Old Club Video Footage – 2000 US Laser Masters

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Some footage of the 2000 US Laser Masters has been re-digitized and is available for viewing on YouTube. This was one of the last major events in the old club house before it was torn down to make way for the new one.  Check out the footage to see some of what things looked like and some of the people who helped put on this 92-boat event or sailed in it.  The video is not short, so use the text in the description to jump around and find the parts you want to see.

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Also if you have any video footage of the club or club events that is 20+ years old, let me know and I …

FBYC Fall Colors

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The club was decked out in fall colors Sunday morning ahead of the One Design Frostbite Regatta.


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2023 One Design Season Wraps up with Frostbite Regatta

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The One Design Division ended the season with the frostbite regatta that wasn’t much of a frostbite.  Sailors were treated to temps in the low 70s and winds that reached the double digits.


After waiting about an hour for the sea breeze – it came and gave the 10 ILCA, 3 Flying Scots and 2 Melges 15s 4 nice races.

The Flying Scot fleet saw each boat win a race with Ric and Sharon Bauer winning the tiebreaker race to the dock to win the day.


The ILCA Fleet saw Scott Adam, James Jacob, Mike Moore and Holly Sears mixing it up at the front of the fleet.  James Jacob would win the day, followed by Scott Adam, Peter Ill …

Last call for FBYC Oyster Roast Closing Day -Saturday October 28

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We plan to start as soon as the racers get in roughly 2PM but no later than 3PM.  You MUST register by Thursday 10/26 - see below.


Fabulous End of Season Event you don’t wish to miss.  Reservations and tickets required—last chance to register is this Thursday at midnight 10/26.   Remember that if you are sailing in the event you must register for the race in Regatta Network and purchase your tickets through the storefront here:

Racers: Click here to register on Regatta Network 

Oyster Eaters: Click here to buy tickets 

Bring a Shared Dish to assist in coordination and enter to win Top Billing by Type (feeds 6-8 people) Savories, Chili/Crockpot-type food or Dessert    Click …

2023 Commodore’s Ball, Annual Meeting and Awards - Registration is OPEN

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2023 Commodore’s Ball, Annual Meeting and Awards

Country Club of Virginia (CCV) St. Andrews

Saturday November 11

9 Piece Band, Tidewater Drive to entertain and assist in our celebration and dancing the night away

5:45 Bar opens accompanied by Candied Bacon & Nuts

6:00 – 7:00 Annual Meeting – All are Welcome

7:00 Bar Open and Dining commences via several food stations to include:

Pasta Station Includes: Focaccia and Caesar Salad Grilled Chicken Farfalle Pasta, Roasted Vegetables, Pesto Cream Penne Bolognese, Italian Sausage, Short Rib, Marinara, Parmesan

Steak Frites Station Carved Marinated Hanger Steak Truffled Steak French Fries, Romano Cheese Chimichurri, Tarragon Aioli Baby Arugula Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Southwest Station Includes: Street Corn Chopped Salad, Roasted …

Closing Day- Oyster Roast. Saturday October 28 - Sign Up Now!

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Registration is now open. Remember that if you are sailing in the event you must register for the race in Regatta Network and purchase your tickets through the storefront here:


RacersClick here to register on Regatta Network 

Oyster Eaters: Click here to buy tickets  (DEADLINE TO BUY TICKETS IS THURSDAY OCTOBER 26)

Bring a Shared Dish to assist in coordination and enter to win Top Billing by Type (feeds 6-8 people) Savories, Chili/Crockpot or Dessert    CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR SIDE DISH 

Oyster Rst 2022


We are adding something new this year: A Members-Only Sailboat Stuff Swap Meet.  We have reserved 6 parking places in the Fannies Lot for anyone interested in …

2023 One Design Spring Series Results

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The High Point awards for the Spring Series have been compiled and congratulations to our winners - Len Guenther in the Flying Scot and Justinas Petkauskas in the Melges 15. Both fleets had 6 competitors each that sailed in at least 50% of the races over the 3 race series (a 4th day was canceled due to weather).

Flying Scot

  1. Len Guenther
  2. Phil Webb
  3. Joe Nelson
  4. Hal Starke & Rick Peterson
  5. Holly Sears
  6. Ron Jenkins

Melges 15

  1. Justinas Petkauskas & Madeleine Garrett
  2. John Hubbard/Mike Miller
  3. Caroline Garrett
  4. Parker Garrett
  5. Lud Kimbrough
  6. Paul Almany

Congrats to all who participated!

Wolf Trap Regatta Results

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On Saturday, September 16th the 2023 running of the Wolf Trap regatta nearly could have started with a bang but in actuality, it was a well-played reaching start in a fresh northwesterly breeze leading to a solid spinnaker leg south to the old lighthouse. The keyword for the windward (etc.) return leg was perseverance; Hats off to the B fleet boats that sailed smartly in the backing, clocking, and vanishing winds to best a foul current and finish within the time limit. It’s always a pleasure to watch skippers and crews work their boats from an RC point of view. 
Full race results HERE.

More Photos HERE.

Hurrican Lee Update

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Hurricane Lee is forecast to remain offshore as it passes Virginia.  But the storm may send higher winds & tides to Deltaville over the next few days.  We will be making a few preparations at the Club.  Please note:


Wind is predicted to reach 25-30, gusting 35 out of the North with an extra foot of tide Thursday & Friday.


- Fishing Bay Road drains have been cleared.

- West Dock power and water may be turned off pending high tides.

- Fishing Bay Dock power may be turned off pending high tides.

- Safety Boat Whaler has been hauled and is unavailable.

- East Floating Dock unfortunately has no vacancies.

- Club Scots will be unavailable Friday 9/15 due to high wind predictions.


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42nd Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Results

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Light rain and approaching thunderstorms limited the 32-boat fleet at the 42nd Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club to just two races on Saturday and no racing on Sunday. James Jacob from Severn Sailing Association won the overall title for his 7th time while Dorian Haldeman from Severn Sailing Association won the women’s title for her 5th time.

The weekend started with hot conditions on Friday as sailors were arriving and many elected to hit the pool to cool off, not something this group is used to needing or doing when the event is in October. Those who elected to go out for practice were treated to an awesome afternoon sea breeze from the SSE …

2023 FBYC Summer Sea Breeze #3 and ILCA Summer II Results

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What started light, turned into a nice day of racing for 6 ILCA and 5 Melges 15s. After a brief postponement on the water the wind started to fill and 4 races were sailed in a breeze that built to 10-12 out of the ESE. The wind shifted, the course moved and 1 more race was sailed from the SE.  Bob & Lisa Fleck, Glenn & Becca Doncaster and Ruthana Jenkins were the race committee.

In the Melges 15 class Rob Whittemore and JT Mason won 4 out of 5 races to take the day. They were followed by Mike Miller with John Hubbard and Justinias Petkauskas.


In the ILCA Fleet - it was Jon Deutsch winning 3 races with Alain …

Accepting Nominations for the 2024 Board

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The FBYC nominating committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2024 FBYC board. This is a great way to support the Club with opportunities to take on leadership roles in Club operations and sailing events. The FBYC bylaws provide a brief description of the various positions and can be found on the FBYC website under the member’s page.  If you are interested, know a member who you think would be a good fit or would like more information, please contact Joe Roos, Nominating Committee Chair.

2023 Stingray Point Regatta

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LAST CALL…..Don’t Miss Out
29th Annual Stingray Regatta Friday, Sept 1 – Sunday, September 3, 2023

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for RACE Registration ends
Friday, August 18 at Midnight

Offshore and Cruising Class Regatta
Best Party All Season---all are Welcome!

Make sure to register to race and/or Enjoy the Fantastic Dinners and Phenomenal Band
Dinners must be ordered online by Midnight August 25

Tidewater Drive 9-Piece Band returns to FBYC by Popular Demand

Register to Race and purchase Dinners, Shirts, Infamous Bottomless Beer Glasses etc.
Click Here
Register to join the Party and Dinner options as well as Infamous Bottomless Beer Glasses plus Regatta Shirts Click Here:

Regatta Intel:
Friday is a Medium Distance Race for PHRF A, B …

Congratulations Women Sailing Clinic Participants, 2023!

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What a wonderful weekend this past Sat. and Sun. (Aug.12&13) with our annual Women’s Sailing Clinic. We had 16 women participating and sailing! The weather cooperated and the winds were perfect for learning. It is truly amazing to witness the individual growth of sailing skills from two days on the water.

Check out photos from the event: https://photos.jdeutsch.com/Sailing/2023/2023-FBYC-Womens-Clinic/

A shout out to event organizers Caroline Patrick and Jess Deutsch; on the water instructors Josh Bendura, Tracy Schwarzschild, Mike Karn, John Hubbard, Rick Peterson, Caroline Budwell, Andrew Spencer and Mike Milller; the support team of water assists, launchers and riggers, social spread - Joe Roos, Jennifer Velo, Wendy Roos, Ron Jenkins, Josh Bendura, Allen …

Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta Results

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The 6th Annual Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta was a Grand Success!  It was a beautiful weather day with 8 to 10 knot winds for the 25 boats registered in four fleets: Flying Scot, Melges 15, Portsmouth, and Portsmouth Classic  Three Very Good races were conducted by a quite capable Race Committee chaired by Clark Dennison!

The after race Social/Party and Awards Ceremony was Outstanding! The Social Committee, chaired by Susan Webb, performed "Yeoman's Duty " in causing Jere's Regatta to culminate in a really fun and successful Event ! 

Phil Webb, Event Chair, is extremely appreciative of all the club volunteer support which caused the regatta and social event to be enjoyed by all who attended!!


Complete race results can …


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Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta 2022

It's time to Sail and Party!!

  • Skipper must be 60+ years old (crew can be any age--so grab a family member to help crew--juniors recommended).
  • Vintage skipper division (70+ --- you could win two trophies).  Open to all one-design and Classic boats 25 feet or under at the water line.   Bring your Flying Scot, Melges 15, Laser, Front Runner, Typhoon, San Juan, Mobjack, Windmill, etc.
  • Three or more like-type boats will be scored as a fleet. Portsmouth Classic boats (3 or more) will also be scored as a fleet.  
  • Portsmouth Class (will combine all boat types with less than three like-type boats for a fleet).

The traditional social cookout will be provided by the club for Regatta participants after the race …

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