Posts for August 2022

Deadline: This Friday for Stingray Point Regatta Meal Sign-Ups

Karen Soule on

Social Events


Don't delay!

The starting gun for our Labor Day Stingray Point Regatta will sound in ten days, but the deadline to sign-up for a great meal, music and fun is THIS FRIDAY.  You won't be able to register for the dinner on race day so purchase your tickets now at:

New Weather Station Installed

Jon Deutsch on

Club News


A small group of members installed a weather station on the Fishing Bay side of the club Saturday morning. The station will record local conditions and beam them back to an internet page enabling members and guests to see real time wind, temperature, and other atmospheric conditions. It also show recent trends and historical data.


The installation was the culmination of a couple months of planning, modeling, and researching the optimum position and method of installation. The station is now mounted about 20’ above the Fishing Bay dock on the yard arm of the flagpole where it’ll have an unobstructed view of the wind and other conditions.


For more on how to access the weather data and save it …

Accessing the Fishing Bay Weather Station

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

Fishing Bay Yacht Club’s weather station displays the latest wind, temperature, rainfall, lightning, and other measurements from its perch on the flagpole on the Fishing Bay dock. There’s a great mobile website that can be easily added as an (web) app on any phone to see the data as well as the historical trends.

To access the site visit this URL:
OR point your phone’s camera at this QR Code:

Clicking on any of the metrics will show the history and you can zoom in or out to see it on different time scales.


Use the button in the top right to toggle between the forecast and the data modes.


For …


Mark Hayes on

Junior Activities

The team wrapped up a fantastic summer season with five top three finishes at the final CBYRA High Point Regatta of the summer, held this past weekend in Oxford, Maryland. The last week was amazing, with most of the kids racing all week on the Bay at the Maryland State Championships, the Miles River Yacht Club Annual Junior Regatta and at the Oxford Regatta. Three of our sailors, Walker Angus, Sofia Forsberg and Logan Hayes arrived at Oxford at 3:30am on Saturday after racing all week in Michigan at the US Sailing Chubb Youth Nationals! They had outstanding finishes at the Youth Nationals-with Walker and Sofia finishing 8th in the double handed division, and Logan finishing 13th in the …

Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters - Registration Open

Jon Deutsch on

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2021 ILCA Masters - photo by Paul Almany

Registration is now open for the 41st Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters on October 1-2 - get all of the details and sign up online here.

We’re planning another great year of racing food and camaraderie and would love to have you join us! Entry includes racing, a world class dinner Saturday night (including alcohol), breakfast Saturday and Sunday, awards, drinks and snacks on the water and a regatta keepsake.

New for this year:
Now the Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship

The ILCA class has dropped the age limit for who qualifies as a master - so if you were 1-5 years away from being a master - you can join our Apprentice group THIS YEAR if you’ve reached your 30th …

A Fabulous Day Honoring Jere Dennison's Legacy!

Donna Mason on

Club News

Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta Pic


Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta 2022

On Saturday, August 6, we hosted the Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta to honor a man who served in FBYC leadership roles for over 40 years.  It was a beautiful day on the water full of laughter and camaraderie.  A huge thank you goes out to all those who made this event possible!

83rd Annual One Design Regatta and Racing Rules Clinic

Mary Kate Skeppstrom on

Club News

The Annual One Design Regatta is taking place on August 13th and 14th! It is two days of racing and fun with multiple courses for one-design classes. This event is also host to Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship and Capital District Championship. There will also be a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap offered to those without enough boats to qualify for the one-design class. We're looking forward to a great weekend of all kinds of sailing! 

Register here for the AOD!  Volunteers are greatly appreciated and needed! Please sign up to volunteer here!

For those who are looking to grow their knowledge of racing rules for the AOD, there will be a Racing Rules Clinic with Jerry Thompson the evening of August …

Check out this SpinSheet Article on our Juniors!

Mary Kate Skeppstrom on

Club News

I had the pleasure of writing a piece focused on our Junior Program for the August issue of SpinSheet Magazine. Thank you to Mae and Walker Angus for sharing their experiences with me, and Paul Almany for the fantastic pictures! 

Find the story here on page 63!

Successful Women's Sailing Clinic

Jessica Deutsch on

Club News

WC group 2022

FBYC welcomed a lovely group of about 20 ladies to the club this weekend for the Women’s Sailing Clinic. Beginners and more experienced sailors, members and non-members alike gathered for two gorgeous days on the water. Coaches Holly Sears and Caroline Patrick lead the morning classroom sessions for the Racing Fundamentals class and the Sailing Basics class respectively, and then everyone set sail in a combination of club-owned and personal Flying Scots, as well as a couple of Melges 15s, a Front Runner and a Laser.

WC on the water

The wind Saturday was light initially but built mid-morning as both groups headed out on the water. The beginners took off two to a boat, each with an on-the-water instructor and a student …

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