Posts for January 2013

Laser Masters and One Design Schedule Change

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

With the finalization of the schedule for the sailing events book a couple changes have taken place since the draft schedule was last published. 

  • The Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters regatta has moved to the September 7-8 weekend.
  • The One Design Low Country Boil Regatta moved from September 7 to September 22
  • The Laser Fall Regatta for September 8 has been cancelled and instead the Lasers will have a start at the 9/15 One Design Fall Regatta and it will serve as the 3rd event in the Laser series.

No other events have been adjusted and the entire schedule can be seen on the events schedule.

Fishing Bay J/70 shine in Key West

Matt Braun on

One Design Racing

2013 key west race week c 1303.jpg39 boats were on the starting line at Quantum Key West Race Week 2013, making J/70 the largest fleet at the 26th annual regatta. Top-notch sailors on boats from across the nation gathered for this midwinter classic including FBYC’s Blake and Lud Kimbrough, Noel Clinard, Clark Dennison, and Matt Braun, who were joined by the likes of Tim Healy, Kerry Klingler, Jeff Johnston, and Dave Ullman along with over 120 other sailors in the J/70 fleet. Some of these well-renowned skippers that have captured major championships in other one-design classes have jumped into the J/70, including Klingler (J/80), Healy (J/24) and Ullman (Melges 24). Johnstone said J/Boats had sailors of that caliber test drive prototypes …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use Nostalgia &emdash; 2013 Key West Race Week D 466Southern Bay J70 racers Blake and Lud Kimbrough crack Top 10 at KWRW.   Blake and Lud, sailing their brand new J70, Nostalgia, hull 99, in the 38 boat one-design fleet at Key West Race Week, finished 9th overall and 2nd in the sub-fleet re-scored among J70 Corinthian sailors.  As is often the case with new design classes, word is the fleet was loaded with “expert” talent.  KWRW had great wind for all the race days and the J70s got in 12 races over 5 days of racing.  Noel Clinard, also sailing out of FBYC and owner of the first J70 on the southern Bay, Loonatictu, finished 29th overall and 8th in the …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

They are racing at Key West!  Sledd Shelhorse’s (HYC, Va Beach)  Farr 400, Meridian X,  is competing in the 9 boat High Performance Class and the two J70s from FBYC, Noel Clinard, Lunatictu, and Blake & Lud Kimbrough, Nostalgia, are racing against 37 more J70s.  Goggle Quantum Key West 2013 to follow the happenings day by day this week.

It IS [a] MIRAGE!  Christian Schaumloffel and his hearty crew, Tom Dwyer, Kevin McKee, and brothers Steve and Dave Taylor, finished 1st  IN CLASS (PHRF B) and 5th OVERALL in the 2013 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race.  Quite an accomplishment considering the daunting weather – “rain squalls and swirly winds” followed by a storm …

Port Charlotte Regatta – Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Rob Whittemore on

Flying Scots

January 12 and 13 was the fourth regatta in the Florida Flying Scot District Series. The Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club was the weekend's host. Charlotte Harbor is a small yacht club just north of Punta Gorda. The 21 boats, which was a new high for this relatively new event, used every piece of water in the club's small harbor.

Saturday was and a great day of sun and wind. It was tricky on the race course at times with us going from the top three of the first race to the back of the fleet, but we battled back to a 6th. So went the second race with lots of lead changes. We had a solid race going …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

Heading for Warmer Climes.  Key West Race Week heats up, opening on January 20th.  To date three (3) southern Bay boats, and one “beyond”, skippers and crew will be there.  Sledd Shelhorse’s Farr 400, Meridian X, will be racing in the High Performance Class.  And, two J70s will race one-design – Noel Clinard’s Loonatictu and Lud and Blake Kimbrough’s Nostalgia are among 39  J70s already signed up.  The Kimbroughs’ J70 will be fresh out of the box; KWRW is hull #99’s first taste of competition.  From “beyond” the southern Bay (Lexington, North Carolina), is well know Teamwork, Robin Team’s J122, sailing in the PHRF 1 class.


Safety at Sea - Obtain your Virginia Boater Card

Mary Spencer on

Cruising News
The FBYC Cruising Division invites you to attend a class to obtain your Virginia Boater Education Card!

When: March 9, 2013
Where: FBYC Main Clubhouse, Second Floor
Time: 8:30 a.m. until examination is finished
Instructors: US Coast Guard Auxiliary
FBYC Host: Ted Bennett
Cost: $10.00 (Coffee and Danish, plus a light lunch will be served.)
This year’s course to be held on March 9th is, just like last year’s, an opportunity to obtain the Virginia Boater Education Card. It will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the clubhouse and is offered by Flotilla 66 from Mathews County of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. State Regulations mandate the following for operators of a …

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