Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta


Sat, Aug 3 2024


Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Phil Webb
  • Race Chair: Clark Dennison
  • Social Chair: Susan Webb


Event Notice

Saturday, August 3, 2024


DESCRIPTION This special event is a one-day regatta for skippers who are over the age of 60 years old and sail classic and one design boats.

This event is held to honor Jere Dennison who served in FBYC leadership roles for over 40 years. While his achievements with the Club are too numerous to mention, he was the Club's youngest Commodore, created the Club's comprehensive Austin Memorial Library, and was Club Historian for over 15 years. Jere was an avid one-design sailor who completely understood that sailing is a lifelong adventure - an ancient legacy to be passed on from generation to generation !


CLASSES Flying Scot, Melges 15, Classic Boats and any class of any three like one design boats, or 3 unlike boats racing in a Portsmouth fleet is also invited to race. The skipper must be 60 years of age.  The crew may be any age but may not take the tiller during races, except during an emergency, or the boat is subject to protest and may be disqualified.  Skippers 70 years of age may enter the Vintage sub-division.

The Classic Division is open to any Classic boat design of 25’ length or under at the waterline. The Portsmouth Yardstick DPN-2 Handicap System will be used to score finishes in the Classic Division - see   (DPN-2 rating). A determination of a yacht’s qualification as a Classic design and the assignment of ratings for yachts that may not have an official Portsmouth Handicap Rating will be made by the Regatta Organizational Committee. Therefore, advance registration for those entering to race in this division is strongly encouraged.

If there is a Classic Boat Division (3 or more boats) the Classic Boats will be scored as a separate fleet. If there are other one design boats not comprising a fleet (3 or more like boats), these non-fleet one design boats may compete against each other and be scored in a separate Portsmouth Fleet. If neither the Classic Boats nor the non-fleet one design boats have enough entries to have their own separate Portsmouth Fleet, they may compete together and be scored in a single Portsmouth Fleet. These scenarios along with Division / Fleet separate or combined starts will be addressed / designated by the Race Chair prior to the start of the first race.

All participants must register prior to the start of the first race.  Event registration, information and notices can be found at the event website on Regatta Network.


  • 0900-1000 - Late Registration and Check In
  • 1030 - Skippers Meeting
  • 1200 - First warning signal
  • Awards, beverages and snacks to follow racing

SOCIAL Refreshments and the traditional event cookout will be provided after the conclusion of racing


Please visit Regatta Network for NOR, SI, Registration and further announcements.


Fishing Bay Yacht Club
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Phone Numbers: Club House 804-889-2327

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