Posts for May 2011

Art on Fishing Bay to showcase historic F.D.Crockett on June 3

Jere Dennison on

Leukemia Cup
F. D. Crockett.jpg On Friday evening, June 3, 6 – 9 pm, the Fishing Bay Yacht Club opens its doors again to Art on Fishing Bay, one of the premier events of the 2011 Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta series. Bring an hors d’oeuvre to share with your fellow art patrons and a small donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to benefit patients with blood cancers, and browse through displays by 21 local, regional, and nationally recognized artists and craftsmen.

A special treat for patrons this year will be the F.D. Crockett on exhibit at the end of the Fishing Bay pier. Recently re-dedicated by the Deltaville Maritime Museum, the log-bottom buyboat was originally built in 1924 and fully restored after …

Down the Bay Race

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing
Three Fishing Bay Boats are on the entry list for the 62nd Down the Bay Race for the Virginia Cruising Cup. The racers will start in Annapolis around 10:30 Friday morning and will end up in Hampton Virginia in about a day.

Taking part are:

  • Excitation - Mayo Tabb
  • Nanuq - Glenn Doncaster
  • Nereid - Eric Powers

Check out the event website for the Down the Bay Race

Awards Presentation at Rosegill

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The awards for the Urbanna Race and the 2011 Offshore Spring Series will be presented Saturday May 28th at 5:45pm in front of the barn at Rosegill. Skippers, if you think you are receiving an award please plan on attending the ceremony or having a representative there on your behalf.

FBYC - Toms Memoriam

Mary Spencer on

Club News

9/13/23 – 5/23/11

Patty Clif Lane Toms, 87, of Deltaville and Richmond, passed away on May 23, 2011 at the Richmond home of her daughter, Kenney Toms Cobb. After her family of five children said farewell, she went peacefully to join her husband of 63 years, Raymond Ezra Toms, who predeceased her. She is survived by her daughters, Sara Spoerri of Capitan, NM, Anne Richardson of Norfolk, VA, and Kenney Cobb of Richmond; sons, Lewis of Statesville, NC, and Michael of Charlottesville; 12 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Kenney and Mike remain active members of FBYC.

Pat was born in Mount Sterling, KY, attended Mount Sterling High School and graduated from …

Cyane Crump to sail in Atlantic Ocean Racing Series

Strother Scott on

Club News

Carina201.jpg Cyane Crump will race with FBYC member Rives Potts' Carina in three races for the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series (AORS): (1) the Annapolis-Newport Race starting June 3; (2) the Transatlantic Race 2011 starting June 26; and (3) the Fastnet Race starting August 14. The TR 2011 is the centerpiece of the AORS, which includes the Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race, RORC Caribbean 600, the Annapolis to Newport Race, Rolex Fastnet Race, Biscay Race and the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Of the seven races in the AORS, three races, including the TR 2011 must be completed to qualify for a series victory. Each race is weighted equally in overall series scoring with the exception of TR 2011, which is weighted 1 …

Dancing with the Marks

Randy Alley on

Offshore Racing
Twenty-three boats turned out for the final round of the 2011 Offshore Spring Series on Sunday. Three, 3.0 mile races were completed in beautiful weather, in contrast to the unfortunate conditions of opening weekend.

It was a day of consistency in each fleet with virtually no change in the top three spots in each class for all races. Three familiar guest boats swept the day in preparation for their trek down to Southern Bay Race Week.

PHRF A was led by Craig Wright's Afterthought (Neuse Yacht Racing Assoc.), fresh off a third place finish in the ten boat, J109 class at Annapolis NOOD. They were followed by overall Spring Series winner, Double Eagle (Sam Mitchener), and Chilcoot (Alex …

Rosegill Family Picnic

Mary Spencer on

Social Events


Saturday - May 28th

Cruisers, racers, powerboaters, juniors and pool fanatics, bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to bring in summer with a bang at Rosegill Farm. FBYC will host an awesome back to basics family picnic for all members and guests of the club. We plan to have a great picnic dinner, refreshments, music, some organized events for the juniors and some cool prizes. This year we will be headed to the Islands and will be enjoying the Caribbean beat of Ban Caribe. This band is fun and should get everybody dancing! So mark your calendars now to come out and enjoy this great event with family and friends at Rosegill Farm …

Fishing Bay to Urbanna Race

David Clark on

Offshore Racing
The Fishing Bay to Urbanna Race is on the horizon, Saturday the 28th of this month! I would like to encourage you to join in the fun. No mater what type or racer you are we have a fleet for your and your crew. There will be the normal PHRF Spinnaker fleets of A, B, C and Non-Spinnaker. In addition we hope to have the Cruising folks out on the river racing in there own class. There is no better way to get to the festivities at Rosegil than by boat.
As well as the race we have a sppecial award for the "Most Memorable Finish". The three boats that leave a memorable impression with the race committee as they …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use
District 11 Laser Championships and US Singlehand Area C Elimination.   This past weekend at  Fishing Bay Yacht Club thirty-six (36) Laser racers battled for two days in two fleets (Radial and Standard) for some District awards and for a chance to move on to the Singlehanded Championships to be sailed at the Columbia River Gorge on July 21-24.  John MacCausland (CRYC)  and Dorian Haldeman (SSA) won the right to represent Area C at the men's and women's US Singlehanded Championships.  Southern Bay racers who competed in the event and finished in the top half of their fleets were:  Laser Standard Rig  4.James Jacob (FBYC);  5.David Tunnicliffe; 8.Jon Deutsch (FBYC);  9.Rob Whittemore (FBYC …

Powerboats/Dinghies Needed for Junior Week

catesby jones on

Junior Activities


As you know, Junior Week is June 20-24. Powerboats and/or inflatable boats with a small engine are needed for the week. Junior Week coaches and staff will operate the powerboats under my supervision with a daily check in/out procedure. Fuel will be provided by FBYC as required at Fishing Bay Harbor Marina with all charges approved by myself or Dixon Cole. Inflatable boats will be secured on shore every night by me and a few dedicated volunteers.

Note: we can always use help early in the morning and in the afternoon.

Please call or e-mail me if you have a small center console or inflatable that may be used for Junior Week …

2011 District 11 Championship and US Sailing Singlehanded Championship Area C Elimination Results

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Nice wind and plenty of racing were just two of the themes from the 36-boat District 11 Championship and US Sailing Singlehanded Championship Area C Elimination at Fishing Bay Yacht Club May 14-15. John MacCausland, from Cooper River Yacht Club, posted 4 bullets and 3 seconds to win the standard rig District 11 Championship and the berth at the US Sailing Singlehanded National Championship in July. Eric Reitinger from Brant Beach Yacht Club finished second while Luke Shingledecker from Severn Sailing Association finished 3rd.

2011 District 11 Championship Radial Start

Radial Start by Stephen Boling Photography

In the Radial fleet Mathew Schofield’s (AYC/SSA) consistency with all top 3 finishes pushed him to the podium as the top Radial and top junior. Austin Powers was …

Welcome to the Laser District 11 Championship

Jon Deutsch on

For everyone who will be joining us for the Laser District 11 Championship and US Sailing Singlehanded Championship Area C Elimination 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.

The great news about the weather for this weekend is that we should have good wind. Not the epic wind of the Masters regatta we've had the past couple years, but a nice ~10-15 out of the South East. The not-so-great news is that the current weather forecast has a chance of rain and storms for both days. We'll keep our eyes sky …

Offshore Spring Series #3 Writeup

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Saturday was a beautiful sunny day for the offshore fleet. The wind, of course, was in direct contrast to the conditions experienced during Spring Series #2. Instead of testing the fleet's metal with heavy conditions, Mother Nature tested the fleet's patience with super light conditions. The 11 AM start was delayed a little over an hour and a half when the wind began to fill in from the East giving the racers 5 knots (give or take) of wind to see who could gain the advantage with light air trim techniques.

Before the start the racers exchanged friendly banter during the drift-fest. Wavelength graced us with a flawless mast climbing performance akin to Cirque du Soleil. Although they …

District 11 Unveils District Championship Sailing Pinnie

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Alain Vincey wearing District 11 Sailing Pinnie - Front

The District 11 Championship Pinnie was unveiled at FBYC the other day.  Each competitor at the District 11 Championship May 14-15 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club will be given one with their registration (while supplies last so register early!). The pinnie features an image of Lasers on Fishing Bay on the front and a list of the areas D11 covers on the back.

The pinnie is a stretchy lycra garment worn over a life jacket and it helps keep lines and other gear from snagging on a life jacket.  It also reduces windage.  And you can show your District 11 pride when sailing away regattas and help our sailors look like a group.

Alain Vincey District 11 Championship Sailing Pinnie - Back

Art on Fishing Bay Coming June 3

Jere Dennison on

Arts of FB
IMG_0170.JPG Art on Fishing Bay, one of Middlesex County’s premier art shows, has teamed up again with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on this 13th anniversary year of the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup series. Art on Fishing Bay continues to exceed attendance expectations year over year. So mark your calendar for Friday, June 3, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville and arrive early to have your pick of arts and crafts produced by many local and regional exhibiting artists.

Talented exhibitors will again display their creations to both browsers and buyers. Each will generously contribute one item to the popular Leukemia Cup Auction to be held at the Stingray Point Marina on Friday …

Sailing World Article about J80 Guldfaxe - and interviews

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing
Article here and pasted below:

After a weekend of big breeze and dramatic windshifts on Chesapeake Bay, you might not expect an out-of-towner to come out on top of the Sperry Top-Sider Annapolis NOOD, where members of the Capital City's strong racing community accounted for the majority of the 220-boat fleet. Nonetheless, when the overall winner was announced, it was Copenhagen resident Thomas Klok—whose team won a three-way tie for first place in the 29-boat J/80 division—who came bounding up to accept the silver dish, as well as the real prize, an invitation to join the winners of seven other NOOD regattas at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Championship, hosted by Sunsail in the British Virgin Islands …

J/80 Guldfaxe top boat in Annapolis NOOD

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing
klok960.jpg The following report came in from Thomas Klok, brother of Marie Crump, Will Crump's wife. I am told the fleet included 6 former J80 World Champions. Results available here.

Marie Klok Crump, Will Crump. Thomas Klok, and Scott Collins are pictured - left to right.

"In light of all the bad news with the recent tornado, here are some good news.

As you know, I am campaigning my J/80 Guldfaxe for the Worlds in Copenhagen later this year. As part of the preparation I had entered this years Annapolis NOOD.

I have previously relied on sailing rockstars to provide the boat with the edge to win races, but have so far failed to win any regattas.

It was obvious …

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