2019 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Results

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Lasers

High water and impassible roads couldn’t keep the Laser Masters from sailing this weekend.  Extremely high tides due to a harvest moon and a Nor’easter off the coast made Fishing Bay Road nearly impassible in 6-8+ inches of water at times. The road and Fishing Bay dock were still underwater at some of the low tides over the weekend.

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On Saturday everyone arrived plenty early ahead of the mid-morning high tide and rigged and waited for the right wind.  After a 2-hour postponement the wind filled in and 36 boats filed out to get in some races in the afternoon.

The wind filled in out of the SSE for 3 races with the first being won by Gavin …

The Time Has Come...To Eat Oysters and to Dance

Karen Soule on

Social Events

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.

Oysters.original.pngThe oysters are on us this November 2 at FBYC's yearly Oyster Roast and closing day regatta. Sign-up at:  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2019/191102-offshore-closing-day-regatta-and-oyster-roast-winter-series.  The food is free but we are accepting donations and ask everyone to bring a side dish or dessert.  First-come, first-served until the oysters are history!

THEN........LET'S DINE AND DANCE AT THE COMMODORE'S BALL--NOVEMBER 16

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There's a new venue this year--Richmond's historic Hippodrome Theater.  We've also slashed the cost and doubled the excitement.  From scrumptious Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers to …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 19: Fall Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 26: Closing Cruisers Dinner (Cruising)
Sat, Oct 26: Fall Series 4 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 2: Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast: Winter Series 1 (Offshore)
Sun, Nov 3: Laser Frostbite Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Nov 9: Winter Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 16: Commodore's Ball
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  Fall is in full swing with the third Offshore series race of the season.  No other events are scheduled this weekend  You can view all 2019 events by clicking here.  
-  We are compiling winter maintenance and improvement projects.  Please stay posted for updates as we go.
-  I will …

Trade In Your Deck Shoes for Dancing Ones

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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                                  Fishing Bay Yacht Club requests the honor of your presence

                                         at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Commodore’s Ball

                                                   Saturday, November 16, 2019

This is your "formal" invitation to FBYC's exciting, hip, and way-cool social event of the year.  We've got a new venue--The Hippodrome in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward. (Check it out here:  https://hippodromerichmond.com).  And we've slashed the price from previous years to encourage as many as possible to attend.  The full evening features:

  • Annual Meeting in upstairs Screening Room 5:30-6:00 PM
  • Cocktail Hour cash bar and passed hors d'oeuvres 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Sit-Down Dinner 7:00-8:30 PM
  • Awards Presentation during dessert  8:00-8:30 PM
  • Music and Dancing by The Jangling …

The Oysters Are on Us

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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Sign-up now for our annual Oyster Roast and End-of-Season Pursuit Race on November 2.  We're "tilting the icebox and emptying the bar."  That means we're using any leftover barbecue, other foods and drinks to finish up this part of the season.  We're adding raw or roasted oysters to the mix and asking only for contributions to the donation jar.

Please bring a salad or dessert to share with your fellow sailors and invite anyone who might be interested in joining FBYC.  This is always one of our most popular events so bring your friends, crew, reusable glasses and oysters knives.  

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 12:-Sun, Sep 13: Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 19: Fall Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 26: Closing Cruisers Dinner (Cruising)
Sat, Oct 26: Fall Series 4 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 2: Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast: Winter Series 1 (Offshore)
Sun, Nov 3: Laser Frostbite Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Nov 9: Winter Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 16: Commodore's Ball
Thu, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  Laser Masters of the Chesapeake return this weekend.  Come and race or cheer on your friends!  You can view all 2019 events by clicking here.  
-  We are compiling winter maintenance and improvement projects.  Please stay posted …

FBYC TROPHY COMMITTEE SEEKS NOMINATIONS

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Awards

There's only one week left to get in your nominations.  All nominations should be emailed by October 15th.

The Trophy Committee will receive nominations for the following perpetual trophies to be awarded at the Annual Awards Party in November:

  • 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 …

Laser Masters Regatta Coming Up

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

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The 38th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship is just over a week away and the event is set to feature all of the things it is known for – great racing, amazing food, dedicated volunteers and a fantastic group of competitors who are fun to sail and hang out with.  This year competitors are coming from as far away as Florida, New Jersey, and beyond and also includes closer by contingents from Annapolis and the tidewater area.  A couple competitors are even tuning up for the regatta by sailing the Laser Masters North American Championship in Marblehead MA this coming weekend.  Those that aren’t tuning up in Marblehead will be sailing on Saturday in the Laser Fall Regatta at FBYC …

Save the Dates for Two Great Events

Karen Soule on

Social Events

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November is an awesome month at FBYC.

Our Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast is slated for November 2.  It has always delivered excitement on the course followed by oysters served raw or roasted.  We'll be cleaning out any leftover kegs from the season, but you can bring your own drink as well as a salad or dessert to share.

Then, the Commadore's Ball with our annual meeting and awards presentation will be two weeks later on November 16.  We're hard at work creating a fantastic evening at Richmond's historic Hippodrome with fantastic dining and rocking music. 

Grab your calendar, mark the dates and watch for more details.  We may be on the hard soon but our season really doesn't …

What Makes for a Great Cruise?

Karen Soule on

Cruising News

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Add up these ingredients:

  • A sweet, downwind sail up to Reedville's Mill Creek
  • A lazy afternoon with 12 boats securely anchored in a lovely cove
  • A wine tasting at Jacey Vineyards and fabulous dinner catered by Carwash
  • A fleet of dinghies finding their way back in the dark guided by anchor lights
  • Another downwind sail back home the next morning

But the best ingredients were the FBYC cruising fleet members who joined together for a wonderful weekend on the water.  Simply delicious!

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Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Oct 5: Laser Fall Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: One Design Fall Series 4 (One-Design)
Sun, Oct 6: Annapolis Sail Boat Show Cruise (Cruising)
Sun, Oct 6: Fall Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 12:-Sun, Sep 13: Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 19: Fall Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 26: Closing Cruisers Dinner (Cruising)
Sat, Oct 26: Fall Series 4 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 2: Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast: Winter Series 1 (Offshore)
Sun, Nov 3: Laser Frostbite Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Nov 9: Winter Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 16: Commodore's Ball
Sat, Nov 30: Winter Series 3 (Offshore)

 

This Week’s Update:
-  There's something for everyone this weekend.  Saturday is …

What an Honor

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

2019 Keelboat Championship Crew

We are club-wide proud of Glenn Doncaster and his Nanuq crew for representing FBYC at the 2019 US Offshore Keelboat Championship in Annapolis this past weekend. Glenn and his crew,--Matt Newborn, Alex Seamus O'Toole, Sloan Burns, Jim Cobb, Commodore Paul Wash, Jerry Latell and their midshipman, Grace, took third place.

The 3-days of fleet racing, consisting of long-distance and buoy races in Navy 44's, attracted stellar competitors from throughout the nation.  Each of the 11 US Sailing districts sent a crew with our guys besting some prestigious organizations like Chicago's Corinthian YC and California's St. Francis YC. The Naval Academy also campaigned a boat (they won) and provided a cadet to serve as crew on the other contenders. 

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Congratulations …

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Fri, Sep 27-Sun, Sep 29: Captains Choice Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 28: YAM Seafood Boil (YAM)
Sat, Sep 28: Indian Summer Regatta: Fall Series 3 (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: Laser Fall Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: One Design Fall Series 4 (One-Design)
Sun, Oct 6: Annapolis Sail Boat Show Cruise (Cruising)
Sun, Oct 6: Fall Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 12:-Sun, Sep 13: Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 19: Fall Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 26: Closing Cruisers Dinner (Cruising)
Sat, Oct 26: Fall Series 4 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 2: Closing Day Regatta and Oyster Roast: Winter Series 1 (Offshore)
Sun, Nov 3: Laser Frostbite Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Nov 9: Winter Series …

Car Pooling for a Day at Annapolis Boat Show

Karen Soule on

Social Events

Some FBYC sailors, eager to attend Preview Day at the 50th Annapolis Boat Show, will be meeting to drive up to Annapolis on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  We're parking our cars and gathering at:

Barnes & Noble parking lot

9850 Brook Road

Glen Allen, VA

7 AM SHARP!

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We plan to arrive when the show opens and will return sometime before 10 PM.  It's a long, fun-filled day where we can shop, learn and dream together.  Members of FBYC's cruising fleet will be sailing up so hopefully we can all grab a Painkiller at Pussers together and share some interesting finds.

This is a casual rendezvous to share drive time and costs.  So just show up if you're interested in …

Racing in the AYC 3-2-1 Invitational

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

We were honored to be invited and excited to send some sailors to the Annapolis Yacht Club's 3-2-1 Invitational last weekend. The 3-2-1 was a combination match/team race event where teams of six sailors raced J22's and J30's in a very competitive round robin format.  Match or team racing events will soon become a reality at FBYC with our own fleet of Flying Scots...but we could use a few more. (So if you have a rarely-sailed FS you'd like to donate, please let us know.)

AYC 3-2-1 Invitational 2019

In the meantime, thanks to Austin Powers, Mike Toms, Ben Buhl, Parker Garrett, Blake Kimbrough et al for representing us up north.

Weekly Update

Brian Ankrom on

Clubhouse News

Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Sat, Sep 21-Sun, Sep 22: Women Skippers Cruising Weekend (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 21: Fall Series 1 (Offshore)
Fri, Sep 27-Sun, Sep 29: Captains Choice Cruise (Cruising)
Sat, Sep 28: YAM Seafood Boil (YAM)
Sat, Sep 28: Indian Summer Regatta: Fall Series 3 (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: Laser Fall Regatta (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 5: One Design Fall Series 4 (One-Design)
Sun, Oct 6: Annapolis Sail Boat Show Cruise (Cruising)
Sun, Oct 6: Fall Series 2 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 12:-Sun, Sep 13: Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship (One-Design)
Sat, Oct 19: Fall Series 3 (Offshore)
Sat, Oct 26: Closing Cruisers Dinner (Cruising)
Sat, Oct 26: Fall Series 4 (Offshore)
Sat, Nov 2: Closing Day Regatta and Oyster …

Save These November Dates

Karen Soule on

Club News

It's hard to believe but FBYC's two season-capping events are just around the corner.  

Mark your calendars for our Closing Day Regatta & Oyster Roast on November 2, 2019.  This event is always fun-filled, whether you're pursuit racing 'round the marks or just coming to slurp, shuck or dress up local oysters to your liking.

Then, get ready to rock on November 16, 2019 for the Annual Meeting and Commodore's Ball. We're "mixing up the race course" with a new location at the Hippodrome Theater.  Located in Richmond's Jackson Ward, the Hippodrome promises excitement and history, not to mention great food and music.

Register now on-line for both events.  The season's never really over now is it!

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38th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters NOR/Registration

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

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FBYC would like to welcome Laser Masters back to Deltaville for the 38th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship on October 12-13.  Registration is now open.

Why do Laser sailors come back to FBYC year after year?

  1. Alain Vincey's famously fantastic regatta dinner
  2. Plenty of room to rig and launch
  3. An open racing area with little power boat traffic
  4. A solid and experienced race committee
  5. Space to camp
  6. Hot breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  7. Camaraderie of seeing friends every year

Wondering what it's like?  Check out this video.

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