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.
We are only days away from the FBYC Annual One Design! We are hosting the Hampton One Design National Championships this year as well! Come join your fellow sailors on the course and at dinner! The Hark will be playing music on the river bank, while we enjoy grilled bone-in chicken, scalloped potatoes, and grilled summer vegetables. You don't have to race to buy dinner tickets, all are welcome!
If you can’t be in the Islands, Fishing Bay is beckoning! This weekend is the Caribbean-inspired SeaBreeze Regatta for all One Design boats (smaller than 21 feet). Sign up now! Don your most festive Caribbean attire while racing or get creative and decorate your boat. Prize for the most spirited sailor! Islands-styled snacks and refreshments will be provided after racing. Click here for the Event Notice.
Calling all Fishing Bay females! New event for 2017. 2 weeks away!
A morning sailing/ racing clinic for women of all degrees of experience and age, with a combination of classroom learning and on-the-water time. Continued coaching during the afternoon Seabreeze regatta (optional but recommended). The clinic will have 2 class offerings: Beginning Sailing and Advanced Racing. Choose your preferred class when you register. Free to members! Non-members may attend with fee. See Event Notice at Women's Clinic Event Notice.
Update - REGISTRATION CLOSED JULY 11 -Sold out. Contact Caroline for wait list.
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.
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 ...
What are you doing Memorial Day Weekend? Time's up! Coming to the 3rd Annual Open House Regatta and Memorial Day celebration! Registration is NOW OPEN. This year we are holding the event on Sunday, May 29th. This event is designed for members AND non-members. What better way to introduce your friends to Fishing Bay Yacht Club?
Offshore, Cruising, One Design, Juniors, everyone come out and join the fun! We begin with a fun little distance race. Then we form another circle raft up. Remember last year? Let's double it this year! Shuttle boats will run from the FBYC dock to the raft up for those that want to join the raft up, but can't make the race. After the raft up back ashore - we ...
Did you know that there are two ways to kick off the sailing season? The first, of course, is to go sailing! The second (but not by much) is to sign up for an Opening Day volunteer shift. We need help with guest check-in, bar shifts, and clean up crew.
Are you new to the club or just want to meet more people? Sign up for a shift and mingle all night. What better way to get people to come to you? Want to build the intimidation factor with a friendly show of force? Then get your sailing team together with their team gear and work a shift or two - show everyone that you mean business this year!
Attention ALL! The Closing Day Oyster Roast is less than two weeks away (November 7th)! What can I say except it's all about the OYSTERS? Starting with Oysters locally raised and prepared a variety of ways. How about good beer that complements the oysters and the temperate Fall weather? Or maybe the sides that everyone is cooking up? And there is something everyone - because if you don't like oysters - I guarantee you will find something delicious to eat. So what are you waiting for? Register online today! As a wise man once said...make it even "gooder" by racing before the roast!
Last but not least - we need YOUR HELP! We need VOLUNTEERS. We need people to setup ...
The One Design Indian Summer Regatta for Saturday has been canceled. With the very likely outcome of high winds, lots of rain and high tides - the fun factor is probably not going to be high enough for most of us to want to be out there.
As of now the Laser Fall Regatta is still on for Sunday and will be held unless something is posted otherwise. We'll look see late Saturday if this weather system is sticking around or will be moving off and cancel then if it looks dire.
The next and last one design racing opportunity of the season is the One Design Closing Day and will be held on Sunday, October 11.
The 21st Annual Stingray Point Regatta is just a week away! We've got a great list of entrants so far, but it's not too late to get in on the action. We have extended our early registration deadline through this coming Tuesday (September 1, 2015) so don't think you have a reason to miss out on all the great racing and the fun party!
Speaking of fun party, we've got two evenings and an afternoon of great times to be had! A schedule of events is posted below, but here are some of the highlights:
Friday evening's skipper meeting will be followed by a casual pizza party with refreshments provided.
I hope everyone is looking forward to the July 4th celebration at FBYC this Saturday. I know I am excited and nothing says July 4th like Ed and Diane's specially crafted dogs and burgers - really can't wait! Speaking of which have you registered for the event yet? Registration closes Friday, July 3rd at 12 NOON. We are buying locally and we need enough lead time to ensure we are properly stocked. You can find more information here and click the sign up button on the left side to register.
Also for all you racers - you may have seen the previous announcement that went out last week. But if you didn't...we have added a little spin on ...
Opening Day is less than two weeks away! I hope everyone has found time to start getting boats ready for the season. Let's kick off the season right with racing, a blessing, food, and entertainment. Come out and join the fun. Can't wait to see you there!
Official event information is here - check back for updates.
Online registration is easy and you can do it here - remember to buy your meals!
FBYC is 75 years old and we're hosting our 75th Annual Regatta THIS WEEKEND on August 8-10 for the Hampton One Designs and August 9-10 for all other fleets. This is a very special year for us and we really hope you will come join us for what will be a great event.
This year we're expecting to have starts for Flying Scots, Hampton One Designs, Lasers, Laser Radials, Optimists, Front Runners, San Juan 21 and any other fleets with 7 or more boats. If your class doesn't have 7 boats -don't worry we'll still have racing for you in a combined Portsmouth fleet. If you don't see your class friends ...
Once Hurricane Aurthur blew through it was smooth sailing for the Flying Scots and Front Runners at the first One Design Summer Sea Breeze regatta on Saturday. What was clouds with winds in the 30's just a day before gave way to mostly sunny skies and 8-10 knot winds for 4 races run by PRO Mike Dale and his race committee. Thanks to Veronica Hinckle for some pictures.
The universe must have a ripple in it, because there is NO way I should be writing this up. I already have a writing job for the year and this ain’t it! The past Sunday we had a near perfect day for sailing with eight Scots and three San Juan 21’s sharing the starting line. The day taught us many things and some of us werefaster learners than others. Things learned were how to sail on lakes, mark entry/exits, how to sail an Olympic course.
How to sail on lakes ….UH…Wake - we were sailing on a tidal river! This is true EXCEPT when the wind blows from the north then all bets are off. The wind on ...