Posts for September 2014
The Trophy Committee will receive nominations until October 8th for the following perpetual trophies to be awarded at the Annual Awards Party in November.
PIANKATANK TROPHY – Recognizes the FBYC skipper who most exemplifies the principle that “all is not lost until the boat sinks.”
MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY BOWL – Recognizes a member of FBYC for an outstanding contribution to sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
COMPETITION TROPHY – Recognizes a member of FBYC who is the skipper of an enrolled offshore or one-design boat and who most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the past year. Nominations should consider the character (local, regional, national) of events entered and …
It was a great weekend for the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the 35 Flying Scot sailors competing. Congratulations to David Neff and Jason Hair from Selby Bay, MD for winning the regatta and also the Capitol District Championship, being the top district boat as well.
Saturday's races were started with wind about 12 kts but dropping to 7 kts later on. Four races were held on Saturday with the final race in about 14 kts. There were four general recalls (three of them under ZFP) as later in the day there was more current pushing the boats over the line. Saturday evening the sailors were treated …
Video of the 2014 Laser Race Team by Gabriel Moran
We've rolled out some pretty cool changes to our online registration form which should make it easier to fill out the information.
To start - for events that allow Social only registration - there's a selection at the top of the form and if Social is selected, boat information is no longer required. This eliminates the need to fill dummy boat information for social-only regitrations.
The entry fields are a lot cleaner with a small icon indicating required information. The form is much more intuitive with much less legalese on it. If a field is forgotten when trying to register - it's shaded red to make it easy to find.
After hitting the 'Register' button - if there …
CRESSY QUALIFYING REGATTA
Breaking News: two of our High School seniors and Laser Race Team members swept the Interscholastic Sailing Association Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Sailing Association (MASSA) Singlehanded Qualifier for the Cressy Trophy, sailed in Lasers, held September 13 and 14 in Oyster Bay, New York! Eric Roos won the Full Rig Division and Alexander Hanna won the Radial Division, meaning FBYC Juniors won both single handed divisions! This prestigious regatta included high school sailors from New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. It qualifies Eric and Alexander to race at the Cressy Singlehanded Finals at Bellingham Yacht Club, Bellingham, Washington, October 31-November 2. Break out the MasterCards Mom and Dad!
Only a few more days to the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship this weekend at Fishing Bay. Defending Champions Rob Whittemore and John Wake will be among the 35+ boats competing in the five race series. Sailors from as far as Connecticut to South Carolina to Western Maryland will enjoy excellent competition, superb race management, a gourmet dinner by our own Chef Alain Vincey, and the special camaraderie of fellow Scotters that the Class is so well known for. This will also be the Capitol District Championship with the title will going to the top boat from this district. PRO Rick Klein and his All-Star RC Team along with Chief Judge Brooks Zerkel are ready for …
Nearly a dozen one design boats were out on Sunday for 4 races for Flying Scots, Front Runners and Lasers.
- Front Runner: Mark Stephens
- Flying Scot: John Wake
- Laser: Mike Moore
Atlee High School sailor and FBYC Member Eric Roos won the Singlehanded Mid-Atlatic Scholastic Sailing Association Qualifier and will represent his school at the High School National Championship later this fall.
On Saturday following 1030 harbor start, first gun was 1130. Races were sailed in an easterly ranging from 12+, dropping down to 6 kts. Courses were modified windward/leewards. Four races were sailed until the rain moved in and we lost the breeze, leading to an abandoned fifth race. One protest was filed and heard before dinner.
Sunday morning's breeze started at N/NW at 12kts, shifted due North and then settled back N and dropped in velocity. First gun was at 9:51am. Six races were completed …
Light winds on Saturday plagued the FBYC offshore fleet as they took part in the first of the Fall Series and only 1 race was sailed for the 17 boats in 5 fleets.
- PHRF-A: Afterthought -Craig Wright
- PHRF-B: GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
- PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Ann Wash
- PHRF-NS: Chilcoot - Alex Alvis
- J/70: Loonatictu - Noel Clinard
Photo: Cathy Clark
This year the 2014 Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta at Rappahannock River Yacht Club has been moved up a weekend and quite a few FBYC boats are planning on taking part. 88 boats are already registered and range from 18' to over 45' and all of them must be of a design that is 25 or more years old.
This is an annual benefit for the local Hospice organization and FBYC's big boat racing has the weekend off - so consider heading down the Rappahannock and joining the fun.
FBYC Boats Registered as of 9/16 (scratch sheet)
- CHOMHCHUI - Frank Murphy
- Layla - Durwood Usry
- Onward - Jim Raper
- Thistledowne - Bill McClure
- Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
- Trilogy - Wayland Rennie
- Kestrel …
Last week at the J/70 World Championship the 3 boats with FBYC sailors saw some tough conditions and some even tougher competition. All 3 boats with FBYC members aboard sailed in the silver fleet after the qualifying round.
Nostalgia Racing finished 4th in the silver fleet.
Latane Montague on Full Monty was 14th in the Silver fleet
Ron Thompson's NoName finished 30th in the Silver Fleet
3 boats with FBYC ties are taking part in the first ever J/70 World Championship starting today at the New York Yacht Club. Each of these teams had to qualify through events earlier this year and have been preparing all season to take on the 90-boat fleet. Good luck guys!
Nostalgia with Blake Kimbrough, Lud Kimbrough, Julia Kimbrough and Rob Whittemore
Full Monty - Latane Montague
And from the Southern Chesapeake J/70 Fleet - Ron Thompson with Len Guenther and Carrie Russell aboard.
What a day it turned out to be for the Wolf Trap race with winds 12-19 out of the SSW and mostly sunny skies for 16 boats taking part.
The race started with a 1/2 mile beat in the mouth of the Piankatank, then a mile run down to C followed by a close reach to Milford Haven and then a beat to Wolf Trap. The trip back was a Run followed by a broad reach with winds shifting west as boats appoached the Piankatank and switched back to close reaching before the final beat to the finish.
Nanuq put up the best overal time and won the PHRF-A fleet. Mad Hatter had the 2nd best …
OCTOBER 18-19, 2014
Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship this October. FBYC has a 30-year history of running the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters and plans to have an even greater bash with this event elevated to the Masters ACC.
Alain Vincey will be back to put on another great dinner and our RC team lead by PRO Rick Klein will be back again to put on solid racing.
Should we have 12 or more Radials sign up by September 30th, a separate start will …
We hope you will come join us tomorrow for the annual Wolf Trap Race. The course is an approximate 24.6 nm trek down to the Wolf Trap Light and back again. Tomorrow's conditions will provide us with a beat to the light with a sleigh ride back home. This is the last race of the 2014 Offshore Distance Series.
Following the race, Bonnie Black will be providing dinner for $5 a head. The menu includes:
Sounds good don't you think? So come on out!
Fine Print: Notice of race and sailing instructions can be found here: http://www.fbyc.net/Events/2014/09.06.offshore/ssi.dtml
The Stingray Point Regatta was capped with 3 great days of racing with the Stingray Light Distance Race on Saturday followed by buoy racing series on Saturday and Sunday. Here are the winners along with some great photos:
- J/70: Hotty Toddy - Steve Quiriconi
- PHRF-A: Pursuit - Norman Dawley
- PHRF-B: Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
- PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Anne Wash
- PHRF-Non-Spin: Juggernaut - Mike Dale
- J/70: Nostalgia - Blake & Lud Kimbrough
- PHRF-A: Voodoo 2 - Leroi Lissenden
- PHRF-B: Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
- PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Anne Wash
- PHRF-Non-Spin: RedSky - Doug Anderson
A terrific Social Committee, a squared away Race Committee, and Mother Nature all conspired last weekend to provide racers with an epic Stingray Point Regatta. As is often the case at FBYC, the volunteers made all the difference. This weekend Kelly Lambert and Lucy Norton made an enormous difference. From skipper packages to late night drink ticket sales, and from breakfast treats to rum-spiked ice cream, they were on point. I hope our heroic Social Chairman, Matt Lambert, buys these ladies dinner this week – ‘cause they made him look good.
How did I see this all from the bar? Easy, the skippers and crews from Corryvrecken, Nanuq, Mad Hatter, Airspeed, Afterthought, Cheeky Monkey, E.L.E., Nostalgia, and Juggernaut …
For the third straight time, FBYC will compete in the New York Yacht Club United States Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup at Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island. This event is the preeminent Corinthian Regatta for American Yacht Clubs. FBYC's Team consists of Clark Dennison, Caroline Garrett, A.L. Braun and Scot Collins. The event will be sailed in J70s and Sonars, with preliminary rounds in both boats for half day each on Wednesday and Thursday, and a Finals in J70s for the top preliminary teams and a consolation fleet in Sonars for the others, on Friday and Saturday. For more detail see the seeding of the Blue and Red Groups for the preliminaries, Yacht Club …
While visiting Mike and Toni Massie in Nantucket and sailing the Labor Day Series in Mike's Rhodes 19, Noel Clinard attended the Annual Awards Ceremony at Nantucket Yacht Club, where he was surprised and delighted to be awarded the 2014 Vice Commodore's Trophy. He was given the award for his collateral support of the Nantucket Yacht Club's Team for the NYYC USQS during their 2012 Campaign and for his mentorship of the NYC Team for 2014, including Max Bent, Tris Worth, Spencer Verney and FBYC's Sophie Massie, during the J70 Winter Series, in which that tea trained for the USQS on Noel's J70 LOONATICTU.