Posts for September 2015

Hurricane Joaquin

Keith B Hennessey on

Club News
FBYC Members:
We are closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Joaquin. 

We request that all boat owners, those with vessels on the FBYC docks as well as those in dry storage, secure their property in preparation for high winds and abnormally high tides.   Although Club Manager Dixon Cole and others may be present during the upcoming storm, FBYC is not responsible for damage to your vessel or damage your vessel may cause to others. 

Please continue to monitor email and the FBYC web site for any additional notices or updates.

Thank you.

David Lennarz
Rear Commodore

David Clark
Docks Chairman

Laser Fall Regatta Cancellation

Frank Murphy on

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Tomorrow's Laser Fall Regatta is cancelled due to the weather forecast and predicted coastal flooding that would make it difficult to come and go from the club.

Indian Summer Regatta: Cancelled

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing
The One Design Indian Summer Regatta for Saturday has been canceled. With the very likely outcome of high winds, lots of rain and high tides - the fun factor is probably not going to be high enough for most of us to want to be out there.

As of now the Laser Fall Regatta is still on for Sunday and will be held unless something is posted otherwise.  We'll look see late Saturday if this weather system is sticking around or will be moving off and cancel then if it looks dire.

The next and last one design racing opportunity of the season is the One Design Closing Day and will be held on Sunday, October 11.

US Offshore Sailing Championship

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

Glenn Doncaster (Nanuq) and the crew, Jerry Latell, Bob Fleck, Jimmy Cobb, Alex Otoole, Matt Newborn, and Charles Henderson, will compete for the U.S. Offshore Championship Friday thru Sunday, September 24-27, in Annapolis.  This prestigious championship is hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy and sailed on Navy 44s.  Glen and his Nanuq crew were awarded the right to be one of the representatives from our area through their outstanding offshore results over the past 18 months.

Follow the event at the event website.



Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

FBYC Fall Opti Race Team at Camp Sea Gull. Left to right: Madeline Amthor, Guthrie Braun, Benton Amthor, Nathan Smith, Reed McAllister, William Cornell, John Vail, Coach Bob Lippincott, Chase Brewer, Josh Bendura, and Ava Cornell

This past weekend, September 19th & 20th, our Fall Opti Race Team dominated at the 2015 USODA Southeast Championship! The regatta was held at Camp Sea Gull, on the Neuse River, in North Carolina. There were 86 boats on the water, and all of our kids had outstanding finishes, including 2nd, 4th and 5th! That is 3 in the top 5! Benton Amthor was 2nd overall, Nathan Smith was 4th overall, and Guthrie Braun was 5th overall. In addition, Reed McAllister was 1st in …

FBYC Mobile App 1.5.5

Paul Wash on

Club News

The latest version of the FBYC Mobile App (Version 1.5.5) is now available in the App Store. This version fixes several stability issues introduced with iOS 9 released on September 16th. If you update your device to iOS 9, you must update to FBYC 1.5.5 to avoid any interruption. Stay tuned for exciting new features arriving in the Fall! If you have any questions please contact me at

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Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Fall Opti Race Team Members Logan Hayes, Jayden Jones, Gannon Troutman and Alex Resio, at the 2014 Halloween Howl, Annapolis Yacht Club

FBYC’s junior fall sailing season has kicked off, and we are offering opportunities in Optis, Lasers and 420s!

Fall Opti Race Team. The Fall Opti Race Team is racing next weekend at the USODA Southeastern Championship at Camp Sea Gull, near Oriental, North Carolina. Next up will be the USODA Spring Team Qualifiers at Sail Newport, in Newport, Rhode Island on October 9th-11th; and finally, the USODA Atlantic Coast Championship at Annapolis Yacht Club on October 24th-25th. We are extremely fortunate to have Bobby Lippincott coaching the team this fall. Bobby is a vastly experienced coach and successful …


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The Trophy Committee will receive nominations until October 7th for the following perpetual trophies to be awarded at the Annual Awards Party in November.

PIANKATANK TROPHY – Recognizes the FBYC skipper who most exemplifies the principle that “all is not lost until the boat sinks.”

MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY BOWL – Recognizes a member of FBYC for an outstanding contribution to sailing at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

COMPETITION TROPHY – Recognizes a member of FBYC who is the skipper of an enrolled offshore or one-design boat and who most successfully represented FBYC in sailboat racing events conducted by other yacht clubs or associations during the past year. Nominations should consider the character (local, regional, national) of events entered and …


Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

Maleah Brown enjoying a Private Lesson

It has been a busy summer for the Junior Division, not just during Opti Kids, Junior Week, the Junior Olympics and the Race Teams, but also for our Educational Programs following Opti Kids and Junior Week. Our hope at the beginning of the summer was to keep kids on the water learning and having fun after Opti Kids and Junior Week. Parents and sailors could choose from one or all three non-racing programs, and from beginner to advanced. All were great follow-ups to the larger classes of Opti Kids and Junior Week. The primary goal was the same-to encourage kids to fall in love with sailing by having a great time! The programs were …

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