on Monday November 25, 2013 @05:45PM
The National Weather Service and NOAA have issued a gale watch for the Chesapeake Bay starting Tuesday afternoon or evening and lasting into Wednesday. Winds are expected to be predominantly SE initially with clockwise rotation through the evening. Wind velocity is expected to be in the 25-40 knot range.
All slip holders and members with boats stored on trailers or racks are advised to secure their boats with double lines or proper tie downs ASAP.
NANUQ, COOL CHANGE, and ROUNDABOUT finish first in fleets in the 2013 HYC FROSTBITE SERIES. Twenty-two (22) boats finished at least one race (most finished more) in the “granddaddy” of Frostbites on the southern Bay. Sunday proved too much – too much wind, too much cold, and too much whipped up water – for anyone to be on the race course. Even the resilient Laser Frostbiters organized by Robert Suhay, who race out of the ODC Sailing Center on the Elizabeth River, cancelled early and stayed home. The overall trophies for the HYC [big boat] Frostbite Series will be presented Tuesday, December 3rd, at the HYC Annual Awards Night. Overall Results: PHRF A (8 boats) – 1.Glenn Doncaster, Nanuq [4-1-2-4]; 2.Bumps Eberwine, Sea Star [1-3-3-5 – won tiebreaker]; 3.Phil Briggs, Sea Star [3-2-5-2]. PHRF B (13 boats) – 1.Rusty Burshell, Cool Change [3-1-1-1]; 2.Ben Cuker, Callinectes [1-4-2-2]; 3.Bill Gibbings, Jonathan [2-2-5-4]. Alan Bomar, Roundabout, was the only boat racing in PHRF C, and was on the course 3 of the 4 races. Principal Race Officer – Brian Deibler; Scorers – Suzanne Hamilton and Kim Deibler.
PHRF Annual Board of Delegates Meeting. At their meeting held on the 16th in Solomons, the PHRF Board of Delegates voted to keep for 2014 the same Region 4 (Southern Bay) PHRF Class Splits as were in place in 2013. Those are: CBYRA Region 4 - SOUTH DIVISION: A-Up to 109; B-110 to 163; C-164 and higher. CBYRA Region 4 – NORTH DIVISION: A-Up to 109; B-110 to 160; C-161 and higher. Region 4-wide – Non-Spin has no split – all PHRF Non-Spin boats use their non-spin rating. Information provided by PHRF of the Chesapeake President Mike Mullarky at (410) 439-1556.
on Friday November 22, 2013 @11:52AM
Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Saturday at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, VA. The following is a list of all of the 2013 recipients of the club's perpetual trophies.
MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY BOWL – awarded for outstanding contributions to FBYC. David & Allison Lennarz
PIANKATANK TROPHY – awarded to the skipper of a FBYC enrolled yacht whose actions during the sailing season best exemplify the principle that "all is not lost until the boat sinks." Philip H. Webb
COMMODORES' BOWL – awarded on an alternating year basis to the outstanding Offshore or One Design skipper in FBYC sponsored sailing events for the year based on performance and participation. (2013-Offshore) Mad Hatter Robert & Lisa Fleck
on Friday November 15, 2013 @12:15PM
The 2014 sailing events committee, led by rear commodore Matt Braun, has been meeting over the past couple of weeks to set the schedule for 2014. That schedule is now available on the website. The cruising events will be added once they are available. While we don't anticipate needing to make any changes, the schedule won't be certified final until the December Board meeting.
A couple new events for this year:
Open House Regatta - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 5/24 - this will be Portsmouth racing for one design and offshore boats with a goal of creating sailing opportunities for members/non-members interested in trying out racing. There will be a social following the racing.
One Design Open House 8/28 - Bring a friend type event sailed in Flying Scots and Front Runners
on Wednesday November 13, 2013 @12:49PM
Some Laser fleet news - Mike Toms is going to be taking over as the FBYC Laser Fleet captain for 2014. For anyone who hasn't met Mike he grew up sailing at FBYC and has been a longtime Laser Fleet member. He's also been a big help to me with the fleet and it'll be great to have him as our new fleet captain. Mike can be reached at mtoms [at ] aol dot com
I'm not going anywhere and will still be around and will continue to chair the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters regatta. I've appreciated the knowledge and experience passed to me from previous Fleet Captain Brad Squires and David Hazlehurst before him (and maybe Brad again before him). It's been a fun 9 years and I look forward to working with Mike and many more years of Laser sailing at FBYC.
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, VA 23235
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery) Phone Numbers: Club House (804) 776-9636