Friday, August 10, 2012

RRYC Typhoon Racers Take On Others In FBYC's One Design.

A small fleet of sailors from Rappahannock River Yacht Club sailed to the Deltaville area and Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  The waves and wind were strong, rain came down hard at times but all of us made it across and are ready to race tomorrow and Sunday in their One Design Regatta.  Stay tuned as we update you on how things go tomorrow.
Dwight Timm heading out of Irvington.

The fleet sails under the White Stone Bridge.

Heading to the Chesapeake Bay,
Ned Crocket is in front on Miss Daisy.

Sierra Rose under motor with Genoa up.

Heading toward the channel maker off Stingray Point.

Waves and wind are building preventing further picture taking.

Heading into Jackson Creek.

This Osprey doesn't like the looks of us.

Coming up on Fishing Bay Yacht Club's harbor.

Another bolder Osprey.

Entering the harbor area.

We'll all docked up and ready for tomorrow.

Dwight Timm, Frank Birdsall, and
Ned Crockett discuss sailing plans.
Dwight Timm enjoys lunch in the West Marine
parking lot on our return trip by land.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

RRYC One Design Regatta - August 18 & 19

Designed by Diane Cook-Tench
Hey everyone, it's been a little quite in July with all things having to do with racing Typhoons.  The action is starting to pick up again.  Rappahannock River Yacht Club is hosting a One Design for Typhoons and Flying Scots.  This year, there's also a Junior Program.
The Regatta is open to the following classes: Flying Scot, Typhoon, Laser Radial, Club 420 (non-spinnaker), Sunfish and Optimist Dinghy (Red, Blue, White and Green Fleets.
Fleets with five or more boats entered will be given individual starts.  Hurry as the original deadline for lower cost entries is this Sunday evening, August 12.  Entries will be taken up to the Skipper's Meeting, Saturday morning, August 18.  Please visit the RRYC web page for more details and entry forms.  If you'd like, a quick email can be sent to Debbie Cycotte who's running it. The forms can be delivered to her the morning of the races.
As part of the entry fee, you'll receive a T-Shirt with the design from the poster on it and be included at the dinner on Saturday evening at the club house.  Larry and Jill Worth will cook up something special for us.
Please help us get the word out by posting copies of the poster in your clubhouse and emailing a link to this site.  We'll hope to see a lot of Typhoons out competing along with a lot of other great sailors.