FBYC presents: Passage from Africa

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Lennarz Balance 526

Join FBYC club members David and Alison Lennarz as they recount their story of building a Balance 526

catamaran in St. Francis, on the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and sailing it across the South Atlantic last

summer. The journey of over 6,500 nautical miles took them to Cape Town; the British island, St.

Helena; and the Brazilian island, Fernando de Noronha, and ending in the Caribbean at Grenada.

Saturday Feb 25, 2023 from 4:30-7:00PM

Westwood Club 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA

$20 per person both member and non-member

Light appetizers provided with a cash bar.

Registration deadline: Saturday, February 18, 2023

Register Here

Sponsored by: The Lindbloom Group of Janney Montgomery Scott

Lennarz Balance 526 factory



Great Opportunity: US Sailing Basic Race Management Training

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Take advantage of this great opportunity for Race Committee training by attending the US Sailing Basic Race Management Training at Hampton Yacht Club Sat, Feb 4, 2023 (Only 6 slots remaining)


Make your plans now to come down to Hampton Yacht Club on Sat, Feb 4, 2023 and take advantage of a great opportunity to take the US Sailing Basic Race Management course.  Fishing Bay is excited to support this opportunity to expand its group of trained Race Committee volunteers, and for those that are willing to sign up, we will reimburse your costs to register and complete the course. There are limited slots remaining, so please sign up soon. Details and Costs can be found at HYC Seminar Info …

Facility Decommissioning 2022 - UPDATE

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Clubhouse News

We have completed decommissioning the Bathhouse and most of the outdoor water sources.  We will shut down water for the Docks on Wednesday, December 14.

In addition, we have begun work on the West Dock electrical system and expect intermittent power outages through the project.  The Jackson Creek Crane has been locked for safety.  It is available for use but please contact Brian in advance if you need to use it.

2022 ILCA Series Results

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Our 5 day season-long ILCA Series concluded in October with the Frostbite Regatta.  18 races were sailed over 4 days (1 canceled due to weather).  7 sailors sailed in 50% of the races to qualify for the series out of 16 total sailors who participated in at least 1 race. Holly Sears was the only sailor to compete in every race. The best high point scoring went to Reed McAllister. He was followed by Scot Adam and Jon Deutsch.


High Point Ranking Sail Skipper Score Partcipation %
1 158718 Reed McAllister 93.94 66.67
1 218481 Scot Adam 80.39 83.33
3 159785 Jon Deutsch 74.51 83.33
4 182381 JT Mason 38.89 50.00
5 211515 …

Facility Decommissioning 2022 - Next Week

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Clubhouse News

Fall is here and the temperatures are coming down at the Club.

We will begin decommissioning the Bathhouse, Dock water, Pump Out, Ramp water, and the field hydrants Wednesday, December 7th.

2022 Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Results

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club hosted 27 sailors in November for the 41st Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship after postponing from the weekend in October when Hurricane Ian came through. Five races were sailed Saturday in 8-15 knots and another 4 races sailed in 6-11 on Sunday. Both days saw temperatures reach into the 70’s with southerly winds felt much more like mid-September than early November.


James Jacob, Severn Sailing Association, was the overall winner, picking up the title for the 7th time in the 41 year history of the event. Natalie Burls, Severn Sailing Association, was the top woman.  Scott Adam was 2nd overall and was the most consistent on the weekend, winning 4 of the races …

Oyster Roast this Saturday October 29

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start 3pm - 4pm (depends on when race boat finish)

end  6pm - 7pm


Music by Mike Dale


Don't forget the share dish for your group. Prize for best chili; share dish/appetizer; dessert.

Rescheduled Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship Registration Open

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Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters


Registration is now open for the rescheduled FBYC Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters on November 5-6. There is a NEW Regatta Network page, so if you were previously registered you will have to register again and you should already have an email with instructions on how to do that and a coupon code for the fees already paid.

If you didn’t register the first time - NOWS YOUR CHANCE to come join us in November for the best (and only) November ILCA regatta on the bay!

Details and registration at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2022/221001-onedesign-41st-chesapeake-bay-ilca-masters-championship/

Hope you can join us!


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The Trophy Committee will receive nominations through November 4th for the following perpetual trophies to be awarded for this year’s Annual Awards.

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 …

2022 Oyster Roast - October 29th

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Join us on October 29 for Off Shore Racing and the Oyster Roast


Cost for the Social is $5.00/person and a share dish for your group.  The share dish can be chili, a savory dish or a dessert. Those present will vote for the best in each category.


Prior Registration is required for both  the race and the social.  Last sign up day for the Oyster Roast is Monday October 25th


To register for the Oyster Roast:

     Go to FBYC Event page - Closing day

      In Regatta Network

          Choose View Store Front

          Enter number of tickets

           Add to cart


Follow Direction on FBYC site for the form to enter your share dish.


Racers: volunteers will be available pre-race …

2022 Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Postponed

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Due to the anticipated effects of Hurricane Ian, we are postponing the 2022 Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship and will not be sailing it this weekend. Given the forecasted track of the storm - it doesn't look like are going to have conditions that would support having the event this weekend.

I want to thank everyone who was ready to come this weekend and all of the volunteers who had set aside their weekend to help put on a great event.  We are going to try and plan a make up date later this year and there is more information for competitors on the event page.

It's Time to Think Oysters

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Mark your calendars for our end-of season celebration regatta and oyster roast, Saturday, October 29, 2022.  Here's the skinny:

  • Oysters:  roasted, steamed dumped on tables.  
  • Bring your favorite dish.  It can be either chili, a shared dish or dessert,  It should be enough to feed 6-8 people.  Claim your bragging rights!
  • Start time will be when Mr. Roberts returns to the dock following the race (hopefully between 15:00 -16:00 hours)
  • Club will provide oysters, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Cost:  $5.00/person. 

You need to register for both the race and the roast by October 20.

Learn more at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2022/221029-offshore-closing-day-regatta-winter-1/


Water Restrictions in Place

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Clubhouse News

Our water supply is low.

Water has been shut off to the Jackson Creek Docks, Dry Sail Lot, One-Design Lot, Junior Field, & Fishing Bay Ramp until further notice in order to conserve the limited water we have in the tank.  The Jackson Creek Pump Out is also unavailable.  I anticipate enough water in storage to restore full service by Friday, September 9th.

Deadline: This Friday for Stingray Point Regatta Meal Sign-Ups

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Don't delay!

The starting gun for our Labor Day Stingray Point Regatta will sound in ten days, but the deadline to sign-up for a great meal, music and fun is THIS FRIDAY.  You won't be able to register for the dinner on race day so purchase your tickets now at:  


New Weather Station Installed

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A small group of members installed a weather station on the Fishing Bay side of the club Saturday morning. The station will record local conditions and beam them back to an internet page enabling members and guests to see real time wind, temperature, and other atmospheric conditions. It also show recent trends and historical data.


The installation was the culmination of a couple months of planning, modeling, and researching the optimum position and method of installation. The station is now mounted about 20’ above the Fishing Bay dock on the yard arm of the flagpole where it’ll have an unobstructed view of the wind and other conditions.


For more on how to access the weather data and save it …

Accessing the Fishing Bay Weather Station

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club’s weather station displays the latest wind, temperature, rainfall, lightning, and other measurements from its perch on the flagpole on the Fishing Bay dock. There’s a great mobile website that can be easily added as an (web) app on any phone to see the data as well as the historical trends.

To access the site visit this URL:
OR point your phone’s camera at this QR Code:

Clicking on any of the metrics will show the history and you can zoom in or out to see it on different time scales.


Use the button in the top right to toggle between the forecast and the data modes.


For …


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Junior Activities

The team wrapped up a fantastic summer season with five top three finishes at the final CBYRA High Point Regatta of the summer, held this past weekend in Oxford, Maryland. The last week was amazing, with most of the kids racing all week on the Bay at the Maryland State Championships, the Miles River Yacht Club Annual Junior Regatta and at the Oxford Regatta. Three of our sailors, Walker Angus, Sofia Forsberg and Logan Hayes arrived at Oxford at 3:30am on Saturday after racing all week in Michigan at the US Sailing Chubb Youth Nationals! They had outstanding finishes at the Youth Nationals-with Walker and Sofia finishing 8th in the double handed division, and Logan finishing 13th in the …

Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters - Registration Open

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2021 ILCA Masters - photo by Paul Almany

Registration is now open for the 41st Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters on October 1-2 - get all of the details and sign up online here.

We’re planning another great year of racing food and camaraderie and would love to have you join us! Entry includes racing, a world class dinner Saturday night (including alcohol), breakfast Saturday and Sunday, awards, drinks and snacks on the water and a regatta keepsake.

New for this year:
Now the Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship

The ILCA class has dropped the age limit for who qualifies as a master - so if you were 1-5 years away from being a master - you can join our Apprentice group THIS YEAR if you’ve reached your 30th …

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