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J/70 Spring Regatta
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Mathews Yacht Club Cruise
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Spring Series #2
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Spring Series #3
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May 1

Fri, May 15 - 17   Cruising
Captains Choice Cruise
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May 7

Sat, May 16 - 17   OneDesign
Laser Atlantic Coast Championship
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May 9

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Open House Regatta and Party
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Spring Series #4
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May 16

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Spring Series #3
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Fri, May 29 - 31   Cruising
Arts in the Middle: Hewick Plantation and Urbanna
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Thu, Jun 4 - 10   Cruising
Cruise up James River to Westover Plantation
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One Design Boats to Open 2015 Season

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

This Sunday the One Design fleets open their 2015 season.  The offshore boats have had their fun and now it's time for the Flying Scots and Front Runners to get some racing in.  Planning on coming?  Sign up online!

  • 0900 Registration and Check In
  • 1000 Optional Skippers Meeting
  • 1100 First Warning
  • Social & Awards following sailing

FBYC J70s at 2015 20th Charleston Race Week

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Five FBYC J/70s were in Charleston for the weekend competing in the 384-boat Charleston Race Week. 

  • Matt & A.L. Braun along with Kevin Cross and Matt Lambert on E.L.E.
  • Blake, Julia, Lud Kimbrough & Will Crump on Nostaliga
  • Noel Clinard and Sophie Massie on Loonatictu
  • Latane Montague on Full Monty
  • Dan & Gannon Troutman on Pied Piper


Dan & Gannon Troutman continued their performance from Key West and wond up 4th overall on the 83 boat fleet.  Gannon receiived the Dynasty Award including a new set of Opti Sails from Quantum Sails.


Prize Giving, Sunday 19th April, 2015. Sperry Charleston Race Week 2015 Photo: © Brian Carlin

 Nostalgia finished 21st overall and was the 2nd Corinthian boat.


Prize Giving, Sunday 19th April, 2015. Sperry Charleston Race Week 2015 Photo: © Brian Carlin

2014 Junior CBYRA High Points

Posted by Mark E. Hayes on

Members of the 2014 Opti & Laser Race Teams at Corsica River Yacht Club, MD.

On March 14th the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association awarded the 2014 Junior High Point Awards. FBYC race team members dominated in all classes and fleets! Benton Amthor and Boyd Bragg finished 1st and 2nd in the Opti Overall and Alexander Hanna finished 1st in the Laser Overall! And continuing a long tradition at FBYC, our girls rocked: Reese Bragg finished 1st, Baylor Goldthwaite 3rd and Madeline Amthor 4th in the Opti Girls’ Division; with Claire Lennarz 2nd and Nina Willms 4th in the Laser Radial Girls’ Division! All of our kids did outstanding, placing in every division and dominating throughout the standings!

In addition to the above cumulative scores, Alexander was both the 2014 Maryland State Champion and Commonwealth of Virginia Champion in the Laser Radial; Benton was the 2014 Commonwealth of Virginia Champion in the Opti; and Boyd was the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Junior Olympics and Bay Champion in the Opti! All three won these individual regattas.


Opening Day Pictures

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

What a weekend it was for an opening day!  The club celebrated the beginning of it's 76th year in style.  Pictures & Race Results.





Opening Day Schedule

Posted by Paul E Wash on
We are so excited about this weekend! Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting on the water. We have a great day planned followed by a great evening of dinner and entertainment.
  • 0900: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting (Jackson Creek flagpole)
  • 1100: First warning for offshore fleet
  • 1700: Onshore activities begin, bar open (Ric's Place), will call ticket pickup at ticket table
  • 1730: Blessing of the Fleet (Fishing Bay outside main clubhouse)
  • 1800: Dinner served promptly
  • 1830 - 2230: Entertainment by Alex Crain (Band on the Run)


Year Book and Events Program in the Mail

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

Members began receiving the 2015 Year Book and Events Program starting today. 

Wondering what's different this year - read this.  Thanks to all of the work of those who put this together. 

Cruise to Matthews Yacht Club

Posted by John Koedel on

The cruising season is about to begin with our annual shakedown cruise to the Mathews Yacht Club.  This has always been a well-attended event where everyone reconnects to start the season.  It is MYC’s Flag Raising and Dinner Dance.

See the event website for complete details.

Sign up deadline is April 27th so we can tell the MYC how many people we will have.

John and Fay Koedel Jr. 804 776-6168 or

Opening Day 2015

Posted by Paul E Wash on

Opening Day is less than two weeks away! I hope everyone has found time to start getting boats ready for the season. Let's kick off the season right with racing, a blessing, food, and entertainment. Come out and join the fun. Can't wait to see you there!

Official event information is here - check back for updates.

Online registration is easy and you can do it here - remember to buy your meals!

Also, don't forget to sign up to volunteer - let know if you are interested.

Opening Day Schedule

9 AM: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting

11 AM: First warning for offshore fleet

5 PM: Onshore activities begin, bar open

530 PM: Blessing of the Fleet

6 PM: Dinner served promptly

630 - 10 PM: Entertainment by Band on the Run

US Sailing releases reorganization plan

Posted by R. Strother Scott on

From  Sailing Scuttlebutt

Portsmouth, RI (April 1, 2015) – Due to the long term decline in sailing as a sport in the United States, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing, has announced cost cutting measures to remain solvent with its current membership size.

No longer will the organization support youth sailing events, recognizing that the current youth sailing model is not growing the sport. “The pussification of our culture has made it easy on kids, so we felt it was time for US Sailing to stop contributing to this issue,” explained Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US Sailing.

The organization has also revised its outlook on education. “While we have derived significant income for the instructional material we have devised, the feedback we have gotten from active sailors is that the sport is evolving into extinction,” said Training Director Stu Gilfillen. “We have learned that our effort to improve the sport has turned it into a dull game that fewer people want to play.”

Among the organization’s new pursuits, explains Gierhart, is online gaming. “We have partnered with a porn site, and by promoting virtual regattas, we anticipate creating a whole new level of interest in sailing.” Gierhart believes this partnership will generate new income that could take the organization to a new level.

Additionally, US Sailing will be sponsoring an America’s Cup boat comprised of US Sailing Team members. Given the Cup’s new commercial model, it is hoped that this campaign will fund the Olympic program while giving the athletes needed experience in sailing technical boats.

To support the newly formed syndicate, US Sailing will be moving their headquarters from Portsmouth, R.I. to Bermuda. “This is a great opportunity for us as an organization as well as for our potential Olympic athletes,” said Gierhart. “These New England winters have taken their toll on our staff. We want to reward their patience and hard work by improving their lifestyle with access to year-round sailing.”


Juniors kick off their Spring Season!

Posted by Mark E. Hayes on


FBYC Juniors kicked off their season with the Spring Race Teams’ first practice on Sunday, March 29th. The day brought a balmy high of 45 degrees, water temperature of 43 degrees, and wind gusts into the teens! We had 6 Optis and 2 Lasers sailing, but many more sailors had to drop out because their drysuits were not rated for the conditions. Even the coaches, Cori Radtke and Bobby Lippincott, wore drysuits! For safety reasons we used two coach boats and kept everyone inside Fishing Bay. The sailors practiced mark rounding, starting, acceleration off the line, and boat speed. Aside from a few numb fingers and red noses, it was a great day and everyone had a wonderful time catching up with friends. We got a lot of excited looks from cars passing on Fishing Bay Road!

The teams will meet most Sundays through the end of May, leaving Saturdays free for lacrosse and soccer. Come out and sail with us! It can only get warmer! For additional information, contact the Team Coordinators, Bo and Camille Bragg, at:

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USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival-Chesapeake Bay Open
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Long Distance Race and Fourth of July Party

17th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
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Annual One Design Regatta

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

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J/70 Chesapeake Championship
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March 25th

Bermuda High Party
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