It's Back and We're Going!

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USSS-2021 . Annapolis boat show

After a two-year hiatus, the Chesapeake's "Fall Rite of Passage" is back on and you're invited!

We've all struggled how to live, sail and stay healthy during this time of Covid.  And there's no better way to keep our "heads-out-of-the-boat" than to visit the Annapolis Boat show next month.  Numerous members have expressed interest in driving up together on FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 15 for a one-day, up and back excursion.

We'll be leaving from the Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 9850 Brook Rd, Glen Allen, VA at 7 AM SHARP and returning to Richmond, planning to arrive back around 10 PM.

Anyone wishing to either join the car caravan or car pool can meet up with others in the store's parking lot …

Sign up Now for the Melges 15 Demo Day

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As previously announced, we are hosting a Melges 15 demo day at FBYC on September 11. East Coast Sailboats will have their demo boat at the club for the day. We will start with a rigging demonstration at 10:00 and plan on sailing starting at 11:00. Demo sails will be slotted for 30 min. each which should allow for both people to sail in the skipper and crew positions. Don’t worry if you don’t have another person, we can match individuals up if needed. Signups will be done via-SignUpGenius. Please see the link below.

Sign Up to Test Drive a Melges 15

We realize that Wolftrap is going on at the same time and plan to …

4th Annual Labor Day Cornhole Tournament

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Sunday, September 5 after the Stingray Point Regatta  (Exact time dependent on the sailing, but likely to begin around 2pm)

Join us for an afternoon of finesse and fierce competition in the 4th Annual YAM Labor Day Cornhole Tournament. Not quite satisfied with how the regatta ended up? You have an opportunity to right the ship. First place in the regatta? Continue your dominance off the boat. Didn’t get a chance to sail this year? Here’s your chance to get in on the competition. Come with a teammate or we’ll find someone for you to play with on the day of the tournament. All are welcome.

The tournament will take place after the sailing finishes and around …

Stingray Point Regatta 2021

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One Design Racing

The Big Gig…Stingray Point Regatta, Racing, Parties, Dinners and more!

Our 27 th Annual Stingray Regatta is fast approaching.  Racing and Onshore Parties all Labor Day Weekend.  Don’t forget to Sign Up and don’t miss out on racing or the fantastic Onshore Socials! 

Dinners are available Friday night ( DeltaPie Pizza/Salad/Dessert) and Saturday Evening ( White House Catering Beef/Pork/Chicken BBQ) with fantastic salads and sides. 

The Jangling Reinharts are performing on stage under the Big Tent Saturday evening as well. 

Top this all off with The Infamous Bottomless Beer Glass ($20 covers all three days) of Legends Citrus Ale and Legends OctoberFest - plus Wine Options and Pirates Rum Punch. 

We have just a few more …

Melges 15 Demo Day at FBYC – September 11, 2021

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Club News

Take a demo sail in the newest design by Melges Performance Sailboats. East Coast Sailboats will be at the club offering demo sails on Saturday, September 11th. There will be demo sails off the Fishing Bay beach in the first part of the day before transitioning to the East Dock of Jackson Creek for post-Wolftrap Race demos. Additional details to come. Please reach out to Rob Whittemore or Paul Almany with any questions.

Here is a YouTube video of the boat:

Also, a more detailed description of the boat is below:

“Designed by Reichel/Pugh and built by Melges, the Melges 15 prioritizes stability, comfort, ease of use, and performance.

“The Melges …

40th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Notice of Race

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The Notice of Race has been posted for the 40th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this October 2-3, and registration is now open.


It's hard to believe it's been 40 years since this event started and is now one of the longest continuously running events at the club.


This year we're extending the scoring to include a Legends division. Instead of having Great Grand Masters covering 65+, GGM will be 65-74 and Legends will cover 75+. This is in line with other masters regattas and will better recognize that age group.


Alain is planning another great dinner and we've got a highly experienced RC group led by Rick Klain back for another year. We'll have a commemorative t-shirt and have …

Share Your Talents

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Club News

Are you interested in serving in a volunteer or leadership position at the Club?  This is the time of year during which we plan for next year’s Board and Committee leadership positions.  Offshore, Cruising, One Design, Junior Programs, Adult Programs, Facilities and Equipment, Special Events and Social Activities are all areas in which volunteers serve our Club.  Many of our Board and Committee volunteers remain for ongoing service, but we typically have individuals who may wish retire from Board or Committee service or simply take some time off.  We also have opportunities to consider members who have the commitment and time to share their talents in a hands-on leadership role.  If you, or someone you know, would be an …

Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta Set for August 7, 2021

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Club News

Here's the skinny:

·        Skipper must be 60+ years old (crew can be any age--so grab a family member, to help crew--juniors


·        Vintage skipper division (70 +  -  you could win two trophies)

·        Open to all one-design and vintage boats 25 feet or under. (Bring your Flying Scot, Laser, Front Runner, 

         Typhoon, San Juan, Mobjack, Windmill, etc, etc.)  

·        Three like-type boats will get a fleet start/awards, 

·        Portsmouth Class  (will combine all boat types with less than three like-type boats for a start/awards )

.        The traditional Social cookout will be provided by the club for race participants after the event !

.        For boats not domiciled at FBYC, sail in Jere’s Regatta and leave your boat at FBYC to race in the Annual …

2021 Women's Clinic

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One Design Racing


New and returning participants, club members, non-club members, racers and beginners were on hand for this weekend’s Women’s Clinic.  For some it was an introduction to sailing while others in the advanced course practiced starting line techniques. Saturday started with some classroom instruction and moved to the Flying Scots on the water to practice various sailing techniques.


On Sunday, Coaches Holly Sears and Charlie Arms kept the classes engaged with drills in the boat on land and various discussion topics when the weather kept the classes off the water.

Thanks to our coaches Holly, Charlie and the support team of Caroline Patrick, Ron Jenkins, Joe Roos, Tracy Schwarzschild, Jon Deutsch, Rick Peterson and (of course!) Brian Ankrom.


2021 FBYC Start of the St. Mary's Governor's Cup Race

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Offshore Racing



Since 2015 FBYC has hosted a southern leg start to the St. Mary's Governor's Cup. With starts in Annapolis, Solomons and Fishing Bay - all of the fleets start Friday afternoon and evening and race overnight meeting at St. Marys. There's a great party Saturday night and most crews return home Sunday.

We had a gorgeous night for the start out at FBYC's G (Rappahannock 1R). The wind was light and the current was strong making the start a challenge not to be over early. That same current carried the fleet swiftly north after the start.  The second highlight for the RC were the 50+ dolphins in all directions as they were weighing anchor.



Thanks to Jon Deutsch, Ed O'Conner, Rick …

Time is running out for discounted entry fees to 82nd AOD

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One Design Racing

The 82nd running of the Annual One Design Regatta will be held Aug 14th & 15th.

But the deadline for a discounted entry fee is August 1st.

If you plan on competing this year and have not yet registered into the Regatta Network, kindly use this reminder to save yourself some money and ensure you can get additional meal tickets.


Entry Type

By August 1

Late Registration
after August 1

Adult Double-Handed
Includes Two Meal Tickets



Junior Double Handed
Includes Two Youth Meal Tickets



Adult Single-Handed Registration Fee
Includes One Meal Ticket



Junior Single Handed
Includes One Youth Meal Ticket


$90.00 …

AOD Call for Volunteers

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One Design Racing

In 3 weeks FBYC will be hosting it 82nd Annual One Design August 14th & 15th.

We are in need of some volunteers:

  • Ride on the mark boats to move marks about.
  • Scorers on write down finishing sail numbers.
  • Flagger to hoist race flags on poles.

Lunches are provided and we will train anyone who is new.

For racers, it is a great way to learn what is going behind the scenes besides hoisting flags.

If interested in helping, please contact John Kalinowski (603) 398-0278 or by clicking here.

ILCA Summer Regatta I Results

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The ILCA Summer Regatta I on Saturday saw beautiful weather – mostly sunny with winds starting around 12 and building to about 15-16 knots out of the south west. We had 14 boats with 9 ILCA 7 (Standard) and 4 ILCA 6 (Radial) all starting on the same line making things more fun with more boats to race with around the course. Some of the Radial sailors were really fast and were nearby and beating many of the standards around the course. It kept things interesting at mark roundings.


FBYC’s junior coach for the summer, Francisco Renna, put on a clinic in the ILCA 7 (standard) fleet. He was fast all the way around the course and nobody came close …

July 4th at FBYC – What a Weekend

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Club News

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The July 4th FBYC sunflower raft up was a big hit with boats of all sizes participating and numerous visitors from shore.

Sunday the 4th of July was a beautiful day for a yacht race.  Ten boats, all less than 24 feet, competed under a Portsmouth Handicapped 6-mile distance race.  Top honors went to Mike Chesser in Scuba Kat followed by Lucky Dog with John Wake and 9Iron with Kevin Cross.  Full results a can be found on the events page. Race committee was the Catitude Crew and Friends.

As afternoon blended into evening, family and friends gathered at FBYC for the July 4th cook out.  The weather was perfect, the food was hot, the drinks were cold …

Volunteers NEEDED for 4th of July

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Social Events


We hope you and your family and friends will join us for a relaxed family friendly 4th of July party at FBYC.  Of course, we can't offer these fabulous events without a little help from our members - and we are still looking for some help to serve food, tend the grill, and everyone's favorite job - serve up the drinks.  Can you give us 30-60 minutes of your time on Sunday, July 4th to help make this another great FBYC social event?  Volunteering is a great way to meet other members of the club! Sign-up to help by Clicking Here to Volunteer!

July 4th Weekend at FBYC - Training, Racing, Raft up and Food

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Club News


Come join the celebration this weekend at FBYC with some great activities both on and off the water.

Adult Sail Training -July 3rd : Learn whatever you'd like to know about making our club boats go

Long distance race- July 4th : Portsmouth race open to boats 24’ or less at the waterline

Sunflower raft up- July 4th: Enjoy the water, visit friends, meet new people – shuttle will be running from FBYC dock

Cook out and music July 4th : A relaxed family cookout with food, drinks, music and yard games

Come celebrate the 4th of July at FBYC with a sunflower raft up in Fishing Bay. See details below.  Other weekend activities include Saturday's family friendly Flying …

Two Great Events to Celebrate this July 4th Weekend

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Club News

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First, sign-up for Saturday's Family-friendly Flying Scot Training Day, right here:

This day of instruction begins at 1 PM and you'll learn whatever you'd like to know about making our club boats go.  Bring your family and guests...our Scots can seat four adults for "social sails."

Perseverance and Flag

Then get ready to celebrate our nation's birthday with a full day of racing, food, music and games.  We need you to sign-up to prepare enough food.  And volunteers are always needed to help make this a member-driven successful event.  

Sign-up NOW at:

Sign-up for the 4th of July Party! Early Bird Deadline 6/30

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Social Events


We hope you and your family and friends will join us for a relaxed family friendly 4th of July party at FBYC.  Registration for the party is now live on the website - register by the early-bird deadline of 6/30 at 8 p.m. to take advantage of our very reasonable picnic party price of $7 for adults and $5 for kids.  We kindly ask that all attendees pre-register and pre-pay to ensure we have food and fun for all!  Hop on over to our Sign-up page to select your meals and let us know you are attending!

Of course, we can't offer these fabulous events without a little help from our members - can you give us 30-60 minutes of …

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