Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

  • Saturday, October 15th, 2011 - Sunday, October 16th, 2011
  • Fishing Bay YC
  • Deltaville, VA

Join Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the 30th Annual Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship. This regatta has been a yearly tradition for sailors over the age of 35 on the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. Not only will we have great racing on the water, but weve got a great dinner planned by none other than our own Alain Vincey.

2011 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
October 15-16, 2011
Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Deltaville, VA

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) rules.
1.2 The organizing authority is Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

2.1 This regatta is open to all Laser sailors 35 years or older as of the first day of the regatta.
2.2 Competitors must be members of the North American Laser Class Association.
2.3 Fleets will be divided as follows: 35-44 Apprentice, 45-54 Master, 55-64 Grand Master & 65 and older Great Grand Master

3.1 The entry fee is $65. It includes dinner by Chef Alain Vincey; beverages after racing and with dinner; a light breakfast of cereal, muffins, bagels, etc; bottled water while racing.
3.2 Additional social packages including dinner, beverages and breakfast can be purchased online for $20. A social package will only be available for purchase on the day of the regatta only if meals are still available.
3.3 Online registration link.
3.4 All sailors, including those who pre-registered, must check-in Saturday morning at the registration desk in the first floor of the club house.
3.5 A regatta souvenir will be given to the first few registrants, while supplies last.

4.1 Saturday, October 15
Registration, check-in and Breakfast 0800-0945
Skippers Meeting 1000
Warning signal for first race 1100
Followed by subsequent races
Dinner 1800-2100
4.2 Sunday, October 16
Breakfast 0800-0900
Warning signal for first race 1000
Awards to follow as soon as possible after the last race.
4.3 On Sunday no warning signal shall be made after 1500.
4.4 A maximum of 9 races to be sailed with no limit as to how many races may be sailed on a particular day.

5.1 Sailing instructions will be available at check-in.

6.1 The sailing area will be on the Piankatank River between Fishing Bay and Godfrey Bay or in the mouth of the Piankatank River between Stingray Point and Gwynn Island.

6.1 Scoring will be done overall and by age group. Add points per race as follows:
-Apprentices (35-44) 3 points
-Masters (45-54) 2 points
-Grand Masters (55-64) 1 points
-Great Grand Masters (65+) 0 points
6.2 Prizes will be awarded for each age group, for first female and first overall.
6.3 The overall winner will be the 2009 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Champion
7.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

8.1 For further information, please see Fishing Bay Yacht Club's website at

9.1 Jon Deutsch 3422 Blithewood Dr., Richmond VA 23225 c: 804-305-1244

10.1 List of B&B's, hotels and motels can be found at
10.2 Tent camping sites are available on the east side of the club property on Jackson Creek.
10.3 RVs are not permitted without prior approval by the club board. Contact the event chair for more information.
10.4 Some member housing may be available to those who request early enough. Please contact the event chair listed above.
10.5 Please leave your pets at home. Dogs are only allowed on club grounds while leashed and en route to a member's boat. This club rule is strictly enforced.

11.1 Deltaville is on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and is approached via US 17 and US 33 regardless of whether you drive on I-95 from the north or I-95 and I-64 from the south. At Saluda continue east on US 33 to Deltaville and turn right at the 7-11 on Route 1102, Fishing Bay Road, and follow the signs until you see Fishing Bay immediately in front of you at the "End of State Maintenance." Turn left and continue slowly for some 0.40 mile over multiple speed bumps until you see the FBYC dry sail area and hoist on your left. Car parking is available on both sides of the road immediately east of the dry sail area.

Added: 11/17/2010 17:32:15 by Jon Deutsch
Updated: 9/29/2011 14:57:56 by Jon Deutsch