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Registration for “A Night with Sally Barkow – Sailing at the Highest Level” Is Now Open!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

WHERE: 500 North Allen Avenue; Richmond, Virginia 23220  (Orchard House School)

COST:  $12 per person

CONTACT: Kathy Ullmann

Few sporting events inspire us as much as the Olympics, and few international sailing events thrill as much as the Volvo Ocean Race.  On March 29th, you will have an opportunity to hear from a sailor that has competed in both – carrying two-time US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year after her name. Her racing accomplishments both onshore and offshore make her a force to be reckoned with on the course.  She will be sharing with us the adventure & excitement these events bring.

Sailing is one of the unique sports where men and women compete together on a level playing field.  Sally Barkow, of Team SCA  2014-2015 & the Magenta Project, was part of a very successful all female team, winning a leg of the around the world race, as well as in port races.  Hear about the race, with ever changing conditions and challenges in the race & in the boat.  Afterwards, Sally delve a little bit more into strategy itself.

You won't want to miss this chance to see one of the best match racers and sailors in the country & to hear about one of the most exciting sailboat races in the world!!  Buy your tickets today before they sell out!!

To learn more about Sally & the Magenta Project, visit http://themagentaproject.org

Registration for the Bermuda High Party is Open!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

WHEN: Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 PM

WHERE: 5004 Old Millrace Court; Glen Allen, Virginia 23059 (Home of Greg & Kathy Ullmann)

COST:  $15 for Members / $20 for Non-Members per person

CONTACT: Kathy Ullmann

Festivals and Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ come to mind on the Spring Equinox, but one tradition within the FBYC community brings a little foot freedom….The Burning of the Socks!  Did you know -  according to the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the act of sock burning began as a tradition in the town of Annapolis, MD, in the mid-1980s?  It is celebrated in conjunction with the spring equinox, when day and night are equal length everywhere on Earth.  In the boating community, it is frowned upon to wear socks and shoes between the spring and fall equinox. 

We will build a bonfire and burn our (cotton) socks, socialize with friends new and old, and meet new ones, and enjoy good food, drinks, and music.  So, dig out your shorts, sundresses, blazers, & flip- flops from the back of your closet and come party with your fellow FBYC comrades at the much-anticipated Bermuda High Party.  We are going to shake off those winter blues and warm up for the impending spring! We hope to see you there!!

Please register online by Wednesday, March 21th.

Start Sailing this Spring - Crew Training

Posted by Jon Deutsch on

20150331-002FBYC is again offering their popular Crew Training Program with classes starting in March.  This program was started over 25 years ago and has been introducing sailors to the sport and to FBYC ever since.  For anyone looking to learn the basics of sailing, or get into racing, or improve their skills - this is the class.  The class consists of 3 evening classes in Richmond and 2 optional on the water practice days at FBYC.

Classroom instruction is provided by FBYC racing skippers and crew with experience in local, national and international racing and participants are given written materials to compliment the classroom sessions.

Space is limited the class is expected to fill up - so please register early.  And if you've got a friend, coworker, crewmate, etc who you think would enjoy the class, please encourage them to sign up.

Question and registation visit the Crew Training Website.  Or watch this video.

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Virginia Sportsman Article

Posted by Mark Hayes on

FBYC Laser Race Team at the 2013 North Americans, Kingston, Ontario.

The summer issue of Virginia Sportsman Magazine, published today, has a full length article about the FBYC junior race teams. Included with the article are many photos of our kids. The article is a follow-up to last year’s article about our junior sailing camps, and covers the successes and adventures of our teams. You can pick up the edition at any magazine retailer, or purchase and view it online at https://www.thevirginiasportsman.com. Are you junior moms and dads ready for the summer?!

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Murphy Rules (2017-2020) Seminar At RRYC

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

WHEN: Saturday, March 4 – Registration begins at 8:15 AM

WHERE: Rappahannock River Yacht Club in Irvington, Virginia

COST:  $20 / person

CONTACT: Tom Chapman at RRYC

TOPICS TO INCLUDE:

  • Tacking in the Zone
  • Hailing at an Obstruction
  • Room to Pass an Obstruction
  • New Code “U” Starting Flag
  • Definition of “Support Person” (including parents)
  • And more

Presented by John McCarthy, this seminar for skippers and crew is designed to maximize understanding of the rules by removing needless complexity and using “real life” scenarios that happen every day on the race course.  Remember to bring your new Racing Rules of Sailing (2017-2020) – a limited number will be available for purchase.

Maintenance & Repair Project Update

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

Jackson creek dredging is complete & the markers have been placed! Here are the final soundings:

 

 

Around the Club, the East slip bulkhead has been backfilled and work as begun on the floors in Fannie’s House.  Please avoid going inside until February 25.

 

Save The Dates!

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

NOTICE TO:  All FBYC Members

FBYC has many social activities planned for 2017 and there are five major ones you should be sure to mark on your calendar:
- Saturday, April 22   Opening Day Party
- Sunday, May 28th   Open House Party
- Sunday, July 2nd   Family Cookout
- Saturday, November 4th  Oyster Roast
- Saturday, November 18th  Commodores Ball*
(*Please note, the Commodores Ball originally scheduled for November 11th has been moved to November 18th.  The Offshore Winter Series race that was to be originally held on December 18th has been moved to November 11th.  The FBYC Events Calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.)

Stay tuned for schedule updates and additions to the social calendar!

PROJECTS ON THE WATER ARE UNDERWAY

Posted by Brian Ankrom on

Piling replacement on our Middle Dock and the bulkhead wailer repairs are complete!  An inspection of the crane has also been completed.  Backfilling the bulkhead is the list.  Here is the crew replacing the pilings:

 

Dredging of the Jackson Creek channel is also underway!  Here is a crew working on the infamous “dog leg” of the channel:

Stay tuned for more progress updates on these projects!

 

Junior Events Registration now available February 2

Posted by Strother Scott on

Oh no!  We had a glitch! Registration for OptiKids, Junior Week, Race teams and August OptiWeek will be available again February 2.  If you already registered, we have your registration!

Time to register for Junior Sailing

Posted by A.L. Braun on

Registration for Junior Events opens today, February 1
Member preference ends on Tuesday, February 28

We are excited about the 2017 Junior sailing season at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and looking forward to another great year of FUN! No matter your sailor's age, experience, or sailing goals, we have a sailing activity to excite them and get them out on the water with their friends. Our philosophy is that if kids have fun sailing with their friends, they will come back for more.

New for 2017 is FBYC’s first 420 Race Team! We are partnering with Christchurch School this summer to create a 420 Race Team that will run parallel with our Opti and Laser Race Teams. Similar to our other race teams, 420 Race Team sailors will need to provide their own boat. If interested, email our Junior Division Commander, Doug Bendura. We will again offer a beginner 420 class during Junior Week (club boats provided), which is separate from the 420 Race Team. Speaking of Junior Week, please email Ann Lisa Braun if you have any interest in volunteering as a coach, or your child over 13 is interested in being a counselor-in-training that week.

Follow the link below to our registration site and reserve your spot now!   Go to: https://www.fbyc.net/Events/2017/show?showjunior=true, find your event, and then click the “Sign Up” link to the right.  Or you can see a summary of all the times, dates and links at https://www.fbyc.net/Juniors/Admin/Registration.

If you need help registering, email Ann Lisa Braun or contact Strother Scott at his cell 804-405-5999.  (Reminder: Race Team participants do NOT need to register for Junior Week (JW is included in the registration for ORT/LRT), but Development Team participants DO need to also register for JW if they plan to attend.)

Visit our Junior website pages for more information: https://www.fbyc.net/Juniors/Overview and the various pages on the left sidebar of that webpage.
 
I look forward to seeing you this summer!

A.L. Braun
Junior Division Lt. Commander


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Big Events

Bermuda High Party
March 25


Winter Program:
"A Night with Sally Barkow, of the Magenta Project - Sailing at the Highest Level"

March 29


Opening Day
April 22


Pickin' pigs and pickin' banjos

4th Annual Open House Regatta & Party

Memorial Day Weekend: May 28


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Opti Kids
June 10-11 &
June 17-18

Junior Week
June 19-June 23

Private Lessons

Race Teams

August Opti Week
August 1-August 4

To Sign Up! Go to bottom of Online Registration Table

More information about all of our junior programs


Junior Regatta
June 24-25


Fourth of July Cookout

Long Distance Race and Fourth of July Party


18th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
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July 8-9

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Annual One Design Regatta

78th Annual One Design Regatta
Aug 12-13


Stingray Point Regatta

Stingray Point Regatta
Sept 1-3


J/70
J/70 East Coast Championship
Sept 30 - Oct 1


Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

October 14-15


Closing Day Race and Oyster Roast
Closing Day Race & Oyster Roast
Nov 4


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Commodore's Ball
November 18



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