Welcome to the 2nd Open House Regatta

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Welcome to our second Open House Regatta & Party on Saturday! We’re really excited about this event and can’t wait to go sailing, pig out and have fun with our members and guests.  We've worked hard to put together an event that combines sailing for all sizes and types of boats in a fun atmosphere with food and fun for non-sailors too.

Here's some information about the event and if you have any questions, please let us know.

See you Saturday!

Your Event Team:
Paul Wash, Jon Deutsch, Jim Raper, Waddy Garrett


  • 0930 Late registration @ Mr Roberts slip
  • 1000 Competitors Meeting - creekside flag pole - we will be prompt
  • 1100 First warning on Opti Course
  • 1115 First start on Piankatank Course
  • 1130 Raft Up Begins to form
    • Landlubbers - meet on Fishing Bay pier to join raft up   **ALL children 12 and under MUST have a life jacket on any FBYC Dock or boat---no exceptions
    • Race Participants - as you finish - make your way over to the raft up and you'll be directed into place
  • 1600 Raft-up breaks up/ “time to get cleaned up”
  • 1700-1830 Onshore Happy Hour
  •  1830 Dinner
  • 1800-2200 Jackass Flats Band...a Virginia favorite


J/70 Clinard Cup

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FBYC has a new perpetual trophy to recognize J/70s.  The actual award to come later this year.  Look for the events to qualify for this cup to be sent to the FBYC J/70 Email List.  Here's the charter:

Presented in 2015 by Commodore R. Noel Clinard, founding Fleet Captain of J/70 Fleet 5 and registrant of FBYC’s first J/70 yacht, in memory of the travel and local campaigns of J/70 USA 46 “Loonatictu” and her crews.The award is for outstanding performance and participation in J/70 regattas at FBYC and elsewhere, and will be awarded to the boat with the highest number of points in thespecified events selectedby the presiding J/70 Fleet Captain or his/her designee.Points are determined by a modified high points system and individual boat standings in each event. For events other than FBYC Friday Night Series, boats will be scored based on their standings in relation to other FBYC boats. For example, the first place boat in a specified event with 8 FBYC entrants would get 8 points for that event; the second place boat in that event would get 7 points, etc., with the eighth place finisher receiving 1 point. However, for the Stingray Point Regatta, the J/70 World Championship,and the J/70 North American Championship, the points awarded are double what they otherwise would have been, so that the first place boat is awarded points equal to two times the number of FBYC participants. For example, if there are 8 FBYC boats at the Stingray Point Regatta, the first place boat would get 16 points, the second place boat would get 14 points, etc., with the eighth place finisher receiving 2 points. This award will be retiredif the J/70 Fleet losesFBYC fleet status, or atany time at the discretion of the FBYC Board of Trustees.

FBYC iPhone App

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FBYC now has a brand new app for the iPhone and iPad.  Now you can get quick access to club information such as:

  • Upcoming Events & Information
  • General Sailing Instructions & Appendix
  • Current local weather conditions
  • Member Directory [members only]

The FBYC mobile application helps connect sailors by providing useful information about club events, weather, and sailing programs on your iPhone and iPad. If you are a member of the club, use your existing FBYC user name and password to login and access the member directory from your device.

It is available for Apple devices with ios7 or later.

Big thanks to Paul Wash, the web team and all of the folks who helped test this out over the past few months.

Download on the App Store


Open House Dinner Tickets Running Out

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The Open House Special ends Tuesday, 5/19 at 11:59 PM! Dinner tickets will continue to be available at the regular price until Wednesday, 5/20 at 3 PM. After this a limited quantity will be available for additional cost. We cannot guarantee availability at the door. Don't delay get your dinner tickets now!

Click Here to Get Them

2015 Laser ACC Results

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The 2015 Laser Atlantic Coast Championship tested competitors both mentally and physically with long courses over shifty winds and current. Eric Reitinger (Brant Beach YC) had consistent finishes near the top nabbed him the Standard Championship while Fishing Bay Yacht Club's Alexander Hanna put up all top 3 finishes to win the Radial division.


Revised Online Registration Form

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We have modified the entry form to require a first step to select the Registration type. So when you register, you will see  a choice per the image below.

  • Social Registration only, or
  • Have boat participating.

Once you select your type, the usual input forms for name contact info, and boat if applicable, instantly appear further down the same entry form.  

We found that people who were registering for Social only were running into issues with our online entry form. We hope this small change will make it easier for all.  If you select Social Registration only, you will not be presented with a requirements to enter boat information.  

Open House Special!

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For a limited time only! The Open House Adult Dinner registration package is now $22 for members and $30 for non-members! This is an incredible deal! With this package you get racing, raft up, appetizers, pig pickin', BBQ pork and chicken, sides, and dessert! Plus you get music all night! Get your tickets NOW before it's too late!

Open House Dinner Registration Closes Soon!

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Attention all members! Saturday, May 23rd is our 2nd Annual Open House Regatta and Memorial Day Celebration. And we need you to make this a success!
This year we have modified the format slightly with a shorter FUN race and a longer FUN raft-up. Racing starts at 11 AM, the raft up starts at 12 PM with shuttles running between the club and the sunflower. All in Fishing Bay! We encourage everyone to join the race and the raft up - bring your friends even if they do not sail! The race starts at 11 AM, the raft-up at 12 PM, and the happy hour at 5 ashore. There will be 2 pigs on the smoker, fun activities, and Jackass Flats will play into the night. This is going to be a truly awesome event and fun filled day!
There really is "Something for Everyone" Memorial Day weekend at FBYC - so please plan on attending!
Register here to join the fun! - the dinner registration deadline is NEXT Tuesday, May 19th
By the way we also need volunteers to pull this off (including bartenders and onshore coordinators)! Want to sign up for a volunteer shift click here.
Need more info? Trouble registering? Let us know and we'll get you squared away.
Paul and Julie Ann

Welcome to the Laser Atlantic Coast Championship

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2015 Laser Atlantic Coast Championship

Welcome to the Laser Atlantic Coast Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this weekend! We've got 47 confirmed boats and are expecting a few more, nice weather, great food and good competition.  And we want to thank our great team of volunteers who have assembled to make this happen. As you make your way to Deltaville, here are a few things you should know:


We have an EARLY start scheduled on Saturday - please note the 0915 skippers meeting and 1030 first warning.  We want to make the most of the day and may even choose to sail on the outside course to get the best conditions - so please arrive early and be ready to sail shortly after the skippers meeting.


2015 Spring Series #3

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The 3rd day of the Offshore Spring Series was a memorable one due to pea soup thick fog.  Usually 1-1.25nm courses don't have so much of a navigational element to them.

These boats were rounding the pin as seen from the committee boat:



Cruise to RRYC/Tides Inn

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Please join Barbara Luce and Lew Thatcher on May 16/17 for a cruise to Rappahannock River Yacht Club with dinner at the nearby Tides Inn.  This was erroneously advertised on the website as "Captain's Choice."

Overnight slips at RRYC are free for FBYC cruisers.  Club Manager Kent White has arranged several slips for us.  Also, Carter Creek has good anchor holding ground in front of the club.

Dinner at the nearby Tides Inn is an easy 20-minute walk or very short dingy ride.  We will provide van shuttles for anyone not wanting to go on foot or by dingy.  Also, slips are free at the Tides Inn for diners, but cost $2.25 per foot to remain there overnight.

Barbara and Lew will serve lasagne, beer, wine, and soft drinks at Fanny's at 7 p.m. Friday.  Cruisers should bring sides to share.  Please sign-up by May 9.

Welcome aboard!

FBYC Sailors at the 2015 NOOD

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FBYC was well represented in 2 fleets last weekend at the Annapolis NOOD.  Dan & Gannon Troutman on Pied Piper and Latane Montague on Full Monty both sailed in the J/70 Fleet while Bob & Lisa Fleck on Horizon and Paul & Julie Anne Wash sailed S2 7.0 fleet.

While there were plenty of boats - there wasn't a lot of wind.  Friday turned out to be the best day for both fleets.  The J/70s had some solid breeze Friday and got in 3 races - it seemed the locals in the 57-boat fleet were some of the ones leading the fleet.


Battle in the S2 7.9s Helly Hansen NOOD in Annapolis, Maryland.

Posted by NOOD Regattas on Friday, May 1, 2015

It was a different story Friday for the S2 7.9 fleet where Horizon and Cheeky Monkey topped the leaderboard after some serious downwind gybing battles and very close finishes.


One Design Spring Series #2

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It was light and fluky day on Sunday for the Flying Scot, Front Runner and San Juan 21 sailors racing in the 2nd Spring Series.  After postponing on the water for an hour and a half 3 races were finally run in the early afternoon.  Each race conincided with a 180 wind shif resulting the course needing to be flip flopped before each one.

In the Flying Scot Fleet it was Jay Buhl/Mike Karn navigating the light air the best and winning 2 of the 3 races to take the fleet.  Winning one of the races was Len Guenther in his brand new boat - the boat remains undefeated as he retired for further prep.  Phil Webb took 2nd and Ron Jenkins 3rd in the 7-boat fleet.

The stalwarts of the Front Runner fleet - Matt (& Guthrie) Braun and Mark Stephens - were joined by first time Front Runner Sailor Stuart Gregory and Crew Training participant Daniel Screeney.  Mark/Melissa won all 3 races with Guthrie helming for 2nd place and Stuart 3rd.

In the San Juan 21 fleet it was Mike Chesser, William McClure then Jeff Davis.


The First J/70 Spring Regatta

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FBYC hosted their first ever J/70 Spring regatta on Saturday.  While some of the J/70s were out on the travel circuit 6 - boats gathered at FBYC for what would be 5 races in light to moderate winds.  PRO Glen Doncaster set up 3/4 mile windward leewards in the mouth of the Piankatank River under mostly sunny skies.

Matt Braun and crew on E.L.E. came out of the blocks fresh from competing at Charleston Race Week to win the first two races with good speed and boat work.  David Hinckle on Air Speed would win the 3rd and 5th races with E.L.E. also winning the 4th race putting them 1st overall and Air Speed.

With a string of 2-2-2-2-3 was new comer Jon Deutsch on No Quarter who would loose the tiebreaker with Air Speed who finished 2nd leaving No Quarter in 3rd.  Loonatictu followed in 4th and Hotty Toddy 5th.


Open House Regatta - Memorial Day Weekend

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2nd Annual



May 23, 2015


Start your Memorial Weekend festivities with your fellow club members in a fun-filled day of racing, camaraderie, music, and summer-inspired food. The Open House Regatta and Party is the one event for every part of the club.  We've got offshore, one design, junior, cruising and social - all coming together for an easy race, a raft-up and a dinner/band.  Our members are encouraged to invite all of their friends on their boats and to the club for the festivities.

The day starts with a staggered start race for all boats around a set of government marks finishing in the early afternoon just off the FBYC pier. Then all of the boats are encouraged to raft up and we'll shuttle folks from the FBYC dock to the boats. To end the evening there will be a dinner & and a band.


Dig out those Junior Boats!

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Come SAIL at the Open House Regatta on May 23rd!

Summer is nearly here! On May 23rd our club will hold its second annual Open House Regatta and Party. It's the perfect opportunity to dig out those junior boats and get ready for the summer-and leave school and track and soccer and lacrosse behind!

We will run a short course just off our docks in Fishing Bay for Optis, Lasers and 420s. We will use whistle starts and run between 3 and 6 races. Or if you prefer, race a Laser or 420 on the longer Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap course from Godfrey Bay to Fishing Bay. Everyone is welcome!

After the races we will join the rest of the club for a large sunflower raft-up, an old fashioned pig pickin’ and music by a great band. The juniors had a great time last year, with fun racing and a great party! After we put our boats away we can catch a ride out to the raft-up.

There is no charge for the racing, and a small fee for the cook-out and entertainment.

The skipper’s meeting will be at 10 am at the Junior Shack, and the racing will start at 11 am.

No time to dig out your boat? Use a club boat!

NOR and registration: https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2015/05.23.offshore/ssi.dtml (Register and pay for the dinner and social; sign-in to race an Opti, Laser or 420 at the Skipper’s Meeting.)

Come out and celebrate our club!!!


Junior Olympics!

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The JOs will be held on June 27 & 28, immediately following Junior Week; and are a perfect cap to Junior Week!

Follow this link for all the details and to register: https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2015/06.27.junior/ssi.dtml

The Junior Olympics are sponsored by the US Olympic Committee and US Sailing, and are intended to develop the talents of future Olympians. We will host all junior classes at this regatta, including the 420, Laser Radial and Full, and Opti Red, White and Blue. All of our 2015 Race Teams will compete, and will be joined by teams from New Jersey, New York and North Carolina, as well as from around the Bay. All FBYC juniors are encouraged to sail, and kids do not have to be a member of one of our race teams!

We will also have a Green Fleet with its own course in Fishing Bay for beginning and novice Opti racers; and a special Green Fleet Clinic, which will include before and after race “chalk-talks” and on-the-water coaching by our professional coaching staff. This is a wonderful opportunity for your sailor to break into Opti racing in a friendly, supportive setting! We will not keep overall Green Fleet scores, and all Green Fleet participants will receive a participation medal from the United States Optimist Dinghy Association. Any sailor who has completed any Junior Week class, including Beginner, Advanced Beginner, all Intermediate Classes, Beginning Laser and the 420 Class, will be ready to participate in this regatta, and all are invited! Club boats will be available. We will allow those from the Beginner Class to sail two to an Opti in the Green Fleet. This will also be the first regatta for many of our first-year Opti Development Team members.

Saturday after racing everyone is invited to a pool party and a taco bar. Sunday after racing we will have ice cream and our favorite teen rock band, Zig Zag, performing before the awards presentation!

Register early to avoid the late registration fee.

Come out and SAIL with your club!!!!

One Design Boats to Open 2015 Season

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This Sunday the One Design fleets open their 2015 season.  The offshore boats have had their fun and now it's time for the Flying Scots and Front Runners to get some racing in.  Planning on coming?  Sign up online!

  • 0900 Registration and Check In
  • 1000 Optional Skippers Meeting
  • 1100 First Warning
  • Social & Awards following sailing