Schedule of Upcoming Events Sat, Oct 21 - Offshore Fall Series 3 Sat, Oct 28 - Offshore Fall Series 4 Fri, Nov 3 - Cruising Closing Dinner Sat, Nov 4 - Annual Oyster Roast & Closing Day Regatta (Offshore Winter Series 1) Sun, Nov 5 - Laser Frostbite Regatta Sat, Nov 11 - Offshore Winter Series 2 Sun, Nov 12 - Fall Clean Up Day Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3
The third Offshore Fall Series race will be the only event held this weekend. Race Contact - John Berry; Social Contact - Hal Starke.
It was great weekend all around at the 36th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship where 44 sailors had 7 races over two days in a variety of conditions and Rob Hallawell from Milford Connecticut won the championship. Sailors from as far away as Toronto and Miami began arriving at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville Virginia mid afternoon Friday as the weather began to turn and cloud up with some misty rain. That didn’t deter some hearty sailors from going for a practice sail.
High tides on Friday night and Saturday made driving down Fishing Bay Road more of an aquatic adventure and cars queued up at the hose stations for wash downs much like sailboats do after racing ...
Schedule of Upcoming Events Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Sat, Oct 21 - Offshore Fall Series 3 Sat, Oct 28 - Offshore Fall Series 4 Fri, Nov 3 - Cruising Closing Dinner Sat, Nov 4 - Closing Day Regatta (Offshore Winter Series 1) Sun, Nov 5 - Laser Frostbite Regatta Sat, Nov 11 - Offshore Winter Series 2 Sun, Nov 12 - Fall Clean Up Day Sat, Nov 18 - Commodores Ball Sat, Dec 2 - Offshore Winter Series 3
The Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship will be held all weekend at the Club. Late registration begins at 8:00 and ends at 9:45 on Saturday. The first race on Saturday begins at 11:00. Race Contact – Jon Deutsch
Updated from last week. The new website now includes a powerful Search feature. You will see a magnifying glass on the top right hand corner or next to your name if logged in. If you click on Search magnifying glass, it will expose three categories of search. Many searches, like for Member names, will require login.
Member and Yacht search replace our old Member database search. Each member can have a profile and boat picture, we encourage you to click on your name, to edit your profile by adding pictures.
Pages search will find pages that include the “word” you search for. Because we have over 5,000 pages, counting pages for each event and results over 15+ years, you ...
The now famous FBYC Closing Day Regatta Oyster Roast happens again on Saturday, November 4, 2017
All are invited to this signature fall event!Enjoy fresh Virginia oysters prepared a variety of ways:roasted, on the half shell and various special Rockefellers prepared by some of the Club’s finest foodies!We’ll also have ice cold keg beer.To add a festive picnic atmosphere we ask that all attendees bring a dish to share—side dish, salad, dessert—whatever!We’ll also have kiddie food for the little ones.
We are keeping the event tickets to an affordable cost—only $7 for members and $10 for non-members.Kids under 6 eat free.Tickets cover the oysters, the covered dishes ...
Schedule of Upcoming Events Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (One Design Fall Series 3) Sun, Oct 8 - Offshore Fall Series 2 Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Sat, Oct 21 - Offshore Fall Series 3 Sat, Oct 28 - Offshore Fall Series 4 Fri, Nov 3 - Cruising Closing Dinner Sat, Nov 4 - Closing Day Regatta (Offshore Winter Series 1) Sun, Nov 5 - Laser Frostbite Regatta
Weekend Update Cruisers get to start the weekend early with the Southern Bay Fall Cruise with a dinner on Thursday and cruising from October 6th through the 15th. Cruise Contact – Joe Schott
The One Design Indian Summer Regatta will be held on Saturday.Race Contact ...
I am sad to report that Meg Rock, our Executive Secretary, submitted her resignation to me late last week. Her resignation is effective immediately. Meg has thoroughly enjoyed her time serving as Executive Secretary, but must now turn her full attention to her deteriorating health.
I have formed a search committee tasked with interviewing and hiring a new Executive Secretary, and their work is already underway.
Please keep Meg and her family in your thoughts and prayers. It has been wonderful working with her on the Board, and so many of us will sorely miss her professionalism, guidance, and cheerful disposition.
Messages may be sent to Meg, Peggy, and Bob at the address below:
I am pleased to report that we have met our fundraising goal for the Jackson Creek east dock project. We will continue to accept contributions. All additional contributions will reduce the amount of debt the club will incur and will reduce the overall cost of the project . We are in the process of reviewing and signing construction contracts and expect the project to be underway in the coming weeks. Thank you to all who have contributed so far.
Schedule of Upcoming Events Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3) Sun, Oct 8 - Fall Series 2 Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Sat, Oct 21 - Fall Series 3 Sat, Oct 28 - Fall Series 4
Weekend Update The J/70 East Coast Championship is the exclusive event at the Club this weekend.The ECC’s begin on Friday with a practice race at 1:00 and run through the weekend with an open social on Sunday afternoon. Race Contact – Matt Braun / Social Contact – Clark Dennison
I have now migrated almost all our history content to the new website - I ran across one of Jere's history articles describing FBYC's participation in the 1974 Lloyd Phoenix Regatta. Due to fortuitous circumstances, Fishing Bay Yacht Club came back to win the Championship on the last day. There may be some timely advice for our team at the US SAILINGs National Offshore Championship in Annapolis this weekend.
Excerpting from the article...
According to Johnny, he and his crew adopted an ultimately winning strategy for the Luders 44 in these difficult circumstances: "So our game plan turned out to be to get a clean start where the small crew could concentrate on sail trim and get this ...
Mayo Tabb has agreed to serve as interim Docks Chair for the remainder of the 2017 term. Mayo is replacing David Clark, who served in that position for a number of years. Mayo's name has been nominated to serve in the position for 2018 as well. The Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for 2018 Board positions. Please contact Member-at-Large Ted Bennett (telephone: 1-804-516-1144 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to make a nomination.
Schedule of Upcoming Events Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3) Sun, Oct 8 - Fall Series 2 Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Sat, Oct 21 - Fall Series 3
Weekend Update The Flying Scots will be at the Club all weekend for the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championships. Please sign up if you haven’t already!Race Contact – John Beery / Social Contact – Debbie Cycotte.
Thank you to so many who have made a donation or pledge to the Jackson Creek East dock fundraiser. We are well on our way to reaching our goal, and hope that those who have not yet given will consider a donation now. Funding of this project through use of cash, some debt, and the generous donations of members will allow us to embark upon other important projects for the Club as well, such as repairing the Fishing Bay boat ramp. To donate now, Login to FBYC.net, click on "Members", then "Dock Donation". Thank you.
This Thursday FBYC members and crew will head to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD to compete in the US Offshore Championship on Navy 44s. This is the second appearance by the team led by Nanuq skipper Glenn Doncaster. In 2015 the team placed a respectable 4th out of 10 boats. This year the team includes Glenn Doncaster, Bob Fleck, Jerry Latell, Paul Wash, Matt Newborn, Han Kalkofen, and Sloan Burns. Let's support our members as they represent FBYC in the race for the Lloyd Phoenix Trophy!
We have begun the process of switching our Home Page. Beginning tomorrow, when you visit www.fbyc.net you will no longer see a familiar site. Instead, we have an entirely new look, much less cluttered, and with a slide show at the top featuring upcoming big events or other matters of interest. During the year the slide show will be changed, to emphasize what is upcoming or important at FBYC.
As part of the switch, we also are switching from Zope, which is old technology, to much newer modern systems, with a Django framework and a Wagtail Content Management System.
The home page will look like this image. Below the slide show will be the News Feed on the ...
Schedule of Upcoming Events Sat, Sep 16 - Fall Series 1 Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3) Sun, Oct 8 - Fall Series 2 Sat, Oct 14 - Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
Weekend Update A quiet weekend at the Club is coming up.The first Offshore Fall Series race will be held on Saturday. Race Contact – Geoff Cahill / Social Contact – Glenn Doncaster.
Nothing is scheduled for Sunday but don’t worry, the Flying Scot ACC’s & J/70 ECC’s are right around the corner!
Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the 36th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this October. FBYC's Laser Fleet will welcome sailors from around the mid-Atlantic and beyond for great sailing, great food, and great friends.
Alain Vincey will be back to put on another great dinner, and our RC team, led by PRO Rick Klein, will be back again to put on solid racing.
Schedule of Upcoming Events Fri, Sep 8 - Lower Potomac Cruise Sat, Sep 9 - Wolf Trap Light Race Sun, Sep 10 - One Design Fall Series 2 Sat, Sep 16 - Offshore Fall Series 1 Sat, Sep 23 - Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs Sat, Sep 30 - J/70 East Coast Championships Thu, Oct 5 - Southern Bay Fall Cruise Sat, Oct 7 - Indian Summer Regatta (Fall Series 3) Sun, Oct 8 - Offshore Fall Series 2
Weekend Update The first unofficial weekend of the fall begins at with the Lower Potomac Cruise dinner at the Clubhouse on Friday at 6:00 PM.Race Contact– Gordon Cutler Jr. / Social Contact– Jane Cutler.
On Monday, September 4th, over 50 Club members gathered upstairs in the main Club House for a mid-year update. Topics covered included club management, programs update, membership status, financial update, East dock project status, Fishing Bay boat ramp news, and community issues. A 45 minute presentation given by Commodore David Lennarz, Vice Commodore Rob Whittemore, Rear Commodore Paul Wash, Secretary Joe Roos, and Finance Chair Veronica Hinckle, was followed by a brief questions and answers session. A PDF copy of the presentation may be found here. (available to Members Only)