Posts for April 2022

Register Now for the Spring One Design Regatta this SATURDAY.

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

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This One Design Spring Race Day event is open to FBYC club members and all sailors interested in racing, developing their sailing skills and being part of a great sailing tradition on the Chesapeake Bay.  It's also a great opportunity to reserve one of the club's Flying Scots and join the new Melges 15 fleet and Lasers (ILCA) on a day that promises fun and looks like favorable weather.

Learn more and register at:

Opening Day Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, April 23, 2022

Donna Mason on

Club News

We welcome all racers, cruisers, their families, and guests to this family-friendly event to kick-start a great year of sailing.  A great tradition at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Opening Day begins with an Offshore Regatta.

DESCRIPTION This regatta will consist of one race for PHRF (A, B, C, NON-SPIN, CC) sailboats holding a valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificate, one-design classes, and cruising class sailboats having a provisional handicap rating assigned by FBYC.

The format for all boats will be one short-distance race around government and drop marks. PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.

Regatta Schedule: 
0900: Flag Raising & Skippers Meeting
1100: Warning for the first start

Opening Day Social Events

1630: Ric's Place …

2022 Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl

Joe Roos on

Club News


We all love the vibrant sailing culture at FBYC and 2022 will see the introduction of a new class for Offshore racing, the Offshore Division Cruising Class. This year, the new Offshore Division Cruising Class has been chosen as the class to compete for the Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl.  The award, to be presented at the Annual Awards, will go to the Offshore Cruising Class Skipper with the greatest boat days on the water in FBYC sponsored race events. The high point finish will be applied as a tie breaker

 The Offshore cruising class was developed to enable fair competition among like yachts in the configuration typically used by Cruisers.  PHRF ratings are available or FBYC will provide a provisional …

FBYC 2022 ILCA Fleet Schedule

Jon Deutsch on

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Our 2022 Schedule is posted and here are some ILCA Sailing highlights to put on your calendar for this year. 


Club Series - these are 5 single day events spread throughout the year that count towards the season series using the high point system. Anyone who sails in 50% of the races held qualifies for the series.  Some of these race days are sailed during one design events with the other one design boats, and other days will be stand alone days.  We'll run a Radial fleet and radial series on the days we have enough boats.  There's no entry and first warning times vary depending on the day.

Save the Date - Women's Clinic - July 30-31, 2022

Caroline Patrick on

One Design Racing

Ladies, the 2-day women's sailing clinic is returning again! As always, there will be a beginning sailing class and a racing fundamentals class. Please save the date for the last weekend in July for this great event, filled with camaraderie, sailing, and of course the apres-sailing socials. To learn more, go to the event webpage. Registration up soon! Contact Caroline Patrick if you have questions. See you there!


Safety First!

Paul Almany on

Club News

Thanks to Arn Manella (US Sailing Instructor Trainer) and Bob Fleck for leading a fun and informative weekend with classroom and on the water training for RC mark boat and safety boat operators.  Thanks to Ruthanna & Ron Jenkins for organizing such an important event (and feeding the troops)!

Attendees sporting the latest in life saver gear.....





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