Posts for September 2011


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SBR News You Can Use

HAMPTON ROADS SUNFISH CHALLENGE AND DISTANCE DINGHY RACE.  "The name of this event is the Sunfish CHALLENGE  . . . . it's supposed to be a challenge!"  [or words to that effect] said Jonathan Romero as he emphatically stated that a little bit of late summer rain was not going to postpone this almost 8 mile dinghy race from Willoughby Bay to the ODU Sailing Center at the mouth of the Lafayette River.     John Wandling, who raced in the Sunfish class against his son Joe Wandling and others, summed up the day:   ". . .race conditions over the 7 mile course were light rain, and a light to moderate NE wind made most of it a reach against a half-knot …

Indian Summer/Sail Against SIDS

Mary Spencer on

One Design Racing


Indian Summer - Sail Against SIDS Regatta

(Make-up Race for Fall Series #1)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Online Reservations Requested by September 29, 2011

  The Indian Summer/Sail Against SIDS Regatta is hosted by FBYC. All FBYC Members are encouraged to participate. Proceeds will benefit the research and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between the ages of 1 and 12 months. There is currently no known cause or cure.
NOTE:The registration fee has been waived for this race; however, you are encouraged to make an online donation to the Hayes Hitzeman Foundation or to the Maxwell Raymond Braun Foundation to benefit SIDS research. Everyone is invited to …

Laser Fall Regatta Recap

Jon Deutsch on


Lasers startingWhat looked to be a bit of a questionable day turned into a nice one for Laser sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  While the wind was blowing 20-25 out of the North at the Stingray buoy - Fishing Bay saw comfortable winds in the low teens gusting into the upper teens.

5 sailors came out and all decided to take Radials out.  That ultimately was a good choice as it meant we were much closer in speed and it was more of a boat race than a survival race.  Some of the finishes on the ~1 mile course were separately by mere boat lengths testifying to the competitiveness of the racing.

Lud Kimbrough was PRO with Eliza …

Membership Regatta Standings

Noel Clinard on

Club News

As Membership Chair I organized a membership recruitment “regatta” or “campaign” for 2011, the monthly results of which have been displayed in the Log.  Each time a member sponsored an applicant, their names were to be placed in a hat for a drawing at year end, with no limit upon entries.  Prizes for sponsors drawn from the hat will be gift certificates to West Marine in the amounts of $500, $300, and $200.  Under the NOR, any single sponsor can win more than one prize, or all of them.

As the year comes to an end, and we round the last marks into the months of October and November, the race is hotly contested.  The leaders …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

Try sailing - it's NOT easy! - Bill Schanen, SAILING Magazine
We say , "We will never forget."   And, we have not forgotten.   Today is September 12, 2011.

Hampton Annual Middle Ground Light Race
circles the light one more time! 
Thirty-two (32) race boats raced around Hampton Roads harbor and  Middle Ground Light Saturday in one of the annual events sponsored by Hampton Yacht Club for keel boats.   The racers had a beautiful and challenging day - light to moderate air and ripping current - to negotiate the harbor course.  Everyone finished by mid afternoon with plenty of time to partake of the Hampton Bay Days Festival and watch the great Saturday night fireworks show.  RESULTS:  PHRF A (5 boats …

Wolf Trap Long Distance Race - Dinner Plans

Cheryl Naetzker on

Offshore Racing

Hey there Wolf Trap’ers…..  Am hearing news that Saturday’s weather is shaping up and hopefully you'll have a nice run down, around, and back from the Lighthouse.  

Post-race, there will be Munchies and a Peel-n-Eat Steamed Shrimp dinner with Slaw, Cornbread, Cookies, Soft Drinks and, of course, Cold Beer !!  Snacks\Dinner will be progressive to accommodate the Fleet(s) as they finish.  

So, Sail fast, Have Fun and See you back at the Main Clubhouse to chow down… 

Cheers !!!


Cruising Update

Joe Schott on

Cruising News

Hopefully everyone has had a pleasant Labor Day Weekend and finally have power and said goodbye to Irene.

This coming weekend is the annual Tides Inn cruise and currently there are four boats signed up.  Cruise chair, Tony Sakowski has 8 slips reserved and will need to release the unused balance soon.  If you are able to make this cruise, please sign up ASAP so Tony can finalize the dinner and slip reservations.

The Fall Cruise is shaping up as there are currently 8 boats signed up.  There are several others who expressed an interest in this cruise and hopefully they can join the group.  Please sign up ASAP so reservations can be made.

The itinerary …

Stingray Awards to George Burke, GOIN' and HYC

Strother Scott on


DSC_0671FBYC's own Rear Commodore George Burke was awarded the Sportsmanship Trophy by John McCarthy, Chief Judge at the event.  George sailed REVEILLE in the races, and then came ashore and worked really hard to make sure the land activities worked well - and indeed they did. Thank you George.


DSC_0675Dennis Hannick and the crew of GOIN' won their fleet and the Brenton S. Halsey Jr. Memorial Trophy as the top boat at Stingray.  The crew of GOIN' is pictured with three of Brent's children.

DSC_0669Finally, Hampton Yacht Club held the Potts Southern Bay Challenge Cup. This year Hampton Yacht Club, represented in the competition by Leroi Lissenden's VOODOO 2 and Bob Mosby's CYRANO, successfully …


Lin Mccarthy on

Offshore Racing

Dennis Hannick and the crew of GOIN' won their fleet and the Halsey Memorial Trophy for the outstanding boat in the regatta at the 17th Annual Stingray Point Regatta  If there have ever been two more perfect days for racing in the Rappahannock River area, nobody remembers it.  Stingray Point Regatta racers raced their brains out in five races over two days with breezes from 10 to the high teens each day.  Even the newly added Friday mid-distance race, which did not count in the regatta scoring, was filled with moderate breezes.  The sailors raced, ate, drank, partied, and generally had a grand Labor Day Weekend that included sailboat racing.  The beginning of the …

Power has been restored!

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

Power has been restored to Fishing Bay Yacht Club and all of Stove Point.  It was restored around 2pm this afternoon.



Stingray Dry Sail Launch at club today noon to 5.

Jay Buhl on

Offshore Racing
Due to power outage, we have arranged for the J24 Fleet to be launched with a crane from noon to 5pm today, at the club. Big thank you to our sponsor....Chesapeake Boat works and the Farinholt brothers!

Stingray - Ice

Strother Scott on

Social Events

The ice machine at FBYC is non-functional and that ice has melted.  FBYC will be buying adequate ice for the parties, but please get whatever ice you will be needing for your boat before you get to the Club. 

Stingray Point Regatta Electrical Update

Strother Scott on

Social Events

GenerarorAs of this moment the electricity is on in Deltaville but still not yet working at FBYC or at Stove Point.  The latest report from Va Power is the FBYC service should come back on Saturday afternoon and evening between 5-11PM but we aren't counting on it.

FBYC has rented three generators.  The first is a large 80KW generator which is being installed at 3PM today.  It will power everything needed on the FBYC Clubhouse side of our property.  The second generator is a smaller 6KW generator which will enable us to use the hoist on Jackson Creek for launching J-24's.  A third generator powers the water system at the East Bath House …

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