Team Continues Replenishment in Style

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NYYC Update Saturday 018 Team FBYC completed 6 more races Friday with a 7-11-5-2-12 leaving them tied for 8th in the Championship Fleet of 12, with the three leaders being Annapolis, Eastern and Newport Harbor. After racing, the Team and its supporters feasted on scalding hot steamed lobsters with corn on the cob in the regatta tent on the waterfront at Harbour Court. Today will determine the outcome of the Qualifying Series. The day dawns with continued northwest wind, cloudless skies and zero humidity, in a sailing paradise.

FBYC Makes Cut to Championship Round

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DSC_0720_small Fishing Bay Yacht Club is among the top 12 teams that have qualified for the Championship Series at the 2010 NYYC Invitational Cup Qualifying Series. After completing fourteen races in 2 days in both Sonars and J22s, the team advances on to two days of championship racing on Thursday and Friday in Sonars at New York Yacht Club in Newport.

The team began the day sailing the J22 with a bullet in the first race. They followed that with a 6 and a 2 before switching to the Sonar for the final 3 races. After posting solid mid-fleet finishes with one race left, the team had an 8 point cushion for making it into the championship fleet.

In the final ...

Invitational Cup Qualifying Series Day 1

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FBYC Team photo by Amy RossWednesday was the first day of racing at the NYYC Invitational Cup Qualifying Series. Our Team of Travis Weisleder, Rob Whittemore, Ben Buhl and Lud Kimbrough were sailing against some very tough competition which included past Sonar North American Champions and Olympic sailors.

The 24 teams are divided into 2 groups with one group sailing Sonars and the other J22 in the morning. Then in the afternoon they switch boats. They will do this for racing Wednesday and Thursday, then starting Friday, the top 12 teams will sail in Sonars and the bottom half in J22.

Conditions to start the regatta on Wednesday were very windy. Initially the race committee forbid the boats from flying spinnakers for the first two ...

Team Practice Video

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Travis, Rob, Ben & Lud on Narraganset Bay in heavy air with a spinnaker on a J-22.

The FBYC team finished a brutal day of practice in 20 to 30 knot winds in the less familiar J-22 in Newport Harbor, including a screaming downwind run featured in the attached video shot from the coach boat, followed by two near broaches and man overboards. After nursing their wounds and resting for a few hours, the team and its supporters attended a splendid reception on the lawn at NYYC's Harbour Court, where they were welcomed by Commodore Elwell as representatives of 24 of the nation's "preeminent yacht clubs." As one entered the reception, beneath the awning, the FBYC Burgee hung ...

Kattack will provide live tracking in Newport next week

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Today our team departs for Newport to participate in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup U.S. Qualifying Series. Racing begins Wednesday September 8. The NYYC has announced that Kattack will provide live, online tracking of the boats in the 2010 U.S. Qualifying Series. Supporters and members of the invited clubs, and the general public, can access the live tracking through the New York Yacht Club Event web site: http://nyyc.org/2010USICQualifying/

The New York Yacht Club will also post on its web site a daily blog, written by Brad Dellenbaugh, daily photographs and will post throughout the day the preliminary race results. Also, the FBYC Team will be updating their Facebook Page throughout the day.

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FBYC/NYYC Campaign Practicing in Earnest

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downsized_0606001105aFor the last two weekends, the club members participating in the campaign for the 2010 New York Yacht Club Qualifying Series Campaign have been ramping up their practice schedule. For several hours, four out of the last five weekend days, a dozen sailors have practiced in the campaign Sonar and two Colgate 26s generously provided by Jim Snowa and Den Roberts. The sailors have rotated through the three boats and various positions to hone their skills in each position and give those with the weighty responsibility for ultimate crew selection an opportunity to assess their talents and team work. Although temperatures have been hot, the winds have been unusually good in speed and direction. Yesterday, while landlubbers suffered excruciating temperatures ...

The Fishing Bay Yacht Club Campaign 2010

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club is proud to be invited to compete in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup’s Qualifying series, a “high-profile Corinthian Classic” event in the words of Sailing World magazine.  In the inaugural Invitational Cup of 2009, 19 amateur yacht club teams from 14 nations competed in chartered NYYC Swan 42s at Harbour Court, the NYYC’s on-the-water clubhouse in Newport, R.I.  

To many observers and sailing veterans, the event dramatically superseded the America’s Cup as the world’s foremost international yachting competition.  Ladies and gentlemen, FBYC is going to this party and we won’t be leaning against the wall when we get there.  To make this happen our team needs your support.

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My Odyssey with the Estimated Prophet

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FBYC / NYYC

Last week, I drove to Marblehead, MA, to acquire a Sonar, the one-design to be sailed in September in Newport, RI in the New York Yacht Club’s Qualifying Series for the 2011 Invitational Cup. That Sonar (No. 725) is now parked in the one-design area at FBYC with a banner saying “FBYC/NYYC Qualifying Campaign”. More detail on the Series and the Club’s campaign are provided in last month’s Log and Lud Kimbrough’s article in the next Log, so I don’t dwell on those details. Instead, I focus on a lighter hearted aspect of my “Odyssey.”

I arrived early Thursday morning to scope out the boat. Since I was in no hurry, she and I ...

Campaign for the NYYC Qualifying Series

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As mentioned in a recent Commodore Tabb’s Quarterdeck Column, FBYC is one of 26 "pre-eminent American yacht Club's" invited by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) to participate in the U.S. Qualifying Series for the next NYYC Invitational Cup. The Qualifying Series will be sailed in Newport, Rhode Island, September 8-13, 2010, and the actual Invitational Cup will be September 10-17, 2011. The Qualifying Series will feature fleet racing in Sonars and J/22s in historic Newport, R.I. – on the same waters that the NYYC conducted the America's Cup from 1958-1983. This will be the only opportunity for domestic yacht clubs to earn a place in the 2011 Invitational Cup. The top three U.S ...

NYYC invites FBYC to participate in the next NYYC Invitational Cup

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Commodore David K. Elwell Jr. announced that the club has invited 26 pre-eminent American yacht clubs to compete for places in the second New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, which will be sailed in Newport, R.I., September 10-17, 2011. Commodore Elwell explained that a number of yacht clubs in the United States had expressed interest in competing in the inaugural event, held in September of 2009. “This invitation for a U.S. Qualifying Series is in response to that interest,” he said. The Qualifying Series will be held in Newport on September 8-11, 2010.

The invited American yacht clubs are American in Rye, N.Y.; Annapolis; Bayview in Detroit and Little Traverse in Harbor Springs, Mich.; Boston and ...

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