Opening Day


Sat, Apr 12 2014


Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Steve Gillispie
  • Race Chair: Allan Heyward
  • Social Chair: Beth Gillispie

Regatta and Evening Party

April 12, 2014

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

Celebrate the Club’s 75th anniversary with a look back at our past.  Unique historical elements of the Club will be on display to reminisce and learn about the Club’s history.

When: Saturday, April 12th **DEADLINE FOR DINNER REGISTRATION: Register online by Tues, April 8th **

Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm (New location! Fishing Bay Side, on the grass)

Drinks 5:30pm

Butlered apps

Dinner 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Gourmet food stations serving fresh selections of seafood, chicken, and vegetarian options. 

Band 6:30 – 10:00 pm -  SGGL

Where: FBYC Clubhouse


  • $20 – adult member (includes dinner, band, and 2 drink tickets)
  • $30 – adult non-member (includes dinner, band, and 2 drink tickets)
  • $15 – teen, 12-17 (includes dinner, band, and non-alcoholic drinks)
  • $5 – children, 12 and under (includes dinner, band, and non-alcoholic drinks)

(Contact Steve Gillispie for questions or to volunteer - steve (at) acornsign (dot) com)

If you don't want to pay online, please send check to Steve Gillispie, 102 N. Erlwood Ct., Richmond, VA 23229.

Pre-paying is much preferred (whether online or via mail), so that we secure your dinner count.


Opening Day Regatta

April 12, 2014

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 US Nearshore 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 12, 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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