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Sun, May 3   OneDesign
Spring Series #2
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Apr 25

Sat, May 9   Offshore
Spring Series #3
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May 1

Fri, May 15 - 17   Cruising
Captains Choice Cruise
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May 7

Sat, May 16 - 17   OneDesign
Laser Atlantic Coast Championship
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May 9

Sat, May 23   Offshore
Open House Regatta and Party
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Sun, May 24   Offshore
Spring Series #4
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May 16

Mon, May 25   OneDesign
Spring Series #3
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May 17

Fri, May 29 - 31   Cruising
Arts in the Middle: Hewick Plantation and Urbanna
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May 21

Thu, Jun 4 - 10   Cruising
Cruise up James River to Westover Plantation
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May 27

Fri, Jun 5   Offshore
J/70 Friday Night Series
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May 28

Sat, Jun 6   OneDesign
J/70 and Front Runner Summer Regatta
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May 29

Sat, Jun 6   Offshore
Moonlight Regatta
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May 29

Sun, Jun 7   OneDesign
Laser Spring Regatta
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May 30

Fri, Jun 12   Offshore
J/70 Friday Night Series
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Dig out those Junior Boats!

Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

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: (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!

Posted by Mark E. Hayes on


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:

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

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

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

FBYC J70s at 2015 20th Charleston Race Week

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Five FBYC J/70s were in Charleston for the weekend competing in the 384-boat Charleston Race Week. 

  • Matt & A.L. Braun along with Kevin Cross and Matt Lambert on E.L.E.
  • Blake, Julia, Lud Kimbrough & Will Crump on Nostaliga
  • Noel Clinard and Sophie Massie on Loonatictu
  • Latane Montague on Full Monty
  • Dan & Gannon Troutman on Pied Piper


Dan & Gannon Troutman continued their performance from Key West and wond up 4th overall on the 83 boat fleet.  They finished 2nd in the Dynasty division and Gannon won a new set of Opti Sails from Quantum Sails in a raffle.


Prize Giving, Sunday 19th April, 2015. Sperry Charleston Race Week 2015 Photo: © Brian Carlin

 Nostalgia finished 21st overall and was the 2nd Corinthian boat.


Prize Giving, Sunday 19th April, 2015. Sperry Charleston Race Week 2015 Photo: © Brian Carlin

2014 Junior CBYRA High Points

Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

Members of the 2014 Opti & Laser Race Teams at Corsica River Yacht Club, MD.

On March 14th the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association awarded the 2014 Junior High Point Awards. FBYC race team members dominated in all classes and fleets! Benton Amthor and Boyd Bragg finished 1st and 2nd in the Opti Overall and Alexander Hanna finished 1st in the Laser Overall! And continuing a long tradition at FBYC, our girls rocked: Reese Bragg finished 1st, Baylor Goldthwaite 3rd and Madeline Amthor 4th in the Opti Girls’ Division; with Claire Lennarz 2nd and Nina Willms 4th in the Laser Radial Girls’ Division! All of our kids did outstanding, placing in every division and dominating throughout the standings!

In addition to the above cumulative scores, Alexander was both the 2014 Maryland State Champion and Commonwealth of Virginia Champion in the Laser Radial; Benton was the 2014 Commonwealth of Virginia Champion in the Opti; and Boyd was the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Junior Olympics and Bay Champion in the Opti! All three won these individual regattas.


Opening Day Pictures

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

What a weekend it was for an opening day!  The club celebrated the beginning of it's 76th year in style.  Pictures & Race Results.





Opening Day Schedule

Posted by Paul E Wash on
We are so excited about this weekend! Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting on the water. We have a great day planned followed by a great evening of dinner and entertainment.
  • 0900: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting (Jackson Creek flagpole)
  • 1100: First warning for offshore fleet
  • 1700: Onshore activities begin, bar open (Ric's Place), will call ticket pickup at ticket table
  • 1730: Blessing of the Fleet (Fishing Bay outside main clubhouse)
  • 1800: Dinner served promptly
  • 1830 - 2230: Entertainment by Alex Crain (Band on the Run)


Year Book and Events Program in the Mail

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Members began receiving the 2015 Year Book and Events Program starting today. 

Wondering what's different this year - read this.  Thanks to all of the work of those who put this together. 

Cruise to Matthews Yacht Club

Posted by John Koedel on

The cruising season is about to begin with our annual shakedown cruise to the Mathews Yacht Club.  This has always been a well-attended event where everyone reconnects to start the season.  It is MYC’s Flag Raising and Dinner Dance.

See the event website for complete details.

Sign up deadline is April 27th so we can tell the MYC how many people we will have.

John and Fay Koedel Jr. 804 776-6168 or

Opening Day 2015

Posted by Paul E Wash on

Opening Day is less than two weeks away! I hope everyone has found time to start getting boats ready for the season. Let's kick off the season right with racing, a blessing, food, and entertainment. Come out and join the fun. Can't wait to see you there!

Official event information is here - check back for updates.

Online registration is easy and you can do it here - remember to buy your meals!

Also, don't forget to sign up to volunteer - let know if you are interested.

Opening Day Schedule

9 AM: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting

11 AM: First warning for offshore fleet

5 PM: Onshore activities begin, bar open

530 PM: Blessing of the Fleet

6 PM: Dinner served promptly

630 - 10 PM: Entertainment by Band on the Run

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Big Events

Opening Day
April 11th

Laser Atlantic Coast Championship
May 16th-17th

2nd Annual Open House Regatta & Party

Memorial Day Weekend: May 23rd

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

Junior Week
June 22nd- June 26th

Private Lessons

Race Teams

To Sign Up! Go to bottom of Online Registration Table

More information about all of our junior programs

USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival-Chesapeake Bay Open
June 27th-28th

Forth of July Cookout

Long Distance Race and Fourth of July Party

17th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
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July 11-12

Annual One Design Regatta

76th Annual One Design Regatta
Aug 8th-9th

Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta
Sept 4th-6th

J/70 Chesapeake Championship
Oct 3rd-4th

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

October 17-18

Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast
Closing Day Race & Oyster Roast
Nov 7

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Winter Program:
Racing Rules with Rob Overton

March 25th

Bermuda High Party
March 28th

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