St. Mary's Governors Cup Race - Piankatank Start

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Offshore Racing

The Annual St. Mary's Governors Cup Race is OPEN for Registration.  FBYC is proudly serving a Race Committee for the Piankatank Start and we expect many participants--again---from our Cruising and Offshore Divisions.  The southern Start from Piankatank 5 is August 2 ending up at St. Mary's College for a whale of a party!  

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2024 St. Mary's Governor's Cup Regatta

July 4th Weekend Cruise for FBYC

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Cruising News

July 6th:  Be part of the 150th celebration of Reedville!  Meet at Reedville in Cockrell Creek for an evening of fellowship, food and fireworks!  Cocktails on one of our boats, then a FBYC dinner at the Reedville Market, https://reedvillemarket.com/, and end the evening enjoying fireworks from land or your boat.  Return home on the 7th. Optional stop the night of the 5th in Fleet’s Bay for a relaxing evening for those who want to.

 

Hurry to secure your reservation.

July 4th Fireworks Cruise - Click for details and to Sign Up!

 

 

 

Docking Rodeo---Sign me up!

Elizabeth Staas on

Clubhouse News

Have you seen those videos of fisherman whipping their boats into a dock for prizes---well....Mathews County is bringing it!  Our Cruising Leadership has a great venue to join in the fun and watch!

The event takes place on Saturday June 22nd from 11 AM to 7:00 PM at Williams Wharf on the East River and it is a benefit for the Mathews Volunteer Fire Dept. The event includes bands and beer. There will be food trucks and other vendors too. Organizers will shuttle you from your boat to the event. Hail them on VHF channel 18. This is a ticketed event, but you may be able to watch from your own boat anchored a safe distance away.

 

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What a cool event to hear about and take a tour! Clipper Round the World Race!

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

One of the Mathews Yacht Club members is crew on the Clipper Round the World Race. They're next stop is DC this month. MYC is chartering a bus to day trip on Sunday 6/23 for a private tour of the race boat and to meet some of the crew. Probably will have lunch there.  $70pp. If any FBYC members are interested there is room in the coach. Contact Rex Noel at 610-766-0550 asap.

Klaus Abramson is a MYC member and has spent the past year aboard on of the racing boats. He trained for several years before that. It is a full on, flush deck racing boat, no amenities. Quite an endeavor. As of this afternoon 6/11/2024 …

Celebrate your Independence - 4th of July Regatta and Social

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One Design Racing

Fun times to enjoy on July 4th.  Long Distance One Design Racing and Fantastic All American Social

Any sailboat 24’ length and under at the waterline  

 

Event registration, information and notices can be found at the event website on Regatta Network Click here to register to race - ALL competitors MUST register start of 1st Race 

In Regatta Network, click "REGISTER" to sign up for the race. Dinner Tickets - Use Storefront to sign up

PROGRAM

  • 0930 - Welcome and Late Registration (via Regatta Network only)
  • 1000 - Skippers Meeting (charts of potential courses will be handed out!)
  • 1100 - Warning signal for all classes
  • 1700: "Clubhouse Bar & Grill" Opens  (Food will be served from 1730 - 1900)
  • 1700 On-shore Happy Hour and gathering
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Teach and support Youth Sailing--you will get more than you give!

Elizabeth Staas on

Junior Activities

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Our Junior Week and Junior Regatta needs your support.  FBYC offer's one of the most robust Youth Sailing Program's on the Chesapeake Bay.  Please lend your experience and support to mentor, teach and reinforce seamanship among the future sailors.  ALL types of help needed.

Junior Week June 17- 21 Volunteer needs:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4FA5AA2BA4FF2-49035538-2024#/

Junior Regatta June 22-23 Volunteer needs:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4FA5AA2BA4FF2-49035540-2024?useFullSite=true#/

 

4th Annual Small Boat Festival – This Saturday!

Joe Roos on

Club News

Come on out and join us June 1st for the Annual Small Boat Festival in Fishing Bay!   The event will feature small boat day sailing, destination cruising, critter ID and other fun on and off the water.  Sail your boat or take out a FBYC Flying Scot. Custom in boat coaching available for beginning sailors. This is a family-oriented event for members and non-members alike.  

Who can participate: FBYC members and non-members and guests.

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Boat type: Sail your own boat (under 19 ft.) - M15, Flying Scot, ILCA, Hobie or other small boat. Traditional small boats are welcome. Club boats are available through the Club boat program.   

What to Bring: Must wear properly fitting PFD & closed toe shoes, bring hat …

Memorial Day Weekend

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Club News

LAST CHANCE to reserve your Dinner for Memorial Weekend Open House Regatta!

Fantastic Events all weekend long.

Registration for DINNER closes Monday, May 20 so sign up here:  Open House Regatta and Party – Our famous Sunflower Raft-up! Sunday, May 26. 

Members are encouraged to bring friends and family!  Ships’ Store will be OPEN.

Regatta and Dinner Sign-ups Here:  https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/27899

Volunteer Opportunities Sign-Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4FA5AA2BA4FF2-49233246-2024#/

 

Questions about Sunflower Raft-up – David Hinckle is our Raft-Up Marshall david@bpsva.com  Cellular: (804) 370-7650 or reach out the afternoon of the event on Channel 71 to ensure your boat is directed to the best spot based on size/current configuration.

 

FBYC Family and Junior …

4th Annual Smal Boat Festival and Instruction, June 1

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Club News

Looking to move beyond racing? Need a low-pressure way to give someone (Grandchild, friend, etc) a Fishing Bay/Piankatank experience? Or just want to try your hand at sailing?

The Fishing Bay Yacht Club Annual Small Boat Festival is your answer! 

 

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What :  Fun Sail with family/friends, followed by great food/social. Bring a boat or use a Club Boat. Limited spaces available for in boat coaching.

Who Should Come:  members and non-members, Sailor or Sailor wanabee's, their friends and family (Kids and Grandkids encouraged).

When:  June 1, 2024-- Arrive 10:00, wrap up with social around 16:00 

Where:  Meet in Main Club House, sail the Piankatank, return for food/more fun

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Sign up for the many Memorial Weekend Festivities--Don't miss out!

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Clubhouse News

Memorial Weekend Activities and links to register:

 

Open House Regatta and Party – Our famous Sunflower Raft-up! Sunday, May 26  Members are encouraged to bring friends and family!  Ships’ Store will be OPEN.

Regatta and Dinner Sign-ups Here:  https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/27899

Volunteer Opportunities Sign-Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4FA5AA2BA4FF2-49233246-2024#/

 

Questions about Sunflower Raft-up – David Hinckle is our Raft-Up Marshall david@bpsva.com  Cellular: (804) 370-7650 or reach out the afternoon of the event on Channel 71 to ensure your boat is directed to the best spot based on size/current configuration.

 

FBYC Family and Junior Alumnae Regatta - Saturday, May 25.  Upcoming Details can be found here: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2024/240525-onedesign-family-junior-alumni-regatta/

 

Annual Club Membership …

2024 One Design Spring Series #2 and ILCA Spring Regatta

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

FBYC had a picture perfect day with plenty of wind for racing on Sunday. With winds in the 12-14 range out of the south 4 ILCA and 3 Melges 15 ventured out for 5 races over the course of the afternoon.

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Thanks to David Clark for heading up the RC as well as all of the folks who helped.

 

PICTURES | RESULTS

One Design Spring Series Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

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LAST SUNDAY the Melges 15 fleet and the Flying Scot fleet kicked off the One Design sailing season with Spring Series #1. 4 races were sailed in 4-8 knots from the west before the wind did an about face and we had a sea breeze in April.

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In the 8-boat Flying Scot fleet it was Len and Barb Guenther who won 3 out of 4 races for the overall win. Hal Starke & Rick Peterson had mostly top 3 finishes to finish in 2nd by 1 point. 3rd was a tie between Rick & Sharon Bauer and Tracy Schwarzschild with the tiebreaker going to the Bauers. Phill Web won the 4th race and finished in 5th.

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4th Annual Small Boat Festival and Instruction June 1 - Reserve your spot before they are gone

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Club News

Event Type: A small boat rendezvous with in boat coaching available for the those new to sailing or just wishing to up their skill levels. This family-oriented event is open to all small boat sailors and sponsored by FBYC Adult Sailing.  The event will feature small boat day sailing, destination cruising, critter ID and other fun on and off the water.  Sail your boat or take out a FBYC Flying Scot. Custom in boat coaching available for beginning sailors.

Enjoy a relaxed day on the water and ashore at the most beautiful club on the Chesapeake. Learn about our Adult Sailing School, Club Boats, sailing clinics, fun sails and other club opportunities.  Come out to sail & meet other sailors …

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