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Winter Program Reminder!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

FBYC has two great Winter Program events scheduled in the next week!

First, shake the cold weather blues at the Bermuda High Party on Saturday, March 25 at the Ullmann home!  Sign up here:


Second, on Wednesday, March 29 at Orchard House School in Richmond we will be hosting a Night with Sally Barkow - Magenta Project Network Member, Olympian, & 2-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.  Sign up here:

Contact Kathy Ullmann (804-869-0200 / if you have any questions.

We hope to see you at both of these AWESOME events!

Please Join us for the 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-Off Dinner!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – Richmond, Virginia

COST:  Complimentary!

CONTACT: Kathleen Petroziello at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

We will be sharing new & exciting initiatives for the 2017 season, LLS mission updates & fundraising ideas.  Registration ends April 18!

Time Is Running Out for Junior Sailing Program Registration!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

The 420 Class for Junior Week is CLOSED - All other classes and race teams remain open, but spots are filling fast!

We are excited about the 2017 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and look 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.  Similar to our other race teams, 420 Race Team sailors will need to provide their own boats.  Please email our Junior Division Commander, Doug Bendura ( if you are interested.  We will again offer a beginner 420 class during Junior Week (club boats provided), which is separate from the 420 Race Team.  Please email A.L. Braun ( if you are interested in volunteering or if your teenager is interested in being a counselor-in-training that week.

Follow the link below to our registration site and reserve your spot now! 

New Jackson Creek Survey done 2/8/17 just published

Posted by Tom Roberts on

Just in time for sailing season, The Corps of Engineers has done another survey of Jackson Creek Entrance and published it today.   Previous was 9/1/16 this latest  done just last month on 2/8/17. Looks like the channel is more uniformly wide and 8 or more deep.  These last two surveys are color coded and lots easier to read and compare.  All recent surveys and condition reports are available with the link. 

New survey information has been added to ESDS.

Survey Number: JK_01_JCK_20170208_CS
Channel: Jackson Creek
Project: Jackson Creek
Surveying Start Date: 2/8/2017
Surveying End Date: 2/8/2017
You can view this data by visiting the ESDS website at

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Welcome Cruisers Party Registration Is Open!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

WHEN: Saturday, April 8th at 5:00 PM  (Registration deadline is April 1)


CONTACT: John Galloway

John and Mary Galloway, Nancy Powell, and Chris Lindbloom are pleased to host the Welcome Cruisers Party on April 8.  We will start the 2017 cruising season at the FBYC clubhouse and will provide beer, wine, & heavy hors d’oeuvres.  New members interested in getting involved in FBYC cruising are welcome!  We will have the opportunity to renew our friendships, share past sailing stories, and talk about the upcoming cruising schedule. For further details, contact John Galloway. The registration deadline is April 1 so please register early at

Improvements for mobile browsing on new website

Posted by Strother Scott on

At long last, we have a new header on the top of that is colorful and responds to mobile devices.   Both of our websites and will continue to look the same on a computer, but when you visit the new site on a mobile device, you will see a different look.

MobilWebsiteThe top of the page will have a blue bar, with a burgee on the left, and a “hamburger” icon on the right. Click on the icon and it opens the navigation menu- seen in second image.

You will likely see the header when you register for an event on your phone or tablet. I want you to be aware of the change so you won’t be surprised. The design is similar to what you see on the IOS App, so it gives some consistency to our brand.


First Young Adult Members Social of 2017 to be held at Quirk Hotel!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

WHEN: Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Quirk Hotel - 201 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

CONTACT: Jay Collier – 804-928-4804

While the cooler air may have you thinking that sailing season is out of reach, the truth is that it’s right around the corner. The FBYC Young Members are kicking of 2017 with a get together at Quirk Hotel in Richmond on Thursday, March 9th at 6pm.  Come enjoy some time with fellow YAMs and share your excitement for the upcoming season. Jay Collier will be leading this event and can be reached at 804.928.4804 should you have any questions.



First Trip to Laser Masters Week

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

There aren’t many things to look forward to in getting old – but Laser Masters sailing is definitely one of them.  This was my first time sailing Florida Laser Masters week having just qualified a few months ago.  The week consists of 3 events – Florida Masters in West Palm, Masters Midweek Madness in Sarasota and Masters Midwinters in Tampa.  For over a decade now I’ve been running the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Regatta at Fishing Bay Yacht Club and so I was familiar with masters sailing in general.  I’ve also traveled to numerous ILCA-NA events from ACC to Nationals to North Americans and was eager to try out Masters week.  Unfortunately, my schedule would collude to only allow me to attend the first 2 of the 3 events.


The first event this year was in West Palm Beach at Palm Beach Sailing club which is nestled in a residential neighborhood with some marine industry nearby.  The clubhouse has a few rooms and a bar that opens out to an expansive pavilion deck.  Between there and the water was room for rows and rows of boats to rig and be stored.


Registration for “A Night with Sally Barkow – Sailing at the Highest Level” Is Now Open!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

WHERE: 500 North Allen Avenue; Richmond, Virginia 23220  (Orchard House School)

COST:  $12 per person

CONTACT: Kathy Ullmann

Few sporting events inspire us as much as the Olympics, and few international sailing events thrill as much as the Volvo Ocean Race.  On March 29th, you will have an opportunity to hear from a sailor that has competed in both – carrying two-time US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year after her name. Her racing accomplishments both onshore and offshore make her a force to be reckoned with on the course.  She will be sharing with us the adventure & excitement these events bring.

Sailing is one of the unique sports where men and women compete together on a level playing field.  Sally Barkow, of Team SCA  2014-2015 & the Magenta Project, was part of a very successful all female team, winning a leg of the around the world race, as well as in port races.  Hear about the race, with ever changing conditions and challenges in the race & in the boat.  Afterwards, Sally delve a little bit more into strategy itself.

You won't want to miss this chance to see one of the best match racers and sailors in the country & to hear about one of the most exciting sailboat races in the world!!  Buy your tickets today before they sell out!!

To learn more about Sally & the Magenta Project, visit

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Big Events

Bermuda High Party
March 25

Winter Program:
"A Night with Sally Barkow, of the Magenta Project - Sailing at the Highest Level"

March 29

Opening Day
April 22

Pickin' pigs and pickin' banjos

4th Annual Open House Regatta & Party

Memorial Day Weekend: May 28

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Opti Kids
June 10-11 &
June 17-18

Junior Week
June 19-June 23

Private Lessons

Race Teams

August Opti Week
August 1-August 4

To Sign Up! Go to bottom of Online Registration Table

More information about all of our junior programs

Junior Regatta
June 24-25

Fourth of July Cookout

Long Distance Race and Fourth of July Party

18th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
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July 8-9

Annual One Design Regatta

78th Annual One Design Regatta
Aug 12-13

Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta
Sept 1-3

J/70 East Coast Championship
Sept 30 - Oct 1

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

October 14-15

Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast
Closing Day Race & Oyster Roast
Nov 4

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November 18

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