Posts for One Design Racing
38 boats were on the starting line at Quantum Key West Race Week 2013, making J/70 the largest fleet at the 26th annual regatta. Top-notch sailors on boats from across the nation gathered for this midwinter classic including FBYC’s Blake and Lud Kimbrough, Noel Clinard, Clark Dennison, and Matt Braun, who were joined by the likes of Tim Healy, Kerry Klingler, Jeff Johnston, and Dave Ullman along with over 120 other sailors in the J/70 fleet. Some of these well-renowned skippers that have captured major championships in other one-design classes have jumped into the J/70, including Klingler (J/80), Healy (J/24) and Ullman (Melges 24). Johnstone said J/Boats had sailors of that caliber test drive prototypes and offer input for improvements.
The most anticipated event of the summer is just around the corner for the sexagenarian set (age 60 & over) as well for sleek Classic boats. The ranks of Club membership are swelling with a growing number of candidates for the Legacy of Sail Regatta on August 25…that’s just one week before the club’s signature Stingray Regatta over Labor Day weekend.The NOR has been changed so please read on.
Recently on a typical April, fog-laden Saturday morning in Newport I packed my sailing bag and headed up to Bristol, RI. Agenda for the day included a private tour, led by Jeff Johnstone, of the factory and build process for the new J-70 ‘Speedster,’ and later sneaking onto the prototype hull #1 for a test sail. The J-70 is J-Boats’ most recent installment and much hyped design representing their first new small keelboat one-design in 18 years (since the J-80 from the early 90s). She’s a 22.75ft asymmetrical keelboat sporting a trailer-launch able lifting bulb keel with an all carbon, deck-stepped masthead rig with furling jib.
The Flying Scot and Front Runner fleets will kick off their 2012 seasons this Sunday on One Design Opening Day. Racing will feature the two fleets sailing buoy courses in Fishing Bay.
The Typhoon class will be hosting their National Championship just down the road at Rappahannock River Yacht Club on June 22-24. FBYC's own Gary Hooper finished 2nd there at last years national championship.
Eight updates for the Geezer Regatta on August 27:
1) The event is planned for Flying Scots and all other One-Design fleets that can muster three or more boats. If you can't get on a Scot, consider Lasers, Mobjacks, 420s, and even Optis for grins. (Optis will have a separate, shorter, and more docile course.) If you can't bring your own vessel there is no excuse: the Club has four to five Lasers, seven 420s, and 16 Optis available for use. Alain Vincey is trying to encourage the Lasers, Perry Guy the 420s, Gordon Cutler the Optis, and Case Whittemore the Mobjacks.
2) If a sufficient number of Flying Scots register, the Committee will consider breaking this fleet up into two divisions: a Red division for pros and a White division for amateurs or less experienced. (Red & White correspond to the colors on our burgee.)
Great Interview with Will Crump on North Sails J80 page.
The J80 team of Thomas Klok, Scott Collins, Will and Marie Crump topped the deep 29 boat fleet with style, speed and patience. I was able to catch up with my old friend Will Crump to get an update on their team and how things have progressed in the last year. With only a couple of events under their belts they seem to be just hitting their stride!
What do you feel were the big keys to your win at the Annapolis NOOD regatta?
Will: We really looked at the fleet and the race area with a great deal of respect. Despite speed in past regattas, we never considered ourselves entitled to a trophy which left everyone on the team working hard through every shift especially when we were out in front. The sailors in the fleet are too good to play defensively, and Annapolis is too cruel a location to give you consistent conditions you can count on.
The most anticipated event of the summer is just around the corner for the Club’s sexagenarian set. (For the clueless, this means 60 years old and over and has absolutely nothing whatever to do with ‘sex.’) The ranks of Club membership are swelling with a growing number of candidates for the Geezer Regatta on August 27…that’s just one week before the big Stingray Regatta over Labor Day weekend.
Being a brand new event for FBYC and wishing to host a big bash on Saturday night for participants and their friends, we need a headcount fast to determine our food and beverage and trophy requirements for this first annual regatta designed specifically for us older folks .
"Copyright Rappahannock Record , used with permission." June 20, 2011
by Shannon Rice
Racers rally for regatta to find no wind in their sails
Not only was there no race-able wind, there was no wind at all. That made it a slow start for the inaugural Cape Dory Typhoon National Regatta last weekend on the Rappahannock River near Carters Creek.
Photo:Some 32 Typhoons participated in the inaugural Cape Dory Typhoon National Regatta hosted by the Rappahannock River Yacht Club last weekend.
The event sponsored by the Rappahannock River Yacht Club featured 32 typhoons, 19 in the Championship Fleet and 13 in the Corinthian Fleet. The regatta was constructed as a one-design, non-spinnaker race for Weekender, Daysailer and Open Typhoons.
As the boomer generation transitions into its golden years, one cannot deny the competitive cravings of many of our silver-haired FBYC members over age 60. Sure, there are plenty of regattas limited to classic yachts but none tailored specifically for classy seniors. Of course the Lasers have their Masters regattas, but get this... you only have to be 35 and up to qualify. Haw-dee-haw. Now FBYC is sponsoring a new regatta in 2011 for truly genuine masters with all those cocky young sea-lions excluded. Isnt it about time those young-uns got their comeuppance?!
My old friend Perry Guy (a veteran Penquin and Laser skipper) and I thought it would be fun to introduce a new racing event open only to senior club skippers. While Geezer Regatta is the operative name at this time, some believe that the regatta would benefit from a name that would more respectfully honor the wisdom and skills of our club elders.
INDIAN SUMMER - SAIL AGAINST SIDS REGATTA
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Online Reservations Requested
by September 30, 2010
The Indian Summer Sail Against SIDS Regatta is hosted by FBYC. All FBYC Members are encouraged to participate. Proceeds will benefit the research and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between the ages of 1 and 12 months. There is currently no known cause or cure.
Starts will be offered for the following classes: 420, Flying Scot, Front Runner, Laser, Laser Radial, Mobjack, and Optimist. Additional classes may be added at the discretion of the Event Chair or the One Design Division Commander. Optimists will be divided into Red, Blue, White and Green fleets, as defined by USODA. There may be a separate start for the Green fleet.
Event Chair: Matthew Braun - firstname.lastname@example.org; c~(804) 640-3184; h~(804) 266-4533; o~(804) 697-3419.
A team of three FBYC trained sailors placed first in Nantucket Race Week, One Design Series, Rhodes 19 Class, with three days of racing. The Toni Too was skippered by Sophie Massie, with crew of her father, Mike Massie, and Noel Clinard. Over three days and nine races, they placed 1-3-1-2-2--[DNS]-2-2 with the two bracketed races thrown out. Results Here.
The racing was characterized by moderate to heavy winds and strong harbor currents. Sophie drove with Mike trimming jib and working foredeck and Noel trimming main and spinnaker. The upwind speed of Toni Too was the deciding factor with frequent leads at the windward mark, which turned into a liability in one race. Days One and Three were traditional round the buoys races, with Day Two featuring a crazy beach start with unusual rounding marks. The team was First on Day One.
Fishing Bay is hosting the 76th-annual Hampton One Design National Championship August 20, 21, and 22. The Hampton Class is returning its Championship to the club for the first time since 1948.
Organizers are expecting about 20 boats from various yacht clubs, including PRSA, HYC, NY&CC, TAYC, BBSA, CYC and WRYC. The competitors will include some of the top dinghy sailors from around the Bay, including collegiate all-Americans, past Optimist National Champions, Collegiate and Interscholastic sailors and Coaches, sail makers, and good-old-fashioned class stalwarts like Norfolks Charlie McCoy who will be competing in his 52nd (fifty-second) consecutive HOD Nationals. FBYC will be represented in the competition by Latane Montague, Mike Toms, Kenney Cobb, Walter Bundy and others. Walter Bundy sails one of the newest Hamptons #728 which was built on Gwynns Island last year by renowned local boat builder David Judson. The PRO for this years event is Rick Klein. For details, check out the HOD website at: www.hamptononedesign.com
Indian Summer / Sail Against SIDS-3rd Annual
Saturday, October 3, 2009
****Reservations requested by September 24, 2009****
One Design Sailors and Juniors are invited to enjoy a weekend of fall SAILING AND FUN. The races and associated activities are to raise awareness and resources to benefit the research and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between the ages of 1 and 12 months. There is currently no known cause or cure. All proceeds will go to the either the Maxwell Raymond Braun Memorial Fund or Hayes Hitzeman Foundation (www.hayesfoundation.org) whose vision is a future in which no one experiences the loss of a baby to SIDS. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
And Virginia Junior State Championships
AUGUST 15 – 16, 2009
Please make your reservations at www.fbyc.net as soon as possible. The Medical Consent Form required for the Virginia Junior State Championship can be found online. Please order the specially designed regatta apparel when registering online because sizes available at the regatta site in certain styles may be limited.
Like father, like son. Back before WWII, and this started in Europemore than two years before Pearl Harbor, my father turned to BBC to hear the play by play report of the latest Test Match, cricket, between England and Australia. With live coverage unavailable I'm reduced to reading about Olympic sailing on my Macbook. The Star final may not have been a nailbiter like the Laser radial but in the end Ian Piercy and his crew got the requisite place ahead of the Swedes. And in second place none other than Robert Scheidt whose second place finish behind Ben Ainslie in the 1999 World Championships in Melbourne in January of 1999 was one of the few World's where the Brazilian finished other than first. And when Ainslie turned the tables on Scheidt in the Y2K Sydney Olympics his effigy was torched in Sao Paulo. Talk about competition between nations and national pride, maybe the Chinese still have a lot to learn.
Saturday, August 2nd witnessed an all-FBYC team of Sophie Massie, Blake Kimbrough, and Strother Scott Jr. do what had been previously thought next-to-impossible in Nantucket Harbor. On the first day of the August series, the three of them, in the Massie’s Rhodes 19 Toni Too, won a race. The picture to the left is of Toni Too from last year.
This might not seem like that big of a deal, but in doing so, the team snapped a near-unprecedented streak of dominance – about 50 races without a loss. Skip Willauer, a sailor who grew up on Nantucket and has raced the Rhodes 19 Race Horse there for many years, had not failed to record a bullet in any race in which he participated in the last two years. Even though he got the last laugh and finished the day in first overall, the sight of even the smallest chink in his armor was very gratifying to a group of sailors who had been competing for second for a very long time.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 9-10, 2008, FBYC will hold its 69th Annual One Design Regatta. Traditionally, this is a great event with upwards of 70 boats. In addition to our fine One Design Fleets, we generally have many perennial visitors sailing Lasers, Front Runners, Flying Scots, Hamptons, Albacores, 420s and Mobjacks. Depending on conflicting Junior events elsewhere, we usually have a Junior turnout in Optis, Laser Radials and 420s. There will be a separate Green Fleet for Optis.
Attached is the event logo design for event apparel available on line and on site, including white short sleeve cotton tee shirts, short sleeve micro fiber shirts, and long sleeve micro fiber shirts. Please order early on line to facilitate inventory planning. There may also be a special hat in nautical red, denim blue and khaki. The white and tan hats on the website now are the logo from last year (undated).
I thought this article on Scuttlebutt was interesting. Excerpts below:
After extensive on-the-water testing, in late 2006 American Yacht Club (Rye, NY) selected the RS K6 as a new one-design class for the Club. Over prior years American had witnessed a decline in one-design keelboat racing at the Club and elsewhere in Western Long Island Sound. While the reasons for this are many, the Club believed that a modern design together with a time efficient racing program could reverse the trend, and a committee was formed to develop criteria and evaluate different boats. These criteria included good performance and sailing attributes, reasonable purchase and ownership costs, and the ability to be raced with a wide variety of crews without requiring large numbers. After considering some local existing classes, most of which were designed over 30 years ago, the committee decided early on that it was time to embrace a newer design that would take advantage of developments in materials, construction, and systems made over the last 20-30 years. Based on this, in the summer of 2006 various boats were selected for consideration, and extended on the water testing when possible. The extended testing was invaluable as there were many preconceptions (good and bad) about various boats that proved incorrect.
As one can imagine, the process generated much debate and heated opinions. But matters were brought to a head in a December, 2006 meeting whereby only those ready to buy could vote for a particular boat. At that meeting the K6 was selected, and an initial order of 11 boats was soon placed by members followed by another four orders in the following months. Combined with a couple of evaluation boats that had been delivered to the Club in 2006, this created a total fleet for 2007 of 17 boats all of which are owned by individuals-not the Club.
The 68th Annual One Design Regatta and 48th Mobjack Nationals turned out to be a great regatta.
Early registrations were very light, about half of what the previous year was, but the 100 degree temperatures broke just in time and the weekend was fantastic. We had 65% of our registrations on Saturday morning. Thanks go to our busy registration volunteers Lori Moyer and SB Londrey.
The two days of racing for the 85 boats started with good brisk winds on Saturday providing some hard racing. On Sunday we had more August-like conditions with a drifter for the first race and a filling seabreeze for the afternoon. John Smith and his Shallop crew could have beat all of us in Sundays first race. Some fleets got in 5 races over the weekend and other got as many as 9.
The Mobjacks got in 3 days of racing and were very glad to see the weekend bring cooler temperatures and some wind.
We had nine different fleets with Lasers being the largest at 15 and Optis next with 11. The Opti team, veterans that they are now, chose to sail out around Stove Point where the wind and waves on Saturday gave them the challenge they were looking for.
Meg Roberts' 67th Annual One Design Tee Shirt design was popular, and sold out, and I have a number of backorders. By popular demand we can print some more based on orders received by August 25. Attached as a PDF file at Read More is an order form.
Meg is the pretty girl standing next to the gentleman in the Red Mt Gay Hat who is modeling one of the shirts.
Please send this form with your check by August 25 to me at the address on the form.
This item is from today's Scuttlebutt and is a good example of what can happen if you encourage your kids to sail. Our daughter after time out to provide us with two grand daughters sails a white boat with pink stripes and a spinnaker you'll never forget. Think about it, sailing is for life and what better way to keep your family together than on the water.
Photographer Jon Deutsch is a laser sailor out of Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Whenever there wasn't Laser sailing going on, he always found himself at the club helping out with race committee at whatever regatta happened to be going on. He toted a camera with him and tried to snap a few pictures to show the folks who didn't come how much fun they were missing. That's how he got into photography. He's recently photographed events such as the US Laser Masters, Optimist Nationals, Flying Scot ACC's and the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters. Jon, welcome to photoGray
Fishing Bay Yacht Club¹s 66th Annual Regatta was sailed August 13-14 by 80 boats in 8 fleets at the regatta, competing in the beautiful but challenging and shifty conditions. The competition was fierce and the race committee did an excellent job getting off five to eight races during the weekend. On Saturday, what started out as a tease of nice wind during registration quickly died out as the sailors made their way to the course for the first warning signal. After a 2 hour postponement the wind slowly built and by days end it was blowing hard. Before returning to dock, 4 races were completed in a range of conditions in the late afternoon. In the second two races on Saturday the wind built to what were light hiking conditions. Lead boats changed frequently by picking the right shifts, precision wind-spotting, and masterful boat-handling. The light wind and hot conditions made drinking plenty of water important to keeping cool and hydrated. Several sailors even sought the refreshment of the Piankatank River by going for a swim mid-race to cool off.
ALOHA! All Fishing Bay Members and Guests Please join the One-Design Division for a LUAU
Saturday, August 13th at 6:00pm
The team of Jan Monnier and Nica Waters returned to race course yesterday for a successful defense of their title in the Second Annual Womens's 420 Regatta.
Its a Family Affair!
FBYC members Marie Klok Crump and Will Crump repeated their feat from last month by winning the area ABC semi-finals in the Prince of Wales Trophy in Annapolis, MD. The POW is the US National Match Racing Championship which is raced annually as a cup system. Will and Marie were joined by Maries brother, Thomas Klok in both the qualifying victory in Hampton, VA last month as well as the semi-final victory this weekend in Annapolis.
The team raced a consistent event winning 7 out of 10 matches with plenty of close racing. Finishing second was Geoff Ewenson followed by Dan Wittig in third. Dan and team finished second in the Hampton qualifier.
The family trio has now earned one of the 8 berths in the final event to be held in Newport Beach, CA in September. The Annapolis semifinal was raced in privately owned J/24s and the finals in California will be raced in Governors Cup 21.
This past weekend the College of Charleston hosted both the T.S. Stern Sloop Regatta and the Women's singlhanded and doublehanded Atlantic Coast Championship Qualifiers. The sloop team of Blake Kimbrough, Jose Fuentes, and Patrick Wilson dominated in J-22s while the women qualified handly for both single and doublehanded ACCs.
This past weekend the College of Charleston hosted the SAISA District Singlehanded Qualifiers. Of the thirteen boat fleet, the Cougars sailed Jose Fuentes (AYC), Chris Lash, Patrick Wilson (CYA), and Blake Kimbrough.
The Cougars also had a team in Boston at the Hood Tropghy hosted by Tufts on the ever shifty Mystic Lake. Alana O'reilly and Susan Lintern sailed A-Division, while Jesse Combs and Hunter Stunzi sailed B-Division.
The College of Charleston sailing team took victories in the A-Division and B-Division to win the North South #2 Regatta held this past weekend at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Center in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Eckerd placed second in the regatta, while The Citadel rounded out the top three.
Russ O'Reilly, Blake Kimbrough, Suzy Lintern, Anne Bowen and Diane Haynesworth crewed the A-Division to first with 36 points. The B-Division saw Chris Lash, Sara Wilkinson, Meg Callanan, and Katie Hughes take the win with 21 points.
At Kings Point conditions were extreme with winds in the thirties on Saturday which resulted in cacellation of sailing for the first day of the regatta. Sunday had winds in the mid to upper twenties, which gave our light weighted team a big handicap while sailing in the Vanguard 15s.
The College of Charleston sailing team placed 10th in the A-Division, 12th in the B-Division and 13th in the C-Division to finish 15th at the Nevins Trophy Regatta held this past weekend at the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Boston won the event with 60 total points.
Jose Fuentes, Liz McCarthy and Hunter Stunzi crewed the A-Division and picked up 52 points for 10th. Brendean Healy, Savannah Morton and Stunzi crewed the B-Division to 12th with 55 points. Patrick Wilson sailed the B-Division to 13th with 54 points to round out the Cougar efffort.
This past weekend Jose Fuentes, Brendan Healy, and I traveled to Connecticut for the Pine Trophy. Winds were very shifty and light. Superior boathandling and speed had us out in front for the majority of the regatta.
After our fifth at the ICSA Sloop Nationals and our winning the SAISA/MAISA Dinghy Championships we have vaulted from 19th to 13th in the latest update of the Sailing World College Rankings. Things are looking good for us in the spring and our big picture goal of winning the Fowle Trophy is still well within our grasp.
We finishedout the season strong at the SAISA MAISA intersectional held down here in Charleston. Things are looking bright for next spring...
I havn't seen many of you since this past summer, so I thought that I'd give you an update on how college sailing has been going for me this fall. Having qualified in J-22s a month ago, this past weekend I traveled to the NY Maritime College for the ICSA Sloop National Championships.
Notice of Regatta
39th Annual Virginia Governor's Cup
August 2nd and 3rd, 2003
Ware River Yacht Club
The Ware River Yacht Club is hosting the 39th Annual Virginia Governor's Cup Regatta on August 2nd and 3rd for the following classes: Albacore - Hampton OD - Laser (Adult & Junior)- Mobjack - Moth - Buccaneer - 420 (No Spinnakers) PHRF. Click Read More for full details and the downloadable entry form (PDF format).
A meeting was held this past weekend to wrap up the final details of the new FBYC event -- Team Racing. This will be an interclub event with teams from FBYC and RRYC competing in this two race day series held in Flying Scots. The first race day will be held at FBYC on Sunday, June 29th. The second and final day will be at the RRYC on Sunday, July 27th. Awards and a cookout will follow the at the end of each day. There will also be an overall trophy for the winning team at the conclusion of the series.