Posts for April 2013


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

Annapolis NOOD. Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5.  So, far 7 southern Bay boats are going one-design racing this coming weekend in the Annapolis National OffShore One Design Regatta.  Our area will be well represented in the J70 class – all 5 owner/skippers are entered in the 48 boat fleet:  Noel Clinard (FBYC), Lud Kimbrough (FBYC), Ron Thompson (HYC), and two Vortex Marine (BBSA) entries, one sailed by Jay Matteson and the other by Basil RowlandCraig Wright (FBYC) is the southern Bay entry in the 8 boat J109 class and Mike Gravitt (HYC) will wear the mantle in the 4 boat Viper 640 class. And, also from the southern Bay, senior judge John …

May Laser Clinic

Jon Deutsch on

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Mike Toms will be conducting this clinic on Sunday, May 5 (note: changed from 5/4) for beginner and intermediate Laser Sailors. Mike is an experienced sailor and instructor and has experience helping move people forward in sailing, no matter their skill level. Whether you hope to race or play, this clinic can help make Laser sailing more fun and safer.

The clinic will be started at 8:30AM and run for a little over 2 hours.  The clinic will be followed by FBYC's Laser Spring Regatta (first warning at 1200) which will be tailored to have close-in courses suitable for new racers.



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Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

April 21The FBYC Spring Series fleets got in two  4+ nm races yesterday.  In the PHRF A fleet (6 boats), Craig Wright’s Afterthought won the tie for 1st for the day (3-1), over Sam Mitchener’s Double Eagle (2-2).  Double Eagle had stand-in skippers, Mayo Tabb and Mark Stephens, as Sam has suffered the recent, unexpected lost of his wife, Cary.   Glenn Doncaster, Nanqu, took 3rd for the day (1-4).  In PHRF B (4 boats), Bob Fleck, Mad Hatter, took two bullets (1-1) for 1st place and Brad Davis, Bad Dog won the tie breaker for 2nd  (3-2), over Eric Powers, Nereid (2-3), 3rd.  In PHRF C (4 boats), Bundy, Blue …

Offshore Spring Series 1: Read all About It

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

20130414-003Sunday's Spring Series #1 proved to be an exciting day of racing, kicking off the series under sunny skies and varying breezes. After nearly an hour AP from the lack of winds, the Race Committee found breezes in the 5-8 knot range out of 060 degrees. A W4 course was established with 1.2 nm legs.

PHRF A started the day at 11:55 followed by rolling starts for PHRF B, C, and Non-Spin. In race 1, many boats went left expecting a right shift and lift to the weather mark. That did not pan out as the fleets split, with roughly half breaking away onto a port tack. To add to the challenge, many over stood with an …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

Today is the IDES of APRIL – April 15th is federal income tax filing deadline day.  YIKES!

Twenty (20) of the FBYC Off Shore Division boats  raced on Saturday in a non-sanctioned mid-distance race at the FBYC Opening Day festivities.  Craig  Wright’s J109, Afterthought won the race, followed by Sam Mitchener’s Double Eagle, and Drake Johnstone’s Cat’s Pajamas in 3rd.

FBYC Spring Series opened yesterday with twenty-two (22) boats in  two races.  The first day of “serious” racing followed on the heels of Saturday’s FBYC Opening Day mid-distance race, designed to shake off rust, bless the fleet, and enjoy a great dinner and a live band.  SPRING SERIES DAY 1 RESULTS:  PHRF A (5 boats …

How to keep That Family Sailing

Noel Clinard on

Offshore Racing

Sailing World

At the St. Petersburg NOOD, Brandon Flack, his wife and kids sailed their J70 "Torqueedo", until the last day, with temperatures at 42 degrees, honking wind and big waves.  See this recount of his decision-making.  Our "Loonatictu" was one of the intrepid dozen out of 20 who went out that day, after the delay of a skied main halyard, and other than the occassional knockdown, the big challenge was finding a dry course to the sailing area.  The spray only felt hot for  an instant, then Brrrrr.

Read on at Sailing World

Offshore Meeting at 4 PM Saturday, April 13th

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Attention Offshore Skippers
This Saturday, April 13th, there will be an Offshore meeting in preparation for the 2013 FBYC Racing Series. This meeting will occur at 4 PM in Fannie's House after the Opening Day medium distance race and prior to the Blessing of the Fleet. The meeting will end promptly at 4:45 PM to allow time for folks to migrate to the Blessing. If for some reason the Opening Day race is not complete prior to 4 PM, an alternate time for this meeting will be established and posted on Fannie's door.
The goal for this meeting is to provide a forum for skippers and to share their thoughts on relevant topics related to club …

Cruising Event Dates are now updated

Strother Scott on

Cruising News

The web site has now caught up with the fast moving cruising set – and I have updated the schedule to reflect the changes that were made a few weeks ago. 

Please visit  to see the current schedule and sign up for these events.


Sat, Apr 27
   - Sun, Apr 28 



Cruise to Mathews YC


Event Chair

John Koedel Jr.

Social Chair

Fay Koedel

Sign Up! by 04/17

Thu, May 2 



Pre-Captains Choice Cruise Dinner


Event Chair

Dan Lindsey III

Social Chair

Barbara Lindsey

Sign Up! by 04/22

Thu, May 2
   - Sun, May 5 



Captains Choice Cruise


Event …

Opening Day Reminder - Register Now

Mary Spencer on

Social Events

Opening Day 2013 - New format - no cost!

IMG_1960.JPGFishing Bay Yacht Club is excited to announce that the Opening Day evening festivities will be no cost to all members who sign up!

When: Saturday, April 13th **IMPORTANT: Register online by April 5th to reserve a spot**

Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm

Dinner 6:00 - 8:00 pm (new format!)

Band 7:00 – 10:00 pm -  SGGL, back by popular demand

Where: FBYC Clubhouse


  • $0 – members
  • $30 – non-members
  • $5 – non-member’s children, 12 and under

Gourmet food stations including butlered service will serve delicacies such as fried oysters and crab cakes.  Full menu here.  Open bar will be provided.

Welcome …

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