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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Saturday September 5 there will be multiple races around drop marks for PHRF, One Design and Cruising Classes.
Sunday September 6th there will be a distance race around government marks. The distance will be determined by the …
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 …
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 …
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.
Did you know that FBYC maintains a Flickr account containing more than 20,000 photos reaching back more than a decade? To find your boat racing or your crew enjoying the music and dinner, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fbyc/albums.
It's rewarding to have so many FBYC boats and crews along with boats from around the Bay proving their prowess during this past weekend's Stingray Point Regatta. The camp ground was full of visiting crews, the food was delicious, the music was rocking and the sailing was challenging--as light air always brings out the best sailing skills.
Thanks to Becca Doncaster and her volunteers for arranging a great event; to Mike Karn and race committee for getting off four races flawlessly; and Massey Whorley for a wonderful party. Full results are available on the FBYC.net website
Racing, Parties, Awards – Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2
(The weekend AFTER Memorial Day)
Here is a gentle reminder that the deadline for Early Bird Entries for SBRW 2019 is rapidly approaching. On Tuesday, April 30th the Early Bird discount flies away!
So, if you enter by April 30th, you will received the Early Bird discount ($15 off and 10 complimentary regatta drink tickets). AND, if you are a skipper returning from SBRW 2018, you may also deduct the $25 SBRW Loyalty Discount from your entry fee – a total of $40 off.
Designed for Skippers and crew Serious cruisers, club racers, and advanced racers looking for a refresher
Join us Sunday April 14 for an outstanding sail trim seminar with our own Jerry Latell, owner and chief sailtrimologist of Ullman Sails Virginia. Find out how to get more speed, balance and efficiency from your sails as you prepare for the upcoming season. Get answers to all your trimming questions from the opening day race. Learn the tips and techniques that will move you boat to the front of the fleet.
We'll have the Coffee brewing, other beverages, and assorted munchies to assist in your 'morning after' the opening day festivities.
Share the news! Invite your friends to attend! There's loads to learn and new sailors to meet at FBYC's crew training seminar this year. Classes are Tuesdays, April 2, 9 and 16 and will be held in Richmond. The on-water sessions will be April 28 and May 5. Learn all the details and enroll at the FBYC.net Event page.
Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to dust off your sails and find your foul-weather gear… because another sailing season is blowin’ in! What better way to celebrate the new season than inviting some new faces to the party.
The 2019 Crew Training course is open and ready to have some fun. Holly Fuller and Lauren DeSimone are the co-facilitators, along with a host of skippers and crew who are so graciously willing to share their wisdom and time helping new crew learn the ropes.
If you know anyone who is interested, please send them to the Crew Training webpage.