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Tue, Apr 22   Offshore
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Sat, Apr 26   Offshore
Crew Training On-Water Session at FBYC

Sat, Apr 26   -27  
FBYC Learn to Sail-US Sailing Certification class 1, session 1,2

Sat, Apr 26   OneDesign
One Design Opening Day Spring Series 1
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Spring Series 2
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Sat, May 3   - 4  
FBYC Learn to Sail-US Sailing Certification class 1 session 3,4

Sat, May 3   - 4   Cruising
Mathews Yacht Club Cruise
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Apr 23

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Apr 22

Sat, May 10   -11  
FBYC Learn to Sail US Sailing Certification Class 2, session 1,2

Sat, May 10   Offshore
Spring Series 3
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Thu, May 15   -31   Cruising
Upper Bay Cruise
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May 5

Sat, May 17   -18  
FBYC Learn to Sail- US Sailing Certification 2, session 3,4

Sat, May 17   Offshore
Spring Series 4
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Sun, May 18   Offshore
Crew Training On-Water Session at FBYC

Sun, May 18   OneDesign
Stew Pot Regatta Spring Series 2 -Laser Spring Regatta (1 of 4)
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Fishing Bay Yacht Club is 75 in 2014!

And we're going to make this a special year with new and improved events!

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Our Plans Include:

Most Recent Results:
Sat Apr 12 - Opening Day- 2014 Opening Day results
Sun Apr 13 - Spring Series 1- Spring 1  new
Most Recent ~ Photos
Sat Mar 22 - Bermuda High Party at Home of Paul and Julie Ann Wash - Photos
Sat Apr 12 - Opening Day - Photos - Sharon Wake  new
Sat Apr 12 - Opening Day - Photos - Jon Deutsch  new
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One-Design Opening Day - Great day to go sailing!
Posted by William H. Schwarzschild on Tuesday April 22, 2014 @12:07PM

The season starts on Saturday! The current forecast is partly sunny – temperature: 74 degrees – wind: 13 mph! Come celebrate the One-Design opening of Fishing Bay’s 75th year. Don’t forget to register.

One Design Opening Day

Offshore Spring Series #1 Results
Posted by Jon Deutsch on Thursday April 17, 2014 @10:07PM

3/13 FBYC Offshore Spring Series 1

Sunday's featured another perfect day of sailing with sunny skies, warm temperatures and steady winds out of the south at 10-18 knots.  3 races were sailed.



Attention All Families with Junior Sailors!
Posted by Mark E. Hayes on Thursday April 17, 2014 @05:29PM

Don’t Miss the Boat!

On-line registration for Junior Division events will close on May 15!

There are only a few remaining spaces available for Opti Kids (June 7,8,14 & 15) and Junior Week (June 16-20); and these programs are expected to fill prior to May 15, so register today!

We also have four slots remaining on the Opti Development Team.

Registration will remain open for Fun Sail, Private Lessons, Commonwealth of Virginia (including Green Fleet Clinic) and Annual One-Design. Come out and join in the fun!

Click on for a detailed description of all Junior Programs, including the registration process.

Opening Day Results
Posted by Jon Deutsch on Wednesday April 16, 2014 @12:48PM

We had a beautiful Opening Day with nice weather, good racing and a fun time had by all.  The racing was either a 12nm course or a 8nm course out to the entrance of the Rappahannock River and back.




Offshore Amendments Posted
Posted by Paul E Wash on Thursday April 10, 2014 @02:41PM

Offshore Fleet:

Please be advised there are multiple amendments posted to both Opening Day and the Spring Series. You will find these amendments on the left side navigation of the specific event page under "Event Documents."

Jon Deutsch is US Sailing Hobie Polorized Sailor of the Month
Posted by R. Strother Scott on Thursday April 10, 2014 @12:24PM

US Sailing has selected FBYC member Jon Deutsch as their Hobie Polorized Sailor of the Month for April 2014.  Here's what they had to say:

The influence of social media as a common mainstream promotional tool for sports is at an all-time high. Sailors around the world are using social media to capture special moments on the water, from stunning visuals to regatta results. Perhaps, nobody knows the power of social media in the sport of sailing like Jon Deutsch (Richmond, Va.). Jon received the One-Design Award for Leadership at the Sailing Leadership Forum Awards Dinner, sponsored by Old Pulteney and hosted by the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame in February.

For the past nine years, Deutsch has been the mastermind of the widely popular Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship. Deutsch is known for his spectacular photography, energetic regatta reports and phenomenal website. He frequently provides on-water updates via Twitter while racing.

Deutsch SOTM profileDeutsch documents events with his omni-present GoPro and other cameras, and promotes through social media channels and the club site. Competing sailors arrive home after the event to find a “Thanks for Coming” email from Jon with the results and photos attached.

As with everything he approaches, Deutsch made himself into an expert, both on and off the water. His knowledge and service is in demand all over the Bay. He has served as the Laser District Secretary for the past seven years.

Jon has social media covered, from blogs to video and everything in between. “I stick to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram,” explained Jon. “I use them each a little differently to share the best kind of content for each service and the different audiences.”

Jon had some helpful advice for those who are starting to use social media to promote their sailing events and activities. “Pick one or two social media outlets and do them really well,” stated Jon. “Starting out trying to update too many, ends up being a waste. See what service your audience is using, connect with them and build before expanding elsewhere. The goal is to connect with your audience.”

Social media has been personally beneficial to Jon in his own sailing. “By sharing what I'm doing on social media, I've been able to meet up with friends, find carpooling opportunities, jump on last minute crew openings and learn about the events and sailing that my friends are doing. The best way we have to grow our sport is for all of us to share what we do.”


Offshore Sailing Events Links (Please Read)
Posted by Paul E Wash on Tuesday April 8, 2014 @03:19PM

Offshore Fleet:
Due to the distribution delay regarding the Sailing Events books, we are providing links to the 2014 NORs and Sailing Instructions. We will also provide printed copies as needed Saturday and Sunday. We will post a courtesy announcement to this effect on the official notice board below Fannie's porch. Please spread the word especially to racers who do not originate at club slips and require this information.
Appendices (Marks & Courses):
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Paul Wash


Publication Delays: Sailing Events, Year Book & Log
Posted by Meg Rock on Monday April 7, 2014 @09:54PM

The 2014 Sailing Events Book and Year Book, along with the April issue of THE LOG, have been delayed.  Expect to see THE LOG in your mail this Wednesday or Thursday. The Sailing Events book and the Year Book (mailed in a wrapper as one) will go in the mail by Friday, and you should receive them by early next week.
We sincerely regret this delay and any inconvenience it may have caused you. 
Meg Rock
Nica Waters
Doug Anderson
Ted Bennett
Bermuda High Party Photos
Posted by Jon Deutsch on Wednesday April 2, 2014 @10:47PM

Photos from the Bermuda High Party.  Thanks again to Paul and Julie Ann Wash for hosting!





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FBYC J70's Campaigning in Winter Series
Posted by Jon Deutsch on Friday March 28, 2014 @12:34PM

This weekend is the final weekend of the J/70 Winter Series at Davis Island Yacht Club.  FBYC boats Loonatictu (Noel Clinard) and Nostalgia (Blake/Lud Kimbrough) have been competitng there this winter.   Loonatictu is currently in 4th in the Corinthian fleet going into this weekend.

From the J/Newsletter:


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Certification Course

There will be two sessions of two weekends each. Session Dates are:

  • Session I: April 26-27 & May 3-4
  • Session II: May 10-11 & May 17-18

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June 7th-8th &
June 14th-15th

Junior Week
June 16th- June 20th

Private Lessons

Race Teams

Online Registration now open

More information about all of our junior programs

Stingray Point Regatta
Aug 29th-31st

Flying Scot Sailing Association
Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship
Sept 20th-21st

Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship

October 18-19

J/70 Chesapeake Championship
Nov 1st-2nd

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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)
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