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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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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.


Spinsheet Magazine's Profile of Glen Doncaster

Posted by Jon Deutsch on


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

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16th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
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75th Annual One Design Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta

Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

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