Register today to race in the AOD Regatta, and to Volunteer! We need you!

Paul Wash on

One Design Racing

We are only days away from the FBYC Annual One Design!  We are hosting the Hampton One Design National Championships this year as well!  Come join your fellow sailors on the course and at dinner!  The Hark will be playing music on the river bank, while we enjoy grilled bone-in chicken, scalloped potatoes, and grilled summer vegetables.  You don't have to race to buy dinner tickets, all are welcome!

Registration today for the 78th Annual One Design Regatta, August 12-13, 2017.  One of the biggest events of the year at FBYC, you won't want to miss this!  Register now at

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Register for AOD and Stingray Point Regatta today!

Paul Wash on

One Design Racing


Registration is now open for the 78th Annual One Design Regatta, August 12-13, 2017.  One of the biggest events of the year at FBYC, you won't want to miss this! We are happy to welcome the Hampton One Design 2017 National Championship as well!  Come for two great days of racing, and a Saturday evening with friends, great food, and live music!  Register now at   Volunteers like you make this event happen, so please take a minute to log into Signup Genius and see if one of these fun volunteer opportunities fit your schedule!  


Stingray Point Regatta

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77th Annual One Design Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

The 77th edition of the Annual One Design Regatta was certainly a hot one with 102 boats and a heat index approaching 20 degrees more than that at times.  Most of the racing was completed on Saturday in 8-15 knots of wind with Sunday's racing starting with winds around 11 and dying out as the day progressed.

The 23 boat Flying Scot was won by John Kreidler of Western Carolina Sailing Club, 2nd Rob Whittemore of FBYC and 3rd Sean O'Donnell of NC Community Sailing.
12 Boat Laser Radial fleet that was an all-FBYC affair with 1 Garrett Levy, 2 Trent Levy and 3 Gannon Troutman
11 boat Laser Standard fleet won by James Jacob followed by his …

Party with Slapnation Band Saturday Night after AOD

Lud Kimbrough on

Social Events

Get your groove on Saturday night with The Slapnation Band, playing at the Deltaville Ballpark from 6-9PM.  Bring a beach chair or blanket as well as your best dance shoes.  Adult beverages available.  Don't miss the chance to find yourself on the infield of this classic baseball venue for a rollicking good evening.  Drive into town and turn left on Ballpark Road or park across the street if lots are full.

AOD Just a week away

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

AOD_logo_sOur 77th Annual One Design Regatta is just over a week away and our fleets are forming for this summer classic.  Be sure to register your boat so your friends and out of town guests can see who's racing and get that early registration discount.

Details can be found here.


77th Annual One Design Regatta

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

AOD_logoFishing Bay Yacht Club's 77th Annual One Design Regatta is just around the corner and we wanted to let you know about a couple great ways to spend the weekend at the club.


We'll have two courses of racing with starts for Optis, Lasers, Radials, Front Runners, Flying Scots, a Portsmouth fleet and any other classes with 7 or more boats.  The regatta features 2 days of racing on the Piankatank River with Saturday dinner and drinks included in registration.  Online Registration before 8/8 requested.  (Notice Of Race)


Come spend the weekend being a volunteer and see the spectacle of 75-100 boats racing on the Piankatank.  This is a great way …

Registrations flowing for Annual Regatta

Strother Scott on

One Design Racing

Registration for the 76th Annual Regatta on August 8-9 continues until late in the week at  Early registrations do help those who plan the food!   Listed below are the boat numbers as of Sunday Aug 2. 

Boats Registered by Class Number 
Flying Scot 14
Frontrunner 4
Laser 3
Optimist - Blue Fleet 2
Optimist - Green Fleet 1
Optimist - Red Fleet 2
Optimist - White Fleet 1
Radial 4
San Juan 21 - All Sails 2
San Juan 21 - Working Sails 4
Windmill 5

There was a 2-3 day hiccough in the web registration process last week, but once it was reported, we got it fixed relatively promptly. The form had a …

75th AOD Regatta - Flying Scot Write-Up

Rob Whittemore on

Flying Scots

Well if you weren’t there you missed a great (and challenging) regatta.

Unfortunately, the travelers did not turn out the way they have in recent years. Do not worry they will be here for ACC’s! The good news is that we had a ton of club scots out on the water. It was great to see so many club boats out on the water. This was a great turn up for ACC’s in September as we will be racing in the same area.

Day 1:

After a fairly long wait, we got in one tricky light air (I mean light!!!) race. On our boat we tried to focus on finding the pressure, minimizing maneuvers and staying out of traffic. We …

75th Annual One Design Regatta

Matt Lambert on

One Design Racing

FBYC Annual One Design RegattaFBYC is 75 years old and we're hosting our 75th Annual Regatta THIS WEEKEND on August 8-10 for the Hampton One Designs and August 9-10 for all other fleets.  This is a very special year for us and we really hope you will come join us for what will be a great event.

This year we're expecting to have starts for Flying Scots, Hampton One Designs, Lasers, Laser Radials, Optimists, Front Runners, San Juan 21 and any other fleets with 7 or more boats.  If your class doesn't have 7 boats -don't worry we'll still have racing for you in a combined Portsmouth fleet.  If you don't see your class friends …

2013 Annual One Design Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Saturday's racing was all they wrote for the 2013 Annual One Design Regatta with mother nature not cooperating with enough wind to race on Sunday.  Trent Levy in the Optimist Class won the prestigous John R. Hawksworth Memorial Trophy as the winner of the most competitive fleet in the regatta.

While the Optis got in 3 races, boats on the other 3 courses were only able to race the two races on Saturday.

Green Fleet

Opti Development Team

Opti White

Opti Blue

Opti Red

Opti Overall

Opti girl

Laser Radial


Front Runner

San Juan 21



Flying Scot

Thanks again to …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

74th Annual One Design Regatta at Fishing Bay Yacht Club – Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11.  This event has been a mainstay of small boat racing on the southern Bay for a long time and it’s shaping up that way again this year.  So far, registrations reflect a predominance of Flying Scots and include Frontrunners, Typhoons, San Juan 21s, Lasers, and on the junior side of the house, Opti’s and Laser Radials.  There will be plenty of racing along with socials, food, drink, and entertainment on Saturday night.  For details and to register on-line, go to  Or, call Event Chairman John Wake at (804)305-1343.

Thunderstorms cut  CUT CHANNEL RACE short.  Seventeen …

74th Annual One Design Regatta

David Hinckle on

One Design Racing

74th Annual One Design Regatta Logo

The 74th Annual One Design Regatta is only a little over a week away. If you are planing on attending please register soon. This is always a terrific event and a great party. Everyone is welcome, you don't have to be a racer to attend. Sign up online.


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

The last boats in the Smith Point Race (part of the FBYC Distance Series) finished Sunday morning just before 0200.  A total of 13 raced through the night.  Brad Miller, Schiehallion, was recognized as the racer who has sailed in and finished the most Smith Point races, 8 of the 9. He was recipient of the FBYC Smith Point Crab Society award.  RESULTS: PHRF A (3 boats)-1.Craig Wright, Afterthought; 2.Rob Whittet and Steve Utley, WavelengthPHRF B (3 boats)-1.Eric Powers, NereidPHRF C (3 boats)-1.Lewis Thatcher, Catitude; 2.Paul Wash, Cheeky Monkey.   PHRF Non-Spin (4 boats)-1.Frank Murphy, Last Boat III; 2.George Burke, Reveille.  …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

73rd ANNUAL ONE-DESIGN REGATTA at Fishing Bay Yacht Club experienced thunderstorms and heavy rain on Saturday afternoon, but yesterday brought a gentle 5-8 from the North.  The 112 boat regatta raced on four courses including a special Optimist course for 17 youngsters.  The San Juan 21 fleet of 14 boats was sailing for the class (East Coast) National Championship. Branin Thorn won the spinnaker group title and Mike Evans the working sails group for 2012.  John Aras sailing in the Flying Scot Fleet won the John R. Hawksworth Trophy which recognizes the best sailor in the most competitive fleet. The winners for the classes racing are:  Front Runners (9 boats)Matthew BraumTyphoons …

73rd Annual One Design Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

The 73rd Annual One Design Regatta was a huge success with 112 boats racing.  Most fleets sailed 6 or 7 races and John Aras sailing in the Flying Scot Fleet won the John R. Hawksworth trophy.  Here is some video of the events including the rain shower that came in just after most of the boats had returned to the dock on Saturday afternoon.




Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

The Fishing Bay YC Sonar Team, Blake Kimbrough, skipper, John Wake, jib/bowman and tactician, and Matt Braun, middle crew, finished 7th of 17 at the Sonar New England Championship Regatta sailed this past weekend in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Races were conducted just outside Falmouth Harbor by FYC in moderate to heavy air and massive 3-4 knot Woods Hole current. The team was very competitive in boat speed and were 4th after day 1, but slipped to 7th on Sunday.

***STINGRAY POINT REGATTA – August 31 – Sept 2. Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at a long standing southern Bay regatta racing on the Bay (in the vicinity of the Rappahannock River) off the mouth of the Piankatank (Deltaville area), hosted by …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

TODAY is the final day for entries for CAPE CHARLES CUP, which is this coming weekend.

CAPE CHARLES CUP  (Saturday, Aug 20 - Sunday, Aug 21), the event where cruisers race and racers cruise [almost]  begins this Friday evening with the skippers meeting in Norfolk at Bay Point Marina, continues on Saturday with racing from Little Creek to Cape Charles, overnights (aka party) at Bay Creek Marina, and finishes with racing  from Cape Charles to Hampton (finish line off Buckroe area) on Sunday.   So, if point-to-point racing, a great party, great awards, T-shirts, hats, and all kinds of regatta stuff fits in your bag, the Cape Charles Cup is for you and your crew.  For details contact Scott Almond at (757) 471-2663 or CCCup …

2018 Sailing Schedule Posted

Strother Scott on

Club News

The Sailing Events Committee has completed planning the sailing schedule for 2018 and all events are now posted on the website at  Some of the events are:

  • Opening Day and Blessing of the fleet - April 21
  • Open house Regatta - May 27
  • July 4 Long Distance Race and Cookout  - June 30
  • Opti Kids is scheduled for June 9-10 and June 16-17. 
  • Junior Week is planned for June 18-22
  • Leukemia Cup  - July 13-15
  • 79th Annual One Design Regatta  - August 11-22
  • Stingray Point Regatta - J70 Chesapeake Championships - August 31- September 2

Many events link to event webpages, but please understand most content on those page refer to the similar 2017 event. Over the next couple of …

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