Posts for November 2011


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SBR News You Can Use

To Fiddler's Green.  This past week Lester L. Hudgins, Jr., succumbed to cancer.  Lester was a southern Bay legend who will be fondly remembered especially for his time racing his C&C, Defiance, on the Bay and beyond.  Lester turned a lot of folks on to competitive sailing and there will be many a toast raised in his honor and his memory.

 OP SAIL coming in June 2012.   OpSail 2012 Virginia™  organizers have announced the first participating ships, including fourteen tall ships and naval vessels from eleven different countries, and more ships are expected to announce in coming weeks.  OpSail 2012 Virginia™ events will span the Commonwealth.  Affiliate ports include the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake …

2012 Draft Schedule

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

The 2012 sailing events committee, led by vice commodore George Burke, has been meeting over the couple of weeks to set the schedule for 2012. There may still be a view changes, but as this is finalized it will be loaded permanently on the website.

2012 Fishing Bay Yacht Club Sailing Events Schedule
Day Date Offshore One Design Junior Cruising Social (FBYC Main House)
Sat Apr-7

Sun Apr-8 Easter Easter Easter Easter  
Sat Apr-14 Opening Day
Opening Day Opening Day Opening Day Dinner
Sun Apr-15 Spring Series #1        
Sat Apr-21 Spring Series #2

Sun Apr-22   One Design Opening Day (FS/FR)      
Sat Apr-28 Spring Series #3

Sun Apr-29   …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

Your PHRF at work.   As a follow-up on the PHRF Annual General Meeting, from Mike Dale, President of PHRF of the Chesapeake comes a brief update on the southern Bay area, CBYRA  Region 4.    First , for 2012  fleet splits for Region 4, both North and South Divisions, will remain the same as in 2011.   Keep the fleet splits in your pocket when you go to talk to the boat broker.    Second,  if you provide spinnaker information on your rating application, both ratings (spin and non-spin) will be assigned automatically.  It is on you to provide required rig/sail dimension information.  Handicappers know a lot, they say, but they cannot provide numbers only you have.   Third …

Website software upgrades to continue

Strother Scott on

Club News

Having successfully tested the next Zope upgrade, we plan to install it on the web site over the next few days.  We do expect that it will cause some breakage which we will fix as they arise. 

Please let Strother know if you run across any errors.

When this last upgade is installed, we will have our web software entirely up to date.


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TARTAN TEN  Class reactivating Fleet 10 on the Chesapeake.  The T-10s hope to have a fleet in place to race in the Annapolis NOODs in early Spring.  Plans are to have an organizational meeting in December or January  to encourage members' discussion, election of a Fleet Captain and Fleet Measurer, and finalize a schedule for 2012.  Miles Booth has contact info and can point interested folks in the right direction.  Miles' email address is   This is a great opportunity for Tartan 10 owners.
FROSTBITE #3  is in the books - good racing, plenty of wind.  The breeze climbed to 20+ when the clouds rolled in and boats and crews had a good romp …

2011 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

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Club News

Highlight video from our Annual Meeting & Awards dinner:

New flag officers:


The following awards were given at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 12. A complete set of pictures can be found here.

Matthew Fontaine Maury Bowl – FBYC’s Highest Award: awarded for outstanding contributions to FBYC – Not Awarded


Piankatank Trophy - awarded to the skipper who most exemplifies the principle that "all is not lost until the boat sinks" – Wayland R. Rennie


Commodore's Bowl - awarded on an alternating year basis to the outstanding skipper in Offshore and One-Design events for the year based on performance and participation - D. Bradford Miller  


Annual Race Committee Trophy - awarded to the FBYC member who has made the greatest …

Awards Party Registration Extended

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Annual Meeting and Awards Party

Saturday, November 12, 2011
The Country Club of Virginia
James River Club House
709 South Gaskins Road

Jon Moody has extended the registration period until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th. If you have not made your reservations, please do so now.


Register and pay online with a credit card at or contact Jon by email at

Name: ___________________________________________

# ___ Members $______, #____ Children $_____ Total $_____


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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDED YESTERDAY - SUNDAY MORNING.  If you are at work an hour early, they probably will not pay overtime!


SEA STAR,   COOL CHANGE,   ROUNDABOUT,  and  VIRGINIA  H   are 2011 CCV High Point Champions.   The party's over. . .  for 2011 and Saturday night at the Cruising Club of Virginia's annual  year end bash High Point trophies were handed out.  This year CCV based their awards on  7 days of racing scattered over the entire season.  HIGH POINT AWARD RECIPIENTSPHRF A - 1st: Dave Eberwine, Sea Star2nd: Phil Briggs, Feather.    PHRF B …

Laser Frostbite Regatta Results

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The final sailing event of the 2011 season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club was the Laser Frostbite regatta on Sunday.  7 Lasers came out for some short-course racing in North East winds in Fishing Bay.  Under mostly clear skies with water temperatures in the 50's and air temperatures in the 60's our PRO Mike Karn got us 7 races.

Ron Thompson was the most consistent with only one race out of the top 3 to win the day.  Michael Moore, also with all but one top 3 finishes edged out Jon Deutsch for 3rd.

Thanks to the Hampton Roads sailors who came up and joined us and thanks to Mike Karn and Lisa Suhay for …

Annual Meeting On-line Registration issues

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Social Events

We have been having trouble with online registration - and finally - sort of - have it working again. 

  • Some people have been able to register for CCV and pay this afternoon. 
  • Others have registered - selected dinners to buy - but they don't show up on the Payment Page- and they get an error when they pay - because they are paying for nothing. 
  • Please register if you plan on coming.  If necessary - just don't add the dinners to buy - but please put a note in the Comment Box that you will be paying for X number of dinners at the door.
  • If all else fails - simply email Jon Moody that you want a reservation.

Web site issues continue

Strother Scott on

Club News

We are upgrading our site software but in the meantime many of the website features are not working - like

  • On Line Registration
  • Event Pages

We are aware of the issues and hopefully will get the important parts working soon.

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