Club Boat and Adult Sailing Festival


Sat, Jun 10 2023



Event Managers

  • Social Chair: Ruthanna Jenkins

                                                             AT A GLANCE:

Event Type:  Family oriented Fun Sail/Social (non-racing)

                      Coaching available, Skippers w/boats welcome

                       Sail to a Beach--bond fire, burn some marshmallow

                       Critter viewing/identification challenge for kids of all ages

When:  June 10, 10 AM - 430 Ish PM

Who Can Participate:   Members & Non Members (Bring a Friend, kids, Grand Kids)

What to Bring: Must wear properly fitting PFD & closed toe shoes, bring hat, sunglasses, water, sunscreen           

Boats:    Training in Flying Scots, Other boats under 19 feet welcome to sail with us--Especially Melges

Training and Club Boat Options

Options in  Club/Private Flying Scots :

            --Check sails for new Club Boat Subscribers (required for independent use of Club Boats)

             --Custom in boat lessons @ $25/person (Pay on line when you register)

             --Limited on water coaching during day sail from a coach/safety boat

             --Club boat subscribers can reserve a boat for the day sail 

              --Lasers:  Mike Toms will offer intro lessons, Indicate Laser when you register, best to BYO boat

Social:  Food/beer/wine/water/soft drinks (target start approximately3:30-4 PM)  

                Awards for on water game participants at social

                Bring your own sandwich/snack/water for lunch--

                Marshmallows , fire, some snacks and water/soft  drinks on beach

Training Notes : On board FS coaching targeted at 8 students/4 coached boats: 

-- We emphasize quality over quantity (2 students+ Coach)/boat, content customized for student request/skill level, 3 students per boat possible on request

-- Basic on water lessons for beginners/intermediates 

--We will try to pair less experienced sailors on private boats with more experienced skippers if possible for boats with no coach

--If time permits, we hope to do a Capsize/Recovery demonstration, near the Fishing Bay Docks


Enjoy a relaxed day on the water and ashore at the most beautiful club on the Chesapeake. Learn about our Adult Sailing School, Club Boats, sailing clinics, informal Friday evening fun sails and other club opportunities. This is an opportunity sail & meet other sailors/mentors.

Close out the day with new and old friends over superb food and beverage and an awards ceremony

Sailors may also bring their own one design (under 19 feet LOA) boat and participate. Sailors who are getting a “lesson” or check sail may still participate in the “Critter Viewing/Idetification Challenge” 

Schedule of Events: (  Note:   Subject to refinement for weather )

10:00-1030   Check in & Meet/Greet on Screened Port (Skippers/crews can start boat preparation)

11:30 Latest   Participants in boats, Headed for Healy Creek Beach

1300-1400      Bondfire , beach partyn beach

Note:    We plan to sail to a beach at mouth of Healy Creek--have BYO lunch ashore, roast some marshmallows, then sail back to club for the main social



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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