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Cruising Closing Dinner at FBYC
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Sat, Oct 29   Offshore
Closing Day Regatta & Oyster Roast
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Sun, Oct 30   OneDesign
Laser Frostbite Regatta
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Oct 22

Sat, Nov 12  
Commodores Ball
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Nov 12

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Posted by Geoff Cahill on

This is the final call for registration and head count for the Oyster Roast this coming Saturay (10/29).  Please go to the Fishing Bay website to register by the end of the day Thursday (10/27).  So far the weather looks PERFECT! We will be offering oysters of all kinds--roasted, steamed, raw and specially baked by our very own Julie Ann Wash!  For those who are not oyster eaters, we will also be serving hotdogs and of course all of the delicious dishes brought by our party-goers.

Please contact Geoff and Allene Cahill at to let us know which side dish or dessert you plan to bring.  We are also looking for volunteers to provide the following help: 

1) Two or three people to help with set up in the kitchen.  

2)  Two to four people to assist in kitchen through out the event with clean up as we go along

3) Four people at registration desk. (Two people for 30 minute shifts)

4) Six to eight people to assist at bar (45 minute shifts: plan is to serve beer from keg, wine and soft drinks at Ric's place next to the pool.  Bar will basically be self-serve but want some drinks to be "prepoured" to prevent lines and bottleneck at the begninng of the event. 

5) Four to six people to assist with clean up.

6)  Three people to help cook hotdogs.

Please let us know if you have a job preference.

We look forward to seeing everyone!


New Event Registration System Launch

Posted by Strother Scott on

I could not be more pleased with the launch of our new registration system.   Over the last 25 days it has been offered as the preferred option and it has processed 60 successful registrations. Those registrations have included 35 credit card charges. We have not received a single inbound call or email about any substantial issue and 100% of actual payments made were processed without any error.   As a result, the Board has approved removal of optional links to the legacy system on the Home page.

As a reminder any Sign Up! link will direct you to where you will be required to log in. The necessary credentials are the same as the Zope web site at  With improved security, we are no longer able to see your password. But we have Forgot Password links that allow you to quickly reset your password.

The registration process requires that you go through 3-4 steps, like a modern shopping cart, where you enter and submit Personal Data, then Boat data if any, and then Items to Buy if any and then you can review your final Registration before you Submit Final Registration.  If you see an error on the Review Page, you can click on the earlier Tabs at the top to adjust your entry data

You can register for the Commodore’s Ball on Saturday November 12 at  Ticket options are shown below.

Dinner, Dessert, Dancing
Member Adult: $75
Non-Member Adult: $95
Teen (13 - 17): $30
Children (12 and under): $15

Dessert & Dancing *
Member Adult: $20
Non-Member Adult: $30
"4 pack 4 friends": $70
* Cash Bar (must be 21 or older)

I look forward to seeing everybody at the Commonwealth Club.

Welcome to the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Welcome to the 35th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this weekend!  That's right - the regatta is finally old enough to truly be a masters regatta.

We've got 40 boats registered and a few more expected to join us for some great sailing and food.  As always - we've got a great group of volunteers and we thank them for their work to make this happen.  And to the sailors - thanks for putting this on your calendar every year and making this part of your fall.

Here's a few things to know as you make your way to Deltaville:

Anyone arriving on Friday is more than welcome to go for a sail.  Please park boats either in the 'Laser Coral' directly in front of the main club-house, or in the field directly adjacent to the pool.  Please park cars around the outside of the Laser Coral (bow in, not parallel) or in front of the Flying Scots (we have permission to block them unless there's a cone there).  please DO NOT parallel park along any of the roadways in particular the area just in front of the rigging field.  After you've unloaded your boat, please move your car in front a Flying Scot or to another parking area.

Please help us keep things running smoothly by checking in as soon as you are parked and settled, but before rigging your boat. If you have pre-registered you still will need to check in and pick up your tshirt and SIs. Additional dinners are still available and can be purchased at check in - check/credit preferred.

Here is the NOR:
And the SI's have now been posted to the club website:


Would you like some more racing? Thank you sir! I'll have another!

Posted by Bob Fleck on

WChesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championshipith the chaotic weather that we've been having, do you suddenly have an itch for some more racing? Well, if you've made enough trips around the sun, you can scratch that itch at the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this weekend at FBYC. Online registration can be found here:


If you are a few rotations short of 35, or you don't own a laser, you can still get some racing this weekend with at short trip up the Rappahannock. RRYC is hosting its final PHRF race of the season with their Commodores Cup. Jerry Latell will be PRO and they expect to race two races.  The Rappahannock race area is only 15nm from FBYC docks. A short trip to get some low-key racing and support another club's event. Race info can be found here:




Notice to Members - Facility Vandalism

Posted by Rob Whittemore on
This past weekend one of the bathrooms in Fannie’s House was vandalized. The event has been reported to the police. We all need to do our part to protect our facilities from further episodes, which becomes more difficult as we are entering the period of lower activity at the club. 
If a building is locked prior to your entrance, please make sure the building is secure/locked when you leave. When at the club, please keep any eye out for anything that seems out of place. 
Thank you for your attention,
Rob Whittemore
Rear Commodore

Fishing Bay YC Team Wins the Annapolis Yacht Club Inter-Club Team Race Challenge

Posted by Mike Toms on

FBYC Team Race Team

Fishing Bay's string of 5 consecutive seasons of participating in team racing events around the bay was extended last weekend with an exciting, and significant, win at the Annapolis Yacht Club Inter-Club Team Race Challenge. Fishing Bay's Team for the event, skippers Chris McDowell, Dan Herlihy and Ben Buhl, along with crews Carrie Russell, Jay Buhl, John and Sharon Wake and Mike Karn, with pick-up Annapolis sailor Sam Septembre, took home the championship trophy last weekend in Annapolis, besting teams from Annapolis YC, Eastport YC, Severn Sailing Association and Hampton YC. The event was a two-day, 40-race event sailed in AYC's J22s, with no spinnakers and 3 people per boat.

After the first breezy day of sailing, FBYC was tied for 3rd with AYC, with SSA in 1st and EYC in 2nd. The FBYC team knew they needed to have a good day on Sunday to have a shot at the title. When the day was over, FBYC was the champion, on the strength of losing only one race, and that by a slim margin, for the day. Fishing Bay last won a multi-club team race event in Annapolis in 1993 - we look forward to more wins for the team around the bay and beyond.

Since 2011, Fishing Bay adult team race teams have participated in multiple events around the Chesapeake, involving over 100 members ranging in age from 14 to 70+. Team racing combines the best elements of fleet racing and match racing to make for coordinated exhiliration on the water. If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting way to maximize your fun on the water, please feel free to reach out to any of the team sailors above or to Mike Toms. 



Storm Alert

Posted by Rob Whittemore on

While there is continuing uncertainty of the actual track Matthew will take, there is little doubt that Deltaville and FBYC will experience heavy wind and high water. 

It is the boat owner’s responsibility to secure their vessel. Jackson Creek slip-holders should take necessary precautions to properly secure your boat such as doubling all lines, removing sails, etc to reduce wind-age. Additionally, similar precautions should be taken to secure all boats parked in the One Design Parking Lot.

Thank you for your attention,
David Clark, Docks Chairman
Rob Whittemore, Rear Commodore

Indian Summer Regatta and One Design High Point Series Results

Posted by Joe Nelson on

The final race day of the One Design Series was conducted last Sunday. It was a beautiful, cool, sunny day with northerly winds ranging from 8 to 12 knots. What a nice fall day of racing for the six Flying Scots and four Front Runners that participated. Race officer, Jim Black and crew, ran four W4 races in quick succession followed by a W3 to finish up wind for a swift leisurely sail back to the club. Also on hand for the racing was Rob Whittemore who ran about the course giving vital on-the-water coaching on tactics and sail trim. This instruction was a good primer in how to step up our game and it was appreciated by all those racering. Once back at the dock with the boats all put up, we were surprised by a fantastic barbeque spread compliments of RuthAnn Jenkins. Everyone had a marvelous feast. Finally, just after the daily awards were presented, Rob gave us a final run down with common themes on how to improve our racing. He promised to do something similar at the start of next season. What a great day to top off this racing season for One Design team.


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March 19

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Opening Day
April 9

Pickin' pigs and pickin' banjos

3rd Annual Open House Regatta & Party

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June 11-12 &
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Junior Week
June 20-June 24

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Commonwealth of Virginia Junior Championships
June 25-26

Forth of July Cookout

Long Distance Race and Fourth of July Party

17th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
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July 9-10

Annual One Design Regatta

77th Annual One Design Regatta
Aug 13-14

Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta
Sept 2-4

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