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Fishing Bay Yacht Club

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Deltaville, Va.

Founded 1939



Now enjoying its 75th Anniversary, Fishing Bay Yacht Club was founded in 1939 in rented quarters in Urbanna, Va., on the Rappahannock River, as the Urbanna Sailing Association, later the Urbanna Yacht Club. During World War II, club schooners, nighthawk and windflower, hunted submarines off Virginia. After the war, its regattas saw Hampton One Designs, Snipes, Penguins, Moths, Comets, Chesapeake 20s, Knockabouts, and smaller fleets of offshore yachts. In 1949, it relocated to Fishing Bay, where the Piankatank River meets the Chesapeake. The current name was adopted, the red and white burgee flown, and a new clubhouse dedicated. This year they hosted the J70 Chesapeake Championship, and the 16th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup as they have for the past 15 years.


The FBYC team was assembled from a group of sailors with a long history of participation in the FBYC junior program, both as competitors and parents, one-design and offshore sailing. All are currently participating in J70 events. The team will be led by skipper Clark Dennison with Caroline Garrett as tactician and Scott Collins and A.L. Braun as crew. Three of the FBYC crew began sailing at the Club as Juniors, and continue to do so as adults, and three have continued the tradition with children in the club's Junior Program.

SKIPPER - Clark Dennison 

TACTICIAN - Caroline Garrett 

CREW - Scott Collins

CREW - A.L. Braun