Posts for August 2023

2023 FBYC Summer Sea Breeze #3 and ILCA Summer II Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing


What started light, turned into a nice day of racing for 6 ILCA and 5 Melges 15s. After a brief postponement on the water the wind started to fill and 4 races were sailed in a breeze that built to 10-12 out of the ESE. The wind shifted, the course moved and 1 more race was sailed from the SE.  Bob & Lisa Fleck, Glenn & Becca Doncaster and Ruthana Jenkins were the race committee.

In the Melges 15 class Rob Whittemore and JT Mason won 4 out of 5 races to take the day. They were followed by Mike Miller with John Hubbard and Justinias Petkauskas.


In the ILCA Fleet - it was Jon Deutsch winning 3 races with Alain …

Accepting Nominations for the 2024 Board

Joe Roos on

Club News

The FBYC nominating committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2024 FBYC board. This is a great way to support the Club with opportunities to take on leadership roles in Club operations and sailing events. The FBYC bylaws provide a brief description of the various positions and can be found on the FBYC website under the member’s page.  If you are interested, know a member who you think would be a good fit or would like more information, please contact Joe Roos, Nominating Committee Chair.

2023 Stingray Point Regatta

Aaron Sutten on

Offshore Racing



LAST CALL…..Don’t Miss Out
29th Annual Stingray Regatta Friday, Sept 1 – Sunday, September 3, 2023

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for RACE Registration ends
Friday, August 18 at Midnight

Offshore and Cruising Class Regatta
Best Party All Season---all are Welcome!

Make sure to register to race and/or Enjoy the Fantastic Dinners and Phenomenal Band
Dinners must be ordered online by Midnight August 25

Tidewater Drive 9-Piece Band returns to FBYC by Popular Demand

Register to Race and purchase Dinners, Shirts, Infamous Bottomless Beer Glasses etc.
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Regatta Intel:
Friday is a Medium Distance Race for PHRF A, B …

Congratulations Women Sailing Clinic Participants, 2023!

Holly Sears on

Club News


What a wonderful weekend this past Sat. and Sun. (Aug.12&13) with our annual Women’s Sailing Clinic. We had 16 women participating and sailing! The weather cooperated and the winds were perfect for learning. It is truly amazing to witness the individual growth of sailing skills from two days on the water.

Check out photos from the event:

A shout out to event organizers Caroline Patrick and Jess Deutsch; on the water instructors Josh Bendura, Tracy Schwarzschild, Mike Karn, John Hubbard, Rick Peterson, Caroline Budwell, Andrew Spencer and Mike Milller; the support team of water assists, launchers and riggers, social spread - Joe Roos, Jennifer Velo, Wendy Roos, Ron Jenkins, Josh Bendura, Allen …

Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing


The 6th Annual Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta was a Grand Success!  It was a beautiful weather day with 8 to 10 knot winds for the 25 boats registered in four fleets: Flying Scot, Melges 15, Portsmouth, and Portsmouth Classic  Three Very Good races were conducted by a quite capable Race Committee chaired by Clark Dennison!

The after race Social/Party and Awards Ceremony was Outstanding! The Social Committee, chaired by Susan Webb, performed "Yeoman's Duty " in causing Jere's Regatta to culminate in a really fun and successful Event ! 

Phil Webb, Event Chair, is extremely appreciative of all the club volunteer support which caused the regatta and social event to be enjoyed by all who attended!!


Complete race results can …


Donna Mason on

Club News

Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta 2022

It's time to Sail and Party!!

  • Skipper must be 60+ years old (crew can be any age--so grab a family member to help crew--juniors recommended).
  • Vintage skipper division (70+ --- you could win two trophies).  Open to all one-design and Classic boats 25 feet or under at the water line.   Bring your Flying Scot, Melges 15, Laser, Front Runner, Typhoon, San Juan, Mobjack, Windmill, etc.
  • Three or more like-type boats will be scored as a fleet. Portsmouth Classic boats (3 or more) will also be scored as a fleet.  
  • Portsmouth Class (will combine all boat types with less than three like-type boats for a fleet).

The traditional social cookout will be provided by the club for Regatta participants after the race …

Registration Open for 42nd Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship

Jon Deutsch on

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Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters

Registration is now open for the 42nd Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship to be held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club on September 9-10.  Get all of the details and sign up online here.

This year the masters event is at a new September date (to make way for US Masters in October on our regular date). In fact - we might even still have the pool open!

And not only is FBYC home to one of the best sailing sites on the Chesapeake Bay - it's also known for one of the best regatta dinners. Chef Alain Vincey has a fabulous planned. Add in the breakfast, plenty of room to rig, easy beach launching, on-site camping or nearby hotels and you’ll …

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