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USSailing One Day Race Management Seminar January 21st

Posted by Jim Raper on

There are still a few spots left for the seminar.  It is an all day class, taught upstairs in the main clubhouse, that enables your certification as a club race officer, if that's your goal.  Certainly, it exposes you to all that the Race Committee delivers on race day, whether you are a competitor or member of the race committee.

The course is open for registration until Sunday, January 15th.  Breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks and all course materials are provided with your entry fee.

Follow this link to register -   or call Jim Raper at 804.307.3212 if you have questions.

Please Welcome our new General Manager...

Posted by David Lennarz on

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Ankrom to fill the new role of General Manager.  Brian began on January 2nd and his office is located in Fannie's House.  Brian is originally from Richmond where he coordinated and managed litigation discovery and production projects since 2001.  For the past several years he has resided in the Northen Neck with his wife and two children and has for the past two years managed vessel service projects at a local boatyard.  Brian earned a Baccalaureate in Recreation, Parks, and Sports Management from VCU, as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  He is a member of numerous community and charitable organizations to which he devotes much of his free time.

Brian will work closely with Dixon Cole, as well as various Board Members and volunteers to strengthen both our offshore and onshore activities, including development of a club-owned boat program and more social activities, as well as project management related to the proposed east dock replacement.  When you see Brian around the Club, please introduce yourself and welcome him to FBYC.

FBYC Junior Programs for 2017 - Mark Your Calendars!

Posted by A.L. Braun on

Welcome to the 2017 FBYC Junior Programs!

We are excited about the 2017 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and looking forward to another great year of FUN! No matter your sailor's age, experience, or sailing goals, we have an event to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends. Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more.  

New for 2017 is FBYC’s first 420 Race Team! We are partnering with Christchurch School this summer to create a 420 Race Team that will run parallel with our Opti and Laser Race Teams. If interested, email our Junior Division Commander, Doug Bendura at We will again offer a beginner 420 class during Junior Week, which is separate from the 420 Race Team. Speaking of Junior Week, please email me if you have any interest in volunteering as a coach, or your child over 13 is interested in being a counselor-in-training that week.

Key Junior Dates for 2017 at FBYC:

February 1 Online registration opens (member preference period ends 2/28)
March 18 – May 28 Spring Race Teams
May 20 – August 27   Private Lessons (Optis, Lasers & 420s)
May 28          Open House Regatta & Party
June 10, 11, 17 & 18  Opti Kids
June 10 – August 13  Summer Race Teams (Optis, Lasers & 420s)
June 19 – June 23 Junior Week
June 23 – August 13   Opti Development Team
June 24 – June 25   Fishing Bay Annual Junior Regatta
August 12 – August 13  78th Annual One-Design Regatta
September 2 – November 25 Fall Race Teams

Our Junior website pages are in the process of being updated, but you can visit them at any time for a full description of all of our Junior programs at

I look forward to seeing you this summer!

A.L. Braun
Junior Division Lt. Commander

Bermuda High Party - Saturday, March 25th!

Posted by Meg Rock on

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Home of Greg and Kathy Ullmann
5004 Old Millrace Court
Glen Allen, VA 23059

$15 members, $20 non-members

Festivals and Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ come to mind on the Spring Equinox, but one tradition within the FBYC community brings a little foot freedom….The Burning of the Socks.  Did you know that, according to the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the act of sock burning began as a tradition in the town of Annapolis, MD, in the mid-1980s?  It is celebrated in conjunction with the spring equinox, when day and night are equal length everywhere on Earth.  In the boating community, it is frowned upon to wear socks and shoes between the spring and fall equinox.  

We will build a bonfire and burn our (cotton) socks, socialize with friends new and old, and meet new ones, and enjoy good food, drinks, and music.  So dig out your shorts, sundresses, blazers and flip flops from the back of your closet and come party with your fellow FBYC comrades at the much-anticipated Bermuda High Party. We are going to shake off those winter blues and warm up for the impending spring! We hope to see you there!!

 Please register online by Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Questions please contact Greg and Kathy Ullmann


NOR - Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race

Posted by Jim Raper on

Offshore Fleet and Cruising...below is the abbreviated text of a new event organized by CCV.  It comes on a weekend when there is a hole in the 2017 Offshore schedule and may be of interest for many...

Notice of Race | Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 (makeup date is June 18, 2017)

58 nm daylight race round Chesapeake light for spinnaker fleets (C, non-spin & Cruising - 29.7 nm).
The Chesapeake Light is 1 mile beyond the 12 mile zone in international waters.
The deep draft Thimble Channel is off limits for safety.
Entry fees are: $40 ($35 for USSA members) for entries paid by June 6, 2017.
Enter race and pay online:
Friday June 16th @1800 Skippers meeting at Hampton YC
Saturday June 17th @0800 first warning

  • A&B fleets from Buckroe near CCV mark "Z" to and round the Chesapeake Light (36* 54.3’N  75* 42.8’W) in the Atlantic and back. 
  • C fleet, non-spin and Cruising fleet to follow on a 29.7 nm course rounding mark "R2 CH" (36* 57.57’N  76* 00.77’W).

 Mandatory Equipment:

  • Minimum 28 LOA for the long course.
  • Safety equipment for Chesapeake Bay category,
  • 25 Watt VHF
  • Working engine (for 30 nm).
  • Radar-reflector must be set more than 6 feet above deck crossing the starting line.
  • Remove coatings on your lifelines (if applicable).
  • Personal harness for 50% of the crew. Rig Jack-lines.
  • US Coastal category and a handheld VHF/DSC/GPS are strongly recommended.
  • Using the raceQs App is strongly encouraged. 

Social: on the Hampton YC docks as boats arrive.

1949 Virginia Sailing Regatta trophy

Posted by Strother Scott on

Someone on Facebook has this pretty copper trophy engraved "Moth - 1949 - First" and they are curious as to the provenance of the trophy. There is a current international class of boats called Moth that existed back in 1949.   Please contact Strother if you know what this is. Thank you.

Update - Jere Dennison reports his second history article  gives us the answer:

"In 1944, the Virginia Sailing Association, then consisting of UYC, Rappahannock River Yacht Club, Hampton Yacht Club, and Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, decided to consolidate the annual regattas of the individual clubs into a single event known as the Virginia Sailing Regatta. The first of these wartime regattas was hosted by UYC on July 29-30, 1944 on the Rappahannock River off Urbanna.

"By all measures, the initial Virginia Sailing Regatta was a huge success. Seven one-design classes and one cruising division comprised the 79 regatta entries from over the entire Southern Bay area as well as Northern Virginia. The largest class were the Hampton O-D’s with 21 boats followed by 15 Junior Handicapped boats, 13 Cruising yachts, 12 Penguins, 8 Snipes, 4 Adult Handicapped boats, 4 Comets, and 2 Moths. Trophies for this event were War Bonds and Stamps."

So this trophy proves that the Regatta continued at least until 1949 - and the trophies were upgraded to copper!

Christmas is Coming - Don't Forget FBYC Ship's Store!

Posted by Meg Rock on

Christmas is coming!
How about a special gift or stocking stuffers from our FBYC Ship's Store?  Below is a sample of some of our new merchandise for your favorite sailors.  We can special order many items and have FBYC and/or our burgee embroidered on them, along with your boat name and sail numbers.  If you want a certain color or size just let us know.  We can also get youth sizes.  We have a catalog available for you to select merchandise from.  Please order early!
To order:  contact Debbie Cycotte
Happy Holidays!

Janet Moyers and Debbie Cycotte
FBYC Ship's Store Co-Chairs


Jackson Creek Dredging Soon Underway

Posted by David Lennarz on

Middlesex County Administrator Matt Walker and Keith Ruse of Deltaville Boat Yard both recently confirmed in conversations that the Jackson Creek dredging project will soon be underway.  All necessary permits have been approved, and according to Ruse dredging could start as early as mid-December.  The Virginia Port Authority awarded the County a grant.  The County will also contribute money from the County's dredge fund.  Unlike with past dredging projects, no funds were solicited from FBYC.  The dredging is expected to be completed in time for our Spring sailing season.

Proposed East Dock Project Presentation Uploaded to Website

Posted by David Lennarz on

The proposed East Dock project presentation has now been uploaded to the FBYC web site.  Many of you have attended the three “town hall” meetings held over the Summer and into the Fall, including a November meeting in Richmond.  Outreach to neighbors has taken place as well.  The Flag has listened to many of your comments (in person and by email), and a number of revisions have been made to the plan over the past several months.  The current plan has now been uploaded to the FBYC web site at  Comments or concerns?  Please contact any members of the Flag (David Lennarz, Rob Whittemore, and Paul Wash). Contact info available at David, Rob, and Paul    All those links are only visible to members and will require you to log in to see the pages.


Posted by Meg Rock on

The FBYC Fall Clean Up Day scheduled for this Saturday, November 19th has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, December 3rd!  

Please mark your calendars.

Thank you - Ed O'Connor, Grounds Chair/Dixon Cole, Operations Manager



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