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 …

25th Stingray Point Regatta Soars

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

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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

Start making plans now for the 26th!

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Southern Bay Race Week 2019

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Opening Night – Thursday, May 30

Racing, Parties, Awards – Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2

(The weekend AFTER Memorial Day)

Hey Skippers,

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. 

To enter ON LINE, just click  on  https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6123  and follow the prompts.  If …

Trim to Win - With Ullman Sails

Bob Fleck on

Offshore Racing

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Trim to Win

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.

Schedule

Meet at the Main Clubhouse at 0845

The …

Crew Training Seminar: Still Time to Register

Karen Soule on

Offshore Racing

Why sign up for FBYC's Crew Training Seminar?

  • Learn from the experts
  • Recruit new crew
  • Step up your game

These sessions are a great way to introduce new and prospective members to racing at FBYC.  The first class starts Tuesday, March 2 so get on board today at:  https://www.fbyc.net/sailing/crew-training

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Crew Training Seminar Open for Everyone

Lauren DeSimone on

Offshore Racing

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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.  

 

Have more questions?  For the answers, email Lauren DeSimone at laurenbdesimone@gmail.com

2019 Crew Training Course Open for Registration

Lauren DeSimone on

Offshore Racing


FBYC Fall Race-crew training

 

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.

Help us promote the course by sharing a post from FBYC on Facebook.

 

Training …

Fall Series #1 Wrap up

Tom Roberts on

Offshore Racing

Fall Series started on the second day of Fall with light wind from the North West which built comfortably and shifted to the N NE during the three races (as SailFlow predicted (see previous post)).   There were 17 boats competing and all started together on each race adding some interesting large fleet racing aspects.   There were five classes; PHRF A, B, C, Non Spinnaker and J-70..  J-70s were racing tightly and the boats finished with 6,7,8 and 9 points.   The non spinnaker fleet was included in the first start and first leg to windward then did a medium length course up the Piankatank to Marker 12 then a slalom course back to 8 and then back to the …

Fall Series #1 Offshore

Tom Roberts on

Offshore Racing

SailFlow weather forcast for Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall is here!   This is the forecast for Saturday.  Moderate wind that shifts some and gets better.  RC will be ready to adjust marks to suit. Comfortable temperatures.   You could be sailing in this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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