In the Blog below, we will post announcements and other important information that members will want to know. You may also want to check the Members Forum for more topics and an open discussion.
Be sure to join everyone at the BBSA Annual Banquet to see the newly elected officers be sworn in for 2023. Please show your support and come to have fun.
Cruising Fleet Captain
Racing Fleet Captain
One Design Captain
Many volunteer positions are available, but the officers are the only elected positions. If you want to be included in the nominations for an elected position, please send an email to: email@example.com. At this time, the following people have been nominated for these elected positions:
At the next membership meeting, you must be present to vote. See BBSA Friendsgiving/Elections/Membership Meeting for details.
Following Randy Goodman's experiment with the RRS trivia night's using Kahoot!, our Training Captain, Larry Baun, organized a fun and educational live quiz show at Bold Mariner Brewery. We have a great turnout and plenty of opinions about the correct answers or quality of the question. With tasty brews from Bold Mariner, everyone's brains were working overtime.
You can find photos at: Training: RRS Trivia Night
Thanks to Larry and the judges, Scott Almond and Jay Thompson. Thanks to Bold Mariner for providing the space and refreshments.
You can find photos from the 2022 annual banquet at: BBSA Banquet
The lighting was not the "best", but I captured most people.
The requirements for a vessel's fire extinquishers have changed. Check out the link below:
Fire Extinguishers : BoatUS Foundation
If you own a boat that is model year 2018 or newer, you may need to replace your fire extinguishers.
For older boats, extinguishers must not be more than 12 years old according to the date stamped on the bottle.
VA –Little Creek Harbor Sediment Sampling:
Between 31 January and 04 February 2022, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA) will be conducting sediment sampling operations along the margins of the Little Creek Entrance Channel and Desert Cove at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Work will be performed both outside and within the Restricted Area during daylight hours aboard the R/V Recovery, a 32 ft pontoon-type sampling vessel with central superstructure owned and operated by Athena Technologies, Inc. The R/V Recovery will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16 and can be reached directly via cell phone by contacting Mr. Mike Durbano (609-332-0534) or Ms. Kiersten Miller (239-940-3611). Chart 12254
The Grand Illumination Cruise was a succes and you can find the photos at:
You can find the photos from the October Membership meeting at:
which was held at Nauticus.
We need some extra help with several “IT”-like jobs for the club. I want to be sure I have some people trained to support the BBSA website when I finally sail off into the sunset. We also need some extra support for the Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup. Sometimes, I go cruising and we need faster responses when I am gone.
I can use people with all skill levels for some tasks as long as you are comfortable with computers. You can volunteer for short-term projects or ongoing support.
What I am looking for are people who:
It would also help to find someone who:
If you are interested, please contact me at 919-302-3747 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I have added a new field in the Member Profile (and the Membership Renewal/Application) form. If you get a chance, please update this field so we can better serve you. This question will let us know if you are a racer, cruiser, or other.
To see a member list showing their responses, log onto the website and just go to: Member Boating Status
If you have not yet renewed your membership, you will see the question in the renewal application. For help on updating your profile at anytime, see the help page: Help
"Broad Bay Sailing Association" is a non-profit organization. Virginia Beach, VA 23454