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Stingray Point Regatta - A View from the Bar
Posted by Len Guenther on Tuesday September 2, 2014 @11:11AM

A terrific Social Committee, a squared away Race Committee, and Mother Nature all conspired last weekend to provide racers with an epic Stingray Point Regatta. As is often the case at FBYC, the volunteers made all the difference. This weekend Kelly Lambert and Lucy Norton made an enormous difference. From skipper packages to late night drink ticket sales, and from breakfast treats to rum-spiked ice cream, they were on point. I hope our heroic Social Chairman, Matt Lambert, buys these ladies dinner this week – ‘cause they made him look good.

How did I see this all from the bar? Easy, the skippers and crews from Corryvrecken, Nanuq, Mad Hatter, Airspeed, Afterthought, Cheeky Monkey, E.L.E., Nostalgia, and Juggernaut made sure the bar was rocking all 3 days. Thanks gang.

FBYC Team Arrives for NYYC USQS
Posted by Jon Deutsch on Monday September 1, 2014 @09:44PM

For the third straight time, FBYC will compete in the New York Yacht Club United States Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup at Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island.  This event is the preeminent Corinthian Regatta for American Yacht Clubs.  FBYC's Team consists of Clark Dennison, Caroline Garrett, A.L. Braun and Scot Collins. The event will be sailed in J70s and Sonars, with preliminary rounds in both boats for half day each on Wednesday and Thursday, and a Finals in J70s for the top preliminary teams and a consolation fleet in Sonars for the others, on Friday and Saturday. For more detail see the seeding of the Blue and Red Groups for the preliminaries, Yacht Club Team Rosters, Sailing Instructions, Course Diagrams and Appendices all posted in the ICQS website.  There may be "tracking" on line by Kattack or other technology on the NYYC Website.  Follow and support our team!

And be sure to follow our team posting updates throughout the week on the team Facebook page.

Clinard Wins NYC's Vice Commodore's Trophy
Posted by Jon Deutsch on Monday September 1, 2014 @09:18PM

While visiting Mike and Toni Massie in Nantucket and sailing the Labor Day Series in Mike's Rhodes 19, Noel Clinard attended the Annual Awards Ceremony at Nantucket Yacht Club, where he was surprised and delighted to be awarded the 2014 Vice Commodore's Trophy. He was given the award for his collateral support of the Nantucket Yacht Club's Team for the NYYC USQS during their 2012 Campaign and for his mentorship of the NYC Team for 2014, including Max Bent, Tris Worth, Spencer Verney and FBYC's Sophie Massie, during the J70 Winter Series, in which that tea trained for the USQS on Noel's J70 LOONATICTU.

FBYC Racing on Google Maps
Posted by Jon Deutsch on Monday September 1, 2014 @09:08PM

Check this out - the Google Maps satelite imagry was taken while our offshore boats were getting ready to do a starting sequence just off Gwyn's Island.  Thanks to Phil Strause for pointing it out! See for yourself.


Stingray Point Regatta Sailing Instructions
Posted by Matthew A. Lambert on Wednesday August 27, 2014 @09:08PM

The Sailing Instructions for the Stingray Light Distance Race on Friday and the Stingray Point Regatta Saturday and Sunday Series are now available.

Posted by Lin McCarthy on Monday August 25, 2014 @10:32AM

Southern Bay LASER Racers at District 11 Championships.  The 2014 District 11 Championships were hosted Saturday and Sunday at Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Maryland.  The Championship was part of the TAYC annual Heritage Regatta which also included Stars, Shields, and Log Canoes.  Henry Amthor (HYC) finished 2nd overall among the 20 title contenders and Jon Deutsch (FBYC) was 6th in the fleet that was heavily laden with northern Bay area racers, a number from Severn Sailing Association.  There were no southern Bay racers in the 11 boat Laser radial section.  Congratulations to Henry and Jon, who persevered through a light and damp air Saturday to enjoy a beautiful, sunny, breezy Sunday.  Also in Oxford was southern Bay race official John McCarthy running the Stars/Shields circle in preparation for PRO-ing the Star North American Championships at TAYC in October.

Smith Point Regatta:  Craig Wright’s Afterthought was the first of the 3 PHRF A boats and Miles Booth, Shenanigan, first of the 3 PHRF B boats completing the annual distance event on Saturday.  The A and B boats sailed almost 60 miles (58.90 nm) in approximately 9 to 10 hours time.  The 2 PHRF C boats completed a 45.10 nm course with Lew Thatcher, Catitude, finishing first.  Eight  of the nine boats starting finished this annual race organized by Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  Principal Race Officer – Case Whittemore.  For complete scoring click on

****Stingray Point Regatta       Friday, Aug 29 - Sun, Aug 31.  NOTE: Friday’s Stingray Light Distance Race is scored separately from the Saturday-Sunday Stingray Point Regatta.  This is a great Labor Day regatta that offers racing, social opportunities, food and drink, and the perfect end of summer celebration.  The regatta is open to all PHRF classes, One-Design classes, Non-Spinnaker, and Cruising Class participants.  In addition to individual class awards, the Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy and the Potts Southern Bay Challenge Cup will be at stake.  SPR organizers have planned this event so that racers have Monday, the actual holiday, open for delivery home and/or family and friend occasions.  For details and info, contact Matthew Lambert at 757-846-8239 or go to  Organized by Fishing Bay Yacht Club.


FBYC Race Teams Chill in New England!
Posted by Meg Rock on Sunday August 24, 2014 @12:20PM

Since our last email update, the FBYC Race Teams have continued to dominate, racing in CHILLY New England (and Michigan) and on the HOT Chesapeake!  And as you can see, where ever they race, they are the coolest as well as the best dressed.
We ended the last email update with the Hyannis Regatta on July 25-27.  From Hyannis, the Laser teens detoured through Newport for a fun sail on the beautifully restored 12 Meter Nefertiti, before trucking to Marion, Massachusetts, for the Buzzard Bay Annual Regatta on August 1-4.  The Buzzards Bay is a notoriously rough regatta, with strong currents and big winds, often in misty conditions.  Our team performed wonderfully, with Alexander Hanna leading the Gold Division going into the last race, match racing against the adult coach from SSA racing in the Radial Division-which allows adults.  Both boats scored OCSs, which dropped Alexander to fifth; still an outstanding finish in one of the country’s most prestigious regattas.  Luke Hayes was 16th in the Silver Division, and Eric Roos was 14th in the Full Rig Division.  There were a total of 101 Lasers from across the country and oversees, including former World and Olympic competitors!


Stingray Point Regatta Social Update
Posted by Matthew A. Lambert on Friday August 22, 2014 @08:02AM

August 29-31 FBYC will host the 20th Annual Stingray Point Regatta and all FBYC members are invited to participate Stingray Point Regatta night dinner Saturday, August 30. Asocial/dinner only sign up page is now available here. This is great opportunity to meet and mingle at the club, enjoy a wonderful catered meal and party with live music  for a very attractive price, so whether you are racing or not please join us Saturday evening at the main club house. Details & signup here.

On the menu Saturday:

  • Slow-Smoked Beef Brisket
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Summer Pasta Salad
  • Stewed Summer Squash
  • Butter pats rolls

Stingray Point Regatta Competitor Registration remains unchanged,  so go to and jump over to the Yacht Scoring website if you plan on competing.  Current NOR is there and the SI will be posted next week. Early Sign up discount ends today!!

Hope to see you there!

Matt Lambert
Event Chairman

Annual Smith Point Race this Saturday
Posted by Paul E Wash on Thursday August 21, 2014 @11:19PM

Attention offshore fleet…

This Saturday, August 23rd, is the annual Smith Point race.  The first warning is at 1400 and the full notice of race can be found here. In addition to a great race, we hope you will join us for a delicious brunch on Sunday morning at 1000.  The menu features:

  • Made to Order Omelets
  • Breakfast Potatoes
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Chesapeake Style Bloody Mary’s

Cost is $7 per person, payable that morning.

This is our 3rd annual induction to the Smith Point Crab Society. Eligibility to this society (shrouded by secrecy) is simple – the skipper who sails Saturday and who has participated in the most Smith Point Races and finished is treated to free breakfast and a hat for bragging rights.

So sign up today for racing, brunch or both. If you just want brunch - sign up as simply coming. This helps us get the ingredients right. If you don't have a chance to get out to the site, just email the social chair:  Becca Wash (becca dot wash @ webnext dot net)

We hope to see ya’ll there!

FBYC Cancellation Notice - One Design Open House Regatta
Posted by Meg Rock on Thursday August 21, 2014 @12:22PM

ATTENTION!  Please note that the One Design Open House regatta scheduled for Saturday, August 23rd has been cancelled.  Please contact Matt Braun if you have any questions.

The Legacy of Sail regatta will continue as planned on Sunday, August 24th.  Please sign up today if you plan on competing.

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