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Virginia Sportsman Article

Posted by Mark Hayes on

FBYC Laser Race Team at the 2013 North Americans, Kingston, Ontario.

The summer issue of Virginia Sportsman Magazine, published today, has a full length article about the FBYC junior race teams. Included with the article are many photos of our kids. The article is a follow-up to last year’s article about our junior sailing camps, and covers the successes and adventures of our teams. You can pick up the edition at any magazine retailer, or purchase and view it online at Are you junior moms and dads ready for the summer?!


Murphy Rules (2017-2020) Seminar At RRYC

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

WHEN: Saturday, March 4 – Registration begins at 8:15 AM

WHERE: Rappahannock River Yacht Club in Irvington, Virginia

COST:  $20 / person

CONTACT: Tom Chapman at RRYC


  • Tacking in the Zone
  • Hailing at an Obstruction
  • Room to Pass an Obstruction
  • New Code “U” Starting Flag
  • Definition of “Support Person” (including parents)
  • And more

Presented by John McCarthy, this seminar for skippers and crew is designed to maximize understanding of the rules by removing needless complexity and using “real life” scenarios that happen every day on the race course.  Remember to bring your new Racing Rules of Sailing (2017-2020) – a limited number will be available for purchase.

Maintenance & Repair Project Update

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

Jackson creek dredging is complete & the markers have been placed! Here are the final soundings:



Around the Club, the East slip bulkhead has been backfilled and work as begun on the floors in Fannie’s House.  Please avoid going inside until February 25.


Save The Dates!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

NOTICE TO:  All FBYC Members

FBYC has many social activities planned for 2017 and there are five major ones you should be sure to mark on your calendar:
- Saturday, April 22   Opening Day Party
- Sunday, May 28th   Open House Party
- Sunday, July 2nd   Family Cookout
- Saturday, November 4th  Oyster Roast
- Saturday, November 18th  Commodores Ball*
(*Please note, the Commodores Ball originally scheduled for November 11th has been moved to November 18th.  The Offshore Winter Series race that was to be originally held on December 18th has been moved to November 11th.  The FBYC Events Calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.)

Stay tuned for schedule updates and additions to the social calendar!


Posted by Brian Ankrom on

Piling replacement on our Middle Dock and the bulkhead wailer repairs are complete!  An inspection of the crane has also been completed.  Backfilling the bulkhead is the list.  Here is the crew replacing the pilings:


Dredging of the Jackson Creek channel is also underway!  Here is a crew working on the infamous “dog leg” of the channel:

Stay tuned for more progress updates on these projects!


Junior Events Registration now available February 2

Posted by Strother Scott on

Oh no!  We had a glitch! Registration for OptiKids, Junior Week, Race teams and August OptiWeek will be available again February 2.  If you already registered, we have your registration!

Time to register for Junior Sailing

Posted by A.L. Braun on

Registration for Junior Events opens today, February 1
Member preference ends on Tuesday, February 28

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 a sailing activity 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 boat. If interested, email our Junior Division Commander, Doug Bendura. We will again offer a beginner 420 class during Junior Week (club boats provided), which is separate from the 420 Race Team. Speaking of Junior Week, please email Ann Lisa Braun 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.

Follow the link below to our registration site and reserve your spot now!   Go to:, find your event, and then click the “Sign Up” link to the right.  Or you can see a summary of all the times, dates and links at

If you need help registering, email Ann Lisa Braun or contact Strother Scott at his cell 804-405-5999.  (Reminder: Race Team participants do NOT need to register for Junior Week (JW is included in the registration for ORT/LRT), but Development Team participants DO need to also register for JW if they plan to attend.)

Visit our Junior website pages for more information: and the various pages on the left sidebar of that webpage.
I look forward to seeing you this summer!

A.L. Braun
Junior Division Lt. Commander

Junior program registration launching shortly

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

Online registration for the Summer Junior programs, originally scheduled to launch on Wednesday, February 1st, has been set up and will be available to the public as soon as testing can be completed. 

It will use the new registration system which we launched in the fall of 2016 and which was very well received.  In addition it uses a new payment system from which had no payment issues or errors last fall for the Commodore's Ball.

Please stay tuned for an update announcement on the FBYC webpage and FBYC social media channels.

You Don't Have to "Own Your Own" Boat to Captain Your Own Ship!

Posted by Dave Soule on

Here's what you can do with one of our club-owned sailboats:

  • Cruise for a day on the Piankatank
  • Take the helm and direct your own crew in a one-design race
  • Learn how to become a more competent sailor

Are you interested?

FBYC now owns a J24 and a Flying Scot, just waiting for you to "Take the Tiller" and go sailing.  But we need to know how many people are interested in order to develop procedures and priorities for use.  So......PLEASE raise your hand and email the adult sailing director, Karen Soule, at AND complete the following sentence:

I am interested in using club-owned boat to.........?

We'll keep you updated and let you know how you can skipper your own boat....if only for a day!

Curtis Stokes & Deltaville Boatyard Present a Fishing, Cruising, & Sailing Seminar

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

My former colleages at Deltaville Boatyard and Curtis Stokes would like to invite all FBYC members to join them at Deltaville Maritime Museum for a day of outstanding speakers and vendors.  

WHEN:  February 4,2017 from 9:00am- 4:00pm

WHERE:  Deltaville Maritime Museum

REGISTRATION CONTACT:  Gina Love - or call 804-384-6283

COST:  $10.00 Register by February 1 or $15.00 at the door - Lunch will be provided


  • America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association - Cruising the loop
  • Jimmick Jr. Fishing Charters' Jim Deibler - Trolling setup
  • Truth Reels' Wes Seigler - Fishing in the shallows
  • Colonial Seaport Foundation - Shipping under sail and classroom ship
  • Smith Point Sea Rescue's Buddy Sylvia - Safety and rescue at sea
  • Deltaville Boatyard's Garmin Certified & ABYC Technician Eric Valliere - Using your GPS and fish finding equipment
  • Curtis Stokes and Associates' Curtis Stokes - Buying and selling a boat
  • RRYC's Vice Commodore Tom Chapman - Sailing and sailboat racing

Seminars hosted by Deltaville Boatyard have always been popular and regularly sell out.  This event is being organized by Quentin Haynie, the broker in charge of the Curtis Stokes Deltaville Office.  He does a great job here in Deltaville for both buyers and sellers.  I've worked on many projects with Eric from DBY and can honestly say, he is the best electronics troubleshooter, engineer, and installer in our area.  I also met Wes who owns and operates Truth Reels in the Northern Neck at a community outreach event.  His reels are second to none and he does a lot of good work around the area.

Please consider taking a trip over to the Deltaville Maritime Museum on Saturday, February 4th for this seminar.


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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

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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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Commodore's Ball
November 18

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