Posts for July 2020

FBYC Fresh Water System Up and Running

Joe Roos on


The fresh water system has been repaired and is up and running.  The storage tank is filling and water service is being restored across the campus.

Thanks you for your patience.

Joe Roos

Rear Commodore

FBYC Fresh Water System Down

Joe Roos on


The FBYC water system is experiencing problems with the feed to the treatment unit and currently cannot produce fresh water. We are running off the storage tank and have shut down water to several places throughout the campus. 

We are asking all members to make every effort to conserve water, essential use only.

We believe we have identified the failed equipment. We have a spare on hand and are currently waiting for the certified technician from our water contractor to conduct repairs.  If there are no other issues, the system is expected  to be back in operation soon.  We will keep you posted.


Thank you

Joe Roos

Rear Commodore

Seeking Volunteers for Grounds Day - Saturday, July 25

Katie Yudkin on

New Building

Mark your calendars! FBYC grounds chair, Steve Montgomery and Katie Yudkin are looking for volunteers to help out with grounds cleanup and beautification.

Grounds work may include: weeding, trimming and pruning in preparation for new mulch and plants in the fall.

Some tools are provided but please bring gloves, clippers, trimmers, lopping shears and rakes if you have them.

The end of July will be hot so bring your reusable water bottles! Food, beer and other beverages are planned for a relaxing end of our day. 

In thinking about future grounds maintenance, we encourage those who are interested to adopt a spot or small area to help maintain throughout the year. This is meant to be a very manageable time …

Keep FBYC Safe

Elizabeth Staas on


Our club has many members and we wish to do everything possible to ensure safety for everyone including their family members. Please continue to keep each other safe by wearing a mask when inside the buildings.  When your are outside---if you can't social distance then please wear a mask.  We have hand sanitizer throughout the campus as well to assist you in your safety measures.

Sign Up ASAP for 81st Annual One Design Regatta and Capital District Flying Scot Championships - Sat. Aug 8 - 9, 2020

Ron Jenkins on

One Design Racing

$25/Boat Covid 19 Special

Signup Link @ NOR




Sign Up ASAP for Flying Scot Racing Clinic by  - Tyler & Carrie Andrews (Flying Scot Inc)

Fri. Aug 7, 2020


Many of you know Tyler and Carrie as accomplished racers and trainers.   We are indeed honored that they have agreed to join us and share their knowledge.

You can sample some of their training work and affiliations at the following link.



Stingray Point Regatta Information

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing


The Stingray Point Regatta is only seven weeks away.  If you have not registered please do so.  If you have registered you can now order Saturday night dinners and t-shirts.  Online ordering is available through Yacht Scoring or you can email me directly at my email address

I must stress that T-Shirts and dinners must be pre ordered. We cannot guarantee we will have these items available at the door.

You have multiple choices for dinner:

Baked Spaghetti with salad and bread- $10.00
Manicotti with salad and bread -$11.00
Chicken Picata with salad and bread-   $13.00

T-shirts Long Sleeve Microfiber- $22.00 (Please note that Ladies shirts are short sleeve only)
Short Sleeve Cotton- $15.00

From the Cruising Division...

Nancy Powell on

Cruising News

Captain’s Choice July 24-July 26

For this Captain’s Choice the cruise leaders have selected a marina designation. Set your sails for Cape Charles Town Harbor marina, leaving Saturday, July 25th. Several slips will be reserved but you make your own reservations on DOCKWA and identify our group. The hope is that we will be clustered together which will make happy hour and “distancing” easy. A pre-cruise “distanced” happy hour is planned for Friday, the 25th, at the picnic table on the club lawn near the East Dock. You may wish to bring chairs. It’s BYOB as we are not sharing food or beverages at this time.You may bring a snack for your group.  Sign up on …

We want YOU to Volunteer!

Jason Angus on

Junior Activities



Junior Week is a month away and we need extra help this year to put on our great junior week. We have a job for you or for someone you know. Please dont wait and email us your interest by clicking Volunteer Here

Brooks Zerkel, Jr.

Tracy Schwarzschild on


We are sad to note the passing of Brooks Zerkel on July 3, 2020.  Having sailed with many of us and served as a highly qualified race official for major Club events and elsewhere for many years, Brooks was an active force in the life of FBYC,  A more complete tribute to Brooks will appear in the next few days. 


Stingray Point Regatta - Covid19 Edition

David Hinckle on

Offshore Racing

The ongoing pandemic has had a huge effect on the 2020 sailing season.  Many regional events have been cancelled and others are undecided whether they will happen or not.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club is committed to hosting the Stingray Point Regatta this Labor Day Weekend although it will be in a modified format.  We are challenged in providing great racing and a fun weekend while at the same time creating a safe environment for everyone.  This is how we intend to proceed.

  1. Saturday September 5 there will be multiple races around drop marks for PHRF, One Design and Cruising Classes.
  2. Sunday September 6th there will be a distance race around government marks. The distance will be determined by the …

Annual One Design Sea Breeze Caribbean Tribute

Ron Jenkins on

One Design Racing

 Join PRO Jim Raper and his RC us for a Caribbean-inspired regatta--with social distancing only a boats on the water  can provide.

  Sign up at :  

Ability grouped fleets (A and B fleets) will be in effect during this race for classes that elect this option prior to the start of the event. 

Portsmouth boats (Frontrunners, Snipes, San Juans, etc) are encouraged.  You sail it  we will score it.

First warning signal will be at 1300 followed by subsequent races. 

Bring your Caribbean spirit. Channel your inner Parrothead. Get creative with boat decorations and colorful attire.

Sail by the RC Boat and make your case for "best in class" honors..  Extra credit if you …

Moonlight Regatta

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing

It was light, very light...the air that we sailed in.  Brad Squires and company did a nice job getting us started downwind in a whisper and making a call to use the short course, 15 miles.  Jon Deutsch took amazing pictures of the spinnaker boats as they left the starting area.  They can be found here.  Thirteen boats, in four classes, enjoyed an absolutely beautiful moonrise in a perfectly clear indigo sky.  A glorious night to be quarantined on the Chesapeake Bay.  Mayo Tabb and Excitation finished first in A with an adjusted time of 4h52m.  Bob and Lisa Fleck, absorbing Hatter's new handicap, finished first in B and first overall with an adjusted time of 4h45m.  Brad Miller …

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