We're Eating Oysters this Sunday

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Social Events


Registration for our Tailgate Oyster Roast is now closed. 

But for those of you joining us to help cast off 2020 with bushels of oysters, BBQ and fun, remember to bring your chairs and drinks.  You are also welcome to pack your own knives and gloves to shuck your own oysters if you like.  

We're going to have a full parking lot.  "Gates" open at 11 am and we'll start serving at noon.

Thank you for working hard to safeguard everyone's health by remaining physically distant but socially close.  And be sure to bring your masks!

The Time Has Come for Oysters on October 25, 2020...But the Registration Deadline Looms!

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Our members have done an awesome job this sailing season.

You've raced with skill, cruised with bravado, and maintained and built relationships wisely and well.  All under difficult circumstances.  To thank you for all those efforts, our annual oyster roast will be "tailgate style" and feature pork barbecue, mac & cheese, beans, Texas caviar and of course, OYSTERS.  All for only $5 / person!

But you must register by October 18 in order to participate.  

Sign-up here:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2020/201025-social-tailgate-party-oyster-roast/

We're hoping for an exquisite fall Sunday afternoon. So sign-up now and remember this is a BYOB and BYOC event.  You know what the first means; the second stands for "bring your own chairs …

2020 Laser Fall Regatta Results

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A little rain and drizzle couldn’t keep the Lasers from sailing in FBYC’s Laser Fall Regatta. 14 full rigs and 4 radials sailed 5 races in what started as 11-13 knots and dropped to 6-8 by the last race.  Many sailors used this as a tune up for the 39th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at FBYC next weekend including a few Annapolis sailors.

The fleet all sailed very well and was fun to sail with. Evan Hoffman (SDYC) a Snipe Sailor from Richmond and former ODU sailor got out to a great start with a bullet in the first race in his first time in a Laser in years. Evan would end up 2nd overall on the …

YAM Spooktacular Celebration and Costume Party Zoom Call

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Social Events

Join us if you dare for some Halloween fun! Creep, float or crawl on over to the YAM Zoom call on October 28th at 6:00pm. Prizes will go out to the best Zoom background, best individual consume and best family/team costume. We will finish our evening with an around the house scavenger hunt!

Zoom link to follow. 


Trophy Nominations Due October 15!!

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The FBYC Trophy Committee is looking for nominations for our perpetual trophies to be awarded at year's end.

PIANKATANK TROPHY – Recognizes the FBYC skipper who most exemplifies the principle that “all is not lost until the boat sinks.”

MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY BOWL – Recognizes a member of FBYC for an outstanding contribution to sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

COMPETITION TROPHY – Recognizes a member of FBYC who is the skipper of an enrolled offshore or one design boat and who most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the past year.

Nominations should consider the character (local, regional, national) of events entered and the quality of competition as well as the member’s …

Pump Out Repairs Complete

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Clubhouse News

The pump out on Jackson Creek has been repaired & re-plumbed to the holding tank.

The pump out is open for use.  Please ensure the pump is primed before connecting the hose to your outlet.

Please let me know if the pump out gives you trouble.

FBYC's Circumnavigators Sail On

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Cruising News


The ATB (Around the Bay) cruisers have weathered headwinds, rain, and fog with good cheer and remarkable resiliency.  Sailing Vessels Bolero, Joyful, Reveille and Whisper reached their northern goal of the Sassafras River four days ago. After turning their bows back south, they stopped in Chestertown, MD and Rock Hall.  They're now "holed up" at the Cambridge Yacht Club on the Eastern Shore's Choptank River.  After a week of cruising together, their little “ safe pod” of FBYC sailors are becoming like family in an otherwise slightly alien world.  Photo:  S/V Reveille hard on the wind with George and Lyons Burke at the helm near the Annapolis Bay Bridge.

Registration Open for the 39th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

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The Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship carries a long tradition of continuing no matter what is thrown our way. This year will be another chapter adding pandemic to the power outages, hurricanes and high water we've endured on regatta weekends. We will have to make a few changes to do things safely this year, but we hope to be able to have just as much fun sailing and socializing socially distanced. We look forward to having you join us and thank you for helping us make this a safe and successful event.


Registration for the 39th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship is now open. Head over to the event website for the Notice of Race and all of the information …

Report From the 'Round-the-Bay Cruise

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Cruising News


The cruising division's interior circumnavigation of the Chesapeake Bay left three days late due to 20-25 knot winds from the north.  (The wind is always in the direction you want to go, isn't it!) But that didn't keep our sailors from enjoying fantastic cool weather and wonderful socially distant companionship once they cast off.  After a stop in Solomons, the next port on their 20-day cruise is Annapolis before they continue north.  The second half of the cruise will be the southern bay--and the winds will probably be from the south!  Continue to look for more updates as they explore our beautiful sailing waters.

Pump Out Closed for Repairs (Again)

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Clubhouse News

Unfortunately, the pump out on Jackson Creek is closed for repairs.  Blocked or crushed plumbing is preventing pumped material from making it into the tank.  Repairs by a contractor are scheduled for next week.

Apologies for the inconvenience (again).

Year End Tailgate Oyster Roast:  Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 12 Noon- 4 PM

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Social Events




What a challenging sailing season we've all had.

But FBYC members responded by working hard to keep our community safe, our members sailing responsibly and our club working smoothly.  To say "Thank You" we're having our annual oyster roast in a different format--a Year End Tailgate Oyster Roast on Sunday, October 25 from 12 noon to 4 PM.  

We'll be serving pulled pork BBQ, sides and either steamed or raw oysters during the afternoon in a BYOB tailgate event.

To support social distancing, we will have tailgate spots marked out for your vehicles or group. Masks are the apparel for the day when moving about - moving between tailgates, picking up a Oysters/barbecue and sides, interacting …

Sporty Conditions for 2020 Stingray Point Regatta

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Offshore Racing

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David and Jacki Meiser and crew aboard One Trick Pony won the 2020 Brent Halsey Jr Memorial Trophy awarded at this year's Stingray Point Regatta--Covid-19 Edition.  They had two bullets, a second and third place in their PHRF-A division sailed in 20-25 knots on Saturday...and much lighter winds on Sunday.  They sail out of Solomons, MD.

In the other fleets, FBYC sailors took top honors:

One-Design:  Clark Dennison on Bad Decisions.

PHRF-B:  Bob fleck on Mad Hatter

PHRF-C:  Paul and Julie Ann Wash on Cheeky Monkey

Dave and Veronica Hinckle, their volunteers and RC did an outstanding job managing this 26th annual event under challenging conditions.   Congratulations to all who participated and helped.

Cruising Division's Final Three Events

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Cruising News


This coming weekend we have a popular Captain’s Choice led by Doug and Alison Selden. Doug has been thinking of destinations where we will also be able to distantly socialize. We’ll meet at 5:30 at the picnic area near the East Dock, Friday, September 11 to discuss possibilities, taking into consideration the wind, weather, etc. Please sign up and join us on our last Captain’s Choice of the season.

The Around the Bay Cruise led by George and Lyons Burke is scheduled to start 9/18 for a 5:00pm pre-cruise get together at the club.  Many are really looking forward to this event and the Burkes have spent a great deal of time and energy …

State-of-the-Club Update

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Over the last several years, we have had an informal membership meeting over the Labor Day weekend to give members an update on goings on around the Club and upcoming plans.  You may recall that we held a virtual membership meeting earlier in the season and we have decided that under current conditions, it would be prudent to avoid an indoor gathering.  We have been communicating plans and events through various formats, The Log, Wednesday “blasts” and separate communications.  In general terms, the state of the Club is excellent.  We are looking at certain infrastructure needs involving the docks and equipment, and we will certainly share more information on options with you as plans develop.  Club events and programs are …

7th Annual Wee Dram

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Club News

In the books. 

Never can it be written that Fishing Bay Yacht Club is without members who would willingly allow a pandemic and/or hurricane to come between them and loosely organized rallye followed by a socially responsible social.  This past weekend proved that that just ain’t so.

This year’s organizing committee had to adjust some of the founders’ rules that in the end, allowed a founder to claim first prize.  In the Wee Dram Deed of Gift [the non-existent document that governs this annual event], the rules of competition required amendment.   “Valid start times will be any time within 72 hours of the 5:30pm social Saturday.”  It’s a worthy change that benefits the Cape Charles …

Stingray Point Regatta is Set for September 5-6. Join us on the Water!

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Offshore Racing



This year's 26th Annual Stingray Point Regatta may not look just like the others.  BUT...

The racing will still be exciting.  The fun quotient will still be high.  And everyone can still blow off some steam, perfect those spinnaker sets and share some awesome company while on the water.  We've got almost 30 competitors already signed up and we're already planning for good wind (fingers crossed!) and excellent socially-distant social activities.

This year's Labor Day weekend begins with Stingray.  Register at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2020/200904-offshore-stingray-point-regatta/


YAMs Virtual Game Night - Thursday, August 20th.

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Social Events

The YAMs are hosting a Virtual Game Night on Thursday, August 20th. 

Bring your best trivia game face! The overall winner will be awarded a $25.00 gift card to West Marine! 

We will start off the night at 7:45 pm with a Zoom call to gather into teams. At 8:00 pm we will log into the Let’s Roam link to play 5 rounds of fun games and trivia! Video chat and live scoring is embedded in the game so that we can interact with other players and view the scoreboard.

If you are interested in attending please reach out to Mary Catherine McAllister at: Mceb4989@me.com before the event! 

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