July 4th: Register Now!

Paul Wash on

Social Events

Hi everyone! If you have not registered for the July 4th event, please register now and purchase tickets so we can ensure there is enough food for everyone. We are looking forward to a great day and hope to see everyone there!

July 4th Cookout and Race Roundup

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

With the weather near perfect, 231 members and guests attended the FBYC July 4th event this year with 28 boats racing.   In the race's debut of J/70's they were no match Mark/Melissa Stevens in the incumbent Front Runners fending off the newcomers and taking the Hick's Trophy.  Matt/A.L. Braun took 2nd and Len Guenther was 3rd.


The racing started in the Piankatank off Stove Point and followed a course out the Piankatank near the entrance of Jackson creek and then back up the Piankatank finishing just in front of the club house.  It featured, upwind, downwind and everything in between testing the various makes of boat all under 24' waterline and ...

July 4th Cookout and Race

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing

Attention all members!

Join us Saturday, July 4th for the 4th of July cookout and race hosted by Ed and Diane O'Connor. This year we are featuring Ed and Diane's Famous Dogs and Burgers, Cheeky Monkey Mac n' Cheese, Fishing Bay Slaw, and Jackson Creek Beans! Everything is homemade by our own FBYC members! This is going to be a fun, family oriented event and is open to everyone. No family will pay more than $30

The cookout is preceded by the annual one-design long distance race. This race is open to any one design boat less than 24' at the waterline and takes place around Stove Point. Reference the NOR for exact course description and warning times ...

Urbanna "All Ages" Firework Cruise -July 3-5

Keith B Hennessey on

Cruising News

  • Transit FBYC to Urbanna
  • 5:30 pm Mai Tai’s, Appetizers, & Town Boat Parade at Dozier’s
  • 9:00 pm Dockside Fireworks Extravaganza
  • Coffee Shop Fog-Lifter Walk
  • Mini Golf and Ice Cream
  • Casual Dinner Out, Downtown Urbanna
  • Transit Urbanna to FBYC
Slips are in high demand.  For reservations please contact John Cabell no later than June 15, 2015 at john.cabell@embarqmail.com or at 804.516.1271

July 4 Race Notice from the PRO

David Hinckle on

One Design Racing

We have been closely watching the track of Hurricane Arthur and will continue to do so to determine if we can safely conduct the Long Distance race scheduled for Friday.  I expect to make a final decision by 8:00 am tomorrow morning and any changes to the program will be posted on the front page of the website.  Thank you for your patience and please remember that even if there is not a race there will still be a great party that you will not want to miss!

David Hinckle
Principal Race Officer

Hurricane, Schmurricane......

Caroline Garrett on

Social Events

The FBYC 4th of July Cookout is on - RAIN or SHINE

**We will be serving HURRICANE cocktails until the rain stops**
First come, first served, they won't last long and neither should the hurricane!

July 4 Cookout

Friday, July 4th

Cookout 3pm-6pm
Band 4pm-7pm

Come dry out in the clubhouse for a juicy burger, hot dog, and your favorite picnic food.

Register here to pay online. Deadline extended to 5pm today.

No decisions have been made yet about any changes to the racing other than adding another course, but keep an eye on the website for any notices.

Long Distance Race Change to NOR: New Course

David Hinckle on

One Design Racing

In anticipation of somewhat breezy conditions possible for the Long Distance race this Friday we have changed the NOR to add an additional course #5 to the event.  This course will be sailed entirely in Fishing Bay and not around Stove Point.  Given the forecast of northerly winds this should give a protected venue for fun safe racing!  The new course #5 is as follows:

  • Start at #12,
  • windward to "Y",  drop mark in F.B. leave to port
  • Proceed to #15 honoring #13, leave to port
  • Round #15 leaving to port
  • Proceed to #12 honoring #13 to starboard
  • Round #12 leaving to port
  • Finish at Mr Roberts near FBYC dock

David Hinckle
Principle Race Officer

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 https://www.fbyc.net/events/?year=2018.  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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