Stingray Point Regatta


Fri, Sep 4 - 6, 2015

Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Matt Lambert

This year's Stingray Point Regatta will be September 4 - September 6.
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For the Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy,
Potts Southern Bay Challenge Cup,
PHRF, One-Design, Non Spinnaker & Cruising Class.
September 4, 5, and 6, 2015
Preliminary Notice of Race

The Organizing Authority of the Stingray Point Regatta is Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Event & Race management will be conducted by the FBYC Special Events Committee. Racing will be held near the mouth of the Piankatank River.

RULES - The regatta shall be governed by the 'rules' as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2013-2016 except as modified by the Sailing Instructions.

ELIGIBILITY The 2015 Stingray Point Regatta is open to mono-hull boats racing under PHRF or One-design. All PHRF boats must possess a valid PHRF Chesapeake rating certificate. One-design competitors must be members of their respective class associations.

CLASSES The regatta is open to boats in the following handicap divisions or classes: PHRF classes: A, B, C, N and J/70. Other handicap divisions or classes may be added at the discretion of the organizing authority if five or more boats register for that division or class. Contact the Race Chairman at (757) 846-8239 or

ENTRY PROCEDURES Entries may be made on the event web site at or by mailing in the standard CBYRA entry form to:

                           Stingray Point Regatta 
                           c/o Matthew Lambert
                           4929 Southmoor Road
                           North Chesterfield, VA 23234

Entry fees and details regarding social events and packages will be posted on the event website as they become available.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS  The Preliminary Sailing Instructions will be available on or about July 31, 2015 on FBYC web site ( The Official printed hard copy will be given out at registration.

EVENT HEADQUARTERS  Event headquarters will be the main clubhouse building at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. All skippers must check in during registration to receive their Skippers package and Sailing Instructions. Registration will be open from 16:00 till 17:45 Friday, September 4, 2015. A mandatory Skippers Meeting will be held under the tent at 18:00 pm Friday, September 4, 2015.


Friday, September 4, 2015

0900 – 1030 Check in for Stingray Light Race
1100 – Skippers' Meeting for Stingray Light Race adjacent to Official Notice Board
1300 – First Warning for Stingray Light Race
1600 – 1745 Check-In For the Saturday and Sunday Racing
1800 – Mandatory Skipper’s Meeting for the Stingray Point Regatta (Saturday and Sunday Series) adjacent to the Official Notice Board
1830 – Welcome – Casual Reception Followed by Distance Race Awards (includes pizza and beer/wine/soft drinks. No charge.)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

0800 – 0900 Continental Breakfast
1100 – First Warning for Race One
1700 – 1830 Cocktails at Ric's Place. Cash bar.
1830 – 2230 Dinner, Awards and Live Entertainment provided by Snackbar Jones (

Dinner is catered by White House Catering. Menu includes Smoked Brisket and Fried Chicken, Pasta Salad and Stewed Summer Squash, Rolls/butter. $10/child, $16/adult.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

0800 – 0900 Continental Breakfast
1100 – First Warning for Race One
1500 or asap Casual Reception Followed by Awards
Includes light snacks, complimentary bar while supplies last. No cost.

RACING AND COURSES  The regatta is comprised of (i) the Stingray Light long-distance race; and (ii) the Stingray Point Regatta.

  • The Stingray Light long-distance race will be held on September 4, 2015, and will be scored separately from the Stingray Point Regatta. The course will be set around government marks and may vary in length based on the weather conditions on the day of the race. A skipper's meeting will be held in the vicinity of the flagpole located closest to the Jackson Creek docks at 11:00.  A warning signal will be given at 13:00.
  • The Stingray Point Regatta will be conducted on September 5-6, 2015 near the mouth of the Piankatank River. The number of daily races will be determined by the Race Committee based on the weather conditions on each day of racing. The warning signal for the first start each day is anticipated for 11:00.


  • The Low point Scoring System of Appendix A of the Racing Rules of Sailing will apply, as modified. Each boat's total score will be the sum of her scores for all races. There shall be no throw outs. One race constitutes a series. Boats still racing that do not finish within 45 minutes of the first boat finishing in her class will be scored the number of finishers plus two. Others will be scored DNF (Did Not Finish). This changes RRS 35, A4.1, A4.2 and A5.
  • The Friday Distance race will be scored separately from the races held Saturday and Sunday and will not be counted towards the Brent Halsey Jr. Memorial Trophy.

AWARDS Class awards for first, second and third place will be presented daily. For multiple race days, class awards will be presented on combined scores for the day. Overall class series as well as Brent Halsey Jr. Memorial Trophy awards will be presented on the last day of the regatta.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Matthew Lambert at (757) 846-8239 or

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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