Posts for January 2010


Mary Spencer on

Club News
Oriana_Hargrove.jpg IN MEMORIAM
12/29/1928 – 1/18/2010

Mrs. Oriana R. Hargrove, of Hanover County, died on January 18, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Frank D. Hargrove Sr. (Commodore 1969); daughter, Dale Alderman and husband Rick; sons, Frank Hargrove Jr. and wife Elizabeth, Stewart Hargrove and wife Lynn, and Wellesley Hargrove and wife Kimberly; and 10 grandchildren.

Oriana was born in Richmond and attended Longwood College and Arkansas College. Frank and Oriana knew each other from Thomas Jefferson High School and they were married after he returned from serving in World War II. Frank said that she never forgave him for taking her out of the city because she was a “city …

FBYC J105 at Key West Race Week

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

FBYC's newest J105, Travis Weisleder's 'Lucky Dog' is at Key West Race Week which starts Monday. Crew includes Clark Dennison, Rob Whittemore, John Wake and Sharon Wake. Follow along at the event website. Good Luck!

NYYC invites FBYC to participate in the next NYYC Invitational Cup

Strother Scott on

Club News

Commodore David K. Elwell Jr. announced that the club has invited 26 pre-eminent American yacht clubs to compete for places in the second New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, which will be sailed in Newport, R.I., September 10-17, 2011. Commodore Elwell explained that a number of yacht clubs in the United States had expressed interest in competing in the inaugural event, held in September of 2009. “This invitation for a U.S. Qualifying Series is in response to that interest,” he said. The Qualifying Series will be held in Newport on September 8-11, 2010.

The invited American yacht clubs are American in Rye, N.Y.; Annapolis; Bayview in Detroit and Little Traverse in Harbor Springs, Mich.; Boston and …

2010 USODA Nationals Planning Accelerates at FBYC

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club, home of a highly competitive Junior Sailing Program and host of an acclaimed Opti ACCs in 2004, has gotten off to an early start in planning the 2010 USODA Opti Nationals for July 16-24 in Deltaville, Virginia, which is located on the Middle Chesapeake Bay, 75 miles east of Richmond, Virginia.

The schedule calls for Team Nationals July 17-19, with check-in the 16th, Girls Nationals July 20, with check-in the 19th, and Nationals July 21-24, with check-in the 20th. Advanced check-in for earlier arrivals will be permitted for the latter events. There will be a Green Fleet on a separate course July 21-24 with similar check-in times.

FBYC has created a state of the art website …

More Testing Needed on Mid-Level Ethanol Gasoline

Strother Scott on

Club News
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in partnership with the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) and twelve other trade groups representing 90% of retail gasoline providers, almost all automobile manufacturers and a large majority of motorcycle and non-road equipment manufacturers sent a letter Wednesday to the EPA, Department of Energy (DOE) and The White House concerning the EPA's pending decision on the use of E15 and DOE's Ethanol Research Program.

This issue is important to anyone who owns gasoline-powered tools, equipment, autos, boats, and off-road vehicles or who may have safety or environmental concerns with the current proposals for increasing the amount of ethanol in the nation's gasoline supply.

The January 6, 2010 …


Mary Spencer on

Social Events
Winter Program #1 – Mike Aiken
January 29th, 2010 @ 6:30pm
Virginia Eye Institute
400 Westhampton Station
Richmond, VA 23226

Michael and wife Amy are both licensed USCG captains with over 30,000 offshore miles each. They have made two transatlantic crossings, outfitted several boats of their own for offshore cruising and have supervised/ consulted for many others. They currently live aboard a 42’ cutter hailing out of Norfolk, VA.

Mike also happens to be a national recording artist whose songs are born from their cruising experiences. Maybe you've seen them speak/perform at the NY, Chicago or Philly boat shows or seen the articles in Chesapeake Bay Magazine and Cruising World, or maybe you've seen Mike on CMT …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Key West Race Week (KWRW) (Jan 18-22, 2010) - The fleet is building and one of the first from the southern Bay to enter is Travis Weisleder's J105, Lucky Dog.  LD sails out of Fishing Bay and  will compete in the J105 one-design class.  The Lucky Dog  team is skipper Travis Weisleder and John and Sharon Wake, Rob Whittemore and Clark Dennison.    Teamwork,  Robin Team's J/122 comes to KWRW out of Beaufort, North Carolina, and will sail in the IRC class.   Also, from North Carolina, Kent Mitchell's (Bald Head Island) Cape Fear 38, My Velocity, is entered in the PHRF Class. Ken Saylor of North Sails Hampton will be tactician on …
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