Offshore Skippers - Event Registration / 2017 PHRF Certificates

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing
This past winter, PHRF delegates from each club voted and instructed the PHRF Handicappers Board to issue 2017 PHRF ChesBay certificates with ratings for Windward/Leeward and for Circular Random (Random Leg) formats.  You will notice on your certificate that there are two ratings:  RATING (Spin/NonSpin) and CR Course RATING (Spin/NonSpin).
Fishing Bay amended its online registration to require an entry for each format, and for each rating (4 numbers) in ###/### format, matching the PHRF certificate.  2016 certificates were issued with both ratings, but the actual CR (random leg) rating may be amended for the 2017 certificates based on the handicappers' work during the off-season.
The Opening Day event is now open for registration.  ...

Opening Day Race Cancelled, Blessing, Dinner still on

Ted Bennett on

Offshore Racing

The PRO for tomorrows race has determined, and I completely agree, that it would be unsafe to race tomorrow.
We have 2 problems with the conditions for racing.

First is the bad weather, which most models have predicted winds close to 30 MPH with higher gusts- rain squalls- temps around 45.

Second Mr Roberts is not fully commissioned (due to launch this AM).

The Opening Day Blessing of the Fleet and Party will both be inside the Club House.  Both training sessions on Sunday are also cancelled.

Safety is our first concern,

Ted Bennett  - Commodore

Opening Day Schedule

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
We are so excited about this weekend! Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting on the water. We have a great day planned followed by a great evening of dinner and entertainment.
  • 0900: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting (Jackson Creek flagpole)
  • 1100: First warning for offshore fleet
  • 1700: Onshore activities begin, bar open (Ric's Place), will call ticket pickup at ticket table
  • 1730: Blessing of the Fleet (Fishing Bay outside main clubhouse)
  • 1800: Dinner served promptly
  • 1830 - 2230: Entertainment by Alex Crain (Band on the Run)


Opening Day Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

We had a beautiful Opening Day with nice weather, good racing and a fun time had by all.  The racing was either a 12nm course or a 8nm course out to the entrance of the Rappahannock River and back.



PHRF-A (5 boats)

  1. Wavelength - Rob Whittet & Steve Utley
  2. Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener
  3. Chilcoot - Alex Alvis

PHRF-B (5 boats)

  1. GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  2. Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  3. Bad Dog - Brad Davis

PHRF-C (5 boats)

  1. Schiehallion - Brad Miller
  2. Morningtide - Russ Collins
  3. Ardent - Denton Roberts

PHRF-Non-Spinnaker (3 boats)

  1. Red Sky - Doug Anderson
  2. Juggernaut - Mike Dale
  3. Onward - Jim Raper

J/70 (3 boats)

  1. Airspeed - David Hinckle
  2. Inconceivable - Mike Karn
  3. Cat's Pajamas - Drake Johnstone

Following the racing was the blessing of the ...

Offshore Meeting at 4 PM Saturday, April 13th

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Attention Offshore Skippers
This Saturday, April 13th, there will be an Offshore meeting in preparation for the 2013 FBYC Racing Series. This meeting will occur at 4 PM in Fannie's House after the Opening Day medium distance race and prior to the Blessing of the Fleet. The meeting will end promptly at 4:45 PM to allow time for folks to migrate to the Blessing. If for some reason the Opening Day race is not complete prior to 4 PM, an alternate time for this meeting will be established and posted on Fannie's door.
The goal for this meeting is to provide a forum for skippers and to share their thoughts on relevant topics related to club ...

2012 Opening Day and Blassing of the Fleet

S.B. Londrey on

Social Events

Racers, Cruisers, and Jr’s, everyone is invited and encouraged to bless the fleet and enjoy this incredible event. Saturday April 14.

Make Plans to attend!

  • Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm
  • Dinner 6:00 pm-8:00 pm by White House Catering
  • Music and Dancing  7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Delicious Cocktail Buffet Served Continuously from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm:

  • Cajun Shrimp and Cheese Grits
  • Beef Brisket
  • Fresh Veggies, Cheese, Fruit and desert
  • Cheddar Scallion Scalloped Potatoes
  • Classic Garden Salad
  • French Fries and Chips
  • Refreshments include: soft drinks, Beer and Wine

Back by popular demand from previous Opening Day parties are Rusty Spiedel and Tom Goodrich of “SGGL.”  Everyone will enjoy this band!


  • Club Members ...

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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