Posts for June 2023

July One Design Sailing at FBYC

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

If you are into one design sailing - then now's your time to shine with a full slate of One Design Events planned in the next month for Flying Scot, ILCA, Melges 15 and any other fleets wishing to come join us.

It all kicks off on Sunday, July 2 with the One Design Long Distance Race - don't be fooled by the moniker - this is open to ANY small boat under 24' at the waterline and is sailed around government marks using the Portsmouth Handicap System for scoring.  Do you have a Laser II, Mobjack or Front Runner?  Then this is the event for you!  REGISTER HERE


The Second weekend in July features the Summer Sea Breeze I regatta for double …

FBYC Annual One Design Regatta Registration Open

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing


Registration is now open for the 84th Annual One Design Regatta at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. We’ve got two days of racing and camaraderie planned for a new earlier weekend on July 22-23. Look for fleets of Flying Scot, ILCA 6, ILCA 7, Melges 15, Hampton One Design, San Juan 21, Windmill, Optimist (Red, Blue, White and Green fleets) and Portsmouth Handicap class.

The low fee covers registration while dinner, shirts and commemorative bottomless beer glasses are available for purchase. Be sure to register early to get yours while supplies last.

Complete information including the Notice of Race can be found on the event website.

2023 Opti Kids A Huge Success!

Paul Almany on

Junior Activities

The 2023 Junior program is off to a fantastic start!   Thanks to all the participants, family members, volunteers, and coaches who made Opti Kids a huge success.   Special thanks to coach Jim Clary for leading the charge!

For more pictures check out the Flickr album here.




Club Boat and Adult Sailing Festival

Aaron Sutten on

Club News

Share the Pure Joy of Sailing  with Someone Special


Sailing in circles (AKA: Racing) not your thing?   Need a low-pressure way to give someone (Grandchild, friend, etc) a Fishing Bay/Piankatank experience?

The Adult Sail Training Event is your answer!  Bring your own boat & crew (Melges or any small boat, preferably beachable) will do. A limited number of Club Boats are available to subscribers.    

Register early to book ($25/student) in-boat instructors.   With or without and instructor, you will experience FBYC's awesome sailing resource--beautiful scenery and magnificent wildlife.

Saturday, July 1, 2023: 10 AM - 430PM. Start with an optional on-shore briefing--sail to a secret beach--burn some marshmallows.

Then sail back to the Main Clubhouse for  Great food (Small Plate …

FBYC Flashback

Randy Alley on

Offshore Racing

2000 Turkey Shoot/Wayland RennieYou never know what old pics you may find cleaning house. Larry Pardey presenting the 2000 Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta 1st Place Overall trophy (120 boats) to Wayland Rennie/Trilogy at Yankee Point Yacht Club. Pardey was inducted into the Cruising World Hall of Fame that year, and was inducted into the US National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2022, two years after passing from Parkinson's. 

Pardey: "We did okay today, but a San Juan beat the hell out of us. How'd you do?"

Wayland: "We beat the hell out of the San Juan that beat the hell out of you!"


At the National Hospice Regatta Championship later that spring in J105's at Fort Lauderdale, where we …

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