Posts for October 2015


Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

FBYC Fall Opti Race Team at the ACC: Reese Bragg, Madeline Amthor, Guthrie Braun, Benton Amthor, Nathan Smith, Coach Bob Lippincott, Reed McAllister, Logan Hayes, John Vail and Josh Bendura

FBYC’s own Benton Amthor has WON the 2015 United States Optimist Dinghy Association Atlantic Coast Championship! The regatta was sailed last weekend, October 24th & 25th, at Annapolis Yacht Club. 201 boats competed in the Championship Fleet, not including the Green Fleet. The regatta was billed as the largest regatta ever hosted in Annapolis. After a highly competitive and hard fought battle through the last race, Benton edged out the current United States National Champion for first place. Benton won 1st Overall and 1st in the Red Fleet. Teammate Reed …

Closing Day Oyster Roast

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Attention ALL! The Closing Day Oyster Roast is less than two weeks away (November 7th)! What can I say except it's all about the OYSTERS? Starting with Oysters locally raised and prepared a variety of ways. How about good beer that complements the oysters and the temperate Fall weather? Or maybe the sides that everyone is cooking up? And there is something everyone - because if you don't like oysters - I guarantee you will find something delicious to eat. So what are you waiting for? Register online today! As a wise man once said...make it even "gooder" by racing before the roast!

Last but not least - we need YOUR HELP! We need VOLUNTEERS. We need people to setup …

Oyster Gardening Workshop - October 24th 9-11 a.m.

Keith B Hennessey on

Club News

Interested in learning more about oyster farming? The workshop below is being offered locally for just that purpose !

Many of you have noticed the oyster reefs, cages and float at the yacht club. It is our attempt to add to the health of the waters we enjoy. Please feel free to join in the effort at your own water front property and start your own oyster garden endeavor. 

Every little bit helps.

WHAT:  Learn how to grow oysters at your docks

WHEN:  Saturday, October 24 from 9-11 a.m.

WHERE:  The Urbanna Town Marina

(In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held indoors at Christchurch School)

DETAILS:  Attendance is FREE and oyster floats …

2015 Flying Scot ACC

John Wake on

Flying Scots

Last year FBYC hosted the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs, this year at the Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern NC hilarity ensued on the first (&only)race. Other than bruised egos, the boats from FBYC all survived.

Hecky Wins Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

Jon Deutsch on

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The 34th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Regatta was one cool regatta and Mike Hecky (Riverton Yacht Club) was coolest of them all winning the first race and hanging on to win the championship. Cool temperatures, fluky winds and a power outage were not enough to dampen the spirits of the 45 sailors all over the age of 35 competing for the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, Virginia.

On the first day a long course was set just south of Fishing Bay in the Piankatank River. Throughout the race the wind eased off from 8-11 at the start and Hecky was first to finish in just under an hour. Following that race the wind …

Cheasapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship NOR Amendment 1

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The Notice of Race for the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship has been amended as follows:

 4.1 Shall now be:

4.1 Race Schedule
Saturday, October 17
0800-0945 Continental Breakfast, Late Registration
0945 Late Registration Closes
1000 Skippers Meeting
1100 Warning for First Race
Following racing there will be a dinner

Sunday, October 18
0730-0900 Continental Breakfast
1000 Warning for First Race
Awards will be given as soon as practical after racing in the clubhouse.


Changed items shown in red

Jon Deutsch - Event Chairman
Rick Klein - PRO

Posted: Wednesday, October 14 1530

FBYC Fall Grounds Clean Up

Ed O'Connor on

Club News

Saturday, November 21st 0900-1200

Tasks will include leaf raking, shrub and hedge trimming, possible mulch/gravel distribution and/or dressing and other items that crop up between now and then!


Bring rakes, shovels, pruners and any power tools you can provide.

Please contact Ed O'Conner, or 804-338-1142 or signup on the website.


Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities


FBYC team members under tow at Newport last Saturday

The United States Optimist Dinghy Association Spring Team Qualifier was sailed this past weekend, October 10th-12th, in Newport, Rhode Island. There were 245 of the best Opti sailors from across the United States racing; all hoping to earn a spot on one of the USODA spring teams.

Our kids sailed fantastic; although we did have one scare. We had four members make the trip: Benton Amthor, who finished 22nd; Boyd Bragg, who finished 23rd; Nathan Smith, who finished 71st; and Guthrie Braun. Guthrie had finished as high as 4th in one race, but had to withdraw from the regatta due to …

2015 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters NOR

Jon Deutsch on

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The NOR is now posted and online registration is now open for the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship on October 17-18.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the 34th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this October.  FBYC's Laser Fleet will welcome sailors from around the mid-Atlantic and beyond for great sailing, great food, and great friends.

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 12 to get the early discount.  T-shirts will be available to those who register …

Web Hosting change

Strother Scott on

Club News

On Saturday we moved our web site to a new hosting provider   Because of a quirk in our technology, our old provider shut the site down for 5-10 minutes from time to time.  Digital Ocean offers a more flexible service that should allow our site to operate flawlessly.  Let's hope so! 

Paul Wash made the needed changes to the IOS App, so it is up and running on the relocated database.

Please let me know if you run across any issues. Strother Scott.

Power to Docks Will Be Off Until Tides Recede

Keith B Hennessey on

Club News

Please be aware that the power to all the docks has been switched off and will remain off until at least Monday or Tuesday depending on the level of the high tides.

David Clark, Docks Chair


J/70 Chesapeake Championship

Robin Troutman on

Offshore Racing

Due to the severe weather forcast, the J/70 Chesapeake Championship is cancelled. Details about entry fees and t-shirts are being communicated via email with registered boats.

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