2017 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
October 14-15, 2017
Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Deltaville, VA


1.1  The regatta will be governed by the rule as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS) and the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) rules.

1.2 The first paragraph of RRS 40 will be replaced with: “Competitors shall wear personal flotation devices, at all times when on the water, except briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices."

1.3 The sailing instructions may also change other racing rules.

1.4 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2.1 This regatta is open to all Laser sailors 35 years or older as of the first day of the regatta.

2.2 Competitors must be members of the North American Laser Class Association.

2.3 Fleets will be divided as follows: 35-44 Apprentice, 45-54 Master, 55-64 Grand Master & 65 and older Great Grand Master.

2.4 Competitors may choose Standard, Radial or 4.7 rigs at their discretion, provided that all rig changes are made on shore and all sails have the same number (Rig-Swapping Rule turned on).

3.1 The entry fee is $80. It includes dinner by Chef Alain Vincey; beverages after racing and with dinner; a light breakfast of cereal, muffins, bagels, etc; bottled water while racing.

3.2 A $10 registration discount will be given to those who register on or before October 9.

3.3 Additional social packages including dinner, beverages and breakfast can be purchased online for $25. A social package will only be available for purchase on the day of the regatta only if meals are still available.

3.4 Online registration link: https://new.fbyc.net/events/171014-onedesign-chesapeake-bay-laser-masters-championship/enter/

3.5 All sailors, including those who pre-registered, must check-in Saturday morning immediately upon arrival at the registration desk in the first floor of the club house.

3.6 A regatta souvenir will be given to the first few registrants, while supplies last.


4.1 Race Schedule
Saturday, October 14
0800-0945 Continental Breakfast, Late Registration
0945 Late Registration Closes
1000 Skippers Meeting
1100 Warning for First Race
1800-2100 Dinner

Sunday, October 15
0730-0900 Continental Breakfast
1000 Warning for First Race
Awards will be given as soon as practical after racing in the clubhouse.

4.2 No warning signal will be made after 1500 on Sunday.

5.1 Sailing instructions will be available at check-in.

6.1 The racing areas will be on the Piankatank River between Fishing Bay and Godfrey Bay and on the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Piankatank River between Stingray Point and Gwynn Island.

7.1 Scoring will be done overall and by age group. Add points per race as follows:
-Apprentices (35-44) 3 points
-Masters (45-54) 2 points
-Grand Masters (55-64) 1 points
-Great Grand Masters (65+) 0 points

7.2 Prizes will be awarded for each age group, for first female and first overall.

7.3 The overall winner will be the 2017 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Champion


8.1 A minimum of one completed race shall constitute a regatta.

8.2 RRS Appendix A is changed such that if fewer than six races are completed a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.


9.1 List of B&B's, hotels and motels can be found at http://www.fbyc.net/Visitor/Accommodations

9.2  Tent camping sites are available ONLY on the east side of the club property on Jackson Creek.

9.3 RV’s are not permitted without prior approval by the club board.  Contact the event chair for more information.

9.4 Some member housing may be available to those who request early enough.  Please contact the event chair listed.


10.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4 (Decision to Race).  The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


11.1 For further information, please see Fishing Bay Yacht Club's website at https://new.fbyc.net/pages/events/2017/171014-onedesign-chesapeake-bay-laser-masters-championship/

11.2       Contact Information: 
Jon Deutsch


14.1 Deltaville is on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and is approached via US 17 and US 33 regardless of whether you drive on I-95 from the north or I-95 and I-64 from the south.  At Saluda continue east on US 33 to Deltaville and turn right at the 7-11 on Route 1102, Fishing Bay Road, and follow the signs until you see Fishing Bay immediately in front of you at the "End of State Maintenance.”  Turn left and continue slowly for some 0.40 mile over multiple speed bumps until you see the FBYC dry sail area and hoist on your left.  Car parking is available in parking lots on both sides of the road immediately east of the dry sail area.


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 804-889-2327

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