Posts for Junior Racing
Mark E. Hayes on Monday October 1, 2012 08:15PM
This past summer the FBYC Laser Race Team was coached by world class sailor Gabriel Moran, of Ecuador. Gabriel, or “Tank”, as he is known by his friends, coached the team to a fantastic record. In the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association CORUM Cup standings, with one regatta remaining, Austin Powers is 3rd overall, Conrad Roos is 4th, Aiden Toms is 16th, Eric Roos is 17th, Erin Jacob is 27th, and Luke Hayes is 28th out of 62 sailors. (Erin and Aiden sailed partial schedules with the team, and two of the members were new to Lasers this summer). Gabriel has returned to Ecuador to study and coach this winter, but hopes to return to FBYC next summer. Check out this video he made about our sailors:
Jon Deutsch on Friday August 3, 2012 08:14PM
A great video clip of an upcoming hit movie, produced by our own Laser Race Team coach Gabriel Moran...
James F. Londrey on Thursday June 14, 2012 09:00AM
Fishing Bay Yacht Club's 2012 Annual Junior Regatta hosts the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA at the end of Junior Week on SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012 – SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012. There have been some difficulties with on line registration but they have now been resolved. Date of birth is required of registrants and we've had some difficulty collecting this online. So we've removed it and it'll be collected at check in. Anyone who has had problems registering the past week or two is asked to try registering again and it should go through without any problems.
David Lennarz on Tuesday March 20, 2012 03:41PM
An unprecedented number of young sailors have registered for the Opti Development Team this season. Maxing out at 16 sailors, we've hired a second coach to help ensure a safe and fun summer packed full of practices at FBYC and participation in local regattas.
William "Will" Bomar, a Williamsburg native, has been hired to co-coach the ODT along with FBYC's Ben Buhl. Will is finishing his freshman year at University of Alabama. Following a successful "career" of junior racing at HYC and Walsingham Academy, Will became a sailing instructor at Hampton Yacht Club. He obtained his Level 1 Instructor Certification from US Sailing in 2010. In addition to racing his J-24, Will enjoys surfing, wakeskating, snowboarding, and lacrosse.
David Lennarz on Sunday February 5, 2012 04:54PM (1 comment)
FBYC is pleased to announce that it has hired Ben Buhl to coach the FBYC Opti Development Team in 2012. He will be one of two coaches to instruct this growing team (more about the second coach soon!)
Ben first participated in junior sailing at FBYC in 1997, and was a member of the Opti and Laser Race Teams from 2005 to 2011.
In addition to numerous top finishes in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, Ben has also received a number of awards from FBYC.
In 2007 he was was awarded the Hutcheson Jr. Memorial Trophy, an annual award given to the junior sailor with the highest standing determined by giving equal weight to sanctioned regattas and intra club races.
David Lennarz on Monday January 30, 2012 07:30PM
FBYC is pleased to announce that it has hired Edgar Diminich to coach the FBYC Opti Race Team in 2012. Edgar is currently a full-time professional coach at the Upper Keys Sailing Club in Key Largo, Florida. In addition to working as a full time coach, he has also been a guest coach and coached clinics at the Coral Reef Yacht Club, the Lauderdale Yacht Club, and the Annapolis Yacht Club.
Edgar was the South American Opti champion in Chile in 2004; he placed third in the Opti Worlds in Uruguay in 2006; he was the Laser Radial Cressy Champion in Florida in 2008 and the Laser National Champion in Ecuador in 2009; he won the Sunfish Bolivarian Games in 2009; and he placed 4th in the Laser South Americans in Brazil in 2010.
Under Edgar's coaching, several of his sailors have won national events, including the USODA Layline Nationals held in Deltaville in 2010 and Opti Team Trials in San Francisco in 2011. According to Edgar, "It takes work, time, effort, and a positive attitude to succeed. It feels great to pass down my experience; that's the reason I enjoy coaching."
We welcome Edgar to Fishing Bay Yacht Club and anticipate an exciting summer of Opti racing.
David Lennarz on Sunday January 29, 2012 06:06PM
FBYC is pleased to announce that it has hired Gabriel Moran to coach the FBYC Laser Race Team in 2012. Gabriel hails from Salinas Yacht Club in Ecuador, where his sailing began at the age of 9. Coached by past FBYC coaches Alejandro Cloos of Argentina and Juan Carlos Romero of Ecuador, Gabriel quickly excelled at the sport. He was named National Champion in Optis in Ecuador and placed 4th at the South Americans. Moving into Lasers and Sunfish several years later, Gabriel placed 4th at the Sunfish South Americans and finished in the youth Laser Gold Fleet at the Laser Worlds in Fortaleza, Brazil. His sailing continued in Lasers under the guidance of Julio Alsogaray (top 5 in the Laser world ranking).
In 2006 Gabriel became part of the ISAF Athlete Participation Program and was invited to participate in the ISAF Sailing games in Lake Neusiedl, Austria. He was featured in Sailing World Magazine, and in 2007 was selected to appear in a ISAF sailing video sponsored by Rolex and aired on the BBC, Fox Sports, ESPN, Asian Network, and Eurosport channels. Also in 2007 he placed 8th overall in the Laser South Americans. In 2009, while working as a coach, Gabriel was invited to sail in Perth, Australia, in two championship regattas.
As a coach, Gabriel currently teaches full-time at Salinas Yacht Club in Ecuador, and has experience working with children in the Opti, Sunfish, and Laser classes. A number of his students have achieved 1st place finishes in national events in the United States and Puerto Rico. According to Gabriel, "I try to teach my students to be aggressive but smart, to think before they act, and to be aware of their surroundings."
For a great video about Gabriel, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTDHauvFxno - displayed below. We welcome Gabriel to Fishing Bay Yacht Club and anticipate an exciting summer of Laser racing.
David Lennarz on Tuesday January 3, 2012 09:41PM
CORUM Cup High Point results for 2011 have just recently been released. FBYC had fantastic results in both Opti and Laser Radial classes.
All ten FBYC Opti Race Team sailors finished in the top half (out of 129), with three in the top 10.
Our Laser Race Team sailors finished in the top 5 out of 62 sailors total.
I extend a special congratulations to Opti Race Team member Jed Londry, who finished 1st in the Opti class, and to Jeremy Herrin, who finished 1st in the Laser Radial class.
To view full results, visit:
I would like to also extend a great big "Thanks!" to FBYC's Danelle Powers for serving as a CBYRA Scorer.
Jon Deutsch on Monday June 27, 2011 12:26PM
R. Strother Scott on Friday June 17, 2011 03:15PM
The article is available under Read More.
Scott R. Collins on Sunday June 5, 2011 10:25AM
June 25-26, 2011 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club
With summer events and Junior Week approaching quickly, remember to sign up online for the Virginia Junior Commonwealth Championship Regatta. This two day event will include a lot of exciting racing as juniors from all over the Bay come to FBYC to compete. Registration for this event will include award prizes for each of the different sailing classes, meals for Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, DJ/Hip Hop Party Saturday evening, and two days of exciting racing on the water.
This event is open to any Junior Sailor with an Optimist, Laser, Laser Radial, or 420. The Red, Blue and White Fleet assignments will be based on the competitors age on June 25, 2011.
More information about the event can be found by selecting the Virginia Commonwealth Championships on the website.
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday August 10, 2010 12:47PM
The following week, the team attended the New England Optimist Championships in Newport, hosted by Sail Newport. There were about 330 Optis in the Red, White, and Blue fleets. Alex Hanna got a 4th overall, and Kendall Swenson was the 6th girl and got a 30th overall. Deeper in the finish order were 70 Will Whitmore, 71 Gray Kiger, 100 Erin Jacob, 114 Hannah Steadman, and 161 Jed Londrey. All basically top 1/2 in a huge fleet! Full results are here.
Repeat, that's a 1st followed by a 4th by Alex Hanna at two huge Junior Regattas!
Lasers: The junior laser sailors also had great results up North the past few weeks. They completed in the Canadian Nationals (Laser Radials) where Alex Jacob placed 10th (5th Junior), Austin Powers 11th (6th Junior) and Ben Buhl 17th. The wind blew over 25 knots during a couple of days during the regatta. In the Junior Olympics at Island Heights, FBYC took the 3 of the top 4 Laser Radials with Jeremy Herrin at 2nd, Conrad Roos in 3rd, and Austin Powers in 4th. Madeleine Alderman was the 2nd female in 7th place overall, and the whole team finished in the top half of the results. Alex Jacob and Ben Buhl finished 2nd in the 420 Fleet.
At Hyannis, Jeremy Herrin finished 2nd, Austin Powers 3rd, Madeleine Alderman 9th, and the rest of team in close to the top half of the fleet. Jeremy and Austin actually blew it as Austin was first after Day 2 with an 11 point lead over Jeremy and a 41 point lead over 3rd place; unfortunately, they both received an OCS on the last day with no drops allowed.
Kyle Swenson competed in the Youth Champs as well and got an 11th in the Laser fleet. Kyle has been sailing most of the summer off the bay at national-level events - for instance, in the Laser North Americans in Houston -- sailed the Laser Radial and finished top half in the Gold Fleet District 8 Championships at Sayville YC, NY -- sailed the Laser and won the regatta. US Sailing Youth Champs -- finished 11th in the Laser fleet
420s: While the laser team was at Hyannis, July 28-Aug 1, Alex and Ben went to the Youths at Cabrillo Beach, CA where they placed 11th. When they returned they attended the Buzzards Bay Regatta in New Bedford, Aug 7-8, where they placed 10th, losing a three way tie breaker in the 140 boat fleet.
Prior to that they had placed 2nd of 56 at Island Heights in the Mid Atlantic Junior Olympics and 16th of 109 at the 420 NAs in Brant Beach NJ, July 20-23.( which was one day after the laser Canadian nationals)
Adults: Finally, and these are not really Juniors, Old man James Jacob limped into 13th against 2 former masters world champions ,an Olympic gold medalist, and other foes in the 62 boat full rig lasers. JJ managed 6th at Hyannis
Will and Marie Crump sailed with Thomas Klok in his brand new J-80 at the Buzzards Bay Regatta August 8-9. It was their first race in the boat, named Guldfaxe, and they got a 5th in a 26 boat J-80 fleet who did a total of 9 races. Guldfaxe's program is to participate in the J-80 worlds in Newport this year http://www.j80worlds2010.org/ in October 4-9,2010 and in the J-80 worlds next year in the Klok's home port of Aarhus, Denmark. Buzzards Bay results are here.
Jon Deutsch on Thursday July 8, 2010 06:38PM
Download a PDF version of the Welcome Program here.
R. Strother Scott on Monday June 14, 2010 03:52PM
We are hoping to build a program that attracts enthusiastic, knowledgeable athletes who are interested in improving as racing sailors and becoming part of a team that is competitive in the ACC and greater Southeastern conferences. If any of your Junior sailors are attending (or considering attending) UNC-Chapel Hill, please have them contact me.
Thanks for helping to spread the word, and as always, GO HEELS!
Race Team Captain
UNC-Chapel Hill '13
Jon Deutsch on Wednesday April 21, 2010 01:52PM
For the Optimist Nationals we've created a separate email list to keep everyone up to date with what is going on with the regatta.
Each week leading up to the regatta well be sending out a weekly digest of any regatta-related news. In addition to the weekly updates, emails with specific information may be sent from our event chairs, PRO, or others involved with the administration of the event.
During the regatta, we will be sending out daily recaps of the days activities.
If you have any problems or questions, email email@example.com
Alison Lennarz on Tuesday March 16, 2010 12:06PM
R. Strother Scott on Monday February 15, 2010 12:24PM
Shown at the left is the part of the article where Ruth quotes FBYC Juniors. You can click on the picture and see a Bigger copy of that section of the article.
"Copyright Spinsheet, used with permission."
Jon Deutsch on Tuesday November 17, 2009 01:41PM
The 2010 USODA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS will be hosted by the Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, VA as follows
Team Race (July 17-19, 2010)
- check-in and measurement Friday, July 16, 2010
- Racing on Saturday thru Monday
Girls (July 20, 2010)
- check-in and measurement Monday, July 19, 2010
- Racing on Tuesday, July 20
- check-in and measurement Tuesday, July 20, 2010
- Racing Wednesday thru Saturday
Nationals (July 21-24, 2010)
Jon Deutsch on Tuesday November 17, 2009 01:41PM
Fishing Bay Yacht Club has launched a state-of-the art event website http://optinationals2010.org for the Optimist Nationals. The website was built using modern blogging software and has many features for participants, parents and fans to get information about the event and to follow along as it happens. Be sure to check back often for updates. Most of our regatta information will be posted to or linked from this website.
John Buhl on Monday September 7, 2009 03:52PM
Six FBYC Juniors have formed the Richmond High School Sailing Association (RHSSA) sponsored by FBYC and Deep Run High School. Madeleine and Graeme Alderman, Conrad and Eric Roos, Jeremy Herrin and Ben Buhl will sail on Saturdays this fall and compete within the Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association (VISA). Other schools include, Norfolk Collegiate, Hampton Roads Academy, Christ Church, Maury, Poquoson , Walsingham, and a few others.
John Buhl on Thursday August 20, 2009 03:07PM
Each of the three teams gave gifts to respective coaches, coaches gave certificates and made comments about progress made by each sailor.
Jay Buhl thanked parents for their dedication and awarded Dale Alderman with the Mother Duck Award for taking such good care of our kids. Jay also thanked coaches and made a few announcements about the 2010 program.
You can see all the pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fbyc/sets/72157622094828790/
John Buhl on Tuesday August 4, 2009 03:41PM
FBYC Juniors and a few brave adults raced this past weekend in Hyannis, results are below.
Opti Race Team is now in Newport preparing for New England’s, over 350 Optis are currently registered.
Laser Race Team is en route to Brandt Beach preparing for Laser/Radial Nationals…over 100 boats are currently registered in each of the two fleets.
All teams will be back to FBYC mid next week training for Virginia States
Hyannis Final Results after 3 days of racing
R. Strother Scott on Monday August 3, 2009 04:47PM
Results are posted at here.
In the Laser Radial - FBYC sailors got 2, 7, 11 and 12 (being Kyle Swenson, Ben Buhl, Madeleine Alderman, and Austin Powers) but I am told the contestants included adults, so in fact Kyle Swenson was the first Junior - actually tied for first and lost the tie-breaker.
In the Optis, FBYC got 1, 2, 4 and 8 among 45 optis. The names were Alex Hanna, Graeme Alderman, Erin Jacob, and Jeremy Herrin.
In the 420, Alex Jacob rebounded to finish 17 out of 105 420s - and that was counting his DNC in Race 1. Alain said he was the only boat the set his spinnaker in the heavy air conditions - and paid the price with a broach and a bent-broken mast - which was replaced for racing the next day by the hard working shore staff - including father James Jacob and Alain Vincey who also competed in the Full Rig and Radial Rig classes, respectively.
Congratulations to all!!!
John Buhl on Tuesday June 2, 2009 08:59AM
Kendall was the top Chesapeake Bay sailor at the event.
R. Noel Clinard on Monday May 4, 2009 03:55PM
The Report from USODA Team Trials:
Would you like to represent the United States and visit another part of the world? Qualifying for Team Trials at a USODA event is the first step.
The 2009 Team Trials occurred last weekend at Noroton YC in Darien , CT. With 211 competitors from all over the country, over a dozen Chesapeake sailors qualified for this event.
Racing was held over four long days, and the 200 competitors got in 12 races total. The host club provided great hospitality. The conditions on Long Island Sound were "foggy and soggy", with competitors seeing shifty breeze from 4 - 14 knots. Rain, along with water temps around 50 degrees, and maximum air temperature in the low-60's made for grueling conditions and long days. The current on the sound also provided challenge.
The top three Chesapeake sailors were Kendall Swenson/FBYC, Alex Jacob/FBYC, and Patrick Floyd/AYC. All three earned spots on the USODA National Teams.
Swenson, who finished in 20th overall will represent the United States at the IODA North American Championships in the Dominican Republic in July. Swenson (who, incidentally, was the 2008 CBYRA Girls High Point Champion) was 4th overall among girls. The 12 year old from Fishing Bay YC posted four top 10 finishes during the regatta, including a bullet (first place!) "I was so excited when I heard that horn!", said Swenson, who despite lots of upcoming travel still intends to compete frequently on the Chesapeake Bay this summer.
To see what Team Trials is like, check out this cool YouTube video from Photo Boat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MsMF3yqQo8 If you see what you like, and you'd like to try to qualify for Team Trials yourself, check out all of the qualifying regattas at ! www.usoda.org
CBYRA sailors selected to compete at Youth Champs:
The U.S. Youth Sailing Championship was started in 1973. The event has several goals: (a) to provide a challenge to young sailors to grow beyond the skill levels used to win at the local and regional level (b) to serve as a bridge between Junior Sailing and College Sailing (c) to better produce US sailors capable of winning the World Youth Championships in big-fleet races; (d) to develop and identify talent for the US Olympic Sailing Team, and (e) to motivate a lifetime commitment to sailing. Invitations to the event are made by US SAILING's Youth Championship Selection Committee, based on review of applicant's entry forms. Other than the Laser, boats have changed over the years. Beginning in 2006, this prestigious championship has included Club 420's, Lasers, Laser Radials and 29ers.
The Chesapeake Bay has several sailors who found out last week that they were accepted. Those sailors are:
Laser Full Rig: Bo McClatchy
Laser Radial: Kyle Swenson
Club 420: John Andril, Amanda Salvesen, Fletcher Sims, Brady Stagg, Scott Houck , Jack Ortel .
Congratulations, and good luck to these outstanding young sailors!
John Buhl on Monday April 6, 2009 12:20PM
We are looking forward to a GREAT 2009 Racing Program!
Peter has been the Executive Director of the US Sailing Center in Martin County Jensen Beach Florida. While in Jensen Beach, he was Head Optimist Coach from 2006, also served as High School Coach for Martin County High and Lincoln Academy. During 2008 he was a member of the Coaching Staff for the US National and National Development Teams, and coached IODA North Americans. Peters sailors have attended USODA National Championships finishing as high as 10th! In 2007 five of eight of his sailors qualified for USODA Team Trails with one sailor qualifying for North Americans and two for USNT and USNDT.
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday August 19, 2008 10:46AM
Excerpts... The sailing association also is building its competitive resumé. A member of the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, the group is an underdog compared with more sailing-focused schools like the U.S. Naval Academy or Georgetown but performs neck and neck with Virginia Tech and William & Mary.
"The regattas are both laid-back and intense," says Overstreet. "They are very sociable off the water, but on the water, rival skippers will rip your head off if you make a mistake and foul them."
Last year, several U.Va. teams went to a regional regatta in South Carolina. Nine U.Va. sailors carpooled to Charleston, slept on couches and floors of students from the host school, then placed 14th out of 16 in the race.
Eric R. Powers on Monday October 29, 2007 12:30PM
Eric R. Powers on Thursday August 30, 2007 10:04PM
On Sunday, the wind dropped to almost nil but eventually filled in very light and shifty from the northwest enough to sneak in three more races before the breeze went again went dead. In spite of the difficult conditions, FBYC sailors captured six of the ten top overall positions starting with Alex Jacob (2nd), Austin Powers (3rd), Madeleine Alderman (4th), Kendall Swenson (6th), Conrad Roos (7th), Erin Jacob 12th and Eric Roos 22nd. In addtion, FBYC sailors grabbed one or more of the top three positions in each of the Red, Blue and White Fleets. One of the race's finelest highlights and a "certified mommy/daddy moment" was when Conrad Roos and Kendall Swenson glided across the finish line in 2nd and 3rd place respectively on the fourth race. With the summer racing season now a sweet memory, the team returns home to begin preparing for the USODA Optimist Atlantic Coast Championship, which will be held in Norfolk, VA in early October.
James Jacob on Friday August 24, 2007 04:07PM
Today is the last day. Going into the last day - today, the FBYC junior Laser coach, LUIS HORACIO CANUTO aka Dingo, is in a strong 15th place of 100 boats in the Sunfish Worlds at Brant Beach YC on the Jersey shore. Dingo has never sailed a Sunfish---he is ahead of laser and sunfish legend Dick Tillman and multiple Sunfish world champ Donny Martinborough.
I can not tell if the picture is Dingo or not! except I do see he has a second and two thirds so far - awesome in a fleet of 100 in 10 races so far:
LUIS HORACIO CANUTO ARGENTINA Senior 142 - 27 7 21 20 (101\DSQ) 3 3 2 34 25
For the latest updates, please visit Dingo's Blog
Eric R. Powers on Monday August 13, 2007 08:55PM
Eric R. Powers on Monday August 13, 2007 08:49PM
Eric R. Powers on Tuesday July 31, 2007 10:25PM
We still dont know who won the trash boat regatta but on Wednesday the Lake Minnetonka Yacht Club R/C was able to punch out four races in one afternoon in light to moderate conditions. However, Wednesdays racing success was followed by yet another period of calm on Thursday, dashing any final hopes that the 2007 USODA National Championship would be decided on more than four races. In the end our congratulations went to fellow Chesapeake Bay Sailor Teddy Stokes of Norfolk Yacht and Country Club who was crowned the 2007 Optimist National Champion based on his first place overall finish in the 281 boat championship fleet.
However, FBYC had its own successes including a solid 8th place finish by Alex Jacob. Alex was joined by eight of his FBYC teammates including Ben Buhl (66th) Madeleine Alderman (88th), Austin Powers (103rd), Conrad Roos (153rd), Kendal Swenson (172nd), Erin Jacob (176th), Eric Roos (190th) and Graeme Alderman (191st).
Congratulations are also in order for FBYCs top 160 finishers who are now qualified for National Team Trials in Annapolis next May! Before the event was over, FBYC had one final success as its three Team Racing members Madeleine Alderman, Eric Roos and Graeme Alderman finished 2nd in the Silver Fleet along with several of their colleagues from Annapolis Yacht Club in the USODA Team Racing National Championship. Next Week, its on to Newport, RI for the 2007 USODA New England Championships!
Eric R. Powers on Monday July 30, 2007 11:28AM
Michael and Cori found challenging conditions ranging from cold and wet with up to 25 knots on the first day to 2.5 knots on the second day.
We're all very proud of their fine efforts and look forward to seeing Cori and Kyle Swenson carry the FBYC burgee to the Hyannis Regatta this weekend.
Eric R. Powers on Tuesday July 17, 2007 03:01PM
Eric R. Powers on Tuesday July 17, 2007 02:57PM
But the Opti Team wasnt finished, as they traveled to Corsica River for the Junior Olympics July 14-15. Out of 59 boats, FBYC had 4 Top 12 finishers! Austin Powers placed 2nd overall and 1st in Blue Fleet. He was followed by Madeleine Alderman (5th overall, 4th Red Fleet), Ben Buhl (10th overall, 4th Blue Fleet), Graeme Alderman (12th overall, 1st White Fleet), Aiden Toms (25th overall, 3rd White Fleet), Conrad Roos (26th overall, 10th Blue Fleet), and Eric Roos (37th overall, 6th White Fleet). Happy Birthday to Ben Buhl who turned 13 on Sunday. Well done sailors, and good sailing next week in the U.S. Nationals in Minnetonka, MN!
Eric R. Powers on Tuesday July 17, 2007 02:53PM
Eric R. Powers on Monday July 9, 2007 09:09PM
Competition was keen as the top three Optimist finishers fell within a point of each other. Austin Powers (2nd overall) was narrowly edged out of the first place slot by Billy VanBuren of NYCC. He tied for points with FBYC's Ben Buhl (3rd overall) but broke the tie with a narrow lead on the last race. Austin and Ben were joined by FBYC's Opti prodigy Madeleine Alderman who stayed right on their heels and finished fourth overall, followed by her brother Graeme in fifth (1st in White Fleet) and Kendal Swenson in sixth. Conrad Roos picked up a third in Optimist Blue Fleet and was joined by FBYC Opti racer Aiden Toms who took third in Blue Fleet. Conrad's brother Eric also posted a respectable top-half finish as well. In the Laser Radial class, FBYC sailors Kyle Swenson, Cori Radtke and Michael Keane swept first, second and third respectively in their class.
This week, FBYC Juniors will attend three northern Bay events including West River Sailing Club, Severn Sailing Association and finishing the week at the Bay Open Junior Olympics at Corsica River Yacht Club.
Eric R. Powers on Monday July 9, 2007 05:02AM
In the top five overall slots in the Optimist class at both events were Alex Jacob (1st in both), Ben Buhl (2nd and 3rd respectively) and Austin Powers (4th and 5th respectively). However, the FBYC team showed its real depth by having Graeme Alderman and Erin Jacob join the top ten overall slots in one or both of these events. Other FBYC juniors studded much of the upper half of the Optimist fleets at one or both events including Eric Roos and Kendall Swenson. Several of FBYCs other up and coming sailors at these events included Conrad Roos, Aiden Toms and Ellis Hubbard.
In the Laser Radial Class FBYC Junior Kyle Swenson came away from the Virginia States Champs with a 1st Place spelled mostly in bullets having sailed hard with his teammates Michael Keane (3rd), Cori Radtke (4th) and Ben Shelton (5th). Michael Keane went on to grab a 3rd overall at the Maryland State Champs in Annapolis.
The entire FBYC Race Team is looking forward to a great lineup of practice and travel to many regional and national events in the coming weeks.
Unknown Unknown on Saturday June 30, 2007 06:55AM
Last Night we haved a big storm in Deltaville Virginia. Maybe 40knots and raining. When the storm finish, Daniel come to our house and told me, "we need some help with boats". We going to the club and ....... 420 are moved!!! When i saw that 420, UOUOUOUOOOOOO!!!
Look some pictures of this morning !!!
Amazing!! Just Wind!!!
420 at FBYC After Big Storm
Eric R. Powers on Wednesday January 17, 2007 09:57AM
In the Laser Radial Class, FBYC was blessed with yet another first place overall standing with Quentin Jenkins lining up for top honors. He was joined in the ranks by his colleagues Annie Mckinnon and Cori Radtke who posted 10th and 17th overall.
These junior sailors and their parents should be plenty proud of the hard work and committment that acheived these results. We already have our sights set on even better results for the 2007 season so we hope we'll have even more racing sailors showing up for a summer filled with time on the water with quality instruction and a chance to compete with the best on the Bay. Anyone interested in learning more about our Junior Sailing program is urged to contact Junior Division Commander Eric Powers at 804-363-5553 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric R. Powers on Wednesday August 30, 2006 09:50AM
Madeleine Alderman and Austin Powers picked up the 5th and 7th place overall slots respectively and both took home silver for 3rd in their respective Red and Blue Fleets. FBYC sailors Alex Jacob and his sister Erin, both sailing under the AYC burgee, pulled a 4th and 16th overall. In terms of overall improvement this season, the star of the show had to be Graeme Alderman who was 13th overall and 1st in the 11-boat White Fleet. Eric and Conrad Roos continued their climb up into the fleet with an 8th and 9th in their respective White and Blue Fleets. This was the team's eleventh regatta of the season.
Eric R. Powers on Sunday August 20, 2006 10:52PM
Between the FBYC Optimist and Laser Radial Teams, we've attended more than 13 regattas and clinics around the Bay and beyond this summer. Some of these events were national competitions that attracted sailors from all over the country and even some from around the world. We even had two of our team members attend regattas in Belgium and Wales. The FBYC teams met the competition with all they had learned and racked up an enviable racing record with one or more team members finishing in the top five in nearly every event they atended around the Bay. In addition to great sailing experiences the team had a great time traveling together and meeting new friends.
Their parents also had some enjoyable time on and around the water and made some new friends as well. Although the coaches are gone for the summer, the love of sailing they've instilled in our children will stay with us and we'll continue to pursue our sport whenever we get the chance. The sailing team has its eyes on several late summer and fall events and several will continue sailing into the winter.
Eric R. Powers on Wednesday August 9, 2006 11:36PM
FBYC's Alex Jacob took 1st Place Overall and in Blue Fleet in the 50+ boat Optimist class in both regattas. His colleague Austin Powers followed up with 8th overall at Miles River and 4th overall at Tred Avon. Ben Buhl nudge right in behind him with a 6th overall. Our stalwart Laser Radial sailors Quentin Jenkins and Corina Radtke took 2nd and 5th overall respectively at Miles River and 1st and 4th overall in the 15+ boat fleets at both events. They were joined by their Laser Radial colleagues Annie MacKinnon and Daniel Bageby in the second day of racing at Tred Avon.
In addition, our beginning white and blue fleeters Eric and Conrad Roos and Erin Jacob put in stellar performances at their first championship fleet regattas. Erin Jacob tagged 2nd in the Optimist white fleet at Miles River and 4th in her fleet at Tred Avon. After putting in solid upper fleet performances of 5th and 11th overall at Miles River, Eric and Conrad Roos kept the pace at Tred Avon with a 2nd and 12th overall respectively. Most remarkable was Conrad Roos' finesse in finishing fourth against some of the Bay's top Optimist sailors in the fourth race. This in only his second regatta after graduating from Green Fleet. Also remarkable was his brother Eric's second place finish in the white fleet at Tred Avon. Our hats come off to all the support these kids got from their parents and top notch coaches Alejandro Cloos and Diego Ravecca for one of the best traveling events this season.
Eric R. Powers on Wednesday August 9, 2006 09:22PM
Madeleine traveled back to the UK with her fellow Optimist sailor Jane Sceales following last week's Optimist National Championship Regatta held in Sarasota, Florida. Madeleine reports winds in excess of 25 knots every day this week with large seas and chilly temperatures. After eight races, Madeleine stands at 40th and Jane at 22nd in the 117 boat senior fleet. We'll have to wait till Friday's results to see where they come out in the wash after the scores are combined with the other fleets.
You can follow Madeleine and Jane's progress at: http://www.optimistsailing.org.uk/new/results/2006/natsen2006nh.html
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Eric R. Powers on Sunday September 11, 2005 11:06PM
R. Noel Clinard on Thursday August 25, 2005 06:13PM
Those who qualified for the Team Trials were Madeleine Alderman, age 12, who finished 64 for the week Overall; Kyle Swenson, age 12, finishing 117, and Alex Jacob, age 11, finishing 120.
Austin Powers, age 10, just missed the team trial cut by only four places with an overall place of 234 in the 317 boat fleet, but he will be ready for this years Atlantic Coast Championship where he will have another chance to qualify for the Team Trials with the new Winner racing Opti he purchased at the end of the Nationals.
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday August 2, 2005 07:21PM
They are available on Flicker at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fbyc/sets/674671/show/.
Ruthanna M Jenkins on Friday July 29, 2005 02:14PM
R. Noel Clinard on Monday July 25, 2005 05:29PM
R. Strother Scott on Friday July 8, 2005 04:12PM
On July 22 and 23, 2005, Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) is hosting a group practice (July 22) and an International Hi-performance Opti Clinic (July 23), providing Opti sailors with the opportunity to sharpen their skills before racing at the 2005 Opti Nationals to be held at Norfolk, VA. We have some of the best top optimist sailors coming from Ecuador (3rd place at the 2004 Opti Worlds Team Racing Championship) for the practice and clinic.
The clinic will be directed by FBYC Coach Juan Romero in conjunction with other CBYRA coaches who wish to participate. Juan is a well known South American national coach, who has coached at the best yacht clubs and Associations along the US east coast. He has also coached the Ecuadorian opti team at numerous international Championships, such as Worlds and South Americans in past years. Dont miss this great opportunity of been coached by one of the top international coaches around!
It will reinforce your strategy & tactics concepts, work on your boat handling and refresh your knowledge about the racing rules of sailing.
The fee for the Clinic - which is on the second day, July 23- is $100 US, payable to FBYC. You can register for the event at Here. http://www.fbyc.net/Registration/rememberEvent?event_id=434
The schedule for the practice and the clinic.
R. Strother Scott on Thursday July 7, 2005 06:19PM (1 comment)
The revised times are:
Registration - noon
Skippers meeting - 1PM
First Start 2PM
Information also sent by email to registrants and some others.
R. Strother Scott on Sunday July 3, 2005 10:48PM
Left to right, we have Alex Jacob, Austin Powers, Juan Carlos Romero, Ben Buhl, and Madelaine Alderman.
More pictures all taken by Juan or Arel are posted on line.
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday June 29, 2005 01:59PM
In the 420s, Alex O'Toole and Sophie Massie sailed the best of the FBYC boats, yet the competition was very numerous and tough. They finished about the middle of the 18 boat fleet. The rest of the FBYC sailors, Kathryn Clinard and Lina Scott, Annie MacKinnon and Sara Hargrove, and Mark Alderman and Billy Carwile finished in that order but all within a point or two of each other. As Annie said later - "there are a lot of really good sailors at this regatta". I have posted a lot of pictures of the Juniors taken in Annapolis.
Madelaine Alderman, Ben Buhl, and Austin Powers all had a great day in the very large Optimist Fleets.
Unknown Unknown on Wednesday May 18, 2005 12:49AM
The juniors plan to practice again this Sunday and are hoping others will come out and join them. After a morning of sword fighting and dirt clod throwing, the sailors generally rig-up and hit the water around 11:00am.
The first away Regatta for the juniors this year is Sunday, June the 5th at Hampton Yacht Club see http://www.cbyra.org/redbook/HYCjrSpg.htm. This is a very informal regatta and a great season opener. The FBYC junior trailer will be loaded with boats and hauled down to Hampton the week prior.
Several of the five FBYC juniors traveling to this regatta plan to arrive early and check out the Blackbeard Pirate Festival held in Hampton on the 5th and 6th of June- see www.downtownhampton.com/blackbeard/.
Any juniors interested in this event and need boats hauled should contact Steve Wirt at . email@example.com
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday February 8, 2005 04:58PM
A second award was presented to David Hazlehurst Commodore of FBYC in recognition of FBYC's efforts on the event.
Well done, All!!!
R. Noel Clinard on Friday September 3, 2004 02:33PM
R. Noel Clinard on Thursday August 26, 2004 04:45PM
Way to sail - Quentin!!!!!! And you look pretty good, leaning on that huge trophy!
R. Noel Clinard on Wednesday August 18, 2004 10:55AM
The Junior Divison Staff has put a lot of effort into making this a memorable event. Pleaase plan to attend.
- Registration and Dog Flag making 0900 at the "Dog House" (Junior Shack)
- Skippers Meeting 1000 - find out about "Dog Bone", "Walk the Dog", and "Chase the Dog" courses.
- Followed by a game of "Tag", a Pinata and Canine Cookout of Hotdogs to eat.
R. Strother Scott on Saturday July 3, 2004 01:11PM
R. Noel Clinard on Wednesday June 30, 2004 06:10PM
In the Junior Regatta, there were eight 420s, including four from FBYC sailed by Alex O'Toole/Chris Fehn; Kathryn Clinard/Sophie Massie; Brent Halsey/Thomas Jenkins; and Ali Halsey/Margaret Clinard. Alex O'Toole/Chris Fehn and Kathryn Clinard/Sophie Massie and were 3rd and 4th in the 420s, after resolution of four protests from resulting in three single race disqualifications of non-FBYC boats. Alex and Chris sailed very well, as did Kathryn and Sophie. Kathryn and Sophie had a special achievement, placing 6th in the first race after sailing too far downwind practicing spinnaker jibes, getting back only to cross the starting line with the Lasers in the first race, but still overtaking two 420s in a determined effort. Only one point separated the two FBYC place finishers (18/17) and the second place visiting finisher (17), who took second on tie-breaking rules because it had one 2nd place.
Six Lasers and three Laser Radials sailed with four Lasers from FBYC. The FBYC Lasers were sailed ably by Ashton Hudgins, Andrew Wilton, Jordan Weber and Robby Walker. Robby Walker was 3rd and Ashton Hudgins was 4th in Lasers.
Three separate Race Committees ran three courses, with the Championship Opti Course managed from Mr. Roberts using the five minute flag sequence. All fleets got in 5 or 6 races in shifty west, southwest Winds and overcast skies with occasional rain. The FBYC facilities and the Regatta both got rave reviews from many visitors. Hats off to the visitors (and their parents) who camped out Friday night in protracted heavy rain but came out smiling in the morning.
Ruthanna M Jenkins on Wednesday August 13, 2003 02:24PM
Optimist Race Committee was Ron and Ruthanna Jenkins aided by Eric Powers in the mark boat. Coaches Melanie Clore and Justin Ailsworth (coach at WRSC and FBYC member) and Steve Wirt in the mark boat managed the 420 and Laser Course. Social Chairperson Kelly O'Toole served a delicious post race meal to all, and juice, coffee, bagels and muffins for breakfast.
In a show of true corinthian spirit, two lasers from Ware River Sailing Club agreed to race with the FBYC radial rigs so that the laser radial sailor from SSA would have a fleet of three and thus be able to race. Results for the August Junior Regatta are available here.
Ruthanna M Jenkins on Friday August 1, 2003 10:18PM
After the races, everyone was treated to a cookout and all sailors received a t-shirt.
Kramer Koedel placed third and Austin Powers fourth in Optimists, and Quentin Jenkins and Madeline Alderman placed first in 420's.
Ruthanna M Jenkins on Wednesday July 9, 2003 03:31PM
Last week at the US Sailing Chesapeake Bay Junior Olympic Festival CBYRA Bay Open Championship Quinton Jenkins and Annie MacKinnon represented FBYC against a very tough 38 boat Opti fleet.
And results are now posted for our own June Junior Regatta at June Junior Regatta Results
Unknown Unknown on Friday June 27, 2003 05:07PM
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If you do, my date and I could each receive $2500 in scholarship money! PLEASE VOTE
Melanie Crittenden on Saturday June 7, 2003 08:30PM
Calling all Junior Sailors!
Come join us for the first of FBYC's summer Junior regattas. We welcome all FBYC and Bay area Juniors to this CYBRA sanctioned event which includes a day of racing followed by awards and a cookout.
This is a perfect event to try out those skills you have learned since the beginning of the summer. Both beginners and seasoned racers will enjoy these races set in our picturesque Fishing Bay. For more details, click here
William Crump on Monday May 5, 2003 03:20PM
Ruthanna M Jenkins on Monday April 28, 2003 09:58PM
Neil R. Alley on Sunday December 8, 2002 06:26PM (1 comment)
Lin McCarthy on Tuesday November 19, 2002 11:44AM
Our homies, Steven Hunt and Michael Miller, won 5 of 7 races sailed this past weekend in Houston. Translation: Steven and Michael beat 2000 Olympics medal winner Paul Foerster and teammate Kevin Burnham. Steven and Michael won a berth in the 2003 Athens Regatta - a preview event for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Also, they enhance their position as they drive toward ranking on the 2003 US Sailing Team.
As the official US SAILING information stated, "Dominating a fleet of this caliber is no easy task, but that is exactly what Steven Hunt (Hampton, VA.) [and Poquoson] and Michael Miller (Charleston, SC) [also Fishing Bay and Richmond] did after grabbing hold of the lead position from day one of the event."
Lud H. Kimbrough on Tuesday November 5, 2002 06:25PM
Unknown Unknown on Wednesday July 17, 2002 12:25PM
Highlights included Mark Buchanan placing third in the over twenty boat green fleet. Way to go Mark! Franny Kupersmith placed third while Eliza Strickland placed fourth in the competitive 10 boat byte fleet. Kathryn Clinard and Annie MacKinnon had an absolute blast. Quentin Jenkins got a taste of what being in the front of the pack is about when he rounded the weather mark 11th out of the fourty boat Opti red, white and blue fleet. Finally, Miles experienced why boats are what we call "holes in the water", into which we throw money", when he lost his tiller and extension to dark waters of West River.
Results are posted at the West River YC Web site
Tom C. Roberts on Sunday July 14, 2002 11:58PM
Photo available under Read More.
R. Strother Scott on Friday July 12, 2002 03:06PM
Eliza Strickland and Frannie Kupersmith participated in the Byte Class. At the request of some members who felt the picture of last year's coaches on every Junior Racing Article of the web site was a little dated - I have replaced it with an image of Frannie and Eliza in their Bytes at SSA. As with any subject image, you can click on the picture to find all articles on the same subject.
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday July 10, 2002 05:32PM (1 comment)
Lucy Kupersmith leads U.S. Jr. Womens Double Handed Championship/ Ida Lewis Trophy entering the final day
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday July 10, 2002 12:36PM
Check out results to date
Ruthanna M Jenkins on Tuesday July 9, 2002 10:55PM (1 comment)
Quentin Jenkins got a third place trophy in blue fleet. Eliza Strickland and Miles Kimbrough sailed an FJ belonging to NYCC because there weren't any other Bytes - they sailed without the plugs, which provided the coach boat an opportunity to help "save" a sinking vessel. They got a second place in their fleet.
Blakely H Kimbrough on Friday June 28, 2002 10:52AM
There is a slew of upcoming events which are as follows:
R. Strother Scott on Tuesday June 18, 2002 07:31PM
R. Strother Scott on Wednesday August 1, 2001 03:24PM
The FBYC Junior Racing team attended the U. S. Junior Olympic Festival and Bay Open Championships this past weekend at Tred Avon where there were 89 optis on the starting line. Betsy Carwile - left - received her medal for 6th place in the Green Fleet (45 boats), and Lucy Kupersmith - right crewed on the 2nd place 420. Congratulations to them both, and thanks to our hard working coaches for putting the program together - and to the Hamiltons for housing the team!