St. Mary's Governor's Cup - Southern Leg

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Offshore Racing

Friday, August 4th...5:55 pm first warning.

There are currently 53 entries for this annual event with three points of origin.  The southern leg starts at the mouth of the Piankatank and concludes 46.2 miles later in St. Mary's river at St. Mary's college.  There are overnight facilities available at the college that can be explored here and the social, party and catering is a first class affair.  

Registration is via yacht scoring here: 

Governor's Cup Southern Leg Start

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing


Top finishing Fishing Bay Boat on the Southern Leg of the St Mary’s College, Maryland Governors Cup Race was Greg Watt's Incorrigible.  Here's their account:

Under the second full moon in July, Incorrigible took First in Class, and Second in Fleet for the inaugural Southern Leg of the 2015 St Mary’s College, Maryland Governors Cup Race! Hosted by FBYC, Incorrigible started the 61nm, overnight race at “1NP” off New Point Comfort at 1600 hrs of Friday and finished at 06:03:53 hrs on Saturday morning in St Mary’s City, MD.

The Southern Leg is the newest addition to the Governor’s Cup with the other converging legs coming down the bay from Annapolis (90 boats) and down …

2015 Governor's Cup - Southern Leg

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

The Governor's Cup - an offshore distance race to St. Mary's, MD has a new southern leg starting in Mobjack bay.  This is the innuagural running of the southern leg and any offshore boats interested in sailing it are invited to register by the end of the week.  The race will start on Friday, July 31.

More information and to sign up visit:


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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.

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FBYC Sailors Win Governor's Cup & HOD Nationals

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Junior Activities

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Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use #553

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Club News

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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 …

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