Posts for January 2015

Winter Program- Save the Date! - March 25th

Keith B Hennessey on

Club News

FBYC  Winter Program - Wednesday, March 25th

Omni Hotel Downtown
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
6-7 pm: light hors d'oeuvres and cocktail hour

7 pm: Rob Overton, chair of US Sailing Rules Committee, will give a presentation on how to improve your racing tactics by improving your knowledge of the rules.

All are welcome. Tickets $10, available for purchase on FBYC website soon.

Questions? Please contact Carol Bokinsky ( or 839-6214).

Welcome 2015 Summer Coaches!!!

Keith B Hennessey on

Junior Activities

Fishing Bay Yacht Club is excited to announce its 2015 Professional Summer Coaching Staff!  Once again, we will have world class coaches with a breadth of experience as both racers and coaches.  They have over 30 years of combined coaching experience.  Two are returning for their second and third seasons of coaching at FBYC, and three grew up in our program.  They will be led by Head Coach Tomas Dietrich, who is himself a National and South American Champion! 

Tomas Dietrich 

We are extremely excited to welcome Tommy back for his second year at FBYC!  In 2015 he will serve as both Head Coach and Opti Race Team Coach.  

Tommy is a professional …

Gannon Troutman: KWRW Youngest Skipper (Ever)

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Some of the world's greatest sailors are competing in J/70 class at Quantum Key West 2015. Most of them got beaten by a 12-year-old during Monday's second race of the series.

Gannon Troutman has gone from racing Optimist dinghies to skippering an entry in the largest class at one of the greatest regattas in North America. And the kid is doing pretty well, steering Pied Piper to a third place finish in the talent-laden, 54-boat class.

Troutman"I almost fell off the spectator boat!" Robin Troutman said of seeing her son's boat heading to the finish line with the lead pack. "I couldn't believe he was doing that well on the first day."

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Junior Activities
Are you ready for the summer?  Would you and your kids love a truly memorable experience that includes sailing, travel and FUN with friends?  Join one of FBYC’s Junior Race Teams!  Fishing Bay Yacht Club is renowned for the success of its sailing teams from Maine to Louisiana and across the Chesapeake Bay.  Our goal is to get kids on the race course, and the best way to do that is on a team with expert coaches and great friends.  From 7 year olds who have never raced to High School Seniors ready to sail collegiately-we have a team for everyone.  Last year 46 juniors sailed on our five teams.  This summer …

2015 Draft Schedule

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Club News

This fall and winter the event scheduling committee consisting of our fleet and division leaders led by incoming vice commodore Ted Bennett have been hard at work creating the 2015 events schedule.  They took a close look at our events over the past year and have hopefully created an event that does more of what we liked and less of what we didn't.  They've also done their best to coordinate with other local and regional sailing and non-sailing events to reduce conflicts where possible.

A couple noteworthy changes for this year:

  • FBYC will host the Laser Atlantic Coast Championship in mid May
  • Junior week a week later on the calendar, but that's still in line …

2015 One Design Fleet Captains

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One Design Racing

As we begin 2015 I wanted to introduce our adult One Design fleet captains for the year:

24/5055 Len Guenther/Barb Guenther

Flying Scot
Len Guenther

Len has been fleet captain before and is a regular racer in the Flying Scot and Laser fleets.  He also crews on J/70s when he has the chance.  You'll often find Len sailing with his wife Barb. In addition to racing at FBYC, Len has taken his Flying Scot to numerous ACC and North American Championships.

157552 Frank Murphy

Frank Murphy

Frank is a long-time member of the Laser fleet and regularly participates in our Laser series as well as the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship.  Known to Laser Masters as one of Alain's chef …

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