Posts for November 2010


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Durica_ODSS Service Award
Note - Gary Jobson accepted the award for FBYC.

Well worth noting  is the US SAILING announcement recognizing the southern Bay's Fishing Bay Yacht Club as a recipient of the One-Design Regatta Award,  one of only three One-Design national awards given each year.  US SAILING said,  "...Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) of Deltaville, Va. won the 2010 Regatta Award for the excellence in development, promotion, and management performed by organizers and sponsors of the 2010 USODA (United States Optimist Dinghy Association) Layline Nationals on July 17-25, 2010.  Co-chairs Noel Clinard and Jay Buhl, along with webmaster Jon Deutsch were recognized for demonstrating extraordinary individual creativity and contribution to the year’s most innovative one-design event of national significance. The …

Winds of Change By Tom Pelton

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Winds of Change By Tom Pelton sourced from Save The Bay Magazine Fall 2010

From the early days on the Chesapeake Bay to the yacht races held all along the Bay today, the Chesapeake’s winds have played an outsized role in the region’s economy and culture.

But some scientists have concluded that those wind patterns have undergone a historic shift. And this change in average wind direction has had an impact not only on sailing, but also on water quality in the Bay. Until about 30 years ago, the prevailing winds that blew up the Bay in the summertime came mostly from the south, according to Dr. Michael Kemp, a professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science …

2010 Perpetual Trophy Winners

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Club News
The following awards were given at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 6. A complete set of pictures can be found here.

The Matthew Fontaine Maury Bowl

Matthew Fontaine Maury Bowl – FBYC’s Highest Award: awarded for outstanding contributions to FBYC – Jonathan M. Deutsch

Piankatank Trophy

Piankatank Trophy - awarded to the skipper who most exemplifies the principle that "all is not lost until the boat sinks" – John B. Wake, Jr. (Sharon Wake accepting)

Commodore's Bowl

Commodore's Bowl - awarded on an alternating year basis to the outstanding skipper in Offshore and One-Design events for the year based on performance and participation – Matthew J. Braun

Annual Race Committee Trophy

Annual Race Committee Trophy - awarded to the FBYC member who has made the greatest contribution to race committee work – Lud Kimbrough …

2011 Sailing Events Schedule

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Club News
The Sailing Events Schedule is now complete and final. You can see the list of events in the left column on this page and if you click here you see the same list and can filter it by division. This is the result of an outstanding effort produced by our members representing all four sailing divisions and all of our fleets. A great deal of discussion occurred in order to arrive at some consensus in defining a program which appeals to the various factions of our sailors. Dates are now set and recruitment is now in progress to find PRO's and Social Chairs, so if you receive the call or e-mail, please respond with the affirmative, remember volunteerism is …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
TOP DOGS ON THE SOUTHERN BAY and now they have the bones to prove it!   On Saturday night CCV awarded bonafides and trophies to winners of the 2010 High Point, and then celebrated by dancing the night away at the new party venue on Fort Monroe.  SEA STAR (David Eberwine and guest skipper, Brian McCauley), COOL CHANGE (Rusty Burshell),  ROUNDABOUT (Alan Bomar), and BLACK WIDOW (Leo Wardrup) took first place in PHRF A, B, C, and Non-Spin respectively.   The 2010 season included 9 days of racing.  Spring and Fall Series, each 3 days,  the Moonlight Triangle, the Founders Race, and the third day of Southern Bay Race Week all figured in the High Point tally.  …

Fall Clean-up Day

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Club News
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, November 13, at 9:00 am, we will have our annual FALL CLEAN-UP of the Club Grounds. We will gather in the Main Clubhouse around 8:30 am for coffee and task assignments. Usual tasks include leaf raking, mulching and pruning. Bring your favorite yard tool or use ours. All ages welcome! Complimentary Lunch will be served around Noon. To sign up, email me direct at or call my cell 804-241-6080. See you on the 13th. The weather forecast for Saturday is great so plan to help with the Fall Clean-Up. Ken Odell, Grounds Chairman

Sailing on ESPN Saturday, Nov. 6

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Offshore Racing
11:00am Eastern Thomson Reuters Presents: Man Against Nature: Long Distance Racing

12:00pm Eastern Rolex Presents: 2009 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

1:00pm Eastern Rolex Presents: America’s Cup 12 Metre Era Retrospective

11:00am Eastern Thomson Reuters Presents: Man Against Nature: Long Distance Racing

Gary Jobson presents an in-depth look at the challenges and rigors of racing sailboats in long distance competitions. Join the crews of several boats as they race to Bermuda, across the Atlantic Ocean, on the Great Lakes and even around the world. A special focus is on the roughest ocean races on record including the 1979 Fastnet Race and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race.

12:00pm Eastern Rolex Presents: 2009 New …

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Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

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