Opening Day 2016


Sat, Apr 9 2016


Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Paul Wash
  • Race Chair: Brooks Zerkel
  • Social Chair: Julie Ann Wash

Regatta, Blessing of the Fleet, and Dinner
Saturday, April 9, 2016

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

A great tradition at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Opening Day begins wtih an Offshore Regatta.  Following the Regatta, join the Club's Chaplain for our "Blessing of the Fleet", one of the best traditional events of the year.  The bar at Ric's Place will open at 5:00. The blessing will be held at 5:30. Dinner will be served at 6:00 (tickets available on the website:, with live entertaintment starting at 6:30.

We are using Sign Up Genius to facilitate the volunteer process. Please visit Sign Up Genius ( to sign up for a volunteer shift today.

Opening Day Menu
Stationary Appetizers
Tropical Fruit Display
Assorted Seasonal Fruits and Berries
Slider Station
Petite Roast Beef & Provolone Sandwiches with Horseradish Sauce
Crab Cake Sliders
with Caper Remoulade
Roasted Spring Vegetables
Comfort Station
Rosemary & Garlic Pork Skewers
Cajun Seared Diver Scallops
served with a peach vidalia chutney.
Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Extra Scallops
Assorted Brownies & Cookies
Chicken Tenders
served with BBQ Sauce & Honey Mustard on the side

Contact Paul Wash for questions or to volunteer -

Saturday, April 9, 2016

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, B, C, NON-SPIN) sailboats holding a valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificate, J/70 one design class, and CRUISING Class sailboats having a handicap rating assigned by FBYC.

Planned format for all boats 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 9, the Blessing of the Fleet will begin at 1730 hours, followed by dinner and awards. Dinner is served promptly at 1800 hours. See above for more information.

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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