Junior Week and Extended Race Team and Learn to Sail Programs


Mon, Jun 19 - 23, 2006


Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Steve Wirt
  • Race Chair: Mike Toms
  • Social Chair: Eric Powers

Junior Week JUNE 19-23, 2006
Plus Classes, Practice and Racing June 27 through August 16, 2006


Eric Powers (804) 706-1427, eric.powers@mma1.com


FBYC Race Team is the highest level of club junior sailing. Sailors with Optimists and 420ís and take their sailing to a higher level will want to join the race team. Completion of Intermediate Optimist class is recommended for Opti sailors, as is a desire to participate in regattas. Registration and a fee are required. On-line registration is available and encouraged - see http://www.fbyc.net/Juniors/2006/.


Program begins with Junior Week and consists of regularly scheduled classroom sessions (typically during the weekday mornings) followed by on the water training/practice (typically in the afternoons) and travel to regional and national events. Requires parent volunteer for a minimum of two weekday events. A practice/travel schedule will be issued this spring.


We will be arranging a carpool to get kids from Richmond to the club during the week. In some instances, overnight housing may be provided by participating parents on an as-available basis. Weíll be arranging for parent chaperones each week day (except Mondays) to help with the events.

JUNE 19-23, 2006


Steve Wirt (757) 537-7167, williamwirt@cox.net


All junior sailors ñ ages 9 to 17 - there is a fee and advanced registration is required. On-line registration is available and encouraged-see www.fbyc.net. Space is limited and there is an additional fee for late registration (space available only).


Junior Week is our largest sailing program. All of our Juniors (ages 7 to 17), and most of their parents, get together for a week of sailing, racing, and socializing and family fun. There is also an opportunity for teenagers (with the right skills and demeanor) to work as Counselors in Training (Senior CIT) and build their sailing resume. We may also offer parent sailing classes on Flying Scots during junior on-the-water classes. There will be an Opti Green Fleet Clinic led by Tommy Coleman and a racing clinic (Optis/420/Laser) led by our Head and Assistant Coaches Friday afternoon in preparation for the Virginia State Junior Championship on Saturday.


Volunteers with powerboats are always welcome to be on the water

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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