Posts for June 2011

Family Fun Events July 2 & 3, 2011

Mary Spencer on

Social Events


Come join us for some family fun on Saturday and Sunday, July 2 & 3, 2011

Events include:
Saturday July 2 at Noon (No Cost)

Help us build and enter a FBYC float in the Deltaville parade which occurs on Saturday July 2. Decorating the float will begin at 12 noon at FBYC.

Sunday, July 3 (Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children)

Parents and kids race at 12:00 Noon (race anything you have that floats)

Events we are considering beginning about 1:00 p.m. include:
An optical course or a treasure hunt
A dinghy race - might be blindfolded race with a spotter
Water battle (bio-degradable of course)
Three legged race, crab walk, other …

Leukemia Cup Reduced Registration Date Extended

Mary Spencer on

Leukemia Cup

Reduced Registration Fee for the 13th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta, July 8 - 10, in Deltaville has been extended due to difficulties with processing registrations on the Leukemia Cup website. Now those who were unable to register by June 17 will be able to register at the lower entry fee of $125 either on line at or in person until registration closes on Friday evening, July 8, before the Auction & Crabcake Dinner at Stingray Point Marina.

Don't miss out on all the fun over Leukemia Cup weekend...almost 70 yachts so far have registered to participate in the Regatta. Thanks for supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its effort to help patients …

New NOAA CBIBS Weather Buoy Website

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing
weather buoyNOAA Chesapeake Bay Office has a redesigned and reinvigorated website for its Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System— In addition to a fresh new look, the site features streamlined navigation and offers users the often-requested ability to bookmark individual buoys’ data pages (so you can quickly get to info from the buoy closest to you, for example). The data download and graphing sections have been revamped, giving you more options for exploring CBIBS data.

The site now includes a frequently updated Buoy News area to keep the community CBIBS visitors up to date on the system, as well as a Featured User section that will highlight how people around the watershed use information from CBIBS. The old …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
From the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta (racing July 9-10) comes word that Early Bird Pricing has been extended!  This event includes a Cruising Class and a Classic Class for yachts designed by 1976 in addition to PHRF spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes.  Event officials are offering multiple races each day; drop mark courses will be in the Chesapeake Bay off Stingray Point.  Fishing Bay Yacht Club and Stingray Harbour Yacht Club sponsor this, the 13th edition, of the event. For info and/or to enter, please contact Sue Willis at 800-766-0797 or
RUNNING TIDE, Waddy Garrett's J46, was the only southern Bay boat in the 2011 Marion to Bermuda Race.  Running Tide  finished …

Junior Week Photos

Jon Deutsch on

Junior Activities
Numerous photo galleries from Junior Week have been posted. Thanks again to all of our photographer who have contributed to them. Jenny M Photography Pictures are here (2 weeks only). Member photos are posted here.

Website changes to Usernames

Strother Scott on

Club News
In anticipation of a website upgrade, we have changed the usernames of 120 users - those with email addresses or two words as usernames - to single words with no "@" in the username. Those who are effected should have received an email from me on Wednesday June 22 announcing the change.

It also requires that I conform your "roles" from your old username to the new username. All members should be straight now, we will finish up non-member roles this morning. When you log in you should see the same links to Members, Board across the top that you used to see.

To retrieve your new username visit ad enter the email address FBYC has on your …

NY Times article about America's Cup TV technology

Strother Scott on

Interesting NY Times article about the technology expected on the TV in the upcoming America's Cup races. The America’s Cup, Translated for Television

THE yacht-club crowd may turn out to cheer at regattas, but sailboat racing hasn’t been a big hit with mainstream television audiences — perhaps because they have trouble following what’s happening on the waves.

Experts in the sport may appreciate a helmsman’s split-second tactical decisions or a crew’s athleticism, yet the drama often goes over the heads of landlubbers who don’t know how points are scored, or even who is ahead.

Now technology may change that. Starting in August, a two-year series of regattas, culminating in the 34th …

Cape Dory Typhoon National Regatta

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing
"Copyright Rappahannock Record , used with permission." June 20, 2011
by Shannon Rice
Racers rally for regatta to find no wind in their sails

Not only was there no race-able wind, there was no wind at all. That made it a slow start for the inaugural Cape Dory Typhoon National Regatta last weekend on the Rappahannock River near Carter’s Creek.

Photo:Some 32 Typhoons participated in the inaugural Cape Dory Typhoon National Regatta hosted by the Rappahannock River Yacht Club last weekend.

The event sponsored by the Rappahannock River Yacht Club featured 32 typhoons, 19 in the Championship Fleet and 13 in the Corinthian Fleet. The regatta was constructed as a one-design, non-spinnaker race for Weekender, Daysailer and Open Typhoons …

Guenthers Prevail At Summer Solstice Regatta

John Beery on

Flying Scots
Congratulations to Len and Barb, representing Fleet 103, for their superb 1st Place Trophy at the 2011 Summer Solstice Regatta, held at Selby Bay in Maryland. In very trying conditions, they bested a field of heavy hitters, including Allan Terhune (2010 NAC Champion), David Neff, and John Aras/John Wake.

That is all I have at the moment!


FB Yacht Running Tide headed to Marion to Bermuda Race

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

RUNNING TIDE is doing the Marion to Bermuda Race, beginning this Friday, June 17 at noon.

Crew is all Fishing Bay members: Waddy Garrett, Parker Garrett, Winston Trice, Ned Trice, Charlie Clough, Paul Becker and Tad Thompson. RUNNING TIDE is racing in Division A.

You can track RUNNING TIDE on You can also go to and click on Race Tracking.

I certainly hope they enjoy the race and do well. I understand that because of insurance requirements (an over 10 year old boat - participating in an ocean race), RUNNING TIDE is sporting all new standing rigging. Please sail fast.

FB Junior second in U.S. Youth Multihull Championship

Strother Scott on

Junior Activities
USYMC D1 According to, one of our elite junior sailors, Jeremy Herrin, placed second in the US Youth Multihull Championships in California last week. Congratulations.

The article is available under Read More.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jake Fish
Communications Manager, US SAILING
401.683.0800 x612

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 12, 2011) - Racing concluded today in San Pedro Bay at the U.S. Youth Multihull Championship hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, Calif. Fourteen teams raced Viper F16s in light and shifty breezes this morning. Later in the afternoon, wind speed increased slightly with a hard shift. In the end, it was the team of Taylor Reiss (Panama …

Junior Week Parent's Race

Jon Deutsch on

The Parent's Race is coming up on Wednesday, June 22. This is a fun opportunity for parents of junior week sailors and other sailors to get out on the water for some fun mid-week sailing. We'll sail right off the dock in Fishing Bay.

We welcome anyone interested in sailing a laser or 420 to come out and join us. For anyone who does not have a boat, we will do our best to find one for the evening. Jon will help find boats, so send an email to if you are in need of a boat for the evening.

In order to get as many people on the water as possible we will be …

Laser Spring Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

The Laser Spring Regatta saw 8 Standard Lasers and 3 Radials out for racing on a beautiful day on the Piankatank. The wind was a little light, but PRO Matt Lambert kept the course as square as they could and ran 6 races.

With a few short courses and a few longer courses the fleet got in some good competitive races and everyone had a good time.

The format for Laser racing at FBYC has changed this year. Rather than participate on the same days as other one design fleets at FBYC, we have scaled back the Laser events to just 3 on days where no other classes are sailing. 2 more Laser race days remain: Sunday, September 18 and …

Family Fun Day - July 3rd

Mary Spencer on

Social Events

FBYC - Family Fun Event
July 2 & 3, 2011

Come join us at FBYC for some family fun on Saturday and Sunday, July 2 & 3, 2011

Events include:

Saturday July 2 (No Cost)

Help us build and enter a float in the Deltaville 4th of July parade.

Sunday, July 3 (Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children)

Parents and kids race at 12:00 Noon (race anything you have that floats)

Events we are considering beginning about 1:00 p.m. include:
• An optical course or a treasure hunt
• A dingy race - might be blindfolded race with a spotter
• Water battle (bio-degradable of course)
• Three legged race, crab walk, other landlubber events

Dinner is traditional 4th of July cookout …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

The "little boats" found enough wind on the Rapp River on Saturday to get their planned one day 11 boat Laser regatta in  and on Sunday to get the 5 Front Runners and 8 Flying Scots around the course.  RESULTS: - LASERS : 1. Dan Herlihy, 2.Jon Deutsch, 3. Len Guenther.  FRONT RUNNERS:  1. Matt Braun, 2. Mark Stephens. FLYING SCOT: 1. Len Guenther, 2.John Wake, 3.John Berry.  The One-Design Regatta was hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

The 13th Annual Southern Chesapeake Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta (July 9-10) at Fishing Bay/Deltaville  is building to a crescendo.  You can enter on line at  Or, mail your entry and fees to …

Jackson Creek to be dredged

Strother Scott on

Club News
"Copyright Southside Sentinel, used with permission." June 8, 2011 by Larry S. Chowning

The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a $97,575 bid from Docks of the Bay construction company to dredge a portion of the mouth of Jackson Creek in Deltaville.

The project will be 75% funded through a Port Authority grant. The board agreed to fund $13,125.

Keith Ruse spoke for landowners on the creek and said they will fund the other $13,125 to complete the project.

County attorney Mike Soberick told county supervisors not to accept the bid until the private sector has written the county a check for the $13,125 …

Laser District 11 Championship Article in Sailing World

Jon Deutsch on

Tim Zimmerman is a writer for Sailing World and was a competitor at the 2011 Laser District 11 Championship we hosted a few weeks ago at Fishing Bay Yacht Club and he's written a nice blog article about his experience at the regatta:

Don’t get me wrong. The regatta itself, the District 11 Laser Championships, was not terrible. In fact, it was fantastic. Hosted by the smoothly-run, beautifully-situated, Fishing Bay Yacht Club down in Deltaville, Va., on the southern Chesapeake Bay, the regatta was blessed with excellent winds, a great crowd of sailors, and a Laser-loving chef, Alain Vincey, who cooked up a spectacular Saturday-evening dinner. Even the camping was nice.

Read the rest of the article on …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
AFTERTHOUGHT,  J109, from Raleigh, North Carolina, owed and skippered by Craig Wright, won THE BLACK SEAL CUP, for best overall performance at SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK 2011.  In the largest of the handicap and one-design fleets, PHRF A2 (12 boats), Afterthought  had only one blemish, a 2nd which was a throw-out, in her string of finishes for SBRW (1-[2]-1-1-1-1).  The regatta, which is sailed in Hampton Roads, drew 98 keel boats from the mid-Atlantic and as far away as Maine.  Tom Hall, from Scarborough, Maine, brought his Elliott 770 to Hampton and dominated the SBRW PHRF B1 fleet.   On Friday, the first day of racing, the fleet raced in the Harbor, after a …

Register for the Leukemia Cup by June 17 and Save

Jere Dennison on

Leukemia Cup
Regatta 3 col.jpgFishing Bay Yacht Club and Stingray Harbour Yacht Club, co-sponsors of the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta, and host Stingray Point Marina, are preparing for the grand finale of the 2011 Leukemia Cup series of events which takes place over the weekend of July 8-10.

Don’t forget to register online at by June 17 for the early-bird entry fee of $125, a $25 savings, and to have your boat’s name emblazoned on the ever-popular official Regatta T-shirt. After June 17, the fee increases to $150. A portion of the registration fee will be tax-deductible.

The Leukemia Cup Auction is scheduled for Friday evening, July 8, at host Stingray Point Marina. Live music by Sweet …

Virginia Junior Commonwealth Championship Regatta

Scott Collins on

Junior Activities
Virginia Junior Commonwealth Championships
June 25-26, 2011 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club

With summer events and Junior Week approaching quickly, remember to sign up online for the Virginia Junior Commonwealth Championship Regatta. This two day event will include a lot of exciting racing as juniors from all over the Bay come to FBYC to compete. Registration for this event will include award prizes for each of the different sailing classes, meals for Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, DJ/Hip Hop Party Saturday evening, and two days of exciting racing on the water.

This event is open to any Junior Sailor with an Optimist, Laser, Laser Radial, or 420. The Red, Blue and White Fleet assignments will be based on the …

Donor Plaque Makes Debut

George Burke on

Clubhouse News
The second and final version of the Clubhouse Donor Plaque now hangs in the first floor of the clubhouse. This plaque recognizes those who contributed to the 2000-2002 campaign to build the new clubhouse. Those of you who are listed on the plaque deserve FBYC's congratulations and thanks, as do all who did double duty to create an error free exhibit. Special thanks go to Jere Dennison for his diligence and cheerful spirit in the face of having to retrace his efforts, and to Chip Hall who, in volunteering his time and skills, twice built a mahogany mount, once for the "false plaque", and then again for the spendid final product. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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