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One Design Open House
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Aug 20

Sat, Aug 23   Offshore
Smith Point Race
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Sun, Aug 24   OneDesign
Legacy of Sail Regatta
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Aug 14

Fri, Aug 29   -31   Offshore
Stingray Point Regatta
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Aug 19

Sat, Sep 6   Offshore
Wolf Trap Race
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Sun, Sep 7   OneDesign
Low Country Boil Regatta Fall Series 1
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Aug 28

Sat, Sep 13   -14   Cruising
Captains Choice Cruise
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Sep 3

Sat, Sep 13   Offshore
Fall Series 1
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Sun, Sep 14   OneDesign
Fall Invitational Regatta and Laser Fall Regatta (3 of 4)
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Sep 4

Sat, Sep 20   -21   OneDesign
Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship
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Sep 12

Sat, Sep 27   OneDesign
Indian Summer Regatta Fall Series 2
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Sat, Sep 27   - 4   Cruising
Southern Bay History Cruise
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Sun, Sep 28   Offshore
Fall Series 2
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Deltaville Regatta Fall Series 3
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Fishing Bay Yacht Club is 75 in 2014!

And we're going to make this a special year with new and improved events!


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Wee Dram Cape Charles Event
Posted by John G. Koedel on Monday August 18, 2014 @12:51PM

August 9, while various club members were parking cars for Annual One Design, five boats ventured out for the race to Cape Charles. (Ishky Baha, Nanuq, Nereid, Orion, and Trilogy).  With winds forecasted to be light, we agreed to start from G3 off Milford Haven.  We all anchored with our mains up.  At 930 hours, we raised anchors and sailed off to Cape Chuck.  We all jockeyed for position trying different sail configurations: wing and wing port side, jibe and try the other.  After an hour of top notch sailing, we had moved north about ½ mile. Nye a breath yet there was a current.  Things turned around when the iron lungs came out and our minds shifted from sailing to making port and spinning yarns.


Cape Charles was abuzz with the news of our pending arrival so they threw an “arts in the park” event to welcome us.  We strolled the town, enjoying the ice-cream shop, wine and chocolate tasting, and the great Watson’s Hardware store.  Elvis Presley was playing in the street along with an Asian Roy Orbison.  What?  Sweet Dreams, Baby.  Back to the docks forcomradery and to find another boat had joined us, Ricochet out of the Mobjack.   We shared drinks and snacks on the dock before scattering to the fine local eateries.


FBYC Trophy Committee Seeks Nominations
Posted by Meg Rock on Sunday August 17, 2014 @12:57PM

The Trophy Committee will receive nominations until October 8th for the following perpetual trophies to be awarded at the Annual Awards Party in November.

PIANKATANK TROPHY – Recognizes the FBYC skipper who most exemplifies the principle that “all is not lost until the boat sinks.”

MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY BOWL – Recognizes a member of FBYC for an outstanding contribution to sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

COMPETITION TROPHY – Recognizes a member of FBYC who is the skipper of an enrolled offshore or one-design boat and who most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the past year. Nominations should consider the character (local, regional, national) of events entered and the quality of competition as well as the member’s performance.

ALLEN B. FINE TROPHY – Recognizes the outstanding crewperson of an FBYC enrolled yacht. Any skipper who is a club member may nominate anyone who has crewed on a FBYC boat (offshore or one-design) during the regular club season.

THE HUBARD TROPHY – Awarded to the outstanding woman sailor of FBYC in recognition of dedication, participation, and performance and sportsmanship while sailing.

SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY – Recognizes the Offshore Division skipper who displays the best sportsmanship during the regular season.

ANNUAL RACE COMMITTEE TROPHY – Awarded to the club member who has made the greatest contribution to race committee work and race management at FBYC.

BECCA BOAT TROPHY – Awarded to the FBYC junior female member who most exemplifies Becca Clary’s devotion to FBYC.

Please contact the Trophy Chairman, Edward J. O’Connor, with your nominations. Send nominations to Ed at (preferred) or mail to 3313 Horselydown Court, Richmond, VA 23233. Your nomination should include the person’s name and the reason the person is being nominated for a particular trophy.

FBYC J70 Clinic on Sunday, August 24th
Posted by Blakely H Kimbrough on Friday August 15, 2014 @12:37PM

Team Nostalgia and FBYC's Invitational Cup team will be hosting a J70 clinic at Fishing Bay on Sunday, August 24th.  We are also pleased to announce that Chris Larson, 1997 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, will be our head coach.

This will be a tremendous opportunity to gain knowledge, hone your team's skills, and elevate your program for rest of the year...What better way to get tuned up before Stingray Point Regatta, Worlds and/or the J70 Chesapeake Champs!


Opti Race Team Video
Posted by Ann L. Braun on Thursday August 14, 2014 @08:11AM

75th Annual One Design Regatta Results
Posted by Jon Deutsch on Wednesday August 13, 2014 @10:02PM

The weather wasn't the best for sailing on Saturday, but more than made up for it on Sunday.  Thanks to the competitors, volunteers, race officials, parents and every one else for making our 75th Annual Regatta a great weekend!

East Course Photos | Awards Photos

Here are the results and some of the winners. 


75th AOD Regatta - Flying Scot Write-Up
Posted by Robert Whittemore on Wednesday August 13, 2014 @09:43PM

Well if you weren’t there you missed a great (and challenging) regatta.

Unfortunately, the travelers did not turn out the way they have in recent years. Do not worry they will be here for ACC’s! The good news is that we had a ton of club scots out on the water. It was great to see so many club boats out on the water. This was a great turn up for ACC’s in September as we will be racing in the same area.

Day 1:

After a fairly long wait, we got in one tricky light air (I mean light!!!) race. On our boat we tried to focus on finding the pressure, minimizing maneuvers and staying out of traffic. We have found that the fastest way to go slow in a scot is to get in a clump of them! It was a tricky race for everyone except the Guenther’s who sailed away from the entire fleet to win the race followed by Team Wake and Tom Gallagher from GRSA. With barely a breath of wind and a cloudy sky there was no chance of a sea breeze. Rick wisely pulled the trigger and sent everyone back to the club for the evening’s activities.


Special Membership Opportunities End October 31st!
Posted by Meg Rock on Tuesday August 12, 2014 @10:43AM

FBYC's 2014 Special Membership Opportunities will end on October 31st. The essence of these membership opportunities is a significant reduction in the initiation fee for a new or returning member (our normal initiation feeis $2800). There is still time to submit applications to the Membership Chair and partake of our 2014 75th Anniversary celebrations.  However applications and sponsor's letters received after Oct. 31 will be processed in 2015. 
For membership info, go to our web site ( and at the very top of our Home page, in the red banner you will see "How to Join FBYC."  Click on that and the drop down menu will guide you through the process.  There you'll find an overview of the process, dues & fees and an application.
75th Annual One Design Regatta
Posted by Matthew A. Lambert on Tuesday August 5, 2014 @12:32PM

FBYC Annual One Design RegattaFBYC is 75 years old and we're hosting our 75th Annual Regatta THIS WEEKEND on August 8-10 for the Hampton One Designs and August 9-10 for all other fleets.  This is a very special year for us and we really hope you will come join us for what will be a great event.

This year we're expecting to have starts for Flying Scots, Hampton One Designs, Lasers, Laser Radials, Optimists, Front Runners, San Juan 21 and any other fleets with 7 or more boats.  If your class doesn't have 7 boats -don't worry we'll still have racing for you in a combined Portsmouth fleet.  If you don't see your class friends on the entry list, encourage them to sign up soon and lock in a class start by having 7 boats signed online or in person by 5pm Friday night.

We've got a great dinner planned with Cajun chicken, fire roasted vegetables and a kale & bean salad. We are expecting to sell out and tickets are not likely to be available at the event, so please pre-register to be sure we have a dinner for you.  After dinner stick around and be ready to dance to the band Affirmative Groove - who members may remember from the Commodore's Ball last fall.

All the info you need:
*All classes (except HOD)
*Hampton One Designs

Hope to see you there!

Matt Lambert
Event Chairman

P.S. if you are already registered, thanks and see you this weekend!

Missing Opti
Posted by Mark E. Hayes on Tuesday August 5, 2014 @12:28PM

This past week end someone removed an Opti from the Junior Yard that did not belong to them.  It is believed they unknowingly removed the wrong Opti.  The Opti removed from the Junior Yard has red trim and is named "QE II".  Various items of gear were included.  The boat was left on the grass near the pool, and was taken sometime between Thursday, July 31 and August 2.  We ask that anyone who removed an Opti from the Junior Yard during this time period immediately contact Mark Hayes at

FBYC Laser Race Team
Posted by Mark E. Hayes on Thursday July 31, 2014 @07:40PM

Photo by Laser Race Team Coach Gabriel Moran, taken today of members of the Laser Race Team training off Marion, Massachusetts, for the 2014 Buzzards Bay Regatta.  Racing will take place this Friday through Sunday.


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75th Annual One Design Regatta
Aug 9th-10th

$20 discount before August 3.

Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta
Aug 29th-31st

Flying Scot Sailing Association
Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship
Sept 20th-21st

Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship

October 18-19

J/70 Chesapeake Championship
Nov 1st-2nd

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