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Flying Scot Wife - Husband Regatta

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Fourth of July Party and Long Distance Race

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Leukemia Cup Regatta

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77th Annual One Design Regatta

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Dry Sail Hoist Maintenance

Posted by David B. Clark on

The Dry Sail Hoist will be taken out of use from Wednesday the 9th of December to do needed maintenance work. Because of the nature of this work it maybe out of use till February as the parts that are to be replaced need to be fabricated.

2015 FBYC Annual Award Winners

Posted by Jon Deutsch 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 2015 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. Benton Amthor

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. Benton Amthor



2016 Board & Committees

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

During the 2015 FBYC Annual meeting, a quorum of our membership elected a new slate of Officers and Board Members to serve in 2015. Please join me, your Nominating Committee Chairman, in welcoming these dedicated volunteers who have committed to serving our Club in the up coming year; and mark their names, because in their vigilance they need and welcome your input, your ideas for how we can improve, and your gratitude. They are as follows:


  • Commodore - William T. Bennett
  • Vice Commodore - David Lennarz
  • Rear Commodore - Robert P. Whittemore
  • Treasurer - Stephan Quiriconi
  • Secretary - Joseph W. Roos

Board of Trustees

  • Fleet Captain - William H. Swarzschild, III
  • Offshore Division Commander - Robert J. Fleck
  • One Design Division Commander - Jon Deutsch
  • Crusing Division Commander - Douglas J. Selden
  • Junior Division Commander - Douglas S. Bendura
  • Fleet Lieutenant - George W. Pongonis, III
  • Log Streamer - Amy McGlynn
  • House Chair - Caroline B. Garrett
  • Docks Chair - David B. Clark
  • Social Chair - Paul Wash
  • Grounds Chair - Edward J. O'Connor
  • Member at Large - Matthew J. Braun


  • Offshore Division Lieutenant Commander - James L. Raper
  • Offshore Division Race Chairman - Rebecca L. Wash
  • One Design Division - Lieutenant Commander - Joe Nelson
  • One Design Division Race Chairman - Borna Kazerooni
  • Crusing Division Lieutenant Commander - John P. Galloway
  • Junior Division Lieutenant Commander - A.L. Braun
  • Protest Chairman - C. Mayo Tabb Jr
  • Trophy Chairman - Geoffrey D. Cahill
  • Regatta Committee Chairmen - Robert J. Fleck & Jon Deutsch & Paul Wash
  • CBYRA Delegate - Thomas J. Roberts
  • Adult Sailing Director - Matthew J. Braun [Acting]
  • Long Range Planning - David S. Hinckle
  • Webmaster - R. Strother Scott
  • Finance Chairman - Mason T. Chapman
  • Winter Program Chairmen - Greg & Kathy Ullman
  • Marketing Chairman - John M. Buhl, III
  • Historian - Joseph L. Dennison, Jr.
  • Young Adult Member Chairman - John W. Collier, III

FBYC website plans off-season adjustments

Posted by R. Strother Scott on

Last Thursday I presented the FBYC board with a plan to make some behind-the-scenes changes to the FBYC website in late November and December. Now that the sailing season is over, we have the opportunity to cure a simple database design issue.

Everybody who uses the website has a user account, which knows your contact information. The member database also keeps your contact information, in a separate table. Our goal is to "normalize" the database, meaning both sets of data will be kept in one place. A small web site committee approved the plan last night. In preparing for the change, we have found and adjusted about 200 user records where there was an inconsistency with the user and member data, which may well account for some of the reported problems with the site over the years.

In preparation for the change, we will shortly turn off new user applications, and turn off the ability for you to edit your user data. After the migration, we expect continued modifications over the winter. We will keep you updated as we proceed.

Strother Scott

Winter Dock Preparation

Posted by David B. Clark on

The Pump Out Stations will be closed down at the club on Monday the 16th and the water shut off all Docks on Monday the 24th November.

The Pump Out and the water on the Docks will be off till Spring (exact date to be determined by the weather).

Sail 1 Design & Scuttlebutt Articles

Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

Great publicity for FBYC! The popular website Sail 1 Design has published an excellent article about the SCYC Invitational Optimist Team Race Regatta, and our team’s victory. Here is the link to the article:

The story has also been picked up by Scuttlebutt Sailing News. View their article here:




Commodore's Ball Reminder

Posted by Paul E Wash on

Everyone has seen the emails and announcements, but if you haven't...This Saturday is our Annual Meeting and Commodore's Ball. Dinner tickets are available for a limited time so register quickly. If you are unable to come for dinner, then pick up Dessert and Dancing tickets - there are multiple options available for everyone. Check out the event page for more information.

For anybody with Children (12 and under) the menu will consist of Chicken Tenders. Teens and Aduls will be served Lobster Risotto & Prime Filet Mignon. If you have special dietary restrictions, you must contact Paul or Julie Ann to make prior arrangements. We will be selling bar tickets for the CASH BAR at the event, so please come prepared.

Still need to fulfill your volunteer requirements for 2015? This is another event where you can help! Visit our Commodore's Ball Volunteer Sign Up page and choose one of the remaining slots.

Paul and Julie Ann


Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

Benton Amthor

The Fall Opti Race Team has won the inaugural South Carolina Yacht Club Invitational Optimist Team Race Regatta! The regatta was sailed last weekend, November 7th-8th, in Calibogue Sound, near the entrance to Windmill Harbour, at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Our team was made up of Benton Amthor, Nathan Smith, Guthrie Braun and Reed McAllister; and was coached by our Spring/Fall Opti Coach, Bob Lippincott.

FBYC received the invitation to sail in the regatta last spring, along with Opti teams from the Chicago Yacht Club, the Edgewater Yacht Club, the Florida Yacht Club and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Ontario. The host club, South Carolina Yacht Club, also competed. The regatta consisted of a round-robin and final series. Our team won all but one race throughout the entire regatta!

Click "Read More" for a full report!



Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

2015 has been a banner year for FBYC’s junior race teams! We had 3 race team members sail in international events in 2015; and 3 of our sailors have already committed to represent the United States in Optis in 2016! The United States Optimist Dinghy Association holds two qualifying regattas yearly to set the teams which will represent the United States in upcoming international competitions. It is the ultimate for an Opti sailor to be invited to be a member of “Team USA”! We sent our FBYC Opti Race Team to the qualifying regattas, along with our coaches, when these sailors qualified. In addition, in 2015, we had a race team member helm a J70 in 2 international events!

Ian Street, second from left, with Team USA in Belgium

Click on "Read More" for a complete report on our international sailors!


Nominations for Life Member Status

Posted by Joseph Roos on

The purpose of awarding Life Member status is to recognize a member whose contributions are distinguished by their depth, breadth, superior quality and lasting impact. It needs to be stated, this is a “you know it when you see it” intangible. The compelling rationale for the nomination should be self-evident. Any Club member may nominate another member for Life Member status.

The following is an initial filter for identifying possible candidates:

>75 years of age

>20 years as a Club member

>3 major leadership roles

A history of significant contributions to the Club (such as, fund raising, community service, national sailing organization roles, continuous service, etc.)

Leadership that produced new programs & services or took existing programs & services to a new level

Significant contributions to the sport of sailing beyond FBYC

Actions that result in greater recognition of FBYC


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Earlier this year

Winter Program:
Racing Rules with Rob Overton

March 25th

Bermuda High Party
March 28th

Opening Day
April 11th

Laser Atlantic Coast Championship
May 16th-17th

Pickin' pigs and pickin' banjos

2nd Annual Open House Regatta & Party

Memorial Day Weekend: May 23rd

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June 13th-14th &
June 20th-21st

Junior Week
June 22nd- June 26th

Private Lessons

Race Teams

August OptiWeek
August 10th- August 13th

To Sign Up! Go to bottom of Online Registration Table

More information about all of our junior programs

USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival-Chesapeake Bay Open
June 27th-28th

Forth of July Cookout

Long Distance Race and Fourth of July Party

17th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
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July 11-12

Annual One Design Regatta

76th Annual One Design Regatta
Aug 8th-9th

Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta
Sept 4th-6th

J/70 Chesapeake Championship
Oct 3rd-4th

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

October 17-18

Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast
Closing Day Race & Oyster Roast
Nov 7

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