Friday, May 10, 2013

Revised Typhoon Racing Rule At Yankee Point Tomorrow

Hold it!
I've just learned that due to the  306 PHRF Rule, Day Sailers will not be permitted to race. Typhoon Weekenders can sail since their length is slightly longer.  It's certainly not the best of rules. I've also learned that the entire racecourse will be made up of Typhoon racers on mark boats and the Committee Boat.  Ned and Stan Crockett, Mosby West, Debby Cycotte, and Bo Bragg - all Typhoon racers will be helping with this side of the Regatta.  Go Typhoons!

News Is Out On One Of The Biggest Racing Regattas On The Chesapeake Bay

Typhoon sailors, make a point to check out the 2013 Turkey Shoot Regatta.  The Turkey Shoot is one of the biggest regattas for classic sailboats in the US.  Known also a great annual fundraiser for Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck and Riverside Hospice, operating in Gloucester and Tappahannock, it's a unique and lively two days of racing fun.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Yankee Point Racing & Cruising Club is looking for Typhoon Racers this Saturday

One of the Crocketts heading to YPRCC early.
Shot by Diane Cook-Tench

I've just learned that Yankee Point is hoping to see a good number of Typhoon Racers this Saturday, May 11, for their Spring Regatta.  The race starts at 10:30am and runs until about 2:30pm
It's described as two handicap races on the Rappahannock River between Norris Bridge and Towles Point. Racing starts south of Corrotoman #2 in the Rappahannock River. Starts are being offered to non-PHRF rated boats. See instructions or contact Warren Hottle,, 804 462 5530.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fishing Bay Yacht Club Is Looking For A Few Good Committee Boat Volunteers

As many of you know, Fishing Bay Yacht Club holds a terrific, annual One Design Regatta Invitational. This year, it even counts toward our annual award for the top Typhoon sailor. A small fleet of Typhoon sailors are going to attend it, August 10th and 11th, just as they did last year. If you're not planning on racing in this Invitational, you can still participate in a wonderful weekend of events by simply volunteering for Committee Boat duty. They're especially in need of an experienced race starter. 
Please contact Rick Klein, overall Regatta PRO, to let him know if you can participate. His number is 804.693.5629 or email him at Last year, there was exciting wind, lots of fleets, great live music, and wonderful meals.  I'm hoping to go back for more.