Posts for June 2012

Moonlight Regatta This Saturday

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Ever wonder what a waxing gibbous is? Well here's your chance to find out…and no it’s not rubbing compound...

This Saturday is the Moonlight Regatta and it all starts with a $5 (payable at the event) per head dinner at 5 pm in the main clubhouse. The first starting signal is at 7:30 pm.

The dinner includes an Italian feast of spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, and salad. After the race we will continue the tradition of ice cream and Goslings Black Seal rum topping to help beat the heat.

If you haven’t done so, please let us know how many people will attend dinner by replying directly to me ( or 804.399 …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

The 14th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta is more than having a great time on the water. It's about winning the race to cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. If you have not already done so, register and start fundraising now for the July 6-8 Leukemia Cup Regatta. Free or reduced rate slips will be available at Stingray Point Marina. Our weekend will include a Meet And Greet with sailing legend Gary Jobson ( VIP opportunities available) and a barbecue dinner and auction for sailors and non-sailors alike. Learn more.

MIHILLS win TYPHOON NATIONALS.   Ron Mihills (Irvington, VA) and his sons, Rick Mihills (Annapolis, MD) and Brent Mihills (Morattico, VA) won the last three races of the two-day …

Carina 1st Overall in 2012 Newport Bermuda Race

Strother Scott on

Club News

For the second race in a row, Carina has been scored First in Class 3 and First in Fleet in the 2012 Newport-Bermuda Race.  This video analyses the race.

This article on the Bermuda Race web site describes the race.

Two Jibes, Two Tacks: Carina Leads Another Thrash

By John Rousmaniere

It may seem a little boring: one long, 635-mile port-tack reach in a 15-25 knot northeasterly, sailing mostly under jib and main.  But only the big boats saw those conditions all the way through the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race as they systematically disassembled the old elapsed time records.  The fact is that the smaller boats had a lot more complicated challenge, and they’re the ones that did well …

Moonlight Race Registration now working

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

Thanks to those who notified me that on-line registration for the Moonlight Race was producing errors.  It did not offer you a chance to enter your Boat info, then complained that you had failed to supply the required data.  Our programmer is tweaking things in our process to make it easier for the admins to configure registrations, and this error surfaced.  I found the culprit this morning, and now it seems to be fixed. 


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

AFTERTHOUGHT,  GOIN’,  SCHIEHALLION, and  LAST BOAT III  take firsts in fleets for Cut Channel Race.  It was a wild and wooly 28 mile long race Saturday.  Boats reported winds mostly at 20 knots and seas at 3-4 feet.   The Cut Channel is the first race of the Fishing Bay Yacht Club Long Distance Series.  Fifteen (15) hearty skippers and crew ventured out,  Results: PHRF A (4 boats): 1.Craig Wright, Afterthought; 2.Catherine Clark, Corryvreckan.  PHRF B (6 boats): 1.Dennis Hannick, Goin’; 2.Bob Fleck, Mad Hatter; 3.Miles Booth, Shenanigan.  PHRF C (3 boats): 1.Brad Miller, Schiehallion; 2.Russ Collins, Morningtide.  PHRF Non-Spinnaker (2 boats): 1 …

VA Junior Regatta Online Registration

S.B. Londrey on

Junior Activities

Fishing Bay Yacht Club's 2012 Annual Junior Regatta hosts the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA at the end of Junior Week on SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012 – SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012. There have been some difficulties with on line registration but they have now been resolved. Date of birth is required of registrants and we've had some difficulty collecting this online.  So we've removed it and it'll be collected at check in. Anyone who has had problems registering the past week or two is asked to try registering again and it should go through without any problems.

Cut Channel and Important Notice

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

If you have not signed up for the Cut Channel long distance race this Saturday, you should! Currently, there are 15 boats signed up and the weather as of 1000 Wednesday is calling for winds out of the NE, sunny skies, and temperatures in the 70s. Cut Channel is a medium distance race of 28.4 nm. The first warning is at 1100. For course information, please visit the NOR on the FBYC web site.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: There has been a change to the social event...Due to the Opti Kids Saturday night events in the main clubhouse, dinner will not be served after the Cut Channel race. However, we will have a post race social event at Fannie …

Father's Day Cruise - June 16/17

Mary Spencer on

Cruising News

We will sail north around Windmill Point and settle into anchorage in Little Bay at the mouth of Antipoison Creek. This is a 3 hour trip or less. Once there, we will dinghy to the north face where there is a beach like you would find in the Caribbean. A shack has been built there out of lumber washed up on the shore. It has now been standing for 2 years. We plan to find more materials and add on. We call it the "Tiki Bra" due to its decorations. This beach is also known for its sharks’ teeth. At the end of the day we will assemble for a bonfire and roasted …

Congratulations to Jon Deutsch

Len Guenther on

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Some news out of the International Laser Class Association – North American Region: There were openings left by NA board members who moved up to positions at the International Laser Class Association. Jon Deutsch has been appointed as interim Secretary with the ILCA-NA. You can read all about it here:

Ya, its a big deal.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK 2012 -  Everything was fine . . .  until the tornado hit.  SBRW 2012, got off to a great start:  Thursday night skippers meeting, Friday a day of perfect racing, awards presentation at the regatta headquarters Hampton Yacht Club and then  . . .  the tornado cut a swath through adjoining neighborhoods, slammed HYC, and spun along the Hampton waterfront.  By early Saturday morning it was crystal clear that there was no way to support further regatta activities.  Mercifully, no one was killed or reported seriously injured.  Literally seconds before the beast hit, racers, volunteers, the band and friends were evacuated by the alert HYC and security staff from the tent into the interior halls of …

Stingray Point Regatta Online Registration Open

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

and Labor Day weekend for all!

Fishing Bay Yacht Club,
August 31, September 1,2 2012
Fishing Bay Yacht Club is proud to introduce our new and improved Stingray Point Regatta! Racing has been extended to three days to include an optional Distance Race on Friday. Last year’s event was terrific and this year will be even better! Come join us for a Labor Day weekend packed with first class socials beginning Friday evening to include cocktail parties, nice dinners, live entertainment, and a traditional Labor Day cookout on Sunday!
0900 Check In
1300 Distance Race
1700 Check in
1800 Skippers Meeting
1830 Welcome Reception
1900 Casual Dinner by the water Followed by Awards & Live …

Southern bay race week cancelled

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

Posted from an iPad aboard Loose Cannon as we head North to Fishing Bay towing Prophet, with Lud Kimbrough and Kenny Cobb aboard. We all raced Friday on the inside course as the wind was predicted to be quite strong. But it ended up at 8-15 knots from the South and Southwest. The John McCarthy race committee started the A fleet on time at 10am and sent us on three races, a W6, then another W6, and finally a W4. Everybody was back at the docks by 3 to 4pm, in plenty of time to enjoy the beers at the event tent in the HYC parking area.

Rain began to fall about 5pm, and by 6-7 it was getting squally …

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