Posts for June 2020

FBYC Reopening – July Update

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As we move though the phased reopening, our primary goal remains to provide a safe and healthy environment for our members, staff and community.  Numerous volunteers across all aspects of the Club have dedicated a tremendous amount of time in planning and preparation to get to this point.  Many programs and activities are going forward this year, although maybe not quite in the same fashion as in years past.

But even as we begin to enjoy more of the reopening at FBYC, the environment around CoVid is changing. We are constantly reassessing how this affects our operations and activities. Rules and programs may continue to change as we move through the summer and fall. The key to success of these …

FBYC 4th of July Race and Cookout

David Hinckle on

One Design Racing

Please sign up via the FBYC website if you are planning to attend this weekend’s event.  The long term forecast looks like we will have great weather featuring a nice breeze and moderate temperatures. 

While we would normally have an FBYC sponsored picnic following the event this year we are encouraging people to bring their own items if they wish to cookout.  The grills will be available and there will be tables and chairs set up to facilitate social distancing.  We want everyone to enjoy the club facilities but we also want all of our members to feel comfortable while on the campus.

NOTICE The event information below, used in conjunction with the General One Design Notice of Race …

Adult Sailing - Saturday Mess About Series Starts Saturday July 4, 2020

Ron Jenkins on

Flying Scots

Learn to sail, or improve skills the fun (and safe) way in our Club Flying Scots.

You must bring:

  • Appropriate PFD & buff or mask for each sailor*
  • Close toed shoes (and wear them)
  • A water bottle, hat, sunscreen
  • A Buff or mask as appropriate
  • Enthusiasm to learn

Look under the Fishing Bay Oak tree for Mike Schmidt and/or Ron Jenkins between 1200 Noon and 3PM (Island time) on July 4, 2020.  Then look for electronic sign up page on Club website in near future. 

This is a new program, and will evolve to serve our needs over time.

*Use a Buff or mask as appropriate 

One Design Spring Series and Laser Spring Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

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It was a beautiful day to get back to racing for the Lasers, Radials and Flying Scots. 5 Scots sailed with a dozen Lasers and another 10 or so Radials in 4 races on sunny but cool day with light winds 9-12 out of the ENE. Lew Thatcher and the crew of Catitude headed up the Race Committee while Paul Almany was on station snapping some pictures.

Fleet Start


Laser Results | Radial Results | Flying Scot Results | Pictures

Cruising Division to circumnavigate the Delmarva peninsula

Chris Lindbloom on

Cruising News

As of this writing three boats from the Cruising Division are signed up to participate in a Delmarva circumnavigation, June 27th through July 3rd.   Several others have expressed interest.  The three boats so far are Bolero (Lindbloom/ Powell), C’mon Wind (Gregory), and Mood Sway (Moody).  This will be a counter-clockwise trip, heading South East out of DVL, through the mouth of the Bay, and an overnight sail North to Cape May, NJ.  Following a rest in Cape May the flotilla will progress up the Delaware Bay, arriving at the C&D Canal at a time calculated to motor through the canal, going with the current.  (Sailing is not allowed on the 13-mile canal.)  Near the Western end of …


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Junior Activities

FBYC CampDoc

New Junior Program Registration Site has been launched! We have worked closely with CampDoc to provide a new and enhanced registrations process including forms management for our junior sailors. Launched in perfect time for the summer, we are proud to be able to continue our junior programs with Opti Kids, Junior Week, Sailing Schools, Development and Race Teams. Although some of our programs have moved to later in the Summer (Opti Kids is July 25/26 & August 1/2; Junior Week is August 2-6) our race teams are geared up to begin on June 13th and Development Teams on June 25th. Further, we are launching weekly sailing schools through the summer beginning June 22nd. Don't wait to sign up …

Spring Laser Fleet Update

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The FBYC Laser Fleet will return to racing on Sunday, June 14 with the rescheduled Laser Spring Regatta. First warning is at noon. Please register online and we'll likely be practicing social distancing by forgoing a skippers meeting or post-race social. Be sure to read FBYC's latest update on reopening practices and policies.

The next Laser racing at FBYC will be with the Long Distance Race at 7/4 and the Laser Summer Regatta on 7/18.

FBYC Sailors have been active racing in socially distant races at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club with 36 boats and some very competitive racing. Results and write up:

The Laser Nationals previously scheduled for June …

FBYC Reopening - June Update

Tracy Schwarzschild on


Just as we are all used to anticipating and responding to the shifting breeze in Fishing Bay, the Flag, the Sailing Commanders, Chairs, our staff, and numerous volunteers are all at work to actively monitor and adapt to the dynamic environment driven by CoVid 19. As we move into June, with recommended safety measures in place, we will see racing extend beyond the virtual to the real, with Offshore, Juniors, and One-Design sailors competing on the water. For 2020, the Junior programs have been restructured around an exciting vision for Juniors to learn and enjoy sailing with appropriate safeguards.

As FBYC is committed to following the evolving guidance from the State of Virginia around group interactions, we are assessing actions …

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