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Fishing Bay Yacht Club is 75 in 2014!

It's been a great year and we are looking forward to many more!

FBYC 75th

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Spinsheet Racer Profile of Jon Deutsch

Posted by R. Strother Scott on

Spinsheet Magazine profiled Jon Deutsch in their racer profile for November:

How does someone from a powerboat family in Chatauqua, NY, get to Deltaville, VA become a racing sailor, and end up organizing and running the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championships Regatta . . . for which he is not even eligible?

Ask Jon Deutsch. The affable 30-something year old will tell you of a serendipity trail that led to Laser sailing and Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC). Jon grew up in Chatauqua, but his family moved to Virginia in 1995, when his father took a job in Richmond. "My parents had a power boat in New York and joined Chatauqua Lake Yacht Club (CLYC), maily for the social activities," Jon says. But, that is where Jon discovered sailing. CLYC had a junior program that worked for Jon and introduced him to the sport.

Read the rest in Spinsheet



New Offshore Support Boat - Parker

Posted by Michael S Chesser on

On your next visit to the club please take a few minutes to check out the newest addition to our support boat fleet.  After an extensive search, the Club just recently acquired a used, but "like new",  2006 Parker 2320XL to provide us a more weatherly Offshore support boat allowing us to rotate Wildcat to the Fishing Bay side to replace the now retired Seacraft.

While providing excellent heavy weather protection, the design of the Parker with its large open aft cockpit and enclosed pilot house (with head) also provides us back-up, or secondary, Signal Boat capability to Mr Roberts, greatly improving our ability to support multi-course regattas such as Annual One Design, Stingray, and others.  It will also provide us another option for our club One Design RC Signal work.

The vessel has already been placed in service in the old Wildcat slip.  The enclosed steering location, size, and platform mounted outboard will make this vessel a little different to operate, so if you would like to be checked out on the vessel, please contact Dixon who can go over the necessary operating and safety features of the vessel.

Fleet Lt, Mike Chesser

1983 SORC documentary video

Posted by R. Strother Scott on

I recently ran across an hour long Gary Jobson Video -  documenting the 1983 SORC.  We were there with Albemarle Pippin, racing in what Gary calls the most competitive Class D. The top four boats in Class D, Scarlett O'Hara, Locura, Mea Culpa, and Bright Finish were also the top four in the fleet.   Our crew included FBYC members and friends Evie Scott, Bill Gieg, John Guy, Drew Sinnickson, Chip and Cary Brierre, Dave Dunigan, Bev Crump and Jim Rogers and Kiwis -  Martin Wylie and Claire Anstett. 

At the end of the Circuit we were awarded the Standard Hull Trophy, for the top finish by a non-custom boat.

Everybody may not want to join the 17,000 other "views" but I was able to spot Pippin at 33:35 and 50:27. Screen shots of both clips are shown.

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.


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.


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.


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 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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Nov 8

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Saturday, May 23rd 2015, FBYC will be hosting:

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June 13th-14th &
June 20th-21st

Junior Week
June 22nd- June 26th

Private Lessons

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More information about all of our junior programs

USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival-Chesapeake Bay Open
Junior Sailing
June 27-28, 2015 at FBYC

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


75th Annual One Design Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta

Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

October 18-19

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