Next 15 Events
Registration Deadline

Sun, Sep 25   OneDesign
Indian Summer Regatta (FS3)
Sign Up! | Legacy Sign Up!
Sep 17

Sat, Oct 8 - 19   Cruising
North Carolina Cruise
Sign Up! | Legacy Sign Up!
Aug 15

Sat, Oct 8   Offshore
Offshore - Fall Series 3
Sign Up! | Legacy Sign Up!
Sep 30

Sat, Oct 15 - 16   OneDesign
Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
Sign Up! | Legacy Sign Up!
Oct 12

Sat, Oct 22   Offshore
Offshore - Fall Series 4
Sign Up! | Legacy Sign Up!
Oct 14

Fri, Oct 28   Cruising
Cruising Closing Dinner at FBYC
Sign Up! | Legacy Sign Up!
Oct 20

Sat, Oct 29   Offshore
Closing Day Regatta & Oyster Roast
Sign Up! | Legacy Sign Up!

Sun, Oct 30   OneDesign
Laser Frostbite Regatta
Sign Up! | Legacy Sign Up!
Oct 22

Sat, Nov 12  
Commodores Ball

Fishing Bay Yacht Club

Promote Your Page Too
fbyc's items Go to fbyc's photostream

Upcoming Events - Help

We are rolling out our New Event Registration system

Posted by Strother Scott on

We are now live with our new Event Registration System.  We have been testing it for 3 weeks with both paying and non-paying events and with members and non-members.  Most feedback is that it is very easy to use, and not prone to errors and breakages. It also works fine on both computers and mobile devices. 
Most Red links to  Sign Up! will now direct you to the new system which occurs on  You will be required to log in using the same credentials that you use on the traditional - Legacy web site. 
I encourage everybody to register with the new system using the Red Sign Up! links.  But if you have trouble, and to ease the transition to the new system I have placed a grey link to a Legacy Sign Up! next to each red link that will use the traditional system.
The registration process also requires that you go through 3-4 steps, like a modern shopping cart, wehre 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 use the Tabs at the top


Notice to Members re Camping on Club Property

Posted by Rob Whittemore on

We appreciate the challenge housing in Deltaville creates for some of our membership; however, we must remind everyone of the club’s rules surrounding camping at the club. Please also realize that we operating in a larger community and these rules have been established to help us co-exist with our neighbors.

"Camping on Club grounds is limited to tent camping by members or their guests in the designated grass area adjacent to the East Bath House in conjunction with FBYC sailing events. The camping area must be neatly kept and open fires are not permitted. RV’s of any sort (including pop-ups or trailers) are not permitted unless expressly authorized in advance by the Rear Commodore, Grounds Chair or Club Manager and are subject to terms and conditions determined by them."

Thank you for your cooperation,
Rob Whittemore
Rear Commodore


Compact Navigation Explained - hopefully!!

Posted by Strother Scott on

In anticipation of moving our event registration system to our Django web site, please be aware that it is set up with a compact navigation menu designed to work well with mobile devices.  To see that, please visit  If you are on a computer, the website will look about the same as our traditional site  But if you are on a mobile platform (iPhone, iPad or Android phone) the site will look entirely different at the top.

The difference is the "Compact Navigation" menu. If you see the "Hamburger" icon on the top right corner, touch it to expand the real menu.  And use the displayed links to go to one of those other pages.  Or touch it again, and the menu shrinks away.

Testers have been using the new registration system for over a week, and the feedback has been very positive, and next week I look forward to sending actual registration links to the members.  Shortly thereafter, assuming things go smoothly, we will likely switch all registration to the new system.   If you can't wait, you too can test the system.  Go to the Test Junior Week Event I have set up in December, 2016.  You can register for it at  It is test event, and you may see I have a Pretend Fee with one Tee Shirt  priced at $2.  Go ahead and try paying if you don't mind donating $2 to the enterprise. 

Maybe this image will help explain the Hamburger Menu.

2016 FBYC Fall Laser Regatta Results

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

We had a great day for sailing on Saturday for our Laser Fall Regatta.  We had 7 sailors out and we took out 6 Lasers and a RIB.  Each sailor took two turns running the races while everyone else sailed.  Jon jumped from boat to boat and sailed a different boat each race.  We did 14 total races in just over 3 hours right off the dock in a 4-6 kt north east breeze.  We used Ruthana Jenkin's auto horn to run a 3 minute horn start so all the RC person had to do was hit start, call the over earlys, and record the finishes.

Charlie Brewer was most consistent and won the day by 3 points over Jon Deutsch.  3rd was Nicholas Cabell who is a member of FBYC Laser Development team.  And a big welcome to Denton Roberts who sailed his first race in a Laser in over a decade and looked sharp and beat some boats in some races.

Following racing, Ruthana Jenkins had some bbq and we all sat around the table and recounted the day of sailing.  Thanks Ruthana for the food and the use of your starting horn.




77th Annual One Design Regatta Results

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

The 77th edition of the Annual One Design Regatta was certainly a hot one with 102 boats and a heat index approaching 20 degrees more than that at times.  Most of the racing was completed on Saturday in 8-15 knots of wind with Sunday's racing starting with winds around 11 and dying out as the day progressed.

The 23 boat Flying Scot was won by John Kreidler of Western Carolina Sailing Club, 2nd Rob Whittemore of FBYC and 3rd Sean O'Donnell of NC Community Sailing.
12 Boat Laser Radial fleet that was an all-FBYC affair with 1 Garrett Levy, 2 Trent Levy and 3 Gannon Troutman
11 boat Laser Standard fleet won by James Jacob followed by his son Alex Jacob and 3rd was FBYC's Alain Vincey.
23 boats in various One Design classes including Front Runners, Hampton One Designs, 505s, San Juan 21s, Typhoons and even a Mutineer competed in a Portsmouth Class - winning the class was Mark Stephens(Front Runner) from FBYC followed by Matt Braun (Front Runner) and 3rd was Gordon Stokes from NYCC in a Hampton One Design


New Event Registration System soon

Posted by Strother Scott on

I am very excited to announce that within the next few weeks we will switch from our 15 year old Zope Registration System to a new system. The change means many of the technical issues we see should go away, plus the new system is designed to work well on both computers and mobile.

One major and unfamiliar change is that the registration will be done on our Django web site which means you will be required to log into a different web site than in order to register. Most of you have never done that, even though we have used that site for several years for our news postings and our online member database. In advance of the change, you might try logging into the new site at when you have a chance. The credentials (username and password) are the same as the familiar site.  

Please report any issues you may find to Strother Scott.

When you see the new registration system, you will notice it looks and works much more like modern online shopping cart. You will find a multi-step process where you will “Submit Personal Data”, “Submit Boat”, “Submit Items” to buy, if any, and finally you will be asked to review the data before you “Submit Final Registration”. It will go almost as quickly because the data will frequently be auto filled in advance. And if there is a payment, we will be replacing PayPal with a system from

See iPhone screen shot.

New Club Management Structure at FBYC

Posted by David Lennarz on

In the 14 years since construction of the new Clubhouse, FBYC has continued to expand both its physical size and scope of programs. We have almost doubled our footprint, increased substantially the number of stored boats and trailers, hosted more regional and national events, opened our clubhouse to private rental for members, and grown our Junior Division into a flagship youth training program for the Chesapeake Bay that holds events year round. All this has placed greater responsibilities, and sometimes stress, on both our member volunteers and paid staff. We have grown and matured as a club, and it is now time to create a staffing structure that meets the needs of that growth and provides improved members' services.

To this end, your Officers and Board voted to split the current Operations Manager role into two distinct positions of General Manager and Maintenance Supervisor.

We are very fortunate that our current Operations Manager, Dixon Cole has agreed to fill the role as Maintenance Supervisor.  Dixon has served FBYC faithfully for almost 12 years and will bring his vast knowledge of Fishing Bay Yacht Club’s facilities to this position. 

The General Manager role is a new position for which we will solicit applications.  We will hopefully have a new person on board by January 1, 2017.  Our General Manager will be responsible for all member and guest services.  He or she will work with the Flag and Board to facilitate the operation of all FBYC programs and events, including staffing, communications, member relations, and coordination of member use of club assets.

We are very excited about this evolution and look forward to providing the best services and value to our members.  The Flag Officers and I thank Dixon Cole for his support and willingness to adapt to this new structure during the implementation phase ahead.


David S Hinckle

FBYC Long Range Planning Chair

FBYC Trophy Committee Seeks Nominations

Posted by Meg Rock on

The Trophy Committee will receive nominations until September 29th for the following perpetual trophies to be awarded at the Annual Awards Party in November.

PIANKATANK TROPHY – Recognizes the FBYC skipper who most exemplifies the principle that “all is not lost until the boat sinks.”
MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY BOWL – Recognizes a member of FBYC for an outstanding contribution to sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.
COMPETITION TROPHY – Recognizes a member of FBYC who is the skipper of an enrolled offshore or one-design boat and who most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the past year. Nominations should consider the character (local, regional, national) of events entered and the quality of competition as well as the member’s performance.
ALLEN B. FINE TROPHY – Recognizes the outstanding crewperson of an FBYC enrolled yacht. Any skipper who is a club member may nominate anyone who has crewed on a FBYC boat (offshore or one-design) during the regular club season.
THE HUBARD TROPHY – Awarded to the outstanding woman sailor of FBYC in recognition of dedication, participation, and performance and sportsmanship while sailing.
SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY – Recognizes the Offshore Division skipper who displays the best sportsmanship during the regular season.
ANNUAL RACE COMMITTEE TROPHY – Awarded to the club member who has made the greatest contribution to race committee work and race management at FBYC.
BECCA BOAT TROPHY – Awarded to the FBYC junior female member who most exemplifies Becca Clary’s devotion to FBYC.

Please contact the Trophy Chairman, Geoffrey Cahill, with your nominations. Send nominations to Geoff at (preferred) or mail to 1100 Horsepen Road, Richmond, VA 23229. Your nomination should include the person’s name and the reason the person is being nominated for a particular trophy.

Stingray Point Regatta Canceled, Stingray Light Race ON

Posted by Bob Fleck on

Stingray Point Regatta Canceled
Stingray Light Race ON


It is with deep regret that we have to announce that the Stingray Point Regatta for 2016 is canceled. This includes all racing and social activities at FBYC on Saturday and Sunday. It is our intention to refund most, if not all, fees to boats entered in the event and dinner purchasers. The forecasts, and analysis, at this time give all indications that both days will be a bust.

We are planning to race the mid distance race on Friday, and have the low country boil at the clubhouse. Price for dinner is the same, $10.00. If you come and you’ve pre-paid for the dinner, you’re good to go. If you haven’t paid, no problem; bring a ten spot. If you paid and can’t come, we’ll square up with you later.

Cost for Friday’s race is zero, zip, nada. Come and join us for a great sail and fantastic food.

See you Friday (or next year)

Slip Holders: High Wind and Tide this Weekend

Posted by David Clark on
We are expecting high winds and a higher than normal high tide Saturday and Sunday. Please make sure you boat is secure and has enough line to rise with the high tide. The road is liable to flood 
Making access to the club difficult on Saturday. If possible check on your boat Friday.
David Clark  Docks Chairman

Projects CRM Documents We use Zope and Django code for this website and ONLYOFFICE for projects.

Big Events

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

October 15-16

Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast
Closing Day Race & Oyster Roast
Oct 29

Commodore's Ball Anchor Logo
Commodore's Ball
November 12

Earlier this year

Bermuda High Party
March 19

Winter Program:
"Blue Water Cruising"
via your own boat or a chartered boat.

March 30

Opening Day
April 9

Pickin' pigs and pickin' banjos

3rd Annual Open House Regatta & Party

Memorial Day Weekend: May 29

Junior Sailing.jpg

Opti Kids
June 11-12 &
June 18-19

Junior Week
June 20-June 24

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

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
LCR Vertical RGB.jpg
July 9-10

Annual One Design Regatta

77th Annual One Design Regatta
Aug 13-14

Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta
Sept 2-4

Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, VA 23235
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)
Phone Numbers: Club House (804) 776-9636    Contact Webmasters