors seeing shifty breeze from …


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Remember, this coming Sunday (MAY 10)  is Mother's Day.  Wine her and dine her and then... take her sailing!
Fishing Bay Yacht Club Spring Series Leaders:  After 3 days of series racing, the fleet leaders in the FBYC Spring Series are: PHRF A - Brad Davis, Bladerunner;  PHRF B/C - Allan Heyward, La Maga; and PHRF Non-Spin - Paul Cross, Battlewagon.   Race Officer for Spring Series Race Day 3 this past weekend was Dale Chesser.  FBYC will run their Spring Series Day 4 on this coming Saturday,  May 9.
RESERVE A SLIP FOR SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK.   Here are two options - make ressies NOW!
Downtown Hampton's Piers  dockmaster, Greg Harrison …
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