Lin Mccarthy on Monday October 5, 2009 03:53PM

CCV AWARDS AND YEAR END BASH - Friday, November 6, Crowne Plaza on the downtown Hampton waterfront.   Save $5 - be an Early Bird by making your reservations before October 14.       This is the season wrap-up and celebration where the 2009 CCV High Point Award winners  are recognized.  It is a  racers'  P-A-R-T-Y!  In addition to the awards presentations,  there will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, free wine and keg beer, cash bar, and live entertainment by  THE PHUN DOCTORS.   Get out your party duds and dancin' shoes.  Crew, skippers, friends, and families - everyone is welcome. Early Bird ressies are $35 per person; cost jumps to $40 after the 14th.  Contact the Crowne Plaza directly at (757) 727-9700 for a special room rate if you plan to stay over.  For party ressies contact Dave Taylor at (757) 344-5292.


GARY JOBSON to speak at EYC.   Going to the US SAILBOAT SHOW this weekend (Thur October 8 - Mon Oct 12) in Annapolis?  Eastport Yacht Club (EYC) invites you to join them on Saturday, October 10th from 6 – 11 PM for their Boat Show Bash and it’s a benefit for Annapolis Community Sailing and the EYC Foundation!  Gary Jobson will present Sailing: Speed and Passion in a quiet area with chairs and two great bands will be playing all evening on the waterfront side.  There will be wide variety of food and beverage for sale. Visit the Bash website, www.eycbash.com  Questions?  Please email eycbash@gmail.com or leave a message on the EYC Hotline 410-263-0415.

SEA STAR,  COOL CHANGE, SPRAY  and  BLACK WIDOW  take CCV Fall Series Silver!    A northwest breeze and plenty of sunshine made yesterday the perfect ending to the 2009 season.  Southern Bay racers raced their brains out in the two final races of the CCV 5-race Fall Series and capped off the CCV season long  12-race  High Point Series.   The breeze was steady all day in the 10-15 range, the current came and went, and folks along the Newport News-Hampton shoreline got some great entertainment watching the windward mark roundings.  Here are the CCV Fall Series results:  PHRF A (11 boats) - 1.Dave Eberwine, Sea Star (1-2-1-2-2); 2.Bob Mosby, Cyrano (2-5-5-3-3);  3.Lloyd Griffin, Cash Flow (3-1-3-4-8).    PHRF B (14 boats) - 1.Rusty Burshell, Cool Change (1-3-1-1-1); 2.Greg Cutter, Gremlyn (4-1-4-5-2); 3.Dave McConaughy, White Boat (3-7-2-2-3), won the tie breaker over  Bob Archer, Bad Habit (2-4-3-3-5).       PHRF C (11 boats)  - 1.Bumps Eberwine, Spray (2-4-2-1-1); 2.Jonathan Phillips, Fine (4-1-6-2-2); 3.Alan Bomar, Roundabout (1-2-4-5.5-3).    PHRF Non-Spin (4 boats) - 1.Leo Wardrup, Black Widow (1-1-2-1-2);  2.Dixon Wilde, Kingfisher (2-2-1-2-1); 3.Tom Connors, Fins Up (3-3-3-3-3).  Principal Race Officer - John McCarthy;  Mark Boats - Bill Gibbings, Glenn Giles, Tom and Jane Fowler. 


'ROUND THE LIGHTS RACE  is all set for Saturday, October 24.  This is the annual race put on by Old Point Comfort Yacht Club.  It appeals to those who march to a different drummer, those who are naturally indecisive, and those who harbor a special affection for lighthouses.  This is the staggered start  race where boats must round BOTH the Middle Ground Light and the Thimble Shoal Light before completing the course.  Each racer gets to decide in what order to round which lighthouse.  Entries are due by October 17th; after 5PM on the 17th a $5 late fee kicks in.  Organizers need your entry absolutely no later than Friday, October 23rd.  So, pull out the charts and current tables, gather the crew, and check the sails.  For info and to enter, please contact Dennis Miner at (757) 867-1028 or Mark Wolfe at (757) 989-5064.


IMPORTANT TO PHRF RACERS:    It's that time of year again - the Annual Meeting for the Board of Delegates in scheduled for November 14 in Annapolis.   If you have concerns you should be letting your club's PHRF delegate know PRIOR TO THE ANNUAL MEETING .  One thing that is being unofficially  tossed around in the dock rumor mill is the possibility of uniform Bay-wide rating bands.  For as long as anyone can remember, Region 4 (the southern Bay region) has determined its own splits each year.  The basis for that method of operation is that the local region reps are better informed on the impact the splits have on the local region fleets.   If you have thoughts about this or other PHRF matters, voice them now to your PHRF Delegate and/or Handicapper.  Now is the time to speak up.  NOTE:  The PHRF website is  www.phrfchesbay.com  and delegates and handicappers are listed there.  The PHRF VP for Region 4 is Mike Dale (804 - 462-7119).


BBSA Willoughby Racers had 17 boats turn out for the annual  Willoughby Memorial Regatta on Saturday.  Racing was single headsail only in Norfolk's Willoughby Bay.  The fleets were divided into three groups based on PHRF ratings.  Fleet winners were Dave Bettis in his Ranger 33, Boo Nasty,  Kathy Barber in her Merit 25 Figaro, and Dave Wilbar in his Capri 22, Outward Bound II.   Principal Race Officer - Scott Almond.


CCV OKTOBERFEST [Wednesday evening] RACES begin this week, October 7.  There will be a spinnaker and non-spinnaker fleet.  First warning is at 1800 (6PM)  Racing is in vicinity of Hampton Bar in the harbor.  The start is at CCV Mark A, the Day Beaon Red 4, at the mouth of Hampton River.  Oktoberfest runs on every Wednesday evening in October.  Racing is free, but you must submit an entry form.  For details and entry contact Dave Taylor (757) 344-5292. 


Question:  Do you have to be a turkey to enter the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta?    Answer:  No, but it helps!!  The Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta is a peaceful event open to all classic sailing fowl.  Rifles are not required, but a desire to have fun is.  Check out www.turkeyshootregatta.com for details.   The Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta will be THIS COMING WEEKEND; hosted by Yankee Point Marina. 
MURPHY'S LAW:   Get out your high-heel sneakers and put your wig-hat on your head!  Closing day regattas and award party soirees are coming up on the calendar.  The second best thing racers do (after racing) is party-ing!   /S/  Murphy the Racing Beagle, the sailing spirit in us all.
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