Offshore Skippers - Event Registration / 2017 PHRF Certificates

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing
This past winter, PHRF delegates from each club voted and instructed the PHRF Handicappers Board to issue 2017 PHRF ChesBay certificates with ratings for Windward/Leeward and for Circular Random (Random Leg) formats.  You will notice on your certificate that there are two ratings:  RATING (Spin/NonSpin) and CR Course RATING (Spin/NonSpin).
Fishing Bay amended its online registration to require an entry for each format, and for each rating (4 numbers) in ###/### format, matching the PHRF certificate.  2016 certificates were issued with both ratings, but the actual CR (random leg) rating may be amended for the 2017 certificates based on the handicappers' work during the off-season.
The Opening Day event is now open for registration.  …

Opening Day Race Cancelled, Blessing, Dinner still on

Ted Bennett on

Offshore Racing

The PRO for tomorrows race has determined, and I completely agree, that it would be unsafe to race tomorrow.
We have 2 problems with the conditions for racing.

First is the bad weather, which most models have predicted winds close to 30 MPH with higher gusts- rain squalls- temps around 45.

Second Mr Roberts is not fully commissioned (due to launch this AM).

The Opening Day Blessing of the Fleet and Party will both be inside the Club House.  Both training sessions on Sunday are also cancelled.

Safety is our first concern,

Ted Bennett  - Commodore

Opening Day Volunteers

Paul Wash on

Social Events
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!
To …

2016 Opening Day Coming Up

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing
Hello FBYC members and friends, we are so glad that Opening Day is finally here! We would like to invite everyone to Opening Day and the Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, April 9th. As always, we will kick off the year with the annual Opening Day race (first warning at 1100). The evening festivities will include cocktails at Ric's Place starting at 5 PM with the Blessing starting around 5:30 PM. Dinner is at 6 PM sharp. Once again we will have live entertainment with members of the Crain Brothers Band performing at 6:30 PM playing a diverse mix of good music.
Opening Day Menu
Stationary Appetizers
Tropical Fruit Display
Assorted Seasonal Fruits and …

Opening Day Schedule

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
We are so excited about this weekend! Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting on the water. We have a great day planned followed by a great evening of dinner and entertainment.
  • 0900: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting (Jackson Creek flagpole)
  • 1100: First warning for offshore fleet
  • 1700: Onshore activities begin, bar open (Ric's Place), will call ticket pickup at ticket table
  • 1730: Blessing of the Fleet (Fishing Bay outside main clubhouse)
  • 1800: Dinner served promptly
  • 1830 - 2230: Entertainment by Alex Crain (Band on the Run)


Opening Day 2015

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

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!

Also, don't forget to sign up to volunteer - let know if you are interested.

Opening Day Schedule

9 AM: Flag raising and brief skippers meeting

11 AM: First warning for offshore fleet

5 PM: Onshore activities begin, bar open

530 …

Opening Day Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

We had a beautiful Opening Day with nice weather, good racing and a fun time had by all.  The racing was either a 12nm course or a 8nm course out to the entrance of the Rappahannock River and back.



PHRF-A (5 boats)

  1. Wavelength - Rob Whittet & Steve Utley
  2. Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener
  3. Chilcoot - Alex Alvis

PHRF-B (5 boats)

  1. GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  2. Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  3. Bad Dog - Brad Davis

PHRF-C (5 boats)

  1. Schiehallion - Brad Miller
  2. Morningtide - Russ Collins
  3. Ardent - Denton Roberts

PHRF-Non-Spinnaker (3 boats)

  1. Red Sky - Doug Anderson
  2. Juggernaut - Mike Dale
  3. Onward - Jim Raper

J/70 (3 boats)

  1. Airspeed - David Hinckle
  2. Inconceivable - Mike Karn
  3. Cat's Pajamas - Drake Johnstone

Following the racing was the blessing of the …

Offshore Sailing Events Links (Please Read)

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Offshore Fleet:
Due to the distribution delay regarding the Sailing Events books, we are providing links to the 2014 NORs and Sailing Instructions. We will also provide printed copies as needed Saturday and Sunday. We will post a courtesy announcement to this effect on the official notice board below Fannie's porch. Please spread the word especially to racers who do not originate at club slips and require this information.
Appendices (Marks & Courses):

Opening Day Celebration, is just 5 weeks away!

Jon Deutsch on

Social Events
FBYC 75th
April 12th, Opening Day Celebration, is just 5 weeks away!
This is our 75th Anniversary!  Help us start the year with style, great fun, true fellowship, and camaraderie.
Please, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 12, beginning at 5 PM with the Blessing of the Fleet. We will have food, refreshment, music and some fun historical elements to harken back to earlier times, in celebration of our 75th anniversary.  
If you have recently joined the Club, this is a great time to meet fellow sailors.  Come with your most impressive yachting blazers and bling, or as you are.  Every club member and their guests are not just welcome, but strongly encouraged to come …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

Today is the IDES of APRIL – April 15th is federal income tax filing deadline day.  YIKES!

Twenty (20) of the FBYC Off Shore Division boats  raced on Saturday in a non-sanctioned mid-distance race at the FBYC Opening Day festivities.  Craig  Wright’s J109, Afterthought won the race, followed by Sam Mitchener’s Double Eagle, and Drake Johnstone’s Cat’s Pajamas in 3rd.

FBYC Spring Series opened yesterday with twenty-two (22) boats in  two races.  The first day of “serious” racing followed on the heels of Saturday’s FBYC Opening Day mid-distance race, designed to shake off rust, bless the fleet, and enjoy a great dinner and a live band.  SPRING SERIES DAY 1 RESULTS:  PHRF A (5 boats …

Offshore Meeting at 4 PM Saturday, April 13th

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Attention Offshore Skippers
This Saturday, April 13th, there will be an Offshore meeting in preparation for the 2013 FBYC Racing Series. This meeting will occur at 4 PM in Fannie's House after the Opening Day medium distance race and prior to the Blessing of the Fleet. The meeting will end promptly at 4:45 PM to allow time for folks to migrate to the Blessing. If for some reason the Opening Day race is not complete prior to 4 PM, an alternate time for this meeting will be established and posted on Fannie's door.
The goal for this meeting is to provide a forum for skippers and to share their thoughts on relevant topics related to club …

Opening Day - new no cost format

Caroline Patrick on

Offshore Racing

Opening Day 2013 - New format - no cost!

IMG_1960.JPGFishing Bay Yacht Club is excited to announce that the Opening Day evening festivities will be no cost to all members who sign up!

When: Saturday, April 13th **IMPORTANT: Register online by April 5th to reserve a spot**

Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm

Dinner 6:00 - 8:00 pm (new format!)

Band 7:00 – 10:00 pm -  SGGL, back by popular demand

Where: FBYC Clubhouse


  • $0 – members
  • $30 – non-members
  • $5 – non-member’s children, 12 and under

Gourmet food stations including butlered service will serve delicacies such as fried oysters and crab cakes.  Full menu here.  Open bar will be provided.

Welcome …

2012 Opening Day and Blassing of the Fleet

S.B. Londrey on

Social Events

Racers, Cruisers, and Jr’s, everyone is invited and encouraged to bless the fleet and enjoy this incredible event. Saturday April 14.

Make Plans to attend!

  • Blessing of the Fleet 5:00 pm
  • Dinner 6:00 pm-8:00 pm by White House Catering
  • Music and Dancing  7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Delicious Cocktail Buffet Served Continuously from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm:

  • Cajun Shrimp and Cheese Grits
  • Beef Brisket
  • Fresh Veggies, Cheese, Fruit and desert
  • Cheddar Scallion Scalloped Potatoes
  • Classic Garden Salad
  • French Fries and Chips
  • Refreshments include: soft drinks, Beer and Wine

Back by popular demand from previous Opening Day parties are Rusty Spiedel and Tom Goodrich of “SGGL.”  Everyone will enjoy this band!


  • Club Members …

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  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 …

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 …

Opening Day, Blessing of the Fleet and Dinner (register for dinner before 4/16)

Elizabeth Staas on

Clubhouse News

Opening Day is right around the corner----reserve your spot! 

Don’t miss out on joining your fellow sailors on and off the water in our time-honored Opening Day Regatta, Blessing of the Fleet and Social!

Register Here to Race and/or Buy Meal Tickets from the Storefront

*If registering just for Dinner and/or Drink Tickets click on above link and then 'View Online Storefront"

Please Note: Reservations for Dinner will close Tuesday, April 16.

Opening Day Schedule

Flag Raising & Skippers Meeting

Warning for the first start

Opening Day Social Events:

1630: Ric's Place Bar open

1730: Blessing of the Fleet (Bar will be closed during the Blessing of the Fleet)

1800 - 1930: Dinner catered by Morrisey's …

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