Posts for December 2011

Carina starts Sydney Hobart Race on Dec 26

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

Carina starts the Sydney Hobart Race of Dec 26.  There is a good article about Carina at 

A Real American family adventure

Not much more than a year ago, 26 year old Walker Potts and his cousin Rives’ ocean racing experience was focussed on Newport, Rhode Island and especially the annual Newport-Bermuda ocean race. 

By the time they get back to Newport in June next year, they will have seen much of the world and racked up an exponentially expanded racing and ocean passage CV that wasn’t even on the radar a year ago,

The Transatlantic Race. The Rolex Fastnet Race. Now the Rolex Sydney Hobart.  And the thousands of …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK 2012 (Welcome and check-in, Thursday, May 31 with racing June 1, 2,& 3) has again partnered with the downtown Hampton Crowne Plaza Marina Hotel to accommodate racers  at a special basic per night rate of $110, which includes parking.  Make your ressies now - go to  and use the special booking code SBR to book on line or call 1-888-233-9527 and say you are coming to Southern Bay Race Week 2012.  The Crowne Plaza is on the waterfront and within an easy walk of regatta headquarters at Hampton Yacht Club. 

MARINE EVENT APPLICATIONS - The Coast Guard has set up a user friendly electronic system for submitting Marine Event Applications …

Winter Program - Unlocking the Racecourse

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Social Events


Join Us For This Exclusive Look At Buoy Racing

Ullman-Sails-Seminars-David-Ullman.jpg Ullman Sails presents a new seminar that gives you an inside look into how sailing’s top competitors tackle the racecourse. With insight from some of our most decorated sailors, “Unlocking the Racecourse” will walk you through each stage of a typical race day and cover key strategies used by the pros to sail and win consistently. Our panel of experts will cover all types of racing and positions, whether you sail a dinghy, sportboats, handicap or one design.

When: February 15, 2012
Cocktails 5:30-6:30 pm Program 6:30 pm
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel - Richmond Airport Map link
From the West: Take I-64 East to Exit …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

KUDOS are in order for your CBYRA.   The 2011 Board of Directors reported at the annual meeting Saturday that the organization's previously overwhelming debt (many thousands of dollars) has been paid off.   Under the leadership of CBYRA President Karin Mazi, the organization reported a final figure in the black for the first time in a number of years.  And, it was done without dues increases - "We made difficult cuts," Mazi said, "and we had a very successful CBYRA (Annapolis) Race Week."

JINGLE YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT BELLS!    Mike Veraldi, J24, Quicky, is the main man behind a drive to collect toys for the FOR KIDS organization, serving families all year and with this special effort in the holiday …

Gary Jobson Presents Sailing: Speed and Passion

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Social Events

JobsonMemoirCover1.jpg When:  January 10, 2012
Cocktails 5:30-6:30 pm

Program 6:30 pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Richmond
501 East Broad St. - the former Miller & Rhodes building

Cost:  $15 Members       $20 Non Members
(Includes light hors d’ouvres, coffee, tea soft drinks, cash bar)

Optional Book:  "Gary Jobson An American Sailing Story" $26.95
Program and book would make a great Christmas gift for the sailor on your list!

Gary will be autographing books at the event.

Presented by:  FBYCWinter Programs.  Event Website

Register online at:

Jobson_7215.jpg Program:  Gary Jobson Presents- Sailing: Speed and Passion

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  • Preview 2012 Olympics
  • Ocean Racing …
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