42nd Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship : Fishing Bay Yacht Club

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Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host the 42nd Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters Championship this September! FBYC's ILCA Fleet will welcome sailors from around the mid-Atlantic and beyond for great sailing, great food, and great friends. This event will be held for ILCA Dinghy sailors 30 years of age and older and will be sailed using the master handicap system. Renowned chef Alain Vincey will provide another great dinner which is always a highlight of the weekend.

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  • Sep 06, 2023 20:52 EST

    Welcome to the Chesapeake Bay ILCA Masters at Fishing Bay Yacht Club this weekend!

    We've got 32 boats registered and may have a few more expected to join us for a great weekend of sailing and camaraderie. As always - we've got a great group of volunteers and we thank them for their work to make this happen.  And to the sailors - thanks for continuing to come year after year – having you here is what makes this a great event and we will make this as fun and safe as we can.

    Here's a few things to know as you make your way to Deltaville:



    Please park boats either in the ‘ILCA Coral’ directly in front of the main club-house, or in the field directly adjacent to the pool.  Cars can be parked around the outside of the ILCA Coral (bow in, not parallel) or in front of the Flying Scots & Melges 15s (we have permission to block them unless there's a cone there).  Please do not park around the S2 7.9 Cheeky Monkey near the barn as the owner will need access this weekend. Please DO NOT parallel park along any of the roadways in particular the area just in front of the rigging field.  After you've unloaded your boat, please move your car in front a Flying Scot/Melges 15 or to another parking area.



    Sailors are welcome to arrive on Friday and launch and practice on their own.



    On Saturday, when you arrive at the club and are parked, please check in at the registration desk inside the first floor of the clubhouse to pick up your t-shirt.



    Sailing Instructions have been posted and they can be found along with the NOR here: https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/26728#_docs

    Regatta Network Event Website: https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/26728

    In a step towards going digital - we'll using tape to post our notices to the bottom of a TV in place of the cork board used in the past.



    We will have breakfast available both Saturday and Sunday morning at the club starting around 7:30am.  It will consist of breakfast egg casserole[GF] (cheese, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes), muffins, coffee, juice, fruit, and assorted other unhealthy items.


    When it’s time for dinner – we will be having the line form outside and enter the porch from the east door near the serving counter.

    Please be around the clubhouse by 7:00pm for dinner.  At that time snacks, drinks and o'dourves will be served.  Dinner will be served as short time later as soon as it is ready. Water, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available and are included in the dinner.  Dinner will be Chick-in-loaf meatloaf with Fried Chicken Leg, Mixed Vegetables and Peach Cobbler.

    We will have some Legend’s beer on tap as well as an assortment of other beers, seltzers and ciders. Bring your own mug or glass for the Legends if you want something other than a red cup.



    There are water coolers in the clubhouse to fill water bottles or a water filling station near the pool. The tap water in the bathrooms/kitchen is also safe for drinking (all are county water – NEW!).



    A reminder that the masters rig swap rule is in effect.  Everyone sails together , but you can sail a radial, standard or 4.7 and everyone starts and races together.  You can change rigs for each day of the regatta.  Be sure to bring both rigs if you have them - even if you don't think you will use them - you never know!


    Competitors may sail with a full, radial, or 4.7 sail and spars as long as the sail numbers have been registered for the regatta, and they must sail with the rig with which they left the launch site.



    Masters age bands are designated by a colored band on the lower mast between the vang fitting and the gooseneck. Tape can be picked up inside the first floor of the clubhouse. The colors are as follows:

    Green – Apprentice Master
    Pink (or Red) – Master
    Blue – Grand Master
    Yellow – Great Grand Master
    Purple – Legend


    Looks like the weather will cool off this weekend with highs in the low 80s and a small chance of isolated thunderstorms both days and light winds out of the south with a building sea breeze in the afternoon.  Overnight low temperatures in the low 70s. Water temperature should be around 80.

    Other weather resources:



    Tent camping at FBYC is welcomed and encouraged.  For those who are camping, please camp only the designated area on the North side of the property near the east bathhouse.  There may be a sign.  Please ignore any painted spaces in the grass that were used for last weekend’s regatta.

    There are 3 buildings on the club property and each has restroom/shower facilities.  Feel free to use whichever is most convenient and all are open 24/7.  The fenced area adjacent to the dumpsters and parking area is private property - please respect our neighbors and keep camping activities on FBYC property.





    Directions to FBYC can be found at: https://www.fbyc.net/visitor/directions/



    There are two launching ramps.  The first is the concrete ramp between the club and the pool.  The other is the grass ramp on the east side of the property.  At the bottom of both is a beach for leaving dollies, etc while we are sailing.  Hoses for wash down are located near the junior shed at the top of the grass ramp, and between the rows of trailer parked boats.

    That's about it.  I should be around the club by noon on Friday.  If you have any questions I prefer email jon-fbyc@jdeutsch.com and will have access to it throughout the weekend.  I can also be reached by phone or text message at 804-305-1244

    Please drive safely and see you this weekend!


  • Jun 28, 2023 17:26

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