2015 Urbanna Fireworks Cruise! - July 1-3

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Cruising News

This year’s Fireworks Cruise to Urbanna, VA will take place Friday, July 1st through Sunday, July 3rd.  The fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 2nd over Urbanna Creek.


  • Fun Cruising Race from FBYC to Urbanna
  • Dockside at Town Marina and Flip-flop Dining in Downtown Urbanna


  • Coffee Shop Fog-Lifter Walk
  • Mai Tai Social at Town Marina
  • Fireworks Extravaganza


  • Transit from Urbanna to FBYC

Slip availability is extremely tight this year because of the recent fire.  However, a few spots have been reserved at Town Marina.  Sailors can opt for a 1 or 2 night stay.  For reservations, please contact John Cabell no later than June 17th at john.cabell@embarqmail.com, or by cell at …

FBYC Crew returns from NYYC Cruise in Maine

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Offshore Racing

On August 9-14, 2015, Rives Potts, a FBYC member, and currently the Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, invited some FBYC members to crew for him on the New York Yacht Club's 159th Annual Cruise in Maine.  Each Commodore decides where he wants his Cruise to go, and Rives decided his first Cruise would start at Rockland, Maine, and sail to SW Harbor on Deer Isle, then to Pretty Marsh, and Bucks Harbor and then to a Lay Day in Belfast before returning Rockland via to Gilkey Harbor on Islesboro.  His usual race boat Carina, was still in Europe following the Transatlantic Race, so Rives persuaded a friend to let us race his Swan 56 Elysium …

Cruise With Kids (Kid's Kruise) Aug. 1-2, 2015 with Dinner July 31

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Cruising News

FBYC Kid's 'Kruise' Aug. 1-2. 2015

This year our primary destination will be Little Bay, a relatively short cruise just above the Rappahannock River.  There we will raft up during the day, and dinghy into the beach for various games.In case of inclement weather, we will head for the Piankatank and quieter water.

Friday night, we will gather at our Deltaville cottage (76 Sunrise Point, on left after you turn left at Ruark's Marina) at 5:30 PM on Jackson Creek, for hamburgers, hotdogs and the fixings. Each participating boat will be asked to bring a side dish. Soft drinks, juice, wine and beer will be provided.

On Sat., lunch will be on your own.  …

Wee Dram Rally Version 6 is in the books.

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Cruising News

Cape Charles line honors and overall winner is claimed by Doug Anderson assisted by Brad Miller.  In what is becoming a very popular annual event, this year’s version had twelve yachts and some fifty people enjoying the sail down to Cape Charles in near perfect conditions.  The group was diverse; racers and cruisers, regular crew and families, racing boats and sturdy circumnavigators.  The festival on the dock lasted several hours and after much deliberation, a trophy was selected and awarded…albeit somewhat depleted.  The return Sunday to the club was uphill but, for an August day, simply fantastic.  Look for the 7th edition on the club schedule next year, you will not be disappointed in your participation.  It …

FBYC Junior Regatta/Virginia Commonwealth's Cup June 26, 27th

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Club News

I am completely amazed how rich the "Corinthian spirit" has been at our club and how many members are volunteering for our upcoming two day regatta.  After a year of being bound by a computer our kids finally have the opportunity to be on the water again to represent our amazing sailing program and club.  We are hosting the Virginia State Championship which is also the season opener for CBYRA.  With registration open for about a month we have been successfully amassing an army of volunteers to serve over 100 sailors along with their family and friends.  As far as the eye can see will be an armada of kids geared and ready to give it their all June 26-27th …

A few more spaces available - Winter Program - Peter Gibbons-Neff and his 4,050 mile solo race

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Social Events

Peter Solo

Join us as Peter Gibbons-Neff from Annapolis recounts his 4050-nautical-mile race solo handed in a 21 foot Class Mini 6.50. Peter was the only American racer to finish the La Boulangere Mini Transat Race on November 15th.

Sign up to attend on fbyc.net

March 6th, 6:30pm-8:30pm – Presentation starts at 7PM

Hardywood Park Brewing Company --- Barrel Room

2410 Ownby Lane

Richmond, VA 23220

$20 per person

Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar


For more details please contact the event chair.




Regatta Network Training for SCORING

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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


Opening Day, Blessing of the Fleet and Dinner (register for dinner before 4/16)

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Clubhouse News

Opening Day is right around the corner----reserve your spot! 

Don’t miss out on joining your fellow sailors on and off the water in our time-honored Opening Day Regatta, Blessing of the Fleet and Social!

Register Here to Race and/or Buy Meal Tickets from the Storefront

*If registering just for Dinner and/or Drink Tickets click on above link and then 'View Online Storefront"

Please Note: Reservations for Dinner will close Tuesday, April 16.

Opening Day Schedule

Flag Raising & Skippers Meeting

Warning for the first start

Opening Day Social Events:

1630: Ric's Place Bar open

1730: Blessing of the Fleet (Bar will be closed during the Blessing of the Fleet)

1800 - 1930: Dinner catered by Morrisey's …

Sign up for the many Memorial Weekend Festivities--Don't miss out!

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Clubhouse News

Memorial Weekend Activities and links to register:


Open House Regatta and Party – Our famous Sunflower Raft-up! Sunday, May 26  Members are encouraged to bring friends and family!  Ships’ Store will be OPEN.

Regatta and Dinner Sign-ups Here:  https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/27899

Volunteer Opportunities Sign-Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4FA5AA2BA4FF2-49233246-2024#/


Questions about Sunflower Raft-up – David Hinckle is our Raft-Up Marshall david@bpsva.com  Cellular: (804) 370-7650 or reach out the afternoon of the event on Channel 71 to ensure your boat is directed to the best spot based on size/current configuration.


FBYC Family and Junior Alumnae Regatta - Saturday, May 25.  Upcoming Details can be found here: https://www.fbyc.net/events/2024/240525-onedesign-family-junior-alumni-regatta/


Annual Club Membership …

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