Posts for May 2012

Leukemia Cup Early Registration Deadline

Mary Spencer on

Leukemia Cup


All sailors are reminded that early-bird registration for the 14th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta to be held in Deltaville over the weekend of July 6 - 8 closes on June 15. After this date, the registration fee increases by $25 and regrettably the names of participating yachts cannot be included on the commemorative Regatta T-shirt. It's easy to register, and it's all online at

The sensational news this year is that the Southern Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta has been voted Best Regatta on the Bay by the readers of "Chesapeake Bay Magazine." We invite everyone to come and experience two days of racing at the Fishing Bay …

Flying Scot District Championship Narrative

Len Guenther on

Flying Scots

Your Flying Scot District Championship was held this past weekend at the Susquehanna Yacht Club which is located several dozen farm fields northeast of Baltimore on a mile wide strip of the river. The weather was gorgeous and the wind, when it blew, was a tad bit shifty. This made for some challenging races in a 1.5 knot current that presented itself as a permanent ebb flow. Saturday included 1 race with wind from every point on the compass followed by SYC’s celebrated “grill your own chunk of cow” feast complete with generous portions of member prepared side dishes and a keg from America's oldest brewery. On Sunday the wind filled in nicely but the 1:30 pm …

Whittemore Wins The FS Capitol Districts!

John Beery on

Flying Scots

The excellent team of Rob Whittemore and John Wake brought home the silver by outwitting the elements this past weekend up at the Susquehanna Yacht Club in Wrightsville, Pa.  Little to no wind and a strong current was the scene for two days.  Congratulations Rob for getting your name on Captitol District Trophy.  You join a select group.

And FBYC can also be proud that Len and Barbara Guenther took SECOND place.  

Who could ask for anything more?


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SBR News You Can Use

LAST CALL BEFORE ENTRY LATE FEE KICKS IN AFTER THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 23.    SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK for the BLACK SEAL CUP:   Racing for all PHRF, One-Design, and Cruising boats. Skippers meeting and welcome/check-in for all on Thursday evening, May 31; Racing for PHRF and One-Design June 1-2-3; and, for Cruising racing on Saturday and Sunday only, June 2 and 3. PHRF and One-Design = $150; Cruising = $99 Late entry fee of $50) kicks in after May 23. Regatta info, fees and forms are available at or by calling 757-850-4225. Regatta Headquarters at Hampton Yacht Club, three racing courses in the Bay off Ocean View (Norfolk). Y’ALL COME RACING!

SBRW also:  One-Design Classes must …

Flying Scot Spring Series Opener

John Beery on

Flying Scots

We finally got in the water.

The one-design fleets have suffered cabin fever long enough.  On Saturday, May 12th, the weather gods smiled down on us and we got in five good races on what was simply a gorgeous day.  And it was a day that beat the odds because the winds were forecasted by just about every weather service (including Predict-Wind) to die off at noon.  This made sense to me as the front that come through with a hard blow on Thursday eventually had to run out of air.  The thinking on Friday was that the most we could hope for would be a seabreeze, which was actually going to be a good possibility …

Family Picnic at Rosegill Farm

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Social Events
Family Picnic at Rosegill Farm
Saturday May 26th
Race, Cruise or Drive to Urbanna to kick off the summer
with a Great Family Party!
****Reservations required by May 24th, 2012****

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to bring in summer with a bang at Rosegill Farm. Best Picnic set up gets dinner for four free!

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 …

2012 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club

Rob Whittemore on

Flying Scots

This past weekend Kevin Clark and I packed up Flying Scot 5566 and headed down to Lake Norman just northwest of Charlotte for an annual stop on the Flying Scot circuit, the Great 48 regatta. Due to work commitments we were not able to get on the road early enough to arrive in time for the clinic hosted on Friday afternoon by Dieball Sailing’s Paul Abdullah. The clinic was a mixture of both on the water and off the water coaching. Paul plans to get the video of the clinic up on the internet for everyone’s benefit. We arrived at the club just in time to see hull numbers 1 and 2 heading out for a photo shoot in a …

J70 Demo planned at FBYC May 19 and 20

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Plans are underway with North Point Yacht Sales of Annapolis for a J70 demo at FBYC on May 19 and 20, during OD and Offshore racing.  Anyone curious about the new J Boat will be given a ride.  The FBYC RIB will be used to shuttle sailors to the J70, before, during, between or after racing.  In addition, Team FBYC, preparing to race J70s in the NYYC USQS, will get some “time in the boat.”  Lud Kimbrough will be the on-site coordinator for the demo program.  Watch this space for details and email Noel Clinard now saying, “I want a ride!”  See “Read More” below for more exciting news on the J70 racing circuit in 2013.


Sunday Laser Clinic

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On Sunday the Laser Fleet hosted a Laser clinic for a dozen sailors on a cool windless day.  Mike Toms and Jon Deutsch took the sailors through the various simple, intermediate and advanced ways to rig a Laser and covered topics on the methods of dress and techniques for the various maneuvers.  After a break for lunch, Jon demonstrated various aspects of boat handling while Mike narrated from the dock.  After that, the boats rigged and everyone got a chance to try out a boat while drifting Fishing Bay.  While it wasn't the best sailing day, it was a great day for sharing and learning knowledge about the Laser.




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