Fall Series #1 Wrap up

Tom Roberts on

Offshore Racing

Fall Series started on the second day of Fall with light wind from the North West which built comfortably and shifted to the N NE during the three races (as SailFlow predicted (see previous post)).   There were 17 boats competing and all started together on each race adding some interesting large fleet racing aspects.   There were five classes; PHRF A, B, C, Non Spinnaker and J-70..  J-70s were racing tightly and the boats finished with 6,7,8 and 9 points.   The non spinnaker fleet was included in the first start and first leg to windward then did a medium length course up the Piankatank to Marker 12 then a slalom course back to 8 and then back to the ...

Fall Series #1 Offshore

Tom Roberts on

Offshore Racing

SailFlow weather forcast for Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall is here!   This is the forecast for Saturday.  Moderate wind that shifts some and gets better.  RC will be ready to adjust marks to suit. Comfortable temperatures.   You could be sailing in this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nanuq first in class in 2018 Newport Bermuda

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

Nanuq owned by Glenn Doncaster, and representing FBYC, won Class 6 in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division in the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race   Besides Glenn, other FBYC members on board were Alex O’Toole, Austin Power, Bob Fleck, and Jerry Latell.   Word was they made huge gains in their fleet the last day and a half of the race.  Congratulations to Glenn and Nanuq on an outstanding performance.  NanuqTrophy

Congratulations also go Gannon Troutman who was mid bow on Dreamcatcher, who won Class 5.  Dreamcatcher, a Swan 48, was entered by the MudRatz Offshore Team, a 501(c)3 organization founded to complement youth sailing programs.  At age 15, Gannon was the youngest sailor on Dreamcatcher.  For more about Mudratz ...

Stingray Point Volunteers Needed

Becca Doncaster on

Offshore Racing

Have you filled your volunteer requirement for 2018 yet?  If not, we need you!

The Regatta Committee is in need of volunteers to help with Race Committee for Stingray Point Regatta.  The regatta is a three day commitment and will be held on 8/31, 9/1 and 9/2 this year.  Positions available are a driver for Mr. Roberts and a skipper/helper for the gate boat.

Please contact Becca Doncaster ASAP if you can assist with race committee.

Stingray Point 2018 Registration is OPEN!

Becca Doncaster on

Offshore Racing

Registration is now open for the 2018 Stingray Point Regatta in beautiful Deltaville, Virginia. It all kicks off Friday, August 31 with a medium distance race (scored separately from the regatta) and continues through the weekend with two days of buoy racing. -          On Friday night, join us for dinner hosted by the crew of Nanuq Sailing and relax to the tunes of the musical trio, Two Timin’ Susan. -          Saturday after racing, there will be a catered dinner and then you can dance away the evening with a rockin’ band, The Radio Narks!    You won’t want to miss the racing and fun!

Register for the 2018 Stingray Point Regatta by clicking here!

Questions?  Contact Becca Doncaster.  Special thanks to our ...

Lloyd Phoenix History Article

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

I have now migrated almost all our history content to the new website - I ran across one of Jere's history articles describing FBYC's participation in the 1974 Lloyd Phoenix Regatta.  Due to fortuitous circumstances, Fishing Bay Yacht Club came back to win the Championship on the last day.  There may be some timely advice for our team at the US SAILING’s National Offshore Championship in Annapolis this weekend. 

Excerpting from the article...

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According to Johnny, he and his crew adopted an ultimately winning strategy for the Luders 44 in these difficult circumstances: "So our game plan turned out to be to get a clean start where the small crew could concentrate on sail trim and get this ...

FBYC Sailors to Sail for the Lloyd Phoenix Trophy

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

This Thursday FBYC members and crew will head to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD to compete in the US Offshore Championship on Navy 44s. This is the second appearance by the team led by Nanuq skipper Glenn Doncaster. In 2015 the team placed a respectable 4th out of 10 boats. This year the team includes Glenn Doncaster, Bob Fleck, Jerry Latell, Paul Wash, Matt Newborn, Han Kalkofen, and Sloan Burns. Let's support our members as they represent FBYC in the race for the Lloyd Phoenix Trophy!

More information can be found at http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15213#_home

Register for Stingray Point Regatta Today!

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Stingray Point Regatta is almost here!  Labor Day Weekend, the offshore fleet is taking to the water at our biggest offshore event of the year!  This year we are excited about adding a Cruising option for racing! September 2-3, 2017 we will have two exciting days of racing - but come early on Friday, September 1 to participate in the Stingray Light Long Distance Race.

The Saturday Night Shindig will be a ton of fun Saturday night, with a yummy dinner and a fun band.  Come dance under the tent with us, whether you race or not!  Open to all members and their guests. 

Learn more at the Stingray Point Regatta page! Register early, so everyone knows your coming!  Registration ...

St. Mary's Governor's Cup - Southern Leg

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing

Friday, August 4th...5:55 pm first warning.

There are currently 53 entries for this annual event with three points of origin.  The southern leg starts at the mouth of the Piankatank and concludes 46.2 miles later in St. Mary's river at St. Mary's college.  There are overnight facilities available at the college that can be explored here http://www.cvent.com/d/95qflr/4W and the social, party and catering is a first class affair.  

Registration is via yacht scoring here: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm 

New Batch of Crew Trainees Hitting the Water

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

We wrapped up another successful Crew Training class with 38 participants taking part. Be on the lookout for them and invite them for a sail.

 

 

Big thanks to our instructors: George Burke, Jerry Latel, Bob Fleck, John Kalinowski, Mike Karn, Jim Raper, Sue Kessler.

And our On-water practice boats and their crews: Schiehallion, Sleigh Ride, Nanuq, Wendas, Afterthought, GOIN', Trilogy, Cattitude & Corryvreckan

And finally thanks to Holly Fuller & Lauren DeSimmone for their help coordinating.

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Offshore Skippers - Event Registration / 2017 PHRF Certificates

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing
This past winter, PHRF delegates from each club voted and instructed the PHRF Handicappers Board to issue 2017 PHRF ChesBay certificates with ratings for Windward/Leeward and for Circular Random (Random Leg) formats.  You will notice on your certificate that there are two ratings:  RATING (Spin/NonSpin) and CR Course RATING (Spin/NonSpin).
 
Fishing Bay amended its online registration to require an entry for each format, and for each rating (4 numbers) in ###/### format, matching the PHRF certificate.  2016 certificates were issued with both ratings, but the actual CR (random leg) rating may be amended for the 2017 certificates based on the handicappers' work during the off-season.
 
The Opening Day event is now open for registration.  ...

Start Sailing this Spring - Crew Training

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

20150331-002FBYC is again offering their popular Crew Training Program with classes starting in March.  This program was started over 25 years ago and has been introducing sailors to the sport and to FBYC ever since.  For anyone looking to learn the basics of sailing, or get into racing, or improve their skills - this is the class.  The class consists of 3 evening classes in Richmond and 2 optional on the water practice days at FBYC.

Classroom instruction is provided by FBYC racing skippers and crew with experience in local, national and international racing and participants are given written materials to compliment the classroom sessions.

  • Classroom: Tuesday, March 28 6:30pm
  • Classroom: Tuesday, April 4 6:30pm
  • Classroom ...

NOR - Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing

Offshore Fleet and Cruising...below is the abbreviated text of a new event organized by CCV.  It comes on a weekend when there is a hole in the 2017 Offshore schedule and may be of interest for many...

Notice of Race | Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 (makeup date is June 18, 2017)

58 nm daylight race round Chesapeake light for spinnaker fleets (C, non-spin & Cruising - 29.7 nm).
The Chesapeake Light is 1 mile beyond the 12 mile zone in international waters.
The deep draft Thimble Channel is off limits for safety.
Entry fees are: $40 ($35 for USSA members) for entries paid by June 6, 2017.
Enter race and pay online: http ...

Would you like some more racing? Thank you sir! I'll have another!

Bob Fleck on

Offshore Racing

logo_smallith the chaotic weather that we've been having, do you suddenly have an itch for some more racing? Well, if you've made enough trips around the sun, you can scratch that itch at the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this weekend at FBYC. Online registration can be found here: https://www.fbyc.net/Registration/register?event_id=1572

 

If you are a few rotations short of 35, or you don't own a laser, you can still get some racing this weekend with at short trip up the Rappahannock. RRYC is hosting its final PHRF race of the season with their Commodores Cup. Jerry Latell will be PRO and they expect to race two races.  The ...

Stingray Point Regatta Canceled, Stingray Light Race ON

Bob Fleck on

Offshore Racing

Stingray Point Regatta Canceled
Stingray Light Race ON

 

It is with deep regret that we have to announce that the Stingray Point Regatta for 2016 is canceled. This includes all racing and social activities at FBYC on Saturday and Sunday. It is our intention to refund most, if not all, fees to boats entered in the event and dinner purchasers. The forecasts, and analysis, at this time give all indications that both days will be a bust.

We are planning to race the mid distance race on Friday, and have the low country boil at the clubhouse. Price for dinner is the same, $10.00. If you come and you’ve pre-paid for the dinner, you’re good to go. If ...

Volunteers Needed for the Stingray Point Regatta

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Hello everyone the Stingray Point Regatta is this weekend. If you haven't heard, well then SURPRISE and where have you been?? We have a great event planned with the party starting Friday night with a Low Country Boil. Then Saturday we have our BBQ dinner - can't wait to have some brisket! Sunday we round everything off with hot dogs and picnic like stuffs after racing. 

 
So first of all - if you are racing in the event - awesome - can't wait to see you. If you are not going to race in the event, then you are invited to join us for the parties and eating - you can get your tickets online at the event page (https ...
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