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Sat, Jul 4   OneDesign
Fourth of July Party and Long Distance Race
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Sat, Jul 4 - 6   Cruising
Urbanna Fireworks Cruise
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Jun 26

Sun, Jul 5   OneDesign
Summer Seabreeze
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Jun 27

Sat, Jul 11   Junior
Junior Fun Sail
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Jul 3

Sat, Jul 11 - 12   Offshore
Leukemia Cup Regatta

Sat, Jul 18   Cruising
Summer Chesapeake Bay Cruise
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Jul 10

Fri, Jul 24   Offshore
J/70 Friday Night Series
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Jul 16

Sat, Jul 25   OneDesign
Summer Seabreeze
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Jul 17

Sun, Jul 26   OneDesign
Laser Summer Regatta
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Jul 18

Fri, Jul 31   Offshore
J/70 Friday Night Series
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Jul 23

Fri, Jul 31 - 1   Offshore
St. Marys Governors Cup-southern leg

Sat, Aug 1 - 2   Cruising
Cruise with Children
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Jul 24

Sat, Aug 1   OneDesign
J/70 Summer Regatta II
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Jul 24

Fri, Aug 7   Offshore
J/70 Friday Night Series
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Jul 30

Sat, Aug 8 - 9   OneDesign
76th Annual One Design Regatta
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Aug 3

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July 4th Registration

Posted by Paul E Wash on
I hope everyone is looking forward to the July 4th celebration at FBYC this Saturday. I know I am excited and nothing says July 4th like Ed and Diane's specially crafted dogs and burgers - really can't wait! Speaking of which have you registered for the event yet? Registration closes Friday, July 3rd at 12 NOON. We are buying locally and we need enough lead time to ensure we are properly stocked. You can find more information here and click the sign up button on the left side to register.
Also for all you racers - you may have seen the previous announcement that went out last week. But if you didn't...we have added a little spin on the long distance race. The max LWL is 24'. This really opens this event up to many other one design boats. For example, J70s, J24s, Colgate 26s, etc. all meet this criteria. So if you are interested come on out and sail! The course is short and everyone will be back in time to enjoy the festivities.
Let us know if you have any questions!
Jon Deutsch -

Leukemia Cup Right Around the Corner

Posted by Alan Bomar on

We are just days away from the 17th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta to be based again at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park over the weekend of July 10 -12. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is being flooded with registrations from racers around the Bay.

But it’s not too late to participate…registrations are being accepted through Thursday, July 9 at or register in person on Friday night before the event.  And those that choose not to be on the racecourse can register in advance for festivities on Friday and Saturday nights that will be fun for the entire ‘rivah’ family.


YAMs Enjoy Perfect Sunday Brunch Outing to Matthews Yacht Club

Posted by Blakely H Kimbrough on

On Sunday morning the Young Adult Members (YAMs) gathered for a wonderful Sunday cruise to brunch at Matthews Yacht Club. Upon arrival into Hudgins Creek, the group was greeted with open arms and welcoming hospitality of MYC’s incredible staff. After their hearty meals the intrepid crew of YAMs set sail for Fishing Bay, where they spectated the exciting final races of the Junior Olympic regatta. This was one of several open group events organized and led by the YAM group, and this brunch outing is sure to be a new tradition.


USA Junior Olympic update

Posted by R. Strother Scott on

Online Registration for USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival-Chesapeake Bay Open has closed, but the Registration desk at the event is scheduled to open at 0800 on Saturday - along with breakfast. We will see you there.

I have just deleted a whole lot of clearly duplicate registrations - and left two that were the same names but at different addresses with different boats(??).  That can be cleared up at the Registration Desk, and if anyone sees they have made a double payment, please try to clear it up at the desk or with me via email next week. 

Current Count of Boats Registered By Class

US JOs 420 20
US JOs Laser 1
US JOs Laser Radial 26
US JOs Optimist - Blue Fleet 20
US JOs Optimist - Green Fleet 10
US JOs Optimist - Red Fleet 11
US JOs Optimist - White Fleet 10

July 4th Cookout and Race

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Attention all members!

Join us Saturday, July 4th for the 4th of July cookout and race hosted by Ed and Diane O'Connor. This year we are featuring Ed and Diane's Famous Dogs and Burgers, Cheeky Monkey Mac n' Cheese, Fishing Bay Slaw, and Jackson Creek Beans! Everything is homemade by our own FBYC members! This is going to be a fun, family oriented event and is open to everyone. No family will pay more than $30

The cookout is preceded by the annual one-design long distance race. This race is open to any one design boat less than 24' at the waterline and takes place around Stove Point. Reference the NOR for exact course description and warning times.




Posted by Mark E. Hayes on


Junior Week kicked off on Monday, June 22, and was blessed with tempatures in the 90s and great winds! 143 sailors and over 40 volunteers!


Young Adults' Sunday Brunch at Matthews Yacht Club | June 28th

Posted by Blakely H Kimbrough on

On June 28th the Young Adult Members' (YAM) group will be getting together for Sunday Brunch at Matthews Yacht Club.  All YAMs are invited to join the group 'by land, or by sea.'
    If by Sea:  37°27.8' N / 76°18.6' W
    If by Land:  Matthews Yacht Club, Yacht Club Rd, Hudgins, VA 23076
Weather permitting, several will set sail as a cruise in company to rendez-vous in Hudgins Creek, where they'll enjoy some delicious cooking from MYC's kitchen on that Sunday morning. Reservations will be made for 10:30am and, in order to ensure ample seating, any YAMs interested in joining the fun are strongly encouraged to RSVP via this link: 


I loved OptiKids - age 5

Posted by Beverley L. Crump on

I just wanted to tell everyone what a great time I had at Opti-Kids at Fishing Bay the past two weekends. We learned a whole lot about sailing and boats and had great fun playing in the water. We learned that it’s not scary when a boat turns over and it’s really fun to sail. I made many great friends. We had lots of help from our mommies and daddies and Paul and Julie and Claire. They really helped us a lot. The snacks and watermelon were great. I also loved swimming in the pool after sailing. I hope that I can go sailing more in the future.

Emilie Crump - forwarded by her Grandfather


Tagging News items on the website

Posted by R. Strother Scott on

When you look at the News page, you will see a long list of "Tags" on the left sidebar.  New Posts can be tagged so that old posts can be found more easily.  We have recently fixed an issue with Tags - now all Tags are converted to "lower case" and they all work again.  Generally if you make a new post, try to use an existing tag that makes sense, but it is OK to create new tags as needed.  Any multiple word tag should be either typed as one word or connected by a "-" or a "_" to make it work as a single tag.  Enjoy.  Strother.

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Big Events

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

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

August OptiWeek
August 10th- August 13th

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More information about all of our junior programs

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