2014 Offshore Fall Series #3 Results

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Offshore Racing

The Offshore Division began Sunday with an offshore division meeting to discuss program ideas and improvements for the upcoming season.  Lead by division commander Paul Wash a number of constructive ideas were shared.

Out on the water - the day started with overcast skies and winds in the mid-teens which dipped under 10 by the end of the second race.

Here's a few photos taken mostly by John Hubbard while aboard our new Parker which was put into service for the first time today.


PHRF-A (5 boats)

  1. Afterthought - Craig Wright
  2. Nanuq - Glen Doncaster
  3. Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener

PHRF-B (6 boats)

  1. Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  2. GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  3. Shenanigan - Miles Booth

PHRF-NS (5 boats)

  1. Chilcoot - Alex Alvis ...

Offshore Fall Series #1 Plagued by Light Winds

Jon Deutsch on

New Building

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

Closing Day this Saturday!

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Another racing season is coming to a close. So…what better way to adjust to the winter doldrums than to come out and join the fun this Saturday for the FBYC annual oyster shuck and roast? Sign up online and join the fleet for a pursuit race around government marks in the vicinity of the Piankatank River and Fishing Bay. The pursuit race is OPEN to ALL boats! This means even if you don’t race or don’t have a PHRF certificate, a rating will be assigned to you and you can come join in the fun. The only stipulation is that you must register online in order to participate. There is a Skippers’ Meeting at 0930 by the flagpole adjacent to ...

Offshore Fall Series Final Standings

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Offshore Fall Series final standings are posted here. Congratulations to the fleet winners. There was close competition this Fall and first place ties in two out of the four divisions (PHRF A and PHRF C)! Remember the standings are done using high points with a 51% participation requirement.

Offshore Racing Update

Paul Wash on

Arts of FB

Offshore Fall Series III is this Saturday. The standings remain tight with several tie breakers in effect. Remember - standings for series events this year are scored following the High Point Percentage scoring system - so you need a minimum of 51% participation to qualify for the series. You can get a glimpse of the interim standings here.

If you have not registered for Fall Series III please do so - this provides the race committee and social chair an accurate headcount of who is attending. Sign up now. While you are at it - go ahead and make sure you are registered for Fall Series IV and Closing Day. Remember Closing Day is followed by the classic Oyster Roast and a few "new ...

Offshore Meeting at 4 PM Saturday, April 13th

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Attention Offshore Skippers
This Saturday, April 13th, there will be an Offshore meeting in preparation for the 2013 FBYC Racing Series. This meeting will occur at 4 PM in Fannie's House after the Opening Day medium distance race and prior to the Blessing of the Fleet. The meeting will end promptly at 4:45 PM to allow time for folks to migrate to the Blessing. If for some reason the Opening Day race is not complete prior to 4 PM, an alternate time for this meeting will be established and posted on Fannie's door.
The goal for this meeting is to provide a forum for skippers and to share their thoughts on relevant topics related to club ...


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

'ROUND THE LIGHTS was. . . challenging.    At first the right way seemed to be the left way, but it turned out that the left way was the wrong way.  And, that isn't all.  At the start the wind was supposed to be from the North and go East, but it really was from the East and went North.  About the only thing that was "as predicted" was that chop resulted from a big ebb into the face of an East breeze. . . but wait, the breeze wasn't supposed to be East, so  . . . .   See, there is more than meets the eye to sailing and doing well in the 'Round the Lights Race.   Actually, those who ...

FBYC Scot 2011 Fall Series Finale

Len Guenther on

Flying Scots

Sunday is it, the end of the 2011 One Design Season. What do you say we go out with a bang? Mother Nature is poised to hold up her end of the bargain.

We have had 13 skippers on the line so far this Fall. I bet we can double that total if all our Scot sailors looked at Sunday's weather forecast and then contemplated the long, dark winter looming out there on the calendar.

See you on the water (and then at the watering hole)

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