Posts for August 2013

Stingray Preliminary Scratch Sheets

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

The preliminary scratch sheets for Saturday and Sunday's 'round the buoys races are posted here. Please note that the class splits for Friday's distance race will NOT include a separate PHRF A0/A1 fleet split at this time. A separate scratch sheet for Friday's distance race will be posted shortly.

Stingray Light Distance Race SI's

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

The sailing instructions for the Stingray Light Distance Race are posted online. Download a copy today! Be sure to check the Official Notice Board in the vicinity of the Regatta Tent by 1030 Friday morning for any notices affecting the distance race.

J70 Fleet Fun Sail and Social

Noel Clinard on

One Design Racing


On August 24, the new and growing J70 Fleet held its first group Fun Sail and Social. Celebrating the arrival of 3 new boats for David Hinckle, Mike Karn and Walter Bundy, bringing the Fleet to six boats, the Fleet sailed several Windwar-Leewards on a course set by the Sea-craft in the Piankatank mouth while the larger offshore boats sailed a long distance race. The social was hosted by Dave Malkin, the dealer from North Point Yacht Sales of Annapolis who has sold all our boats. The following day many of us joined the long distance brunch. Nice events like this will ensure continuing fleet growth. Who's next?


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Smith Point Race: Just Right

Doug Anderson on

Offshore Racing

Over the years the Smith Point Race has provided a range of weather conditions, but none better than this year's "Goldie Locks" presentation.  The winds were just right, the temp and humidity were just right, the rain squalls were just right--they went around us, and the sunset was absolutely just right, as the photos show. 

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The 3 course options took the fleets on a variety of paths to Smith Point.  The A & B fleets sailed a close reach across the bay to the cut channel before going north (58nm).  The C fleet took a slightly less out of the way route (42mn)  while the non-spin fleet took a direct route (32nm).

8/24/2013 Smith Point Race - Smith Point Light

Each fleet had …

Stingray Regatta Dinner Registration Reminder

David Hinckle on

Offshore Racing

SP2013_small.jpgThe deadline for purchasing dinner tickets for the Stingray Point Regatta is Wednesday August 28 at 5:00.  If you want to be guaranteed a meal at either the Friday or Saturday dinners you must purchase tickets by this date.  After this date tickets will be limited and available on a first come first serve basis.  We always run out and have to turn people away. Don’t let this happen to you!  Please order now, if you like you can send an email to david [at] to make your reservation.  Thank you.

Annual Smith Point Race

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Attention offshore fleet…

This Saturday, August 24th, is the annual Smith Point race. Last year's race was a great beat up and reach back. The first warning is at 1400 and the full notice of race can be found here.

In addition to a great race, what better way to recount the events of the early morning hours then with a 5 star brunch on Sunday morning at 1000 prepared by FBYC’s very own Cheeky Monkey crew? The menu once again features:

  • Made to order crabmeat omelets
  • Made to order western style omelets
  • Shrimp and grits
  • Chesapeake style Bloody Mary’s

Cost is $7 a head and worth every penny. 

And last, but not least, we will be inducting …

USODA Photos Now Available

Maria Powell on

Junior Activities

Congratulations to all USODA competitors!! Photos from the New England Opti Championship in Portland, Maine were taken by FBYC member Maria Powell.  Visit Maria Burton Photography to purchase prints from all 4 days of the regatta! 


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use



Among the choices: 

    STINGRAY POINT REGATTA (Fri, Aug 30 – Sun, Sep 1) - Opens with distance race (scored separately from Saturday and Sunday racing) on Friday August 30th in Deltaville.  Two days of round-the-buoy racing on Saturday and Sunday.  For info, details, and to enter go to and click on the event listing. Organizing Authority is Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  In a setting that borders on charmingly rural and has all the additional niceties of the FBYC facilities, including water access to both Jackson Creek and Fishing Bay proper, a cozy waterfront swimming pool, and …

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters NOR/Registration

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The 2013 Chesapeake Bay Lasers Masters regatta is coming up on September 7-8 and we would like to invite you to come sail with us.  This event is a must-do event for any Laser Masters (age 35+) sailor and why not make this the year you come sail with us!

This year the masters event is at a new September date (to make way for Masters NA's in October on our regular date).  In fact - we might even still have the pool open!

And not only is FBYC home to one of the best sailing sites on the Chesapeake Bay - it's also known for one of the best regatta dinners.  Chef Alain Vincey has a …

19th Stingray Point Regatta

Mary Spencer on

Offshore Racing

Stingray Point Regatta


August 30 - September 1, 2013

For the Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy,
Potts Southern Bay Challenge Cup,
PHRF, J105, Non Spinnaker & Cruising Class

We hope you will join us for what is always a fun weekend of racing on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay over Labor Day Weekend. Ask any racer who has raced the Stingray Point Regatta at FBYC and they will tell you it is the place to be!

DESCRIPTION This regatta will consist of a one day Distance Race on Friday and a two-day Series Race on Saturday and Sunday, August 31-September 1. The Distance Race will be scored separately from the Series Races. There is no fee …

2013 Annual One Design Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Saturday's racing was all they wrote for the 2013 Annual One Design Regatta with mother nature not cooperating with enough wind to race on Sunday.  Trent Levy in the Optimist Class won the prestigous John R. Hawksworth Memorial Trophy as the winner of the most competitive fleet in the regatta.

While the Optis got in 3 races, boats on the other 3 courses were only able to race the two races on Saturday.

Green Fleet

Opti Development Team

Opti White

Opti Blue

Opti Red

Opti Overall

Opti girl

Laser Radial


Front Runner

San Juan 21



Flying Scot

Thanks again to …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

74th Annual One Design Regatta at Fishing Bay Yacht Club – Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11.  This event has been a mainstay of small boat racing on the southern Bay for a long time and it’s shaping up that way again this year.  So far, registrations reflect a predominance of Flying Scots and include Frontrunners, Typhoons, San Juan 21s, Lasers, and on the junior side of the house, Opti’s and Laser Radials.  There will be plenty of racing along with socials, food, drink, and entertainment on Saturday night.  For details and to register on-line, go to  Or, call Event Chairman John Wake at (804)305-1343.

Thunderstorms cut  CUT CHANNEL RACE short.  Seventeen …

FBYC Sailors Win Governor's Cup & HOD Nationals

Michelle Hayes on

Junior Activities

FBYC Race Team member Alexander Hanna won the 2013 Governor’s Cup this past Sunday at Ware River Yacht Club.  Alexander was first in the Laser Radial Fleet, which was the largest fleet competing in this year’s regatta.  Under the Deed of Gift for the Governor’s Cup, the winner of the fleet with the most starts at the regatta wins the Governor’s Cup.  This is the first year in its 49 year history it has been awarded to a junior sailor.  Alexander has competed on the FBYC Race Teams for a number of years in both Optis and Lasers.  Completing the clean sweep in the Laser Radial Class, fellow FBYC Race Team members Eric Roos and …

Annual One Design Regatta T-Shirts

David Hinckle on

Flying Scots

If you want to pre-order your AOD t-shirt you must do so by 5:00 today.  There may still be shirts available at registration but this is not guaranteed.  Avoid disappointment by ordering now!!

74th Annual One Design Regatta

David Hinckle on

Club News

   If you want to attend the 74th Annual One Design Regatta please sign up as soon as possible. The discounted packages for all classes will be unavailable after tomorrow August 2nd.  You can still register after this date though you will have to purchase all items individually and some things may be sold out. 

   We must give our caterer a hard number soon so if you wait till the last minute dinner tickets may be unavailable!  Don't miss out, this will be a great weekend!

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