Posts for April 2012

Rosegill Weekend for Cruisers

Dan Lindsey on

Cruising News

Screen Shot 2012-04-29 at 10.18.07 AM.png Calling all Cruisers!   We will start our weekend off with a dinner on Friday night at the club, complete with karaoke, so bring your voices and something to drink! The latter helps a lot! The cruise chair will provide the main dish and participants will bring a side dish to share. You will be contacted to bring a salad, veggie, or desert. BYOB.

If you prefer to dock on Saturday rather than drop the hook at Rosegill, Urbanna Town Marina is a good choice. They have 15 transient slips with 30 and 50 amp service. $1.50 per foot. A dinghy dock is available. Call 804 758-5440 to make your own reservation.

On Sunday afternoon we will head over …

J-Boats' New J-70 Speedster - The Inside Scoop

Blake Kimbrough on

One Design Racing on a typical April, fog-laden Saturday morning in
Newport I packed my sailing bag and headed up to Bristol, RI.  Agenda for the day included a private tour, led by Jeff Johnstone, of the factory and build process for the new J-70 ‘Speedster,’ and later sneaking onto the prototype hull #1 for a test sail.  The J-70 is J-Boats’ most recent installment and much hyped design representing their first new small keelboat one-design in 18 years (since the J-80 from the early 90s).  She’s a 22.75ft asymmetrical keelboat sporting a trailer-launch able lifting bulb keel with an all carbon, deck-stepped masthead rig with furling jib.

To paraphrase Jeff’s words, the concept of the design is …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

Sunday, the rains came, but at least there was no  s-n-o-w  on the southern Bay.  Lasers, big boats, and one-designs, hunkered down to buckets of rain, north winds, and warnings for small crafty people.  On Saturday, though, the FBYC Spring Series (Day 2) completed 4 races and 19 boats had a great pre-storm day.  Craig Wright, Afterthought (J109) won the day in PHRF A and has the lead in the Series.  Close behind Afterthought in PHRF A is another J109, Sam Mitchener's Double Eagle in second and Rob Whittet's and Steve Utley's Wavelength in third.  In PHRF B, Miles Booth, Shenanigan, had a 2-1-1-1 day and is atop his fleet, followed by …

One Design Racing Sunday April 22 abandoned

David Lee on

One Design Racing

I have decided to abandon all One Design Races scheduled for tomorrow for the One Design Opening Day Regatta.  A Notice to all One Design competitors that abandons all races tomorrow, will be posted on the One Design Official Bulletin Board shortly.

Abandoning racing before the scheduled race day is difficult, but I am attempting to save all involved time and gas required to drive to Deltaville when there is no reasonable expectation of racing tomorrow.  The reasons for this decision at this time are as follows:

NOAA's latest forecast has been trending to more wind and rain.  Small Craft advisories are posted for tomorrow afternoon and winds are now forecast to be NE 15-20 tomorrow …

Safety at Sea Conference on May 5

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Mariners’ Museum is hosting a Safety at Sea Seminar on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day-long seminar is designed and conducted by sailors and experts, providing both novice and experienced mariners with information and skills required to sail the Chesapeake Bay or offshore, handle heavy weather, conduct rescue procedures and more. The seminar is open to all cruising and racing skippers, crews and their families, recreational boaters and commercial fishermen.

Seminar topics include damage control; Coast Guard rescue procedures, crew overboard and rescue; First Aid; Chesapeake Bay weather and life raft demonstrations. Program moderator will be renowned sailor and instructor Capt. Henry Marx, owner and president of …

Laser Clinic and Practice Day April 29

Jon Deutsch on

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Sunday, April 29 is an empty day at the club so the Laser Fleet will be holding a clinic and practice day.  There is no cost and it's open to anyone interested in learning the laser and any current Laser Sailors.  Mike Toms and Jon Deutsch will give a talk from 9am until 11am on rigging, tuning and other go-fast Laser tips.  We'll break into separate groups to suit the experience and familiarity with the Laser if necessary.  At 11 we'll take the boats out for some skills practice and short races.

If you've got a boat, bring it. If you don't have a boat, one isn't necessary, we'll …

One Design Opening Day this Sunday

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

The Flying Scot and Front Runner fleets will kick off their 2012 seasons this Sunday on One Design Opening Day.  Racing will feature the two fleets sailing buoy courses in Fishing Bay.

Be sure to Register online or check out the list of who has already registered.

0900 Registration
1000 Skippers Meeting
1100 First Warning

Typhoon Natioanls at RRYC

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

The Typhoon class will be hosting their National Championship just down the road at Rappahannock River Yacht Club on June 22-24.  FBYC's own Gary Hooper finished 2nd there at last years national championship.

From the regatta website:

The Typhoon National Regatta to be held in Virginia June 22-24, 2012
IRVINGTON, VA, April 11, 2012 –Rappahannock River Yacht Club is hosting the Cape Dory Typhoon National Championship Regatta June 22-24, 2012. For the second straight year the Typhoon Nationals will be held on the Northern Neck of Virginia, home of the world’s largest Typhoon fleet with over 60 Typhoons plying nearby waters. There were over 2,000 of the Carl Alden designed Typhoons built between 1967 and 1986, affectionately …

Art on Fishing Bay Cancelled

Jere Dennison on

Arts of FB

It is with great regret that the Leukemia Cup Committee has decided to cancel Art on Fishing Bay this year scheduled on Friday, June 8, at the FBYC clubhouse. This decision was a difficult and disappointing one for us to make. The Committee would like to extend its sincerest appreciation to the many loyal exhibitors and patrons of this event in the past. However the reality is that the interest in this event has waned over the past few years, and the Committee felt like it would be more productive to concentrate its efforts instead on activities over Regatta Weekend, July 6 – 8. We hope all of you will join us over this weekend to celebrate the 14th …


Strother Scott on

SBR News You Can Use

The Fishing Bay Yacht Club Spring Series opened yesterday (results not available as of publication ).  The FBYC Spring Series continues on Saturday, April 21. Go to  for info and to enter.

Don't let   SBRW 2012  EARLY BIRD ENTRY SPECIAL $$SAVINGS   fly away !  

The deadline to save $10 on your entry fee and receive 10 free regatta drink tickets is ONE WEEK  (APRIL 23rd)  FROM TODAY!  For entry form and details click on  Or, call 757-850-4225.  Y'all come racing!

HERE WE GO!  This coming Sunday, April 22, CCV Spring Series (Races 1 and 2) opens the Hampton Roads area PHRF class racing season.  The CCV Spring Series …

FBYC Thank you from the DCA

John Koedel on

Club News

DCA.jpg The Deltaville Community Association, Inc. would like to thank all the members of the FBYC that so generously donated money to help re-build our facilities after the tornado of April 16, 2011. All but the landscaping has been completed. We are holding an open house on Saturday April 21st from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A light lunch will be provided and all of the facilities will be open for your inspection. We hope that as many of the FBYC members as can will come to see what you helped accomplish for the Deltaville community. In addition, the Southside Sentinel issue of April 19th will have an insert with a complete listing of everyone that helped us over …

Opening Day - Blessing of the Fleet

Mary Spencer on

Social Events

2012 Opening Day and
Blessing of the Fleet

Saturday, April 14th

Reservations required by April 11th, 2012

Racers, Cruisers, and Juniors - 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 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 previous Opening Day parties are …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

picture.jpgFormer junior sailors take on leadership roles:   William Bomar and  Ben Buhl  have been named as coaches of the Opti Development Team at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  Will Bomar is just finishing his freshman year at the University of Alabama, is well known among the southern Bay J24 crowd, raced for Walsingham Academy in high school competition, and has a year of instructing juniors already under his belt (at HYC last year). Ben Buhl has been around and an important part of the FBYC Junior Program since he was an "ankle-biter" back in 1997.     He has collected numerous awards and given countless hours to the program and now will be one of the two Opti Development Team …

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