Posts for June 2014

Countdown to the Leukemia Cup Regatta

Keith B Hennessey on

Leukemia Cup

We are just days away from the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta to be based at its new venue at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park over the weekend of July 11 -12. Already The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is being flooded with registrations from racers around the Bay.

But it’s not too late to participate… registrations are being accepted through Thursday, July 10 at And those that choose not to be on the racecourse can register for dinners by J&W Seafood and Gala festivities on Friday and Saturday nights to include musical entertainment and an auction. Fun for the entire family!

Registration for the Regatta and a detailed calendar of events is …

Juniors and their families RULE June

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Juniors and their families RULE June with record numbers, perfect sailing, tons of ice cream and FUN!

Opti Kids

Paul and Julie Ann Wash, assisted by ODT Coach Austin Powers and 40 parents and grandparents, finished the second week end of Opti Kids on June 14 & 15 with a cook out for 100 and an exciting sail to the far beach in Fishing Bay.  All 34 kids looked like old pros by the end of the class, thanks to the calm and patient teaching of Paul, Julie Ann and Austin.  Not a tear was shed, and all are promising to come back for more sailing at FBYC!  Perhaps just as importantly, the parents and grandparents …

Nanuq Provisional winner of Class 3

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

Results are still provisional - but it looks like Nanuq has a First in Class 3!!  Congratulations - also to Carina who is listed as second in Class. 

St. David's Lighthouse Division
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    1 12 USA 93555 NANUQ Sabre 426 Glenn W Doncaster FBYC   06/25 05:35:29 112:05:29 118:49:01
    2 15 USA 315 CARINA Custom 48 Rives Potts NYYC   06/25 07:33:22 114:03:22 119:38:41
    3 22 USA 52526 …

Nanuq looking strong in Class 3

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing nanuq &emdash; 2014 Newport Bermuda A 887

The Class 3 boats in the Newport Bermuda Race include both FBYC boats - Carina and Nanuq. If you visit  Bermuda Race Tracking  you will see that in the last day or so, Nanuq has done an end run around most of the class and is now 34 nm from Bermuda.  The white (Carina), red and yellow boats behind Nanuq are 48-50 miles away from Bermuda and are moving 2 knots or less, while Nanuq is going 4.7 knots. She shows 20th in IRC overall which is the best score shown for any of the other Class 3 boats - Carina being 21st, and that purple boat to Nanuq's west is motoring having retired.

2104 Annual Cut Channel Race

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
The Annual Cut Channel Race is this Saturday with the first warning at 11 AM or as the NOR states "1100 hours." Noel Clinard is the PRO and Bonnie Black is hosting a dinner at the main clubhouse following the race where awards and refreshments will also be served. If you haven't registered already, please do so. Also, if you would give Bonnie a heads up if you plan on doing dinner afterwards.
Currently, there are 3 boats in each of the A & B fleets respectively and 4 boats in each of the C & NS fleets respectively. So please encourage additional folks to register and join us. I believe there is a direct relationship between number of boats and the funometer (pronounced …

2014 Stingray Point Regatta Registration

Matt Lambert on

Offshore Racing

Attention offshore racers!  Registration is now open for the 2014 Stingray Point Regatta.

This year, we are utilizing Yacht Scoring to coordinate registration and scoring for the event.  Yacht scoring is fast becoming the standard interface for regional and invitational sailing events. Yacht Scoring's platform helps us to not only organize entries and score races, but but to publicize our event to other interested and/or potential competitors.

To register for this year's event, please follow the links from the event page at

2014 Bermuda Race underway with 2 FBYC boats

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

The 49th Newport Bermuda Race starts today in Newport, RI.  At least 2 boats have FBYC connections - Carina, owned by Rives Potts and Nanuq, owned by Glenn Doncaster.  Both are competing in Class 3 - St. David's Lighthouse division - see scratch sheet - Live race tracking is available at  and it will have a 4 hour delay for the first 2 days of the race. Tracking is available on mobile using the Yellowbrick App (available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. )   The latest Gulf Stream analysis shows "The structure of the Stream and associated features continues to favor routes to the west of the rhumb …


Keith B Hennessey on


Three of our Opti Race Team members recently accepted invitations to participate in a USODA National Developmental Team “Boot Camp” hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club, held June 7 & 8. First some background: the U.S. Opti Class is highly organized. The U.S. has a rigorous system for selecting and training sailors it sends to events around the world to compete against other nations. First, a sailor must qualify to attend “Team Trials”, which this year were held in Connecticut in May. Several FBYC team members qualified, and of the over 200 sailors racing in that event, Boyd Bragg (13) and Benton Amthor (12) did outstanding, thereby earning an invitation to the Boot Camp. Boyd qualified as a full …

2014 One Design Invitational Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

We couldn't have asked for a much nicer day on Saturday for the One Design Invitational.  Four Front Runners and 3 San Juan 21s and Geoff Cahill were out racing on a day that started with light winds in a building sea breeze and mostly sunny skies. 

PRO Parker Garrett and his crew of Young Adult Members set a 1/4 mile course with a windward mark just off Stove Point.  The sound signals were a little unconventional but let's just say Parker has a way with horns.

The Front Runner racing was close all the way around.  Boren and Squires were both sailing a Front Runner for the first time and were having …

Juniors Rock the First Week of June

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

The Junior Division swung into high-octane summertime FUN the first week of June!

Opti Kids: Paul and Julie Ann Wash hosted, and taught along with Coach Austin Powers, 34 sailors aged 5 to 8 for the first week end of Opti Kids. The weather was perfect, and with-in two hours of the start of the first class, the kids were tacking and gybing around whale and sea turtle marks right off our beach! It was impossible to say who had the most fun-the kids, their delighted and astonished parents, Austin or Paul and Julie Ann! They followed sailing with what else-ICE CREAM.

Opti and Laser Race Team: 21 Opti and Laser racers began their summer season with their first practice and …

FBYC Fourth of July Celebration

Caroline Patrick on

Social Events


Kick-start your July 4th weekend with a bigger splash at the Club.


July 4th falls on a Friday!

Catered sides this year (not potluck) - and LIVE MUSIC!


Long distance race

Registration 0900

Skipper's meeting 1000

First signal 1100


Social and after-race cookout

Kid-friendly event

Starting at 1500

Live Music -  NEW THIS YEAR (Band called No Charge) 1600 - 1900

Ending around 1900 to go enjoy your favorite local fireworks display

Register by June 27th

For more information, click here





Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK – They came. They raced. They partied.   SBRW racers gathered in Hampton for three days of competition that tested the full range of racing skills. On Friday, a lightly rainy, semi-dreary day weather-wise, they raced in Hampton Roads Harbor; on Saturday, a bright sunny, blustery day, featuring NNE breezes in the high teens and low 20s and accompanying seas, they raced one another in a distance race off Bukroe; on Sunday they squared off in multiple windward-leeward races off Ocean View, again under sunny skies with perfect, steady, racing wind. When all was said and done, Neil Ford and Lis Biondi (J24, Rocket J) won their fleet and the coveted BLACK SEAL CUP, thus proving …

Fireworks Cruise July 3-6

George Sadler on

Cruising News

On July 3rd, Thursday, there will be a precruise get together at Fanny’s House at 1800 hrs. Bring light snacks.  Beer and wine will be provided.  Friday we sail to Urbanna and dock at Port Urbanna.  There will be an evening dinner, location to be determined.  A Saturday day time activity is in the planning stage.  Saturday evening Urbanna’s fireworks will be set off across the water from where we are docked.  Sunday morning we have a group breakfast before sailing back to Deltaville.  Slip reservations will be tight that weekend, so let John & Fay Koedel know you will attend as soon as you can.  Sign up on the Club web …

FBYC at Southern Bay Race Week

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

1st PHRF-C Horizon Bob Fleck Horizon &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1128

2nd PHRF-A1 Afterthought Craig Wright Afterthought &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1872

2nd PHRF-C Cheeky Monkey Paul & Julie Ann Wash Cheeky Monkey &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1215

2nd PHRF-B1 GOIN' Dennis Hannick GOIN' &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1786

3rd PHRF-B1 Shenanigan Miles Booth Shenanigan &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 836

5th PHRF-B1 Nereid Eric Powers Nereid &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week D 920

4th PHRF-C Schiehallion Brad Miller Schiehallion &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1273

1st J/70 Vortex Alexander Hanna Vortex &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1828

2nd J/70 Full Monty Latane Montague Full Monty &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 599

6th PHRF-A1 Double Eagle Sam Mitchener Double Eagle &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 224

9th PHRF-A1 Nanuq Glenn Doncaster Nanuq &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 252

4th J/70 Cat's Pajamas Clark Dennison Cat's Pajamas &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 580

5th J/70 Loonatictu Noel Clinard Loonatictu &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week D 964

6th J/70 Pied Piper Dan Troutman Pied Piper &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1032

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