July 4th Long Distance Race & Cookout


Sat, Jul 6 2019



Event Managers

  • Race Chair: David Hinckle
  • Social Chair: Carrie Russell

Long Distance Race
Saturday, July 6, 2019

Come join us for the Annual Long Distance Race and Fourth of July Cookout.  This cookout is for everyone, not just racers!  (But remember, it’s on July 6th this year.)

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

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 www.ussailing.org/portsmouth. NO OPTIS WILL RACE IN THE LONG DISTANCE RACE DUE TO LONG DISTANCE AND RISK OF OPPRESSIVE HEAT. Advance registration is encouraged at using sign up link on the event page under Documents at www.fbyc.net.

REGISTRATION Advance registration is encouraged using sign up link on the event page under Documents at www.fbyc.net. When entering the boat's Portsmouth rating in Regatta Network, please use the look up feature. Once the boat is found in the index click on the appropriate boat code to enter rating.

LATE REGISTRATION & CHECK IN At 1030 on the downstairs porch of the main clubhouse.

SKIPPERS' MEETING at 1130 - between the club and the Fishing Bay dock.

START at 1300 - There will be one start for all classes. The class flag will be the numeral pennant “9” and the course number will be posted on the signal boat.

Please note that Daymark "6" is no longer present.  Courses shall be sailed per the following table:

COURSE: The course will use government marks in the Piankatank River and Piankatank Channel:






Start - Finish

Start - Finish

Start - Finish

Start - Finish

Start - Finish

R "8" Port
Y   Port
R "8" Stbd
"13" Port
Start - Finish

"13" Port
R "8" Port
Y   Port
R "8" Stbd
Start - Finish

"G11" Port
R "8" Port
Y   Port
R "8" Stbd
G "11" Stbd 
Start - Finish

R "12" Stbd
R "8" Port
Y   Port
R "8" 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

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

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.

Late registration and check in
1130: Skippers meeting
1300: Start for all classes
1700: "Clubhouse Bar & Grill" Opens


 - All food & beverage tickets are $1 day of event
 - Advance ticket packages with reduced pricing available for pre-purchase
 - Skinless Kosher Hot Dogs - 1 ticket
 - 1/4 Pound Burgers - 2 tickets
 - Domestic Beers - 3 tickets
 - Soft Drinks - 25 cents


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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