on Thursday July 24, 2014 @07:53PM
Last weekend 6 Fishing Bay Boats were among the 75 boats competing at the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge and half of the boats came home with podium finishes. The 3 day regatta feature one light-air race on Friday, a distance race on Saturday ending at the Pier and 2 more buoy races on Sunday.
The Laser Fleet at Fishing Bay welcomes you to come join us this Sunday, July 27th, for our club one-day Summer race. The weather looks perfect for a Summer day of Laser Sailing - 90 and mostly sunny, wind from the SW at 8-10. Water temps are a pleasant 76 degrees and the nettles are few, so it should be an ideal day to be on the water. We will have a mix of skilled and veteran sailors out there, so no matter what your skill level, we look forward to seeing you there. Of course, the pool is open, if you want to bring the family. We also have plenty of other kid-friendly entertainment options. And we can set up babysitting services, if that is the key to getting you on the water on Sunday.
Registration starts at 9, Skipper's meeting is at 10, 1st gun at 11:00. After racing, there is a social and trophy presentation. Please do register online, so we can get the right number of cold beverages for everyone.
on Wednesday July 16, 2014 @12:44PM
We have reached a new milestone with 1,000 people liking our page. Since our page was founded almost 5 years ago on July 24, 2009 it has been a great way to find out what's going on at the club and for us to share our activities with our members, crew, friends, family visiting sailors and the local and sailing communities.
on Wednesday July 9, 2014 @12:56PM
Once Hurricane Aurthur blew through it was smooth sailing for the Flying Scots and Front Runners at the first One Design Summer Sea Breeze regatta on Saturday. What was clouds with winds in the 30's just a day before gave way to mostly sunny skies and 8-10 knot winds for 4 races run by PRO Mike Dale and his race committee. Thanks to Veronica Hinckle for some pictures.
on Tuesday July 8, 2014 @01:15AM
Your Junior Race Teams have not been idle since the end of Junior Week. Beginning the day after its conclusion, the teams competed at 6 different regattas at 6 different clubs on the Bay in a total of 12 days! We have a record 45 kids total-12 on the Opti Development Team, 12 on the Laser Race Team, and 21 on the Opti Race Team!
After the Commonwealth, the Opti Development Team stayed home to practice, while the Opti Race Team and Laser Race Team hit the road. First up after the Commonwealth on June 21-22 was the Rock Hall Yacht Club Annual Junior Regatta in Rock Hall, Maryland; followed by the Tred Avon Yacht Club Annual Junior Regatta in Oxford, Maryland; the Maryland State Championships at West River Sailing Club in Galesville, Maryland; Annapolis Yacht Club Junior Regatta in Annapolis, and finally, the Sandy MacVickar Memorial Annual Regatta hosted by the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis on July 2.
We averaged 30 juniors at each away regatta, which meant 5 transport trailers moving the Optis and Lasers to each club and event, 3 coach boats, and 6 different hotels for an average of 63 people! The logistics of moving the equipment and the kids and coaches, getting fuel, lunches and water, and launching and registrations at each event was a nightmare! Thank you to the team coordinators: Michelle Hayes, AL Braun, and Mary Almany who organized it all and kept the wheels on the bus!
Attention all offshore racers, cruisers, and classic boats...The Leukemia Cup is this weekend Saturday and Sunday. There is still time to sign up at the Leukemia Cup Site. If you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for? This is a great cause and good racing will be had by all.
The latest Leukemia Cup scratch sheet is posted here. Look for updates throughout the week. 51 boats are currently registered.
The Cruising Division will cruise up the Rappahannock River on Saturday, August 2nd and will have a cookout and stay overnight at the Rappahannock River Yacht Club. We will gather Friday night, August 1st, at 6:00 PM for cocktails and a captains' meeting at Fanny's House. Beer, wine and light fare will be provided. For Saturday's dinner please bring something to grill and a dish to share (hors d'ouvres, side dish or dessert). The Dockmaster will advise me of the availability of slips early that week and I will make a best effort to fit all boats into an appropriate space. Please register on the website and email Nancy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me (email@example.com) with what you plan to bring for Saturday night.
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, VA 23235
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery) Phone Numbers: Club House (804) 776-9636