FBYC Boats Set to Compete at 2016 Southern Bay Race Week

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club is going to be well represented at the 2016 Southern Bay Race Week at Hampton Yacht Club this Friday-Sunday.  Among the 14 FBYC boats for SBRW are a number of boats who sailed the 67th Down the Bay Race over memorial day weekend to get there.  Including: Afterthought, Nanuq, Blew By You, Schiehallion, & rhapsody.

2016 Southern Bay Race Week FBYC entrants:

J70

  • E.L.E. Matt Braun
  • Hotty Toddy! Steve Quiriconi
  • Inconceivable Mike Karn
  • No Quarter Jon Deutsch

PHRF A1

  • Afterthought Craig Wright
  • Nanuq Glenn Doncaster

PHRF B1

  • Blew By You Austin Powers
  • GOIN' Dennis Hannick
  • rhapsody Jim Raper | Matson Roberts

PHRF B2

  • Mad Hatter Bob Fleck
  • Shenanigan Miles Booth

PHRF C

  • Catitude ...

Winning Weekend at SBRW

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Offshore Racing

It was a winning weekend for the 13 FBYC boats at Southern Bay Race Week in Hampton last weekend.  Two boats Afterthought and Mad Hatter won the PHRF-A and PHRF-B divisions while Cheeky Monkey took 3rd in the PHRF-C division.  Mad Hatter was also took home the Black Seal Cup (the third time the Fleck's contingent has won the regatta overall on two different boats).

The three days of racing were plagued by light winds in the morning that filled later in the afternoon enabling 6-9 races for the various fleets including a single distance race on Saturday.  The last race on Sunday included a phenomial pileup at a leeward mark rounding.

 

How they finished ...

#691 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK – They came. They raced. They partied.   SBRW racers gathered in Hampton for three days of competition that tested the full range of racing skills. On Friday, a lightly rainy, semi-dreary day weather-wise, they raced in Hampton Roads Harbor; on Saturday, a bright sunny, blustery day, featuring NNE breezes in the high teens and low 20s and accompanying seas, they raced one another in a distance race off Bukroe; on Sunday they squared off in multiple windward-leeward races off Ocean View, again under sunny skies with perfect, steady, racing wind. When all was said and done, Neil Ford and Lis Biondi (J24, Rocket J) won their fleet and the coveted BLACK SEAL CUP, thus proving ...

FBYC at Southern Bay Race Week

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Offshore Racing

1st PHRF-C Horizon Bob Fleck

PhotoBoat.com: Horizon &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1128

2nd PHRF-A1 Afterthought Craig Wright

PhotoBoat.com: Afterthought &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1872

2nd PHRF-C Cheeky Monkey Paul & Julie Ann Wash

PhotoBoat.com: Cheeky Monkey &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1215

2nd PHRF-B1 GOIN' Dennis Hannick

PhotoBoat.com: GOIN' &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1786

3rd PHRF-B1 Shenanigan Miles Booth

PhotoBoat.com: Shenanigan &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 836

5th PHRF-B1 Nereid Eric Powers

PhotoBoat.com: Nereid &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week D 920

4th PHRF-C Schiehallion Brad Miller

PhotoBoat.com: Schiehallion &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1273

1st J/70 Vortex Alexander Hanna

PhotoBoat.com: Vortex &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1828

2nd J/70 Full Monty Latane Montague

PhotoBoat.com: Full Monty &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 599

6th PHRF-A1 Double Eagle Sam Mitchener

PhotoBoat.com: Double Eagle &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 224

9th PHRF-A1 Nanuq Glenn Doncaster

PhotoBoat.com: Nanuq &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 252

4th J/70 Cat's Pajamas Clark Dennison

PhotoBoat.com: Cat's Pajamas &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 580

5th J/70 Loonatictu Noel Clinard

PhotoBoat.com: Loonatictu &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week D 964

6th J/70 Pied Piper Dan Troutman

PhotoBoat.com: Pied Piper &emdash; 2014 Southern Bay Race Week C 1032

Photos by PhotoBoat.com | Results

#679 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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Wake up, sleepyheads!  DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME began yesterday!!

PHRF WEBSITE UP AND READY – Register to apply/renew rating, check out the NEW Safety Equipment Requirements (adopted by PHRF of the Chesapeake) and more.  Go to the PHRF home page, www.phrfchesbay.org  and click on the appropriate topic.  You can apply for your rating, get info on the “Equipment Compliance Certificate” (you self-certify as in the past, but the category titles are different and so are the requirements), and you can pay at the site. The new Safety Equipment Requirements have been developed by US Sailing and come as a result of recent tragic accidents that occurred within the past year or two. PHRF of ...

#678 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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Leukemia Cup to Host Gary Jobson in Richmond on March 16.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society kicks off its 2014 Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta season in March with a Richmond appearance by world-class sailor and ESPN commentator, Gary Jobson.Jobson will present his candid behind-the-scenes commentary on the spectacular America’s Cup comeback by Team Oracle over Team New Zealand in the Cup races held last September on San FranciscoBay. As National Chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regattas and himself a Leukemia survivor, Jobson will also offer some valuable fundraising tips for area sailors planning to participate in the upcoming 16th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta in Deltaville in July. The program is free and open to ...

#643 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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SBRW in a nutshell – 89 big boat skippers and crew sailed their brains out for three days in beautiful weather, partied their brains out with rockin’ bands and Gosling’s rum, partook of the downtown pirate festival street skirmishes and swashbucklin’ fun, tried out vendor standup paddle boards, laughed, sang and danced with one another, watched fireworks from the host yacht club lawn and raced, and raced, and raced.  The courses were different each day and to take home an award was no easy task.  The challenges were in the harbor (triangles – multiple races), off Buckroe in the Bay (a distance race) and off Ocean View in the Bay (windward-leewards – multiple races).  The winds were ...

#632 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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VERNAL EQUINOX ON MARCH 2O, 11:02 UTC – SPRING BEGIN-ETH!

Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) was previously, and sometimes still is, referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Nine days ago, the Columbia 32 Carbon, Uncontrollable Urge, lost its rudder in the vicinity of San Clemente Island while racing in the 4th Annual Islands Race.  The crew attempted to set an anchor and attempted to launch a life raft, but ended up abandoning the vessel to swim to shore.  One of the crew, Craig Thomas Williams (36) of San Diego, died in the incident.  Another of the six-man crew,  Ryan Georgianna, has strong southern Bay ties.  He hails from Williamsburg and now resides in ...

#627 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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The skipper of THISTLEDOWNE, Bill McClure of Troy, Virginia, and his Charlottesville area team are all signed up for the Hospice Alliance Regatta scheduled in April in St. Petersburg, FL.  Bill and his crew earned the right to compete by winning the Turkey Shoot Regatta held last Fall at Yankee Point Marina on Myer Creek, just off the Corrotomon, just off the Rappahannock River.  But, for now Bill’s concerns are focused elsewhere.  He is in St. Marteen preparing to race in the RORC Caribbean 600, which starts in a week on February 18th.  No, Bill will not be sailing Thistledowne, a San Juan 21.  Stay tuned – we hope to hear during the coming week ...

#625 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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PhotoBoat.com: Nostalgia &emdash; 2013 Key West Race Week D 466Southern Bay J70 racers Blake and Lud Kimbrough crack Top 10 at KWRW.   Blake and Lud, sailing their brand new J70, Nostalgia, hull 99, in the 38 boat one-design fleet at Key West Race Week, finished 9th overall and 2nd in the sub-fleet re-scored among J70 Corinthian sailors.  As is often the case with new design classes, word is the fleet was loaded with “expert” talent.  KWRW had great wind for all the race days and the J70s got in 12 races over 5 days of racing.  Noel Clinard, also sailing out of FBYC and owner of the first J70 on the southern Bay, Loonatictu, finished 29th overall and 8th in the ...

#624 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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They are racing at Key West!  Sledd Shelhorse’s (HYC, Va Beach)  Farr 400, Meridian X,  is competing in the 9 boat High Performance Class and the two J70s from FBYC, Noel Clinard, Lunatictu, and Blake & Lud Kimbrough, Nostalgia, are racing against 37 more J70s.  Goggle Quantum Key West 2013 to follow the happenings day by day this week.

It IS [a] MIRAGE!  Christian Schaumloffel and his hearty crew, Tom Dwyer, Kevin McKee, and brothers Steve and Dave Taylor, finished 1st  IN CLASS (PHRF B) and 5th OVERALL in the 2013 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race.  Quite an accomplishment considering the daunting weather – “rain squalls and swirly winds” followed by a storm ...

#623 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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Heading for Warmer Climes.  Key West Race Week heats up, opening on January 20th.  To date three (3) southern Bay boats, and one “beyond”, skippers and crew will be there.  Sledd Shelhorse’s Farr 400, Meridian X, will be racing in the High Performance Class.  And, two J70s will race one-design – Noel Clinard’s Loonatictu and Lud and Blake Kimbrough’s Nostalgia are among 39  J70s already signed up.  The Kimbroughs’ J70 will be fresh out of the box; KWRW is hull #99’s first taste of competition.  From “beyond” the southern Bay (Lexington, North Carolina), is well know Teamwork, Robin Team’s J122, sailing in the PHRF 1 class.

SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK 2013 – It’s ...

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The 14th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta is more than having a great time on the water. It's about winning the race to cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. If you have not already done so, register and start fundraising now for the July 6-8 Leukemia Cup Regatta. Free or reduced rate slips will be available at Stingray Point Marina. Our weekend will include a Meet And Greet with sailing legend Gary Jobson ( VIP opportunities available) and a barbecue dinner and auction for sailors and non-sailors alike. Learn more.

MIHILLS win TYPHOON NATIONALS.   Ron Mihills (Irvington, VA) and his sons, Rick Mihills (Annapolis, MD) and Brent Mihills (Morattico, VA) won the last three races of the two-day ...

#594 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK 2012 -  Everything was fine . . .  until the tornado hit.  SBRW 2012, got off to a great start:  Thursday night skippers meeting, Friday a day of perfect racing, awards presentation at the regatta headquarters Hampton Yacht Club and then  . . .  the tornado cut a swath through adjoining neighborhoods, slammed HYC, and spun along the Hampton waterfront.  By early Saturday morning it was crystal clear that there was no way to support further regatta activities.  Mercifully, no one was killed or reported seriously injured.  Literally seconds before the beast hit, racers, volunteers, the band and friends were evacuated by the alert HYC and security staff from the tent into the interior halls of ...

Southern bay race week cancelled

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Posted from an iPad aboard Loose Cannon as we head North to Fishing Bay towing Prophet, with Lud Kimbrough and Kenny Cobb aboard. We all raced Friday on the inside course as the wind was predicted to be quite strong. But it ended up at 8-15 knots from the South and Southwest. The John McCarthy race committee started the A fleet on time at 10am and sent us on three races, a W6, then another W6, and finally a W4. Everybody was back at the docks by 3 to 4pm, in plenty of time to enjoy the beers at the event tent in the HYC parking area.

Rain began to fall about 5pm, and by 6-7 it was getting squally ...

#592 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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LAST CALL BEFORE ENTRY LATE FEE KICKS IN AFTER THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 23.    SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK for the BLACK SEAL CUP:   Racing for all PHRF, One-Design, and Cruising boats. Skippers meeting and welcome/check-in for all on Thursday evening, May 31; Racing for PHRF and One-Design June 1-2-3; and, for Cruising racing on Saturday and Sunday only, June 2 and 3. PHRF and One-Design = $150; Cruising = $99 Late entry fee of $50) kicks in after May 23. Regatta info, fees and forms are available at www.blacksealcup.com or by calling 757-850-4225. Regatta Headquarters at Hampton Yacht Club, three racing courses in the Bay off Ocean View (Norfolk). Y’ALL COME RACING!

SBRW also:  One-Design Classes must ...

#585 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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Former junior sailors take on leadership roles:   William Bomar and  Ben Buhl  have been named as coaches of the Opti Development Team at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  Will Bomar is just finishing his freshman year at the University of Alabama, is well known among the southern Bay J24 crowd, raced for Walsingham Academy in high school competition, and has a year of instructing juniors already under his belt (at HYC last year). Ben Buhl has been around and an important part of the FBYC Junior Program since he was an "ankle-biter" back in 1997.     He has collected numerous awards and given countless hours to the program and now will be one of the two Opti Development Team ...

#584 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

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The southern Bay has been blessed with a kind winter and, so far, an early Spring.  While you are out there practicing for the coming season remember to  DO A MAN OVERBOARD DRILL or two... or three!  And, do it with the spinnaker up!

THIS COMING SUNDAY IS APRIL FOOLS DAY!   Southern Bay J24 Fleet 71 has their first 2012 regatta on  . . . Sunday, April 1.  Connect the dots!!   Kudos to the J24 racers for gettin' out there early!     [ Event hosted by Hampton YC; info and to enter contact Alan Bomar 757-810-4518 or Lin McCarthy 757-850-4225]

**March 27, 2012 - THIS TUESDAY EVENING!  CCV Annual Racing Guide Distribution  and Racing Clinic - (OPEN TO ALL) - no ...

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