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Beat the heat this July at FWBC!

Even though the weather is heating up, FWBC still offers plenty of reasons to be out on the lake this summer! Our summer programs are packed with exciting activities for all ages. Read on to learn about our engaging summer camps, where kids can develop their sailing skills and make new friends, our competitive junior race teams that provide an opportunity for young sailors to compete at higher levels, and our inclusive club racing opportunities that welcome sailors of all experience levels. Join us for a summer full of fun and adventure on the water!


Summer Camps

FWBC Camps are having the Best Summer Ever!

This summer has truly been the Best Summer Ever at FWBC Summer Camps! With activities like sailing, kayaking, fishing, crafts, and games, the fun never stops. Spots are still available for both Adventure Camp and Little Dogie Camp, so don't miss out—register today! Running until August 9th, the Fort Worth Boat Club's camps are designed to nurture a love for the outdoors, help develop new skills, and forge lifelong friendships.

Don't miss out on the Best Summer Ever!

Camp Registration, Information, and FAQs can be found here.


Outstanding FWBC coach embarks on her next journey!

We are thrilled to celebrate one of our outstanding FWBC sailing coaches, Luella Madison, who recently graduated with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology from TCU. (Go Frogs!) Since joining FWBC in the summer of 2020, Luella has made significant contributions to our community in various capacities.

While attending TCU and actively participating in the TCU sailing team, she also embraced the role of sailing coach. Over the past two summers, Luella has been my indispensable right hand, demonstrating a deep commitment to our program that extends beyond her official duties. Her presence and influence at the club and within the sailing community have been profoundly felt. From racing on Skyfall with Martin Peacey and crew to serving as president of the TCU Sailing Team, Luella's impact has been far-reaching. Most notably, she has provided invaluable mentorship to all the sailors and campers who had the privilege of learning from her.

Luella's next adventure takes her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she will pursue a Doctorate in Audiology at Vanderbilt University. Her dedication and expertise have been a cornerstone of our success, and her absence at the club will be felt by many. She will leave for Nashville at the end of the month after spending her last summer here teaching and sharing her passion for sailing with campers at summer camp!

Best of luck on your new journey, Luella! We will miss you dearly and eagerly anticipate the remarkable achievements you will undoubtedly accomplish in the future.

Sail fast!

Coach Valerie Herrscher


Set Sail with High School Sailing

The Nolan High School sailing team hosted its first Summer Open House Learn to Sail series on June 14th. Attending the open house is a great opportunity for sailors going into high school or already in high school to get a sneak peek into what sailing is and what the Nolan High School Sailing Team offers. The sailors get to learn about how to sail and talk to some of the High School sailors. After that, they get to sail on the lake while learning about the team's fun and unique activities. The first Summer Open House Learn to Sail series was great with four interested sailors showing up and to learn about sailing and the program. The next High School Open House dates are: July 26 & August 16 from 4-8 pm.

submitted by: Christian Lopez

FWBC Junior Sailors Shine at the Dust Bowl

This past weekend, our FWBC junior sail team traveled to Oklahoma City to compete in the annual Dust Bowl Regatta. On Saturday, the winds were strong and gusty; however, Sunday brought the opposite with light and variable winds. Despite these conditions, every one of our sailors did amazing.

In the opti fleet, Evie Hyland secured an impressive 4th place finish while Colby Cox had an amazing 3rd place finish.

  In the Laser 4.7 fleet, Sarah Hyland, competing in her first-ever laser regatta, managed a fantastic 5th-place finish. Competition was tight between Shiloh Mabry and Isla Mrstik with Isla taking first and Shiloh finishing a close second.  Our only Laser radial sailor, Eli Pfarrer, sailed well despite a broken finger.  Overall, FWBC was very well represented in this challenging event.

  Through the rest of this summer, our junior sailing team plans to work hard both at practice and our upcoming regattas, which are Texas Youth Race Week. (July 11-14) and the Rockin' Rockport Regatta (July 27-28).

submitted by: Isla Mrstik

Upcoming Junior Regattas




July 11-14

Texas Youth Race Week

Houston Yacht Club

July 27-28

TSA Rockport

Rockport Yacht Club

August 24-25

TSA Changes in L'attitude

Corpus Christi Yacht Club

September 21-22

TSA Rock the Dock

Corinthian Sailing Club


Club Racing

 J22 Racing Series

Summer Heatstroke J22 Series Schedule

  • Races 5 and 6 - July 3 at 6:30 pm

  • Races 7 and 8 - July 10 at 6:30 pm

  • Races 9 and 10 - July 17 at 6:30 pm

  • Races 11 and 12 - July 24 at 6:30 pm

  • Races 13 and 14 - July 31 at 6:30 pm

Registration can be found on the Club Racing Page. All boat reservations will be done on the FWBC Slack Channel.

Weekend Racing Series

Rolling Time - Final Race

J105 racing on Eagle Mountain Lake
  • Race 5 - July 6 at 10 am

The final races of the Rolling Time Series have been moved to Saturday at 10 am instead of Sunday. See you all on Saturday!

See the Club Racing Page for registration and PRO information.

The PAKI series will start on September 8th and go through October 20th.

Dinghy Racing Starting in June!

Dinghy Racing

July/August Dinghy Racing Schedule:

  • July 11 at 6 pm (first gun)

  • July 18 at 6 pm

  • July 25 at 6 pm

  • August 1 at 6 pm

  • August 8 at 6 pm

Are small boats more your speed? Join us for Dinghy Racing on Thursday afternoons all summer!

Whether you're a seasoned sailor or just starting out, all sailing dinghies are welcome to race. It's a great chance to sail in a low-stakes, fun, racing environment, perfect for honing your skills. Test your racing prowess against the talented FWBC junior team and see how you measure up.

Stay connected and informed with Dinghy Racing updates via the FWBC Slack.

Contact Coach Val ( with questions or to be added to the Slack channel.


Moonlight Social

Moonlight Social

Saturday, July 20th, an evening meet up in Dosier Cove at 6.30 pm, and then a casual sail around Eagle Mountain Lake to enjoy the sunset and Moonrise.

Sail and power welcome.

Please contact either Martin Peacey or Mike Schwinn for details.

FWBC Burgee

To learn more about sailing at Fort Worth Boat Club or to submit content for the monthly sailing blog, contact our staff:

Val Herrscher - Camp Director/ Lead Coach -


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