Posts for June 2010
did Carina do all that? A lot of people have
been asking this question at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club since Rives
Pottss 48-foot sloop finished the Bermuda Race on Tuesday morning
and, that evening, became the winner of the St. Davids Lighthouse
That refers to two things. First theres Carinas domineering victory margin of more than three and a half hours. To put this in perspective, in Class 4 the top 10 places fit under a tent of only three hours, with first-place Windborns margin over second-place Lapin exactly 11 seconds. Then theres this: Carina had all …
Note from Strother - among the crew blending four families - were FBYC Members Rives Potts and his two sons, Allen and Walker, Will Crump and his wife Marie Klok Crump and his sister Cyane Crump (all three FBYC members) and Marie's brother Thomas Klok, who has frequently sailed at FBYC.
Just rec'd the following from Cyane --- "Strother - thanks so much for cheering us on. Yesterday was a stressful day as we sweated out the other boat's finishes. This was really a great experience and I am so excited for Rives. Cyane"
Carina has won the St. Davids Lighthouse Division in the 2010 Newport Bermuda …
OFFSHORE MOONLIGHT REGATTA
June 26, 2010
June 26, 2010
There will be a $5 dinner served at the club at 5:30 p.m. before the Moonlight Regatta on Saturday, June 26. Freda Cross plans to serve bratwurst, German potato salad and beans. Please sign up at www.fbyc.net for the race. Theres no way to sign up for the dinner; however, it would be helpful if you could send a headcount for your boat of those likely to be at the dinner to Freda Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 804-749-8502 (local call from Richmond).
CHARLES A. LYTTON
Charles A. Lytton of 13610 Hailsham Circle, Midlothian, VA 23113, died on June 20, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol L. Lytton. Charles received his BS from Virginia Tech and was President and CEO of Woolfolk Properties, Inc. at the time of his death.
As avid sailors, Charles and Carol were the owners of Song of Joy, a Tatoosh 42. In 1992, the Lyttons joined Yankee Point Yacht Club where they were the recipients of cruising awards in 1999 and 2001. In 2000, YPYC awarded them the much coveted Commodores Trophy. Charles served as Commodore of YPYC in 2006 and 2007 where he …
Quoting.... and a iBoatTrack http://cloud.iboattrack.com/r/google_view.php?r=2010_newport_bermuda screen shot at the left.....
"While the focus of attention has been on the big, Open Division boats, Carina, a Class 3 McCurdy & Rhodes 48 skippered by Rives Potts, appears to have made the most of the Gulf Stream. At 15:00 EDT today, Carina was an incredible 60 miles ahead of Triple Lindy, the next boat in her class, and is now within 300 nautical miles of Bermuda. This is the biggest lead in any class at this time."
JULY 4TH COOKOUT & POOL PARTY
3:00 PM 6:00 PM at FBYC
Music Provided by Chris Stanley and Out on A Limb
Club Members $8 plus your favorite side dish (bring enough to share)
Non Members $10
Children 12 and under $3 plus your favorite dessert (bring enough to share)
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Drinks will be provided by FBYC
****RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY JULY 1st, 2010****
Register and pay online at http://www.fbyc.net or
Mail checks and reservations to Brownie Watkins
405 Glenwood Lane
P.O. Box 54
Irvington VA 22480
Well have an informal skippers meeting at 5:00. And the first warning will be at 6. Well race until we run out of light or wind.
A number of Laser Fleet regulars will be joining us and this is a great opportunity to get on the water for …
His house right on the interstate
From Rochester to Fishing Bay
And trucks are whizzing by my ear.
My little boat must think it weird
To stop along the road like this
Without a drop of water near
But I have memories to take.
She gives her shrouds a tinkling shake
As semis zoom around her wake
The only other sounds the sweep
Of mountain wind in twinkling sun.
This porch is lovely and shade is deep
But I have miles to go before I sleep.
On Monday and Tuesday, your FBYC/NYYC Campaign representative drove 1000 miles to Rochester, NY and back along the stunning route of proposed Interstate 99 …
We are hoping to build a program that attracts enthusiastic, knowledgeable athletes who are interested in improving as racing sailors and becoming part of a team that is competitive in the ACC and greater Southeastern conferences. If any of your Junior sailors are attending (or considering attending) UNC-Chapel Hill, please have them contact me.
Thanks for helping to spread the word, and as …
PRIVATE SAILING LESSONSCori Radtke, our Opti Development Coach, will offer private sailing lessons this summer.
Coris coaching duties will have her busy for about four hours each day on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and a series of away Regattas. She will be available during non-coaching and traveling time for Private Sailing Lessons.
Cost is $30.00 per hour.
How do I sign up?
· Sign Up beginning June 12th
· Contact Cori: email Cradthesailor@gmail.com or cell phone (804) 586-6414
About Cori Radtke
Cori started sailing when she was 6 and is inseparable from the water. She first trained in Optis on Cape Cod and progressed to 420s, Flying Scotts, and Lasers at age 13 upon joining FBYC …
Dont forget to register online by June 15 for the generously discounted early-bird entry fee of only $100 and to have your boats name emblazoned on the ever-popular official Regatta T-shirt. After June 15, the fee increases to $125, and, in addition, youll be forced to employ your calligraphic skills with a marking pen to list your vessel on the shirt.The Leukemia Cup Auction is scheduled for Friday evening, July 9, at the Stingray Harbour Yacht …
For the last two weekends, the club members participating in the campaign for the 2010 New York Yacht Club Qualifying Series Campaign have been ramping up their practice schedule. For several hours, four out of the last five weekend days, a dozen sailors have practiced in the campaign Sonar and two Colgate 26s generously provided by Jim Snowa and Den Roberts. The sailors have rotated through the three boats and various positions to hone their skills in each position and give those with the weighty responsibility for ultimate crew selection an opportunity to assess their talents and team work. Although temperatures have been hot, the winds have been unusually good in speed and direction. Yesterday, while landlubbers suffered excruciating temperatures …
The cruisers had breakfast in Urbanna before heading out for an anchor-out in the eastern branch of the Corrotoman. Beautiful weather …
Fishing Bay Yacht Club is proud to be invited to compete in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup’s Qualifying series, a “high-profile Corinthian Classic” event in the words of Sailing World magazine. In the inaugural Invitational Cup of 2009, 19 amateur yacht club teams from 14 nations competed in chartered NYYC Swan 42s at Harbour Court, the NYYC’s on-the-water clubhouse in Newport, R.I.
To many observers and sailing veterans, the event dramatically superseded the America’s Cup as the world’s foremost international yachting competition. Ladies and gentlemen, FBYC is going to this party and we won’t be leaning against the wall when we get there. To make this happen our team needs your support.