One Design

One Design

The One Design crowd loves low-key, fun racing on small boats that hone your boathandling skills, while having lots of fun and sharing in the camaraderie. FBYC  fosters a great group of sailors who are technically skilled, amazingly supportive to newcomers. The festive socials after the racing ends are a highlight. Come join the racing with us!

The One-Design Division is the traditional sailboat racing for smaller boats, typically sailed by 1 to 3 people, and generally launched each day from a trailer or dolly. Most of our One Design Races are run in Fishing Bay - See Chartlet and aerial photograph. The One Design Division runs a full season of races from April through October.

By definition One Design means boats of a similar type and so the racing is boat for boat with no handicap system used.  However, twice a year at the Open House Regatta on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and the Long Distance Race on July 4th employ the use of the Portsmouth handicap system to allow boats of different types and sizes to race against each other. We are encouraging the Portsmouth rating to be used during Series Events too - we welcome any sailboat that wants to come out and race!


We welcome newcomers to join our fun! If you are interested, contact the One Design Division Commander. Contact information is found on "Club" drop-down menu > Board of Trustees page.

The one-design fleets which are active at FBYC include:


Fleet Captain at FBYC


Melges 15

Paul Almany

15' double handed boat with an asymmetrical spinnaker and arrived at the club for the 2022 season.

Flying Scot

Tracy Schwarzchild

19' long planing hull, raced with two to four people. Main, Jib, and Spinnaker. A big class, handsome, stable and sturdy boat, popular all over the country.



13' 10" long Olympic class planing hull, single handed (sometimes all you can handle), Main only. Sailed everywhere by young and the young at heart! Annually host the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship for those 35 and up.


Other Fleets



Front Runner

19' sport boat, planing hull, double-handed. Main, jib and asymmetrical spinnaker on a retracting bowsprit.


Past Fleets

Class Site



J/70 is a 6.93-meter sailboat class designed by Alan Johnstone and first built in 2012. Main, jib and asymmetrical spinnaker on a retracting bowsprit.


17' planing hull, raced with two or three people; Main, Jib and Spinnaker and trapeze! Popular boat in the Chesapeake Bay.


12' planing hull, single handed, main only. A Byte is a very high performance dinghy sized for people that are between 90 and 165 pounds. This gives the folks that are too small to handle a Laser or Laser Radial competitively something to bomb around on. According to the sales literature, that is 95% of adult women, 100% of the early adolescents, and 40% of adult men!




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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 804-889-2327

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