Posts for July 2023

84th Annual One Design Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Scott Adam receiving the John R. Hawksworth Memorial Trophy

Sailors from all over – including Seattle, Tampa, and large contingents from North Carolina and Maryland – came to Fishing Bay Yacht Club’s 84th Annual One Design Regatta this past weekend. When all was said and done, 95 boats across nine fleets hit the waters of the Piankatank. The Championship course, with its seven fleets and six starts, set up in Hills Bay and each fleet completed four long races on Saturday. Fishing Bay YC welcomed two multi-hull fleets this year, six Isotope catamarans and nine Weta trimarans, marking respectively, the first ever trimaran fleet and the first catamaran fleet since the early 90’s at this event. Unfortunately, the wind did not hold into Sunday, and only the two Opti …

Annual One Design Regatta Participation History

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Thought it would be useful to share some perspectives on how participation for various fleets at the Annual One Design Regatta has ebbed and flowed over the last two decades. The most number of boats was 127 in 2011. 2023 was the first return to over 90 boats since 2016.

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The raw data behind this can be found here.



Donna Mason on

Club News

Plan to sail in the Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta on Saturday August 5, 2023.  We encourage all classes of boats to participate--we especially invite Flying Scots, Typhoons, Windmills, Mobjacks, Lasers, Front Runners, San Juan 21s, Melges -- and any Classic boat.  The older the better.  You sail it, we will score it. Open to members and non-members of FBYC.  This is a one-day event, open to all boats 25 feet or less at the waterline, and targeting skippers 60 years plus.  Crew can be any age. Please review the Event Notice on the FBYC website for details and sign-up in Regatta Network.

Any boat class with three or more participants, including 3 or more Classic Boats, will be scored as a …

84th Annual Regatta This Weekend

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing



They are coming from all over for the 84th Annual One Design Regatta at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this coming weekend. We’ve got 95 boats in 9 classes on 3 courses ready for a great weekend of sailing.  This year will feature not one, but two fleets of multi-hulls with the FBYC debut of fleet racing in the Isotope and Weta classes. Other highlights include 16 boats in the Melges 15 class.  11 Hampton One Designs and a 9-boat Portsmouth fleet.

There is still time to join the fun by either registering a boat or volunteering to help out. We have a number of spots throughout the day we could still use a few extra hands.

If you …

Summer Sea Breeze II and ILCA Summer Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing


Summer Sea Breeze got off to a great start on Saturday with 22 boats in 3 classes racing in 6-16 knots out on the Piankatank. The storms rolled right around us and never really approached. Tom Roberts and his Race Committee team got 4 races in during the afternoon.

In the 10-boat ILCA class Jon Deutsch and Scott Adam were neck and neck trading places to tie points for first. The tie breaker would tip to Jon on account of his finish in the last race. Mike Moore came in 3rd and William Sutten was 4th overall and the top boat in an ILCA 6.

Not to be outdone – the 7-boat Melges 15 fleet was also settled on …

Cabrinha Intro to Wing Surfing Clinic

Aaron Sutten on

Club News

Cabrinha Intro to Wing Surfing Clinic 

Tuesday, July 18th, 11am.  

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Wing surfing is the fastest-growing watersport on the planet, exploding in
popularity within all watersports communities.

Cabrinha is excited to offer sailors young and seasoned alike to learn this
sport with professional coaches on utilizing industry-leading equipment.
These clinics are catered to those with any sailing or watersports
experience. Regardless of your background, you’ll be on the water and
more importantly, having fun in your first session!

This clinic will focus on an introduction to the emerging sport of Wing
Surfing and is intended for participants ages 15+. 
​(Younger sailors evaluated on sailing experience.) Wing Surfing is a fairly 
physical sport and participants need to be capable swimmers, be …

84th Annual One Design Keepsakes

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

The 84th Annual One Design Regatta is coming up in just over a week and we've got some great regatta souvenirs.  First up is the regatta t-shirt - supplies are limited so be sure to get your size by registering ASAP.



The other keepsake is a little harder to come by - you'll have to finish atop of your class for one of these!!!!


The EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT runs out after Monday, July 17th so don't delay!


FBYC Adult Sailing School

Aaron Sutten on

Club News

The Adult Sailing Division offers structured sailing classes in the Club's Flying Scots. Our small classes focus on individual sailors’ goals, skills, and low-pressure fun on the water.

When:  Most Weekends in July through mid-August 

What:   Custom Sailing Lessons for 1-3 Students (Includes Boat and Instructor)    Beginner through intermediate racing

Where:  Fishing Bay Yacht Club 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, Va

Who can Participate:    FBYC members and Non-Members

More about FBYC Adult Sailing and Club Boat Program:

Reserve your spot: @ (Signup Genius Link):

Coaches  Jack Cabell and Josh Almany are Alumni of the FBYC Junior Racing Team.
Both Jack and Josh continue to sail on their respective  Collegiate …

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