Posts for August 2012

FBYC's USQS Team thanks Noel Clinard, Campaign Head

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On behalf of our team, we'd like to offer a huge THANK YOU to our Campaign Head, Noel Clinard.

Over the past three weeks he has rigged and derigged his Sonar 'Prophet' three times; logged thousands of miles driving/towing from Deltaville to Falmouth, MA to Rochester, NY back to Deltaville, back to Rochester and then home again to Richmond.  Along the way he also served on race committee for the New England Champs and spent 9 nights in hotels away from his family in support of our Team.

We truly can't thank you enough for all of your time, effort and contributions to the campaign.  THANK YOU NOEL!!!

OLDER BOAT OWNERS: Turkey Shoot Around the Corner

George Burke on

SBR News You Can Use

 SPECIAL REMINDER for racers and cruisers of this upcoming Chesapeake Bay favorite, the annual TURKEY SHOOT REGATTA, October 5-7, 2012, hosted by Yankee Point Marina TURKEY SHOOT is a gathering of classic design (design is at least 25 years old) sailboats to race, socialize, have a darned good time, and support a very, very good cause (all profits go to sponsoring Hospices). Racing is on Saturday (drop mark triangle course) and Sunday (pursuit course). Three Divisions are planned – Lightning, Flying Cloud A and Flying Cloud B – with Fleets assigned within each Division. Lightning Division boats must have a current valid PHRF rating from PHRF of the Chesapeake. The overall winner of the Lightning Division qualifies for the …

Wolf Trap Race

Cheryl Naetzker on

Offshore Racing

Hey There Offshore Fleet and Long Distance Wolf Trap'ers....  Right on the heels of the Stingray Point Regatta, comes the fourth and final 2012 Long Distance race down to the Wolf Trap Lighthouse on Saturday, September 8th.  The first warning signal is 1100 and here are the race details.

The Lighthouse run has a storied FBYC history and if the Wind Gods are with us, it’s a fun and challenging day, so sign up and race… For a gripping read on the day the Wind Gods were against the Fleet, check out Jere Dennison’s series of "Wolf Trap, Force 10" articles.

With fingers crossed for a great race day, plans are being made to repeat last year’s …

Sailing Instructions for NYYC USQS Posted

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The New York Yacht Club has posted the Sailing Instructions for its 2012 US Qualifying Series, which will take place September 4-8 at NYYC's Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island.  They provide an detailed and interesting perspective on the management of a multi-fleet (Sonars and J70s) regatta in an amateur Corinthian setting.  If you wish to follow the participation of the FBYC Team of Blake Kimbrough, John Wake and Matt Braun in the event, you may want to review these instructions to understand the format of the event, which provides for fleet rotation, random boat assignment, on the water Umpires and Jury, a Preliminary Series on the first two days, and a Championship and Consolidation Series on …


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The last boats in the Smith Point Race (part of the FBYC Distance Series) finished Sunday morning just before 0200.  A total of 13 raced through the night.  Brad Miller, Schiehallion, was recognized as the racer who has sailed in and finished the most Smith Point races, 8 of the 9. He was recipient of the FBYC Smith Point Crab Society award.  RESULTS: PHRF A (3 boats)-1.Craig Wright, Afterthought; 2.Rob Whittet and Steve Utley, WavelengthPHRF B (3 boats)-1.Eric Powers, NereidPHRF C (3 boats)-1.Lewis Thatcher, Catitude; 2.Paul Wash, Cheeky Monkey.   PHRF Non-Spin (4 boats)-1.Frank Murphy, Last Boat III; 2.George Burke, Reveille.  …


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73rd ANNUAL ONE-DESIGN REGATTA at Fishing Bay Yacht Club experienced thunderstorms and heavy rain on Saturday afternoon, but yesterday brought a gentle 5-8 from the North.  The 112 boat regatta raced on four courses including a special Optimist course for 17 youngsters.  The San Juan 21 fleet of 14 boats was sailing for the class (East Coast) National Championship. Branin Thorn won the spinnaker group title and Mike Evans the working sails group for 2012.  John Aras sailing in the Flying Scot Fleet won the John R. Hawksworth Trophy which recognizes the best sailor in the most competitive fleet. The winners for the classes racing are:  Front Runners (9 boats)Matthew BraumTyphoons …

Smith Point Race

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Attention offshore skippers…

This Saturday, August 18th, is FBYC’s annual Smith Point race and, as always, promises to provide skipper and crew much needed quality bonding time before the upcoming Stingray Point Regatta. So sail off those summer doldrums and come out Saturday…The first warning is at 1400 – for full NOR and course information visit

And…to sweeten the deal, there will be a 5 star breakfast on Sunday morning at 1000 prepared by FBYC’s very own Cheeky Monkey team, the menu features made to order...

Crabmeat omelets, western style omelets, shrimp and grits, Chesapeake style Bloody Mary’s, homemade Béarnaise and more...

Cost is $7 a head – …

73rd Annual One Design Regatta Results

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One Design Racing

The 73rd Annual One Design Regatta was a huge success with 112 boats racing.  Most fleets sailed 6 or 7 races and John Aras sailing in the Flying Scot Fleet won the John R. Hawksworth trophy.  Here is some video of the events including the rain shower that came in just after most of the boats had returned to the dock on Saturday afternoon.




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The Fishing Bay YC Sonar Team, Blake Kimbrough, skipper, John Wake, jib/bowman and tactician, and Matt Braun, middle crew, finished 7th of 17 at the Sonar New England Championship Regatta sailed this past weekend in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Races were conducted just outside Falmouth Harbor by FYC in moderate to heavy air and massive 3-4 knot Woods Hole current. The team was very competitive in boat speed and were 4th after day 1, but slipped to 7th on Sunday.

***STINGRAY POINT REGATTA – August 31 – Sept 2. Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at a long standing southern Bay regatta racing on the Bay (in the vicinity of the Rappahannock River) off the mouth of the Piankatank (Deltaville area), hosted by …

Laser Race Team Video

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Junior Activities

A great video clip of an upcoming hit movie, produced by our own Laser Race Team coach Gabriel Moran...

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