Posts for February 2016

Karen Soule named 2016 Fishing Bay Yacht Club Adult Sailing Director

Matt Braun on

Club News

Karen Soule has agreed to lead the Adult Sailing program in 2016.  Karen together husband David have been active in the cruising division aboard their Ericson 38 Soulemate for several years and is excited to bring her many years of racing and cruising experience to this committee position.

The long term mission of the FBYC Adult Sailing program is the development of sailing skills for members and prospective members, including the increased knowledge of boat handling, seamanship, navigation and safety; the furthering of this purpose by the promotion and encouragement of day sailing, racing and cruising. The Program is meant to continue the development of lifelong sailors who will be a great credit to the Fishing Bay Yacht Club and …

Spring Cleanup Set for March 19

Ed O'Connor on

Club News

Please join us at the Main Clubhouse between 0830-0900 for coffee and low fat/low calorie doughnuts. We’re looking to start at 0900 and our tasks will include putting down mulch and gravel as well as sprucing up the garden/flower beds.

This is a great opportunity to work on our campus, see old friends and make new ones.

Please sign up on the FBYC website or call/email Ed O’Connor, Grounds Chair

Start Sailing this Spring - Crew Training

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

20150331-002FBYC is again offering their popular Crew Training Program with classes starting in March.  This program was started over 25 years ago and has been introducing sailors to the sport and to FBYC ever since.  For anyone looking to learn the basics of sailing, or get into racing, or improve their skills - this is the class.  The class consists of 3 evening classes in Richmond and 2 optional on the water practice days at FBYC.

Classroom instruction is provided by FBYC racing skippers and crew with experience in local, national and international racing and participants are given written materials to compliment the classroom sessions.

  • Classroom: Tuesday, March 22 6:30pm
  • Classroom: Tuesday, April 5 6:30pm
  • Classroom …

J70 Speed clinic with Allan Turhune 4-10-16

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club  is pleased to host a J/70 speed clinic on Sunday April 10, 2016 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  Our clinic instructor will be Allan Terhune of Quantum Sails.   Allan will join us to discuss rig tune,  boat preperation, speed tips and more.    The onshore instruciton will begin at 1000 followed by on the water practice session and concluding with debrief session and social around 1430.   Eveyone is welcome we are encouraging all boats to be rigged and ready with crew in attendance at 1000.   Please contact Matt Braun at  to RSVP by April 6, 2016.   Feel free to contact Matt or  Adult Sailing Director …

Voice Your Opinion about Waterway Use

David Lennarz on

Club News
VOICE YOUR OPINIONS:   As active users of the beautiful waterways of Middlesex County, we encourage you to participate in the following survey:

Middlesex County, in partnership with the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority and the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, is interested in improving understanding about public access needs and waterfront conflicts occurring along the shorelines of Middlesex County. More specifically Middlesex County wants to capture public perspective and experience on a variety of topics, including how the public accesses public lands, beaches and waterways; waterfront conflicts that have been experienced; working waterfront infrastructure problems; and suggestions about how to enhance access to the waters from Middlesex County.   Therefore a “Coastal Access Survey” has been …

DO NOT MISS OUT ! Summer Junior Programs are filling up fast !

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Junior Activities





Registration for Junior Events opened Feb 1 and spaces are filling up fast!

Member preference ends on Tuesday, March 1

We are excited about the 2016 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and are looking forward to another great year of FUN! No matter your sailor's age, experience, and sailing goals, we have an event to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends. Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more and develop into lifelong sailors. And remember, parents and grandparents are always welcome to join in the fun! 

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Winter Program: "BLUE WATER CRUISING" via Your own Boat or a Chartered Boat

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

Come hear from Rob and Andi Overton, seasoned experts in offshore sailing, on how to prepare oneself to go offshore cruising.  You will learn what kind of boat is appropriate, what equipment is needed, and what it costs to cruise.  This will be a two-part discussion on sailing, equipping, and provisioning your own boat, as well as what is entailed in chartering a boat. So, whether you have never cruised, cruised once or twice, or you are an experienced cruiser, there is still much to be gained from Rob and Andi’s knowledge and experience.  We hope to see you there!


Winter Projects: Door Refinishing

Jon Deutsch on

Clubhouse News

Underway at the club this winter are some maintainence jobs including refinishing the upstairs porch doors.

2016 Summer Junior Coaches Announced

Doug Bendura on

Junior Activities

Fishing Bay Yacht Club is excited to announce its 2016 professional coaching staff! Once again, we will have world-class coaches with a breadth of experience as both racers and coaches. They have over 40 years of combined coaching experience. Four are returning, with our Head Coach, Tomas ("Tommy") Dietrich, in his third season at FBYC! Three of our coaches grew up in the Junior program. They will be led by Head Coach Tommy, who is himself a National and South American Champion!




We are extremely excited to welcome Tommy back for his third year at FBYC! In 2016 he will serve as both Head Coach and Opti Race Team Coach.

Tommy …

A Reminder to All FBYC Club Members

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Club News

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