Open House Regatta | Yacht Entries

Jim Raper on

Club News

As of Monday evening, 14 boats are entered...not naming names...but; missing from year's past...a Snipe, a Petrel, a Sakonnet or three, several Flying Scots and FrontRunners, a laser, a certain large blue boat that just arrived on the middle dock, a certain little blue boat whose skipper attempted to poach crew from a red boat on the middle dock, an S2 7.9 or three, a J anything under 35 feet, a beautiful black boat named 'spirit of the air' in Finnish, a C&C, a Saber, and the club has both a J24 and a Flying Scot that both should really be in this event!  This is a fun race with a great on water raft …

Open House Regatta - Cloudy Skies and Bright Smiles

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

The skies might have been cloudy this weekend but there were bright smiles among the racing and rafting boats and party goers at the Open House Regatta & Party this weekend.  The day started with a 6.7nm race out of Fishing Bay to where the Piankatank meets the Chesapeake and back again.  Winds ranged from a few knots to into the low teens and there was close racing among the boats ranging from 12-43'.

Using a progressive start - each boat had their own starting time based on their handicap with the faster boats starting last.  First boat over the line wins it - and it would be a race to the very end with Mad Hatter and …

Open House Final Notice

Paul Wash on

Club News

This is a reminder that the registration for the Open House Regatta and Party will close Wednesday, May 25th at 4 PM. If you have not registered, please do so ASAP to avoid missing out on dinner. We are unable sell dinner tickets at the door. Even if you are not eating dinner, we still need to know if you are coming either racing, rafting, socially, all or one! Register now.

Also, we are looking for volunteers for the event. This includes ticket sales, tending bar, and cleaning up. The shifts are short and fun - a great way to meet people! We are using sign up genius - so please browse the openings. Sign up with your crew or by …

Open House Registration Open!

Paul Wash on

Social Events

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 …

Memorial Day Weekend

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

It was a beautiful weekend and the club was abuzz Friday-Monday with members and guests enjoying the great weather on the water.  Friday evening started with the Young Adult Member group having a cookout with several dozen in attendance.

Saturday the conditions were perfect for a 8.5nm course in the Piankatank River.  The persuit race pitted boats of all types ranging from 13-47' against each other.  Top 5 finishers were:

  1. Radio Flyer (Hampton One Design) - Latane Montague
  2. Schiehallion (Benetau First 305) - Brad Miller
  3. Red Sky (Hanse 370) - Doug Anderson
  4. E.L.E. (J/70) - Ainsley Braun
  5. Grey Ghost (J/24) - Hunter Davidson

Complete Results - big thanks to Jim Raper and team for organizing the racing.


As …

Welcome to the 2nd Open House Regatta

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

Welcome to our second Open House Regatta & Party on Saturday! We’re really excited about this event and can’t wait to go sailing, pig out and have fun with our members and guests.  We've worked hard to put together an event that combines sailing for all sizes and types of boats in a fun atmosphere with food and fun for non-sailors too.

Here's some information about the event and if you have any questions, please let us know.

See you Saturday!

Your Event Team:
Paul Wash, Jon Deutsch, Jim Raper, Waddy Garrett



  • 0930 Late registration @ Mr Roberts slip
  • 1000 Competitors Meeting - creekside flag pole - we will be prompt
  • 1100 First warning on Opti Course
  • 1115 …

Open House Dinner Tickets Running Out

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

The Open House Special ends Tuesday, 5/19 at 11:59 PM! Dinner tickets will continue to be available at the regular price until Wednesday, 5/20 at 3 PM. After this a limited quantity will be available for additional cost. We cannot guarantee availability at the door. Don't delay get your dinner tickets now!

Click Here to Get Them

Open House Special!

Paul Wash on

Social Events
For a limited time only! The Open House Adult Dinner registration package is now $22 for members and $30 for non-members! This is an incredible deal! With this package you get racing, raft up, appetizers, pig pickin', BBQ pork and chicken, sides, and dessert! Plus you get music all night! Get your tickets NOW before it's too late!

Open House Dinner Registration Closes Soon!

Paul Wash on

Social Events
Attention all members! Saturday, May 23rd is our 2nd Annual Open House Regatta and Memorial Day Celebration. And we need you to make this a success!
This year we have modified the format slightly with a shorter FUN race and a longer FUN raft-up. Racing starts at 11 AM, the raft up starts at 12 PM with shuttles running between the club and the sunflower. All in Fishing Bay! We encourage everyone to join the race and the raft up - bring your friends even if they do not sail! The race starts at 11 AM, the raft-up at 12 PM, and the happy hour at 5 ashore. There will be 2 pigs on the smoker, fun activities, and Jackass …

Welcome to the Open House Regatta

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

Welcome to our first Open House Regatta & Party on Saturday! We’re really excited about this new event and can’t wait to go sailing, pig out and have fun with our members and guests.

Here’s some information about the event and if you have any questions, please let us know.

See you Saturday!

-Your Event Team:
Caroline Garrett, Elizabeth Staas, Len Guenther, Mark Hayes, Matt Braun, Paul Wash, Jon Deutsch




  • 0930 Late registration @ Mr Roberts slip
  • 1000 Competitors Meeting - creekside flag pole - we will be prompt
  • 1100 First warning for Optis
  • 1115 First start for <22’ boats
  • 1130 First start for +22’ boats
  • 1400 Post-race raftup    
    • Landlubbers - meet on Fishing Bay pier to join raft up   **ALL …

Open House Regatta & Party Update

Matt Braun on

Club News


Celebrating our 75th year, We are very excited about starting a new tradition with the Open House Regatta (Saturday, May 24). This event will bring all fleets together on one day to celebrate our wonderful club and equally wonderful members. The upcoming Open House Regatta is open to all fleets, and all members are invited to participate in the racing and post racing activities. We encourage everyone to register on line today if you have not already, this will guarantee you a spot at the table. The food and entertainment will be great.  Also feel free to bring a guest and …

FBYC's Newest Event Coming Up!

Caroline Patrick on

Social Events

Pickin' pigs and pickin' banjos

Your Vice Commodore, Matt Braun, says:

"Sail fast, have fun, bring a friend, and enjoy the party!"

Come continue the celebration of the Club's 75th Anniversary on MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Saturday, May 24th, FBYC will be hosting

1st Annual Open House Regatta and Pickin' Party

A great regatta to bring a friend or future sailor to the club

What's the big deal? 

RACING: Laid back, fun racing format for Offshore (PHRF), One-Design, and Juniors

POST-RACING: Sunflower-style raft-up & social for all racing & cruising boats (>22 feet long), their crew, friends, and all club members.

Non-racers (all club members) welcome to attend the raft-up social. Shuttles will be available off the dock! Refreshments …

Open House Regatta Pictures and Results

Strother Scott on

Club News

We have posted a link to 213 good pictures of Memorial Day fun at FBYC at



and Results at 

Top 10 finishers are listed here.

Yacht Sailnumber   Conv. PHRF   Skipper Boat Start Time Place
Zoomy USA191                  177.0 Jordan Bendura 29er 11:18:39 1
Air Speed 605                  114.0 David Hinckle J70 11:26:00 2
Aciona 186146                  234.0 Vir Menon laser 11:12:00 3
Mad Hatter                    132.0 Bob & Lisa Fleck Olson 911S 11:23:54 4
Corryvreckan 84348                    81.0 Catherine Clark J105 11:29:51 5
Trilogy 3194                  159.0 Wayland Renney Irwin 38 11:20 …

FBYC Junior Regatta/Virginia Commonwealth's Cup June 26, 27th

Craig Ciszewski on

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

Aaron Sutten on

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 …

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