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The Offshore Division sponsors traditional sailboat racing for bigger sailboats. The Offshore Division schedules sailboat races beginning around April and continuing through October and November. Most of the races are run in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Piankatank River See Exhibit B from the back of the Sailing Events Book although some races are of a longer distance and include races across the Chesapeake and back, up to Smith Point and back, and up the Rappahannock River, for example.
The boats in the division range from as small as 24ï¿? though most are in the 29' - 45' range. The races are conducted under the various rating rules. PHRF is used for almost all races and all boats. Most of these boats have a crew size of at least 4 people, and some have as many as 10 people on board. Many people become involved at FBYC as crew long before they apply for membership. For those interested in crewing, please contact a skipper or member or use the Crew Finder on the home page.
The biggest regattas held each year for the Offshore Division include a major fundraising regatta, the Leukemia Cup (see pictures), the Stingray Point Regatta held on Labor Day weekend, and the Memorial Day weekend race to Urbanna and a party at Rosegill. The picture at the right shows the Sportsmanship trophy at the Stingray Point Regatta being given to Drake Johnstone and his crew on Nightmare Correll Halsey Moore, Brent, Philip and Ali Halsey.
We typically have 20-30 boats start in our normal offshore races. Click this link to see the various J-24 J-29s and J-105s registered with the Club and Yachts to see pictures of a number of the active boats.
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)
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