Opening Day


Sat, Apr 22 2017


Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Geoff Cahill
  • Race Chair: Allan Heyward
  • Social Chair: Allene Cahill

Opening Day Regatta Event Notice

April 22, 2017

Event Chair: Geoff Cahill   Social Chair: Allene Cahill   Race Chair:  Allan Heyward, Jr

Change 1:  The race committee will determine whether to use PHRF of the Chesapeake Bay CR Handicaps for each race of the distance series.  If so determined, will notify the fleet by radio prior to the start of each event. 

Change 2:  Starting Area will be in the area between FBYC B and FBYC C. 


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 with an Offshore Regatta.


DESCRIPTION This regatta will consist of one race for PHRF (A, B, C, NON-SPIN) sailboats holding a valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificate, one design classes, and CRUISING Class sailboats having a handicap rating assigned by FBYC.

The 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.

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 SIs for the offshore races.

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

STARTING AREA The Committee Boat will be in the general vicinity of Piankatank R. Lt. R “2” Fl R 4s (FBYC “F”).

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.


Blessing of the Fleet, Dinner, and Entertainment

Following the Regatta, the bar at Ric's Place will open at 5:00. It will close at 5:30 for the blessing of the Fleet and then reopen for the rest of the evening. 

Join the Club's Chaplain, Doug Anderson, at 5:30 for our "Blessing of the Fleet", one of the best traditional events of the year. 

Dinner will be served at 6:00 (tickets available on the website:

Entertainment is by the Alex Crain Band and starts at 6:30.

Cost:  Adults  $25 members, $30 guests (includes dinner, 1 complimentary drink and band)

           Teens (age 12-17) $15  Children (age 12 and under) $5


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

- Assorted Brownies & Cookies


- Chicken Tenders served with BBQ Sauce & Honey Mustard on the side.


Sign up here to REGISTER for the race and party

Sign up here to VOLUNTEER


Contact Geoff Cahill or Allene Cahill for questions or to volunteer: or




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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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