Posts for September 2023
On Saturday, September 16th the 2023 running of the Wolf Trap regatta nearly could have started with a bang but in actuality, it was a well-played reaching start in a fresh northwesterly breeze leading to a solid spinnaker leg south to the old lighthouse. The keyword for the windward (etc.) return leg was perseverance; Hats off to the B fleet boats that sailed smartly in the backing, clocking, and vanishing winds to best a foul current and finish within the time limit. It’s always a pleasure to watch skippers and crews work their boats from an RC point of view.
Full race results HERE.
More Photos HERE.
Check out this aerial tour Fishing Bay Yacht Club thanks to Ned Rennolds.
Hurricane Lee is forecast to remain offshore as it passes Virginia. But the storm may send higher winds & tides to Deltaville over the next few days. We will be making a few preparations at the Club. Please note:
Wind is predicted to reach 25-30, gusting 35 out of the North with an extra foot of tide Thursday & Friday.
- Fishing Bay Road drains have been cleared.
- West Dock power and water may be turned off pending high tides.
- Fishing Bay Dock power may be turned off pending high tides.
- Safety Boat Whaler has been hauled and is unavailable.
- East Floating Dock unfortunately has no vacancies.
- Club Scots will be unavailable Friday 9/15 due to high wind predictions.
Light rain and approaching thunderstorms limited the 32-boat fleet at the 42nd Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club to just two races on Saturday and no racing on Sunday. James Jacob from Severn Sailing Association won the overall title for his 7th time while Dorian Haldeman from Severn Sailing Association won the women’s title for her 5th time.
The weekend started with hot conditions on Friday as sailors were arriving and many elected to hit the pool to cool off, not something this group is used to needing or doing when the event is in October. Those who elected to go out for practice were treated to an awesome afternoon sea breeze from the SSE …