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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.  

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  • Thursday, December 15, 2022 9:46 AM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    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.  

    Elected and Voting Board Members


    Randy Goodman

    Vice Commodore

    Debbie Koelliker


    Sergio Diehl


    Karl Schulenburg

    Cruising Fleet Captain       

    David Midkiff

    Racing Fleet Captain       

    Claude Speed

    One Design Captain       

    Debbie Koelliker

    Training Captain

    Larry Baun

    Rear Commodore

    Jim DiSomma

  • Thursday, November 03, 2022 10:18 AM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    Nominations open for the 2023 Officers of
    Broad Bay Sailing Association

    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:  At this time, the following people have been nominated for these elected positions: 

    Elections scheduled for November 15, 2022

    At the next membership meeting, you must be present to vote.  See BBSA Friendsgiving/Elections/Membership Meeting for details.  

    Nominations Elected Officers


    • Randy Goodman

    Vice Commodore                            

    • Debbie Koelliker               


    • Sergio Diehl


    • Karl Shulenburg

    Cruising Fleet Captain                    

    • David Midkiff

    Racing Fleet Captain                      

    • Claude Speed

    Training Captain                              

    • Larry Baun

    One-Design Captain

    • Co-Captains:  Jim DiSomma and Debbie Koelliker 

    At BBSA the past Commodore automatically becomes the Rear Commodore:                       

    • Jim DiSomma

    Other “non-elected” volunteer positions and nominees include: 

    Membership Committee     

    • Sergio Diehl
    • Mary Ann Greblunas
    • Eric Brinsfield        

    Little Creek Sailing Association  Coordinator

    • Andy Spittler

    Willoughby Racers Coordinator                          

    • Al Brazzi

    Hobie Fleet 32                                  

    • Jeff Nelson

    Cape Charles Cup Chairperson                      

    • Al Brazzi

    Website Support and Event Registration

    • Eric Brinsfield, Webmaster
    • Scott Almond
    • Rob Williams

    Training Committee

    • Larry Baun
    • Eric Brinsfield

    PHRF Delegate                                 

    • Claude Speed
    • Bob Magoon

    CBYRA Delegate                                

    • Claude Speed
    • Bob Magoon

    Ship Store                                           

    • Elizabeth Paasch

    Sunshine Committee               

    • Jean Pattenaude

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 10:58 AM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    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.  

  • Sunday, February 27, 2022 1:45 PM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    You can find photos from the 2022 annual banquet at:  BBSA Banquet

    The lighting was not the "best", but I captured most people.  

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:56 PM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    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.  

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:06 PM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    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

  • Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:21 PM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    The Grand Illumination Cruise was a succes and you can find the photos at:

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:28 PM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    You can find the photos from the October Membership meeting at:

    Nauticus Photos

    which was held at Nauticus.  

  • Friday, January 15, 2021 9:50 AM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    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:

    • Understand computer systems, the internet, and cloud storage
      (such as Dropbox)
    • Are comfortable working with a team
      (with frequent communication with team members)
    • Can be available to respond to requests on short notice.  Mostly that is for CCC because as we get close to the deadline, the committee needs quick updates. 
    • Have better than average Microsoft Excel skills
    • Are willing to help with data entry along with other support
    • For the website:
      • Have basic concepts of web design and data management.
      • Understand how to work within the constraints of an application such as Wild Apricot or WordPress

    It would also help to find someone who:

    • Has experience with more advanced features of Excel, such as:
      • Power Query and connections
      • Pivot Tables
      • Excel worksheet formatting and conditional processing
      • VBA programming
    • Knows a programming languages, such as Python. 
      (we are not using this now, but would consider it.)
    • HTML, XML, and JSON

    If you are interested, please contact me at 919-302-3747 or

    Eric Brinsfield
    BBSA Webmaster

  • Saturday, December 05, 2020 3:20 PM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    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

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