Posts for May 2023

M15 Rodeo

Paul Almany on

Club News

A handful of M15s hit the water yesterday for some free-styling in the "sporty" conditions - needless to say a good time was had by all!   A few more cameos available on the flickr site.... M15 Fun.




Memorial Day Weather Watch

Doug Bendura on


This weekend PRO 's, Social Chairs and club leadership are closely monitoring the coastal storm forecast to hit the area over the weekend. We do plan to hold landside social events as scheduled on Sunday rain or shine!


The PRO's for the Family Regatta on Saturday and the Open House regatta are closely monitoring the weather (with the support of David Lee) and will likely make decisions about each event the day of the event.The safety of RC members and capability of club equipment will drive race decisions.


The raft up may be postponed even if racing does occur on Sunday.


We will do our best to post timely updates on the club website.


One things is guaranteed - we …

Adopting DPN-2 for Portsmouth Handicap Events

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

FBYC has made two changes for this season to our Portsmouth Handicap racing for small boats to improve the racing and make it easier to register for and (score these) events.

First, FBYC is adopting the DPN-2 handicap numbers for Portsmouth racing this season in place of the base DPN numbers we’ve traditionally used. The reason for this is that the base number is calculated for a very low wind range, and it’s very rare that we see that wind for the whole of our race days. Some of our participating boats have very different (higher) performance characteristics in more wind and the base rating wasn’t as fair to the other boats. Using DPN-2 – which is a …

State of the Club Mid-Year Update

Mark Wensell on



Please join us for the 2023 Mid-year Membership Update on Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day) from 10-11 am upstairs in the main Club House.  At this informal meeting we will provide updates on Membership and Club Operation with time reserved for questions. 

The agenda will include:

  • Finance Update
  • Membership Status
  • Club Management/Facilities/Sailing Events
  • Annual Awards Alignment Project
  • Summary and Questions


If you have specific questions you would like addressed, please send to

2023 - One Design Spring Series #3 in the books!

Paul Almany on

One Design Racing

Thanks to Rick Klein's amazing RC team (and his apparent ability to control the weather) and Rick Peterson's culinary expertise, OD Spring 3 was a fantastic day of fun on and off the water -  with 6 Flying Scots, 7 M15s, and a San Juan 21 "showing and going" under ideal temps and winds.   Thanks to ALL who volunteered and participated!


If you are not smiling in the picture below - you should be.  OD - Spring 4 is 6/11 so register early and often!



Offshore Spring Open May 20 & 21

Aaron Sutten on

Club News

unnamed_FzBhsrB.original.jpgSpring offshore racing finale promises Great Sailing,
Food, Fun and Friends!

The Offshore Spring Open Race is two days of back-to-back races open to everyone from A-fleet to Cruising class!
This includes all FBYC club member and non-member boats, interested in racing their sailboat and developing their sailing skills. The races are Saturday and Sunday with awards for each day of racing. Dinner Saturday includes Paul Wash’s traditional smoked pork butts and fixings. Don't miss this chance to test your mettle sailing in a fantastic venue with great food and camaraderie.

Dinner will start at 6:30 PM.


- Pork Butt

- Mac n' Cheese

- Beans

- Cole Slaw

- Pound Cake

- Rum Cake

Register here at Regatta Network

Purchase Dinner Tickets …

Open House Regatta and Party: Sunday May 28th

Aaron Sutten on

Offshore Racing

Open House 2023-01.jpg

Join us for a fun-filled day of racing, raft up, dinner and DJ music.

**EVENT UPDATE: RACE and Sailing Events are canceled due to Weather**
Landside party and activities are still ON!

The winds may blow but the rain looks pretty light. This will still be a great party.

As Scheduled:

  • 1630- Meet and Greet with Sailing Division representatives 
  • 1800- Fried Chicken dinner and DJ

Everyone is encouraged to invite friends as this event will serve as a showcase for all that FBYC has to offer. 

This is a chance to explore new ways to get out on the water or to get out on the water for the first time!
Mix and mingle with Division members from the following …

2023 One Design Spring Series #2 Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing


After a rained out attempt at Spring Series 1 last weekend, the One Design season officially got underway with Spring Series #2 and 20 boats in 3 fleets enjoying 5-10 knots of breeze out of the south and mostly cloudy skies.  PRO David Clark and his team got in 4 races for the fleets.


The 5-boat Flying Scot fleet was led by Len & Barb Guenther who took home bullets in 3 of the races. Hal Stark/Rick Peters and Phil Webb tied for 2nd with the tiebreaker going to Hal/Rick on account of their win in the final race.


The Melges 15 Fleet had some close racing with the Garrett/Patrick clan aboard 3 of the boats …

Sunday 5/7: One Design Spring 2 & ILCA Spring Regatta

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

After a rainy attempt at starting the one design season at Fishing Bay last weekend - we’ll give it another go this Sunday, May 7 with Spring Series #2 (Flying Scot/Melges 15).  The ILCA Fleet will also be along for their Spring Regatta.

A couple notes about this weekend:

  • Please do register before you arrive at the club. If you need to correct any registration info, you can do that online or come to the main clubhouse porch shortly before the skippers meeting so that we can properly account for who is on the water and score everyone correctly.
  • The NOR and Sailing Instructions (and amendment) are posted on Regatta Network.
  • The schedule (as amended)
    • 1000 late registration
    • 1030 …


Nancy Powell on

Club News

Open House 2023-01.jpgJoin us for a fun-filled day of racing, raft up, dinner and DJ music.

Important: Everyone is encouraged to invite friends as this event will serve as a showcase for all that FBYC has to offer. 

This is a chance to explore new ways to get out on the water or to get out on the water for the first time!
Mix and mingle with Division members from the following programs:

  • One Design: Check out some One Design boats including the new Melges 15
  • Cruising Division: Take a look at some cruising boats and hear what's planned for 2023
  • Offshore Racing: for potential Skippers and Crew
  • Junior Sailing: Jr Week, Opti Kids and Sailing Teams
  • Adult Sailing: Upcoming classes and …
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