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Proposed East Dock Project Presentation Uploaded to Website

Posted by David Lennarz on

The proposed East Dock project presentation has now been uploaded to the FBYC web site.  Many of you have attended the three “town hall” meetings held over the Summer and into the Fall, including a November meeting in Richmond.  Outreach to neighbors has taken place as well.  The Flag has listened to many of your comments (in person and by email), and a number of revisions have been made to the plan over the past several months.  The current plan has now been uploaded to the FBYC web site at  Comments or concerns?  Please contact any members of the Flag (David Lennarz, Rob Whittemore, and Paul Wash). Contact info available at David, Rob, and Paul    All those links are only visible to members and will require you to log in to see the pages.


Posted by Meg Rock on

The FBYC Fall Clean Up Day scheduled for this Saturday, November 19th has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, December 3rd!  

Please mark your calendars.

Thank you - Ed O'Connor, Grounds Chair/Dixon Cole, Operations Manager



Matthew Fontaine Murray Award to Jere Dennison

Posted by Lisa Fleck on

The Matthew Fontaine Maury Bowl, named after the pathfinder of the seas, is given for outstanding contributions to sailing at FBYC and beyond.  At the Commodore's Ball, Commodore Ted Bennent announced that Jere Dennison is this year’s winner of the Matthew Fontaine Maury Bowl.

Jere Dennison"This sailor has been a member of the club since he joined at age 16 as an unattached junior. Over the years, he has been involved in all aspects of FBYC – sailing, cruising, racing, socializing, volunteering and serving over 20 years on the Board. In December 2015, the Board honored him by electing him to Life membership.From 1971 through 1976, he served as House/Security Chair, Log Streamer, Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore, Commodore and Member-at-Large. He took a break until 1992 when he served as Assistant Long Range Planning Chair. His last break wasn’t quite as long because he came back on the Board in 2003 in a position that was perfect for him – FBYC Historian – and remains in that job today. As part of the Building Committee for a new clubhouse on Fishing Bay, he was in charge of the art work and burgees that were chosen to decorate the clubhouse. He organized the library in the main clubhouse and has collected everything available pertaining to Fishing Bay Yacht Club’s history and stored it in the clubhouse. For a number of years, he has also served as the PR person for the Leukemia Cup Regatta. His latest endeavor was taking on the task of preparing and installing a permanent FBYC display at the Deltaville Maritime Museum honoring the club’s proud history in the community since 1939. In 2013, with the 75th anniversary of the club on the horizon, he came up with the idea of putting together as much of the historical documents and facts as possible in a separate booklet for the club. Using Logs, newspaper clippings, notes from members, etc., he determined just what should be included in the 75th anniversary book. For years, he prepared various history articles for the Log that we all enjoyed; however, this undertaking was not just a short piece for the Log. The 75th Anniversary Commemorative Issue is the story of Fishing Bay Yacht Club that might have been lost forever except for the dedication of this member in preserving the history of the club’s first 75 years. The gift of this written history of the club is invaluable."

The award was accepted by Jere's son Clark and Grandaughter Eliza, as Jere was unable to attend, as he is currently in the hospital.  We all wish him a speedy return home.  

2016 FBYC Annual Award Winners

Posted by Lisa Fleck on

Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Saturday at the Commonwealth Club in Richmond, VA. The following is a list of all of the 2016 recipients of the club's perpetual trophies.

HENRY E. HUTCHESON, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY – awarded to the Optimist skipper with the highest standing in Sanctioned Regattas and intra-club races. Guthrie Braun

JUNIOR COMPETITION TROPHY – awarded to the Junior skipper (or skippers) who has most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the Regular Racing Season. Tomas Sitzmann

L. WOOD BEDELL TROPHY – awarded to the FBYC sailor under the age of 14 who is the highest finisher in FBYC races during the Regular Racing Season. Guthrie Braun

YOUNG SALT TROPHYawarded to the Junior FBYC Optimist sailor having the highest overall standing in club Junior regattas. Guthrie Braun

ROBERTS BOWL – awarded to the Junior sailor who has shown the most interest in sailing as evidenced by enthusiasm, improvement in sailing techniques, awareness of the rules of water safety and cooperation with the members of the Junior program. Jordon Bendura & Ralph Levy

Commodores Ball 2016-200


Fall Cleanup Reminder

Posted by Rob Whittemore on

Please join us at the Main Clubhouse between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. for coffee and low fat/low calorie doughnuts. We’re looking to start at 9 and our tasks will include leaf pickup, brush cleanup, carpentry work on the dumpster privacy doors as well as weeding/trimming the garden/cleaning beds.

This is a great opportunity to work on our campus, see old friends and make new ones.

Please sign up on the FBYC website or call/email

Ed O’Connor, Grounds Chair (804) 338-1142

Meeting on Proposed East Dock Replacement: Please join us to learn more

Posted by David Lennarz on

On Thursday, November 10th at 7 pm, we will hold an informational meeting regarding the proposed east dock replacement.  The meeting location is Retreat Hospital in Richmond.  Retreat Hospital is located in the second block of Grove Avenue east of the Boulevard. The parking deck is behind the hospital off Robinson Street (closer to Floyd Avenue than Grove Avenue). From the parking deck, follow the yellow line on the pavement to the door into the reception area. The Board Room is located at the end of the long corridor after passing the reception area. If you have questions about how to find the hospital, please contact or use one of the online map services for directions.

USSailing - One Day Race Management Seminar - January 21, 2017

Posted by Jim Raper on

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 @ 8am – 5pm

John McCarthey, National Race Officer and Regional Judge, will conduct USSailing's One Day Race Management seminar upstairs in the FBYC clubhouse, on Saturday January 21st with a continental breakfast beginning at 8am and catered lunch provided.

The cost is $60 (requires a USSailing membership).  Registration will be available on the USSailing website beginning on November 1st and concluding on January 16th. Registration link.

There are seven current FBYC members who are a certified club race officer or better and many others who were once certified race officers but have allowed their certification to lapse.  This course is an opportunity to begin the race officer certification process or to become recertified.

Please contact Jim Raper 804.307.3212 or if you have any questions.


Posted by Geoff Cahill on

This is the final call for registration and head count for the Oyster Roast this coming Saturay (10/29).  Please go to the Fishing Bay website to register by the end of the day Thursday (10/27).  So far the weather looks PERFECT! We will be offering oysters of all kinds--roasted, steamed, raw and specially baked by our very own Julie Ann Wash!  For those who are not oyster eaters, we will also be serving hotdogs and of course all of the delicious dishes brought by our party-goers.

Please contact Geoff and Allene Cahill at to let us know which side dish or dessert you plan to bring.  We are also looking for volunteers to provide the following help: 

1) Two or three people to help with set up in the kitchen.  

2)  Two to four people to assist in kitchen through out the event with clean up as we go along

3) Four people at registration desk. (Two people for 30 minute shifts)

4) Six to eight people to assist at bar (45 minute shifts: plan is to serve beer from keg, wine and soft drinks at Ric's place next to the pool.  Bar will basically be self-serve but want some drinks to be "prepoured" to prevent lines and bottleneck at the begninng of the event. 

5) Four to six people to assist with clean up.

6)  Three people to help cook hotdogs.

Please let us know if you have a job preference.

We look forward to seeing everyone!


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March 19

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March 30

Opening Day
April 9

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3rd Annual Open House Regatta & Party

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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

Annual One Design Regatta

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Aug 13-14

Stingray Point Regatta

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Oct 29

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