New Event Page Rollout

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Club News

Our website migration to a new modern system continues at a faster than expected pace.  Today we continued our conversion.  Most of you are familiar with our event pages.  This week we launch new event pages.  As of this morning all links to event pages on our Home page - will now take you to the new event pages on  The pages will look similar on a computer - with a left side bar showing links to register, who is coming, list of the chairs, and links to show event notices and results.  The large right hand side has the sailing instructions as found in the Yearbook.  We hope …

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.  …

FBYC Hosts USSailing Race Seminar

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Club News

This past Saturday, FBYC hosted an all day (literally) seminar for those wanting to keep up with the new rule changes, to recertify as a club race officer, or to become certified as a new club race officer.  The seminar was well attended with folks from NYCC, HYC, RRYC, Kingsmill, and FBYC.  Of the 27 registered, 15 were from FBYC...that's impressive.  We were instructed by the team of John McCarthey (supervised by Lin McCarthey) and Jerry Thompson pictured below.  It's great to be part of a racing program that values and supports, informed and efficient race officers.  Thank you to all that participated - 2017 is going to be a great year.

NOR - Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing

Offshore Fleet and Cruising...below is the abbreviated text of a new event organized by CCV.  It comes on a weekend when there is a hole in the 2017 Offshore schedule and may be of interest for many...

Notice of Race | Inaugural Summer Solstice Ocean Race
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 (makeup date is June 18, 2017)

58 nm daylight race round Chesapeake light for spinnaker fleets (C, non-spin & Cruising - 29.7 nm).
The Chesapeake Light is 1 mile beyond the 12 mile zone in international waters.
The deep draft Thimble Channel is off limits for safety.
Entry fees are: $40 ($35 for USSA members) for entries paid by June 6, 2017.
Enter race and pay online: http …

USSailing - One Day Race Management Seminar - January 21, 2017

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Club News

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 @ 8am – 5pm

John McCarthey, National Race Officer and Regional Judge, will conduct USSailing's One Day Race Management seminar upstairs in the FBYC clubhouse, on Saturday January 21st with a continental breakfast beginning at 8am and catered lunch provided.

The cost is $60 (requires a USSailing membership).  Registration will be available on the USSailing website beginning on November 1st and concluding on January 16th. Registration link.

There are seven current FBYC members who are a certified club race officer or better and many others who were once certified race officers but have allowed their certification to lapse.  This course is an opportunity to begin the race officer certification process or to …

Beginners Race Committee Training

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Club News

This Saturday, April 30th at 2PM on Fanny’s Back Porch, a beginners’ Race Committee Training class will be held.  We’re using US Sailing’s, ‘Join the Race Committee Team’ pamphlet as a guide, supplemented by the other material that the club has put together over the years.  The goal is to provide enough information and handouts so that members and others who participate, understand and can fulfill each RC function before, during and after an event – with zero stress.  It’s a two-hour functional class covering each RC position and how each role fits into the overall race management objective.  

Young Adults' Sunday Brunch at Matthews Yacht Club | June 28th

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Social Events
On June 28th the Young Adult Members' (YAM) group will be getting together for Sunday Brunch at Matthews Yacht Club.  All YAMs are invited to join the group 'by land, or by sea.'
    If by Sea:  37°27.8' N / 76°18.6' W
    If by Land:  Matthews Yacht Club, Yacht Club Rd, Hudgins, VA 23076
Weather permitting, several will set sail as a cruise in company to rendez-vous in Hudgins Creek, where they'll enjoy some delicious cooking from MYC's kitchen on that Sunday morning. Reservations will be made for 10:30am and, in order to ensure ample seating, any YAMs interested in joining the fun are strongly encouraged to RSVP via this …

All families with Junior Sailors

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Junior Activities

All Families with Junior Sailors:

Fishing Bay Yacht Club welcomes you to 2014!  

We are looking forward to another wonderful year of junior sailing, racing and family fun on the water!  

 Please save the following dates on your 2014 calendars:

 Spring Race Team                  March, April & May (specific dates TBD)

 Summer Race Teams             June 7 through August 10 (dates approximate)

 Opti Kids                             Saturday & Sunday, June 7-8

                                          Saturday & Sunday, June 14-15

 Junior Week                          Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20

 Commonwealth of Virginia        Saturday, June 21 through Sunday, June 22 

 Private Lessons                     May through August (Includes adults & juniors)

 Junior Fun Sail                       Saturday, July 26

 Annual One …

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 …

Offshore Spring Open May 20 & 21

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Club News

unnamed_FzBhsrB.original.jpgSpring offshore racing finale promises Great Sailing,
Food, Fun and Friends!

The Offshore Spring Open Race is two days of back-to-back races open to everyone from A-fleet to Cruising class!
This includes all FBYC club member and non-member boats, interested in racing their sailboat and developing their sailing skills. The races are Saturday and Sunday with awards for each day of racing. Dinner Saturday includes Paul Wash’s traditional smoked pork butts and fixings. Don't miss this chance to test your mettle sailing in a fantastic venue with great food and camaraderie.

Dinner will start at 6:30 PM.


- Pork Butt

- Mac n' Cheese

- Beans

- Cole Slaw

- Pound Cake

- Rum Cake

Register here at Regatta Network

Purchase Dinner Tickets …

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

Elizabeth Staas on

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

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

Elizabeth Staas on

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 if you wish to attend so he can send you the link.


Andrew Spencer


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:

Volunteer Opportunities Sign-Up Here:


Questions about Sunflower Raft-up – David Hinckle is our Raft-Up Marshall  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:


Annual Club Membership …

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