Posts for October 2010


Mary Spencer on

Club News

Hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club and held at
The New Community School, Richmond, Virginia
4211 Hermitage Road
Richmond, Virginia 23227
November 20 & 21, 2010

This is a sanctioned US SAILING JUDGES WORKSHOP and Test required for initial certification and re-certification as a US Sailing Judge. For those that are not currently certified Judges, some protest committee experience is recommended but not required. The event is on the US Sailing Calendar at The official PDF announcement is at

The workshop will begin at 0800 each day and last until approximately 1700. It will cover topics involved in successful judging: rules …


Mary Spencer on

Club News


Saturday, November 13th

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.

Ken Odell, Grounds Chairman

Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast

David Hinckle on

Offshore Racing
The end of the Offshore racing season is upon us! What better way to celebrate another glorious season of spirited competition than roasting a bunch of oysters and drinking cold beer! The club will supply the oysters and the beer and we ask everyone else bring a share dish. We will start roasting the oysters whenever Mr Roberts gets back to the dock. Bring your own gloves and oyster knives, we will have a few but we always need more! Everyone is welcome, we look forward to seeing you there.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
US SAILING Judges Workshop and Test,  November 20-21 2010, Richmond, VA.  This workshop is required for initial certification and re-certification as a US Sailing Judge. Some protest committee experience is recommended, but not required. The workshop is two full days and will cover rules, handling protests and redress, procedures for running hearings, writing up protest committee decisions, handling open hearings, and arbitration. Joe Krolak (IJ, SJ, CBYRA Appeals Committee) and David Pyron (IU, SJ) are the instructors.  The workshop will be held at The New Community School, 4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227.  Cost of the workshop and exam is $80.00 ($110 for non-USSA members). This includes continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, handout materials, and test processing …

Whale sighted in the Chesapeake Bay

Strother Scott on

Club News
"Copyright Rappahannock Record , used with permission." October 22, 2010

w2.jpg Bryan, Terri and Jonathan Flagg of Deltaville and Ashland were on their boat October 10 when they spotted this whale in the Chesapeake Bay near Windmill Point. Jonathan took photos of the whale with his Blackberry. Paul Summers of White Stone and Annapolis, Md., also was fishing in the vicinity with his father and spotted the whale. They rode along beside it for about 30 minutes. “It was a very large whale,” said Summers. “I’ve done a lot of ocean fishing and seen a lot of whales. This was probably a humpback and a mature adult.” The whale was spotted in about 20 feet of water. According to Joan Barns …

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Recap

Jon Deutsch on

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DSC_0662.jpg Every recent Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters regatta has been memorable for various reasons and this years edition has been no different. Mother Nature came through again, not with rain, nor high water, but with wind. The 29th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship will be a regatta that the 43 Laser sailors who came to Fishing Bay Yacht Club will not soon forget.

John Bertrand from Annapolis Yacht Club was our overall champion and Masters division winner with just 21 points. Peter Seidenberg (Sail Newport) overcame a few point deficit on Saturday to edge ahead of James Jacob (Fishing Bay Yacht Club) to take 2nd overall and 1st Great Grand Master. James finished 3rd overall and 2nd Master.

David Frazier (Frostbite …

Day 1: Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

Jon Deutsch on

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DSC_0489.jpgWith more wind than we knew what to do with 43 Laser Masters sailors took to the waters of the Piankatank River for the 29th Annual Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Last years winner John Bertrand (AYC) put up 4 bullets in all 4 races to lead the fleet. James Jacob (FBYC) is 6 points behind and Peter Seidenberg (Sail Newport) is one point behind him in 3rd.

The first race was sailed in the middle of the Piankatank river where a long course was set in strong wind out of the west. Several boats sailed out to the course and immediately returned to the club. Many sailors took advantage of the rig swap provision …

Welcome to the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

Jon Deutsch on

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For everyone who will be joining us for the Chesapeake Bay Laser Master's Championship this weekend I would like to welcome you to Fishing Bay Yacht Club. We have a great regatta planned and a great group of competitors coming so it should be a lot of fun.

In an almost repeat of last year, except a day early, it appears that this northeasterly will by by us on Friday leaving us with clear skies and 15-20 out of the North West on Saturday.

A few notes for those who are new to FBYC or reminders for those who have been here before.DOCUMENTS
Here is the NOR And the SI's have now been posted to the club …


George Burke on

Cruising News
Wednesday's deadline marks your last chance to register for the Annual Wilton Creek Cruise and Dinner. This popular Cruising Division event attracts cruisers and racers as well because of its attractive setting in the Coves at Wilton Creek Clubhouse and because it is traditionally associated with REALLY GOOD FOOD. Please register now if you intend to attend; we will be making food purchases after registration closing on Wednesday; because the quality of the meal is high, the quantity will be limited to an amount sufficient to feed our registered participants only.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Hospice Turkey Shoot Results are not finalized in time for publication this morning, but soon will be available at the Turkey Shoot website 
Old Laser Racers, defined as anyone over the age of 35,  get together this coming weekend for the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship to be held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, October 16-17. This annual regatta, in its 29th year, regularly attracts some of the best masters sailors from around the area and along the east coast.  Go to the host club's website, for info and to register on line.
COLUMBUS DAY!  What better reason to slip out of work and GO SAILING to …

Annual Meeting and Awards Party - Note New Date

Mary Spencer on



Saturday, November 6, 2010
The Country Club of Virginia
James River Club House
709 South Gaskins Road, Richmond, VA

You are invited to enjoy this great event with friends and family. Share sailing stories of 2010 and make plans for 2011! A slide show of all 2010 sailing events will be shown continuously on the Club’s big screen.

6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting in the Ladies Card Room
6:30-7:00 Social gathering and cocktails
7:00-8:00 Dinner with one complementary glass of wine
8:00-9:00 Awards and desert

Adults $50.00
Children 12 and under $15.00 (Children’s Menu)
****Cash Bar Only****

****Reservations required by November 2, 2010****
To assure …

New Wifi Internet at FBYC

Jon Deutsch on

Club News
Fishing Bay Yacht Club now has a new wireless internet system for the main club house, Fannie's House and coverage for the slips. This weekend Jeremy Waters and Dixon completed installation of the new system. Gone are the two slow DSL connections and access points that we used to have. Now the system uses a single cable modem connection and commercial-grade wifi access points to broadcast a stronger signal to more of the campus and docks.

This new system will enable race committees to check weather, upload results, and upload pictures even faster. It'll also enable club members to check weather or check in with work without bogging down any of the systems.

On your computer look for …

Follow Guldfaxe (Kloks and Crumps) at J80 World Champs

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing
2010_J80_Worlds_A_539.jpg This week, Tuesday - Friday, Ida Lewis Yacht Club and Sail Newport are hosting the 2010 J 80 World Championship in Newport, RI.

Bow number 35 is "Guldfaxe" - DEN 1312. Guldfaxe is owed by Thomas Klok and has Will and Marie Klok Crump as crew along with Vince Brun from Annapolis. Thomas got a 10th place 3 weeks ago at the North Americans in Marion Mass (Results) and his program is to take the boat to its home port in København, Denmark for the 2011 Worlds.

You can follow the racing on .

Sail fast Kloks!!


Lin Mccarthy on

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Up at Fishing Bay the racers got in three more races in their Fall Series and fleet standings remained pretty much the same.  PHRF A  is topped by Cyane Crump, She Crab Soup, PHRF B by Dennis Hannick, Goin', PHRF C by Brad Miller, Schiehallion, and PHRF Non-Spin by William Curdts, Mr. Williams.  Race Chairman for the series is Lud Kimbrough.
BOAT SHOW, TURKEY SHOOT, and CCV FINALE - all this coming  THREE-DAY  weekend (Columbus Day is Monday, Oct 11th):
    *Annapolis Sail Boat Show opens this coming Thursday (VIP Day - anybody so much as contemplating buying a sailboat probably qualifies as a VIP!), October 7.   Show closes on Monday, Oct 11th
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