Posts for April 2014

Offshore Spring Series #2 Results

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Spring Series 2 was this past Sunday and it proved to be a great day of racing, sunshine, and wind for a total of 3 races. What started out as a potentially blustery morning with winds out of the NE in the high teens and chop to boot, followed the predictions and laid down and warmed up right at 11 AM. With winds in the 8-12 knot range, racing was on.IMG_2784

The Race Committee did a great job organizing fleets to maximize the number of races. 10 PHRF A/B started together. The new J70 fleet appeared for their second debut attracting 5 boats. PHRF C/NS started together for a total of 7 boats. The theme of the day …

18 New storage lockers to be ready by June 1

Ted Bennett on

Club News

Our old lockers on the side of the East Bathhouse go back to the 1960’s and are WELL past retirement age.

As a Club proj

ect 15 members donated from 1 to 3 days in constructing 18 new 4ft X 4ft lockers over a 4 day period last week. The lockers will have a $ 60 rental for the remainder of this year and an annual rental of $120. These lockers are designed to be as water tight as possible and keep out the larger critters such as mice. If you would like to help with finishing the doors, painting & shingles just let me know 804-516-1144. ( do need an airless paint sprayer)

Check out the construction and let Ted Bennett …

Offshore Spring Series #1 Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

3/13 FBYC Offshore Spring Series 1

Sunday's featured another perfect day of sailing with sunny skies, warm temperatures and steady winds out of the south at 10-18 knots.  3 races were sailed.


PHRF-A (5 boats)

  1. Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener
  2. Corryvreckan - David Clark
  3. Wavelength - Rob Whittet & Steve Utley

PHRF-B (5 boats)

  1. GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  2. Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  3. Nereid - Eric Powers

PHRF-C (4 boats)

  1. Schiehallion - Brad Miller
  2. Cheeky Monkey - Paul Wash
  3. Play It Again - Sam Marshall

J/70 (3 boats)

  1. Inconceivable - Mike Karn
  2. Shazam - Walter Bundy
  3. Airspeed - David Hinkle


Attention All Families with Junior Sailors!

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Don’t Miss the Boat!

On-line registration for Junior Division events will close on May 15!

There are only a few remaining spaces available for Opti Kids (June 7,8,14 & 15) and Junior Week (June 16-20); and these programs are expected to fill prior to May 15, so register today!

We also have four slots remaining on the Opti Development Team.

Registration will remain open for Fun Sail, Private Lessons, Commonwealth of Virginia (including Green Fleet Clinic) and Annual One-Design. Come out and join in the fun!

Click on for a detailed description of all Junior Programs, including the registration process.

Opening Day Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

We had a beautiful Opening Day with nice weather, good racing and a fun time had by all.  The racing was either a 12nm course or a 8nm course out to the entrance of the Rappahannock River and back.



PHRF-A (5 boats)

  1. Wavelength - Rob Whittet & Steve Utley
  2. Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener
  3. Chilcoot - Alex Alvis

PHRF-B (5 boats)

  1. GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  2. Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  3. Bad Dog - Brad Davis

PHRF-C (5 boats)

  1. Schiehallion - Brad Miller
  2. Morningtide - Russ Collins
  3. Ardent - Denton Roberts

PHRF-Non-Spinnaker (3 boats)

  1. Red Sky - Doug Anderson
  2. Juggernaut - Mike Dale
  3. Onward - Jim Raper

J/70 (3 boats)

  1. Airspeed - David Hinckle
  2. Inconceivable - Mike Karn
  3. Cat's Pajamas - Drake Johnstone

Following the racing was the blessing of the …

Offshore Amendments Posted

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Offshore Fleet:

Please be advised there are multiple amendments posted to both Opening Day and the Spring Series. You will find these amendments on the left side navigation of the specific event page under "Event Documents."

Jon Deutsch is US Sailing Hobie Polorized Sailor of the Month

Strother Scott on

Club News

US Sailing has selected FBYC member Jon Deutsch as their Hobie Polorized Sailor of the Month for April 2014.  Here's what they had to say:

The influence of social media as a common mainstream promotional tool for sports is at an all-time high. Sailors around the world are using social media to capture special moments on the water, from stunning visuals to regatta results. Perhaps, nobody knows the power of social media in the sport of sailing like Jon Deutsch (Richmond, Va.). Jon received the One-Design Award for Leadership at the Sailing Leadership Forum Awards Dinner, sponsored by Old Pulteney and hosted by the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame in February.

For the past nine years, Deutsch …

Offshore Sailing Events Links (Please Read)

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Offshore Fleet:
Due to the distribution delay regarding the Sailing Events books, we are providing links to the 2014 NORs and Sailing Instructions. We will also provide printed copies as needed Saturday and Sunday. We will post a courtesy announcement to this effect on the official notice board below Fannie's porch. Please spread the word especially to racers who do not originate at club slips and require this information.
Appendices (Marks & Courses):

Publication Delays: Sailing Events, Year Book & Log

Keith B Hennessey on

Club News
The 2014 Sailing Events Book and Year Book, along with the April issue of THE LOG, have been delayed.  Expect to see THE LOG in your mail this Wednesday or Thursday. The Sailing Events book and the Year Book (mailed in a wrapper as one) will go in the mail by Friday, and you should receive them by early next week.
We sincerely regret this delay and any inconvenience it may have caused you. 
Meg Rock
Nica Waters
Doug Anderson
Ted Bennett

Bermuda High Party Photos

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

Photos from the Bermuda High Party.  Thanks again to Paul and Julie Ann Wash for hosting!





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