Posts for October 2021


Karen Akens on

Social Events

The Time Has Come the Oysters Said


You know the drill. 

Crisp air.  Late fall colors.  Closing regatta pursuit race.  AND, oysters, three kinds of chili, hot dogs and drinks.  They are all yours for the taking but only if you sign-up by this Saturday, October 30 at:

THANK YOU for helping out your social chairs who will be doing the shopping on SUNDAY 10/31, by signing up by the deadline.

(And while you're at it register for the Commodore's Ball!)


Come and see all the boats in the creek and bay heading south while you shuck and eat.  See you there!

The Starting Sequence Has Begun for the Commodore's Ball!

Karen Soule on

Club News

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There are only 14 days left to register for the 2021 FBYC Commodore's Ball

OK now..let's chat.

We're all most comfortable in deck shoes, tattered Mount Gay hats and slathered in sunscreen, right?  As sailors, we put function well before fashion.  Usually.  But for the first time in TWO years, we can dress up, don some dancing shoes and surprise our dockmates with "Is that really you?"

We're at a new location, the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, but we'll have the same great food and our "regular musicians, the Jangling Reinhardts.  

The 2021 Commodores's Ball also includes our annual meeting and awards presentation--both not to be missed.  So register now and don't be late to the …


Donna Mason on


The Trophy Committee will receive nominations until October 28th for the following perpetual trophies to be awarded for this year’s Annual Awards.

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 quality of competition as …


Donna Mason on

Club News

Do you know a member who has consistently contributed over many years of membership to the success of FBYC and the sport of sailing? A member who actively works to set the strategy and direction for the club and is always there to help fellow sailors. A member who has been instrumental in helping FBYC become the club it is today. If so, consider nominating them for Life Member.

The purpose of awarding Life Member status is to recognize a member whose contributions are distinguished by their depth, breadth, superior quality and lasting impact. It needs to be stated, this is a “you know it when you see it” intangible. The compelling rationale for the nomination should be self-evident.

Many …

Commodores Ball - Register TODAY!

Karen Akens on

Social Events

Commodores Ball

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2021 Commodores Ball

Come join us Saturday, November 13th at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond for a very special evening. We will start the night with the FBYC Annual Meeting, and then a cocktail reception followed by an elegant seated dinner and awards. After dinner, tempt your tastebuds at the dessert table, and get your groove on dancing to the Jangling Reinharts.

Register today and take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing.  Don't delay - limited seating is available! 

Registration Deadline is November 3rd - No Exceptions

40th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Results

Jon Deutsch on

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The Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters prove that things do get better with age – both the sailors and the regatta itself which celebrated its 40th annual this weekend. Special guests Happy Hubard and Jim Rodgers were both toasted at dinner along with current competitor and Chef Alain Vincey who all sailed in the very first FBYC Masters regatta in 1981. Alain shared the story of how the regatta was founded – in typical fashion sailors sharing a beer after racing labor day weekend decided to bring their boats and race with only the masters the following weekend and such the event was born. 40 years later the tradition continues and hundreds of sailors have taken part over the years.


Happy Hubard …

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