Monday February 28, 2005 10:44AM
REMINDER: If you intend to race in a PHRF fleet in 2005, you MUST have
a 2005 VALID PHRF CERTIFICATE. The 2004 version does
not get it; even 2004 certificates issued late in that year expire
prior to the start of the 2005 season in the southern
Chesapeake. Get your 2005 valid certificate NOW!
2005 Black Seal -
Southern Bay Race Week CBYRA qualifier for US SAILING Offshore
Championship: Word comes from CBYRA US Sailing delegate Joe
Krolak, that the 2005 BSC-SBRW Regatta will be a CBYRA qualifier event for
the very prestigious USSA Offshore Championship for the Lloyd
Phoenix Trophy. The finals for this competition among keel
boat crews from each of the 10 US SAILING Areas will be held this year in
Annapolis at the US Naval Academy. Sledd Shelhorse and
his crew from Promises won the whole darn shootin' match in
1983. Most of the members of that crew are still with Sledd and sailing on
Meridian (aka Scherherazade).
Friday February 25, 2005 04:16PM
Richmond, Va Feb. 24, 2005 World class sailor and television commentator Gary Jobson will share his passion for competitive sailing at a lecture on March 25 at the University of Richmond. His talk will stir up interest in another Jobson passion this summers Leukemia Cup Regatta at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville.
Jobson helped win the Americas Cup in 1977 as tactician for Ted Turner. He has written 14 books on sailing, is an editor at large for two sailing magazines, serves as ESPNs sailing analyst and producer, and promotes the sport through his company, Jobson Sailing, Inc.
His stature in sailing is such that in 2003 Jobson was inducted into the Americas Cup Hall of Fame. But he is equally proud of serving since 1994 as Honorary Chairman of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys annual Leukemia Cup Regatta, which has grown from one to 45 events throughout the country. Last year he helped the Virginia Chapters regatta at Fishing Bay raise more than $188,000 for research and treatment.
Monday February 21, 2005 08:48PM
Tomorrow is President
George Washington's birthday. He was our first President. He was
also our first racing bowman - picture him standing in the bow while crossing
2nd in class at the St. Pete NOOD: Christian Schaumloffel and the
crew of Mirage, finished 2nd in the 7 boat Hobie 33 one design class
racing this past weekend at the St Petersburg NOOD Regatta. Over the three
days of racing, our homies amassed a string of 2-2-2-2 (day 1), 1-5 (day 2), and
5-5 (day 3). Juan Mauri (Texas) dominated the Hobie 33 fleet with 7
bullets and one 2nd place - the blemish on his near perfect string
came from our homies on day 2. The other southern Bay boat at the St Pete
event, Dennis Hannick's Radio Flyer, finished 7th
among 9 in the Tripp 26 class.
Monday February 14, 2005 09:34AM
TODAY IS VALENTINES
DAY! If you have not already, call the florist and hope he or she
will have sympathy for a racer whose brain simply froze up due to lack of use
during the off season!
When the Rolex Trans
Atlantic Race starts May 21st from Sandy Hook, there will be at
least 2 southern Bay homies on board one of the entries. Pat
Patterson, owner/skipper of Orion and Jim
Rogers, owner/skipper of Firebrand , will be on
the Stad Amsterdam, the Netherlands sail training vessel. The race
finishes in Cowes and the goal is to beat the Schooner Atlantic's race
record. Pat says that as of now, there are about 20 entries.
Plans are for Gary Jobson and a film crew to be along
too. Now, there's a happening!
R. Strother Scott
Tuesday February 8, 2005 04:58PM
At the CBYRA Region 4 Dinner and Awards Presentation dinner at FBYC last Saturday night, outgoing CBYRA President John Dodge presented the President's Award to Noel Clinard of FBYC in recognition of the excellent 2004 Optimist Atlantic Coast Championships hosted by FBYC in October 2004.
A second award was presented to David Hazlehurst Commodore of FBYC in recognition of FBYC's efforts on the event.
Well done, All!!!
Monday February 7, 2005 08:24AM
CBYRA HIGH POINT WINNERS
FOR 2004 SEASON:
More than 70 racers and friends
attended the CBYRA Region 4 Dinner and Awards
Presentation Saturday evening hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht
Club. CBYRA Vice President for Region 4, Tom Roberts,
made the presentations with an able assist from immediate past (2004)
CBYRA President John Dodge. On hand to receive
first place awards in their fleets for 2004 were
Leroi Lissenden, VooDoo Chile, for PHRF A North,
Allan Heyward, La Maga, for PHRF B North,
Bob Archer, About Time, for PHRF C South, and
Jake Brodersen, Midnight Mistress, PHRF Non-Spin
South. Also, at the soiree to pick up silver were Strother
Scott, Loose Cannon, 2nd in PHRF A North; Mike
Dale, Juggernaut, 2nd in PHRF B North; and Bill
Chandler, Rhumb Line, 3rd in PHRF B South.
Also, in the top 3 of their
fleets, but unable to attend the ceremony and dinner, were: PHRF A
North: 3. Rob Whittet, Wavelength; PHRF A South: 1. John Hanna,
Battlewagon; 2.Bumps and David Eberwine, Sea Star; 3.Bob
Mosby, Cyrano. PHRF B South: 1. Rusty Burshell, Cool
Change; 2.Ben Weeks, Rumble. PHRF C: 2.Mike Veraldi,
Quicky; 3.Ben Cuker, Callinectes. PHRF NS South:
2.Justin Morris, The Hunter; 3.Ed Andrews, No
More quality racing events coming to the southern Bay:
Fishing Bay Yacht Club has been selected to host the 2005 Bay
Open for juniors. The event will run in July. And, Ware River
Yacht Club will host the Mobjack Nationals in August.