Posts for July 2014

FBYC Laser Race Team

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Photo by Laser Race Team Coach Gabriel Moran, taken today of members of the Laser Race Team training off Marion, Massachusetts, for the 2014 Buzzards Bay Regatta.  Racing will take place this Friday through Sunday.


FBYC Junior Race Teams Roll On!

Keith B Hennessey on

Junior Activities
Since our last update on July 7th (covering our first six summer regattas), the Race Teams have raced non-stop, with no let up in winning regattas from Hampton, Virginia to Hyannis, Massachusetts, while having FUN along the way!
First up, on July 9th, the Opti Race Team raced at the Hampton Yacht Club Annual Junior Regatta.  Eighteen FBYC sailors attended, and we swept all divisions five deep, including Overall, with Benton Amthor finishing first, followed by Boyd Bragg, Gannon Troutman, Trent Levy and Guthrie Braun.  On the same day the Laser Race Team raced at Cape May, New Jersey, at the Regional Qualifiers for the Singlehanded Chubb Championships.  We placed five sailors in the top fifteen …

FBYC Boats on Podium at Screwpile

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

Last weekend 6 Fishing Bay Boats were among the 75 boats competing at the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge and half of the boats came home with podium finishes.  The 3 day regatta feature one light-air race on Friday, a distance race on Saturday ending at the Pier and 2 more buoy races on Sunday.

PHRF-A1 3rd Place Afterthough - Craig Wright

PHRF-A1 6th Place Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener

PHRF-B 3rd Place GOIN' - Dennis Hannick

PHRF-C 1st Place Horizon - Bob Fleck

PHRF-C 4th Place Cheeky Monkey - Paul and Julie Anne Wash

PHRF-C 6th Place Schiehallion - Brad Miller




FBYC Summer One-Day Laser Regatta This Sunday

Mike Toms on


The Laser Fleet at Fishing Bay welcomes you to come join us this Sunday, July 27th, for our club one-day Summer race. The weather looks perfect for a Summer day of Laser Sailing - 90 and mostly sunny, wind from the SW at 8-10. Water temps are a pleasant 76 degrees and the nettles are few, so it should be an ideal day to be on the water. We will have a mix of skilled and veteran sailors out there, so no matter what your skill level, we look forward to seeing you there. Of course, the pool is open, if you want to bring the family. We also have plenty of other kid-friendly entertainment options. And we can set up …

Junior Race Team

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Check out the FBYC Junior Race Team as they leave today for the Chesapeake Bay Junior Olympics at Corsica River Yacht Club in Centreville, Maryland.  And thats not even everyone!

Leukemia Cup Results and Pictures

Jon Deutsch on

Leukemia Cup

A few pictures and results from the recently completed Leukemia Cup Regatta:

Pictures (Jon Deutsch) | East Course Results | West Course Results

PHRF-A (9 boats)

  1. Afterthought - Craig Wright
  2. Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener
  3. Nanuq - Glenn Doncaster

Leukemia Classic (8 boats)

  1. Mr. Williams - Bill Curdts
  2. Radio Flyer - Michael Kennedy
  3. Nutcracker - Dick Cole

PHRF-B (5 boats)

  1. GOIN - Dennis Hannick
  2. Shenanigan - Miles Booth
  3. Bad Dog - Brad Davis

Leukemia Cruising 1 (10 boats)

  1. Temptress - Robert DeJong
  2. Osprey - Steve Bland
  3. Survivor - Stephanie Stephens

PHRF-C (7 boats)

  1. Horizon - Bob Fleck
  2. roundabout - Alan Bomar
  3. Cheeky Monkey - Paul Wash

Leukemia Cruising 2 (10 boats)

  1. First Light - Jeffrey Branflick
  2. Sherpa - Michael Shaner
  3. Sanctuary - Stan Coloff

PHRF-NS (3 boats)

  1. Juggernaut - Mike Dale
  2. Checko - Steve Smith
  3. Onward - James Raper

J/70 (9 …

New Facebook Page Milestone

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

We have reached a new milestone with 1,000 people liking our page. Since our page was founded almost 5 years ago on July 24, 2009 it has been a great way to find out what's going on at the club and for us to share our activities with our members, crew, friends, family visiting sailors and the local and sailing communities.

Are you on Facebook?  Follow us here.

Summer Sea Breeze 1 Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Once Hurricane Aurthur blew through it was smooth sailing for the Flying Scots and Front Runners at the first One Design Summer Sea Breeze regatta on Saturday.  What was clouds with winds in the 30's just a day before gave way to mostly sunny skies and 8-10 knot winds for 4 races run by PRO Mike Dale and his race committee.  Thanks to Veronica Hinckle for some pictures.

Results | Pictures

Flying Scot (6 boats)

  1. John/Sharon Wake
  2. Len Guenther/Ron Thompson
  3. Tracy Schwarzchild

Front Runner (4 boats)

  1. Matt Braun/A.L. Braun
  2. Waddy/Parker/Caroline Garrett
  3. Jon Deutsch/Tommy Roper

FBYC Junior Race Teams Take to the Road!

Keith B Hennessey on

Junior Activities

Your Junior Race Teams have not been idle since the end of Junior Week.  Beginning  the day after its conclusion, the teams competed at 6 different regattas at 6 different clubs on the Bay in a total of 12 days!  We have a record 45 kids total-12 on the Opti Development Team, 12 on the Laser Race Team, and 21 on the Opti Race Team!  
After the Commonwealth, the Opti Development Team stayed home to practice, while the Opti Race Team and Laser Race Team hit the road.  First up after the Commonwealth on June 21-22 was the Rock Hall Yacht Club Annual Junior Regatta in Rock Hall, Maryland; followed by the Tred Avon Yacht …

Leukemia Cup Scratch Sheet Posted

Paul Wash on

Leukemia Cup

Attention all offshore racers, cruisers, and classic boats...The Leukemia Cup is this weekend Saturday and Sunday. There is still time to sign up at the Leukemia Cup Site. If you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for? This is a great cause and good racing will be had by all.

The latest Leukemia Cup scratch sheet is posted here. Look for updates throughout the week. 51 boats are currently registered.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Paul Wash


Rappahannock River Cruise August 2-3

Sam Stoakley on

Cruising News

The Cruising Division will cruise up the Rappahannock River on Saturday, August 2nd and will have a cookout and stay overnight at the Rappahannock River Yacht Club. We will gather Friday night, August 1st, at 6:00 PM for cocktails and a captains' meeting at Fanny's House. Beer, wine and light fare will be provided. For Saturday's dinner please bring something to grill and a dish to share (hors d'ouvres, side dish or dessert). The Dockmaster will advise me of the availability of slips early that week and I will make a best effort to fit all boats into an appropriate space.  Please register on the website and email Nancy ( or me (samstoakley …

July 4 Race Notice from the PRO

David Hinckle on

One Design Racing

We have been closely watching the track of Hurricane Arthur and will continue to do so to determine if we can safely conduct the Long Distance race scheduled for Friday.  I expect to make a final decision by 8:00 am tomorrow morning and any changes to the program will be posted on the front page of the website.  Thank you for your patience and please remember that even if there is not a race there will still be a great party that you will not want to miss!

David Hinckle
Principal Race Officer

Hurricane, Schmurricane......

Caroline Patrick on

Social Events

The FBYC 4th of July Cookout is on - RAIN or SHINE

**We will be serving HURRICANE cocktails until the rain stops**
First come, first served, they won't last long and neither should the hurricane!

July 4 Cookout

Friday, July 4th

Cookout 3pm-6pm
Band 4pm-7pm

Come dry out in the clubhouse for a juicy burger, hot dog, and your favorite picnic food.

Register here to pay online. Deadline extended to 5pm today.

No decisions have been made yet about any changes to the racing other than adding another course, but keep an eye on the website for any notices.

Long Distance Race Change to NOR: New Course

David Hinckle on

One Design Racing

In anticipation of somewhat breezy conditions possible for the Long Distance race this Friday we have changed the NOR to add an additional course #5 to the event.  This course will be sailed entirely in Fishing Bay and not around Stove Point.  Given the forecast of northerly winds this should give a protected venue for fun safe racing!  The new course #5 is as follows:

  • Start at #12,
  • windward to "Y",  drop mark in F.B. leave to port
  • Proceed to #15 honoring #13, leave to port
  • Round #15 leaving to port
  • Proceed to #12 honoring #13 to starboard
  • Round #12 leaving to port
  • Finish at Mr Roberts near FBYC dock

David Hinckle
Principle Race Officer

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