VIMS by Invitation


Sat, Jul 15 - 16, 2006



Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Tony Sakowski


This year VIMS has extended an exclusive invitation for FBYC cruisers to come and tour their laboratory and waterfront facilities. Details of this special guided tour will be made available at the website and in the LOG. Cruisers will convoy to the York where anchorage in Sarah Creek or slips at York River Yacht Haven will be reserved. VIMS will supply transportation from the marina and watertaxi service for anchored boats. Please register at the website. Chaired by Kate and Tony Sakowski, H-804-285-3347. V-804-776-0074.

July 15-16, 2006 Cruise to VIMS and Yorktown Riverwalk Landing


Plan to join the FBYC Cruisers when we embark on a trip down to VIMS (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) on early Saturday.  We will stay at the Yorktown River Yacht Haven Marina on Sarah Creek.  You will need to call the Marina with your reservation for a slip (804 642 2156) and identify yourself as a member of the FBYC cruising group.  Provide the dockmaster with the length of your boat, draft, beam, sail/power, and power requirements.  I’d suggest you do this as early as possible to assure a slip for your boat. Please email me at the same time so I will know that you have your reservation.  I’d plan to have lunch on board, unless you are able to get up to Sarah Creek such that you might eat at the Rivers Inn.


At 2 PM, VIMS will provide a van that will meet us at the YRYH Marina, and transport us to the main campus. 

There will be a brief tour of the facilities, followed by two lectures on the Chesapeake Bay.  One talk will be on the Chesapeake blue crab, and the other on the oyster industry.  We will depart from VIMS for the boats no later than 4:30 PM. 


At 5:30 PM, we will gather on the dock for cocktails (each boat to bring a light hors d’oeuvre); wine and beer will be provided.


6:30 PM will find us being seated at the River’s Inn Restaurant (804 642 9942), which will be adjacent to our boat slips.  Please notify me as to how many of your crew will be eating with us.


On Sunday, we will leave the docks around 8 AM, and sail over to the Yorktown Riverwalk Landing,  They have installed  floating docks that we can use for up to 4 hrs. without a charge.  We plan to have breakfast at 9 AM at the Duke of York Hotel (757 898 5270), look around the town, and then return to Deltaville at your leisure.


Deadline for reservations will be July 5; please email me at, or call me in Richmond at 804 285 3347, or if at the last minute, on my cell (804 387 3875).  Be sure to make your own slip reservations; notify me of the number of your boat crew that will need a reservation at the Rivers Inn, so I can arrange for us to sit together.  VIMS has asked for a final count by the end of June so that the proper number of vans can be reserved to transport us from the marina to VIMS.

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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