Posts for November 2013


Keith B Hennessey on

Club News

The National Weather Service and NOAA have issued a gale watch for the Chesapeake Bay starting Tuesday afternoon or evening and lasting into Wednesday.  Winds are expected to be predominantly SE initially with clockwise rotation through the evening.  Wind velocity is expected to be in the 25-40 knot range.

All slip holders and members with boats stored on trailers or racks are advised to secure their boats with double lines or proper tie downs ASAP.

George Burke, Commodore



Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

THANKSGIVING is this coming Thursday, November 28th.  Gobble! Gobble!
36th Annual GABOON RACE – Sunday, December 1st.   GABOON FOR THE SPITTOON!  Entry fee is $30 ($25 for US Sailing members) and must be submitted by 1230 on race day.  This is a pursuit race (slower rated boats start first) and the course is pre-set in the Harbor.  The start/finish line is in front of Hampton Yacht Club.  Staggered starting times begin at 1300. Participants must have a current valid PHRF certificate. Safety and Equipment Category 5P is allowed.  PHRF crew number limitations are waived.  There is a 1630 time limit.  The GABOON SPITTOON goes to the first boat to …

Dry Sail Hoist - Out of Order

Keith B Hennessey on

Clubhouse News

The hoist that services the Dry Sail Area is out of order.

The hoist will not be repaired until the middle of next week at the earliest, depending on what is wrong and part(s) availability.

Apologies to all for any inconvenience.

Thank you - David Clark, Docks Chair

FBYC Annual Award Winners

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Saturday at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, VA. The following is a list of all of the 2013 recipients of the club's perpetual trophies.

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HENRY E. HUTCHESON, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY – awarded to the Optimist skipper with the highest standing in Sanctioned Regattas and intra-club races. Benton Amthor

ROBERTS BOWL – awarded to the Junior sailor who has shown the most interest in sailing as evidenced by enthusiasm, improvement in sailing techniques, awareness of the rules of water safety and cooperation with the members of the Junior program. Eric Roos

REID A. DUNN TROPHY – awarded to the member of the Junior Program between the …

FBYC Junior Division Officers

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities


Junior Division Families:

Final Practice - Fall Race Team

The 2013 FBYC junior sailing season finally comes to a close this weekend with the last Fall Race Team practice before the winter break. It has been a fantastic and wonderfully successful year!

Matthew Fontaine Maury Bowl - Allison and David Lennarz

We owe much of that success to Allison and David Lennarz. For those of you who have not yet heard, they were awarded the 2014 Matthew Fontaine Maury Bowl at the Commodore’s Ball. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions to sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Allison and David have been instrumental in the success and growth of the Junior Division over the past 10 years. They have been a critical …


Keith B Hennessey on

Clubhouse News

A quick reminder that Fall Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd!

Volunteers will gather at the Main Clubhouse around 8:30 a.m. for coffee and task assignments.

All ages are welcome!  A complimentary lunch will be served around Noon.

To sign up, email Ken Odell directly at or by calling his cell 804.241.6080. Registrations can also be made by clicking the link to the left.

Thank you!

2013 Commodores Ball Pictures

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

A wonderful time was had with a meeting, dinner, awards, and dancing!  Thanks for photos by Karren Huddle.

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FBYC 2014 Draft Schedule Posted

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

The 2014 sailing events committee, led by rear commodore Matt Braun, has been meeting over the past couple of weeks to set the schedule for 2014. That schedule is now available on the website. The cruising events will be added once they are available. While we don't anticipate needing to make any changes, the schedule won't be certified final until the December Board meeting.

A couple new events for this year:

  • Open House Regatta - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 5/24 - this will be Portsmouth racing for one design and offshore boats with a goal of creating sailing opportunities for members/non-members interested in trying out racing. There will be a social following the racing.
  • One Design Open …

Mike Toms New FBYC Laser Fleet Captain

Jon Deutsch on

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Some Laser fleet news - Mike Toms is going to be taking over as the FBYC Laser Fleet captain for 2014. For anyone who hasn't met Mike he grew up sailing at FBYC and has been a longtime Laser Fleet member.  He's also been a big help to me with the fleet and it'll be great to have him as our new fleet captain.  Mike can be reached at mtoms [at ] aol dot com

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I'm not going anywhere and will still be around and will continue to chair the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters regatta.  I've appreciated the knowledge and experience passed to me from previous Fleet Captain Brad Squires and David Hazlehurst before …

Annual Meeting/Commodore's Ball

Mary Spencer on

Social Events


 Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Country Club of Virginia
Westhampton Club House
6031 St. Andrews Lane • Richmond, VA

6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting
6:30-7:00 Small talk & Appetizers
7:00-8:30 Dinner & Awards
11:00 Dessert & Dancing


Adults $45.00** • Non-member Adults $55.00

Prices above include one glass of wine - Cash bar

Teens (13-17) $30.00 • Children $15.00


Join the party after the awards presentation for desserts and live music

Members $15 • Non-members $25

Bulk member rate 4 dessert/ dancing tickets for $50

8:30 pm-11pm • Cash bar

To Register, Click Here …

2013 Laser Frostbite Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

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The Laser Fleet ended their sailing season and the sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club on Saturday with a 7-race 'frostbite' regatta. With temperatures approaching 70, mostly sunny skies and light winds, there was a greater risk of sunburn than frostbite.

Nine sailors came out including 3 sailors from the Hampton Roads Laser fleet who made the trip - Mike Moore, Robert Suhay and Frank Patch. We also had 2 of our junior race team members - Luke Hayes and Nina Willms who both sailed Full rigs with the adults. FBYC regulars Mike Toms, Jon Deutsch, Alain Vincey and Frank Murphy rounded out the fleet.

The light and shifty conditions made the first two races a bit of chutes and ladders …

Fall 48/Carolina District Regatta

Rob Whittemore on

Flying Scots

This past weekend, John Wake and I travelled back to Lake Norman Yacht Club for the annual Fall 48 Regatta. Recall that LNYC successfully hosted the North Americas back in July. It was a big ask of the volunteers of the club to come back and put on another major event a few short months after the NAC’s, but they rose to the challenge and put on another great event. This year’s event also severed as the Carolina District Championship. As usual, the turnout for this event was strong with 35 boats competing over the weekend, including Allan Terhune who has been having an extremely successful year most notably winning major championships in the Lightning, Thistle and J-22 classes.

Saturday …

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