Fishing Bay Yacht Club

Fishing Bay Yacht Club is a private sailing club located in Deltaville, Virginia. For over 50 years we have been located at the base of Stove Point Neck. We have a beautiful view over Fishing Bay for watching our One Design racers, our Juniors in the Optis and famous sunsets.

The original clubhouse on Fishing Bay was built in 1950 shortly after the club relocated from Urbanna. We replaced our clubhouse in 2002 and shown to the right is the second floor room in the new clubhouse.

The yacht club has water frontage on both Fishing Bay and Jackson Creek. Fishing Bay is a well-protected bay on the Piankatank River and Jackson Creek provides a well protected location for the clubs slips.


We operate our sailing activities through 4 divisions. Our Offshore Division conduct an extensive Sailing Events Schedule for boats rated for PHRF. We also have 6 active J-105s and a number of J-24s. Our Schedule includes a Spring Series and Fall Series and several summer regattas, including the Leukemia Cup Regatta and and the Stingray Point Regatta racing for the Brent Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy on Labor Day weekend.

Our Cruising Division organizes social activities and sailing cruises for those with live aboard sailboats who want to visit different places and get together with friends. Traditionally they have one, two or three day trips at the beginning and end of the season and longer trips in the summer – usually one to two week trips around the Chesapeake Bay and sometimes trips to New England, Maine, or North Carolina.

Our One Design Division has its own schedule of spring and fall series, and various summer races including our traditional Annual Regatta held in August. Racing is held in several areas of Fishing Bay. We usually have racing for the fleets of Lasers , Mobjacks , Front Runners , Flying Scots , 420s , and Optimists. Our Laser Fleet hosted the 2000 U. S. Laser Masters Regatta and hosts frequent Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championships. In 2004, the club hosted the Mobjack Nationals. In 2005 we hosted the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championships, and in 2007 we hosted the 2007 Flying Scot North American Championships which was awarded a trophy by US Sailing as the Winner of the 2007 One Design Regatta of the Year - See award here.

Club Contact Details

Name Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Address 1525 Fishing Bay Road
Town/City Deltaville
County Virginia
Postcode 23242
Telephone (804) 776-9636