Posts for March 2014

FBYC J70's Campaigning in Winter Series

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

This weekend is the final weekend of the J/70 Winter Series at Davis Island Yacht Club.  FBYC boats Loonatictu (Noel Clinard) and Nostalgia (Blake/Lud Kimbrough) have been competitng there this winter.   Loonatictu is currently in 4th in the Corinthian fleet going into this weekend.

From the J/Newsletter:

Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Act III Preview
(Tampa, FL)- This coming weekend, the third and final act of the popular 2014 Quantum J/70 Winter Series takes place on Tampa Bay, hosted by the “sailingest yacht club in the south”- Davis Island YC.  From March 28th to 30th, the grand finale for forty-one J/70s determines not only the regatta winner, but the winner of the …

CHANGE OF DATE: Spring Clean-Up Day - April 5th!

Keith B Hennessey on

Clubhouse News
Change of Date for Spring Clean-Up Day
New Date:  Saturday, April 5, 2014
Due to the weather forecast for this Saturday, Spring Clean-Up Day has been moved to April 5th.  All other times and locations remain the same!
We will gather in the main Clubhouse for coffee and refreshments at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided after clean-up around noon.
On the agenda will be mulching, pruning, planting and raking.  We will also be working on the new storage lockers. Registration can be made by clicking here or you can contact Ken Odell by email at or cell 804-241-6080 if you plan to volunteer.
Thank you!

Schooner Virginia visits Deltaville

Jim Rogers on


Come visit Virginia at Fishing Bay Harbor Marina and tour this historic recreation of the last all-sail vessel used by the Virginia Pilot Association.

Free Public Deck Tours

  • Saturday, April 26, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday April 27, 10am - 2pm

Evening Sunset Sail April 26, 6pm - 8pm

Afternoon Sail April 27, 3pm - 5pm

Sail Tickets: $50 per person

Virginia Port Visit Schedule at 

Welcome Cruisers Party: April 6

Ted Bennett on

Cruising News

Welcome all cruisers AND all “Wannabe” cruisers to our opening social event!

There is a cocktail party with heavy hors d’oeuvres on Sunday April 6, from 6 to 9 PM, at the home of Ted & Myra Bennett – 1787 South Dover Pointe Rd. , Richmond VA 23238. All food with wine, beer and soft drinks provided – All you need to do is register by Tue April 2.

We will be covering the up coming cruising season and enjoying the company of new and established cruising sailors. Call Ted Bennett (804) 516-1144 if you have any questions.

Welcome to the 2014 Offshore Season

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Welcome to the 2014 FBYC Offshore Season! With the Spring Equinox (March 20th) just around the corner and Opening Day in a month, it’s high time we sent out information highlighting important items of note. First, I wanted to introduce your 2014 Offshore Leaders and their respective responsibilities.

Bob Fleck (Offshore Div. Lt. Cmdr.): Bob is responsible specifying how scores should be collected, checking accuracy of scores, and uploading those scores for all to view on the FBYC website.

Bonnie Black (Offshore Div. Race Chair): Responsible for staffing PROs and Race Committees for our offshore club events.

Gregory Watt (Spinnaker Fleet Captain): Acts as a representative and advocate of the spinnaker fleet. Acts as spinnaker fleet safety officer. Generates …

Opening Day Celebration, is just 5 weeks away!

Jon Deutsch on

Social Events
FBYC 75th
April 12th, Opening Day Celebration, is just 5 weeks away!
This is our 75th Anniversary!  Help us start the year with style, great fun, true fellowship, and camaraderie.
Please, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 12, beginning at 5 PM with the Blessing of the Fleet. We will have food, refreshment, music and some fun historical elements to harken back to earlier times, in celebration of our 75th anniversary.  
If you have recently joined the Club, this is a great time to meet fellow sailors.  Come with your most impressive yachting blazers and bling, or as you are.  Every club member and their guests are not just welcome, but strongly encouraged to come …

FBYC Spring Race Team Opens Season!

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Nine intrepid juniors braved the icy-37 degree-water to open the 2014 sailing season at Fishing Bay on March 8th and 9th.  The team is coached by professional coach David Tunnicliffe, who drilled the team on starts, mark roundings, boat speed and other racing skills.  The team will practice or race through May on most week ends.  For more information, contact the Parent Coordinator, Bo Bragg, at


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

Wake up, sleepyheads!  DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME began yesterday!!

PHRF WEBSITE UP AND READY – Register to apply/renew rating, check out the NEW Safety Equipment Requirements (adopted by PHRF of the Chesapeake) and more.  Go to the PHRF home page,  and click on the appropriate topic.  You can apply for your rating, get info on the “Equipment Compliance Certificate” (you self-certify as in the past, but the category titles are different and so are the requirements), and you can pay at the site. The new Safety Equipment Requirements have been developed by US Sailing and come as a result of recent tragic accidents that occurred within the past year or two. PHRF of …

Boater Card Course: LAST CALL!

Jane Cutler on

Club News

LAST CALL FOR VA Boater Card Course on March 22


Virginia Boater Course

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 …


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SBR News You Can Use

Leukemia Cup to Host Gary Jobson in Richmond on March 16.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society kicks off its 2014 Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta season in March with a Richmond appearance by world-class sailor and ESPN commentator, Gary Jobson.Jobson will present his candid behind-the-scenes commentary on the spectacular America’s Cup comeback by Team Oracle over Team New Zealand in the Cup races held last September on San FranciscoBay. As National Chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regattas and himself a Leukemia survivor, Jobson will also offer some valuable fundraising tips for area sailors planning to participate in the upcoming 16th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta in Deltaville in July. The program is free and open to …

Website Picture Changes

Strother Scott on

Club News

We have some new image features on the website.  

  • When you use the image upload feature with new News Postings (like this entry)- it automatically rescales images to a "web-friendly" sized image.  The 2.6MB picture of Mr Roberts was huge - 3504x2336px  - once it is uploaded it is reduced 600px max. Therefore there is no need for the person posting to fiddle with the image size - unless they wish to use the handles to drag the picture even smaller.
  • If you go to the Visitor Info link on our website -  there are new links under Photos on the left sidebar to our Flickr Sets …
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