Posts for March 2010

FBYC One Design Sail Racks Available

Mary Spencer on

Club News

UPDATE: As of 4/1/2010, the only racks/lockers still available for rent are A-12 (east side/tan lockers), B-5 and B-6.

There are 6 sail racks now available for rent - 5 in the newly closed off barn stall and the other is one of the original barn lockers. Each sail rack measures 13’ L x 18” H x 18” D. Each rack can store several sets of one design sails rolled up, the rudder, tiller, etc., for a Flying Scot, Front Runner or Mobjack or the full rig of a Laser or Opti. Combination locks are furnished and the annual fee is $95. Locker A-2 (white lockers on west side of barn) and new sail racks B-1, B-2 …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
This Thursday is APRIL Fools' DAY.  Have some fun - call  your best sailing friend and say in an urgent tone, "I'm at your boat. Where do you keep your big sump pump!!??"   After all, that's what friends do on April Fool's Day.
John and Linda Dodge have organized Project Sails to Save Haiti, a donation program designed to get as many used sails (the bigger the better but they will take anything) as well as spinnaker poles, lines, and anything else one might think of  to construct shelter in an effort to help the over 600,000 Haitians who have no cover due to the January 12th earthquake that killed over 230,000. With the rain season …

Fireball and Friends Midwinters

Matt Braun on


The annual Fireball & Friends Regatta was held at the Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa, Fl March 12-14. Classes in attendance included Fireball, Interlake, Front Runner, Windmill, and A Cat classes. The Front Runner class fielded a fleet of 10 boats to make the 14th annual trek to DIYC one of largest fleets at this much long standing mid-winter regatta. Fueled by the thought of sunny Florida skies, warm weather and cold beer the participants made arrangements, fixed trailers and boats to make the journey. Watching the wavering forecast with eager enthusiasm and overcoming several flat tires on the 12 hour trip, the group was welcomed by torrential rain, tornado watches and sustained winds of 25 knots. The poor weather …

Safety-at-Sea Seminar Reminder

Joe Schott on

Offshore Racing

The second annual Safety-at-Sea Seminar will be held this Saturday, March 27, at the yacht club. Registration for late comers, bagels and coffee will be available at the main clubhouse beginning at 8:15 a.m. The seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. We have a very interesting program with a discussion on electronics presented by Kevin Fay of Marine Electronics of Hartfield. He will talk about AIS-Automatic Identification System, MMSI-Mobile Maritime Service Identity, EPIRB, FCC licensing, SSB HF communications and PROCTOR e-mail, Broadband Radar, Cell Phone and WiFi amplifiers and Gyrocompass. There will be an electronics display for hands on demonstration. Our Commodore Mayo Tabb will talk about electronic interfacing and Ted Bennett will talk about weather …

Opening Day and Blessing of the Fleet - Saturday, April 17, 2010

Michael Calkins on

Club News
Racers, Cruisers, and Jr’s, everyone is invited and encouraged to bless the fleet and enjoy this incredible family event. Make plans to attend!
Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm-8:00 pm by White House Catering
Music and Dancing  7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Delicious Cocktail Buffet Served Continuously from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm:

Cajun Shrimp and Cheese Grits
Beef Brisket
Fresh Veggies, Cheese, Fruit and dessert
Cheddar Scallion Scalloped Potatoes
Classic Garden Salad
French Fries and Chips
Refreshments include: soft drinks, Boat Drinks, Beer and Wine

Music by Tom Goodrich and Rusty Speidel of “Speidel Goodrich Goggins and Lily.” Everyone will enjoy this band!

Club Members $25
Non-Club …


Lin Mccarthy on

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG!  THE GRASS HAS RIZZZ!  WONDER WHERE THE RACERS IS?!   Wonder no more - racers are jamming boatyards, attending seminars, burning socks, flipping the pages of their Layline@ catalog, surfing the web for parts, and haunting  the aisles of  West Marine.
Fishing Bay Yacht Club offers the FBYC Safety-at-Sea Seminar on March 27 (0815 - 1530) at FBYC, Deltaville, VA.This seminar is OPEN TO ALL.  The Seminar will cover electronics, electronic interfacing, weather, medical emergencies, and sea sense (man overboard techniques, warps and preparation for helicopter pick up). Cost of $10 includes a lot of instruction and lunch.   Kevin Fay, Mayo Tabb, and Dr. Sterling Ranson will lead the seminar.  A  fun and …

Campaign for the NYYC Qualifying Series

Noel Clinard on

Club News

nyyc.jpg As mentioned in a recent Commodore Tabb’s Quarterdeck Column, FBYC is one of 26 "pre-eminent American yacht Club's" invited by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) to participate in the U.S. Qualifying Series for the next NYYC Invitational Cup. The Qualifying Series will be sailed in Newport, Rhode Island, September 8-13, 2010, and the actual Invitational Cup will be September 10-17, 2011. The Qualifying Series will feature fleet racing in Sonars and J/22s in historic Newport, R.I. – on the same waters that the NYYC conducted the America's Cup from 1958-1983. This will be the only opportunity for domestic yacht clubs to earn a place in the 2011 Invitational Cup. The top three U.S …


Mary Spencer on

Club News
9/5/1930 – 2/27/2010

Ian G. Lorimer died on February 27, 2010 while on a cruise around the southern point of South America. He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Pat Lorimer; son, Jim Lorimer; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth Bahner and Mark Grunwald, Kathy and Ken Lemelin, and Robin and Bryan Proffitt; and six granddaughters. Ian was born in the Bronx, NY. Pat was also born in the Bronx but she was younger than Ian and did not know him when growing up even though both went to some of the same schools. After graduating from high school, Ian went on to college at Georgia Tech. It was while working …

Registration for OptiKids, Intermediate Opti & Racing Opti now Closed

Alison Lennarz on

Junior Activities
FBYC's Opti Kids and Junior Program have experienced a record number of early registrations this year, including early registrations from non-members. As a result, Opti- Kids and Intermediate Opti or Racing Opti classes of Junior Week are now closed. Non-member registrations are subject to final confirmation after April 20, depending on member registrations. If you are an FBYC member and still wish to register for Opti Kids or the Intermediate Opti or Racing Opti classes, please contact Alison Lennarz at as soon as possible, but in no event later than April 20, 2010. Opti Kids and Junior Week each have finite capacity, and space in either program cannot be guaranteed to any member at any time …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
LEARN TO CREW on a Race Boat:    Two great programs in the southern Bay for folks who want to learn to crew on a race boat.  Fishing Bay Yacht Club cranks up with their first classroom meeting on Tuesday, March 23, in Richmond at the Retreat Hospital Board Room (6:30 - 9:30pm).  For detail contact Jim Snowa at (804) 323-1510 OR go to and click on "Crew Training Registration".  Later in the Spring, the Cruising Club of Virginia (CCV) begins their Racing Crew Training course with the first classroom session on Tuesday, May 25, and the first on water session on Wednesday, May 26, all in Hampton.  For info contact Dave Taylor (757) 344-5292 …


Lin Mccarthy on

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Those who race Front Runners know where to race in early Spring.  Eight (8) FBYC Front Runners are heading to Tampa to sail at Davis Islands Fireball and Friends midwinters.  Matthew Braun, Lee Farinholt,  Mark Stephens,  Brad Miller,  Kevin Cross,  Rick Farinholt,  Jon Deutsch,  Justin Ailsworth are hitting the road South!


Brad Miller, who resides in Hanover, Virginia, is the first PHRF C boat to enter SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK 2010. Brad returns to SBRW with his Beneteau 305, Schiehallion.  Two more returnees, Dennis Hannick, King George, Virginia, with his Tripp 26, Goin', and Sam Mitchener of Roanoke, Virginia, with his J109, Double Eagle are all set for SBRW 2010.

Southern Bay Kids …


Mary Spencer on

Club News



It’s that time again. Join us on the first day of Spring for our annual “Spring Clean-up Day.” We will gather upstairs in the main clubhouse for coffee and refreshments at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided after clean-up.

On the agenda will be mulching, pruning, planting and raking. Please contact Ken Odell by email at or cell 804-241-6080 if you plan to volunteer or you can just show up. Registration can also be made at

See you on March 20.

Ken Odell, Grounds Chairman


Lin Mccarthy on

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Three important dates:  March 14 - Daylight Saving Time begins;   March 17 - St Patrick's Day;   March 20 - Vernal Equinox (SPRING!)

Southern Bay college teams are on the water!  Old Dominion University (ODU), Christopher Newport University (CNU), Hampton University (HU), College of William and Mary (WM), University of Virginia (UVA), and Virginia Tech (VT) have collegiate sailors out there racing in March.  Some of the events in local waters include the ODU Spring Open this coming weekend, the CNU IceFree Invitational (March 13-14), and the CNU 2-on-2 Invitational (March 20-12).  And, HU will host the MAISA/SAISA Intersectional the last weekend in March (27 - 28).  These "kids" sail just about every weekend during the …

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