Wolf Trap Regatta Results

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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.

Accepting Nominations for the 2024 Board

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The FBYC nominating committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2024 FBYC board. This is a great way to support the Club with opportunities to take on leadership roles in Club operations and sailing events. The FBYC bylaws provide a brief description of the various positions and can be found on the FBYC website under the member’s page.  If you are interested, know a member who you think would be a good fit or would like more information, please contact Joe Roos, Nominating Committee Chair.

Congratulations Women Sailing Clinic Participants, 2023!

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What a wonderful weekend this past Sat. and Sun. (Aug.12&13) with our annual Women’s Sailing Clinic. We had 16 women participating and sailing! The weather cooperated and the winds were perfect for learning. It is truly amazing to witness the individual growth of sailing skills from two days on the water.

Check out photos from the event: https://photos.jdeutsch.com/Sailing/2023/2023-FBYC-Womens-Clinic/

A shout out to event organizers Caroline Patrick and Jess Deutsch; on the water instructors Josh Bendura, Tracy Schwarzschild, Mike Karn, John Hubbard, Rick Peterson, Caroline Budwell, Andrew Spencer and Mike Milller; the support team of water assists, launchers and riggers, social spread - Joe Roos, Jennifer Velo, Wendy Roos, Ron Jenkins, Josh Bendura, Allen …


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Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta 2022

It's time to Sail and Party!!

  • Skipper must be 60+ years old (crew can be any age--so grab a family member to help crew--juniors recommended).
  • Vintage skipper division (70+ --- you could win two trophies).  Open to all one-design and Classic boats 25 feet or under at the water line.   Bring your Flying Scot, Melges 15, Laser, Front Runner, Typhoon, San Juan, Mobjack, Windmill, etc.
  • Three or more like-type boats will be scored as a fleet. Portsmouth Classic boats (3 or more) will also be scored as a fleet.  
  • Portsmouth Class (will combine all boat types with less than three like-type boats for a fleet).

The traditional social cookout will be provided by the club for Regatta participants after the race …


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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 …

Cabrinha Intro to Wing Surfing Clinic

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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 …

FBYC Adult Sailing School

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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: https://www.fbyc.net/sailing/adult-sailing/

Reserve your spot: @ (Signup Genius Link): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4fa5aa2ba4ff2-prearranged#/

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 …

Club Boat and Adult Sailing Festival

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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 …

M15 Rodeo

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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.




Offshore Spring Open May 20 & 21

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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 …


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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 …

Reminder - Spring Clean-Up Day is this Saturday!

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Saturday, March 25th from 8:30AM - 12 Noon.
We will be sprucing up the Club! Bring work gloves, rakes, comfortable shoes, and come hang out with friends and make the Club gorgeous and ready for a new year! Please review the available slots on SignUp Genius below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Please bring work gloves and any yard tools (well-labeled) that you have, such as rakes, shovels, trimmers, etc.

SignUp Genius Link

Reminder - Spring Clean-Up Day is this Saturday!

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Many Hands Make Light Work - Don't miss your opportunity to help!

Saturday, March 25th from 8:30AM - 12 Noon.
We will be sprucing up the Club! Bring work gloves, rakes, comfortable shoes, and come hang out with friends and make the Club gorgeous and ready for a new year! Please review the available slots on SignUp Genius below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Please bring work gloves and any yard tools (well-labeled) that you have, such as rakes, shovels, trimmers, etc.

SignUp Genius Link

FBYC presents: Passage from Africa

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Lennarz Balance 526

Join FBYC club members David and Alison Lennarz as they recount their story of building a Balance 526

catamaran in St. Francis, on the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and sailing it across the South Atlantic last

summer. The journey of over 6,500 nautical miles took them to Cape Town; the British island, St.

Helena; and the Brazilian island, Fernando de Noronha, and ending in the Caribbean at Grenada.

Saturday Feb 25, 2023 from 4:30-7:00PM

Westwood Club 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA

$20 per person both member and non-member

Light appetizers provided with a cash bar.

Registration deadline: Saturday, February 18, 2023

Register Here

Sponsored by: The Lindbloom Group of Janney Montgomery Scott

Lennarz Balance 526 factory



Great Opportunity: US Sailing Basic Race Management Training

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Take advantage of this great opportunity for Race Committee training by attending the US Sailing Basic Race Management Training at Hampton Yacht Club Sat, Feb 4, 2023 (Only 6 slots remaining)


Make your plans now to come down to Hampton Yacht Club on Sat, Feb 4, 2023 and take advantage of a great opportunity to take the US Sailing Basic Race Management course.  Fishing Bay is excited to support this opportunity to expand its group of trained Race Committee volunteers, and for those that are willing to sign up, we will reimburse your costs to register and complete the course. There are limited slots remaining, so please sign up soon. Details and Costs can be found at HYC Seminar Info …

It's Time to Think Oysters

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Mark your calendars for our end-of season celebration regatta and oyster roast, Saturday, October 29, 2022.  Here's the skinny:

  • Oysters:  roasted, steamed dumped on tables.  
  • Bring your favorite dish.  It can be either chili, a shared dish or dessert,  It should be enough to feed 6-8 people.  Claim your bragging rights!
  • Start time will be when Mr. Roberts returns to the dock following the race (hopefully between 15:00 -16:00 hours)
  • Club will provide oysters, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Cost:  $5.00/person. 

You need to register for both the race and the roast by October 20.

Learn more at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2022/221029-offshore-closing-day-regatta-winter-1/


New Weather Station Installed

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A small group of members installed a weather station on the Fishing Bay side of the club Saturday morning. The station will record local conditions and beam them back to an internet page enabling members and guests to see real time wind, temperature, and other atmospheric conditions. It also show recent trends and historical data.


The installation was the culmination of a couple months of planning, modeling, and researching the optimum position and method of installation. The station is now mounted about 20’ above the Fishing Bay dock on the yard arm of the flagpole where it’ll have an unobstructed view of the wind and other conditions.


For more on how to access the weather data and save it …

Accessing the Fishing Bay Weather Station

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club’s weather station displays the latest wind, temperature, rainfall, lightning, and other measurements from its perch on the flagpole on the Fishing Bay dock. There’s a great mobile website that can be easily added as an (web) app on any phone to see the data as well as the historical trends.

To access the site visit this URL:
OR point your phone’s camera at this QR Code:

Clicking on any of the metrics will show the history and you can zoom in or out to see it on different time scales.


Use the button in the top right to toggle between the forecast and the data modes.


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