Fourth of July Party and Long Distance Race


Mon, Jul 4 2016


Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Paul Wash
  • Race Chair: Jim Raper
  • Social Chair: Glenn Doncaster


Monday, July 4, 2016

Come join us for the Annual Fourth of July Cookout. This cookout is for everyone, not just racers!

The cookout starts at 2 PM. The menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, and yummy picnic side dishes (mac n' cheese and cole slaw)! There will be beer and lemonade and an ice cream bar.

We will have games for adults and kids, music, and lots more. Bring your picnic blanket, lawn chair, and an umbrella for shade!

Adults are $10, kids 12 and under are $5, adult non-members are $15. This year we are running a special price for families. No family will spend more than $30. At checkout - choose the family option if your total is greater than $30. Please include the number of people in your family who will be eating in the Comments field.


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

DESCRIPTION The Long Distance Race is a handicap race open to any One Design boat 24’ length or under at the waterline. The Portsmouth Yardstick D-PN Handicap System will be used to score finishes. See NO OPTIS WILL RACE IN THE LONG DISTANCE RACE DUE TO LONG DISTANCE AND RISK OF OPPRESSIVE HEAT. Advance registration is encouraged at

REGISTRATION Advance registration is encouraged at

LATE REGISTRATION & CHECK IN At 0900 on the downstairs porch of the main clubhouse.

SKIPPERS' MEETING 1000 between the club and the Fishing Bay dock.

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

TIME LIMIT If one boat finishes within 4 hours from the start, the race will be valid for all racers.

SOCIAL Snacks and refreshments will be served following racing.

COURSES The course will be one of the courses described below using government marks in the Piankatank River for marks of the course:

1 2 3 4 5
Start - Finish Start - Finish Start - Finish Start - Finish Start - Finish
R "8A" Port
R "6" Port
R "8A" Stbd
"13" Port
Start - Finish

"13" Port
R "8A" Port
R "6" Port
R "8A" Stbd
Start - Finish
"G11" Port
R "8A" Port
R "6" Port
R "8A" Stbd
G "11" Stbd
Start - Finish
R "12" Stbd
R "8A" Port
R "6" Port
R "8A" Stbd
R "12"  Port
Start - Finish
Start at R "12"
Y   Port
R "15" port
G "13" port
G "15" port
G "13" stbd
R "12" port
Finish at Mr. Roberts
near FBYC Dock

AWARDS The skipper of the winning boat will receive the Hicks Trophy upon which his/her name will be engraved. Other awards are as described in the Sailing Instructions.

Have a question about the cookout? Contact Paul and Julie Ann Wash at 804.399.2568 or via email at

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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