Teach and support Youth Sailing--you will get more than you give!

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Our Junior Week and Junior Regatta needs your support.  FBYC offer's one of the most robust Youth Sailing Program's on the Chesapeake Bay.  Please lend your experience and support to mentor, teach and reinforce seamanship among the future sailors.  ALL types of help needed.

Junior Week June 17- 21 Volunteer needs:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4FA5AA2BA4FF2-49035538-2024#/

Junior Regatta June 22-23 Volunteer needs:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4FA5AA2BA4FF2-49035540-2024?useFullSite=true#/


Registration is open for Junior Sailing----make plans for 2024

Elizabeth Staas on

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Junior Sailing 2024 is OPEN

Registration has just opened for Junior Sailing 2024

Make sure to get your Junior sailors signed up for Junior Week, Development, Race Teams and more!

FBYC Member priority: members get priority for access to all classes before March 1 if the class were to fill.  


Member discount: use coupon code FBYC when it asks during the registration process.  This saves members from $50 up to $850 (The $850 is for summer race teams).  


Register Now




2023 Opti Kids A Huge Success!

Paul Almany on

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The 2023 Junior program is off to a fantastic start!   Thanks to all the participants, family members, volunteers, and coaches who made Opti Kids a huge success.   Special thanks to coach Jim Clary for leading the charge!

For more pictures check out the Flickr album here.




Registration Now Open for 2023 Junior Programs

Aaron Sutten on

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OptiKids 2022 News.jpgThe FBYC Junior Programs Committee has been hard at work making preparations for an
exciting summer of Junior Sailing. Registration is now open and many programs are filling up fast!
Registration will be managed by CampDocs, our camp registration and health forms application.
This simple, easy-to-use site allows for registering for camps and teams, collecting health forms,
and ordering t-shirts. Member registration opened on February 1st and non-member registration
opens on March 1st.  Register Here.  Programs are filling up fast! Don't wait!

All registrations must be completed by a parent or legal guardian. Member registration provides
a discount to FBYC members by using coupon code FBYC. Member grandparents no longer
need to register their grandchildren. Simply have your grandchildren&#39 …


Mark Hayes on

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The team wrapped up a fantastic summer season with five top three finishes at the final CBYRA High Point Regatta of the summer, held this past weekend in Oxford, Maryland. The last week was amazing, with most of the kids racing all week on the Bay at the Maryland State Championships, the Miles River Yacht Club Annual Junior Regatta and at the Oxford Regatta. Three of our sailors, Walker Angus, Sofia Forsberg and Logan Hayes arrived at Oxford at 3:30am on Saturday after racing all week in Michigan at the US Sailing Chubb Youth Nationals! They had outstanding finishes at the Youth Nationals-with Walker and Sofia finishing 8th in the double handed division, and Logan finishing 13th in the …

Junior Week Registration Member-Preference Period Ending February 28th!

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Junior Program 2022

We have experienced high interest in the Junior Program, which is wonderful.  A reminder to all club members wishing to have their kids participate in Junior Week or Junior Teams, the FBYC member-only priority period ends at the end of February.  On March 1, all classes will be open enrollment.  Some classes are already showing they will be full once open enrollment begins, so if a member wants to be assured to have their kid involved, it is important to register by Feb 28.  When you enroll, if you end up on a waitlist and you are a member, please email juniors@fbyc.net., as we have purposefully left room in all the classes for members who …

Member Registration Now Open for Junior Programs

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The days are getting longer and the junior programs committee has been hard at work preparing for an exciting summer of junior sailing. Here's the skinny:

  • Learn all about Opti-kids, Junior Week and all the race team programs at: https://www.fbyc.net/junior-sailing
  • To register, go to:  https://www.fbyc.net/junior-sailing/register-now
  • FBYC members also receive a discount by using the coupon code:  FBYC
  • Grandparents no longer need to register their grandchildren;  Your grandchildren's parents (also called your kids!) can register directly online by using the coupon code:  FBYC
  • If you have additional questions, email:   juniors@fbyc.net

Food Truck Family Night - This Thursday, June 24th with live Music!

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Next week is Junior Week and even though our focus is getting our juniors on the water, we invite the whole club to join us for our family night on Thursday June 24th from 4pm - 7pm. We will have three food trucks at the club with live music by Johnathan Meadows. This is going to be a great night on the bay


On the flip sideOn the Flip Side Food Truck

Serving Specialty & Delicious food like Lumpia, Pancit, Hibachi Rice, Chicken & Pork Teriyaki, Bulgogi and many more.

Shore bites





















Shore Bites Food Truck:

A mobile food truck featuring gourmet mac & cheese flavors, hamburgers, etc etc.










Dots Dogs

Dots Dogs Food Truck

Dot's …

FBYC Juniors at ILCA ACCs

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FBYC Juniors in Wrightsville

ILCA ACCs were held in Wrightsville Beach, NC on May 21-23.  Finn Ciszewski, Henry Ciszewski, Reed McAllister, Baylor Goldthwaite, Logan Hayes, Jack Cabell, and Joshua Almany all competed.  Olympian Sarah Lihan was also present to provide coaching support.  Everyone did well in challenging conditions, which ranged from no wind to heavy wind and sea conditions to match.  Long postponements, heat, and exhaustion did not deter the sailors, and all of them did a great job.  Their next event will be ILCA Nationals in Norfolk, June 17-20, followed directly by Junior Week and FBYC Junior Regatta.  Sail fast, FBYC Juniors.

Time to Volunteer for Junior Week

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If it takes a village to raise a child, imagine what it takes to teach over 100 of them to sail. We need your help. If you're interested in volunteering please review our sign up genius of areas where you can help by clicking the following link Junior Week Volunteer List

Notice to all Junior Sailors and fans of Junior Sailors! Register Now for the FBYC Junior Regatta June 26 and 27!

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Register early for the FBYC Junior Regatta!  This regatta is our biggest annual junior event to finish off Junior Week and showcase your mad sailing skills.  Spots will be limited.  There will be good competition for you “old” salts, and a friendly environment for beginners - something for everyone. 

Register at https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/22109

Volunteers needed to put on the best regatta, at the most beautiful club, with the most fun people on the Bay.  

Contact Craig Ciszewski to volunteer at craig.ciszewski@yahoo.com

Registration is LIVE for Junior Week and Junior Programs

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Registration is LIVE now for the 2021 Summer Junior Programs. REGISTER HERE FOR JUNIOR PROGRAMS

Don't delay. Space is limited in many of our programs and people are ready to get on the water. We are thrilled with the programs we are planning including Opti Kids, Junior Week, Sailing School and our Development and Race Teams. Registration has been significantly improved through CampDocs which will make registration, and health form collection much easier. 

We want YOU to Volunteer!

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Junior Week is a month away and we need extra help this year to put on our great junior week. We have a job for you or for someone you know. Please dont wait and email us your interest by clicking Volunteer Here


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FBYC CampDoc

New Junior Program Registration Site has been launched! We have worked closely with CampDoc to provide a new and enhanced registrations process including forms management for our junior sailors. Launched in perfect time for the summer, we are proud to be able to continue our junior programs with Opti Kids, Junior Week, Sailing Schools, Development and Race Teams. Although some of our programs have moved to later in the Summer (Opti Kids is July 25/26 & August 1/2; Junior Week is August 2-6) our race teams are geared up to begin on June 13th and Development Teams on June 25th. Further, we are launching weekly sailing schools through the summer beginning June 22nd. Don't wait to sign up …

Junior Week rescheduled to August 2nd - 6th

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After reviewing recent guidelines from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia on standards for being allowed to safely host camps, FBYC is rescheduling Junior Week to August 2nd - 6th.

The new dates for our Junior Week will start on Sunday, August 2nd at 1 pm and will end on Thursday, August 6th at 12 pm. By rescheduling Junior Week to the new dates, we believe we can provide our sailing classes in a more safe and deliberate manner reducing the potential risks to our sailors, families, volunteers and staff. 

You can expect to see an increase in communication both via email and through the o help get Juniors on the water in a safe environment. Club website regarding our …

Junior Week T-Shirt Winner! Charlotte Staas

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Thank you all for the great submissions to the first Junior Week T-Shirt Contest. We gathered all the suggestion and anomalously submitted the designs to Commodore Tracy Schwarzchild for his decision. After much great deliberation, he chose this years T-Shirt Winner as the design submitted by Charlotte Stass. Congratulations Charlotte!!!

Charlotte's design will be sent to our graphic designer as the official art direction.

T Shirt Design Back

T Shirt Design Front


Opti Kids: Postponed to July 25th

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Opti Kids is postponed to July 25-26, and August 1-2

Over the past weeks, the Junior Leadership Committee in coordination with Fishing Bay Yacht Club Flag has been monitoring updates from the Federal, State, and Local authorities as it relates to activities at the Club. As you may have seen, FBYC is currently closed until June 10th and the Club is making its best effort to resume activities as soon as it can.

Currently, Virginia is expected to open May 15th and enter Phase 1 of the re-opening plan. This phase is forecasted to last 2-4 weeks before Phase 2 can begin. The philosophy of the Junior Program at Fishing Bay has always been to support getting juniors on the …

JUNIOR WEEK T-SHIRT CONTEST!!! Deadline is May 8th

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Let's get excited for JUNIOR WEEK! This year we are holding a T-Shirt design contest for the 2020 Junior Week T-Shirt. Have your design worn by over 130 sailors during this Summer's Junior Week.



  • Artist must be under the age of 18 years old
  • Design must be submitted to juniors@fbyc.net by 5pm, Friday, May 8th, 2020!
  • Must include contact information of artist's parent and the name of the artist in the email
  • Include the following text on the design: Junior Week, June 22nd-26th 2020
  • No more than 3 entries per artist
  • No bribes to the Commodore 
  • Have fun!!

Submit your designs to juniors@fbyc.net by May 8th! The T-shirt design winner will be chosen by the …

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