Posts for September 2020

FBYC's Circumnavigators Sail On

Karen Soule on

Cruising News


The ATB (Around the Bay) cruisers have weathered headwinds, rain, and fog with good cheer and remarkable resiliency.  Sailing Vessels Bolero, Joyful, Reveille and Whisper reached their northern goal of the Sassafras River four days ago. After turning their bows back south, they stopped in Chestertown, MD and Rock Hall.  They're now "holed up" at the Cambridge Yacht Club on the Eastern Shore's Choptank River.  After a week of cruising together, their little “ safe pod” of FBYC sailors are becoming like family in an otherwise slightly alien world.  Photo:  S/V Reveille hard on the wind with George and Lyons Burke at the helm near the Annapolis Bay Bridge.

Registration Open for the 39th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

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The Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship carries a long tradition of continuing no matter what is thrown our way. This year will be another chapter adding pandemic to the power outages, hurricanes and high water we've endured on regatta weekends. We will have to make a few changes to do things safely this year, but we hope to be able to have just as much fun sailing and socializing socially distanced. We look forward to having you join us and thank you for helping us make this a safe and successful event.


Registration for the 39th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship is now open. Head over to the event website for the Notice of Race and all of the information …

Report From the 'Round-the-Bay Cruise

Karen Soule on

Cruising News


The cruising division's interior circumnavigation of the Chesapeake Bay left three days late due to 20-25 knot winds from the north.  (The wind is always in the direction you want to go, isn't it!) But that didn't keep our sailors from enjoying fantastic cool weather and wonderful socially distant companionship once they cast off.  After a stop in Solomons, the next port on their 20-day cruise is Annapolis before they continue north.  The second half of the cruise will be the southern bay--and the winds will probably be from the south!  Continue to look for more updates as they explore our beautiful sailing waters.

Pump Out Closed for Repairs (Again)

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Clubhouse News

Unfortunately, the pump out on Jackson Creek is closed for repairs.  Blocked or crushed plumbing is preventing pumped material from making it into the tank.  Repairs by a contractor are scheduled for next week.

Apologies for the inconvenience (again).

Year End Tailgate Oyster Roast:  Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 12 Noon- 4 PM

Karen Soule on

Social Events




What a challenging sailing season we've all had.

But FBYC members responded by working hard to keep our community safe, our members sailing responsibly and our club working smoothly.  To say "Thank You" we're having our annual oyster roast in a different format--a Year End Tailgate Oyster Roast on Sunday, October 25 from 12 noon to 4 PM.  

We'll be serving pulled pork BBQ, sides and either steamed or raw oysters during the afternoon in a BYOB tailgate event.

To support social distancing, we will have tailgate spots marked out for your vehicles or group. Masks are the apparel for the day when moving about - moving between tailgates, picking up a Oysters/barbecue and sides, interacting …

Sporty Conditions for 2020 Stingray Point Regatta

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

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David and Jacki Meiser and crew aboard One Trick Pony won the 2020 Brent Halsey Jr Memorial Trophy awarded at this year's Stingray Point Regatta--Covid-19 Edition.  They had two bullets, a second and third place in their PHRF-A division sailed in 20-25 knots on Saturday...and much lighter winds on Sunday.  They sail out of Solomons, MD.

In the other fleets, FBYC sailors took top honors:

One-Design:  Clark Dennison on Bad Decisions.

PHRF-B:  Bob fleck on Mad Hatter

PHRF-C:  Paul and Julie Ann Wash on Cheeky Monkey

Dave and Veronica Hinckle, their volunteers and RC did an outstanding job managing this 26th annual event under challenging conditions.   Congratulations to all who participated and helped.

Cruising Division's Final Three Events

Karen Soule on

Cruising News


This coming weekend we have a popular Captain’s Choice led by Doug and Alison Selden. Doug has been thinking of destinations where we will also be able to distantly socialize. We’ll meet at 5:30 at the picnic area near the East Dock, Friday, September 11 to discuss possibilities, taking into consideration the wind, weather, etc. Please sign up and join us on our last Captain’s Choice of the season.

The Around the Bay Cruise led by George and Lyons Burke is scheduled to start 9/18 for a 5:00pm pre-cruise get together at the club.  Many are really looking forward to this event and the Burkes have spent a great deal of time and energy …

State-of-the-Club Update

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Over the last several years, we have had an informal membership meeting over the Labor Day weekend to give members an update on goings on around the Club and upcoming plans.  You may recall that we held a virtual membership meeting earlier in the season and we have decided that under current conditions, it would be prudent to avoid an indoor gathering.  We have been communicating plans and events through various formats, The Log, Wednesday “blasts” and separate communications.  In general terms, the state of the Club is excellent.  We are looking at certain infrastructure needs involving the docks and equipment, and we will certainly share more information on options with you as plans develop.  Club events and programs are …

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