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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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Fri, Jun 12 - 14   Cruising
Northern Neck Winery Cruise - start date changed from book
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Sat, Jun 13 - 14   Junior
All Race and Development Teams
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Sat, Jun 13 - 14   Junior
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May 18

Sun, Jun 14   OneDesign
Spring Series #4
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Fri, Jun 19   Offshore
J/70 Friday Night Series
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Sat, Jun 20 - 30   Cruising
ARC Delmarva
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Sat, Jun 20   Offshore
Cut Channel Race
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Sat, Jun 20 - 21   Junior
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One Design Spring Series #3

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Nice conditions for the One Design Spring Series #3 to cap the Memorial Day Weekend.  Most of the competition was in the 7-boat Flying Scot fleet sailing in 10-15 knot breezes.

Results | Pictures


Good Luck FBYC Boats at SBRW!!

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Good luck to the FBYC boats and sailors at Southern Bay Race Week at Hampton Yacht Club Friday-Sunday:

  • Afterthought
  • Blew By You
  • Catitude
  • Cat's Pajamas
  • Cheeky Monkey
  • Double Eagle
  • E.L.E.
  • Full Monty
  • Inconceivable
  • Incorrigible
  • Loonatictu
  • Mad Hatter
  • Schiehallion
  • Shenanigan

Offshore Spring Series Final Results

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

The Offshore Spring Series wrapped up on Sunday with the 4th and final day of racing in mostly clear skies and a building breeze.  The first race was sailed just east of Stove Point while a second race was sailed just out into the Bay when the breeze kicked up into the low teens.

Spring Series #4 Results


Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

It was a beautiful weekend and the club was abuzz Friday-Monday with members and guests enjoying the great weather on the water.  Friday evening started with the Young Adult Member group having a cookout with several dozen in attendance.

Saturday the conditions were perfect for a 8.5nm course in the Piankatank River.  The persuit race pitted boats of all types ranging from 13-47' against each other. 



FBYC Boats Compete DTB

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

FBYC had the largest contingent of boats racing in the 66th Down the Bay Race starting Friday in Annapolis and ending a day later in Hampton.  Spread across the 4 fleets were 6 FBYC boats who enjoyed a relatively uneventful mostly jib reach down the bay.

FBYC Finishers (overall):

7. Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
8. Nanuq - Glenn Doncaster
9. Afterthought - Craig Wright
11. Nereid - Eric Powers
13. Blew By You - Austin Powers
23. Incorrigible - Greg Watt


New RIB at Open House Regatta!

Posted by Mark E. Hayes on



Last Friday we took delivery of our club’s newest RIB! The very next day it was put to work as a safety boat on the junior course at the Open House Regatta, and to ferry passengers to and from the sunflower raft-up. The boat is a 17’ Apex, and is the third RIB, and sixth coach boat, in our fleet. It is perfect for coaching juniors and makes a perfect safety and mark boat for both the Offshore and One-Design Divisions.

(Read more for a full report on recent Junior Racing!)



Welcome to the 2nd Open House Regatta

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Welcome to our second Open House Regatta & Party on Saturday! We’re really excited about this event and can’t wait to go sailing, pig out and have fun with our members and guests.  We've worked hard to put together an event that combines sailing for all sizes and types of boats in a fun atmosphere with food and fun for non-sailors too.

Here's some information about the event and if you have any questions, please let us know.

See you Saturday!

Your Event Team:
Paul Wash, Jon Deutsch, Jim Raper, Waddy Garrett


  • 0930 Late registration @ Mr Roberts slip
  • 1000 Competitors Meeting - creekside flag pole - we will be prompt
  • 1100 First warning on Opti Course
  • 1115 First start on Piankatank Course
  • 1130 Raft Up Begins to form
    • Landlubbers - meet on Fishing Bay pier to join raft up   **ALL children 12 and under MUST have a life jacket on any FBYC Dock or boat---no exceptions
    • Race Participants - as you finish - make your way over to the raft up and you'll be directed into place
  • 1600 Raft-up breaks up/ “time to get cleaned up”
  • 1700-1830 Onshore Happy Hour
  •  1830 Dinner
  • 1800-2200 Jackass Flats Band...a Virginia favorite


J/70 Clinard Cup

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

FBYC has a new perpetual trophy to recognize J/70s.  The actual award to come later this year.  Look for the events to qualify for this cup to be sent to the FBYC J/70 Email List.  Here's the charter:

Presented in 2015 by Commodore R. Noel Clinard, founding Fleet Captain of J/70 Fleet 5 and registrant of FBYC’s first J/70 yacht, in memory of the travel and local campaigns of J/70 USA 46 “Loonatictu” and her crews.The award is for outstanding performance and participation in J/70 regattas at FBYC and elsewhere, and will be awarded to the boat with the highest number of points in thespecified events selectedby the presiding J/70 Fleet Captain or his/her designee.Points are determined by a modified high points system and individual boat standings in each event. For events other than FBYC Friday Night Series, boats will be scored based on their standings in relation to other FBYC boats. For example, the first place boat in a specified event with 8 FBYC entrants would get 8 points for that event; the second place boat in that event would get 7 points, etc., with the eighth place finisher receiving 1 point. However, for the Stingray Point Regatta, the J/70 World Championship,and the J/70 North American Championship, the points awarded are double what they otherwise would have been, so that the first place boat is awarded points equal to two times the number of FBYC participants. For example, if there are 8 FBYC boats at the Stingray Point Regatta, the first place boat would get 16 points, the second place boat would get 14 points, etc., with the eighth place finisher receiving 2 points. This award will be retiredif the J/70 Fleet losesFBYC fleet status, or atany time at the discretion of the FBYC Board of Trustees.

FBYC iPhone App

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

FBYC now has a brand new app for the iPhone and iPad.  Now you can get quick access to club information such as:

  • Upcoming Events & Information
  • General Sailing Instructions & Appendix
  • Current local weather conditions
  • Member Directory [members only]

The FBYC mobile application helps connect sailors by providing useful information about club events, weather, and sailing programs on your iPhone and iPad. If you are a member of the club, use your existing FBYC user name and password to login and access the member directory from your device.

It is available for Apple devices with ios7 or later.

Big thanks to Paul Wash, the web team and all of the folks who helped test this out over the past few months.

Download on the App Store


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Big Events

Pickin' pigs and pickin' banjos

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

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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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Commodore's Ball

Winter Program:
Racing Rules with Rob Overton

March 25th

Bermuda High Party
March 28th

Opening Day
April 11th

Laser Atlantic Coast Championship
May 16th-17th

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