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Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

Maleah Brown enjoying a Private Lesson

It has been a busy summer for the Junior Division, not just during Opti Kids, Junior Week, the Junior Olympics and the Race Teams, but also for our Educational Programs following Opti Kids and Junior Week. Our hope at the beginning of the summer was to keep kids on the water learning and having fun after Opti Kids and Junior Week. Parents and sailors could choose from one or all three non-racing programs, and from beginner to advanced. All were great follow-ups to the larger classes of Opti Kids and Junior Week. The primary goal was the same-to encourage kids to fall in love with sailing by having a great time! The programs were taught by our Development Team coaches, Austin Powers, Claire Lennarz and Eric Roos. If the above photo of Maleah is any indication, then we were successful!

Click Read More for a full report on this year's Private Lessons, Fun Sail and August OptiWeek


FBYC Pool Lifeguard Shortage Next Two Weeks

Posted by Meg Rock on
Due to a lifeguard shortage, we are asking FBYC parents not to count on pool lifeguards being in attendance the next 2 weekends/weeks  - which includes the Labor Day Weekend.  We expect parents, or responsible adults, to monitor pool activities and maintain a safe environment for the children and no children to be left unattended.
Thank you.
Ed O'Connor
FBYC Grounds Chair

Stingray's Just A Week Away!

Posted by Matthew A. Lambert on

The 21st Annual Stingray Point Regatta is just a week away!  We've got a great list of entrants so far, but it's not too late to get in on the action.  We have extended our early registration deadline through this coming Tuesday (September 1, 2015) so don't think you have a reason to miss out on all the great racing and the fun party!

Speaking of fun party, we've got two evenings and an afternoon of great times to be had!  A schedule of events is posted below, but here are some of the highlights:

Friday evening's skipper meeting will be followed by a casual pizza party with refreshments provided.

Saturday evening will feature a cocktail hour (cash bar) followed by a catered dinner.  The menu includes smoked brisket and fried chicken, so bring an appetite (and your meal tickets!)  We'll have live music performed by Snackbar Jones, as well.  If you're one of the few who's not familiar with these guys, check their webpage out here: 

You can register just for the party and dinner even if you're not racing, but meal tickets may not be available after Wednesday, September 2, so reserve your spot while you still can!  Just follow the registration link for the Stingray Point event here on the FBYC webpage.

The schedule of events for the weekend is as follows:


0900 – 1030        Distance Race Check-In

1100                   Skipper’s Meeting adjacent to the Official Notice Board

1300                   First Warning for Stingray Light Race

1600 – 1745        Check-In for the Saturday and Sunday Stingray Point Regatta

1800                   Mandatory Skipper’s Meeting for the Stingray Point Regatta (Saturday and Sunday Series) adjacent to the Official Notice Board

1830                   Welcome – Casual Reception Followed by Distance Race Awards


0800 – 0900        Continental Breakfast

1100                   First Warning for Race One

1700 - 1830        Cocktails at Ric's Place.      

1830 – 2230        Dinner, Awards and Live Entertainment


0800 – 0900        Continental Breakfast 

1100                   First Warning for Race One

1500 or asap       Casual Reception Followed by Awards



Legacy of Sail - great racing and new perpetual

Posted by Jon Deutsch on


11 boats in 2 fleets sailed in the Legacy of Sail Regatta on Sunday.  These sailors of a certain vintage sailing both new and old boats got to sail 4 races in a 7-10 knot north east breeze.  Looking to raise the profile of this event, a new perpetual award presented by Paul Almany was awarded to the top competitor in the largest fleet.  This years winner was John Wake.



Smith Point Race Results

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

The 2015 Smith Point race will be remembered for the upwind slog and the downwind glide.  4 fleets sailed varying distances towards Smith Point lighthouse at the entrance to the Potomac River.


The last fleets to finish were crossing the line around 2-2:30 am.  Thanks to Case Whittemore and his crew on RC.

Sunday morning Paul & Julie Anne Wash led the breakfast of made-to-order crab omlets while awards were given.




Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

Benton Amthor at the Opti Nationals

A lot has happened since our last full newsletter in July! Our kids have raced from Brant Beach, New Jersey, to the bath-warm waters of Pensacola, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, back north to the “invigorating” Atlantic off Salem, Massachusetts, to Ware River Yacht Club, and finally, back home for the Annual One Design. As always, our kids were a force in every venue and had a lot of fun along the way. The kids and their families explored the haunted houses of Salem, swam on the beach at Pensacola and rode the rides on the Jersey Shore, rolled down famed Jockey’s Ridge, climbed the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and raced go-carts in Nags Head. We even had two dads, Jef Londrey and David Lennarz, fly in a bi-plane over Roanoke Island! What more could you want in a summer? 

Click on Read More for a complete report on the second half of the Race Teams' summer!


Reminder about FBYC IOS App

Posted by R. Strother Scott on

Have you seen the FBYC Mobile App? Have an iphone/ipad and want quick access to important information such as:

  • Upcoming Events & Information
  • General Sailing Instructions & Appendix
  • Current local weather conditions
  • Member Directory [members only]

Version 1.3.6 can be downloaded at the Apple App store at   Look for a new version in the next week with results and more features.

To see the Member Directory on the App - you use the same credentials that you have at the website.  Big Thanks to Paul Wash and a number of tester-members for their work making this possible.

Download on the App Store


2015 Smith Point Race and Brunch

Posted by Paul E Wash on

Attention offshore fleet…

This Saturday, August 22nd, 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
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Biscuits
  • Chesapeake Style Bloody Mary’s

Cost is $8 per person, payable that morning.

This is our 4th annual induction to the Smith Point Crab Society. Eligibility to this society (shrouded by secrecy) is simple – the skipper who sails and finishes the race Saturday and who has participated in the most Smith Point Races 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:  Julie Ann and Paul Wash (

We hope to see ya’ll there!

Paul & Julie Ann

FBYC Crew returns from NYYC Cruise in Maine

Posted by R. Strother Scott on

On August 9-14, 2015, Rives Potts, a FBYC member, and currently the Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, invited some FBYC members to crew for him on the New York Yacht Club's 159th Annual Cruise in Maine.  Each Commodore decides where he wants his Cruise to go, and Rives decided his first Cruise would start at Rockland, Maine, and sail to SW Harbor on Deer Isle, then to Pretty Marsh, and Bucks Harbor and then to a Lay Day in Belfast before returning Rockland via to Gilkey Harbor on Islesboro.  His usual race boat Carina, was still in Europe following the Transatlantic Race, so Rives persuaded a friend to let us race his Swan 56 Elysium.  We also chartered a Broward 95 motorboat as a tender so we were quite comfortable both racing and in the evening over gourmet dinners and cocktails.  The Rogers and Crumps also brought their Grand Banks Chessie

The crew, left to right in the picture, are Cyane Crump, Chafee Emory (first female Fleet Captain at the NYYC), Bev Crump, Bootsie Rogers, Susan Crump, Strother Scott, Rives Potts, Jim Rogers, Nancy Potts, Evie Scott, Peter McCloskey (Captain of Elysium), Caroline Garrett, Connie Garrett, Waddy Garrett and Dominick Cannavo (owner of Elysium).

NYYC Cruise

We had no wind only on the first day, which was the Queens Cup.  The 5 Squadron Runs all had good winds. We raced in a small Class 3 against a Baltic 52, and two larger cruising boats, a Ron Holland 72 sailed by NYYC Vice Commodore Phil Lotz, and a Swan 82. We got 4 firsts and a second which we could discard, which means we won our Class for the week with 4 points.  On the final day, we again got first in our Class on the Astor Cup Race Day. A highlight of that day was that we passed Kittiwake, another FBYC boat, with Frances and George Sadler aboard, motoring from Belfast to Rockland.  And we just missed seeing Bill and Lydia Strickland who were said to be in Belfast the same day we were.


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