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Sat, May 28  
Deltaville Maritime Museum FBYC History Exhibit Reception
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May 20

Sat, May 28   OneDesign
Laser Spring Training
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May 20

Sun, May 29   Offshore
Open House Regatta & Party
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Fri, Jun 3 - 6   Cruising
Arts in the Middle: Hewick Plantation and Urbanna

Fri, Jun 3 - 17   Cruising
Chesapeake Bay Summer Cruise
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May 26

Fri, Jun 10   Offshore
J/70 Friday Night Series

Sat, Jun 11 - 12   OneDesign
Flying Scot Wife - Husband Regatta

Sat, Jun 11 - 12   Junior
Opti Kids
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May 11

Tue, Jun 14 - 14   Junior
Opti and Laser Race Teams
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May 11

Fri, Jun 17   Offshore
J/70 Friday Night Series

Sat, Jun 18   Offshore
Moonlight Regatta
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Jun 10

Sat, Jun 18   OneDesign
One Design Spring Series 4
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Jun 10

Sat, Jun 18 - 19   Junior
Opti Kids

Mon, Jun 20 - 24   Junior
Junior Week
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May 16

Tue, Jun 21  
Seamanship Seminars

Fishing Bay Yacht Club

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Posted by Mark Hayes on

A happy camper at Opti Kids

The summer edition of the Virginia Sportsman, published this week, features both an article about our junior sailing program and an article about club member Jerry Latell, of Ullman Sails of Virginia. The junior article features a full description of our camps and is illustrated with many recent photos of sailing and camp life-including action shots on Fishing Bay and fun at the pool. The article about Jerry highlights his sail loft in Deltaville, and the fact that he is currently making sails for the USCGC Eagle, the Coast Guard sail training barque.

The magazine also has plans for a feature length article about our junior racing program in an upcoming edition. You can find the Virginia Sportsman at any magazine outlet, or purchase it on-line at

Check it out and see how many kids you recognize!



Open House Final Notice

Posted by Paul Wash on

This is a reminder that the registration for the Open House Regatta and Party will close Wednesday, May 25th at 4 PM. If you have not registered, please do so ASAP to avoid missing out on dinner. We are unable sell dinner tickets at the door. Even if you are not eating dinner, we still need to know if you are coming either racing, rafting, socially, all or one! Register now.

Also, we are looking for volunteers for the event. This includes ticket sales, tending bar, and cleaning up. The shifts are short and fun - a great way to meet people! We are using sign up genius - so please browse the openings. Sign up with your crew or by yourself. Either way works. Sign up here.

This is one of the biggest and best events of the season, so don't miss out! There will be plenty of BBQ pig and chicken. And all the sides you expect! Not to mention tasty beverages! Bring the whole family, bring your friends! Come kick off the summer with fun in the sun!

Laser Training Day on Saturday

Posted by Jon Deutsch on


This Saturday the Laser fleet is hosting a training day. This is a day of training and practice in Lasers, open to experienced or inexperienced Laser sailors. Sailors wanting to try this kind of boat are welcome as well. Jon Deutsch, Mike Toms, and other experienced fleet members will be around to lead a day of learning and practice.  More details and how to register on the club website.

While the Kids are Away?Adults Can Learn and Have Some Fun

Posted by Karen Soule on

Calling all Junior parents--or grandparents for that matter! 

Junior Week is great fun for our kids, but can involve a lot of "down time" for the adults.  This year, we’re offering all adults the opportunity to increase their sailing skills with some custom-tailored sessions held right at the club.  (We especially hope our female sailors will attend to increase their confidence out on the water.)

Two instructors from the Annapolis Seamanship School will be running these workshops.  One especially unique opportunity is the "Hands-on Diesel Mechanics" session with a portable diesel engine.  You’ll be able to see, hear and touch a diesel in action—and learn how to do some basic trouble shooting.   There's a session on using an IPad for navigation and two tailored-made workshops just for FBYC sailors—docking at the club and anchoring in our neck of the bay. 

All members are encouraged to sign up; not just Junior parents!  Although these may appear just for large boat sailors, everyone from Flying Scot racers to 15-ton cruisers can learn something new.  Sign-up now for one or more sessions.

You can also email Karen Soule at if you’ve any further questions.  See you there!

One Design Spring Series #3 & Laser Spring Regatta Cancelled

Posted by Jon Deutsch on
The One Design Spring Series #3 & Laser Spring Regatta for Saturday, May 20 has been cancelled.  After consultation with fleet leaders, PRO and registered participants - all agreed the combination of the impending rain for most of the day and higher winds would severely jeopardize the fun factor for our racers.

The next and final race of the Spring Series will be Spring Series #4 for Flying Scots and Front Runners on June 18.

And don't forget about the Open House a week from this Sunday - great opportunity to sail a fun short distance race followed by a great party with your fellow members - be sure to sign up ASAP so that we can assign start times for the progressive start.

One Design General NOR Amendment

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

One amendment has been posted to the One Design General Notice of Race.  This had largely been the practice in past years and we only just realized it had not been included in the actual NOR.  We appologize for any confusion this has caused.

Section 2.7 has been added:

2.7 Separate starts will be offered to fleets of 3 or more like boats.  Minimum 3 boats are required for the event to qualify for series scoring. Classes with fewer than 3 boats participatipating in any race day will be started and scored together as a Portsmouth class.

Posted 5/17 2300
Jon Deutsch
One Design Division Commander


1949 Clubhouse Redux

Posted by Jere Dennison on

Your historian had the occasion recently to contemplate the swift passage of time, when, serendipitously, he received a parcel of old photos from member Evelyn Turner through member John Koedel. Among many club scenes worth preserving, there were several pictures of the interior of the old clubhouse, images of which have been notably absent from our archives.

Then it struck me that we still talk effusively about our ‘new’ clubhouse. Really…it has been an incredible 15 years since our old clubhouse came down to make way for the ‘new’ clubhouse in 2002. And many post-2002 members and certainly junior members through their teenage years have no recollection of our original clubhouse that served us so faithfully for over half a century. So the ‘new’ clubhouse ain’t so new anymore, and perhaps it’s time to reminisce ‘historically’ about the old one using Evelyn’s pictures as illustrations.


Don't Forget to Register for the Reception at the Deltaville Maritime Museum to Inaugurate the new FBYC Exhibit

Posted by Jere Dennison on

Your Memorial Day holiday weekend will not be complete without attending the FBYC reception at the Deltaville Maritime Museum in honor of our new permanent exhibit. The reception will include beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres to delight the palate. The event is open to all members but you first must register online.

Cost to attend is $15/adult with juniors admitted free. $10 of each admission ticket will be donated to the Deltaville Maritime Museum which has partnered with us in the past to stage important sailing events, such as the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regattas and the 2010 Optimist Nationals.

A full description of the event can be found online on our website. This event will symbolize our support for the Deltaville Maritime Museum and the Deltaville Community as well. Museum Board Members have also been invited to participate with us.

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Big Events

Pickin' pigs and pickin' banjos

3rd Annual Open House Regatta & Party

Memorial Day Weekend: May 29

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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

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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
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July 9-10

77th Annual One Design Regatta
Aug 13-14

Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta
Sept 2-4

J/70 Chesapeake Championship
Oct 1-2

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

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