Posts for September 2012

FBYC Scots Shine At The ACCs

John Beery on

Flying Scots

FBYC sent three boats to the Atlantic Coast Championships (ACCs) held in Edenton, NC this past weekend (Sept 22-23).  Len Guenther (with John Wake crewing, Jay Buhl with Mike Karn crewing, and Mark Wensell with Skip Hope crewing.  All three did us proud by finishing in the top 10 out of 22 boats.  Len and John took 3rd place, Jay and Mike took 4th, and Mark and Skip finished 8th. 

It is great to have an on-the-scene reporter, so without further ado, I turn this over to John Wake:

22 boats with a couple of notable MIA's....Rob W., Neff.
Harry C. Beats Aras on the tiebreaker, Lenny was a close 3rd until his bonehead …

31st Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship NOR

Jon Deutsch on

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Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters PlateOn October 13-14 Fishing Bay Yacht could would like to invite you to attend the 31st Chesapeake Bay Laser Master Championship.  If you’ve never attended in the past, this event has become a must on many Laser Masters’ calendars.  Not only is FBYC home to one of the best sailing sites on the Chesapeake Bay it’s also known for one of the best regatta dinners.  Add in the breakfast, snacks on the water, plenty of room to launch, easy beach launching, on-site camping or nearby B&B’s and you’ll see why sailors from all over the mid-Atlantic and beyond come year after year.  Make the trip.  Be part of the tradition. You’ll be glad you came …

Indian Summer/6th Annual Sail Against SIDS

Mary Spencer on

One Design Racing


Indian Summer - 6th Annual Sail Against SIDS Regatta

September 29, 2012

Online Reservations Requested by September 20, 2012

The Indian Summer/6th Annual Sail Against SIDS Regatta is hosted by FBYC. All FBYC Members are encouraged to participate. Proceeds will benefit the research and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between the ages of 1 and 12 months. There is currently no known cause or cure.

 NOTE: Even if you are not racing, donations to the Hayes Hitzeman Foundation or to the Maxwell Raymond Braun Foundation to benefit SIDS research can be made online. You can also register for the social event only.

 Starts will be offered for …

Progressive Dinner at capacity

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Cruising News

We have closed registration to the Progressive Dinner, having reached the capacity for the event.   Please contact Gordon and Jane Cutler at or call (804) 776-7630 if you wish to be placed on the wait list.

2012 Laser Fall Regatta

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We had a great turnout of 12 Lasers on Sunday for the Laser Fall Regatta.  The wind on the other hand didn't turn out leaving us 5-8 knots for the 7 races.  Dan Herlihy won the day with 4 bullets and some pretty consistent sailing.  Some of the lightweight juniors in Standard rigs definitely took some shots at top finishes in the light-air.  Jake Spracher put up pretty consistent 2s and 3s to finish 2nd and Jon Deutsch was 3rd.  Top Juniors were Conrad Roos and Eric Roos.

Results | Photos


Matt Braun on

Club News

So far so good this hurricane season, keep your fingers crossed and if a named storm aims for the Southern Chesapeake,  here are some words of wisdom to aid you in your planning.   Hurricane season in the Atlantic ends June  ends November 30th.

Recent hurricanes and tropical storms:
Name Tropical System Location Wind Speed Course  
Kristy Tropical storm            Eastern Pacific                    52 mph                    NW         - Details
Nadine Tropical storm            Atlantic                    69 mph         NW - Details


Recommended Procedures for a Potential Tropical Storm

Tropical storms have sustained winds from 39 mph to 73 mph and can cause significant damage to boats that are improperly secured. Be aware that a Tropical Storm can be quickly upgraded to …

Classic start to OD Fall Series

Matt Braun on

One Design Racing

We had a glorious early Fall day yesterday for the second One Design Fall Series that included a start for the Classic fleet, with winds NW to NE at 3-18 andpredictably shifty, brilliant sunshine, highs in the low 70's, and the humidity
was a mere 57%!

Six of the Classic boats raced at least three of the four races along with sixFlying Scots and two Front Runners.

The six Classic Fleet members who started included:

  • Richard and Neena Rodgers in their 14' Arey's Pond Cat boat
  • Geoff Cahill in his yellow Beetle Cat boat
  • Mark Powell in his Cape Dory 14' Handy Cat
  • Jim Black and Carrie Russell in his beautifully restored red 1936 Snipe
  • Happy and Kenzie …

Fall Series Begins Saturday

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Offshore skippers, this is to remind everyone that the FBYC Offshore Fall Series begins this Saturday with the first warning at 1100 hours. The cold front that came through after the Wolf Trap race last weekend has brought cooler temperatures and less humidity...a welcome break from the intensity of the summer. Saturday’s forecast says highs in the low 80s and winds out of the ENE. Registrations are a bit low presently and it makes it tough to figure out who's coming, so as soon as you have a moment, please visit the FBYC site and sign up.

And...if for some odd reason the racing didn’t excite you, we will have the traditional post-race social in the spot …


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SBR News You Can Use

CORRYVRECKAN leads the pack finishing in just under 3¾ hours . The WOLF TRAP RACE was challenging for the 18 skippers and crew who raced Saturday as part of the Fishing Bay Yacht Club Long Distance Series.  These racers beat the 26.76 nautical miles into winds in the mid teens with gusts and unfriendly seas (3’ to 4’ waves reported).  Coming back was a different story, broad reaching, as one racer put it, “crazy fast”.  RESULTS: PHRF A (7 boats) – 1.Catherine Clark, Corryvreckan; 2.Strother Scott, Loose Cannon; 3.Rob Whittet and Steve Utley, WavelengthPHRF B (3 boats) – 1.Miles Booth, Shenanigan; 2.David Hinckle, ElancerPHRF C (4 boats) – …

Meet the FBYC Team at the USQS

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Second day of racing about to begin in Newport after long postponement ashore for light air. FBYC will be in J70 and Red Fleet will sail in that boat until number of races in J70 and Sonars are equalized before swapping boats. Racing is between Rose and Goat Island South of the bridge with a light southwesterly blowing up the bay from over Ft. Adams and Sail Newport. Starting line is about 1/4 mile down bay of the Newport end of the bridge span. Wind about 5-7 knots. Flat water with non-directional chop. Slow ebbing current running down the bay to the right of windward. Will increase velocity in the afternoon. Team in good spirits with intention to start …


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SBR News You Can Use

STINGRAY POINT REGATTA had 49 boats racing in mostly moderate to light breezes.  PROPHET, Noel Clinard’s Sonar, sailed by Blake Kimbrough, John Wake, and Matt Braun, won the Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy.  The 2012 Stingray Point Regatta (SPR) at Fishing Bay Yacht Club ‘tween the banks of Jackson Creek and Fishing Bay in Deltaville, provided a great racing and partying opportunity over the Labor Day Weekend.  FBYC hosts the two day regatta on Saturday and Sunday with the preceding Stingray Light Race on Friday.  SPR divided their 8 fleets between two courses and everyone got in 5 races over the two days.  RESULTS:  PHRF A0 (6 boats) – 1. Afterthought, Craig Wright; 2.Pursuit …

NYYC Invitational Cup Qualifying Starts Today

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club is among the teams in the 2012 US Qualifying Series racing in a split-fleet format that will end with the top three teams earning a berth for the 2013 Invitational Cup. Champions from most of the major one designs and offshore classes are represented on the team rosters including former Olympians and collegiate All Americans.  Starting Wednesday, these 100 sailors will be sailing J/70s and NYYC's fleet of Sonars in competition.

With the inaugural Invitational Cup in 2009, New York Yacht Club set the stage for a high caliber Corinthian (amateur) yacht race that connects all the great sailing clubs of the world. Won first by the host club and sailed in the …

Stingray Point Regatta - Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

Fishing Bay Yacht Club would like to thank all of the competitors, crew, volunteers and everyone else who made the Stingray Point Regatta a success.  And congratulations to our winners.  We hope you will join us again next year for another great regatta!

Brent Halsey, Jr Memorial Trophy: Prophet - Blake Kimbrough (FBYC)
Potts Southern Bay Challenge Cup:
Afterthought - Craig Wright (FBYC)
PHRF A: Cyrano - Bob Mosby (BBSA)
PHRF B: Goin' Dennis Hannick (DYC)
PHRF C: Prophet - Blake Kimbrough (FBYC)
PHRF Non-Spin: Juggernaut - Mike Dale (FBYC)
J105: Inevitable - Mike Karn (FBYC)
J24: Gray Ghost - Hunter Davidson
Cruising: Desperado - Ric/Sharon Bauer (FBYC)
Sportsmanship Award
: Onward - Matson Roberts  

Results: East Course | West Course
Photos: Stingray Point …

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