2022 Opening Day and Race Schedule Set

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Mark your calendar, 2022 Opening Day is Saturday April 23rd.

Over the last several months the Sailing Event Committee has finalized the 2022 Sailing Events Calendar for the Offshore, One Design and Junior events,2022 OS, OD and JR Sailing Events  Dates will be posted on the website calendar in the coming days.  Over the next several months, Event Notices and dates for the Cruising, YAM, Instruction, Social and other sailing events will be added to the Events Calendar.

Looking forward to 2022, it is going to be a great year!


Hooray the Christmas Parade is Back!

Joe Roos on

Club News

We will be having an open house to watch the parade! The parade is from 10-12 December 4th. We will be watching on the corner of Lombardy and Broad. Come join us for the parade and than come by afterward for food, drinks and fun! Our address is 1522 Grove Ave. Looking forward to seeing you.

Commodore's Ball a Great Success

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Club News

2021 Commodore's Ball

What a great way to cap off FBYC's year.

More than 140 members celebrated the close of the "regular" sailing season at the Annual Meeting and Commodore's Ball in Richmond last week.  We announced our new Flag officers and board members, acknowledged our numerous award winners, danced and dined, and simply basked in each other's company.

All the details will be shared in the Log and future emails.  But first, check out your fellow FBYC members enjoying the evening:



Construction Update - Docks Phase 2

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Club News

Materials begin to arrive on the 15th of November and will be primarily stored in the lot to the west of Fannies with the big red crane.  The two lots between Fannies and the Bath House will be closed to members as of the 11/24/2021 and given to the contractor for his use. If you need to access the East or West Piers please park across the street or in the lot by the dumpsters. All boats need to be off the West Pier by the 11/28/2021 as demolition will start the on 11/29/2021(Monday).  Thank you in advance for staying out of harm's way. Questions to Mark Wensell or Steve Montgomery.

Oysters and Racing Were the Bomb at FBYC Closing Day

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The wind blew stink all week but that didn't stop our offshore boats from racing or our oysters from tasting sweet.

Well over 175 members slurped and shucked till they were stuffed during our Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast.  Our stellar social chairs, Karen and Gary Akens, and their volunteer crew, served up three types of chili and hotdogs while resident musician Mike Dale entertained us all.  

Folks were spread all over the campus, inside and out, so it felt comfortable being with each other after a two-year "pause."  Also thanks to FBYC's Eric Perkins and member Carl Simon for doing double duty, roasting our catch.

Now on to the Commodore's Ball!

Commodores Ball DEADLINE is 11/3

Karen Akens on

Social Events

Don't miss out on the social event of the season!!  The Commodores Ball is just around the corner on November 13th and we want to make sure everyone who wants to attend gets a ticket.  We have a registration deadline of Wednesday, November 3rd and we don't have flexibility on this deadline - click here to sign up!    


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Social Events

The Time Has Come the Oysters Said


You know the drill. 

Crisp air.  Late fall colors.  Closing regatta pursuit race.  AND, oysters, three kinds of chili, hot dogs and drinks.  They are all yours for the taking but only if you sign-up by this Saturday, October 30 at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2021/211106-offshore-closing-day-regatta/

THANK YOU for helping out your social chairs who will be doing the shopping on SUNDAY 10/31, by signing up by the deadline.

(And while you're at it register for the Commodore's Ball!)


Come and see all the boats in the creek and bay heading south while you shuck and eat.  See you there!

The Starting Sequence Has Begun for the Commodore's Ball!

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Club News

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There are only 14 days left to register for the 2021 FBYC Commodore's Ball

OK now..let's chat.

We're all most comfortable in deck shoes, tattered Mount Gay hats and slathered in sunscreen, right?  As sailors, we put function well before fashion.  Usually.  But for the first time in TWO years, we can dress up, don some dancing shoes and surprise our dockmates with "Is that really you?"

We're at a new location, the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, but we'll have the same great food and our "regular musicians, the Jangling Reinhardts.  

The 2021 Commodores's Ball also includes our annual meeting and awards presentation--both not to be missed.  So register now and don't be late to the …


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The Trophy Committee will receive nominations until October 28th 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 …


Donna Mason on

Club News

Do you know a member who has consistently contributed over many years of membership to the success of FBYC and the sport of sailing? A member who actively works to set the strategy and direction for the club and is always there to help fellow sailors. A member who has been instrumental in helping FBYC become the club it is today. If so, consider nominating them for Life Member.

The purpose of awarding Life Member status is to recognize a member whose contributions are distinguished by their depth, breadth, superior quality and lasting impact. It needs to be stated, this is a “you know it when you see it” intangible. The compelling rationale for the nomination should be self-evident.

Many …

Commodores Ball - Register TODAY!

Karen Akens on

Social Events

Commodores Ball

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2021 Commodores Ball

Come join us Saturday, November 13th at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond for a very special evening. We will start the night with the FBYC Annual Meeting, and then a cocktail reception followed by an elegant seated dinner and awards. After dinner, tempt your tastebuds at the dessert table, and get your groove on dancing to the Jangling Reinharts.

Register today and take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing.  Don't delay - limited seating is available! 

Registration Deadline is November 3rd - No Exceptions

40th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Results

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The Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters prove that things do get better with age – both the sailors and the regatta itself which celebrated its 40th annual this weekend. Special guests Happy Hubard and Jim Rodgers were both toasted at dinner along with current competitor and Chef Alain Vincey who all sailed in the very first FBYC Masters regatta in 1981. Alain shared the story of how the regatta was founded – in typical fashion sailors sharing a beer after racing labor day weekend decided to bring their boats and race with only the masters the following weekend and such the event was born. 40 years later the tradition continues and hundreds of sailors have taken part over the years.


Happy Hubard …

Laser Masters set to Sail on Fishing Bay This Weekend

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47 Lasers will take to the waters of Fishing Bay this weekend in what will be the 40th annual Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters.  We’re also very excited to honor a few sailors who participated in the inaugural regatta as specials guests at dinner thanks to Alain Vincey, Laser sailor and chef extraordinaire who started the event back in 1981 and has brought this group back together.

It takes a lot to run these regattas and a huge thank you to everyone who has helped over the past 4 decades. This event is special not just for the Laser fleet members at FBYC, but also the guests who come from up and down the east coast, year after year …

FBYC ILCA Fall Regatta Results

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Sunday started breezy and sunny for the 8-boat fleet at FBYC’s ILCA Fall Regatta being sailed alongside a 4-boat  Flying Scot Fleet. The ½ mile course was set on the south end of Area A just north of the channel with the wind out of the North. David Waiting (SSA) won the first 3 of 5 races to win the day overall. James Jacob (SSA) was two points behind with Jon Deutsch (FBYC) in 3rd another two points behind him.

In the early races the wind was up in the mid-teens, 2 boats retired early and the rest of the boats did well to sail left and pick up the shifts and pressure coming from up the Piankatank …

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 …

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