Offshore Skippers - Event Registration / 2017 PHRF Certificates

Jim Raper on

This past winter, PHRF delegates from each club voted and instructed the PHRF Handicappers Board to issue 2017 PHRF ChesBay certificates with ratings for Windward/Leeward and for Circular Random (Random Leg) formats.  You will notice on your certificate that there are two ratings:  RATING (Spin/NonSpin) and CR Course RATING (Spin/NonSpin).
 
Fishing Bay amended its online registration to require an entry for each format, and for each rating (4 numbers) in ###/### format, matching the PHRF certificate.  2016 certificates were issued with both ratings, but the actual CR (random leg) rating may be amended for the 2017 certificates based on the handicappers' work during the off-season.
 
The Opening Day event is now open for registration.  The Opening Day course is a random leg course which will use the CR Course RATING (random leg) value.  Since this is both a PHRF change, and an FBYC event registration change, we wanted to give you a heads up on the entry requirements.
 
See you on April 22nd.

Start Sailing this Spring - Crew Training

Jon Deutsch on

20150331-002FBYC is again offering their popular Crew Training Program with classes starting in March.  This program was started over 25 years ago and has been introducing sailors to the sport and to FBYC ever since.  For anyone looking to learn the basics of sailing, or get into racing, or improve their skills - this is the class.  The class consists of 3 evening classes in Richmond and 2 optional on the water practice days at FBYC.

Classroom instruction is provided by FBYC racing skippers and crew with experience in local, national and international racing and participants are given written materials to compliment the classroom sessions.

Space is limited the class is expected to fill up - so please register early.  And if you've got a friend, coworker, crewmate, etc who you think would enjoy the class, please encourage them to sign up.

Question and registation visit the Crew Training Website.  Or watch this video.

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NOR - Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race

Jim Raper on

Offshore Fleet and Cruising...below is the abbreviated text of a new event organized by CCV.  It comes on a weekend when there is a hole in the 2017 Offshore schedule and may be of interest for many...

Notice of Race | Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 (makeup date is June 18, 2017)

58 nm daylight race round Chesapeake light for spinnaker fleets (C, non-spin & Cruising - 29.7 nm).
The Chesapeake Light is 1 mile beyond the 12 mile zone in international waters.
The deep draft Thimble Channel is off limits for safety.
Entry fees are: $40 ($35 for USSA members) for entries paid by June 6, 2017.
Enter race and pay online: http://www.ccvracing.org/
Friday June 16th @1800 Skippers meeting at Hampton YC
Saturday June 17th @0800 first warning

  • A&B fleets from Buckroe near CCV mark "Z" to and round the Chesapeake Light (36* 54.3’N  75* 42.8’W) in the Atlantic and back. 
  • C fleet, non-spin and Cruising fleet to follow on a 29.7 nm course rounding mark "R2 CH" (36* 57.57’N  76* 00.77’W).

 Mandatory Equipment:

  • Minimum 28 LOA for the long course.
  • Safety equipment for Chesapeake Bay category,
  • 25 Watt VHF
  • Working engine (for 30 nm).
  • Radar-reflector must be set more than 6 feet above deck crossing the starting line.
  • Remove coatings on your lifelines (if applicable).
  • Personal harness for 50% of the crew. Rig Jack-lines.
  • US Coastal category and a handheld VHF/DSC/GPS are strongly recommended.
  • Using the raceQs App is strongly encouraged. 

Social: on the Hampton YC docks as boats arrive.

Would you like some more racing? Thank you sir! I'll have another!

Bob Fleck on

WChesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championshipith the chaotic weather that we've been having, do you suddenly have an itch for some more racing? Well, if you've made enough trips around the sun, you can scratch that itch at the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this weekend at FBYC. Online registration can be found here: https://www.fbyc.net/Registration/register?event_id=1572

 

If you are a few rotations short of 35, or you don't own a laser, you can still get some racing this weekend with at short trip up the Rappahannock. RRYC is hosting its final PHRF race of the season with their Commodores Cup. Jerry Latell will be PRO and they expect to race two races.  The Rappahannock race area is only 15nm from FBYC docks. A short trip to get some low-key racing and support another club's event. Race info can be found here: http://www.rryc.org/category/racing/phrf/

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Stingray Point Regatta Canceled, Stingray Light Race ON

Bob Fleck on

Stingray Point Regatta Canceled
Stingray Light Race ON

 

It is with deep regret that we have to announce that the Stingray Point Regatta for 2016 is canceled. This includes all racing and social activities at FBYC on Saturday and Sunday. It is our intention to refund most, if not all, fees to boats entered in the event and dinner purchasers. The forecasts, and analysis, at this time give all indications that both days will be a bust.

We are planning to race the mid distance race on Friday, and have the low country boil at the clubhouse. Price for dinner is the same, $10.00. If you come and you’ve pre-paid for the dinner, you’re good to go. If you haven’t paid, no problem; bring a ten spot. If you paid and can’t come, we’ll square up with you later.

Cost for Friday’s race is zero, zip, nada. Come and join us for a great sail and fantastic food.

See you Friday (or next year)

Volunteers Needed for the Stingray Point Regatta

Paul Wash on

Hello everyone the Stingray Point Regatta is this weekend. If you haven't heard, well then SURPRISE and where have you been?? We have a great event planned with the party starting Friday night with a Low Country Boil. Then Saturday we have our BBQ dinner - can't wait to have some brisket! Sunday we round everything off with hot dogs and picnic like stuffs after racing. 

 
So first of all - if you are racing in the event - awesome - can't wait to see you. If you are not going to race in the event, then you are invited to join us for the parties and eating - you can get your tickets online at the event page (https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2016/09.02.offshore/ssi.dtml) - do this now - time is running out. The party goes on regardless of weather!
 
And secondly - in order to make this event possible we need YOU! Yes that's right - we need your help - because the success of this event depends on it. Your mission is to volunteer for the event and make it everything you always wanted it to be! Encourage your crew, family, and friends! To sign up, we are once again using Sign Up Genius - you can view the available shifts here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f45afae29a3fb6-stingray
 
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us and we will help...See you all in a few days!

Slip Holders: Labor Day Weekend

David Clark on

Slip Holders:

Would you please inform the Docks Chairman if your slip will be vacant labor day weekend, when you intend to leave and return. We have yachts visiting for Stingray Regatta and this information will help to avoid confusion and assist the task of accommodating our visitors without disruption to our members.

E-mail dbclark17@verizon.net  or  Text  804-338-6995

Stingray Point Regatta - It's time to register!

Paul Wash on

 

 

Register today for the Stingray Point Regatta!

Register on Yacht Scoring.

Visit www.stingraypointregatta.org for more information.

 

Friday - Stingray Light Race, Saturday and Sunday - Stingray Point Regatta

Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy & Potts Southern Bay Challenge Cup

Daily awards and social each day.

Don't forget to join us for a little shindig Saturday night with the Crain Brothers Band!

 

 

 

 

Housing rentals needed September 2-4th for Stingray Point Regatta Racers

Paul Wash on

Attention Members!   Several guest racing boats from up and down the Chesapeake Bay are planning their trip to the Stingray Point Regatta September 2-4th.  One of the biggest hurdles facing visiting race teams is finding a place for the crew to stay.  If you are interested in renting your home in the Deltaville area, please contact Julie Ann Wash, julieann.wash@webnext.net.  Make sure to let her know price, date available, and number of sleeping berths available.  Even if you only have one extra room in your home available, and would be willing to host crew, for free or for a fee, let us know! Sailors love racing at our club for its well run events and beautiful location.  Let's help remove the problem of finding a place to stay!

 

Open House Regatta - Cloudy Skies and Bright Smiles

Jon Deutsch on

The skies might have been cloudy this weekend but there were bright smiles among the racing and rafting boats and party goers at the Open House Regatta & Party this weekend.  The day started with a 6.7nm race out of Fishing Bay to where the Piankatank meets the Chesapeake and back again.  Winds ranged from a few knots to into the low teens and there was close racing among the boats ranging from 12-43'.

Using a progressive start - each boat had their own starting time based on their handicap with the faster boats starting last.  First boat over the line wins it - and it would be a race to the very end with Mad Hatter and Cheeky Monkey battling it out in the final boat lengths with the Hatter getting the better of the Monkey.  J/24 Kobayashi Maru would be 3rd followed by J/70 Nostalgia and 505 Leeward Apparel.  Results here.

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FBYC Boats Set to Compete at 2016 Southern Bay Race Week

Jon Deutsch on

Fishing Bay Yacht Club is going to be well represented at the 2016 Southern Bay Race Week at Hampton Yacht Club this Friday-Sunday.  Among the 14 FBYC boats for SBRW are a number of boats who sailed the 67th Down the Bay Race over memorial day weekend to get there.  Including: Afterthought, Nanuq, Blew By You, Schiehallion, & rhapsody.

2016 Southern Bay Race Week FBYC entrants:

J70

  • E.L.E. Matt Braun
  • Hotty Toddy! Steve Quiriconi
  • Inconceivable Mike Karn
  • No Quarter Jon Deutsch

PHRF A1

  • Afterthought Craig Wright
  • Nanuq Glenn Doncaster

PHRF B1

  • Blew By You Austin Powers
  • GOIN' Dennis Hannick
  • rhapsody Jim Raper | Matson Roberts

PHRF B2

  • Mad Hatter Bob Fleck
  • Shenanigan Miles Booth

PHRF C

  • Catitude Lew Thatcher
  • Cheeky Monkey Paul & Julie Ann Wash
  • Schiehallion Brad Miller

 

Opening Day Race Cancelled, Blessing, Dinner still on

Ted Bennett on

The PRO for tomorrows race has determined, and I completely agree, that it would be unsafe to race tomorrow.
We have 2 problems with the conditions for racing.

First is the bad weather, which most models have predicted winds close to 30 MPH with higher gusts- rain squalls- temps around 45.

Second Mr Roberts is not fully commissioned (due to launch this AM).

The Opening Day Blessing of the Fleet and Party will both be inside the Club House.  Both training sessions on Sunday are also cancelled.

Safety is our first concern,

Ted Bennett  - Commodore

2016 Opening Day Coming Up

Jon Deutsch on

Hello FBYC members and friends, we are so glad that Opening Day is finally here! We would like to invite everyone to Opening Day and the Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, April 9th. As always, we will kick off the year with the annual Opening Day race (first warning at 1100). The evening festivities will include cocktails at Ric's Place starting at 5 PM with the Blessing starting around 5:30 PM. Dinner is at 6 PM sharp. Once again we will have live entertainment with members of the Crain Brothers Band performing at 6:30 PM playing a diverse mix of good music.
 
Tickets for adults are $25 ($30 for non-members), teens are $15, and children are $5. Pre-registration is required. Please purchase dinner tickets online and don't forget to pre-purchase drink tickets to save time. Go to Opening Day 2016 (https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2016/04.09.offshore/ssi.dtml) to read more and register for the event. In order to ensure an accurate guest count, please register as soon as possible before registration closes!
 
Finally, as with all our events, it is YOU who make the difference! We are looking for a few good volunteers to help with guest check-in, bar shifts, and clean up crew. We encourage everyone individuals and racing teams to sign up. We are using Sign Up Genius to facilitate this process. Please visit Sign Up Genius (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044cacac238-2016) to sign up today.
 
Hope to see everyone there!


Paul & Julie Ann Wash

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Start Sailing this Spring - Crew Training

Jon Deutsch on

20150331-002FBYC is again offering their popular Crew Training Program with classes starting in March.  This program was started over 25 years ago and has been introducing sailors to the sport and to FBYC ever since.  For anyone looking to learn the basics of sailing, or get into racing, or improve their skills - this is the class.  The class consists of 3 evening classes in Richmond and 2 optional on the water practice days at FBYC.

Classroom instruction is provided by FBYC racing skippers and crew with experience in local, national and international racing and participants are given written materials to compliment the classroom sessions.

  • Classroom: Tuesday, March 22 6:30pm
  • Classroom: Tuesday, April 5 6:30pm
  • Classroom: Tuesday, April 12 6:30pm
  • Practice: Saturday, April 16 10am
  • Practice: Saturday, April 30 10am

20150331-003Space is limited the class is expected to fill up - so please register early.  And if you've got a friend, coworker, crewmate, etc who you think would enjoy the class, please encourage them to sign up.

Question and registation visit the Crew Training Website.  Or watch this video.

 

 

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Closing Day Oyster Roast

Paul Wash on

Attention ALL! The Closing Day Oyster Roast is less than two weeks away (November 7th)! What can I say except it's all about the OYSTERS? Starting with Oysters locally raised and prepared a variety of ways. How about good beer that complements the oysters and the temperate Fall weather? Or maybe the sides that everyone is cooking up? And there is something everyone - because if you don't like oysters - I guarantee you will find something delicious to eat. So what are you waiting for? Register online today! As a wise man once said...make it even "gooder" by racing before the roast!

Last but not least - we need YOUR HELP! We need VOLUNTEERS. We need people to setup, oyster helpers (outside), kitchen helpers (inside), and clean up. Please contact me (Paul Wash) ASAP to get organized.

PS: Don't forget - every family brings a side to share. This is part of what makes this event spectacluar!

PSS: Don't forget to register for the Commodore's Ball (November 14th in Richmond). This is our Annual Meeting, cocktails, dinner, and great way to end the year. This event will SELL OUT quickly - don't get caught on the wrong side of a shift...register RIGHT NOW!

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J/70 Chesapeake Championship

Robin Troutman on

Due to the severe weather forcast, the J/70 Chesapeake Championship is cancelled. Details about entry fees and t-shirts are being communicated via email with registered boats.

US Offshore Sailing Championship

Jon Deutsch on

Glenn Doncaster (Nanuq) and the crew, Jerry Latell, Bob Fleck, Jimmy Cobb, Alex Otoole, Matt Newborn, and Charles Henderson, will compete for the U.S. Offshore Championship Friday thru Sunday, September 24-27, in Annapolis.  This prestigious championship is hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy and sailed on Navy 44s.  Glen and his Nanuq crew were awarded the right to be one of the representatives from our area through their outstanding offshore results over the past 18 months.

Follow the event at the event website.