Posts for June 2015

Leukemia Cup Right Around the Corner

Alan Bomar on

Leukemia Cup

We are just days away from the 17th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta to be based again at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park over the weekend of July 10 -12. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is being flooded with registrations from racers around the Bay.

But it’s not too late to participate…registrations are being accepted through Thursday, July 9 at or register in person on Friday night before the event.  And those that choose not to be on the racecourse can register in advance for festivities on Friday and Saturday nights that will be fun for the entire ‘rivah’ family.

Friday evening will feature a barbecue dinner hosted by …

YAMs Enjoy Perfect Sunday Brunch Outing to Matthews Yacht Club

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events

This past Sunday the Young Adult Members (YAMs) gathered for a wonderful Sunday cruise to brunch at Matthews Yacht Club. Departing Jackson Creek at 0900 aboard past Commodore Lud Kimbrough’s Grady White ‘Daddy-O’.  While underway, the group of 11 shared stories, made new friends, and soaked in the gorgeous sunny day while enjoying mimosas courtesy of Jon Deutsch.

Upon arrival into Hudgins Creek, the group was greeted with open arms and welcoming hospitality of MYC’s incredible staff. Between the servers’ southern charm and extensive menu of delicious brunch items at very reasonable prices, we simply couldn’t have asked for more. This club sure does know how to cook and treat its guests!

After their hearty meals the intrepid crew of …

USA Junior Olympic update

Strother Scott on

Junior Activities

Online Registration for USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival-Chesapeake Bay Open has closed, but the Registration desk at the event is scheduled to open at 0800 on Saturday - along with breakfast. We will see you there.

I have just deleted a whole lot of clearly duplicate registrations - and left two that were the same names but at different addresses with different boats(??).  That can be cleared up at the Registration Desk, and if anyone sees they have made a double payment, please try to clear it up at the desk or with me via email next week. 

Current Count of Boats Registered By Class

US JOs 420 20
US JOs Laser 1
US JOs Laser Radial 26 …

July 4th Cookout and Race

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Attention all members!

Join us Saturday, July 4th for the 4th of July cookout and race hosted by Ed and Diane O'Connor. This year we are featuring Ed and Diane's Famous Dogs and Burgers, Cheeky Monkey Mac n' Cheese, Fishing Bay Slaw, and Jackson Creek Beans! Everything is homemade by our own FBYC members! This is going to be a fun, family oriented event and is open to everyone. No family will pay more than $30

The cookout is preceded by the annual one-design long distance race. This race is open to any one design boat less than 24' at the waterline and takes place around Stove Point. Reference the NOR for exact course description and warning times …


Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities


Junior Week kicked off on Monday, June 22, and was blessed with tempatures in the 90s and great winds!  143 sailors and over 40 volunteers!



Young Adults' Sunday Brunch at Matthews Yacht Club | June 28th

Blake Kimbrough on

Social Events
On June 28th the Young Adult Members' (YAM) group will be getting together for Sunday Brunch at Matthews Yacht Club.  All YAMs are invited to join the group 'by land, or by sea.'
    If by Sea:  37°27.8' N / 76°18.6' W
    If by Land:  Matthews Yacht Club, Yacht Club Rd, Hudgins, VA 23076
Weather permitting, several will set sail as a cruise in company to rendez-vous in Hudgins Creek, where they'll enjoy some delicious cooking from MYC's kitchen on that Sunday morning. Reservations will be made for 10:30am and, in order to ensure ample seating, any YAMs interested in joining the fun are strongly encouraged to RSVP via this …

I loved OptiKids - age 5

Bev Crump on

Junior Activities

I just wanted to tell everyone what a great time I had at Opti-Kids at Fishing Bay the past two weekends. We learned a whole lot about sailing and boats and had great fun playing in the water. We learned that it’s not scary when a boat turns over and it’s really fun to sail. I made many great friends. We had lots of help from our mommies and daddies and Paul and Julie and Claire. They really helped us a lot. The snacks and watermelon were great. I also loved swimming in the pool after sailing. I hope that I can go sailing more in the future.

Emilie Crump - forwarded by her Grandfather

Tagging News items on the website

Strother Scott on

Club News

When you look at the News page, you will see a long list of "Tags" on the left sidebar.  New Posts can be tagged so that old posts can be found more easily.  We have recently fixed an issue with Tags - now all Tags are converted to "lower case" and they all work again.  Generally if you make a new post, try to use an existing tag that makes sense, but it is OK to create new tags as needed.  Any multiple word tag should be either typed as one word or connected by a "-" or a "_" to make it work as a single tag.  Enjoy.  Strother.

On the Road At Home

John Wake on

Flying Scots


The second stop on the Flying Scot Capital District Circuit is the Greater Richmond Sailing Association Invitational. For most of the FBYC road warriors this is the one away event where you can sleep in your own bed (apologies to Len & Barb G.)!  GRSA is located on the northern end of the Swift Creek Reservoir about 15 miles southwest of downtown Richmond. Gasoline powered boats are not allowed, so for the most part the sailors have the lake to themselves. It does create some interesting problems for the Race Committee; the RC boat is a battery power outboard. This causes the RC to be very intentional about setting marks, but it is a lake and the wind shifts…so …

Deltaville 5K & Kids Fun Run July 4th

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Social Events

Get a run in before the FBYC Long-Distance race and party.  Or volunteer to help with this annual early morning event, with proceeds benefitting the renovation fund for the Deltaville Ballpark.  Kid’s Fun Run starts at 0800 (75 volunteers are needed to shepherd the kids), 5K starts at 0830.  See www.DVLRACE.COM for details. Be sure to join in this great community event and visit the classic ballpark.

Juniors Kick Off Summer!

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Opti Kids and Race Teams Kick Off Summer!

Opti Kids

Summer is here! This past weekend the FBYC Juniors kicked off their summer with the start of Opti Kids and Race Teams.

On Saturday and Sunday, Julie Ann and Paul Wash, along with coaches Claire Lennarz and Austin Powers, welcomed 44 juniors and their parents to Opti Kids and their first FBYC junior sailing experience! Opti Kids is for our youngest sailors, aged 5 to 8, and is one of our most important programs. By the end of the first day the new sailors were steering the Club’s Optis around marks under sail and learning “tiller-towards-trouble”. It was hot, so it was a perfect weekend to practice capsize drills. Everyone-but …

Kid's 'Kuise' Aug. 1, with dinner July 31

Tony Sakowski on

Cruising News

This year for the Cruise with Children - our primary destination will be Little Bay, a relatively short cruise just above the Rappahannock River.  There we will raft up during the day, and dinghy into the beach for various games.

In case of inclement weather, we will head for the Piankatank and quieter water.
Friday night, we will gather at our Deltaville cottage at 5:30 PM on Jackson Creek, for hamburgers, hotdogs and the fixings. Each participating boat will be asked to bring a side dish. Soft drinks, juice, wine and beer will be provided.

On Sat., lunch will be on your own.  We will raft up for an early dinner of BBQ provided by us; we will …

Westover Plantation Cruise on June 4 - 9

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Cruising News

On Thursday, June 4, four intrepid boats started out from Deltaville bound for Hampton:  Tad and Sue Thompson in SWIM CALL, Vice Commodore Ted and Myra Bennet in PHAROS, Dan and Barbara Lindsay in IOLAR DA NARA, and Tony and Kate Sakowski in MISS KATE.  It was not a sail for the faint of heart; it was a nor’easter with winds gusting over 25 knots, foreboding skies with intermittent rain, and seas up to 6 feet!  We brought up the rear in SWIM CALL pounding into it from Stove Point until rounding Gwynn’s Island.  Things got better for us all after that when we could put out jibs and motor sail with a quartering wind and …

Laser Spring Regatta

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The first Laser Regatta of the four event season was held on Sunday, 7 June.  The 10  competitors, including two from North Carolina and one from Florida, enjoyed five races in a moderate and tactically challenging breeze.  Austin Powers demonstrated that he has not forgotten how to race a Laser since moving on to his Tartan Ten.  PRO Mark Stephens and his team did an outstanding job of adjusting the course as conditions changed throughout the day.  

As is a long standing tradition with Laser regattas at FBYC, the post race food and beverages were excellent.  A variety of gourmet sandwiches prepared by Brad Squires were enjoyed by all.  

The second Laser regatta is scheduled for Sunday, 26 …

FBYC Kids on the International Stage!

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities


Benton Amthor, Nathan Smith and Ian Street on the front row; and Boyd Bragg in the middle of the back row, at the 2015 Team Trials in Miami

Incredibly, four FBYC Opti Race Team Members have qualified to compete on teams representing the United States in international competitions this year!

Because of their top finishes at United States Optimist Dinghy Association events in 2014, they first received invitations to the Team Trials, which were held in April in Miami. Based on their excellent performances at that qualifying event, all four earned spots on teams representing the United States!

Nathan Smith will represent the United States at the British Opti Nationals …

2015 FBYC J70 Summer Regatta 1 Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Saturday's J/70 Summer Regatta saw 4 light air races sailed.  Guthrie Braun skippering E.L.E. was the top boat taking 3 bullets.  Followed by Inconceivable and and Nostalgia.  The threat of storms chased the sailors off the water before more races could be sailed.  Thanks Noel Clinard for being PRO and Joe Nelson for your help on RC and the social.

Pos Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 3 4
Total Points
1 420 E.L.E. Guthrie Braun 1 1 1 4 7
2 351 Inconceivable Mike Karn 2 3 3 2 10
3 99 Nostalgia Lud Kimbrough 5 4 2 1 12
4 354 Air Speed David Hinckle 3 2 5 3 …

The good we do is up to you.

Lud Kimbrough on

Club News

LCR%20Vertical%20RGB.jpgFabulous racing on three courses, dining, dancing, fellowship, and making miracles happen.

The 17th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta is just 5 weeks away Friday Night, July 10-Sunday, July 12- featuring two days of racing, dining, a live auction and other activities at The Deltaville Maritime Museum.  FBYC will be providing race management on three courses and dozens of FBYC boats will be taking part in the racing.  With classes for PHRF, Non-Spinnaker, Cruising, Classic and One-Design boats there's racing for everyone.

The Leukemia Cup Regatta is designed to raise funds for research to cure blood related cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. It has raised over $50 million dollars since it began. In 2014 over 10,000 sailors …

Nanuq 2nd to Finish Annapolis to Newport Race

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

Nanuq, Glen Doncaster's Sabre 42.5 was the 2nd boat accross the finish line of the Annapolis to Newport Race.  Leaving Annapolis Thursday morning Nanuq sailed the course in 3 days 8 hours and finished 2nd in PHRF2 and 2nd in PHRF.  They were beat only by another familiar boat Persuit.

Carina - skippered by FBYC Member and New York Yacht Club Commodore Rives Potts finished first in IRC1 & IRC Overall.


FBYC Team Racing Event 2

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Members from FBYC will race in their 2nd team race event this year at FBYC this Saturday hosting Hampton YC in Flying Scots.  Last month they raced against HYC in Hampton on Sonars.

Anyone interested in joining the team for Saturday is encouraged to contact Mike Toms.


  • 1130 FBYC Team Meeting
  • 1200 Skippers Meeting
  • 1300 First Warning
  • 1600 No warning after this time
  • Followed by social/wrap up

Race Format: 3 boats vs 3 boats, with no spinnakers, using 3 minute whistle start sequence, sailing a port-rounding square course (We will explain all of the details at the skippers meeting). Depending on the number of participants, we expect to be sailing either 2 or 3 per boat. We will also …

The Hermione at Yorktown

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On Sunday, June 7, your Historian visited Yorktown to board the Hermione, the magnificent recreation of Lafayette’s frigate that conveyed him to America in 1780 to support General Washington in the defeat  of Cornwallis which virtually ended the Revolutionary War. The accompanying picture shows the scale of the frigate in comparison with the Godspeed nearby that looks like a dinghy in comparison. While there was a two and a half hour wait before boarding, it was certainly worth the time and effort to do so. I was in the company of member Owen Davidson who drove all the way from Christiansburg for the tour and happily ran into David Porter, one of our accomplished Laser Masters, who is in the …

J/70 Friday Night Series

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing


The J/70 Fleet starts their Friday Night series starting this weekend through most Fridays through August.  Usually 4-8 will will head out around 5pm for a couple short informal races until the sun starts to set.

Get all of the details about the series here.  And find out about the latest J/70 fleet happenings including crew opportunities by joining our fleet email list.

The Fleet continues with their Summer Regatta on Saturday.

Winning Weekend at SBRW

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

It was a winning weekend for the 13 FBYC boats at Southern Bay Race Week in Hampton last weekend.  Two boats Afterthought and Mad Hatter won the PHRF-A and PHRF-B divisions while Cheeky Monkey took 3rd in the PHRF-C division.  Mad Hatter was also took home the Black Seal Cup (the third time the Fleck's contingent has won the regatta overall on two different boats).

The three days of racing were plagued by light winds in the morning that filled later in the afternoon enabling 6-9 races for the various fleets including a single distance race on Saturday.  The last race on Sunday included a phenomial pileup at a leeward mark rounding.


How they finished …

Opti and Laser Spring Race Teams

Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Members of the Spring Opti Race Team with Coach Cori

Last Saturday and Sunday, while the club’s keel boats were away racing in Hampton in the Southern Bay Race Week, the Opti and Laser Spring Race Teams held their final week end of practice for this season. The teams have had a great spring! A total of 19 of our juniors practiced or raced from March through May under the tutelage of Coaches Bobby Lippencott and Cori Radthke. ODT Coach Claire Lennarz also helped out for the final practices.

Members of the Spring Laser Race Team with Coach Cori and Coach Claire

Besides being great fun, the fall and spring program has helped to lift our kids to new successes …

Urbanna "All Ages" Firework Cruise -July 3-5

Keith B Hennessey on

Cruising News

  • Transit FBYC to Urbanna
  • 5:30 pm Mai Tai’s, Appetizers, & Town Boat Parade at Dozier’s
  • 9:00 pm Dockside Fireworks Extravaganza
  • Coffee Shop Fog-Lifter Walk
  • Mini Golf and Ice Cream
  • Casual Dinner Out, Downtown Urbanna
  • Transit Urbanna to FBYC
Slips are in high demand.  For reservations please contact John Cabell no later than June 15, 2015 at or at 804.516.1271
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