Posts for March 2012

J70 Sets sail - video

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Check out some video of the newly launched J70 that will be used for the NYYC Invitational Cup Qualifying Series that FBYC will be sending a team to.  Here is Jeff Johnstone narrating the continuing sea trials of new J70 in New England.

Full Review by Sail Magazine.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

The southern Bay has been blessed with a kind winter and, so far, an early Spring.  While you are out there practicing for the coming season remember to  DO A MAN OVERBOARD DRILL or two... or three!  And, do it with the spinnaker up!

THIS COMING SUNDAY IS APRIL FOOLS DAY!   Southern Bay J24 Fleet 71 has their first 2012 regatta on  . . . Sunday, April 1.  Connect the dots!!   Kudos to the J24 racers for gettin' out there early!     [ Event hosted by Hampton YC; info and to enter contact Alan Bomar 757-810-4518 or Lin McCarthy 757-850-4225]

**March 27, 2012 - THIS TUESDAY EVENING!  CCV Annual Racing Guide Distribution  and Racing Clinic - (OPEN TO ALL) - no …

J/70 Being Readied For NYYC USQS!

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FBYC's Team will sail half the races, and, hopefully, all of the finals of the NYYC USQS, in the new J/70.  The J/70 (22.75 feet) is J/Boats' first ramp-launchable keelboat - designed to fulfill the growing need for an easy-to-own, high performance one-design that is exciting to sail, stable enough sailboat for the family and built to last.

A J/70 is on order by an FBYC member for delivery this summer for the FBYC Team's use.  In the last week several sailmakers have sea trialed the J/70 in Narragansett Bay. 

To see the photos of the Sailmakers' sea trials of this boat, visit and click on "Gallery":  http://www.jboats …

Family Picnic at Rosegill - Sat May 26, 2011

Jon Moody on

Social Events

IMG_5563.JPGCruisers, racers, power boaters, juniors and pool fanatics,  bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to bring in summer with a bang at Rosegill Farm. FBYC will host an awesome family picnic for all members and guests of the club.  We plan to have a great picnic dinner, refreshments, music and lots of fun for juniors. This year we will feature Chris Stanley and Sky Run.  This band plays a great mix of music that all should enjoy! So mark your calendars now to come out and enjoy this great event with family and friends at Rosegill Farm!

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Cocktails and Refreshments
6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Music and fun for juniors …

Second Opti Development coach hired

David Lennarz on

Junior Activities

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An unprecedented number of young sailors have registered for the Opti Development Team this season.  Maxing out at 16 sailors, we've hired a second coach to help ensure a safe and fun summer packed full of practices at FBYC and participation in local regattas.

William "Will" Bomar, a Williamsburg native, has been hired to co-coach the ODT along with FBYC's Ben Buhl.  Will is finishing his freshman year at  University of Alabama.  Following a successful "career" of junior racing at HYC and Walsingham Academy, Will became a sailing instructor at Hampton Yacht Club.  He obtained his Level 1 Instructor Certification from US Sailing in 2010.  In addition to racing his J-24, Will enjoys surfing …


Lin Mccarthy on

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Roger Moorman Image.jpeg To Fiddler's Green"Roger Moorman was my grandfather. Growing up I knew he was a cantankerous old coot and difficult to get along with, but also full of interesting experiences and knowledge. It wasn't until I was in my 20s that I developed a much closer personal relationship with Grandad, coincidentally learning more about him from others. He was respected by many who passed along amazing stories of his sailing, sailboat racing, boat building, and influences on the sport."  Andrew Kator - Clifton Forge, VA - Grandson   Mar 15, 2012     Roger Moorman, 90, of Gloucester, Williamsburg and recently Richmond, VA, died March 9, 2012. He was a graduate of Christchurch School, Saluda, VA , he served as chief gunnery …

FBYC Spring Clean-Up Day 2012

Jon Deutsch on

Clubhouse News

Spring CleanupOver 25 members, led by Grounds Chair Ken Odell, participated in Spring Clean-Up Day on a beautiful early morning, Saturday, March 17, to spruce up the Club’s grounds in preparation for an active sailing season. Healthy exercise (think fitness training for sail racing) including raking leaves, spreading mulch, repairing picnic tables, trimming shrubs and enjoying fellowship and camaraderie, made for a delightful day. A delicious pizza and beer lunch served as a fun conclusion! The Spring and Fall Clean-up days offer a great opportunity to build and strengthen member relationships and contribute in a meaningful way to the high quality of our club property.

Southern Bay Race Week Registration is Underway

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June 1, 2, & 3,  2012 -  HAMPTON, VIRGINIA

SBRW wants you!  SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK 2012  is well on the way, planning and preparing for the best SBRW ever!   Racing for PHRF (spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes), One-Design classes, and a special 2-day at a special price Cruising Fleet package are all set.   Along with the racing, there will be plenty of party and socializing opportunities, great entertainment, awards and trophies, food and drink, and more. New for 2012 - Breakfast buffet Shark Races in the regatta headquarters HYC dockside lounge.

Info and details at  or call 757- 850- 4225.

Y’all come racin’!

SBRW 2012


Club Fund Raising For NYYC USQS

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As in 2010, we are conducting a fund raising campaign to defray the expenses beyond the entry fee and those expenses paid by the individual sailors.  Last time, the campaign was supported generously by substantial gifts by FBYC members who were also members of  NYYC, by the individual sailing participants and their families, and by several other members who simply wished to support this prestigious endeavor.  We hope these and many other members will be generous again this year.

Recent issues of the Log have reported on FBYC’s invitation and decision to participate in the 2012 New York Yacht Club Qualifying Series in September.  As Coordinator of the Campaign, I would like to express our gratitude to …

2012 Opening Day and Blassing of the Fleet

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Social Events

Racers, Cruisers, and Jr’s, everyone is invited and encouraged to bless the fleet and enjoy this incredible event. Saturday April 14.

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 pm to 8:00 pm:

  • Cajun Shrimp and Cheese Grits
  • Beef Brisket
  • Fresh Veggies, Cheese, Fruit and desert
  • 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 Rusty Spiedel and Tom Goodrich of “SGGL.”  Everyone will enjoy this band!


  • Club Members …


Lin Mccarthy on

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY is this coming SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH.  Do it all - wear green, march in a St Paddy's parade, eat green mashed potatoes, and above all, drink green beer!  

CBYRA president  Karin Masci made the trip down to Hampton to present 2011 CBYRA High Point awards to southern Bay racers yesterday.  A complete listing of High Point standings are available at . 

Twenty-five (25) folks interested in the nitty-gritty of race committee work and how to do it right, spent their Saturday at the US Sailing Race Management Seminar hosted by Rappahannock River Yacht Club in Irvington, Virginia.  RRYC volunteers numbered in the double-digits, too, as they provided outstanding hospitality …


Mary Spencer on

Club News
Saturday, March 17, 2012

It’s that time again. Join us for our annual “Spring Clean-up Day.” We will gather in the main clubhouse for coffee and refreshments from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. A pizza lunch will be provided around noon at the main clubhouse for all participants.

On the agenda will be mulching, pruning, planting and raking. Online registration is encouraged at but you can also contact Ken Odell by email at or cell 804-241-6080 if you plan to volunteer.

See you on March 17th.
Ken Odell, Grounds Chairman

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