2nd Annual Rescue Regatta is this weekend--Don't Delay--Sign Up Today!!

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

Get ready to sail for an excellent cause! Once again FBYC has teamed up with the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad for the Second Annual Rescue Regatta. It’s 2 weeks away and we are calling all sailors and supporters to come out July 12th and 13th. 


As usual there will be  two nights of dinner + beer, wine, Dark n’ Stormies and our signature “Rescue Me” drinks and one great day of sailing on The Bay! 

There are two easy places to register for here and here! And we’ll all get together to support the heroes who serve at the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad.

St. Mary's Governors Cup Race - Piankatank Start

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

The Annual St. Mary's Governors Cup Race is OPEN for Registration.  FBYC is proudly serving a Race Committee for the Piankatank Start and we expect many participants--again---from our Cruising and Offshore Divisions.  The southern Start from Piankatank 5 is August 2 ending up at St. Mary's College for a whale of a party!  

Click Here for more details:  

2024 St. Mary's Governor's Cup Regatta

FBYC encourages Racers & Cruisers to compete in SBRW

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

Our friends in the Southern Bay are inviting FBYC Racers and Cruiser/Racers to head south for their Annual Southern Bay Race Week (SBRW) held May 31 - June 2.  Hosting clubs are Hampton Yacht Club, Cruising Club of Virginia and Old Point Comfort Yacht Club.  See below for their flyer and head south for a great event!  This is a PHRF and Cruising Spin/Non-Spin Event!

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Opening Day is right around the corner--sign up now and reserve your spot!

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

Make sure to register for Opening Day at Fishing Bay!  We start the day with an Offshore Race around Government markers----come shake out your sails---all PHRF, non-spin and Cruising Classes welcome.  Blessing of the Fleet, Social and Dinner open to all.


Register to Race here:  https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/27831

Register for just social/dinner here via  'View Online Storefront"  https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/27831

Event Schedule  https://www.fbyc.net/events/2024/240420-offshore-opening-day/


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Regatta Network Training for SCORING

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

FBYC Regatta Network Tutorial with Scoring Concentration 


FBYC is providing a tutorial as well as Q&A on Regatta Network with a concentration on SCORING.  This session will be held Tuesday April 2nd at 7PM and hosted by Andrew Spencer.  


This session is open to ALL Offshore, One Design, Cruising and very important for all serving on RC.  We need to ensure we have plenty of resources for scoring---so sign up and join in!


Please send an email to Andrew SpencerAB@gmail.com if you wish to attend so he can send you the link.


Andrew Spencer


Save the Date & Sign Up--Stingray Regatta 30th Anniversary - Best Offshore Racing and Party on the Bay!

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

Calling all Offshore and Cruising sailors!

Don’t miss the 30th Annual Stingray Point Regatta and the 2024 Southern Bay PHRF Championship, Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1, 2024, at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, Virginia.


The regatta consists of three days of sailing for both offshore and cruising boats. Friday will be a distance race (medium distance) for all boats, with awards for PHRF-A, PHRF-B, PHRF-C, and Cruising. Saturday and Sunday will feature two days of windward-leeward racing for PHRF classes, and a triangle course for the Cruising class.


Off the water, there will be plenty of entertainment, too, with Another Level providing the music for the Saturday night social. Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided at the …

Last Chance-Time to Register-Crew Training 2024--Sessions start next week!

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing

Recall all of those friends who think what we do at FBYC is pretty amazing?  Now is your chance! 

Send them to sign up for Crew Training 2024!



FBYC is again offering our popular annual crew training sailing course for anyone interested in a team sport that will challenge the most competitive and give a lifetime of enjoyment to anyone who loves outdoor sports and good fun.  Sailing is a lifelong sport and racing only makes it even more enjoyable!

Sign Up Here

The course consists of three classroom sessions and two on-the-water practice sessions in Deltaville (about 70 minutes east of Richmond) aboard racing sailboats. Classroom instruction is provided by FBYC racing …

Closing Day- Oyster Roast. Saturday October 28 - Sign Up Now!

Elizabeth Staas on

Offshore Racing



Registration is now open. Remember that if you are sailing in the event you must register for the race in Regatta Network and purchase your tickets through the storefront here:


RacersClick here to register on Regatta Network 

Oyster Eaters: Click here to buy tickets  (DEADLINE TO BUY TICKETS IS THURSDAY OCTOBER 26)

Bring a Shared Dish to assist in coordination and enter to win Top Billing by Type (feeds 6-8 people) Savories, Chili/Crockpot or Dessert    CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR SIDE DISH 

Oyster Rst 2022


We are adding something new this year: A Members-Only Sailboat Stuff Swap Meet.  We have reserved 6 parking places in the Fannies Lot for anyone interested in …

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.
Click Here
Register to join the Party and Dinner options as well as Infamous Bottomless Beer Glasses plus Regatta Shirts Click Here:

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

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