Posts for September 2014

Fall Series III Postponeme​nt and Meeting

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
!! Attention Offshore Fleet !!
RE: Fall Series III, Sunday, October 12th, 1 Hour Postponement and Offshore Racing Meeting, FBYC Main Clubhouse, 2nd Floor
Fall Series III is postponed by 1 hour to hold the end of year Offshore Racing Meeting beginning promptly at 0845 in the Main Clubhouse, 2nd Floor. The meeting is open to offshore racing skippers and crew that are members of FBYC that wish to share feedback and discuss topics related to the FBYC Offshore Racing program. If you remember this meeting from 2013, this feedback was later incorporated into the Offshore SI's and into many of our normal procedures. We will facilitate the conversation with a list of topics. Your feedback matters!
An addendum will be posted on the web …


Keith B Hennessey on


The Trophy Committee will receive nominations until October 8th for the following perpetual trophies to be awarded at the Annual Awards Party in November.

PIANKATANK TROPHY – Recognizes the FBYC skipper who most exemplifies the principle that “all is not lost until the boat sinks.”

MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY BOWL – Recognizes a member of FBYC for an outstanding contribution to sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

COMPETITION TROPHY – Recognizes a member of FBYC who is the skipper of an enrolled offshore or one-design boat and who most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the past year. Nominations should consider the character (local, regional, national) of events entered and …

Fall Opti Race Team Shines-USODA SE Championships!

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities
This past weekend, September 19th and 20th, four of our Fall Opti Race Team members, along with their families and Coach David Tunnicliffe, travelled to Lake Altoona, Atlanta, for the United States Optimist Dinghy Association Southeastern Championships.  
There were a total of 126 competitors, many of whom sailed with professionally run teams from the top junior programs from across the country, including teams from Coral Reef Yacht Club, Lauderdale Yacht Club, Southern Yacht Club, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Sarasota Youth Sailing, and private clubs Team For and Prime.  Our kids were fantastic!  When the dust settled, Boyd Bragg finished 2nd overall and 1rst in Red Fleet!  Ian Street finished 15th overall and 7th in Red …

2014 Flying Scot ACC Results

Debbie Cycotte on

Flying Scots


It was a great weekend for the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the 35 Flying Scot sailors competing.   Congratulations to David Neff and Jason Hair from Selby Bay, MD for winning the regatta and also the Capitol District Championship, being the top district boat as well. 


Saturday's races were started with wind about 12 kts but dropping to 7 kts later on.  Four races were held on Saturday with the final race in about 14 kts.  There were four general recalls (three of them under ZFP) as later in the day there was more current pushing the boats over the line.  Saturday evening the sailors were treated …

New Registration Form

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

We've rolled out some pretty cool changes to our online registration form which should make it easier to fill out the information.

To start - for events that allow Social only registration - there's a selection at the top of the form and if Social is selected, boat information is no longer required.  This eliminates the need to fill dummy boat information for social-only regitrations.

The entry fields are a lot cleaner with a small icon indicating required information.  The form is much more intuitive with much less legalese on it.  If a field is forgotten when trying to register - it's shaded red to make it easy to find.

After hitting the 'Register' button - if there …

FBYC Junior Racers Smoking HOT!!!

Keith B Hennessey on

Junior Activities

Breaking News: two of our High School seniors and Laser Race Team members swept the Interscholastic Sailing Association Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Sailing Association (MASSA) Singlehanded Qualifier for the Cressy Trophy, sailed in Lasers, held September 13 and 14 in Oyster Bay, New York!  Eric Roos won the Full Rig Division and Alexander Hanna won the Radial Division, meaning FBYC Juniors  won both single handed divisions!  This prestigious regatta included high school sailors from New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware,  Maryland and Virginia.  It qualifies Eric and Alexander to race at the Cressy Singlehanded Finals at Bellingham Yacht Club, Bellingham, Washington, October 31-November 2.  Break out the MasterCards Mom and Dad!


Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship

Debbie Cycotte on

Flying Scots

Only a few more days to the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship this weekend at Fishing Bay.  Defending Champions Rob Whittemore and John Wake will be among the 35+ boats competing in the five race series.  Sailors from as far as Connecticut to South Carolina to Western Maryland will enjoy excellent competition, superb race management, a gourmet dinner by our own Chef Alain Vincey, and the special camaraderie of fellow Scotters that the Class is so well known for.  This will also be the Capitol District Championship with the title will going to the top boat from this district.  PRO Rick Klein and his All-Star RC Team along with Chief Judge Brooks Zerkel are ready for …

Fall Invitational and Laser Fall Regatta

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Nearly a dozen one design boats were out on Sunday for 4 races for Flying Scots, Front Runners and Lasers.


  • Front Runner: Mark Stephens
  • Flying Scot: John Wake
  • Laser: Mike Moore

Eric Roos Wins MASSA Cressy Qualifier

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Atlee High School sailor and FBYC Member Eric Roos won the Singlehanded Mid-Atlatic Scholastic Sailing Association Qualifier and will represent his school at the High School National Championship later this fall.

On Saturday following 1030 harbor start, first gun was 1130. Races were sailed in an easterly ranging from 12+, dropping down to 6 kts. Courses were modified windward/leewards. Four races were sailed until the rain moved in and we lost the breeze, leading to an abandoned fifth race. One protest was filed and heard before dinner.

Sunday morning's breeze started at N/NW at 12kts, shifted due North and then settled back N and dropped in velocity. First gun was at 9:51am. Six races were completed …

Offshore Fall Series #1 Plagued by Light Winds

Jon Deutsch on

New Building

Light winds on Saturday plagued the FBYC offshore fleet as they took part in the first of the Fall Series and only 1 race was sailed for the 17 boats in 5 fleets.


  • PHRF-A: Afterthought -Craig Wright
  • PHRF-B: GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  • PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Ann Wash
  • PHRF-NS: Chilcoot - Alex Alvis
  • J/70: Loonatictu - Noel Clinard

Photo: Cathy Clark

2014 Turkey Shoot Regatta Coming Up

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

This year the 2014 Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta at Rappahannock River Yacht Club has been moved up a weekend and quite a few FBYC boats are planning on taking part.  88 boats are already registered and range from 18' to over 45' and all of them must be of a design that is 25 or more years old.

This is an annual benefit for the local Hospice organization and FBYC's big boat racing has the weekend off - so consider heading down the Rappahannock and joining the fun.

Regatta Website

FBYC Boats Registered as of 9/16 (scratch sheet)

  • CHOMHCHUI - Frank Murphy
  • Layla - Durwood Usry
  • Onward - Jim Raper
  • Thistledowne - Bill McClure
  • Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  • Trilogy - Wayland Rennie
  • Kestrel …

FBYC Boats at the J/70 Worlds

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Last week at the J/70 World Championship the 3 boats with FBYC sailors saw some tough conditions and some even tougher competition.  All 3 boats with FBYC members aboard sailed in the silver fleet after the qualifying round.

Nostalgia Racing finished 4th in the silver fleet.



Latane Montague on Full Monty was 14th in the Silver fleet


Ron Thompson's NoName finished 30th in the Silver Fleet



J/70 World Championship

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

3 boats with FBYC ties are taking part in the first ever J/70 World Championship starting today at the New York Yacht Club.  Each of these teams had to qualify through events earlier this year and have been preparing all season to take on the 90-boat fleet.  Good luck guys!

Nostalgia with Blake Kimbrough, Lud Kimbrough, Julia Kimbrough and Rob Whittemore

Full Monty - Latane Montague

And from the Southern Chesapeake J/70 Fleet - Ron Thompson with Len Guenther and Carrie Russell aboard.

Aerial Photos of the Club Property and Docks

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

After the Wolf Trap Race Ned Reynold's had his drone out and got some great photos of the club from the air.  Check them out:


2014 Wolf Trap Race Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

What a day it turned out to be for the Wolf Trap race with winds 12-19 out of the SSW and mostly sunny skies for 16 boats taking part. 

The race started with a 1/2 mile beat in the mouth of the Piankatank, then a mile run down to C followed by a close reach to Milford Haven and then a beat to Wolf Trap.  The trip back was a Run followed by a broad reach with winds shifting west as boats appoached the Piankatank and switched back to close reaching before the final beat to the finish.

Nanuq put up the best overal time and won the PHRF-A fleet.  Mad Hatter had the 2nd best …

2014 Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship NOR

Jon Deutsch on


OCTOBER 18-19, 2014

Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship this October.  FBYC has a 30-year history of running the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters and plans to have an even greater bash with this event elevated to the Masters ACC.

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Sailors

Alain Vincey will be back to put on another great dinner and our RC team lead by PRO Rick Klein will be back again to put on solid racing.

Visit the Notice of Race and Register Online before October 13 to get the early discount.  T-shirts will be available to those who register early while supplies last.

Should we have 12 or more Radials sign up by September 30th, a separate start will …

Annual Wolf Trap Race

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Wolf TrapAttention offshore fleet:

We hope you will come join us tomorrow for the annual Wolf Trap Race. The course is an approximate 24.6 nm trek down to the Wolf Trap Light and back again. Tomorrow's conditions will provide us with a beat to the light with a sleigh ride back home. This is the last race of the 2014 Offshore Distance Series.

Following the race, Bonnie Black will be providing dinner for $5 a head. The menu includes:

  • Lasagna
  • Bread
  • Salad
  • Cookies

Sounds good don't you think? So come on out!

Fine Print: Notice of race and sailing instructions can be found here:

FBYC Fall Opti Race Team

Keith B Hennessey on

Junior Activities
The FBYC Fall Opti Race Team begins practice this Saturday, September 6, and will continue through the end of November.  Come out and sail before the weather gets cold!  The program is designed specifically for busy sailors who love other sports.  Now there is no reason to miss sailing for soccer or football!  The Team practices at the club or attends regattas on most week ends.  It is a “pay to play” program, meaning families pay only for the practices and regattas in which they participate. The participants decide which to attend, and none are mandatory. The practices at the club are typically from 10 am until 4 pm, and include professional instruction on …

2014 Stingray Point Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

The Stingray Point Regatta was capped with 3 great days of racing with the Stingray Light Distance Race on Saturday followed by buoy racing series on Saturday and Sunday.  Here are the winners along with some great photos:

Stingray Light Distance Race

  • J/70: Hotty Toddy - Steve Quiriconi
  • PHRF-A: Pursuit - Norman Dawley
  • PHRF-B: Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  • PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Anne Wash
  • PHRF-Non-Spin: Juggernaut - Mike Dale

Stingray Point Regatta Series

  • J/70: Nostalgia - Blake & Lud Kimbrough
  • PHRF-A: Voodoo 2 - Leroi Lissenden
  • PHRF-B: Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  • PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Anne Wash
  • PHRF-Non-Spin: RedSky - Doug Anderson


Stingray Point Regatta - A View from the Bar

Len Guenther on

Club News

A terrific Social Committee, a squared away Race Committee, and Mother Nature all conspired last weekend to provide racers with an epic Stingray Point Regatta. As is often the case at FBYC, the volunteers made all the difference. This weekend Kelly Lambert and Lucy Norton made an enormous difference. From skipper packages to late night drink ticket sales, and from breakfast treats to rum-spiked ice cream, they were on point. I hope our heroic Social Chairman, Matt Lambert, buys these ladies dinner this week – ‘cause they made him look good.

How did I see this all from the bar? Easy, the skippers and crews from Corryvrecken, Nanuq, Mad Hatter, Airspeed, Afterthought, Cheeky Monkey, E.L.E., Nostalgia, and Juggernaut …

FBYC Team Arrives for NYYC USQS

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For the third straight time, FBYC will compete in the New York Yacht Club United States Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup at Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island.  This event is the preeminent Corinthian Regatta for American Yacht Clubs.  FBYC's Team consists of Clark Dennison, Caroline Garrett, A.L. Braun and Scot Collins. The event will be sailed in J70s and Sonars, with preliminary rounds in both boats for half day each on Wednesday and Thursday, and a Finals in J70s for the top preliminary teams and a consolation fleet in Sonars for the others, on Friday and Saturday. For more detail see the seeding of the Blue and Red Groups for the preliminaries, Yacht Club …

Clinard Wins NYC's Vice Commodore's Trophy

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

While visiting Mike and Toni Massie in Nantucket and sailing the Labor Day Series in Mike's Rhodes 19, Noel Clinard attended the Annual Awards Ceremony at Nantucket Yacht Club, where he was surprised and delighted to be awarded the 2014 Vice Commodore's Trophy. He was given the award for his collateral support of the Nantucket Yacht Club's Team for the NYYC USQS during their 2012 Campaign and for his mentorship of the NYC Team for 2014, including Max Bent, Tris Worth, Spencer Verney and FBYC's Sophie Massie, during the J70 Winter Series, in which that tea trained for the USQS on Noel's J70 LOONATICTU.

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