Posts for March 2011

Leukemia Cup Regatta Ad

Jon Deutsch on

Leukemia Cup
The Leukemia Society has an ad running on page 68 of the April edition of Sailing World Magazine featuring the crew of Wavelength during the 2010 Southern Bay Leukemia Cup at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Pictured: Anton Webre, Melanie Pelouze Schmidt, Chris Schmidt, Ed Walker, Steve Utley, Rob Whittet, Jon Deutsch, and John Watlington. The ad is also featured in Cruising World.

Leukemia Cup Regatta Ad


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SBR News You Can Use
Get ready to FLY YOUR SCOT!   The Flying Scot Clinic is set for Saturday, April 9th (0900 'til mid-afternoon) at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  The clinic will be conducted by Jerry Latell of Ullman Sails Virginia & Latell Sailmakers and  David Neff from the Selby Bay Sailing Center.  David is the FS Capitol District Governor.   Open to all, there is no charge for the clinic itself.  You may sign up for pizza and a drink for lunch for $6, or you can pack and bring your lunch from home.  For info contact  John Berry at (804) 769-2856.  On-line sign up is available at
SBRW 2011 Fleet UpdateGlenn Doncaster (Raleigh …

We've added Google Calendar Tools to

Strother Scott on

Club News
Google Cal2 At the suggestion of Lud Kimbrough, we've added links that enable you to add any FBYC event to your Google Calendar.

To find the tools, go to the top of any of the Events pages that list multiple events - pages like One Design Events. At the top of the page - you'll notice a new row of links, right under "Printable" that says "GoogleCal" - highlighted in RED in the image. Click on GoogleCal and you will see the same list of events, and also a Google Calendar image - like the one pictured here - shows up on the same line as each event.

gc_button1.gif Click on the image on the event you wish to add to your calendar, and it will …


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The Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl recipient each year is determined by the Commodore. Commodore David Hinckle has announced that the 2011 Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl will be awarded to the skipper of a FBYC enrolled Front Runner with the best combined scores from the CBYRA-sanctioned events.


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The fun starts Saturday, April 9, with a Front Runner only race date. Although the FBYC website and Sailing Events Book have conflicting information, the regatta will be held on April 9th. In addition to great buoy racing, there will be an après-race social.

Registration: 1000
Skippers Meeting: 1100
First Warning Signal: 1200
Followed by subsequent races
Followed by social and daily awards

If you have a boat, please come sail it. If you are lacking in boat, skipper or crew, please contact Mark Stephens at Email Address and the aforementioned can likely be arranged. If you would like to crew on a Front Runner for this or other races, please …

Flying Scot Tune-Up Clinic

Mary Spencer on

Flying Scots


DATE: Saturday, April 9
MAKE-UP DATE: Sunday, April 10
TIME: 9:00 a.m. til mid-afternoon

DESCRIPTION: Conducted at FBYC by Jerry Latell of Ullman Sails Virginia & Latell Sailmakers, and David Neff from the Selby Bay Sailing Center and FS Capitol District Governor. The primary focus of the clinic is to appeal to the beginning and intermediate Scot sailor, but there will also be discussions of an advanced, higher level nature. The clinic is open to all Scot sailors from around the District.

FEE: There is no fee for this clinic. Pack you own lunch or you may sign up for pizza and drink for a charge of $6.


Opening Day - Blessing of the fleet - announced

Jon Moody on

Social Events

Opening Day and Blessing of the Fleet 2011

Saturday, April 16th

Racers, Cruisers, and Jr’s, everyone is invited and encouraged to bless the fleet and enjoy this incredible 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, Beer and Wine

Back by popular demand from the 2010 4th of July bash is “Out on a Limb” Everyone …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
Try sailing - it's NOT easy! - Bill Schanen, SAILING Magazine
This coming Sunday,  March 13th,  DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS (at 0200, 2am)!  You give up one hour of sleep so you can spend more waking moments in the daylight!
STREGA, the S2 that  Neil Garrett raced for many years prior to his passing in 2010, has a new owner and a new home.  Jerry Latell, who is Ullman Sails in Deltaville-Irvington, is Strega's new owner.  Sunday a week ago Jerry moved her to her new home in Deltaville.  Jerry will be fulfilling racing commitments he has with other boats at larger regattas (including SBRW), but expects to race Strega in various regattas near …

Join the Offshore or One-Design Race Committee Team

Frank Murphy on

One Design Racing
Are you interested in the satisfaction of a job well done, working as part of a team, playing an important role in an exciting event, spending quality time on the Bay, making new friends and fulfilling a portion of your FBYC volunteer obligation? If your answer to one or more of these questions is “yes”, then you should consider joining the Race Committee Team this year. You may have thought about volunteering in the past but thought you lacked experience. In reality, little experience is necessary. All that you need is the ability to work with a team, focus on a specific task and follow instructions.

What is your next step? Just select a date (or dates) that fit your …

Bermuda high boosts spirits

George Burke on

Social Events
bermuda high party 027 If the purpose of the annual FBYC Bermuda high party is to boost the spirits of our winter-bound sailors, this year's version provided that boost and more. Hosted by Nica and Jeremy Waters, and held at the home of Lyons and George Burke, the 2011 Bermuda high party delivered a unique party atmosphere amid the glow of tropical print table arrangements, one of a kind photography from the Waters' year in the Bahamas, and signature drinks and food (think Margaritas, PainKillers and more), with the music of the islands in the background. 60 members and guests attended, and they all left cured of the winter doldrums. We're sorry if you missed it. Come next year!

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