2023 Stingray Point Regatta

Aaron Sutten on

Offshore Racing



LAST CALL…..Don’t Miss Out
29th Annual Stingray Regatta Friday, Sept 1 – Sunday, September 3, 2023

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for RACE Registration ends
Friday, August 18 at Midnight

Offshore and Cruising Class Regatta
Best Party All Season---all are Welcome!

Make sure to register to race and/or Enjoy the Fantastic Dinners and Phenomenal Band
Dinners must be ordered online by Midnight August 25

Tidewater Drive 9-Piece Band returns to FBYC by Popular Demand

Register to Race and purchase Dinners, Shirts, Infamous Bottomless Beer Glasses etc.
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Regatta Intel:
Friday is a Medium Distance Race for PHRF A, B …

FBYC Flashback

Randy Alley on

Offshore Racing

2000 Turkey Shoot/Wayland RennieYou never know what old pics you may find cleaning house. Larry Pardey presenting the 2000 Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta 1st Place Overall trophy (120 boats) to Wayland Rennie/Trilogy at Yankee Point Yacht Club. Pardey was inducted into the Cruising World Hall of Fame that year, and was inducted into the US National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2022, two years after passing from Parkinson's. 

Pardey: "We did okay today, but a San Juan beat the hell out of us. How'd you do?"

Wayland: "We beat the hell out of the San Juan that beat the hell out of you!"


At the National Hospice Regatta Championship later that spring in J105's at Fort Lauderdale, where we …

Open House Regatta and Party: Sunday May 28th

Aaron Sutten on

Offshore Racing

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Join us for a fun-filled day of racing, raft up, dinner and DJ music.

**EVENT UPDATE: RACE and Sailing Events are canceled due to Weather**
Landside party and activities are still ON!

The winds may blow but the rain looks pretty light. This will still be a great party.

As Scheduled:

  • 1630- Meet and Greet with Sailing Division representatives 
  • 1800- Fried Chicken dinner and DJ

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 …

Bless the Fleet and Reunite with your Fellow Sailors!

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Don't miss out on a fantastic FBYC tradition! What is better than a day on the water? – Well, a great time eating, drinking and socializing. Come join us to race or if you are looking for something fun to do late afternoon / early evening, come on out!

This year we will be enjoying the music of Second Wind - a band based out of Williamsburg, VA. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the social side there are lots of great opportunities including hanging out at the bar serving drinks. It is a great way to meet new people and catch up with old friends. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Opening Day. We welcome all racers, cruisers, their …

David "Toots" Dunigan 3/28/1948 - 1/31/2023

Strother Scott on

Offshore Racing

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Some of you will remember Toots, who worked on Albemarle Pippin at FBYC from 1983-1994, and was beloved by many of us.
David John Dunigan III, 74, Annapolis yacht captain, photographer, film maker and noted yachtsman, died Jan 31 aboard his yacht "Kingfish" at Annapolis of natural causes.

Eldest son in a renowned Annapolis sailing family. (His father David J. Dunigan Jr was Star class champion at the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron.) David Dunigan is best known for his photography work with several magazines, including the local "Spin Sheet" and for his films recording sailing fleets up and down the East Coast and as far afield as Cuba. On film he helped record many of the racing activities of local …

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.




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


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



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.



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



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



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 …

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