J 70 Friday Night Series

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The J 70 Friday Night Series is in full swing. This Friday July 5, 2019 will be epic! We should have 5 boats available for all J 70 supporters and interested sailors. The weather looks great and as we all know Friday is a holiday for most sailors. Craig Ciszewski will be our race officer. Dock time is 6 pm so come a little earlier to be assigned to a boat -- no sailor will be left behind. We will have dinner and refreshments afterwards provided by Miss Hotty Toddy! (better known as my wife Beth Merchent). See you on Friday Steve Q. 

Ullman Sails J70 Friday Night Series Begins June 9th

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Registration is open for all J/70 Friday Night races.  

This year Ullman Sails will be our sponsor led by Austin Powers who will act as PRO for most of the race days.  His plan is run fun fast races with a debrief after racing.  Austin has graciously offered to film racing with his drone and use as debrief material if conditions permit. 

We are working with local restaurants to offer meals delivered to the club for paying participants.  We plan to meals ordered ahead of time off select menu and have them delivered to the club for dinner after racing.

Contact Matt Braun (Matt.braun@thalhimer.com or 804-640-3184) if you want to join a …

Pied Piper 2nd at Charleston Race Week

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FBYC's J70 Pied Piper, with 13 year old Gannon and his Dad, Dan, sailing with former FBYC Coaches Victor Diaz de Leon and Thomas Dietrich, have accomplished an extraordinary result at Charleston Race Week in a fleet of 67 boats.

Pied Piper was second overall in the J70 Fleet with 21 points, barely losing a tie-breaker with the 2015 CRW repeat winner and World Champion Julian Fernades Neckelman aboard Flojito de Cooperando, also with 21 points, finishing the last race Second and Third, tipping the tie-breaker to Fernandes.

Because of the fleet size, the J70s were divided into 4 fleets, and sailed a round robin, as in an Opti Championship Fleet. So the 18 Races scored are actually 9 …

J70 Speed clinic with Allan Turhune 4-10-16

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club  is pleased to host a J/70 speed clinic on Sunday April 10, 2016 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  Our clinic instructor will be Allan Terhune of Quantum Sails.   Allan will join us to discuss rig tune,  boat preperation, speed tips and more.    The onshore instruciton will begin at 1000 followed by on the water practice session and concluding with debrief session and social around 1430.   Eveyone is welcome we are encouraging all boats to be rigged and ready with crew in attendance at 1000.   Please contact Matt Braun at matt.braun@thalhimer.com  to RSVP by April 6, 2016.   Feel free to contact Matt or  Adult Sailing Director …

Gannon Troutman - "One Year Later"

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A feature on FBYC sailor Gannon Troutman and his Pied Piper Crew at Quantum Key West Race week:

Gannon Troutman was one of the biggest stories of Quantum Key West 2015. The 12-year-old skipper of the J/70 Pied Piper captured the imaginations of fellow competitors and spectators alike.  

A feature story about Troutman that appeared on the event website received thousands of views and the youngster became an instant folk hero. Making the story even more remarkable was the fact Troutman and the Pied Piper team finished fifth in a talent-laden 56-boat fleet. The youngest skipper in Key West Race Week history won a race and also had a second and third.  

It was the type of …

J/70 Summer Regatta II

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The J/70 Fleet started this weekend with Friday night sailing followed by their Summer Regatta II. Friday night the wind was light and two races were sailed before the wind petered out completely. More spirits were raised than dampened due to the conditions.  No wind - no problem for these J/70 sailors - they just retired to the club house to enjoy a bbq dinner courtesy of Steve Quiriconi & Beth Merchent that would make the Wednesday night dinner crowd jealous.  (Pictures)


Saturday's racing more than made up for the lack of wind on Firday.  Seven teams were out including a team from Hampton on a boat graciously loaned to them.  That team led by …

Pied Piper 15th at J/70 Worlds

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Congratulations to Gannon & Dan Troutman and crew on their 15th place finish at the J/70 World Championship.  They were among 78 teams from 16 countries competing.  Way to represent FBYC!

Read more about their regatta on their Facebook Page.

7/3 J/70 Friday Night Series

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The J/70 Friday night series continued with 10 boats out for racing in a fresh breeze.  Thanks to Clark Dennison for running the racing.  The series takes a break and resumes Friday, July 24.

racing 5 wide in the channel

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