Posts for January 2014

FBYC Junior Program Registration Opens February 1

Doug Bendura on

Junior Activities

 Summer Program Registration Opens February 1!

 All Families with Junior Sailors:

 Registration for Opti Kids, Junior Week and our race teams opens this Saturday February 1! Member Preference ends March 1and registration closes May 15th.

 Parents are encouraged to seek guidance from the Junior Division staff in selecting the class that is best suited to their child. FBYC has taken care to develop a program that fills the needs of a wide range of ages and skill levels.  It is important that parents work with staff to properly place their children in the most appropriate class to avoid frustration on the part of the child and disruption to the class.  If you are …


Matt Braun on

Club News

Embark on a Lifetime of Sailing Enjoyment...

This year Fishing Bay Yacht Club will offer superior sailing instruction that will allow participants get started on the right course. Whether you're traveling abroad, or just down to the club, this program help get someone you know started.  All of us know someone who has said "I would love to learn to sail" now they can at FBYC.  We are proud to offer a US Sailing Keelboat Certification class through Premier Sailing and US Sailing.  As the national governing association for sailing US Sailing only accredit only the top schools in the country. US Sailing has been serving sailors since 1897, and has certified more than 44,000 members. The mission …

Key West 3rd Place: Nanuq

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

Congrats to Nanuq on their 3rd place finish at Quantum Key West Race Week in PHRF-2.


Bermuda High Party

Jon Deutsch on

Social Events

The end of winter is just around the corner...

Time to don your Bermuda shorts and sundresses and come party!

Saturday March 22, 6:00 p.m.

Julie Ann and Paul Wash's home
4106 Park Avenue
Richmond, Va 23221

$15 members, $20 non-members

Registration Here.

Adding Images in New posts

Strother Scott on

Club News

When you post a new News Entry, you will notice that the thee rows of Icons above the window where you type have morphed into one row of menus with down arrows and two rows of icons.  This layout is thought to be more advanced, modern, and cleaner. In the bottom row of icons there is a new Image Upload Icon (the green arrow) for adding an image to your posting without dealing with either Flickr or some other image URL. If you click that icon, you will be asked to Browse your hard drive to select the image to post. 

Once you put the image in the window, it will likely be huge, and I have noticed …


Keith B Hennessey on

SBR News You Can Use

There are three special seminars coming to the southern Bay area  this coming Spring.

These seminars will be of interest to your members who are involved in, or want to become involved in, race committee duties, protest hearings and rules interpretations, and/or who sail the Bay in a cruising fashion (Near Shore Safety at Sea).

 ***Sunday, February 16, 2014   US SAILING ONE-DAY RACE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR – at Hampton Yacht Club, Hampton Virginia.  This is for US Sailing Race Officer certification, re-certification, brushing up on race committee skills, and/or developing race committee knowledge.  The course will be led by John McCarthy, US Sailing National Judge, Regional Race Officer, and certified course instructor.  Cost …


Keith B Hennessey on

SBR News You Can Use


You may go ON LINE to enter and/or pay your entry fee and you can get additional regatta info at www.yachtscoring.comAlso, the preliminary NOR is posted already for racers’ convenience. If you prefer to use a PAPER ENTRY FORM  for SBRW 2014, go to, click on Additional Event Documents, print the form, fill it in, and mail it to the address shown.  If you have any difficulties entering, please DO CONTACT Lin McCarthy at (757) 850-4225 or email   At SBRW the  racers are the top priority.

2013 Southern Bay Race Week Photo #1

Notice to FBYC Boat Operators

George Sadler on

Club News

Notice to FBYC Boat Operators


Event: Virginia Boater Card Course
Location: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Main Clubhouse, Second Floor
Time: 8:30 am until completion of examination
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Registration: or click here.

This year’s course will again be held at the clubhouse and will be conducted by Flotilla 66 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  As of  July 31st of 2014, the Commonwealth of Virginia will mandate that in order to operate a vessel powered by a motor of 10 HP or greater, all operators 45 years of age and younger will be required to have taken and passed this course, or similar boating safety training. Registration will be limited …

Paddle Board Races at the Laser Masters Regatta

Jon Deutsch on


What do you do with 45 Laser Masters sailors while waiting for the wind to fill?


Two teams of sailors competed in relay races to round the bouy and come back to the beach.  Each trip required a different technique of boarding - stand up, sit down, two person, do a trick, etc.

Lucky for us the wind filled a short time later we were able to sail.

Check it out:

Regatta Results


Keith B Hennessey on

Club News

FBYC 75th Logo


In celebration of Fishing Bay Yacht Club’s 75th anniversary the Board of Trustees approved a set of limited-time-offer special membership initiatives, valid in 2014 only.   We are taking these steps to promote the sport of sailing, which is our mission, and to increase membership. Our ten year decline in membership and participation parallels the alarming trends outlined in a report from US Sailing.  Also, we want to recruit members less than 40 years of age.  Reaching a younger demographic is our most challenging objective and the one most critical to our future.

The essence of this year-long membership campaign is a significant reduction in the initiation fee for a …

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