Jon Deutsch on Thursday December 5, 2013 10:46AM
Ellen McAllister, mom to Opti Development Team member Reed McAllister, put together this photo album of the team's 2013 regattas. All the kid's contributed their own pages. What FUN!
Meg Rock on Monday November 25, 2013 05:45PM
The National Weather Service and NOAA have issued a gale watch for the Chesapeake Bay starting Tuesday afternoon or evening and lasting into Wednesday. Winds are expected to be predominantly SE initially with clockwise rotation through the evening. Wind velocity is expected to be in the 25-40 knot range.
All slip holders and members with boats stored on trailers or racks are advised to secure their boats with double lines or proper tie downs ASAP.
George Burke, Commodore
Lin McCarthy on Monday November 25, 2013 09:42AM
NANUQ, COOL CHANGE, and ROUNDABOUT finish first in fleets in the 2013 HYC FROSTBITE SERIES. Twenty-two (22) boats finished at least one race (most finished more) in the “granddaddy” of Frostbites on the southern Bay. Sunday proved too much – too much wind, too much cold, and too much whipped up water – for anyone to be on the race course. Even the resilient Laser Frostbiters organized by Robert Suhay, who race out of the ODC Sailing Center on the Elizabeth River, cancelled early and stayed home. The overall trophies for the HYC [big boat] Frostbite Series will be presented Tuesday, December 3rd, at the HYC Annual Awards Night. Overall Results: PHRF A (8 boats) – 1.Glenn Doncaster, Nanuq [4-1-2-4]; 2.Bumps Eberwine, Sea Star [1-3-3-5 – won tiebreaker]; 3.Phil Briggs, Sea Star [3-2-5-2]. PHRF B (13 boats) – 1.Rusty Burshell, Cool Change [3-1-1-1]; 2.Ben Cuker, Callinectes [1-4-2-2]; 3.Bill Gibbings, Jonathan [2-2-5-4]. Alan Bomar, Roundabout, was the only boat racing in PHRF C, and was on the course 3 of the 4 races. Principal Race Officer – Brian Deibler; Scorers – Suzanne Hamilton and Kim Deibler.
PHRF Annual Board of Delegates Meeting. At their meeting held on the 16th in Solomons, the PHRF Board of Delegates voted to keep for 2014 the same Region 4 (Southern Bay) PHRF Class Splits as were in place in 2013. Those are: CBYRA Region 4 - SOUTH DIVISION: A-Up to 109; B-110 to 163; C-164 and higher. CBYRA Region 4 – NORTH DIVISION: A-Up to 109; B-110 to 160; C-161 and higher. Region 4-wide – Non-Spin has no split – all PHRF Non-Spin boats use their non-spin rating. Information provided by PHRF of the Chesapeake President Mike Mullarky at (410) 439-1556.
Meg Rock on Friday November 22, 2013 03:23PM
The hoist that services the Dry Sail Area is out of order.
The hoist will not be repaired until the middle of next week at the earliest, depending on what is wrong and part(s) availability.
Apologies to all for any inconvenience.
Thank you - David Clark, Docks Chair
Jon Deutsch on Friday November 22, 2013 11:52AM
Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Saturday at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, VA. The following is a list of all of the 2013 recipients of the club's perpetual trophies.
PIANKATANK TROPHY – awarded to the skipper of a FBYC enrolled yacht whose actions during the sailing season best exemplify the principle that "all is not lost until the boat sinks." Philip H. Webb
COMMODORES' BOWL – awarded on an alternating year basis to the outstanding Offshore or One Design skipper in FBYC sponsored sailing events for the year based on performance and participation. (2013-Offshore) Mad Hatter Robert & Lisa Fleck
Mark E. Hayes on Wednesday November 20, 2013 01:05PM
Junior Division Families:
Final Practice - Fall Race Team
The 2013 FBYC junior sailing season finally comes to a close this weekend with the last Fall Race Team practice before the winter break. It has been a fantastic and wonderfully successful year!
Meg Rock on Tuesday November 19, 2013 09:21AM
A quick reminder that Fall Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd!
Volunteers will gather at the Main Clubhouse around 8:30 a.m. for coffee and task assignments.
All ages are welcome! A complimentary lunch will be served around Noon.
To sign up, email Ken Odell directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling his cell 804.241.6080. Registrations can also be made by clicking the link to the left.
Jon Deutsch on Monday November 18, 2013 12:55PM
A wonderful time was had with a meeting, dinner, awards, and dancing! Thanks for photos by Karren Huddle.
Jon Deutsch on Friday November 15, 2013 12:15PM
The 2014 sailing events committee, led by rear commodore Matt Braun, has been meeting over the past couple of weeks to set the schedule for 2014. That schedule is now available on the website. The cruising events will be added once they are available. While we don't anticipate needing to make any changes, the schedule won't be certified final until the December Board meeting.
A couple new events for this year:
- Open House Regatta - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 5/24 - this will be Portsmouth racing for one design and offshore boats with a goal of creating sailing opportunities for members/non-members interested in trying out racing. There will be a social following the racing.
- One Design Open House 8/28 - Bring a friend type event sailed in Flying Scots and Front Runners
- Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship 9/20-9/21
- J/70 Chesapeake Bay Championship 11/1-11/2
Jon Deutsch on Wednesday November 13, 2013 12:49PM
Some Laser fleet news - Mike Toms is going to be taking over as the FBYC Laser Fleet captain for 2014. For anyone who hasn't met Mike he grew up sailing at FBYC and has been a longtime Laser Fleet member. He's also been a big help to me with the fleet and it'll be great to have him as our new fleet captain. Mike can be reached at mtoms [at ] aol dot com
I'm not going anywhere and will still be around and will continue to chair the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters regatta. I've appreciated the knowledge and experience passed to me from previous Fleet Captain Brad Squires and David Hazlehurst before him (and maybe Brad again before him). It's been a fun 9 years and I look forward to working with Mike and many more years of Laser sailing at FBYC.
Mary R. Spencer on Tuesday November 12, 2013 01:03PM
THE COMMODORE’S BALLSaturday, November 16, 2013
The Country Club of Virginia
Westhampton Club House
6031 St. Andrews Lane • Richmond, VA
6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting
6:30-7:00 Small talk & Appetizers
7:00-8:30 Dinner & Awards
8:30-11:00 Dessert & Dancing
DINNER, AWARDS, DESSERT & DANCING
Adults $45.00** • Non-member Adults $55.00
Prices above include one glass of wine - Cash bar
Teens (13-17) $30.00 • Children $15.00
New option • DESSERT & DANCING
Join the party after the awards presentation for desserts and live music
Members $15 • Non-members $25
Bulk member rate 4 dessert/ dancing tickets for $50
8:30 pm-11pm • Cash bar
Questions? Contact Connie Garrett email@example.com
Jon Deutsch on Tuesday November 5, 2013 10:50PM
The Laser Fleet ended their sailing season and the sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club on Saturday with a 7-race 'frostbite' regatta. With temperatures approaching 70, mostly sunny skies and light winds, there was a greater risk of sunburn than frostbite.
Nine sailors came out including 3 sailors from the Hampton Roads Laser fleet who made the trip - Mike Moore, Robert Suhay and Frank Patch. We also had 2 of our junior race team members - Luke Hayes and Nina Willms who both sailed Full rigs with the adults. FBYC regulars Mike Toms, Jon Deutsch, Alain Vincey and Frank Murphy rounded out the fleet.
Robert Whittemore on Tuesday November 5, 2013 04:04PM
This past weekend, John Wake and I travelled back to Lake Norman Yacht Club for the annual Fall 48 Regatta. Recall that LNYC successfully hosted the North Americas back in July. It was a big ask of the volunteers of the club to come back and put on another major event a few short months after the NAC’s, but they rose to the challenge and put on another great event. This year’s event also severed as the Carolina District Championship. As usual, the turnout for this event was strong with 35 boats competing over the weekend, including Allan Terhune who has been having an extremely successful year most notably winning major championships in the Lightning, Thistle and J-22 classes.
Jon Deutsch on Thursday October 31, 2013 09:55AM
A new collection of Opti Kids and Junior photos has been posted.... check them out here.
Jon Deutsch on Wednesday October 30, 2013 12:46PM (1 comment)
This Saturday the Laser Fleet will hold their final and the club's final organized race of 2013 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. This is also the 4th and final day of the Laser Series and will help decide the winner of the Blanton Bowl
Expect air and water temperatures to be in the 60's so dress accordingly. Wetsuit/Drysuit not required, but if you start swimming, plan to sail in immediately and park yourself in front of a fireplace.
Coming? Please sign up and let us know you'll be there! Questions? Let me know.
Paul E Wash on Friday October 25, 2013 02:50PM
The Closing Day SSIs have been posted. Additionally, please find start times for Course A, Course B, and Course D. These are preliminary and for information purposes only. Please attend the 930 AM skippers meeting to receive the official sailing instructions and start times.
Mark E. Hayes on Thursday October 24, 2013 07:27PM
The FBYC 2013 Laser Race Team had a fantastic summer! They raced across the Bay and took a week trip to the Laser North Americans in Kingston, Ontario. The team was coached by Gabriel “Tank” Moran, of Ecuador. In addition to being a world class sailor and coach, Gabriel is a professional photographer and videographer. Check out the video he made of the team at:
Meg Rock on Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:35PM
FBYC Fall Clean-Up Is Scheduled For
Saturday, November 23rd
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, November 23rd, at 9:00 am, we will have our annual FALL CLEAN-UP of the Club Grounds. We will gather in the Main Clubhouse around 8:30 am for coffee and task assignments. Usual tasks include leaf raking, mulching and pruning. Bring your favorite yard tool or use ours. All ages welcome! Complimentary lunch will be served around Noon. To sign up, email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my cell 804-241-6080. Registrations can also be made by clicking here.
See you on the 23rd!
Ken Odell, Grounds Chairman