Sign up NOW for the Family Regatta!!!

Blake Kimbrough on

One Design Racing

This coming Saturday is our annual Family Regatta - always a crowd pleasing one design event marked by tremendously casual yet competitive fun. Don’t forget to get your team registered and bring the whole family out for a great time on the water:

We’d love to see an abundance of Melges 15s, Flying Scots, and perhaps other fleets out on the line. Skippers meeting is 10:30am followed by first gun at Noon.  Typical format is several short races to allow for plenty starts and lots of mixing it up in close action. Creative team uniforms and goofing off are highly encouraged. 

The Start of the One Design Spring Series

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One Design Racing

The Start of the One Design Spring Series.


Saturday the 30th of April was almost a picture-perfect day for the start of the One Design Spring Series. Goldilocks temperatures, forecasted for 7-10 kts of breeze, partly cloudy, in short, a beautiful day on the water.

Even better, we had 18 boats registered, 16 sailed in three (3) one design fleets with one (1) Portsmouth boat. The Flying Scots, with A and a B fleets (ability grouped), ICLA Dinghy’s (Lasers) and the new Melges fleet were all well represented.  

We managed to get in three races, in increasingly shift wind conditions. Trying to fetch the windward mark was mystery game of guessing which way the shift would go. Keeping …

Register Now for the Spring One Design Regatta this SATURDAY.

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

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This One Design Spring Race Day event is open to FBYC club members and all sailors interested in racing, developing their sailing skills and being part of a great sailing tradition on the Chesapeake Bay.  It's also a great opportunity to reserve one of the club's Flying Scots and join the new Melges 15 fleet and Lasers (ILCA) on a day that promises fun and looks like favorable weather.

Learn more and register at:

Save the Date - Women's Clinic - July 30-31, 2022

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One Design Racing

Ladies, the 2-day women's sailing clinic is returning again! As always, there will be a beginning sailing class and a racing fundamentals class. Please save the date for the last weekend in July for this great event, filled with camaraderie, sailing, and of course the apres-sailing socials. To learn more, go to the event webpage. Registration up soon! Contact Caroline Patrick if you have questions. See you there!


Stingray Point Regatta 2021

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One Design Racing

The Big Gig…Stingray Point Regatta, Racing, Parties, Dinners and more!

Our 27 th Annual Stingray Regatta is fast approaching.  Racing and Onshore Parties all Labor Day Weekend.  Don’t forget to Sign Up and don’t miss out on racing or the fantastic Onshore Socials! 

Dinners are available Friday night ( DeltaPie Pizza/Salad/Dessert) and Saturday Evening ( White House Catering Beef/Pork/Chicken BBQ) with fantastic salads and sides. 

The Jangling Reinharts are performing on stage under the Big Tent Saturday evening as well. 

Top this all off with The Infamous Bottomless Beer Glass ($20 covers all three days) of Legends Citrus Ale and Legends OctoberFest - plus Wine Options and Pirates Rum Punch. 

We have just a few more …

2021 Women's Clinic

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One Design Racing


New and returning participants, club members, non-club members, racers and beginners were on hand for this weekend’s Women’s Clinic.  For some it was an introduction to sailing while others in the advanced course practiced starting line techniques. Saturday started with some classroom instruction and moved to the Flying Scots on the water to practice various sailing techniques.


On Sunday, Coaches Holly Sears and Charlie Arms kept the classes engaged with drills in the boat on land and various discussion topics when the weather kept the classes off the water.

Thanks to our coaches Holly, Charlie and the support team of Caroline Patrick, Ron Jenkins, Joe Roos, Tracy Schwarzschild, Jon Deutsch, Rick Peterson and (of course!) Brian Ankrom.


Time is running out for discounted entry fees to 82nd AOD

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One Design Racing

The 82nd running of the Annual One Design Regatta will be held Aug 14th & 15th.

But the deadline for a discounted entry fee is August 1st.

If you plan on competing this year and have not yet registered into the Regatta Network, kindly use this reminder to save yourself some money and ensure you can get additional meal tickets.


Entry Type

By August 1

Late Registration
after August 1

Adult Double-Handed
Includes Two Meal Tickets



Junior Double Handed
Includes Two Youth Meal Tickets



Adult Single-Handed Registration Fee
Includes One Meal Ticket



Junior Single Handed
Includes One Youth Meal Ticket


$90.00 …

AOD Call for Volunteers

John Kalinowski on

One Design Racing

In 3 weeks FBYC will be hosting it 82nd Annual One Design August 14th & 15th.

We are in need of some volunteers:

  • Ride on the mark boats to move marks about.
  • Scorers on write down finishing sail numbers.
  • Flagger to hoist race flags on poles.

Lunches are provided and we will train anyone who is new.

For racers, it is a great way to learn what is going behind the scenes besides hoisting flags.

If interested in helping, please contact John Kalinowski (603) 398-0278 or by clicking here.

Notes from Jere’s Legacy Regatta

Phil Webb on

One Design Racing

The third annual Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta held this past Saturday was a remarkable success!  Twelve skippers/ boats, initially signed up to race.  However, because of uncertain weather conditions and other factors, only four boats ventured out into the unknown.  All skippers were 70 years or older, thus all competed for the coveted First Place Vintage Skipper Award in addition to sailing in the 60 years or older division.

Kudos go to Clark Dennison, Race Chair, and his outstanding Race Committee for running an excellent event in ‘trying weather conditions’. In addition to the committee onboard Mr. Roberts, there were two mark/ chase boats on the race course.  Hunter Davidson and Elizabeth Staas (Vice Commodore) on Wild Cat and Scott …

Fantastic 81st AOD Regatta With More Than 80 Boats Racing

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

For the 81st time, FBYC hosted its Annual One Design (AOD) Regatta and the Capital District Flying Scot Championship on August 8-9 with loads of races and great participation from numerous clubs.  More than 50 volunteers pulled things together and pulled off an excellent event, always keeping sailor safety and the health of everyone safeguarded.  

Congratulations to all the racers and especially to:


  • 1st: Inconceivable--Team Buhl 
  • 2nd:  Nostalgia--Lud Kimbrough
  • 3rd:  Altitude--Odell & Laura Tuttle


  • 1st:  Walker Angus & Mason Chapman Jr.
  • 2nd:  Mae Wallace Angus & Kathryn Angus
  • 3rd:  Georgia Wensell & Charlotte Staas

Flying Scots

  • 3rd:  John Wake & Sharonna


  • 4th:  Luke Hayes

Laser Radial

  • 2nd:  Andrew Ciszewski
  • 4th:  Joshua Bendura
  • 5th:  Gannon Troutman
  • 6th:  Henry …

Sign-up for this Saturday's Legacy Regatta

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One Design Racing

LegacyJerePhil.original.pngThis Saturday's Legacy Regatta honors former Commodore Jere Dennison's immense contribution to FBYC and is the opportunity to demonstrate that experience and knowledge beats youth every time!  This is a one-day event for Flying Scots, classic and one-design boats with skippers over 60 years of age.  

Get your crew together (it can be of any age) and sign-up now at:

Sign Up ASAP for 81st Annual One Design Regatta and Capital District Flying Scot Championships - Sat. Aug 8 - 9, 2020

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One Design Racing

$25/Boat Covid 19 Special

Signup Link @ NOR




Sign Up ASAP for Flying Scot Racing Clinic by  - Tyler & Carrie Andrews (Flying Scot Inc)

Fri. Aug 7, 2020


Many of you know Tyler and Carrie as accomplished racers and trainers.   We are indeed honored that they have agreed to join us and share their knowledge.

You can sample some of their training work and affiliations at the following link.



Annual One Design Sea Breeze Caribbean Tribute

Ron Jenkins on

One Design Racing

 Join PRO Jim Raper and his RC us for a Caribbean-inspired regatta--with social distancing only a boats on the water  can provide.

  Sign up at :  

Ability grouped fleets (A and B fleets) will be in effect during this race for classes that elect this option prior to the start of the event. 

Portsmouth boats (Frontrunners, Snipes, San Juans, etc) are encouraged.  You sail it  we will score it.

First warning signal will be at 1300 followed by subsequent races. 

Bring your Caribbean spirit. Channel your inner Parrothead. Get creative with boat decorations and colorful attire.

Sail by the RC Boat and make your case for "best in class" honors..  Extra credit if you …

FBYC 4th of July Race and Cookout

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One Design Racing

Please sign up via the FBYC website if you are planning to attend this weekend’s event.  The long term forecast looks like we will have great weather featuring a nice breeze and moderate temperatures. 

While we would normally have an FBYC sponsored picnic following the event this year we are encouraging people to bring their own items if they wish to cookout.  The grills will be available and there will be tables and chairs set up to facilitate social distancing.  We want everyone to enjoy the club facilities but we also want all of our members to feel comfortable while on the campus.

NOTICE The event information below, used in conjunction with the General One Design Notice of Race …

Want to Race? YOU CAN RIGHT NOW!

Joe Nelson on

One Design Racing

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We don't care about no stinkin' virus!

You can virtually become a great racer. We are starting programs at Fishing Bay and Hampton Yacht Club has offered folks at Fishing Bay the opportunity to join their e-racing program that will run on Wednesday evenings in May. This past month they hosted the Corona Series and it was a great success with over 80 people participating. So if you want to start sailing on-line sign up.

Send Joe Nelson a note expressing your interest by clicking here.

Once you have done that you will need to do a few preliminary things which Joe can detail. You will need to sign up at no cost on Virtual Regatta Inshore and run through …

Racing in the AYC 3-2-1 Invitational

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

We were honored to be invited and excited to send some sailors to the Annapolis Yacht Club's 3-2-1 Invitational last weekend. The 3-2-1 was a combination match/team race event where teams of six sailors raced J22's and J30's in a very competitive round robin format.  Match or team racing events will soon become a reality at FBYC with our own fleet of Flying Scots...but we could use a few more. (So if you have a rarely-sailed FS you'd like to donate, please let us know.)

AYC 3-2-1 Invitational 2019

In the meantime, thanks to Austin Powers, Mike Toms, Ben Buhl, Parker Garrett, Blake Kimbrough et al for representing us up north.

"Vintage Skippers" Only Get Better

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing


The Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta on August 24 showcased the skills of our seasoned skippers over 60 years old and honored former commadore Jere Dennison.  Congratulations to all who raced and kudos to the winners of the "Vintage Skippers Awards:"  Phil Webb in Flying Scots; Chuck Carmichael in Typhoons and Wes Jones in Portsmouths.

We are proud to call you mentors, members and friends.



SPECIAL APPRECIATION: Curtis Stokes & Associates

Tracy Schwarzschild on

One Design Racing

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Many thanks to Mary Catherine Ciszewski and Curtis Stokes & Associates for their terrific sponsorship of our 80th Annual One Design Regatta.

If you have occasion to thank Mary Catherine for making this happen, please do so.

Something for Every Sailor This Past Weekend

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

Strong August winds (that's right) shattered the belief that late summer sailing on the Chesapeake is boring.  Not so!  The Wee Dram racers sped to Cape Charles in near record time on Saturday to choose the winning bottle of Scotch Whiskey--no "e."  

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Back in Fishing Bay, the Jere Dennison Legacy Regatta proved that tiller prowess only improves with age.  Taking line honors were Jon Wake, Phil Webb and Tracy Schwarzchild in Flying Scots; Mike Miller and Tom Roberts in the Typhoon fleet and Mike Chesser, Wes Jones and Jim Black sailing Portsmouth.  Congratulations to them all.

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Then on Sunday, our Laser II Summer Regatta showcased the skills of Jon Deutsch, Mike Toms and Joshua Almany who took the top …

Sign-up for Legacy Regatta this Saturday!

Karen Soule on

One Design Racing

This event honors Jere Dennison who served in FBYC leadership roles for over 40 years. While his achievements with the Club are too numerous to mention, he was the Club's youngest Commodore, created the Club's comprehensive Austin Memorial Library, and was Club Historian for over 15 years. Jere was an avid one-design sailor who completely understood that sailing is a lifelong adventure - an ancient legacy to be passed on from generation to generation!  

This is a free event (no entry fee), key points:

1--Skipper must be 60 (crew can be any age--so grab a family member, junior recommended)

2--Vintage skipper division (70 +)  (you could win two trophies)

3--Open to all One design and vintage boats of 25 ft length or …

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