Posts for November 2012

2013 Draft Schedule

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The 2012 sailing events committee, led by vice commodore John Wake, has met and been recently working to set the racing schedule for 2013. There may still be a few changes plus adding the cruising schedule, but this has been loaded on the website for review.

Draft 2013 Events Calendar


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THE LAST FROSTBITE was sailed yesterday on the fifth of five consecutive Sundays in Hampton Roads.  It was cold and it was bitter.  Some said that on the way to the course they saw air temps in the 30s.  Consider the source of these comments, though.  These are people who actually continued to the race course in the conditions they were reporting.  RESULTS, FROSTBITE RACE 5:  PHRF A (6 boats) – 1. Phil Briggs, Feather; 2.Glenn Doncaster, Nanuq; 3.Cary Hardesty, Bow Down.  PHRF B (6 boats) – 1.Bob Archer, Bad Habit; 2. Ben Cuker, Callinectes; 3. Graham Field, Independence.  PHRF C (3 boats) – 1. Alan Bomar, Roundabout.  …


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THANKSGIVING is this coming Thursday, November 22nd!

Heap high the board of plenteous cheer, and gather to the feast,

And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band whose courage never ceased.

From The First Thanksgiving Day, by Alice Brotherton

Winter Warnings:  Sure, every racer knows that sailing in cold weather on cold water requires special gear and extra care.  There is one other thing to check – your insurance policies. No joke – some companies require special riders for coverage of winter sailing and/or racing.  Check yours before you go.

FROSTBITE SUNDAY #4.  It was cold, but there was wind (gusts in the 20s), and 10 boats made it around the course in Hampton Roads.  …

2012 Perpetual Trophy Recipients

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Annual Meeting and Awards Party on November 10, 2012 at the Westhampton location of the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, VA. The following is a list of all of the 2012 recipients of the club's perpetual trophies.

HENRY E. HUTCHESON, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY – awarded to the Optimist skipper with the highest standing in Sanctioned Regattas and intra-club races. Hannah Steadman

COMMODORES' BOWL – awarded on an alternating year basis to the outstanding Offshore or One Design skipper in FBYC sponsored sailing events for the year based on performance and participation. (2012-One Design) John B. Wake, Jr.

BLANTON BOWL – awarded to the Laser skipper with the highest standing in Sanctioned Regattas …


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This coming Sunday, November 11th, is VETERANS DAY - time to remember and honor all of ours!

At the FBYC Laser Frostbite Regatta yesterday 9 brave Laser racers struck out in the cold and damp.  They got in 5 races before they came to their senses.  Jon Deutsch, from host club FBYC, won the day with a string of  2-5-1-1-1, followed by  Hampton Roads sailors Neil Ford (HYC) ( 1-3-3-3-2), and Robert Suhay (4-2-2-2-3), who were  2nd and 3rd overall respectively.  Principal Race Officer Lud Kimbrough and his committee tussled with shifty, fluky North and West winds to make it happen.

At the J/70 Fall Brawl hosted this past weekend at Eastport Yacht Club (Annapolis …

2012 Laser Frostbite Regatta Results

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club finished up their sailing season with Laser Fleet hosting the frostbite regatta.  9 hardy sailors came out for 5 races in light winds that shifted between west and north. With short, double lap, modified windward leeward courses there were plenty of opportunities to pass. The key to the day was really looking up the course and getting in the best position to get the best new wind.


1st for the day was Jon Deutsch (FBYC) finishing the day with 3 bullets.  But it wasn't a walk in the park for Jon, Neil Ford came back in the last race to get within a foot of Jon at the finish in an attempt to …

Final Reminder - Annual Meeting and Awards Party

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Annual Meeting and Awards Party

Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Country Club of Virginia
Westhampton Club House
6031 St. Andrews Lane

Richmond, VA

A slide show of all 2012 sailing events will be shown continuously on the Club’s big screen. After dinner, dance the night away to the smooth sounds of Rosetta Stone. Music provided by Bruce Sullivan and Rosetta Stone.

6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting
6:30-7:00 Social gathering and cocktails
7:00-8:00 Dinner with one complementary glass of wine
8:00-9:00 Awards and dessert

Adults $50.00
Children 12 and under $15.00 (Children’s Menu)
****Cash Bar Only****
****Reservations required by November 5, 2012****

Dinner Menu:
Baby greens with sliced saga bleu, toasted walnuts, roasted …

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