Posts for March 2024

FBYC encourages Racers & Cruisers to compete in SBRW

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

Our friends in the Southern Bay are inviting FBYC Racers and Cruiser/Racers to head south for their Annual Southern Bay Race Week (SBRW) held May 31 - June 2.  Hosting clubs are Hampton Yacht Club, Cruising Club of Virginia and Old Point Comfort Yacht Club.  See below for their flyer and head south for a great event!  This is a PHRF and Cruising Spin/Non-Spin Event!

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Opening Day is right around the corner--sign up now and reserve your spot!

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

Make sure to register for Opening Day at Fishing Bay!  We start the day with an Offshore Race around Government markers----come shake out your sails---all PHRF, non-spin and Cruising Classes welcome.  Blessing of the Fleet, Social and Dinner open to all.


Register to Race here:

Register for just social/dinner here via  'View Online Storefront"

Event Schedule


Pic for Opening Day




FBYC Yard Storage for Member Boats

Donna Mason on

Club News

The spring sailing season is right here.  If you've been to the club recently, you may have noticed that the yard is looking pretty full...and not all of our boats are on the yard yet.

If you are a leaseholder, your renewal included a 2024 sticker.  We need you to get that on your boat in the rear starboard corner.

By opening day, less than four weeks from now, we will have reconciled the stickered boats on the yard to the known leaseholders list.  Boats without leases, will be moved to the drysail area until leases and proof of insurance can be obtained.

The club policy requires trailers to be in roadworthy condition.  As part of the spring yard …

Regatta Network Training for SCORING

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

FBYC Regatta Network Tutorial with Scoring Concentration 


FBYC is providing a tutorial as well as Q&A on Regatta Network with a concentration on SCORING.  This session will be held Tuesday April 2nd at 7PM and hosted by Andrew Spencer.  


This session is open to ALL Offshore, One Design, Cruising and very important for all serving on RC.  We need to ensure we have plenty of resources for scoring---so sign up and join in!


Please send an email to Andrew if you wish to attend so he can send you the link.


Andrew Spencer


One Design Winter Sailing Round Up

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

As we approach the start of our season in the spring - a number of FBYC One Design sailors have been traveling and keeping their skills sharp through the winter. Here are a few highlights:


Flying Scot: John Wake with Mike Chesser and Sharon Wake and Tracy Schwarzschild along with Katie Finn have participated in the Greater Richmond Sailing Association Frostbite. John finished atop of the standing in the 4 day series. [RESULTS]


Our Melges 15 sailors have been prowling the winter circuit in Florida:

  • Winter Series #1 - January 8th [RESULTS]: Mason Chapman Jr. & Walker Angus; Joe Roos & Conrad Roos
  • Winter Series #2 - Feb 24th [RESULTS]: Joe Roos & Conrad Roos
  • M15 Midwinters - March 23rd [RESULTS]: Madeleine Garrett & …

Richmond Model Yacht Club Demonstration-POSTPONED due to Weather - Keep an eye out for a new date.

Aaron Sutten on

Club News


March 23rd, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Members of the Richmond Model Yacht Club will bring their Dragonflite 95 boats to FBYC for a demonstration on Saturday March 23rd from 1-4pm.  Right after our spring clean up day, and before the Evolution Sails Sock Burning, RMYC members will be on campus to demonstrate their boats and answer any questions.  Several of our members have been involved in model yacht building and racing, and they will tell you, the competition can be fierce!  

Come out and enjoy.  No registration required.  

Any questions, please contact Mary Almany, 804-405-2379.

Mar. 16- FBYC Wine Tasting & Charcuterie event in Richmond

Caroline Patrick on

Social Events

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Only a few spots remain for this inaugural event! All members are welcome to join us for a fun evening in Richmond with fellow FBYC members. (Only 13 spots available as of posting this message.)

Wine Tasting & Charcuterie Event 

Member-only event

Led by a sommelier from Barrel Thief Wine & Provisions in Richmond 

Sat. March 16


Caroline & Ian Patrick's house - 7110 Club Vista Lane, Henrico VA

$20 per person

RSVP and pay via this link

21 and older


Questions? Email Caroline Patrick

cgpatrick17 at

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