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Set Sail into May: Start the sailing season with opportunities for all!

As May brings even warmer weather, Fort Worth Boat Club is home to many opportunities to get involved this sailing season! In this update, we look back on the success of our regattas in April and look forward to more sailing events this month.

Join our community this May for a mix of competitive spirit and leisurely sailing. Whether you're a seasoned sailor, just starting out, or looking for kids camps, FWBC is the place to be for everyone eager to learn, grow, and enjoy the beautiful world of sailing.


Summer Camps

Summer Camp at FWBC

Register for the 2024 FWBC Summer Camps!

This summer, embark on an unforgettable journey with the FWBC Summer Sailing and Adventure Camps! With registration now open, it's your chance to secure a spot in what promises to be an exciting and enriching summer experience for children and teens aged 4-15. From June 3rd through August 9th, the Fort Worth Boat Club offers a variety of camps designed to instill a love for the great outdoors, cultivate new skills, and foster lifelong friendships.

Campers at sailing camp

Don't miss out on the Best Summer Ever!

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


Junior Sailing Team

Start of the TSA Season

The sailing season is in full swing for the FWBC Junior Race Team. In March, we traveled to Austin Yacht Club for the first stop on the TSA Youth Circuit. Next, we traveled across the metroplex to Lake Ray Hubbard to sail at Rush Creek Yacht Club and indulge in the infamous chocolate fountain.

The next stop on the Youth TSA Circuit is the TSA Grapevine Grand Prix and Texas Girls Championship at Grapevine Sailing Club. The season is just starting and we are looking forward to a great season of racing!

Sail Fast,

Coach Val and Coach Ryan

The Nolan Catholic Viking Sailing Club has won the prestigious SEISA Sportsmanship Award for the 2023-2024 sailing season.

SEISA  (Southeast Interscholastic Sailing Association) is one of five geographical sailing regions in the country that governs high school sailing.  SEISA is comprised of high schools from Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida.  Nolan Catholic was nominated for building and maintaining their sailing program along with the Fort Worth Boat Club for the past nine years. Our sailors stood out for always assisting other teams and sailors on and off the water (without being asked.) Our team was also commended for hosting and always traveling to regattas throughout Texas and especially to New Orleans the past two years for the All Girls Catholic Regatta.  The SEISA board voted on all of the nominees and Nolan Catholic received the most votes. Nolan Catholic will receive a plaque in recognition of this award. We are so proud of our sailors, parents, coaches, and everyone at Nolan Catholic and the Fort Worth Boat Club for providing their never-ending support and encouragement. Without it, this would have never happened.  Go Vikes and FWBC.

Upcoming Junior Regattas




May 4-5

TSA Grapevine

Grapevine Sailing Center

May 11-12

SEISA Cattleman's Cup

Fort Worth Boat Club

June 1-2

TSA Seahorse

Lakewood Yacht Club

June 22-23

TSA Dust Bowl

Oklahoma City Boat Club


Club Regattas and Racing

FWBC Annual Regatta and Cowtown Stampede - April 19-21, 2024

FWBC Annual Regatta

On April 20 - 21st, FWBC held the 95th Annual Regatta & Cowtown Stampede.

The first day brought a deluge of rain and lightning keeping all the racers on shore.

On Sunday, both fleets were able to compete with some great racing. The J boat line completed 4 races while the FJ/ILCA line got 6 races in.

Congrats to all the sailors who raced! Here are the 1st place finishes from each fleet:

J105 Fleet 1st Place - Blue Flash (Mat Arno)

J24 Fleet 1st Place - MissConduct (Theodore Hasse)

J22 Fleet 1st Place - Mike Schwinn and crew

FJ Fleet 1st Place - Christian Lopez and Athan Hernandez

ILCA Fleet 1st Place - Shiloh Mabry

A special thank you to our generous sponsors who made this event possible!

ILCA No Coast Championship - April 27-28, 2024

FWBC No Coast Championships

In April, FWBC hosted the ILCA No Coast Championship. Saturday’s racing experienced excessive wind. Winds in the low 20-knot range from the south/southwest. The Race Committee, led by PRO Jason Dyer (Fort Worth, TX), squeezed 2 races in for the ILCA 7 and 6 and one race for the ILCA 4, before having to retire with the wind exceeding the ILCA wind limitations.  On Sunday, however, the race committee was able to efficiently get 5 races in for all classes seeing the wind increasing from just under 10 knots to ending the day with 15 knots. 

In the end, three Champions were crowned: the ILCA 7 Champion was David Hiebert from Fort Worth Boat Club in a fleet of 19 competitors, the ILCA 6 Champion was William Baker from Lakewood Yacht Club/GCYSA in a fleet of 17, and the ILCA 4 Champion is Tyler Logan from Rush Creek Yacht Club/GCYSA in a fleet of 16. Full Results can be found here.

ILCA District 15 photographer Peter Atherton was able to capture and provide some amazing photographs of the event. Link below


Club Racing

Hub Isaacks Series

J105 Racing at FWBC

The Hub Isaacks series will finish up its last two races in May.

  • Race #4: May 5 - Kyle Meyer

  • Race #5: May 19 - Craig Johnson

See the Club Racing Page for information.

J22 Racing Series

Spring Series Results

The Spring J22 series has come to an end. Congratulations to all the sailors who raced this series. Here are the results from the spring series:

1st - Bryan Dyer

2nd - Jeff Keller

3rd - Glen Darden

Late Spring J22 Series Schedule

  • Races 1 and 2 - May 1 at 6.00 pm first gun

  • Races 3 and 4 - May 8 at 6.00 pm

  • Races 5 and 6 - May 15 at 6.00 pm

  • Races 7 and 8 - May 22 at 6.00 pm

  • Races 9 and 10 - May 29 at 6:00 pm

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

Club racing and PRO schedules can be found on the Club Racing Page.


FWBC Sailing Events in May!

FWBC Adios Trophy

May 4th - Adios Cup

Join us for the Annual Adios Cup on May 4th!

Embrace the spirit of "May the Fourth be with you" in this annual pursuit race! Open to both Spinnaker and Genoa fleets, participants will kick off in reverse order, with handicaps determining the start sequence. In this thrilling competition, the first boat to cross the finish line claims the victory! Make sure not to miss the skipper's meeting at 11 am, with the starting signal to follow at 12 pm.

May 18th - Moonlight Series

J22 Racing

Join us for a moonlight sail on May 18th.

May 27th - Memorial Day J22 Regatta

Celebrate Memorial Day at the Annual Memorial Day Regatta! Experience the thrill of the race and honor this special day with a memorable event full of fun and camaraderie. Don't miss out on this cherished tradition!


FWBC Burgee

To learn more about sailing at Fort Worth Boat Club, contact our dedicated staff:

Val Herrscher - Lead Coach -

Ryan Shubin -


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