Mary R. Spencer on Wednesday May 22, 2013 10:02AM
Memorial Day Weekend Private Events:
During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend there will be two private events taking place in the main clubhouse. The first event begins Saturday, May 25, at 6:00 p.m. and the second Sunday, May 26, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Although members will not have full access to the main clubhouse during those events, they will have access to all other facilities including the pool, beaches, main clubhouse bathrooms via exterior doors, grills, and cook-out tent on the Fishing Bay side and all Jackson Creek facilities unencumbered. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Rear Commodore Matt Braun at (804)-640-3184 or email@example.com.
Paul E Wash on Tuesday May 21, 2013 10:26AM
The final high point standings are posted. Awards will be presented at Rosegill this coming Saturday. Congratulations to the skippers who placed in their classes. Thanks to everyone for a successful 2013 Spring Series. Don’t forget that this weekend is Race to Urbanna. The list of racing entries is a little light so if you intend to race please sign up. While you are at it, remember to sign up for the Long Distance series that starts June 22nd with the Moonlight Regatta followed by ice cream with Goslings topping. Finally, good luck to those doing Down the Bay starting this Friday.
Paul E Wash on Thursday May 16, 2013 02:06PM
The interim high point results have been posted to the FBYC web site. This is for informational purposes only and the scores are not final. The results are organized by fleet. There are 3 pages in each result set. The first page is the summary of daily scores as recorded in low point. The second page is the raw high point conversions, scores, and calculated participation. The third page is the current standings summary and ranking; excluding boats whose participation level did not meet the 51% or greater eligibility requirement. The third page is the page that shows the "final" series results once they are final of course.
Overall, I realize the computation here is different from the way it’s been in the past. But hopefully you will see the value that this systems offers. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Paul E Wash on Tuesday May 14, 2013 01:52PM (2 comments)
Since when can the weathermen predict the weather, let alone the future? That’s what many racers were asking before Saturday’s Offshore Spring Series III coupled with a little Back to the Future storm reference. What started out as a miserable day early in the morning turned out to be warm, partly sunny day with 10-15 kt. breezes out of the southwest. To top it off it was a great day of sailing and racing.
Certainly, one thing unpredictable was the results and nobody’s clock was safe this day...
Lin McCarthy on Monday May 13, 2013 01:18PM
FBYC Spring Series racers got in three races on this past Saturday. Action will continue on this coming Saturday, May 18th, as Day 4 of the 2013 series takes place. For all the race by race details and to figure the current standings, please go to www.fbyc.net and click on the applicable results.
PHRF of the CHESAPEAKE Update: The difficulty our friends at PHRF have had this year with the ratings database is not news. However, they have been working away at it and now have more than 400 of the 2013 ratings processed. So, if you have not applied for renewal (whether you received a renewal reminder notice or not), you need to do so. The easiest way to renew is to go to www.phrfchesbay.org and click on “Application and Renewal” – you can even pay there. Straightforward renewals are going through more quickly because the handicappers do not have to be involved in the process, as happens when there are changes to the boat, sails, etc. You can also check out the updated Valid List at the website.
George Sadler on Friday May 10, 2013 11:31AM
FBYC Captains and Crew,
If you wish to have a safety inspection done of your boat at the Club on Saturday morning, May 18, 2013, then please let me know via email or mobile phone. We have members of the USCG Auxiliary Mathews Flotilla that have volunteered to perform the vessel examinations.
I will coordinate the appointment time for your inspection, which should only take about twenty minutes
For an idea of what they look for you may visit the following link:http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=V-DEPT&category=virtual-safety-check.
or if you wish you can do your own assessment.
My mobile phone is 757-343-9890.
Cruising Division Commander
Mary R. Spencer on Wednesday May 8, 2013 02:59PM
Family Picnic at Rosegill Farm
Kickoff the summer in style with an evening at Rosegill!
All club members are invited - come by boat or by car!
When: Saturday, May 25th
IMPORTANT: Log in and register online at http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/entry?event_id=1252 by May 17th for a dinner reservation. Social pass can be purchased at the door. Advance notice/ registration is always appreciated!
Where: Rosegill Farm, Urbanna, VA
At the Farm:
Cocktails and refreshments 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Picnic Dinner on the Lawn 6:00 pm
Back by popular demand – shrimp, crab cake sliders, mini-burgers, and more!
Band 6:00 – 9:00 pm
CHARLIE, a great North Carolina Motown/ beach music band!
Dinner and social passes available. Check http://www.fbyc.net for pricing.
Thank you for registering online! For questions or problems registering, contact Valerie Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
Paul E Wash on Wednesday May 8, 2013 11:36AM
Offshore fleet: Spring Series III is this Saturday and after a nearly three week hiatus it’s time to get back on the water. There are currently four races completed in the series and competition is tight. Remember that we are using the High Point Percentage Scoring (HPPS) system this year to determine series results. If you have only raced one day of the series, you are currently at 50% eligibility (2 out of 4 races). While HPPS is designed to account for a missed day, you must sail in 51% or more of the total races to be eligible for overall series scoring. After Spring Series III we will publish interim (not final) high point standings. This will allow the fleet to see HPPS in action, realize the benefits of the scoring approach, and help folks formulate a strategy to gain the needed points to seize a place in the series. For details on HPPS please reference Offshore GSI’s 13.2.
So enough on the technical information, right? Saturday is looking like a promising Spring day on the Chesapeake with a nice southerly breeze. Come out, race, and enjoy the competition!
Standby next week for an update on the high point standings as we break them down to determine who needs to defend their position and who is in the running to overtake the high point leaders.
See you on the water,
Michael Toms on Sunday May 5, 2013 10:26PM (1 comment)
Solid turnout for the Laser clinic and the racing that followed today - total participation was 15 sailors, of whom eight stayed for racing. The conditions were a bit blustery, with puffs in the 20's. Dan Herlihy, with a 2nd place for a throwout, sailed a consistent set of races to take the win. Mike Moore from Virginia Beach was 2nd, followed by Alain Vincey, who beat Mike Toms on a tiebreaker for 3rd.
Lin McCarthy on Monday April 29, 2013 03:58PM
Annapolis NOOD. Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5. So, far 7 southern Bay boats are going one-design racing this coming weekend in the Annapolis National OffShore One Design Regatta. Our area will be well represented in the J70 class – all 5 owner/skippers are entered in the 48 boat fleet: Noel Clinard (FBYC), Lud Kimbrough (FBYC), Ron Thompson (HYC), and two Vortex Marine (BBSA) entries, one sailed by Jay Matteson and the other by Basil Rowland. Craig Wright (FBYC) is the southern Bay entry in the 8 boat J109 class and Mike Gravitt (HYC) will wear the mantle in the 4 boat Viper 640 class. And, also from the southern Bay, senior judge John McCarthy (HYC) and judge Brooks Zerkel (FBYC) have been invited to serve on the event jury. To date the J70s have the largest number of boats (48) entered, followed by the J22 class with 27.
18 COLLEGE TEAMS MOVE ON TO ICSA COED NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS IN ST. PETERSBURG. From the southern Bay, ODU (2nd) and UVA (9th) are among the top 9 teams in the Eastern Division of the semifinals sailed this past weekend in Hampton. ODU and Hampton U were the hosts for the event in which 35 college A and B teams competed. The top 9 finishers of each division will race in the national finals. ODU’s outstanding freshman skipper Esteban Forrer and junior crew Julia Wiesner won the Eastern B-Division. For complete results for the two day 13 race regatta, click on http://2013semis.collegesailing.org/ Gary Bodie, former USA Olympic Team Head Coach and the coach credited with establishing the Hampton University sailing program, was PRO for the event.
Jon Deutsch on Thursday April 25, 2013 08:25PM (1 comment)
Mike Toms will be conducting this clinic on Sunday, May 5 (note: changed from 5/4) for beginner and intermediate Laser Sailors. Mike is an experienced sailor and instructor and has experience helping move people forward in sailing, no matter their skill level. Whether you hope to race or play, this clinic can help make Laser sailing more fun and safer.
The clinic will be started at 8:30AM and run for a little over 2 hours. The clinic will be followed by FBYC's Laser Spring Regatta (first warning at 1200) which will be tailored to have close-in courses suitable for new racers.
Lin McCarthy on Monday April 22, 2013 09:41AM (2 comments)
The FBYC Spring Series fleets got in two 4+ nm races yesterday. In the PHRF A fleet (6 boats), Craig Wright’s Afterthought won the tie for 1st for the day (3-1), over Sam Mitchener’s Double Eagle (2-2). Double Eagle had stand-in skippers, Mayo Tabb and Mark Stephens, as Sam has suffered the recent, unexpected lost of his wife, Cary. Glenn Doncaster, Nanqu, took 3rd for the day (1-4). In PHRF B (4 boats), Bob Fleck, Mad Hatter, took two bullets (1-1) for 1st place and Brad Davis, Bad Dog won the tie breaker for 2nd (3-2), over Eric Powers, Nereid (2-3), 3rd. In PHRF C (4 boats), Bundy, Blue Moon, took 1st for the day (1-2) and Paul Wash, Cheeky Monkey, won the tie breaker for 2nd (4-1), forcing Brad Miller, Schiehallion, to 3rd (2-3). Mike Dale’s Juggernaut was the only boat to sail in the PHRF Non-Spin fleet. Principal Race Officer for the day was Mike Chesser. FBYC Spring Series resumes on May 11th. www.fbyc.net
SBRW J70 One-Design Class racing at SBRW. This past week J70 entries reached the number required (minimum of 5) for a SBRW One-Design Class. Southern Bay area J70 skippers, Noel Clinard (FBYC), Lud Kimbrough (FBYC), Ron Johnson (HYC), Basil Rowland (BBSA), and Jay Matteson (CCV), are all set and will be racing at SBRW. All are coming off this past weekend of racing at Charleston Race Week where 55 J70s raced and 16 were scored also in the Corinthian Fleet. Lud and Blake Kimbrough had the best showing of boats with southern Bay ties – 22nd overall and 6th in the Corinthian Fleet followed by Ron Thompson at 26th overall and 7th in Corinthian. Google Charleston Race Week for complete results. In order to have an OD start at SBRW, One-Design Classes must make (5 entries minimum) by May 20th .
Two J24s with southern Bay and beyond ties finished in the top 10 in the Charleston Race Week 26 boat J24 class. Ron Medlin, Jr, (Wilmington, NC) sailed Bash to third place overall and Clark Dennison (FBYC, Richmond) finished 7th overall in Kobayashi Maru.
Paul E Wash on Thursday April 18, 2013 01:54PM
Sunday's Spring Series #1 proved to be an exciting day of racing, kicking off the series under sunny skies and varying breezes. After nearly an hour AP from the lack of winds, the Race Committee found breezes in the 5-8 knot range out of 060 degrees. A W4 course was established with 1.2 nm legs.
Lin McCarthy on Monday April 15, 2013 08:11AM
Twenty (20) of the FBYC Off Shore Division boats raced on Saturday in a non-sanctioned mid-distance race at the FBYC Opening Day festivities. Craig Wright’s J109, Afterthought won the race, followed by Sam Mitchener’s Double Eagle, and Drake Johnstone’s Cat’s Pajamas in 3rd.
FBYC Spring Series opened yesterday with twenty-two (22) boats in two races. The first day of “serious” racing followed on the heels of Saturday’s FBYC Opening Day mid-distance race, designed to shake off rust, bless the fleet, and enjoy a great dinner and a live band. SPRING SERIES DAY 1 RESULTS: PHRF A (5 boats) – 1.Craig Wright, Afterthought; 2.Sam Mitchener, Double Eagle; 3.Utley/Whittet, Wavelength. PHRF B (9 boats) – 1.Bob Fleck, Mad Hatter; 2.Dennis Hannick, Goin’; 3.Dave Hinckle, Elancer. PHRF C (5 boats) – 1.Sam Marshall, Play it Again; 2.Paul Wash, Cheeky Monkey; 3.Brad Miller, Schiehallion. PHRF Non-Spin (3 boats) – 1.Mike Dale, Juggernaut. Principal Race Officer – Brooks Zerkel. FBYC Spring Series will continue on Sunday, April 21st. For info, please check www.fbyc.net.
Heading to Charleston Race Week from the Southern Bay and beyond. Southern Bay racers and some of their North Carolina friends will be representing our area at CRW this coming weekend. Racing starts this coming Friday and wraps-up on Sunday. More than 300 boats have entered CRW; here are the southern Bay racers registered to date: J24 class – Clark Dennison, Kobayashi Maru (Richmond/FBYC); Chip Till, Murder, Inc. (Wrightsville Beach/CYCNC); Ron Medlin, Bash (Wilmington, NC); Bob Cowen, Nugget (Wilmington/CYCNC). J70 class – Noel Clinard, Loonatictu (Richmond/FBYC); Ron Thompson, USA 68 (Yorktown, HYC); Blake and Lud Kimbrough, Nostalgia (Richmond/FBYC); Ken Corsig, Lucky Charm (Charlotte,NC/LNYC); Vortex Racing- Wilbar and Rowland, USA 210 and USA 219 (Virginia Beach); Travis Weisleder, Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team (Richmond); PHRF A class – Robin Team, Teamwork (Lexington, NC); Tartan 10 class – Mary Piepenbrink & David Lorenz, 10-Acious (Wilmington,NC). Good luck to all!
R. Noel Clinard on Thursday April 11, 2013 09:57AM (1 comment)
At the St. Petersburg NOOD, Brandon Flack, his wife and kids sailed their J70 "Torqueedo", until the last day, with temperatures at 42 degrees, honking wind and big waves. See this recount of his decision-making. Our "Loonatictu" was one of the intrepid dozen out of 20 who went out that day, after the delay of a skied main halyard, and other than the occassional knockdown, the big challenge was finding a dry course to the sailing area. The spray only felt hot for an instant, then Brrrrr.
Paul E Wash on Tuesday April 9, 2013 02:10PM
R. Strother Scott on Monday April 8, 2013 12:13PM
The web site has now caught up with the fast moving cruising set – and I have updated the schedule to reflect the changes that were made a few weeks ago.
Please visit http://www.fbyc.net/Events/2013/Cruising to see the current schedule and sign up for these events.
Mary R. Spencer on Monday April 1, 2013 11:07PM
Opening Day 2013 - New format - no cost!
When: Saturday, April 13th **IMPORTANT: Register online by April 5th to reserve a spot**
Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm
Dinner 6:00 - 8:00 pm (new format!)
Band 7:00 – 10:00 pm - SGGL, back by popular demand
Where: FBYC Clubhouse
- $0 – members
- $30 – non-members
- $5 – non-member’s children, 12 and under
Gourmet food stations including butlered service will serve delicacies such as fried oysters and crab cakes. Full menu here. Open bar will be provided.
Welcome all racers, cruisers, their families, and guests to this family-friendly event to kick-start a great year of sailing!
(Contact Caroline Garrett for questions - email@example.com)