Posts for April 2015

Junior Olympics!

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities


The JOs will be held on June 27 & 28, immediately following Junior Week; and are a perfect cap to Junior Week!

Follow this link for all the details and to register:

The Junior Olympics are sponsored by the US Olympic Committee and US Sailing, and are intended to develop the talents of future Olympians. We will host all junior classes at this regatta, including the 420, Laser Radial and Full, and Opti Red, White and Blue. All of our 2015 Race Teams will compete, and will be joined by teams from New Jersey, New York and North Carolina …

One Design Boats to Open 2015 Season

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

This Sunday the One Design fleets open their 2015 season.  The offshore boats have had their fun and now it's time for the Flying Scots and Front Runners to get some racing in.  Planning on coming?  Sign up online!

  • 0900 Registration and Check In
  • 1000 Optional Skippers Meeting
  • 1100 First Warning
  • Social & Awards following sailing

FBYC J70s at 2015 20th Charleston Race Week

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

Five FBYC J/70s were in Charleston for the weekend competing in the 384-boat Charleston Race Week. 

  • Matt & A.L. Braun along with Kevin Cross and Matt Lambert on E.L.E.
  • Blake, Julia, Lud Kimbrough & Will Crump on Nostaliga
  • Noel Clinard and Sophie Massie on Loonatictu
  • Latane Montague on Full Monty
  • Dan & Gannon Troutman on Pied Piper


Dan & Gannon Troutman continued their performance from Key West and wond up 4th overall on the 83 boat fleet.  They finished 2nd in the Dynasty division and Gannon won a new set of Opti Sails from Quantum Sails in a raffle.


Prize Giving, Sunday 19th April, 2015. Sperry Charleston Race Week 2015 Photo: © …

2014 Junior CBYRA High Points

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Members of the 2014 Opti & Laser Race Teams at Corsica River Yacht Club, MD.

On March 14th the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association awarded the 2014 Junior High Point Awards. FBYC race team members dominated in all classes and fleets! Benton Amthor and Boyd Bragg finished 1st and 2nd in the Opti Overall and Alexander Hanna finished 1st in the Laser Overall! And continuing a long tradition at FBYC, our girls rocked: Reese Bragg finished 1st, Baylor Goldthwaite 3rd and Madeline Amthor 4th in the Opti Girls’ Division; with Claire Lennarz 2nd and Nina Willms 4th in the Laser Radial Girls’ Division! All of our kids did outstanding, placing in every division and dominating throughout the standings!

FBYC Girl …

Opening Day Schedule

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
We are so excited about this weekend! Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting on the water. We have a great day planned followed by a great evening of dinner and entertainment.
  • 0900: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting (Jackson Creek flagpole)
  • 1100: First warning for offshore fleet
  • 1700: Onshore activities begin, bar open (Ric's Place), will call ticket pickup at ticket table
  • 1730: Blessing of the Fleet (Fishing Bay outside main clubhouse)
  • 1800: Dinner served promptly
  • 1830 - 2230: Entertainment by Alex Crain (Band on the Run)


Year Book and Events Program in the Mail

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

Members began receiving the 2015 Year Book and Events Program starting today. 

Wondering what's different this year - read this.  Thanks to all of the work of those who put this together. 

Cruise to Matthews Yacht Club

John Koedel on

Cruising News

The cruising season is about to begin with our annual shakedown cruise to the Mathews Yacht Club.  This has always been a well-attended event where everyone reconnects to start the season.  It is MYC’s Flag Raising and Dinner Dance.

See the event website for complete details.

Sign up deadline is April 27th so we can tell the MYC how many people we will have.

John and Fay Koedel Jr. 804 776-6168 or

Opening Day 2015

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Opening Day is less than two weeks away! I hope everyone has found time to start getting boats ready for the season. Let's kick off the season right with racing, a blessing, food, and entertainment. Come out and join the fun. Can't wait to see you there!

Official event information is here - check back for updates.

Online registration is easy and you can do it here - remember to buy your meals!

Also, don't forget to sign up to volunteer - let know if you are interested.

Opening Day Schedule

9 AM: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting

11 AM: First warning for offshore fleet

5 PM: Onshore activities begin, bar open

530 …

US Sailing releases reorganization plan

Strother Scott on


From  Sailing Scuttlebutt

Portsmouth, RI (April 1, 2015) – Due to the long term decline in sailing as a sport in the United States, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing, has announced cost cutting measures to remain solvent with its current membership size.

No longer will the organization support youth sailing events, recognizing that the current youth sailing model is not growing the sport. “The pussification of our culture has made it easy on kids, so we felt it was time for US Sailing to stop contributing to this issue,” explained Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US Sailing.

The organization has also revised its outlook on education. “While we have derived significant income for …

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