2017 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters NOR

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

The NOR is now posted and online registration is now open for the 2017 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship on October 14-15.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the 36th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this October. FBYC's Laser Fleet will welcome sailors from around the mid-Atlantic and beyond for great sailing, great food, and great friends.

Alain Vincey will be back to put on another great dinner, and our RC team, led by PRO Rick Klein, will be back again to put on solid racing.

Visit the Notice of Race and Register Online before October 9 to get the early discount.

Wondering what it's like?  Watch this video.  Or watch what we do when we can't ...

First Trip to Laser Masters Week

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

There aren’t many things to look forward to in getting old – but Laser Masters sailing is definitely one of them.  This was my first time sailing Florida Laser Masters week having just qualified a few months ago.  The week consists of 3 events – Florida Masters in West Palm, Masters Midweek Madness in Sarasota and Masters Midwinters in Tampa.  For over a decade now I’ve been running the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Regatta at Fishing Bay Yacht Club and so I was familiar with masters sailing in general.  I’ve also traveled to numerous ILCA-NA events from ACC to Nationals to North Americans and was eager to try out Masters week.  Unfortunately, my schedule would ...

Welcome to the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

Welcome to the 35th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this weekend!  That's right - the regatta is finally old enough to truly be a masters regatta.

We've got 40 boats registered and a few more expected to join us for some great sailing and food.  As always - we've got a great group of volunteers and we thank them for their work to make this happen.  And to the sailors - thanks for putting this on your calendar every year and making this part of your fall.

Here's a few things to know as you make your way to Deltaville:

PARKING
Anyone arriving on Friday is more than welcome to go ...

Hecky Wins Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

The 34th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Regatta was one cool regatta and Mike Hecky (Riverton Yacht Club) was coolest of them all winning the first race and hanging on to win the championship. Cool temperatures, fluky winds and a power outage were not enough to dampen the spirits of the 45 sailors all over the age of 35 competing for the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, Virginia.

On the first day a long course was set just south of Fishing Bay in the Piankatank River. Throughout the race the wind eased off from 8-11 at the start and Hecky was first to finish in just under an hour. Following that race the wind ...

Cheasapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship NOR Amendment 1

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

The Notice of Race for the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship has been amended as follows:

 4.1 Shall now be:

4.1 Race Schedule
Saturday, October 17
0800-0945 Continental Breakfast, Late Registration
0945 Late Registration Closes
1000 Skippers Meeting
1100 Warning for First Race
Following racing there will be a dinner

Sunday, October 18
0730-0900 Continental Breakfast
1000 Warning for First Race
Awards will be given as soon as practical after racing in the clubhouse.

 

Changed items shown in red

Jon Deutsch - Event Chairman
Rick Klein - PRO

Posted: Wednesday, October 14 1530

2015 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters NOR

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers
The NOR is now posted and online registration is now open for the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship on October 17-18.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the 34th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship this October.  FBYC's Laser Fleet will welcome sailors from around the mid-Atlantic and beyond for great sailing, great food, and great friends.

Alain Vincey will be back to put on another great dinner and our RC team lead by PRO Rick Klein will be back again to put on solid racing.

Visit the Notice of Race and Register Online before October 12 to get the early discount.  T-shirts will be available to those who register ...

Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship Results

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

Over 40 Lasers were at Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship where John MacCausland (Cooper River Yacht Club) had all top 3 finishes in 8 races to win his 2nd Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship in 3 years and the overall Masters ACC title.

DCIM\100MEDIA

The weekend started with 12-17 knot wind out of the west and partly cloudy skies, air temp in the mid 70's and water temperature 69 degrees. The first race was a single lap modified windward-leeward where New Jersey natives MacCausland and Mike Hecky (Riverton Yacht Club) started out 1-2. The 2nd race was two laps on the same course in similar conditions and Severn Sailing Association's Jonathan Phillips got ...

2014 Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship NOR

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

OCTOBER 18-19, 2014

Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship this October.  FBYC has a 30-year history of running the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters and plans to have an even greater bash with this event elevated to the Masters ACC.

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Sailors

Alain Vincey will be back to put on another great dinner and our RC team lead by PRO Rick Klein will be back again to put on solid racing.

Visit the Notice of Race and Register Online before October 13 to get the early discount.  T-shirts will be available to those who register early while supplies last.

Should we have 12 or more Radials sign up by September 30th, a separate start will ...

Paddle Board Races at the Laser Masters Regatta

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

What do you do with 45 Laser Masters sailors while waiting for the wind to fill?

PADDLE BOARD RACES!!!!!

Two teams of sailors competed in relay races to round the bouy and come back to the beach.  Each trip required a different technique of boarding - stand up, sit down, two person, do a trick, etc.

Lucky for us the wind filled a short time later we were able to sail.

Check it out:

Regatta Results

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters NOR/Registration

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

Inline image 1

The 2013 Chesapeake Bay Lasers Masters regatta is coming up on September 7-8 and we would like to invite you to come sail with us.  This event is a must-do event for any Laser Masters (age 35+) sailor and why not make this the year you come sail with us!

This year the masters event is at a new September date (to make way for Masters NA's in October on our regular date).  In fact - we might even still have the pool open!

And not only is FBYC home to one of the best sailing sites on the Chesapeake Bay - it's also known for one of the best regatta dinners.  Chef Alain Vincey has a ...

31st Chesapeake Masters Championship Results

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

With 45 Lasers, good wind and great help on the race committee and in the kitchen, we couldn't have asked for a better weekend at the 31st Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship.  John MacCausland from Cooper River Yacht Club came away the overall winner of the 7 race series.  John bested masters sailors in various age groups, all over the age of 35, hailing from MI, MA, NY, NJ, OH, PA, VA, NC, MD, and Washington DC.

Racing got off to a slow start on Saturday when the competitors drifted to the race course in a light northerly.  3 hours and a couple blown off starts later the wind finally settled in from the east at ...

#612 SOUTHERN BAY RACING NEWS YOU CAN USE

Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

Jon Deutsch won the Laser District 12 Championships in Columbia, SC, this past week.  And, from there he went on the handle event chairman duties at the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championships, hosted at Fishing Bay Yacht Club on Saturday and Sunday.   Forty-five (45) sailed in the two day, 7 races event.  Apprentices (35-44), Masters (45-54), Grand Masters (55-64), and Great Grand Masters(65+)  came from far and near.  Laser racers arrived from Michigan, Massachusetts, New York , New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Washington DC, and of course, Virginia.  TOP TEN OVERALL: 1. John MacCausland-CRYC (M); 2.Gavin O’Hare-Eastport YC (A); 3.Mike Schmidt-Magothy River YC (M); 4.Henry Amthor ...

43 Laser Masters Sailing at FBYC This Weekend

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

Over 43 Laser Masters sailors are set to take part in the 31st Laser Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this weekend.  That should be an attendance record for a non-ACC event at FBYC going back to the early 90’s.  This year we have boats hailing from MI, MA, NY, NJ, OH, PA, VA, NC, MD, and Washington DC.

This afternoon the sailors arrived and some went for practice while 20 sailors met for a pot-luck dinner at the club.

Tomorrow’s forecast calls for 8-12 knots with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s.  It should be beautiful weather for racing.

Saturday's schedule will have registration & check-in ...

31st Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship NOR

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters PlateOn October 13-14 Fishing Bay Yacht could would like to invite you to attend the 31st Chesapeake Bay Laser Master Championship.  If you’ve never attended in the past, this event has become a must on many Laser Masters’ calendars.  Not only is FBYC home to one of the best sailing sites on the Chesapeake Bay it’s also known for one of the best regatta dinners.  Add in the breakfast, snacks on the water, plenty of room to launch, easy beach launching, on-site camping or nearby B&B’s and you’ll see why sailors from all over the mid-Atlantic and beyond come year after year.  Make the trip.  Be part of the tradition. You’ll be glad you came ...

New rebuilt Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Trophy

Jon Deutsch on

Lasers

Laser Masters sailors have a completely rebuilt trophy to sail for at the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship.   The trophy features the ceramic plate with a painted picture of Lasers on Fishing Bay.  The plate was part of the original trophy presented by Alain Vincey in the early years of the regatta. The new trophy is built like a serving tray with high sides to protect the plate from being broken. 

Jon Deutsch and his father Stan built the trophy in a little over a week at the beginning of October and the trophy was unveiled at the regatta in mid-October.  Read more about the building of the trophy and view more pictures on Jon's ...

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

Contact Webmasters