Posts for September 2016

Indian Summer Regatta and One Design High Point Series Results

Joe Nelson on

One Design Racing

The final race day of the One Design Series was conducted last Sunday. It was a beautiful, cool, sunny day with northerly winds ranging from 8 to 12 knots. What a nice fall day of racing for the six Flying Scots and four Front Runners that participated. Race officer, Jim Black and crew, ran four W4 races in quick succession followed by a W3 to finish up wind for a swift leisurely sail back to the club. Also on hand for the racing was Rob Whittemore who ran about the course giving vital on-the-water coaching on tactics and sail trim. This instruction was a good primer in how to step up our game and it was appreciated by all those …


Meg Rock on

Club News

I am saddened to report on the end of an era with the recent death of Gene Ruark.  As owners of Ruark's Marina, Gene and his father had a long history of involvement with FBYC.  Until recently, Gene was a member of FBYC.  From the 1950's they supplied the Club with committee boats;  the first boat was "Black Cat", a converted WW2 utility boat, and later a bit more seaworthy craft named "Wild Cat".

A celebration of Gene's life will be held at 1p.m. on Saturday, October 1st, at Clarksbury United Methodist Church in Deltaville.  Interment will follow Zoar Baptist Church.

Ted Bennett, Commodore


We are rolling out our New Event Registration system

Strother Scott on

Club News

We are now live with our new Event Registration System.  We have been testing it for 3 weeks with both paying and non-paying events and with members and non-members.  Most feedback is that it is very easy to use, and not prone to errors and breakages. It also works fine on both computers and mobile devices. 
Most Red links to  Sign Up! will now direct you to the new system which occurs on  You will be required to log in using the same credentials that you use on the traditional - Legacy web site. 
I encourage everybody to register with the new system using the Red Sign Up! links.  But if …

Notice to Members re Camping on Club Property

Rob Whittemore on

Club News

We appreciate the challenge housing in Deltaville creates for some of our membership; however, we must remind everyone of the club’s rules surrounding camping at the club. Please also realize that we operating in a larger community and these rules have been established to help us co-exist with our neighbors.

"Camping on Club grounds is limited to tent camping by members or their guests in the designated grass area adjacent to the East Bath House in conjunction with FBYC sailing events. The camping area must be neatly kept and open fires are not permitted. RV’s of any sort (including pop-ups or trailers) are not permitted unless expressly authorized in advance by the Rear Commodore, Grounds Chair or Club Manager and …

Compact Navigation Explained - hopefully!!

Strother Scott on

Club News

In anticipation of moving our event registration system to our Django web site, please be aware that it is set up with a compact navigation menu designed to work well with mobile devices.  To see that, please visit  If you are on a computer, the website will look about the same as our traditional site  But if you are on a mobile platform (iPhone, iPad or Android phone) the site will look entirely different at the top.

The difference is the "Compact Navigation" menu. If you see the "Hamburger" icon on the top right corner, touch it to expand the real menu.  And use the displayed links to …

2016 FBYC Fall Laser Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

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We had a great day for sailing on Saturday for our Laser Fall Regatta.  We had 7 sailors out and we took out 6 Lasers and a RIB.  Each sailor took two turns running the races while everyone else sailed.  Jon jumped from boat to boat and sailed a different boat each race.  We did 14 total races in just over 3 hours right off the dock in a 4-6 kt north east breeze.  We used Ruthana Jenkin's auto horn to run a 3 minute horn start so all the RC person had to do was hit start, call the over earlys, and record the finishes.

Charlie Brewer was most consistent and won the …

77th Annual One Design Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

The 77th edition of the Annual One Design Regatta was certainly a hot one with 102 boats and a heat index approaching 20 degrees more than that at times.  Most of the racing was completed on Saturday in 8-15 knots of wind with Sunday's racing starting with winds around 11 and dying out as the day progressed.

The 23 boat Flying Scot was won by John Kreidler of Western Carolina Sailing Club, 2nd Rob Whittemore of FBYC and 3rd Sean O'Donnell of NC Community Sailing.
12 Boat Laser Radial fleet that was an all-FBYC affair with 1 Garrett Levy, 2 Trent Levy and 3 Gannon Troutman
11 boat Laser Standard fleet won by James Jacob followed by his …

New Event Registration System soon

Strother Scott on

Club News

I am very excited to announce that within the next few weeks we will switch from our 15 year old Zope Registration System to a new system. The change means many of the technical issues we see should go away, plus the new system is designed to work well on both computers and mobile.

One major and unfamiliar change is that the registration will be done on our Django web site which means you will be required to log into a different web site than in order to register. Most of you have never done that, even though we have used that site for several years for our news postings and our online …

New Club Management Structure at FBYC

David Lennarz on

Club News

In the 14 years since construction of the new Clubhouse, FBYC has continued to expand both its physical size and scope of programs. We have almost doubled our footprint, increased substantially the number of stored boats and trailers, hosted more regional and national events, opened our clubhouse to private rental for members, and grown our Junior Division into a flagship youth training program for the Chesapeake Bay that holds events year round. All this has placed greater responsibilities, and sometimes stress, on both our member volunteers and paid staff. We have grown and matured as a club, and it is now time to create a staffing structure that meets the needs of that growth and provides improved members' services.

To this end, your …

FBYC Trophy Committee Seeks Nominations

Meg Rock on


The Trophy Committee will receive nominations until September 29th 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 the …

Stingray Point Regatta Canceled, Stingray Light Race ON

Bob Fleck on

Offshore Racing

Stingray Point Regatta Canceled
Stingray Light Race ON


It is with deep regret that we have to announce that the Stingray Point Regatta for 2016 is canceled. This includes all racing and social activities at FBYC on Saturday and Sunday. It is our intention to refund most, if not all, fees to boats entered in the event and dinner purchasers. The forecasts, and analysis, at this time give all indications that both days will be a bust.

We are planning to race the mid distance race on Friday, and have the low country boil at the clubhouse. Price for dinner is the same, $10.00. If you come and you’ve pre-paid for the dinner, you’re good to go. If …

Slip Holders: High Wind and Tide this Weekend

David Clark on

Club News
We are expecting high winds and a higher than normal high tide Saturday and Sunday. Please make sure you boat is secure and has enough line to rise with the high tide. The road is liable to flood 
Making access to the club difficult on Saturday. If possible check on your boat Friday.
David Clark  Docks Chairman
Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
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