Lin McCarthy on Monday October 29, 2012 12:17PM
Hurricane Sandy is, at this moment, off the Virginia Capes. Wind, rain, and flooding are serious concerns all around the southern Bay area. Stay safe. Hopefully, we can all resume our passion NEXT weekend. Right now, Hurricane Sandy continues to be a challenge for all.
EASTERN STANDARD TIME RETURNS THIS COMING SUNDAY - NOV 4th at 0200.
Ghost and goblins come out this week – HALLOWEEN is Wednesday.
ALL PHRF RACERS – IMPORTANT DATE, November 17, 2012, Annual PHRF of the Chesapeake Meeting in Fredericksburg, VA, at the Hilton Garden Inn. There are proposals on the table: 1. Fleet Splits (includes changes to Region 4 (Southern Bay) NORTH Division A and B fleet splits); 2.Revision to lifeline requirements; 3.Changes to asymmetrical spinnaker limitations; 4. Election of officers (Steve Taylor is nominated as Region IV VP and Bob Thomas as Secretary/Treasurer); and, 5. Appointments by the 2013 president, including to both Chief Handicappers for Northern and Southern Bay. Go to www.phrfchesbay.com for info and to let the organization planners know you are coming. If you want to present proposals or counter-proposals, please call the current president, Mike Dale at 804-353-0452.
CCV Awards Party and Year End Bash - Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7pm at Hampton Yacht Club (4707 Victoria Boulevard Hampton, VA 23669). Award Presentations .Cocktails. Heavy hors d’oeuvres. Free Wine and Keg Beer (while supplies last). Cash Bar. Music and Dancing till 12am. $50 per person at the door. To make ressies or for tickets, please contact Steve Taylor at (757) 722-7861
HYC Frostbite Series will try again Sunday, Nov 4. First signal is at 1200. Racing is in Hampton Roads harbor around fixed marks. Valid current PHRF certificate is required, Equip Cat 5P is allowed. PHRF crew limitations do not apply – bring your friends! For info and to enter, please contact Brian Deibler, 757-715-8977 or 757-224-4272.
NEWS from the POTOMAC AREA. Potomac River Yacht Racing Council was re-established this year after a 13 year hiatus. The Council consists of 6 yacht clubs on the Potomac River ranging from Alexandria, Virginia, on the north to Kinsale, Virginia, and Leonardtown, Maryland, at the southern end. The Council members are: Dangerfield Island Sailing Club, Quantico Yacht Club, Dahlgren Yacht Club, Middle Potomac Sailing Association, Northern Neck Sailing Association, and Barnacle Cup Sailing. The clubs of the Council administered a seven race series along with the Governors Cup Potomac. 2012 winners are: Spinnaker Fleet - Shadowfax skippered by Denis Bessette (Dahlgren YC); Non-Spinnaker Fleet - What Boat skippered by Woody Morris (Northern Neck SA). Kudos for the organizational comeback.
MURPHY'S LAW: Yrs Truly, the Racing Beagle, has doubled reefed the ears and “bowline-d” the tail to the back deck. Hurricane winds or not, the Murphster ain’t goin’ anywhere! /S/ Murphy the Racing Beagle, the sailing spirit in us all.
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