Posts for February 2021

Join Carol Vaughn and Dave Tabor as they "Sail Around the World on Other People's Boats"

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Join FBYC members Carol Vaughn and Dave Tabor Wednesday, February 24 from 7-8 PM, online, as they describe how they sailed to exotic lands and foreign waters on other people's boats.  Two years ago, they joined the Oyster World Rally as crew aboard a 54-foot luxury sailboat.  In their presentation, they'll describe how they found crew positions, where they traveled and what the duties and expectations of crew (and the owners!) were during the rally.

When they're not sailing overseas, Carol and Dave race their Canadian Sailcraft Merlin, Dianthus, in club, bay and offshore races and plan to race in this year's Bermuda 1-2.  

This is a great opportunity to invite a friend who might be interested in FBYC to …

Laser to ILCA Dinghy

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ILCA Dinghy


The boat we have all sailed and loved has changed little in the past nearly 50 years.  The racing has remained the same yet the sails have gotten more durable, the lines and rigging easier to adjust, and now the name we’ve all been used to is changing as well. The boat is going to start being referred to as the ILCA Dinghy as part of the ILCA Class. Any boat that was sold as a Laser before 2020 can race as an ILCA Dinghy and new ILCA Dinghies are now becoming available from multiple builders. There will still be standard, radial, and 4.7 rigs.

What does that mean for us? Very little in terms of the racing …

Meet Katie Yudkin: Membership Engagement Chair

Karen Soule on

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"I vividly remember my first Down The Bay race, delivering the boat to Annapolis," says Katie Yudkin our Membership Engagement Chair. "It was a grueling 14 hours. The rain was coming down sideways, the boat was crashing through four-foot seas and it was COLD. But I came to realize a few things after that long night: Boy do I love to sail."

Tasked with helping FBYC members to "get involved," Katie is actively working to increase participation across YAMS, Offshore and One-Design racers, Juniors and Cruisers. "There's something special about sailing and some of the kindest people I've ever met have been on the Fishing Bay dock."

Katie learned to sail on a Tartan 10, spent …

Registration is LIVE for Junior Week and Junior Programs

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Registration is LIVE now for the 2021 Summer Junior Programs. REGISTER HERE FOR JUNIOR PROGRAMS

Don't delay. Space is limited in many of our programs and people are ready to get on the water. We are thrilled with the programs we are planning including Opti Kids, Junior Week, Sailing School and our Development and Race Teams. Registration has been significantly improved through CampDocs which will make registration, and health form collection much easier. 

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