This Weekend – Family Regatta, Open House Regatta, Raft up and Party, and Mid-Year Members Meeting

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Be sure to join the activities, sailing and fun this Memorial Day Weekend at FBYC.

Family Regatta - Saturday May 28th, Skippers meeting at 10:30.  Sign up on Regatta Network

Open House Regatta, Raft Up and Party – Sunday May 29th. See events notice for information and signup.  Follow the volunteer link to volunteer and join in with your friends putting on a party.

Mid-Year Members Meeting – Monday May 30th, 10:00 am. We will be discussing Membership and Club Operation with time reserved for questions.

Looking to Volunteer?

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Looking to volunteer and want to know what opportunities are coming up soon?  Log on to and on the top menu on the Members tab, visit the volunteering link. You can also find volunteering opportunities on the FBYC Facebook page, and Event Pages.

Remember, our club is successful because of the generous gift of time of by our members.  We ask that all members sign up to volunteer at an event this year!  Thank you to all of those who have done so already!



Two Great Sailing Weekends at FBYC in May

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FBYC Club Boat & Adult Sailing Festival

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sail one of the club's Flying Scots or bring your own!  Learn how to sail them under expert instruction!  All members and non-members are welcome to this fun day of sailing and social events.  Learn more and sign-up at:

Open House Regatta, Raft-up and Party

Sunday, May 29  2022

Memorial Day will soon be upon us!  FBYC has a great day of offshore racing, raft-up, food and music.  This is the perfect opportunity to invite friends to experience all that our club has to offer.  YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE!  Learn all about it at:

Opening Day Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, April 23, 2022

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We welcome all racers, cruisers, their families, and guests to this family-friendly event to kick-start a great year of sailing.  A great tradition at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Opening Day begins with an Offshore Regatta.

DESCRIPTION This regatta will consist of one race for PHRF (A, B, C, NON-SPIN, CC) sailboats holding a valid PHRF of the Chesapeake certificate, one-design classes, and cruising class sailboats having a provisional handicap rating assigned by FBYC.

The format for all boats will be one short-distance race around government and drop marks. PHRF NON-SPIN will be sailed allowing only one (1) headsail downwind.

Regatta Schedule: 
0900: Flag Raising & Skippers Meeting
1100: Warning for the first start

Opening Day Social Events

1630: Ric's Place …

2022 Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl

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We all love the vibrant sailing culture at FBYC and 2022 will see the introduction of a new class for Offshore racing, the Offshore Division Cruising Class. This year, the new Offshore Division Cruising Class has been chosen as the class to compete for the Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl.  The award, to be presented at the Annual Awards, will go to the Offshore Cruising Class Skipper with the greatest boat days on the water in FBYC sponsored race events. The high point finish will be applied as a tie breaker

 The Offshore cruising class was developed to enable fair competition among like yachts in the configuration typically used by Cruisers.  PHRF ratings are available or FBYC will provide a provisional …

Safety First!

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Thanks to Arn Manella (US Sailing Instructor Trainer) and Bob Fleck for leading a fun and informative weekend with classroom and on the water training for RC mark boat and safety boat operators.  Thanks to Ruthanna & Ron Jenkins for organizing such an important event (and feeding the troops)!

Attendees sporting the latest in life saver gear.....





Spring cleanup a huge success!

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Steve Montgomery led a large and energetic group of FBYC members including new members and juniors to ready the club for another great season.    Special shout out to Carl and Diane Simon for coordinating a well earned lunch for all.  

Thanks to all who participated and can’t wait to see you all on the water soon!


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Cleanup 2022 Juniors


Sign-Up Now for RC Training and Weather for Sailors Course

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weather best.pngFBYC has two great offerings starting this month:

Race Committee Training sessions begin Saturday, March 19 in Richmond and are followed up with on-the-water exercises.  Learn more and sign-up here:

Weather for Sailors is a 3-part course beginning Tuesday, March 29 at 7 PM online.  Following another Zoom session the next week, the course wraps up on Saturday, April 16 with a 4-hour classroom instruction at the club.  It is taught by ASA instructor Captain Steve Runals.  Learn more at:

Hope to see you all soon!

Our Own March "Madness"

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Mark your March Calendar for Fun, Work (just a little), and Learning

We’ve got a fantastic line-up of activities for FBYC members this month.  We hope you’ll take advantage of all your club is offering, including opportunities to volunteer and make FBYC ship shape and Bristol fashion.  Coming up first is:

Saturday, March 5, 2022 10 AM -1 PM  Middle Dock Work Day

Come with your power tools, work gloves and spirit to help install the new electrical/water pedestals on our new middle dock.  This helps save money and is a critical step for getting the dock ready for Opening Day.  We also need helpers and those who can serve lunch.  Sign-up at: …

Opti Rack Cleanup - April 1 Deadline

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A cleanup of the Opti rack by the Main Clubhouse has begun.  We ask all members who currently have an Opti on the rack to place their name on the exposed end prior to April 1st and remove any vessels they do NOT want to pay to store. In April, Optis with identifying information will be updated in the Club database for billing and official assignment to the spot. Questions should be directed to Steve Montgomery 757-561-7289 or  

Volunteers needed to work on the new Middle Pier

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WANTED: Volunteers needed to work on plumbing and electrical work on the new Middle Pier. March 5, rain date March 12. 10-1 with lunch served. Work will be focused on prepping the new electrical/water pedestals for the electrician and installing plumbing pipes.  Skills needed are basic including drilling holes, screwing and unscrewing bolts, screws and the like, cutting and gluing PVC pipe.  The Docks Committee budgeted volunteer labor to complete this task in lieu of paying contractors. Two people to set up lunch are also needed!   Finishing the work by the 5th (12th if bad weather) is critical to opening the pier on time.  Please email Steve Montgomery ( AND sign up at Sign Up Genius- Middle …

FBYC Mobile App Updated

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If you have not updated the FBYC iOS app to version 1.6.7 please do so! This update includes performance and security updates. The latest version of the app requires iOS 15 or later.

Murphy Rules: Join the Race Committee Training

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It is time to start getting ready for the sailing season.  You can kick it off by signing up for our Murphy Rules training in Richmond on Saturday, March 19th.  You'll learn what it takes to become a valued team member.  We'll have a display of some race committee tools and you can see how they work.  You will have a chance to meet other race committee volunteers and sign up for a race.  Our trainer, John McCarthy, will walk you through a day of race committee work and make sure you know how to work together as a team to give the racers a fair and fun day on the water.  Afterward we …

FBYC Offers Paid Communications Internship for 2022

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club is offering a Communications Internship for Summer 2022.  This is a three-month, part-time, paid position that offers flexible, remote work with the opportunity to work with a wide range of industry professionals.  Qualifications include:

  • Strong communications and social media skills focused on writing and photography
  • Ability to support numerous FBYC events, programs and initiatives using the FBYC website (, social media accounts, and other sailing and local media—both print and digital
  • Ability to attend/participate in major FBYC events in Deltaville, VA as needed and/or coordinate with program chairs
  • Desire to further the sport and lifestyle of sailing and a love of the Chesapeake Bay

FBYC will provide direction and support for this …

Offshore 2021 Series Scores

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It was a wonderful fall series at FBYC. The results have been calculated for quite some time but it's been brought to our attention that they were never posted. So without further ado, here are the results from the Fall Series... What the heck, its almost Christmas. Here is the Distance and Spring series also.

If you want to know more about scoring. Stay tuned we'll be doing race scoring training in the spring. 

Stay Warm. Dream of warm waters, cold drinks and fast boats. And have a Merry Christmas!

Fall Series

Place Fleet Boat Name Skipper Qualified? Score
1 A Sting Mark Wensel Y 0.8667
2 A Xcitation Mayo Tabb Y 0.7917
3 A Corryvreckan David Clark …

2022 Opening Day and Race Schedule Set

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Mark your calendar, 2022 Opening Day is Saturday April 23rd.

Over the last several months the Sailing Event Committee has finalized the 2022 Sailing Events Calendar for the Offshore, One Design and Junior events,2022 OS, OD and JR Sailing Events  Dates will be posted on the website calendar in the coming days.  Over the next several months, Event Notices and dates for the Cruising, YAM, Instruction, Social and other sailing events will be added to the Events Calendar.

Looking forward to 2022, it is going to be a great year!


Hooray the Christmas Parade is Back!

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We will be having an open house to watch the parade! The parade is from 10-12 December 4th. We will be watching on the corner of Lombardy and Broad. Come join us for the parade and than come by afterward for food, drinks and fun! Our address is 1522 Grove Ave. Looking forward to seeing you.

Commodore's Ball a Great Success

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2021 Commodore's Ball

What a great way to cap off FBYC's year.

More than 140 members celebrated the close of the "regular" sailing season at the Annual Meeting and Commodore's Ball in Richmond last week.  We announced our new Flag officers and board members, acknowledged our numerous award winners, danced and dined, and simply basked in each other's company.

All the details will be shared in the Log and future emails.  But first, check out your fellow FBYC members enjoying the evening:

Construction Update - Docks Phase 2

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Materials begin to arrive on the 15th of November and will be primarily stored in the lot to the west of Fannies with the big red crane.  The two lots between Fannies and the Bath House will be closed to members as of the 11/24/2021 and given to the contractor for his use. If you need to access the East or West Piers please park across the street or in the lot by the dumpsters. All boats need to be off the West Pier by the 11/28/2021 as demolition will start the on 11/29/2021(Monday).  Thank you in advance for staying out of harm's way. Questions to Mark Wensell or Steve Montgomery.

Oysters and Racing Were the Bomb at FBYC Closing Day

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The wind blew stink all week but that didn't stop our offshore boats from racing or our oysters from tasting sweet.

Well over 175 members slurped and shucked till they were stuffed during our Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast.  Our stellar social chairs, Karen and Gary Akens, and their volunteer crew, served up three types of chili and hotdogs while resident musician Mike Dale entertained us all.  

Folks were spread all over the campus, inside and out, so it felt comfortable being with each other after a two-year "pause."  Also thanks to FBYC's Eric Perkins and member Carl Simon for doing double duty, roasting our catch.

Now on to the Commodore's Ball!

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