Posts for July 2012

Revised Geezer Regatta Eligibility Requirements

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One Design Racing


The most anticipated event of the summer is just around the corner for the sexagenarian set (age 60 & over) as well for sleek Classic boats. The ranks of Club membership are swelling with a growing number of candidates for the Legacy of Sail Regatta on August 25…that’s just one week before the club’s signature Stingray Regatta over Labor Day weekend.The NOR has been changed so please read on.

Being rebranded with a new name (though still whimsically nicknamed the ‘Geezer Regatta’), the Legacy of Sail Regatta: Classic Boats & Vintage Skippers will also include not only One-Designs, but Classic small boats as well. Other changes this year will allow non-FBYC sailors to skipper O-Ds and Classics and will …

ICQS Team Departs for practice races

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Prophet, Sonar 725 packed and ready to depart to Falmouth MA and Rochester NY as the FBYC team preps for the NYYC US Qualifying Series in September.  See details and a plea for contributions in the August Log.

Follow the teams practice on their Facebook Page here.

73rd Annual One Design Regatta

Mary Spencer on

One Design Racing

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73rd Annual One Design Regatta

August 11-12

This year’s event promises to be better than ever! 

Great racing:  420s, Albacores, Flying Scots, Front Runners, Lasers, Optis, San Juan 21s, Thistles, and Windmills

Good Food:

  • Hand-pulled North Carolina style pork BBQ sandwich accompanied by Tabasco and a sweet BBQ sauce
  • Triple cheese macaroni and cheese
  • Bay Baked Beans
  • Cole slaw
  • Chocolate chip cookies

 Live Music featuring The Chris Stanley Band

Be sure to sign up early and avoid late registration fees.

Check the web page at for details.

If you want to volunteer to help during this event, please contact David Hinckle (804) 370-7650.

Laser Summer Regatta Results

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This Sunday’s Laser Summer Regatta was well attended and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. The conditions challenged 10 full rigs, and one radial with very shifty wind that got lighter as the day went on. All this kept the RC busy dealing with wind readings between 45 degrees and 125 degrees.

All of the races were very competitive, with numerous position and lead changes, as well as photo finishes. This close racing carried through to the end, as the overall standings for positions 2-5 were not decided until the last 100 yards of the last leg of the last race. The top 5 finishes after 5 races were:

  1. Austin Powers (10 points)
  2. Brad Squires (13 points)
  3. Alain Vincey (18 points …

Come Laser sailing with us at FBYC Sunday!

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Come Laser sailing with us at FBYC Sunday! Weather looks great and we are expecting a solid turnout.

Schedule is registration at 9, Skippers Meeting @ 10, 1st gun @ 11, no races starting after 1600. Register free online.  The social folks would appreciate this, to know how many to buy for.

The forecast is calling for high 80's. Hopefully we get a day like today, which Alain will tell you, was about picture perfect. He got three hours of fine sailing in this afternoon in a solid 15 knots of breeze.

Brad Squires is in charge of social, so count on some good stuff. No pressure there, Brad.

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FBYC Hosts 9th Annual YMCA Junior Sailing Program

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Junior Activities

Last week, twenty-one area youth participated in the Middlesex Family YMCA’s junior sailing camp hosted by FBYC.  Head Coach Eric Bokinsky and YMCA Director Rosabeth Kisman led the program with coaches Nick Baez, Will Bomar, Ben Buhl, Sam Russell, and Conrad Roos managing the mayhem.
Some participants were returning veterans looking to improve their skills, but most of the attendees learned to sail for the first time.  This year, two YMCA members who attended FBYC’s Junior Week assisted the YMCA coaches as Counselors in Training.  This year the teacher/student ratio was dramatically increased so class could be divided into three sections, according to age.  This provided more intensive training and much greater learning accomplishment, as well as improved safety …

FBYC now represented at Foxy's, Jost Van Dyke, BVI

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Club News

During several islands stops on Virgin Gorda, Marina Cay and Jost Van Dyke, we noticed that other visting yacht clubs had left a momento of their home club. Not to be outdone from our friends in Annapolis, we decided to leave our own tribute to FBYC.


May 5th -12th - Chartering a boat in the British Virgin Islands has got to be one of the pinnacle vacations a sailor can plan, and for our family this was a trip we had planned for years.

This May, we chartered two 44ft catamarans from Sunsail out of Tortola. FBYC families Kathryn and Jason Angus with Richard and Kay Clary on one boat; Patti and Will Angus on the other.The week was spent …

Dennison wins FS Spring Series

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Flying Scots

Congratulations to Clark Dennison, along with his able crew Jen Holzer, for handily winning the 2012 FS Spring Series. Thirteen boats participated in the series. Phil Webb edged out Jay Buhl for 2nd place and 3rd place.


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SBR News You Can Use

IMG_2962“Mad Dogs and Englishmen [and sailboat racers] go out in the mid day sun”, or words to that effect, and seventy (70), some meeting overlapping criteria, went out on a sizzling race course off Stingray Point  both days this past weekend for a very good cause – the 14th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta.  The event was two days of racing and additional days of shore side happenings, including a Friday evening special “Meet and Mingle” with Gary Jobson, National Chair of The Leukemia Cup Regatta.  The record setting heat conditions required some chutzpah on the part of the racers and some creativity on the part of race officials.  Nevertheless, each of the fleets got in …

CBYRA Delegate Caught Moonlighting

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Did you know that our CBYRA Delegate, Tom Roberts, was actually Dr. Lyman Hall, signer of the Declaration of Independence as the Georgia Delegate to the 1776 Continental Congress!! Tom/Dr. Hall in full regalia after the sold-out closing performance last night of "1776, America's Musical", at the Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg. Ask Tom to show you a little minuet two step.


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Social Events
Social Chair Jon Moody will host an informal 4th of July cookout at the club on the afternoon of the 4th. The cost of admission is a side dish of some sort. The club will provide dogs and drinks plus beer for the racers. If you are interested in attending the cookout, contact Jon at or call his cell at (804) 334-0893.


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4TH OF JULY – INDEPENDENCE DAY – Celebrate yours – go sailing!
As southern Bay racers we sometimes suffer tornados, hurricanes, storm surges, nor’easters,  thunder boomers, hot spells, windless days, and gales.  All of which are cancelled out by one day as glorious as this past Wednesday, when close to 40 boats raced in Hampton Roads and more raced in other groups including those off Little Creek, in the York River, and elsewhere.  All were accompanied by race committees and spectator fleets.  Mid-week casual racing at its most enjoyable.  Get it  while you can!
SCREWPILE LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE entries hit 109 and still climbing!  SPLC continues to accept entries until noon, Wednesday, July 11th …

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