Posts for July 2010


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One Design Racing

AUGUST 14 & 15, 2010

Advance Registration Is Encouraged

Event Chair: David Hinckle –
Social Chair: Matt Lambert –
Race Committee Chair: Rick Klein -


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Cruising News

August 7, 2010

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Registration and handicap form must be completed 48 hours prior to event to facilitate handicaps and headcount for dinner.

For additional information, contact Joe Schott at 804-776-6004 (H), 804-513-0567 (C), or


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SBR News You Can Use
They did a great job.  Both the Screwpile and the Opti Nationals organizing committees may have some valuable advice on controlling chaos and managing mayhem that would be useful all over the place - the Gulf,  Afghanistan,  even the Macy's back-to-school sale!!
Another great SCREWPILE REGATTA:   MERIDIAN  and  MIDNIGHT MISTRESS win their fleets.  The 16th Chesapeake Bay classic event came off as planned - racers raced, rum flowed, and trophies are now happily displayed in conspicuous places.  LG Raley and his band of relentless volunteers have done it again.  One hundred and twenty (120)boats entered the 2010 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge Regatta …

2010 USODA Layline National Championships Crowns Champion Junior Sailors

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DSC_0976July 24, 2010 (Deltaville, VA) – Since July 17, some of America’s best junior sailors, and several international sailors, have gathered in Deltaville to compete for the title of National Champion. Fishing Bay Yacht Club has been the host yacht club for the 315 sailors, their coaches, and their families. The championship regatta included Team Race Nationals, Girls Nationals, and Open Fleet Nationals. The event has been quite successful, with only a few postponements due to light air. It has been a great opportunity for young sailors to challenge themselves by competing against the very best. Open Fleet Nationals also gave new competitors some valuable experience by setting up a separate course, complete with experienced coaches, for the Green Fleet …

300+ Optis coming back to Deltaville

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SnapshotJPEG3.jpeg All four divisions of the Optis got in 3 races today in decent conditions. This picture is taken at 5PM today as many are returning to town.

Congratulations to the FBYC Opti-girls!

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DSC_0738.jpg Today the 2010 Layline Nationals Girls Championship held 3 races over the trapezoid course in the mouth of the Piankitank River in light air, and the FBYC girls did great!!

Erin Jocobs got 13th overall, 5th in the blue fleet; Kendall Swenson got 21st overall, 14th in the red fleet; and Claire Lennarz got 40th overall, Hannah Steadman 43rd; all out of 80 boats.

For full preliminary results see the Girls results.

Trophies were scheduled to be awarded by Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe - pictured at left, but the girls had to settle for autographs, as trophies aren't being given out until the results are final.

USODA Layline Nationals Team Race National Championship

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Club News
Lauderdale YC 4 Team Race National Champions

The USODA Team Race Nationals got off to another early start on day 3. Racing began at 0930 to take advantage of the predicted winds and to give the sailors the best chance of getting in the entire round before our cut off time in the afternoon.

The wind was out of the south, south-west at 13-18 knots. It was mostly cloudy in the morning and clearing around noon. A few rain clouds passed through the race course, but never dumped a significant amount of rain.

Following the 2nd round, the teams were re-grouped into Gold and Silver divisions with the top teams put into the gold division and the bottom half in the silver. The teams in the Alpha …

2010 USODA Layline Nationals Day 2 Recap

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Club News
Mark Round Team Race Day 2Sailing on Sunday at the 2010 USODA Layline Team Race Nationals started early with a 0930 first warning to take advantage of the morning wind. The wind began out of the west, south-west at 8-10 knots. Since only 24 races were completed yesterday for the first round of the round robin, we had to get in 12 more races to complete the round before going on to round 2.

The Team of Lauderdale Yacht Club (#4) was the top-ranked team coming out of the first round. They were followed by the LISOT Black Team, LISOT Blue Team, and Team FOR A. Those four teams made up the top group going into round two and the rest of the teams were …

Optis Everywhere!!

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SnapshotJPEG1.jpeg Optis Everywhere!! And the event hasn't even begin yet.

The Jackson Creek Webcam is Live

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SnapshotJPEG.jpeg According to The Jackson Creek Webcam is Live! I just took the screen shot at left of a few Optis out practicing this afternoon.

Throughout the week this webcam located just across the Jackson Creek North Fork from Deltaville Boatyard will be showing live views of either the entrance channel to Jackson Creek or the Launch area at Deltaville Boatyard. When pointed at the entrance to Jackson Creek the sailing area is just to the right, partially out of the screen.

And be sure to check out the webcam in the morning for some great sunrise shots. Thanks to Bob Walker for setting this up!

US Sailing - Sailor of the Week

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Potts_150 US Sailing has announced that FBYC Member and Bermuda Race winner Rives Potts is Sailor of the Week. Their announcement follows:

With a victory margin of over three and half hours, Rives Potts sailed Carina, a 48-foot sloop, to victory at last month’s Newport Bermuda Race. Fifteen years ago Rives bought Carina, built in 1969, and has competed in the Newport Bermuda Races with her since 2000. During this stretch, Carina has won her individual class four times and the race once.

After winning the St. David’s Lighthouse Division, Rives attributes his success to a good boat, good crew and good lucky. In addition, Rives had a distinct plan when he set out for the race. After the …

2010 YMCA Community Sailing Camp Graduates 21 Sailors

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Junior Activities
2010 7 July 009This past week, twenty-one area youth participated in the Middlesex Family YMCA’s junior sailing camp hosted by the members of the Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville. Throughout the week-long camp, participants balanced instructional sessions with practicums on the water. Junior sailors developed a myriad of skill sets that included rigging and derigging of sail boats, windward and leeward sailing, trimming the sails, and recovering from capsized boats.

The highlight of the week involved FBYC members Ted Bennett, Alex Alvis, and Ric Bauer escorting the junior sailors to the edge of the Chesapeake Bay on their 40-50 foot length yachts. While enjoying lunch, the children learned the similarities and differences between yachts & the smaller craft being utilized at …


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SBR News You Can Use
LEUKEMIA CUP RESULTS:  At the 12th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta folks did their share in contributions through entry fees for a special and significant event.  Plans were to race Saturday and Sunday, but, as so often happens, Mother nature had a lot to say about that.  There was a dearth of wind both days (other than  during the super thunder boomer on Saturday) in the Chesapeake off Stingray Point.  Sometimes, it just goes that way.  On Saturday, one very short race was completed on the Classic and Cruising Fleets course.  On Sunday, the same folks managed two more short races for a 3 race series.  On the PHRF and One-Design Course, it …

Wavelength Top Fundraiser!!

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Leukemia Cup
20100710_006 At the Gala dinner at Stingray Point Marina on Saturday, Leukemia Cup Regatta Co-Chairs Judy Buis and Carolyn Schmalenberger announced that Rob Whittet and Wavelength was the top fund-raising boat! He has raised 89% on his web site, but with late donations at the event and Friday night auction, his total was over $11,000.

Congratulations to Rob, seen pictured in the back row in sunglasses and a blue shirt.

Another One of Our Own

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Leukemia Cup
It may not be fair to promote one Leukemia Cup competitor fundraising efforts over another on the FBYC website, but life is also not always fair. Particularly to those close to us - like Rob Whittet, skipper of Wavelength. Please visit his Leukemia Cup fundraising site where you can read his story, which includes the following quote:

This year, I registered as I always have, but things changed suddenly and drastically for me on June 9th following routine blood work. A life-threatening platelet level sent me straight to the hospital, where for over two weeks I underwent an escalating series of tests and treatments that finally culminated in surgery, biopsies, and confirmation of an earlier suspicion: I’ve got lymphoma.

So …

USODA Layline Nationals Welcome Program

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Junior Activities
Welcome Program CoverThe Welcome Program has just been published and a hard copy will be included in the registration packet for each sailor. The Program contains vital information regarding the logistics of the site. Please peruse it carefully before you leave home or en route as it will substantially facilitate a smooth arrival. Additional copies will also be available for purchase at the regatta tent. The program features information about Fishing Bay Yacht Club and the regatta including the schedule, a site map, as well as advertisements from many of the Sponsors and Local Hosts who have made this event possible.

Download a PDF version of the Welcome Program here.

Ramp Construction

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Club News
USODA Regatta Launch site #3Ramp 3 of the Opti Nationals launch site at Deltaville Boatyard is almost complete, thanks to the efforts of Ric Bauer, site manager, and a large crew of able volunteers. This is the third of three temporary ramps built specifically for this event at substantial cost and effort. We should all be grateful to Deltaville Boatyard and its slip holders for allowing these projects to proceed. Twelve more days to liftoff!

View more photos of the ramp construction here.


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SBR News You Can Use
      12th ANNUAL SOUTHERN CHESAPEAKE LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA - JULY 10-11, 2010.  Hosted by Stingray Harbour Yacht Club and Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  Two days of racing, classes for PHRF A, B, C, and Non-Spin,  a Classic division, and a Cruising Class.  There will be one-design racing for  classes with at least 5 boats.  For information contact  Laura Boone at  (804) 627-0400, x-6707,  OR  Sue Willis at (804) 627-0400, x-6711.  And, remember, for Hampton Roads and York River area racers, Fishing Bay is  6-7 hours closer to Solomons Island for Screwpile the following week (July 18, 19, and 20).  A perfect hop delivery.

Commonwealth of Virginia Junior Sailing Championships …


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Club News
Karn Photo.jpg IN MEMORIAM
11/8/1928 – 7/2/2010

Patrick J. Karn passed away on July 2, 1010 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy C. Karn; his sons, Patrick Jr., Michael, Jamie and Tim; his daughter, Julie Chapman; and his grandchildren, Mackenzie, Moriah, Sam, Kimber, Ian, Noah and Mason Jr.

Pat was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he lived until he joined the U.S. Army in 1951. He met Peggy while serving as a Lieutenant and engineer aboard a ship based near Richmond. He moved to Richmond to marry Peggy and this is where they made their home and raised their children. Pat was an entrepreneur, having …

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