Posts for October 2016

USSailing - One Day Race Management Seminar - January 21, 2017

Jim Raper on

Club News

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 @ 8am – 5pm

John McCarthey, National Race Officer and Regional Judge, will conduct USSailing's One Day Race Management seminar upstairs in the FBYC clubhouse, on Saturday January 21st with a continental breakfast beginning at 8am and catered lunch provided.

The cost is $60 (requires a USSailing membership).  Registration will be available on the USSailing website beginning on November 1st and concluding on January 16th. Registration link.

There are seven current FBYC members who are a certified club race officer or better and many others who were once certified race officers but have allowed their certification to lapse.  This course is an opportunity to begin the race officer certification process or to …


Geoff Cahill on

Social Events

This is the final call for registration and head count for the Oyster Roast this coming Saturay (10/29).  Please go to the Fishing Bay website to register by the end of the day Thursday (10/27).  So far the weather looks PERFECT! We will be offering oysters of all kinds--roasted, steamed, raw and specially baked by our very own Julie Ann Wash!  For those who are not oyster eaters, we will also be serving hotdogs and of course all of the delicious dishes brought by our party-goers.

Please contact Geoff and Allene Cahill at to let us know which side dish or dessert you plan to bring.  We are also looking for volunteers to provide the …

New Jackson Creek Survey from September 2016

Tom Roberts on

Club News

ESDS - New Survey (Jackson Creek)--  

New survey information has been added to ESDS.   This survey is in color(screenshot of 2016 survey shown)

  • Survey Number: JK_01_JCK_20160901_CS
  • Channel: Jackson Creek
  • Project: Jackson Creek
  • Surveying Start Date: 9/1/2016
  • Surveying End Date: 9/1/2016

You can view this data by visiting the ESDS website at

Note: If you have any comments on ESDS, please consider filling out our online feedback form. These comments are anonymous and will help us improve ESDS.

Thank You,
The ESDS Team
US Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District

The Corp has been actively watching this,   All previous surveys are available at …

New Event Registration System Launch

Strother Scott on

Club News

I could not be more pleased with the launch of our new registration system.   Over the last 25 days it has been offered as the preferred option and it has processed 60 successful registrations. Those registrations have included 35 credit card charges. We have not received a single inbound call or email about any substantial issue and 100% of actual payments made were processed without any error.   As a result, the Board has approved removal of optional links to the legacy system on the Home page.

As a reminder any Sign Up! link will direct you to where you will be required to log in. The necessary credentials are the same as the Zope …

Welcome to the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

Jon Deutsch on

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Welcome to the 35th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this weekend!  That's right - the regatta is finally old enough to truly be a masters regatta.

We've got 40 boats registered and a few more expected to join us for some great sailing and food.  As always - we've got a great group of volunteers and we thank them for their work to make this happen.  And to the sailors - thanks for putting this on your calendar every year and making this part of your fall.

Here's a few things to know as you make your way to Deltaville:

Anyone arriving on Friday is more than welcome to go …

Would you like some more racing? Thank you sir! I'll have another!

Bob Fleck on

Offshore Racing

logo_smallith the chaotic weather that we've been having, do you suddenly have an itch for some more racing? Well, if you've made enough trips around the sun, you can scratch that itch at the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this weekend at FBYC. Online registration can be found here:


If you are a few rotations short of 35, or you don't own a laser, you can still get some racing this weekend with at short trip up the Rappahannock. RRYC is hosting its final PHRF race of the season with their Commodores Cup. Jerry Latell will be PRO and they expect to race two races.  The …

Notice to Members - Facility Vandalism

Rob Whittemore on

Club News
This past weekend one of the bathrooms in Fannie’s House was vandalized. The event has been reported to the police. We all need to do our part to protect our facilities from further episodes, which becomes more difficult as we are entering the period of lower activity at the club. 
If a building is locked prior to your entrance, please make sure the building is secure/locked when you leave. When at the club, please keep any eye out for anything that seems out of place. 
Thank you for your attention,
Rob Whittemore
Rear Commodore

SheJumps event in September introduces women to sailing

Caroline Patrick on

Club News

SheJumps is a national organization that supports women being active and outdoors. The regional coordinator approached Kim and Caroline Garrett to see if we would help host a SheJumps event at FBYC. On September 10th, we hosted the event, which involved a morning chalkboard session followed by an afternoon on the water. 

During our morning session, the ladies learned how to tie basic knots, sailing terminology, parts of the boat, the points of sail diagram, and general rules of the water. With the help of Carrie Russell as the third skipper, we showed the ladies how to rig a Front Runner, and we set sail for the afternoon.


We did some simple drills in Fishing Bay, giving everyone a chance on …

Fishing Bay YC Team Wins the Annapolis Yacht Club Inter-Club Team Race Challenge

Mike Toms on

Team Racing

FBYC Team Race Team

Fishing Bay's string of 5 consecutive seasons of participating in team racing events around the bay was extended last weekend with an exciting, and significant, win at the Annapolis Yacht Club Inter-Club Team Race Challenge. Fishing Bay's Team for the event, skippers Chris McDowell, Dan Herlihy and Ben Buhl, along with crews Carrie Russell, Jay Buhl, John and Sharon Wake and Mike Karn, with pick-up Annapolis sailor Sam Septembre, took home the championship trophy last weekend in Annapolis, besting teams from Annapolis YC, Eastport YC, Severn Sailing Association and Hampton YC. The event was a two-day, 40-race event sailed in AYC's J22s, with no spinnakers and 3 people per boat.

After the first breezy day of sailing, FBYC …

Storm Alert

Rob Whittemore on

Club News

While there is continuing uncertainty of the actual track Matthew will take, there is little doubt that Deltaville and FBYC will experience heavy wind and high water. 

It is the boat owner’s responsibility to secure their vessel. Jackson Creek slip-holders should take necessary precautions to properly secure your boat such as doubling all lines, removing sails, etc to reduce wind-age. Additionally, similar precautions should be taken to secure all boats parked in the One Design Parking Lot.

Thank you for your attention,
David Clark, Docks Chairman
Rob Whittemore, Rear Commodore

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