Register for AOD and Stingray Point Regatta today!

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One Design Racing


Registration is now open for the 78th Annual One Design Regatta, August 12-13, 2017.  One of the biggest events of the year at FBYC, you won't want to miss this! We are happy to welcome the Hampton One Design 2017 National Championship as well!  Come for two great days of racing, and a Saturday evening with friends, great food, and live music!  Register now at   Volunteers like you make this event happen, so please take a minute to log into Signup Genius and see if one of these fun volunteer opportunities fit your schedule!  


Stingray Point Regatta

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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.  …

Shindig at Stingray Point Regatta - All members invited!

Paul Wash on

Social Events

Saturday night, Labor Day weekend

September 3, 2016

Bring your friends, bring your crew.  Cocktails by the Bay and a buffet dinner, leading to dancing under the tent to music of the Crain Brothers Band.  Can't join us for dinner? You can still kick off your shoes and dance the night away and enjoy the cash bar.  All members and their guests are invited to attend! Tickets for dinner must be purchased in advance.  Social tickets will be available at the door.

Add it to your calendar now!  


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Beginners Race Committee Training

Jim Raper on

Club News

This Saturday, April 30th at 2PM on Fanny’s Back Porch, a beginners’ Race Committee Training class will be held.  We’re using US Sailing’s, ‘Join the Race Committee Team’ pamphlet as a guide, supplemented by the other material that the club has put together over the years.  The goal is to provide enough information and handouts so that members and others who participate, understand and can fulfill each RC function before, during and after an event – with zero stress.  It’s a two-hour functional class covering each RC position and how each role fits into the overall race management objective.  

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 …

PHRF Chesapeake Changes for 2015

Mayo Tabb on

Offshore Racing

PHRF of the Chesapeake recently held a meeting to discuss changes for 2015. The PHRF Rating rules for 2015 will incorporate very significant changes that will affect all PHRF racers. The most dramatic is going to dual ratings with one for Windward-Leeward courses and a second called Random-Circular which will apply to courses with a balance of windward, reaching and downwind sailing. As we know certain boats are severely handicapped for certain wind directions and the dual ratings should help address the situation. Additionally we will expand the Genoa credit to now have three categories – up to 155%, up to 140% and class One Design which will provide a credit for cruisers that use 130% Genoas.

 At last month …

2014 Offshore Fall Series #3 Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

The Offshore Division began Sunday with an offshore division meeting to discuss program ideas and improvements for the upcoming season.  Lead by division commander Paul Wash a number of constructive ideas were shared.

Out on the water - the day started with overcast skies and winds in the mid-teens which dipped under 10 by the end of the second race.

Here's a few photos taken mostly by John Hubbard while aboard our new Parker which was put into service for the first time today.


PHRF-A (5 boats)

  1. Afterthought - Craig Wright
  2. Nanuq - Glen Doncaster
  3. Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener

PHRF-B (6 boats)

  1. Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  2. GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  3. Shenanigan - Miles Booth

PHRF-NS (5 boats)

  1. Chilcoot - Alex Alvis …

Offshore Fall Series #1 Plagued by Light Winds

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New Building

Light winds on Saturday plagued the FBYC offshore fleet as they took part in the first of the Fall Series and only 1 race was sailed for the 17 boats in 5 fleets.


  • PHRF-A: Afterthought -Craig Wright
  • PHRF-B: GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  • PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Ann Wash
  • PHRF-NS: Chilcoot - Alex Alvis
  • J/70: Loonatictu - Noel Clinard

Photo: Cathy Clark

Annual Wolf Trap Race

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing

Wolf TrapAttention offshore fleet:

We hope you will come join us tomorrow for the annual Wolf Trap Race. The course is an approximate 24.6 nm trek down to the Wolf Trap Light and back again. Tomorrow's conditions will provide us with a beat to the light with a sleigh ride back home. This is the last race of the 2014 Offshore Distance Series.

Following the race, Bonnie Black will be providing dinner for $5 a head. The menu includes:

  • Lasagna
  • Bread
  • Salad
  • Cookies

Sounds good don't you think? So come on out!

Fine Print: Notice of race and sailing instructions can be found here:

2014 Stingray Point Regatta Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

The Stingray Point Regatta was capped with 3 great days of racing with the Stingray Light Distance Race on Saturday followed by buoy racing series on Saturday and Sunday.  Here are the winners along with some great photos:

Stingray Light Distance Race

  • J/70: Hotty Toddy - Steve Quiriconi
  • PHRF-A: Pursuit - Norman Dawley
  • PHRF-B: Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  • PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Anne Wash
  • PHRF-Non-Spin: Juggernaut - Mike Dale

Stingray Point Regatta Series

  • J/70: Nostalgia - Blake & Lud Kimbrough
  • PHRF-A: Voodoo 2 - Leroi Lissenden
  • PHRF-B: Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  • PHRF-C: Cheeky Monkey - Paul & Julie Anne Wash
  • PHRF-Non-Spin: RedSky - Doug Anderson


Stingray Point Regatta Social Update

Matt Lambert on

Offshore Racing

August 29-31 FBYC will host the 20th Annual Stingray Point Regatta and all FBYC members are invited to participate Stingray Point Regatta night dinner Saturday, August 30. Asocial/dinner only sign up page is now available here. This is great opportunity to meet and mingle at the club, enjoy a wonderful catered meal and party with live music  for a very attractive price, so whether you are racing or not please join us Saturday evening at the main club house. Details & signup here.

On the menu Saturday:

  • Slow-Smoked Beef Brisket
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Summer Pasta Salad
  • Stewed Summer Squash
  • Butter pats rolls

Stingray Point Regatta Competitor Registration remains unchanged,  so go to and jump over …

FBYC Boats on Podium at Screwpile

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

Last weekend 6 Fishing Bay Boats were among the 75 boats competing at the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge and half of the boats came home with podium finishes.  The 3 day regatta feature one light-air race on Friday, a distance race on Saturday ending at the Pier and 2 more buoy races on Sunday.

PHRF-A1 3rd Place Afterthough - Craig Wright

PHRF-A1 6th Place Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener

PHRF-B 3rd Place GOIN' - Dennis Hannick

PHRF-C 1st Place Horizon - Bob Fleck

PHRF-C 4th Place Cheeky Monkey - Paul and Julie Anne Wash

PHRF-C 6th Place Schiehallion - Brad Miller




Leukemia Cup Results and Pictures

Jon Deutsch on

Leukemia Cup

A few pictures and results from the recently completed Leukemia Cup Regatta:

Pictures (Jon Deutsch) | East Course Results | West Course Results

PHRF-A (9 boats)

  1. Afterthought - Craig Wright
  2. Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener
  3. Nanuq - Glenn Doncaster

Leukemia Classic (8 boats)

  1. Mr. Williams - Bill Curdts
  2. Radio Flyer - Michael Kennedy
  3. Nutcracker - Dick Cole

PHRF-B (5 boats)

  1. GOIN - Dennis Hannick
  2. Shenanigan - Miles Booth
  3. Bad Dog - Brad Davis

Leukemia Cruising 1 (10 boats)

  1. Temptress - Robert DeJong
  2. Osprey - Steve Bland
  3. Survivor - Stephanie Stephens

PHRF-C (7 boats)

  1. Horizon - Bob Fleck
  2. roundabout - Alan Bomar
  3. Cheeky Monkey - Paul Wash

Leukemia Cruising 2 (10 boats)

  1. First Light - Jeffrey Branflick
  2. Sherpa - Michael Shaner
  3. Sanctuary - Stan Coloff

PHRF-NS (3 boats)

  1. Juggernaut - Mike Dale
  2. Checko - Steve Smith
  3. Onward - James Raper

J/70 (9 …


Lin Mccarthy on

SBR News You Can Use

SOUTHERN BAY RACE WEEK – They came. They raced. They partied.   SBRW racers gathered in Hampton for three days of competition that tested the full range of racing skills. On Friday, a lightly rainy, semi-dreary day weather-wise, they raced in Hampton Roads Harbor; on Saturday, a bright sunny, blustery day, featuring NNE breezes in the high teens and low 20s and accompanying seas, they raced one another in a distance race off Bukroe; on Sunday they squared off in multiple windward-leeward races off Ocean View, again under sunny skies with perfect, steady, racing wind. When all was said and done, Neil Ford and Lis Biondi (J24, Rocket J) won their fleet and the coveted BLACK SEAL CUP, thus proving …

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 …

2014 Offshore Spring Series #4 Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing


The Offshore fleet finished up the spring series on Sunday with great sailing for 2 more races.  24 boats in 4 fleets sailed 8-10 knots out of the north and partly cloudy skies.  PRO John Hubbard ran W6 courses for the AB fleets and W4 for everyone else.


In the PHRF-A fleet it was Double Eagle and Voodoo 2 each with a win and Double Eagle got the tiebreaker to win the day.  In PHRF-B GOIN' put up two bullets to lead their fleet.  PHRF-C was led by a trio of S27.9 and Horizon just out of moth balls won the day on a tie breaker over Cheeky Monkey.  Juggernaut took the Non-spin …

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 …

Offshore Spring Series 3

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Offshore Skippers:
Spring Series 3 is this Saturday, May 10th...We hope to see everyone there! Please be sure to register for the event!
Also, if you have not already renewed your PHRF certificate for 2014, please do so now. As of May 1st, 2013 PHRF certificates are no longer accepted as valid. Per the sailing instructions, if you are racing in a PHRF fleet, you must have a valid PHRF certificate. You can easily renew by visiting this site. It only takes a few minutes!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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