Posts for May 2015
The Offshore Spring Series wrapped up on Sunday with the 4th and final day of racing in mostly clear skies and a building breeze. The first race was sailed just east of Stove Point while a second race was sailed just out into the Bay when the breeze kicked up into the low teens.
PHRF-A (5 boats)
PHRF-B (3 boats)
PHRF-C (4 boats)
J/70 (5 boats)
PHRF-Non-Spin (3 boats …
It was a beautiful weekend and the club was abuzz Friday-Monday with members and guests enjoying the great weather on the water. Friday evening started with the Young Adult Member group having a cookout with several dozen in attendance.
Saturday the conditions were perfect for a 8.5nm course in the Piankatank River. The persuit race pitted boats of all types ranging from 13-47' against each other. Top 5 finishers were:
- Radio Flyer (Hampton One Design) - Latane Montague
- Schiehallion (Benetau First 305) - Brad Miller
- Red Sky (Hanse 370) - Doug Anderson
- E.L.E. (J/70) - Ainsley Braun
- Grey Ghost (J/24) - Hunter Davidson
Complete Results - big thanks to Jim Raper and team for organizing the racing.
FBYC had the largest contingent of boats racing in the 66th Down the Bay Race starting Friday in Annapolis and ending a day later in Hampton. Spread across the 4 fleets were 6 FBYC boats who enjoyed a relatively uneventful mostly jib reach down the bay.
FBYC Finishers (overall):
7. Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
8. Nanuq - Glenn Doncaster
9. Afterthought - Craig Wright
11. Nereid - Eric Powers
13. Blew By You - Austin Powers
23. Incorrigible - Greg Watt
THANK YOU FISHING BAY YACHT CLUB!!!
Last Friday we took delivery of our club’s newest RIB! The very next day it was put to work as a safety boat on the junior course at the Open House Regatta, and to ferry passengers to and from the sunflower raft-up. The boat is a 17’ Apex, and is the third RIB, and sixth coach boat, in our fleet. It is perfect for coaching juniors and makes a perfect safety and mark boat for both the Offshore and One-Design Divisions.
This year we will have 44 kids on our four summer race teams alone-and this boat will be put to use during Junior Week, Spring/Fall Race Teams, Summer Race Teams and all …
Welcome to our second Open House Regatta & Party on Saturday! We’re really excited about this event and can’t wait to go sailing, pig out and have fun with our members and guests. We've worked hard to put together an event that combines sailing for all sizes and types of boats in a fun atmosphere with food and fun for non-sailors too.
Here's some information about the event and if you have any questions, please let us know.
See you Saturday!
Your Event Team:
Paul Wash, Jon Deutsch, Jim Raper, Waddy Garrett
- 0930 Late registration @ Mr Roberts slip
- 1000 Competitors Meeting - creekside flag pole - we will be prompt
- 1100 First warning on Opti Course
- 1115 …
J70 USA 46, Loonatictu, recently sailed in the annual One Design Regatta at Cedar Point YC in Westport, CT. Except for its location on Saugatuck Island, at the mouth of the Saugatuck River and Long Island Sound, CPYC was both reminiscent of FBYC, and different in its sailing facilities.
The club has a nice, functional clubhouse, with bathrooms and regatta offices located on the first floor, and a great room on the second floor with kitchen facilities and “keg-er-ator,” hung with visiting burgees, and displaying trophies for numerous one design divisions including Lightnings, Flying Scots, Thistles, Lasers, and the vintage sloop, the Atlantics. Volunteer members served breakfasts, lunches and dinners in simple hearty style. Race Committee was all …
FBYC has a new perpetual trophy to recognize J/70s. The actual award to come later this year. Look for the events to qualify for this cup to be sent to the FBYC J/70 Email List. Here's the charter:
Presented in 2015 by Commodore R. Noel Clinard, founding Fleet Captain of J/70 Fleet 5 and registrant of FBYC’s first J/70 yacht, in memory of the travel and local campaigns of J/70 USA 46 “Loonatictu” and her crews.The award is for outstanding performance and participation in J/70 regattas at FBYC and elsewhere, and will be awarded to the boat with the highest number of points in thespecified events selectedby the presiding …
FBYC now has a brand new app for the iPhone and iPad. Now you can get quick access to club information such as:
- Upcoming Events & Information
- General Sailing Instructions & Appendix
- Current local weather conditions
- Member Directory [members only]
The FBYC mobile application helps connect sailors by providing useful information about club events, weather, and sailing programs on your iPhone and iPad. If you are a member of the club, use your existing FBYC user name and password to login and access the member directory from your device.
It is available for Apple devices with ios7 or later.
Big thanks to Paul Wash, the web team and all of the folks who helped test this out over the …
The Open House Special ends Tuesday, 5/19 at 11:59 PM! Dinner tickets will continue to be available at the regular price until Wednesday, 5/20 at 3 PM. After this a limited quantity will be available for additional cost. We cannot guarantee availability at the door. Don't delay get your dinner tickets now!
The 2015 Laser Atlantic Coast Championship tested competitors both mentally and physically with long courses over shifty winds and current. Eric Reitinger (Brant Beach YC) had consistent finishes near the top nabbed him the Standard Championship while Fishing Bay Yacht Club's Alexander Hanna put up all top 3 finishes to win the Radial division.
Radial Champion Alexander Hanna
Saturday's racing saw the sailors racing out in the Chesapeake Bay where the currents of the Rappahannock River and the Piankatank river all converge. Winds started in the low double digits and the first race had most of the fleet racing for nearly an hour and a half. By the time the standards started the second race- the wind eased …
We have modified the entry form to require a first step to select the Registration type. So when you register, you will see a choice per the image below.
- Social Registration only, or
- Have boat participating.
Once you select your type, the usual input forms for name contact info, and boat if applicable, instantly appear further down the same entry form.
We found that people who were registering for Social only were running into issues with our online entry form. We hope this small change will make it easier for all. If you select Social Registration only, you will not be presented with a requirements to enter boat information.
Welcome to the Laser Atlantic Coast Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this weekend! We've got 47 confirmed boats and are expecting a few more, nice weather, great food and good competition. And we want to thank our great team of volunteers who have assembled to make this happen. As you make your way to Deltaville, here are a few things you should know:
The 3rd day of the Offshore Spring Series was a memorable one due to pea soup thick fog. Usually 1-1.25nm courses don't have so much of a navigational element to them.
These boats were rounding the pin as seen from the committee boat:
The first race was not actually all that foggy. It came and went, but for most of the race the visibility was 1/2 mile or so which was enough to make out some boats on various parts of the course and string a path together.
After the start of the 2nd race - the fog rolled in and the visibility was 200' at best at times. Some boats never found the …
Please join Barbara Luce and Lew Thatcher on May 16/17 for a cruise to Rappahannock River Yacht Club with dinner at the nearby Tides Inn. This was erroneously advertised on the website as "Captain's Choice."
Overnight slips at RRYC are free for FBYC cruisers. Club Manager Kent White has arranged several slips for us. Also, Carter Creek has good anchor holding ground in front of the club.
Dinner at the nearby Tides Inn is an easy 20-minute walk or very short dingy ride. We will provide van shuttles for anyone not wanting to go on foot or by dingy. Also, slips are free at the Tides Inn for diners, but cost $2.25 per foot to remain there …
With nearly 40 boats already registered - May 16-17 will see 2 great fleets sailing on the Piankatank. Got a Laser? Don't miss it!
FBYC was well represented in 2 fleets last weekend at the Annapolis NOOD. Dan & Gannon Troutman on Pied Piper and Latane Montague on Full Monty both sailed in the J/70 Fleet while Bob & Lisa Fleck on Horizon and Paul & Julie Anne Wash sailed S2 7.0 fleet.
While there were plenty of boats - there wasn't a lot of wind. Friday turned out to be the best day for both fleets. The J/70s had some solid breeze Friday and got in 3 races - it seemed the locals in the 57-boat fleet were some of the ones leading the fleet.
Battle in the S2 7.9s Helly Hansen NOOD in Annapolis, Maryland …
It was light and fluky day on Sunday for the Flying Scot, Front Runner and San Juan 21 sailors racing in the 2nd Spring Series. After postponing on the water for an hour and a half 3 races were finally run in the early afternoon. Each race conincided with a 180 wind shif resulting the course needing to be flip flopped before each one.
In the Flying Scot Fleet it was Jay Buhl/Mike Karn navigating the light air the best and winning 2 of the 3 races to take the fleet. Winning one of the races was Len Guenther in his brand new boat - the boat remains undefeated as he retired for further prep. Phil …
FBYC hosted their first ever J/70 Spring regatta on Saturday. While some of the J/70s were out on the travel circuit 6 - boats gathered at FBYC for what would be 5 races in light to moderate winds. PRO Glen Doncaster set up 3/4 mile windward leewards in the mouth of the Piankatank River under mostly sunny skies.
Matt Braun and crew on E.L.E. came out of the blocks fresh from competing at Charleston Race Week to win the first two races with good speed and boat work. David Hinckle on Air Speed would win the 3rd and 5th races with E.L.E. also winning the 4th race putting them 1st overall …
OPEN HOUSE REGATTA PARTY
May 23, 2015
Start your Memorial Weekend festivities with your fellow club members in a fun-filled day of racing, camaraderie, music, and summer-inspired food. The Open House Regatta and Party is the one event for every part of the club. We've got offshore, one design, junior, cruising and social - all coming together for an easy race, a raft-up and a dinner/band. Our members are encouraged to invite all of their friends on their boats and to the club for the festivities.
The day starts with a staggered start race for all boats around a set of government marks finishing in the early afternoon just off the FBYC pier. Then all of …