Tuesday February 24, 2004 09:31AM
to register if you plan to attend the USSAILING Advanced Race Management
Seminar, March 6-7,
Hampton (HYC), Virginia. $65. Be
sure to check the US SAILING web site for the materials you should bring and for
the study questions - www.ussailing.org/racemgt
Seminar instructor is Mark Murphy
, USSA certified National and
International Race Officer. For info contact Bob Thomas at (757) 898-9407
or (757) 864-3913. The NORTH U Racing
Tactics Seminar is also March 6-7,
at the Old Dominion University
Sailing Center off Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk. For info check out
the web site at http://www.northu.com
Neil R. Alley
Wednesday February 18, 2004 01:20AM
Registration and class information for the US Sailing Advanced Race Management Seminar, Mar. 6 and 7, at Hampton Yacht Club is available in the attached file. The seminar is part of US Sailing's Race Officer Training and Certification Program and is designed for people who have some race committee experience, but newcomers are, also, welcome. Registration, $65, is requested by this Friday, Feb. 20. Class size is limited to 25.
Tuesday February 17, 2004 08:59AM
St Pete NOOD:
Mirage, Fast Lane, and Radio Flyer Do St
Petersburg. At the National Offshore One Design (NOOD)
Regatta this past weekend, three southern Bay boats did well in their
respective classes. Christian Schaumloffel brought his
Hobie 33 back from a shaky start to 2nd place in the 7 boat fleet;
Mirage posted a string of 6-6-1-1-2 (16). In the 10 boat J/29
fleet, Jay McArdle, Fast Lane, finished 3rd
overall, 7-2-3-7-3 (22). Among the 6 Tripp 26s at the NOOD,
Dennis Hannick brought Radio Flyer in 3rd with
4-3-3-2 (12). Other southern Bay teams at St. Pete included J/29s
Killshot, Wardwell - 5th; Patriot, Whittemore - 6th;
and, Rockette, Monsees - 7th. J/24s, Thin
Ice, Hope - 24th.
R. Strother Scott
Thursday February 12, 2004 02:19PM
As noted earlier - FBYC friend Linda Liles has become famous as regards her relationship with the Beatles on their visit to the US 40 years ago this week. On Tuesday, she appeared briefly in a segment on ABC World News Tonite where she disclosed Ringo had proposed to her - she, then age 8 (not 9 as quoted) declined. We will provide the video when available.
Yesterday the London Observer ran an article entitled I kissed a Beatle and it is copied in full under Read More. Photos also attached from the NY Daily News from February 11.
Monday February 9, 2004 10:30AM
This coming Friday, February 13, marks the opening day of the
St. Petersburg NOOD Regatta which runs through February 15. Cross your
fingers for southern Bay sailors Christian Schaumloffel,
Mirage, in the Hobie 33 class, and Dennis Hannick,
Radio Flyer, in the Tripp 26's.
and FBYC sailor Skip Hope, Thin Ice in the J-24 class.
Several southern Bay racers interested in the race management
side of the house attended the annual CBYRA Race Management
Seminar at Annapolis YC this past weekend. Louis Vitton
Challengers Cup [for the America's Cup] and NOOD Regattas' guru
Peter Reggio was the keynote speaker and stayed the entire
day, chatting informally with attendees. Our own John
McCarthy presented one of the concurrent sessions at the seminar.
Spotted among the attendees from our part of the Bay were Randy
Alley (FBYC), Blaine Liner (RRYC), and Tom
Norris (RRYC). Event organizer Taran Teague said
a total of 79 participants attended the day long seminar from 24 different
yacht clubs in several mid-Atlantic states.
Race Management Training Opportunities coming nearby
February 28 - Race Committee Workshop -
Rappahannock River YC - contact Ron Mihills at
February 28 - USSAILING Basic Race Management
Seminar - Eastport YC - contact mark Murphy at (410) 263-8568
March 6-7 - USSAILING Advanced Race
Management Seminar - Hampton YC - contact Bob Thomas at (757)
March 28 - CCV-HYC Race Management Workshop -
Hampton YC - contact John McCarthy at
Monday February 2, 2004 11:16AM
REGION 4 RACERS PICK UP CBYRA
SILVER! More than 75 racers and racer
groupies (friends, families, and interested parties) congratulated,
cheered, and toasted the recipients of the CBYRA High Point Awards
presented Saturday night at host Hampton Yacht Club. Receiving awards for
the 2003 racing year were: NORTH DIVISION PHRF SPINNAKER: 1.
Mike Karn, Insatiable; 2. Allan
Heyward, La Maga; 3. Leroi Lissenden,
Voodoo Chile. SOUTH DIVISION PHRF A: 1.
Vernon and Dave Eberwine, Sea Star; 2.
Bob Mosby, Cyrano; 3. Phil
Briggs, Feather. SOUTH DIVISION PHRF B: 1.
Rusty Burshell, Cool Change; 2. Ben
Weeks, Cheryl Lea; 3. Bill Chandler,
Rhumb Line. SOUTH DIVISION PHRF C: 1. Bob
Archer, About Time; 2. John Blais,
Stardancer; 3. Ron "Louie" Lewis,
Incentive. SOUTH DIVISION PHRF Non-Spinnaker: 1.
Ed Andrews, No Problem; 2. Justin
Morris, The Hunter; 3. Tom Peddy,
Impulse. HAMPTON ONE DESIGN (Bay-wide): 1.
Devon Sweeney; 2. Latane Montague;
3. Eddie Wolcott; 4. Kevin Hanna;
5. Mark Wheeler. MOBJACK (Bay-wide): 1.
Mark Arnold; 2. Meg Roberts; 3.
Len Guenther; 4. Jerry Desvernine;
5. Tom Roberts. LASER (Bay-wide): 3.
Henry Amthor. 420 JUNIORS (Bay-wide):
4. Brett Baker/ Mike Brown; 5. Charlie
Sunday February 1, 2004 09:44AM
A reminder from Australia, where it's summer right now. And where,as I found out while visiting Sydney in 1999, you can watch the Super Bowl live on a Monday morning. Read on.
As all you northern hemisphere sailors sit out the winter or brave the
frostbiting series and dream of the warm, tropical weather in places like
Queensland, Australia, spare a thought for this poor laser sailor and maybe
you won't feel so bad....
January 26, 2004 Lightning smashes into Laser dinghy, sailor in hospital.
Gosford sailor Chris Meech is recovering in Gosford Hospital after his Laser
dinghy was literally blown apart by a bolt of lightning while he was sailing
on Brisbane Waters on Saturday.
Meech, a Laser Masters sailor, was heading
back to Gosford Sailing Club after race officials had abandoned racing for
the day because of the severity of storms in the area when a bolt hit the
mast of his 4.23 metre Laser, blowing a hole in the deck which then
delaminated from the hull. According to race officials, Meech was thrown 30
feet by the force of the lightning strike, landing on his back. The club
rescue boat dashed to his assistance, immediately calling for an ambulance
to meet them at the clubhouse.
"He is recovering but is being kept under
observation at Gosford Hospital," Gosford Sailing Club Commodore Brad
English said today. "He told us he felt completely numb when he landed;
fortunately he was wearing a buoyancy vest. "The Laser sailors were sailing
back to the club through the moored yachts, on the assumption that lightning
would hit the taller mast of one of these boats rather than a small dinghy
mast," English added. "We were getting severe thunderstorms at the time,
and the clubhouse literally shuddered when this one hit Chris just a few
hundred metres from the shore."
Class rules require wearing a life vest while racing, an appropriate requirement.