Nanuq update, Newport to Bermuda Race

Randy Alley on

Offshore Racing

Nanuq's start on Friday begins about the 1:30:00 mark:

Class 12 Start

They currently trail the class leader by about 18 miles, but are making hay, with a projected finish of 2 am on Tuesday morning.

Nanuq to Start in 3rd Newport to Bermuda Race Friday

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

On Friday, June 17th Nanuq will start in her 3rd Newport to Bermuda race. Nanuq is owned by FBYC Club members Rebecca and Glenn Doncaster and will be sailing with an FBYC based crew of family and friends. Nanuq is competing in the St. David's Lighthouse Division and has won her class on both previous attempts. Both captain and crew have spent countless hours over the past year preparing for this race. This is both exciting and bittersweet for the everyone as this will be Nanuq's final race to Bermuda.

Start time is 1300. You can watch the start and track Nanuq at the link below. Let's wish Nanuq the best of luck!

Watch the start and track the race

Join us this weekend for Offshore’s Spring Invitational!

Bob Fleck on

Offshore Racing

What is it? Its the last weekend of Offshore’s Spring Series of races? Whats the big deal? I just said, its the last of the Spring Series of races.

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The long range forecast looks great. Warm temperatures with southeast winds. Come out for 2 days of big boat racing. If you can't make both days, come out for one( we'll cut your entry fee in half). Our plan is the spinnaker boats will race windward/leeward courses on Saturday while the Non-spinnaker and Cruising class boats will race a mid-distance government mark course (we’re targeting a length of 2 ½ hours).  After racing will have an enhanced social with music and a cookout arranged by Glenn and Becca …

Registration Now Open for 2022 Crew Training Sessions

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

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We've got lots happening at FBYC this spring!  Spring clean-up, sock burning, weather courses and now--CREW TRAINING SEMINAR.

Invite your friends and give it a go yourself to become valuable crew for our offshore racing boats.  This program has long been a successful way to introduce people to the club and gain new members.  So check out the program for 2022 and join us online by visiting:  https://www.fbyc.net/sailing/crew-training/

See you online and on the water.

Offshore ZOOM call

Bob Fleck on

Offshore Racing

On Wednesday Dec 15 at 6:00pm there will be a ZOOM "Happy Hour' call to discuss the current state, plans and future of FBYC offshore racing. It is open to all concerned. I'll be sending out the meeting link to offshore skippers. They can share it with their crew or anyone they think would want to participate. Contact Bob Fleck if you are not an offshore skipper, and would like to participate.

We'll be talking about where we are today, plans for next year and how we want to change the game to attract new boats and crew. 

Join us for a light ( and hopefully productive) get together.

2021 FBYC Start of the St. Mary's Governor's Cup Race

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

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Since 2015 FBYC has hosted a southern leg start to the St. Mary's Governor's Cup. With starts in Annapolis, Solomons and Fishing Bay - all of the fleets start Friday afternoon and evening and race overnight meeting at St. Marys. There's a great party Saturday night and most crews return home Sunday.

We had a gorgeous night for the start out at FBYC's G (Rappahannock 1R). The wind was light and the current was strong making the start a challenge not to be over early. That same current carried the fleet swiftly north after the start.  The second highlight for the RC were the 50+ dolphins in all directions as they were weighing anchor.

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Thanks to Jon Deutsch, Ed O'Conner, Rick …

Sporty Conditions for 2020 Stingray Point Regatta

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

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David and Jacki Meiser and crew aboard One Trick Pony won the 2020 Brent Halsey Jr Memorial Trophy awarded at this year's Stingray Point Regatta--Covid-19 Edition.  They had two bullets, a second and third place in their PHRF-A division sailed in 20-25 knots on Saturday...and much lighter winds on Sunday.  They sail out of Solomons, MD.

In the other fleets, FBYC sailors took top honors:

One-Design:  Clark Dennison on Bad Decisions.

PHRF-B:  Bob fleck on Mad Hatter

PHRF-C:  Paul and Julie Ann Wash on Cheeky Monkey

Dave and Veronica Hinckle, their volunteers and RC did an outstanding job managing this 26th annual event under challenging conditions.   Congratulations to all who participated and helped.

Stingray Point Regatta is Set for September 5-6. Join us on the Water!

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

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OK. 

This year's 26th Annual Stingray Point Regatta may not look just like the others.  BUT...

The racing will still be exciting.  The fun quotient will still be high.  And everyone can still blow off some steam, perfect those spinnaker sets and share some awesome company while on the water.  We've got almost 30 competitors already signed up and we're already planning for good wind (fingers crossed!) and excellent socially-distant social activities.

This year's Labor Day weekend begins with Stingray.  Register at: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2020/200904-offshore-stingray-point-regatta/

 

Sign up for the Stingray Point Regatta Today!

David Hinckle on

Offshore Racing

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Saturday September 5 there will be multiple races around drop marks for PHRF, One Design and Cruising Classes. Sunday September 6 there will be a distance race around government marks. The distance will be determined by the weather conditions of the day but we expect to set a course of around 13nm. We are hosting a double handed class so those who wish to sail with a minimum crew can participate.

Dinner will be spaghetti, manicotti or chicken piccata served boxed dinner style. Please pre-order. There will be no buffet line. Purchase meals and T-shirts online at yachtscoring.com.

We will provide complimentary beer, water and soft drinks. Liquor will be BYOB.

There will be a tent with tables and …

Stingray Point Regatta Information

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

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The Stingray Point Regatta is only seven weeks away.  If you have not registered please do so.  If you have registered you can now order Saturday night dinners and t-shirts.  Online ordering is available through Yacht Scoring or you can email me directly at my email address

I must stress that T-Shirts and dinners must be pre ordered. We cannot guarantee we will have these items available at the door.

You have multiple choices for dinner:

Baked Spaghetti with salad and bread- $10.00
Manicotti with salad and bread -$11.00
Chicken Picata with salad and bread-   $13.00

T-shirts Long Sleeve Microfiber- $22.00 (Please note that Ladies shirts are short sleeve only)
Short Sleeve Cotton- $15.00

Stingray Point Regatta - Covid19 Edition

David Hinckle on

Offshore Racing

The ongoing pandemic has had a huge effect on the 2020 sailing season.  Many regional events have been cancelled and others are undecided whether they will happen or not.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club is committed to hosting the Stingray Point Regatta this Labor Day Weekend although it will be in a modified format.  We are challenged in providing great racing and a fun weekend while at the same time creating a safe environment for everyone.  This is how we intend to proceed.

  1. Saturday September 5 there will be multiple races around drop marks for PHRF, One Design and Cruising Classes.
  2. Sunday September 6th there will be a distance race around government marks. The distance will be determined by the …

Moonlight Regatta

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing

It was light, very light...the air that we sailed in.  Brad Squires and company did a nice job getting us started downwind in a whisper and making a call to use the short course, 15 miles.  Jon Deutsch took amazing pictures of the spinnaker boats as they left the starting area.  They can be found here.  Thirteen boats, in four classes, enjoyed an absolutely beautiful moonrise in a perfectly clear indigo sky.  A glorious night to be quarantined on the Chesapeake Bay.  Mayo Tabb and Excitation finished first in A with an adjusted time of 4h52m.  Bob and Lisa Fleck, absorbing Hatter's new handicap, finished first in B and first overall with an adjusted time of 4h45m.  Brad Miller …

We're Back...Now Training New Crew Online

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

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FBYC's popular Crew Training Seminar has tacked over to the right side of the course to catch the online wind shift.  And this year, it's FREE!

Each Tuesday evening in May, our seasoned and winning instructors will share their both their love for sailing and for winning with interested sailors from, well, everywhere and anywhere.  (This is one Zoom webinar that you'll want to "dress up" for--if only from the waist up!)

We encourage ALL members to share this link with friends or others--novices or experienced sailors, who are interested in getting together and learning from the pros.  You can go to FBYC.net and click on the link provided. OR simply click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us …

What an Honor

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

2019 Keelboat Championship Crew

We are club-wide proud of Glenn Doncaster and his Nanuq crew for representing FBYC at the 2019 US Offshore Keelboat Championship in Annapolis this past weekend. Glenn and his crew,--Matt Newborn, Alex Seamus O'Toole, Sloan Burns, Jim Cobb, Commodore Paul Wash, Jerry Latell and their midshipman, Grace, took third place.

The 3-days of fleet racing, consisting of long-distance and buoy races in Navy 44's, attracted stellar competitors from throughout the nation.  Each of the 11 US Sailing districts sent a crew with our guys besting some prestigious organizations like Chicago's Corinthian YC and California's St. Francis YC. The Naval Academy also campaigned a boat (they won) and provided a cadet to serve as crew on the other contenders. 

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Congratulations …

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