Race Teams

Opti, Laser & 420 Race Teams - 2018


Registration is Open - Click Here to Register for Race Teams


Opti, Laser and 420 Race Teams are intensive instructional racing programs requiring a significant investment of time and resources by both the participants and their families.   The focus of the teams is the CBYRA Junior travel circuit to events hosted by yacht clubs around the Chesapeake Bay.

This program is team-oriented while encouraging individual sailor development. Our sailors pursue a wide range of competitive goals and this program helps them maximize their skills and racing experience. 

The Opti Race Team has capacity for approximately 12 sailors, the Laser Race Team has capacity for approximately 16 sailors, and the 420 Race Team has capacity for approximately 8 sailors.

Sailors must provide their own boats for all race teams including the 420 race team.The program consists of practice starting on June 9th (prior to Junior Week), participation in Junior Week, and the 7 weeks following Junior Week with intensive practice and racing. The teams will be coached by world-class professional coaches

 LRT Gibson Island 2016



Above top: Lasers at Gibson Island in 2016; above: team racing at Opti Nationals 2015

Enjoy more photos of the 2015 Race Teams: https://flic.kr/s/aHskfDbovz

In addition to practice at Fishing Bay, the Teams travel to regattas throughout the Chesapeake Bay and other regional events. In recent years the teams have travelled to National Championships in New England, Canada, Minnesota and Michigan. A limited number of spaces on club trailers are available to transport boats to regattas. Parents should be prepared to transport their sailor's boats if space is not available on club trailers. Typically, the Teams take 1 day a week off; the remainder of the week is filled with practice, travel, and/or regattas.  

Additional fees/costs in addition to the standard fee rate may be assessed to members of the Race Teams due to unforeseen expenses associated with the Teams' coaches, travel expenses, and equipment. 

All registrants must have prior approval of the Race Team Director Jason Angus (jangus@hilbgroup.com) and Junior Division Commander, Mark Wensell (mark.wensell@gmail.com). In the event of the team reaching capacity, preference will be given by the Race Team Director and Junior Division Commander to prior Race Team members.

To register, please follow the Registration Table link on the navigation bar on the left. Program fees are outlined on the registration page. You must have prior approval to register.

Opti, Laser & 420 Race Team Schedule  
June 9-10, 13-16
Practice at FBYC
June 18-22
Practice at Junior Week
June 23 - August 12 Practice & Regatta Circuit
Regatta Schedule TBD
Opti Race Team Management  
Opti Race Team Coordinator Sandi Brewer
Opti Race Team Coach TBA
Team Capacity 12
Online Registration Deadline - May 15
Laser Race Team Management  
Laser Race Team Coordinator Mary Almany
Laser Race Team Coach TBA
Team Capacity 16
Online Registration Deadline - May 15
420 Race Team Management  
420 Race Team Coordinator Margaret Patterson
420 Race Team Coach TBA
Team Capacity 8
Online Registration Deadline - May 15

We have drafted our 2018 travel schedule, which is posted as a Google Sheet below!   Our race teams focus on CBYRA events, with opportunities to also travel to national class events and at least one notable regional event, with this year being Hyannis Yacht Club in Hyannis, MA. 

Posted on 2/3:  Draft 2018 Race and Development Team Travel Schedule


We have new team rash guards available for 2018!   


Rash Guard


 Click here to order from Lon Gundie: Race Team Rash Guards



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

Contact Webmasters