May 26, 2010: Win a Kayak at the Northern Neck Kayak Festival & Expo
The Sports Centre, Ltd has donated a kayak for the raffle at the Northern Neck Kayak Festival and Expo on June 5 at Camp Kekoka on Boys Camp Road in Kilmarnock. Other prizes include a kayak paddle, fishing personal flotation device, and Visipole donated by Old Dominion Kayaks, a round of golf for four donated by The Tides Inn, and a $250 gift certificate to The Lancaster Tavern.
Raffle tickets will be available during the All Day Kayaking Event that includes three competitive kayaking events.
KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT
Chesapeake Bank sponsors the first event of the day, the kayak fishing tournament. The three divisions of the tournament will be rockfish, croaker, and flounder. First prize for each division will be a fishing expedition in the Northern Neck donated by Carroll Webb and second prize in each division will be a kayak fishing DVD by famed angler, Kayak Kevin.
May 25, 2010: FLOTILLA 33 ADVISES TO BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON
Living as we do along the Atlantic Coast, on tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, our boats are prone to hurricane damage. Hurricane season runs from June 1–Nov 30. And while there may have been a lull in the number and severity of hurricanes in our area last year, some weather experts are predicting a more active year in 2010. In addition, there are Nor’easters that could be just “out-of-season hurricanes.” In any event, with thousands of recreational and commercial watercraft in our area, it is worth the time and effort to have a plan in case a hurricane threatens.
Where Is Your Boat?
Recent studies have shown that boats stored out of the water are less likely to suffer significant damage than boats left in the water. They might tip over on land but they can sink in the water.
Is your boat on a lift? If so, you want to make sure it is higher then any expected storm surge and high waves and be sure to use additional lines to secure the boat. Get the boat high on the lift early so it is above the surge line if power goes out early. Remember Ernesto? A lot of boaters were surprised by that storm. Power was lost early and people did not get a chance to raise the lift when the worst part of the storm came in and was a lot worse than predicted.
Is your boat at a Marina? Does your Marina have a plan to remove in-water boats and store them in case of a hurricane?
If your boat is in the water at your dock, can you put it on a trailer and tow it out of danger? Your boat is probably safer on a trailer than in the water during a storm. Some insurance companies will pay you to put your boat on land. Some raise your deductible for damage caused by a “named Storm”. But remember not to park the trailer under the trees. And fill the gas and water tanks for more stability.
No matter where your boat will be, remove valuable equipment and expensive electronics.
May 19, 2010: Christchurch School - Fishing Tourney!
On a recent weekend Christchurch students enjoyed a bass fishing tournament on local waters. Picture here are the tourney winners, seniors Peter Brooke and Justin Ashby.
May 13, 2010: Varsity Eight Champions!
Congratulations to the Christchurch School crew team! The rowers attended the Eastern Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (EVSRA) state championships at Lake Whitehurst in Norfolk for on April 24, and the Varsity Eight came away with the championship, finishing with a time of 4:32.6, ahead of Great Bridge (4:37.6), Cox (4:47.6) and James River (5:11.6).
Headmaster Jeb Byers accepts the Men's Varsity Eight EVSRA Championship Trophy from senior rowers Kyle Byrd, Tim Johnson and John Radcliffe
Pictured here: The Men’s Varsity Eight Champions!
Walter Banfield, Connor Madden, Will Wilhelm, John Radcliffe, Cyrus Jett, Kyle Byrd, Chris Ritenour, Markus Weber, Tim Johnson, and Head Coach Richard Laurance.
The annual Christchurch School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was a highlight of the school’s recent Alumni Weekend celebration. Edward W. “Pushie” Cather ’54 and Claudia M. “Marcie” Soucek ’00 were welcomed into the hall of fame by Christchurch Athletic Director Ben Thompson.
Cather was recognized for his high school accomplishments in football, basketball and baseball. While a student at Christchurch, Pushie was as well-known for his sportsmanship as for his athletic prowess. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Cather was nicknamed “the Rock” by his Christchurch teammates for his legendary ability to pull of the impossible. Cather, who currently resides in Alexandria, was named “Athlete-of-the-Year” in 1954.
May 11, 2010: Christchurch Baseball Advances To Quarterfinals
CHRISTCHURCH, VA — 11 May 2010
The Christchurch School baseball team advances this week to the quarterfinals of the VISAA Division II state playoffs, playing Steward School of Richmond on Tuesday.
In regular season play, the Seahorses posted wins against Collegiate School, Woodberry Forest, Norfolk Academy, Trinity, and Fork Union Military Academy. The team is coached by Head Coach Jon Waite and assistants Ken Przybyl and Robert Phipps.
Front Row: Alec Faulkner (Irvington), Parker Byrd (Gloucester), David Yang (Wuxi, China)
Middle Row: Brandon Byrd (Aylett), Frankie West (Narberth, PA), Nate Altaffer (Reedville), Justin Hale (Wake), Jared Bouis (White Stone), Davy Brackett (Ahoskie, NC)
Back Row: Coach Ken Przybyl, Travis Myers (Urbanna), Taylor Byrd (Gloucester), Michael Taylor (Urbanna), Nick Przybyl (Christchurch), Mark Rhodes (Irvington), Coach Jon Waite and manager Tim Yoon.
Not Pictured: Coach Bob Phipps