Opening Day


Sat, Apr 13 2013

Event Managers

  • Race Chair: Brooks Zerkel

Opening Day Regatta

April 13, 2013

IMG_1960.JPGFishing Bay Yacht Club is excited to announce that the offshore Opening Day evening festivities will be no cost to all members who sign up!

When: Saturday, April 13th **IMPORTANT: Register online by April 5th to reserve a spot**

Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm

Dinner 6:00 - 8:00 pm (new format!)

Band 7:00 – 10:00 pm -  SGGL, back by popular demand

Where: FBYC Clubhouse


  • $0 – members
  • $30 – non-members
  • $5 – non-member’s children, 12 and under

Gourmet food stations including butlered service will serve delicacies such as fried oysters and crab cakes.  Full menu here.  Open bar will be provided.

Welcome all racers, cruisers, their families, and guests to this family-friendly event to kick-start a great year of sailing!

(Contact Caroline Garrett for questions - cgarrett17 (at) gmail (dot) com)


NOTICE The event information below, used in conjunction with the General Offshore Notice of Race, comprises the complete NOTICE OF RACE for the event.

DESCRIPTION This regatta will consist of one race for PHRF A, PHRF B, PHRF C, and PHRF NON-SPIN sailboats holding valid PHRF of the Chesapeake Category 4P, 5P or 6P certificates, and CRUISING Class sailboats having a handicap rating assigned by FBYC.

                  Planned format for PHRF SPIN, PHRF NON-SPIN, and CRUISING will be one medium distance race around government and drop marks. PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.

PROGRAM On Saturday, April 13, the Blessing of the Fleet will begin at 1700 hours, followed by awards and refreshments provided by FBYC. Dinner and entertainment will begin at 1830 hours.

SkipperS’ Meeting There will be a Flag Raising and Skippers’ Meeting at 0900 hours at the flagpole adjacent to the Jackson Creek parking lot to review any changes to the GSIs and SSIs for the offshore races.

WARNING The warning signal for the first start will be at 1100.

STARTING AREA The Committee Boat could be anywhere from Piankatank R. G “5” (FBYC “A”) and Piankatank R. Lt. R “2” Fl R 4s (FBYC “F”) or beyond.

Time limit If one boat in a class finishes within five (5) hours of the actual start time of the race for that class, then the race will be valid for all boats in that class.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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