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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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Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship Results

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Over 40 Lasers were at Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship where John MacCausland (Cooper River Yacht Club) had all top 3 finishes in 8 races to win his 2nd Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship in 3 years and the overall Masters ACC title.

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The weekend started with 12-17 knot wind out of the west and partly cloudy skies, air temp in the mid 70's and water temperature 69 degrees. The first race was a single lap modified windward-leeward where New Jersey natives MacCausland and Mike Hecky (Riverton Yacht Club) started out 1-2. The 2nd race was two laps on the same course in similar conditions and Severn Sailing Association's Jonathan Phillips got bullet.

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2014 Offshore Fall Series #3 Results

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

The Offshore Division began Sunday with an offshore division meeting to discuss program ideas and improvements for the upcoming season.  Lead by division commander Paul Wash a number of constructive ideas were shared.

Out on the water - the day started with overcast skies and winds in the mid-teens which dipped under 10 by the end of the second race.

Here's a few photos taken mostly by John Hubbard while aboard our new Parker which was put into service for the first time today.

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The wider world of sailing

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

A few developments to check out in the wider world of sailing -

VOLVO OCEAN RACE - started last weekend in Spain and will take place over the next many months as they travel around the world.  Check out the new Volvo 65 One Design boats as well as the 7 teams taking part including the first all-female team in a number of years.  The race has great coverage on their website at http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html and also be sure to check out their YouTube channel for some great (and quick!) couple minute highlights.

COMANCHE IS LAUNCHED - Jim Clark has launced a new 100' carbon record-breaking monster of a boat and after only a couple days in the water it looks awesome!  This boat will be gracing magazine covers and websites for years as they attempt to break all kinds of race records with it.  Check out some photos of it in action or check out this video of the end of the build process.

Opti Race Team in New Jersey

Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

The FBYC Opti Race Team at the USODA Atlantic Coast Championships in Brant Beach, N.J., this rainy Saturday morning.  The team will race Saturday and Sunday.

Website meeting in Russia

Posted by R. Strother Scott on

Some of you may have seen the name Eugene Morozov mentioned in my website reports from time to time.  The FBYC website was first started in 2001 using Zope, which went out of favor shortly thereafter.  Since about 2005, I have been using a programmer in Russia named Eugene Morozov who is experienced with Zope and actually likes working with it.  He has been our primary programmer for the last 9 years.  He has also been heavily involved with our new initiatives using Django technology. All our contact has been through email and lately texting Skype.  Until last month I had only had 2 verbal conversations over all those years.

In September, 2014, Evie and I travelled to see St. Petersburg Russia and Eugene and his friend Marina travelled from Moscow to meet us there for several days.  We took two days of tours together and ate at several restaurants, including a Central Asian restaurant he likes because it serves food from his native Uzbekistan.  The pictures show us together in St. Petersburg.

Among the pictures are a sailing vessel used by Peter the Great when he was a teenager.  He later became Czar and still sailed in that boat around in the river at St. Petersburg.

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Spinsheet Magazine's Profile of Glen Doncaster

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

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Growing up, Nova Scotia-born Glenn Doncaster had to build his own boat if he wanted to be on the water. “We built homemade dinghies, my brothers and I did, and my grandfather helped us with the mast by taking us to a neighbor farmer’s wood lot where we picked out a tree and cut down our mast,” he says with a chuckle. “That farmer had horses, but no tractor, so I remember that day well.” Mom cut and sewed the sails, and her boys learned to sail in Halifax harbor.

Read the entire profile on Spinsheet

2014 Special Membership Opportunities End Oct. 31!

Posted by Meg Rock on

FINAL CALL – to qualify for FBYC's 2014 Special Membership Opportunities, applications & sponsor’s letters must be submitted to the Membership Chair by the Friday October 31 deadline. 

Applications received after Oct. 31 will be processed in 2015. 

There is still time to partake of our 2014 75th Anniversary offers. Just click the 'how to join' link at the top of our website and the drop down menu will guide you through the process, dues & fees and the membership application.

Fall Series III Postponeme‚Äčnt and Meeting

Posted by Paul E Wash on
!! Attention Offshore Fleet !!
RE: Fall Series III, Sunday, October 12th, 1 Hour Postponement and Offshore Racing Meeting, FBYC Main Clubhouse, 2nd Floor
 
Fall Series III is postponed by 1 hour to hold the end of year Offshore Racing Meeting beginning promptly at 0845 in the Main Clubhouse, 2nd Floor. The meeting is open to offshore racing skippers and crew that are members of FBYC that wish to share feedback and discuss topics related to the FBYC Offshore Racing program. If you remember this meeting from 2013, this feedback was later incorporated into the Offshore SI's and into many of our normal procedures. We will facilitate the conversation with a list of topics. Your feedback matters!
 
An addendum will be posted on the web site as well as the official notice board stating the 1 hour postponement. The first warning for the day is changed to 1200.
 
This message has been distributed to the Offshore Racing and FBYC J70 distribution lists.
 
If you have comments or questions please reply directly to me: paul.wash@webnext.net
 
Paul Wash

FBYC TROPHY COMMITTEE SEEKS NOMINATIONS!

Posted by Meg Rock on

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 ej.oconnor@verizon.net (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.

Fall Opti Race Team Shines-USODA SE Championships!

Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

This past weekend, September 19th and 20th, four of our Fall Opti Race Team members, along with their families and Coach David Tunnicliffe, travelled to Lake Altoona, Atlanta, for the United States Optimist Dinghy Association Southeastern Championships.  
 
There were a total of 126 competitors, many of whom sailed with professionally run teams from the top junior programs from across the country, including teams from Coral Reef Yacht Club, Lauderdale Yacht Club, Southern Yacht Club, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Sarasota Youth Sailing, and private clubs Team For and Prime.  Our kids were fantastic!  When the dust settled, Boyd Bragg finished 2nd overall and 1rst in Red Fleet!  Ian Street finished 15th overall and 7th in Red; John Vail finished 43rd overall and 22nd in Blue, and Reese Bragg was the 23rd Girl!  I cannot stress how impressive all of these finishes were, especially since many of the competitors came from Florida where most of the top kids are home schooled to allow time to train and have full time pro coaching.  Team For even has a rule that parents may not speak directly to the coach at any time-they must go through a coach liaison.  Our team members and their families stayed together in the same lake cottage with the coach!

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J/70
J/70 Chesapeake Championship
Nov 1st-2nd


Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast
Closing Day Race & Oyster Roast
Nov 8


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Opti-Kids

Junior Week

Private Lessons

Race Teams

More information about all of our junior programs


Commonwealth of Virginia Junior Championship
Junior Sailing


Forth of July Cookout

Long Distance Race and Fourth of July Party


16th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
16th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta


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75th Annual One Design Regatta


Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta



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